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No Email Calendar May 14 & 21
We will be out of the country for two weeks in May with no access to email. As as result there will be no email calendar on Monday, May 14 and Monday, May 21 and the website calendar will not be updated during that time. The May 7 email calendar will cover May 7 - May 28. If your event occurs during that period and does not already appear on the website calendar, your information must be submitted by Saturday, May 5 for it to appear on the expanded May 7 email calendar.

Give Local 757 May 8
Hampton Roads 5th Annual Giving Day - 24 hours to GIVE where you LIVE! From Midnight to Midnight on Tuesday, May 8th. VISIT givelocal757.org. CHOOSE a cause(s). GIVE a minimum of $10. RAISE a million dollars for the Hampton Roads community. We invite you to spread the word and to fundraise for your cause. Give Local 757 is hosted by the Peninsula & Hampton Roads Community Foundations. Visit https://www.givelocal757.org/nonprofits

Monday, April 16, 2018, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Katie Thiroux with John Toomey in Concert
A triple-threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist are now also on view. Audiences and critics agree, as this release received many awards including Debut Record of the Year from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and “Top 5 Debut Records of the Year” from the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard-swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the genre’s rich history, from swing to bebop and beyond. “This girl is IT!” –Quincy Jones. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Monday, April 16, 2018, 7 pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7 pm

Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's The Grand Duke
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke. Roles are open to students and community members alike.
If you are interested in a chorus part, please bring 16 bars of music to sing (American musical theatre selections are perfectly acceptable). An accompanist will be available. Please come dressed for movement / light choreography.
Individuals interested in being considered for a principal role should bring a second 16-bar selection in a contrasting style in case the directors wish to see range. Those interested in principal parts should also prepare a one-minute monologue (not necessarily memorized), and come prepared for movement / light choreography). An accompanist will be available. The performances will be July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, accompanied by a full professional and semi-professional orchestra.
Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm in Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Performers interested in auditioning may choose either night to audition.

April ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061. For ticketed events phone (757) 683-5305 or visit ODUArtsTix.com. Parking for Chandler Hall: parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street.
Monday, April 16, 1 pm
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Monday, April 16, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Katie Thiroux with John Toomey Tickets $10-$15. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performing contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, April 19, 7:30
The ODU New Music Ensemble
Directed by Andrey Kasparov, features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Compositions include Capriccio for flute and piano by Adelaide Coles; Eight Bohemian Sketches for flute, clarinet, and piano by Karel Husa; Variations on a Theme by Beethoven by Shawn Johnson; and Barn Dances for flute, clarinet, and piano by Libby Larsen. Performers for the event are Nichole Dorobanov, piano; Andrey Kasparov, piano; Hyorim Kim, flute; Timothy Martin, clarinet. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
The Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra closes its Symphonic Synergy season with Haydn’s culminating symphony, Symphony No. 104 “London,” conducted by Kelby Schnepel, followed by winners of ODU’s Young Artists Competition performing François Borne’s Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen for flute and orchestra, the Allegro from Dmitri Kabalevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Free admission; donations accepted.
Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm
The Norfolk Chamber Consort
NCC concludes its 49th season with “Teacher and His Two Students,” a performance exploring complex relationships among the Russian composer Anton Arensky and his two superstar students, Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Featuring Brian Nedvin, tenor; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; and Invencia Piano Duo, Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Pre-concert discussion – 7:15 pm. Free reception provided by The Green Onion following the performance. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072, olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:30 pm
Opera in Williamsburg: Meet the Singers
Meet the Singers of Opera in Williamsburg’s Carmen. Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. www.operainwilliamsburg.org Williamsburg Art Gallery, 440a W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

CNU Department of Music April Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News 23606
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8 pm
CNU Orchestra presents Mostly Mozart
J. Lynn Thompson, music director Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, April 18, 8 pm
CNU University Band, Dr. John Lopez, conductor: O Great Mystery
Ride – Samuel Hazo, Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold, O Magnum Mysterium – Morton Lauridson, Symphony No. 4 – David Maslanka. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Thursday, April 19, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Peebles Theatre
Friday, April 20, 12 noon
Trible Library Chamber Concert Series
Featuring Trombone Choir, Dr. John Lopez, director The Rotunda
Friday, April 20, 7 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble, Mark U. Reimer, conductor: Freebirds in conjunction with Clarinet Symposium
Danzón No. 2 – Arturo Márquez (trans. Nickel), Madeline Amend, clarinet; Freebirds – Scott McAllister, Dr. Winnie Fan, clarinet; Ms. Diane Ruffer, clarinet; Sing, Sing, Sing – Louis Prima (arr. Iwai). Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts

April Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, April 17, 8 pm
Baroque Flute & Harpsichord Recital
Aidan Feldman, Flutist, & Rebecca Davy, Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 19, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, April 21, 8 pm
Trombone Recital
Jay Crone, Trombonist from Virginia Tech University & Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, April 24, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, April 26, 8 pm
Choral Concert
IImpromptu from Richmond, Virginia, Amy Hruska, Director
Saturday, April 28, 8 pm
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Annual Memorial Concert
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, Psalmfest by John Rutter. The Choirs of Bruton Parish & Orchestra, Rebecca Davy, Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10 am on April 14, 21 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert I: Johannes Moser, cello; Andrei Korobeinikov, piano.
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists," German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world's leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Staatsoper Hannover Orchestra. His performance style mesmerizes audiences: “His tone was big and warm where needed, and he proved himself capable of some Rostropovich-like wild abandon… eloquent” (The Telegraph). Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11 am
Williamsburg Music Club: Paulette Amory, The Great American Songbook
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents Paulette Amory, in an entertaining and informative program from The Great American Songbook, which is not actually a binder of music, but refers to the era of music from the 1920s through the 1950s. Although it is music from the Swing, Jazz and Pops genre, Tony Bennett describes it as American Classical Music.Coffee at 10 am, program at 11 am. This program is free and open to the public as a gift from the Williamsburg Music Club. www.williamsburgmusicclub.org , 757-291-0982. Lewis Hall of Bruton Parish Church, next door to the Barns & Noble Book Store on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Instrumental Ensembles
The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble,  Guitar Ensemble and Orchestral Ensemble perform under the direction of Dr. Jason Squinobal and Dr. Sam Dorsey. Free. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Jiji, guitar
Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “talented, sensitive…brilliant,” this young Korean artist plays an extensive range of music on both acoustic and electric guitar, moving nimbly from classical to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship, striking stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and she has been featured on PBS, NPR’s From The Top and Hong Kong’s RTHK. “A graceful and nuanced player…she presented an intimate, captivating performance.” - Kansas City Star Copresented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Tickets: $26.25 - $35. info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, April 20, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday April 22, 2018, 2 pm
Tuesday April 24, 2018, 7 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Bizet’s Carmen
Opera in Williamsburg presents: Bizet’s Carmen.  Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast.  Conductor: Jorge Parodi.  Stage Director: Isabel Milenski.  Carmen: Elise Quagliata.  Don Jose: Adam Diegel.  Escamillio: Yuri Kissin.  Michaela: Elinor Sohn.  Tickets $48 general seating, $43 discount (senior citizens, first responders, military, teachers, college faculty and staff), $15 students (K-12 and college).  Tickets available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org and at the Kimball Theatre box office. Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7 pm
TENET: Charpentier’s Les plaisirs de Versailles  w/Metropolis Ensemble
TENET joins forces with the Metropolis Ensemble to celebrate the Met museum’s upcoming Versailles exhibition. For the occasion, TENET will perform a concertized version of Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles - a divertissement composed for courtly entertainment for King Louis XIV and held in his private apartments at the palace of Versailles in 1682. The program also features a joint performance by both ensembles of a newly commissioned work by Caroline Shaw for the occasion. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Abigail Lennos-Hayes, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Elisa Stherland, alto; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Beth Wenstrom, violin; Johanna Novom, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Wen Yang | violone; Hank Heijink, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord. Metropolis Ensemble. Tickets: http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/les-plaisirs-de-versailles The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Mahler's Symphony No. 2
The Governor's School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, conductor. Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler with Vocal Music Department & JMU Orchestra and chorus. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Schola Cantorum: Around the World in 80 Minutes or Less
Come hear Schola's auditioned singers serve a feast of favorites from the sands of Africa to the crags of Scotland, from Palestine to the South Pacfiic, and from Australia to the USA! Grab your passport and bring family and friends! Free admission, donations welcome
Saturday, April 21, 6:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505
Sunday, April 22, 5:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Sunday, April 29, 5 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Thursday, May 3, 7:30 pm
Westminster Canterbury, 3100 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Private concert, residents only.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:30 pm
Magnificent Melodies
Magnificent Melodies concert to benefit the Williamsburg Early Childhood Music School and their outreach program, "Elliot's Song," which provides music education to local under-served children. Performed by teachers, student alumni, and friends of the school, including pianist Norman Elton, guitarist/conductor Anthony Williams, conductor Rebecca Elton, soprano Sara Meldrum, mezzo soprano Claudia Kessel, and pianist Megan Durbin.  Program will include vocal and instrumental works (piano, classical guitar) of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc, K. Mechem, F. Tarrega. Also includes choral music  performed by children's choirs from Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg Presbyterian, and Williamsburg Community Chapel. Free concert with suggested donations. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williasmburg

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5 pm
Norfolk State: 6th Annual Gala Honors Professors Paul Adams and Carl Haywood
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music of Norfolk State University present its 26th Annual Gala Concert. The Gala Concert will feature performances by four extraordinary NSU student ensembles: the Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. On this occasion, the Division of Music will honor 2017 music faculty retirees Professors Paul I. Adams and Carl W. Haywood for their outstanding service to the Music Program at NSU. Proceeds from the Gala Concert will support the Music Scholarship Fund that assists deserving students. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
NCC: Teacher and His Two Students
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors, concludes its 49th season with a program entitled "The Teacher and His Two Students." This concert is dedicated to the Russian composer Anton Arensky and his two most illustrious students – Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin. Echoing at times complex relationships amongst the three men, this program juxtaposes their instrumental and vocal chamber works created between circa 1890s and 1910s, one of the most turbulent periods in Russian history. Four Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 56, Anton Arensky; Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 Alexander Scriabin; 2 Poèmes, Op. 32 Alexander Scriabin; Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Sergei Rachmaninoff; Andrey Kasparov's rendition of Four Piano Pieces, Op. 25, Anton Arensky; Lieder by Sergei Rachmaninoff; the world premiere of Andrey Kasparov's piano duo arrangement of “Vers la flamme,” by Scriabin. Brian Nedvin, tenor. Invencia Piano Duo. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 PM. A catered reception follows the performance, with food provided by The Green Onion restaurant of Norfolk’s historic Ghent. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8 pm
NYFOS A 30th Anniversary Celebration
New York Festival of Song. We celebrate the end of our 30th season with a special evening that recalls our long history and looks ahead to the future. Joining Blier and Barrett on stage will be NYFOS alums, sharing their memories and entertaining us with song. Featuring sopranos Julia Bullock, Antonina Chehovska, and Lauren Worsham; tenor Paul Appleby; baritone John Brancy; Theo Hoffman, baritone; William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano. Tickets: $40-55. $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330.  http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-a-30th-anniversary-celebration/. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7 pm
Wild Songs
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents a collaborative celebration of Earth Day with the Cantabile Project: Wild Songs: song settings of the words of famous environmentalists. Randall Criswel Ball, tenor; Anna Feucht, soprano; Marshall Severin, baritone. Pre-concert performance at 6:30 featuring winners of the Arts Alive! Competition. $15 Regular admission, $10 for students and seniors. For Ticket information contact: Susan Wells (757) 410-3953 swclarnet@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Coastal-Virginia-Chamber-Music-1779649508947259/ Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA

Thursday, April 27, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Classical music concert. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
VSO: The Music of Star Wars
Performing original music from the iconic motion picture series, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away in a concert of Jedi proportions. Experience the entire saga through the films’ scores written by the legendary John Williams, including music from the recently released Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Don’t miss this epic performance of The Music of Star Wars! Damon Gupton, conductor. Tickets starting at $25. For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Mozart, Vivaldi and More
Welcome the Virginia Wesleyan Singers and Chorale back from their performance at Carnegie Hall with an encore performance in Virginia Beach. The choirs will be joined by the Tallwood High School Choirs and the Great Bridge United Methodist Chancel Choir. Free. Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake 23322

Met Live in HD
The Met’s 2018 season of Live in HDmovie-theater transmissions features eight presentations. Tickets are now on sale to the general public in the U.S. Visit: http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:55 pm
Jules Massenet Cendrillon
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production. Live Performance.

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends at Royster
Bridgid Eversole, Anna Feucht, Adriane Kerr, and Kathryn Kelly present a recital of art song, with Stephen Coxe as pianist, at historic Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. Francis Poulenc: Tel jour, telle nuit; Antonín Dvorák: Love Songs, Op. 83; Stephen Coxe: Levertov Songs (regional premiere, four songs on poems by Denise Levertov), Gabriel Fauré: La chanson d’Ève. Suggested donation (at the door): $15 general, $5 students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4 pm
Jae Sinnett Trio
Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer and a performing and recording artist. His recordings include:  Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective.  Obsession, released in 1986, featured  the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone and Clarence Seay on bass.  Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 28th year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:30 pm
WSO: Side-By-Side Concert
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. This wonderful combination of mentoring and a fine musical performance fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Our very own Williamsburg Youth Orchestras will rehearse and perform side-by-side with the Symphony’s professional musicians. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Location TBD

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert II: André-Michel Schub, piano; Miami String Quartet
For 21 years, the Virginia Arts Festival has been a destination for chamber music lovers, thanks to the Festival’s Director of Chamber Music, André-Michel Schub. The Festival is fortunate to have had his guidance and musical gifts; winner of the three most prestigious competitions for classical piano (the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Naumberg International Piano Competition, and the Avery Fisher Recital Award), he is among the most admired pianists in the world. Since 1997, André has called upon his many friends and colleagues in the music world and his own deep knowledge of music to craft programs for us that are unmatched in quality and beauty. So it is with deep gratitude and sadness that we announce that André will be retiring as our Connie and Marc Jacobson Chamber Music Series Director in 2018. We are dedicating our 22nd chamber music season to André, and are thrilled to present him in multiple concerts with performers of unmatched artistry. André has chosen to devote his final season to the works of Mozart, and this concert is the crowning glory of the season. Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Miller Studio Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Shannon Jennings, soprano; Charles Woodward, piano
Virginia Wesleyan University. As Resident Artist with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburg in the Round wrote “. . . a vision who sang treacherously difficult music with what seemed to be the greatest of ease and with a voice of beautiful quality and quantity.” As part of the 2016 Merola Opera Program (San Francisco), Jennings sang the role of Anne Sexton in Conrad Susa’s Transformations and the Bay Area Reporter wrote “. . . her darker sound and clear tone have a blooming quality that easily filled the big opera-house acoustic.” Come, hear for yourself! Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; the guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI with Carlos Núñez
One of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, Jordi Savall has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. Together with Montserrat Figueras, he founded the ensemble Hespèrion XXI, with whom he explores and creates a world of emotion and beauty shared with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world. Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain—the region Paddy Moloney, leader of the celebrated Irish traditional band the Chieftains, called “the unknown Celtic country.” Playing period instruments, these phenomenal artists explore Celtic music across countries and centuries, from Ireland and Scotland to France and Spain. Discover music curated by artists whose passion for ancient musical traditions inspires unforgettable performances. Tickets: $18.75 - $25 . info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Norfolk’s Historic Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2 pm
Virginia Symphony: Afternoon Encores
A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads. Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical tour through the years with romantic strings, rousing marches, and toe-tapping favorites. We’ll even throw in a sing-along for the young at heart! Accommodations for wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices will be available. If you have a question about accessibility, please ask! We welcome your questions and look forward to welcoming you! Ushers will be on hand to greet you and your friends at this fun and memorable event! The concert will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Tickets: $25/person & $20/person for groups. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: André-Michel Schub, piano; Miami String Quartet;
Debra Wendells Cross, flute

The New York Times called André-Michel Schub “pianistically flawless…a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity.” Hear this world-renowned pianist André-Michel Schub welcomes back Festival favorite the Miami String Quartet for an evening of chamber music that includes Virginia Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Debra Wendells Cross. Tickets: $26.25 - $35. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Dance performance. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7 pm
NYFOS Next: Clarice Assad & Friends
New York Festival of Song. Serving as curator and host, Brazilian composer, pianist and singer Clarice Assad will present a 75-minute program to include her own works alongside works by other Brazilian and Latin American composers of today. Featuring music by: Antonio Carlos Jobim • Sergio Santos & Paulo Cesar Pinheiro Milton Nascimento • João Bosco & Aldir Blanc  Clarice Assad • Gilberto Gil • Sueli Costa Luiz Gonzaga • Dolores Duran • Thiago Amud. Performers: Clarice Assad, piano & voice; Jorge Continentino, winds; João Luiz Rezende, guitar; Keita Ogawa, percussion; Shin Sakaino, bass.  Tickets: $30 general admission / $50 preferred seating http://subculturenewyork.com/event/nyfos-next-clarice-assad-friends/ Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street, NYC.

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 pm
NNO: Dances and Fantasies
Northern Neck Orchestra. Our spring concert features a rousing and romantic evening of dances and fantasies accompanied by the Chesapeake Chorale, Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis, Artistic Director. Selections include excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and L’Arlesienne Suites, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with the Chorale, and Beethoven’s Fantasy for Choir, Orchestra, and Piano. This last piece will feature NNO’s Music Director Michael Repper conducting from the piano, joined by the Chorale. Individual concerts: $30. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 23: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theatre, Locust Hill. Mar 24: Lancaster Middle School Theatre, Kilmarnock

Friday, May 4, 8 pm, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 8 pm, 2018, 4 pm

VCS: Brahms Requiem
Virginia Choral Society. Perhaps Brahms’ most popular work, composed to soothe the living as well as those who have passed. Come hear this masterwork with professional orchestra and soloists. Tickets: General Admission: $18, Senior/Military/Student: $15. Order in advance and save $2: http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/ May 4: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. May 5: CNU Peebles Theater, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: X.Y.Z.
Music of the X.Y.Z. generations of American composers (born after 1961) concludes the Virginia Chorale's 2017/2018 season. Adam Turner, pianist and Virginia Opera's Principal Conductor/Artistic Advisor, joins Chuck Woodward and the Chorale for a look at what's new and exciting in choral music of today. And, the Chorale sings a centennial birthday tribute to Leonard Bernstein, "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history" (Donald Henahan). Join us and hear America singing! Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375 or visit: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. May 5: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 6: Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk, Virginia Arts Festival's Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends in Concert: An Afternoon of J.S. Bach
Musicians from First Presbyterian Church, The Governor’s School for the Arts, Old Dominion University, and the greater community of Hampton Roads present an all-Bach program as part of the new First Presbyterian Church Concert Series. The program will feature the mighty Walker organ, two Sonatas for flute, the Fourth Cello Suite, and a performance with chamber orchestra of Cantata 202, “Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten”. Wayla Chambo, flute; Stephen Z. Cook, organ; Stephen Coxe, harpsichord and conductor; Tristan Morris-Mann, flute; Jeff Phelps, cello; Arianna Shipp, organ; Shannon Crowley, soprano; Sarah Pratt, oboe; Isabella Hubert, violin; Maegan Goodmurphy, cello; with the Governor’s School for the Arts Chamber Orchestra. Free will offering at the door. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to America
Symphonicity's 37th Season - with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe.Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man; Kluge - American Concerto with Thomas Pandolfi, piano, and Symphonicity Chorus (exclusive Virginia Beach Premiere). Bernstein - West Side Story - Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture. Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4 pm
WCG: A Potpourri of Choral Classics – From Handel to Bernstein
The Williamsburg Choral Guild lightens up a bit at its final concert of the season and presents beloved choruses from opera, oratorios, stage and screen.  These beautiful songs are guaranteed to make your heart sing and bring a smile to your face. Handel – “See the Conquering Hero Comes;” Verdi – “Va Pensiero;” Gilbert & Sullivan – “Dance a Cachucha” from The Gondoliers; and many other selections. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus, professional soloists and pianist Rebecca Davy as well as the Williamsburg Youth Chorale (co-directed by Ann Porter and Genrose Lashinger) as they present this delightful choral program. Tickets: Adult tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door; Student tickets $10 with ID; no cost for children under 12 For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org Jamestown High School, 3751 John Tyler Hwy. (Rte. 5), Williamsburg  23185

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4 pm
Ricky Goodwyn, Jr., baritone; Ruth Winters, piano
A benefit concert featuring Mr. Goodwyn singing classical songs, spirituals, and music theater. Freewill offering. For information phone (757) 675-5777. First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert III: André-Michel Schoub & the VAF Chamber Players
André-Michel Schub, piano; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Laura Leisring, bassoon ; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 1 pm
Trinity Organ Concert Series:
The very talented and accomplished Carina Sturdy will perform works by Bruhns, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Widor, and Demessieux in this concert of music covering 300 years in 50 minutes.  In addition to playing numerous solo concerts, Carina has placed in both regional and national music competitions.  She has competed in three cycles of the Quimby/American Guild of Organists Competition for Young Artists, placing second in the Mid-Atlantic Regional competition and first in the Tidewater Chapter competition in 2017, second in the Potomac Chapter competition in 2015, and first in the Harrisburg Chapter competition in 2013.  In 2017, she also placed second in the Best Saint-Saëns Performance Competition.  All are invited to meet with Carina at the reception following the FREE concert.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road ,Williamsburg

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7 pm
Three Choirs Festival for Ascension Day
The Choirs from St. Paul’s, St. Andrew’s, and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present a Three Choirs Hymn Festival for Ascension Day. Join us in an evening of inspirational music spanning the centuries under the direction of Walden Moore, Director of Music at Trinity-on-the-Green in New Haven, CT. Phone (757) 622-5530. St. Andrew’s Church, 1009 W Princess Anne Rd in West Ghent, Norfolk

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: ModernMedieval
When the beloved female a cappella ensemble Anonymous4 disbanded, fans were bereft—but there is good news! Former Anonymous4 member Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek has formed the new group ModernMedieval to perform adventurous programs that span centuries. In their Festival program, The Living Word, the trio sings Hildegard of Bingen’s ecstatic chants, interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman and Daniel Thomas Davis. Tickets: $18.75 - $25. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Mozart Celebration - André-Michel Schub, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Fagen, conductor and piano; Dominic Cheli, piano
An unforgettable evening of genius—Mozart and Schub. The New York Times called André-Michel Schub “pianistically flawless…a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity.” Hear this world-renowned pianist perform three Mozart concerti with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: a “triple” concerto for three pianos, a double concerto for two pianos, and Mozart’s final piano concerto—truly a performance not to be missed. Joining Mr. Schub and the VSO will be acclaimed conductor Arthur Fagen, who will also play in the triple concerto; and pianist Dominic Cheli, a brilliant young rising star. Piano Concerto No.7 in F major, for 3 pianos, K.242 (“Lodron”), André-Michel Schub, Arthur Fagen, Dominic Cheli, piano; Piano Concerto No.10 in Eb major, for 2 pianos, K.365, André-Michel Schub, Dominic Cheli, piano; Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb major, K.595, André-Michel Schub, piano. Tickets: $26 - $100. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7 pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm

5BMF: The Sounds of Time
The early music virtuosi of TENET return to 5BMF this season with The Sounds of Time, an exploration of 12th and 13th century songs by the French trouvères. Led by guest music director Robert Mealy, the program showcases the great lyric tradition of the troubadours, who adapted the musical forms invented by their Provençal counterparts and infused them with a lighter vein that produced a memorably tuneful body of music. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Luthien Brackett, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; Robert Mealy and Shira Kammen,vielle & harp; winds; Charlie Weaver, plucked instruments. Tickets: $25/$15/$10 .http://5bmf.org/tenet/ May 11: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens NY 11432. May 12: Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
Virginia Wind Symphony Season Finale. https://www.virginiawindsymphony.org Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Bernstein on Broadway: Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Rob Fisher, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster
Music director, arranger and conductor Rob Fisher’s Broadway resume includes some of the biggest hits of the past three decades, including Chicago, Anything Goes, Hair, and An American in Paris. Fisher’s Bernstein roots run deep, and include the 2003 Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. In this starry evening at the Sandler Center, Fisher leads the VSO and leading Broadway singers in songs from Bernstein’s Broadway masterworks including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town, and more. Tickets: $26 - $65. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 2:30 pm

GSA: Liederabend
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, chair. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Dalis Black Box Theatre at The Governor’s School, 254 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Monday, May 14, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Dover Quartet
These phenomenal young players formed their quartet when they were just 19-year-old students at the Curtis Institute. There followed a stunning sweep of top awards and a leap to international stardom, with The New Yorker magazine naming them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Virginia Arts Festival audiences will have a chance to hear them in repertoire that includes Mozart as part of the André-Michel Schub celebration. That’s good news: in the spate of glowing reviews that have greeted their performances, The Washington Post particularly admired their way with Mozart: “the sound was lambent and evenly balanced, with the musicians delighting in uncovering this near-perfect score’s musical details and, tellingly, enjoying hearing one another play it. A triumph!” Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Tickets: $26.25 - $35 info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert IV: Dover Quartet
These phenomenal young players formed their quartet when they were just 19-year-old students at the Curtis Institute. There followed a stunning sweep of top awards and a leap to international stardom, with The New Yorker magazine naming them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Virginia Arts Festival audiences will have a chance to hear them in repertoire that includes Mozart as part of the André-Michel Schub celebration. That’s good news: in the spate of glowing reviews that have greeted their performances, The Washington Post particularly admired their way with Mozart: “the sound was lambent and evenly balanced, with the musicians delighting in uncovering this near-perfect score’s musical details and, tellingly, enjoying hearing one another play it. A triumph!” Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. St John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7 pm
BYOV: Finale Concert
All Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Ensembles. Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk 23504

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
The enchantment of witnessing these twin sisters perform together is borne out by their own statement, “There are times I forget we are two people playing together”. They have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical musical communication, and won rave reviews for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry” (San Francisco Examiner). “On a level with some of the greatest piano duos of our time…they have to be heard to be believed” (The Washington Post). Tickets: $26.25 - $35 info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, May 18, 2018, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Music of Journey
Forever Yours. Faithfully. For decades, Journey has been one of the world’s most revered rock bands of all time. With 25 gold and platinum albums, and 19 Top 40 singles, this year the world celebrates their influence with the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for its own celebration of the band that never stopped believing. The Music of Journey boasts all the beloved rock ballads and hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Lights,” and “Faithfully.” Virginia Symphony Orchestra Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. May 17:  Chrysler Hall,  215 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. May 18: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Jazz Music Concert. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice Cream Social
The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971.  The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School.  David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented, top-notch community band.  The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.  The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community.  The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
The Virginia Beach Chorale: Diamond Jubilee: 60 Years of Harmony
From Barbershop to Broadway, Patriotic to Pop, and Classical to Contemporary... the Virginia Beach Chorale commemorates their 60th anniversary with a celebration of music! In addition to current artistic director, Dr. Don Krudop, assistant director, Ned Davis, and long-time accompanist, Jeanette Winsor, the Virginia Beach Chorale welcomes Joe Flanagan, guest MC, back to the stage and is honored to have Walter Noona, who served as the Virginia Beach Chorale’s director during the 1960s & 70s, as a guest director for this concert. Among the song selections for this musical extravaganza are Toto’s timeless rock hit, “Rosanna”, a medley from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera”, Kevin Memley’s arrangement of the great American folk song, “Shenandoah”, Joseph M. Martin’s beloved choral anthem “The Awakening”, and Kim André Arnesen’s incredible motet “Even When He is Silent”, whose hauntingly beautiful lyrics are taken from an anonymous poem found scratched on the walls of a Nazi concentration camp. Tickets: $22 adult/$18 senior or military/ $15 students.  Tickets can be purchase three ways: from any Virginia Beach Chorale member, at the Sandler Center box office, or online at sandlercenter.org.  Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead
The composer is dead! But where is the culprit lurking? In the strings? The lower brass? The woodwinds? Young music-loving sleuths can unravel the mystery in a concert of wit, wonder and whimsy! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Jeff Phelps, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $16/$11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3 pm
YRSO: Couples
York River Symphony Orchestra. Featuring the musical settings of Mozart, Gounod, Gretry, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Rogers, and Rubinstein. Featuring Brigid Donahue, oboist and a music major at Christopher Newport University, who will perform the 1st movement of Mozart's Concerto in C for Oboe and Orchestra, KV 314. Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor; Clint Correll, Ph.D. (Hon), conductor. Featuring God's Trombones - Ringwald; Reginald Fox, Conductor. Pre-concert Showcase: Violin and Bassoon Duets - 2:15 PM. Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4 pm
HRP: Season Finale
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Pavane, Faure; Petite Suite, Debussy; Swan Lake Suite, Tchaikovsky; Norwegian Dances Op. 35, Grieg; Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms. Tickets: $20. Phone (757) 722-ARTS or Hampton Coliseum Box Office at (757) 838-4203. Order online from Ticketmaster.com or phone 1-800-745-3000. Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 5 pm
CCE: Songs of the People
Cantori Choral Ensemble, Agnes French, Conductor, presents Songs of the People, Folk Songs from North America and the British Isles. You will hear such favorites as Shenandoah, Danny Boy, Loch Lomond, The Water Is Wide, Red River Valley, Down by the Salley Gardens sung both a cappella and accompanied by piano, double bass, flute, clarinet, horn, and cello. Ginger Barr, Rebecca Hartt, Pilar Padrón, Keara Parciak, Judy Alexander, Mary Stutz, Bruce Burch, Steven Martinez, Allan Whittaker, Joe Dellinger, Jim Noran. Rebecca Davy, Piano; Wayne Hedrick, Flute; David Hershiser, Clarinet Dennis Herring, Horn; Steven Custer, Cello; Jordan Ponzi, Bass. Doors open at 4:30 Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door For Will-Call, mail checks to Cantori Choral Ensemble, 3341 Derby Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185 include e-mail address for acknowledgement. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Monday, May 21, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8 pm

WSO: Masterworks V
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. WSO's 34th season culminates with Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 1 BVW 1066 in C Major, Richard Wagner's birthday present to his wife Cosima, the Siegfried Idyll (after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869), and Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2, Opus 55 in A Minor. J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 BVW 1066 in C Major; Wagner, Siegfried Idyll Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2, Opus 55 in A Minor. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Stephen Coxe and Friends- A Concert of Some Sort
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Tickets: tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: GSA Jazz
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Tickets: tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk

Friday, May 25, 2018, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Musical Genius “Squared”
This remarkable performance will feature signature works by two musical icons – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arguably the greatest composer of all time, and “America’s foremost composer,” Aaron Copland. Mozart’s Haffner Symphony is one of his most famous, and like many of his works, it has a backstory nearly as interesting as the music itself. Copland’s Appalachian Spring was a commission by famed dancer Martha Graham and, throughout the years, has become an American anthem as important to our national heritage as apple pie. Benjamin Rous, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni; Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner; Copland: Appalachian Spring; Copland: “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7 pm
BASS: New Voices
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth; Kurt Rohde: It Wasn't a Dream (World-Premiere, BASS Commission); Kaija Saariaho: 4 Instants. Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $30. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Bay Youth Orchestras 2018-2019 Auditions
We are excited to announce our auditions for the 2018-2019 season! June 4, 5, & 9, 2018. We are planning for an invigorating new season, which includes our usual coaching, rehearsal, and performance aspects. We are also thrilled to announce the formation of a new ensemble, the Bay Youth Wind Symphony, an advanced high school level band, which will begin rehearsals after marching band season next year. For more information about our ensembles please visit: https://bayyouth.org/about-us/ensembles/ To learn more about our audition process, to view audition materials, and to apply for an audition in June, please visit: https://bayyouth.org/members/auditions/

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: Solo Youth Recital by soprano, Anna Heffington
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series. Anna Heffington, a home-schooled high school junior living in Windsor, VA, was a 2016 recitalist on the Terrific Teen Talent program sponsored annually by Sundays at Four. She has studied voice with Agnes Fuller for the past three years and has been pursuing a professional career in musical theater since the age of nine. She was an Honorable Mention award-winner in the Williamsburg Music Club’s Grants-in-Aid competition in 2017. The past spring, Anna played a leading role in a show at Busch Gardens and attended the prestigious Performing Arts Project summer institute in North Carolina in summer 2017. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 5:30 pm
Christ and St. Luke's: Choral Evensong
Join us for this beautiful service of sung Evening Prayer and bid the Parish Choir farewell as they embark on a tour to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  Visit www.christandstlukes.org or phone 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: Terrific Teen Talent
Sundays at Four, Smithfield's performance arts series. Six outstanding teen musicians selected from the Hampton Roads area, will perform on our 11th teen musician showcase. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

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