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Bay Youth Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will be holding auditions for open positions in all ensembles on Monday August 31, 2015!!! Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia seeks talented, motivated instrumental students to fill the following open positions in our ensembles for the upcoming 2015-2016 season:
Symphony Orchestra: Viola, Bass, Clarinet, Oboe, Trumpet, Bass Trombone
Concert Orchestra: Viola, Bass, Oboe, Trumpet, French Horn
Wind Ensemble: ALL Wind and Brass instruments
Strings: Bass, Viola
Junior Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.
All BYOV students must audition for acceptance into their ensembles.
Symphony, Concert, and Strings auditions will be held on August 31
Junior Strings auditions will be held on August 31, September 28, and October 5.
To apply for Wind Ensemble, please visit https://bayyouth.org/members/auditions/
For audition information, audition requirements, ensemble descriptions and to schedule your audition visit https://bayyouth.org/members/auditions/ A $5 fee is required at the audition. We accept cash, check or credit card. Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia is a tuition based organization. Tuition rates and payment options can be viewed at https://bayyouth.org/members/tuition-payments/

Soprano Sought
Searching for a soprano who is available to sing Puccini's O mio babbino caro, Mi chiamano Mimi, and 21th century music for a music festival at Trinity Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm. Please contact Kai Lin, Music Director 757-456-0325 for more information.

Virginia Opera Congratulates Baritone Edward Parks
Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, congratulates baritone Edward Parks, soon to be seen on Virginia Opera stages as Marcello in La Bohème, for placing in the Operalia International Opera Competition at the Royal Opera House in London! Baritone Edward Parks, set to portray the role of Marcello in the 2015-2016 production of La Bohème (to be conducted by Adam Turner) placed third from a field of nearly 1,000 applicants, and secured a $10,000 prize, this past weekend in Operalia, the International Opera Competition held July 19 at the Royal Opera House in London. Operalia, founded in 1993 and hosted by Placido Domingo, aims at revealing the most promising talent in the operatic world. In review of the cast lists of the leading opera houses around the world today there is at least one Operalia laureate performing every season. Of his portrayal of the role of Marcello, Opera News said of Parks, “The most compelling performance of the night was the Marcello of Edward Parks, whose warm, velvety baritone filled the house.” Placing in Operalia’s top roster of young, upcoming artists is a significant achievement for Parks. Virginia Opera features this rising star throughout Virginia this November.

Tidewater Community College Chorus Welcomes Singers
Are you looking for a chorus to sing with? Tidewater Community College Chorus welcomes community singers 18-80+. Come sing with us! Singers in all sections needed. No audition is required. We welcome anyone interested in singing regardless of experience (although prior choral experience is certainly helpful). Rehearsals begin Monday, August 24 on the TCC Norfolk campus from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. We perform in the beautiful TCC Roper Performing Arts Center on the TCC Norfolk campus. To join us, simply register for MUS 137 - Chorus, a 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective course, at any TCC campus registration center. (Current TCC students may register on-line or by phone). Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - see a counselor at any TCC campus registration center for information. For further information about TCC Chorus, please see our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/tccchorus - or email - dwarren@tcc.edu or call - 757-399-5716.

August 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, August 4, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. John Lowe, Organist from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida
Tuesday, August 11, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Gary Garlette, Organist at Ardmore Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, August 15, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, August 18, 8 pm
Organ & Voice Recital
Michael Lianos, Organist from St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia & Judy Olbrych, Soprano from Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 22, 8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Chamber Ensemble from Washington, DC, Jeffrey Sean Dokken, Director
Tuesday, August 25, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. Samuel Porter, Organist from First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Saturday, August 29, 8 pm
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
August 1Thomas Marshall, Organist
August 8 & 15 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
August 22 & 29Sarah Bland, Organist

TRADOC Summer Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Arsenal Brass Band
Summer Breeze Concert Series Merchants Square, Williamsburg
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Rock
Summer Breeze Concert Series Merchants Square, Williamsburg

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 83rd annual season of Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 4 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night at 7 PM through August. Please join us this summer for Music Under the Stars! A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/MUTS/muts.asp to get your RAPID ACCESS Vehicle Pass. For inclement weather and other information visit: www.tradocband.com
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Marches & Symphonic Standards
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: Re-living the Dream (Alumni Concert)
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7 pm
Patriot Thistle: A Night at the Opry
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe
Join us each Thursday at the Gazebo at Continental Park to enjoy the music. This year’s lineup includes performances by the US Air Force Heritage of America Band, US Navy Fleet Forces Band. New this year: The Rhythm Project, the Virginia Arts Festival Youth Steel Drum Band, and The Tidewater Winds and John Philip Sousa IV. Returning this year is the Fourth at the Fort celebration with a performance by the US Navy Fleet Forces Four Star Edition. Each concert starts at 7 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Free Admission. For more information visit http://www.fmauthority.com/calendar/ All events at Continental Park unless otherwise noted. Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7 pm
US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7 pm
US Air Force Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7 pm
US Navy Fleet Forces Band Four Star Edition
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7 pm
US Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band
For six decades, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has educated, inspired and entertained over 1.5 million people annually, by providing music for events that support Airmen and their families, our Nation’s veterans and build relationships of trust between the American people and their Air Force. The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites.

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7 pm
Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars
Make sure you don't miss an exciting evening of music and dance with the Second Annual Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars. Profits from this event benefit Virginia Beach arts groups, including Symphonicity. This event really helps Symphonicity and other arts groups in our city. Come support them! Tickets are $50 each and are tax deductible. Call the Virginia Musical Theatre at 340-5446 to reserve tickets. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Thru August 9, 2015
Virginia Rep: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Virginia Rep presents South Pacific. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. Directed by Chase Kniffen. Starring Stacey Cabaj and Branch Fields. One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Tickets: Single Tickets: Premium $60; Standard $48; Value $36. Subscription: Premium $45 | Standard $36. Visit http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=3089 or phone (804) 282-2620. The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Marjorie Arenstein Stage, Virginia Rep Center, 114 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Hampton Roads Metro Band 2015 Spring/Summer 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
Sunday, August 9, 2015, Time TBA
Free. Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 3 pm
Fighting Hunger with the Flute: A Music for Food Recital
Flutist Kathleen Winters and pianist Ruth Easterling Winters, piano. This recital is presented in partnership with Music for Food, a non-profit organization. Following the performance, the artists will be traveling to Washington DC, where Ms. Winters, who is completing a doctorate in flute performance at the University of Illinois, will compete in the semi-final round of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. The Orcutt program is drawn from competition repertoire and includes works by Bach, Debussy, Paganini, Taffanel, Messiaen and others. Enjoy an afternoon of virtuosity and fight hunger in our community! Admission is free, but monetary donations will be accepted for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank. Orcutt Baptist Church, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 4 pm
Acosta / Migliozzi / Walsh Trio - Plus One
Aníbal Acosta, guitar; James Gallatin, organ; Anastasia Migliozzi, violin & viola; Stephen Walsh, piano, harpsichord & recorders, performing a program of rediscovered chamber masterworks of the 18th through 20th centuries. Works by Ponce, Widor, Mozart, Vivaldi, Guastavino, Ramirez, Cervantes, Utterback. Casual Attire, please. There will be a reception following the concert in the Sacred Heart Commons. Free and open to the public. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Blow Street between Princess Anne Rd. and Graydon Ave. There is a small parking lot behind the church and abundant street parking in the neighborhood.

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 5 pm
Chamber Orchestra at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins will present a free concert to conclude its 9th season. The program will feature Works of Mozart, Dvorak, Glazounow, and Massenet as well as a poignant work by American composer Alan Shulman. Surprise guests will appear with the orchestra for works by Leroy Anderson and one piece will ask that you not silence your cell phone because cell phones will be part of the music! A reception will follow this fun-filled evening of great music. 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

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Bradley Fielding and Friends from Tidewater Opera Initiative
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church concert series. Bradley Fielding, Erin Hannon, Kathryn Kelly, and Sara Crigger will perform famous opera and musical theatre pieces. Intermission includes a short reception and meet-and-greet with the performers. Proceeds will benefit the Donald E. Golden Scholarship and the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Suggested donation of $10. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News

Wonderful Wednesdays 2015
The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center is proud to announce the 7th Annual Summer Music Series Wonderful Wednesdays. All concerts will begin at 7:30. $20 donation at the door. For information, including season subscriptions, please call 391-9266 or visit the website www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org The Jewish Museum & Cultural Center, 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23704
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Anders-Aguirre Trio
Oboist Sherie Aguirre, violinist Jorge Aguirre and pianist Lee Jordan Anders, playing an evening of Summer Romance, music by Dvorak, Thomas Dunhill and Debussy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Adagio Trio
Linda Grieser harpist, Kathryn Daniels flutist and Michael Daniels cellist.

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Go Traveling
The concert features music from Chicago, Brigadoon, Man of La Mancha, by Elvis, and by Gilbert and Sullivan. Soprano Kimberly Nickerson will sing. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Presented by SYMPHONICITY-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Events Unlimited in the Symphony By the Sea series. Free and open to the public. 31st Street Park, Oceanfront

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, August 15, 8 pm
Sunday, August 16, 4 pm
Friday, August 21, 8 pm
Saturday, August 22, 8 pm
Sunday, August 23, 4 pm

TOI: The Marriage of Figaro
Tidewater Opera Initiative. Mozart's hilariously romantic opera gets the roaring 20's treatment in our new, intimate production, featuring many of Virginia's finest singers. Aurelian Eulert, Music Director; Scott Williamson, Stage Director; Adam Piper, Count Almaviva; Stephanie Marx, Countess Almaviva; Simon Charette, Figaro; Shelly Milam-Ratliff, Susanna; Suzanne Oberdorfer, Cherubino (cast 1); Sara Crigger, Cherubino (Cast 2); Adriane Kerr, Marcellina (1); Kristian Bucy, Marcellina (2); Rollin Reeder, Don Bartolo; Christopher Burnette, Don Basilio, Don Curzio (Weekend 2); Corbin Thomas Shoup, Barbarina (1); Chonise Thomas, Barbarina (2); Joey Haney, Don Curzio (Weekend 1); Bradley Fielding, Antonio. Aug 14, 16, 22 – Cast 1; Aug 15, 21, 23 – Cast 2. Don't miss the wedding of the year! Tickets on sale now. $15, $20. Seating is extremely limited. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.tidewateroperainitiative.org/2015-season-the-marriage-of-figaro.html Black Box theater at the Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk VA 23510 (on Granby,around the corner from the Wells Theater; park in the MacArthur Mall garage)

Virginia Symphony Summer Concerts
The Virginia Symphony announces its annual summer concert schedule, taking place across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Gloucester, and Newport News. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these wonderful free outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and CEO Karen Philion. “These concerts are made possible by our generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of music lovers who join us each year.”
Thursday, August 20, 20215, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8 pm
My Next Mistake
Join mezzo-soprano Mary Charlotte Elia and pianist Sharon Foxwell for an evening of love songs featuring works by Caccini, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré and Satie and the evening will conclude with a selection of pop songs. A fun program for both art song aficionados and friends new to the genre, this recital will strive to provide a more immersive experience through projection, dance, and other surprises. For more information call 757-348-3925 or visit http://igg.me/at/mynextmistake for program notes, audio samples and more. Free and open to the public. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA.

NYFOS @ North Fork
New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier, Artistic Director; Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, opens the 2015-16 edition of NYFOS Emerging Artists with NYFOS @ North Fork, the first of three intensive residencies this year where NYFOS mentors and showcases the next generation of singers. Residency: August 16-23, 2015; Residency culminates in two performances of Latin Lovers, Songs from Latin America's recital stages, theaters, and dance halls by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Guastavino, Ernesto Lecuona, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others. Concerts: August 22 & 23. The Singers: Anna Dugan, soprano; Amanda Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Alexander McKissick, tenor; Dimitri Katotakis, baritone. With Danny Villanueva, percussion; Steven Blier, pianist/arranger. www.nyfos.org/Orient
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 5 pm
Latin Lovers Preview Performance
Presented by South Country Concerts. Tickets: $25, students $5, available at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 South Country Road, Bellport, NY.
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5 pm
Latin Lovers
Presented by Oysterponds Community Activities. Complimentary reception with the artists to follow. Tickets: $20; general admission. Call Jane Smith at 631-323-1378 to reserve. All tickets held at will call. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) an hour before the concert begins. Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient, NY.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2015-16 season on Monday, August 24, Tuesday, August 25 and Saturday, August 29. 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. 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! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: A Conductor’s Notebook
The concert features music from South Pacific, and by Mozart, John Williams, and Henry Mancini. Soprano Kimberly Nickerson and baritone Adam Piper will sing. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert under the stars. Presented by SYMPHONICITY-The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Events Unlimited in the Symphony By the Sea series. Free and open to the public. 31st Street Park, Oceanfront

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