Virtual Sandler Center

During this unprecedented time, while we miss you all dearly, we want to continue to be a resource for the community even though the bright lights of our stage may be off. While the show can't currently go on, we want to bring a smile to your day and we can do that by connecting virtually while we are physically apart! So we would like to open our virtual doors, raise our virtual curtains, and give you access to some great programs and performances. We look forward to reopening our actual doors to you soon, but in the meantime, check back to this webpage frequently and follow us on social media as we will share fun videos, resources, and photos that will keep us all virtually connected. For event updates, please visit

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We invite you to post, comment, and share videos of your past performances and new home-bound practice sessions on our virtual stage for our entire community to enjoy. Check out #MusicMondays as we share music from local to national acts and join us for #YnotWednesdays to experience some of our area's most talented local musicians, many of whom have performed at Ynot Wednesdays benefiting the Sandler Center Foundation! And don't miss our Sandler Center Foundation's #FamilyFridays where we will post past performances from our Educational Programs for all Pre-K-12 students and their families.

Virtual Ynot Wednesdays

Join us Wednesdays on the Virtual Stage Coastal Virginia Facebook Group to experience your favorite Ynot Wednesdays bands from the comfort of your home!

How To Join:

  1. Become a member of our Facebook Group here:
  2. Gather your roommates, pets, and/or family members every Wednesday and head over to the Virtual Stage Coastal Virginia Facebook Group where you will be able to join the live stream.
  3. Get ready for an evening of fun music. Don't forget to order your favorite pizza from Ynot Italian to get the full Ynot Wednesdays experience.
    Order Ynot Italian Pizza
  4. For those who do not use Facebook, we will also be streaming live from the Virtual Ynot Wednesdays Sandler Center webpage.
    Virtual Ynot Wednesdays Page

Ynot Wednesdays Schedule:

  • May 6 at 6 PM - Good Shot Judy
  • May 13 at 6 PM - Anthony Rosano
  • May 20 at 6 PM - Logan Vath
  • May 27 at 6 PM - Chase Payne
    This concert is dedicated to support the "Love for VB" efforts in memory of the victims of the tragic shooting and to honor their families. For more information on the "Love for VB" efforts and resources for support, please visit We are #VBStrong.
  • June 3 at 6 PM - Dustin Furlow
    The June 3 virtual Ynot Wednesdays concert featuring Dustin Furlow has been cancelled in order to keep the focus on the important conversation happening in the community and our country. We will take this time to pause, reflect and unite. The series will pick up June 10 with the Ben Phelps Project. #TheShowMustBePaused
  • June 10 at 6 PM - The Ben Phelps Project
  • June 17 at 6 PM - Gratiot Lake Road
  • June 24 at 6 PM - Rocky 7
  • July 8 at 6 PM - Nathan Dean Band
  • July 15 at 8 PM - Michael Christopher
  • July 22 at 6 PM - Ben Rosenblum
  • July 29 at 6 PM - 5Starr
  • August 5 at 6 PM - Delirious George

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Kellie Rose - I'm Fine Virtual Tour

Kellie Rose "hits the road" for a virtual national tour. This is a live special performance by Kellie Rose on Facebook Live. Kellie recently released her first single “I’m Fine” on May 1 with Sony Records. Kellie will be playing original songs and her adaptation of covers. Fans are invited to join the conversation in the live stream with comments, song requests, and questions for real-time interaction with Kellie Rose.  

Kellie Rose is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, WA. Her expansive and unique sound pushes the boundaries of the singer/songwriter genre - as she integrates EDM, R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop styles in her music. Demonstrating extensive flexibility throughout her sonic landscape, by staying true to her singer/songwriter core. Layering live instrumentation through the guitar and piano add a poetic and passionate film to each song. Kellie breaks the traditional mold of what you think a singer/songwriter sounds like by her multi-genre influence and hunger for collaboration. Like any true gypsy soul she has set her eyes on the horizon and is here to show you all the tricks up her sleeve.

If you enjoy the concert you can buy Kellie a coffee, drink, or just donate to support live music by donating to Kellie Rose Music on Venmo @kellierosemusic or Paypay @kellierosemusic. Tell her what you are buying her and you may get a shout out!  Make sure to watch till the end so you can ask her questions during the post-show Q&A. 

Don't forget to order your dinner from Ynot Italian! Serving the best Italian cuisine, hand-tossed NY-style pizzas, desserts, craft beer and cocktails in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk, VA, for dine-in, pick-up and delivery. Share photos of your meal with us by tagging us and Ynot Italian in the post! 

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2. FOLLOW #VirtualStageCoVA

While our resident company performers are unable to perform together, they are practicing at home! Follow us on social media as we share their videos of them practicing at home.


Virtual Stage Performance #1

Symphonicity Violaist 
Shirley Luu Smith!

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Virtual Stage Performance #2

VSO Trombonist 
Tanner Antonetti!

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Virtual Stage Performance #3

VSO Violinst 
Mayu Cipriano!

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Virtual Stage Performance #4

VSO Cellist
Mike Daniels!

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Virtual Stage Performance #5

VSO Assistant Principal Bass
Scott Harris!

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VSO's YouTube

Check out VSO's YouTube page for more virtual stage content and learning lab lessons! 

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Check out performances from a variety of performers that have graced the Sandler Center stage.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge performed at the Sandler Center in May of 2019. She has been going live almost every day on Facebook! Check her out on Facebook. 

Melissa Etheridge Facebook Page

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel has been going live on Facebook and Instagram weekly. Check out his pages!

Tommy Emmanuel Facebook

Tommy Emmanuel Instagram

On Friday, May 8 Tommy released The Best of Tommysongs. Available to purchase on his website

Itzhak Perlman

When the doors to the Sandler Center opened in 2007, Itzhak Perlman was the first performer. During this time, he was been doing various live videos on Facebook. 

Itzhak Perlman Facebook Page

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has been posting recording of past performances and going live Tuesdays for #TrocksTakeoverTuesday. 

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Renée Fleming

Join Renée Fleming for Music and Mind Live on Tuesdays at 5 PM EST on Facebook. Renée talks with scientists and practitioners working at the fascinating intersection of arts, neuroscience, and health, discussing the powerful impact of music and arts on childhood development, healthy aging, loneliness, pain management, and rehabilitation. 

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  • Listen to WHRO Classical on Fridays at 9 PM to hear previous Virginia Symphony Orchestra concerts. 
  • Listen to WHRO Classical to hear various previous Virginia Arts Festival concerts. VAF shares the upcoming concert schedule on their Facebook page
    • Raymond Jones speaks with Tasmin Little, renowned British violinist and Virginia Arts Festival performer.
      WHRO Arts Conversation