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Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for the fall season.  Based in Williamsburg, Cantori is a small (14 – 16 voices) choral ensemble which has become known for its very high musical standards and excellence.  Those interested in auditioning should hold degrees in music or have extensive musical training, including vocal and choral experience.  Rehearsals are held on selected Sunday afternoons, with the fall season culminating in two Christmas concerts.  The centerpiece for this year’s Christmas concert is the Rutter Magnificat. Auditions will be held in August, and may be arranged by contacting the Director, Agnes French, at jpk.alf@cox.net or at 757-345-6355.  Further information about Cantori may be found on our web site:  www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season on August 20, 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
VCS is scheduling auditions for all voice parts for its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, August 6, 2016. Membership is open to high schoolers and adults. Singers should possess at least basic music reading skills. For an appointment and more information, please call Tricia Fielding: (C) (703) 939-1602 or visit www.vachoralsociety.org. The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; one series in the fall, one during the winter holiday season, and one in the spring. VCS sings a wide variety of repertoire. At any given concert, you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia, and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of three concerts.  Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 29, and on Tuesday, September 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. each day.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant’s basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and sight read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  Auditions will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg.  Applicants should contact membership chair Danya Zimbauer at danyaz@gmail.com or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild’s programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.   

BYOV Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia announces auditions to be held on Monday, August 29. Bay Youth Concert Orchestra: double bass, bassoon, french horn, percussion. Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra: double bass, clarinet, percussion. On Monday, September 26 Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will be holding auditions for our Junior Strings. This ensemble is for young musicians (violin, viola, cello, and bass) through rising 7th grade. For more information about our orchestras and to schedule an audition, visit bayyouth.org/members/auditions. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Richards,Executive Director, (757) 618-1800 or richards.byov@gmail. Audition requirements and excerpts are available online. All Bay Youth members gain entry to their ensembles through an audition. Concert and Symphony Orchestras rehearsals are held on Monday evenings beginning September 13 at Norview High School in Norfolk. To schedule an audition, visit: bayyouth.org/members/auditions Junior Strings Auditions will be held at Norview Middle School in Norfolk, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Tidewater Winds Summer Concerts
31st Season. John Brewington, Music Director. The late C. Sidney Berg founded The Tidewater Winds Professional Concert Band in 1985 to provide an opportunity for residents of the Hampton Roads area to enjoy free professional band concerts in the “Sousa Band” tradition. The Band is comprised of 48 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians from across the Hampton Roads, Virginia area representing various military, professional, and college bands and orchestras. Selected high school students also perform with the band as part of our Student Intern Program. All concerts are free. www.tidewaterwinds.org. Phone 757-480-0953.
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Monday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Edmonds Center, at St. Mark’s Church, 2714 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach

TSVI Master Classes
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute is a prestigious two-week residency program for emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers each summer. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education, and in partnership with RIVERSIDE Performing Arts Medicine. These masterclasses are free and open to the public.*Please note that all questions and interactions with our guest artists  are intended solely for our TSVI participants. For more information, visit http://cnu.edu/tsvinstitute/
Monday, July 25, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 am and 4 pm
Thursday, July 28, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, July 29, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Gary Kline
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama Theater Rehearsal Hall
Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm

Masterclasses with Christine Brewer
Grammy Award-winning American Soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, July 29, 4 pm
Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn Masterclass
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, August 1, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, August 2,10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Thursday, August 4, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, August 5, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Constanza Cuccaro
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, August 5, 8:30 am
Friday, August 5, 4 pm

Masterclasses with Deke Sharon
”The Father of Contemporary A Capella" 8:30: Concert Hall. 4:00: Music and Theatre Hall

July Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, July 26, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Aurelius String Quartet, an award-winning student string quartet from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and this summer’s Wintergreen Academy Fellowship Quartet
Thursday, July 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 30, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
July 16, 23, 30 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe Summer Concert Series
Fort Monroe has scheduled its annual Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe Summer Concert Series. The performances will kick off Friday, June 3rd at 7pm with a performance by the US Army TRADOC Band. Performances will take place at the Bandstand at Continental Park featuring outstanding regional military bands and area concert bands each Thursday at 7pm. The July 4th concert will begin at 6:30pm at Wherry Quarter and will feature two ensembles from the USAF Heritage of America Bands.  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Fort Monroe is located just off of I-64, exit 268, Mallory Street exit.  Continental Park is located at the intersection of Fenwick and Ingalls Roads.  Visit fmauthority.com
Thursday, July 28, 7 pm
USAF Heritage of America Band - Full Spectrum
Full Spectrum is a six-piece electrifying, high-energy Pop & Hip Hop band out of the USAF Heritage of America Band. This dynamic group of Active Duty musicians is assembled from areas throughout the US, but call Langley AFB, in Virginia, home. Their sound is a mix of "Old & New School" styles with their main mission of reaching today's youth and young adults.
Thursday, August 4, 7 pm
USAF Heritage of America Band - Rhythm in Blue
Rhythm in Blue is a dynamic jazz ensemble. This sleek, 13-member group presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story. Made up of outstanding Air Force enlisted professional musicians, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America’s uniquely original art form, recruiting a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen. From formal concerts in grand auditoriums to casual shows in the park, Rhythm in Blue is in constant demand traveling throughout the Eastern United States, performing for diverse audiences from Maine to South Carolina.
Thursday, August 11, 7 pm
Music by the Bay - US Fleet Forces Band - Wind Ensemble
The US Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, led by Lieutenant Robert J. Coats, is the largest of the US Fleet Forces Band’s performing units. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional military marches and patriotic favorites to the finest works from the wind band literature.
Thursday, August 18, 7 pm
Music by the Bay - USAF Heritage of America Band - The Blue Aces
The Blue Aces are six dynamic Airman-musicians who perform a diverse mix of today's favorite artists (Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Tori Kelly, Eric Church, etc.) and the old school Rock and Rhythm and Blues of yesterday (ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, Allman Brothers, The Beatles, etc.) The band, comprised of a lead singer, two guitars, bass, drums, and audio engineer, enjoys bringing their high-energy shows to a variety of audiences and settings throughout the Eastern United States.
Thursday, August 25, 7 pm
USAF Heritage of America Band - Heritage Brass
Heritage Brass is a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble that brings the military tradition of brass, percussion, and vocals to the concert stage. This exceptional ensemble showcases excellence and precision in every performance throughout the eastern seaboard, from South Carolina to Maine. Comprised of ten brass players, a percussionist, and vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transitions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. Whether performing in a concert hall, an educational venue, a large sporting event, or in support of a military function, their innovative approach allows them to perform both as a large symphonic group and an intimate chamber ensemble.

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 84th annual season of Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 2 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night at 7 PM through August 25. Please join us this summer for Music Under the Stars! A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/MUTS/muts.asp to get your RAPID ACCESS Vehicle Pass. For inclement weather and other information visit: www.tradocband.com
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 04, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Big Band
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Big Band
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Season Finale – 1812 Overture

VWC Worship and Music Conference Events
All of the following evening events are offered as part of Virginia Wesleyan College's Sacred Music Summer Conference presented by The Center for Sacred Music. For details on the conference, which offers some 45 workshop sessions led by 17 nationally known clinicians and VWC faculty (July 25-30), see www.vwc.edu/csmsummer. The community is welcomed to the following - no reservations necessary
Monday, July 25, 7:30 pm
A Service of Christian Prayer using the music of Taizé
Free. Monumental Chapel, VWC, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk/Va Beach
Tuesday, July 26, 7 pm
Are You Legal?  Copyright for Church Musicians
Rob Monath, attorney / lecture with questions & answers. $10 per person at the door, or $40 for a group of 5 from the same church. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts – VWC campus, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk/VA Beach
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Sing to the Lord a New Song: Reclaiming the Earth in Worship
Dr. John Behnke conducts a massed handbell bell choir including the choirs of Community United Methodist, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, Great Bridge Presbyterian, and Virginia Beach United Methodist; Dr. Paul Galbreath of Union Seminary-Charlotte gives the reflection; Rev. Brandon Nichols of Waverly Chapel-UMC is worship leader; Billye Brown Youmans, soprano soloist; Jason Evans, organist. Donations accepted. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
Let Heavenly Music Fill this Place
Dr. Charles Callahan, organist, leads a festival sing-along of well-known hymns, and features his own voluntary and postlude arrangements on the various hymntunes. Donations accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice
Dr. Tim Sharpe, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, conducts the 90-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus in a concert of sacred classics such as Handel's "Zadok the Priest," to contemporary selections such as Coleman's jazz infused "The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul," Chilcott's "The Gift to be Simple" and movements from Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna." Dr Bryson Mortensen, baritone soloist; Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, organist; and the Wesleyan Festival Brass led by Lawrence Clemens. Suggested donation: $10 per person. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Spring and Summer Outdoor Concerts
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its annual outdoor concert series, which will take place this year, all concerts are free and open to the public, from May to August at venues in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Gloucester. All concerts are free and open to the public, from May to August at venues in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Gloucester. Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org. witter: @VASymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/virginiasymphony
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
In Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park’s 31st Street Stage. Part of the Symphony by the Sea series – Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival.
Thursday, August 18, 7:30 pm
In Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park’s 31st Street Stage. Part of the Symphony by the Sea series – Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival.

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8 pm
Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, Julie Jordan Gunn & Adam Ben-David, Piano
Two Worlds. One Stage. Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and opera super-star Nathan Gunn combine their musical talents to create a unique and powerful evening. Mandy Patinkin, one of the most versatile and compelling actors, singers, and storytellers of our time, originated Broadway roles in Evita and Sunday in the Park With George, and stars in the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Homeland” and past CBS series “Chicago Hope” and “Criminal Minds.” His many movie performances include roles in Yentl, Dick Tracy, and The Princess Bride. Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Paris Opera and as a concert artist with symphony orchestras around the globe. His solo recordings include Just Before Sunrise and American Anthem. Tickets: $97 | $77 | $67 | $57 | $37 https://fergusoncenter.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1168 Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts,

HRMB: 2016 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6 pm
Town Center Plaza, Virginia Beach. FREE
Sunday, August 7, 2016, Time TBA
Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. FREE

August Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 6, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. John Lowe, Organist from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida
Tuesday, August 9, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 13, 8 pm
Harp Recital
Rachel Knight, Harpist from the University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 16, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 20, 8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Chamber Ensemble from Washington, DC, Jeffrey Sean Dokken, Director
Tuesday, August 23, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 27, 8 pm
Organ & Vocal Recital
Tom Bailey, Organist at Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill in Richmond, Virginia & Jennifer Piazza-Pick, Soprano
Tuesday, August 30, 8 pm
Organ & Oboe Recital
Deborah Carr, Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia & Melinda McKenzie, Oboist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
August 6 - Sarah Bland, Organist
August 13 & 20Thomas Marshall, Organist
August 27 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1 pm
NARO: Royal Opera House Lucia Di Lammermoor
Donizetti's Italian masterpiece is directed by Katie Mitchell and set in the 1840s. It is the timeless drama about a woman who must reject the man she loves and in order to save the family's fortune, succumbs to an arranged marriage. Diana Damrau sings the tragic role of Lucia with American tenor Charles Castronovo singing the role of Edgardo. (170 mins). With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters. Presented with Virginia Opera. Doors open at 12:40 pm  Visit http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/lucia-di-lammermoor-by-katie-mitchell All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.  NARO Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Norfolk

Friday, August 5, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016

TOI: The Summer of Menotti
Tidewater Opera Initiative is thrilled to present a double bill of Menotti's modern masterpieces: The Old Maid and The Thief and The Medium. Written by 20th century Italian-American composer and librettist, Gian Carlo Menotti, these lyrical and provocative one acts examine powerful women and their dynamic relationships. The Old Maid and The Thief cast: Mrs. Todd-- Arna Majcher, Bob-- Marshall Severin, Laetitia-- Anna Feucht, Miss Pinkerton-- Kristian Bucy. The Medium cast: Monica-- Kathryn Kelly; Toby-- Bradley Fielding; Baba-- Adriane Kerr; Mrs. Gobineau-- Bridget Cooper; Mr. Gobineau-- Marshall Severin; Mrs. Nolan-- Nerissa Thompson. Want to stay up to date with our latest goings on? Make sure you like us on Facebook and check out our website www.TOIVA.org for pictures, recordings, and other fun updates as we ramp up for our August shows! We're participating in Give Local 757, a one day philanthropy event for Hampton Roads non-profits, and we need your help! Your gift on May 3rd will help us reach our goal of $500 and support local musicians! Visit www.GiveLocal757.org for more information. Aug 5 & 7: Black Box Theater, Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk. Aug 12 & 14: Zeider's American Dream Theater, 4573 Bank Street (Towne Centre), Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8 pm
Filharmonic
This group of Filipino-American youngsters featured in NBC’s hit musical competition “The Sing-Off” have much to sing about. Making the semi-finals, finishing the first “Sing-Off” national tour, and being featured in the movie “Pitch Perfect 2” is just the kickoff to their amazing journey!  Combining talents from a wide variety of performing arts backgrounds including pop, a cappella, jazz, opera, theater and classical, The Filharmonic honors their Filipino heritage through incredibly nuanced performances that are both moving and a joy to experience. http://www.thefilharmonic.com/ Tickets: $35. https://fergusoncenter.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1174 Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts,Newport News

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The ninth annual Terrific Teen Talent showcase will feature six outstanding teenage musicians already recognized for their excellence and dedication to their art: two sopranos, a clarinetist, flutist, pianist, and a violinist. This is always a most satisfying and delightful afternoon. A reception to meet these young artists follows the program. Please plan to give generously to support this on-going opportunity for young musicians, as well as the SAF Nelson Linaburg Scholarship fund. Free will offering concert. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Getting to Know You - The Music of Broadway
Symphony by the Sea Series. Guest conductor John Brewington will lead the orchestra in this delightful outdoor concert. The concert features music from “Les Misérables”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Wicked”. Soprano Regina Rossi will sing. Bring a chair and enjoy this music under the stars! Free. For more information, visit: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 4 pm
Mid-Summer Chamber Concert - The Acosta/Migliozzi/Walsh Trio
The trio of Aníbal Acosta (Guitar), Anastasia Migliozzi (Viola), and Stephen Walsh (Piano and Recorders) will perform a program of varied chamber music, drawn from the 18th through the 21st centuries, for recorder, piano, viola and guitar.  Composers represented include J. S. Bach, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Augustín Barrios and other lesser known yet wonderful composers. This trio has performed regularly in Hampton Roads for many years in venues such as the Chandler Recital Hall (ODU), the Williamsburg Public Library and the Kaufman Theatre (Chrysler Museum).  They have appeared as a featured ensemble with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society, the Norfolk Bach Festival and the Virginia Opera Guild. Please take a break from the heat and join them in the air-conditioned comfort of the Chandler Recital Hall, arguably the finest public chamber music venue in Hampton Roads. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine Arts Building, Old Dominion University Elkhorn and 49th Street, Norfolk, Virginia

Wonderful Wednesdays 2016
This year's Wonderful Wednesdays music series is dedicated to the music series founder Zelma Rivkin. A season ticket for all four is $75 in advance or $20 per program. Single tickets will be available at the door for $25. For information, call 391-9266 or check out www.jewishmuseuminportsmouth.org. Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, 607 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Dramtreeo
Dramtreeo is a five-member acoustic folk group that sings folk music from around the world.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ambrosia String Quartet
Audience favorite Ambrosia String Quartet includes Simon Lapointe, violin; Mayu Cipriano, violin; Beverly Baker, viola; Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, cello. Their program features Glazunov’s “Five Novelettes,” Tchaikovsky’s “Children’s Album” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7, Opus 59 in F Major.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season August 20, 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Sunday, August 21, 3 & 7 pm
SEVEN RESPONSES
A major musical event premieres in New York this August:Seven Responses, A dialogue between the 17th and 21st centuries,  across lands and cultures, exploring suffering and joy... featuring The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor; Quicksilver Baroque, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Seven illustrious composers from around the world have created musical responses  to Dietrich Buxtehude's 17th-century sacred masterpiece Membra Jesu Nostri Each of Membra Jesu Nostri's seven cantatas contemplates a body part of Christ on the cross and will precede its Response. Part 1: (feet, knees, hands, and side) Buxtehude's Cantatas 1-4 and the responses of: David T. Little, USA (feet); Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Iceland (knees); Caroline Shaws, USA (hands); Hans Thomalla, Germany (side). Part 2: (breast, heart, and face) Buxtehude's Cantatas 5-7 and the responses of: Lewis Spratlan, USA (breast); Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Denmark (heart); Santa Ratniece, Latvia (face). Tickets: $45/$30. For more information and tickets, visit: https://thecrossingchoir.squarespace.com/about-7-responses#artists-page and http://mostlymozart.org/events/ice-seven-responses-part1 3 pm: Part 1; 7 pm: Part 2. Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5 pm
NYFOS @ North Fork: Killer B's
Capturing the hopes, joys, and struggles of twentieth-century Americans, from the working class to the patrician blue bloods, told entirely by composers whose last names begin with B. Music by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, William Bolcom, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, the Beach Boys and others. The singers: Christine Price, soprano; Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Alex Rosen, bass; with Steven Blier, pianist/arranger. www.nyfos.org Tickets: $25; general admission. Call Priscilla Bull at 631-323-2720 to reserve.  All tickets will be held at will call. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) an hour before the concert begins. Complimentary reception with the artists to follow. Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper's Lane, Orient, NY

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Bond and Beyond
Symphony by the Sea Series.Guest conductor John Brewington will lead the orchestra in this delightful outdoor concert. The concert features music from “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Skyfall”, and “Spiderman”. Soprano Regina Rossi will sing. Bring a chair and enjoy this music under the stars! Free. For more information, visit: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

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