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Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has become renowned around the globe for its artistic excellence, imaginative programming and community engagement. With a proud history of collaborating with eminent conductors and soloists, the MSSO performs 100 concerts annually throughout Russia and regularly tours overseas. The distinguished orchestra showcases an all-Russian program, featuring Dmitry Masleev, winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Masleev will perform an audience favorite: Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1. Alexander Sidnev, Conductor; Dmitry Masleev, Pianist. Sergei Rachmaninov – The Rock (Op. 7); Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1; Alexander Scriabin — Symphony No. 2; Subscriptions may be purchased up until the day of the first series performance. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, September 11. Classical series subscription: https://christophernewport.wufoo.com/forms/w15rj2zi0st2ut6/ Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752 Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Brandon Ridenour was the youngest member ever to join the iconic group Canadian Brass, with which he recorded 10 albums, performed in distinguished venues around the world, and received three Juno Award nominations. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. Ridenour is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and has recorded three solo albums. His latest release, Fantasies and Fairy Tales, features his own virtuosic arrangements of classical masterworks for trumpet and piano. Master Class Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. 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, November 13, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8 pm

Minguet Quartet
The Minguet Quartet, founded in 1988, is one of the most internationally sought-after string quartets today and gives guest performances in all the great concert halls of the world. The passionate and intelligent interpretations of the Minguet Quartet always ensure inspiring listening experiences – “for the joy in sound and expression with which the ensemble makes the works speak enlivens even the smallest detail”. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). The namesake of the Quartet is Pablo Minguet, a Spanish philosopher of the 18th century who attempted, in his writings, to facilitate access to the fine arts for all sectors of the population – and this idea is a chief artistic concern of the Minguet Quartet.Mozart: Quartet No.14 in G, K.387; Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 4 in e minor, Op. 44 No. 2; Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3. Visit www.minguet.de for more information. Nov 13: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15.www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Nov 14: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7 pm
Dr. Philip Brisson Organ Recital
Dr. Brisson is director of Music and Organist at the Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville, the third oldest Catholic Cathedral in the country. He has led the Cathedral choir on international concert tours to England, Ireland, Germany, and Austria. As an organ soloist, he has given recitals in 45 states. Performing the following works: Vaughan Williams— All People That on Earth Do Dwell ; J.S. Bach—Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV 526; Franz Liszt—Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H; César Franck—Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17; Dan Locklair—The Peace May Be Exchanged from “Rubrics”; J. Christopher Pardini—Toccata on Amazing Grace. Admission is FREE; Donations accepted at the door. Ample parking available. For more information contact Jeanne Dart 757-420-4941. St. Benedict’s Parish, 521 McCosh Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23320

CNU Department of Music October-November 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, November 14, 8 pm
University Orchestra: Dream Dancing
A Collection of Short Pieces for String Orchestra Inspired by Dreams and Dances, Prof. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor. Admission free  Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, November 15, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert: Dog Breath
Featuring works by Little, Bach, Gjeilo, Zappa, Bernstein, and Sousa. Dr. Mark U. Reimer, conductor. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Sunday, November 19, 3 pm
Chamber Choir Concert
Come here standard and contemporary works performed by the University’s premiere choral ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. John Irving. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Monday, November 20, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
Featuring the Jazz Combo, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. David Student Union, The Crow's Nest

November 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, November 14, 8 pm
Flute, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Darla Wilmot, Flutist & Rebecca Davy, Harpsichord
Thursday, November 16, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, November 18, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Youth Handbell Choirs of Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina, Kevin Turner & Katie Ann McCarty, Directors
Tuesday, November 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
John Palmer, Organist from Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee
Thursday, November 23, 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Director of Music at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 25, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, November 28, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
St. Gertrude High School Women’s Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, November 30, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on November 4, 11, 18, 25Rebecca Davy, Organist

Virginia Opera: Girl of the Golden West
Considered the “first Spaghetti western”, Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West) highlights the rigors of the mid-1800’s California mining rush and depicts the rough and tumble world of the Wild West. The titular character is a hard-edged frontier saloon owner, Minnie, who keeps a close eye on the whiskey-drinking, card-playing miners at her establishment, while holding out for her own true love. Following the success of La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, The Girl of the Golden West ranks as one of Puccini’s most innovative scores both harmonically and orchestrally. Recognized as a “lyric spinto”, Puccini girl through and through, American soprano Jill Gardner portrays the leading lady, while Canadian tenor Roger Honeywell, who plays Minnie’s love interest, the bandit Ramerrrez (alias Dick Johnson), shines as a performer with a “burnished sound and crisp diction.” The excitement of this Western melodrama is vividly brought to life under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm, 2017:
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, November 17, 8 pm, & Sunday, November 19, 2:30 pm, 2017: Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219
Saturday, December 2, 8 pm & Sunday, December 3, 2 pm: George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: Magic Mozart
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the common thread to our Second Masterworks concert.  Often called "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music." composer Heitor Villa-Lobo's  melodious Sinfonietta No. 1 is based on the music of Mozart. Acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin, one of only two clarinetists to receive the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement and excellence in music, performs Mozart's famous and stunning Clarinet Concerto followed by the orchestra's performance of Mozart's Symphony no 40. In G Minor, what is widely considered to be Mozart's most popular of his 41 symphonies. A Clarinet Master Class with David Shifrin will take place on Nov. 15 from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. in the Kimball Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the WSO office at 212 N. Henry Street or by calling 757-229-9857. Ticket prices are $48/$58 and $10 for students. Visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

November 15, 18, 19 at 4pm
The Mother of Us All
Hudson Hall, at the historic and newly restored Hudson Opera House presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance of a unique American masterpiece:The Mother of Us All, music by Virgil Thomson, libretto by Gertrude Stein. Visionary stage director R. B. SCHLATHER mounts new production of this rarely performed opera, honoring the centennial of New York State signing into law a woman's right to vote. More than 30 Hudson Valley residents form the huge, gender-bending cast and band., Starring mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens as Susan B. Anthony and  Dominic Armstrong as Jo the Loiterer Teresa Buchholz as Anne, Matthew Deming as Anna Hope, Christopher Johnstone as Thaddeus Stevens, Phil Kline as Andrew Johnson, Ella Loudon as Indiana Elliot, Nancy Allen Lundy as Gertrude Stein, Marie Mascari as Angel More, Marc Molomot as John Adams, Robert Osborne as Daniel Webster, Kent Smith as Virgil Thomson, Charles Sprawls as Ulysses S. Grant. Director: R. B. Schlather Music Director:  Tony Kieraldo Costume Designer:  Marsha Ginsberg Lighting Designer: JAX Messenger Dramaturg: Joan Retallack Tickets start at $25 hudsonhall.org  Hudson Hall ,at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11 am
VWU: Luthier Brian Hawkins
VWU Center for Sacred Music. “It is good to give thanks to the Lord with the music of the lute and harp, to the melody of the lyre . . .” (Psalm 92) Experienced “tone wood vendor” and luthier Brian Hawkins explains wood’s properties and his proprietary bracing system which results in his stellar reputation for hand-building the finest hand-crafted acoustic and electric guitars. Free. FA-9, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
#VSOatROPER: Women in Music
One of the leading conductors of her generation in a field historically dominated by men, Grammy-winning music director JoAnn Falletta explores the incredible contributions of women in music, both modern and throughout history. While some composed in the shadows of their more famous brothers or husbands, some were respected as geniuses in their day but had been since neglected by history. More recently, the shift toward the inclusion and recognition of women’s achievements in the fields of fine and performing arts offers a rich heritage for exploration, discussion, and an opportunity to discover new favorites. As one of the early champions of the cause of new music including pieces composed and popularized by women, JoAnn leads the Orchestra in a performance which will both entertain and inspire. Starting price $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Five Borough Songbook, Volume II 
he citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II concludes in November with our final borough premiere in Brooklyn. An expanded cast of artists come together for our grand finale performance of this special project. Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a captivating musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city’s rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its best musical talent. Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. A cast of stellar vocalists and instrumentalists bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes. Join us 30 minutes before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs. Tickets: General admission - $29 advance, $34 at the door. https://nationalsawdust.org/. National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12 noon
Hardwich Chamber Ensemble
TCC Music Department Faculty Recital with the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble playing The Kegelstatt Trio, KV 489 by Mozart, the Norfolk premiere of The Phoenix by John Winsor and the Allegro con fuoco from Quartet, Op. 87 by Dvorak. Natalia Goodloe, violin, Jena Chenkin, guest violist, Dionne Smith, cello, Jeanette Winsor, piano, John Winsor, clarinet & composer-in-residence . Free and open to the public.  TCC Roper Theater, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7 pm
CCS: Retrograde | Inversion
The Church Circle Singers, Brian J. Isaac Artistic Director. Magnificat | Arvo Pärt; Mass for Four Voices | Thomas Tallis; Nunc dimittis | Arvo Pärt; Magnificat (Short Service) | William Byrd; Spiral Mass | Nico Muhly*; Nunc dimittis (Short Service) | William Byrd; Bach (Again) Come Sweet Death | J.S. Bach, arr. Sandberg. *featuring organist Steve Ely Kalnoske. With Katelyn Grace, Deborah Sternberg, Shauna Kreidler Michels, Greta Arnold, Patrick Kilbride, Scott Crissman, Justin T. Wilson, Richard Bell, and Gene Kaye.St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 pm

TNCC: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Thomas Nelson Community College Peforming Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. See the beloved Disney musical brought to life on stage! Conducted by Michael Sundblad with design and stage direction by Torrie Sanders. General Admission: $17; $15 Students/Seniors/Military; $12 ages 4-12. To purchase tickets online: www.tncc.edu/performingarts. Tickets are also available by phone at 1-866-967-8167 (an additional $2.50 transaction fee applies) or in person one hour before each performance at the box office in the lobby. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton VA 23666

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4 pm
VSC: Harvest of Song
Enjoy a fall afternoon with the joyous sounds of the Virginia Children’s Chorus, featuring all our singers ages 6 to 18, directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Louisa Priore and Paul Putnam. This concert is made possible, in part, by the Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities. Admission: $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call (757) 440-9100. Information also available at www.vachildrenschorus.org. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave. Norfolk, VA 23505

Met Live in HD
The Met’s 2017–18 season of Live in HDmovie-theater transmissions features ten presentations, beginning October 7 with Bellini’s Norma. Tickets are now on sale to the general public in the U.S. Visit: http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 12:55 pm
The Exterminating Angel
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:55 pm
Hansel and Gretel
Information TBA.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2 pm
YRSO: Young Artists Concerto Competition
York River Symphony Orchestra: 17th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition is open to musicians ages 12-21, including singers. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by October 30. The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 4, 2018 at TNCC, Hampton. First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Hope
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to the Future with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. As a timeless message, every note of this concert leads to a resolution or description of Hope, beginning with an uplifting overture by contemporary composer Michael Markowski. Originally written to be premiered at Carnegie Hall by his high school band, Joyride is a piece that aims to blend elements of John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" with the well-known "Ode To Joy" theme from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 "Choral." Following the overture, Symphonicity will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto in D with cellist Steven Honigberg of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Potomac String Quartet. The piece is known to be technically challenging yet balanced with beauty and elegance. Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50.Tickets are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at : (757) 385-2787 or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4 pm
Brandon Elliot, Violin
This event is sponsored by the Tidewater Area Musicians Branch National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. Brandon Elliot was the national winner of the NANM 2016 National Conference Arts Competition. Suggested donation: Adult/$20; Student/$5. Ticket information: (757) 436-3746. Second Calvary Baptist Church, 2940 Corprew Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5 pm
Sentara Music and Medicine Lecture Concert
Sentara Music and Medicine Center is proud to present a 90-minute lecture-concert highlighting the beneficial and therapeutic effects of music on health and disease. Through this event you will learn how music is interpreted in the brain, how it impacts our brain’s and body’s physiology, and how we can use these changes to treat disease. Join Dr. Kamal Chémali, Medical Director, Sentara Music and Medicine Center, and international pianist Prisca Benoit, Sentara Artist-in-Residence, for a special event to learn more about the powerful effects of music on our body, while enjoying a worldclass concert by a world-class artist. Free and open to the public. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Charles Humphries & Emily Nöel with Kontrabande
"O Sacred Oracles" is a smorgasbord of Handel’s biblical oratorios performed by one of the world’s most sought-after counter-tenors, and a soprano praised for "sheer vocal beauty" (Washington Post) accompanied by the baroque chamber ensemble Kontrabande. Belshazzar, Solomon, Jephtha, and Joshua will appear in this concert of love, war, passion, and frustration. $15-adults; $10-seniors, military, students (cash or check). Reservations: 757-455-2101 or purchase at the door. Hofheimer Theater, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach VA 23455

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV Side-by-Side ODU Symphony
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina opening concert with the String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, & Bay Youth Symphony with the Old Dominion University Symphony. Mahler Symphony No. 1. Mahler's First Symphony, which was first called his "Symphonic Poem", went through many revisions after the first performance was panned as "crazy cacophony".  Now, Mahler's symphonies are beloved and Symphony No 1 is a great introduction to the powerful music of Mahler.  Bay Youth Symphony will be combining forces with the Old Dominion University Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Paul Kim and Helen Martell to perform this monumental work.  It is a concert you will not want to miss!  visit: https://www.odu.edu/musicdept/ensembles/symphony-orchestra#.WSw0-2jyvIU. $10 adults/$8 children & students GROUP RATE (8+ tickets) $8 adults $6 children & students: https://bayyouth.org/concerts-and-tickets/purchase-tickets/ Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

November 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.
Tuesday, November 21, 7 pm
The ODU Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 side by side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra
Come hear Gustav Mahler’s epic First Symphony as two orchestras combine to share a musical journey that embraces nature, confronts death, and leads ultimately to ecstatic triumph. Tickets: $6 students, $10 adults at bayyouth.org through Nov. 20; $8–12 at the door. Group rates available. Visit bayyouth.org for location and further details.
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 pm
Join the ODU Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Orchestra for an evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™
– In Concert Featuring The Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Benjamine Rous, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hal, Norfolk.

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra, now in its 12th season, under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins, presents several short pieces with a Latin flavor including "La oracion del torero" (The Bullfighter's Prayer), an energetic and passionate piece by Joaquin Turina. Also on the program, G.F. Handel's "Concerto Grosso in G.” Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive., Virginia Beach VA

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12 noon
Gene Mazurek, Tenor/Baritone
Monumental Noon Day Concert features Gene Mazurek,  tenor/baritone.  Mr. Mazurek resides in Norfolk, is a retired opera singer, and does many volunteer programs throughout the area.  He will be accompanied by Ellen McDade of Newport News. Free and open to the public.  A light lunch for a fee of $5 will be available following the concert.  For details call the church at 757-397-1297.  Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA Big Band
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents the GSA Big Band in concert.Ttickets: showtix4u.com Orchestra Hall, The Governor’s School, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 8 pm
The Nubian Word for Flowers
Experiments in Opera in partnership with ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and the Ministry of Maåt presents the world premiere of The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera by Pauline Oliveros and IONE. EiO, ICE, and IONE honor the legacy of Pauline Oliveros with this posthumously-completed opera. The evening also features selections from Rainbird by Aaron Siegel and Mallory Catlett, new opera based on the novel Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room by New Zealand author Janet Frame. Tickets $20/15. experimentsinopera.com/nubianword Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
PCC: Thomas Pandolfi
American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski as well as Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto. As outstanding cross-over artist, Thomas Pandolfi’s virtuoso transcriptions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch, “Burt, Barry and Beyond” and “Happy Birthday Frank, the Voice of the 20th Century”, a celebration of Sinatra have delighted audiences. Tickets: $30. https://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/donate Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth 23703

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France II: La France Bonus Concert
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). A special bonus concert exclusively for season pass holders. George Auric: 4 Chants de la France Malheureuse; Alfred Bachelet: Chère Nuit; Georges Bizet: Absence, Chanson d’Avril, Pastel; Claude Debussy: Fêtes galantes (deuxieme recueil); Olivier Messiaen: 3 Mélodies. Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Richard Valitutto piano. Free with purchase of any La France Festival Pass. http://brooklynartsongsociety.org/ The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4 pm

A Wesleyan Christmas
The Wesleyan Singers and Chorale, and the Wesleyan Jazz and Orchestra ensembles usher in the holiday season. All seats: $5 (free to VWC). Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

December 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.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

43rd Annual ODU Madrigal Banquets
Featuring food and music from Revolutionary America. Madrigal banquets include full-course historical meals and music provided by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble. Directed by Bianca Hall. Cash bar. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20 ODU students; $35 ODU faculty, non-students, and groups of six or more; $40 general at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.
Saturday, December 2, 3 pm
Holiday Concert, ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Presents contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1 - 9 pm
NYFOS Next: ...A Bernstein Marathon
Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT program, which will comprise a 90 minute period, will feature works by today’s composers who either studied directly under Maestro Bernstein or have been influenced by his work.  Free. Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10016

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Sing We Nowell will offer a joy-filled sampling of British choral settings of the last 500 years, from the Chorale’s first-ever performance of Magnificat 'Regale' by Tudor composer Robert Fayrfax, to magical holiday anthems by Cecilia MacDowall and Alexander L'Estrange. And rounding out this program of a cappella gems will be sparkling arrangements of favorite carols O come, all ye faithful, Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World. Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. For tickets or further information about this concert, please visit vachorale.org or call 757.627.8375. 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. Dec 2: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Dec 3: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:30 & 3 pm

WSO: Holiday Pops
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. The beloved annual event rings in the season with plenty of holiday cheer during Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination weekend. Enjoy festive seasonal music and finish the afternoon with a walk through Colonial Williamsburg to view the holiday decorations, followed by the evening fireworks display from the Governor's Palace.  Join Sarah Kate Walston and Janna Hymes as they present this sold out annual favorite. Tickets: $30. To order tickets online: www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/ or call 1-800-HISTORY or visit at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet or the Kimball Theatre box office. 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

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Great Bridge United Methodist Church presents the Virginia Children’s Chorus in Concert. Enjoy this beautiful holiday concert with performances by the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, featuring singers from age 12 to 18. Free & open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit Virginia Children's Chorus. Call (757) 440-9100 for information or visit www.vachildrenschorus.org. Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Dr., Chesapeake

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
The Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge.  Free-will offering. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm

Cantori Choral Ensemble: Carols of the Nativity
This year’s concert features familiar carols clothed in new garments by contemporary composers, some sung a cappella, and others accompanied by a string quartet, by Rebecca Davy on piano and organ, Wayne Hedrick on flute, and Renee Kingan on clarinet and saxophone. Composers whose works will be heard include Dan Forrest, Kim Arnesen, Stephen Chatman, and Matthew Culloton. The 12-voice auditioned ensemble is under the direction of Agnes French. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Dec 3: $15 person in advance, and $20 at the door. A student rate of $5 in advance and $10 at the door will apply. Advance tickets may be reserved by sending a check to Cantori Choral Ensemble at 3341 Derby Lane, Williamsburg, 23185. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dec 10: Donation. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.

HRMB 2017 Fall Winter Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org The band is beginning its 88th Year of FREE Band Performances.
Sunday December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chesapeake General Hospital FREE. 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake
Thursday December 7, 2017, 7 pm
Westminster Canterbury FREE. 3181 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church FREE. 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Holiday Concert
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) presents its annual holiday concert. All are invited to attend this entertainment extravaganza.  The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. The concert is free and no tickets are required.  Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.  For more information, call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Computer Music Concert
Welcome to an evening of meditative and provocative music! Ranging from abstract soundscapes, melodic glitch, and ambient music to plunderphonic political collage, new techno, and generative music, this concert showcases the works of composers in the fall semester computer music class. Free. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Winds: Holiday Concert
The Tidewater Winds perform their traditional holiday concert. Tickets: $25 Early Request through Oct. 31: visit http://www.tidewaterwinds.org/ or phone 757-480-0953. $35.50 after Oct. 31: http://ev8.evenue.net/ - Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Some Sort
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 pm
HRMB: Christmas Concert
Hampton Roads Metro Band. http://www.hrmetroband.org/ Westminster-Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Friday, December 8, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm

VSO: Holiday POPS!
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Led by conductor Robert Shoup, Holiday Pops and will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect Holiday Pops—high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season with all of you! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 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. Dec 8: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 9: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 10: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Virginia Choral Society: Hark!
Celebrate the sounds of the season with familiar carols and new favorites for choir and the Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet. Featuring works by Pinkham, McCullough, and Willcocks, as well as Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals for brass and organ by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
Tickets: General Admission: $15, Senior/Military/Student: $12. http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/
Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm, 2017
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 10, 4 pm
Trinity United Methodist, 201 Cedar St., Smithfield, VA 23430
Saturday, December 16, 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

GSA & Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk
Friday, December 8, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Thursday, December 14, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Vocal Music- Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4 pm
HRP: Winter Classics and Holiday Favorites
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Part of a weekend of free events at Fort Monroe including: Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting and Historic Tours. Free. For more information visit http://www.fmauthority.com Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd., Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 pm
 Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet Christmas Concert
Four-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli will join Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet in their Christmas Concert. The concert will not only showcase the talent of these artists, but fans will delight in festive favorites to celebrate the season including “Silent Night,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” In addition to Jae, the Zero to 60 Quartet consists of Canadian-born saxophonist Ralph Bowen, pianist Allen Farnham and Bassist Terry Burrell. Tickets: $20. online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822 or by visiting the Virginia Arts Festival box office located at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; also available at Ticketmaster.com. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St., Norfolk

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2 pm & 4 pm
WCG: Christmas with the Choral Guild
The Williamsburg Choral Guild celebrates the season of giving with its annual gift to the community – a family-friendly concert of holiday favorites.  Admission is free, but those who attend are invited to bring a free will offering of nonperishable food for FISH, Inc., to help stock its pantry. The concert features the following works: Traditional selections and arrangements of holiday music by Handel, Willcocks, Rutter and others and Carol Sing-along. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus and pianist Jane Alcorn as they celebrate this festive season with song. No admission cost; please consider a food donation for FISH. For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at  info@williamsburgchoralguild.org. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg  23188

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. HRP performs holiday classics with a pops-style twist. Hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers. Shake off some winter gloom with seasonal favorites such as The Skater’s Waltz, Sleigh Ride, and a special guest narration of “A Visit from St. Nick.” 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. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Saturday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm
VSO: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out! Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shoup, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: Snowy Holidays
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll and Reginald Fox. Works by Bach/Calliet, Coleridge-Taylor, Correll, Fucik/Eisbrenner, Reed 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, December 10, 2017, 4 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music spanning several centuries, featuring Bach’s Wedding Cantata 202, Britten’s Winter Words, and music by Brahms, Boulanger, Coxe, Messiaen. Professor Coxe is joined by soloists, instrumentalists, the Governor’s School Orchestra, and the Camarata Choristers. Not to be missed!  Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Monday, December 11, 2017, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program has become an annual tradition. It features holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with others to be announced Cover $20. Walk-ins always welcome at the bar. Reservations: 212-866-0600; Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway (at 105th Street), New York, NY

Thursday, December 12, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 12: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk. Dec 15: Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Handel’s Messiah
JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the time-honored Christmas tradition of George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio, Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of the Messiah. From Isaiah’s prophecies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 14: Regent Univerisity Theater. Dec 15: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 16: Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
Virginia Wind Symphony in concert. https://www.virginiawindsymphony.org Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5 pm

TENET: Candlelight Carols
TENET celebrates the holidays with cozy carols to warm the heart and soul on one of the darkest nights of the year. Our quintet of singers will be joined by lutenist Hank Heijink in an eclectic program of carols from America and Europe in a performance highlighting TENET’s distinctive clarity through thoughtful renditions of time-honored tunes. Jolle Greenleaf, sopran;o Martha Cluver, soprano; Kate Maroney, alto, Owen Mc Intosh, ; tenor Charles Wesley Evans, bass; Hank Heijink, lute. Tickets: Dec 15: Tickets: $50, $50, $30, $25. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/candlelight-carols All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave., New York City, NY 10075. Dec 16: Tickets: $20 - $65 https://www.caramoor.org/events/tenet/ Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY 10536.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

Symphonicity/Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker
Join us for The Nutcracker and experience the beauty and athleticism of this timeless ballet classic. Enjoy nationally recognized guest artists, our regions finest dancers and entertaining choreography and staging. Live orchest form Symphonicity with Daniel W. Boothe conducting will add the final touch to a fantastic experience. Tickets: $35 - $55 adults; $18 children under 18. Sandler Center Box Office and www.ynottix.com Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 16, 2017, time TBA
BYOV: Concerto Competition
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina 2017 Concerto Competition is open to members of BYCO & BYSO. Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10 am
EVB: A Service of Lessons and Carols
Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet with music director and organist Sharon Foxwell and the choir. For more information phone (757) 423-8536. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue,  Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: Handel’s Messiah
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, presents Handel’s Messiah, Directed by Stephen Z. Cook. Tickets: showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

Vienna Boys Choir
Beloved for its pure, heavenly sound, this internationally revered choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, and despite the youth of its singers, represents an art form steeped in tradition and history. Today, boys audition for the choir from around the world; many of them have fathers or even grandfathers who were choir members. The full choir is divided into four equally gifted touring groups, each led by its own conductor and accompanied by tutors. The group who will be presented by the Virginia Arts Festival includes boys from Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines. They will be led by their spirited Italian choirmaster Manolo Cagnin, who has traveled with the group throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He chooses repertoire to match the boys’ voices and personalities—including, in the case of these December performances, some of the best-loved holiday music ever written. Order your tickets early, as previous Virginia Arts Festival performances of the Vienna Boys Choir have sold out!  info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Dec 20: St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Tickets: $21 - $58. Dec 21: $21 – $85. Sandler Center for the Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, December 22, 2017, 12 noon
Organ Concert
Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, organist. www.fpcnorfolk.org First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10 am
Celebrating the Joy of Christmas through Music
Featuring the First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir. fpcnorfolk.org First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 4:40 pm
EVB: Christmas Eve Service
Eastern Virginia Brass the ensemble presents prelude music and participates in the service with music director R. Scott Foxwell and church choir. Phone (757) 481-0577 for more information. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Ln #757, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:30 pm
EVB: A Service of Lessons and Carols
Eastern Virginia Brass. Christmas Eve Service, prelude beginning at 10:30 p.m. Music under the direction of David S. Kunkel. Phone (757) 428-6332 for more information. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7 pm
TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale
Join TENET and the Green Mountain Project performers to celebrates the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth with a performance of selections from his monumental collection Selva morale e spirituale. A program featuring six core voices, violins, cornetti, and continuo highlights some of Monteverdi’s most famous psalm and motet settings alongside instrumental works by Monteverdi’s contemporaries. JOLLE GREENLEAF | soprano; MOLLY QUINN | soprano; OWEN MCINTOSH | tenor; JASON MCSTOOTS | tenor; SUMNER THOMPSON | tenor; JOHN TAYLOR WARD | bass; AISSLINN NOSKY | violin; BETH WENSTROM | violin; KIRI TOLLAKSEN | cornetto; ALEX OPSAHL | cornetto; HANK HEIJINK | theorbo; CHARLES WEAVER | theorbo; JEFFREY GROSSMAN | harpsichord. Tickets: $29 - $76. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/selva-morale St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014

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