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Monday, April 14, 2014, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Nicki Parrott
Nicki Parrott is an internationally acclaimed bassist and recipient of a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. This allowed her travel to the U.S. to study with her mentor, Rufus Reid, one of the world’s premier double bassists. A world-class double bassist and an emerging singer/songwriter, Parrott was nominated for the Australian Young Achievers Award. She performs regularly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. Parrott has consistently performed bass with world-renowned jazz musicians like New Zealand’s Mike Nock (piano), Australia’s Dale Barlow (tenor sax), Paul Grabowsky (piano), Bernie McGann (alto sax) and the explosive Ten Part Invention. She also toured Australia with Russian musicians Daniel Kramer and Alexander Fischer, playing sold-out shows across the country, followed by successful tours with American trumpeters Bobby Shew and Chuck Findley. Parrott has also performed at numerous festivals including the Jazz in July concert series at the 92nd street Y and the Newport, Litchfield, Detroit, and the Lionel Hampton jazz festivals. She has appeared internationally at Cully Lavaux, Ascona and Bern jazz festivals in Switzerland; the Grimsby Jazz Festival in the UK; Berlin Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Krakow Music Festival Jazz, and the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Virginia Opera Adult Chorus Auditions
The Virginia Opera announces auditions for its Adult Chorus for the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on April 14 and 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. You must schedule your audition in advance. Please prepare one aria or art song (foreign language preferred). We will provide an accompanist for your audition. Complete details will be provided once you’ve been scheduled. To schedule an audition, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Auditions for Pirates of Penzance
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Roles are open to students and community members alike. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday April 14 and 15 at 7:00pm in Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus. Performers interested in auditioning may choose either night to audition. If you are interested in a chorus part, please bring 16 bars of music to sing (American musical theatre selections are perfectly acceptable). An accompanist will be available. Please come dressed for movement / light choreography. If you are interested in a principal role, please bring a second 16-bar selection in a contrasting style in case the directors wish to see range. Those interested in principal parts should also prepare a one-minute monologue (not necessarily memorized), and come prepared for movement / light choreography). An accompanist will be available. The performances will be July 11,12, 13, 18, 19, 20: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. To Schedule an audition email sundbladm@TNCC.EDU or phone(757) 835-3659

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 14, 7:30 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Mr. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor Concert Hall
Monday, April 14, 12 noon
Wednesday, April 16, 12 noon
Friday, April 18, 12 noon

General Student Recitals Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Composers Forum
Dr. Christopher Cook, director Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 16, 8 pm
Guitar Orchestra
Mr. John Boyles, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, April 17, 8 pm
Jazz Combos
Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Studio Theatre
Friday, April 18, 7:30 pm
CNU Percussion Ensemble
Prof. Joshua Bowman, director; Featuring guest artist Kevin Bobo, Professor of Music Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Music and Theatre Hall

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble April Performances
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, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11 am
Open clinic with Nicki Parrott
Call (757) 683-4061 for details. F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 16 - Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2 pm

University Dance Theatre Spring Concert
Features original choreography by ODU faculty, guest artists and selected students. ODU Theater, Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th Street. TICKETS: $12 STUDENTS, $14 GENERAL Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Percussion Ensemble
Under the direction of David Walker Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, directed by ODU faculty Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, marks its 45th anniversary with works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Britten and Martinü, as well as the world premiere of Kasparov’s piano duo arrangement of Liszt’s “Totentanz.” Tickets: $9 student, $22 general. Available from the Norfolk Chamber Consort or at the door. F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
ODU Brass Choir performs music ranging from Renaissance to modern pop. See details of this concert at www.odu.edu/~jhall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Romantic Symphonists
The Brahms-Dvorák Connection, presenting Johannes Brahms’s “Academic Festival Overture” and Antonín Dvorák ‘s Symphony No. 8. The concert will also feature winners of the annual ODU Young Artists Competition will also perform Donizetti's aria "Bella siccome d'un angelo" from Don Pasquale and Weber's Clarinet Concertino in E-flat Major. Paul S. Kim, director. University Theatre
Sunday, Aprill 27, 2014, 3 pm
University Concert Choir and Diehn Chorale
Perform “Les Miserables” in concert, directed by Nancy K. Klein. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Remember and Rejoice
Eastern Virginia Brass with the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, the Diehn Chorale of Old Dominion University, and the Schola Cantorum. The sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War features a world premiere work by Adolphus Hailstork. The massive choral and brass premiere, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed,” based on a text by Walt Whitman, is preceded by the last movement, “Epilogue: Cauldron of Peace,” from Hailstork’s new work for brass trio, “Ghosts in Grey and Blue.” Attucks Theater, 1010 Church St., Norfolk. Tickets for this concert are $5 and may be purchased through the Virginia Arts Festival box office at (757) 282-2822.
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
New Music Ensemble
Contemporary harpsichord, featuring ensemble works by modern composers involving harpsichord. Compositions by Faust, Ohana and Schmitt. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
VAF: Actéon
Actéon, a chamber opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Juilliard415, William Christie, conductor. For music lovers, this is like a visit from royalty: conductor and harpsichordist William Christie is revered by critics, artists, and fans alike. Now the musician who “has galvanized—not to say, created—the early-music scene in Paris…and brought the Baroque to vivid life” (The New York Times) joins Juilliard415, the principal period-instrument ensemble of the prestigious The Juilliard School, in a performance of a 17th-century French treasure. Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s chamber opera, based on a story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, recounts the tragic tale of a young hunter who, caught peeking at the goddess Diana bathing, is turned into a stag by the furious deity, and then devoured by his own hounds. Hear a master at work in this performance! Tickets $30. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F,10am-5pm). First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Norfolk

April 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, April 15, 8 pm
Sacred Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Wednesday, April 16, 8
Choral Concert
The Choir of Merton College in Oxford, England, Benjamin Nicholas, Director. Freewill offering for the choir to be received.
Tuesday, April 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, April 24, 8 pm
Chamber Wind Ensemble
Cor Nautique, French Horn Quartet from Hampton Roads, Virginia
Saturday, April 26, 8 pm
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert
Te Deum by William Croft; A New Song by Ronald Corp. Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, April 29, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on April 5 & 19 Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on April 12 & 26 Thomas Marshall, Organist

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11 am
WMC: Botetourt Chamber Singers
The Botetourt Chamber Singers, the select chorus from William & Mary will perform at this 8th program celebrating the Williamsburg Music Club's 50h Anniversary. Under the direction of Dr. Jamie Bartlett, Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choirs at the College of William & Mary, the "Bots" will sing a wide variety of unique and challenging selections. The program begins at 11 a.m. preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" at 10 a.m. The program is free of charge and open to the public. For additional information, please call Sylvia Lynn at 757-741-0006 or visit our web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
VAF: Beowulf
Beowulf The Epic in Performance by Benjamin Bagby. Benjamin Bagby is an artist transfixed by the past, who finds his inspiration in the mists of medieval Europe. A singer and harpist in addition to being a gifted actor, this multi-talented artist’s great work is his spellbinding performance of the epic poem Beowulf. “Astonishing and accessible entertainment…the Old English rolling off his tongue, as rich and delicious as dark beer…bewitched his listeners…a surprise and a delight” (San Jose Mercury News). Tickets $30. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, April 18, 2014, 4 pm
TENET: Samuel Capricornus’s Zwei Lieder von dem Leyden und Tode Jesu
TENET teams up with Note Bene and harpsichordist Andrus Madsen to perform rarely experienced works for two sopranos and 5 viols with continuo. Join the sopranos of TENET, Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn to hear this incredible performance marking the final offering for the 2014 TENEbrae series. Tickets: General: $50/$40; Seniors/Students: $30/$20.. http://www.tenetnyc.com Apr 5: St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (entrance on West 87th Street), New York, NY 10024. Apr 18: Second Church, 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA 02465

Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
NCC: The 45th Anniversary Concert
Norfolk Chamber Consort. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Major, WTK II, J.S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in F Major for string trio, W.A. Mozart/J.S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTK II, J.S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in G Minor for string trio, W.A. Mozart/J.S. Bach; Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25, Johannes Brahms; Promenades, Bohuslav Martinu; Abraham and Isaac, Benjamin Britten; Totentanz, Franz Liszt - World Premiere arr. for piano duo by Andrey Kasparov. Musicians for the performance: Chris Dudley, countertenor; Pavel Ilyashov, violin; Andrey Kasparov, piano; Bokyung Kim, flute; Oksana Lutsyshyn, harpsichord/piano; Brian Nedvin, tenor; Jerey Phelps, cell;o Satoko Rickenbacker, viol;a Allen Shaer, harpsichor;d Invencia Piano Duo - Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Ticket sales begin at 6:15 PM. Seats are unreserved. For more information phone 852-9072. Visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5 pm
Golden Gala: A Tribute to 50 Musical Years!
A "Half Century" of musical gifts to the community will be celebrated at the Williamsburg Music Club's "GOLDEN GALA" on Tuesday, April 22nd beginning at 5 p.m. at the Windsor-Meade Ballroom. Members, friends and guests will marvel at the glorious music of the evening. The vivacious actress Liz Daley will be Mistress of Ceremonies. Lyric coloratura soprano Michelle Trovato will perform O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, and Luce di Quest'amma from Linda Di Chamonix by Gaetano Donizetti accompanied by pianist Becky Palmer. Dianna Elliott, performing on her harp, will present La Source by Alphonso Hasselmans and the First Movement of Sonata for Harp by Paul Hindemith. Violinist Sophie Leruth will play Pavanne pour une infante defunte (Pavanne for a Dead Princess) arranged by Wolfgang Biertel and Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in f minor, Op.8 RV297 Li'inverno (winter) -3.Allegro. The Williamsburg Womens Choraliers will perform under the baton of Ann Porter. Christine Niehaus will accompany the chorus's presentation of Three Poems by Christina Rossetti, set to music by Phyllis Varner. The evening includes a seated dinner, our program and many celebrations. Reservations may be made by sending your check for $35. per person and specifying chicken or salmon, and mailing it to The Williamsburg Music Club, P.O. Box #1808 Williamsburg, VA 23187. Please refer to the web-site for additional details. www.williamsburgmusiccub.org More info, Sylvia Lynn, 757-741-0006.Windsor Meade Ballroom, 3900 Windsor Hall Drive, Williamsburg.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: Yun Zhang & Ya-Ching Chen
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Chang is joined by his wife, winner of numerous international competitions. Perfection in performance alone; together – sublime! 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, April 23, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: Arvo Pärt’s Passio
From the rugged terrain of Siberia to the grand cathedrals of Europe, this program examines how different cultures approach a sacred subject. The otherworldly throat singing group Huun-Huur-Tu creates overtones, hymns, and chants that defy conceived limitations of the human voice, while offering audiences a glimpse into the remote region. Their astonishing exploration of spiritualism is juxtaposed with Arvo Pärt’s meditative and mystic Passio, a contemporary setting of the gospel according to St. John, performed by TENET. Tickets: $34 - $40. www.carnegiehall.org Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 pm
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) was founded in 1990 with an appropriation from the U.S. Congress in recognition of the importance of jazz in American culture and its status as a national treasure. The orchestra, led by Artistic and Musical Director Charlie Young, serves as the orchestra-in-residence at the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History. The orchestra recreates big-band jazz as its composers and arrangers intended it to be played, stripping away intervening changes and alterations. The SJMO has rediscovered old classics and more recently has begun premiering new works all in tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. Composed of musicians drawn from across the United States, the orchestra plays authentic and compelling performances of the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and many other masters. Delores King Williams performs as vocalist. Tickets: Starting at $29. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christoopher Newport University, Newport News.

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Fascinating Rhythms
Join the Chorale for a kaleidoscope of sound in this concert of works accompanied by percussion instruments. Chilcott's The Making of the Drum and Eriks Ešenvalds' Northern Lights highlight this electrifying program! Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Apr 25: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamburg. Apr 26: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Apr 27: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

VCU Vocal Music April Events
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music sponsors and hosts over 200 concerts and events on campus and around Richmond each year. Visit arts.vcu.edu/music for event and ticket information. For questions about our events, please contact the VCU Music Box Office at musictix@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776. Unless noted, all events take place in the W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA.
Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 pm

VCU Opera: The Merry Widow
Women wore her seductive corset for decades. Chic ladies used her perfume and sported her glamorous hats. Men owned her pool cues, drank her cocktails and smoked her cigarettes. Hollywood made three films about her and Broadway couldn’t get enough of her. Premiered in 1905, Lehár’s smash hit operetta features a plot of flirtation, glamour, and high finance. In order to save his country from bankruptcy, Prince Danilo is ordered to marry the rich, young widow lest her millions be lost to a Frenchman. Of course, love triumphs over money. Tickets: $10-15. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12 pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5 pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 2:30 & 3:30 pm

The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble will present a program that will include the following works: Beethoven: Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47.; Marc Delmas: Fantaisie Italienne for and piano; Franz Schubert: Trio in Bb Major, Op. 99 for violin, cello and piano; Jeanne Singer: From the Green Mountains for violin, clarinet and piano; Paul Hindemith: Quartet for violin, clarinet, cello, and piano. Performers will include Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; Dionne Smith, cello; John Winsor, clarinet; and Jeanette Winsor, piano. All concerts are free and open to the public. Apr 25: Tidewater Community College, Norfolk Campus, Room 4235, Roper Bldg., 360 Granby Street. Apr 27: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd., Virginia Beach. Apr 30: Frances Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

The Met's Live in HD Opera on the Big Screen
Don't miss the Met's eighth season of operatic spectacle on the big screen. The 2013–14 Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions kicks off on October 5 with the new production of Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. Tickets to all 10 transmissions go on sale this Wednesday, August 21 at 10am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. You can get your HD tickets today—ahead of the general public—by becoming a Met Member at the $150 level or above. Join now for immediate access to HD tickets.*
April 26, 2014, 12:55 pm
Mozart's Così fan tutte
Music Director James Levine leads a cast of youthful Met stars in Mozart's beloved comedy about testing the ties of young love.
May 10, 2014, 12:55 pm
Rossini's La Cenerentola
A peerless pair of virtuosos joins forces in Rossini's Cinderella story—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2 pm
A 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Commissioning of USS Wisconsin (BB 64)
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org Battleship Wisconsin next to Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 pm
Jae Sinnett Trio
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include: Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. A reception follows the concert. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 pm
15th Annual Handbell Dessert Concert
A special Sunday afternoon treat of handbell music and deserts will delight all who come to this special concert! Celebrate our handbell ministry as the Monumental Ringers and Tapestry (handbell quartet/quintet) perform a wide variety of music from their ringing year. Selections will include several original compositions by contemporary composers as well as traditional familiar tunes covering a wide variety of handbell techniques and musical styles. The concert is free and open to all who love music and yummy treats! There will be a free-will offering taken as this is the only fund-raiser the handbell ministry has during the year. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to sharing some of our favorite music with everyone. For more information, contact Charm Peterman, director of Handbell Ministries, at Monumental UMC at rwpeterman@verizon.net, or call the church at 757-397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8 pm
VSO Rachmaninoff and Mozart
In the culminating performance of the Virginia Symphony's first tour of the Commonwealth, Benjamin Rous will conduct a program that features Virginia composer Adolphus Hailstork's Violin concerto performed by Hampton Roads' own Brendon Elliot. Also on the program is music from Mozart's delightful Marriage of Figaro and Rachmaninoff's ever-popular Symphony No. 2. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Brendon Elliot, violin. MOZART - Marriage of Figaro; HAILSTORK - Violin Concerto; RACHMANIOFF - Symphony No. 2. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12 noon
Noonday Concert: Voice of Spring
Voice of Spring will feature Alonza Brandon Lawrence, a baritone and native of Richmond, VA. Alonza is a graduate of Norfolk State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Voice. He is currently a full time graduate student working towards a Master’s/D.M.A. of Music in Vocal Performance. He aspires to be a baritone lead singer for major opera houses and stages. Besides being a full time student, Mr. Lawrence currently serves as a Music Specialist for Norfolk Public Schools, Director of Music for Zion Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA, and is a frequent performer in the Hampton Roads area in many venues. Mr. Lawrence’s program will include selections from Franz Schubert, Aaron Copland, Charles Gounod, Albert Malotte and some well-known spirituals. Chi Yi Chen, Director/Organist of Monumental Church, will be the accompanist. The concert is free and open to the public beginning at noon. A light lunch will be served following the concert for a donation of $5.00. For details call (757) 397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7 pm
NYFOS: Remembering Lenny
New York Festival of Song: A Gala Celebration of Leonard Bernstein (Founding Advisor of NYFOS). NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett host an extraordinary lineup of special guests. Featuring reminiscences by Alexander, Jamie, and Nina Bernstein,Barbara Cook, Matthew Epstein, Marilyn Horne, Phyllis Newman, Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim and Jessye Norman serving as co-host. Performances by Judy Kaye, Kurt Ollmann, Julia Bullock, Lauren Worsham and more! Followed by supper at the ‘21’ Club. Gala tickets, which include the concert and dinner, range from $750 to $15,000 for a premium table of ten. Information regarding donations and on purchasing tickets and tables can be obtained online at www.nyfos.org/gala or by calling (646) 230-8380. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave., New York, NY

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Requiem
The combined choirs of VWC and Tidewater Community College present the Rutter Requiem, plus other works. David Warren and Dr. Michael Trotta conduct No charge at either location, nor are reservations required. Apr 23: TCC Roper Theater, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510. Apr 28: Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
VAF: Eastern Virginia Brass: When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom’d
World Premiere by Adolphus Hailstork

Eastern Virginia Brass, Deihn Chorale, I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Schola Cantorum. Walt Whitman’s elegy for Abraham Lincoln chronicled the grief of a nation, with its alternately stark and soaring imagery, dreaming of “a thousand voices rising strong and solemn” in memory of the fallen leader. Share in this revelatory, moving new inspired by Whitman’s haunting poetry by renowned composer Adolphus Hailstork. Tickets $5. No Discounts. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk

Monday, April 28, 2014, 8 pm
Equilibrium Concert Series: Le Mort — New Music for String Quartet
Fragility, admiration, and carnal frenzy intertwine to explore the human aspects of music in Henryk Gorecki’s String Quartet No. 2, Stefanie Lubkowski’s “This is the light of autumn…,” and John Zorn’s The Dead Man, presented by violinists Nicole Parks and Natalie Calma, violist Eric Hollander, and cellist Bryan Hayslett and the Equilibrium Concert Series. Friends of Guerilla Opera and all new music lovers are invited to attend this exciting program. For more information, please visit: www.equilibriumconcertseries.org Tickets: $10. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St. (downstairs), Somerville, Mass

The Organ Swell, 2014
Celebrating its 15th annual series of weekday pipe organ recitals, an event in the Virginia Arts Festival, the Tidewater Chapter of The American Guild of Organists announces the schedule for The Organ Swell, 2014, Peggy Kelley Reinburg, Artistic Director. The series will take place in churches throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia region with hour-long recitals at 12:15 p.m. on selected weekdays from Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 30, 2014. Marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who was responsible for protecting and preserving many of the compositions of his father, Johann Sebastian Bach, the recitals will include numerous works by the younger Bach and will feature outstanding organists from the region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. The series provides a rare opportunity to hear these excellent VSO members in a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. There is a suggested minimum admission donation of $10.00 per adult per recital to assist in defraying the costs of honoraria for the musicians. The suggested donation for children is $5.00 per event. Due to the recording of the recitals, children under the age of five will not be admitted. For further information, please contact (757) 625-5888.
Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:15 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg with Joanne Meyer White, Flute; Jocelyn Smith, Viola; and Peter Greydanus, Violoncello St. Andrew's Episcopal, 1004 Graydon Ave., Norfolk
Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:15 pm
Gustavo Andres with Kirsty Barnett Green, Violin First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:15 pm
JanEl Will with Barbara Chapman, Harp Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street , Suffolk
Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:15 pm
James W. Kosnik with Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, Violoncello St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Ave., Norfolk
Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:15 pm
Martin R. Sunderland with Michael Dressler, Oboe Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton
Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:15 pm
Bradley R. Norris with Patti Ferrell Carlson, Clarinet St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:15 PM
Michael R. Regan with Hazel Dean Davis, French Horn Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:15 pm
Marjorie Setnicky with David Vonderheide, Trumpet Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Chanticleer
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, this Grammy Award-winning “orchestra of voices” is hailed for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz to gospel and beyond. Discover a musical experience that “fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection” (Los Angeles Times). Tickets $35; Students under 25, $10. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Yevgeny Sudbin
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by the Daily Telegraph (UK) as "potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st Century." He has released fourteen albums during seven years that include works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Scraibin. Sudbin has appeared with many of the world's most distinguished orchestras and has performed at music festivals throughout the world. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many other great musicians. His exceptional musical talent is sure to please chamber music lovers of all generations. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Choral Society Spring Concert
In this concert, The Virginia Choral Society (VCS) will explore music of Johann Michael Haydn, the other “Haydn”. This year’s concert will feature J. M. Haydn’s Missa Hispanica. The Virginia Choral Society, directed by Mr. James Powers, is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year. Tickets: At the Door: $18 Advance $15; Mil/Sr/Stu: $15; Advance $12. Please call the VCS Concert Hotline, (757) 851-9114 Or visit their website @ www.vachoralsociety.org For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30
Saturday, March 3, 2014, 5 pm

WCG: Cabaret II Theatric Fantasy Light Opera and Musical Theater
Williamsburg Choral Guild presents beloved choruses and solos from the lighter side of opera and musical theater. Guild members will be joined by the Williamsburg Youth Chorale (Ann Porter, director) and four engaging soloists: soprano Laura Strickling, mezzo-soprano Phaedra McNorton, tenor Garry Sloan and baritone Christopher Mooney. Under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille, the 90-voice chorus will be accompanied by pianist Jane Alcorn. Ticket price ($30) includes cabaret-style seating with served dessert plate (Fri.) or hors d'oeuvres plate (Sat.); cash bar available. Reserved tables available for advance sale; contact the box office at (757) 220-1808. Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Williamsburg Hellenic Center 4900 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 2:30 pm

Master Class
Lyric Opera Virginia’s 2013-2014 season---“World-Class Artists in Intimate Spaces”—continues with Terrence McNally’s 1996 award winning Master Class starring Broadway veteran Lisa Vroman who is known to audiences throughout Virginia for her dazzling performances as Anna in LOV’s Inaugural Season Production of The King and I. This production is a collaboration between Lyric Opera Virginia and George Mason University with GMU staff, recent graduates and current students serving as members of the production team, design team and cast. Master Class, the play, is set against the backdrop of Callas’ historic masterclasses at the famed Juilliard School in New York during the 1970’s. During the course of the play, three students sing arias by Bellini, Puccini and Verdi for Callas. At its core is the diva Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life and witty master teacher. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who perform for her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a monologue about the sacrifice taken in the name of art. $35, $15 for students and military. May 2: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach . To purchase tickets at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art visit http://lyricoperavirginia.org or call the LOV Box Office at (757) 446-6666. May 3: The Kimball Theatre, Williamsburg. Box office: (757) 565-8588. May 4: Jepsen Theater, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond. To purchase tickets at the Modlin Center for the Arts, visit: http://tickets.modlin.richmond.edu or call the Modlin Center Box Office at (804) 289-8980 between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3 pm

Missa Hispanica
Johann Michael Haydn’s Missa Hispanica. 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 next concert year (2013-2014) is our 83rd. 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 May 2: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA. May 3 & 4: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity The World of Dance
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues the 33rd concert season, Music of the Sphere with The World of Dance featuring An Cor Rud-“The Reel Thing” School of Irish Dance, ballroom dancers Bob Miya and Diane O’Neal, and more! VON WEBER - Invitation to the Dance, ANDERSON - Irish Suite, ARNOLD - Four Cornish Dances, DELIBES - Mazurka from “Coppelia.” Individual Tickets: $19 - $40. Individual tickets can be purchased through the Sandler Center website or by calling 1-877-YnotTix. Student Groups (10 or more), & Military (active duty & dependents, must present ID) Prices: $10 - $15. Student Rush $10. Available 15 minutes before the concert begins Group Tickets: Please call Wendy Young (757) 671-8611 for information on purchasing group tickets. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4 pm
Janette Fishell, organ
Producing great music at the pipe organ requires not just extraordinary skill, but strength, instinct, and restraint—driving and coaxing the air through the massive pipes in the service of some of the greatest composers of sacred and classical music. Among the world’s masters of this unique and demanding art is organist and educator Janette Fishell, who has performed to international acclaim. Surrender to the sound of the mighty organ, “from beautifully registered, poetic passages to a surging finale of … rhetorical ecstasy” (Wellington Evening Post, New Zealand). Co-presented with Tidewater Chapter American Guild of Organists. Tickets $20. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7 pm
5BMF: Roomful of Teeth
Five Boroughs Music Festival presents the award-winning, genre-smashing vocal octet Roomful of Teeth in their first NYC performance since winning the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance! Renowned for their mastery of non-classical vocal techniques culled from musical cultures around the world, the group regularly commissions new works from today's most talented composers - many of whom will be featured on May 4th's program - including RFOT member Caroline Shaw, whose work Partita was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in music. Program: Elliot Cole: Hanuman's Leap, Missy Mazzoli: Vesper Sparrow, SARAH Kirkland Snider: The Guest, Caroline Shaw: Passacaglia (from Partita), Judd Greenstein: Montmartre, William Brittelle: High Done No Why To, Merrill Garbus: Quizassa. Tickets for this program are available via TicketWeb or at the door. Don't miss your chance - tickets are already selling fast! Buy yours today and secure your spot: VIP Front Island Seating $40 ($45 at the door). Premium Rear Island Seating $35 ($40 at the door). General Admission $22.50 ($25 at the door). Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble May Performances
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, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Featuring the Russell Stanger String Quartet on Haydn's String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1 as well as movements from Schubert's Death and the Maiden. Chandler Hall

Monday, May 5, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: The Land Where The Good Songs Go
New York Festival of Song. A new, informal, unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the NYFOS gang $10 Cover, 10:00pm Start Time. Program Information and Tickets: Call 646.230.8380 or email: info@nyfos.net HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Monday, May 5, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #5 Italian Images
Williamsburg Symphonia. The program features Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, a sound portrait of three of Botticelli’s most famous paintings now residing in the Uffizi Gallery. The music will be enhanced by projected images of the artworks, thanks to the Muscarelle Museum’s collaboration. Also on the program, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, are Rossini’s Overture to Il viaggio a Reims, Britten’s Matinées Musicales and Schubert’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets are available for $44 and $54; call 757-229-9857. For details, visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA : Big Band
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music presents GSA Jazz and the Roy Muth Big Band. http://www.gsarts.org/ $15 adult/$5 student. www.showtix4u.com Benjack Studio Theatre @TRDance, 325 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Washington Chorus: New Music for a New Age
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Presenting the works of Tarik O’Regan. Program to include: The Ecstasies Above; Scattered Rhymes; Had I Not Seen the Sun; I Had No Time to Hate; Now Fatal Change. Tickets: $15 - $70. www.thewashingtonchorus.org Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Virginia Beach Chorale: Gimme That Old Time Religion
Choral music has been an integral part of religious services and ceremonies for centuries. From spirituals to classical to pop music, these songs have played an important role in the lives of many people. This beautiful and varied repertoire is the inspiration for the Virginia Beach Chorale’s spring concert, Gimme That Old Time Religion. Selections include such favorites as “Amazing Grace,” “You Raise Me Up,” and the rousing spiritual “Ain’t Got Time to Die.” To honor the diversity and strength of the religious community in Hampton Roads, the Chorale will feature a guest choir made up of representatives from area churches, lifting their voices in song alongside the Chorale. This will surely be an inspiring and uplifting evening of music! Ticket prices range from $12 - $18 and are available at the Sandler Center box office or from Chorale members. A special group rate of $15 per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Call (757) 385-2787 or visit www.virginiabeachchorale.org for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 3 pm
YRSO: In the Beginning
York River Symphony Orchestra, Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff. Bruckner - Overture in G minor; Jaerenfelt - Preludium; Rimsky-Korsakov - Procession of the Nobles from Mlada; Haydn - The Heavens are Telling from "The Creation;” Marx - Right here Waiting; Manilow - Selections from Barry Manilow; Schumann - Symphony No. 1, "Spring." Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 4 pm
Springtime and Love featuring Bellissima!
Under the direction of Deborah Carr, Bellissima! (Italian for "most beautiful") is the only musical chorale of its kind in the South Hampton Roads, Virginia region: an auditioned ensemble performing a wide array of music created for women's voices. We are a non-profit ensemble that brings the magic of our unique sound to various audiences and communities throughout the region. Come and experience "the most beautiful music sung by the most beautiful singers for the most beautiful audiences!" Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex), Chesapeake, VA

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8 pm
NPR's From the Top with host Christopher Riley
Week after week, miracles are revealed on NPR’s From the Top, as extraordinary young musicians share their gifts in performance—and their often funny, moving stories. The show presents these young artists. Be a part of the studio audience when From the Top is recorded live at Attucks Theatre! Tickets $25; Students under 25, $10. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk

Coffee Concerts I & II: Pianopalooza
Glorious music, masterfully performed in an intimate setting: this is the way chamber music was meant to be heard! Enjoy unforgettable performances in convivial company at these morning concerts, a favorite of area music lovers. Introduced in the 2013 Virginia Arts Festival, this tribute to the piano features performances of keyboard masterworks from the famously familiar to rarely performed gems, played by remarkable artists. This spring’s lineup includes Festival Chamber Music Director André-Michel Schub, “a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity” (The New York Times), the Bulgarian-born, “breathtaking” (Monterey Herald) pianist Anna Petrova, and critically acclaimed young virtuoso Brian Wagorn. With these three plus all the reasons to love the piano, you’ll see why tickets are a must! To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm).
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:30 am
Pianopalooza I: Anna Petrova, Bryan Wagorn, André-Michel Schub. Tickets $20. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:30 am
Pianopalooza II: Anna Petrova, Bryan Wagorn, André-Michel Schub with cellist Peter Wiley, whose storied career has included the legendary Guarneri Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio, is acclaimed for his “accurate intonation and warmth of tone” (The New York Times). Tickets $20. Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, Portsmouth

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Tidewater Concert Band
Portsmouth Community Concerts. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and walks of life who love to come together and make music. The band was organized in Portsmouth, VA, in February of 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other interested local musicians in the area to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band provided a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. It has experienced many phases and musicians throughout its long history, and continues today to provide quality music and service to the community. The band provides music for the graduation ceremonies of Tidewater Community College. It performs at local parades, celebrations, art shows, festivals, concert series, and provides entertainment at local retirement and nursing homes. Tickets: Adult $20; Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. For information, please call PCCI's phone mail number (757) 686-5447. Your call will be returned promptly. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 pm

GSA: Opera Scenes & Dido and Aeneas
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department presents An Evening of Opera Scenes followed by Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas - a hero follows his destiny with deadly results for his lover. General Admission: $20/Students, Senior:$15. www.showtix4u.com. ODU University Theatre, 46th Street & Hampton Blvd., Norfolk.

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice-Cream Social
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads VA since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages. The band was organized in Portsmouth, VA in February of 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other interested local musicians in the area to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The band provides music for the graduation ceremonies of Tidewater Community College and Eastern Virginia Medical School. The band performs at local parades, celebrations, art shows, festivals, as well as provide entertainment at local retirement and nursing homes. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation. There will be an ice cream social. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music to honor Armed Forces Day and other popular selections. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7 pm
CBWE: Virtuosity
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble has become the Peninsula’s premier community-based performing group, currently including almost 60 musicians and focusing on symphonic works of American origin. Bill Garlette, Music Director. Admission to most Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble performances is $5.00. Children 18 and under are usually free. Tickets are now available for purchase online. A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To Order Tickers visit http://www.eventbrite.com/ Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, VA

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:30

GSA : Opera Scenes & Dido and Aeneas
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department presents Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and the annual Opera Scenes concert. http://www.gsarts.org/ $15 adult/$5 student. www.showtix4u.com Old Dominion University Theatre, 47th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Smithfield Trio
The Smithfield Trio (piano, violin, cello) will perform once again at Christ Episcopal Church in a program to benefit Sundays at Four and all it contributes to the arts and to student education in Isle of Wight County For more information call 757 375-9140 visit www.sundaysatfour.org. Individual tickets at the door are $20 adults, $5 for students. A reception follows the program. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet
Great news for fans of the Festival’s superb chamber concerts! The Miami String Quartet returns for another season of sumptuous music-making, joining other renowned artists for performances throughout the area. This acclaimed ensemble’s “rich, precisely balanced sound” and “broad coloristic palette” (The New York Times) have made them one of the most sought-after ensembles in music today. Order your tickets now and enjoy performances of “sweeping authority, fluency and hushed poignancy” (The Miami Herald). With Vahn Armstrong, violin; Simon Lapointe, violin; Beverly Kane Baker, viola; Michael Daniels, cello. Tickets $30. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, Portsmouth

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet
Great news for fans of the Festival’s superb chamber concerts! The Miami String Quartet returns for another season of sumptuous music-making, joining other renowned artists for performances throughout the area. This acclaimed ensemble’s “rich, precisely balanced sound” and “broad coloristic palette” (The New York Times) have made them one of the most sought-after ensembles in music today. Order your tickets now and enjoy performances of “sweeping authority, fluency and hushed poignancy” (The Miami Herald). With Peter Wiley, cello; André-Michel Schub, piano. Tickets $30. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III
Miami String Quartet; Peter Wiley, cello. Glorious music, masterfully performed in an intimate setting: this is the way chamber music was meant to be heard! Enjoy unforgettable performances in convivial company at these morning concerts, a favorite of area music lovers. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Tickets $20. Miller Studio, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet
Great news for fans of the Festival’s superb chamber concerts! The Miami String Quartet returns for another season of sumptuous music-making, joining other renowned artists for performances throughout the area. This acclaimed ensemble’s “rich, precisely balanced sound” and “broad coloristic palette” (The New York Times) have made them one of the most sought-after ensembles in music today. Order your tickets now and enjoy performances of “sweeping authority, fluency and hushed poignancy” (The Miami Herald). With Peter Wiley, cello; André-Michel Schub, piano. Tickets $30. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Williamsburg Winery, James City County

Friday, May 23, 2014, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert IV
Glorious music, masterfully performed in an intimate setting: this is the way chamber music was meant to be heard! Enjoy unforgettable performances in convivial company at these morning concerts, a favorite of area music lovers. Miami String Quartet’s violinist Benny Kim completes this Coffee Concert’s dream trio of performers: PeterWiley, cello. Benny Kim, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Tickets $20. Williamsburg Winery, James City County

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
VAF: Martinis & Masterworks: Orchestra Reading
Among the promising composers of opera, music drama and musical theater, the anticipation is electric: who will earn the chance to have their new works sung by professional vocalists and staged and critiqued by world-renowned composers, directors, and artists? Founded by the Virginia Arts Festival in 2005, the John Duffy Composers Institute is dedicated to the inspiration, creation, and performance of new music for the stage, and each spring offers five composers the opportunity to nurture their new work in the stellar company of faculty and performers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover new musical masterworks—tickets are free but limited, so order now! To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). FREE. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
VSO Light Chamber
Experience the Virginia Symphony in a new way... up close and personal! The VSO Chamber Music performance features a small ensemble of musicians performing beautiful music in an intimate setting. Simply divine. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
VAF: Masterworks in the Making: Concert of Premieres >
Among the promising composers of opera, music drama and musical theater, the anticipation is electric: who will earn the chance to have their new works sung by professional vocalists and staged and critiqued by world-renowned composers, directors, and artists? Founded by the Virginia Arts Festival in 2005, the John Duffy Composers Institute is dedicated to the inspiration, creation, and performance of new music for the stage, and each spring offers five composers the opportunity to nurture their new work in the stellar company of faculty and performers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover new musical masterworks—tickets are free but limited, so order now! To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). FREE Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, ODU, Norfolk

Thursday, May 30, 2014, 8 pm
VSO Light Chamber: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Season after season. The music of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” blooms in perennial splendor. Experience an intimate performance of this timeless work featuring VSO violinist Simon Lapointe and conducted from the harpsichord by Benjamin Rous. $25. For Group or Membership Discounts please call (757)923-2900. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave. Suffolk, VA

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Durufle' Requiem
r>r> The Chorale's season concludes with two exquisite masterpieces: Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, for chorus and chamber orchestra, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, set to texts from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - a breathtaking finale to a glorious thirtieth season! Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. May 31: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Jun 1: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

Monday, June 2 , 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 8 pm

GSA Orchestra: An American in Paris
The Governor’s School for the Instrumental Music Department presents the GSA Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Phelps. http://www.gsarts.org/ $15 adult/$5 student. www.tcc.edu/roper TCC Roper Theatre, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble June Performances
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, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Hampton Roads Youth Wind Ensemble
15th anniversary spring concert. University Theatre.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Washington Chorus: Made in America
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Julian Wachner, Joan Gregoryk, and Scott Tucker, conducting with the Great Noise Ensemble, Armando Bayolo, Music Director. The Washington Chorus is joined by the Choral Arts Society of Washington (Scott Tucker, Music Director), the Children’s Chorus of Washington (Joan Gregoryk, Music Director), and the Great Noise Ensemble in a program celebrating a wide range of the American choral tradition. The program includes a concert version of Bernstein’s MASS and a short new work by Armando Bayolo, commissioned especially for this performance. This special concert is the opening night concert of the annual conference of Chorus America and a part of the Kennedy Center’s festival: Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition. Tickets: $15 - $70. www.thewashingtonchorus.org Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8 pm

VSO Schubert’s Unfinished
Mendelssohn evokes the temperamental Scottish sea in his The Hebrides Overture with undulating sixteenth notes throughout and soaring melodies. You can almost feel the squalls and crashing waves Mendelssohn must have felt on his journey to Fingal's Cave. The drama continues with bold statements and intricately woven dialogue between cellist Michael Daniels and violinist Yun Zhang in Brahms' famed Concerto for Violin and Cello. As the rich energy melts into a sentimental yet elegant ballad you cannot help but to sigh with contentment. Finally, a lyrical melody struggles to conquer the dark and agitated depths of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. This moody masterpiece will have you experiencing all the ups and downs of a rollercoaster! Michael Daniels, cello; MENDELSSOHN - The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave); BRAHMS - Concerto for Violin and Cello; SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8, Unfinished. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Jun 12: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Jun 14: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7:30 pm

TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Green Mountain Project. In 2014, the Green Mountain Project celebrates its fifth annual offering under the direction of Scott Metcalfe, music director and Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director. We continue our tradition of offering Vespers with an incredible cast of early music specialists who perform the work in the stunning acoustics of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City. Jun 18: . Tickets: $10 - $100 http://www.showclix.com/event/st-john-vespers-2014St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, 184 East 76th Street (Lexington Avenue at 76th Street,) New York, NY 10021. Jun 21: Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 7:30 pm

TENET: Vespers for the Feast of St. John the Baptist
Green Mountain Project. For 2014, the Green Mountain Project expands its offerings to include a new program created by Scott Metcalfe entitled Vespers for the Feast of St. John the Baptist. We have gathered a stunning cast of early music specialists under the musical direction of Scott Metcalfe and artistic direction of Jolle Greenleaf to honor the fifth annual celebration of the Green Mountain Project's Vespers tradition. Tickets: $10 - $100 http://www.showclix.com/event/st-john-vespers-2014. Jun 19: St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, 184 East 76th Street (Lexington Avenue at 76th Street,) New York, NY 10021. Jun 22: St. Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

VCU Vocal Music Events
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music sponsors and hosts over 200 concerts and events on campus and around Richmond each year. Visit arts.vcu.edu/music for event and ticket information. For questions about our events, please contact the VCU Music Box Office at musictix@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776. Unless noted, all events take place in the W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA.
July 7 – 11, 2014
Vocal Arts Project
Join VCU Music for the Vocal Arts Project — a summer music camp designed for singers entering grades 6 through 12 in fall 2014. This week-long camp provides singers with a comprehensive choral experience. Singers will be placed in choirs according to voicing and ability level. Throughout the week they have classes in theory & sight-singing (by level), drama, vocal technique and world drumming. On the final day camp, participants will present a Gala Concert for family and friends, scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. Vocal Arts Project is sponsored in part with a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Visit go.vcu.edu/vocalartsproject for more information.

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The 7th annual showcase featuring six teenage musicians from greater Hampton Roads. Supported by a freewill offering. This program is supported by a freewill offering.Call: 757 375-9140 for more information visit www.sundaysatfour.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

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