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Be a Part of Tidewater Opera Initiative
Tidewater Opera Initiative is looking for talented, committed singers to take part in our third season! Auditions for our summer 2015 production of The Marriage of Figaro will take place on February 7th in Norfolk, Virginia. Apply today to become a part of Virginia's grass-roots opera movement! Visit http://www.tidewateroperainitiative.org/uploads/2/0/7/0/20703634/toi_application2015.pdf

Monday, January 26, 2015, 12 pm
Noon Day Concert: Southside Brass
Southside Brass presents the Noon Day Concert at Monumental UMC. The brass ensemble consists of Jeff Davis, trumpet, Dave Bond, trumpet, Anthony D’Ambriosio, French horn, Al Crandall, trombone, and Art Morgan, tuba. The program is call “A Century of Music” and will include songs through the years of Classical, Ragtime, Big Band, Broadway, Pop and Patriotic music. Come join us for a delightful program of favorites from past years. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. For details call 757-397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth.

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital: Stephen Coxe and Friends
Stephen Coxe presents a recital with Old Dominion University colleagues Paul Kim, Kelly Montgomery, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, and guest artist Anna Sterrett. The program will include the premiere of Coxe’s complete “Whitman Songs” composed in memory of Lee Teply. Charles Ives: “The Alcotts” from the Concord Sonata; Stephen Coxe: Whitman Songs, Kelly Montgomery, contralto [premiere]; Johannes Brahms: Sechs Klavierstücke, Op. 118; Stephen Coxe: La nuit froide et sombre [premiere] and Richard Strauss: Morgen, Anna Sterrett, soprano; Charles Ives: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 “Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting”, Paul Kim, violin; Maurice Ravel: L’Énigme éternelle, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, soprano. Free and open to the public. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk.

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8 pm

TCGS: Martha Masters
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Martha Masters “…is on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory." (The Illinois Times). Masters’ playing has been described as “seductive” (Ft. Worth Star Telegram), “intelligent and natural” (Guitar Review), and “refined and elegant” (American Record Guide). She is active as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician, and as a soloist with orchestras. Masters’ first CD, Serenade, is now in its second printing, and her Naxos recital disc sold over 10,000 copies worldwide in the first year of its release. Her recording of Italian music was released in 2006 on the GSP label, and a recording of early 20th Century Spanish music was released on GSP in 2009. Masters has published books with Mel Bay and Alfred, and has received critical acclaim as an author and pedagogue. Martha Masters won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Solo Competition and the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition in Linares, Spain. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Phone 757-625-2330. Jan 29: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Jan 30: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, January 30, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, February 1 , 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Ode to Joy
Beethoven’s ecstatic Ninth Symphony celebrates life and fellowship through the thrilling combination of orchestra and human voice. JoAnn Falletta leads the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, chorus and soloists in this magnificent masterpiece. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was the first piece that the Virginia Symphony Chorus sang on with the Virginia Symphony after its inception, and so it is fitting that this performance will serve as the Virginia Symphony Chorus’ 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert. The amazing conclusion and “Ode to Joy” will leave you breathless. Ode to Joy, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus. Vocal soloists: Aundi Moore, soprano; Stacey Rishoi, mezzo-soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Kevin Deas, baritone. ROUSSEL - Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 9. Tickets:$25 - $107. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Jan 30: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Jan 31: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Feb 1: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3 pm
WMC: Divertimenti 6
Divertimenti 6 is a fun afternoon of varied music performed by the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers to benefit the Williamsburg Music Club's Grants-in-Aid scholarship program for young area musicians. On the program are solos and ensembles from "Pops to Opera" including piano, organ, vocal , harp and strings. Bring your friends, enjoy the great musical entertainment and delicious refreshments, and, if you like, make a donation to encourage the musical development of the wonderful young music students in the Williamsburg area. For further information, call 757229-4429 or visit www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Walnut Hills Baptist, Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Virginia Opera: Salome
With a steamy combination of biblical themes, sexual tension and murder, Richard Strauss’ Salome surprised opera audiences when it appeared in 1905. Virginia Opera’s upcoming Salome, co-produced with Portland Opera in Oregon, is a premiere example of the lush musical sound of the early 20th century opera composition. Featuring the alluring Dance of the Seven Veils, today we are seized by the gripping final scene as Salome sinks to the murky depths of corruption. The captivating Kelly Cae Hogan will star as Salome, whom audiences will recall from her huge Virginia Opera success as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013) as well as Hanna Glawari (the title role) in The Merry Widow (1998-1999). Conductor Ari Pelto, known to Virginia Opera audiences for his bravura performances of A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013), will return for Salome.Maestro Ari Pelto, whose rapidly rising career takes him from Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Minnesota Opera to New National Theatre of Tokyo, brings his fresh approach to the score in his return engagement to Virginia Opera. Pelto was last seen at Virginia Opera conducting “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Opera News has raved about his performances of Rusalka at Boston Lyric Opera: “There was alchemy at work in this performance, one that is uncommon in even the greatest houses..." Returning Director Stephen Lawless brings dramatic life to this intense addition to the 40th Anniversary Season; Baritone Michael Chioldi, who performs the role of Jochanaan (John the Baptist), has received unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences around the world for his portrayal of the dramatic baritone roles of Verdi, Puccini and Strauss. Salome is an epic journey into the macabre – all set to the spellbinding music of Richard Strauss. Sung in German with English Supertitles. Each performance will feature a free 30-minute pre-opera discussion by Virginia Opera’s Dr. Glenn “Dr. Opera” Winters. Tickets start at just $19 and are available at www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, January, 30, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30 pm: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, February 6, 2015, 8 pm. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Schola Cantorum: Romancing the Song: A Celebration of the American Standard
Schola Cantorum begins its 19th season with its 2015 Winter Series. Under the direction of Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Schola’s program offers a trip down the memory lane of the Great American Songbook featuring music from The Fantastiks, standards by Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and much more. Bring your loved ones in from the cold and warm up for Valentine's Day with us! All Concerts are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

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.
For Bruton Parish and Wren Chapel concerts visit http://ww w.acswebnetworks.com/brutonparish/music_performances

Saturday, January 31, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Michael Lianos, Organist at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
January 31Rebecca Davy, Organist

The Met’s Live in HD
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2015 Live in HD season kicks off on January 17 with The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:55 pm
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Offenbach's operatic masterpiece. LIVE: U.S. Encore: February 4, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm
Tchaikovsky/Bartók: Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle
Anna Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind heroine in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: February 18, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:55 pm
Rossini: La Donna del Lago
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity. Met Premiere, LIVE. U.S. Encore: March 18, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana /Pagliacci
This evocative new production from Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez playing the dual tenor leads, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag). Fabio Luisi conducts. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: April 29, 2015; 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
The International Guitar Night
The International Guitar Night (IGN) brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. For the 2015 North American tour, Brian Gore will be joined by classical innovator and fellow Californian Andrew York, Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary French-Canadian steel string icon Erik Mongrain. Andrew, returning to The American Theatre after last season’s sizzling show with Alex de Grassi, is a Grammy winner both for his work with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and for his own brilliant compositions. Diego is one of the most sought-after jazz artists in the United Sates and around the world, and Erik is among the leading exponents using tapping and percussion to enhance his melodies. We are looking forward to a particularly inventive evening of contemporary guitar music. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

NYFOS Next: A Series for New Songs
The "invaluable contemporary-music series" (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format—a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. With an emphasis on spontaneity, novelty, and collaboration, NYFOS Next looks to the future, offering today’s song composers a forum for their work. Audiences get an intimate look inside the creative process, as freshly-minted songs are offered—some for the first time—in an informal setting. Single tickets $15, general admission. Purchase single tickets online at www.nyfos.org or by phone: 646-230-8380. Subscribe to all three concerts for only $30! Tickets will be held at will call on the evening of each concert. Tickets not claimed 10 minutes prior to the program may be reassigned to patrons on standby. Venue for all three concerts: OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7 pm
Festival Opening Night
New songs from Millions, an upcoming musical by Adam Guettel. First hearings from a new musical by George Steel World premiere of Three Vernacular Songs by Gabriel Kahane. World premiere from Navajo composer Juantio Becenti.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7 pm
Paul Moravec & Friends
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec hosts and curates this evening including works from his exceptional body of vocal music, alongside pieces by friends and colleagues. Program and artists to be announced.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 pm
Bright Sheng & Friends
Bright Sheng, MacArthur Fellowship Award-winning composer, will host and curate this program featuring contemporary vocal music by his friends and colleagues, as well as his own works. Program and artists to be announced.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12 noon
Masterworks Concert Series
Saint Bede is pleased to offer the first concert of the Masterworks Concert Series. The mission of this new concert series is to present large-scale masterworks. Michael Steven Lianos will perform Beethoven’s Sonata Appassionata and Franck’s Grande Pièce Symphonique during this opening concert of the series. Michael also will explain the unique background of where these great, monumental musical works stand in history. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival with Ara Gregorian
East Carolina University Faculty & the Next Generation Chamber Ensemble perform with Governor’s School for the Arts chamber players. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Robin Hixon Theatre @ Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México
In 1971, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was founded to promote music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. The Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México has performed in many cities around the world with a large number of featured guest conductors and soloists. Foreign conductors who have led the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México include Léon Barzin, Kurt Woess, José Iturbi, Piero Gamba and Joel Levi. The Orchestra has performed in countries such as Spain, Germany and France, and their current extensive tour in the United States has met with great success with audiences and critics. Both the Orchestra and its Artistic Director have received the Annual Award from the Mexican Union of Theatre and Music and an honorable invitation to represent the Spanish-American musical culture in the Festival of Music and Dance in Spain. Enrique Bátiz, Music Director and Chief Conductor; Irina Chistiakova, Piano Soloist. Manuel de Falla - Noches en los Jardines de España, Piano Soloist: Irina Chistiakova. Manuel Ponce - Piano concerto “Romantic”, Piano Soloist: Irina Christiakova; Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Friday, February 6, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8 m

Virginia Symphony: At the Movies with John Williams
When it comes to music from the world of film, one name stands above all others: John Williams. For more than six decades, his celebrated scores have led audiences of all ages to emotions of all levels. Be there when the VSO POPS celebrates the unforgettable scores from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and much more. Tickets: $25 - $93. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Feb 6: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Feb 7: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

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.
For Bruton Parish and Wren Chapel concerts visit http://ww w.acswebnetworks.com/brutonparish/music_performances

Saturday, February 7, 8 pm
300th Anniversary Choral Concert Celebrating Black History Month
Choirs from Bruton Parish and First Baptist Church, Scotland Street, Reginald Fox and Rebecca Davy, Directors
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Georgetown Visitation Choir from Washington, DC, David Nastal, Director
Saturday, February 21, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Jubilate Choir from Charlottesville, Virginia, Alba Beasley, Director
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Agnes French, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
February 7Thomas Marshall, Organist
February 14 & 21Rebecca Davy, Organist
February 28Sarah Bland, Organist

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: Love Lost, Love Remembered
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department. Music by Harold Arlen, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello and Cole Porter. Directed by Alan Fischer, chroeogrpahed by Joni Petre-Scholz, musical direction by Steven Z. Cook Fundraising event - raffle prizes. Tickets: $25 donation, general seating. www.showtix4u.com. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Little Match Girl Passion
David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for music, receives its first performances by the Chorale on a program of contemplative music. Jeffrey Gallo, stage director of last season's Path of Miracles, returns to stage Mr. Lang's contemporary classic. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 5 pm
CNU Chamber Choir
The Christopher Newport University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto will present a choral concert. A free-will offering will be accepted to help defray some of their expenses for their Summer tour of Italy and Austria. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

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.
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3 pm
Two Nations, One Language: Music from the U.S. and Britain
ODU Symphony Orchestra Strings. Featuring the premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Adagio. Free admission. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk
Sunday, February 15, 2105, 2:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony with Jim Walker
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Salem High School, Virginia Beach
Thursday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
Mozart Requiem Mass with Symphonicity Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach. See below.
Thursday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: Ave Atque Vale: Allen Shaffer’s Farewell Concert
Norfolk Chamber Consort. Harpsichord selections - François Couperin (1668-1733); Kennst du das Land!, D. 321 - Franz Schubert (1797-1828); Kennst du das Land!, Opus 98a, No. 1 - Robert Schumann (1810-1856); Kennst du das Land! (1888-89) - Hugo Wolf (1860-1903); Winter Fantasy No. 2 (2009) - Edwin Dugger (b. 1940); Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano (1910) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918); Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593 (arr. by Tom Pixton) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750); Concerto in C minor for two harpsichords and strings, BWV 1060. Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street.

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Opera Valentine
Perfectly timed for your Valentine's Day enjoyment, join Virginia Opera's Mainstage and Emerging Artists for a delightful musical event featuring arias and duets from your favorite operas, operettas, and Broadway musicals. Plus, ask us about special restaurant deals around Town Center. Tickets start at just $19! Visit www.vaopera.org or call 866.673.7282 Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Cary Street Ramblers
The Cary Street Ramblers formed in 2009 out of Tripp and Jenny Johnson's weekly jam at the Cary Street Café in Richmond, Virginia. Now the longest-running old-time jam session in Eastern Virginia, the band blends fiddle-driven dance tunes and traditional songs brought to this country by early Scottish and Irish settlers with banjo rhythms brought by African slaves. Band members include Michael Ford on fiddle; Jeff Brown playing banjo; Tripp Johnson on mandolin; Jenny Johnson playing guitar and banjo; and Skip Andrews on bass. The band regularly performs at old-time fiddlers conventions, music festivals, and square dances. The band will present an Old-time Music Workshop, free and open to the public, noon-1:30pm on Friday, February 13th in Ewell 151. Contact Tripp Johnson, wrjohnson@wm.edu, for more information. Reception following the concert. Phone 221-1073 for more information. $10/general public, $5/students. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Friday, February 13, 2015, 8 pm
New York Polyphony
New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio), the four men apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream. Tickets starting at $37. (757) 594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University, Pope Chapel, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Friday, February 13, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: My Classic Valentine
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year by experiencing some of the lushest and most romantic music ever written. Three selections hand-picked by JoAnn Falletta just for you and your Valentine. My Classic Valentine JoAnn Falletta, conductor. WAGNER Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan and Isolde, TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy, RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Feb 13: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Feb 14: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Feb 15: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series Concert
Saint Bede presents the opening concert of the Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series. This Valentine’s Day special will open with the Mozart Quintet featuring the beautiful love duet between 1st violin and 1st viola and the Brahms Sextet in B-flat. Juilliard violinist, Madison Day will join the Saint Bede Chamber Musicians to perform these works and more! Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3 pm
FSBC: Glorious Tallis
FSBC Music Series. Featuring the rarely heard 40-part masterpiece Spem in Alium, surround sound from 1570! It is a giant among the musical wonders of the Renaissance. 40 independent “voices” arranged in 8 choirs of 5 parts. Intricate. Majestic. This performance features brass players from all over the region – playing from above and below and all around our sanctuary in a journey of sonic splendor. FSBC Brass Choir, ODU Brass Choir, CNU Brass Choir & guests. Mike Hall, conductor. Free and open to the public. http://www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4 pm
The Campbell Family
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Mark C. Campbell learned to play traditional music as a young boy in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and learned traditional Appalachian music from fiddlers and banjo players of the region He has been designated as a Virginia Master fiddler by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Marty Gravett is known as “Little Rock” for her strong rhythm on guitar and cello. They started the family band as soon as the kids could hold their instruments. Older daughter Molly learned to play the old Virginia style of banjo playing and worked up mandolin strumming on her own. Mauren, an irrepressible singer, was soon pressed into service to sing and play cello and guitar. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Monday, February 16, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Jim Walker, flute
Dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide—Jim Walker is living proof that with enough creativity and determination, one can reach the stars. He is a living legend, and a true Renaissance man of the flute. Few other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles. From jazz to pop to classical, television to film to the concert hall, Jim Walker is renowned for his “stand and deliver” performances. He was named Associate Principal Flute in the Pittsburgh Symphony after a stint playing in the US Military Academy Band at West Point and eight years later he was appointed Principal Flute position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Master class: February, 17, 12:30 pm; free and open to the public, 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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
VAF: Renée Fleming, soprano; Olga Kern, piano
It’s a voice, rich, full and lustrous, that has brought audiences to their feet in great opera and recital halls the world around. But Renée Fleming’s is a voice beloved by millions beyond the stages of opera. Called “the people’s diva,” she sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII before the largest audience in American television history, and has dropped in to sing and spoof on Sesame Street and theLate Show with David Letterman. Hear this extraordinary artist perform classical favorites by Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Schumann, and more. Van Cliburn Competition medal-winning Olga Kern is a magnetic performer with one of the most prodigious piano techniques of any young pianist. Program: Robert Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss. Tickets $125 Gold Circle, no discounts; $85, $55, $35. www.ticketmaster.com or 757-282-2822. Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

Hampton University Department of Music Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Friday, February 20, 2015, 8 pm
University Bands Winter Joint Concert Ogden Hall
Friday, February 27, 2015, 8 pm
The Musical Arts Society and The Department of Music present IMANI WINDS Tickets Ticketmaster $25 general admission $10 students. Ogden Hall

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Side-by-Side
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia performs side-by-side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. bayyouth.org Indian River High School, 1969 Braves Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23325

The Williamsburg Symphonia Offers a Conducting Master Class
A Conducting Master Class will be offered on February 21 by The Williamsburg Symphonia in collaboration with the College of William & Mary. Janna Hymes, music director of The Williamsburg Symphonia, and David Grandis, music director of the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and the College of William & Mary Symphony Orchestra, will lead the class. At the Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, at 2:00 p.m. This session provides a unique opportunity to practice your conducting skills and work one-on-one with two professional conductors in a casual setting If you are interested in participating as a student conductor or in auditing the class, find details and an application form on the Symphonia’s website www.williamsburgsymphonia.org, under the Education and Outreach tab on the left.

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8 pm
PASSIO
Experience Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam, a massive, rarely-performed masterwork by Alberto Ginastera, one of the most prominent 20th Century composers of the Americas. Under the Patronage of the Ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nahon. The Washington Chorus, The Choirs of Trinity Wall Street and Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls, NOVUS NY, Julian Wachner, conductor. GINASTERA: Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam; IVES: Symphony No. 4. Under the Patronage of the Ambassador of Argentina, Cecilia Nahón Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium, 57th St. and 7th Ave, New York, NY

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: All Amadeus
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with : All Amadeus . Symphonicity Chorus and the ODU Concert Choir. Soloists TBA. Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527, Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) in C Major, K. 551, Requiem, K. 626. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 5 pm
HBCU Choral Festival
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Carl Haywood, Director of Choral Activities at Norfolk State University, NSU Choirs is pleased to present the HBCU Choral Festival featuring the acclaimed Morehouse Glee Club of Atlanta, Georgia and the Norfolk State University Concert Choir Tickets: Advance - Adults $20 Students/Children $10 (No Children under eight) Day of Concert: Adults $25 Students/Children $15 (No Children under eight) www.nsuchoirs.com 757-823-8565.Tickets available at the Wilder Center Box Office on the Thursday and Friday preceding the concert (noon – 4 p.m.) and one hour prior to the start of the concert. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Monday, February 23, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8 pm

Hermès String Quartet
Maturity, sincerity, finesse and intelligence are certainly the most suitable words to describe the Hermès quartet. These qualities, very early noticed by Miguel Da Silva and the Ravel and Ysaÿe quartets, develop and maintain alongside Eberhard Feltz, Artemis Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet. Now it’s impossible not to be affected by the accomplished sensitivity linking the four musicians. A year after their training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, the first prize at the International Chamber Music Lyon 2009 reveals them, a special prize for their interpretation of "Ainsi la Nuit", Henri Dutilleux (SACEM prize). Omer Bouchez, violin, Elise Liu, violin; Yung-Hsin Lou Chang, viola; Anthony Kondo, cello.Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 #3 - F. Haydn; Quartet in G m Op. 10 - Claude Debussy; Quartet in A Minor Op. 41 No. 1 - R. Schumann. Feb 23: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Feb 24: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: - Celebrating Musical Innovations
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #3, Celebrating Musical Innovations, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. Romantic and fun describe the three compositions Mr. Neubauer will perform, in a delightful and diverse program that also includes compositions by Haydn (Symphony No. 63 in C major - "La Roxelane") and Brahms (Serenade No. 2 in A major). The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Single tickets are $48 and $58. Information: 757-229-9857 or visit http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, February 27, 2015, 8 pm

Tidewater Classical Guitar Society: Greg Howard
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Greg Howard is a Chapman Stick player from Charlottesville, Virginia. The Chapman Stick (The Stick) is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. A member of the guitar family, the Chapman Stick usually has ten or twelve individually tuned strings. Originally a keyboardist and saxophonist, Greg took up the Stick in 1985. Early recordings include collaborations as Sticks and Stones with guitarist Tim Reynolds. He has appeared with Dave Matthews Band on two albums (Remember Two Things, 1993, and Before These Crowded Streets, 1998) and in several Dave Matthews Band concerts. He has also collaborated with Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore. In 1999 Greg formed the Greg Howard Band with Dutch musicians Jan van Olffen, Jan Wolfkamp, and Hubert Heeringa. Their first album, Lift, was released in 2000. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Phone 757-625-2330. Feb 26: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Feb 27: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, February 27, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto
At 6’5”, cellist Amit Peled is a commanding physical presence on the stage, but his artistry is equally profound and charismatic. Experience Dvorak’s beloved Cello Concerto performed by Peled, whom The New York Times says plays “with a warm, glowing tone” and a “seductive timbre.” Also on the program are Copland’s Symphony No. 3 with the familiar melody of his Fanfare for the Common Man and the World Premiere of Libby Larsen’s Four on the Floor for full orchestra.JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Amit Peled, cello. LIBBY LARSEN Four on the Floor, DVORAK Concerto for Cello, COPLAND Symphony No. 3. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Feb 27: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Feb 28: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Mar 1: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1-6 pm
Twenty-Eighth Annual Young Performing Artists Competition
Come and listen as your schedule permits, to sample the amazing talent of about 21 youthful musicians from the Tidewater area. These music students will compete for prizes in keyboard, vocal, and instrumental categories, and one will be chosen as the grand prize winner. This is an advanced level of competition judged by well known professional musicians. If you know of a talented young artist, between the ages of 11 and 22, send him/her to our website firstpreshampton.org for information and an application. Phone 722-0006; www.firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
Christ and St. Luke's. The Parish Choir sings music for the holy season, including Byrd’s Miserere Mei and Hancock’s Deep River. Reception to follow. Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, March 1 2015, 3 pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3 pm

Northern Neck Orchestra: Strings and Things
Winter Concert. Mozart, “Overture to La Clemenza del Tito”, “Symphony N0. 38 (Prague); Mendelssohn, “Violin Concerto in E Minor”, Wanchi Huang, violin Tickets: $20. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Mar 1: St. Clare Walker Middle School Auditorium, Locust Hill, VA. Mar 8: Northumberland School Theater, Claraville, VA.

March ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Free admission. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3 pm
Russia and Ukraine: Musical Cross-Influences
ODU Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian” and Gliere’s Red Poppy Suite No. 1. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Brian Nedvin and Stephen Coxe Faculty Recital Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
A New York Romance (and Other Passions)
St. Mark Lutheran Church welcomes the Wagner College Choir in A New York Romance (and Other Passions) The 50-voice choir, conducted by Dr. Roger Wesby, hails from Staten Island, New York . A New York Romance moves quickly through brief works and presents a rich, kaleidoscopic vision of the city’s musical traditions. The program features music by composers associated with New York City and showcases works by Copland, Virgil Thomson, Gretchaninoff, Rachmaninov, Charles Ives, Ernst Bloch and William Grant Still, and moves on to Duke Ellington and spirituals by H. T. Burleigh and Hall Johnson. The second half features the Stretto vocal jazz ensemble and works by Dvorak, MacDowell, Stephen Foster, and George and Ira Gershwin and concludes with the 1920’s German cabaret style, the 1940’s American Broadway style, works by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers and purchase recordings. The program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Music of Benny Goodman
Swing along with the Virginia Symphony and jazz artist Sal Andolina as they pay tribute to the life and music of “The King of Swing” with Benny Goodman’s chart-topping hits and classic swing-era favorites. Benjamin Rous, conductor Sal Andolina, clarinet. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 6: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 7: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3 pm
Young Performing Artists Winners Recital
The four competition winners will return the following Sunday to perform in recital and receive their prizes. Enjoy some sublime music and be inspired by the talent of these young musicians. It will give you a real lift to see what the younger generation can do with their musical gifts as molded by the excellent music teachers in our area. Musical immortality is achieved by the diligent efforts of many music teachers working to pass their musical talent on to the next generation. It is not automatic or even certain, but this recital will show what is possible. Phone 722-0006; www.firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Hampton Roads Philharmonic
Sundays at Four presents the Hampton Roads Philharmonic with Steven Brindle, conductor, and 15-year-old cellist Sterling Elliott this time playing the Elgar cello concerto in the Philharmonic’s first concerto performance. This past January (2015) young Elliott played a solo recital for Sundays at Four as the Smithfield organization’s annual Solo Youth recitalist. Elliott is the recipient of a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke financial award and the winner of the Junior Division of the prestigious Sphinx competition in February 2014. A reception follows the program. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $20 for Adults. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street in Smithfield’s Historic District

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4 pm
WCG: Voices Divine & Sublime
Williamsburg Choral Guild winter concert - Voices Divine & Sublime, aprogram in two parts that begins with the “divine” – romantic-flavored music by composers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries – and ends with the “sublime” – earthy and worldly music by contemporary composers. Accompanied by piano and organ (Rebecca Davy) and woodwind quintet, the chorus will be joined by two vocal soloists, conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille and Assistant Conductor Garry Sloan. Pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m.; the music begins at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Call 757-220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org to purchase tickets. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Some Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, Conductor. Details TBA. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Robin Hixon Theatre @ Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante
Four stars of the VSO stage join forces to perform Haydn’s charming Sinfonia Concertante, a work that allows each of them to display their virtuosity as musicians. The beautiful voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus will also be featured in two works by Brhams: Nanie and Schicksaslied. JoAnn Falletta, conductor Vahn Armstrong, violin Michael Daniels, cello; Sherie Aguirre, oboe; Laura Leisring, bassoon; Virginia Symphony Chorus. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 HAYDN Sinfonia Concertante BRAHMS Nanie BRAHMS Schicksalslied. Tickets starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Mar 12: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Mar 14: Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3 pm

TENEbrae: Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday
Completing a three year series that began in 2013 to honor the anniversary of Carlo Gesualdo's death, TENET performs his harmonically adventurous Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Week one voice to a part with improvisations on chamber organ dividing sets of the motets. Tickets: $20 - $50. www.showclix.com/event/TENEbrae2015 Mar 12: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023. Mar 14: Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Mar 15: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road Savannah, GA 31411

Virginia Opera: La Traviata
To close this stunning season of stylistic highlights, Virginia Opera premieres [co-produced with, Des Moines Metro Opera] a brand new, glittering and glamorous traditional staging of La Traviata directed by Virginia Opera audience favorite, Lilian Groag, who stunned audiences last Spring with a vibrant and stylish Marriage of Figaro – Ms. Groag has worked with Virginia Opera for over 20 years and the tradition continues with this brand-new La Traviata. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz, in his Virginia Opera debut, this exciting American conductor enjoys a significant opera career and continues the Virginia Opera tradition of presenting major new talent. Elizabeth Caballero stars as Violetta (leading lady) as does Rolando Sanz as Alfredo (leading man), audiences will recall Ms. Caballero in her acclaimed performances as Alice Ford in Falstaff (2012-2013). Both of these proven stars illustrate the continuing tradition of Virginia Opera of bringing the best talent to Virginia by showcasing them on our stages – much like heralded Virginia Opera alums Ashley Putnam and Diana Soviero. A classic Italian opera composed by one of the masters of the art form – Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata is the most performed opera in the world today and remains an audience favorite on our stages since the inaugural season when it was first performed in 1975. Set in decadent mid-1800’s Paris, the story tells of a lovely courtesan who falls in love with a man she cannot have. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in February 2015 Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30 pm: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, April, 12, 2015, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 pm
Dana Leong Trio
Composer, cellist and trombonist Dana Leong fuses jazz, classical and pop to create a signature boundless sound. Often referred to as a “hi-def Yo-Yo Ma,” Dana’s pioneering collage of musical styles has garnered critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world. Dana Leong Trio, featuring Dana (cello/trombone/laptop), John Shannon (guitar) and DJ Icewater (turntables), is the latest incarnation of Dana’s ever-expansive compositions, bringing together an exciting electro-acoustic blend of jazz, classical and pop. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Saturday, March 15, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony PB&J Concert: Mayhem at the Music Shoppe
Kids of all ages are in for a treat when Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra shine a spotlight on some new and unusual instruments that you might find in your friendly neighborhood music shoppe (and even some items that you never imagined could be instruments). A Sand Paper Ballet? A Typewriter? A Toy Symphony? And one musician playing 8 different instruments? All in one concert? It will be mayhem, indeed! PB&J Pre-Concert Fun: When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it even begins! Starting one hour before each concert, the lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. Tickets: Starting price: $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 4 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8 pm

NYFOS: Bel Canto/Can Belto
An exploration of Italian song from the Romantic era to the beginnings of Neo-Realism, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Music by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Pizzetti, Busoni, Catalani, Musto, Corigliano, Argento, and many others. This performance marks the seventh annual residency of NYFOS at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and features members of Caramoor’s Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Mar 15: Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center, Katonah, NY Mar 17: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Monday, March 16 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8 pm

Vienna Piano Trio
The Vienna Piano Trio was founded in 1988 by violinist Wolfgang Redik, cellist Marcus Trefny and pianist Stefan Mendl. The group studied extensively with the Trio di Trieste, the Haydn Trio-Vienna, the LaSalle- and Guarneri Quartets, with lessons from Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirshbaum, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson-and the Beaux Arts Trios. In 2001 Austrian cellist Matthias Gredler joined the group. Starting in 2006/2007, the Trio is in residence at the "Wiener Konzerthaus" (Mozartsaal). Mar 16: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. New Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Mar 17: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Richmond Piano Trio
Join us for the inaugural performance of the newly formed Richmond Piano Trio. Each member of the trio brings a wealth of performing experience. Internationally acclaimed pianist, harpsichordist, and chamber musician Joanne Kong has received critical praise for her "great finesse and flexibility" (The Washington Post) and "superb artistry" (San Antonio Express-News). A Bach specialist, she has recorded J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and German and Russian art songs with baritone Zheng Zhou. Violinist Daisuke Yamamoto, concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony, is known for exhibiting "immense virtuosity and probing musicianship" (South Florida Classical Review). As a chamber musician he has collaborated with Jamie Laredo, Robert McDuffie, Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbaum, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Tokyo String Quartet, and the Jasper String Quartet. Cellist Neal Cary has been praised for "robust tone and high-romantic phrasing," and the "tremendous amount of emotion and heart" (The Richmond Times Dispatch) he brings to his performances. Principal cellist of the Richmond Symphony and the Williamsburg Symphonia, Mr. Cary has been on the Performing Arts Faculty of William & Mary since 1991. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Bach & Chopin Preludes: The Annual Allen Shaffer Concert
Christ and St. Luke’s Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Music Director Emeritus Allen Shaffer and keyboard specialist Professor Andrew Willis present this dueling keyboard recital on period instruments. Reception to follow. Tickets at the door: $20/$5. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
It is perhaps the most-played violin concerto of all time and one of the more demanding works for the violin virtuoso - Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin - remarkable for its unwavering melodic inspiration and passionate expression of human feeling. In it, Tchaikovsky speaks to us from the heart, using the voice of the solo violin as his medium. Also on the program is the light and playful 9th Symphony by Shostakovich. Benjamin Rous, conductor Alexendre da Costa, violin. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture. SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9. TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto for Violin. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 21: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Mar 22: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3 pm

Opera Roanoke: Rossini’s Cinderella
Opera Roanoke will conclude its “Comedy Tonight” season with a new fully-staged production of Rossini’s classic musical comedy, La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Living the life of a servant, Cinderella waits hand and foot on her cruel, yet rather silly, stepsisters and wicked and pompous stepfather Don Magni?co. A fateful visit by a beggar who is actually Alidoro, Prince Ramiro’s tutor, in disguise, sets in motion a series of comedic events that enable the magnanimous Cinderella to break free from repression. General and Artistic Director Scott Williamson leads the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and a cast that will bedazzle audiences with the virtuosity of the bel canto style. Opera Roanoke welcomes, in their Roanoke debuts, Amanda Crider as Cinderella, Jonathan Blalock as Prince Ramiro and Levi Hernandez as Dandini. Opera Roanoke favorite Angela Theis returns to Roanoke as stepsister Clorinda. Single tickets ($25 - $100) are available now by calling the Jefferson Center box office at (540) 345-2550. Visit operaroanoke.org Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall, 541 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

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

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3 pm
FSBC: The Caged Bird Sings
Freemason Street Baptist Church Music Series. Maya Angelou’s deeply human poetry and musical works of struggle and faith fill this soulful Lenten concert. Michael Horvit - Even When God is Silent, Will Todd - The Call of Wisdom, Lead My Lord & Sanctus from Mass in Blue, Robert A. Harris - How Can I Keep from Singing?, Margaret Bonds - The Negro Speaks of Rivers. FSBC Choir and Brass; Nathan Grim, soprano sax; Andrey Kasparov, organ; Robert Shoup, conductor. Free and open to the public. http://www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 4 pm
Misuzu Tanaka, Concert Pianist and Maksim Shtrykov, Clarinetist
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. An avid performer of the music of J. S. Bach and Leoš Janácek, Misuzu Tanaka has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity. Recently hailed by critics as a pianist "…who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity", she is the winner of many prestigious competitions including First Prize at the Poland Music Festival Competition. Ms. Tanaka studied at the Juilliard School in New York. She received the Masters in Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Michigan with a full scholarship. Already an acclaimed artist of his home country, Belarus, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov has burst onto the American concert scene as a young artist of remarkable charisma and extraordinary musicianship. Recently hailed for “…clarity that’s viscerally breathtaking…” and “effortless…quicksilver legato…,” Maksim continues to win over audiences with his profound musical sensibility and flawless technique. He is a recipient of The Artist International New York Debut Award. Maksim Shtrykov holds a degree of Master of Music from The Juilliard School and is pursuing his Doctoral program at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Monday, March 23, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Edmund Battersby, piano
Throughout the course of his career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player, and teacher, Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from his audiences, critics, and colleagues alike. The American Record Guide claimed his landmark recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him "in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel, and Pollini." His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years have been noted, impressively, the 1992 Grammy short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. Battersby gained the admiration of Olivier Messiaen, George Crumb, George Rochberg, Elliot Schwartz, and William Bolcom through live and recorded performances directed by the composers. He has played recitals worldwide, and has performed with conductors such as McGegan, Schwarz, and Schuller, with orchestras ranging from the Indianapolis Symphony to Pittsburgh Symphony. A frequent guest at the U.S. Library of Congress, Battersby has performed on its series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. This concert is in conjunction with the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition March 21, Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition finals and the March 22, master class for winners of the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition. 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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Concerto Concert
Winners of the concerto competition perform with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bay Youth Concert Orchestra. www.bayyouth.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11 am
A World of Music: “Word-Beat” with Tom Teasley & Charles Williams
The artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams combines with the global-jazz percussion of Tom Teasley in a program of African proverbs and inspirational texts by Langston Hughes and Nelson Mandela. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Wicked Divas in Concert
Get ready for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 27: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 28: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Strauss and Copland
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with : Strauss and Copland . Austin Larson, French horn. Rossini Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie); Strauss Concerto for Horn no. 1 in Eb Major, Op. 11; Copland Appalachian Spring Suite. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
Organ Meditation with Readings for Palm Sunday
Christ and St. Luke’s. Organist Kevin Kwan will perform works for Holy Week accompanied by appropriate readings. Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Monday, March 30, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Transitions to Jazz
On the Town: Three Dance Episodes, Bernstein; Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, "Unfinished," Schubert; Symphony No. 2, Kurt Weill. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Hampton University Department of Music Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8 pm
HU Flute Choir Concert, Dr. Lori Shipley, Director Dett Auditorium
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
JAZZ WEEK
The Musical Arts Society and The Department of Music presents: Wycliffe Gordon, Trombone Tickets: Ticketmaster $25 general admission $10 students. Contact (757) 728-6508-Week of performance. Ogden Hall
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 pm
HU Chamber Orchestra Annual Concert Ogden Hall
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
HU Concert Band/Symphonic Winds Concert Ogden Hall
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6 pm
HU Choirs Weekend
His Chosen Sounds Anniversary Concert Ogden Hall
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
University Choir/Concert Choirs Annual Spring Concert Ogden Hall

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11 am
What Wondrous Love is This
Whether known as Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, or Thursday of Mysteries, this day recalls Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before he was betrayed. Dr. Terry Lindvall, C. S. Lewis Endowed Chair of Communication and Christian Thought, offers the reflection, “The Descent and the Harrowing.” Rev. Greg West, Chaplain of the College, presides. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Thirteen
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Thirteen artists - one voice. With a reputation for exceptionalism, this New York-based a cappella ensemble directed by Matthew Robertson specializes in masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $8-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Yin Zheng, Pianist
Pianist Yin Zheng performs and teaches throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has won first prizes in both the 28th Frinna Awebuch International Piano Competition and the Empire State Piano Competition. A Ukrainian newspaper described her playing as "an astonishing torrent of images, passages, and themes, amazing the audience with an unbelievable technical precision that was balanced by delicate melodic and dynamic nuances." Dr. Zheng, a native of Shanghai, China, is on the Artist Faculty at both the Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg and the Schlern International Music Festival in the Italian Alps. Highly versatile, she has been featured at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City and at festivals in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, China, and Canada. Dr. Zheng has recorded the Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Mozart with award-winning violinist Bin Huang. She is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the Virginia Commonwealth University. This concert will feature the world premiere of a new piano work by internationally acclaimed composer Lei Liang. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 pm
FSBC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Freemason Street Baptist Church Music Series. Enjoy a spring afternoon with the VCC featuring performances by their two most advanced choirs, the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, performing a variety of styles from classic masterpieces to contemporary works! Welby Pugin, accompanist; Carol Thomas Downing & Paul Putnam, conductors. Free and open to the public. http://www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: James Pugh and Glenn Wilson with the John Toomey Trio
A distinguished trombonist, composer, and educator, Jim Pugh joined the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He has been called a “musician's musician” for his inspiring virtuosity and versatility demonstrated during the course of his career. His creativity is broad and regularly performs as a concerto soloist in symphonic settings, records and tours with legendary artists in the fields of classical, jazz, and rock, and brings forth his own exciting new compositions that expand the role of brass in contemporary music. A professional jazz saxophonist for 35 years Glenn Wilson has worked and recorded with The Buddy Rich Band, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Bill Kirchner Nonet, Bob Belden Ensemble, and scores of other jazz and latin-jazz groups. 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11 am
A World of Music: Larissa Venzie, marimba
With technical prowess and insightful musicality, Venzie showcases the melodic magic of this unique instrument through the wonders of classical, folk and pop music. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: American Voices
Chuck Woodward and the Chorale celebrate National Poetry Month and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War with Jeffrey Van's A Procession Winding Around Me for chorus and guitar, a setting of Walt Whitman's Civil War poetry, and Steve Hackman's Wait Fantasy on poetry of Emily Dickinson. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Apr 17: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Apr 18: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Apr 19: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Cantabile Project: Master Class: Sondra Gelb
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. http://cantabileproject.org Venue TBA

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7 pm
TENEbrae: Concerto Delle Donne
Concerto delle donne was a group of professional female singers who became famous during the late Italian Renaissance in the Ferrara court. Known for their artistry and praised as virtuose, they offered private, informal performances in courtly settings known as “secret music” (musica secreta) for members of the court’s inner circle and important visitors. Their signature style was florid and filled with ornaments, and they inspired composers and musicians across Italy! Concerto delle donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music, continuing a tradition that began in the Este court and flourished in the powerful Medici and Orsini courts. Sopranos In addition to inspiring male composers such as Luigi Rossi, Domenico Mazzocchi, Claudio Monteverdi to write for what became known as “the three ladies”, women were also writing for them! Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and Antonia Bembo along with a group of fantastically creative nuns contributed greatly to the tradition! TENET presents our own three ladies Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn and Virginia Warnken in a project dedicated to recreating the feminine vocal trio in Concerto delle donne in a program of solos, duets and trios that show off the 17th century Italian vocal style in close harmonies. Tickets: $50. www.showclix.com/event/3892093 House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street New York, NY 10128

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Meet Mark Twain
Ryan Clemens, a distant relative of Samuel Clemens, will present his one-man show impersonating the venerated American author and humorist. The Virginia Stage Company resident artist has worked in theaters throughout the country providing classes and workshops. Reg Lanning, a banjo player with riverboat experience, will provide a special pre-concert at 3:30. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $20 for Adults. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: España
Norfolk Chamber Consort. Selections from Iberia (1905-1909) - Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909); Arrangements of Spanish Songs - Federico García Lorca (1989-1936;) Fantasia baetica (1919) - Manuel de Falla (1876-1946); Fragments from Jaleo (world premiere) Liz Lane (b. 1962); Scenes from opera “Lorca” (world premiere) Andrey Kasparov (b. 1966). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street.

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
“Azikiwe is a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.” New York News . Azikiwe presents classic works by Bach and Beethoven, as well as those by Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and contemporary American composer David Baker. Debby Azikiwe, piano. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor. One of the United Kingdom’s most versatile ensembles, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs regularly at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and Watford Colosseum. The Orchestra was proud to perform at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart works alongside Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner and Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. Lockhart has been Conductor of the Boston Pops for 18 seasons and Wildner brings over a decade’s experience with the Vienna Philharmonic. Arranger and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker has recently been appointed as the orchestra’s Associate Composer. The Orchestra is also dedicated to working with schools, colleges and local communities, and since 1952 the Orchestra has been the house orchestra for BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night.” Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 pm
The Ahn Trio
Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. Reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, the Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. Such luminary composers as Michael Nyman, Maurice Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O’Connor, Kenji Bunch, Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chihara have written works for them. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity Pops and the Original Rhondels: Mid Century Magic
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with music from the 50s and 60s, featuring Virginia Beach’s own Beach Music with the Original Rhondels. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia: Side-by-Side Concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras
This wonderful combination of mentoring and fine music fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphonia and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Please support music education for our youth by considering a special donation to help underwrite this performance. Tickets will go on sale in February 2015. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include:Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5 pm
NSU Music Gala
Featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Adults $10, Students/Children $5. www.nsuchoirs.com 757-823-8565. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Gary Louie, Saxophone
Recognized internationally as one of the leading saxophone virtuosos of our time, Gary Louie possesses a lively interpretive imagination coupled with a refreshing, understated artistry. These qualities, along with a supple tone, have earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The New York Times described Mr. Louie as "an artist and a phraser." A reviewer for The Baltimore Sun wrote that he "communicated with stunning technical brilliance and expressive power." Mr. Louie has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Internationally he has performed in Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Spain and Germany. Visit www.garylouie.net. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

NYFOS: Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry
The poetry of Spain has inspired composers around the world, eliciting some of their most colorful and rhythmically alluring songs. Touring through Russia, Germany, France, and America before flying home to Spain, this new program samples the music of her greatest songwriters. Music from Dmitri Shostakovich's Spanish Songs, Robert Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel, William Bolcom's Canciones de Lorca, and works by Sergei Taneyev, Hugo Wolf, Peter Lieberson, Xavier Montsalvage, Enrique Granados, and many others. $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Apr 28: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC. Apr 30: Tickets: www.vocalartsdc.org Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3 pm

VCS: Majesty & Elegance, The Music of Händel and Haydn
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html May 1: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia. May 2 & 3: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Billye Brown Youmans, soprano
A touch of the Baroque from Bach and Handel with modern classics including Samuel Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Eric Whitacre’s serenely simple masterpiece “Goodnight Moon,” based on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book. Lee Jordan-Anders, piano. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, May 4, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Great American Songwriting Teams
Unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the gang. Program details and performers TBA. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey
Danses Concertantes, Stravinsky; Cello Concerto in A Minor, Schumann, cellist Zuill Bailey; Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," Mozart. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: America the Beautiful
Spring Concert: Rex Mitchell, Sing, America; Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Reflections on the Hudson; Tracey Rush, The Spirit of Freedom; Ferde Grofe, Grand Canyon Suite Tickets: $20. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA.

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
In 2013, a group of Hampton Roads musicians had a vision of creating a new orchestra to serve the area. Talented professional and amateur musicians in the community – active and retired – signed on, and the Hampton Roads Philharmonic was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Steven graduated from CNU, and has attended conducting workshops at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, studying with famed conductors Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar. At the request of the Fort Monroe Authority, the HRP currently serves as orchestra-in-residence at Ft. Monroe. The 38 + members will present a varied program of classical music, carrying on the tradition of the TRADOC Army Band. Phone 722-0006; firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop Music Director
Established in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture; Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1, Soloist: Lukas Vondracek; Prokofiev - Symphony No.7. Tickets starting at $22. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Season Finale
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. All five BYOV ensembles perform in our season finale concert. www.bayyouth.org L. Douglas Wilder Center, Norfolk State University,700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice-Cream Social
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 5 pm
Israel in Egypt
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, music director. Emotionally charged choruses, extraordinary dramatic power — Handel’s theatrical work depicts the great Biblical plagues and the Israelites’ flight from Egypt. Handel - Israel in Egypt. Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

Saturday, May 17, 2015, 6 pm
GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department presents GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Benjack Studio Theater @ TRDance, 425 Granby Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Another Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department, Stephen Coxe, Artistic Director.. Details TBA. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7 pm
Mark Hayes’ Requiem
Director Billye Brown Youmans and the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Mark Hayes’ Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. Composer/Conductor Mark Hayes will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the exceptional recommendation given by Mark Hayes. Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Billye Brown Youmans at (757) 547-4706 or via email at music@gbpres.org. For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org. Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: 88x2
Pianists Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo join the Chorale in music accompanied by piano four-hands. Music of Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms, William Averitt's The Dream Keeper, and Mack Wilberg's exhilarating arrangement of the American folksong Cindy bring our 31st season to a rousing finish! Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. May 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. May 30: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 31: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus in an afternoon concert to benefit the VCC Scholarship Fund. Recognized as “Hampton Roads’ premiere children’s chorus,!” Join us for a joyful afternoon of music by this exceptional children’s chorus. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30

GSA: Shostakovich 10
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, Conductor. Details TBA. Tickets: $15 / $5 www.tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The eighth annual Terrific Teen Talent program showcasing six of the area’s finest teenage musicians. Free-will offering. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

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