Ten Year Anniversary
Previous Events
June - Aug 2013
Sept - Dec 2013

Calendar

2013-2014 Season
Winter/Spring

Click here to subscribe

UPDATED 6/2/14

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the spring 2014 season on Monday, January 6, Tuesday, January 7 and Saturday, January 11, 2014. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun. To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Virginia Opera Dance Auditions
The Virginia Opera Association will hold dance auditions on January 7 and 8, 2014, for its upcoming production of Carmen. Auditions will be take place at the Harrison Opera House, located in downtown Norfolk. Auditions will be held in two sessions, at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm each night. Dancers should be athletic, active, well built, have acting ability, be able to take direction and move very well. Please schedule in advance by contacting Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Saturday, January 4, 2014, 7 pm
Pianist Donald Lee
Donald Lee III is a current sophomore at James Madison University inHarrisonburg, VA, where he studies under tutelage of Dr. Eric Ruple. He began playing the piano at the age of 5 with Ann Boggs. He has since studied other instruments, including voice, cello, percussion, and the tuba, to name a few. Donald has had the opportunity to play for many special events at the Forbes Center at James Madison University, including an alumni reception given in honor of the inauguration of President Alger. Donald also gave a full recital at James Madison University this past year. Donald attended Gloria Dei Lutheran School from the age of three until he completed the fifth grade. His love for music was nurtured by the school, and he now attributes much of his musical passion to the wonderful, artistically friendly environment the school provides to its students. Donald is excited to return to his roots and perform for those who watched him grow into the musician he is today. Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

January Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Agnes French, Organist
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8 pm
Youth String Recital
Suzuki Strings of Hampton Roads, Christina Morton, Director
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8 pm
Boys’ Choir Concert
Maryland State Boychoir from Baltimore, Maryland, Stephen Holmes, Director
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary,
Saturday, January 4 & 18, 10 am –– Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturday, January 11 & 25, 10 am – – Thomas Marshall, Organist

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 5 pm
Service of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany
With the combined choirs of Saint Paul's Church, Norfolk, Charles Woodward, Music Director and Christ & Saint Luke's Church, Norfolk, Kevin Kwan, Organist and Director of Music, Marjorie Setnicky, Assistant Organist. Music of Holst, Chilcott, Cornelius, and hymns of the Epiphany season. Free and open to the public. Reception following the service. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 Saint Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the spring 2014 season on Monday, January 6, Tuesday, January 7 and Saturday, January 11, 2014. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun. To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Virginia Opera Dance Auditions
The Virginia Opera Association will hold dance auditions on January 7 and 8, 2014, for its upcoming production of Carmen. Auditions will be take place at the Harrison Opera House, located in downtown Norfolk. Auditions will be held in two sessions, at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm each night. Dancers should be athletic, active, well built, have acting ability, be able to take direction and move very well. Please schedule in advance by contacting Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 2:00-4 pm
Cantabile Project Master Class Cantabile Project is sponsoring a master class for local singers. Katherine Hammond, Head of the Theater Dept. of ODU will work with young singers on Cabaret, Musical Theater and American and British Art Songs. For additional information contact Karen Hoy at cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or call 757-353-2865. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street, ODU, Norfolk

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8 pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman, Principal Guest Conductor and Violin Soloist

Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. Joining the RPO is Principal Guest Conductor and Violin Soloist Pinchas Zukerman, who has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics, which has earned him 21 Grammy nominations and two awards including “Best Chamber Music Performance” and “Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra.” Also performing is cellist Amanda Forsyth. Bach, Schoenberg and Brahms. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christoopher Newport University, Newport News.

Sunday, January 12, 2013, 1 pm
Governor’s School Grand Opening
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Premiere Arts Education in Hampton Roads. Please join us for the grand opening of our newly renovated building. 1:00 Ceremony; Building tours 1 – 4 pm. 254 Granby Street, Norfolk. Visits www.gsarts.org

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3 pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3 pm

5 Boroughs Music Festival: Trio Cavatina
5BMF returns to Flushing Town Hall to present Trio Cavatina, winners of the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition, in a program featuring works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as a New York premiere by Douglas Boyce. Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes, and cellist Priscilla Lee formed Trio Cavatina in 2005 at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Deeply rooted in a strong sense of shared musical values, Trio Cavatina has rapidly emerged as one of today’s outstanding chamber ensembles. Visit http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Jan 12: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS. General admission $25, Students $15. Jan 19: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave, MANHATTAN. Suggested donation for this performance is $15 Students/Seniors or $20 General.

Tidewater Community College Chorus: Come sing with us!
The Tidewater Community College Chorus welcomes community singers, ages 18 - 80+. We are a mixed voice choral ensemble class open to all TCC students and community singers. A 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective, we rehearse Monday and Wednesday mornings on the TCC Norfolk campus. We have no audition or other prerequisite requirements (although some choral singing experience is helpful). We are excited spring semester to be partnering with the choirs of Virginia Wesleyan College in a performance of "Requiem" by John Rutter. Concerts, accompanied by chamber orchestra, will be presented on both TCC and VWC campuses. We'd love to have you sing with us for this special event. Please register for MUS 137 - Chorus at any TCC registration center. Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13. Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - see a counselor at any TCC registration center for information. For information about TCC Chorus and this semester's program, email dwarren@tcc.edu.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz
The Governor’s School for the Arts $15 adult/$5 student. Hixon Theatre, Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank St, Norfolk

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8 pm
NYFOS @ JUILLIARD: The Land Where the Good Songs Go
NYFOS continues its tradition of working with emerging talent. Marking its 9th annual concert in collaboration with The Juilliard School Vocal Department, NYFOS presents The Land Where the Good Songs Go, a celebration of P.G. Wodehouse's collaboration with Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Ivor Novello. Featuring Mary Feminear and Raquel Gonzáles, soprano; Hannah McDermott, mezzo-soprano; James Knight and Alexander McKissick, tenor; Joseph Eletto and Benjamin Lund, baritone. With Mary Birnbaum, director; Steven Blier, piano; Greg Utzig, guitar/banjo/mandolin; Hal Cazalet, special guest consultant. Free Admission! Tickets available starting in January from The Juilliard School Box Office: call 212.769.7406. Peter Jay Sharp Theater at the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, NYC

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, January 17, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8 pm

GSA Winter Dance Concert
The Governor’s School for the Arts Winter Dance Concert with works choreographed by Ricardo Melendez and featuring the GSA Orchestra, Jeffrey Phelps, conductor. Tickets: $15 adult/$10 student. http://www.tcc.edu/roper TCC Roper Theatre, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3-4 pm
Symphonicity Lollipop Concert: It’s About Time!
Symphonicity, The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach. We are pleased to present our 15th Annual Lollipop Concert for Families, “It’s About Time!” This concert is designed for K-6 children and their families, in order to introduce them to live orchestral concerts. It will last about 50 minutes. Music Director and Conductor David Kunkel will also lead the orchestra in music about time, clocks and rhythm, with narration by local storyteller Larry VanNostrand. There will be lobby activities, including face-painting, tattoos, and our famous Instrument Petting Zoo. The concert is sponsored by Capital Group Companies and Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. For more information on Symphonicity, visit www.symphonicity.org Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door, and can be purchased at the Box Office at the Sandler Center in advance or the day of the concert. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Town Center of Virginia Beach

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
St. Bede: Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO) presents a Haiti Benefit Concert. The orchestra will perform original Haitian music featuring guest Haitian artists. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert and the reception that will follow. For more information, call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

WMC Announces Scholarship Auditions
The Williamsburg Music Club has announced its call for applicants for its annual Grants Auditions. The application deadline is January 18th and the competition will be held March 8th in Ewell Hall at William & Mary. Students in grades 5 - 8 are eligible for the Junior Division and students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible for the Senior Division. Awards are made in the Keyboard classification including piano, organ and harpsichord, the Orchestral classification including violin, viola, cello and bass, the Winds and Other classification including band and orchestral winds, guitar, harp, percussion and voice. Monetary and performance awards will be offered in the above categories. Student applicants must be residents of or students of resident teachers or attend school in Williamsburg, James City County or York County. Annually, the Williamsburg Music Club has awarded $6,000. in scholarships to talented young musicians in the Williamsburg area. Performance material information and the application are available on the Williamsburg Music Club's web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. For further info, please contact 757-741-0006.

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3 pm
5 Boroughs Music Festival: Trio Cavatina
5BMF returns to Flushing Town Hall to present Trio Cavatina, winners of the 2009 Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition, in a program featuring works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as a New York premiere by Douglas Boyce. Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes, and cellist Priscilla Lee formed Trio Cavatina in 2005 at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Deeply rooted in a strong sense of shared musical values, Trio Cavatina has rapidly emerged as one of today’s outstanding chamber ensembles. Visit http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Jan 12: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS. General admission $25, Students $15. Jan 19: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave, MANHATTAN. Suggested donation for this performance is $15 Students/Seniors or $20 General.

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 4 pm
Elisabeth von Trapp in Concert
Following on the heels of the renewed interest in the film "The Sound of Music", Hampton Roads' residents will have the opportunity to attend a live local event featuring the granddaughter of Baron and Maria von Trapp in concert. Elisabeth von Trapp hails from Vermont, where her grandparents established the Trapp Family Lodge after their departure from Austria. She maintains a busy touring schedule, and has chosen Hidenwood Presbyterian Church as the venue for a 2014 concert. Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style sometimes likened to that of Judy Collins. Elisabeth’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway...Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence she sings timeless wonders like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Favorite Things and Edelweiss, Lieder by Mozart, Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics like A Whiter Shade of Pale and her own stunning compositions. A reception, the opportunity to meet Elisabeth, and/or purchase CDs will follow the program. There is no charge for the concert; a free will offering will be taken to help offset Elisabeth's expenses. For more information, call 757-596-1151, or visit www.hidenwood.org. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd, Newport News

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Shelby Cuthriell, Piano
Shelby is a home-schooled high school senior and Smithfield native who has already performed and competed many times taking several awards and scholarships.She took first-place and most promising award in the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition and has been a scholarship winner in the Lions Bland Competition and in the Williamsburg Music Club Grants-in-Aid auditions. Shelby studies with Dr. Maria Yefimova. She plans to study biochemistry and music as a college student. Her program includes challenging masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Ravel. A reception follows the program. A free-will offering supports this recital and other Sundays at Four presentations. For more information, call: 757 375-9140 or visit www.sundaysatfour.org Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7 pm
VSO: Third Annual Songs for a Dreamer
Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert, Songs for a Dreamer: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert is presented in conjunction with the City of Norfolk’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods program and as part of the VSO’s HARMONY Project. It is sponsored by Dominion Through interplay between narration of Maya Angelou’s “Abundant Hope,” by the pastors of the HARMONY Project churches and the magnificent sound of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, this concert continues to be an example of how the universal language of music brings together the many varied neighbors and neighborhoods of the Hampton Roads communities. Benjamin Rous will conduct the program featuring music either inspired by the African-American experience or written by African-American composers. Among the pieces featured on the program will be Epitaph For A Man Who Dreamed and Celebration, by Adolphus Hailstork, a nationally and internationally renowned local composer; the “Martin Luther King” section of Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings, featuring saxophonist, Stephanie Sanders; and the second movement of William L. Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, “Hope In The Night.” Norfolk State University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Frank T. Elliott, will again be part of this celebration with vocal offerings that illustrate their ability to perform a diverse body of music which will also include paying homage to the life and achievements of the late Nelson Mandela. This year’s Dreamer Award will be presented to Dr. L.D. Britt, MD, Brickhouse Professor and Chairman of the EVMS Medical Group and EVMS Surgery. Free and open to the public. Calvary Revival Church, 5833 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

TOI Auditions
Tidewater Opera Initiative is looking for talented, committed singers for the summer 2014 season. Auditions are scheduled for February 9, 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia. The typical TOI singer is an emerging professional or exceptional college student preparing to make their entrance into an operatic career. Deadline for application submission: February 1. For more information and to view the application visit www.tidewateroperainitiative.org

Cantori Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble is holding auditions for spring, 2014, during the month of January. The 12 - 14 member classical ensemble is based in Williamsburg. Singers in the group have degrees in music and/or musical training and choral experience. Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons. We are particularly seeking another bass-baritone and baritone/second tenor for the divisi a cappella music in our spring concert. To arrange for an audition, contact the Director, Agnes French at 757-345-6355 or at jpk.alf@cox.net

WMC Announces Scholarship Auditions
The Williamsburg Music Club has announced its call for applicants for its annual Grants Auditions. The application deadline is January 18th and the competition will be held March 8th in Ewell Hall at William & Mary. Students in grades 5 - 8 are eligible for the Junior Division and students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible for the Senior Division. Awards are made in the Keyboard classification including piano, organ and harpsichord, the Orchestral classification including violin, viola, cello and bass, the Winds and Other classification including band and orchestral winds, guitar, harp, percussion and voice. Monetary and performance awards will be offered in the above categories. Student applicants must be residents of or students of resident teachers or attend school in Williamsburg, James City County or York County. Annually, the Williamsburg Music Club has awarded $6,000. in scholarships to talented young musicians in the Williamsburg area. Performance material information and the application are available on the Williamsburg Music Club's web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. For further info, please contact 757-741-0006.

Monday, January 20, 2014, 7 pm
Burleigh Book Launch Gala Concert
Craig von Buseck, Rev. Jacob Smith and Baker Books invite you to a Gala Musical Event honoring one of America’s first great African-American composers, Harry T. Burleigh and the release of a new book on his legendary musical contribution, Nobody Knows. Featuring the talents of Kamel Boutros, Lisa Attles, the Parish of Calvary-St. George’s Chamber Orchestra and Soloists. Immediately following: Book signing and reception with the author of Nobody Knows, Craig von Buseck, in the chapel. Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church, 5 Rutherford Place, East of 3rd Ave., between 16th & 17th Streets, New York, NY

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
A Recital Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presented by the Department of Music and the Office of Student Activities Music and Theatre Hall

Friday, January 24, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:30 pm

VSO: Bolero
Featured in many films and commercials, the mysterious enchantment of Aquarium and elegance of The Swan may be easily recognized; but can you guess the other animals portrayed in each movement of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals? Another familiar piece from many a soundtrack, Ravel's unrelenting rhythmic forces in Bolero will have you perched on the edge of your seat from the first soft strains to the boisterous conclusion. Also featured on this program are the sensuous tones of Debussy's La Mer, and sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton, who will delight you with the charming Concerto for Two Pianos by Poulenc. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Christina Naughton, piano; Michelle Naughton, piano; SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals; POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos; DEBUSSY La Mer; RAVEL Bolero. Tickets start at $22. Prices range from $22 - $105, and $10 student tickets are available with Student ID. For tickets, call Symphony Patron Services, 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Jan 24: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Jan 25: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Jan 26: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11 am
John O’Conor Piano Masterclass
Renowned Irish pianist John O'Conor will conduct a piano masterclass. Mr. O'Conor will be joining Williamsburg Symphonia's Concertmaster Akemi Takayama, principal cellist Neal Cary and the Symphonia's orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" on January 27 and 28 at The Williamsburg Symphonia's Masterworks Concert #3. The masterclass is free and open to the public. For information call 757-229-9857. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3 pm
Schola Cantorum & the Leighas Celtic Band
Schola Cantorum of Virginia is in their seventh season under their Artistic Director, Agnes Mobley-Wynne, and nineteenth year of performing some of the best a cappella music from the Renaissance to contemporary times. They will present a light hearted program of humorous, lively celtic songs to warm your heart and cheer your spirits. They will be joined for this concert by the Leighheas (Lay-Huss) Celtic Band from all over Tidewater. 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, January 26, 2014, 3:30 pm
A Concert of Chamber Music for Winds and Strings
National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA)/Mid-Atlantic presents A Concert of Chamber Music for Winds and Strings featuring works by James Guthrie, Jeraldine S. Herbison, Harvey Stokes, and John Winsor. Performers include: William Grunow, Flute; James Guthrie, Violoncello; Jeraldine S. Herbison, Violin; Eun Kyong Jarrell, Piano; Paula Presnell, Piano; Jeanette Winsor, Piano. The Hampton Roads Wind Quintet: Wayne Hedrick, Flute; Harvey Stokes, Oboe; Marvin Western, Clarinet; Rena Long, English Horn; Stephanie Sanders, Bassoon. Free and open to the public . For more information contact. Chowan University Department of Music (252) 398-6295. Turner Auditorium, Chowan University Department of Music, One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 4 pm
Norfolk State University Concert Choir
Norfolk State University Concert Choir will appear in concert for the ninth season of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Concert Choir is a perennial favorite of concert-goers. Norfolk State University Choir is under the direction of Dr. Carl W. Haywood. Norfolk State University Concert Choir is composed of two smaller choral groups: The Spartan Chorale, formed in 2002, and known as the “President’s Own,” for the President of Norfolk State University and the Chamber Choir, created in 2003. The Spartan Chorale, under the baton of Dr. Haywood, performs motets and madrigals to jazz and gospel. The Chamber Choir, directed by Mr. Terry Butler, was formed to broaden the outreach and versatility of the choral programs. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 7 pm
4th Annual Jazz Vespers
Williamsburg United Methodist Church’s 4th Annual Jazz Vespers will feature the WUMC Vesper Choir and the Weldon Hill Trio. The Jazz Vespers service will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and his memory and to the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Vesper Choir will sing original jazz arrangements of hymns from United Methodist hymnals that reflect the rich history of African American music through spirituals, blues and jazz. Rev. Bill Jones, senior pastor, will preach “Only Time Will Tell,” a message based on Romans 5:1-11 advocating Paul’s principles of hope, suffering, and reconciliation as championed by King and Mandela throughout their extraordinary lives. Free and open to the public. Williamsburg United Methodist Church , 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

Director of Music Position
Second Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, VA seeks a part---time Director of Music who will develop and lead an inspiring music ministry for the church in a way that is consistent with ourmission, values and theology. We seek an entrepreneurial musician who enjoys creatively thinking about music and fostering a sincere, uplifting, transformative atmosphere of worship on Sunday mornings. The Director of Music will arrange for an organist, pianist or the musical accompaniment for each service,and will prepare and lead the choir for each service. He/she will plan the role of music within the life of thecongregation. For more information, call Billy Ricketts (757) 289---9763 or Rob Courtois (757) 372---2848.

From Alan Fischer, Chair of Vocal Music at The Governor's School for the Arts
The High School level Summer Vocal Program of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, which I am heading this year is looking for talented young singers to do a three-week program of classes, concerts and opera scenes on the Big Island of Hawaii this July. Colleagues and friends, if you have students who might be interested in this program, please have them look into and audition for it. I have 21 years working with singers in a high school level program, training them in opera and art song, and I am looking forward to this summer and the exciting opportunities for these singers. For more information on the HPAF and how to audition for this exciting program visit http://hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org/

Monday, January 27, 2014, 12 pm
Noon Day Concert: Ryan Michael Blake, Organ
The Monumental UMC Noon Day Concert features organist Ryan Michael Blake of Trinity Episcopal Church. A light lunch will follow the concert in the fellowship hall for a fee of $5.00. For details call the church at 397-1297. The concert is free and open to the public. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Monday, January 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Faculty Recital: Stephen Coxe & Friends
Stephen Coxe in recital with guest artists Brian Nedvin, tenor, Anna Sterrett, soprano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello, in a program of works by Benjamin Britten, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ludwig van Beethoven, and two cycles for voice and piano by Stephen Coxe. Coxe: Blake Songs [World Premiere of complete cycle] (2013), with Brian Nedvin, tenor; Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX (1961); Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110 (1821); Coxe: Three Sacred Songs (2002-11), with Anna Sterrett, soprano; Britten: Sonata in C for Cello and Piano (1961), with Jeffrey Phelps, cello. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street, ODU, Norfolk

Monday, January 27, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3
The Williamsburg Symphonia's 30th Anniversary Season continues with Masterworks Concert #3 featuring guest pianist John O’Conor who will join Concertmaster Akemi Takayama and principal cellist Neal Cary in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Under the baton of Music Director Janna Hymes, the program also includes works by Weber and Tchaikovsky.For details about the season and featured musicians, visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. For tickets and information phone (757) 229-9857. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
NYFOS Next: Mark Adamo & Friends
Acclaimed by critic Alex Ross as “one of the best opera composers of the moment,” composer-librettist Mark Adamo (Listen Here) curates this NYFOS Next evening featuring both his own music and that of his colleagues and friends. featuring the music of John Bucchino, Michele Bourman, Conrad Winslow, Mark Baechle, and Mark Adamo. Performers include Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; John Bucchino, piano; Michael Barrett, piano and NYFOS Associate Artistic Director. Additional singers and musicians TBA. Complimentary beverages will be served. Tickets: Free, Reservations are required; 646-230-8380 or info@nyfos.net OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue (at 29th Street), New York, NY

January 28 & 30, 2014
February 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11, 2014

Madrid's Teatro Real presents the World Premiere of Brokeback Mountain
Charles Wuorinen’s long-awaited opera, a powerful story of doomed love between two cowboys in Wyoming. In a decidedly different approach than the film adaptation, Wuorinen creates a grittier atmosphere. The story and characters have been tightly condensed by Proulx, a ghost and a chorus have been added, and nature itself introduced as the underlying element of the narrative. Wuorinen's score evokes the mountains with its swells and strains, bringing to life the harshly imposing Wyoming landscape from which the story was born. A new opera by Charles Wuorinen, based on the short story by Annie Proulx, libretto by Annie Proulx, conducted by Titus Engel, directed by Ivo van Hove. Commissioned by Gerard Mortier and Teatro Real. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, tenor Tom Randle, soprano Heather Buck, mezzo-soprano Hannah Esther Minutillo. Tickets on sale October 2, 2013, available online www.generaltickets.com/teatro-real.

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 pm

Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
The Tidewater Guitar Orchestra was founded in 1996 by Sam Dorsey. Inspired by a similar orchestra in Costa Rica led by Luis Zumbado, the TGO was formed based on the concept of a large group of musicians playing on three different types of guitars. The orchestra is composed of traditional classical guitars, supplemented by soprano guitars, tuned a fifth higher, called requintos, and bass guitars, tuned a fourth lower, called bajas. One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the United States, the TGO has made numerous appearances locally and represented the United States at the International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica. The orchestra’s local performances have included sold out concerts with Virginia Symphony Music Director, JoAnn Faletta as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. Tickets: $20 regular, $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors/Military. Jan 30: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Feb 7: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510.

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8 pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2 pm

Master Class
Lyric Opera Virginia’s 2013-2014 season---“World-Class Artists in Intimate Spaces”—continues with Terrence McNally’s 1996 award winning Master Class starring Broadway veteran Lisa Vroman who is known to audiences throughout Virginia for her dazzling performances as Anna in LOV’s Inaugural Season Production of The King and I. This production is a collaboration between Lyric Opera Virginia and George Mason University with GMU staff, recent graduates and current students serving as members of the production team, design team and cast. Master Class, the play, is set against the backdrop of Callas’ historic masterclasses at the famed Juilliard School in New York during the 1970’s. During the course of the play, three students sing arias by Bellini, Puccini and Verdi for Callas. At its core is the diva Maria Callas, a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life and witty master teacher. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who perform for her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a monologue about the sacrifice taken in the name of art. Single Tickets $25, 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Student ID. To purchase single tickets, visit: www.hyltoncenter.org/calendar/ or http://tickets.com or call the Hylton Center Box Office at 888-945-2468, which is open every day from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. To purchase tickets to any Lyric Opera Virginia subscription performances in Virginia Beach, Richmond or Williamsburg, visit http://lyricoperavirginia.org or call the LOV Box Office at (757) 446-6666. Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Friday, January 31, 2014, 4 pm
Montgomery Voice Studio Recital
Students of Kelly Montgomery present a recital. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street, ODU, Norfolk

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, January 31, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Featuring the CNU Flute Choir and Matthew Kelly, tenor and Charles Spurlock, organ Pope Chapel
Monday, February 3, 2 pm – 3 pm
LifeLong Learning Recital
Featuring CNU Brass Music and Theatre Hall

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:30 pm
WAMT: Divertimenti.....Celebrating 5 & 50
Williamsburg Area Music Teachers will present their 5th Annual Benefit Concert to support the Youth Grants Audition Program of the Williamsburg Music Club. Starring pianist Sarah Bland, soprano Vicki Robbins, harpist & pianist Cathy Combs, flutist Tonia Herrin, organist Heidi Bloch, mezzo-soprano Myrna Brinkley, pianist and vocalist Paulette Amory and pianist Nadia Ilardi. Also performing will be soprano Marj Gottschalk-Trone, flutist Margaret Carlson, and cellist Marina Hayes. The program promises to provide an exciting afternoon. Selections from Dave Brubeck, Franz Schubert, John WIlliams, Giocomo Puccini and the ever famous 'Anon E. Muss' will offer music for everyone's tastes. Donations will support the Williamsburg Music Club's scholarship program, Grants Auditions, for talented Williamsburg area junior high and high school music students. This program is part of the Williamsburg Music Club's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Donations will be accepted. King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhilll Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Four Seasons Chamber Concert
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents special guest artists Ara Gregorian & the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival from East Carolina University. Chamber music from ECU faculty/guest artists and GSA students. Britten Simple Symphony. $15 adult/$5 student. Hixon Theatre, Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank St, 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.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Georgetown Visitation Choir from Washington DC, David Nastal, Director
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
10:00 am on Feb 1 & 15Rebecca Davy, Organist
10:00 am Feb 8 & 22Thomas Marshall, Organist

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3 pm
VSO: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
The Virginia Symphony continues its PB&J Family series with a theatrical production celebrating the music of Beethoven. Featuring artists from Classical Kids Live, the performance presents a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. The funereal second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony sets the scene as we travel back in time from March 26, 1827, the day of Beethoven's death, into the more intimate setting of young Christoph's house in Vienna a few years before. Christoph's father has just died and Beethoven has taken the room upstairs. As the correspondence with his uncle unfolds, Christoph recounts the horrors of the composer standing naked at the window, water dripping down into their apartment and Beethoven playing late into the night. Finally, after attending the famous first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the torment of his deafness, and the beauty of his music. Pre-concert activities begin in the Sandler Center lobby at 2:00 PM and include an instrument petting zoo, crafts and other activities. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street,Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Monday, February 3, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8 pm

Hermitage Piano Trio
Misha Keylin (violin), Sergey Antonov (cello), Maxim Mogilevsky (piano). Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists… turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.” Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. The Trio excels at performing an enormous range of music and has a wide repertoire from Shostakovich, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky to Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms. Feb 3: 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 4: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2013-2014 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 app roximately 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 5, 2014, 12 noon
St. Bedes Trumpet in Time
Trumpeter Daniel Ireland will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the fourth concert of this season’s Trinity Organ Series. "Trumpet in Time" will explore the varied literature for trumpet through the centuries. All are invited to attend, bring lunch, and meet the artists following the free concert. Beverages will be provided. Bring a friend and join us. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, Hindu Dance
Consummate artist, accomplished choreographer and teacher, Cantu performs Bharatha Natyam, an ancient classical dance acknowledged as one of the world’s oldest art forms showcasing Indian mythology. All seats: $5. 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, February 6, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 pm

VSO POPS! Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
On February 9, 1964, The Beatles made their American Television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Half a century later, people still remember where they were when they watched the Fab Four declare "I Want to Hold Your Hand!" On the 50th anniversary of this defining moment in American musical history, the original cast of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania returns to Hampton Roads to perform more than twenty classic Beatles hits, backed by the VSO POPS. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Feb 6: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 8: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Pauls Blvd., Norfolk.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 2 pm (EST)
Brokeback Mountain Opera Live Webcast
Medici.TV will present a free, live webcast of the world premiere production of Charles Wuorinen’s new opera, Brokeback Mountain, from Madrid’s Teatro Real. The American composer, whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, based his opera on the short story of the same name by his fellow Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx, who wrote the libretto herself. Starring Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and American tenor Tom Randle as closeted ranch hands Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, Madrid’s world premiere production is directed by Ivo van Hove, general director of the Toneelgroep in Amsterdam, under the leadership of conductor Titus Engel. The live webcast will be available for free streaming on demand for 90 days, beginning on February 7. You can also watch medici.tv concerts on the iPhone with the free medici.tv App.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 pm
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
The Tidewater Guitar Orchestra was founded in 1996 by Sam Dorsey. Inspired by a similar orchestra in Costa Rica led by Luis Zumbado, the TGO was formed based on the concept of a large group of musicians playing on three different types of guitars. The orchestra is composed of traditional classical guitars, supplemented by soprano guitars, tuned a fifth higher, called requintos, and bass guitars, tuned a fourth lower, called bajas. One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the United States, the TGO has made numerous appearances locally and represented the United States at the International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica. The orchestra’s local performances have included sold out concerts with Virginia Symphony Music Director, JoAnn Faletta as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. Tickets: $20 regular, $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors/Military. Jan 30: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Feb 7: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:30 am

Thomas Rosenkranz, Pianist
The Ewell Concert Series presents pianist Thomas Rosenkranz. A soloist, chamber musician, and Cultural Ambassador of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Rosenkranz has performed in North Africa, the Middle East, and at such venues as the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Mr. Rosenkranz has worked with such distinguished composers as John Adams, George Crumb, and Frederic Rzewski. For this recital, he will perform works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Mr. Rosenkranz will also present a Piano Master Class on Saturday, February 8th, 10:30am-noon, in Ewell Recital Hall. He will work with three advanced student pianists. Free admission, public is invited. Free admission, no tickets required. Ewell Recital Hall, College of William & Mary. Feb 7: Concert. Feb 8: Master Class.

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble February Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the ptublic unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 pm
Her Melody Lingers On
The sixth “Her Melody Lingers On” event to benefit ODU’s music scholarship established in the memory of Claire Cucchiari-Loring. Focusing on a range of vocal music, this year’s concert features Brian Nedvin with Andréa Marie Manaskie, Suzanne Oberdorfer, Marshall Severin, Stephen Coxe, Christian van Hoose and Mike Hall. There will be a silent auction and refreshments before the concert. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; the concert begins at 8 p.m . F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $10 student, $15 general, are available at oduartstix.com
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: The American Spirit
Presenting Howard Hanson’s “Romantic” Second Symphony as well as “Rainbow Body,” a new work by renowned American composer Christopher Theofanidis. Directed by Paul Kim. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Virginia Opera: Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos
Virginia Opera starts the New Year with a hilarious new production of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. With Director Sam Helfrich (Orphée, a Streetcar Named Desire), Helfrich brings his signature style to this comic tour de force that will leave you laughing in the aisles. With Conductor Garrett Keast in his company debut, bringing his mastery of German Opera for our audiences to enjoy, and Andrew Lieberman’s sets, whose set design for ”Orphée” wowed audiences two years ago, this production plays the perfect host to the comic action. Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera within an opera and unique in the genre. The premise involves a rich Viennese art patron and the Comedy Troupe and Classical Opera Company he hired to perform for his dinner party. When the meal runs late he demands they perform together so everyone can be finished in time for the fireworks – the real attraction of the evening! Strauss mixes comedy and drama with a masterful touch as he explores the meaning of opera, the way the art form is viewed by audiences and sponsors and how the rest of the world sometimes “pokes fun” at opera. Metropolitan Opera soprano and 2014 Grammy Award winner, Audrey Lunaa, Zerbinetta; Christina Pier, Ariadne & the diva,; Ric Furman, Bacchus; Stephanie Lauricella, Composer; all Virginia Opera debuts; Jake Gardner (Die Fledermaus), the Music Teacher; Christopher Burchett as Harlekin. The first act of “Ariadne auf Naxos” will be performed in English and the second act 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 on the Virginia Opera website at www.vaopera.org, or, for personalized seating assistance, please call the Box Office at 866.OPERA.VA. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). Email orders@vaopera.org Richmond: 800.514.3849, www.etix.com. Fairfax, VA: 888.945.2468, cfa.gmu.edu/ticket Student rush tickets: $15.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:30 pm: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax
Friday, February 21, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:30 pm Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 pm
Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
Boguslaw Dawidow, Principal Guest Conductor; Roman Rabinovich, Piano Soloist. The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel (HSO) was founded in 1950 and in recent years has become the focal point of musical life in Haifa and the north of Israel. This illustrious orchestra received the Prime Minister’s Award for being the leading performer of original Israeli compositions in Israel and is coming to the U.S. for the first time with pianist Roman Rabinovich. Leading the HSO is Principal Guest Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow. Internationally renowned for his musical knowledge, immense enthusiasm and extraordinarily charismatic stage presence, Maestro Dawidow is a “…conductor of a great stature, musically speaking, with a clear beat and marvelous rapport with the Orchestra … produced a truly magnificent Viennese sound … with romance and humor in hand…” (Gazzette – USA). von Weber, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky. Tickets: Starting at $27. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christoopher Newport University, Newport News.

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 6 pm
Lenny Marcus Trio
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum presents the Lenny Marcus Trio. Please join us for a wonderful time of learning and great music! Lenny Marcus and the musicians will offer a master class for area students from 4 pm-5:30pm and the concert will follow from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. For more information or questions, please contact Laura Cardin at 757-705-5835 or LauraACardin@gmail.com. West Park Church of Christ, 926 Cherokee Rd., Portsmouth, Va 23701

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Madrid's Teatro Real presents the World Premiere of Brokeback Mountain
Charles Wuorinen’s long-awaited opera, a powerful story of doomed love between two cowboys in Wyoming. In a decidedly different approach than the film adaptation, Wuorinen creates a grittier atmosphere. The story and characters have been tightly condensed by Proulx, a ghost and a chorus have been added, and nature itself introduced as the underlying element of the narrative. Wuorinen's score evokes the mountains with its swells and strains, bringing to life the harshly imposing Wyoming landscape from which the story was born. A new opera by Charles Wuorinen, based on the short story by Annie Proulx, libretto by Annie Proulx, conducted by Titus Engel, directed by Ivo van Hove. Commissioned by Gerard Mortier and Teatro Real. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, tenor Tom Randle, soprano Heather Buck, mezzo-soprano Hannah Esther Minutillo. Tickets on sale October 2, 2013, available online www.generaltickets.com/teatro-real.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Guitar Passions featuring Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan & Romero Lubambo
Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique, and versatility, multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." She has presented sold out performances throughout the world in the greatest halls. Her catalogue of over 25 recordings - from Baroque, Spanish/Latin and 20th Century to crossover and jazz-fusion - reflects remarkable variety. She has been acclaimed for expanding the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of the century. She will be joined by jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo. Their amazing talents are sure to please lovers of all music genres. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: A Community Sing with Ysaye Barnwell
A member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, the African American a-cappella ensemble from 1979-2013, Ysaye Barnwell invites you to be part of a choir of uncommon and joyous singing in the oral tradition. By the end of the evening you’ll raise the roof singing in four- to eight-part harmony with as many rhythms! In addition to Barnwell’s work with “Sweet Honey,” she is an active composer whose compositions include the highly regarded “In These Times,” commissioned by The Downtown Minneapolis Churches, “Swimming Over London,” commissioned by the King’s Singers, and “Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem,” commissioned by the Waterbury Symphony, as well as commissions from the Dance Alloy of Pittsburg, GALA Festival Choruses, the Cincinnati Women’s Chorus, and even Sesame Street, to name just a few. Her acting credits include the film “Beloved,” an NPR documentary “W.C. Handy’s Blues,” and countless voice-over narrations for film, video and radio. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, all seats: $10. 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, February 14, 2014, 8
VSO presents JAZZ Suffolk Center
Be transported to the height of the swing era with the best of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and more when the Virginia Symphony's "big band" presents JAZZ! Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Ave. Suffolk, VA

Friday, February 14, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Ballet Theater: 2nd Annual Sweetheart Concert Series
Bring your sweetheart to the 2nd annual Sweetheart Concert Series this Valentine’s Day weekend. The Virginia Ballet Theatre presents three beautiful and romantic works. The Virginia Ballet Theatre professional company is joined by our Virginia Ballet Theatre Ensemble to perform in a night of classical and contemporary ballet you won’t soon forget. Excerpts from the first and second acts of La Sylphide, Staged by Kathy Brenner, after August Bournonville. La Sylphide is the traditional Scottish story of a man who falls in love with the illusive Sylph. Principal dancers Elizabeth Blachman and Eduardo Ortiz Martinez star in this light, Romantic ballet. World Premier! Sonata in C Major by Joni Petre-Scholz, set to the music of Benjamin Britten, and performed with cellist Jeff Phelps and pianist Dr. Stephen Coxe, live on stage. A beautiful neo- classical work, with Petre-Scholz’s unique construction, is a beautiful contrast to the romanticism of the rest of the program. Ricardo Melendez’s jazzy tribute to love and Hoagie Carmichael returns! I Heart Hoagie, is a series of sassy, contemporary pieces, set to the music of Hoagie Carmichael and sung by Shannon Forsell. This ballet will leave you dancing and singing as you walk out the door with your valentine. Tickets: $25 Gen. Admission/$15 Students & Seniors; $15 group rate. http://www.tccropercenter.org or at the box office beginning one hour before show. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8 pm
HU Musical Arts Society: Backstage with Louis Armstrong
The Hampton University Musical Arts Society and Department of Music present "Backstage with Louis Armstrong." The performance is a solo biographical show on the great jazz trumpeter, vocalist, and international ambassador of "swing" Louis Armstrong. Playwright and performer Danny Mullen portrays the legendary jazzman wonderfully and will leave his audience with a standing ovation. Mullen takes his audience on a journey back in time to discover the personal life of Armstrong within the subjects of poverty, racial struggles, jealousy, and even heartbreak. Mullen imitates Armstrong’s legendary vocals in songs like “Moon River,” “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans,” “What Did I Do to be so Black and Blue,” “A Kiss to Build a Dream On,” “Hello Dolly,” and many other great hits. Student tickets are $10, and general admission is $20. Don't forget to ask about our Valentine's Day Special. Phone (757) 728-6800. For more information, please visit http://mas.hamptonu.edu/ Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8:30 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Path of Miracles
British composer Joby Talbot's 2005 a cappella work recounting the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has been described as "miraculous," "mesmerizing," and "ecstatic." The Chorale's performances mark the regional première of this extraordinary score. This work will be performed without intermission. Total running time: approximately one hour and five minutes. Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Venice Baroque Orchestra
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premiere ensembles devoted to period instrument performance, committed to the rediscovery of the 17th and 18th-century masterpieces. In addition to international tours and an album release in 2012, the Orchestra's concerts have been featured on frequent radio broadcasts and have been seen worldwide in several television specials and films. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $30/$35. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: To Music
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues the 33rd concert season, Music of the Sphere with To Music featuring Symphonicity Chorus and the Old Dominion University Concert Choir. CORIGLIANO - To Music, LISZT - Les Préludes, BRAHMS - Schicksalslied, op. 54 (Song of Destiny), Deborah Carr, Guest Conductor; BORODIN - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, Dr. Nancy Klein, Guest Conductor. Individual Tickets: $19 - $40. Individual tickets can be purchased through the Sandler Center website or by calling 1-877-YnotTix. Student Groups (10 or more), & Military (active duty & dependents, must present ID) Prices: $10 - $15. Student Rush $10. Available 15 minutes before the concert begins Group Tickets: Please call Wendy Young (757) 671-8611 for information on purchasing group tickets. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4 pm
The Campbell Family
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. Mark is a former Virginia State Fair and West Virginia State Folk Festival fiddling champion and is a five-time finalist, and 2001 champion of the nationally recognized old-time championships, the Appalachian String Band Music Festival at Clifftop, West Virginia. He has been designated as a Virginia Master fiddler by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Mark met Marty Gravett of Shenandoah, Virginia at a Richmond square dance and they were soon married. Marty 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. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4 pm
Patricia Saunders Nixon with I. Sherman Greene Chorale
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale presents a Black Composers Concert with special guest soprano Patricia Saunders Nixon singing art songs of Harry T. Burleigh. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave, Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 5 pm
HBCU Choral Festival
The annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Choral Festival featuring the choirs of Hampton University, Oakwood University (The Aeolians), Virginia State University and Norfolk State University. Adults - $20 Advance; $25 At the door. Students/Children - $10.00 Advance; $15.00 At the door. No children under eight. Ticket information and purchases: nsuchoirs.com or 757.823.8565, 823.8529. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU, Campus

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Warsaw Serenade
Warsaw’s musical culture thrived in the mid-twentieth century, nurturing many gifted composers whose ultra-Romantic music was overlooked in the post-war years. This program celebrates the haunting beauty and unique tonal language of Polish giants Karol Szymanowski, Grazyna Bacewicz, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and others. Giving voice to this thrilling program are international opera stars Dina Kuznetsova and Joseph Kaiser. Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano Feb 16: Tickets: $12-$27. Visit http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5578 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Feb 18: $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. www.nyfos.org Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Diehn Series/NCC Concert Sold Out
Please be advised that the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet concert for Monday evening is SOLD OUT. This means that only those who either have already purchased tickets or are Norfolk Chamber Consort season subscribers should come to the performance. In addition, there is another ODU event scheduled next door at Web center at 6:30 P.M. so parking may be a challenge. Plan to use the parking garage on 49th Street & Bluestone Ave. or the new Lot 27 to the west of Diehn Center off 49th Street.

Monday, February 17, 2014, 8 pm
Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet with Pianist Andrey Kasparov
In Cooperation with the F. Ludwig Diehn Series. Three Fantasies for mechanical organ K.594, 608 and 616 (1790-1791), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Arr. by Michael Hasel; Quintet, Op. 10 (1929), Pavel Haas (1899-1944); Trois pièces brèves (1930), Jacques Ibert (1890-1962); La cheminée du roi René, Op. 205 (1939), Darius Milhaud (1892-1974); Sextet for piano and winds (1932-1939), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Ticket sales begin at 7:15 PM and season ticket holders will exchange their tickets at the box office prior to the concert. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 622-4542 or 852-9072. Visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street

Monday, February 17, 2014, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet with Pianist, Andrey Kasparov
The Norfolk Chamber Consort in collaboration with the F. Ludwig Diehn Series continues its 45th anniversary season presenting a distinguished guest group: the legendary Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet considered by many to be the best in the world. The first half opens with Three Fantasies by Mozart for mechanical organ, arranged for woodwind quintet by Michael Hasel, a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. The rest of the first half features the eventful and adventurous Quintet for Winds by the Jewish-Czech composer Pavel Haas who perished in Auschwitz in 1944. The second half of the program is dedicated to French music and includes such recognized works as "Trois pièces brèves" by Jacques Ibert and "La cheminée du roi René" by Darius Milhaud. The concert will conclude with the popular Sextet for piano and wind quintet by Francis Poulenc, for which the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will be joined by pianist Andrey Kasparov. A pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov will commence at 7:45 PM. A free post-concert reception will be provided by Braise, a Virginia Beach restaurant. Ticket sales begin at 7:15 PM. Norfolk Chamber Consort Season Ticket holders can exchange their ticket at the NCC ticket table. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Multiple Master Classes in the DIehn Center for the Performing Arts. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8 pm
NYFOS: Warsaw Serenade
Warsaw’s musical culture thrived in the mid-twentieth century, nurturing many gifted composers whose ultra-Romantic music was overlooked in the post-war years. This program celebrates the haunting beauty and unique tonal language of Polish giants Karol Szymanowski, Grazyna Bacewicz, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and others. Giving voice to this thrilling program are international opera stars Dina Kuznetsova and Joseph Kaiser. Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano Feb 16: Tickets: $12-$27. Visit http://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/events/5578 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Feb 18: $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. www.nyfos.org Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11 am
WMC: A Musical Valentine
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents soprano Sarah Taylor and pianist Allen Biehl in a morning of Love Songs from Opera to Show Tunes. A graduate of Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Ms. Taylor will share her love of many genres from intimate German Leider to dramatic Italian arias to playful American standards accompanied by the Bruton Parish Organ Scholar, Allen Biehl. Beginning at 10 a.m. with "Coffee & Conversation", followed by a brief business meeting, the performance will commence at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. Additional information is available at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or 757-741-0006. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: Falletta & Friends
Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta puts down the baton and takes up the classical guitar in an unforgettable evening of collaboration with Debra Cross, flute; Robert Alemany, clarinet; Beverly Baker, viola; Mike Daniels, cello. 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, February 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Black Sea Hotel
The Ewell Concert Series presents, Black Sea Hotel, a women’s Balkan a cappella trio. Sometimes lyrical and ethereal, sometimes dissonant and driving, the trio creates a haunting harmonic blend. Black Sea Hotel performs at diverse venues—concert halls, universities, clubs, folk festivals and embassies. The ensemble was the Editor’s Pick and Featured Artist on CD Baby, #2 on iTunes World Music Top Albums. Free admission, no tickets required. Phone 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. College of William & Mary

Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Many Voices of Errollyn Wallen
Composer Errollyn Wallen "The renaissance woman of contemporary British music." - The Observer. Join Belize-born and London-based composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist Errollyn Wallen as she returns for an evening of genre-defying music that blurs the line between sophisticated pop/cabaret songwriting and contemporary art music. "You will be hearing a wide range of music from my catalogue of works - including excerpts from my operas, chamber works, songs from The Errollyn Wallen Songbook and works specially composed for this concert." - Errollyn Wallen. Tickets: $32, $27 for members, 30 and Under (with valid ID) $20. symphonyspace.org or 212.864.5400. Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:30 pm

VSO: Rach 2
You will feel just the right mixture of jubilance and sweet romance between the bubbly carnival theme and tender love theme in Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture. But as international pianist Martina Filjak takes the stage, those feel-good emotions are sure to be replaced by a more somber attitude with the start of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. A dense and rich piece of music, it shows just how deft a pianist must be with their hands and why it is one of Rachmaninoff's most enduring pieces. Finally, become witness to a timpani duel in the anguished Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable" by Scandinavian composer Carl Nielsen. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Feb 21: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 22: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Feb 23: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, February 21, 12 pm – 1pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the CNU Choirs The Rotunda
Monday, February 24, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
CNU Orchestra Concert Hall
Tuesday, February 25, 8 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble Music and Theatre Hall

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4 pm
Festival of Hymns
The Gloria Dei Choirs and other visiting choirs will present their third annual Festival of Hymns featuring hymns, hymn arrangements, and organ chorale preludes focused on the Epiphany, Lenten, and Easter seasons. Instrumental accompaniment will support our choirs in the vibrant acoustical setting of the Gloria Dei nave. Plan to attend and participate in receiving a spiritual blessing through the presentation of music that speaks to the heart of our Christian beliefs. Featuring hymns for the Epiphany, Lent, Easter season. Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4 pm
Founded on Faith 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Featuring the Chancel Choir and music ministry of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church. The esteemed Chancel choir of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church will anchor this afternoon concert with brass, the Alleluia Ringers, Harmonious Flutes, and participation from various aspects of the music ministry of the church. Founded in 1964, Great Bridge Presbyterian celebrates a distinguished history of serving and providing outreach programs to the community, the nation and the world. The Chancel choir, under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans has successfully completed two international tours and their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols is a much anticipated community event. The concert will also include participation by the Praise Team of the direction of Charity Stephens. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex), Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Patrick Sheridan, Tuba
Sundays at Four presents noted tuba player Patrick Sheridan. This incredibly diverse artist maintains a busy international career with more than 75 orchestras each year. He is on the faculties of Arizona State University and UCLA, and founded The Institute of Performance Excellence. Known for his commitment to kids, as well as his amazing virtuosity and musicianship, this program should be a special one for the entire family. Call: 757 357-0508 for more information visit www.sundaysatfour.org Individual tickets at the door are $20, $5/Students. A reception follows the program. Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 7 pm
Dr. Joby Bell, Organ Concert
Dr. Joby Bell is Professor of Organ and Church Music at the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. He earned his Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University. He has concertized throughout the United States and Europe, and brings to his performances a clear affability and a keen sensitivity to an audience’s increased appreciation for organ music. His recital programming demonstrates a varied and interesting repertoire, enhanced by illuminating program notes designed to embrace all audiences. This concert is co-sponsored by Larchmont United Methodist, the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and Old Dominion University. Dr. Bell will also conduct a Master Class at ODU on Saturday, February 22nd, at 9:30AM. For more information, call the church office at 757-489-8168. The concert is free and open to the public. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA, 23508

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble February Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, February 23, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Faculty recital
Kelly Montgomery, contralto .Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, February 24, 2014, 12 noon
Noonday Concert
This Monumental Noonday Concert will feature two talented singers, Carrie Grace Morgan and Amber Price of the Smithfield Little Theater. Both have performed in many musical roles, as well as dramatic. They will perform several selections as solos and duets from Broadway shows such as “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from EVITA, “Happily Ever After” from ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, “What is This Feeling?” and “For Good” from WICKED along with songs from THE SECRET GARDEN, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE BAKER’S WIFE, and CHESS. The program, which begins at 12 noon and lasts for 30 minutes is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served after the concert at a cost of $5.00. For additional information, call the church office at 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble February Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
A Viol Evening, an ODU Faculty Recital by Dr. Kelly Montgomery, Contralto
Featuring ODU Viola da Gamba Consort; Madeline Samarzea, Dance; Dr. Lee Tepley, Harpsichord; Dr. Stephen Coxe, Harpsichord; Martina Fortin, Basso Continuo. Works by Henry Purcell, Josquin des Prez, Pierre Phalese, John Blow, Stephen Coxe. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, February 24, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
University Orchestra
J. Lynn Thompson, conductor. Aria-Concerto-Composition Competition Winners.
Concert Hall
Tuesday, February 25, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble: Made in America
Dr. Mark U. Reimer, conductor Concert Hall
Wednesday, February 26, 12 noon
Guest Lecture featuring composer Dan Asia
Room A-183, Ferguson Center for the Arts
Bon Voyage!!
The CNU Wind Ensemble tours the Baltics!! We will be performing in conservatories and concert halls throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, February 27 through March 8, 2014: The Estonian Academy of Music, Viljandi Folk Culture Center, Riga Academy and Trakai Concert Hall.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6 pm
An Evening of Music and Medicine Education
Sentara Music and Medicine Center, Sentara Neurosciences Institute & Old Dominion University present An Evening of Music and Medicine Education. Join Dr. Kamal Chémali, Sentara Neurologist and Prisca Benoit, Concert Pianist, Artist-in-Residence. Reception immediately following. Admission is free and space is limited. RSVP to 757-683-3116 or www.odu.edu/univevents (event code: MMC14) by Monday, February 24, 2014. Onsite parking is available in the 49th Street Garage. For more information, please call 757-683-5759. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street and Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7 pm
BYOV Concerto Concert
Bay Youth Concert & Symphony Orchestras, J. Aaron Hardwick and Helen Martell, Conductors. Come see three winners of the 2014 concerto competition perform with the Concert and Symphony orchestras! Tyler James, cello, will perform the first movement of the Dvorak cello concerto. Stephen Tang will perform Wieniawski's Concerto Number 2, movement 3, and Ava Shedd, Concerto Orchestra winner, will perform DeBeriot's Scene du Ballet. Tickets: $11. http://bayyouth.org/store/products/concerto-concert-single-ticket/ Regent University, 1000 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 pm

Guitarra Española
Be prepared to experience despair, resolve, hope, and finally deliverance in the Leonore Overture by Beethoven. From the eerie beginning to the insistent punctuations and finally to the joyous outburst at the end, you will be on a journey of heroism. The sprightly tone continues into the beginning of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Joining the VSO in this Spanish garden-inspired piece is Russian guitarist Artyom Derveod, a recent winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition. The turbulence of Mendelssohn's first symphony is a stark contrast to the light-hearted feel of the guitar concerto. The burst of energy will delight all through every anxious turn the music takes. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Feb 27: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA. Mar 1: Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Black Sea Hotel
Black Sea Hotel is a New York-based Balkan a cappella trio that recreates traditional Balkan music, finding new ways to use melody, harmony and rhythm to tell ancient stories that still resonate today. Sometimes lyrical and ethereal, sometimes dissonant and driving, the trio creates a harmonic blend that has been called haunting and otherworldly. Listeners often exclaim that they cannot believe the sound is coming from only three voices. Black Sea Hotel performs at diverse venues--concert halls, universities, downtown clubs, folk festivals and embassies. Their live performances and their self-titled album have received widespread acclaim. The trio was the Editor's Pick and Featured Artist on CD Baby, # 2 on iTunes World Music Top Albums, and #18 on Lucid Culture's top 50 best albums of 2009. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7 pm
Reds, Whites, & Brews
Reds, Whites, & Brews, the Virginia Chorale's annual fundraiser, promises to be a fun-filled evening of select wines and craft beer tastings paired with heavy hors d'œuvres prepared by Bite Catering, and, of course, scintillating singing by the Virginia Chorale, the Commonwealth's premier chamber chorus, conducted by Charles Woodward! New this year will be an exciting live auction with great packages that you will not want to miss. As always, you will have the opportunity to order professionally selected wines at discounted prices. Click HERE to download our flyer detailing the different levels of support, including advertising and ticket prices, as well as sponsorship levels and their benefits. We encourage you to find the level that suits you, complete the back of the form, and return it to the Chorale. Then, join us for a truly wonderful evening. You can also go online to our website at vachorale.org to purchase tickets, make a donation, or for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact our office (757.627.8375) with any questions you may have. Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7 pm
Harpist, Barbara Chapman with Organist, Holly Sunderland
Barbara Chapman has held the position of Principal Harp for the Virginia Symphony since 1988. Previously, she has held the position of Principal Harp with the Glimmerglass Opera of NY and toured the US with the American Harp Society’s Concert Artist Program. As both orchestral harpist and chamber musician, she has recorded for New Albion Records, NPR Classics, and Albany Records. With flutist Debra Wendells Cross, she has recorded three compact discs and has been broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today. Holly B. Sunderland is employed with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools as an Instructional Specialist in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, Holly serves St. Michael Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach as Director of Choral and Liturgical Music. She has taught choral, instrumental and general music in private, parochial and public schools. Her collegiate degrees are from Westminster Choir College (Music Education, Principal in Organ), and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (Choral Conducting). Free-will offering ($10 for adults, $5 for students). For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

March Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, March 1, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 4, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, March 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 11, 8 pm
A Bach Family Celebration, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, JanEl Will & Thomas Marshall, Organ & Harpsichord
Saturday, March 15, 8 pm

Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, March 16, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Canticles by Ted Cavuoti
St. Paul’s Parish, K Street Treble Choir from Washington DC, Robert McCormick, Director
Tuesday, March 18, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Judith Olbrych, Soprano, Erich Graf, Flute, Timothy Olbrych, Guitar, Thomas Lindsay & Lucy Manning, Violin, Alice Lindsay, Viola, & Stephen Custer, Cello
Thursday, March 20, 8 pm
18th-century Chamber Music Recital, Bach & Friends
Susan Via, Baroque Violin Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Recorder Jeff Phelps, Baroque Cello Rebecca Davy, Harpsichord
Saturday, March 22, 8 pm
Student Harp Concert
Williamsburg Youth Harp Society Cynthia Campbell, Director
Tuesday, March 25, 8 pm
Trumpet & Organ Recital
Daniel Ireland, Trumpet Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, March 27, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Waynesville Middle School Chorus from Waynesville, North Carolina, Janna Brendell, Director
Saturday, March 29, 8 pm
Vocal Recital
Denise Gulley, Soprano from Washington DC with Thomas Marshall, Harpsichordist from Williamsburg
Historic Organ Recitals, Wren Chapel, College of William & Mary
Saturdays at 10:00 am, Mar 1 & 15Thomas Marshall, Organist
Saturdays at 10:00 am, March 8, 22, & 29 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 5 pm
Washington Chorus: Essential Verdi
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Celebrate with TWC as we mark the 200th ANNIVERSARY of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth this season with the sixth of the popular and unique “Essential” series. Experience all your Verdi favorites from his most popular operas and choral masterworks, including highlights and scenes from Aida, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, and Nabucco, PLUS favorite Verdi choruses known the world over! About the Essential Series: “A program like this, part artistic challenge and part pops concert, could be an act of hubris, and it could be a complete train wreck. It’s to Wachner’s credit that it was, instead, a rollicking good time.” Anne Midgette, The Washington Post. Corinne Winters, soprano; Othalie Graham, soprano; Ola Rafalo, mezzo-soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor; Peter Volpe, bass. Tickets: $15 - $70. www.thewashingtonchorus.org Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:30 pm
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 pm

VSO: Arias & Duets!
Join Virginia Opera for a delightful musical event featuring arias and duets from your favorite operas, operettas, and Broadway hits, including selections from our 2013-14 Season. Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging artists perform a unique array of popular song selections guaranteed to have everyone shouting Encore! Admission is Free. Limited Seating - Reservations requested. https://ticketing.vaopera.org Mar 2: Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 5: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Monday, March 3, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8 pm

Minetti String Quartet
Maria Ehmer, violin; Anna Knopp, violin; Milan Milojicic, viola; Leonhard Roczek, cello. “A musical sensation from Austria” wrote the Berlin Tagesspiegel of the young Minetti Quartett’s debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2009.? Die Presse in Vienna summed it up after one of their concerts: “The youthful freshness of the quartet’s interpretations charms audiences since 2003. There are top musicians with spirit and dedication at work who charge the music of the classic and romantic periods with energy for the new millennium”. Mar 3: 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 4: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2013-2014 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 app roximately 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

Monday, March 3, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Masterworks Concert #4 Opera Highlights
Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert Series 30th Anniversary Season! Opera Highlights featuring soloists Branch Fields (bass), Audrey Luna (soprano) and Lauren McNeese (mezzo-soprano) in a performance of opera arias and overtures. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, the program includes favorites from Rigoletto, Cosi fan tutte, La bohème, Lakmé, Hänsel und Gretel and many others. Tickets are $54 and $44; call 757-229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org for details. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
NYFOS: John Musto & Friends
A premiere-filled celebration of a leading American composer. John Musto is known particularly for his eclectic compositional influences, including jazz, popular song and musical theater, and for his pianistic authority and panache. This concert will feature Musto on piano along with soprano Amy Burton, tenor Vale Rideout, baritone William Sharp, guitarist David Starobin, and cellist Edward Arron. The program will include the New York premieres of three song cycles: The Brief Light, Scottish Songs, and River Songs. Complimentary beverages will be served. Extremely Limited Seating; Tickets: Free; Reservations are required. Program Information and Tickets Call 646.230.8380 or email: info@nyfos.net OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street, NYC

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble March Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday,March 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Performs music ranging from Renaissance to modern pop. See details of this concert at www.odu.edu/~jhall. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Faculty recital, Agnes and Friends
Featuring Agnes Fuller with Steve Coxe and Anibal Acosta performing Adolphus Hailstork’s “Ventriloquist Acts of God” and other songs by Rodrigo and Frances Poulenc. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:30 pm
The 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finals
Contestants, ranging from preschool to college undergraduate, will each perform two movements from the Classical Period. Piano pieces are timed according to grade level. Guest adjudicator Lambert Orkis will choose winners for each level and for Most Promising Overall Performances. First and second place winners receive a monetary prize as well as the Most Promising Overall Performance for Levels 1-3 and 4-5. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm
The 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Master Class
Selected finalists will perform one movement from the Classical Period. Pianist Lambert Orkis will work with each finalist on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 4 pm
Russell Stanger String Quartet Competition
String students compete for membership in ODU's scholarship string quartet. Under the direction of Paul Kim Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 30, 3pm
A String Voyage
Featuring Grieg's Holberg Suite, Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Vaughan Williams, Corigliano's Voyage, and other string orchestra works by Mendelssohn and Bartok.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Rachmaninoff/Scriabin GSA Orchestra Side by Side with VSO
Ben Rous, conducting; Jeffrey Phelps, conducting. Piano Concerto in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 20, Kayla Cummings, piano. Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances. $15 adult/$5 student. www.gsarts.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
VSO: Arias & Duets!
Join Virginia Opera for a delightful musical event featuring arias and duets from your favorite operas, operettas, and Broadway hits, including selections from our 2013-14 Season. Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging artists perform a unique array of popular song selections guaranteed to have everyone shouting Encore! Admission is Free. Limited Seating - Reservations requested. https://ticketing.vaopera.org Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11 am
The Adventures of Pinocchio's Sister
This educational show follows the journey of Pinocchietta as she learns about many madcap opera characters which teach her about opera, singing, language and culture. This comic opera program includes music from some of the great opera composers. Learn how to be an opera star in this fun filled participatory and educational experience. Admission is Free. Limited Seating - Reservations requested. https://ticketing.vaopera.org Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: TENEbrae 2014
TENET presents our fantastic colleagues and friends of the Antioch Chamber Ensemble in a program featuring Robert White's Lamentations of Jeremiah and works by contemporary composers for Lent. Please join us in welcoming them as they present the first of five TENEbrae offerings for our 2014 Lenten series. Tickets: General: $50/$40; Seniors/Students: $30/$20.. http://www.tenetnyc.com St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (entrance on West 87th Street), New York, NY 10024

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8 pm
The Phoenix Rising
The young British choir Stile Antico is back honoring the remarkable legacy of 16th century English sacred music with a program drawn entirely from the volumes of the hugely influential publication Tudor Church Music. First published in 1922, these pioneering editions unearthed a wealth of extraordinary music that had not been performed for centuries, and gave a stage to previously little-known composers who are now considered the heart of the English Renaissance. The program includes works by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons, and Weelkes, and is crowned by William Byrd’s exquisite five-part Mass. The twelve voices of Stile Antico perform “with a sense of wondrous discovery” (The Arts Desk) befitting a program that celebrates the revival of a beloved repertoire. Ticket Price: $35 - $45. Miller Theatre Box Office 212.854.7799 or visit www.millertheatre.com Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th Street, New York, NY

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 4 pm

Williamsburg Choral Guild: French Impressions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild presents French Impressions. Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the Guild will perform Durufle’s “Requiem” and Vierne’s “Messe Solonnelle.” Organist Rebecca Davy will accompany the chorus and display her virtuosity at the keyboard in a dazzling performance of the “Scherzo” and “Finale” from Vierne’s Symphony No. 1. A pre-concert lecture begins one hour before each performance. Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door,($10 for students with ID).Contact 757-220-1808 or www.williamsburgchoralguild.org for more information. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 3 pm

CBWE: Maestra!
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble has become the Peninsula’s premier community-based performing group, currently including almost 60 musicians and focusing on symphonic works of American origin. Bill Garlette, Music Director. Admission to most Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble performances is $5.00. Children 18 and under are usually free. Tickets are now available for purchase online. A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. To Order Tickers visit http://www.eventbrite.com/ Mar 8: Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hamton, VA 23666. Mar 9: First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Road, Hampton VA 23664

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:30 pm

VSO POPS! Salutes Broadway
he Virginia Symphony POPS! pays tribute to music from the Great White Way when VSO Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra with chorus and soloists in a program of favorites by Bernstein, Gershwin, Sondheim, Lerner and Lowe, Kander and Ebb, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Vocalists Emily Skinner and Lee Lessack will be featured in performances of selections from West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, and more. “By focusing on the golden age of Broadway, this concert will headline some of the very greatest American composers, in any genre, who ever put pen to paper,” stated Rous. “This is music and show biz at their finest.” Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Mar 8: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Pauls Blvd., Norfolk. Mar 9: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts,

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1 – 6 pm
Twenty-seventh Annual Young Performing Artists Competition
Come and listen as your schedule permits, to sample the amazing talent of about 21 youthful musicians from our 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 . 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 9, 2014, 3 pm
YRSO: Crowns of Royalty
York River Symphony Orchestra concert features the winners of the annual Young Artists Concerto Competition. Both 2014 young artists are from Virginia Beach. Violinist, Caroline Willett will perform the first movement of the Felix Mendelssohn Concerto in e minor, and oboist, Davey Van Beveren, will perform the Rondo Pastorale from Oboe Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra under Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff and Assistant Conductor, Clint Correll will also perform Le Roi S’ Amuse, a suite of Dances by Leo Delibes, Overture to the Czar and the Carpenter by A. Lortzing, Stephen Schwartz’ The Prince of Egypt, The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg, and Crown Imperial March by William Walton. A Pre-concert Showcase at 2:15 will feature the YRSO "Flute Flight Trio. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary Christian Auditorium, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 4 pm
Great Neck Hymn Festival: His Faithfulness Continues Through All Generations
You're invited to the Great Neck Hymn Festival – His Faithfulness Continues Through All Generations. All are invited to sing great hymns of the faith and enjoy special music by the choirs of All Saints Episcopal, Francis Asbury United Methodist, Virginia Beach Christian, and Wycliffe Presbyterian plus the contemporary ensembles of Francis Asbury and Wycliffe. The choirs will be under the direction of Dr. Michael Trotta, director of choirs at Virginia Wesleyan College. Special readings will be offered by Rev. Jason Lewis (VBCC) and The Very Rev Dr. Stanley Sawyer of All Saints. Rev. Garrett Bugg (Wycliffe) will offer a short reflection. An offering will be received in support of the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center and a reception will follow. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 5 pm
Celtic Service & Concert
Gabe Stone and David Gardner, professional Celtic musicians, will enhance the seventh Celtic Service at Christ Episcopal on the first evening of Lent, followed by a short Celtic concert which will explore the sounds of many unique Celtic instruments. This will be a wonderfully moving and meditative experience amid the quiet of candles, poetry, readings, and song. The Celtic service takes on a special life of its own providing a time for healing, and a feeling of peace and community. Come in plenty of time to sit in the beauty of this lovely church, and to hear the opening sounds which will frame this Lenten evening. For more information, call Mary at 757 675-5777. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430

Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3 pm

5 Boroughs Music Festival: Les Délices
Les Délices, critically-acclaimed masters of the French Baroque, make their 5BMF debut with two performances of their new program Conversations galantes. The program – also being heard in New York City for the first time – explores rarely heard instrumental gems from the salons of 1750s Paris. Featuring scintillating works from the French Rococo – music from the eve of an aesthetic revolution – these works from the 1740s and 1750s challenge expectations about Baroque music: they mix the humor and wit of early Haydn and Gluck, a little of CPE Bach’s sturm und drang, and characteristically lush French harmonies together to create a truly unique sound. The result is a fusion of baroque gestures and classical forms that combine with harmonic and technical virtuosity to yield expressive extremes. François-André Philidor (arr. Nagy): Suite from Tom Jones; Louis de Caix d’Hervelois: Suite in G; Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: 5eme Sonate in F from Conversations Galantes; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin en concert – 2eme Concert; Jean-Marie Leclair: Sonata no. 1 in b minor, Op. 12; François-André Philidor: Sinfonia IV in Bb from l’Art du Modulation.Debra Nagy, baroque oboe; Julie Andrijeski and Scott Metcalfe, baroque violins; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord; Katie Rietman, cello. Tickets start at $15. Visit http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/Mar 14: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, QUEENS; Mar 15: La Maison Française at New York University, 16 Washington Mews, MANHATTAN

Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8 pm

VSO Billy the Kid
Often featured in Jazz and pop music, the Saxophone is rarely showcased with a symphony orchestra. The Virginia Symphony continues its Classical Series with a performance of Roberto Sierra’s jazzy Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra by saxophonist James Carter. In this performance, Carter, a master of the entire family of saxophones, will shift between tenor and soprano saxophones in a work that showcases the range of his artistry. Additionally, the Virginia Symphony welcomes Guest Conductor, Thomas Wilkins, a native of Norfolk, VA. Wilkins is current music director of the Omaha Symphony and principal guest conductor of the Hollywood Bowl orchestra. He will lead the orchestra in performances of Bernstein’s optimistic Overture to Candide, Barber’s highly original tone poem, First Essay for Orchestra, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, which pulses with the warmth of the brief sub-arctic summer and showcases the composer’s love of nature as well as his love for his homeland. One hour prior to each performance, Maestro Wilkins will present a “Behind the Notes” presentation on the program. And at each performance, several area teachers will be honored as part of a Music in our Schools Month celebration. Tickets: $22 - $105. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Mar 14: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA. Mar 15: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Pauls Blvd., Norfolk.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, March 15, 20114, 8 pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2:30 pm

Lyric Opera Virginia: La Bohème
La Vie de Bohème is a 90-minute version of Puccini's classic opera based on the novel Scenes from La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger featuring an international cast of outstanding young artists. Melissa Shippen as Mimì, Won Whi Choi as Rodolfo, Kristina Bachrach as Musetta, Michael Weyandt as Marcello, Richmond native Chase Peak as Shaunard, and Suffolk native Adam Richardson as Colline. The production is directed by Los Angeles-based Stephanie Vlahos, who directed LOV's productions of Romeo and Juliet last season and Viva Verdi! this season. LOV's Children's Chorus, all of whom participated in the first-ever Children's Opera and Musical Theater Camp held last June, will also perform. Tickets for La Bohème are $35, $15 for students and military. To purchase single tickets visit the Lyric Opera Virginia website at www.lyricoperavirginia.org or call the appropriate Box office:Mar 14: The Kimball Theatre, 424 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185. (757) 565-8588. Mar 15: Modlin Center, University of Richmond. (804) 289-8980. Mar 16: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach. Call the LOV Box Office at (757) 446-6666

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, March 14, 2014, 12 – 1 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
featuring the University Orchestra The Rotunda
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Junior Recital
Alessandra Astete, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 5 – 6 pm
Senior Recital
Rachel Sowinski, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7 – 8 pm
Senior recital
Nathan Grim, saxophone Music and Theatre Hall

Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS Founding Fathers and Friends
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents a founding fathers and friends concert. Tickets: $20 regular, $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors/Military. Mar 14: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510. Mar 27: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7 pm
Second Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Concert
This new chamber music series is inspired by Pope Benedict XVI's promotion of music and the arts. The program will feature Scarlatti "Cantata" for soprano and string quartet, Mozart Quartet for flute and strings, and Paganini Trio for violin, cello, and guitar. Guest artists will include Thomas Lindsay and Lucy Manning (violin), Alice Lindsay (viola), Stephen Custer (cello), Judy Olbrych (soprano), Timothy Olbrych (guitar), and Erik Graf (flute). All are welcome. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Suggested donation is $10 per person. No tickets are required. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: TENEbrae 2014
TENET's inaugural TENEbrae event featured Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres and we continue this tradition in a program featuring Couperin's Troisième Leçon, Tenebrae Lessons by Charpentier, and instrumental works by French contemporaries by Grammy nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. Tickets: General: $50/$40; Seniors/Students: $30/$20. http://www.tenetnyc.com St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (entrance on West 87th Street), New York, NY 10024

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 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. 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 16, 2014, 4 pm
From Baroque to Romantic
The Virginia Beach Chamber Music Society under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins presents its 7th Anniversary concert at Haygood United Methodist church in Virginia Beach. The program will feature Works of Purcell, Handel, Bach, and Mendelssohn. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Free and open to the public. Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach VA

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 4 pm
Eugene Jones, Clarinetist
Reformation Lutheran's 2013 - 2014 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Eugene Jones earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in clarinet performance from the New England Conservatory of Music as a student of Gino Cioffi (Boston Symphony principal clarinetist). While a student at NEC he was awarded a fellowship to the Berkshire Music Center at “Tanglewood” where he was principal clarinetist in orchestras conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, Gunther Schuller and Jorge Mester, and was chosen to perform the Elliott Carter Wind Quintet in a concert dedicated to and attended by the composer. His subsequent teachers include Kalmen Opperman, Peter Hadcock, Keith Stein, Leon Russianoff and Roger Hiller. He has been a member of the San Antonio Symphony (second and assistant principal clarinet), principal clarinet with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, Maine Opera Association and principal clarinet with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (touring). Solo appearances include performances with the University of Southern Maine Wind Ensemble, The Tidewater Winds and the East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble (President’s Concert). This concert is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7 pm
Ambrosia Quartet, with bassist Chris White
Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano, violins, Beverly Kane Baker, viola and Rebecca Gilmore, cello. Dvorak String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Trio: “Dreams of Flight” by Edgar Meyer, transcribed by B. Havens; and Dvorak String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77, with bassist Chris White. Join us for an evening of extraordinary romantic era chamber music in the acoustically sensitive space at Larchmont Methodist. This wonderful quartet + 1 made up of players from the Virginia Symphony will thrill and delight, as they have so many times. The concert is free and open to the public, with an opportunity for a generous donation. For more information, please call the church office at 489-8168, or email music@larchmontumc.org Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA

Sunday, March 16, 2014,
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7 pm

NYFOS: Ports of Call, An Itinerary of Song
Ports of Call takes the audience on a musical trip around the world-from the shores of New York to South America, then through Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the South Sea, the far East and finally home. On the journey one will meet a fascinating cast of characters, people in transit for every possible reason: vacationers, political fugitives, missionaries, merchants, sailors, and wanderers in search of new horizons. The music covers the globe too, with contributions ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov and Guastavino to Bolcom and Porter. The musical itinerary is rich and varied, with beautiful (and funny) songs from the four corners of the globe. As part of the NYFOS Emerging Artists season and its Miles Mykkanen commitment in training the next generation of vocalists, the concert features the members of Caramoor's 2014 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Stars Program: soprano Olivia Betzen, mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen, tenor Miles Mykkanen, and baritone Theo Hoffman, along with the rising young pianist Leann Osterkamp. The singers will be joined by NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier and associate artistic director Michael Barrett on piano. Mar 16: Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House,Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Katonah, NY. Mar 18 & 19: Tickets $45; http://www.nyfos.org/juilliard.html or phone 646-230-8380 Ticket sales at the door will be cash only. All tickets will be held at will call on the evening of the concert. Seating is general admission; doors open at 6:30pm. OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street, NYC.

Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 pm
Maryville College Choir
The Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 50 singers that performs choral literature of many styles. Emphasis is on musicality, education, and appropriate historical style for an academic approach appropriate for the Liberal Arts setting of Maryville College. This ensemble serves as the main liaison between the College and various church and school communities, both locally and in the north and southeast. The choir goes on tour every spring break, performing in churches and high schools. Recent tour destinations include Chicago, IL, Charleston, SC, Daytona Beach, FL, New York, NY and New Orleans, LA. The 2012 Spring Choir Tour featured an international tour, "Pipes, Glens & Thistles: A Celebration of Gratitude", to Scotland where the choir performed at St. Giles Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Rude, Iona Abbey and Sterling Castle. A free-will offering will be taken For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8 pm
Lyric Opera of Virginia Presents La Bohème
A 90-minute production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera La Bohème Based on the novel “Scenes from La Vie de Bohème” by Henri Murger. This beautiful love story is filled with romance and passion, while also highlighting the frustration of dreams and realities of four young adults living in the Parisian French Quarters in 1830. Experience this classic anew in this intimate performance by top solo talent and Lyric Opera of Virginia's Children's Chorus.Performers include Won Whi Choi (Rodolfo), Michael Weyandt (Marcello), Melissa Shippen (Mimi), Kristina Bachrach (Musetta), Chase Peak (Schaunard), and Adam Richardson (Colline). Admission is $25 general, $15 students with ID. Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com or call the HU Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7 pm

NYFOS: Ports of Call, An Itinerary of Song
Ports of Call takes the audience on a musical trip around the world-from the shores of New York to South America, then through Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the South Sea, the far East and finally home. On the journey one will meet a fascinating cast of characters, people in transit for every possible reason: vacationers, political fugitives, missionaries, merchants, sailors, and wanderers in search of new horizons. The music covers the globe too, with contributions ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov and Guastavino to Bolcom and Porter. The musical itinerary is rich and varied, with beautiful (and funny) songs from the four corners of the globe. As part of the NYFOS Emerging Artists season and its Miles Mykkanen commitment in training the next generation of vocalists, the concert features the members of Caramoor's 2014 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Stars Program: soprano Olivia Betzen, mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen, tenor Miles Mykkanen, and baritone Theo Hoffman, along with the rising young pianist Leann Osterkamp. The singers will be joined by NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier and associate artistic director Michael Barrett on piano. Mar 16: Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House,Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Katonah, NY. Mar 18 & 19: Tickets $45; http://www.nyfos.org/juilliard.html or phone 646-230-8380 Ticket sales at the door will be cash only. All tickets will be held at will call on the evening of the concert. Seating is general admission; doors open at 6:30pm. OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street, NYC.

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble March Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Faculty recital, Agnes and Friends
Featuring Agnes Fuller with Steve Coxe and Anibal Acosta performing Adolphus Hailstork’s “Ventriloquist Acts of God” and other songs by Rodrigo and Frances Poulenc. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:30 pm
The 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finals
Contestants, ranging from preschool to college undergraduate, will each perform two movements from the Classical Period. Piano pieces are timed according to grade level. Guest adjudicator Lambert Orkis will choose winners for each level and for Most Promising Overall Performances. First and second place winners receive a monetary prize as well as the Most Promising Overall Performance for Levels 1-3 and 4-5. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm
The 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Master Class
Selected finalists will perform one movement from the Classical Period. Pianist Lambert Orkis will work with each finalist on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm
Cello Master Class in conjunction with The 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
Cellist, David Hardy will work with cellists and chamber ensembles on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. Choral Rehearsal Room, F. Ludwig Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Monday, March 24, 2014, 8 pm
Lambert Orkis, piano and fortepiano, and David Hardy, cello in recital
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series event. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Fine and Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 4 pm
Russell Stanger String Quartet Competition
String students compete for membership in ODU's scholarship string quartet. Under the direction of Paul Kim Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 30, 3pm
A String Voyage
Featuring Grieg's Holberg Suite, Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Vaughan Williams, Corigliano's Voyage, and other string orchestra works by Mendelssohn and Bartok.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Trio Valtorna
Trio Taltorna brings together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists. After performing together at "Music from Angel Fire" Chamber Music Festival, renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and French horn player extraordinaire David Jolley decided to continue in collaboration, adding the young pianist Gilled Vonsattel to complete the ensemble. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States. Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

VCU Vocal Music March Events
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music sponsors and hosts over 200 concerts and events on campus and around Richmond each year. Visit arts.vcu.edu/music for event and ticket information. For questions about our events, please contact the VCU Music Box Office at musictix@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6776. Unless noted, all events take place in the W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA.
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 8 pm
Faculty Recital: Charles Staples, piano with Tracey Welborn, tenor
Pianist Charles Staples will perform Chopin’s Ballade in F Minor, and his monumental “Funeral March” Sonata. Staples would be joined by tenor Tracey Welborn for a group of Strauss songs and a set of songs by American composers Richard Hageman, Louis Campbell-Tipton, Vittorio Giannini, and Edward Horsman. Hornist Rachel Velvikis will join Staples and Welborn for a performance of Britten’s Still Falls the Rain. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Free Admission. No tickets required.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Live streaming of performances!
Can't make it to CNU for a recital? You can still see and hear great music being made by our outstanding students and faculty by visiting: http://lifesize.cnu.edu/videos/channel/3/
Friday, March 21, 2014, 12 noon
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Mary Sellen, organ The Rotunda

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7 pm
A Musical Tour of American Big Band Favorites
CNU Jazz Ensemble, Kelly Rossum, director in partnership with Newport News Bar Association and the Peninsula Bar Association presents A Musical Tour of American Big Band Favorites featuring CNU Jazz Students, Alumni and Faculty, and Janet Roach, WVEC's Emmy award winning journalist, special guest conductor. Reception to follow including live open Jam Session. $15 general admission, $10 for students. Call 855 FERG TIX to purchase tickets. Music and Theater Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1 pm
Senior Recital
Jennifer Colburn, composer Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 3 pm
Senior Recital
Michael Yonkers, percussion Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5 pm
Junior Recital
Ancil Crayton, clarinet Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 7 pm
Senior Recital
Caroline Scruggs, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Senior Recital
Bridget Cooper, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Pastiche Chamber Ensemble
Jan F. Scott, clarinet; David Scott, trumpet; Noriko Tsuchiya, piano; Thomas Blomster, percussion Music and Theatre Hall

Friday, March 21, 2014, 6 pm
Arts Enter: Big
Opening reception in the Stage Door Gallery for a new show, BIG, with music, refreshments and Art Critic Fred Beyersdorfer. Large original paintings along with other two dimensional and three dimensional works. 757-331-3669 www.stagedoorgallery.com 301 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Spanish Organist Raul Ramarez in Concert
Spanish Organist Raul Ramarez will present an organ recital at First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach. Ramarez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elites of the International concert scene. His powerful personality, passionate expressiveness, gift for communication, and outstanding technique make him shine with a unique light. Included in his program is music by Bruhns, Heredia, Cabanilles as well as Bach’s spectacular "Prelude and Fugue in D Major and Saint-Saens Dance Macabre. The concert is FREE and open to the public. Call 428-6332 for further information. Plenty of free parking. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, corner of 36th Street and Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach

Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:30 pm

Opera Roanoke: Julius Caesar
Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt is not only his grandest opera, it is one of the greatest character dramas in music. Reimagining Caesar's historical campaign in Egypt, Handel's ensemble drama features showstoppers for each of the principal characters. Cleopatra and her villainous brother, Ptolemy jockey for the favor of the Roman Emperor while the noble widow Cornelia and her hot-headed son, Sesto seek revenge. Opera Insights pre-curtain talk: one hour prior Tickets: Single: $25 - $115; by phone 540.345.2550. Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, Roanoke.

Virginia Opera: Bizet’s Carmen
When she's not making cigarettes at the factory in Seville, Carmen is busy making trouble. This gypsy should come with a warning label! Unfortunately, naïve army corporal, Don José, is out of the loop. Boy meets girl and becomes so besotted that he wrecks his career and his life for her. When she drops him for the next man to come along—a dashing Toreador—her fancy decides her fate. Bizet’s masterpiece is the perfect combination of passion and drama, featuring the most seductive score in opera! Sultry mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson makes her mainstage debut as opera’s most notorious vixen while Dinyar Vania and Ryan Kuster fight for her affections on stage as the smitten solider and his bullfighting rival. Corrine Winters gets caught in the middle of this triangle as girl-next-door, Micaëla. This never-before-seen production also heralds the return of two creative masterminds to Virginia Opera: conductor John DeMain (Aida, 2011) and director Tazewell Thompson (The Pearl Fishers, 2012). Tickets start at just $19 and are available on the Virginia Opera website at www.vaopera.org, or, for personalized seating assistance, please call the Box Office at 866.OPERA.VA. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). Email orders@vaopera.org Richmond: 800.514.3849, www.etix.com. Fairfax, VA: 888.945.2468, cfa.gmu.edu/ticket Student rush tickets: $15.
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30 pm : Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, March 28, 2014, 8 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2 - 4 pm
Cantabile Project Master Class
Cantabile Project is sponsoring a master class for gifted, young local singers. Ron Boucher, Artistic Director of the Community Alliance for the Performing Arts in Williamsburg, will work with singers on Cabaret, Musical Theater and American Art Songs such as “A Word on my Ear” by Flanders and Swann, “Prelude to a Kiss” by Duke Ellington, and Vanilla Ice Cream by Harnick and Bock. Free with a suggested donation of $8. For additional information please contact Karen Hoy at cantihoy@verizon.net or call 757-353-2865. Algonquin House, 7320 Glenroie Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: TENEbrae 2014
Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas. Our TENEbrae series continues with a program of fiery and fantastic violin sonatas by The Sebastians divided by chants by a TENET Schola. Tickets: General: $50/$40; Seniors/Students: $30/$20. http://www.tenetnyc.com St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (entrance on West 87th Street), New York, NY 10024

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8 pm
Witness a Concert in the Dark
Avant-garde sax and voice duo, KOEK, featuring soprano Aliana de la Guardia and saxophonist Kent O’Doherty, present a blindfolded concert entitled WITNESS. This experimental program asks the audience to remain blindfolded for the duration of the concert and features new works for voice, sax and electronics by Marti Epstein (world premiere), Kent O’Doherty (world premiere), Hilary Tann, Lars Skoklund, and Orlando di Lasso. “It’s not that we don’t want anyone to look at us. "We want to corral their focus to listening – true listening – not to sit back and wait for the music to entertain. We hope to have them actively searching for new sounds in the music; as well as our breath, the clicking of the keys on the saxophone, the turning of the page, the rustle of someone’s clothes or program, our movements and murmuring as we prepare, anticipating what comes next.” – Kent O’Doherty. Duets by Orlando di Lasso (Beatus Vir, Oculus Non Vidit, Qui Sequitur Me, Justi Tulerunt Spoglia, Serve Bone, and Sicut Rosa); The Origin of Human Love by Marti Epstein (world premiere) for soprano and saxophone; Atlas by Kent O’Doherty (world premiere) for voice, alto-saxophone and electronics; Songs from the Cotton Grass by Hilary Tann for voice and English horn or soprano saxophone; Haikus Before Sleep by Lars Skoklund for soprano, alto-saxophone and electronics. Admission is a $10 minimum donation and can be purchased online at www.koek.us/events or cash or card at the door. Gallery 263 at 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4 pm
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 4 pm

GRCC: Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde
The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir, Capitol Opera Richmond, and River Road Church Baptist are pleased to present Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. Come and join Noye, his family, and all the animals as we escape the great flood in this colorful Biblical-inspired opera based on an early 15th century mystery play and accompanied by a sea of orchestral musicians! Would you consider helping us raise the ark with a kind donation? We are trying to raise $17,000 to fund this rare (and elaborate) musical event. Consider funding a cubit or two for the cause... or if you're more liquid, become a rainmaker to really help float this boat! Donate specifically for this production by visiting www.grcchoir.org/raisetheark/ River Road Church, 8000 River Road, Richmond

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2 pm
Hampton Roads Metro Band 2014 Spring Concert
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band will perform musical favorites from Movies, Pops, Classical, and more. Visit www.hrmetroband.org Free and open to the public. Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby St., Norfolk

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Marcolivia Duo
Sundays at Four, Smithfield’s performing arts series, presents the third program of its subscription season. The Violin/Viola duo, MARCOLIVIA, will take the stage at 4 p.m.at Christ Episcopal Church in Historic Smithfield. The award-winning team of Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez performs worldwide, including music of many styles and periods: folk music, jazz, and virtuoso salon works. These musicians also enjoy successful individual solo performing careers adjudicating and giving masterclases. A pre-concert begins a 3:30. This program is presented in part by the VA Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. A reception follows the concert. Tickets: Adults $20, students $ 5. For more information, call 757 375-9140. visit www.sundaysatfour.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Borromeo String Quartet
“Through its poise and its passion, the Borromeos are recreating the medium anew and we are lucky to be here to hear it” (The Boston Globe). The quartet pioneered the use of laptop computers on stage during concerts, an innovative approach that allows players to perform from composers’ manuscripts which are projected onto a screen. The group won top prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France, and is the longtime Ensemble-in-Residence at both the New England Conservatory of Music and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The Borromeo String Quartet will also present a Strings Master Class, working with William & Mary advanced student string players, on Sunday, March 23rd, 1 p.m. in the Williamsburg Library Theatre. Free admission and open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10/general public and $5/students. Phone 221-1073 for more information. Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Not Scheduled
Monday, March 24, 2014 3 pm
Great Texts and Beautiful Music
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This next concert year (2013-2014) is our 83rd. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green Chosen for London Award
The George London Foundation Awards Competition, a vocal contest for American and Canadian opera singers, named for the great American bass-baritone who died in 1985 and held annually since 1971, wrapped up on February 21, when the final round was held at the Morgan Library and Museum. Of the 77 singers who entered the contest, 25 were selected as finalists and seven of those, including Suffolk native and Governor’s School for the Arts graduate Ryan Speedo Green, walked away with a George London Award, which includes a $10,000 cash prize. Visit http://georgelondon.org/?page_id=57

Monday, March 24, 2014, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Lambert Orkis and David Hardy,
In conjunction with the 27th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition

A multi-Grammy Award nominee, Lambert Orkis’ discography comprises works of the classical, romantic and modern eras on many labels. His distinguished career includes appearances with cellists Lynn Harrell, Anner Bylsma, Daniel Müller-Schott, and Han-Na Chang, violinist Julian Rachlin, and violist Steven Dann. He has performed with the Vertavo, Emerson, American, Mendelssohn, Curtis and Manchester string quartets. As a soloist he has made appearances with conductors including Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Kenneth Slowik, John Mauceri, Robert Kapilow and Leon Fleisher. Orkis has been principal keyboardist of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra since 1982, and has performed chamber music with the orchestra’s principal cellist David Hardy since 1983. David Hardy, one of the leading orchestral cellists in the United States, began studying at the age of 8 and graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore in 1980. He made his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16 and eventually became a member of the orchestra. In 1979 he won a certificate at the Geneva International Cello Competition. His teachers at Peabody were Stephen Kates, Bert Senofsky and Laurence Lesser. He was associate principal cello of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., appointed by the star international cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Live streaming of performances!
Can't make it to CNU for a recital? You can still see and hear great music being made by our outstanding students and faculty by visiting: http://lifesize.cnu.edu/videos/channel/3/
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Senior Recital
Bridget Cooper, soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Pastiche Chamber Ensemble
Jan F. Scott, clarinet; David Scott, trumpet; Noriko Tsuchiya, piano; Thomas Blomster, percussion Music and Theatre Hall

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble March Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, March 24, 2014, 8 pm
Lambert Orkis, piano and fortepiano, and David Hardy, cello in recital
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series event. See listing above. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Fine and Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 4 pm
Russell Stanger String Quartet Competition
String students compete for membership in ODU's scholarship string quartet. Under the direction of Paul Kim Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 30, 3pm
A String Voyage
Featuring Grieg's Holberg Suite, Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus' by Vaughan Williams, Corigliano's Voyage, and other string orchestra works by Mendelssohn and Bartok.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Irish Tenors
Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences through several specials, including the “Ellis Island” recordings that sold a million CDs and DVDs. They are surely versatile, but for many, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan are synonymous with Irish music. There is an aching bittersweet quality to much of Ireland’s musical heritage, a melodic loveliness and emotional intensity that brings a tingle to the spine and a tear to the eye. The dazzling technique and depth of feeling that defines this musical genre, amplified to the third power, is the hallmark of The Irish Tenors. Tickets: $45, $50, $55, $70. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community presents a concert by the Virginia Children’s Chorus Chamber Singers and the Chancel Choir of Oakland Christian Church U.C.C. , directed by Paul Putnam. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.lakeprincewoods.org or contact Susan Stone, Director of Development and P.R., at Lake Prince Woods (757) 923-5511. Portsmouth Center Room, Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8 pm
TCGS Founding Fathers and Friends
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents a founding fathers and friends concert. Tickets: $20 regular, $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors/Military. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Friday, March 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Voices Six: Let a New Earth Arise
Featuring The NSU Concert Choir under the direction of Carl Haywood and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Benjamin Rous. Adults - $20 Advance; $25 Day of Concert. Students/Children - $10 Advance; $15 Day of Concert. No children under eight. Tickets online: www.nsuchoirs.com Ticket Information:(757) 823-8529. Wilder Center Tickets Hours: March 25 – 28 - 12 noon – 4:00 p.m. NSU Choirs: (757) 823-8565. For information phone 757.823-8565. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU Campus, Parks Ave. & Brambleton Ave., Norfolk

Friday, March 28, 2014, 7 pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7 pm

TENET: TENEbrae 2014
Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday. Presented by Gordon College. TENET continues their three year cycle to offer Carlo Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories, this year featuring the responsories for Good Friday performed one voice to a part under the direction of Ruben Valenzuela of Bach Collegium San Diego. Tickets: General: $50/$40; Seniors/Students: $30/$20.. http://www.tenetnyc.com Mar 28: Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984. Mar 29: St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (entrance on West 87th Street), New York, NY 10024

Friday, March 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:30 pm

GSA : Cosi Fan Tutte
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. http://www.gsarts.org/ $15 adult/$5 student. www.showtix4u.com Old Dominion University Theatre, 47th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 7 pm
BYO: Side by Side with the VSO
Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, Helen Martell, Music Director Side By Side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Ben Rous, Associate Conductor 1. Verdi: Overture, La Forza del Destino 2. Dvorak: String Serenade, opus 22, movement I 3. Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, 4. Debussy: Clair de Lune 5. Beethoven: Symphony No. […] Tickets: $16. To order visit http://bayyouth.org/store/products/side-by-side-concert-tickets/ Phone 757-618-1800. Western Branch High School, 1968 Bruin Place, Chesapeake, VA

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8 pm
Alex de Grassi & Andrew York
Two leading innovators of the guitar, Alex de Grassi and Andrew York, join forces to fuse the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into a unique duo program. With roots in seemingly different traditions - de Grassi as a largely self-taught folk and jazz musician and York as a trained classical artist - a mutual passion for exploring all types of music has led these two acclaimed composers/performers to branch out and find a common space there the steel-string and classical guitar interact seamlessly. Juxtaposing original compositions, improvisation, and unlikely arrangements of everything from Monk to Piazzolla to the Police, their duo performances take audiences for a ride through astonishingly diverse terrain. This collaboration is sure to delight! Visit http://hamptonarts.net $25/$30. Individual event tickets are available at The American Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster Outlets! American Theater, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3 pm
Women in Music: Hear Our Voice
The Department of Music, Hampton University presents Women in Music: Hear Our Voice; Lorraine McFadden Bell, soprano; Leslie Neal, piano; Dr. Kenneth Slavett, cello; Mu Gamma Chapter, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Narration. The program will consist of works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Valerie Capers, Amy Beach, Elinor Remick Warren, Geraldine Herbison, Euridyce Osterman and others. Free and open to the public. Robert C. Ogden Hall, Hampton University Campus, Hampton

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3 pm
VSO PB&J: Peter and the Wolf
The Virginia Symphony concludes its 2013-2014 PB&J Family Series with a performance featuring two storybook favorites conducted by Benjamin Rous and narrated by Tyler McAnney. In Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite audiences will experience the familiar tales of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast and more. In Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, audiences will experience the classic story of an enterprising little boy named Peter, who, together with a duck, a cat and a bird, outsmarts a wolf and hunters. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story, as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra. Pre-concert activities begin in the Sandler Center lobby at 2:00 PM and include an instrument petting zoo, storytelling, and mask-making. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets, call Symphony Patron Services, 757-892-6366 or visit www.VirginiaSymphony.org. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, VA

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3:30 pm
Bach and the Italians: Cantatas and Keyboard Works
Rising star soprano Paige Porter and trumpeter Timothy Shaffer join forces to present J.S. Bach’s jubilant Cantata 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, as well as Alessandro Scarlatti’s cantata Su le sponde del Tebro. Also on the program are harpsichord sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and Bach’s Concerto in D minor after Vivaldi for organ. This is the second annual Allen Shaffer Concert, as part of the larger Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series: events combining beautiful music with the gothic splendor of the historic Ghent parish. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. Tickets available at the door: $20 General Admission, $5 Students with ID. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert at Monumental UMC
The Noon Day Concert at Monumental on March 31st will feature musicians, Al and Lois Reese, in a program called “Duets”. There will be duets including the piano, trumpet and piano, flute and piano, and closing with vocal duets in a variety of music. Al Reese is currently the Music Director/organist of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Suffolk, the Musical Director of Virginia Handbell Consort and Adjunct Instructor for the Music Department at Norfolk State University. Al is retired from the US Army band program where he performed internationally in a variety of musical styles while stationed at Fort Monroe, Fort Meade, MD and the US Military Academy Band at West Point, NY. He has also sung with numerous opera companies, most recently with Virginia Opera. Lois Reese is the Music Director at Hilton Presbyterian Church and Music specialist at Trinity Lutheran School. She is also a handbell clinician for Area 3 Handbell Musicians for America, certified MusikGarten Instructor, and has Level 3 Certification for World Music Drumming. The concert is free and open to the public . A light lunch will be served following the concert for a donation of $5.00. For details call 397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, March 31, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Recital Series
Featuring Opera Workshop, Prof. Christopher Mooney, director. Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, March 31, 7:30 pm
Kappa Kappa Psi Recital
National Honorary Band Fraternity Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital
Rachel Holland, soprano; Jeremy Reger, piano Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 pm
Senior Recital
Sean Cook, composer Music and Theatre Hall

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7 pm
NYFOS Next: Harold Meltzer & Friends
Harold Meltzer, host and curator. "Haunting, quirky and continually inventive" (The New York Times), composer Harold Meltzer (Listen Here) closes out the NYFOS Next concert series. The Brooklyn native and Pulitzer Prize finalist has a history of premiering new works with NYFOS, including last season's Topography and his 2010 song cycle for tenor and piano, Beautiful Ohio, which New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini praised for its "riveting tension between the somberly elegaic vocal writing and the heaving piano part, thick with grating precisely textured chords." featuring the music of Chris Cerrone, Fred Hersch, Amy Beth Kirsten, David Lang, James, Matheson, Russell Platt, Scott Wheeler and H Performers include Elizabeth Farnum, soprano Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano with Jessica Schmitz, flute Barry Crawford, flute Alan Kay, clarinet Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet William Anderson, mandolin Oren Fader, guitar Thomas Sauer, piano and NYFOS Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett, piano Program Information and Tickets: Call 646.230.8380 or email: info@nyfos.net OPERA America's National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street, NYC. Program Information and Tickets 646-230-8380

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8 pm
H. Leslie Adams' Nightsongs for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra
Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday Celebration. Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra celebrate Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday and all she has done for minority musicians since 1971. Program: Wagner Siegfried Idyll; H. Leslie Adams Nightsongs, New York Premiere, Based on Poems by Harlem Renaissance Writers Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Clarissa Scott Delany, James Weldon Johnson, and Leslie Morgan Collins; William Foster McDaniel, Mia Moja (composed just for this occasion); Bach Piano Concerto in F Minor; Haydn Symphony No. 60 "Il Distratto." Featuring Pianist/Conductor Awadagin Pratt; Conductor Kay George Roberts; Conductor Tali Makell; Soprano Andréa Bradford; Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra. Host: Terrance McKnight, weekday evening music host on WQXR. Tickets are $30, $60 and $75. Students/Seniors get 50% off. Visit www.carnegiehall.com or call 212-247-7800 to purchase tickets. You may also call 323-833-2083 for more info on discounts. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue and 57th Street, NYC

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12 noon
Jeffrey Phelps, cellist & Aaron Renninger, organist
The fifth concert of this season’s Trinity Organ Series will feature guest artist Jeffrey Phelps, cellist, and Aaron Renninger, organist, performing a variety of classical pieces. All are invited to bring a friend and your lunch, and meet the artists following the concert. Beverages will be provided. FREE one-hour concert For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5 - 7 pm
Opera in Williamsburg: Meet the Artists
Meet the artists of Opera in Williamsburg's production of Don Pasquale, in town rehearsing for their April 9 and 11 performances. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. See www.operainwilliamsburg.org. For information please contact the Newtown Art Gallery at 757-229-5140 or info@operainwilliamsburg.org Newtown Art Gallery, 5140 Main St., Williamsburg, VA 23188

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor. Pre-concert conversation 6:30 PM. This legendary ensemble was founded in 1936 and composed at first of Jewish musicians fleeing Germany and other Nazi-occupied countries. In its proud history, some of its most famous and moving concerts have been performed while its homeland was under attack. Performing through war, praying for peace, the orchestra remains one of the world's best, "passionate and assured" (The New York Times). Hear this world-famous orchestra in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, along with classics by Fauré and Ravel. Tickets $127 Gold Circle, No Discounts; $92, $77, $47. To order visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/; phone: 757-282-2822; in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 8 pm
The Assad Family
Grammy Award-winning, Brazilian-born brothers Sergio and Odair Assad play as one, so attuned to each other musically that the music seems to spring from a single source. Their astonishing gift has inspired composers to write for them, and artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Paquito D’Rivera eagerly collaborate with them. Now the brothers team up with their daughters, Carolina, Clarice and Badi for “one of the most engaging musical presentations of the season” (Los Angeles Times). Co-presented by Virginia Arts Festival & the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Call 757-282-2822 for details. Tickets: $25. https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, Organ Recital
The Asbury Sacred Arts Series presents Peggy Kelley Reinburg, international organ recitalist, organ historian and consultant on organ design With Beth Chandler, flute, faculty, James Madison University and Aaron Hill, Oboe, faculty, University of Virginia, performing works by Clérambault, J. Alain, J. S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Loeillet Free Admission, Handicapped accessible. Phone 540-434-2836. www.asburyumc.cc Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Four Strings around the World
Symphonicity, the City of Virginia Beach’s own symphony orchestra, is sponsoring a solo violin recital by Boston area violinist, Irina Muresanu. The concert features music from Irish fiddling to Romanian folk tunes to music from Persia, China, and India. Standards on the program are the “Chaconne” of Bach and the 24th Caprice of Paganini. Ms. Muresanu will also perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the orchestra in its Masterworks concert April 6 at 3 PM at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach (www.sandlercenter.org) The recital is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 36th Street & Pacific Ave.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
New Life Providence Church in Ghent presents a Concert by The Virginia Children’s Chorus ChoristersCarol Thomas Downing, Artistic Director. For more information, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org or contact the VCC Office at (757) 440-9100 or vccinfo@verizon.net The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Virginia Children’s Chorus. New Life Providence Church, 1420 Colonial Ave., Norfolk

Friday, April 4, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:30 pm

VSO: Tchaik 6: Pathetique
Shrouded in mystery, this is the last symphony completed and performed in Tchaikovsky's lifetime. With a programmatic title but no accompanying program, it is up to YOU to interpret the crushing intensity of this piece. Violinist Michael Ludwig's performance of Sibelius's Violin Concerto is sure to astound. Virtuosic passages are married beautifully with melodic lines in Sibelius's only large-scale work featuring a single instrument. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Michael Ludwig, violin. SMETANA - Bartered Bride Overture; SIBELIUS - Violin Concerto; TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 6, Pathétique. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Apr 4: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 5: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Apr 6: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, April 5 , 2014, 7 pm
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. Members of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the Army band program. The majority of band members have studied music at some of the finest colleges, universities, and conservatories of the United States and abroad. The TRADOC Jazz Orchestra is a classic big band with a contemporary flair, comprised of exceptional jazz musicians within the TRADOC Band. With a diverse repertoire that includes the classic big band sounds of Duke Ellington & Count Basie, as well as bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz and patriotic selections, concerts by the TRADOC Jazz Orchestra are designed to entertain all types of audiences. For more information, gloriadeilutheranchurch.net or call, 757-851-2838 or email msunderland@gloriadei.net. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, April 18, 2014, 4 pm

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

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 pm
The Tallis Scholars: 40 Years of Renaissance Polyphony
For 40 years The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, director, have served as early music’s most visible advocates of Renaissance choral repertoire. This celebratory program of spiritual works spans four centuries, featuring some of the group’s favorite pieces from the past four decades of performing—works including Thomas Tallis’ masterpiece motet Suscipe quaeso and Allegri’s haunting Miserere. The repertoire will also include the world premiere of a new piece by composer Michael Nyman, commissioned by Miller Theatre in honor of this milestone anniversary. Ticket Price: $40 - $50. Miller Theatre Box Office 212.854.7799 or visit www.millertheatre.com Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th Street, New York, NY

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 pm
Arts Enter: Tribute to Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Music, Art and Dance. 757-331-2787; www.artsentercapecharles.org Palace Theater, 305 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:30 pm
VSO: From Bach to Beatbox
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings their educational show to the Simon Family JCC as part of the Children’s Cultural Arts series. Beginning with a Bach piece and ending with Beatbox music, the audience will learn not only about the music they hear, but also about the musical period and the type of music written during each of four major periods. Tickets: $5.00 for children 10 & under, $7.50 for adults11 & older, and $25 for a family of 2 adults. Phone email 321-2338 or SimonFamilyJCC.org for more information and to buy tickets. Simon Family JCC, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity Encore Irina!
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues the 33rd concert season, Music of the Sphere with Encore Irina!. Returning violinist Irina Muresanu performing the beloved Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn. Music Director and Conductor David Kunkel leads the orchestra in the Karelia Suite of Sibelius and the Symphony in d minor of Cesar Franck. Season tickets will be on sale in the lobby of the Sandler Center for the exciting 34th season of Symphonicity. For single tickets, call 1-877-YNOTTIX, logon to www.ynottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. Tickets range from $10-$40. For group rates, call (757)-671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 pm
The East Carolina University Chamber Singers
Portsmouth Community Concerts. The East Carolina University Chamber Singers, the premiere vocal ensemble at ECU in Greenville, NC, is conducted by Dr. Andrew Crane. This choir consists of 36 mixed-voice singers, ranging from freshmen to graduate students, including music majors and non-music majors. The Chamber Singers perform a variety of challenging choral music from the Renaissance to composers of today, spanning numerous styles and languages. Recently the ECU Chamber Singers were invited to perform for the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association State Conference in Greensboro, NC and the North Carolina Music Educators State Conference in Winston- Salem, NC. They were also recently awarded the American Prize in Choral Performance College/University Division. In the Fall of 2013, the Chamber Singers will be traveling to Spain to compete in the Tolosa Choral Competition in Tolosa, Spain. This is an exclusive competition, with invitations only extended to one American choral ensemble. Tickets: Adult $20; Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. For information, please call PCCI's phone mail number (757) 686-5447. Your call will be returned promptly. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 pm
VAF: Tallis Scholars
Hailed as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world, this beloved ensemble creates a sound “as near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall” (The Observer, UK). Every note, every detail of the music is exquisitely performed, creating a rich tapestry of sound from centuries past. Experience sheer musical “Bliss…sopranos soaring into the heavens and tenors and basses commenting, embellishing…creating tone clusters that dazzle like shafts of sunlight” (The Guardian, UK). Singing in the vast Gothic space of Christ and St. Luke’s is the perfect venue for this world-class ensemble. Tickets $25. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 pm
Thomas Pandolfi in Recital
The young American pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, is an exciting virtuoso, and a graduate of The Julliard School of Music. He has Bachelor and Master degrees in piano performance and has concertized in 17 states and in Europe during the last year. He has played concertos with our local Symphonicity orchestra. His solo concerts emphasize the rich music of Chopin, Liszt, the Russian masters, and Gershwin. Come hear the classics with commentary to enhance your appreciation and understanding. Learn more at www.thomaspandolfi.com. 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).

Monday, April 7, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: Ports of Call: An Itinerary of Song
Ports of Call: an Itinerary of Song, an encore performance. Featuring the 2014 Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars: Olivia Betzen, Annie Rosen, Miles Mykkanen, Theo Hoffman with Steven Blier as pianist and host. Cover $10; Reservations required: 212-866-0600. HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, NYC

Monday, April 7, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8 pm

Leipzig String Quartet
Since its founding in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet has garnered the attention of international critics and audiences with its distinctive dark timbre and meticulously sculpted interpretations of a widely varied repertoire. Formed originally by the string principals of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Quartet continues to uphold the principles of sound and integrity ascribed to this great orchestra. Called “one of the towering and most versatile quartets of our time” by the Neue Zuercher Zeitung and lauded by The New York Times for presenting “rich, mellow, unadulterated beauty” and a true “Leipzig sound,” the Quartet is considered one of the world’s great chamber ensembles. As a member of the Leipzig Ensemble Avantgard, the Quartet remains on the forefront of contemporary music and is able to satisfy its desire to continually perform new music and interact regularly with composers. Stefan Arzberger, violin; Tilman Bünin, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, cello. Apr 7: 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.Apr 8: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2013-2014 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 app roximately 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

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
General Student Recitals, Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 7, 12 noon
Wednesday, April 9, 12 noon
Friday, April 11, 12 noon

Thursday, April 10, 7 pm
Junior Recital
Gary Montgomery, tenor Pope Chapel
Friday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Opera Workshop Recital
Christopher Mooney, director Music and Theatre Hall

Hampton University Department of Music Jazz Week, April 7-11, 2014
All events in Ogden Hall and free and open to the public except Plunky and Oneness on April 11.
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8 pm
United States Army TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 8 pm
Duke University Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, April 9,2014, 8 pm
United States Army TRADOC Jazz Combo
Thursday April 10, 2014, 8 pm
Hampton University Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8 pm
Plunky & Oneness is an afro-funk jazz-fusion band led by James "Plunky" Branch. With his group, Plunky & Oneness has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, Chuck Brown, and more. For more than 15 years Plunky has toured continually with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA). Admission is $25 general, $15 students with ID. Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com or call the HU Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble April Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Faculty Brass Trio
Dr. Mike Hall, trombone; Dr. Douglas Owens, trumpet; Marlene Ford, horn. Premiering Call, a new work by Liz Lane recreating the strong and poignant bugle calls of the Civil War. Free. For information, call 683-4072. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Building of Fine and Preforming Arts, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
Under the direction of Lee Teply Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3 pm
Friday, April 11, 2014, 10 am
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11 am

Open clinic with Nicki Parrott
Call (757) 683-4061 for details. F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble and Choir
With guest artist Nicki Parrott F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 16 - Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2 pm

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 2:30 pm
Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Don Pasquale
Opera in Williamsburg presents Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti. Fully staged, with chamber accompaniment. In Italian, with English supertitles. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is a scintillating comedy with a timeless message: it is not a good idea for an old bachelor to marry a young woman. Opera in Williamsburg presents yet another superb international cast who will bring it to life brilliantly. Marco Nistico from Italy excels in the title role, the old bachelor who, failing to convince his nephew and presumed heir Ernesto to take the proper wife he chooses for him, decides to marry a young bride himself. Meechot Marrero from Puerto Rico shines as Norina, the vivacious widow that the nephew is in love with. Pedro Quiralte-Gomez from Spain, who was the wonderful Belcore in Opera in Williamsburg’s Elixir of Love in October, 2012, returns as Dr. Malatesta, the friend and confidante of Ernesto and Norina. USA tenor Tommy Wazelle embodies the love-lorn Ernesto beautifully. All four shine both as singers and as comedic actors. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Stage director: Mathieu Guertin. Producer: Naama Zahavi-Ely. Piano: Jamison Livsey. In Italian with English supertitles. For more details and for tickets please visit www.operainwilliamsburg.org. General admission $45, Seniors/Military/Faculty/College staff $40, Students $15 Kimball Theatre, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, April 11, 2014, 8 pm
Hmapton Univ: Plunky & Oneness
Plunky & Oneness is an afro-funk jazz-fusion band led by James "Plunky" Branch. With his group, Plunky & Oneness has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, Frankie Beverly & Maze, LL Cool J, Chuck Brown, and more. For more than 15 years Plunky has toured continually with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA). Admission is $25 general, $15 students with ID. Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com or call the HU Convocation Center box office at (757) 728-6800, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:00 pm: Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668

Friday, April 11, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8 pm

VSO Pixar in Concert
With innovative computer graphics and charming tales of adventurous toys, lost fish, robots in love and rats that want to be chefs, Pixar has created some of the most original and memorable movie stories of modern times. Audiences of all ages are invited to experience the joy of Pixar’s films in a whole new way when the VSO POPS concludes its 2013-2014 season with Pixar in Concert, a program that features clips without dialogue, placing the emphasis on the music. Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra through memorable musical selections from 13 Pixar films, all enhanced with stunning movie clips. Pixar in Concert is an immersive media and music experience for every generation, and reveals how powerful musical scores help bring characters and movies to life. Audiences can expect to hear selections from a wide range of Pixar films including the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc. and Brave. Additionally, movie clips and montages featuring Woody, Nemo, Lightning McQueen and friends will accompany the full orchestra, providing a multi-sensory experience. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit http://tickets.virginiasymphony.org Apr 11: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA . Apr 12: Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 5 pm
Williamsburg UMC Easter Messiah
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Williamsburg UMC, the Handel Chamber Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Richard Sowers, conductor, will present George Frideric Handel’s most famous sacred oratorio MESSIAH, the Easter portion, Parts II and III. The Handel Chamber Orchestra is comprised of professional musicians from the Williamsburg Symphonia, Virginia Symphony, and Richmond Symphony. Soloists include Laura Strickling, soprano, Lou-Anne Smith, mezzo, Garry Sloan, tenor, and Branch Fields, bass. A free-will offering will be collected of which net proceeds will be given to local charities. Admission is free and open to the public. Phone 757-229-1771 or visit www.williamsburgumc.org. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Romanticism-Forever Young
Symphonicity, the City of Virginia Beach’s own symphony orchestra, is sponsoring a cello and piano recital featuring cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Daria Scarano performing a special program of Slavic and Slavically-inspired works. Cello and Piano Sonatas by Frederick Chopin Op. 65, in G Minor and by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Op.58, in D Major are to be featured on the program. The program includes works for each instrument as a solo, and duets. The recital is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 36th Street & Pacific Ave.

Paid Singers Needed for Cantata
Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, is looking for paid tenors and basses to help with their upcoming Easter cantata. It pays $75 per singer and entails a dress rehearsal on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 PM and one performance on Palm Sunday, April 13 at 11 AM. Please contact the Director of Music Ministries, Mr. Jim Edwards at 757-404-3038.

Singers Wanted: Open audition for professional choral recording project
24 Experienced choral singers needed who display the following skills: excellent sight reading, facility with different styles of choral music, artistic ensemble singing, and experience with choral music recordings. All voice parts needed. Paid and volunteer positions available for this exciting, fast-paced, project that will culminate in a professional CD of new choral works. Audition: Monday, May 5, 2014, 6 pm-8 pm; Christ and St. Luke’s Church. If selected for this project, Reading Session and music distribution: Friday, June 13, 2014, 6 pm-7 pm; Virginia Wesleyan College Fine Arts Building . Recording Session: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9 am – 4 pm, Christ and St. Luke’s Church. Plan to be present during the entire time. Be prepared to sing and sight read in a group environment. You need not prepare a solo work as the audition is primarily concerned with your ability to function as an ensemble singer. To reserve an audition space visit: http://www.mjtrotta.com/Recording.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Receiving the Calendar but not Concert Reviews?
Are you an email subscriber who’s receiving the Monday calendar of events but not the periodic newsletter of concert reviews? If so, it’s because your organization is blocking the lengthy review issues as SPAM. Norfolk State University, Virginia Arts Frestival, Virginia Opera, and The Music Staff routinely allow the calendar to get through but not the review issues. You’ve recently missed reviews of Carmen, Ariadne auf Naxos, Virginia Chorale’s Path of Miracles and many more. If you want concert reviews by John Campbell and M.D. Ridge delivered to your inbox, talk to your organization’s IT director to put us on the “white list.”

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

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 21, 12 noon
Flute Choir Recital
Pope Chapel
Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm
University Band
New Sounds on the Block, Professor John Lopez, conductor Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 22, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble
Blurred Lines, Dr. Mark Reimer, conductor Concert Hall
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Woodwind Quintet
Chamber Ensemble, Dr. Jeremy Reger, director Studio Theatre
Friday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Trombone Choir
Professor John Lopez, director Music and Theatre Hall

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC Concert Series: Yun Zhang & Ya-Ching Chen
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Chang is joined by his wife, winner of numerous international competitions. Perfection in performance alone; together – sublime! All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted.Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building. Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: Arvo Pärt’s Passio
From the rugged terrain of Siberia to the grand cathedrals of Europe, this program examines how different cultures approach a sacred subject. The otherworldly throat singing group Huun-Huur-Tu creates overtones, hymns, and chants that defy conceived limitations of the human voice, while offering audiences a glimpse into the remote region. Their astonishing exploration of spiritualism is juxtaposed with Arvo Pärt’s meditative and mystic Passio, a contemporary setting of the gospel according to St. John, performed by TENET. Tickets: $34 - $40. www.carnegiehall.org Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 noon
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Virginia Chorale: Fascinating Rhythms
Conducted by Chorale Director, Charles Woodward, the twenty-one-person ensemble will perform Bob Chilcott's The Making of the Drum, which combines chorus and percussion in a five-part series. Eriks Ešenvalds' Northern Lights, a stunning, harmonic piece written for eight-vocal parts and water glasses. Inspired by the journals of two Artic Explorers and Daniel Elder's Three Themes of Life & Love, a cycle of pieces based on the ancient poetry of Rumi.in a concert that incorporates a kaleidoscope of instruments including water-tuned glasses and hand chimes. Percussionist Clay Bradshaw will join the Chorale for this rhythmic adventure that also features other works by Gershwin, Hogan, and Rossini. The Fascinating Rhythms program includes well-known works by choral music champions and contemporary pieces by adventurous, modern composers. Other pieces on the concert program include American songbook favorite, I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin and Moses Hogan’s Hold On!. O Viridissima Virga by Janika Vandervelde and Geographical Fugue by Ernst Toch will also be performed by the Chorale for the first time. Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Apr 25: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamburg. Apr 26: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Apr 27: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Music from Deep Space: Chamber Music at GSA
The first program of Chamber Music at the new Governor's School for the Arts building in downtown Norfolk will feature works by Claude Debussy, György Ligeti, Alexander Scriabin, William Kraft, Philip Glass, Anton Webern, and the regional premieres of Daniel Goode's "Stamping in the Dark" (for a group of stampers) and Morton Feldman's monumental "Untitled Composition for Cello and Piano". Donation at the door; $10 General, $5 Students. The Governor's School for the Arts, Studio 317 [3rd Floor], 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Opera: Spotlight on the Arts, Fairfax
Join Virginia Opera for Spotlight on the Arts – a free special concert preview of our extraordinary 2014-2015 Season. Virginia Opera Mainstage and Emerging Artists will perform a unique array of song selections and highlights from our upcoming 40th Anniversary Season guaranteed to have everyone shouting “Encore!” Many of these vocalists performed in Virginia Opera’s recent production of Carmen, garnering praise from the Virginian Pilot for the “…members of the Emerging Artists program…he fine performances given by these cast members are a sign of that program’s quality.” Performances by Amanda Opuszynski, soprano; Courtney Miller, mezzo-soprano; David Blalock, tenor; Andre Chiang, baritone. Admission for this event is free but reservations are required and seating is limited. Reserve your seats online at www.VAOPERA.org or call to reserve at 866.673.7282. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble: Modern Harpsichord
The ODU New Music Ensembles explores modern works inspired by or using harpsichord in various instrumental combinations. Works by Jürg Baur, Helmut Bieler, Randal Faust, Bohuslav Martinu, Ellsworth Milburn and Florent Schmitt. Hyeshin Yoon, flute; Sarah Bass, clarinet; Lauren White, horn; Anthony Carlton, percussion; Guest Artist: Oksana Lutsyshyn. A short pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov starting @ 7:30 PM. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Remember and Rejoice! A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War
Premiere of a profound new work for chorus and brass by Adolphus Hailstork - When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed. I. Sherman Greene Chorale, ODU Diehn Chorale,Schola Cantorum of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Brass. Additional works for chorus and brass give voice to remembering the struggle of the Civil War, the struggle that continues, and rejoice in the accomplishments of 150 years. Walt Whitman’s elegy for Abraham Lincoln chronicled the grief of a nation, with its alternately stark and soaring imagery, dreaming of “a thousand voices rising strong and solemn” in memory of the fallen leader. Share in this revelatory, moving new work inspired by Whitman’s haunting poetry by renowned composer Adolphus Hailstork. Tickets $5. No Discounts. To buy online visit www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or phone 757-282-2822 or in person 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Symphony Orchestra: An Alpine Symphony in Images by Tobias Melle
He's called "the poet of the violin"—and he's been named "One of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine. A Joshua Bell performance is "as close to perfection as anything on Earth. Bell's tone is a thing of rare beauty" (Seattle Times). In this unforgettable evening, Bell performs the Lalo Symphonie espagnole, and in a thrilling finale, the VSO will perform Richard Strauss' spectacular An Alpine Symphony, with breathtaking images by German photographer Tobias Melle projected above the stage. "A musical magic tour with pictures ... lures the audiences into hearing the symphony in the photographs and to see the music in the pictures" (MünchnerMerkur). Joshua Bell, violin; Joann Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra To buy tickets visit http://www.vafest.org or phone: 757-282-2822; in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm /Saturdays, 10am-2pm). May 2: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach; Tickets $77 Gold Circle, No Discounts; $62, $47, $22. May 3: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk; Tickets $75 Gold Circle, No Discounts; $60, $45, $20. May 4: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News; Tickets $77 Gold Circle, No Discounts; $62, $47, $22

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

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

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

VCS: Two Requiems
The Virginia Choral Society presents two requiems by Gabriel Fauré & John Rutter. This lush and moving program also will include Faure’s Ave Verum Op. 65, No.1 and his Cantique du Jean Racine with VCS Orchestra Pro Voce. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Peggy Hewes who devoted more than 60 years to singing with VCS. VCS music scholarship awarded at this music series. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html May 2: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA. May 3 & 4: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: The World of Dance
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues the 33rd concert season featuring ballroom dancers Bob Miya and Diane O’ Neal, An Cor Rud Irish Dancers, and the Peanut City Cloggers. Dancers will perform live on stage with the orchestra. Music for dance includes works by Malcolm Arnold, Leo Delibes, and more. Individual Tickets: $10 - $40. Individual tickets can be purchased through the Sandler Center website or by calling 1-877-YnotTix. Student Groups (10 or more), & Military (active duty & dependents, must present ID) Prices: $10 - $15. Student Rush $10. Available 15 minutes before the concert begins Group Tickets: Please call Wendy Young (757) 671-8611 for information on purchasing group tickets. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale Spring Concert: God’s Trombones
Poems by James Weldon Johnson, music by Roy Ringwald. Honoring Honorable Reverend Joseph N. Green, Jr. Tickets for this concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Please contact Ms. Jennifer Allen, Executive Director at (757) 424-0204 or callconnie1st@aol.com for tickets or more information. Proceeds support student scholarships. Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, 7036 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk VA 23513

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

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

Vote for Your Favorite 757 Nonprofit! $1600 in Prizes!
Hampton Roads Named "America's Favorite Community" because you ROCKED the vote. Over 100 communities across the country competed and Hampton Roads WON, receiving the highest number of votes and an additional $5,000 for the Ferguson Enterprises Give Local 757 Prize Pool. Let’s Rock the Vote again, enter the Favorite 75 Nonprofit Contest and vote for your favorite 757 nonprofit in just 2 clicks to help them win $1600 in additional prizes! Prizes: $1000 - nonprofit highest # of votes; $500 - nonprofit 2nd highest number of votes; $100 - nonprofit 3rd highest number of votes. Voting ends at noon on May 5th. The 3 winning nonprofits will be announced at midnight on May 6th to kick off the giving event where donations can be made to the 100+ participating nonprofits on May 6. Click HERE to Vote, then "Like" your favorite nonprofit's picture.

ODU Music Department Faculty and Student Ensemble May Performances
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Featuring the Russell Stanger String Quartet on Haydn's String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1 as well as movements from Schubert's Death and the Maiden. Chandler Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO), in residence at Saint Bede, will close its 10th anniversary season with a concert featuring accomplished student soloists. The program, conducted by Paul Lindsay, will include works by Vivaldi, Eccles, Beethoven, and Paul Parry. This is a wonderful Mother's Day weekend event for families. The program will open with a brief performance by the Saint Bede Youth Orchestra. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

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

Sunday, May 11 (Mother's Day), 2014, 10:30 am
Melodious Accord, a Concert of Praise by Alice Parker
Come enjoy the choir of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, plus soloists, brass quartet, and harp. This cantata of shape-note hymns dates to the early 1800s, and is a celebration of early American folk hymnody. Featuring soloists Del Sykes Dinkle, Merri King, Michael Kotrady, and Chip Broadbent, with Mursto Brass Quartet, and harpist, Anastasia Jellison. 757.564.3745 • www.oslcnorge.org Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Williamsburg 23185

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 11 am
Requiem, by John Rutter
Larchmont United Methodist Church presents the beautiful John Rutter Requiem. Gaelyn Elliot, soprano; Allen Shaffer, organ; with members of The Virginia Symphony; Michael Regan, Director of Music. Wonderful, lyric melodies combined with lush, haunting harmonies combine to make this one of John Rutter’s most frequently performed larger works. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 757-489-0288. Larchmont UMC, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA.

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

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7 pm
BYOV: Season Finale Concert
Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Jr. String Orchestra and Jr. Wind Ensembleas well as Jong Lim, violin, performing the first movement of the Menelssohn Violin Concerto. Helen Martell, J. Aaron Hardwick, Christina Morton, Doug Earlenbaugh and Brad Shedd, conductors. Tickets: Adult $11; student $7. For tickets and more information visit www.bayyouth.org L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk

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

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
A Concert of Some Sort
Chamber Ensembles and Chamber Orchestras from the Governor’s School for the Arts in performance at Chandler Recital Hall, Old Dominion University. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Schubert: “Trout” Quintet; Dvorak: “American” Quartet; Griffes: Scherzo, Op. 6, No. 3; Bach: Flute Sonata in B Minor; Britten: String Quartet No. 2; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastoral”. Tickets: www.showtix4u.com or at the door. $10 General, $5 Students. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Spring Recital: Stephen Coxe and Friends
Stephen Coxe, Piano, with guest artists Brian Nedvin, Tenor, Katherine Lakoski, Soprano, Alicia Cathers, Oboe, Tracie Whitelaw, Bassoon, and Jeffrey Phelps, Cello, present a varied program of vocal and chamber works. Claude Debussy: Préludes (selection); Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder; Francis Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; Stephen Coxe: Blake Songs; Benjamin Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano. Suggested Donation: $10 General / $5 Students. Great Neck Baptist Church, 1020 General Jackson Drive, Virginia Beach

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

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

Sunday, May 17, 2014, 4 pm
VCC: Minstrels of Spring
The Virginia Children’s Chorus presents “Minstrels of Spring”, a delightful choral concert for the whole family. Come celebrate spring with all of our singers, ages 6 to 18! Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors (60+). For tickets or more information call 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net. Visit our website at www.vachildrenschorus.org Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Rd. (corner of Independence Blvd.) Virginia Beach

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

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Matters of the Heart: Poets Speak of Love
Cantori Choral Ensemble, Agnes French, director. Texts from poets such as the Persian mystic Rumi, Garcilaso de la Vega, Christina Rossetti, Sara Teasdale, and Lord Byron will be sung in settings by contemporary composers, including David Dickau, Kevin Memley, Stephen Chatman, Dan Forrest, and David Childs. Featured will be four texts used by Shakespeare, set in jazz style by George Shearing and John Rutter, with pianist Norman Elton and double bassist Jordan Ponzi. Current singers are: Judy Alexander, Ginger Barr, Rebecca Hartt, Claudia Kessel, Jennifer Phillips, Shannon Smith, and Mary Stutz, women; Hollis Allen, Bruce Burch, Scott Bumbaugh, Joe Dellinger, Wesley Kenyon, John Kunkle, and Dan Waddill, men. There is no admission charge. An offering is received in support of Cantori. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

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

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

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Handbell Consort: Stage and Screen, ACT II
The Virginia Handbell Consort is pleased to present Stage and Screen, ACT II this spring. After last year's successful spring season (Stage and Screen), we felt we had only scratched the surface of all the wonderful stage and screen music compositions for handbells. With the infusion of new and exciting selections such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Pirates of the Caribbean" and a medley from "Les Miserables" joining with favorites of the audience and ringers from last season such as "Italian in Algiers", this is sure to be a concert to appeal to all audiences. We look forward to seeing you in the audience this spring! Reserve one or all of these dates on your calendar! May 17: Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Suffolk, VA. May 18: Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, Newport News, VA

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4 pm
Smithfield Trio Gives Benefit Recital
Sundays at Four, Smithfield’s Performing Arts series, will host The Smithfield Trio in a benefit concert supporting the Nelson Linaburg Scholarship Fund for outstanding teenage musicians. The ensemble is composed of violinist, Linda Hurwitz, cellist, Susan Hines – both Virginia Symphony players – and Christine Niehaus, pianist on the faculty of the College of William and Mary. On the program will be Beethoven’s Trio Op.1, No.3 in C minor and the Haydn Trio in G “Gypsy” as well as some other works. All proceeds will benefit the Linaburg Scholarship Fund whose past recipients were high school senior and pianist, Shelby Cuthriell, from Smithfield, a former student of Susan Grice; and Brendon Elliott, now a second-year student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Elliott recently performed with the VA Symphony on this year’s final subscription program. For information: (757) 375-9140. Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street in the Historic District of Smithfield

HRMB 2014 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3 pm
Warbirds Over The Beach Concert
Virginia Beach Airport, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach (Pungo)
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2 pm
Nauticus 20th Anniversary Celebration
Nauticus 1 Waterside Drive, (Downtown Norfolk)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:30 pm
2014 Summer Concert
Town Center Plaza, Town Center, Virginia Beach
Sunday August 10, 2014, 7 pm
2014 Summer Concert
Marion Manor, 5345 Marion Lane, Virginia Beach

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

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10 am
WMC Grand Finale Concert
The Grand Finale of the Williamsburg Music Club's 50th Anniversary Year-long Celebration. Performances by seven of the Spring Grants-in-Aid winners: violinists Benjamin Motter and Sophie Leruth, pianists Alexander Liang, Annie Cao and Anni Wang, flutist Erin Morrow and Saxophonist Christopher Dollesin. Installation of new officers and a Salad Luncheon will follow the program. The Performance will begin promptly at 10 a.m. featuring Doors open at 9:30 a.m. To make luncheon reservations, please contact Eleanor Farrington, 757-253, 2795, hfarri7245@aol.com. Members and visitor who are not able to stay for the luncheon are invited to the program. As always, our program is presented free as a gift to the community. Detailed information on the web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org.Lewis Hall of Bruton Parish Church, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williiamsburg

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

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

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, May 23, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, May 30, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2 pm

Guerilla Opera: Gallo
Guerilla Opera presents Gallo: a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, and direction by Metropolitan Opera stage director Sarah Meyers. The world premiere chamber opera investigates how the landscape and man shape and transform each other. It also addresses the fundamental question of ontology, “the chicken or the egg,” and features a soprano in a Houdini box filled with Cheerios and a countertenor in a chicken suit. Gallo is sung in English and 70 minutes in duration. The audience will be asked to remove their shoes before they enter the theater and invited to lie down during a portion of the performance. Please let The Box Office know if you require special assistance. On Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. EST Guerilla Opera will live stream the World Premiere performance of Gallo by Ken Ueno from The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory. The stream can be viewed at https://new.livestream.com/guerillaopera/gallo and is free of charge to watch. Sign up and follow us for updates and some behind the scenes peeks. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and free for students with valid IDs; tickets can be purchased from The Boston Conservatory Box Office by phone or in person only. Call (617) 912-9222 beginning Monday, May 12, 2014 to reserve tickets. Please visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more Box Office information. Zack Box at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA

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

Friday, May 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Violin and Piano Recital
Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church concert series presents a violin and piano recital featuring Violaine Michel, violin and Hope Armstrong Erb, piano performing works by Beethoven, Bach, Debussy and premiering a new composition by Richmonder Pete Curry. Free admission. Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220

TOI: A Weekend of Acting Seminars for Singers with Stage Director, Marc Verzatt
Tidewater Opera Initiative presents acting seminars with Marc Verzatt. Marc was Classical Singer Magazine's 2006 Outstanding Stage Director of the Year. He is a regular director at opera houses throughout the US, South America, and Europe, and a faculty member at Yale University’s School of Music in their Graduate Opera Program. Marc will be presenting two seminars, one on Friday May 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm in the evening, and one on Saturday May, 24, 2 - 5 pm in the afternoon. Each class will last approximately three hours, and will feature five singers. The fee for participation in this class is $40 per singer (non-refundable, and due in advance). Marc will also be available for private coaching sessions on a first come, first served basis. The fee for a private coaching is $50/hour (singer must bring their own accompanist, partial hours may be available upon request). As someone who had the opportunity to work with Mr. Verzatt while in school, I can truly say that this is a fabulous opportunity for any singer looking to deliver their best, most convincing performance. Marc's classes are in-depth and interactive, offering those who observe the chance to take part in the class by offering their ideas and feedback. Observers are welcomed for a suggested donation of $10. Space is limited. Reservations to sing must be made and paid for in advance and are non-refundable. For observers, payment is accepted at the door. Email TidewaterOperaInitiative@gmail.com to reserve your slot.

Friday, May 23, 2014, 7 pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 7 pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2 pm

Mary Poppins
The Governor’s School Musical Theatre Department presents Mary Poppins. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds”, “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” this show can only be described as "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"! The City of Virginia Beach presents a MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE to our fallen military heroes (Opening Night – May 23), Mayor Sessoms to speak. Punch & Pics with Mary & Bert before the show Saturday @6PM & Sunday @1PM ($10 additional for children – tickets available at Sandler Box Office or online). The set for this production of Mary Poppins is being designed by Broadway set designer David Korins (Broadway’s Motown the Musical, Annie, Bring It On, Godspell, The Wiz and many more.) TICKETS: $15-$25 Sandler Box Office; ynottix.com 1-877-YNOT-TIX Save on service fees by purchasing tickets at the Sandler Box Office Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7 pm
Ascension Day Evensong
Come and hear the combined choirs of St. Paul’s and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present our second annual Festal Evensong for Ascension Day, one of the major feasts of the church year. Reception to follow. Free-will offering. Phone 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

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

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

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

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8 pm
Arts Enter: Benefit by the Bay
Tickets are on sale now and are going quickly for our 18th Annual Benefit by the Bay event! It will be a true Red Carpet Affair, so come dressed to impress the paparazzi! We'll have delicious food prepared by Chef Tim Brown, and local oysters from Broadwater Oyster, Co. Enjoy complimentary champagne, or have some wine and beer while listening to music by Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing. There will be a silent auction and raffle as well. Hope you can "Come Celebarate the Arts" with us! $75/person and $675/table of 10. For more information and/or to purchase your tickets call 757-331-ARTS (2787); http://www.artsentercapecharles.org Palace Theater, 305 Mason Avenue, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

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

Virginia Chorale: Durufle' Requiem
For the final concert program of its celebrated 30th Anniversary Season, the Virginia Chorale performs Maurice Duruflé's transcendent "Requiem" for chorus, mezzo-soprano, and chamber orchestra, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' exquisite "Serenade to Music." Conducted by Charles Woodward, the Chorale will be joined by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon, organist Bradley Norris, and a chamber orchestra that includes members of the Virginia Symphony. Join us for this concert of breathtaking masterworks! Single tickets: $25. Students: $10. Phone 757.627.8375; online at www.vachorale.org Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. May 31: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Jun 1: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4 pm
GRCC: 17th Anniversary Spring Concert
The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir 17th Anniversary Spring Concert includes the Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Pro Arte, Cavalieri Choir and Cantare (combined Pro Arte and Cavalieri Choirs). Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond 23225

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4 pm
Hector Olivera
World-renowned organist Hector Olivera will perform a concert of classical and sacred works. Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began studies as a child and at age five, performed for Eva Peron; by twelve he entered the University of Buenos Aires and by eighteen had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. He was offered a scholarship to The Julliard School of Music and three years later his professional concert career was launched when he won the American Organist Guild's National Improvisation Contest. He has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin American and as soloist with prominent symphonies world-wide. For more information phone 757-496-2620. Free and open to the public. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Back to Top

Home
&nbspCalendar &nbspAnnouncements &nbspIssues &nbspReviews &nbspArticles &nbspLinks&nbspContact Us