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Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for the spring season, with concerts scheduled for May 13 and May 20.  Composers whose music will be sung include Rutter, Clausen, Shearing, Quick, and Manookin, some sung a cappella and others accompanied by harp, flute, and clarinet. Cantori is a select small choral ensemble based in Williamsburg which has achieved a reputation for musical excellence. Criteria for membership are vocal training, choral experience, and a desire to be part of a small choral ensemble in which blend, balance, and tonal quality are of top priority.  Those interested may contact the Director, Agnes French, at jpk.alf@cox.netwww.cantoriwilliamsburg.org

Monday, January 22, 2018, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Ciaramella in Concert
Praised for performing intricate fifteenth-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme”, Ciaramella brings to life medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. Its members are united by the conviction that every composition conceals a rich story waiting to be unlocked through historical research and speculative performance. In that spirit, this recording combines written polyphony with reconstructions of folk songs and arrangements based on contemporary improvisation. Founded on a core of wind instruments, shawm, sackbut, recorder, organ, and voice, Ciaramella takes its name from the Italian shawm and from a fifteenth-century song about a beautiful girl whose clothes are full of holes. When she opens her mouth, she knocks men flat. Master Class Tuesday, January 23, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, January 26, 2018, 8 pm

TCGS: Matt Palmer, guitar
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.  A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” (Premier Guitar Magazine), “highly expressive and technically virtuosic” (Modern Guitars Magazine), “a truly accomplished and refined musician” (Cleveland Classical), and “one of the world’s best guitar players” (The Royal Gazette).  An active performer, winner of numerous guitar competitions, and author of The Virtuoso Guitarist method, Matt Palmer has gained worldwide recognition as a virtuosic and soulful concert artist. Admission - $25 reg admission, $20 seniors, military, students. Discount tickets available for students. Contact  (757) 625-2330, 757 532-0302. Jan 25: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Jan 26: Robin Hixon Theatre, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Super Heroes
Put on your super suit for a super epic adventure! The VSO, side-by-side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform music from your favorite superhero movies like Superman, Batman, Spiderman and more! This high-energy concert will have you flying high! JoAnn Falletta, conductor. Virginia Symphony Orchestra Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

January Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, January 27, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays at 10:00 am, January 27 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Met Live in HD
The Met’s 2018 season of Live in HDmovie-theater transmissions features eight presentations. Tickets are now on sale to the general public in the U.S. Visit: http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12:55 pm
Puccini's Tosca
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lucic as the depraved police chief Scarpia. 
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12 pm
Gaetano Donizetti L’Elisir d’Amore
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Live Performance.
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:30 pm
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties. Live Performance.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:55 pm
Gioachino Rossini Semiramide
This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast. Live Performance.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:55 pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così fan tutte
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts. Live Performance.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:30 pm
Giuseppe Verdi Luisa Miller
Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczala in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Live Performance.
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:55 pm
Jules Massenet Cendrillon
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production. Live Performance.

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:15 am
Christ and St. Luke's: Orchestral Eucharist
The Parish Choir presents Mozart’s youthful Missa Brevis in G “Pastorale”, KV 140 with orchestra from the Governor’s School for the Arts in the context of the Sunday liturgy. Visit www.christandstlukes.org or phone 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3 pm
BYOV: Side by Side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts,201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4 pm
Wild Sounds: Song Settings of the Words of Famous Environmentalists
An environmental recital presented by Cantabile Project. The cycle “Wild Songs” contains settings of the words of three well-known environmentalists: Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Terry Tempest Williams. This cycle highlights inspiring new music with unusual natural instruments, creating sounds rarely heard in a concert hall.  “Songs of the High Sierra” (Gwyneth Walker) are based on the letters of John Muir which have been transformed into gorgeous, lyrical music that expresses the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite National Park.  As stated on his website, composer Scott Gendel chose Walter Berry’s poems for “The Space Between" because they “…so wonderfully articulate the peace and beauty of life on this Earth, as well as the constant onslaught of threats to that life”.   You won’t want to miss these beautifully written songs about a most urgent and important issue for our time. Composers John Duke, Juliana Hall, Jocelyn Hagen, Steve Heitzeg, and Gwyneth Walker. Pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn will join vocalists Brian Nedvin, Polly Butler Cornelius, Marshall Severin, Cailin Crane, and Anna Feucht. Also featured will be the Old Dominion Percussion Ensemble directed by David Walker. Suggested Donation $15 adults, $5 students. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4 PM
Virginia Chorale Young Singers Project Concert
The Virginia Chorale presents the Young Singers Project in concert! The Young Singers Project showcases some of the best high school singers in southeastern Virginia. Students are selected in a highly competitive audition process each fall. The 2018 YSP ensemble will be conducted by Virginia Wesleyan University’s Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Virginia Chorale's Artistic Director Charles Woodward, and student conductor Dante Copeland, and will take on a new and exciting opportunity for the students. In addition to works sung by the full chorus, students will be organized into smaller groups to prepare choral selections from the Renaissance, often one singer per part.This year, the singers will perform music of Debussy, Tallis, Palestrina, and Timothy Takach, among others. Tickets are $10 each. For tickets or further information about this concert or the Virginia Chorale, please visit vachorale.org, email info@vachorale.org, or call 757.627.8375. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave. Norfolk, VA

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4 PM
Carina Sturdy Organ Recital
The Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organist present Carina Sturdy in recital. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear “one of our own,” a Williamsburg, Virginia native, a student of Rebecca Davy and Thomas Marshall, presently a student of Timothy Olsen from UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem. Carina is destined to have a national if not International career.  Be there to show your enthusiastic support. A free-will offering will be accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street,  Virginia Beach, VA

Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
NCC: Lenny and His Friends
Norfolk Chamber Consort. This performance celebrates the birth centennial of Leonard Bernstein, a great American composer, conductor and music personality. Bernstein's works are featured in the context of his rich cultural surroundings. The concert begins with Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano performed by clarinetist Kevin Clasen and pianist Andrey Kasparov, NCC's Artistic Co-Director. The program continues with a selection of piano pieces that includes those by Bernstein dedicated to his friends, Aaron Copland and Paul Bowles. Performed by NCC's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn, this selection also includes pieces by Virgil Thomson, Bernstein's friend and mentor, composed as tributes to Copland and Bowles. These characteristic miniatures are followed by the brilliant and virtuosic Cunegonde’s Aria “Glitter and Be Gay” from Bernstein's operetta Candide as performed by dramatic coloratura Elizabeth Hogue, accompanied by Andrey Kasparov. The first half concludes with three pieces by Bowles for two pianos – Night Waltz, Nocturne and Turkey Trot – in the rendition by the award-winning Invencia Piano Duo, formed by Kasparov and Lutsyshyn. The Invencia Duo also opens the second half with two pieces by Copland: Danzón Cubano and Danza de Jalisco. Cailin Crane, the Runner-up of the 2015 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition, continues the program with two of Bernstein's art songs – Piccola Serenata and Silhouette (Galilee) – as well as "My New Friends," a song from the musical "The Madwoman of Central Park West." The program concludes with Bernstein's Halil: Nocturne for Flute, Percussion and Piano. Wayla Chambo, NCC's Associate Artistic Director will be a flute soloist, joined by David Walker, Sarah Williams and Jon Wudijono on percussion as well as Oksana Lutsyshyn and Nichole Dorobanov on piano under the baton of Andrey Kasparov. A pre-concert discussion by Wayla Chambo at 7:15 PM. A catered reception follows the performance, with food provided by The Green Onion restaurant of Norfolk’s historic Ghent. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. For tickets and additional information please call 785-7086 or email olutsysh@odu.edu Tickets will be available at the door or visit www.ncconsort.org. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Whole Lotta Shakin’ — Swing to Rock
The talented multi-instrumentalist Dave Bennett joins the Virginia Symphony Orchestra to take you through the decades, from the swing era to rock ‘n’ roll. Featuring the greatest hits from Benny Goodman, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and more, you’ll be “In the Mood” to “Sing, Sing, Sing!” Michael Krajewski, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Dave Bennett, clarinet, guitar, piano, vocals Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Feb 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 3: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Songs of Freedom
Songs of Freedom explores how communities along the Underground Railroad used spirituals to communicate and inspire hope in the pursuit of freedom. Though primarily expressions of faith, these spirituals may have served as disguised protests. A source of comfort and strength, these songs imagined a life of freedom and created a sense of unity and broader community among slaves.  This program will draw on the work of Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, of Hampton University and Norfolk State University, respectively.  Both will lend their insights as part of the evening. Benjamin Rous, conductor Starting price at $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
NYFOS : Arias & Barcarolles and other Bernstein Songs
New York Festival of Song. Part of the worldwide "Bernstein at 100" celebration, this program highlights the maestro's 1989 vocal work Arias and Barcarolles, alongside selections from his vast repertoire for the Broadway, opera, and concert stages. Artists: Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Tickets: $40. wolftrap.org. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France IV: La France Moderne
Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Edgard Varèse: Un Grand Sommeil Noir; Henri Dutilleux: 2 Sonnets de Jean Cassou; Jean Barraqué: 3 Mélodies (American Premiere); Olivier Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi. Sarah Brailey, Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Mike Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld. Tickets: $25/$15. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020333. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

February Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 10, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 17, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Georgetown Visitation Chorus & Orchestra from Washington, D. C. Dimitar Nikolov & Jorge Orozco, Directors
Sunday, February 18, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Music of Herbert Howells & C. Hubert Parry; Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Saturday, February 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10 am on February 3 - Norman Elton, Organist
Saturdays at 10 am on February 10, 24 - Thomas Marshall, Director
Saturday at 10 am on February 17 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8 pm

FCMS: Chiara String Quartet
Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) captivates its audiences throughout the country. The Chiara has established itself as among America’s most respected ensembles, lauded for its “highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing” (The Boston Globe). They are currently Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and were the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University from 2008- 2014. For the 2015-2016 season, the Chiara will be the quartet-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Mendelssohn: Quartet in A, Op. 13; Shostakovich: Quartet No. 8 in c minor, Op. 110; Beethoven: Quartet in a minor, Op. 132. https://www.chiaraquartet.net/ Feb 5: Feldman Chamber Music Society. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Feb 6: Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg concerts sell out in advance, however we do maintain a standby ticket list for each concert, and any seats not yet occupied at 7:50 PM are sold to those waiting for admission. For standby tickets: http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php. Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23185

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 1 PM
St. Bede: Agnes Wan, piano
St. Bede Masterworks Concert Series:  Agnes Wan, an acclaimed and passionate pianist, will star as soloist and guest artist along with organist, Michael Steven Lianos, performing Poulenc "Piano Concerto" and Rachmaninoff "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43".  The organ will be the orchestral backdrop to these wonderful selections featuring our magnificent Steinway.  For more information, visit www.agnes-wan.netwww.bedeva.org/concerts, or call (757) 229-3631. All are welcome to this FREE concert. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

February ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061. For ticketed events phone (757) 683-5305 or visit ODUArtsTix.com. Parking for Chandler Hall: parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
ODU Symphony Orchestra performs side by side with the Visual and Performing Arts Academy, featuring works by Whitacre, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others. Salem High School, 1993 Sundevil Drive, Virginia Beach.
Thursday, February 8, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe and Friends Faculty Recital
Stephen Coxe, Wayla Chambo, Jeanne Dedominick, Anna Feucht and members of the ODU Percussion Ensemble present a concert of new art song and chamber works. Johannes Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 119; Stephen Coxe: Songs for Five O’Clock [world premiere]; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Maurice Ravel: Sonate posthume; Erik Satie: Trois Gnossiennes; John Cage: Living Room Music. Stephen Coxe, piano; Wayla Chambo, flute; Jeanne Dedominick, violin; Anna Feucht, soprano; ODU Percussion Ensemble, David Walker, director. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, February 9, 8 pm
The Eighth Biennial Her Melody Lingers On
The Eighth Biennial Her Melody Lingers On: A Musical Celebration and Gathering in Memory of Claire Cucchiari-Loring In an informal concert-in-the-round setting, several faculty members and ensembles of the ODU Department of Music give a behind-the-scenes look at how they approach specific pieces of music. After performing, each musician invites questions and dialogue from the audience. A social gathering with light refreshments precedes (7:15 pm) and follows the musical program. Donations at the door benefit ODU’s Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship in Music. Room 1201 (Choir Room), Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, February 15, 7:30 pm
U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra
Formed in 2008, the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra has included members from USMC field bands, Drum and Bugle Corps and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The orchestra has performed in many of America’s most distinguished jazz venues and festivals including the Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Marines in the orchestra give master classes and clinics at local high schools, universities and state music educator conventions as part of their educational outreach efforts during their concert tour. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, February 18, 3 pm
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
ODU Concert Choir and Symphonicity Chorus present Beethoven’s greatest and most performed work, Symphony No. 9 “Choral.” Directed by Nancy Klein.Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St., Virginia Beach. Tickets: symphonicity.org.
Sunday, February 18, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Tuesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra
An evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:30 pm
Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, one of the few existing ensembles of that instrumentation, is a collaboration between three award-winning permanent members of the Berliner Philharmoniker: Concertmaster Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter and cellist Knut Weber, along with the renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. This outstanding ensemble is committed to not only representing the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and modern pieces, but also finding undiscovered masterpieces of the literature that encompasses over 400 works. Heinrich von Herzogenberg—Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 75; Gustav Mahler—Piano Quartet, Fragment, in A minor; Alfred Schnittke—Piano Quartet, Mahler Fragment; Johannes Brahms—Piano Quartet, Op. 25, in G minor. Tickets: $10 - $47. Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752 Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX. Peebles Theater, Ferguson Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: The Thirteen – From Tree to Shining Tree
Known for inspired and powerful performances of music from the Renaissance to the Romantic, Matthew Robertson directs this ensemble whose members are gathered from the world’s finest ensembles – Chanticleer, Seraphic Fire, and Conspirare, to name a few. “. . . to talk about the remarkable abilities and sound of the singers would be like trying to say which whitecaps on the ocean reflect the sun most beautifully . . . I stand in awe.” (M. D. Ridge, WHRO-FM) Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Lorelei Ensemble
5BMF is thrilled to present the acclaimed 9-voice LORELEI ENSEMBLE in a program of vocal works spanning centuries of vocal traditions, from the late-Medieval to contemporary Americana. Quickly gaining renown for their innovative programming and versatile performances of vocal works for women’s voices, this virtuosic Boston-based ensemble presents IMPERMANENCE/RECONSTRUCTED, a fascinating melding of early-Renaissance works with contemporary Eastern, Western and American sounds from across the ages. Tickets: VIP: $40; General: $45. http://5bmf.org/lorelei/ Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

Virginia Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is far more than the retelling of Shakespeare’s classic story. This tour-de-force production ranks with Verdi’s masterpieces and the best of classic comic opera. The evocative score offers a rich display of musical parody mimicking entangled themes and character interactions throughout. The all-star cast includes Virginia Opera favorites, soprano Heather Buck, singing the title role of Tytania, and baritone Matthew Burns in the comic role of Bottom. Buck last thrilled Virginia Opera audiences as Queen of the Night in the 2013-14 production of The Magic Flute and Burns was an uproarious Doctor Bartolo in last season’s The Marriage of Figaro. Former Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists, David Blalock and Kristen Choi will return to sing the roles of Lysander and Hermia respectively. Other cast members include Owen Willetts as Oberon, Mary-Hollis Hundley as Helena, Joseph Lattanzi as Demetrius, Adriane Kerr as Hippolyta, Walter Swan as Theseus, and Morgan White as Puck.Director Michael Shell (The Magic Flute, 2013 and The Barber of Seville, 2016) creates the magic in this new production and Adam Turner conducts the opera’s bewitching score with its lush melodies and mesmerizing interludes – both ensuring an unforgettable operatic experience. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be sung in English with English Supertitles.
February 9, 11 & 13, 2018
The Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
February 17 & 18, 2018
George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
February 23 & 25, 2018
The Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center – Richmond

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1PM - 5 PM
Cultrual Alliance: Hearts, Hops and Valentines
The Cultural Alliance of Great Hampton Roads. Join us for a family day! Magician, Balloonist – Games, Paint your Own Beer Glass, Music by Nate Sacks, Food Trucks. For more information phone 757-961-4002 or email joan@culturalli.org. Tickets: Adults: $10 (includes one beer and a glass for painting). Children Free. Purchase tickets at http://culturalli.org Bearded Bird Brewing, 727 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3 pm
BYOV: Winter Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina. Bay Youth Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Junior Strings. Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7 pm
500 Years of Music for Guitar
The February Sine Nomine concert featuring internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs. In 500 Years of Music for Guitar Griggs presents a chronological tour of the modern guitarist’s repertoire from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, with music by John Dowland, J.S. Bach, Mateo Carcassi, Bartolome Calatuyud, Django Reinhardt and Baden Powell – as well as his own compositions. He also includes some examples of Spanish Flamenco and Brazilian music on the program as well. The program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series.  A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with Peter Griggs.  Call 898-4395 for additional information.  St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
Virginia Wind Symphony in concert, featuring Julie Giroux, Conductor and Composer. https://www.virginiawindsymphony.org Venue TBA

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4 pm
Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie
Anna Feucht, soprano, Chris Mooney, baritone and Ruth Winters, pianist, will perform a recital of contrasting love songs by Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie.  Included on the program are the endearing, ultra-romantic “Frauen Lieben und Leben” and Heggie’s heartfelt and perceptive struggle with male communication in “Unspoken Thoughts”. Anna is also a soprano with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Chorale.  A “Powerful and Stylish young baritone, Christopher Mooney has been delighting American audiences since his debut as Marcello in La Boheme at the Aspen Music Festival.  Mr. Mooney is full-time professor at Christopher Newport University.   Please join us in a recital of love songs that reflect ideas to which we all can relate. The concert is open to the public.  Contributions to support the Concert Series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. http://www.reformationlc.org/concert-series/2017-2018-season/ Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 6 PM
Opera in Williamsburg: Winter Dinner Concert
Opera in Williamsburg Presents:  Winter Dinner Concert with Maestro Jorge Parodi, soprano Kinneret Ely, tenor Pavel Sulyandziga, and bass-baritone Eric Lindsey. Dinner and concert $52 (doors open at 6 PM, dinner served at 6:30 PM); concert only $25 (seating from 7:15, concert at 7:30).   Cash bar.   Please order your ticket by February 5.  Details and tickets at www.operainwilliamsburg.org Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Monday, February 12, 2018, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kristian Bezuidenhout
Hailed as “The finest living exponent of the fortepiano” (UK Herald), Kristian Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with the world’s leading ensembles including the Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Köln, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and Collegium Vocale Gent, in many instances assuming the role of guest director. Bezuidenhout’s rich and award-winning discography on Harmonia Mundi includes the complete keyboard music of Mozart; Mozart Violin Sonatas with Petra Müllejans; Mendelssohn and Mozart Piano Concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester (ECHO Klassik); Beethoven and Mozart Lieder, and Schumann Dichterliebe with Mark Padmore (Edison Award). Master Class: Feb. 13, 12:30 pm. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Friday, February 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
GSA & Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Classical music. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
PCC: Duo Baldo
The musical comedy team, Duo Baldo,is comprised of renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi. Their critically acclaimed performances combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor, and pop culture. Duo Baldo made their debut with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in 2004. In February 2006, Duo Baldo won first prize at the National Short Theater Competition in Florence. After winning first prize at the 2009 Musicomicontest, they performed at the opening of the 2010 Salzburg Festival. Other engagements include the Chamber Music Society of Trieste, as well as appearances in Shanghai, Tokyo, Brescia, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Livorno, Lucca, Lugano (Switzerland), Mexico City, Paunat (France) and Prato. In September 2011, Duo Baldo performed a gala concert on Giacomo Puccini’s recently-restored Steinway piano with soprano Maria Luigia Borsi at the Teatro Giglio in Lucca. Violinist Brad Repp has appeared as violin soloist with José Carreras. He performs on a 1736 Testore violin. Aldo Gentileschi performs on whatever piano he can find. Tickets: $30. https://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth 23703

Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 6 pm

Saltworks Opera: Romeo & Juliet
I Capuleti e I Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini. Romeo and Juliet like you've never seen it! A feisty, but duty bound Juliet, and a daring, unconventional Romeo are joined by an unforgettable cast of characters based on the original Italian story.... Franktown United Methodist Church,  7551 Bayside Rd, Franktown, VA 23354

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 pm
Saltworks Opera: Andrew Potter Master Class
Saltworks Opera presents a vocal master class with bass Andrew W. Potter: What Will You Sing Today? Making Your Best First Impression. With Andrew W. Potter, bass. Hungars Church, 10107 Bayside Rd, Machipongo, VA 23405

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Nocturnes
The Chorale explores music of the night in the world premiere of John Dixon's Night Songs, set to texts by Sara Teasdale, and evocative settings by Claude Debussy (Beau soir), Johannes Brahms (In stiller Nacht), Morten Lauridsen (Sure On This Shining Night), and more. Pianist Stephen Coxe, member of the music faculties at Old Dominion University and the Governor's School for the Arts, joins the Chorale for this exquisite, contemplative program. Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375 or visit: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. Feb 17: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Feb 18: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1 PM
St. Bede: Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The second concert of the 14th season of the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra. The free concert will feature world renowned flutist Onorio Zarralli from Italy.  Also featured will be piano virtuoso Caleb Borick from Charleston, South Carolina, and Capital Symphony violinist Ann Marie Pocklembo from New Jersey.  The three artists will join the orchestra as soloists in the Bach "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5."  Mr. Zaralli will also be featured in the Galuppi "Flute Concerto in D major."  In addition, works by Schubert and Elgar will be performed. For more information contact Dr. Alice Lindsay at TIO@cox.net for more information, or, visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Joy
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. Offenbach - La belle Helene Overture; Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 "Choral" with the Symphonicity Chorus and ODU Chorus. Season tickets $90 - $200. Individual tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Seraph Brass
Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass ensemble committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming. This widely lauded quintet presents diverse repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and beloved classics. Seraph Brass performed with Adele on her 2016 tour. Enthusiastic about education, Seraph has developed strong relationships with Venezuelan “El Sistema” programs in Philadelphia and Washington. $5, free with WM ID. Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11 am
By the waters of Babylon
Virginia Wesleyan University Center for Sacred Music Sound and Symbol Lecture Series: “By the waters of Babylon, we gave up our harps for our captives required of us songs. . .” (Psalm 137). In "Uhuru Africa!," Dr. Jason Squinobal, Assistant Professor of Music, explores the meaning of identity in music, its use in fighting oppression and to promote civil rights and independence from the African American anthem “Lift Every Voice” to the South African hymn of liberation “Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika” (Lord, bless Africa).Free and open to the public. Fine Arts 9, VWU Campus, 5817 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 . The guard at the campus entrance will point the way.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7 pm
Invencia Piano Duo
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, international award winning pianists. $15 Regular admission, $10 for students and seniors.  $5.00 discount for The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads Arts Passport program. https://www.facebook.com/Coastal-Virginia-Chamber-Music-1779649508947259/ Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Classics from Chopin and Brahms
A Virginia premiere brings this concert to light with Stravinsky’s Funeral Song which was recently rediscovered in 2015 in the St. Petersburg Conservatory.  French pianist, Prisca Benoit, known for her intense and powerful sound, and for a refined pianistic touch with countless range of colors performs Chopin’s moving Piano Concerto No. 2.  Twenty-one years of its conception Brahms wrote its first symphony after hearing Beethoven’s Ninth, both pieces in D minor.  JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Prisca Benoit, piano. Mendelssohn: Fingal’s Cave; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2; Brahms: Symphony No. 1. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Feb 23: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 24: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Feb 25: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 pm
New York Polyphony
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2017-18 Early Music series with New York Polyphony performing Tallis Lamentations. Thomas Tallis’s setting of the Lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah is undeniably one of the most revered works of the Renaissance canon. While 16th century Roman Catholics like Tallis primarily associated this text, which describes the aftermath of the destruction of Jerusalem, with Holy Thursday, Tallis’s beautiful arrangement of the verses transcends liturgical use. Performed by the superb singers of New York Polyphony, this story of finding faith in times of despair proves as relevant today as it has throughout millennia. Tickets: $30-$45 • Students with valid ID: $7-$27. www.millertheatre.com Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, New York, NY

Monday, February 26, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8 pm

WSO: Masterworks III: Couperin Craze
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Masterworks 3 begin with Les Barricades Mysterieuses, one of the most famous solo harpsichord pieces by French Baroque master, Francois Couperin.  Three Studies from Couperin by Thomas Ades, will follow, leading into Ravel's iconic Tombeau de Couperin.  Haydn's Symphony No 101, will round out the evening. Haydn Symphony No. 101 in D; Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin; Couperin Les Barricades Mysterieus; Thomas Adè "Three Studies from Couperin," Symphony Premiere. Tickets: For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8 pm
NYFOS : Protest
New York Festival of Song. Music has long been a source of comfort and courage for oppressed communities. Tonight's songs—defiant, passionate, ironic—touch on some of the hot-button issues in today's news. Latinx, Muslims, Jews, the LGBTQ community, people exiled from their own countries, and the earth itself all take an eloquent stand for equality, peace, rationality, and inclusion. The music ranges from Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz—a panorama of voices from around the world. Mikaela Bennett and Christine Taylor Price, sopranos;  Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Dimitri Katotakis and Jacob Scharfman, baritones; Andrew Munn, bass; Jack Gulielmetti, guitar; Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano. Tickets$40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-songs-of-protest/ $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018, TBA

NYFOS : Protest
New York Festival of Song. Music has long been a source of comfort and courage for oppressed communities. Tonight's songs—defiant, passionate, ironic—touch on some of the hot-button issues in today's news. Latinx, Muslims, Jews, the LGBTQ community, people exiled from their own countries, and the earth itself all take an eloquent stand for equality, peace, rationality, and inclusion. The music ranges from Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz—a panorama of voices from around the world. Mikaela Bennett and Christine Taylor Price, sopranos;  Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Dimitri Katotakis and Jacob Scharfman, baritones; Andrew Munn, bass; Jack Gulielmetti, guitar; Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano. Feb 27: Tickets$40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-songs-of-protest/ $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY. Mar 3: Tickets: hudsonhall.org. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm
TENET: Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose w/ACRONYM
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose, a hybrid opera/oratorio, tells the story of the Virgin Mary after the death of Christ, as she interacts with Angels, Apostles, and others. TENET’s singers will perform the cast of characters in collaboration with ACRONYM to offer an exciting, modern-day premiere of the work since the 17th century. ACRONYM has devoted much energy to unearthing, transcribing, performing, and recording many of these long-forgotten gems from the baroque and they rediscovered and transcribed the score for Schmeltzer’s Le Memorie Dolorose for this occasion.  Tickets: $35, $55. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/schmelzers-le-memorie-dolorose Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France V: Les Six
Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Georges Auric: Alphabet; Louis Durey: Trois Poèmes de Pétrone; Arthur Honegger: 3 Chansons de la petite sirène; Darius Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard; Francis Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire; Tel Jour, Telle Nuit; Germaine Tailleferre: 6 Chansons Françaises. Marie Marquis, Laura Strickling, soprano; Kristin Gornstein, mezzo soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama; piano. Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Professor Sylvia Kahan (CUNY). Tickets: $25/$15.https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020344 . Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3 pm
YRSO: Space, the Final Frontier
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll. Works by Mozart, Holst, Horner/Moss, Rex Mitchell. Featuring winners of the 2017-2018 YRSO Young Artists Competition. Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4 pm
WSO: Family Concert
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Location TBD

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5 pm
Camerata Ireland
Founded in 1999 by Barry Douglas, international pianist, conductor and recording artist, Camerata Ireland has become a chamber orchestra of excellence to match the best in the world. It brings together the finest Irish musicians from both the North and the South, players holding top positions in some of the major British and European orchestras, and exceptional young Irish musicians, to celebrate, in Barry Douglas’ own words, “the wealth of Irish talent and shared musical heritage.” The program will feature Douglas’ Celtic Orbit Suite, with fiddler, harpist, villeann pipe and flute. Neil Martin—Concerto for villeann pipes and orchestra; John Field—Two Nocturnes for piano and orchestra (arr B. Douglas); Ludwig von Beethoven Piano—Concerto No. 2; Barry Douglas–Celtic Orbit Suite. http://www.camerata-ireland.com/ Single Ticket Prices: $52/$47/$42/$35/Child ticket: $10. Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752. Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, March 5, 2018, 7 pm
VWU: An Evening of Bach
Virginia Wesleyan University Monumental Moments. As church musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) performed a sacred cantata every Sunday as part of the service, combining scripture, poetry, and a chorale (hymn). For this performance, all will become the ‘congregation’ to sing the chorales. The Wren Masters, the faculty Baroque quartet of the College of William and Mary, perform several of Bach’s instrumental works and serve as collaborative artists for the cantatas. Ruth van Baak Griffioen, recorder; Susan Via, violin; Sarah Gentry Glosson, baroque cello; Thomas Marshall, harpsichord; joined by Jennifer Edenborn, baroque violin; Jennifer Myer, baroque viola; Allison Smith, baroque oboe; and Keith Griffioen, baroque horn. Billye Brown Youmans, soprano; Doug Lynch, tenor; and Bryson Mortensen, baritone, will perform “Ich geh’ und suche mit Verlangen,” BWV 49, “I Go and Seek with Longing,” based on Ephesians 5:15-21 and Matthew 22:11-14 (parable of the marriage of the King’s son); and “Herr, wie du willt, so schick’s mit mir,” BWV 73, “Lord, as Thou Wilt, So Send to Me,” based on Romans 12:17-21 and Matthew 8:1-13 (Jesus heals the leper). Free and open to the public. The guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Monumental Chapel, VWU Campus, 5817 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Monday, March 5, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8 pm

Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio
Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority and experience, energy, and passion. These three musicians, Yael Weiss, Mark Kaplan and Peter Stumpf, comprise an ensemble that embraces the music of the future while offering fresh insights into three centuries of masterworks.Hailed by The New York Times as “Three strong voices, locked in sequence.” Faure: Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 120; Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in c minor, Op. 66; Schubert: Trio in B-flat, Op. 99. www.weiss-kaplan-stumpf-trio.com Mar 5: Feldman Chamber Music Society. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Mar 6: Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, We do maintain a standby ticket list for each concert, and any seats not yet occupied at 7:50 PM are sold to those waiting for admission. For standby tickets: http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php. Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23185

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:30 pm

GSA: Dido and Aeneas & Suor Angelica
The Governor's School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer Chair. Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini. Directed by Alan Fischer. tickets: showtix4u.com. www.gsarts.net ODU University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Friday, March 9, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Scheherazade & a Philip Glass Fantasy
Join guest conductor Eric Jacobsen (conductor and co-founder of the out-of-the-box orchestral ensemble The Knights) for a contemporary masterwork by Philip Glass, featuring two of the VSO’s beloved principal players, Michael Laubach and Robert Cross.  This performance will thrill audiences in substance and style with its fantasy for two timpanists.  Scheherazade is the musical portrayal of a story from One Thousand and One Nights in which the Persian queen Scheherazade saves her own life through cunning story-telling. Eric Jacobsen, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Michael Laubach, timpani; Robert Cross, timpani. Barber: Adagio for Strings; Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra; Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Mar 9: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 10: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk. Mar 11: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:30 pm
HRP: Young Artist Showcase Competition Performance
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Mendelssohn’s concert overture,“The Hebrides,” opens the program. The winner of the orchestra’s 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition will also be featured. The orchestra will perform Haydn’s festive “London” Symphony No. 104 to close out the concert. Tickets: $20. Phone (757) 722-ARTS or Hampton Coliseum Box Office at (757) 838-4203. Order online from Ticketmaster.com or phone 1-800-745-3000. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4 pm
Jokubaviciute-Slack Duo
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Upon recent appointments to the Virginia music scene, pianist and Shenandoah Conservatory professor Ieva Jokubaviciute and Richmond Symphony cellist Schuyler Slackjoined forces in 2016 to bring world-class chamber music to their new home state.  Between them, these artists have been praised as "excellent," (Washington Post) "an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight," (The New York Times) and possessing "razor-sharp intelligence and wit." (Washington Post). Jokubaviciute holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music. Slack completed his undergraduate studies at Cleveland Institute for Music.  The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 8 pm

NYFOS Emerging Artists: From Lute Song to the Beatles: Songs of the British Isles
New York Festival of Song. This program of British song offers four centuries of wit, sentiment, and a uniquely European soulfulness. The wide-ranging program has it all: a bawdy lute song from the Renaissance, an aria by an English student of Mozart, a quintessential bit of topsy-turvy from Gilbert and Sullivan, songs by Britten and Quilter, a raft of beautiful ballads, and dessert courses by Noel Coward and the Beatles. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its tenth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts and will feature Caramoor's 2018 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars with Steven Blier and Michael Barret as pianists and hosts. Mar 11: Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY. Mar 13: Tickets: $40-55. $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330  http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-british-isles/ $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8 pm
5BMF: ICE & UpBeat NYC
As a special addition to our mainstage season, 5BMF partners with the world renowned International Contemporary Ensemble‘s EntICE initiative and the South Bronx-based youth music organization UpBeat NYC to present a showcase of new works performed by student musicians alongside members of ICE. Introduced in 2015, EntICE unites leading composers with youth ensembles in new works to be performed side-by-side with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. ICE musicians take young people – and their schools, families and communities – through the entire collaborative process of bringing premiere pieces to life. This March, EntICE will collaborate with young musicians from UpBeat’s free, community programs for an exciting concert of new works, presented under the auspices of 5BMF and the Pregones Theater in the South Bronx. Tickets: http://pregonesprtt.org/ Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3 pm
VAF: Fisk Jubilee Singers
These vocal artists and students at Tennessee’s Fisk University sing and travel worldwide. The original Jubilee Singers introduced “slave songs” to the world in 1871 and were instrumental in preserving this unique American musical tradition known today as Negro spirituals. Famed American novelist Mark Twain was a fan, proclaiming: ''Their music made all other vocal music cheap. In the Jubilees and their songs, America has produced the perfectest flower of the ages.''They broke racial barriers in the US and abroad in the late 19th century and entertained royalty in Europe. In 2008, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were selected as a recipient of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest honor for artists and patrons of the arts. Tickets: $10 - $20. info@vafest or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Norfolk’s Historic Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: The Virginia Children’s Chorus
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series presents the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. The Virginia Children’s Chorus, founded in 1992 by Carol Thomas Downing as a choir school committed to training the voices of children and providing extraordinary concert opportunities, will return to celebrate the 10th concert season of Sundays at Four. This chorus was featured as the inaugural concert launching SAF in 2009. Paul Putnam and Welby Pugin will accompany the ensembles. A reception follows the program. Tickets at the door: $20 (adults) $5 (students). For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: John Bullard – Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art
Virginia Wesleyan University. One minute he’s bush-hogging a field on his John Deere and the next he’s playing Bach partitas on his 5-string banjo; a true Southern gentleman. Joined by strings and piano, Bullard performs Schumann’s Romances, Opus 94, Handel’s Trio Sonata No.8 in G minor, and Marcello’s Concerto in D minor, among others; fragile and intimate, peaceful and austere in Bullard’s hands. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; the guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7 pm
BYOV: Concerto Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina. Bay Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras with Concerto Competition Winners featuring soloists William Reed, Eliza Willett, and Nicolas Gonzalez. Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7 pm
Virginia Symphony: Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra
Side-by-Side with the VSO

Enjoy a concert featuring the Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra side-by-side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra! Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Paul Kim, conductor; Shchedrin: Carmen Suite, David Walker, conductor; Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition, Benjamin Rous, conductor. Adults $10 | Children 12 and under are FREE. ODU students free with promo code. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: American Standards
The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and Wesleyan Chorale present a collection of new and old jazz, including "The Nearness of You," "They Can’t Take That Away From Me," and "I'm Beginning to See the Light," to name a few. Free. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Amadou Kouyate
Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali, renowned oral historians and musicians of West Africa. Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora and also on Djembe and Koutiro drums. His repertoire spans traditional songs from the 13th century to original compositions incorporating blues and jazz. Amadou studied in Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire with master musicians of the Diali tradition including Djimo Kouyate and Toumani Diabate. Formerly a 2013-14 Strathmore Artist in Residence and Adjunct Lecturer of African Music and Ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland, Amadou pursues a full-time schedule as a solo artist and collaborator. Free. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
BASS: In Context: Harold Meltzer
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Gustav Holst: 4 Songs, Op. 35; Harold Meltzer: Beautiful Ohio; 2 Songs from Silas Marner; New Work (World Premiere, BASS commission); Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42; Hugo Wolf: Benedeit Die Sel'ge Mutter; Heimweh; Verschwiegene Liebe; Wenn Du, Mein Liebster, Steigst Zum Himmel Auf. Laura Strickling, soprano; Abigail Fischer, mezzo soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Brent Funderburk, Michael Brofman, piano; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Chris Gross, cello. Free pre-concert lecture at 7PM by composer Harold Meltzer. Tickets: $25/$15. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3030773. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, March 23, 2018, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Mozart’s Haffner Symphony
The final Williamsburg Classics program opens with György Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc, a modestly modern piece composed in four movements played without pause. Using elements from the Romanian folk tradition, Ligeti echoes childhood memories of Alpine horns heard in the Carpathian Mountains. William Walton’s viola concerto, featuring Juilliard graduate and Chesapeake, VA native Andrew Gonzalez, is an emotionally gripping piece and is arguably the first great viola concerto of the 20th century. The performance concludes with Mozart’s Symphony No. 35. Also called the Haffner Symphony, the work has a spirited first movement that is, Mozart said, to be played with fire, followed by an unhurried, graceful second movement, a bright, atmospheric third, and ending in a fervid finale that Mozart advised be played “as fast as possible.” Benjamin Rous, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni; Walton: Viola Concerto; Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm

NNO: An Evening with Mozart 
Northern Neck Orchestra. An all-Mozart winter concert warms up a chilly March evening. The winter concert includes Mozart’s splendid Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Symphony No. 40. Individual concerts: $30. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 23: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theatre, Locust Hill. Mar 24: Northumberland High School Theatre, Heathsville

VOA: Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Finally, the pièce de résistance for this season of love and madness is, presenting the pinnacle of operatic high drama. The most iconic of all bel canto operas, it is the consummate tale of thwarted love and dashed expectations-a sensitive portrait of a woman at the breaking point fully expressed in the most famous operatic mad scene ever produced. Metropolitan Opera soprano, Rachele Gilmore, makes her Virginia Opera debut in the title role. Known for her ability to bring layered, compelling performances to the stage; Ms. Gilmore provides the complexity and vocal expertise necessary to make this performance remarkable. Complementing her as Edgardo is tenor Joseph Dennis, in his Virginia Opera debut. Well-known for his lush tone, Mr. Dennis ensures a solid interpretation of one of the most impassioned tenor arias ever written, “Tombe degli avi miel.” Lucia di Lammermoor brings back guest conductor Ari Pelto (Salome, 2015) and teams him with returning director Kyle Lang (La Bohème, 2015) in what will prove to be a tour-de-force new production. Lucia di Lammermoor will be sung in Italian with English Supertitles 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be sung in English with English Supertitles.
March 23, 25 & 27, 2018
The Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
April 7 & 8, 2018
George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
April 13 & 15, 2018
The Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center – Richmond

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7 pm
GSA: 30th Anniversary Gala Benefit
The Governor's School for the Arts. Join us in celebration of 30 years of excellence in arts education! Alumni Cocktail Party, Seated Dinner, Silent Auction, Dancing Entertainment by our students, new and former! $125 individual tickets; $100 alumni tickets; Sponsorships Available. Tickets & info: www.gsarts.net Hilton Hotel/The Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: The Music of John Williams
With a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in the history of cinema, including Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and most notably Star Wars, which was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film score of all time. Williams, who holds the record for most Oscar nominations (50) for a living person, transports audiences to new worlds through heart-pounding, awe-inspiring musical adventures. Benjamin Rous, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Chrysler Hall, 215 Saint Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 pm
TENET: TENEbrae: Pathway to Light w/ the Sebastians
TENET and the Sebastians join forces to perform a deeply spiritual, reflective program of cantatas and instrumental works by the great German baroque composer, Dieterich Buxtehude. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Mischa Bouvier, bass. the Sebastians: Daniel Lee, violin; Nicholas Di Eugenio, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Charles Weaver, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, chamber organ. Tickets: $40, $60. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/pathway-to-light Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10065

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8 pm
NYFOS A 30th Anniversary Celebration
New York Festival of Song. We celebrate the end of our 30th season with a special evening that recalls our long history and looks ahead to the future. Joining Blier and Barrett on stage will be NYFOS alums, sharing their memories and entertaining us with song. Featuring sopranos Julia Bullock, Antonina Chehovska, and Lauren Worsham; tenor Ben Bliss; baritone John Brancy; and many others. Tickets: $40-55. $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330.  http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-a-30th-anniversary-celebration/. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Spring
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to Spring with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. Vivaldi - "Spring" from The Four Seasons with Megan Van Gomple, violin; Smetana - "The Moldau" from Ma Vlast; Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 3 "Pastoral." Season tickets $90 - $200. Individual tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Friday, March 30, 2018, 7 pm
FPN: Good Friday Service
Antonio Vivaldi's Credo and three motets by Georg Telemann, featuring the First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir with string quartet. fpcnorfolk.org First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

Monday, April 2, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 8 pm

Armida Quartet
Since its success at the ARD International Competition in 2012, at which the Armida Quartet took First Prize, the Audience Prize and six other special awards, the career of the young Berlin string quartet has developed sensationally. Founded in Berlin in 2006, the quartet took its name from an opera by Haydn, the “father of the string quartet”. Still receiving the tutelage of Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and Reinhard Goebel, the ensemble has also studied with members of the Artemis Quartet for several years. Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in e minor (“From My Life”); Prokofiev:  Quartet No.2 in F, Op. 92; Beethoven:  Quartet in F, Op. 59, No. 1. www.armidaquartett.com Apr 2: Feldman Chamber Music Society. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Apr 3: Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, We do maintain a standby ticket list for each concert, and any seats not yet occupied at 7:50 PM are sold to those waiting for admission. For standby tickets: http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php. Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23185

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 11 am
VWU: TRADOC Jazz Ensemble
Virginia Wesleyan University. The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Jazz Project visits the campus for a daytime concert of jazz, blues, and soul in celebration of VWU’s Army ROTC, Marlin Detachment. Free. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Friday, April 6, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Carmina Burana plus a World Premiere
The VSO’s Classics season closes with one of the most recognizable works of all time – Carmina Burana.  Based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana, this 20th-century choral masterpiece has been heard countless times in film, television and even at professional sporting events. Also on this dynamic program is a World Premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Concerto for Orchestra, commissioned by Susan and David Goode and inspired by the steam locomotive photography of O. Winston Link.  Our partners for this production include the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke. JoAnn Falletta, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Virginia Children’s Chorus, ODU Concert Choir, F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale. Michael Daugherty: Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere) Orff: Carmina Burana. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Apr 6: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 7: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Apr 8: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Mind on Fire
Mind on Fire is a chamber orchestra dedicated to performing the works of living composers of notated music. Conductor and co-founder James Young writes, “At one level we are a flux ensemble capable of playing contemporary classical music with a high degree of virtuosity. At our foundational level, however, Mind on Fire is a non-profit organization built to provide access to performing artists. Our medium is the variety show and so we have presented actors, poets, improvisers, graphic artists, and a wide range of musicians. Mind on Fire was formed not only as an active musical body but as a home for experimentation, connection, and artistic freedom.” Free. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Washington Saxophone Quartet
Virginia Wesleyan University. The most widely heard sax quartet in the USA, the quartets’ recorded arrangements are aired daily on NPR’s broadcasts of All Things Considered – often a surprise to audiences! The instruments can evoke the refined sounds of a string quartet, the rich harmonies of an organ prelude, and the excitement of a jazz sax section. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; the guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11 am
VWU: Sound and Symbol Lecture Series
Virginia Wesleyan University. “Make music with the harp and sounds of singing, with trumpets and the ram’s horn; shout for joy!”   (Psalm 98:5) Dr. Katrina Henry, Assistant Professor of Physics, demonstrates the “Physics of Sound,” and Henry Faivre, Registered Piano Technician, explains the inner workings of a piano and its tuning.   (Weather-permitting, “Play Me” pianos will be placed around campus for the day in a celebration of music-making.) Free and open to the public. Fine Arts 9, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8 pm
WSO: Masterworks IV
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Join the orchestra for a memorable and moving evening featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Kevin Puts' dramatic and soul-stirring Symphony No. 2, followed by Beethoven's monumental  Symphony No. 9. Kevin Puts Symphony No. 2 Symphony Premiere; Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Kara Shay Thomson, soprano; Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano; Kirk Dougherty, tenor; Branch Fields, bass; Virginia Choral Society; Sarah Frook Gallo, artistic director; Virginia Wesleyan College Singers; Dr. Bryson Mortensen, director of choirs; CNU Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus; Dr. John Irving, director of choral studies;Williamsburg Choral Guild, Jay BeVille, artistic director. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, April 13, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 pm

VAF: Leonard Bernstein at 100
If any single performance could encompass the breadth of Bernstein’s genius, this selection of works does. The audience is taken on a breathtaking ride through the joyful celebration of the Chichester Psalms, the darkly intricate beauty of the Serenade, featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie, the transporting Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and the knife-edge jazz of Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, written for Benny Goodman and performed here by award-winning clarinetist Jon Manasse, with Todd Rosenlieb Dance performing Rosenlieb’s original choreography. Bernstein’s daughter Jamie will host this spectacular celebration and speak of her father’s legacy. Virginia Symphony Orchestra , JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Chorale, Charles Woodward, Artistic Director; Jamie Bernstein, narrator; Todd Rosenlieb Dance; Soloist from Virginia Children’s Chorus ;Robert McDuffie, violin; Jon Manasse, clarinet. Tickets: Tickets: $18.75 - $110. info@vafest or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Apr 13: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 14: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
BASS: :The Dichter Project: Heinrich Heine
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Franz Liszt: Du bist wie eine Blume; Im Rhein, im schönen Strome; Die Loreley; Franz Schubert: Selections from Schwanengesang D. 957; Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe Op. 48. Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano. Free. Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Monday, April 16, 2018, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Katie Thiroux with John Toomey in Concert
A triple-threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing, and compelling compositions. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist are now also on view. Audiences and critics agree, as this release received many awards including Debut Record of the Year from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and “Top 5 Debut Records of the Year” from the NPR Jazz Critics Poll. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard-swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the genre’s rich history, from swing to bebop and beyond. “This girl is IT!” –Quincy Jones. 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. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert I: Johannes Moser, cello; Andrei Korobeinikov, piano.
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists," German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world's leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Staatsoper Hannover Orchestra. His performance style mesmerizes audiences: “His tone was big and warm where needed, and he proved himself capable of some Rostropovich-like wild abandon… eloquent” (The Telegraph). Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Instrumental Ensembles
The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble,  Guitar Ensemble and Orchestral Ensemble perform under the direction of Dr. Jason Squinobal and Dr. Sam Dorsey. Free. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 am
VWU: Sound and Symbol Lecture Series
Virginia Wesleyan University. “The wind blows where it will and you hear its sound, but don’t know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with the Spirit of God . . .”  (John 3:8) Phil Guilfoyle, Professor of Art, leads VWU’s spring sculpture class in the installation of hand-crafted wind-chimes placed throughout the campus to remind us of the ethereal nature of wind and sound. Free and open to the public. Fine Arts 9, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Jiji, guitar
Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “talented, sensitive…brilliant,” this young Korean artist plays an extensive range of music on both acoustic and electric guitar, moving nimbly from classical to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship, striking stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and she has been featured on PBS, NPR’s From The Top and Hong Kong’s RTHK. “A graceful and nuanced player…she presented an intimate, captivating performance.” - Kansas City Star Copresented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Tickets: $26.25 - $35. info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7 pm
TENET: Charpentier’s Les plaisirs de Versailles  w/Metropolis Ensemble
TENET joins forces with the Metropolis Ensemble to celebrate the Met museum’s upcoming Versailles exhibition. For the occasion, TENET will perform a concertized version of Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles - a divertissement composed for courtly entertainment for King Louis XIV and held in his private apartments at the palace of Versailles in 1682. The program also features a joint performance by both ensembles of a newly commissioned work by Caroline Shaw for the occasion. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Abigail Lennos-Hayes, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Elisa Stherland, alto; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Beth Wenstrom, violin; Johanna Novom, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Wen Yang | violone; Hank Heijink, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord. Metropolis Ensemble. Tickets: http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/les-plaisirs-de-versailles The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Mahler's Symphony No. 2
The Governor's School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, conductor. Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler with Vocal Music Department & JMU Orchestra. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4 pm
GBP Candlelight Concert: Ambrosia Quartet
Ambrosia Quartet, celebrating 15 years of music making. This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their artistry on a program including works by Mozart, Bartók, Gershwin & more! Simon Lapointe, violin; Mayu Cipriano, violin ;Beverly Kane Baker, viola ; Rebecca Gilmore, cello. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call:  757-547-4706. Visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church,333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex)

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
NCC: Teacher and His Two Students
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor Anton Arensky; 2 Poèmes, Op. 32 Alexander Scriabin; Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 Alexander Scriabin; Songs Sergei Rachmaninoff; Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos Sergei Rachmaninoff. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7 pm
Wild Songs
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents a collaborative celebration of Earth Day with the Cantabile Project: Wild Songs: song settings of the words of famous environmentalists. Anna Feucht, soprano; Marshall Severin, baritone. Guest Speaker from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation $15 Regular admission, $10 for students and seniors.  $5 discount for The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads Arts Passport program. For Ticket information contact: Susan Wells (757) 410-3953 swclarnet@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Coastal-Virginia-Chamber-Music-1779649508947259/ Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA

Thursday, April 27, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Classical music concert. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, April 27, 2018, TBA
VWU: Mozart's Missa Solemnis in C Major, K. 337
Welcome the Virginia Wesleyan Choirs home from their Carnegie Hall concert in this encore performance, joined by the choirs of Virginia Beach’s Tallwood and Landstown high schools, directed by Dr. Bryson Mortensen.  Free. Location TBA.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4 pm
Jae Sinnett Trio
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 28th 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.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:30 pm
WSO: Side-By-Side Concert
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. This wonderful combination of mentoring and a fine musical performance fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Our very own Williamsburg Youth Orchestras will rehearse and perform side-by-side with the Symphony’s professional musicians. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Location TBD

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert II: André-Michel Schub, piano; Miami String Quartet
For 21 years, the Virginia Arts Festival has been a destination for chamber music lovers, thanks to the Festival’s Director of Chamber Music, André-Michel Schub. The Festival is fortunate to have had his guidance and musical gifts; winner of the three most prestigious competitions for classical piano (the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Naumberg International Piano Competition, and the Avery Fisher Recital Award), he is among the most admired pianists in the world. Since 1997, André has called upon his many friends and colleagues in the music world and his own deep knowledge of music to craft programs for us that are unmatched in quality and beauty. So it is with deep gratitude and sadness that we announce that André will be retiring as our Connie and Marc Jacobson Chamber Music Series Director in 2018. We are dedicating our 22nd chamber music season to André, and are thrilled to present him in multiple concerts with performers of unmatched artistry. André has chosen to devote his final season to the works of Mozart, and this concert is the crowning glory of the season. Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Miller Studio Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Shannon Jennings, soprano; Charles Woodward, piano
Virginia Wesleyan University. As Resident Artist with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburg in the Round wrote “. . . a vision who sang treacherously difficult music with what seemed to be the greatest of ease and with a voice of beautiful quality and quantity.” As part of the 2016 Merola Opera Program (San Francisco), Jennings sang the role of Anne Sexton in Conrad Susa’s Transformations and the Bay Area Reporter wrote “. . . her darker sound and clear tone have a blooming quality that easily filled the big opera-house acoustic.” Come, hear for yourself! Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; the guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI with Carlos Núñez
One of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, Jordi Savall has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. Together with Montserrat Figueras, he founded the ensemble Hespèrion XXI, with whom he explores and creates a world of emotion and beauty shared with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world. Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain—the region Paddy Moloney, leader of the celebrated Irish traditional band the Chieftains, called “the unknown Celtic country.” Playing period instruments, these phenomenal artists explore Celtic music across countries and centuries, from Ireland and Scotland to France and Spain. Discover music curated by artists whose passion for ancient musical traditions inspires unforgettable performances. Tickets: $18.75 - $25 . info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Norfolk’s Historic Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2 pm
Virginia Symphony: Afternoon Encores
A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads. Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical tour through the years with romantic strings, rousing marches, and toe-tapping favorites. We’ll even throw in a sing-along for the young at heart! Accommodations for wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices will be available. If you have a question about accessibility, please ask! We welcome your questions and look forward to welcoming you! Ushers will be on hand to greet you and your friends at this fun and memorable event! The concert will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Tickets: $25/person & $20/person for groups. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: André-Michel Schub, piano; Miami String Quartet;
Debra Wendells Cross, flute

The New York Times called André-Michel Schub “pianistically flawless…a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity.” Hear this world-renowned pianist André-Michel Schub welcomes back Festival favorite the Miami String Quartet for an evening of chamber music that includes Virginia Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Debra Wendells Cross. Tickets: $26.25 - $35. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Dance performance. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 pm
NNO: Dances and Fantasies
Northern Neck Orchestra. Our spring concert features a rousing and romantic evening of dances and fantasies accompanied by the Chesapeake Chorale, Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis, Artistic Director. Selections include excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and L’Arlesienne Suites, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with the Chorale, and Beethoven’s Fantasy for Choir, Orchestra, and Piano. This last piece will feature NNO’s Music Director Michael Repper conducting from the piano, joined by the Chorale. Individual concerts: $30. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 23: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theatre, Locust Hill. Mar 24: Lancaster Middle School Theatre, Kilmarnock

Friday, May 4, 8 pm, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 5, 8 pm, 2018, 4 pm

VCS: Brahms Requiem
Virginia Choral Society. Perhaps Brahms’ most popular work, composed to soothe the living as well as those who have passed. Come hear this masterwork with professional orchestra and soloists. Tickets: General Admission: $18, Senior/Military/Student: $15. Order in advance and save $2: http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/ May 4: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. May 5: CNU Peebles Theater, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: X.Y.Z.
Music of the X.Y.Z. generations of American composers (born after 1961) concludes the Virginia Chorale's 2017/2018 season. Adam Turner, pianist and Virginia Opera's Principal Conductor/Artistic Advisor, joins Chuck Woodward and the Chorale for a look at what's new and exciting in choral music of today. And, the Chorale sings a centennial birthday tribute to Leonard Bernstein, "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history" (Donald Henahan). Join us and hear America singing! Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375 or visit: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. May 5: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 6: Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk, Virginia Arts Festival's Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to America
Symphonicity's 37th Season - with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe.Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man; Kluge - American Concerto with Thomas Pandolfi, piano, and Symphonicity Chorus (exclusive Virginia Beach Premiere). Bernstein - West Side Story - Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture. Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4 pm
WCG: A Potpourri of Choral Classics – From Handel to Bernstein
The Williamsburg Choral Guild lightens up a bit at its final concert of the season and presents beloved choruses from opera, oratorios, stage and screen.  These beautiful songs are guaranteed to make your heart sing and bring a smile to your face. Handel – “See the Conquering Hero Comes;” Verdi – “Va Pensiero;” Gilbert & Sullivan – “Dance a Cachucha” from The Gondoliers; and many other selections. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus, professional soloists and pianist Rebecca Davy as well as the Williamsburg Youth Chorale (co-directed by Ann Porter and Genrose Lashinger) as they present this delightful choral program. Tickets: Adult tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door; Student tickets $10 with ID; no cost for children under 12 For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org Jamestown High School, 3751 John Tyler Hwy. (Rte. 5), Williamsburg  23185

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert III: André-Michel Schoub & the VAF Chamber Players
André-Michel Schub, piano; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Laura Leisring, bassoon ; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: ModernMedieval
When the beloved female a cappella ensemble Anonymous4 disbanded, fans were bereft—but there is good news! Former Anonymous4 member Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek has formed the new group ModernMedieval to perform adventurous programs that span centuries. In their Festival program, The Living Word, the trio sings Hildegard of Bingen’s ecstatic chants, interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman and Daniel Thomas Davis. Tickets: $18.75 - $25. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 11, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Mozart Celebration - André-Michel Schub, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Fagen, conductor and piano; Dominic Cheli, piano
An unforgettable evening of genius—Mozart and Schub. The New York Times called André-Michel Schub “pianistically flawless…a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity.” Hear this world-renowned pianist perform three Mozart concerti with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: a “triple” concerto for three pianos, a double concerto for two pianos, and Mozart’s final piano concerto—truly a performance not to be missed. Joining Mr. Schub and the VSO will be acclaimed conductor Arthur Fagen, who will also play in the triple concerto; and pianist Dominic Cheli, a brilliant young rising star. Piano Concerto No.7 in F major, for 3 pianos, K.242 (“Lodron”), André-Michel Schub, Arthur Fagen, Dominic Cheli, piano; Piano Concerto No.10 in Eb major, for 2 pianos, K.365, André-Michel Schub, Dominic Cheli, piano; Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb major, K.595, André-Michel Schub, piano. Tickets: $26 - $100. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
Virginia Wind Symphony Season Finale. https://www.virginiawindsymphony.org Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Bernstein on Broadway: Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Rob Fisher, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster
Music director, arranger and conductor Rob Fisher’s Broadway resume includes some of the biggest hits of the past three decades, including Chicago, Anything Goes, Hair, and An American in Paris. Fisher’s Bernstein roots run deep, and include the 2003 Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. In this starry evening at the Sandler Center, Fisher leads the VSO and leading Broadway singers in songs from Bernstein’s Broadway masterworks including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town, and more. Tickets: $26 - $65. info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7 pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm

5BMF: The Sounds of Time
The early music virtuosi of TENET return to 5BMF this season with The Sounds of Time, an exploration of 12th and 13th century songs by the French trouvères. Led by guest music director Robert Mealy, the program showcases the great lyric tradition of the troubadours, who adapted the musical forms invented by their Provençal counterparts and infused them with a lighter vein that produced a memorably tuneful body of music. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano; Jason McStoots, tenor; Robert Mealy, vielle; Shira Kammen, winds; Charlie Weaver, lute. Tickets: $25/$15/$10 .http://5bmf.org/tenet/ May 11: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens NY 11432. May 12: Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 2:30 pm

GSA: Liederabend
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, chair. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Dalis Black Box Theatre at The Governor’s School, 254 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Monday, May 14, 2018, 8 pm
VAF: Dover Quartet
These phenomenal young players formed their quartet when they were just 19-year-old students at the Curtis Institute. There followed a stunning sweep of top awards and a leap to international stardom, with The New Yorker magazine naming them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Virginia Arts Festival audiences will have a chance to hear them in repertoire that includes Mozart as part of the André-Michel Schub celebration. That’s good news: in the spate of glowing reviews that have greeted their performances, The Washington Post particularly admired their way with Mozart: “the sound was lambent and evenly balanced, with the musicians delighting in uncovering this near-perfect score’s musical details and, tellingly, enjoying hearing one another play it. A triumph!” Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Tickets: $26.25 - $35 info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:30 am
VAF: Coffee Concert IV: Dover Quartet
These phenomenal young players formed their quartet when they were just 19-year-old students at the Curtis Institute. There followed a stunning sweep of top awards and a leap to international stardom, with The New Yorker magazine naming them “the young American string quartet of the moment.” Virginia Arts Festival audiences will have a chance to hear them in repertoire that includes Mozart as part of the André-Michel Schub celebration. That’s good news: in the spate of glowing reviews that have greeted their performances, The Washington Post particularly admired their way with Mozart: “the sound was lambent and evenly balanced, with the musicians delighting in uncovering this near-perfect score’s musical details and, tellingly, enjoying hearing one another play it. A triumph!” Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, Military, $15 Student. info@vafest .or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. St John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7 pm
BYOV: Finale Concert
All Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Ensembles. Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk 23504

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
VAF: Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
The enchantment of witnessing these twin sisters perform together is borne out by their own statement, “There are times I forget we are two people playing together”. They have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical musical communication, and won rave reviews for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry” (San Francisco Examiner). “On a level with some of the greatest piano duos of our time…they have to be heard to be believed” (The Washington Post). Tickets: $26.25 - $35 info@vafest or visit 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, May 18, 2018, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Music of Journey
Forever Yours. Faithfully. For decades, Journey has been one of the world’s most revered rock bands of all time. With 25 gold and platinum albums, and 19 Top 40 singles, this year the world celebrates their influence with the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for its own celebration of the band that never stopped believing. The Music of Journey boasts all the beloved rock ballads and hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Lights,” and “Faithfully.” Virginia Symphony Orchestra Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. May 17:  Chrysler Hall,  215 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. May 18: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Jazz Music Concert. These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice Cream Social
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.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead
The composer is dead! But where is the culprit lurking? In the strings? The lower brass? The woodwinds? Young music-loving sleuths can unravel the mystery in a concert of wit, wonder and whimsy! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Jeff Phelps, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $16/$11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3 pm
YRSO: Couples
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll. Works by Gounod, Gretry, Ilynsky, Mozart, Rodgers, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Schumann. Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4 pm
HRP: Season Finale
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Pavane, Faure; Petite Suite, Debussy; Swan Lake Suite, Tchaikovsky; Norwegian Dances Op. 35, Grieg; Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms. Tickets: $20. Phone (757) 722-ARTS or Hampton Coliseum Box Office at (757) 838-4203. Order online from Ticketmaster.com or phone 1-800-745-3000. Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Monday, May 21, 2018, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8 pm

WSO: Masterworks V
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. WSO's 34th season culminates with Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 1 BVW 1066 in C Major, Richard Wagner's birthday present to his wife Cosima, the Siegfried Idyll (after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869), and Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2, Opus 55 in A Minor. J.S. Bach Suite No. 1 BVW 1066 in C Major; Wagner, Siegfried Idyll Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2, Opus 55 in A Minor. Tickets: http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org/tickets/ or phone 757-229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Stephen Coxe and Friends- A Concert of Some Sort
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Tickets: tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: GSA Jazz
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Tickets: tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk

Friday, May 25, 2018, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Musical Genius “Squared”
This remarkable performance will feature signature works by two musical icons – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arguably the greatest composer of all time, and “America’s foremost composer,” Aaron Copland. Mozart’s Haffner Symphony is one of his most famous, and like many of his works, it has a backstory nearly as interesting as the music itself. Copland’s Appalachian Spring was a commission by famed dancer Martha Graham and, throughout the years, has become an American anthem as important to our national heritage as apple pie. Benjamin Rous, conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni; Mozart: Symphony No. 35, Haffner; Copland: Appalachian Spring; Copland: “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7 pm
BASS: New Voices
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth; Kurt Rohde: It Wasn't a Dream (World-Premiere, BASS Commission); Kaija Saariaho: 4 Instants. Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $30. National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: Solo Youth Recital by soprano, Anna Heffington
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series. Anna Heffington, a home-schooled high school junior living in Windsor, VA, was a 2016 recitalist on the Terrific Teen Talent program sponsored annually by Sundays at Four. She has studied voice with Agnes Fuller for the past three years and has been pursuing a professional career in musical theater since the age of nine. She was an Honorable Mention award-winner in the Williamsburg Music Club’s Grants-in-Aid competition in 2017. The past spring, Anna played a leading role in a show at Busch Gardens and attended the prestigious Performing Arts Project summer institute in North Carolina in summer 2017. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: Terrific Teen Talent
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series. Six outstanding teen musicians selected from the Hampton Roads area, will perform on our 11th teen musician showcase. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

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