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2014-2015 Season
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UPDATED 12/31/14

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org

Paid Vocal Soloist/Section Leader Positions
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA announces openings for two paid soloists/section leaders (soprano and bass/baritone) in the adult choir. Responsibilities include weekly Wednesday night rehearsals, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., one Sunday service at 10:15 a.m., Holy week services, and Christmas Eve service. Other services may be required with advanced notification. Requirements:
Excellent sightreading skills; A voice of exceptional soloistic quality capable of singing solos from major cantatas, oratorios, masses that is also capable of ensemble singing in the choir; Punctual and consistent attendance at rehearsals and services; Have the personality that will work and support members of the volunteer choir, musically and personally.
Contact Dr. Martin R. Sunderland for further information and to schedule an audition time: 757-428-6763 or msunderland@easternshorechapel.org

I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, will hold auditions for all voice parts each Monday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the month of September in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave, Norfolk. Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and vocal range exercises selected by the director. Sight-reading is not required. For further information, call 757-277-9699 or visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org

TRADOC Band September Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6 pm
TRADOC Salsa Band
Music on the Green Mariners Wharf Park, Elizabeth City, NC
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2 pm
TRADOC Brass Band
Taste of Suffolk Main Street, Suffolk, VA
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 pm
Army and Air Force Concert Band
Constitution Day Joint Concert Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Colonial Brass
Chamber Recital Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, Virginia Beach

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Symphony “Unplugs” With Season Preview Event
For the fifth year in a row, Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta will host VSO Unplugged, an intimate cabaret-style fundraiser that dissolves the barriers between audience and artist, allowing you to experience the music like never before. The evening will feature performances by pianist and artist in residence at Sentara’s Music and Medicine Center Prisca Benoit, clarinetist Sal Andolina and a musician from the Virginia Symphony. Additionally, a silent auction will be held with fine wines, vacation packages and one-of-a-kind VSO experiences. Tickets go on sale July 1, 2014 and are $150 for VIP premium table seating with a guest artist (limited availability), $120 for table seating, and $65 for general admission. Price includes performance, heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine. All proceeds will support the VSO’s mission to inspire, educate and connect audiences of all ages. To purchase, call 757-213-1411 or visit www.VirginiaSymphony.org. Williamsburg Winery’s Wessex Hall, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Opera 101
Opera Roanoke, in partnership with Smith Mountain Arts Council, will present a multi-media production to Smith Mountain Lake, entitled “OPERA 101 — Think You Don’t Know Opera? You’ve been listening to it all your life.” The Opera 101 program will include film clips from famous cartoons and trailers from popular films that featured operatic themes. Opera Roanoke’s General and Artistic Director Scott Williamson will narrate the film portions of the evening and explain the origins of the timeless music used in the modern productions. He will be joined by renowned soprano Amy Cofield Williamson, singing solos and duets from opera’s most noted productions, and Opera Roanoke’s Apprentice Artists. Ticket are $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling the Opera Roanoke offices at 540.982.2742. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.operaroanoke. Tickets will be available at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta (Smith Mountain Lake), VA

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Chamber Music of the Past, Present, and Future?
The Virginia Beach Chamber Music Society under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins opens its 8th Anniversary season at Haygood United Methodist church in Virginia Beach. The program will feature Works of Bach, Vivaldi, Dello Joio, Bartok, and Duke Ellington. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Haygood UMC, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach VA

Friday, September 5, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8 pm

5BMF: A Banner Bicentennial: 200 Years of American Song
5 Boroughs Music Festival is thrilled to open our 2014-2015 season with two presentations of "A Banner Bicentennial," a brand-new program of American songs honoring the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner! Our second collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series, this new program traces the journey of American song through the two centuries since our national anthem's beginnings. Performed by a fantastic roster of all-star artists, the program features selections ranging from Ives to Bernstein, Foster to Hoiby, and Gershwin to Rorem. In addition, American tenor and song guru Paul Sperry will make a special guest appearance to speak about the program and the evolution of American song. Spencer Myer, pianist; Caitlin Lynch, soprano; Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone. Sept 5: General Admission $25, Queens Council Members & Residents $20, Students $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS. Sept 6: General Admission $45 by advance purchase ONLY. Admission includes pre-concert reception with bottomless American bubbly, and a post-concert toast with the artists. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, MANHATTAN

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4 pm
Music and the Brain™ Lecture-Concert
Neurologist Kamal R. Chémali, MD, will be joined by Prisca Benoît, concert pianist, in a program sponsored by Williamsburg Landing and The Williamsburg Symphonia. This popular lecture, with carefully selected piano compositions that have been shown to positively affect the physiology of the nervous system and other organs, has been presented throughout the nation at many medical symposiums dealing with cutting-edge research on the therapeutic benefits of music. One of the program's objectives is to increase awareness in the medical and musical communities, as well as in the general public, of the important interaction between music and medicine. Free and open to the public. Information: 757-229-9857. Kimball Theater, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:30-10:00 pm
Opera in the Park
This year’s Opera in the Park is the first event of the 40th Anniversary Season of Virginia Opera as the company celebrates Fabulous at Forty! The evening will include some of opera’s most beloved works such as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto as well as Broadway favorites including the stirring “Tonight Quintet” from West Side Story, and be hosted by Virginia Opera’s own “Doc Opera,” Dr. Glenn Winters. The concert will be conducted by Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor - and audience favorite - Adam Turner, conducting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and feature some of opera’s rising stars including many participants of the Virginia Opera’s nationally recognized Emerging Artists Program. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, picnic supplies, and coolers with non-alcoholic beverages. Food and beverage will also be available for purchase at the concert. Virginia Opera will also be hosting free drawings for a large selection of prizes, including tickets to Virginia Opera performances and other local arts venues, and restaurant gift certificates. New this year at Opera in the Park, Virginia Opera will also host a costume contest for participants dressed as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett who will compete for VIP ticket and dining packages based on popular vote of the audience. Parking for Opera in the Park is available within walking distance to the concert. Park opens at 6 pm; concert starts at 7:30. Open to the public. Town Point Park, Norfolk

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum Concert
The members of Tidewater Music Teachers Forum will celebrate the opening of their 2014-15 activities with a recital, free to the public. Piano compositions by Bach, Weber, Chopin, Debussy and Stravinsky are to be performed. Music of Ukraine played on the bandura concludes the program. Further information --Dr. Betty Blasch at bobreb@cavtel.net 757 425 7946. Christ & St.Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
TOI: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Tidewater Opera Initiative’s second season concludes with the double bill of Pucinni's masterpieces, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. The classic pairing of these two, one-act operas is the perfect blend of tragedy and comedy, and is perfect for both the opera novice and seasoned veteran. English supertitles. Suor Angelica - Erin Hannon, La Principessa - Adriane Kerr, Gianni Schicchi - Adam Piper, Lauretta - Kathryn Kelly, Rinuccio - Dustin Scott. Tickets: $20, $15 for students and seniors. Available at www.tidewateroperainitiative.org Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
Music and the Brain Conference-Concert
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series presents Music and the Brain Conference-Concert featuring Prisca Benoit, pianist and Dr. Kamal Chemali, MD, Neurologist. An audiovisual medical lecture incorporating a piano recital is the fruit of a collaboration between Dr. Kamal Chémali, MD, a physician-musician subspecializing in the field of neurology and the neurology of music, and Ms. Prisca Benoit, a concert pianist and professor of piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. The program performed by Ms. Benoit is carefully selected to include works that have been shown to affect the physiology of the nervous system and other organs. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
Raleigh Ringers
The Thalia Lynn Concert Series will host the Raleigh Ringers in the church's newly renovated sanctuary located in Town Center next to Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Visit www.rr.org Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $10 for students 12 and under and may be purchased in the church office or through iTickets. For more information, please call 757.499.0557 or check the website at www.thalialynn.com. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

Cantabile Project Board
Cantabile Project is looking for additional board members. People who love the arts and have a special interest in vocal music and art song would be ideal. We need people who are thorough but sensitive communicators and have adequate computer skills. An interest in social media is also a plus. If this sounds appealing to you and you have 2 or 3 hours per week to spare I’d love to speak with you. Also, if you know of anyone else who may be interested please email Karen Hoy at cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or call 757353-2865.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11 am
A Time to Remember
A 9/11 commemorative with a reflection by Dr. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Special music by the Wesleyan Chorale. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Virginia Symphony’s Music Under the Stars
The Virginia Symphony is excited to announce its annual series of performances taking place during the summer months across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Chesapeake and Hampton. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these delightful outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein. “And it’s all made possible by generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of people who join us each year.” Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org
Thursday, September 11 , 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert on the campus of Christopher Newport University
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3 pm
The Voice[s] of Freemason Street
FSBC Music Series. Join our own exceptional singers in an afternoon of songs from Broadway, opera, art song and more! Benjamin Britten - Abraham & Isaac, Andrew Lloyd Webber - Pie Jesu, from Rent - Seasons of Love, Felix Mendelssohn – Widow from Elijah - Blessed are the Men who Fear Him, arr. Will Todd - Amazing Grace. Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano; Andrey Kasparov, organ; Robert Shoup, conductor. Free and open to the public. Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7 pm
GBPC: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Meet the Composer - Mark Hayes, featuring the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Chancel choir with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in an evening concert featuring the music of this internationally renowned composer and concert pianist. The evening will include the premiere of a commissioned anthem in honor of the Chancel choir. Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. In addition to the 15th anniversary season of the concert series, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the year. This concert is the culmination of a yearlong celebration at the church. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

William & Mary Music Department September Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8 pm
Department of Music Family Weekend Concert
Performances by the W&M Women's Chorus, Choir, Wind Symphony, and Orchestra. William & Mary Hall/Kaplan Arena,751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4 – 5 pm
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Family Weekend Concert Wren Building, Great Hall, 111 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, September 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Opening Night With Emanuel Ax
The 2014-2015 season opens with a program featuring world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performing works by Mozart and Strauss. JoAnn Falletta celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Strauss’ birth with a performance of his Don Juan – an expression of youthful exuberance and desire. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” - Los Angeles Times JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano. STRAUSS - Don Juan, MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 14, STRAUSS - Burleske, RAVEL - La Valse Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sept 19: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Sept 20: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sept 21: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: The Motets of J.S. Bach
TENET joins forces with the Sebastians under guest conductor Scott Metcalfe to offer a program of motets by J.S. Bach. TENET's spectacularly clear one-singer-to-a part rendition is performed with instrumental doublings of strings and winds. Featured motets include "Komm, Jesu komm," "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied," and "Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir." Tickets: General: $50/$30. http://www.tenetnyc.com Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10 am
Eastern Virginia Brass
The Eastern Virginia Brass and choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel commemorate the 325 anniversary of the colonial parish. For more information, call 757-428-6773. Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3 pm
The Lord Chamberlain’s Music
Songs of the English Renaissance at the time of Shakespeare and the new Virginia Colony with Minnesota musicians: Lute: Phil Rukavina and Tenor Jim Henderson. Tickets $10. For more information, call 357-3367. Historic St. Luke’s, 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4 pm
Double Trouble - Violin duos with Susanna Klein and Ross Winter
Join Susanna Klein and Ross Winter in a program of violin duos through the ages. Violin duos were often written by famous violin virtuosos, and many were intended for a teacher and student duo combination. They were used as teaching tools to incorporate the most important “tricks” on the violin. The program will present an eclectic mix of classical, folk and modern music from composers such as Wieniawski, De Beriot, Prokofiev, and some klezmer music. Links to more information, a map and pictures of this restored 18th century church at http://oldstjohns.org. Old St. John's Church, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181

Monday, September 22, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8 pm

Carpe Diem String Quartet
One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet performed over 90 concerts in 33 states across the USA in the 2011-12 season, most recently playing for an audience of over 4000 at the Redlands Bowl in southern California. Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem has defied easy classification while quickly becoming one of America’s premier “indie” string quartets. Charles Wetherbee, violin; Amy Galluzzo, violin; Korine Fujiwara, viola; Carol Ou, cello. Italian Seranade in G - Hugo Wolf; Quartet in G m Op 27 - Edvard Grieg; Fiddle Suite – Montana. Sept 22: Feldman Chamber Music Society - Season Tickets: $125 Adult, $50 Student/Child/Music Professional. 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.Sept 23: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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, September 22, 2014, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Recital Series
Featuring the CNU Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Kelly Rossum, director. Studio Theatre
Friday, September 26, 12 noon
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the CNU University Orchestra Prof. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor The Rotunda
Saturday, September 27, 4 pm
8th Annual Family Weekend Music Showcase
Proud to be American

Enjoy a fun afternoon of high-spirited entertainment featuring CNU's award winning jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, orchestra, choirs and the incredible CNU Marching Captains! Bring your Patriotic spirit as we sing along to American tunes and honor our military. Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival: From England to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia. Indulge your love of early music and celebrate the music, musicians and musical events of colonial Virginia. Enjoy four days of performances in this 18th-century setting. Highlights include a concert featuring rare instruments, a performance of the comedic opera "Thomas and Sally," and programs of favorite selections of our first commander-in-chief. Programs take place at various locations, including the Governor’s Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol. Tickets: http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/early-music-fest/
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 pm
Peter Pelham and Cuthbert Ogle: Rivals or Colleagues?
Who was Cuthbert Ogle? And how might he have influenced music in Williamsburg if he hadn't died six weeks after his arrival? Discover what we know of Ogle and his potential colleague (or rival), Peter Pelham, as Colonial Williamsburg harpsichordist Michael Monaco explores the relationship between the two. Monaco will perform selections from the inventory of Ogle's estate. Hennage Auditorium, Colonial Williamsburg Museums
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Palace Concert: From the Collection— The Ogle Inventory
In this opening night concert, enjoy the rare opportunity to hear musical instruments whose musical "voices" were created centuries ago. This concert by The Governor's Musick, Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble, will feature a quartet of original instruments purchased approximately 45 years ago for use in the Palace concerts. These include an 18th-century Tomaso Balestrieri violin, an 18th-century Carlo Testore violin, a 16th-century viola, and an 18th-century violoncello. The Palace harpsichord, constructed by English maker Jacob Kirckman in 1758, and the circa 1760 Adcock & Pether bureau organ will also be featured. The music will be selected from a surviving inventory of music teacher and London concertmaster Cuthbert Ogle, who briefly resided in Williamsburg in 1755. A question-and-answer session with the musicians follows the program. Tickets: $25. Governor’s Palace
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2 pm
Music of Virginia: The First 100 Years
Explore the musical life of early Virginia with Sarah Glosson of The Governor's Musick and The College of William & Mary. Using details found in letters, inventories, and archaeological excavations, Ms. Glosson paints a picture of the cultural and musical lands Tickets: $5. Hennage Auditorium, Colonial Williamsburg Museums
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Music for Viols in Concert
Enjoy a rare treat: a performance of music featuring two, three, and possibly four viola da gambas with harpsichord accompaniment. The performers will include Wayne Moss, Sarah Glosson, and Ulysses Kirksey of The Governor's Musick. Tickets: $25. Hall of Burgesses, The Capitol
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2 pm
Thomas Arne’s Thomas and Sally and Theater Music in 18th-century America
Prepare yourself for an evening of 18th-century theater. Dr. Sterling E. Murray, professor emeritus, West Chester University, and adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary, will explore how Thomas Arne's "Thomas and Sally" fit within the context of 18th-century theater. Consider how colonial audiences might have listened to it and understood it--and go into the evening's performance with a new appreciation. Tickets: $5. Hennage Auditorium
Thursday, September 25 , 7:30 pm
Thomas and Sally; or the Sailor’s Return
Can Sally resist the advances of the Squire and stay true to her Thomas until his return from sea? Tonight's presentation of Thomas Arne's 1760 afterpiece features a four-member cast, joined by guest performers and members of The Governor's Musick. Tickets: Adults/$19; Youth/$9.50. Kimball Theater.
Friday, September 26, 2014, 2 pm
George Washington: Music for the First President
Enjoy a spirited performance of music commemorating George Washington and highlighting the important roles he played in the founding of our nation. David and Ginger Hildebrand, nationally renowned specialists in early American music, have selected music chiefly from 18th-century sources. You'll experience works performed in Washington's honor, songs heard at Mount Vernon during his lifetime, tunes to which he danced, military ballads, and airs and instrumental works he enjoyed at the theater, at home, and at concerts. The Hildebrands will sing and perform on the harpsichord, violin, English guitar, Spanish guitar and hammered dulcimer. Tickets: Adults/$10; Youth/$5. Hennage Auditorium
Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
Discover what it was like in the audience during a history-making musical event. The December 1766 concert in Fredericksburg featured the largest advertised ensemble to perform in 18th-century Virginia--10 musicians. Experience the excitement as The Governor's Musick, joined by guest artists, re-creates this 1766 musical event. The performance will feature full strings, flutes, oboe, horn, and harpsichord. As in 1766, a reception will follow the concert. Tickets: $35. Governor’s Palace

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Anthony Ciotti, accordion
A classically trained, national award winning accordionist, Ciotti has given solo performances throughout the US, Japan and Europe. Selections from classical to jazz showcase the versatility of this unique instrument. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS: GFA Winner Anton Baranov
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Season tickets: Regular - $80; student/senior - $65. Phone 757-625-2330. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Sept 25: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Sept 26: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

September 25, 26, & 27, 2014, 8 pm
Guerilla Opera: Let’s Make a Sandwich
Let’s Make a Sandwich is comprised of two short chamber operas: RareBit with music and libretto by Curtis K. Hughes, and Ouroboros with music and libretto by Rudolf Rojahn. Both librettos are freely adapted from the same source material, a 1950 short informational film of the same title. Stage direction by Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty. Brian Church, baritone; Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Patrick Massey, tenor; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Kent O’Doherty, saxophone; Mike Williams, percussion. Live Stream Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8 pm. The live stream is free of charge, and a user login is not required. Sign up to follow us on Livestream to see our posts and updates and to view the live stream.$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D. http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Virginia Opera: Sweeney Todd
The First of Firsts tradition continues when Virginia Opera opens the 40th Anniversary Season with a knockout musical sensation, the East Coast premiere of a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Imprisoned on a trumped-up charge by a lecherous judge who covets his wife, Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece of drama and dark comedy – winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical – and is often considered Sondheim’s most operatic work. Sweeney Todd will capitalize on Virginia Opera’s long-standing tradition of producing world-class musical theater and offer audiences, both old and new, a riveting production. Conducted by Virginia Opera’s own Adam Turner, who follows conducting successes on our stages with The Mikado (2011-2012) and Camelot and Carousel (2012-2013) and exemplifies the significant resident talent that Virginia Opera consistently provides to the community. And Virginia Opera is proud to welcome a legendary production team including Director Ron Daniels, who co-wrote the stage adaptation that inspired the musical. The team will certainly provide a potent blend of high tension, high drama and musical brilliance; perfect to open such an epic season. Sweeney Todd , Stephen Powell; Mrs. Lovett, Phyllis Pancella; Anthony Hope, Andre Chiang; Johanna, Amanda Opuszynski; Judge Turpin, Jake Gardner; The Beggar Woman, Diana DiMarzio. Sung in English 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. www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, October 3, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2 pm
Three Notch’d Road Master Class
The Baroque ensemble Three Notch’d Road presents a Master Class. Members of the ensemble will work with student performers from the W&M Early Music Ensemble. The students will perform music by Bach, Handel, and Matteis on viola da gamba, baroque violin, baroque flute, recorder, and harpsichord. The public is invited, free admission. The Great Hall, Wren Building, College of William & Mary

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Three Notch'd Road
The ensemble Three Notch'd Road has been lauded for its stylish performances, bringing an exciting and informed approach to music of the Baroque era. Three Notch’d Road has appeared at the Good Shepherd Music Festival (Richmond, VA), the Bach-Handel Festival (Winchester, VA), and at the Italian Embassy (Washington,DC). Visit www.tnrbaroque.org Free admission, no tickets required. Call 221-1073 for more information. Great Hall, Wren Building, College Corner (corner of Jamestown Road and Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5 pm
Celtic Service on the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
Historic Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield, VA will hold its 8th Celtic Evensong Service. Guest musicians, Phil Rukavina, International Lute performer, and Jim Henderson, Tenor, will provide music of Celtic flavoring at various times during the service beginning with the Prelude at 4:50 pm. Two prie dieux, kneelers, lovingly crafted by Bill Reed will be blessed in memory of his wife, Gatling Pointe resident Margo Reed and will be used during this service of quiet meditation, poetry and healing in the presence of a church radiantly lit by candles. An offering will be taken to support our guest musicians. This worship service will be followed by a short recital introducing more closely the lute and its repertoire. A taste of Celtic foods will be served in the Parish Hall. Information: (757) 357-2826. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St., Smithfield

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong with Installation of AGO Officers
The Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir sings Choral Evensong on the eve of the feast of St. Michael and All Angels. The new officers of the American Guild of Organists will be installed at this service. Music of Stanford, Sumsion, Balfour Gardiner, and others. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

ODU September Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort See below.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital
Mike Hall, trombone; Stephen Coxe, piano. Featuring the music of J.E.Galliard, Jean-Michel Defaye, and the acoustic, jazz funk, Latin works of Michael B. Nelson’s Hornheads. Roy Muth, trumpet; Rob DeDominick, trumpet; Keith Philbrick, saxophone; James Nesbit, saxophone. Free and open to the public. Chandler Hall.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
NCC: Pergolesi/Bach
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 46th season with Pergolesi/Bach, a program dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lee J. Teply (1953-2014). This performance features the famous "Stabat Mater" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, with soloists Elizabeth Hogue, soprano and Robynne Redmon, alto. Among the work's numerous admirers was none other than J.S. Bach who paid a tribute to this composition by creating his own arrangement of it using the words of Psalm 51. Emily Noel, soprano and Chris Dudley, countertenor—both presently with the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.—will be the soloists in Bach's Psalm 51. This program will also include a performance by Alessandra Astete, a young soprano from Christopher Newport University, who won the Second Prize at the 2013 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition. She will debut with the Consort performing Bach's aria "Ich folge dir gleichfalls" from his Johannespassion. The soloists will be joined by Allegra Tortolano Havens and Anna Dobrzyn on violins, Anastasia Migliozzi on viola, Jeff Phelps on cello, Christopher White on double bass, Kevin Kwan on organ and the Consort's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn on harpsichord. The program will be conducted by the Consort's other Artistic Co-Director Andrey Kasparov. Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Free reception by Supper Southern Morsels after the concert. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing?
Cantabile Project presents their first recital of the season. Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing? features contemporary classical and cross-over songs from the 20th and 21st centuries by composers such as Jake Heggie, Leonard Bernstein, Lee Hoiby, Ricky Ian Gordon, Samuel Barber, Kurt Weill, Tom Cipullo and Thomas Pasatieri. Many of these songs are hysterically funny! They examine the personality of the singer, often poking fun at the artistic nature of all performers. Some of Hampton Roads finest, professional singers will bring you to tears of laughter and sometimes sorrow as they share their lives with you. Singers: Kathryn Kelly, Bridgid Eversole, Arna Majcher, Fran Coleman, Adam Piper, Marshall Severin, Christopher Rory, Emily Russell. Collaborative Artist, Jeremy Reger. This is a most unusual recital, not to be missed! Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. http://cantabileproject.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Opening Night Sensation!
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Opening Night Sensation, the first Masterworks concert of its 31st season, featuring concertmaster Akemi Takayama in compositions by Chausson (Poème) and Saint-Saëns (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso). Also on the program are works by Rossini and Dvorák. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 11th season. Guest concertmaster is Daisuke Yamamoto. Season subscriptions are on sale now; single tickets are $48 and $58. Information: 757-229-9857 or visit http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12 noon
Trinity Organ Concert Series
The free, one-hour concert will feature baritone Rev. Michael Renninger and Saint Bede's organist Aaron Renninger performing a variety of musical selections. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: A Night in Motown with Spectrum
Hit after hit. The music of Motown has stood the test of time. Join the VSO POPS, with special guests Spectrum, for a night of music by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, the Four Tops, the Commodores, and more. These are songs you know by heart, and we are certain you’ll be singing them all the way home! Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Oct 2: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Friday, October 3, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3 pm & 8 pm

Swinging Romance: Popular music from the 30s to the 60s
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Oct 3: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Oct 4: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. Oct 5: Hampton Roads Academy, 739 Academy Lane, Newport News, VA.

Virginia Opera Presents: Opera Tales
Virginia Opera invites you to join us at the Harrison Opera House for a brand new series designed for families! Showcasing two innovative and engaging opera shorts composed by members of the Opera's music staff - plus a wonderful program by a professional children's touring company. These programs are sure to capture the imagination and attention of young viewers and parents alike! All programs will start at 11 am with fun lobby activities beginning at 9:30. Subscriptions for all three shows are just $30 for adults and $15 for kids, plus admissions tax. To purchase tickets call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org/subscribe.
October 4, 2014, 11 am
The Empress and the Nightingale
November 29, 2014, 11 am
Barefoot Puppets: African Trickster Tales
March 21, 2015, 11 am
The Princess and the Pea

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4 pm
Jim Kosnik, Organ Recital
Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507

Monday, October 6, 2014, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Baltimore Consort
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series. The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. The ensemble’s arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain speak to the heart as well as the mind. Their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led the musicians to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Nova Scotia. More recently, the group has explored the extraordinary repertory from the Iberian Peninsula in a program entitled “Cancionero: Early Music from Spain.” Multiple master classes with the consort members, Tuesday, October 7, 12:30 p.m. in the Diehn center for the performing arts. 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.
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
With CNU Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra and CNU Choirs Free and open to the public (this event is general admission until venue is full.) Concert Hall
Friday, October 10, 2014, 12 noon
Career Building Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Sturm
Concertmaster of the Des Moines Symphony and Professor of Music, Iowa State University Room A183, Ferguson Center
Holiday Happening Tickets On Sale Now!!
Ticket Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 855-FERG-TIX
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4 pm
Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Hope Faith Life Love
The Virginia Chorale's 2014/2015 season opens with a musical pilgrimage through life - songs of childhood, of love and marriage, of faith and death. Eric Whitacre's hope, faith, life, love, John Tavener's A Village Wedding, and Herbert Howells' exquisite Requiem highlight this moving program. Also Eric Whitacre - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, When I Fall In Love, i thank You God for most this amazing day, The Beatles - When I'm 64, The Gift To Be Simple. Full Subscription: $100; Flex Subscription: $85. Single tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Oct 10: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Oct 11: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Oct. 12: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 6 pm
Invencia Piano Duo
Pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, who together form the Invencia Piano Duo, will present a lecture-recital in preparation for the final stage of their new recording project. Works by Paul Bowles, Virgil Thomson and Florent Schmitt. The Invencia Piano Duo has won high critical acclaim for its compelling interpretations of a vast and diverse repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary composers. Hailing from Armenian and Ukrainian families, Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn were educated at the Moscow State Conservatory before coming to Indiana University’s School of Music in Bloomington to pursue advanced studies. They presently make their home in the United States and serve on the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, they are Artistic Co-Directors of the Norfolk Chamber Consort. Free will offering. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach

Cancelled
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cantabile Master Class
Cantabile Project presents a vocal master class with Dr. Brian Nedvin. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth, VA 23704

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
October 11, 2014, 12:55 pm
Verdi Macbeth
Live. Starring Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic, Joseph Calleja, and René Pape. Fabio Luisi conducts. U.S. Encore: October 15, 2014; 6:30pm local time.
October 18, 2014, 12:55 pm
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
LIVE. New Production Met Music Director James Levine conducts Richard Eyre's new production, starring Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen, Peter Mattei, Amanda Majeski, and Isabel Leonard. U.S. Encore: October 22, 2014; 6:30 pm.
November 1, 2014, 12:55 pm
Bizet Carmen
LIVE. Anita Rachvelishvili stars opposite Aleksandrs Antonenko. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. U.S. Encore: November 5, 2014; 6:30 pm.
November 22, 2014, 12:55 pm
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
LIVE. Rossini's classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman as the barber himself. U.S. Encore: November 26, 2014; 6:30 pm.
December 13, 2014, 12 pm
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
LIVE. James Levine conducts Wagner's epic comedy, starring Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch. U.S. Encore: December 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3 pm
YRSO: From Hollywood to Broadway
The York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Eric Reiff and Clint Correll, presents From Hollywood to Broadway . Program will include Hamlisch’s selections from A Chorus Line, Leigh’s selections from Man of La Mancha, Webber’s selections from Jesus Christ Superstar and Phantom of the Opera. A pre-concert showcase present Seven Love Songs for three Players. The songs are arranged by Jeraldine Herbison for flute, clarinet and viola. Tickets: Adults, $12 ($10 pre-purchase); Students, Military, Seniors: $10 ($8 pre-purchase). To purchase visit www.yrso.org. Mary Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Newport News.

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3 pm
YRSO: From Hollywood to Broadway
The York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Eric Reiff and Clint Correll, presents From Hollywood to Broadway . Program will include Hamlisch’s selections from A Chorus Line, Leigh’s selections from Man of La Mancha, Webber’s selections from Jesus Christ Superstar and Phantom of the Opera. A pre-concert showcase present Seven Love Songs for three Players. The songs are arranged by Jeraldine Herbison for flute, clarinet and viola. Tickets: Adults, $12 ($10 pre-purchase); Students, Military, Seniors: $10 ($8 pre-purchase). To purchase visit www.yrso.org. Mary Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Newport News.

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Recital for Tenor and Piano
Tenor Brian Nedvin and collaborator pianist Stephen Coxe will present a program to open the new subscription season for Sundays at Four. The program includes a variety of art songs, opera arias, and sacred music. Series ticket ($50) includes concerts on October 12, March 8, and April 19. The Solo Youth recital on January 11 and the annual Terrific Teen Talent program are each supported by a free-will offering. Series tickets for students: $15. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $20 for Adults. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.org or call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Organist/Pianist/Accompanist Needed
Foundry United Methodist Church, a medium-sized suburban church in Virginia Beach, is seeking a qualified musician to serve as Organist/Pianist/Accompanist. As a part-time, professional staff member, the Organist/Pianist/Accompanist serves under the supervision of the Pastor and Music Director in keyboard support of all worship services, special programs and all music ensembles within the church, such as the Adult Choir and Children’s Choir. The organist/pianist/accompanist will play worship service music at two Sunday morning worship services per week and at special worship services during the year along with Thursday evening choir rehearsals. Additionally, the Organist/Pianist/Accompanist will be available for extra rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Music Director in support of soloists and in preparation for the presentation of major choral works. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 7-10 hours per week. A Bachelor’s degree in piano/organ is preferred and familiarity with church music styles and liturgy are encouraged. The ability to work respectfully with volunteers is essential. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. Please send a resume, references, cover letter, along with telephone and email contact information to: www.FoundryUMCVB.org, subject Organist/Pianist/Accompanist or mail to Foundry United Methodist Church, 2801 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, Attn: SPPRC. Deadline to submit applications is October 31, 2014.

Symphonicity Chorus Auditions
The Symphonicity Chorus is the 120 + voice counterpart to Symphonicity, The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, and performs a major work each year as part of the orchestra’s subscription series at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Rehearsals begin this fall for W. A. Mozart’s Requiem with a performance date of Sunday, February 22, 2015. As you know, this is a marvelously written work and this performance gives singers an opportunity to sing with a great orchestra in the beautiful Sandler Center under the baton of Music Director and Conductor, David Kunkel. The chorus has been well-prepared each year by Chorus Master Deborah Carr, a skilled clinician, teacher and conductor in her own right.
Auditions will be held on Monday, October 6 from 6 – 8:30 PM in the choir room at First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Audition requirements are to sing a pre-selected portion of the Mozart Requiem in Latin for the Chorus Master and myself. An accompanist is provided and no sight-singing is required.
There are no dues or fees to become a chorus member however singers are required to purchase the performance music through the Symphonicity Office at cost. Concert attire is provided by each individual singer. Attire is black tuxedos for men and black top/bottom or black full length dress for women.
To obtain a copy of the audition music and arrange a time to audition on either Monday evening, please contact H. George Gillespie, III, Symphonicity Chorus Manager, at hgg8993@cavtel.net or by phone at 757-636-3990.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC: Sherie Aguirre, oboe; Jorge Aguirre, violin
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents Jewels of the Baroque – with Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello. 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, October 15, 2014, 11 am
WMC: Wanchi Huang, violin
Wanchi Huang, violinist, will be the featured soloist at the next meeting of the Williamsburg Music Club. Her solo violin program will include works from J.S.Bach, Baroque favorites to Viennese composer Fritz Kreisler's lush Romantic era solos.As a teen-ager, Ms. Huang has studied at the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts. She has a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music from the Julliard School, and a Doctor of Music from Indiana University. She is sought after for her highly acclaimed recitals, collaborations and recordings. She currently resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she teaches a full violin studio at the James Madison University School of Music. The program begins at 11 a.m. in, preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" and a brief business meeting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to this FREE program. For additional information, please access the club's web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or telephone 757-229-4429. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12 noon
Trinity Organ Concert Series: TRADOC Brass
Saint Bede Catholic Church welcomes a Brass Ensemble from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band who will join organist Aaron Renninger performing music for a Cathedral space culminating in the last two movements of the Saint Saëns Symphony No. 3. Free. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: All Mozart
Audiences are in for a rare treat when violinist Cho-Liang Lin, highly praised the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances, joins the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for an All-Mozart program that pairs two pieces from Mozart’s earlier years with one of his late Viennese masterpieces. Lin will first serve as soloist for Mozart’s melodious and sunny Violin Concerto No. 4. Lin will then conduct Mozart’s graceful yet spirited Symphony No. 29, featuring refined and difficult string writing that showcases Mozart’s outstanding talent as a violinist. Finally, Lin will conduct Mozart’s widely-recognized and much beloved Symphony No. 40, full of both passion and formal elegance, pulsing with a sense of agitation and urgency. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A Major, MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 17: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Oct 18: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Oct 19: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 pm

The Three Feathers
The Three Feathers is a new one-act children’s opera commissioned from composer Lori Laitman by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Moss Arts Center. Based on a Grimm’s fairytale and brilliantly retold by librettist Dana Gioia, The Three Feathers creates a mysterious world inhabited by a king, his three princess daughters, and courtiers; and the fantastical underworld kingdom of the Frog Prince and his chorus of rats, bats, and frogs. The story will carry audiences of all ages on a journey through song and spectacle. Recommended for ages six years and older. Composed by Lori Laitman; Libretto by Dana Gioia; Conducted by Scott Williamson; Directed by Beth Greenberg. A collaboration with Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Children's Chorale. $15 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under. https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/ Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Homecoming Concert Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30 pm – 10 pm
Botetourt Chamber Singers Homecoming Concert Wren Building, Chapel, 111 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Choral Homecoming Concert
Performance by the W&M Choir and Choir alumni. Venue TBA
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm

Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture; Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave; Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition. Celebrate Halloween with WMSO! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume, participate in our costume contest, and enjoy works by Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky! Free for Veterans and Children 12 and Under/$3 for Students/$10 General Admission. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 pm
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO), in residence at Saint Bede, will open its 11th season with a concert featuring violinist Dr. Wanchi Huang in Mendelssohn's D Minor Violin Concerto. Works by Vivaldi, Mozart and others will also be performed. 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, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:30 pm

Hampton Roads Philharmonic Series
Enjoy American Music at The American Theatre. After 30 years, community orchestra has returned to the city of Hampton. Three cheers for 50 dedicated musicians and banner audiences! Hampton Roads Philharmonic’s first 7-concert season was a hit! Their 2014-15 season promises even more memorable events, including their first performance at The American Theatre. Our players - ages 17 to 70 - rehearse weekly at the former US Army band room, Fort Monroe, under the direction of conductor, Steven Brindle. Join their American Theatre debut, and support all-American music! Tickets: $20. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

TRADOC Band October Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 pm
TRADOC BQ and TEQ
Chamber Music Recital St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hampton, VA

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Totally Tchaikovsky
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach begins its 34th concert season with Totally Tchaikovsky. Cellist Igor Gavrysh is unable to appear, due to travel issues, so Tanya Anisimova, a Hampton Roads favorite and a Charlottesville resident, will play the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations. She is the former student and protégé of Professor Gavrysh. Music Director and Conductor David Kunkel will lead the orchestra in Marche Slav and the Fifth Symphony, also by Tchaikovsky.Season tickets: $79, $96, $125, $180. Single tickets range from $10-$40. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4 pm
The Forte Jazz Band
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Forte Jazz Band, hailing from Smithfield, Virginia, is an eight-piece ensemble that was formed in 1995. Forte’s style of music is a blend of smooth jazz, jazz standards and jazzy R&B, with original music comprising most of their repertoire. The group has released two albums, Left Behind at the Train Station in 2009 and Chase the Rhythm in 2013. Both albums received great reviews. Their cut Grandma’s Swing from Chase the Rhythm is currently in rotation in the jazz market. Forte has played for events all over the United States and in recent years has had the pleasure of performing at the Hampton, Norfolk, and Richmond Jazz Festivals as well as being the featured band for Spirit Cruises Jazz Brunch Series. The band also had the distinct pleasure of being featured at the historic Blues Alley Jazz Lounge in Washington, DC in 2013. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus In Concert
Join us for a wonderful concert featuring the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing and Paul Putnam. Performing will be our most experienced students in grades 6 to 12. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, contact St. Aidan’s at (757) 340-6459 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 3201 Edinburgh Dr., Virginia Beach 23452

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Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4 pm
Virginia Chorale: Hope, Faith, Life, Love
Join the Virginia Chorale, Charles Woodward, Conductor, this Sunday as we perform our program Hope, Faith, Life, Love, a choral journey through the seasons of life, on the Music Series of historic Hungars Episcopal Church. The program includes: Eric Whitacre - hope, faith, life, love - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - When I Fall In Love; John Tavener – A Village Wedding; The Beatles - When I'm 64; The Gift To Be Simple; Whitacre - i thank You God for most this amazing day; Herbert Howells – Requiem. Reception following concert. For further information or directions, call Hungars Church at 757.678-7837. Transportation: Join the Chorale singers on our comfortable bus to Hungars Church... and leave the driving to others! Seats are available for $25 roundtrip, and pickup/drop-off is convenient: Norfolk: bus leaves 1:45pm from the parking lot of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 St. Paul's Blvd.; Virginia Beach: bus leaves 2:10pm from the parking lot at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Approximate return times: Virginia Beach, 7pm; Norfolk, 7:25pm. Call the Chorale office at 757.627.8375 or go to our online store to reserve your place on the bus - https://squareup.com/market/virginia-chorale. Free and open to the public. A free-will offering to benefit the Hungars Church Music Ministry will be collected. Hungars Episcopal Church, 10106 Bayside Road, Bridgetown, VA (Eastern Shore)

Monday, October 20, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Crystal Anniversary Cabaret for HENRY’s
Celebrating 15 Years of HENRY's Restauran. Music will range from Ahrens and Flaherty to The Beatles, Bob Merrill, and Kurt Weill. Featuring Julia Bullock, soprano; Meredith Lustig, soprano; Ben Bliss, tenor; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Theo Lebow, tenor; Jonathan Estabrooks, baritone; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Steven Blier, piano. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Postponed - see below
Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8 pm
Apple Hill String Quartet
Presented by the ODU F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. For details see below. $15/$10. Chandler Hall.
October 24, 30 & November 1, 2014, 8 pm
October 26, 2014, 2 pm

ODU Opera: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte
ODU Opera and the ODU Symphony Orchestra present Mozart’s timeless comedy about love and fidelity. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the music will delight the senses and amuse the heart. Kristi Caras, stage director; Brian Nedvin, music director; Paul S. Kim, conductor. Free admission. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk
New Date
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall
Remembering Lee Teply Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Habaneros Quintet
The Habaneros Quintet comes to us from Havana, Cuba. These celebrated performers (3 violins, one cello and a clarinet) are all members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Each is a distinguished soloist, university faculty member and recording artist. The Habaneros program includes classical favorites and new arrangements of Cuban and South American compositions. Dressed in authentic, colorful Cuban Guayaberas, and performing in front of a movie screen showing hundreds of rarely seen images of Cuba, you will experience the vibrant culture of the Habaneros’ Cuban homeland. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Apple Hill String Quartet
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series. The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for its interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven and Ravel — along with its special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. Its members have performed concerts extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program. Presenting quartets by Mozart, Dvorak, and contemporary Turkish composer A. Adnan Saygun (Virginia premiere). Master class Tuesday, Oct . 21, 12:30 p.m. Chandler recital hall. 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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Saturday, October 25, 2014
Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians Festival
Community Symposium Series, Patrick D. McCoy, Moderator. Series includes: Charleston’s Contribution to Classical Music Around the World, Black Female Composers’ Contribution to Classical Music, Edmund Thornton Jenkins: Charleston’s Father of Classical Music, Black Classical Music Administrators. Visit ColourOfMusic.org Arthur M. Wilcox Auditorium at Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Lucia di Lammermoor
Live fully-staged opera in the intimate setting of the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia, with world-class singers. In Italian with English supertitles. Lucia: Haeran Hong. Edgardo: Won Whi Choi. Enrico: Suchan Kim. Raimondo: Branch Fields. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Director: Jay Lesenger. Producer: Naama Zahavi-Ely. Lucia di Lammermoor is a story of love and heartbreak, brought to life by exquisite music. Metropolitan Opera soprano Haeran Hong does justice to the title role, one of the most challenging in the world of opera. The two young lovers, Lucia and Edgardo, are torn apart by the rift between their families. He comes from the old persecuted Scottish nobility; she is the daughter of his English enemies. Lucia’s brother callously sacrifices his sister’s happiness to gain a political ally. But his cruelty backfires, with catastrophic results. Donizetti’s opera is based on a bestselling 19th-century novel by Sir Walter Scott. General admission $45 ($40 seniors, military, police, teachers, faculty and university staff; $15 students); tickets at the Kimball and at www.operainwilliamsburg.org. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
15th Annual Bach Festival
Join us for an evening of celebration with the music of J. S. Bach as performed by Kai Lin, organ and piano, Sarah Taylor, soprano and Natalia Kuznetsova, violin. The program includes Praeludium and Fugue in E-flat Major BWV 552; Aria: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland Sterben (Out of love my Savior is willing to die) from “St. Matthew Passion” BWV 244; Arioso, Transcribed for Violin and Piano by Sam Franco; Aria: Stein, der über alle Schätze (Rock, superior to all gems) BWV 152; Sonata IV for Violin and Piano; Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an (We pray at your temple ) from BWV51; Allegro from Violin Concerto, BWV 1042; Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Exult in God in very land!) from BWV51. Reception immediately following in Trinity Church Social Hall. Phone 489-2551 or 456-0325 for additional information. A Free Will Offering will be received with proceeds benefiting the church. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 pm

5BMF: AERIS, Capriccio
Next up in 5BMF's exciting 2014-2015 season, we present the early music virtuosi of AERIS in their new program Capriccio. Quickly gathering acclaim for their masterful interpretations of works from the 17th and 18th centuries, AERIS makes a rare NYC appearance in October, performing works by 17th century giants such as J. S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as lesser-known composers including Veracini, Valentini, Stradella, Matteis and Locatelli. Fans will be thrilled to have three chances to catch this sensational trio in action! Tickets to all concerts start at $10 and are available now via 5BMF.org. Oct 24: Trinity Lutheran Church, STATEN ISLAND; Co-presented by Voyces Staten Island. Oct 25: Christ Church Riverdale, BRONX. Oct 26: First Unitarian Church, BROOKLYN.

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, October 24, 12 noon
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the CNU Choirs, Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto & Ms. Sarah Frook, conductors The Rotunda
Friday, October 24, 12:30 pm
CNU Annual Oktoberfest
Featuring the CNU Wind Ensemble, Herr Mark Reimer, conductor DSU Plaza
Monday, October 27, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Chamber Music Series
Featuring scenes from Opera CNU production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, October 30
30's and 40's Swing Dance!
Presented by the CNU Jazz Program and The Ballroom Dance Society of CNU. Doors open at 7 p.m. FREE dance lesson at 7:30. Dancing 8 to 10 p.m. 1940's dress encouraged. Studio Theatre

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm

Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture; Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave; Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition. Celebrate Halloween with WMSO! Come dressed in your best Halloween costume, participate in our costume contest, and enjoy works by Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky! Free for Veterans and Children 12 and Under/$3 for Students/$10 General Admission. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Sudbury Guitar Trio
The Sudbury Guitar Trio plays an eclectic repertoire, from newly commissioned works to traditional classical music, at times injecting fun arrangements of popular music into their concert programs. The members share a passion for exciting new music and a dedication to promoting guitar. Visit www.sudburyguitartrio.com. Free admission. Phone 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: A Night at the Movies
“Fanfare” from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss; Theme from The Big Country by Jerome Moross; The Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell, Craig Richey, pianist; “Curse of the Black Pearl” from Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badett; “ Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivagoby Maurice Jarre; Star Wars Medley by John Willams; Selections from The Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore; ”What’s Up at the Symphony” arranged by Jerry Brubaker. Tickets for single performances are $20 per person for any concert. Season tickets: $45. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Carmina Burana
It is both sacred and profane. It is of romantic love and carnal desire. It's the Virginia Symphony, Chorus, and the Richmond Ballet! ONE NIGHT ONLY! Ron Matson conducts Orff’s grand, extremely varied musical spectacle, which is meant to overwhelm the senses, painting a lusty and emotional portrait of the cycle of medieval life. The Richmond ballet performs John Butler’s groundbreaking ballet, originally choreographed in 1959 for New York City Opera. Join us after the performance for an exclusive champagne reception in the beautiful dress circle lobby of Chrysler Hall. Sip champagne and nibble on treats with the dancers, singers, musicians, and friends. Reception tickets $50 per person Tickets: $30 - $107. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:15 am & 11 am
Eastern Virginia Brass
The Eastern Virginia Brass is honored to observe Resurrection Sunday with music director, Meredith Mulcair, choir, organist, pastor and congregation. For more information call 757-424-4848.Hope Lutheran Church, 5350 Providence Rd., Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 pm
A British Invasion: Stephen Armstrong and Friends
Stephen Armstrong is an international concert artist, educator, organist, and Director of the High Wycombe Choral Society, Buckinghamshire, England. High Wycombe is approximately 32 miles northwest of London. For more than 20 years Stephen has introduced extraordinary music students to American audiences. St. Mark Lutheran Church will welcome pianists Tom Noyes, Kyle Milligan and Adam Opiola, with vocalists Ben Cisneros and Tom Mole. These outstanding young men will be joined by two exceptional musicians from the Williamsburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, Meghan Gurley on the violin, and Claire Coblentz on the cello. Students range in age from 16 to 22. The program will feature works by Berlioz, Butterworth, Debussy, Jarre, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and several familiar favorites from Broadway. The program is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be collected to help support the concert series. A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers. Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular
Be sure to wear your costume when Benjamin Rous and the orchestra perform some of the spookiest music ever written: Adam Glaser’s “March of the Little Goblins,” Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” Dukas’ “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and much more. This concert is more TREAT than TRICK! PB&J Pre-Concert Fun: When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it even begins! Starting one hour before each concert, the lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s a great way to round out an afternoon of musical fun at the Symphony! Tickets: Starting price: $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 pm
TRADOC Winds
FSBC Music Series. The skilled musicians of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Winds make their debut appearance on the music series. Leoš Janácek - Mladi (Youth), Vincent D’Indy - Chanson et Danses, Franz Krommer – Octet-Partita in F Major Free and open to the public. www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm
The Center for Sacred Music’s 2014 Fall Hymn Festival: Enter by the Narrow Gate
“Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life . . “ (Matthew 7:14) The Center’s annual fall hymn festival explores the Christian journey through music and the spoken word. Dr. Michael Trotta conducts the Wesleyan Worship Choir with Sharon Foxwell, organist. Singers from all churches are invited to be part of the chorus (music is provided). Rehearse the day of the hymn festival at 3:00pm. Advance registration is a must! To sing in the choir, call 757.455.3376 or email sbilly@vwc.edu. Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm
Katie Luther: The Opera
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series presents a concert performance of Katie Luther, a chamber opera by Glenn Winters. The opera is a dramatization of the life of Katharina von Bora, a Catholic nun who renounced her vows to become the wife of Martin Luther and is regarded as a seminal figure in the history of the Reformation. Conceived as a one-woman monodrama for soprano and piano, Katie Luther will be performed by soprano Elizabeth Medeiros Hogue and pianist Ruth Winters. The work was written with theological and historical input from a leading Lutheran scholar, Dr. Paul Schrieber. There will be a pre-curtain talk by the composer, who is known to audiences throughout Virginia as "Doc Opera", Virginia Opera's Community Outreach Musical Director. The opera was performed successfully in Albuquerque NM, St. Louis MO, and Baltimore MD in October, 2013; this is the first performance in Hampton Roads. The performance in in English and is approximately 60 minutes in length. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6 pm
Prince of Peace Concert
The Prince of Peace concert series presents the POP Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau. Oksana Lutsyshyn will play the newly rebuilt organ and Glenn Hersch will sing. Organ, piano, brass and choral works will be featured. Admission is free and open to the public. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Baritone Soloist position
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk, announces an immediate opening for baritone soloist/section leader in the professional quartet of its Adult Choir. In services and special music programs, and at the annual Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols, a beloved holiday event in Hampton Roads, the traditional music program of this historic congregation offers ample opportunities to sing the great repertoire of the Anglican tradition. Compensation is highly competitive. Interested singers, please contact Chuck Woodward, Music Director, at cwoodward@stpaulsnorfolk.org, or 757.627.4353.

Monday, October 27, 2014, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: Thom Robertson, Organ
The Fall Season of Noon Day Concerts at Monumental UMC, Portsmouth, will begin with an organ recital presented by Mr. Thom Robertson, Director of Music Ministries at Green Acres Presbyterian Church. Mr. Robertson is a resident of Suffolk and retired from full-time music ministry since the spring of 2012. He has served churches in Virginia, Texas, Minnesota and Maryland. He holds a Master of Sacred Music degree granted jointly from Southern Methodist University and Perkins Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Robertson's program, called "French Connection", will conclude with a special Boellmann selection that is very appropriate for the upcoming day of Halloween. A light lunch will be served for a fee of $5.00 in the fellowship hall of the church following the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For details call the church at 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

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

Horszowski Piano Trio
Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. F. J. Hayden - Trio #43 in C Maj. Hob. XV:27; John Harbison - Trio No. 2 "Short Stories"(2003); Robert Schumann - Trio No 2 in F Major Op. 80. Oct 27: 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.Oct 28: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
New Date
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall
Remembering Lee Teply Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm

ODU Opera: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte
ODU Opera, Symphony Orchestra and the Diehn Chorale present Mozart's timeless comedy about love and fidelity, Così fan tutte. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the music will delight the senses and amuse the heart. This production is in Italian, with English supertitles and is fully staged with set, costumes, and props. Kristi Caras, stage director; Brian Nedvin, music director; Paul S. Kim, conductor. Free admission. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus and Portsmouth Public Schools present Sing for Joy!
Student Singers from Portsmouth Public Schools in grades 4 to 7 join the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers in this joyful concert celebrating our work together this school year! This performance is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission Concert is free & open to the public; no tickets required. For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at 440-9100 or visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org. Woodrow Wilson High School, 1401 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents GSA Jazz. All tickets $15/$5. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8 pm
Joy in Singing Award Recital
Joy In Singing presents soprano Tami Petty in her NYC Debut Recital. Tami Petty, soprano and Miori Sugiyama, pianist. The program includes American and British parlor Songs, Four Impressions by American composer Charles T. Griffes, A Sarah Binks Songbook by Canadian composer John Greer, exotic songs from all over the world about nightingales and more. Visit www.joyinsinging.com/ Tickets $30/$15 seniors. Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center, 29 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11 am & 12 noon
A World of Music: Eve Watters, Celtic Harp
“When Eve Watters plays the harp, the willows weep. When she sings, the fishes dance. And when she tells stories, people beg for more.” Mid-Atlantic Storytellers Conference. Watters’ talents on the Celtic harp, banjo, Native American flute, concertina, autoharp, pennywhistle, dulcimer and music-infused narrative have charmed audiences throughout the US, Britain, Brazil and Australia. 12:00 noon, Watters, a Certified Music Practitioner and Musician-in-Residence for the University of Virginia Health System, will present a demonstration/discussion on the cutting-edge topic of Therapeutic Music. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:30 pm

Signor Deluso & Gianni Schicchi
Join Connecticut Concert Opera this fall for the world premiere of the double bill of Thomas Pasatieri's comic masterpiece Signor Deluso and Puccini's comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi. America's iconic opera composer Pasatieri has created a delightful romp of romantic misdirection with lyrical vocal beauty. Puccini has joined his melodic mastery with sardonic humor as we watch relatives fight over an inheritance! "O mio babbino caro" is just one of the musical treasures in this opera. Connecticut Concert Opera proudly presents members of The Hartford Symphony as our opera orchestra. With GSA graduate Jermaine Woodard, Jr. as the Magistrate in Signor Deluso. Tickets $35. www.connconcertopera.org. Hoffman Auditorium, The Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Windsbach Boys Choir
Serenade! International Choral Series presents Germany’s leading boy choir, The Windsbach Boys Choir. The program will feature sacred and secular works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Schütz, as well as German folk songs. In their short 68-year history, they have grown to be one of the most popular boy choirs in Germany due to their pure, brilliant sound and invigorating performances at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. This will be their first time visiting Washington and their U.S. tour is part of Germany’s effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which eventually led to German reunification. The concert is sponsored in part by the Embassy of Germany and the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Culture. Tickets: $20-$30. 703-683-6040. www.ClassicalMovements.com Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Frankenstein
Celebrate Halloween in a uniquely scary way with YOUR Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Experience the iconic film thriller, Frankenstein, starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff with a chilling, all-new score composed by Michael Shapiro and performed LIVE by the VSO. According to Shapiro, the movie is sheer spooky fun with a "monstrous" score. Simply spooktacular! Plus, come early for Franks ‘n Steins on the Sandler Plaza and stay afterwards for a zombie hunt in Town Center. Tickets: $20 - $50. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

William & Mary Music Department November Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Saturday, November 1, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Bruton Candlelight Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Women's Chorus and the Botetourt Chamber Singers. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4 pm
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm – 9 pm
W&M Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Music on Period Instruments
The W&M Early Music Ensemble presents a concert of baroque chamber music on period instruments Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8 pm- 9:30 pm
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Lecture-Performance
Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird will hold a blended performance and lecture drawing on the group's current touring programs. Venue TBA
Monday, November 10, 2014, 10 am - 11:30 am
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Master Class
Master class by Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird including W&M student ensembles and solo performers. Venue TBA
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Gallery Players Fall Concert
Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
USAF Heritage Brass
First Presbyterian Church of Hampton. We begin our season with the Heritage Brass, a traditional Brass Quintet with percussion, the longest tenured small ensemble within the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. This exceptional group tours the Mid-Atlantic region from South Carolina to Maine, always leaving audiences delighted with their world-class musicianship and entertaining showmanship. From classical to jazz and popular music, the group brings its brilliant brass sound to all music genres. These musical ambassadors proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force. Phone 722-0006; firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong Commemorating All Saints Day
Music to include: Traditional Evensong service music, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Harold W. Friedell, O How Amiable by William Mathias. Music Director: Martin R. Sunderland, Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach; Guest Organist: Holly B. Sunderland, Director of Music at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach; Sung by the Choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm
Remembrance Concert: Fauré Requiem
The Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s and Bruton Parish Church combine forces to present Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem, along with other works with orchestra. Proceeds from this concert will help support the Choir’s 2016 tour to England. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital: In Memoriam: Dr. Lee Teply
James Kosnik, professor of music at ODU, will present an organ recital in collaboration with Ali Calvert, Harp. The program will include Buxtehude: Praeludium in G Major; Kosnik: De Profundis; J.S. Bach: “aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir”; Seigart: Salve Regina; Vierne: Symphonie I, mvt. 1; Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For information, call 489-8168. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the finest, most visible orchestras in the country. Now in its 84th season, the fifth under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Orchestra has played to great acclaim in events of national and international importance, including state occasions, presidential inaugurations and official holiday celebrations. Its performances range from bold new works to beloved favorites, chamber music to original educational programming, as well as innovative pops programming in almost every genre. Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has, throughout its history, been committed to artistic excellence and music education. One of today’s finest violinists, Midori’s breadth and quality of work has been internationally recognized, placing her in the top tier of string virtuosos. Her unbridled enthusiasm and support of music extends beyond the stage, as evidenced by her work in educational and community settings. Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor; Midori, Violin. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”); Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor; Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”). Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office) http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

November ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
In Memoriam: Dr. Lee Teply. James Kosnik, professor of music at ODU, will present an organ recital with Eastman School of Music harpist, Ali Calvert. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum, Madrigal Singers, Sackbut Ensemble and Viola da Gamba Consort Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Young Artists Competition
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Mozart Requiem, K. 626
In memory of Dr. Lee Teply. ODU Concert Choir, directed by Nancy K. Klein, and ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul S. Kim, team up under Klein's baton to present Mozart's riveting Requiem. Featuring soloists Agnes Mobley Wynne, soprano; Kelly Montgomery, alto; Brian Nedvin, tenor; and Gregory Gardner, bass. Free admission, donations welcome. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30
ODU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of David Walker
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Virginia Chorale Young Singers Project 2015 Auditions
The Young Singers Project, the Virginia Chorale's flagship educational program, is now entering its 16th season. Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto returns to lead this year's elite ensemble of high school students. Students selected in auditions next month will spend three weeks rehearsing and performing alongside professional singers from the Virginia Chorale in January 2015. Auditions are November 22nd & 23rd. Interested high school singers should visit www.vachorale.org/2015-ysp-audition-registration.html to see more details about this opportunity as well as a complete schedule and audition information.

Organist/pianist position
Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Drive (corner of Great Neck and Rose Hall) is hiring an organist/pianist for weekly duties of one Thursday night choir rehearsal (7-9 pm) and one 11 AM traditional service on Sunday plus Christmas cantata, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc. This person will work with the choir director, Maggie Austin, who chooses all music, and a wonderful 20 voice choir. Thursday night rehearsals are usually omitted in July and August. The sanctuary has a two manual Ahlborn-Galanti organ and a 7-foot Kawai grand piano. There are 3 substitute organists in the congregation that can fill in for absences and illness. Salary in the $10-11,000 range. To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Patti Watters, Worship Chairman, at pwatters@gsarts.net or 757-589-6452 cell.

Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents the Eastern Virginia Brass. Thrill to the sounds of this brass quintet performing works from the stately Renaissance to the jazz of Louis Armstrong, and “Call,” a poignant new trio by British composer, Liz Lane, based on Civil War battles calls. Works by Cheetham, Wilder, Ewazen, Sheidt and works of the American Civil War. 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, November 5, 2014, 12 noon
Trinity Organ Series
The second concert of this season's Trinity Organ Concert Series will feature Cellist Kenneth Law, a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and Organist Michael Lianos, Associate Director of Music at Saint Bede, performing a varied selection of classical works. All are invited to bring 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

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Ranendra Das, Tabla; Abhik Mukherjee, sitar
The fundamentals of Indian classical music - the melodic framework Raga with the essential elements of time and rhythm provided by sitar and tabla, are deftly woven into “The Divine Art Music,” considered to be a creation of the Hindu Holy Trinity. A 4,000 year-old art form, designed to raise the inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven and Mahler
Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” And his Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” seems to call out and invite the listener to consider life’s many beauties as well as its heartbreaks. The concert also includes a performance of Beethoven’s melodic and playful first piano concerto with French pianist Prisca Benoit, a pianist known for her intense, powerful sound and rare sensitivity, currently the artist in residence at Sentara’s Music and Medicine Center. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Prisca Benoit, piano. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1, MAHLER Symphony No. 1. Tickets: $25 - $107; $10 student tickets are available with Student ID. For tickets, call Symphony Patron Services, 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. Nov 7: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Nov 8: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Nov 9: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Virginia Opera: HMS Pinafore
Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, continues its celebratory 40th Anniversary Season with a spot-on production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s merry HMS Pinafore. With renowned British-born Nicola Bowie at the helm, bringing her native knowledge of the Britons’ fascination with class, this comic opera charts a course for all the laughs and puns possible as it sets sail on the HMS Pinafore, providing an evening of both improbable story and memorable tunes! Virginia Opera’s reputation for the highest quality Savoy Opera productions reaches new heights with this impressive traditional presentation of the first internationally recognized success achieved by Gilbert & Sullivan – the extravaganza of merriment – on the seafaring HMS Pinafore! The captain’s daughter falls for a lowly sailor then sets out to overturn conventional order to win her man through the power of love – imagine that! H.M.S. Pinafore will be conducted by Virginia Opera Resident Conductor Adam Turner and will introduce renowned Director Nicola Bowie, making her Virginia Opera debut, to our audiences as she brings her bountiful talents in both directing and choreography to our company. This production of H.M.S. Pinafore will exemplify what we now recognize as modern musical theatre and earns an honored place in the 40th Anniversary Season. Jake Gardner debuts the role of the amusingly absurd 'Ruler of the Queen's Navee' Sir Joseph Porter; Christopher Burchett and Margaret Gawrysiak, Captain Corcoran and Little Buttercup; the romantic leads of Josephine and the lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw will be soprano Shannon Jennings and Cullen Gandy. Sung in English with English Supertitles. Tickets start at just $19 and are available at www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:30: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 5:30 - 11 pm
Cream of the Crop
Fall Fundraiser for Arts Enter. Martinis, wine and cheese, appetizers, Eastern Shore dinner and a live auction filled with art, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, furniture, theatre events and more. The band Quik Fix will provide the music as patrons are encouraged to dance the night away! Proceeds benefit the programs at Arts Enter, the Historic Palace Theatre and the Stage Door Gallery. Seating is limited. Tickets $40. www.eventbrite.com Historic Palace Theatre 305 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Brock McGuire Band
Named “Irish Band of the Decade” by the Irish American News in 2011, the band folds in elements from American old-time and bluegrass, French-Canadian folk style and Celtic traditions to create a unique and beautiful sound. This concert is jointly sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Dewey Decibel Series, the Music in American Culture Lecture Series, and the W&M Appalachian Music Ensemble. Visit www.brockmcguireband.com. Reception to follow concert. $10/general public, $5/students. Tickets on sale at the door. Call 221-1073 for more information.Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2 pm
Suzuki Strings Bach Festival
The Bach Festival, hosted by the Academy of Music and the Suzuki Teachers Association of Hampton Roads, is an annual event featuring performances by students from all over the Tidewater region. The music of J.S. Bach (and his Baroque contemporaries) is performed by soloists, small, and large groups. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild – Songs of Praise, Voices of Advent
A festive program featuring J. S. Bach’s thrilling and brilliant Magnificat opens the Guild’s 39th season, with chamber orchestra and five vocal soloists. The Bach is paired with Haydn’s triumphant Te Deum, a musical duo appropriate for the upcoming Advent season. Also on the program are two works by contemporary British composer Cecelia McDowall – Ave maris stella (based on Psalms 106 and 26) and Christus Natus Est (a collection of five carols); the Warhill High School Women's Choir, directed by Lisa Stone, will sing with the Guild in the final selection. Under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille, the chorus will be joined by sopranos Sarah Kate Walston and Sarah Katherine Taylor, mezzo-soprano Phaedra McNorton, tenor Colby Mullen and baritone Marshall Severin. A pre-concert discussion begins at 3:00 p.m. in the choir room, followed by the music. For more information visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org or call (757) 220-1808. Season subscription: $50 (save $10 over cost of single tickets!). Single ticket cost in advance $20; $25 at the door. Warhill High School Auditorium, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 5 pm
Intercollegiate Choral Festival
The Virginia State University Department of Music will present an Intercollegiate Choral Festival featuring the University Concert Choirs of Hampton, Norfolk State and Virginia State. The concert is free and open to the public. For information, contact the Music Department at 804.524.5311. Virginia Hall Auditorium, Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA.

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna
In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Drawing on the evolving musical language of the era, the piano becomes the singer's unconscious mind in the music of Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and others. With Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Nov 9: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Tickets: www.gardnermuseum.org Nov 11: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Monday, November 10, 2014, 8 pm
NCC: Together Again!
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 46th season with Together Again. This program, presented in cooperation with ODU's F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, features the internationally renowned Norwegian tubist Øystein Baadsvik rejoined by pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Invited by the legendary Harvey Phillips, Kasparov and Lutsyshyn first performed with Baadsvik in 1993 during his American debut in Bloomington, Indiana, when he was just launching his spectacular international career that made him one of the best known and most respected brass players in the world today. The program includes works by Hindemith, Kraft, J.S. Bach, Grieg, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Baadsvik himself. Pre-concert lecture by Andrey Kasparov at 7:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Visit www.ncconsort.org Master class Nov. 11, 12:30 pm Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert. Individual tickets $15; Student tickets $10. For tickets and additional information please call 683-5305 or visit http://oduartstix.com 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, November 10, 12 noon
Wednesday, November 12, 12 noon

General Student Recitals Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 12, 8 pm
CNU Percussion Ensemble
Mr. Joshua Bowman, director Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 14, 8 pm
Composers Forum
Dr. Christopher Cook, director Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Uncommon Ground
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, November 16, 3 pm
Senior Recital
Megan Buhmann, soprano Music and Theatre Hall

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm
NYFOS: Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna
In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Drawing on the evolving musical language of the era, the piano becomes the singer's unconscious mind in the music of Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and others. With Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Nov 9: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Tickets: www.gardnermuseum.org Nov 11: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Red Priest
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents Red Priest. “… bringing glee to the concert scene for over a decade; transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practiced coordination with a bedrock of skill and timing.” (Daily Telegraph) “Putting the rock into baroque . . . an energetic spectacular stage show!” (The Evening Standard) What more can one say? Red Priest, led by Piers Adams, world-renowned recorder player, is joined by harpsichord, violin and cello to shine a light on music of the Baroque era in ways one cannot imagine. 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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS: Nano Stern
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Nano Stern is a young chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of Chilean Song. Nano's style is an Indie-Folk-Rock- Jazz fusion; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by legends like Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani, yet combined with a host of influences absorbed from his patiperro travels around the world, as well as his early classical training. Added to the mix is a love for rock, which results in a truly unique sound, the whole becoming greater than the sum of the parts. Stern is an accomplished musician, playing a range of instruments from Spanish and electric guitar, violin to the Andean and Nordic flutes. Not to be underrated is the power and emotion that emanates from his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences, at home in Chile and across the world. Season tickets: Regular - $80; student/senior - $65. Phone 757-625-2330. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Nov 13: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Nov 14: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Chopin and Beethoven
The Virginia Symphony welcomes pianist Sara Buechner in a program that showcases the heart of the VSO. “Sara is an amazing pianist,” declares JoAnn Falletta. “I’ve worked with her dozens of times; she is a spectacular talent. When I asked her what she wanted to play here in Virginia, she suggested the Chopin. It makes for a very mixed program, with three works totally different in character.” Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 bears the hallmarks of his mature style: delicate filigree work for the pianist, impassioned and noble themes, and unfailing elegance. Audiences will also enjoy Darius Milhaud’s colorful and energetic Brazilian-inspired fantasy, Le Boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof). Finally, Falletta will conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, in which audiences will hear echoes of Haydn and Mozart. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Buechner, piano. MILHAUD The Bull on the Roof, CHOPIN Concerto for Piano No. 1, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1. Ticket prices range from $25 - $63, and $10 student tickets are available with Student ID. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Nov 13: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Nov 15: Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach.

BELLISSIMA!: Vision
Bellissima Womens’ Chorale Ensemble, directed by 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. We invite you to come to one of our upcoming concerts and experience "the most beautiful music sung by the most beautiful singers for the most beautiful audiences!" e-mail bellissima.chorale@verizon.net
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Ave. Norfolk. 625-1953
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4:00 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran, 424 Kings Grant Rd., Va. Beach. 340-8420
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
Warwick Forrest Retirement Ctr.1004 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News. 886-2200
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community 100 Anna Goode, Suffolk. 923-5500

Friday, November 14, 2014, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, Organ Recital
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC noon

Hampton University Department of Music November Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Friday, November 14, 2014, 7 pm
Annual Marching Band Concert Holland Hall
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm
The Musical Arts Society and Department of Music presents: Anthony Williams, Organist in Concert Tickets (Ticketmaster) $20 general admission $10 students. Ogden Hall
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6 pm
Annual Gospel Choir Thanksgiving Benefit Concert Admission: A large Canned Good Item or Dry Good or Monetary Donation. Ogden Hall

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
Veterans Day Concert
The Hampton Roads Metro Band, the oldest community band in the region, will present its annual Veterans Day Concert on the Battleship Wisconsin. The band will perform patriotic musical favorites, big band music, and more. (Postponed from November 9th) Visit www.hrmetroband.or FREE with paid admission to tour the battleship. USS Wisconsin, Nauticus, Downtown Norfolk

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Virginia Children's Chorus Presents Harvest of Song
Enjoy a fall afternoon with the joyous sounds of the Virginia Children’s Chorus, featuring all our singers ages 6 to 18, directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Louisa Priore and Paul Putnam. This concert is made possible, in part, by the Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 440-9100. Information also available at www.vachildrenschorus.org. Centenary United Methodist Church, 3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Yorktown Chorale
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Yorktown Chorale was formed in 1994 to sing the Easter Messiah, which was its first performance. The group expanded and is now twenty years old. The Chorale is a non-profit group which performs classical, patriotic and other choral works to please Tidewater Virginia audiences. The Chorale performs in venues in Yorktown, Williamsburg and on the Peninsula, including churches, retirement communities and community events. It is one of two local groups that participated in a choir of 1,800 singers who sang for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary celebration in 2007 with the Virginia Symphony, with President Bush in attendance. The Chorale looks forward to returning to Reformation, where it has presented several Christmas concerts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5 pm
Missa Solemnis
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Written near the end of his life and completed in total deafness, Beethoven’s towering masterwork stands as one of the great choral works of all time. This is a monumental setting of the Mass, unequaled in emotional intensity with awesome technical demands. BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis. Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano; Daniela Mack, mezzo soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass. Tickets: Single tickets go on sale September 15; For subscriptions call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours CD Release Concert
New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier, Artistic Director, Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, presents a special NYFOS After Hours CD Release Concert: Canción Amorosa: Songs of Spain with Corinne Winters, soprano, Steven Blier, piano. On GPR Records. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600, Walk-ins welcome at the bar. Complimentary amuse-bouche from Chef David Ferraro served for guests ordering dinner. HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th St., NYC

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Classical Dreams
Leonore Overture No. 3 from Fidelio, Beethoven; Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor, Avison; Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C Minor, Mozart; Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Sibelius. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

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, November 17, 12 noon
Wednesday, November 19, 12 noon

General Student Recitals Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 17, 8 pm
University Orchestra, Mr. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor
presents String of Pearls, Musical Gems for String Orchestra Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, November 18, 8 pm
CNU Saxophone Quintet, Prof. James Richmond, director Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 19, 8 pm
Seeing Red
CNU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mark U. Reimer, Conductor. RedLine - Steven Bryant, Suite from The Red Pony - Aaron Copland, Elegy for a Young American - Ronald Lo Presti, Poèm du Feu - Ida Gotkovsky, The Entry of the Red Army into Bucharest - Semén Aleksandrovic Cerneckij. Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11 am
Williamsburg Music Club: Kyong Jarrell, piano
The Williamsburg Music Club is pleased to present Pianist Kyong Jarrell in a virtuoso piano program featuring the complete English Suite in A Major by J.S. Bach and also three etudes by Franz Liszt, the Trois etudes de concert, Il lament, La leggierezza, and Un sospiro. Ms. Jarrell earned her Master's degree in Piano Performance from Yeungnam University in South Korea and a certificat de perfectionnement from Ecole Normale de Musicque in Paris. The program begins at 11 a.m. and is preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" and a brief business meeting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to this FREE program. For more information visit www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or telephone 757-229-4429. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Of Foreign Lands and Peoples
ODU's New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov, presents "Of Foreign Lands and Peoples," a program of works inspired by foreign cultures and impressions. Compositions by Pierre Auclert, William Cahn and Eric Ewazen. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA Orchestra: Le Poême de l’Exstase
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents the Orchestra Side by Side with the East Carolina University Orchestra. All tickets $15/$5. www.showtix4u.com. Sandler Centre for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Paul McDermand
Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc. presents celebrated steel drum and marimba soloist Paul McDermand. He applies his Caribbean-flavored stylings, backed by a live band, to a wide variety of popular favorites Single tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Single tickets may be ordered online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Willet Hall Box Office at 757-393-5460. Season tickets to Portsmouth Community Concerts’ 2014-2015 series are now available; subscriptions to the five-concert lineup are $60 (adult, $18 (student) and $125 (family). For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 757-686-5447 or visit the association online at www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com. Willett Hall, 3701 Willet Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia

Hampton University Department of Music November Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 6 pm
Annual Gospel Choir Thanksgiving Benefit Concert Admission: A large Canned Good Item or Dry Good or Monetary Donation. Ogden Hall

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 pm
An Evening of Praise and Thanksgiving
An Evening of Praise and Thanksgiving with King of Glory Choir & Wellspring Choir. Please join us for refreshments Following the Concert. Proceeds of Love Offering to Grove Outreach. King of Glory Lutheran Church, Longhill Road Williamsburg VA 23188

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Opera Roanoke: Mozart’s Abduction
Opera Roanoke, Scott Williamson, General and Artistic Director, is excited to announce one of the most entertaining seasons in its 39-year history: Comedy Tonight!. Mozart’s Abduction will be presented in Roanoke for the first time. Its ebullient score and unrestrained comic tone, balanced by the sublime beauty expected from the leading ladies and men, ensures its success. When Konstanze and her maid Blonde are abducted and sold, Belmonte and his servant Pedrillo resolve to rescue their beloveds, with comedic tribulations along the way. With celebrations of vocal ?nesse and moments of zesty wit, Abduction is sure to please opera lovers of all ages and those new to the experience of the operatic art form. Opera Roanoke favorites and Apprentice Artist alumni, Chelsea Bonagura Anna Sterrett, Kelly Burns and local star, Keith Reed lead a cast in the opera that made Mozart the toast of Vienna. Season subscriptions and single tickets ($25 - $100) are available now by calling the Jefferson Center box office at (540) 345-2550. Visit operaroanoke.org Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall, 541 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
A celebration of the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars. Re-live the Saturday mornings of yore when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen, as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs their extraordinary original cartoon scores LIVE in concert. Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II will take you back in time to acclaimed classics like What's Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and Rhapsody Rabbit. Plus, enjoy special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry, as well as two spectacular new Looney Tunes 3D theatrical shorts. A delightful treat for the whole family! Tickets: Starting price: $30. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5 pm

TENET: Odes: In honor of St. Cecilia
Named the Patron Saint of music and first celebrated in the mid-16th century as part of a festival offering, St. Cecilia was highly honored during Purcell's lifetime. Henry Purcell participated in the annual St. Cecilia offerings heartily! Join us as we celebrate TENET's own tradition of honoring music's Patron Saint and Henry Purcell with a program of songs, odes and sensuous sonatas. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano and artistic director; Molly Quinn, soprano; Martin Near, alto; Brian Giebler, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone. Scott Metcalfe, violin and guest music director; Johanna Novom, violin; Daniel Elyar, viola; Hannah Collins, cello; Hank Heijink, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord and chamber organ. http://www.tenetnyc.com Nov 22: Tickets: $50/$30. St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. Nov 23: Tickets: $30. http://www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org/concertschedule.html St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Pavel and the GSA Strings
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues its 34th concert season with Pavel and the GSA Strings . Violinist Pavel Ilyashov, member of the Virginia Symphony, who will perform the Bruch Violin Concerto in g minor. Guest Conductor Jeffrey Phelps of the Governor’s School Orchestra will lead his string orchestra and string players of Symphonicity in the “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis” by Vaughan Williams, and the concert will conclude with the Third Symphony (Rhenish) of Schumann. Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Bruch - Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in g minor, Schuman -Symphony No. 3 Op. 97 in Eb major (Rhenish). 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. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Monday, November 24, 2014, 12 noon
Noonday Concert: Christopher Michael Rorie, tenor
The Monumental UMC Noon Day Concert will feature Christopher Michael Rorie, tenor. Christopher is a native of Washington, D.C and is currently a senior at Norfolk State University majoring in music media with an emphasis in voice. He is in the voice studio of Gregory Gardner. After completing his undergraduate studies, the tenor plans to continue his vocal studies in graduate school. Christopher has sung leading roles in operas such as Basilio in " The Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart), Ferrando in "Cosi fan tutte" (Mozart), and Nemorino in “L'Elisir d'Amore” (Donizetti). He has been a soloist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the city of Chesapeake's production of Handel's "Messiah". He has sung in programs for the Portsmouth Music Club, the Friday Morning Music Club of Washington, DC., as well as in many churches and voice competitions throughout his young career. Christopher was afforded the opportunity in August 2014 to study at the International Summer Music Institute on the island of Ischia in Italy where he worked with Italian coaches, teachers, and seasoned professionals. His concert program will include some favorite tenor solos from the works of Mendelssohn, Handel, Mozart as well as some well-known contemporary pieces. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served following the concert in the fellowship hall of the church for a fee of $5.00. For details please call the church at 397-1297. 50 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, November 24, 12 noon
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 24, 7 pm
Jazz Ensemble The Crow's Nest, DSU
Sunday, December 7, 4 pm
HOLIDAY HAPPENING
Tickets still available, but they are going FAST! Visit the Ferguson Ticket Office or call 855 FERG TIX Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 pm
BYOV: Opening Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. Please join us for an evening of Beethovan and Wagner presented by Music Director Helen Martell and Hampton Roads' finest young musicians. Tickets Prices: Advance-- Adults $10, Students $6; Day of show-- Adults $12, Students $8. To purchase visit http://tidewater.universitytickets.com TCC Roper Center for the Performing Arts, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Virginia Opera Presents: Opera Tales
Virginia Opera invites you to join us at the Harrison Opera House for a brand new series designed for families! Showcasing two innovative and engaging opera shorts composed by members of the Opera's music staff - plus a wonderful program by a professional children's touring company. These programs are sure to capture the imagination and attention of young viewers and parents alike! All programs will start at 11 am with fun lobby activities beginning at 9:30. Subscriptions for all three shows are just $30 for adults and $15 for kids, plus admissions tax. To purchase tickets call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org/subscribe.
November 29, 2014, 11 am
Barefoot Puppets: African Trickster Tales
March 21, 2015, 11 am
The Princess and the Pea

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:30 am
Sleepers, Wake! Cantata 140 (J.S. Bach)
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church choir, soloists, and chamber ensemble. This event includes a preconcert lecture (9:00 a.m.) by Ruth Griffioen, Professor of Early Music at the College of William and Mary. Based on the Lutheran chorale “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” by Philipp Nicolai, this cantata remains one of Bach’s most recognized and performed works. Free will offering. www.oslcnorge.org, 757.564.3745Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Williamsburg (Norge)

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town – and he’s stopping by with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the Jingle Bell Jam! This concert is a perfect opportunity to share the music of the season with your children or grandchildren. Conducted by Benjamin Rous, this one-hour program offers family-friendly holiday favorites featuring a special sing-a-long to “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen! “We're doing a wonderful variety of music on this year's Jingle Bell Jam, specially designed for the families in our audience,” stated Rous. “We've planned some holiday works from the Classical tradition, a few gems from old caroling traditions, and some pieces that capture today's holiday spirit, including one song that approximately 100% of listeners know backwards and forwards!” The Virginia Symphony will also be joined by the Virginia Children’s Chorus. Beginning one hour before the concert, attendees are invited to participate in free crafts and activities in the lobby. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults and can be purchased online at www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:30 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
St. Mark Lutheran Church announces the third concert of the 2014-2015 Sine Nomine series – the Virginia Handbell Consort. Now in their 23rd season the Virginia Handbell Consort, under the direction of Al Reese, is comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Al Reese is currently an adjunct instructor of music at Norfolk State University and serves as the Music Director and Organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Suffolk, VA. He is a retired Army musician, having served over twenty-one years in various Army bands as a trumpet player. He appears on the Grammy Award winning recording of PDQ Bach "Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion." This lively program will usher in the Christmas season with selections that feature secular, classical and sacred literature. Experience the Virginia Handbell Consort and enjoy such favorites as: Celtic Christmas Jig, Coventry Carol, St Nick Boogie, Greensleeves, All Through the Night, and many more. Bring the Thanksgiving holiday to a close, and joyfully anticipate the Christmas season. A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers and purchase recordings. The program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Annual Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
The Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Enter the season of Advent with this beautiful and meditative service. This service will be repeated on Friday, December 5 for the Tidewater Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and United Methodist (LARCUM) chapter. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Accompanist Position
Hampton University Music Department accompanist needed for student recitals (general, Junior, Senior and Junior comprehensive exams). Daytime and some evening availability. Contact: Dr. Shelia J. Maye at Shelia.maye@hamptonu.edu or phone 757-728-6508

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Project Images
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders celebrates the release of her latest CD, “Images: Works for Solo Piano by Claude Debussy.” With the collaboration of VWC Professor John Rudel, Jordan-Anders has taken Debussy’s music into the art classroom and invited students to respond as did Impressionist painters at the dawn of the 20th century upon hearing this new musical language. Student artworks will be featured along with the musical inspiration. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8 pm

Bohemian String Quartet
The mission of keeping a rare musical flame alight is a noble and often challenging one, but The Bohemian Quartet is more than up to the task. In this case, the acclaimed Providence, Rhode Island-based ensemble-featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass-specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005. Violinist, Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. Together they’ve made a commitment to the genre, and aspired to performing it with both reverence and adventure. Traditional Bulgarian, Roumanian, Russian, India, Romany music as well as works by Hubay, Dinicu and Brahms. Dec 1: 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.Dec 2: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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, December 1, 12 noon, Wednesday, December 3, 12 noon, Friday, December 5, 12 noon
General Student Recitals
Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, December 2, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, December 6, 11 am
CNU Voices
A cappella choral ensemble Pope Chapel
Sunday, December 7, 4 pm
HOLIDAY HAPPENING
Tickets still available, but they are going FAST! Visit the Ferguson Ticket Office or call 855 FERG TIX Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts
Tuesday, December 9, 10am – 11 am
CNU Choral Festival, featuring The Tallis Scholars Call 855- FERG TIX for ticket information. Music and Theatre Hall

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
TCC Chorus: Vivaldi’s Gloria
Tidewater Community College Chorus invites you to attend our fall semester concert presentation of Gloria in D by Antonio Vivaldi, RV 589, and other seasonal works. Soloists for the Vivaldi will be soprano Ellen Golliher (TCC voice faculty), mezzo soprano Bonnie Lambert-Baxter (Virginia Chorale) and mezzo soprano Monika Berry (TCC Chorus). Other works on our program are by Michael Praetorius, Hans Leo Hassler, Donald McCullough, Herbert Fromm, Roger Emerson and others. This is a free public concert. Come hear us! For questions or additional information please email dwarren@tcc.edu TCC Jeanne & George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 pm

Through Children's Eyes - USAF Heritage of America Band
United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band Holiday Concert Through Children's Eyes. Free Community Concert. “Through Children’s Eyes” highlights the joy and wonder of the holiday season, with traditional and new music performed by several of the Heritage of America Band’s ensembles. In addition to familiar favorites, music inspired by or written especially for children will be performed, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet,” the television program “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and a brand new children’s story entitled “Robbie the Raptor.” Please be in your seats by 6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. Tickets available at www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil Jamestown High School, 3571 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185

December ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble directed by Keith Philbrick and ODU Jazz Choir directed by John Toomey
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
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Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
ODU Annual Madrigal Banquets: The Holidays in the British Isles
Join us for the annual ODU Madrigal Banquet. Enjoy a full meal and the music of the British Isles, performed by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, Sacbuts and Herald Trumpets. Tickets: ODU students $20. ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Groups of 6 or more $33. General Admission: $38. Ticket sales end at 12:00 noon on Thursday 12/4. For tickets login to http://oduartstix.com/ or call the ODU Box Office at (757) 683-5305. Non-ODU student tickets and Group tickets are only available through the Box Office. For more information call (757) 683-3020. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 pm
Holiday Concert
ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul Kim and the ODU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dennis Zeisler Free admission. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

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Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm
BYOV Annual Concerto Competition
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Annual Concerto Competition. Twenty of our finest young musicians will compete this Saturday to be the featured soloist on our March 2015 Concerto Concert. You are welcome to stay for the day, or pop in to listen to as many as you like. Either way, we would love to see you! As always we encourage you to invite your friends, colleagues and students as well. Free and Open to the Public. Norview High School Auditorium, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513

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Hampton Roads Metro Band 2014 Holiday Concerts
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, December 7, 2014, 4:15 pm
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Free
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 pm
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 McDonald Rd. Virginia Beach. Free
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette, Dr., Chesapeake. Free.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall Council 3548, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. FREE with donation of one canned food item to the Holy Trinity Food Bank

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12 noon
Erich Graf, flute
Flutist Erich Graf will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the third concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. Works by Bach, Gluck, Manz, Woodman, and others will be included. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7 pm
Advent Lessons and Carols
The Saint Bede Music Ministry will present an Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Please join with all the music ensembles of Saint Bede in this beautiful candlelit service of choral music, Scripture readings, and traditional congregational hymns of the season. Bring a friend to this annual tradition. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts . Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday December 4, 2014, 8 pm
Friday December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday December 6, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Handel’s Messiah
Join the Virginia Symphony for this annual tradition. Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra with the Virginia Symphony Chorus led by Robert Shoup and guest soloists Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Kirsten Sollek, alto, Zach Finkelstein, tenor, and Andrew Garland, baritone in four performances of Handel’s Messiah. This is THE Messiah of the season! Tickets range in price from $25 - $107. Students with ID are $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 3: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach 23464 Dec 4: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Dec 5: Harrison Opera House, 160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 6: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Hampton University Department of Music December Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8 pm
HU Flute Choir Holiday Concert, Lori Shipley, Director Dett Auditorium
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4 pm
The Musical Arts Society and The Department of Music presents: The Hampton University Choirs & Orchestra Handel’s Oratorio MESSIAH Sing-a-long, Contact (757) 728-6508. Donations accepted. Ogden Hall

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014, 7 pm

Through Children's Eyes - USAF Heritage of America Band
United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band Holiday ConcertThrough Children's Eyes. Free Community Concert. “Through Children’s Eyes” highlights the joy and wonder of the holiday season, with traditional and new music performed by several of the Heritage of America Band’s ensembles. In addition to familiar favorites, music inspired by or written especially for children will be performed, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet,” the television program “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and a brand new children’s story entitled “Robbie the Raptor.” Please be in your seats by 6:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. Tickets available at www.tcc.edu/roper TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 5, 2014, 10 – 11:45 am
The Symphonicity League Annual Holiday Open House and Luncheon
The home will be decorated for the holidays by the Linkhorn Park Garden Club. A luncheon and fashion show will follow at the Princess Anne Country Club (3800 Pacific Avenue) at noon-the club opens at 11 AM with a cash bar and valet parking, and live music. Fashions are from Meg’s, Etcetera, Lowenthal’s, and Sprout. Visit Symphonicity at www.symphonicity.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter Your donation of $35 will benefit Symphonicity-the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, and the Linkhorn Park Garden Club. For tickets call Carol Simons at 428-1923. 1001 Chumley Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Harlem Renaissance
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org Dec 5: Reston Community Center, Reston, VA. Dec 9: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

William & Mary Music Department December Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm – 10 pm
Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm
Winter Choral Concerts
Performances by the W&M Choir, Botetourt Chamber Singers, and Women's Chorus. General admission/$10, Students/$3. Tickets can be purchased through the PBK Box Office at (757) 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4 pm
Wind Ensemble Winter Concert Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1 – 3 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild: Carols and Holiday Songs
Sing of holiday joys with members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild, accompanied by a brass quartet and under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille. Bring family and friends to Merchants Square, Williamsburg’s bustling center of festive events, where they will join Guild singers in a delightful musical welcome of the season. For more information call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus: Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
Hear the pure, soaring voices of Virginia Children's Chorus perform Benjamin Britten's translucent A Ceremony of Carols with Virginia Symphony principal harpist Barbara Chapman. The concert also marks the release of their new holiday CD, featuring the Chorus' performance of Ceremon, and beautiful music of the season for flute & harp by the Wendells-Cross duo. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Holiday Pops Concert
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season, with guest artist Susan Greenbaum returning for a second year to entertain with her stories and songs. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Ticket sales ($25) online at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com. For details, visit http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg,parking nearby

VCC: Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
Join the Virginia Children’s Chorus for this traditional Christmas masterpiece! The Concert Choir will be directed by Carol Thomas Downing with harp accompaniment by Barbara Chapman, principal harpist for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Virginia Children’s Chorus Chamber Singers, directed by Paul Putnam, will open the concert with beautiful holiday music. Our newest CD will also be released at these concerts. “A Ceremony of Carols & Christmas Music for Flute & Harp” features our 2012 concert recording and beautiful selections by Debra Wendells Cross, flute & Barbara Chapman, harp. Concerts are free & open to the public; no tickets required. Suggested donation of $10 for all adults, $5 for students. For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at 440-9100 or visit www.vachildrenschorus.org.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:30 pm
St. Matthew Catholic Church, 3314 Sandra Lane, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 pm
Lancaster Christmas Concert 2014
The Monumental UMC annual Lancaster Concert will feature “This Child, This King,” a very lyrical Christmas work by Daniel Gawthorp as well as a variety of Christmas choral anthems from such diverse traditions as Napal, Australia, and the American Spiritual tradition. The congregation will have the opportunity to join in singing familiar Christmas carols. Guest musicians include Thom Robertson, organist; Hye-Yun Bennet, harpist; Tim Bishop, timpanist, and the Tidewater Brass Quintet. The Lancaster Concert is a long-standing Christmas tradition at Monumental . Professor A.J Lancaster was an outstanding musician, educator, and citizen of Portsmouth. He was Choir Director and Organist at Monumental for 50 years, and this annual concert is a tribute to his memory. The public is invited to attend. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street in Portsmouth

Sunay, December 7, 2014, 5 pm
NSU Choirs Winter Concert
A concert of choral music featuring the NSU Concert Choir, NSU Chamber Choir, NSU Spartan Chorale and NSU Vocal Ensemble. Bring your choirs! Bring your families to hear beautiful and enchanting choral music. Adults: $10 , Students/Children: $ 5 (No Children under eight). Tickets available on the website: nsuchoirs.com and the Wilder Center Box Office the day of the concert. Information: 757.823.8565. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU, Campus, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble’s 2014 Christmas Concert, Light Came Down
This year’s concert, held on the same day as Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg, will focus on the coming of light into the world in the form of the Christ Child. Both old and new texts set by composers such as Stephen Main, Eleanor Daley, Matthew Oltman, Stephen Caracciolo, Andrew Carter, and John Rutter will be included on the program. Cantori is an auditioned concert choral ensemble, currently numbering twelve experienced singers, many of whom are music professionals. It is under the direction of Agnes French. Accompanist for this concert will be Rebecca Davy. Admission is free, but an offering will be received in support of Cantori. Ample parking is available at the church. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass
Ring in the holidays with a blast, as the Ewell Concert Series presents the Virginia Symphony Holiday Brass. Enjoy glorious music in a concert filled with wit and virtuosity as 20 members of the Virginia Symphony Brass and Percussion sections play a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary. Reception to follow concert in the Dodge Room. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org. Tickets available online at http://wm.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=700214, at the door, or by calling the PBK Box Office (757-221-2674). $10/general public, $5/students. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:30 pm
Songs of the Angels
The First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach presents its annual Christmas concert. This year the 50 voice choir and orchestra will perform Gerald Finz’s In terra pax with soloists Kimberly Nickerson and baritone Brent Haltigan. Also on the program is Gounod’s Magnificat with Regina Rossi, soprano as well as Libby Larson’s Ringeltanze and seasonal favorites such as O Little Town of Bethlehem, The Somerset Carol, and Silent Night are also included. The concert is free and open to the public with free will donations accepted. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, corner of Pacific Avenue and 36th Street, ocean front, Virginia Beach, plenty of free parking

Hampton Roads Metro Band 2014 Holiday Concerts
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, December 7, 2014, 5 pm
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Free
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 pm
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 McDonald Rd. Virginia Beach. Free
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette, Dr., Chesapeake. Free.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall Council 3548, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. FREE with donation of one canned food item to the Holy Trinity Food Bank

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Steven Coxe & Friends: Virtuosic Chamber Music
Composer and pianist Stephen Coxe with guest artists violinist Pavel Ilyashov, organist and Christ and St. Luke’s Director of Music Kevin Kwan, contralto Kelly Montgomery, mezzo-soprano Suzanne Oberdorfer, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and flutist Patti Watters present a program of vocal and chamber music, including the premiere of a setting of Walt Whitman’s “A Clear Midnight” in memory of Lee Teply. Copland: Preamble for a Solemn Occasion; Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78; Coxe: A Clear Midnight; Messiaen: “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus” from Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Messiaen: “Dieu parmi nous” from La Nativité du Seigneur; Debussy: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Chansons madécasses. Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

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.
Tuesday, December 9, 10am – 11 am
CNU Choral Festival, featuring The Tallis Scholars Call 855- FERG TIX for ticket information. Music and Theatre Hall

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7 pm
St Bede: TRADOC Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) will present its annual holiday concert. The concert will include a sing-a-long featuring SSG Megan Van Oudenaren. Parking is limited, please consider carpooling. To register for FREE tickets, visit http://tradocband.ticketleap.com/holiday-concert3-williamsburg/. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances (Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Sistine Chapel) they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned, earning wide acclaim for their supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines. Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8 pm
NYFOS: Harlem Renaissance
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7 pm
YRSO: Magnificat
The York River Symphony Orchestra is presents Magnificat by J. S. Bach with a 60-voice choir. Featured are the York River Symphony Orchestra, and the combined YRSO chorus with the Williamsburg Choral Guild, Reginald A. Fox, conductor. Guest soloists are Shelia Maye, Lorraine Bell, Lenora Wesley, Colby Mullen, Jay BeVille, and Tiffany Temple. The second half of the program, conducted by YRSO Orchestra Conductor Dr. Eric Reiff, will include Berlin's White Christmas, Adler's The Feast of Light, Tobani's Around the Christmas Tree. Tickets: Adults $12 or $10 if pre-purchased; Students/Military/Seniors $10 or $8 if pre-purchased. Pre-purchase from orchestra members or online at www.yrso.org/tickets.html. Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Under the direction of Charles Woodward, the 22 professional singers of the Chorale will present favorite English carols and holiday anthems by Ralph Vaughan Williams (Wassail Song), Benjamin Britten (Hymn to the Virgin), and Bob Chilcott (Sussex Carol). The Chorale will be joined by organist Kevin Kwan in the area premiere of two brilliant works for choir and organ commissioned by King’s College, Cambridge: James MacMillan’s Seinte Mari moder milde and Stephen Paulus’ Pilgrim Jesus. The Chorale will also perform sparkling choral settings of familiar English carols, including What Child Is This? (arranged by Paul Halley), O little town of Bethlehem (arranged by Dale Warland), and We wish you a merry Christmas (arranged by Arthur Warrell). Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Dec 12: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 13: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Dec 14: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8 pm
GSA 2nd Annual Alumni Benefit Showcase
The Governor's School for the Arts 2nd Annual Alumni Benefit Showcase- ONE NIGHT ONLY! Performers include Anthony Wayne, Adrienne, Justin Kauflin, Nikolai McKenzie & Courtney Coirin, Rebecca Mosena, Tyler Cain, Hughes Van, Marjorie Owens, Janelle Spruill & Friends. Tickets: $25 general admission- www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, ODU, between 46th & 47th Streets and Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Saturday, December 13, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2013, 3 pm
Friday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 8 pm

The Glory of Christmas
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Dec 13: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA. Dec 14: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia, Dec 19: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr., Hampton, VA. Dec 20: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 21: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Virginia. Dec 22: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:45 am
Eastern Virginia Brass
Brass prelude. Sharon Foxwell, music director, choir and brass quintet herald the holiday season with joyous music. For information, call 757-423-8536. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave, Norfolk

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 11 am
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Providence Presbyterian Church presents a Service of Lessons and Carols with the Chancel Choir of Providence Presbyterian Church Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John Dixon, organ. 5497 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3 pm
Candlelight Noël
FSBC Music Series. This is the beloved anchor event of our series…be sure to come listen, sing and celebrate with us. Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Will Todd - My Lord Has Come, Robert A. Harris - One Holy Child, Willcox arr. FSBC Choir and Brass, Andrey Kasparov, organ; Robert Shoup, conductor. Free and open to the public. http://www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 pm
Hampton Roads Mens Chorus: Comfort and Joy
The Hampton Roads Mens Chorus presents the 2014 Christmas concert, Comfort and Joy Tickets are $15/$10 in advance or $20/$15 at the door. Discounted price available for active military, students or ages 60+. thehrmc.org/virtuemart. First Presbyterian Church, Olde Towne Portsmouth

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 pm
Global Christmas Celebration
Hidenwood’s musical groups join forces with singers and musicians from the community to present a concert of Christmas songs from around the world. We will explore and demonstrate the traditions of other cultures, ending with a candlelight prayer for peace. Following the program, there will be a tasting party in the Fellowship Hall featuring cuisine from around the world. All free; all welcome! Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Carols and Anthems will highlight the traditional Christmas Story readings; Sung by the choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, Music Director: Martin R. Sunderland. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm
Christmas Vespers
Providence Presbyterian Church presents Christmas Vespers with the Chancel Choir, Bells of Providence, Merry Bells, and YOU! the audience in a carol sing-along, at Providence Presbyterian Church, Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John Dixon, organ. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Rd. (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville), Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 pm & and 5 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 7 pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

A Candlelight Christmas
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director, Side-by-Side with A CAPPELLA! Celebrate the splendor of the season with The Washington Chorus’s beloved holiday event and an annual favorite with audiences. With brass, organ, percussion, harp, and the 200-voice chorus, the program features Christmas classics, sing alongs, theatrical lighting, and the glorious candlelight processional. These concerts sell out early! Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Dec 14, 20, 22: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C. Dec 23: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Monday, December 15, 2014, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: Tapestry
The Monumental Noon Day Concert will feature "Tapestry", an elite ladies' handbell quintet directed by Charm Peterman. Tapestry, sponsored by Monumental UMC, was formed in July of 2001. The 5 handbell ringers perform frequently in the area at nursing homes, retirement communities, churches, civic groups, schools and in Handbell Festivals and Symposiums. Their progam will include a variety of Christmas music. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For details call 757 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Winds Holiday Concert
The Tidewater Winds Concert Band, John Brewington, Music Director, presents the annual holiday concert. Tickets: www.tidewaterwinds.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
Yuletide Songs by Jewish Composers. The wildly popular program returns for a fifth year at HENRY's restaurant with new additions to this year’s cast. Songs range from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (sung in Yiddish)to "Winter Wonderland," "O Holy Night," "Let it Snow" and Tom Lehrer's "Hannukah in Santa Monica." Featuring a vibrant young cast: WALLIS GIUNTA, mezzo-soprano; ALEX MANSOORI, tenor; JOHN BRANCY, baritone; JOSHUA JEREMIAH, baritone; JOSHUA BREITZER, cantor among other surprise guests with ALAN KAY, clarinet; STEVEN BLIER, pianist/arranger and host. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale: Sing We Now of Christmas
The Virginia Beach Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Don Krudop, presents Sing We Now of Christmas . The program offers well-loved holiday favorites with beautiful new arrangements, including “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Joy to the World,” “In the Bleak Mid-Winter,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Jingle Bells” and much more! The Virginia Beach Chorale is delighted to welcome the Tallwood High School Madrigals, under the direction of Corbin Thomas Shoup, as their guest artists during this concert. The Madrigals will present several vocal selections and then join the Chorale for the finale, “God Bless Us Everyone,” from Disney’s “A Christmas Carol.” Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some of the Christmas spirit by joining the Virginia Beach Chorale for this heart-warming holiday event! Tickets are only $18 for Adults; $15 for Seniors/Military and $12 for Students. Call 757-385-2787 for tickets and information, or visit www.virginiabeachchorale.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 11 am
Williamsburg Music Club: An Eclectic Holiday
The Warhill High School Choirs, under the direction of Lisa Jacobsen Stone, will present a diverse program of holiday favorites and soon-to-be favorite selections of choral music. The four choirs include an advanced chorus, an honors choir and extra-curricular ensembles. Several members of the choruses have been selected and performed in the All-Virginia Honors Choir, the All-State Chorus, The Festival Chorus, and the Music in the Parks Choir Festival, all receiving top honors. The program begins at 11 am preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" and a brief business meeting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to this FREE program at. For more information visit www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or telephone 757-229-4429. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, in downtown Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7 pm
Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boys Choir - the name alone conjures images of majestic holiday celebrations held around the globe. This year, the sonic celebration takes place at The American Theatre. Come alone, or with the special people in your life, to experience the soaring voices and exquisite vocal discipline of the Vienna Boys Choir, in an evening sure to lift your spirits and provide a brief but glorious rest from the hustle and bustle of what we know as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. The performance starts early - because the boys need to get to bed at a reasonable hour - but that makes the event perfect for students as well! Tickets: $45/$40. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
GSA: Handel's Messiah
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair, presents Handel’s Messiah accompanied by the GSA Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $20/$15 showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk

Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday POPS!
Robert Shoup will conduct the must-see holiday event of the season – the Holiday POPS! “I am so excited about this year’s Holiday Pops, which will truly be unlike any we’ve done before,” stated Shoup. “This year features the electrifying Raleigh Ringers whose incredible music will take your breath away! We are also thrilled to offer a couple of surprises from our own VSO Chorus in honor of their 25th Anniversary Season. From the carols and songs you love best to unexpected musical adornments, this program is a sonic celebration of the season!" The Virginia Symphony will be joined by the Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a dance trio from Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Holiday POPS tickets range in price from $25 - $107 and can be purchased online at www.virginiasymphony.org or by calling (757) 892-6366. Students with ID are $10. Dec 19: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462 Dec 20: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 9:30 & 11 am
GBPC: Sing Noel!, A Carol Service by Hal H. Hopson
Join us for this festive service of lessons and carols which features the Chancel Choir, Alleluia Ringers, guest readers, and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans, Director of Music. This unique carol service contains a variety of carols from many traditions. The traditional scripture lessons have been replaced by exquisite poetry, chosen from many of the great poets throughout the centuries to texts from Christmas hymns. All this is woven together to create an exceptional service of worship. The Chancel Choir at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church has completed two international tours; Scotland in 2012 and Germany and Austria in 2007. The choir received a personal invitation from composer Mark Hayes and will make its Lincoln Center debut in May 25, 2015, under the baton of the composer performing his Requiem. Free and open to the public, a nursery will be provided. For information, call 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road (across from the Chesapeake Municipal Complex), Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3 pm
Nouveau Productions Christmas in Black and White with Luke Frazier
Enjoy a family-friendly evening of silent black & white holiday films scored by a live ensemble. Local musicians, members of Symphonicity, the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, and talented singers Katherine Riddle and Haley Travers bring the films to life while performing holiday classics such as Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Oh Holy Night, Deck the Halls and more. http://artsentercapecharles.org Historic Palace Theater, 305 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4 pm
Piano Dedicatory Concert
This Piano Four-Hands Concert features Ken Phillips and Lynda Gilpin. The concert will also include several Christmas vocal selections accompanied by Mr. Phillips and Mrs. Gilpin. Central United Methodist Church was recently blessed by the gift of a newly restored 1922 Bauer Baby Grand Piano. This concert will be the first on the newly dedicated instrument. Ken Phillips, a multi-hand piano specialist, studied at Princeton after graduation from Hampton High School. Today he is the music director at the historic 1000 year old Hvaler Lutheran state church in Norway. Lynda Gilpin, is a former choir director, accompanist, and organist at Central United Methodist Church, Hampton. For more information phone 723-3112. Central United Methodist Church, 225 Chapel Street, Hampton 23669

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 5 pm
Monumental UMC: In Bethlehem Inn
Fund raiser for the original Nativity that was part of Coleman’s Winter Wonderland for many years. Join us for dinner and a wonderful “you are there” Christmas play, “In Bethlehem Inn,” There is no cost, but a free will offering will be taken. Reservations required. You may make reservations by calling Dorothy Williams in the church office at 397-1297 between Monday, November 17 and Friday, December 13 at 3:00 pm. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street in Old Towne Portsmouth

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 5 pm
Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
A journey in Scripture and Song from Old Testament prophecy to the celebration of the Nativity. With the Saint Paul's Church Choir, Charles Woodward, Director; Bradley Norris, Guest Organist. Music of Mathias, Todd, Distler, and hymns of the Christmas season. Seating begins at 4:15 p.m. Reception following the service. Free and open to the public. 757.627.4353. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:30 & 4:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass: Brasstastic Holidays!
The Eastern Virginia Brass return to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum for a virtuosic and fun-filled concert of holiday music. For the classicists at heart there are works by Handel, Bizet and Tchaikovsky. For the sentimentalists there are selections such as Mel Torme’s Christmas Song and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Of course, for all the children at heart, enjoy Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Cool Bells that Jingle, Snoopy’s own arrangement of Christmas Time is Here-- as well as the Dreidel Song and Hanukkah Begins Tonight. The musicians, long time Hampton Roads favorites, are: Lawrence Clemens and Wendell Banyay, trumpets; Marlene Ford, horn, Robert Ford, trombone and Daniel Hunter, tuba. For ticket information, call (888) 965-7254. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 325 W Francis St, Williamsburg

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8 pm
Symphonicity: Messiah Sing Along
We are pleased to present our 31st Annual FREE Messiah Sing Along as our gift to the community. The audience will sing the choruses from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Soloists will be: Anna Sterrett, Soprano; Kelly Montgomery, Mezzo-soprano; Timothy Ayers-Kerr, Tenor; and Branch Fields, Baritone. Music Director and Conductor David S. Kunkel will lead the orchestra. Messiah scores will be on sale in the lobby prior to the concert for $10. Doors to the theater open at 7:15 PM. Singers with scores will be seated on the first floor. Observers may sit in the mezzanine or balcony sections. Free and open to the public. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 4:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Celebrate Christmas Eve with the parish. R. Scott Foxwell, music director, choir, pastor and congregation. For information call 757 481-0577. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5, 10:30 & 11 pm
Hidenwood Christmas Eve Services
Family Christmas Eve Service - 5 pm. Pre-service Music - 10:30 pm. Traditional Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service - 11 pm. All free; all welcome! 757-596-1151, www.hidenwood.org Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606

Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:30 pm
Service of Lessons and Carols
Celebrate a service of lessons and carols beginning with a 30 minute brass prelude by Eastern Virginia Brass at 10:30 pm followed by followed by a Service of Lessons and Carols at 11:00. Music by Vaughan Williams, Robert Hobby, John Rutter and David Willcocks along with favorite carols. Music Director David Kunkel. For information, call 757-428-6332. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St, Virginia Beach

Monday, December 31, 2012, 5 pm-12 am
First Night Williamsburg 2015
First Night Williamsburg is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year's Eve celebration of the performing arts presented throughout the City of Williamsburg and on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Our 22nd Year of Memories and Entertainment. Enjoy the area’s finest professional entertainers including singers, instrumentalists, magicians, storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, clowns, bands, a Big Band orchestra and more! A variety of music is featured, including classical, shag, blues, R&B, Broadway, jazz, country, blue grass, folk and patriotic. Children's show begins at 3:00PM and ends at 7:30PM. Fireworks at midnight. Admission buttons are available at 20 retailers. For button purchase locations, visit http://firstnightwilliamsburg.org/buttonlocations.phpButtons may be ordered online. Buttons ordered online will not be shipped; they may be picked up at Sadler Center on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Admission Fee: $15.00 for souvenir Admission Button. Buy admission buttons ($15) online until December 31st at 8 am: www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org 757-258-5153.

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