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Schola Cantorum: Bon Appetit Series
Schola Cantorum of Virginia, Inc., a non-profit choral ensemble headquartered in Virginia Beach, is preparing a sumptuous mid-winter concert feast especially for you! From appetizers to desserts, complete with drinks and a few hors d’oeuvres, Schola Cantorum’s winter series of concerts is a complete menu. This food-focused program is appropriately named the “Bon Appetit Series” and is guaranteed to satisfy and delight your aural palate. John Rutter’s “Banquet Fugue” and the “Plant a Radish” duet from The Fantasticks are just a sampling of the songs to be performed. You won't want to miss this banquet, so check your calendars for the following concert dates, times, and venues. There is no charge to attend these concerts, but donations are welcome at each venue, online, or in the mail to support Schola Cantorum in their efforts to continue providing unique choral entertainment throughout Hampton Roads. You may also find the group’s concert information on Facebook and on their website at ScholaCantorumofVA.org.
Saturday, February 6, 7 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk 234505

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Chanticleer
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based, Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is celebrating its 38th season. Named for the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Chanticleer was founded in 1978 by tenor Louis A. Botto, who performed until 1989 and served as Artistic Director until his death in 1997. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices (ranging from soprano to bass), and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. William Fred Scott begins his tenure as Chanticleer’s fifth Music Directorin 2015. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ticket Office: (757)594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

CNU Department of Music February 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.
Tuesday, February 2, 8 pm
Choral Festival
Local high school choirs visiting the CNU campus will participate in masterclasses with Chanticleer men's chorus and attend their evening concert. Please call 757-594-8752 for ticket availability. Ferguson Concert Hall
Wednesday, February 10 , 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Featuring the winners of the CNU concerto/aria/composition competition. Admission free. Concert Hall
Friday, February 19, 12 noon
Choirs Concert
Enjoy our outstanding choral ensembles singing choral masterpieces in the beautiful atmosphere of the Trible Library Rotunda. Admission free. Rotunda

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12 noon
Michael Strauss, Violin; Aaron Renninger, Organ
Violist Michael Strauss will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the second concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series performing a variety of classical works. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS: David T. Little & Friends
One of “the most imaginative young composers” on the scene (The New Yorker) with “a knack for overturning musical conventions” (The New York Times), David T. Little makes his NYFOS debut, opening the 2016 edition of NYFOS Next. The first of three concerts in the series, Little hosts and curates an evening featuring new works of his own and the songs of his friends and colleagues. The evening features a preview from Little's new opera JFK. Kate Soper, Gelsey Bell, Brett Umlauf, Justine Aronson, sopranos; Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Worth, Ted Hearne, baritones; Michael Barrett, piano; Ayano Ninomiya, Danbi Um, violins. Tickets $20, general admission. Cash only at the door. http://nyfos.org/events.html OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
CANTUS: The Four Loves
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States,” Cantus is acknowledged around the world for their programmatic versatility, artistic excellence, and charismatic personality. "The Four Loves:” music by Josquin, Brahms, Leoš Jánacek and Libby Larsen. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Cello and Piano Recital
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Please join us for an evening of music featuring the cello sonatas of Samuel Barber (1933) and Sergei Prokofiev (1949).  Pianists Lee Jordan-Anders and Stephen Coxe, and cellist Jeff Phelps share this program of rarely-heard works by these extraordinary artists.  $15 suggested donation, reception to follow. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra
Ernst van Tiel, Artistic Director and Conductor Founded in 1945 on the heels of postwar Polish independence, The Polish Baltic Philharmonic is the largest music institution in northern Poland. As it exists and thrives today, the Philharmonic represents an amalgamation of international and historical influences (and the lofty passions that witnessed tragedy and drove revolutions) while still capturing the prideful stoicism of contemporary Poland and the larger Baltic Sea coast. Ernst van Tiel performed just about all the important works from the symphonic repertoire, but in particular his interpretations of music from the 19th and 20th century provided him an international reputation. His activities abroad include guest conductorships among others at the orchestra of the Teatro Communale in Bologna, where he introduced works of contemporary Dutch composers, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra with a program based on the music of Duke Ellington, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium and several orchestras in Germany and China. Richard Wagner - Overture to the Flying Dutchmen, WWV 63; Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Symphonic Suite, Op. 35. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ticket Office: (757)594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, February 5, 2016, 7 pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7 pm

TENET: The Sounds of Time: Music of the Ars Subtilior
For the second concert of TENET’s 2014-2015 Medieval Series, the ensemble will perform music from the ars subtilior under guest music director Robert Mealy. The ars subtilior, or “more subtle art,” was an extraordinary development in music at the moment when new technologies of notation made it possible to create parallel time streams of music flowing together. TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country as we create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Luthien Brackett, alto;   Andrew Padgett, bass;   Robert Mealy, vielle; Shira Kammen, vielle and harp; Kathryn Montoya, winds;   Charlie Weaver, lute. Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Robert Mealy, guest director. Feb 5: Tickets: $25.50-$50; http://tenet.nyc/ticketing St. Luke in the Field’s, 487 Hudson, St New York, NY, 10014. Feb 6: Yale University, Marquand Chapel 409 Prospect St New Haven, CT, 06511

Virginia Opera: Romeo and Juliet
A lush new production of Charles Gounod’s classic opera Romeo and Juliet will immerse you in sparkling duets and lovely waltzes, based on the Shakespeare play of the same title. From the opening scenes when Romeo first sets eyes on Juliet – the story of true love and deception, joy and tragedy, unravels toward a heartbreaking certainty that this story cannot end well. A classic for lovers of all ages, Romeo and Juliet reminds us that love does, indeed, conquer time and space. Audience favorite Bernard Uzan returns to direct a cast of internationally renowned singers, including the triumphant return of tenor Jonathan Boyd (Romeo), known to Virginia Opera audiences for his highly praised Rodolfo in La Bohème (2003). Following significant engagements at La Scala and the BBC Proms, Virginia Opera welcomes the debut of young Canadian coloratura soprano Marie-Eve Munger as Juliet, bringing her extensive experience in performing the French repertoire to our stages. Conductor James Meena. Sung in French with English Supertitles. A Co-Production with Opera Carolina. Performances will feature a free 30-minute pre-opera discussion by Virginia Opera’s Dr. Glenn “Dr. Opera” Winters. Tickets start at just $19 and are available at vaopera.org or by calling 866.673.7282. Tickets: Single ticket sales begin January 4. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
February 5, 2016, 8 pm, February 7, 2016, 2:30 pm, February 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
February 13, 2016, 8 pm, February 14, 2016, 2 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
February 19, 2016, 8 pm, February 21, 2016, 2:30 pm

ODU February Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig 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, February 5, 2016, 7:15 & 8 pm
Her Melody Lingers On: Silent Auction and Concert
Since its inception in 2007, this scholarship benefit has kept the memory of Claire Cucchiari-Loring strong in the Hampton Roads community and assisted ODU jazz students each year. A silent auction with refreshments at 7:15 p.m. precedes a concert at 8 p.m. by remarkable jazz pianists Justin Kauflin and John Toomey. Tickets: $10 students, $15 general admission at ODUArtsTix.com or (757) 683-5305. Atrium and Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, February 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Under the direction of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, continues its 47th season with Bon Appétit, a program of musical recipes by Erik Satie, Leonard Bernstein, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and J.S. Bach. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $25 general admission at the door. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Performing works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. Directed by Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, February 21, 3 pm
ODU Concert Choir
Directed by Nancy Klein as part of Symphonicity: Rule Britannia. Tickets: $21–$42 at YNotTix.com and (757) 385-ARTS. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach
Sunday, February 21, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
conducted by Dennis Zeisler Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Orchestra
Performing a variety of music honoring traditions of jazz while introducing new arrangements and original compositions. Directed by Doug Owens. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, February 28, 4 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Spiritual Sibelius
Featuring Jean Sibelius’s ecstatic Symphony No. 2 and performances by winners of ODU’s Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul S. Kim. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd.,Virginia Beach
Monday, February 29, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Harlem Quartet and Ida Kavafian
Tickets: $10 students, $15 general admission. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2 pm
Sundays at Four: Karen Hoy Master Class
Sundays at Four will present a vocal masterclass led by soprano, Karen Hoy. The community is invited to listen. A monetary contribution would be appreciated. For more information, call 757 375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street located in Smithfield’s Historic District

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 3 pm
WAMT: Divertimenti 7, For the Love of Music
Williamsburg Area Music Teachers. For the seventh consecutive year, performing members of the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers will present their annual Benefit Recital. This event supports the Williamsburg Music Club's annual Grants-in-Aid scholarship contest for outstanding greater Williamsburg area music students. The exciting program will feature an Organ Duet!, Yes, two people on one bench and using one pedal board! Plus awesome piano, string, vocal, accordion, and classical guitar solos and duets. Also, an original composition for vocalists, harp & piano by our own member Vicki Robbins. The concert is followed by a "Meet-the-Performers" Reception. The program is free and open to the public with an opportunity to donate to the Williamsburg Music Club's Grants-in- Aid Scholarship Fund. Last year, the Williamsburg Music Club awarded over $7,000. to the top performing student winners. For more info, 757-229-4429 or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7 pm
Invencia Piano Duo: Exoticism in European Music
Internationally acclaimed duo Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Our second annual Instrumental Recital Series features performances on our custom Steinway baby grand piano. A cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members. To reserve tickets and for more information visit www.TheHermitageMuseum.org. Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk 23505

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Beethoven Festival
Prisca Benoît—the resident musician for Sentara’s Music and Medicine program—once again joins the Virginia Symphony for an all-Beethoven program featuring Beethoven’s emotional and thematic Symphony No. 3, the valiant and expansive Choral Fantasy and the heroic and triumphant Egmont Overture. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Prisca Benoit, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. BEETHOVEN - Egmont Overture, BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy, BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, 23504

February 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.
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 13, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Georgetown Visitation Choir from Washington, DC, David Nastal, Director
Saturday, February 20, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Naugatuck High School Madrigal Choir from Naugatuk, Connecticut, Mahlon Peterson, Director
Sunday, February 21, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Music by American Composers Jackson Hill, Bruce Neswick & Morton Lauridsen; Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, February 23, 8 pm
Early Music Cello & Harpsichord Recital
Juliana Soltis, Cellist from Seattle, Washington & Rebecca Davy, Harpsichordist
Saturday, February 27, 8 pm
Oboe & Organ Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboist & Rebecca Davy, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary @ 10:00 am
February 6, 13 & 20 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
February 27Sarah Bland, Organist

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong with the Choir from Eastern Shore Chapel
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Parish Choir and the Choir from Eastern Shore Chapel join forces to sing Choral Evensong on the Last Sunday After Epiphany.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Monday, February 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Bon Appétit!
The Norfolk Chamber Consort continues its 47th season with a highly appetizing program entitled "Bon Appétit!" Evoking all things gastronomical, it opens with Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear by Erik Satie as performed by the Invencia Piano Duo. This will be followed by the performance of La bonne cuisine: four recipes by Leonard Bernstein, with mezzo soprano Adriane Kerr accompanied by pianist and NCC's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn. The Invencia Piano Duo will then return to complete the first half with the world premiere of Andrey Kasparov's piano-duo arrangement of Divertissement from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. The second half of the concert will be dedicated to the good humored Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach, under the direction of NCC's Artistic Co-Director Andrey Kasparov. Soprano Elizabeth Hogue, bass Gregory Gardner and tenor Brian Nedvin will be joined by Wayla Chambo, flute; Gretchen Loyola and Anna Dobrzyn, violins; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; Madeline Dietrich, double bass; and Oksana Lutsyshyn, harpsichord. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12 pm & 4 pm
VWC: Monumental Moments: From Dust You Have Come
Virginia Wesleyan College Monumental Moments. Ash Wednesday service of scripture readings, music, reflection and the imposition of ashes. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Monumental Chapel, VWC, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS: An Evening with Manhattan School of Music
NYFOS collaborates with the Manhattan School of Music composition department for an evening of new songs from MSM faculty, students, and alumni. Composers and faculty members Susan Botti and Richard Danielpour play host and curators for the evening, showcasing both established and emerging compositional voices from MSM's diverse and celebrated community. Program and Artists TBA  Tickets $20, general admission. Cash only at the door. http://nyfos.org/events.html OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: A Night On 52nd Street
Virginia Wesleyan College. Start your Valentine’s weekend with the Wesleyan Chorale and VWC Jazz Ensemble in an evening of 1940s music and dancing. Light refreshments served. Free dance lessons at 7:00 p.m. Donations accepted.Boyd Dining Center, VWC campus). Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Andreas Klein, Piano
Ewell Concert Series. The New York Times heralded German pianist Andreas Klein as "a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism....[He] makes silences sound like music." He has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. Andreas Klein will play music of Beethoven, Schumann, Ginastera, and Prokofiev. Mr. Klein will also present a Piano Master Class on Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Ewell Recital Hall. The public is invited and admission is free. Reception following the concert in the Recital Hall lobby. Admission: $10/general public, $5 students. Tickets available at the door. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, February 12, 2016, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Beethoven Festival Opening
Prisca Benoît—the resident musician for Sentara’s Music and Medicine program—once again joins the Virginia Symphony for an all-Beethoven program featuring Beethoven’s emotional and thematic Symphony No. 3, the valiant and expansive Choral Fantasy and the heroic and triumphant Egmont Overture. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Prisca Benoit, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. BEETHOVEN - Egmont Overture, BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy, BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3, "Eroica." Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23462

Friday, February 12, 2016, 8 pm
5BMF: ACRONYM & Les Canards Chantants
Five Boroughs Music Festival. Baroque string band ACRONYM joins forces with the vocalists of Les Canards Chantants for a program featuring the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649) – once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire – coupled with the first modern performances of a number of his madrigals for voices and instruments, exactly four hundred years after their publication. ACRONYM: Adriane Post, Karina Schmitz - violin and viola; Edwin Huizinga, Johanna Novom, Beth Wenstrom – violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Loren Ludwig - violas da gamba; Paul Dwyer, violoncello; Doug Balliett, violone; Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo and guitar; Elliot Figg, harpsichord and organ; Les Canards Chantants: Molly Netter, soprano; Eric Brenner, countertenor; Robin Bier, alto; Owen McIntosh, tenor; Jacob Perry, tenor; Graham Bier, bass. Tickets: $25. http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/acronym-les-canards-chantants Jerome Robbins Theater – Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Friday, February 12, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Blockbuster Chorale, Mark Edwards, Guitarist
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a trip to the movies as the Virginia Chorale serenades you with favorite songs from films, including Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's), Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz), and Ben Folds' The Luckiest (About Time). Guitarist Mark Edwards, an audience favorite last season, returns to perform Romancero Gitano ("Gypsy Ballads"), a tour-de-force for chorus and guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, one of Hollywood's most prolific composers of film music. Single tickets: $25; Group and student tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Feb 12: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Feb 13: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach; Feb 14: Ohef Sholom Temple, Norfolk.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3 pm
BYOV Winter Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia presents their Winter Concert featuring Jr. Strings, Strings, and Wind Ensemble. Tickets: www.bayyouth.org Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3 pm
Solo Handbell Concert
The Eleanor Moon Clingenpeel Music Series. The solo handbell artistry of Christine D. Anderson is world-renowned. With finesse, grace and dexterity, Christine's solo handbell artistry has thrilled audiences in concert halls across the country and around the world. Christine is an exceptional and dynamic musician in every respect. Her music, however, is simply a tool for her tremendous witness for Christ and her deep love for the Lord. She radiates her Christian faith with a heart for ministry. Christine maintains a standard of excellence that is worthy of any concert venue and worship experience. Free and open to the public. Please contact the Rev. Steven R. Gibson at steve.gibson@franklinbaptist.org or call the church office at 757-562-5135 for additional information. Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High Street in Franklin, VA

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4 pm
BASS: Britannica Shakespeare
Brooklyn Art Song Society: William Shakespeare: Selected Scenes and Monologues. Selected Songs on Shakespeare Texts by Hector Berlioz, Ernest Chausson, Gerald Finzi, Francis Poulenc, Roger Quilter, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Peter Warlock  Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano; Members of the Classical Theatre of Harlem Free. Dweck Auditorium, Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Jim Walker, flute with Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano, and the John Toomey Trio
Dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide, Jim Walker is living proof that with enough creativity and determination, one can reach the stars. He is a living legend and true Renaissance man of the flute. Few other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles. From jazz to pop to classical, television to film to the concert hall, Jim Walker is renowned for his “stand and deliver” performances. Master Class: January 26, 12:30 P.M. 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. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU Campus, Norfolk

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 1 pm
St Bede: Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
Professional solo bassist, Chunyang Wang will be a featured soloist in Piazzolla's "Grande Tango." Michael Russo, a high school senior, will perform Haydn's "Cello Concerto in C Major." The orchestra will perform Mozart's "Symphony No. 29" in the original instrumentation for strings and winds as well as a Handel concerto grosso. Free. All are welcome. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS: Lowell Liebermann & Friends
“As much of a traditionalist as an innovator” (The New York Times), Lowell Liebermann’s music is known for its technical command and audience appeal. A significant American voice who has grown up alongside NYFOS—his Appalachian Liebeslieder was commissioned by NYFOS in 1996—Liebermann hosts the final of three evenings to round out the mini-festival. In addition to his celebrated instrumental works, Liebermann's two operas both premiered to great audience and critical acclaim: The Picture of Dorian Gray, commissioned and premiered by the Monte-Carlo Opera, andMiss Lonelyhearts, with a libretto by J. D. McClatchy after Nathanael West’s novel, commissioned by the Juilliard School to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Program and Artists TBA Tickets $20, general admission. Cash only at the door. http://nyfos.org/events.html OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven Festival
Guest conductor Taeyoung Lee closes the VSO’s Beethoven celebration with a concert featuring VSO musicians Yun Zhang and Rebecca Gilmore Phillips and Sentara’s Music and Medicine resident musician, pianist Prisca Benoît. Beethoven’s daring and rarely performed Triple Concerto features the violin, cello and piano each as soloist, boldly showcasing the virtuosity of each musician. His warmest and perhaps most beloved symphony, the merry and expressive Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale,” fills listeners with happiness and wonder, with each movement mimicking an aspect of pastoral life, from gathering of country folk, to the murmuring brook, to the Shepherd’s song of Thanksgiving.Taeyoung Lee, guest conductor; Yun Zhang, violin; Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, cello; Prisca Benoit, piano. BEETHOVEN - Triple Concerto, BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral." *Specially priced "tweet seats" are available for the concert at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center. For just $9, engage in an interactive live tweeting that provides an educational, historical and technical synopsis of the composition while it's performed! Starting price at $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Feb 18: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Feb 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606.

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:30 pm

GSA Vocal Music Cabaret
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department presents a vocal music cabaret. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Rule Brittania
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Symphonicity Chorus and the Old Dominion Concert Choir will perform the “Hodie” of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Soloists are: Amy Cofield Williamson, Soprano; Scott Williamson, Tenor; and David Newman, Baritone. The Virginia Children’s Chorus will also perform in this work. Maestro David Kunkel will lead the orchestra in the “English Folk Song Suite”, and Symphonicity Concertmaster Megan Van Gomple will solo with the orchestra in “The Lark Ascending:” both also by Vaughan Williams. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4 pm
Latin Ballet of Virginia
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Songbirds Always Eat: a Recital for Foodies!
Sundays at Four presents The Cantabile Project in “Songbirds Always Eat: a Recital for Foodies!” Participating in this recital will be four of Hampton Roads’ best-known professional singers: Bridgid Eversole, soprano; Stephanie Marx, soprano; Brian Nedvin, tenor; Chris Mooney, baritone; and pianist, Aurelien Eulert all under the direction of Karen Hoy. Come hungry! Tickets for this event can be purchased at the door. Adults $20, Students $5. For more information, call 757 375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street located in Smithfield’s Historic District

Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8 pm

Quatuor Danel
The Quatuor Danel was founded in 1991 and has been at the forefront of the international music scene ever since, with important concert performances worldwide and a row of groundbreaking CD recordings winning many important international awards. The quartet is famous for their bold, concentrated interpretations of the string quartet cycles of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weinberg. Their lively and fresh vision on the traditional quartet repertoire has delivered them subsequent praise from public and press. The other part of their force lies in the collaboration with major contemporary composers such as Rihm, Lachenmann, Gubaidulina, Dusapin Jörg Widmann and Bruno Mantovani. Marc Danel, Gilles Millet, violins; Vlad Bogdanas, viola; Yovan Markovitch, cello. Feb 22: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians. Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Feb 23: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 season is 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 call Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series
The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series offers opera fans across North America a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company’s national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of Met talent scouts. Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson and Mariusz Kwiecien are just a few of the major artists to have come through the Met ranks. Each concert features several young singers, accompanied by piano, in popular arias, duets and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers. Another generation of young singers is waiting in the wings to be discovered. Tickets: Starting at $32. Ticket Office: (757)594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, February 26, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Concierto en Tango
JoAnn Falletta conducts as Leningrad-native cellist Roman Mekinulov joins the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for Miguel del Aguila’s intense and expressive Concierto en Tango for Cello and Orchestra. Also on the program is Granados’ sensual Intermezzo from Goyescas, beginning with a flamenco gesture and featuring a delightful Catalan flair, and Mendelssohn’s triumphant Symphony No. 5, composed by Mendelssohn to honor the 300th anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Roman Mekinulov, cello. GRANADOS - Intermezzo from Goyescas, MIGUEL DEL AGUILA - Concierto en Tango, MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.” Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sept 25: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Sept 26: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4 pm

TENET: Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri
Under the guest direction of Scott Metcalfe, TENET will perform Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri for TENEbrae this season. Translated as "The Limbs of our Jesus," Buxtehude's monumental seven part cantata cycle is known as the first Lutheran oratorio and was dedicated to Gustaf Düben, a Swedish organist and composer. The seven parts are divided into cantatas that address different parts of Christ's crucified body: feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart and head. In addition to the use of full forces, there are plentiful solo and trio passages throughout the cantatas, as is quintessential of Buxtehude’s cantata writing. TENET’s outstanding cast will be drawn from along the Northeast will come together for this special event. Molly Quinn, soprano; Tim Keeler, countertenor; Donald Meineke, tenor; Mischa Bouvier, bass; Scott Metcalfe, violin; Johanna Novom, violin; Emily Walhout, viola da gamba; Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba & violon;e Larry Lipnik, viola da gamba; Hank Heijink, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, chamber organ. Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Scott Metcal27e, guest director. Feb 27: Tickets: $25.50-$50; http://tenet.nyc/ticketing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023. Feb 28: Tickets: $60/$40; www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org/concerts.html St. Barnabus Church, 954 Lake Ave Greenwich, CT, 06831

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4 pm
VWC: The Presidential Masterworks Series: Winter Cycle
Virginia Wesleyan College . As part of a 50-state consortium of choirs, The Wesleyan Chorale and Singers premier “Winter Cycle” by 21st century composer Timothy Takach in this celebration of his works. Soprano Billye Brown Youmans, a member of VWC’s Performing Artist Faculty, is featured. Donations accepted. Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 5 pm
HBCU Choral Festival
A concert of choral music featuring the choirs of Elizabeth City State university, Dr. Walter R. Swan,director; Hampton University, Omar J. Dickenson,conductor; Howard University, Dr. Eric Poole, conductor; and Norfolk State University, Dr. Carl Haywood, director. Tickets in advance: Adults: $20 Students/Children: $10 (No Children under eight); Tickets Day of Concert: Adults $25 Students/Children $15 (No Children under eight). Online tickets/information: nsuchoirs.com Information: 823.8565. Tickets available at the NSU Ticket Center (daily) and also the Wilder Center Box Office on the Thursday and Friday preceding the concert (noon – 4 p.m.) and one hour prior to the start of the concert. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU Campus, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

William & Mary Music Department February Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Sunday, February 28, 2014, 8 pm
W&M Choir Pre-Tour Concert
Join the choir for this concert, in preparation for their spring tour. Directed by James Armstrong. Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel, 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg 23185

Monday, February 29, 2016, 8 pm
The Harlem Quartet and Ida Kavafian
Since debuting in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, The Harlem Quartet has performed throughout the U.S., France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada and South Africa. The Quartet completed the Professional String Quartet Residency Program at New England Conservatory in 2013, and participated in NEC’s string quartet exchange program in Paris, working extensively with violinist Günter Pichler. The Harlem Quartet has also worked closely with jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton, with whom the Quartet recorded the 2013 multi-Grammy Award-winning album “Hot House.” Since her founding membership in the innovative group TASHI, violinist Ida Kavafian’s chamber music appearances have included many renowned festivals and series throughout the world. During Kavafian’s six-year tenure as the violinist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, the group was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America and received a Grammy nomination. Master Class March 1, 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. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU Campus, Norfolk

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 1 pm
St Bede: Masterworks Concert Series
For the season of Lent, this concert will showcase the Bach Cantata "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" which translates "I will gladly carry my cross." Michael Steven Lianos, Associate Director of Music at Saint Bede, will be the baritone soloist for this glorious Cantata. Rebecca Davy, Music Director and Organist of Bruton Parish Church, will accompany him on the organ. Consider making this free concert a part of your Lenten journey and meditative prayer. .For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

William & Mary Music Department March Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Thursday, March 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Mainstage Theatre Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra Admission: $10/general public, $3/students with ID, free for children under 12 and veterans. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7 pm
Pianist Stephen Coxe and Special Guests
Selections inspired by our American Impressionism exhibit on view through April 26. Our second annual Instrumental Recital Series features performances on our custom Steinway baby grand piano. A cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members. To reserve tickets and for more information visit www.TheHermitageMuseum.org Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk 23505

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble: Reflections!
Join us for a relaxing evening and relive the wonderful music of our American past with the Peninsula's premier wind ensemble. We will perform an eclectic collection of American wind band favorites in Selections include "Overture for the School for Scandal", "Tuscan Serenade", Artie Shaw's "Clarinet Concerto" featuring soloist Dave Kreiselman, "Don't You See?", "Son of a Gambler", and the Virginia premier of a piece still in manuscript by the great Broadway composer and arranger, Robert Russell Bennett - "Mademoiselle - A Ballet for Band". Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance at www.cbwe.org Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA 23666

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. Visit your local movie theater or go towww.metopera.org/hdlive for more informationwww.metopera.org . Tickets for “The Met: Live in HD 2015–16 Season” are available online at www.FathomEvents.co
Saturday, March 5, 12:55 pm
Manon Lescaut
The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score. Estimated run time 213 mins. Encore screening: March 9 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 2, 12:55 pm
Madama Butterfly
Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Two of the world’s foremost Butterflys, sopranos Kristine Opolais and Patricia Racette, share the title role. Tenors Massimo Giordano and Roberto Alagna sing Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Encore screening: April 6 at 6:30 PM Estimated run time 228 mins. Encore screening: April 6 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 16, 12:55 pm
Roberto Devereux
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills – and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. As with the earlier Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar, who with this staging completes an enormously ambitious directorial accomplishment. Estimated run time 191 mins. Encore screening: April 20 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 30, 12:55 pm
Elektra
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From The House Of The Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme – unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner – who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth. Estimated run time 130 mins. Encore screening: May 4 at 6:30 pm.

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:30 pm
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, (Op. 64) with Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins
Hampton Roads Philharmonic. In 2013, talented professional and amateur musicians in the community signed on to the dream of creating a new orchestra to serve the area, and by that summer, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic (HRP) was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Welcoming familiar and new composers alike, the orchestra actively commissions new works each season, as well as showcasing the virtuoso talents of outstanding young local musicians. This Sunday afternoon concert is an event not to be missed. Italian-German, fiery and passionate, violinist Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins is a virtuosic performer and celebrated scholar-musician. In 2013, she was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and selected as a National YoungArts First Prize Winner. Currently, she is the first Young-Artist-in-Residence of Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach. She has performed on NPR’s “From the Top” and was recently a featured performer and speaker in the PBS documentary Becoming An Artist. Tickets: $24.45 Ticketmaster.com American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3 pm
Geoff Gallante, Trumpet
Geoff Gallante is a 14-year-old trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn soloist extraordinaire! One of the most celebrated young musicians in the world today, Geoff found his older brother's trumpet at age four and has since performed on prominent stages and with distinguished artists across the country - as an acclaimed soloist with concert bands, brass bands and pops orchestras as well as a featured jazz and national anthem performer and as a church soloist. He was the youngest instrumentalist, at six years old, to ever perform at the White House or at the prestigious Kennedy Center in D.C. Geoff's network TV appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno, NBC'S TODAY show and the CBS EARLY SHOW. Tickets: Adult $20, Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. Phone (757) 686-5447 or http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/#!tickets/c1yi7. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3 pm
TENET: The Secret Lover
TENET’s modern take on the tradition of concerti delle donne is rooted in a love of music and history.  For this project, we focus our attention on 17th century Italy in a program featuring sopranos Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn and Virginia Warnken, who have teamed up to share the story of these amazing women and the musical world they inhabited while shedding light on the courtly culture known as as Musica Segreta (“secret music”). Tickets: $16 - $45. http://www.chorusofwesterly.org George Kent Performance Hall ,119 High St. Westerly, Rhode Island

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 3 pm
YRSO: A Spanish Divertisment
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. Winners of the 2015-2016 YRSO Young Artists Competition. Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 1, Glazunov - Grand Pas Expagnol, Hadley - Silhouette No. 1; Hosmer - Fantasie Espagnole, Lacome - La Feria Suite, Maskowski - Spanish Dances, Op. 12, Lacouna - Andalucia. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store: http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 4 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Eastern Virginia Brass is the excitement of brass and the intimacy of chamber music. Presenting music from the Renaissance through the 21st century, from madrigals to jazz, the ensemble performs exciting concerts and education programs throughout Virginia. In this area, their stages have included the Attucks Theater in Norfolk, the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, the Hofheimer Theater of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, and the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk. As a quintet and trio for more than 30 years, the ensemble is known for their easy rapport with audiences. Program notes are presented verbally and the musicians are pleased to meet and speak with music lovers after all concerts. This concert is presented with the support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, March 6, 2015, 3 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3 pm

Northern Neck Orchestra Winter Concert: Rhapsody in Blue
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, conductor. Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin featuring Arline Hinkson, piano and Grand Canyon Suite, Ferde Grofé. Tickets $25 online at http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ or at the door. Purchase in advance suggested. Students always free. Mar 6: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theater, Locust Hill, VA. Mar 13: Northumberland High School Theater, Claraville, VA

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Parish Choir presents Choral Evensong for the season of Lent.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

CNU Department of Music March 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.
Wednesday, March 9, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Concert
Come hear the jazz combos in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission free. Crow’s Nest (David Student Union)
Friday, March 11 , 12 noon
Organist Mary Sellen
Come hear an exciting recital of the music of Bach performed by University Librarian and organist Mary Sellen. Admission free. Pope Chapel
Friday, March 18, TBA
Guitar Festival
Come hear outstanding high school guitar ensembles in a day of performances and masterclasses. Admission free.Gaines Theatre (Freeman Center)
Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm
Vianne Webb Memorial Lecture Series
Featuring Dr. Philip Rupprecht, Associate Professor of Music, Duke University Admission free. Jefferson Room (David Student Union)
Friday, March 25 , 12 noon
Trombone Choir Concert
Don’t miss this unique and sonorous chamber brass ensemble in performance. Admission free. Rotunda
Contemporary Music Festival
Admission Free. Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, March 28, 8 pm
Lecture-concert featuring the music of British composer Dr. Jonathan Little.
Tuesday, March 29, 8 pm
Concert featuring the Wind Ensemble, soprano Dr. Rachel Holland, percussionist Prof. Joshua Bowman, and hornist Prof. Daniel Omer.
Works by Biedenbender, Cook, Gillingham, Hass, and Ros.
Wednesday, March 30, 8 pm
Composers Forum
Featuring works by student composers and the winner of the first annual Young Composers Competition. Admission free

Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:30 pm

GSA Magic Flute
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music & Instrumental Music Departments present Mozart's The Magic Flute. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: University Theatre, 46th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3 pm

Virginia Chorale: Handel’s Messiah
The Virginia Chorale returns to its early music roots with a concert presentation of George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah. For the first time in Hampton Roads, this work will be performed as originally conceived by Handel for its 1742 premiere in Dublin - a vocal ensemble of 20 will be joined by a period orchestra of 18, with soloists drawn from within the choir itself. Performances of Handel's Messiah are made possible by the generous support of David and Susan Goode. Single tickets: $25; Group and student tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 St. Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:30 pm
Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Cameron Carpenter Plays Saint-Saëns
Subversive organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter electrifies the stage when he brings his International Touring Organ to the VSO! Known as the “Bad Boy of the Organ,” Carpenter demonstrates his musical intelligence, showmanship and style while performing Saint-Saëns’ thrilling masterpiece, Symphony No. 3. Saint-Saëns said of his ‘Organ Symphony:’ "I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Cameron Carpenter, organ. POULENC - Concerto for Organ, SAINT-SAËNS - Symphony No. 3, "Organ." Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 12: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, 23504. Mar 13: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach. Mar 14: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606.

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 10:15 am
Choir of St. James School, Haggerstown
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Choir of St. James Episcopal School, Haggerstown, Maryland under the direction of Linda Morgan Stowe will sing the Sunday morning service.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4 pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 8 pm

NYFOS: At Home
Caramoor's 2016 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars  Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Intrigues in the salon, the kitchen, the nursery, the bedroom: a mini-song cycle for every room in the house, with music by Saint-Saëns, Bernstein, Poulenc, Balfe, Montsalvatge, Bucchino, and many others. The program features five young artists chosen to participate in 2016 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, marking NYFOS’ eighth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. The residency is also part of the NYFOS Emerging Artists season and highlights the ongoing commitment of NYFOS in training the next generation of vocalists. Mar 13: Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY. Mar 15: Subscriptions: $140-200; Single Tickets: $40-55; $20 Real Deal tickets/ $10 Student tickets.  Call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Monday, March 14, 2016, 7:30 pm
Simeon King, Piano
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. A gifted artist of astonishing skill, Kim performs works by Europe’s most famous Classic era pianists: Chopin, Liszt, and Beethoven; along with those of modern Ukrainian-born Nikolai Kapustin. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, March 14, 2016, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #4
The Williamsburg Symphonia, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, is pleased to present pianist George Li, a Young Concert Artist Competition winner, who will perform the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22. Also on the program is the Icarian Rhapsody, a single-movement piece for string orchestra by composed by Mason Bates in 1999, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (“Italian”). For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7 pm
BASS: Britannica Benjamin Britten
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Benjamin Britten: On This Island Op. 11, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74, Cabaret Songs. Laura Strickling, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; Jarrett Ott, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano. Tickets: $25/$15. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1905515 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
George Daugherty conducts a fantastically fun fusion of classical music and classic animation celebrating the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world—and their equally famous music! Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II features your favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen in their most memorable moments—all with live orchestra accompaniment. Joining Bugs Bunny are his popular cohorts Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew and others. Plus, enjoy special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry, as well as a trio of spectacular new Looney Tunes 3D theatrical shorts! Starting price $25.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

ODU March Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Saturday, March 19, 1 pm
Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
Final judging. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 20, 3 pm
Diehn Master Class, Penelope Crawford Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, March 21, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Penelope Crawford and Martha Guth Tickets: $10 students, $15 general admission. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, March 22, 12:30 pm
Diehn Master Class, Martha Guth
Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, March 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Recorder and Harpsichord Concert
Early Music Specialist Dr Bianca Hall sings and plays recorder accompanied by Dr. Jim Kosnik on harpsichord. Works of Loeillet, Telemann, Froberger and others.
Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 pm
F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale: Here We Are!
A concert of choral favorites. Conducted by Nancy Klein with accompanist Bobbie Kesler-Corleto. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Performing works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. Directed by Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, March 21, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Penelope Crawford, Piano & Martha Guth, Soprano
Internationally acclaimed as one of America’s master performers on historical keyboard instruments, Penelope Crawford has appeared as a soloist with modern and period instrument orchestras, and as a recitalist and chamber musician on major North American concert series. From 1975 to 1990, she was harpsichordist and fortepianist with the Ars Musica Baroque Orchestra, one of the first period instrument ensembles in North America. Master by Penelope Crawford: March 20, 3 pm. Martha Guth was the first place winner of many prestigious international competitions including the 2007 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London. The young soprano has sung under the batons of world-renowned conductors such as maestros Seiji Ozawa, Helmut Rilling, Robert Spano and Richard Bradshaw. On the concert stage, Guth has sung with the Bach Akademie Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony and other symphonies and orchestras around the world. She has been recorded live by the BBC in London, CBC Radio / Radio Canada and CBC Television. Master Class by Martha Guth: March 22, 12:30 pm. 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. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU Campus, Norfolk

Friday, March 25, 2016, 6 pm
Requiem by Mack Wilberg
The adult choir of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk will perform Mack Wilberg’s “Requiem” as part of their Good Friday service. Pamela Tubbs, conductor; Stephen Z. Cook, organist. Free admission. First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, 23507

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 11 am
Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, Indian Dance
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. A consummate artist and accomplished choreographer and teacher, Cantu is Director of the Fine Arts Society of Yogaville. She performs an ancient classical dance of India, the Bharatha Natyam, considered one of the oldest art forms. Free. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Robert Jospé Express
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Butch Taylor, keyboards; Dane Alderson, electric bass; and Brian Mesko, guitar, hailed for virtuosity and lyricism, join Robert Jospé on drums for a percussive mix of jazz, rock, funk and Latin with a contemporary electric sound. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Mahler 5
JoAnn Falletta closes her 25th anniversary 2015–16 Classics season with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Mahler takes us through a range of emotion, from negative and mournful through to thrilling feelings of jubilation. Also on this program is three-time National Sphinx Competition semifinalist and Curtis Institute of Music student and prodigy, Brendon Elliott, who joins the orchestra to perform Glazunov’s technically brilliant Violin Concerto. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Apr 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 2: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Apr 3: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: In Context: Scott Wheeler
Brooklyn Art Song Society continues its innovative new music series with a portrait of one of today's most esteemed composers. Works by Mr. Wheeler presented alongside those of Virgil Thomson, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and more. Johannes Brahms: from Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52; Robert Schumann: 4 Duette Op. 34;  Virgil Thomson: Mostly About Love; Judith Weir: Songs from the Exotic; Scott Wheeler: Gold Standard, New Love Song Waltzes, Wasting the Night, New Works.  Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Brandon Snook, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone; Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, Miori Sugiyama, piano Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1917699 Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 4 pm
The Complete Organ Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Mendelssohn was heavily influenced by the music of J.S. Bach, and his Six Organ Sonatas, Op. 65 represent one of his pinnacle achievements in composition.  Come and hear six of Tidewater’s foremost organists perform these masterworks in a rarely heard recital.  Performers include JanEl Will, Tom Marshall, Rebecca Davy, Marjorie Setnicky, Norman Elton, and Allen Shaffer.  Co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.  Tickets $20, Students $5. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Monday, April 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 8 pm

Hermitage Piano Trio
Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists… turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.”  The Trio has performed to tremendous acclaim for audiences in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. The Trio excels at performing an enormous range of music and has a wide repertoire from Shostakovich, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky to Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms. Misha Keylin, violin; Sergey Antonov, cello; Ilya Kazantsev, piano. Program: Schubert, Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3 in c minor, Op. 101; Tchaikovsky, Trio in a minor, Op. 50. Apr 4: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians. Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Apr 5: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 season is 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 call Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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

ODU April Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, April 4, 7:30 pm
ODU Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
Performing early music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Featuring contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Russell Stanger String Quartet
A concert by ODU’s premier string quartet ensemble. Directed by Leslie Frittelli. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, April 10, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble and ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band and percussion ensemble repertoire. Conducted by Dennis Zeisler and David Walker. Roper Performing Arts Center, Tidewater Community College, 340 Granby St., Norfolk.
Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Works and arrangements by Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Erich Korngold as well as premieres of works by Andrey Kasparov and Mark Chambers. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $25 general admission at the door. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performing a variety of contemporary and classical percussion works. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, April 17, 1 pm
As We Like It: Music Inspired by Shakespeare
Performed by the ODU Opera, directed by Brian Nedvin. Tickets: $15. Goode Theatre.
Friday, April 15, 3 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Brock Commons
Saturday, April 16, 1 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Brock Commons.
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Kenny Washington
With the ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, April 18, 12 noon
ODU Sacbut Consort
Directed by Mike Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Monday April 18, 2 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Monday, April 18, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Kenny Washington and the John Toomey Trio.
Tickets: $10 students, $15 general admission. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Invencia Piano Duo
Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, present a lecture-recital in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event on the two major works by the two most famous Soviet composers—Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich—inspired by Shakespeare. The program includes Kasparov’s concert paraphrase of Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” and Prokofiev’s piano solo arrangements of various episodes from his classic ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 20, 12 noon
ODU Sacbut Consort
Directed by Mike Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare in Concert
Directed by Paul S. Kim. As the final performance of ODU’s weeklong Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event, the ODU Symphony Orchestra features two musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Edward MacDowell and Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture and Incidental Music” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk. Tickets: $15 general admission at ODUArtsTix.com or (757) 683-5305.
April 21 - 24
ODU Choir and Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, perform with the Virginia Symphony Chorus in the 20th Anniversary International Tattoo. Craig Jessop conducts the mass choirs, with various singers from across the country joining in the Virginia Arts Festival. Scope Arena, 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. April 21 – 23 at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at vatattoo.org.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7 pm
Topsy-Turvy: The NYFOS Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan
NYFOS Spring Gala. Songs and scenes from the G&S canon, operettas that combine the wit of Oscar Wilde with the delicacy of Mendelssohn. Broadway's Lauren Worsham and Bryce Pinkham—each nominated for a Tony Award for their performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder—along with English tenor (and NYFOS favorite) Hal Cazalet, will bring their wit and charm to The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, among other favorite G&S shows. Save the date for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening! With dinner and additional performances to follow at '21' Club. Tickets: $750 - $15,000. Contact New York Festival of Song at 646-230-8380 for further information. http://www.nyfos.org/gala.html Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Friday, April 8, 2016, 12:30 pm
Dr. James W. Kosnik, organ
Dr. James W. Kosnik, guest organist. Bruhns: “Praeludium in E minor; Boehm: 8 Variations on the Chorale, “Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele; J.S. Bach: “Wir glauben all an einen Gott; Vierne: “Clair de lune; Hailstork: “Pange lingua,”; “Divinum mysterium. National City Christian Church, National City Christian Church 5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm

Opera Roanoke: La Traviata
Violetta Valery is the quintessential operatic heroine, and a benchmark role for the soprano voice. From covering acclaimed diva Renée Fleming at Houston Grand Opera, to opera companies across the USA and Europe, Amy Cofield Williamson (Carmen, ’12; Julius Caesar, ’14) has made Verdi’s La Traviata her signature role. With a cast including star baritone Levi Hernandez (Cinderella, ’15), Opera Roanoke’s 40th Anniversary Season closes in a crescendo of passion with one of the greatest dramatic masterpieces in the operatic repertoire. Tickets: $49 - $184. 540-345-2550 http://www.jeffcenter.org/sweeney-todd Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Virginia Opera: The Flying Dutchman
The season concludes with a stunning production directed by Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director, Francesca Zambello, and made famous at Glimmerglass Festival as well as Hawaii Opera Theatre. Lauded by the Chicago Sun-Times for his “rich, dark tone and beautiful legato,” bass-baritone Wayne Tigges conquers the role of the Dutchman. Recently seen on Virginia Opera stages singing the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos (2014), experience Christina Pier’s monumental debut in the Wagnerian repertoire, as she unleashes her “big, gleaming soprano” in the role of Senta. Conductor - Adam Turner, Director - Sara Widzer. Seafaring stories of sailors and his own disastrous sea journey inspired Wagner to compose his masterful opera The Flying Dutchman in a very dramatic style. The irrevocable, redemptive power of love - set to a mesmerizing score - uses the supernatural and haunting, rocky coast of Norway to set the stage for an epic, spellbinding voyage. Will the lovers make the ultimate sacrifice? Come aboard and find out! Sung in German with English Supertitles. *Single ticket sales begin February 29. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
April 8, 2016, 8 pm, April 10, 2016, 2:30 pm, April 12, 2016, 7:30 pm.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
April 15, 2016, 8 pm, April 17, 2016, 2:30 pm.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
April 23, 2016, 8 pm, April 24, 2016, 2 pm.

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Esterhazy Trio
Ewell Concert Series. The Esterhazy Trio, based in Vienna, Austria, provides an authentic eighteenth-century musical experience while at the same time demonstrating the latest trends in historical performance. The Trio transports audiences into that most rarified of cultural circles, the private music-making of the Hungarian baryton virtuoso Prince Nicolaus I. Esterhazy and the virtuoso instrumentalists in his employ. Michael Brussing and his period-instrument colleagues are the foremost interpreters of this important and little-heard repertoire. Having established their reputation over a period of more than twenty years in Europe and Japan, the Esterhazy Trio is making its first tour of the United States in April 2016. Admission: Free. Great Hall, Wren Building, William & Mary Campus, Williamsburg

William & Mary Music Department March Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series - Esterhazy Trio Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
Thursday, April 14, 8 pm
Opera Scene Recital
The program will include arias, duets and ensembles from various operas. Admission: $5. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
Saturday, April16, 8pm
Women's Chorus Candelight Concert
Performance by the W&M Women's Chorus Bruton Parish Church
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo Concert
Combined concert of the W&M Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Woody Beckner and the W&M Jazz Combo under the direction of Harris Simon. Kimball Theatre
Thursday, April 21, 8 pm
Gallery Players Spring Concert
Performance by the W&M Gallery Players under the direction of Susan Via. Bruton Parish Church
Saturday, April 30, 4 pm
W&M Wind Ensemble Spring Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Wind Ensemble. Admission: $10/general public, $3/students with ID, free for children under 12 and veterans. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Saturday, April 30 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert
Performances by W&M Choir, W&M Women's Chorus, and Botetourt Chamber Singers Tickets: General Admission $10; Students $3 For tickets, please contact the PBK Box Office at 221-2674.Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Russian Treasures
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Daria Scarano, piano. Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla; Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18; Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 47. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3 pm
National Symphony Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director
This performance marks the second year of our unique relationship with The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), one of the finest, most visible orchestras in the country. Now in its 85th season, the sixth under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Orchestra has played to great acclaim in events of national and international importance, including state occasions, presidential inaugurations and official holiday celebrations. Its performances range from bold new works to beloved favorites, chamber music to original educational programming, as well as innovative pops programming in almost every genre. Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has, throughout its history, been committed to artistic excellence and music education. Nikolaj Znaider, Conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano. Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 K595; Mahler - Symphony No. 1. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Shakespeare Now
Norfolk Chamber Consort Shakespeare Now In conjunction with ODU’s International Shakespeare Conference. Orpheus with his Lute (1901)- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958); Come away, death, Op. 29 no.1 (1937)- Erich Korngold (1897-1957); Adieu, Good Man Devil, Op. 29 no. 3 (1937) Mine Eye, Sonnet 24 (1999) - Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968); Sweet Love Remember’d, Sonnet 29 (2005); Premiere of Concert Paraphrase on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, after Shostakovich’s Opera Andrey Kasparov (b. 1966). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano
Astonishing is the word for the many sounds and styles and emotions that Yo-Yo Ma can coax from the cello, as his multi-faceted career proves; his performances and recordings (including 18 Grammy Award winners) defy categorization, among them collaborations in the music of Appalachia, Brazil, and Asia. But regardless of the repertoire, what consistently shines through in his playing is the pure emotion he can coax from the instrument, in electrifying, direct communication with the listener. In this return Virginia Arts Festival engagement, Ma is joined by his longtime friend and frequent musical partner, Emanuel Ax, a virtuoso pianist whose passionate performances have drawn acclaim around the world. If you love great music, you cannot miss this live performance by two of the leading artists of our time. Tickets: $85, $65, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave, Norfolk,  VA  23514

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 2 pm
GSA Jazz at aLatté Cafe SERIES
Governor’s School for the Arts. Join us at aLatté Cafe and listen to our Jazz Combos Free admission Coffee and snacks priced by the Cafe. Visit http://www.gsarts.net. aLatté Cafe, 321 Granby Street, Norfolk

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 7:30 pm
Venice Baroque Orchestra
This event has been SOLD OUT! Hailed for their "playing of percolating energy and lithe, silvery tone" (The Washington Post), this internationally acclaimed orchestra joyfully rediscovers the rich depth and intricate textures of music of the 17th and 18th centuries, winning rave reviews for their performances and recordings. Savor an evening of "sheer delight" (The New York Times). Tickets:  $35, $25. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
Trio 826
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. An interactive program of trio vignettes and lively conversation with Trio 826, praised for their lush sound, fascinating programming and infectious charm. Works by Schubert, Borodin, Kodály, and American jazz artist Bob Washut. Susanna Klein, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; Hannah Holman, cello. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 15, 2016, 8 pm
Celebrity Organist Chelsea Chen
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. For two decades, Virginia Arts Festival has celebrated with Christ and St. Luke's hosting intimate concerts of great music, and in this 20th anniversary season welcomes one of today's most acclaimed organists for a performance on our grand pipe organ—one of the largest in the region. Hear an organist and composer internationally renowned for her concerts of "rare musicality" and "lovely lyrical grandeur" (Los Angeles Times) in this beautiful, historic setting.  Co-sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Tickets $20. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
TENET: Claudio Monteverdi's Madrigals of War and Love
TENET is proud to present selections from Claudio Monteverdi’s seminal collection of secular works titled “Madrigals of War and Love” (Madrigali dei guerrieri et amorosi).  Published in 1638, this book represents 30 years of compositions that feature Monteverdi’s new stile concitato (“agitated style), which is on full display as he intimately connects the poetry of Petrarch, Tasso, Guarini, Rinuccini and others to the music through dramatic musical interpretations. We have gathered a star-filled international cast that includes cornettist Doron David Sherwin, baroque harpist Maria Christina Cleary, and violinist Robert Mealy.Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, sopran;o Reginald Mobley, alto; Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Jason McStoots, tenor; Taylor Ward, bass; Robert Mealy, violi;n Adriane Post, violin; Doron David Sherwin, cornetto. Tickets: $20 - $50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York City, NY 10023

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4 pm
John Dixon & Friends with Valetta Fellenbaum, piano Helen Martell, saxophone
GBP Candlelight Concert Series presents a program featuring the music of the composer, John Dixon. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 www.gbpres.org Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
Journeyin' On
Virginia Wesleyan College's choirs and instrumental ensembles present music from around the world. Free. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, April 18, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kenny Washington & the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Recently dubbed “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso. His free, playful approach over a four-octave range emulates the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan while infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Washington is the featured vocalist on Michael O’Neill’s CDs “The Long and the Short of It” and “Still Dancin’,” recorded on Jazzmo records. He is also one of the featured vocalists on the “Slammin’ All Body Band” CD with Keith Terry. 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. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU Campus, Norfolk

Monday, April 18, 2016, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #5
The Williamsburg Symphonia welcomes back to its stage mandolinist Jeff Midkiff who performs with Concertmaster Akemi Takayama his own composition, the Concerto for Mandolin and Violin. The program begins with The Chairman Dances, one of the most exciting pieces in the orchestral repertoire, by John Adams. It is a great honor for the Symphonia to present Symphony No. 3 by Florence Price, the first African-American woman whose work has been recognized and performed by a major orchestra. Music Director Janna Hymes is dedicated to bringing new works, young composers and creative programming, and she always delivers! For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: The Hugo Wolf Project Part VI
Brooklyn Art Song Society concludes its epic six-year, eight concert series presenting the complete output of the high priest of Lieder. Kristina Bachrach, Laura Strickling, soprano; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone; Julius Abrahams, Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, piano Hugo Wolf: 6 Alte Weisen; 3 Gesange auf Ibsen; 4 Gedichte nach Heine, Shakespeare und Lord Byron; 3 Gedichte von Robert Reinick; 6 Gedichte nach Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner; 6 Lieder für eine Frauenstimme. Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1917702 South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2:30

GSA: Vocal Music Scenes Concert
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department presents a concert of vocal scenes. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: www.showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
Jepthe by Giacomo Carissimi
The Randolph College Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Randall Speer will perform Giacomo Carissimi's Jepthe. In this oratorio work, Jepthe makes a covenant with God: in exchange for victory on the battlefield he will sacrifice the first to greet him upon his arrival home. Jepthe is untroubled thinking that his sacrifice will be his dog, however, the first to welcome him is his beloved daughter. Anna Sterrett, soprano. (800) 745-7692. Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8 pm
Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women
Latina composers María Grever (Mexico), Violeta Parra (Chile), Odaline de la Martínez (Cuba), Ernestina Lecuona (Cuba), Chabuca Granda (Peru), Susana Baca (Peru), Joyce Morena (Brazil), and Beatriz Lockhart (Venezuela) have made an irresplaceable contribution to the world of song. This dazzling program ranges freely from the concert stage to the dance floor. María Valdés, soprano; Efraín Solís, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; $20 Real Deal Tickets. http://nyfos.org/events.html Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12 noon
Schubertiad
Music & Medicine Series, Dr. Kamal Chemali, neurologist/host. Schubertiad with soprano Ellen Golliher and pianist, James Kosnik. Heart Pavilion Atrium at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Friday, April 29, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Northern Lights
The Virginia Chorale journeys to northern Europe for its first-ever salute to the choral traditions of the Baltic and Nordic states, with radiant music by Sven-David Sandström (Sweden), Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Ola Gjeilo (Norway), and Eriks Ešenvalds (Latvia), whose Northern Lights was a hit with our audiences in 2014 and which, by popular demand, we'll reprise on this concert. Single tickets: $25; Group and student tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Apr 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Apr 30: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach;May 1: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk

Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm

VCS: Spring Concert
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This 2015-2016 concert year is our 85th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Ms. Sarah Frook is our new Artistic Director. More information: www.vachoralsociety.org/ Tickets At the Door: General admission - $18; Senior/Military/Student - $15; Advance tickets:$15/$12; Pro Music & Sound, 2715 Route 17, Yorktown; Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services" located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton. Tickets online: ShowTix4U.com. Apr 29: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601. Apr 30: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. May 1: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. .

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3 pm
Chrystal E. Williams, Mezzo-soprano; Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano
Mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams has been described by leading critics as "strong and so assured", "lithely negotiating the coloratura demands before descending into a robust low register", and "poised, polished, in complete command of the vocal calisthenics". Of her recent debut with the Sarasota Opera performing the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Sivigliam, critics cited, "the young mezzo-soprano possesses a creamy instrument with fine flexibility, throwing off a confident ‘Una voce poco fa’.” Ms. Williams was the recent winner of the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition for 2014 winning both First Place and Audience Choice awards. She was one of thirteen finalists in the International Belvedere Singing Competition in 2013; a 2014 finalist in the Giulio Gari International Music Competition; a 2013 finalist in the Mario Lanza Competition; a 2013 Encouragement Award winner in the New England Region Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; a 2013 third place Liederkranz Foundation, Inc., and received second place and Audience Favorite Award in the 2012 Giargiara Bel Canto Competition. Ticket s: Adult $20, Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. Phone (757) 686-5447 or http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/#!tickets/c1yi7. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm
Jae Sinnett Trio
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer and a performing and recording artist. His recordings include: Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. Obsession, released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 25th year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Monday, May 2, 2016, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: Harry, Hoagy, and Harold
Greatest hits and rarities by three American song-writing heroes: Harry ("I Only Have Eyes for You") Warren, Hoagy ("Stardust") Carmichael, and Harold ("Stormy Weather") Arlen, performed by young talents from the Juilliard School. Cover $10; Reservations requred: 212-866-0600. www.nyfos.org/AfterHours.html Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, NYC

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Afro-Cuban All Stars
The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique orchestra devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, one that embraces several generations and all musical styles. In fact perhaps no one has done more to keep the flame of Cuban music alive than Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, founder of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, whose performances have propelled audiences to their feet around the world. Discover the "astonishing breadth and diversity of sounds emanating from Cuba today," performed by "the best talent that Cuba has to offer" (SFWeekly). Tickets:   $45, $35, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk,  VA  23510

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7 pm
Three Choirs Hymn Festival with Bruce Neswick
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Choirs from St. Paul’s, St. Andrew’s, and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present a Three Choirs hymn festival for the Eve of the Ascension.  Noted composer, organist, and choral director Bruce Neswick will lead us in an evening of inspiring music spanning the centuries.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Avi Avital, mandolin
A descendant of the lute, the mandolin can claim a provenance that reaches back to 2000 BC, and today colors popular music from classical to country, bluegrass to rock. In this Virginia Arts Festival debut, one of the world's great mandolin virtuosos showcases the beauty of this instrument in an intimate performance in the Miller Studio Theatre at Sandler Center. Hailed by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility", Israeli-born, Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital performs music that spans from the baroque to klezmer to contemporary. Tickets:   $33, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3 pm

5BMF: The Colonials
Five Boroughs Music Festival. The exciting mixed-period ensemble The Colonials takes a new look at an old favorite with their innovate program, The Trout Variations. Six new variations on Schubert’s famous theme are seamlessly interwoven into the fourth movement of his Piano Quintet in A Major, courtesy of commissioned composers Brad Balliett, Lembit Beecher, Jonathan Dawe, Paul Epstein, Molly Joyce, and Gity Razaz. Tickets: $25, Students/Seniors $15. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ May 6: Staten Island Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, STATEN ISLAND. May 7: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS, Flushing, NY 11354

Coffee Concerts
This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. At the Festival's Coffee Concerts, the performance is so close you hear every note, and witness the interactions of the artists with each other and with the music. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect performance experience. Tickets: $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm).
Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert I
Tianwa Yang, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano. All Beethoven program! Miller Studio Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert II
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3 pm
YRSO: Orchestral Favorites
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 Pastoral, Enesco - Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Strauss - Radesky March, Verdi - Waltz from La Traviata, ANsell - 3 Irish Dances, Vaughn Williams - Rhosymedre. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store: http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 7 pm
The Texas Tenors
The crowd went wild for this trio of superb singers when they appeared on television's America's Got Talent in 2009, and since then they've gone on to melt millions more hearts in sellout concerts and an Emmy Award-winning PBS special. Combining cowboy charm with world-class tenor voices, this trio sings everything beautifully—from country to Broadway, from gospel to opera. These booted- and hatted- Texans thrill with "spine-tinglingly good, soaring voices" (Midland Reporter-Telegram) and irresistible showmanship that lifts the audiences from their seats. Don't miss this special Mother's Day performance! Tickets: $59, $49, $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tianwa Yang, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano;
Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players

All Beethoven program! Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Yuja Wang, piano
This glamorous young pianist has graced the pages of Italian Vogue, French Elle, and Chinese Marie Claire. An internet sensation, she has multiple fan blogs dedicated to her, and a video of her playing Flight of the Bumblebee on YouTube has been viewed almost 4 million times. But it is her awe-inspiring technique and eloquence that have propelled her to the top of the classical music world. Since her breakthrough debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007 while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world's leading orchestras, as well as a fiercely dedicated chamber musician and recitalist. Don't miss this amazing virtuoso in her Virginia Arts Festival debut! Tickets: $49, $39, $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, May 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra Bach's Magnificat in D
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, conductor. Bach's Magnificat in D with the Chesapeake Chorale. Tickets $25 online at http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ or at the door. Purchase in advance suggested. Students always free. Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Grand Finale
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Thomas Pandolfi, piano. Bernstein - Overture to Candide, Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F major; The remaining selections will be announced from the stage. More special guests to be announced for Maestro Kunkel’s final concert. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 6 pm
GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band
Governor’s School for the Arts. Free admission Visit http://www.gsarts.net. TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Norfolk

Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet
The Miami String Quartet is an American string quartet. The group was founded in 1988 at The New World School of the Arts by John de Lancie in Miami, Florida. The Quartet was in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where all four members served as faculty members in the School of Music, and two still remain. The Quartet was the Grand Prize winner at the Fischoff competition, First Prize winners of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and prize winners at the London and Evian International Quartet Competitions. They were awarded the Cleveland Quartet Award and were named to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II Residency as well. The Miami Quartet has served as Artists in Residence at the Hartt School and Florida International University and perform and teach at the Kent Blossom Music Festival every summer. Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello. Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
The Miami String Quartet is an American string quartet. The group was founded in 1988 at The New World School of the Arts by John de Lancie in Miami, Florida. The Quartet was in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where all four members served as faculty members in the School of Music, and two still remain. The Quartet was the Grand Prize winner at the Fischoff competition, First Prize winners of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and prize winners at the London and Evian International Quartet Competitions. They were awarded the Cleveland Quartet Award and were named to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II Residency as well. The Miami Quartet has served as Artists in Residence at the Hartt School and Florida International University and perform and teach at the Kent Blossom Music Festival every summer. Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello. Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8 pm
Falletta & Friends
JoAnn Falletta, guitar Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra Co-presented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. A Grammy Award winner hailed for her performances with orchestras around the world; you know her as the brilliant music director and leader of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, now celebrating her 25th season with the VSO. But did you also know that JoAnn Falletta is a virtuoso guitarist? She fell in love with the instrument at age 7, and has released critically acclaimed recordings including her own transcriptions of music by Schubert. In this intimate evening, Falletta joins with members of the Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra to celebrate the many moods of the guitar—soft and tender, fiery and passionate. Tickets: $35, $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk,  VA  23502

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, May 20, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1
JoAnn Falletta conducts the close of the series with contemporary composer Philip Glass’ theatrical Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s own Concertmaster Vahn Armstrong. Dvorák’s Czech Suite engagingly incorporates rustic bagpipe imitations, a melancholy polka, and a Czech “neighbours’ dance.” Also on the program is one of Puccini’s rare non-operatic works, Preludio Sinfonico. Starting price $25.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. May 19: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. May 20: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7 pm
TENET: The Sounds of Time: Music of the Burgundians
For the final installment of TENET’s 2015-2016 Medieval Series, we present Music of the Burgundians guest directed by Robert Mealy. In the later fifteenth century, the Burgundian court was one of the most musically interesting places to be in Europe, with three of the greatest composers of the day: the celebrated pair Guillaume du Fay and Gilles Binchoys, along with their younger colleague Antoine Busnoys. TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country as we create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Virginia Warnken, alt;o Jason McStoots, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass; Robert Mealy, vielle; Priscilla Herreid, wind;s Charlie Weaver, lute. Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Robert Mealy, guest director. Tickets: $25.50 - $50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2016, at 8 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 pm
Thursday and Friday, May 27 & 28, 2016 at 8 pm

Guerilla Opera: Beowulf
This world premiere opera with music and libretto by Hannah Lash, and stage direction by Andrew Eggert is a modern-day adaptation of the well know epic poem, in which Beowulf is a doctor caring for his elderly mother and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome upon his return from a recent war. He discovers that his mother is being abused by the nursing home staff and removes her, determined to care for her himself, though she begs him to help her end her life. Beowulf is scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, violin, clarinet, sax, and percussion. It is 80 minutes in duration and sung in English.Guerilla Opera will live stream the world premiere of Beowulf on Thursday, May 19th free-of-charge. http://guerillaopera.com/season/beowulf/#sthash.wOzNCrUN.dpuf $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH; FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of via student rush. Purchase via The Boston Conservatory Box Office (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 12 pm
World Arts Celebration
Set in the beautiful Fountain Park, the first annual World Arts Celebration will allow patrons to explore heritage far and near. Experience a day of free family fun with music from around the world, international food, an artisan village and hands-on cultural craft activities. This will be an adventure for the whole family! Free. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News, VA 23606

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band Ice Cream Social
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented, top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4 pm
BASS: The Canadian Songbook
Brooklyn Art Song Society. An ambitious commissioned work by esteemed Canadian composer Andrew Staniland on the brutally honest, strange, and powerful poetry of Robin Richardson. Andrew Staniland: The Canadian Songbook (World-Premiere); Martha Guth, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano. The Canadian Songbook is a co-commission with the Casement Fund. Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1917703 The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
GSA Vocal Music Senior Recitals
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair, presents 2015 Senior Recitals. Free admission Visit http://www.gsarts.net. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 pm
New York Polyphony
Their recordings have topped the "best" lists of major media, include The New Yorker magazine; their concerts win raves; and their musicianship and devotion to authentic performances of ancient music—rarely heard treasures that thrill with beauty and history—have made this ensemble one of the most talked-about vocal groups on the classical music scene. Discover "singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure" (The New Yorker) in this evening of glorious music. Tickets: $35, $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Monday, May 30, 2016, 7 pm
Memorial Day Concert
Come out and enjoy great food and the best of Americana music played by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians as you celebrate this proud holiday. Free. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5:30 pm
Festal Evensong and Organ Recital
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Join the Parish Choir in the final Evensong of the season, and wish them well as they embark on their tour to England!  Virtuoso organist Frederick Teardo from Birmingham, AL will present an organ recital following evensong.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

GSA Orchestra Concert
Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department, Jeffrey Phelps,Chair, presents the GSA Orchestra in concert. Free admission Visit http://www.gsarts.net. tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7 pm
Cabaret!
You won’t want to miss this year’s Cabaret!  The Parish Choir has hidden talents that you won’t hear on a Sunday morning. Join us for an amazing evening of music from the movies, Broadway musicals, and other gems of the repertoire.  The fun begins at 7 p.m. with drinks and large silent auction featuring art, jewelry and numerous treasures. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and show will follow. Proceeds from this event benefit the Choir’s tour to England.    www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:15 am
Anglican Heritage Celebration
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Our program year closes with a celebration of our Anglican heritage.  The choir will sing favourite hymns and anthems, and the service will be followed by a high tea.  Ladies are encouraged to wear hats!  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

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