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No Email Calendar April 18 & 25
We will be out of the country for two weeks in with limited access to email. As as result there will be no email calendar on Monday, April 18 and Monday, April 25 and the website calendar will not be updated during that time. The April 11 email calendar will cover April 11 through May 2.

Odyssey Chamber Music Festival
Summer Camp for Young Musicians, July 3 – 17, 2016
Piano, Percussion & Strings

Welcome to the inaugural season of Odyssey Chamber Music Festival, where dedicated chamber music enthusiasts and instructors of the former New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) continue working together to coach ensembles and spend quality music time with the participants. Odyssey Festival is 2 weeks, July 3 – 17, 2016 on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia. Open to musicians age 12-25, Day or Boarding options available. Study both solo and chamber music, with additional classes. Work with faculty members with professional distinctions from the Curtis Institute, Eastman School, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Yale University. The festival is open to musicians ages 12-25 for strings (violin, viola, cello), piano and percussion players only this year. DVD audition is required with the application deadline, due May 1. Chamber music is pre-assigned on June 1 for applications received before May 1, however you may apply through June 1. Contact the Festival for more information: www.OdysseyFestival.org (573) 825-0079 info@odysseyfestival.org

ODU April Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Works and arrangements by Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Erich Korngold as well as premieres of works by Andrey Kasparov and Mark Chambers. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $25 general admission at the door. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performing a variety of contemporary and classical percussion works. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, April 15, 3 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Brock Commons
Saturday, April 16, 1 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Brock Commons.
Saturday, April 16, 4 pm
Sunday, April 17, 1 pm

As We Like It: Music Inspired by Shakespeare
Performed by the ODU Opera, directed by Brian Nedvin. Tickets: $15. Goode Theatre.
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Kenny Washington
With the ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, April 18, 12 noon
ODU Sacbut Consort
Directed by Mike Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Monday April 18, 2 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers
Directed by Bianca Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Monday, April 18, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Kenny Washington and the John Toomey Trio.
Tickets: $10 students, $15 general admission. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Invencia Piano Duo
Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, present a lecture-recital in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event on the two major works by the two most famous Soviet composers—Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich—inspired by Shakespeare. The program includes Kasparov’s concert paraphrase of Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” and Prokofiev’s piano solo arrangements of various episodes from his classic ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 20, 12 noon
ODU Sacbut Consort
Directed by Mike Hall in conjunction with Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event. Kaufman Mall.
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare in Concert
Directed by Paul S. Kim. As the final performance of ODU’s weeklong Shakespeare 400 Years After: A Public Event, the ODU Symphony Orchestra features two musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Edward MacDowell and Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture and Incidental Music” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk. Tickets: $15 general admission at ODUArtsTix.com or (757) 683-5305.
April 21 - 24
ODU Choir and Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, perform with the Virginia Symphony Chorus in the 20th Anniversary International Tattoo. Craig Jessop conducts the mass choirs, with various singers from across the country joining in the Virginia Arts Festival. Scope Arena, 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. April 21 – 23 at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at vatattoo.org.

CNU Department of Music April 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 11, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Concert
Spring concert featuring both of CNU’s jazz combos, Kelly Rossum and Eldon Sully, directors. Admission free. Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 12, 8 pm
Opera Workshop presents Mozart Duets - Love, Lust and Longing
Dr. John McGuire, director Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 13, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Auguries of Innocence Admission free. Concert Hall
Thursday, April 14, 8 pm
Saxophone Quartet Concert
James Richmond, director. Featuring classical, jazz, and pop music for four saxophones. Admission free. Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, April 15, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Joshua Bowman, director. Featuring exciting works for a myriad of percussion instruments. Admission free. Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Chicago Children’s Chorus
Admission free. Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 18, 8 pm
University Band Concert
Featuring works by Bryant, Mackey, Mussorgsky, and Vaughan Williams. Admission free. Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 19, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Featuring standard works for symphony orchestra. Admission free. Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, April 21, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Featuring contemporary works for jazz ensemble. Admission free. Studio Theatre
Saturday, May 7, 7 pm
Jazz 4 Justice Concert
An evening of big band jazz, benefitting the jazz program, the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, and the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar. $15 general, $10 student admission. Music and Theatre Hall

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

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 12, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert: Harpsichord Concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach
for 1, 2, 3, & 4 harpsichords

Thomas Marshall, Rebecca Davy, JanEl Will & Sarah Bland, Harpsichordists with String Quartet
Thursday, April 14, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
Flute Forte! from Richmond, Virginia, Susan Davis, Director
Saturday, April 16, 8 pm
Choral Concert,/
The William & Mary Women’s Chorus, Sarah Frook, Director
Tuesday, April 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Marty Barstow, Organist at St. Stephen Lutheran Church
Thursday, April 21, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, 23, 8 pm
Annual John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert Messiah,
Parts II & III by George Frederic Handel

Choirs of Bruton Parish with Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director
Tuesday, April 26, 8 pm
Harp Concert
Williamsburg Youth Harp Society, Cynthia Campbell, Director
Thursday, April 28, 8 pm
Choral Concert
West Side Singers from Susquenita High School in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, Chuck Bateman, Director
Thursday, April 30, 8 pm
Youth Choir & Strings Concert
Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf, Directors
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel,
at the College of William & Mary @ 10:00 am

April 16 - Sarah Bland, Organist
April 23, 30 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

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

Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Shakespeare 400 Years After
Norfolk Chamber Consort Shakespeare Now In conjunction with ODU’s International Shakespeare Conference. Orpheus with his Lute (1901) - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958); Come away, death, Op. 29 no.1 (1937)- Erich Korngold (1897-1957); Adieu, Good Man Devil, Op. 29 no. 3 (1937) Mine Eye, Sonnet 24 (1999) - Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968); Sweet Love Remember’d, Sonnet 29 (2005); Premiere of Concert Paraphrase on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, after Shostakovich’s Opera Andrey Kasparov (b. 1966). Patti Carlson, clarinet; Wayla Chambo, flute; Scott Crissman, countertenor; Elizabeth Hogue, soprano; Invencia Piano Duo; Andrey Kasparov, piano & conductor; Adriane Kerr, mezzo-soprano; Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano; Stephanie Marx, mezzo-soprano; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola. Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Christopher Newport University Jazz Esemble
St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Sine Nomine Concert Series welcomes the Christopher Newport University Jazz Esemble under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. This small group performs music from such diverse areas as: Latin, fusion, be-bop, modal, swing, ballad, rock, straight-ahead jazz and vocal jazz. This spring they are concentrating on popular swing numbers of the 1930s all the way through to some of today’s modern jazz works. Featured great jazz composers, include “Duke” Ellington, “Count” Basie, and Thad Jones, as well as pieces made famous by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and other sweet bands of the era.  he program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series.  Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Young Irelanders
The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. The group has toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and been soloists of PBS specials. The sound the band creates is best described as eclectic, where traditional Irish music, Celtic music, folk music, world music, jazz music, country music and popular music come together to give rise to a very unique and multi-faceted sound. Tickets: Adult $25 ($15 with pro-rated membership including this and two additional concerts) Students: $10 ($5 with pro-rated membership including this and two additional concerts) Information: www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com - Facebook - 757.686.5447. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23707

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

Postponed
Friday, April 15, 2016, 8 pm
Songs of Maurice Ravel
Join the Cantabile Project for a recital featuring the seductive song cycles Chansons madécasses and Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. Also on the program are the rarely performed Histoire naturelles, humorous songs about animals in a recitative-like setting of French prose. And we could never leave out the beautiful Cing melodies populaires grecques. This is a program you don’t want to miss by one of our favorite French composers. Mark your calendars now for this enchanting evening by some of Hampton Roads finest art song performers! Chris Mooney, baritone; Kathryn Kelly, soprano; Erin Hannon, soprano; Judy Bowers, mezzo-soprano; Shelly Milam Ratcliff, soprano; and Aurelien Eulert, collaborative artist. http://cantabileproject.org/ Suggestion donation is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave, Norfolk VA 23505

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 5 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale in Concert
The Norfolk Alumni Chapter, Inc., Norfolk State University Alumni Association cordially invites you to enjoy an evening with the I. Sherman Greene Chorale in concert. This is our annual Noah F. and Georgia A. Ryder Commemorative Concert raising funds for scholarships for future and current Norfolk State University students. The concert is free and open to the public. Your love contribution to our scholarship fund is greatly appreciated. Check made payable to Norfolk Alumni Chapter, Inc. Visit www.nacnsuaa.com and Facebook (Norfolk Alumni Chapter of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association). Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, 7036 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2 pm

Shakespeare's The Tempest
No reading of The Tempest can do it justice. Shakespeare's tale of Prospero's island is inherently theatrical, unfolding in a series of spectacles, and was created by Shakespeare as a multi-sensory theater experience of sight and sound. The richness of The Tempest as theater is matched by the extraordinary thematic complexity of its text, which plays on the polarities of reality and illusion, nature and civilization, revenge and forgiveness. This fully staged new theatrical production features incidental music by Sibelius that is considered by many to be one of his greatest achievements. Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Chorus, JoAnn Falletta, conducto; Patrick Mullins, stage director. Tickets: $15 - $55. Phone 757-282-2822 or visit www.vafest.org Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. Visit your local movie theater or go towww.metopera.org/hdlive for more informationwww.metopera.org . Tickets for “The Met: Live in HD 2015–16 Season” are available online at www.FathomEvents.co
Saturday, April 16, 12:55 pm
Roberto Devereux
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills – and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. As with the earlier Anna Bolena and Maria Stuarda, the production is by Sir David McVicar, who with this staging completes an enormously ambitious directorial accomplishment. Estimated run time 191 mins. Encore screening: April 20 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 30, 12:55 pm
Elektra
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From The House Of The Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme – unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner – who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth. Estimated run time 130 mins. Encore screening: May 4 at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 5 pm
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Ying Fang, Soprano Ken Noda, Piano
Soprano Ying Fang has been praised for singing that is “beguiling” (The New York Times), “deeply musical, and full of character” (Opera News). A member of the Metropolitan Opera’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Fang has performed under the direction of distinguished conductors such as James Levine and William Christie. Fang is joined by pianist Ken Noda, who has appeared with the world’s great orchestras and is also an acclaimed chamber musician and vocal accompanist. Works by Handel, Wolf, Schubert, Strauss, Schumann, Mozart, Bizet, Rachmaninoff. Free. http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/4/16/0500/PM/Neighborhood-Concert-Ying-Fang-Ken-Noda/ St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), Manhattan

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

Postponed
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 5 pm
New Date: May 22, 2016, 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins will present a concert to conclude its 10th season. The program will feature Works of Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach. Critically acclaimed concert pianist Stefan Dulcie will be featured in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 for piano and strings. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive., Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 6 pm
Norfolk Public Library: Tribute Concert Honoring Michael Raphael, Local Composer
Norfolk Public Library presents a tribute concert honoring Michael Raphael, Local composer. Featuring Kevin Maynor, bass in Concert The Repertoire of Michael Raphael. Over 40 roles performed on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera and others at home and abroad. Special Guest Performance by The Elbert Watson Dance Company. All library programs are free and open to the public. Free tickets available at Blyden Branch Library, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk. (757) 441-2852. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk

Bellissima! Sing a Simple Song
Join Hampton Roads premiere Womens’ Chorale in a delightful program of music for spring - simple songs of inspiration, of celebration, of love and hope taken from familiar folk songs and spirituals from around the world. Music of William Schumann, Morton Lauridsen and a special setting of Eve’s confession as she guiltily eats a delicious apple fritter. Open to all; freewill offering received. www.bellissimachorale.com
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm
Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23507 - phone: 625-4295
Sunday, April 24, 4 pm
Virginia Beach Christian Church,2225 Rose Hall Dr., Va. Beach, Va. 23454, phone: 481-3294

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 
Saturday, April 17, 2016, 2 pm
USS Wisconsin Commissioning Anniversary Concert (on the battleship at Nauticus), 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk – Free with Paid Admission to Nauticus.
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

Monday, April 18, 2016, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: The World Drum Ensemble
Monumental UMC presents the final concert of the Noon Day series. The World Drum Ensemble of the Trinity Lutheran School, Newport News will perform. This outstanding middle school ensemble has been in existence for 10 years and is directed and founded by Lois Reese.  The students study the culture, music and dance of many nations, including west African nations, the Caribbean, Ireland, Australia, China, South America and the US. The concert is free and open to the public.  A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. For more details call MUMC at 757-397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

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

Monday, April 18, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kenny Washington & the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Recently dubbed “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso. His free, playful approach over a four-octave range emulates the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan while infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Washington is the featured vocalist on Michael O’Neill’s CDs “The Long and the Short of It” and “Still Dancin’,” recorded on Jazzmo records. He is also one of the featured vocalists on the “Slammin’ All Body Band” CD with Keith Terry. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU Campus, Norfolk

Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, 7 pm
Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. Roles are open to students and community members alike.
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 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, accompanied by a full professional and semi-professional orchestra
Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday April 18 and 19 at 7:00pm in Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Performers interested in auditioning may chose either night to audition.

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 11 am
WMC: Duo Venandi
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents "Duo Venandi" featuring harpist Vonda Darr and flutist Wendy Cohen in a program of Music From Around the World by composers through the centuries. Their finale to this varied program will be the lush and well-known Meditation from Thais by Jules Massanet. Both performers are principals with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra in Columbia, South Carolina and are active performers and teachers throughout the southeastern United States. "Coffee & Conversation" is at 10 a.m., the program begins at 11 a.m. For more information about the Williamsburg Music Club and its programs and youth grants auditions, please access the club's web-site at www.williamsburg musiclub.org or contact 757-229-4429. Bruton Parish Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Free and open to the public. Williamsburg

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

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 3 pm
Benjamin Garner & Mark Biondolillo, Piano & Organ
The Piano/Organ duo of Benjamin Garner and Mark Biondolillo will present a concert of Baroque, Classical and Gospel favorites The concert is free and open to the public, inaugurating the church's Boston Grand Piano. For more information, please call (757) 564-3745. Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 5 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble: The Many Facets of Love
Cantori Choral Ensemble’s 2016 Spring Concert. Continuing to celebrate our 10th Anniversary season, Cantori will sing many of our favorite choral works from past seasons, focusing on romantic, sacred, familial, and folk songs about love.  Included will be such favorites as Danny Boyi> and Shenandoah, The Seal Lullaby, Sing Me to Heaven, Entreat Me Not to Leave You, and You Are the Musici>.  Much of the concert will be sung a cappella.  Rebecca Davy will accompany others on piano, with Stephen Custer, cellist, and Dennis Horn, horn soloist. Judy Alexander, Ginger Barr, Rebecca Hartt, Claudia Kessel Jennifer Phillips, Mary Stutz, Alicia Willson-Metzger, Marty Barstow, Bruce Burch, Joe Dellinger, John Kunkle, Dan Waddill. Rebecca Davy, Piano; Stephen Custer, Cello; Dennis Herring, Horn. A brand new CD of music sung in past spring concerts will be available for purchase at the concert, including several pieces on this year’s program. No Admission Charge; Offering Received in Support of Cantori. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8 pm
NYFOS: Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women
New York Festival of Song presents irreplaceable contributions to the world of song from Latina composers. The composers hail from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela: Rocío Sanz, Odaline de la Martínez, Beatriz Lockhart, Gabriela Lena Frank, Clarice Assad, Dolores Castegnaro, María Grever, Chabuca Granda, Ernestina Lecuona, Elena Walsh, Joyce Moreno, Consuelo Velásquez, Margarita Lecuona, Violeta Parra, Susana Baca. Featuring: María Valdés, soprano (NY recital debut); Efraín Solís, baritone (NY recital debut;) Michael Barrett, pianist; Steven Blier, pianist. Guest percussionists include Leonardo Granados. Guitarist TBA. Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; $20 Real Deal Tickets. http://nyfos.org/Compositora.html Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 10:30 am
PMC: Liana Valente, soprano; Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano
Portsmouth Music Club will feature two master performers at its meeting. Dr. Liana Valente, Adjunct Professor of Music at Howard University and vocal specialist will present a lecture, demonstration and voice recital. Her program will explore contemporary American music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Oksana Lutsyshyn, pianist, is a native of Ukraine and a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory. Lutsyshyn is an Adjunct Professor of Music, Piano, and Music Theory at Old Dominion University. Social time begins at 10:00 a.m. with the meeting at 10:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 488-0321. West Side Christian Church, 535 Cherokee Road, Portsmouth

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

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

Virginia Chorale: Northern Lights
The Virginia Chorale journeys to northern Europe for Northern Lights, its first-ever salute to the choral traditions of the Baltic and Nordic states. Artistic Director Charles Woodward leads the Chorale in radiant music by Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Ola Gjeilo (Norway), Eriks Ešenvalds (Latvia), Sven-David Sandström (Sweden), Vaclovas Augustinas (Lithuania), and others. Highlights of the concert include Arvo Pärt’s luminous setting of the Nunc dimittis; Eriks Ešenvalds’ Stars, a mesmerizing setting of Sara Teasdale’s poem accompanied by tuned water glasses; and Vaclovas Augustinas’ Tykus, tykus, based on a Lithuanian folk melody. Single tickets: $25; Student tickets: $10. For tickets or further information about this concert, please visit http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html or call 757.627.8375. Apr 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Apr 30: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach; May 1: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk

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

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

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

WCG: Spring Concert Spiritual Expressions in Abundance
This final concert of the Guild's 40th anniversary season traces the expressions of spirituality found in three distinctive musical styles: Opera, Musical Theater and Spirituals. Artistic Director Jay BeVille has skillfully combined these music categories and tucked a few surprises into the program that will put a smile on your face and a beat in your heart. Musical theater is showcased with a medley from The Sound of Music, and Opera is represented by "Regina Coeli" from Cavalleria Rusticana. Joining the chorus are mezzo-soprano Phaedra McNorton and bass Branch Fields, with piano accompaniment by Jane Alcorn. The Williamsburg Youth Chorale will also appear. Information and tickets: (757) 220-1808 or www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. Single ticket cost in advance is $20; $25 at the door. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2 pm
Cellist Tanya Anisimova & Pianist Pi-Hsun Shih
Please join us for the inaugural concert in our new series: Sundays Live At The Studio. The first live and globally accessible event will showcase the electrifying Fa-Re-La Duo with cellist/composer Tanya Anisimova and virtuoso pianist Pi-Hsun Shih. The duo has performed to standing ovations at Carnegie Hall and many other venues. Their ever increasing popularity make the the ability to see them in a smaller concert hall a very rare and precious occurrence. The artists will perform and share their thoughts on Beethoven's Cello and Piano Sonata Op. 69 in A Major, and Ms. Anisimova's new piece Fa-Re-La. Additionally, Japanese-French-American Masatoshi Mitsumoto's Pierre et Luce will receive its world premier. Links to videos of the artists' work: https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FlwImICCPn8A and https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F6BTjxzEIEPo Tickets for the live event are $40 per person. Live stream - $10. Concert DVDs - $20; to purchase tickets phone 301-589-1001. Blue House Productions, 4213 Howard Ave., #C, Kensington, MD 20895

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

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale Spring Concert
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. presents a spring concert featuring “Requiem" excerpts by Johannes Brahms and John Rutter in tribute to the memory of deceased Chorale Members. Donations: $20 adults, $10 students. Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach 23464

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

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm
The Magic of Harmony Show Chorus
The Magic of Harmony Show Chorus will present a free concert at First United Methodist Church The Chorus appears as part of the Open Door Series of Concerts Spring 2016. For further information, please call the church at (757) 851-6302.Fox Hill First United Methodist Church, 1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton VA 23664

The Organ Swell 2016
Celebrating its 17th annual series of collaborative pipe organ recitals, the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announces the schedule for The Organ Swell. The concert series, an event in the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature outstanding organists from the region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. The series provides a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Suggested minimum admission donation for concerts is $10 per adult. For further information, please contact Deborah Carr, artistic director, at (757) 340-5303.
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 pm
Bradley Norris, organ and Chant
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News 23601
Monday May 2, 12 pm
Geoffrey Bell, organ, and cello
Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Gustavo Andres, organ, and violin
First Presbyterian Church, 36 th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Sunday, May 8, 4 pm
Pat Spoettle, organ, and flute
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 233 Mann Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Monday, May 9, 12 pm
Jim Kosnik, organ, and clarinet
St. Paul’s Episcopal, 201 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk 23510
Friday, May 13, 12 pm
Marjorie Setnicky, organ, and viola
Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Sunday, May 22, 4 pm
Marty Barstow, organ, and oboe
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 23, 12 pm
Jack Levick, organ, and trumpet
Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

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

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12 noon
St. Bede: Charles City Spiritual Ensemble
The third concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. The Charles City Spiritual Ensemble will join organist Aaron Renninger in presenting music from the treasury of African American literature. The choir has performed for many churches and events in Charles City County. All are invited to bring lunch, and meet the members of the choir following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

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

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

Schola Flashback Tour
Join Schola Cantorum of Virginia for a musical trip down memory lane! Schola will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a spring concert series showcasing music from past concerts. Come and experience new performances of old favorites and discover some new favorites along the way. With hits from twenty years of music to perform, there's something for everyone to enjoy! All concerts are open to the general public except Westminster Canterbury. 
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Westminster Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, Portsmouth
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach

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

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

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

Experiments in Opera: Video Operas
Experiments in Opera — the curiously refreshing composer collective — announces its newest venture: “Video Operas” at Anthology Film Archives. Five visionary opera premieres made for the big screen:  Emily Manzo, PUBLIC;  Anna Mikhailova, in the distance go on forever/ the story of contemporary frankenstein;  Aaron Siegel, Tea Before You go;  Jason Cady, I Screwed Up the Future;  Dorian Wallace/David Kulma, The Rest is Shit: Stories from the Microchasm. $11 at the door. experimentsinopera.com/videooperas Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4 pm
VCC: Minstrels of Spring
The Virginia Children’s Chorus presents “Minstrels of Spring”, a delightful choral concert for the whole family. Come celebrate spring with all of our singers, ages 6 to 18 and alumni guest singers! Admission: $12 for adults and $7 for students or seniors (60+). For tickets or more information call 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net. Visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Rd. (corner of Independence Blvd.) Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4 pm
Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon: A Cabaret
Portsmouth Music Club sponsors Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon in observance of the 93rd National Federation of Music Clubs National Music Week Celebration Theme - Music...Notes to the Future and a benefit for the A.J. Lancaster Scholarship Fund A Cabaret performance by Katherine Lakoski, vocalist. Adults, $10; students, free. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street (Olde Towne Portsmouth), Portsmouth, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm

VSO: Dance Theatre of Harlem
World Premiere by Robert Garland For Virginia Arts Festival's 20th Season. In the Mirror of Her Mind, Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (Odes to Love and Loss), Return. Since its founding in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem has become a symbol of ballet excellence around the world, winning acclaim for its performances of a broad repertoire that ranges from treasured classics to cutting edge contemporary works. In this spectacular performance, the Company will perform a selection of their most beloved pieces, along with a new work commissioned by Virginia Arts Festival in honor of its 20th season and choreographed by Dance Theatre of Harlem’s resident choreographer Robert Garland. Tickets: $59, $45, $35, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm).Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave, Norfolk

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

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
WMC: Markia Yasuda, piano; Thomaz Tavares-Paes, flute
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents Markia Yasuda, piano; Thomaz Tavares-Paes, flute in a benefit concert for the Williamsburg Music Club's Grants-in-Aid Scholarship Competition. Ms. Yasuda, recipient of eight Williamsburg Music Club awards, is currently a graduate student and piano instructor at Indiana University. She returns to the local stage in honor of the Williamsburg Music Club's support of outstanding young musicians. Donations Gratefully Accepted. More information, www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Willliamsburg Library Auditorium, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
Choral Scholars in Recital
The Choral Scholars of Christ and St. Luke’s present a casual afternoon of art songs and popular songs, accompanied on the piano by Dr. Stephen Coxe. Tenor Benjamin Legaspi, baritone Christian Harward, and mezzo-soprano Jackie Pileckas all serve as Choral Scholars, university students who gain experience from singing with the Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir. This concert will benefit their scholarships for the upcoming Choir Tour to England. $10 suggested donation. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1 pm
St. Bede: Towson University Chorale Concert
Towson University's flagship chorale ensemble, the University Chorale, will present a free concert of choral music from around the world. Works will include many diverse languages, including Latvian, Bulgarian, Mandarin, and Zulu. Join us for a beautiful afternoon of song. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe and Friends
A Recital of Vocal and Chamber Music featuring performances by pianist/composer Stephen Coxe, soprano Anna Feucht, soprano Kathryn Kelly, contralto Sondra Gelb, and cellist Jeffrey Phelps. Franz Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage (selections); Stephen Coxe: Memoria for solo cello and “Lilium floruit” for soprano and piano; Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées; Benjamin Britten: A Charm of Lullabies; Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Opus 119. Suggested donation: $15 general | $5 students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Rebecca Willett, Piano
Pianist Rebecca Willett will return to Smithfield to present a special recital immediately following her graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Rebecca was a guest soloist on Sundays at Four’s Terrific Teen Talent program when she was 13, and she gave the first Solo Youth Recital supported by Sundays at Four at age 15. This past fall she returned to Virginia to solo with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic. We look forward to her recital including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin. A free will offering will be taken. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street (Historic District), Smithfield, VA 23430

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

Postponed
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 5 pm
New Date May 22, 2016, 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins will present a concert to conclude its 10th season. The program will feature Works of Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach. Critically acclaimed concert pianist Stefan Dulcie will be featured in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 for piano and strings. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive., Virginia Beach

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Governor’s School for the Arts Chamber Orchestra: A Concert of Some Sort
Students and faculty from the Governor’s School for the Arts perform chamber and orchestral works in a concert featuring 2016 GSA Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Campbell. This program will be the first Governor’s School performance at the Slover Library. LeJeune: Revecy venir du printans; J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus I from The Art of the Fugue; Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”; Mozart: Oboe Quartet KV 330; Piazzolla: Milonga sin palabras; J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, KV 313, Christopher Campbell, soloist.  Free and open to the public.  Slover Library, Sixth Floor, 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk

Friday, June 3, 2016, 8 pm
VSO: The Music of David Bowie
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of David Bowie with lead singer Jean Meilleur – backed by his 8-piece rock band along with the musicians of the VSO, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous.  Hear Bowie’s greatest hits, including “Rebel Rebel,” “Starman,” and “Let’s Dance,” in full spectacle! Over his career, Bowie sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide and received numerous accolades including two Grammy awards and four Brit awards, among many others. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 17, 1996. In 2016, Rolling Stone proclaimed Bowie “the greatest rock star ever.” Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. and range in price from $20-$70. For tickets, call 757.892.6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

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

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm
VSO: The Music of Star Wars: The Symphony Strikes Back!
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Rouse, resident conductor, will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy. Regularly performed by orchestras nationwide, John Williams’s music is a fixture of VSO performances, and this year is no exception as the VSO dedicates a concert to his Academy Award and Grammy-winning scores to Star Wars. John Williams is a fifty-time Oscar nominee for his music, and is well-known for his vast musical film credits spanning from Jaws to E.T. and Harry Potter.  His score to George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies are widely celebrated. Tickets will go on sale April 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. and start at $25.  For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News

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

Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra: The Year 1905
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeff Phelps, director, gives two year end performances at the historic Roper Theater. Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 2 (1900); Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Opus 103 “The Year 1905” (1957). Tickets: $15 general | $5 students, available via www.tccropercenter.org/events or at the door. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk.

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

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4 pm
Sing Me a Story
This afternoon of music features soprano Anna Sterrett. Music includes Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Also on the program are the works of Alexander Alabiev, Leo Delibes, and Darius Milhaud. Accompanying on piano is Stefan Dulcie, Hungars Church's Music Director and Organist. This event is hosted by Hungars Church as a part of their Sunday afternoon concert series and is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Hungars Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Rd., Machipongo, VA

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
Sundays at Four hosts its ninth annual Terrific Teen Talent program. Six already-recognized teenage musicians will again astound the audience with their artistry. A free will offering will be taken to support this concert. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street (Historic District), Smithfield, VA 23430

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