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July 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, July 17, 8 pm
Handbell & Choral Concert
Youth Choirs & Youth Handbell Choirs from Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina, Keith Turner, Director
Thursday, July 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Suzanne Daniel, Organist from Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Virginia
Saturday, July 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, July 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish,
Thursday, July 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Christopher Reynolds, Organist from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, July 28, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
Ensemble Ottavino from Hampton Roads, Melvin Lauf, Jr., Director
Tuesday, July 31, 8 pm
String Quartet Concert
Czigany Quartet, post graduate students at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and Guest Artists at the 2018 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. Visit:  http://cziganyquartet.com/about.php
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10 am on - July 7 & 14 - Thomas Marshall, Organist
Saturday at 10 am on - July 21 – Norman Elton, Organist
Saturday at 10 am on - July 28 – Rebecca Davy, Organist

Tidewater Winds 2018 Summer Concert Series
Tidewater Winds, John Brewington, Music Director, is one of the country's few professional, non-profit concert bands performing repertoire ranging from Sousa Marches to Big Band Programming. When you experience these concerts you are entertained with the highest quality of musical celebration available. Our professional musicians, staff and volunteers are prepared to ensure you are fully engaged and comfortable. With free concerts every summer we welcome your involvement and  participation as volunteers, supporters, donors and audience members. Join us for our upcoming concerts, special events and fundraisers. We hope you will support this treasured art form and help us maintain the joy of free summer concerts for all to enjoy. www.TidewaterWinds.org 757.480.0953
A Centennial in the Making!
This program celebrates the 100th birthdays of both Leonard Bernstein and Tidewater Winds founder Sidney Berg.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Regent University Chapel, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
America! Let Freedom Ring!
A celebration of our harbors and ports with the world premier of Chris Palestrants' composition Port of Freedom.
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505
Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
Grassfield High School, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Regent University Chapel, Virginia Beach 23464
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach 23451
Alone at Last!
An upbeat final program visiting some of the greatest solo performers that made their own path in music. You'll hear the songs of John Denver, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and many more. Guest artist BJ Griffin returns to the stage to join the Winds in this closing performance.
Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach VA 23451

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5 pm
90.3 WHRO FM’s Classics on The Courtyard
WHRO's Open Mic Nights are taking a break for the summer, but we hope you will join us for another exciting event in July! On July 18, we will present 90.3 WHRO-FM’s Classics on The Courtyard, part of the City of Chesapeake’s “Food Trucks on the Square” summer series held at Courtyard Square Park. We are thrilled to feature a lineup of outstanding local classical artists, including many who have performed at previous Classical Open Mic Nights. Bring your friends and family for a relaxing evening of food, fun and music. 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Virginia Children's Chorus; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - WHRO. For more details, follow WHRO Classical FM on Facebook or visit www.cityofchesapeake.net Courtyard Square Park (behind City Hall), 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Wonderful Wednesdays 2018
The Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays  Summer Music Series. From the folksy songs of Dramtreeo we will go into the parlor with a live presentation by Dwight Davis recreating his popular WHRO show From the Parlor. Then we take a journey back to the Baroque period with authentic instruments to replicate the sounds of  the time presented by the Wren Masters. We conclude the series with the enchanting vocal skills of Cantor Jennifer Rueben.  Advance tickets are $20 per show. Tickets are $25 at the door. Students and Military ( with ID) are $10 each concert. To purchase season and individual concert tickets visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org/Summer_Music_Series.html
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
A five member acoustic folk group, featuring the traditional music of North America, the British Isles, and the seven seas. An eclectic mix of songs reflects the joys and sorrows, hard work and hard luck, the high spirits and humor of ordinary people from around the world.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
From The Parlor Goes Live
Dwight Davis takes you back to a more genteel time, when music was made in the home. Enjoy songs that were sung around the piano after dinner, works played on the old upright in the parlor, great singers from the past.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
Wren Masters
Baroque Quartet playing period instruments: Ruth van Baak Griffioen,  recorder; Sarah Glosson, baroque cello & viola da gamba; Thomas Marshall, harpsichord; Susan Via, baroque violin.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Cantor Jennifer Rueben
Jennifer Rueben is the cantor at Norfolk’s Ohef Sholom Temple. Cantor Rueben will present a varied program of opera, musical theatre, and Jewish cantorial and popular music. 

Music by the Bay 2018 Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday evenings from 7-8:15 pm on June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2018. Bring your own picnic, chairs and Frisbee to enjoy summer sunsets by the Chesapeake Bay, along with great military band music.  Large groups welcome. Drop-off at Continental Park, bus parking  at Outlook Beach parking lot. Free parking on-site. In case of inclement weather concerts will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Fort Monroe. Fort Monroe programs and events are presented through a collaboration of the United States Army, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. Events are subject to change without notice. All programs and events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. Some programs and events require pre-registration. Free and Open to the Public. Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.
Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
Performers to be announced
Thursday, July 26, 7 pm
USAF Heritage of America Band, Heritage Brass Ensemble
August 2, 7 pm
Chisman Creek Band
The Chisman Creek Band offer listeners traditional and modern bluegrass, but also melds the sound of banjo, acoustic guitar, and stand-up bass into classic rock and contemporary favorites, and original creations. They do their best to leave their audiences with memories of amazing three-part harmonies and instrumentals.
Thursday, August 9, 7 pm
The Rhythm Project
The Rhythm Project is a world percussion ensemble dedicated to the nurturing of self-esteem through individual and cooperative achievement. Founded in 1996, the program was started in Portsmouth, VA by the Virginia Arts Festival. The All-Stars, 2009 and 2010 Virginia International PANFest Grand Champions, have earned international acclaim and collaborated with many prominent artists. They have performed at the Royal Nova Scotia and Virginia International Tattoos. In May 2014, the group was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” program showcasing outstanding talent in high school students.
Thursday, August 16, 7 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet
Thursday, August 23, 7 pm
Peninsula Concert Band
Thursday, August 30, 7 pm
Performers to be announced

Friday, July 20, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, July 22 2017, 3 pm

TNCC: The Grand Duke
Thomas Nelson Community College Performing Arts presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke. Set in a fictional German principality, this hilarious operetta raises the question: How do you get rid of a miserly, good-for-nothing Grand Duke? The answer: Why with a Statutory Duel (by playing a hand of cards, much tidier than blades or pistols) of course. Unfortunately, that brings out more problems than solutions with the usual dose of Gilbert and Sullivan's topsy-turvy world of misadventures, this time involving no less than four prospective Grand Duchesses, the Prince of Monte Carlo, the invention of the roulette wheel and the entire cast of Troilus and Cressida.  While all will certainly turn out all right in the end, it will take a plethora of plot twists, turns and a flock of supernumeraries to get there. Don’t miss this rarely-performed gem! Conducted by Michael Sundblad. General Admission: $17; $15 Students/Seniors/Military. 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

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Symphony by the Sea
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will returns to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the Symphony by the Sea outdoor concert series held at Neptune’s Park at the intersection of 3st Street and Atlantic Avenue. The VSO’s newly appointed Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias conducts. Music from box-office favorites like Forrest Gump, The Music Man and composers John Williams, Grofe, Ungar and Copland. The Symphony by the Sea series is free and open to the public, but memberships for all six concerts (July 12, July 26, August 16, September 6) are available to purchase. Series VIP Members receive reserved seating and valet parking for all six concert, access to the VIP tent with food and beverages before the performance, and two ticket vouchers per member for an additional VSO concert. Memberships can be purchased at https://www.neptunefestival.com/products/symphony-sea-membership. Neptune’s Park, 3st Street & Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

4th Thursday Summer Sings
VWU's Center for Sacred Music joins with its community partner Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church to present 4th Thursday Summer Sings" during June, July, and August. Singers are invited to enjoy an old-favorite work, learn a new one, practice sight-reading skills, or sing with a new conductor. There's no preparation - just come and enjoy! (dress is casual) Listeners are welcome, too. All three SINGs will take place at Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Parking is available on the street or in the Ghent UMC and Ohef Sholom lots (off Raleigh Ave). The evening schedule, plus conductors and organists for each can be found below and also at www.vwu.edu/csm. SING: 6:30-7 pm; Registration: 7:00 pm; Rehearsal: 8:00 pm. Performance. SINGERS REGISTRATION: email CSM director Sandra Billy atsbilly@vwu.edu with your voice part, whether or not you'll bring a score (or need to borrow one), and which SINGs you'll attend. LISTENERS: join us at 8pm (donations are accepted). It's going to be a great summer of singing!
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8 pm
Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor.” Kevin Kwan, conductor; Bradley Norris, organist.
Kevin Kwan, Director of Music and Organist at Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church, conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final and beloved treatment of the Roman Catholic mass for the dead.
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8 pm
Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” (excerpts). Charles Woodward, conductor; Stephen Cook, organist.
Charles Woodward, Artistic Director of the Virginia Chorale, and Music Director at Ohef Sholom Temple and St. Paul's Episcopal Church,conducts Felix Mendelssohn's epic oratorio on the life of the prophet Elijah.

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park: The Music of Elton John, a Summer Pops Concert
Sir Elton John, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums and 250 million records sold worldwide, the third-most successful artist in the history of the American charts (behind only Elvis and The Beatles), is a force of musical nature. It’s reasonable to say no one can hold a Candle in the Wind to the astronomic Rocket Man, who has been honored time and again for his poignant and transcendent rock ballads that still hum in the hearts of listeners worldwide. This year, we honor one of modern culture’s most enduring performers as Sir Elton John embarks upon his final tour. Join us as we celebrate this larger-than-life Pop Rock icon with The Music of Elton John, with our special guests, world-class touring act Jeans ‘n Classics. Now celebrating their 21st anniversary, Jeans ‘n Classics is a star performer in the arts and entertainment scene right across North America. While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair. Jeff Phelps, conductor. Open lawn seating is available and picnics are welcome. The evening will include gourmet artisan foods and beverages for purchase. Town Point Park will open at 6pm for pre-concert picnics. The show begins at 7:30pm. Free & open to the public! Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia

Monday, July 30, 2018, 7 pm
Benefit Concert
Ben Brafford, pianist, is a native of Gastonia, NC. He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in piano performance as well as choral conducting. He currently serves at Holy Trinity, Greensboro, where he is organist, choirmaster and director of the church's music academy. Brafford enjoys playing concerts in the summer to benefit charities like N.E.S.T. 100% of donations will go to N.E.S.T.: Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team. A freewill offering will be taken. Church of the Ascension, 405 Talbot Hall Road, Norfolk

TRADOC: Music Under the Stars
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, located in t he heart of America's Historic Triangle on Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Free and open to the public. www.facebook.com/gradocband. Magnolia Park, Fort Eustis, VA
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7 pm
Family Night Out
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7 pm
Swingin' at the James
208th and 392nd Army Bands Jazz Ensembles
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7 pm
Pops in the Park
Full Spectrum from the USAF Heritage of America Band
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7 pm
86th Season Finale: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture
TRADOC Concert Band with guest: The Army Voices. Inclement weather date: August 24.

Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 3, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018, 4 pm

TOI: Hansel and Gretel
Tidewater Opera Initiative presents Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, performed in English. Conductor: Scott Williamson; Pianist: Kelly Vaughan; Stage Director: Shelly Milam-Ratliff. Cast: Hansel-- Lisa Hogan; Gretel-- Kathryn Kelly; Father-- Steven Field; Mother-- Sandra Agans Kreuger; Witch-- Adriane Kerr; Sandman-- Bridget Cooper; Dew Fairy-- Anyeé Farrar. (757) 913-1864 info@toiva.org Parking can be found on nearby streets or  ?in the Harrison Opera House lot. $20 general, $15 students. https://squareup.com/store/tidewater-opera-initiative The Hugh R. Copeland Center,112 W. Wilson Ave., Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Symphony by the Sea
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will returns to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the Symphony by the Sea outdoor concert series held at Neptune’s Park at the intersection of 3st Street and Atlantic Avenue. The VSO’s newly appointed Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias conducts. Music from box-office favorites like The King and I and West Side Story and works by Rossini, Dvorak, Offenbach, Bizet and more. Free and open to the public. Neptune’s Park, 3st Street & Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Pull Out All the Stops: Pedals, Pipes and Pizza
The Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) presents Pedals, Pipes and Pizza. We encourage piano students from about the ages of 11 through 16 to participate in this exciting exploration of the pipe organ. A short film will be shown, plus professional organ demonstrations along with student interaction on both the organ and piano. A backpack will be given to each student filled with gift items to include: "A Young Person's Guide to the Pipe Organ," a variety of organ sheet music, descriptive photos of various pipe organs from around the world as well as contact information for organ teachers in the Hampton Roads area. Our Pizza Party takes place during lunchtime. For Registration and Contact information: Marie Bliss, 757-650-3263 call or text, email: mbliss@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Church Office: 757-851-6292. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Foxhill Road, Hampton VA 23669

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4 pm
Ricky Goodwyn, Jr., baritone; Ruth Winters, piano
Baritone Ricky Goodwyn closes the 2017-2018 Sundays at Four season with a recital of classical, Spirituals and musical theater songs. Free and open to the public. More information: 757-675-5777. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Do you know a child who loves to sing?
The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2018-2019 season on August 20, 21 & 25, 2018. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs and settle in for a magical evening of Symphony Under the Stars! Gonzalo Farias, conductor. Free & open to the public!
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7 pm
Lake Matoaka Amphitheater, Williamsburg 23185
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Symphony by the Sea
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will returns to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the Symphony by the Sea outdoor concert series held at Neptune’s Park at the intersection of 3st Street and Atlantic Avenue. The VSO’s newly appointed Assistant Conductor Gonzalo Farias conducts. Music from box-office favorites and more. Free and open to the public. Neptune’s Park, 3st Street & Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

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