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Virginia Chorale Young Singers Project 2015 Auditions
The Young Singers Project, the Virginia Chorale's flagship educational program, is now entering its 16th season. Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto returns to lead this year's elite ensemble of high school students. Students selected in auditions next month will spend three weeks rehearsing and performing alongside professional singers from the Virginia Chorale in January 2015. Auditions are November 22nd & 23rd. Interested high school singers should visit www.vachorale.org/2015-ysp-audition-registration.html to see more details about this opportunity as well as a complete schedule and audition information.

Organist/pianist position
Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Drive (corner of Great Neck and Rose Hall) is hiring an organist/pianist for weekly duties of one Thursday night choir rehearsal (7-9 pm) and one 11 AM traditional service on Sunday plus Christmas cantata, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc. This person will work with the choir director, Maggie Austin, who chooses all music, and a wonderful 20 voice choir. Thursday night rehearsals are usually omitted in July and August. The sanctuary has a two manual Ahlborn-Galanti organ and a 7-foot Kawai grand piano. There are 3 substitute organists in the congregation that can fill in for absences and illness. Salary in the $10-11,000 range. To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Patti Watters, Worship Chairman, at pwatters@gsarts.net or 757-589-6452 cell.

Baritone Soloist position
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, announces an immediate opening for baritone soloist/section leader in the professional quartet of its Adult Choir. In services and special music programs, and at the annual Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols, a beloved holiday event in Hampton Roads, the traditional music program of this historic congregation offers ample opportunities to sing the great repertoire of the Anglican tradition. Compensation is highly competitive. Interested singers, please contact Chuck Woodward, Music Director, at cwoodward@stpaulsnorfolk.org, or 757.627.4353.

October/November Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
For Bruton Parish and Wren Chapel concerts visit http://www.acswebnetworks.com/brutonparish/music_performances

Monday, October 27, 2014, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: Thom Robertson, Organ
The Fall Season of Noon Day Concerts at Monumental UMC, Portsmouth, will begin with an organ recital presented by Mr. Thom Robertson, Director of Music Ministries at Green Acres Presbyterian Church. Mr. Robertson is a resident of Suffolk and retired from full-time music ministry since the spring of 2012. He has served churches in Virginia, Texas, Minnesota and Maryland. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree granted jointly from Southern Methodist University and Perkins Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Robertson's program, called "French Connection", will conclude with a special Boellmann selection that is very appropriate for the upcoming day of Halloween. A light lunch will be served for a fee of $5.00 in the fellowship hall of the church following the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For details call the church at 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8 pm

Horszowski Piano Trio
Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. F. J. Hayden - Trio #43 in C Maj. Hob. XV:27; John Harbison - Trio No. 2 "Short Stories"(2003); Robert Schumann - Trio No 2 in F Major Op. 80. Oct 27: 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. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. 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.Oct 28: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 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 Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 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

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
New Date
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall
Remembering Lee Teply Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm

ODU Opera: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte
ODU Opera, Symphony Orchestra and the Diehn Chorale present Mozart's timeless comedy about love and fidelity, Così fan tutte. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the music will delight the senses and amuse the heart. This production is in Italian, with English supertitles and is fully staged with set, costumes, and props. Kristi Caras, stage director; Brian Nedvin, music director; Paul S. Kim, conductor. Free admission. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus and Portsmouth Public Schools present Sing for Joy!
Student Singers from Portsmouth Public Schools in grades 4 to 7 join the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers in this joyful concert celebrating our work together this school year! This performance is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission Concert is free & open to the public; no tickets required. For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at 440-9100 or visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org. Woodrow Wilson High School, 1401 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents GSA Jazz. All tickets $15/$5. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8 pm
Joy in Singing Award Recital
Joy In Singing presents soprano Tami Petty in her NYC Debut Recital. Tami Petty, soprano and Miori Sugiyama, pianist. The program includes American and British parlor Songs, Four Impressions by American composer Charles T. Griffes, A Sarah Binks Songbook by Canadian composer John Greer, exotic songs from all over the world about nightingales and more. Visit www.joyinsinging.com/ Tickets $30/$15 seniors. Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 29 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11 am & 12 noon
A World of Music: Eve Watters, Celtic Harp
“When Eve Watters plays the harp, the willows weep. When she sings, the fishes dance. And when she tells stories, people beg for more.” Mid-Atlantic Storytellers Conference. Watters’ talents on the Celtic harp, banjo, Native American flute, concertina, autoharp, pennywhistle, dulcimer and music-infused narrative have charmed audiences throughout the US, Britain, Brazil and Australia. 12:00 noon, Watters, a Certified Music Practitioner and Musician-in-Residence for the University of Virginia Health System, will present a demonstration/discussion on the cutting-edge topic of Therapeutic Music. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. 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, October 31, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:30 pm

Signor Deluso & Gianni Schicchi
Join Connecticut Concert Opera this fall for the world premiere of the double bill of Thomas Pasatieri's comic masterpiece Signor Deluso and Puccini's comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi. America's iconic opera composer Pasatieri has created a delightful romp of romantic misdirection with lyrical vocal beauty. Puccini has joined his melodic mastery with sardonic humor as we watch relatives fight over an inheritance! "O mio babbino caro" is just one of the musical treasures in this opera. Connecticut Concert Opera proudly presents members of The Hartford Symphony as our opera orchestra. With GSA graduate Jermaine Woodard, Jr. as the Magistrate in Signor Deluso. Tickets $35. www.connconcertopera.org. Hoffman Auditorium, The Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Windsbach Boys Choir
Serenade! International Choral Series presents Germany’s leading boy choir, The Windsbach Boys Choir. The program will feature sacred and secular works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Schütz, as well as German folk songs. In their short 68-year history, they have grown to be one of the most popular boy choirs in Germany due to their pure, brilliant sound and invigorating performances at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. This will be their first time visiting Washington and their U.S. tour is part of Germany’s effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which eventually led to German reunification. The concert is sponsored in part by the Embassy of Germany and the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Culture. Tickets: $20-$30. 703-683-6040. www.ClassicalMovements.com Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Frankenstein
Celebrate Halloween in a uniquely scary way with YOUR Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Experience the iconic film thriller, Frankenstein, starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff with a chilling, all-new score composed by Michael Shapiro and performed LIVE by the VSO. According to Shapiro, the movie is sheer spooky fun with a "monstrous" score. Simply spooktacular! Plus, come early for Franks ‘n Steins on the Sandler Plaza and stay afterwards for a zombie hunt in Town Center. Tickets: $20 - $50. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

William & Mary Music Department November 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, November 1, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Bruton Candlelight Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Women's Chorus and the Botetourt Chamber Singers. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4 pm
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm – 9 pm
W&M Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Music on Period Instruments
The W&M Early Music Ensemble presents a concert of baroque chamber music on period instruments Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8 pm- 9:30 pm
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Lecture-Performance
Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird will hold a blended performance and lecture drawing on the group's current touring programs. Venue TBA
Monday, November 10, 2014, 10 am - 11:30 am
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Master Class
Master class by Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird including W&M student ensembles and solo performers. Venue TBA
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Gallery Players Fall Concert
Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

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. The 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
November 1, 2014, 12:55 pm
Bizet Carmen
LIVE. Anita Rachvelishvili stars opposite Aleksandrs Antonenko. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. U.S. Encore: November 5, 2014; 6:30 pm.
November 22, 2014, 12:55 pm
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
LIVE. Rossini's classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman as the barber himself. U.S. Encore: November 26, 2014; 6:30 pm.
December 13, 2014, 12 pm
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
LIVE. James Levine conducts Wagner's epic comedy, starring Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch. U.S. Encore: December 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
USAF Heritage Brass
First Presbyterian Church of Hampton. We begin our season with the Heritage Brass, a traditional Brass Quintet with percussion, the longest tenured small ensemble within the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. This exceptional group tours the Mid-Atlantic region from South Carolina to Maine, always leaving audiences delighted with their world-class musicianship and entertaining showmanship. From classical to jazz and popular music, the group brings its brilliant brass sound to all music genres. These musical ambassadors proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force. Phone 722-0006; firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong Commemorating All Saints Day
Music to include: Traditional Evensong service music, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Harold W. Friedell, O How Amiable by William Mathias. Music Director: Martin R. Sunderland, Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach; Guest Organist: Holly B. Sunderland, Director of Music at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach; Sung by the Choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm
Remembrance Concert: Fauré Requiem
The Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s and Bruton Parish Church combine forces to present Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem, along with other works with orchestra. Proceeds from this concert will help support the Choir’s 2016 tour to England. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital: In Memoriam: Dr. Lee Teply
James Kosnik, professor of music at ODU, will present an organ recital in collaboration with Ali Calvert, Harp. The program will include Buxtehude: Praeludium in G Major; Kosnik: De Profundis; J.S. Bach: “aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir”; Seigart: Salve Regina; Vierne: Symphonie I, mvt. 1; Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For information, call 489-8168. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the finest, most visible orchestras in the country. Now in its 84th season, the fifth 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. One of today’s finest violinists, Midori’s breadth and quality of work has been internationally recognized, placing her in the top tier of string virtuosos. Her unbridled enthusiasm and support of music extends beyond the stage, as evidenced by her work in educational and community settings. Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor; Midori, Violin. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”); Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor; Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”). Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office) http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

November ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
In Memoriam: Dr. Lee Teply. James Kosnik, professor of music at ODU, will present an organ recital with Eastman School of Music harpist, Ali Calvert. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum, Madrigal Singers, Sackbut Ensemble and Viola da Gamba Consort Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Young Artists Competition
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Mozart Requiem, K. 626
In memory of Dr. Lee Teply. ODU Concert Choir, directed by Nancy K. Klein, and ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul S. Kim, team up under Klein's baton to present Mozart's riveting Requiem. Featuring soloists Agnes Mobley Wynne, soprano; Kelly Montgomery, alto; Brian Nedvin, tenor; and Gregory Gardner, bass. Free admission, donations welcome. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30
ODU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of David Walker
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents the Eastern Virginia Brass. Thrill to the sounds of this brass quintet performing works from the stately Renaissance to the jazz of Louis Armstrong, and “Call,” a poignant new trio by British composer, Liz Lane, based on Civil War battles calls. Works by Cheetham, Wilder, Ewazen, Sheidt and works of the American Civil War. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12 noon
Trinity Organ Series
The second concert of this season's Trinity Organ Concert Series will feature Cellist Kenneth Law, a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and Organist Michael Lianos, Associate Director of Music at Saint Bede, performing a varied selection of classical works. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the concert. Beverages will be provided. Free one-hour concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Ranendra Das, Tabla; Abhik Mukherjee, sitar
The fundamentals of Indian classical music - the melodic framework Raga with the essential elements of time and rhythm provided by sitar and tabla, are deftly woven into “The Divine Art Music,” considered to be a creation of the Hindu Holy Trinity. A 4,000 year-old art form, designed to raise the inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. 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, November 7, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven and Mahler
Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” And his Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” seems to call out and invite the listener to consider life’s many beauties as well as its heartbreaks. The concert also includes a performance of Beethoven’s melodic and playful first piano concerto with French pianist Prisca Benoit, artist in residence at Sentara’s Music and Medicine Center. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Prisca Benoit, piano. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1, MAHLER Symphony No. 1. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Nov 7: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Nov 8: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Nov 9: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Virginia Opera: HMS Pinafore
Over the years Virginia Opera has produced dazzling productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s works that have won Virginia Opera high praise, most recently with The Mikado. The Washington Post acclaimed The Mikado as “rollickingly funny, energetic and cheerful.” Virginia Opera’s reputation for the highest quality Savoy Opera productions will reach new heights with an impressive traditional presentation of the first internationally recognized success won by Gilbert & Sullivan – their extravaganza of merriment, H.M.S. Pinafore! The captain’s daughter falls for a lowly sailor then sets out to overturn conventional order to win her man through the power of love – imagine that! H.M.S. Pinafore will be conducted by Virginia Opera Resident Conductor Adam Turner and will introduce renowned Director Nicola Bowie, making her Virginia Opera debut, to our audiences as she brings her bountiful talents in both directing and choreography to our company. This production of H.M.S. Pinafore will exemplify what we now recognize as modern musical theatre and earns an honored place in the 40th Anniversary Season. Sung in English with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in October 2014 Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:30: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 5:30 - 11 pm
Cream of the Crop
Fall Fundraiser for Arts Enter. Martinis, wine and cheese, appetizers, Eastern Shore dinner and a live auction filled with art, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, furniture, theatre events and more. The band Quik Fix will provide the music as patrons are encouraged to dance the night away! Proceeds benefit the programs at Arts Enter, the Historic Palace Theatre and the Stage Door Gallery. Seating is limited. Tickets $40. www.eventbrite.com Historic Palace Theatre 305 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Brock McGuire Band
Named “Irish Band of the Decade” by the Irish American News in 2011, the band folds in elements from American old-time and bluegrass, French-Canadian folk style and Celtic traditions to create a unique and beautiful sound. This concert is jointly sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Dewey Decibel Series, the Music in American Culture Lecture Series, and the W&M Appalachian Music Ensemble. Visit www.brockmcguireband.com. Reception to follow concert. $10/general public, $5/students. Tickets on sale at the door. Call 221-1073 for more information.Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2 pm
Suzuki Strings Bach Festival
The Bach Festival, hosted by the Academy of Music and the Suzuki Teachers Association of Hampton Roads, is an annual event featuring performances by students from all over the Tidewater region. The music of J.S. Bach (and his Baroque contemporaries) is performed by soloists, small, and large groups. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna
In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Drawing on the evolving musical language of the era, the piano becomes the singer's unconscious mind in the music of Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and others. With Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Nov 9: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Tickets: www.gardnermuseum.org Nov 11: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 5 pm
Intercollegiate Choral Festival
The Virginia State University Department of Music will present an Intercollegiate Choral Festival featuring the University Concert Choirs of Hampton, Norfolk State and Virginia State. The concert is free and open to the public. For information, contact the Music Department at 804.524.5311. Virginia Hall Auditorium, Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA.

Monday, November 10, 2014, 8 pm
NCC: Together Again!
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 46th season with Together Again. This program, presented in cooperation with ODU's F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, features the internationally renowned Norwegian tubist Øystein Baadsvik rejoined by pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Invited by the legendary Harvey Phillips, Kasparov and Lutsyshyn first performed with Baadsvik in 1993 during his American debut in Bloomington, Indiana, when he was just launching his spectacular international career that made him one of the best known and most respected brass players in the world today. The program includes works by Hindemith, Kraft, J.S. Bach, Grieg, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Baadsvik himself. Pre-concert lecture by Andrey Kasparov at 7:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Visit www.ncconsort.org Master class Nov. 11, 12:30 pm Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert. Individual tickets $15; Student tickets $10. For tickets and additional information please call 683-5305 or visit http://oduartstix.com Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Red Priest
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents Red Priest. “… bringing glee to the concert scene for over a decade; transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practiced coordination with a bedrock of skill and timing.” (Daily Telegraph) “Putting the rock into baroque . . . an energetic spectacular stage show!” (The Evening Standard) What more can one say? Red Priest, led by Piers Adams, world-renowned recorder player, is joined by harpsichord, violin and cello to shine a light on music of the Baroque era in ways one cannot imagine. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $8-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.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, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS: Nano Stern
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Nano Stern is a young chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of Chilean Song. Nano's style is an Indie-Folk-Rock- Jazz fusion; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by legends like Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani, yet combined with a host of influences absorbed from his patiperro travels around the world, as well as his early classical training. Added to the mix is a love for rock, which results in a truly unique sound, the whole becoming greater than the sum of the parts. Stern is an accomplished musician, playing a range of instruments from Spanish and electric guitar, violin to the Andean and Nordic flutes. Not to be underrated is the power and emotion that emanates from his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences, at home in Chile and across the world. Season tickets: Regular - $80; student/senior - $65. Phone 757-625-2330. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Nov 13: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Nov 14: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Chopin and Beethoven
Chopin is considered by many to be the ultimate composer for the piano, and in his poetic piano concerto no. 1 you will be thrilled by a brilliant display of pianistic virtuosity. And you will hear echos of Haydn and Mozart in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Buechner, piano. MILHAUD The Bull on the Roof, CHOPIN Concerto for Piano No. 1, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1. Tickets starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Nov 13: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Nov 15: Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, Organ Recital
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC noon

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Yorktown Chorale
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Yorktown Chorale was formed in 1994 to sing the Easter Messiah, which was its first performance. The group expanded and is now twenty years old. The Chorale is a non-profit group which performs classical, patriotic and other choral works to please Tidewater Virginia audiences. The Chorale performs in venues in Yorktown, Williamsburg and on the Peninsula, including churches, retirement communities and community events. It is one of two local groups that participated in a choir of 1,800 singers who sang for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary celebration in 2007 with the Virginia Symphony, with President Bush in attendance. The Chorale looks forward to returning to Reformation, where it has presented several Christmas concerts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5 pm
Missa Solemnis
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Written near the end of his life and completed in total deafness, Beethoven’s towering masterwork stands as one of the great choral works of all time. This is a monumental setting of the Mass, unequaled in emotional intensity with awesome technical demands. BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis. Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano; Daniela Mack, mezzo soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass. Tickets: Single tickets go on sale September 15; For subscriptions call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours CD Release Concert
New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier, Artistic Director, Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, presents a special NYFOS After Hours CD Release Concert: Canción Amorosa: Songs of Spain with Corinne Winters, soprano, Steven Blier, piano. On GPR Records. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600, Walk-ins welcome at the bar. Complimentary amuse-bouche from Chef David Ferraro served for guests ordering dinner. HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., NYC

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Classical Dreams
Leonore Overture No. 3 from Fidelio, Beethoven; Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor, Avison; Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C Minor, Mozart; Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Sibelius. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Orchestra: Le Poême de l’Exstase
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents the Orchestra Side by Side with the East Carolina University Orchestra. All tickets $15/$5. www.showtix4u.com. Sandler Centre for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Opera Roanoke: Mozart’s Abduction
Opera Roanoke, Scott Williamson, General and Artistic Director, is excited to announce one of the most entertaining seasons in its 39-year history: Comedy Tonight!. Mozart’s Abduction will be presented in Roanoke for the first time. Its ebullient score and unrestrained comic tone, balanced by the sublime beauty expected from the leading ladies and men, ensures its success. When Konstanze and her maid Blonde are abducted and sold, Belmonte and his servant Pedrillo resolve to rescue their beloveds, with comedic tribulations along the way. With celebrations of vocal ?nesse and moments of zesty wit, Abduction is sure to please opera lovers of all ages and those new to the experience of the operatic art form. Opera Roanoke favorites and Apprentice Artist alumni, Chelsea Bonagura Anna Sterrett, Kelly Burns and local star, Keith Reed lead a cast in the opera that made Mozart the toast of Vienna. Season subscriptions and single tickets ($25 - $100) are available now by calling the Jefferson Center box office at (540) 345-2550. Visit operaroanoke.org Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall, 541 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
A celebration of the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars. Re-live the Saturday mornings of yore when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen, as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs their extraordinary original cartoon scores LIVE in concert. Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II will take you back in time to acclaimed classics like What's Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and Rhapsody Rabbit. Plus, enjoy special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry, as well as two spectacular new Looney Tunes 3D theatrical shorts. A delightful treat for the whole family! Tickets: Starting price: $30. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5 pm

TENET: Odes: In honor of St. Cecilia
Named the Patron Saint of music and first celebrated in the mid-16th century as part of a festival offering, St. Cecilia was highly honored during Purcell's lifetime. Henry Purcell participated in the annual St. Cecilia offerings heartily! Join us as we celebrate TENET's own tradition of honoring music's Patron Saint and Henry Purcell with a program of songs, odes and sensuous sonatas. http://www.tenetnyc.com Nov 22: Tickets: $50/$30. St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. Nov 23: Tickets: $30. http://www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org/concertschedule.html St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Pavel and the GSA Strings
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues its 34th concert season with Pavel and the GSA Strings . Pavel Ilyashov, Violinist; The String Orchestra of the Governor’s School for the Arts, Jeffrey Phelps, Guest Conductor. Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Bruch - Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in g minor, Schuman - Symphony No. 3 Op. 97 in Eb major (Rhenish). For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 pm
BYOV: Opening Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia TCC Roper Center for the Performing Arts, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Virginia Opera Presents: Opera Tales
Virginia Opera invites you to join us at the Harrison Opera House for a brand new series designed for families! Showcasing two innovative and engaging opera shorts composed by members of the Opera's music staff - plus a wonderful program by a professional children's touring company. These programs are sure to capture the imagination and attention of young viewers and parents alike! All programs will start at 11 am with fun lobby activities beginning at 9:30. Subscriptions for all three shows are just $30 for adults and $15 for kids, plus admissions tax. To purchase tickets call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org/subscribe.
November 29, 2014, 11 am
Barefoot Puppets: African Trickster Tales
March 21, 2015, 11 am
The Princess and the Pea

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Families across the region will once again enjoy the ever-popular holiday program that showcases the best music of the holiday season performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. PB&J Pre-Concert Fun: When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it even begins! Starting one hour before each concert, the lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s a great way to round out an afternoon of musical fun at the Symphony! Tickets: Starting price: $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Annual Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
The Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Enter the season of Advent with this beautiful and meditative service. This service will be repeated on Friday, December 5 for the Tidewater Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and United Methodist (LARCUM) chapter. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Project Images
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders celebrates the release of her latest CD, “Images: Works for Solo Piano by Claude Debussy.” With the collaboration of VWC Professor John Rudel, Jordan-Anders has taken Debussy’s music into the art classroom and invited students to respond as did Impressionist painters at the dawn of the 20th century upon hearing this new musical language. Student artworks will be featured along with the musical inspiration. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.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, December 1, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8 pm

Bohemian String Quartet
The mission of keeping a rare musical flame alight is a noble and often challenging one, but The Bohemian Quartet is more than up to the task. In this case, the acclaimed Providence, Rhode Island-based ensemble-featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass-specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005. Violinist, Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. Together they’ve made a commitment to the genre, and aspired to performing it with both reverence and adventure. Traditional Bulgarian, Roumanian, Russian, India, Romany music as well as works by Hubay, Dinicu and Brahms. Dec 1: 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. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. 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.Dec 2: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 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 Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 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

December ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble directed by Keith Philbrick and ODU Jazz Choir directed by John Toomey
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
ODU Annual Madrigal Banquets: The Music of Spain and Latin America
The Madrigal Banquets feature a full meal and performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 pm
Holiday Concert
ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul Kim and the ODU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dennis Zeisler Free admission. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday December 4, 2014, 8 pm
Friday December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday December 6, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Handel’s Messiah
It is the greatest story ever told and the most majestic music ever conceived. This is THE Messiah of the season. Featuring the voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists, celebrate this special holiday with YOUR Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus; Vocal Soloists. Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 3: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach 23464 Dec 4: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Dec 5: Harrison Opera House, 160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 6: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Harlem Renaissance
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org Dec 5: Reston Community Center, Reston, VA. Dec 9: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

William & Mary Music Department December 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
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm – 10 pm
Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm
Winter Choral Concerts
Performances by the W&M Choir, Botetourt Chamber Singers, and Women's Chorus. General admission/$10, Students/$3. Tickets can be purchased through the PBK Box Office at (757) 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4 pm
Wind Ensemble Winter Concert Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Sunday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus: Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
Hear the pure, soaring voices of Virginia Children's Chorus perform Benjamin Britten's translucent A Ceremony of Carols with Virginia Symphony principal harpist Barbara Chapman. The concert also marks the release of their new holiday CD, featuring the Chorus' performance of Ceremon, and beautiful music of the season for flute & harp by the Wendells-Cross duo. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Holiday Pops Concert
Tickets will go on sale October 1, 2014. Underwritten in part by Colonial Williamsburg. Call 1-800-HISTORY for more information. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience a full-length concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays, featuring nearly twenty players from the VSO brass and percussion sections and conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin. With music from a variety of styles - classical to contemporary - you'll delight in the joyous sounds of the season. Reception to follow concert. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org. $10/general public, $5/students. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Steven Coxe & Friends: Virtuosic Chamber Music
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music by Copland, Brahms, Messiaen, Debussy, Coxe, and Ravel. Performers include soprano Suzanne Oberdorfer, contralto Kelly Montgomery, flautist Patti Watters, violinist Pavel Ilyashov, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and organist Kevin Kwan. Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances (Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Sistine Chapel) they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned, earning wide acclaim for their supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines. Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8 pm
NYFOS: Harlem Renaissance Darius de Haas
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Artists: Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Tickets: $40-55; available online or via the Merkin Box Office: 212-501-3330. $20 'Real Deal' & $10 Student tickets still available; phone orders only, limited availability. Subscriptions ($140-200) also available. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th, NYC

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Organist Kevin Kwan joins the Chorale in James MacMillan's Seinte Mari moder milde, commissioned in 1995 for the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge, and carols old and new by Vaughan Williams, Britten, and others, bringing the warmth of an English Christmas to Hampton Roads. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Dec 12: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 13: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Dec 14: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. 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. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, December 13, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2013, 3 pm
Friday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 8 pm

The Glory of Christmas
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 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 concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Dec 13: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA. Dec 14: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia, Dec 19: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr., Hampton, VA. Dec 20: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 21: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Virginia. Dec 22: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:45 am
Eastern Virginia Brass
Brass prelude. Sharon Foxwell, music director, choir and brass quintet herald the holiday season with joyous music. For information, call 757-423-8536. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave, Norfolk

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Carols and Anthems will highlight the traditional Christmas Story readings; Sung by the choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, Music Director: Martin R. Sunderland. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 pm & and 5 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 7 pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

A Candlelight Christmas
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director, Side-by-Side with A CAPPELLA! Celebrate the splendor of the season with The Washington Chorus’s beloved holiday event and an annual favorite with audiences. With brass, organ, percussion, harp, and the 200-voice chorus, the program features Christmas classics, sing alongs, theatrical lighting, and the glorious candlelight processional. These concerts sell out early! Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Dec 14, 20, 22: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C. Dec 23: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Winds Holiday Concert
The Tidewater Winds Concert Band, John Brewington, Music Director, presents the annual holiday concert. Tickets: www.tidewaterwinds.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program is quickly becoming an annual tradition! Featuring holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Piano and host Steven Blier with clarinetist Alan Kay and vocalists Joshua Breitzer, Joshua Jeremiah and others TBA. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7 pm
Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boys Choir - the name alone conjures images of majestic holiday celebrations held around the globe. This year, the sonic celebration takes place at The American Theatre. Come alone, or with the special people in your life, to experience the soaring voices and exquisite vocal discipline of the Vienna Boys Choir, in an evening sure to lift your spirits and provide a brief but glorious rest from the hustle and bustle of what we know as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. The performance starts early - because the boys need to get to bed at a reasonable hour - but that makes the event perfect for students as well! Tickets: $45/$40. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday POPS!
Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up as only the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your home town Orchestra along with the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus; Other Guests. Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 19: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462 Dec 20: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:30 & 4:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass: Brasstastic Holidays!
Begin your holiday festivities with all that Jingle Bell jazz. Then continue the 45 minutes’ worth of joy with Sleigh Ride, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the Saints Halleluiah, Nutcracker and hum along—no sing-along to a good sprinkling of traditional holiday favorites and beautiful Christmas carols. Wonderful, fun, heartwarming—and Brasstastic for all ages. . For ticket information, call (888) 965-7254. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 4:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Celebrate Christmas Eve with the parish. R. Scott Foxwell, music director, choir, pastor and congregation. For information call 757 481-0577. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Celebrate a service of lessons and carols beginning with a brass 30 minute brass prelude followed by music for choir, organ and brass. Music Director David Kunkel. For information, call 757-428-6332. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St, Virginia Beach

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