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

Thursday, January 1, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Jennifer Bell, Harpsichordist from Dublin, Ohio
Saturday, January 3, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Davidson College Chorale from Davidson, North Carolina, Christopher Gilliam, Director
Saturday, January 10, 8 pm
Harp Concert
American Harp Youth Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lynelle Edinger, Director
Saturday, January 17, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
Lucy Manning, Violin, Suzanne Daniel, Flute, Erin Hines, Cello, and JanEl Will, Harpsichord
Sunday, January 18, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary
Canticles of Charles Villiers Stanford. The Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director; JanEl Will, Organist

Saturday, January 24, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
Shenandoah Conservatory Bass Ensemble, Dr. Donovan Stokes, Director
Saturday, January 31, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Michael Lianos, Organist at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
January 3, 10, & 31Rebecca Davy, Organist
January 17Sarah Bland, Organist
January 24Thomas Marshall, Organist

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 4 pm
Choral Evensong for Epiphany
The Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s and St. Paul’s join together to sing a special Evensong for Epiphany, when the Wise Men journeyed to Bethlehem to see the newborn King. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. St. Paul’s Church, 201 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk

Virginia Beach Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chorale will hold auditions for the Spring 2015 season on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Auditions will take place at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Thalia Road, Virginia Beach, VA. The audition consists of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a sight-singing exercise. Music reading ability is an important element for all potential members. The 90-voice Virginia Beach Chorale is Hampton Roads’ longest-tenured performing arts ensemble. For more information, contact Dr. Don Krudop at dkrudop@mac.com, visit our website at www.virginiabeachchorale.org, or search for us on Facebook.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the spring season on Monday, January 5, Tuesday, January 6 & Saturday, January 10, 2015. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Solo Youth Recitalist Sterling Elliott
Sundays at Four presents a Solo Youth Recital by 15-year-old cellist Sterling Elliott. His program, accompanied by pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn, will include masterpieces by Bach, Prokofiev, Lalo, Victor Herbert, Mendelssohn, and David Popper. Sterling began his cello studies with local Suzuki cello teacher Susan Hines. He is the youngest of three siblings, all musical. Sterling spent last summer as a student of Ronald Leonard at the prestigious Perlman Music Festival in New York. He is also the winner of the 2014 Junior Division of the annual Sphinx Competition, earning the young cellist opportunities to solo with orchestras across the country. Sterling is a straight-A student at Menchville High School in Newport News. Later this month, he will be a guest soloist with the famed Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Sterling continues to study with Virginia Symphony cellist Mike Daniels. A reception follows the program to meet and greet the artists. Call 757 375-9140 for more information. Free-will offering. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street in Smithfield’s Historic District

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
The Virginia Choral Society (VCS) announces its auditions for all voice parts for 2015. Auditions will occur by appointment on Monday evening, January 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Newport News. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia, and the membership consists of professional and amateur musicians from all over Hampton Roads. Membership candidates should be able to read music, possess an accurate and good command of their voice, and commit to rehearsals as well as working on music outside of rehearsals. For information, visit www.vachoralsociety.org. Contact Patricia Fielding at (757) 357-7858 or (703) 939-1602 with your questions and to schedule an audition.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 8 pm
NYFOS: @ Juilliard: Great American Songwriting Teams
New York Festival of Song's 10th annual partnership with The Juilliard School's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. A celebration of our country’s illustrious creative duos: George & Ira Gershwin • Comden & Green • Bock & Harnick Rodgers & Hart (& Hammerstein) • Leiber & Stoller • and many others. Featuring Tiffany Townsend, soprano; Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano; Hannah McDermott, mezzo-soprano; James Knight, tenor; Alexander McKissick, tenor; Aaron Mor, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone. With Steven Blier, pianist and arranger; Leann Osterkamp, assistant pianist. Tickets: $20 Public, $10 Students. Free tickets available for Juilliard students, faculty, and staff. Available for purchase online at: http://events.juilliard.edu or in person at The Juilliard School Box Office(located in the lobby of Juilliard at 155 West 65th Street) or by phone: 212-769-7406. www.nyfos.org/juilliard. Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity 16th Annual Lollipop Concert: Sandcastle Fantasy
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, Music Director and Conductor David Kunkel, presents the 16th Annual Lollipop Concert for Children and Families: Sandcastle Fantasy, music by Andrew Bleckner, script written by local storyteller and our narrator, Larry VanNostrand, featuring dancers from Ballet Virginia International. Concert lasts approximately 50 minutes. Instrument petting zoo, face painting and other activities. Tickets: $5 at the door, $8 at the door. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

The Met’s Live in HD
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2015 Live in HD season kicks off on January 17 with The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:55 pm
Lehár: The Merry Widow
The great Renée Fleming stars in Broadway virtuoso Susan Stroman's new production, opposite Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara. New Production, Live. U.S. Encore: January 21, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:55 pm
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Offenbach's operatic masterpiece. LIVE: U.S. Encore: February 4, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm
Tchaikovsky/Bartók: Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle
Anna Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind heroine in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: February 18, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:55 pm
Rossini: La Donna del Lago
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity. Met Premiere, LIVE. U.S. Encore: March 18, 2015; 6:30 pm.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana /Pagliacci
This evocative new production from Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez playing the dual tenor leads, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag). Fabio Luisi conducts. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: April 29, 2015; 6:30 pm.

Hampton University Department of Music January Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Sunday, January 18, 2015, 6 pm
HU Choirs Martin Luther King Concert Ogden Hall

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 7 pm
Songs for a Dreamer A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the City of Norfolk present Songs for a Dreamer, A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Virginia Symphony Orchestra, City of Norfolk, Neighbors Building Neighborhoods/Harmony Project Community Concert. Featuring orchestral music inspired by the African-American experience and/or written by African-American composers. Benjamin Rous, VSO resident conductor; Justine Elliott, violin soloist; Norfolk State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Frank Elliot, director. VSO’s annual DREAMER AWARD to be presented to The Honorable Maurice A. Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia. For information phone 757.213.1403 - Virginia Symphony Education Dept., 757.664.4253 – the City of Norfolk. Free and open to the public. Calvary Revival Church, 5833 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for tenors and bass-baritones to join the ensemble for the spring season. Applicants should hold degrees in music and/or have extensive vocal training and choral experience. Auditions will be held in early January. To arrange for an audition, contact the Director, Agnes French, at jpk.alf@cox.net or at 757-345-6366. For further information about the group, visit our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org

Williamsburg Music Club Scholarship Auditions
The Williamsburg Music Club has announced its call for applicants for its annual Grants-in-Aid Auditions. The application deadline is January 14th, 2015 and the competition will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 in Ewell Hall at The College of William & Mary. Students in grades 5 - 8 are eligible for the Junior Division and students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible for the Senior Division. Awards are made in the Keyboard classification including piano, organ and harpsichord, the Orchestral classification including violin, viola, cello and bass, the Winds and Other classification including band and orchestral winds, guitar, harp, percussion and voice. Monetary and performance awards will be offered in the above categories. Three professional musicians will judge the competition. Student applicants must be residents of or students of resident teachers or attend school in Williamsburg, James City County or York County. Performance material information and the application are available on the Williamsburg Music Club's web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org/wmcauditions.htm. Annually, the Williamsburg Music Club has awarded $7,000. in scholarships to talented young musicians in the Williamsburg area. For further info, please contact 757-229-4429 or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, January 19, 7:30 pm
A Recital Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by the Department of Music and the Multicultural Student Association Admission is Free. Music and Theatre Hall

Monday, January 19, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 8 pm

Henschel String Quartet
In 2014 the Henschel Quartet celebrates its 20th anniversary year. The year 1994 marked the foundation of the Henschel Quartett’s international career, when cellist Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj joined the founding members Christoph, Markus, and Monika Henschel, and the quartet devoted itself exclusively to chamber music. In 1995 the quartet won multiple prizes at the international competitions of Evian, Banff, and Salzburg, and the following year won 1st prize and the gold medal at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Successful debuts in the world’s musical capitals, including an acclaimed BBC live broadcast standing in for the Juilliard Quartet, led their way to the forefront of international chamber music. “This is, no question, one of the best groups in the world, a great string quartet.” (Los Angeles Times). In 2011 the quartet welcomed the celebrated chamber musician Daniel Bell as a new member. Quartet K. 589 in Bb Major - W.A.Mozart; Quartet in F Major, Op 59 No.1 - L. van Beethoven; String Quartet #1, "Kreutzer Sonata" - Leos Janacek. Jan 19: 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.Jan 20: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11 am
WMC: Kathy Teck, Ragtime Pianist
Williamsburg Music Club presents A Tribute to the Big Three of Classic Ragtime featuring Kathy Teck performing music by Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb. Ms. Teck Has performed at the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. She has released a CD titled On Track: Ragtime Music of Joseph Lamb. She has been a studio pianist for ballet and creative dance, a French horn and natural horn player with orchestras, bands, and chamber groups. Her performance features piano Ragtime selections as well as experimental timbres on the electronic keyboard. Free and open to the public. For further information, please call 757-229-4429 or access the Music Club's web-site www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamburg

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8 pm

The Grand Tour 2015 - Metropolitan Museum of Art with TENET
Hailed by The New York Times as “perhaps the most perfect realization yet of the mission of Met Museum Presents,” The Grand Tour, which sold out both performances last season, returns with music from the British Isles for solo harp in the Met’s English galleries; Dutch songs and dances played on the recorders, shawms, bagpipes, and lute seen in the paintings of Bruegel, Vermeer, and Rembrandt; music from 16th-century Spain in the El Greco gallery; and, honoring the Met’s 17th-century Italian galleries, music composed for Concerto delle donne, the group of professional female singers who revolutionized the role of women in music during the late Renaissance under Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara. TENET celebrates its Sixth Anniversary as one of New York’s preeminent vocal ensembles. Under artistic director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present with a focus on Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. TENET features distinguished soloists who shine in one-voice-to-a-part singing and as joined voices in small ensembles. Tickets from $125. http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/concerts-and-performances/grand-tour-concert-cycle-1?eid=4832 Tickets to this event include Museum admission. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10028-0198

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Mendelssohn’s Scottish
Violinist Tamás Kocsis joins JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a staple of the violin literature: Bruch’s Concerto for Violin No. 1. “The Bruch is just a gem of the violin repertoire,” states JoAnn Falletta. “It is the perfect concerto: not one note out of place… he gives us emotion, pyrotechnics, and classical structure. This concerto has it all.” Felix Mendelssohn incorporates Scottish folk songs in the second movement of his Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” calling to the untamed beauty of the Scottish moors. Ms. Falletta opens the concert with Stanford’s Irish Rhapsody No.1, Op.78, a free fantasy inspired by Irish legend. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tamas Kocsis, violin. Tickets: $25 - $63. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Jan 22: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Jan 24: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach 23464

Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
Cantabile Project: Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing?
Cantabile Project presents and encore performance of “Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing?” Our dramatized recital features contemporary classical, cross-over and musical theater songs from the 20th and 21st centuries by composers such as Heggie, Bernstein, Hoiby, R.I Gordon, Barber,Duke, Rorem, Larsen, Laitman, Wildhorn and Brown. Many of these hysterically funny songs are contrasted with more serious examples of American song. They all exam the human personality and often poke 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. This is a most unusual recital, not to be missed! This event replaces the previously scheduled Louise Toppin recital. Suggested Donation $15 adults, $5 students. Chandler Recital Hall, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:00 pm
Louise Toppin Master Class
Louise Toppin, finalist in the Munich International Competition and Winner of the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions, has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral and oratorio performances in the United States and Europe. She has appeared in recital on concert series including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Licieu Theatre in Barcelona and the International Albeniz Festival in Spain. Suggested Donation $8 adults, $4 students. Chandler Recital Hall, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., Old Dominion University, Norfolk

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Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3 pm
BYOV: Winter Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia presents their Winter Concert, featuring Bay Youth Junior String, String and Symphony Orchestras. Advance ticket prices $6 student/$10 adult; group sales available - 757-618-1800. Advance ticket purchase: bayyouth.org or ShowTix4U.com. At the door: $8 student/$12 adult. Lake Taylor High School, 1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia Cabaret & Cocktails Pops Concert
The Williamsburg Symphonia, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, headlines Cabaret & Cocktails -- a Pops concert featuring American standards -- songs of the '20s to the '50s -- with guest artists Harris Simon, Liz Montgomery, Tempy Barbru and Bobby Jasinski as well as a special appearance by saxophonist Mike Monoghan. The lobby cash bar and will-call table open at 7 and the doors to the hall open at 7:30. Seating at tables of 10 -- $60 and $75 each; or theater seating -- $25 and $45 each. Purchase tickets online at www.tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX (4849) until Jan. 20; Jan. 21-24, call 757-229-9857 for tickets. More information: www.williamsburgsymphonia.org or info@williamsburgsymphonia.org. The Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Schola Cantorum: Romancing the Song: A Celebration of the American Standard
Schola Cantorum begins its 19th season with its 2015 Winter Series. Under the direction of Agnes Mobley-Wynne, Schola’s program offers a trip down the memory lane of the Great American Songbook featuring music from The Fantastiks, standards by Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and much more. Bring your loved ones in from the cold and warm up for Valentine's Day with us! All Concerts are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10:15 am
Orchestral Eucharist
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Parish Choir sings Schubert’s magnificent Mass in G with orchestra from the Governor’s School for the Arts. A free-will offering will be accepted. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra will hold a FREE concert. The program will include works stemming from the Baroque Period by Albinoni to a premier for solo bass and orchestra by composer-performer Donovan Stokes. Other works in the program will include the Capriol Suite by Warlock and the return of Dr. Wanchi Huang performing the Bottesini Grand Duo for orchestra, solo violin, and double bass with Dr. Stokes. At the concert, the newly formed Tidewater Intergenerational Band will make its debut. Under the skillful baton of Maestro Paul Lindsay, the group of wind players will consist of members of military bands, adult members of the community, and accomplished students. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony PB&J Concert: Babar the Elephant
The treasured children’s book character Babar the Elephant comes to life on the Sandler Center stage when the VSO performs Francis Poulenc’s playful music. Reminiscent of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, various instruments are used to illustrate Babar and the other characters in the story. 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! Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3 pm
Schola Cantorum
Schola Cantorum of Virginia is in their 8th season under artistic Director Agnes Mobley-Wynne, and 19th year of performing some of the best a cappella music from the Renaissance to contemporary times. They will present an afternoon of Romancing the Song; a Celebration of the American Standards featuring songs by Gershwin, Porter, Kern and more. This can be your warm up for Valentine’s Day. Phone 722-0006; www.firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:30 pm
HCE: French Chamber Music
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series presents the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble featuring a lecture/recital of French Music including The Sonata in D minor for Violin and Piano by St. Saens, Duo Concertant for Clarinet and Piano by Darius Milhaud, Feux d’artifice by Debussy, Trio in Bb for Clarinet, Cello and Piano by Vincent d’Indy and Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Darius Milhaud. The performers are Natalia Kuznetsova – violin, John Winsor – clarinet, Dionne Smith – cello and Jeanette Winsor – piano. A free-will offering will be accepted. Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 4 pm
Chesapeake Civic Chorus Winter Concert
The Annual Winter Concert of the Chesapeake Civic Chorus, Guest Artist, Amber Garrett, Soprano. Selections will include: Kyrie- Haydn, Jesu, Word of God- Mozart, I Waited for the Lord-Mendelssohn, The Lord is My Shepherd-Randall Thompson, Precious Lord-Roland Carter, Rock My Soul- Betty Jackson King, and others. Donation: $15.00. Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road, Chesapeake

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Falletta and Friends
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Conductor, JoAnn Falletta puts down her baton for the classical guitar joining with Debra Cross, flute & Robert Alemany, clarinet in an afternoon concert featuring works by Rossini, Bizet, Bartók, Mozart, Lezcano and Beethoven. 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

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 4 pm
Norfolk State University Concert Choir
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Norfolk State University Concert Choir will appear in concert for the ninth season of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Concert Choir is a perennial favorite of concert-goers. Norfolk State University Choir is under the direction of Dr. Carl W. Haywood. Norfolk State University Concert Choir is composed of two smaller choral groups: The Spartan Chorale, formed in 2002, and known as the “President’s Own,” for the President of Norfolk State University and the Chamber Choir, created in 2003. The Spartan Chorale, under the baton of Dr. Haywood, performs motets and madrigals to jazz and gospel. The Chamber Choir, directed by Mr. Terry Butler, was formed to broaden the outreach and versatility of the choral programs. The concert is 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Chorale: Little Match Girl Passion
David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for music, receives its first performances by the Chorale on a program of contemplative music. Jeffrey Gallo, stage director of last season's Path of Miracles, returns to stage Mr. Lang's contemporary classic. The program will also include two celebrated compositions of J.S. Bach, the motets Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, and Jesu, meine Freude, accompanied by Bradley Norris, organ, and Sarah Glosson, viola da gamba. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

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

February ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3 pm
Two Nations, One Language: Music from the U.S. and Britain
ODU Symphony Orchestra Strings. Featuring the premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Adagio. Free admission. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk
Sunday, February 15, 2105, 2:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony with Jim Walker
Under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Salem High School, Virginia Beach
Thursday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
Mozart Requiem Mass with Symphonicity Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach. See below.
Thursday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, February 9, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Society Recital Series
featuring CNU Trombone Choir Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, February 9, 8 pm
University Orchestra, Mr. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor
featuring Concerto/Aria Competition Winners Concert Hall

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Opera Valentine
Following the rave reviews of their performances in the tour-de-force Salome earlier this month, join Virginia Opera's Mainstage artists for a heartwarming evening of the best of Opera and Broadway sung by the captivating Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome) and Michael Chioldi (Jochanaan). Accompanied by the brightest starts of the Virginia Opera Emerging Artists Program including audience favorites Shannon Jennings and Courtney Miller, this is an evening not-to-be-missed! Plus, ask us about special restaurant deals around Town Center. Tickets start at just $19! Visit www.vaopera.org or call 866.673.7282 Harrison Opera House, Norfolk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 4 pm
ISGC: A Salute to Black Composers
You are cordially invited to attend The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., Elizabeth V. Eccles, director, A Salute to Black Composers concert. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir, Dr. Sheila M. Harleston, director; Virginia State University Brass Ensemble, Dr. Mark W. Phillips, conductor; Amber Patrice Garrett, guest soloist and the Chorale. This concert is designed to entertain as well as educate the audience by featuring musical selections of African-American Composers/ Visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Auditorium, 1401 Ballentine BIvd., Norfolk, VA

Monday, February 16, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Jim Walker, flute
Dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide—Jim Walker is living proof that with enough creativity and determination, one can reach the stars. He is a living legend, and a true Renaissance man of the flute. Few other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles. From jazz to pop to classical, television to film to the concert hall, Jim Walker is renowned for his “stand and deliver” performances. He was named Associate Principal Flute in the Pittsburgh Symphony after a stint playing in the US Military Academy Band at West Point and eight years later he was appointed Principal Flute position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Master class: February, 17, 12:30 pm; free and open to the public, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11 am
WMC: International Piano Trio
The Williamsburg Music Club presents the International Piano Trio featuring violinist Anna Loi, cellist Marina Hayes and pianist Natalia Ilyushko. They will perform "Romantic Music for Classical Ensemble Trio, highlighted by The Piano Trio in G minor by Clara Schumann. All three members of the International Piano Trio received their musical training , degrees and early musical experiences in Russia before emigrating to the U.S. The program will be preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Rosanne Reddin, 757-229-4429. or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Free and open to the public. Bruton Parish Church Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6 pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5 pm

Sentara Music and Medicine Concert
Join Dr. Kamal Chemali, Sentara Neurologist, Prisca Benoit, Artist-in-Residence and Michael Daniels, Principle Cellist in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a night of Music and Medicine. Works by Beethoven, Brahms and others. The Sentara Music and Medicine Center focuses on integrating music-based interventions as a treatment for improving the quality of life for patients, caregivers and members of the community. Through clinical research, the Music and Medicine team is committed to furthering the body of knowledge pertaining to the benefits of music on health and disease. Free and open to the public. RSVP to 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) by Friday, February 13, 2015. Feb 18: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA. Feb 19: Sentara Obici Hospital, 2800 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA

TRADOC Band Winter Chamber Music Concerts
Chamber ensembles of the Training and Doctrine Command Band present concerts on the Peninsula and in Southside Hampton Roads.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30 pm
Duets
North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, Suffolk, VA 23435
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 pm
Chamber Winds
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1 pm
Victory Brass
Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Friday, February 20, 2015, 8 pm
Christopher Young, Organ; Brenda Brenner, Violin
On the faculty of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Drs. Young and Brenner, husband and wife team, will present a Concert for Organ and Violin, sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The program includes: Ciaccona by Tommaso Vitali, Theme with Variations, Op. 150, Nr. 1 by Joseph Rheinberger, Praeludium in E minor by Nicolaus Bruhns, Serenade for Violin and Organ by Chris DeBlasio, Rumanian Folk Dances (1915) by Béla Bartók, Vocalise, Op. 34, Nr. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Capriccio by Naji Hakim. Free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Side-by-Side
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia performs side-by-side with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of BYOV's Music Director Ms. Helen Martell, BYOV and the VSO will delight you with Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 and Scenes from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. BYOV is proud this year to perform in the newly renovated Indian River High School auditorium in Chesapeake, Virginia. This hall seats 1,500 people, and you won't want to miss it. Advance ticket purchase: bayyouth.org - ShowTix4U.com or(757) 618-1800: $13 Adult/$10 Student/$7 Child ; Groups 10+ phone (757) 618-1800. Day of concert: Tickets $15 general admission. http://bayyouth.org/event/side-by-side-with-the-virginia-symphony/ Indian River High School, 1969 Braves Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23325

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

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: All Amadeus
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with : All Amadeus . Symphonicity Chorus and the ODU Concert Choir performing the “Requiem” of Mozart. Soloists are: Del Sykes, Soprano; Kelly Montgomery, Contralto; Brian Nedvin, Tenor; and Branch Fields, Baritone. Maestro David Kunkel will lead the orchestra in the Overture to Don Giovanni and the Symphony No. 41, K. 551 (Jupiter), both also by Mozart. Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527, Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) in C Major, K. 551, Requiem, K. 626. For single tickets, call 1-877-YNOTTIX, log on 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

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 5 pm
Celtic Service
Christ Episcopal Church and its rector, the Rev. Derek Pringle will host another Celtic service with a prelude beginning at 4:50 p.m. This service, marking the first Sunday in Lent, will include time for quiet reflection and healing, as well as Celtic-inspired hymns, prayers, and readings honoring St. David, whose feast day is remembered on March 1. The church’s former rector, the Rev. Gary Barker, will participate both as guest homilist and as vocal soloist. The church’s choir, violinist, Karen Stowe, her husband Dru who plays recorders, together with Christ Church organist Heidi Bloch, will offer quiet music to accompany the service beginning at 4:50. During the service, those in the congregation will have an opportunity to light candles in prayer creating a radiantly-lit space at dusk, and healing chapels will be provided. A sampling of Celtic foods will be served at a reception to follow the service. For more information, contact the church office at 757 357-2826. Christ Episcopal Church, 111. S. Church Street, in Smithfield’s Historic District

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

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Accepts Nominations for Hampton Roads Outstanding Music Teacher
In celebration of the National Association for Music Education’s 30th Anniversary of Music in Our Schools Month, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra invites the public to nominate their favorite music teacher to be honored as one of Hampton Roads’ Outstanding Music Teachers. Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) is the National Association for Music Education’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. MIOSM began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985. All nominees will be recognized in the VSO’s program book and social nomination essay) will be recognized on stage before a concert and be invited to attend a backstage meet-and-greet with musicians, in addition to the previously mentioned benefits. The top 30 teachers will be notified by February 23, 2015. Entries can be submitted with a nomination form (which can be found at VirginiaSymphony.org), essay, and a tax-deductible entry donation of $30 to: Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Attn: Katie Fenimore, 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510. Photos are optional. All submissions are due no later than Monday, February 16, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Katie Fenimore at 757-213-1411 or kfenimore@virginiasymphony.org.

Monday, February 23, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
The Monumental United Methodist Church Noon Day Concert will feature Emily Britton, a native of Rochester, New York. Emily is a French horn player with the USAF Heritage of America Band, currently stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. While performing with the Air Force, Dr. Britton has mentored many college students throughout the Southeast region of the United States. She has performed with the Heritage Brass, the Langley Winds, and the Heritage of America Concert Band throughout the Eastern United States. Since moving to Virginia, Dr. Britton has also become a frequent substitute horn player with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5 will be served following the concert. Phone 757-397-1297.Monumental UMC, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

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

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

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, February 24, 8 pm
CNU Jazz Combos
Dr. Kelly Rossum, director The Crow's Nest, DSU

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8 pm
Postponed: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia: - Celebrating Musical Innovations
Paul Neubauer, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic, is in Williamsburg to perform three pieces with The Williamsburg Symphonia that he describes as "romantic and fun." Of Mr. Neubauer's appearance, the Symphonia's principal violist, Stephen Schmidt, says, "It will be a thrill to play with him and just wait until you hear his 'Canary' – it will knock your socks off!" Also on the program are works by Haydn and Brahms, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the best! 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

TRADOC Band Winter Chamber Music Concerts
Chamber ensembles of the Training and Doctrine Command Band present concerts on the Peninsula and in Southside Hampton Roads.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 pm
Chamber Winds
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1 pm
Victory Brass
Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Postponed:
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
New Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
TCC Music Faculty Revue
Wolf lieder, Ellen Golliher - Soprano and James Kosnik – piano; Feux d'artifice - Debussy - Jeanette Winsor, piano; Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52a, Nos. 1-6 - Jiyon Han and Jeanette Winsor, piano; Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75 for Violin and Piano - Saint-Saens - Allegretto moderato and Allegro molto, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano; Lia's Recitative and Aria from L'Enfant Prodigue - Debussy, Suzanne Wolvin - soprano and Jeanette Winsor – piano; Morgen!, Op. 27, No.4 - Richard Strauss, Suzanne Wolvin - soprano, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano; From the Green Mountains for Violin, Clarinet and Piano - Jeanne Singer - Winter Identity and Yankee Springtime, John Winsor - clarinet, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano. - Free and open to the public. Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
Hermitage Instrumental Recital Series
Stephen Coxe, piano with Suzanne Oberdorfer, mezzo-soprano, Anna Sterrett, soprano and Rachael Stambaugh, violin. The Hermitage Museum and Gardens presents the first of two Recitals featuring musical selections from the early to mid-20th century as performed on the Hermitage’s 1926 custom Steinway and 1923 Moller pipe organ. The program will include selections from art song, musical theatre, opera, and chamber works by Leonard Bernstein, Léo Delibes, George Gershwin, Frederick Loewe, W. A. Mozart, Cole Porter, Maurice Ravel, and Francis Poulenc. A cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Doors will open at 6:30pm; the concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Space is limited, please reserve tickets at www.TheHermitageMuseum.org or by calling 757-423-2052 x207. Tickets: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members. The Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk

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

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4 pm
Keyboard and Brass Concert
Thalia Lynn Baptist Church Community Concert Series presents the Old Dominion University Brass Choir, Mike Hall, director; featuring John Toomey, piano and Dr. James Kosnik, organ. This concert features the arrangements of jazz pianist John Toomey, who will also perform as guest soloist, and organist James Kosnik who will perform powerful selections for organ and brass. Also featured is a dynamic arrangement for brass and percussion of Camille St. Saëns’ Danse Bacchanale from his opera Samson and Delilah. Free and open to the public. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd. (next to Princess Anne High School), Virginia Beach

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

German Singer Position
Established 8-member German Oompah band seeking a singer to sing traditional German Oktoberfest songs and lead the audience in dances and song. Preferred ability to sing in German, but will consider English-only if the singer is experienced with the traditional songs. Please contact Sue Wills at SparklesKitty1@verizon.net

Rescheduled
Monday, March 2, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
The Monumental United Methodist Church Noon Day Concert will feature Emily Britton, a native of Rochester, New York. Emily is a French horn player with the USAF Heritage of America Band, currently stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. While performing with the Air Force, Dr. Britton has mentored many college students throughout the Southeast region of the United States. She has performed with the Heritage Brass, the Langley Winds, and the Heritage of America Concert Band throughout the Eastern United States. Since moving to Virginia, Dr. Britton has also become a frequent substitute horn player with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5 will be served following the concert. Phone 757-397-1297.Monumental UMC, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

TRADOC Band Winter Chamber Music Concerts
Chamber ensembles of the Training and Doctrine Command Band present concerts on the Peninsula and Southside Hampton Roads.
Monday, March 2, 2015, 7 pm
Jass Project
Hampton Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd. Hampton
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12 pm
Wind Quintet
St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7 pm
Various Groups
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
Virginia Opera: Arias and Duets
Join Virginia Opera for a delightful program of Arias and Duets from your favorite operas, operettas and musicals, including selections from the Opera's 40th Anniversary Season. Admission is Free; Limited Seating - Reservations Requested. To reserve visit www.vaopera.org or call the box office at 866.673.7282. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12 noon
TRADOC Woodwind Quintet
Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) Woodwind Quintet will perform with organist Aaron Renninger in the fourth concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. The program will include works by Barber, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and others. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Music by Russian Composers Living in America
The Center for Jewish History Leo Baeck Institute and Phoenix Chamber Ensemble with Stravinsky Institute Foundation present Music by Russian Composers Living in America. Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performing Les Oiseaux de Rameau for flute and piano by Inessa Zaretsky, Caravan for two cellos by Tanya Anismova, Church Bells and Holiday Fair by Yekaterina Merkulyeva, Yiddish Lexicon for oboe, bassoon and piano by Jakov Jakoulov, Aestoria for cello and piano by Igor Tkachenko and Orangutango for two pianos by Igor Tkachenko. Tickets: $15, Members/Students/Seniors: $10. Center for Jewish Historoy, 15 West 16 Street, New York, NY

Friday, March 6, 2015, 5 pm
Opera in Williamsburg: La Traviata Video Showing
In case you missed it, this is a recording of the live performance by the cast of Opera in Williamsburg which took place at the Kimball Theatre on April 23rd, 2013. This was a tremendous performance which featured Emily Dorn (nee Duncan-Brown) (soprano) as Violetta and Won Whi Choi (tenor) as Alfredo. Please come and join us! Don't miss Opera in Williamsburg next production at the Kimball Theatre, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte ("So do all women"), on April 15 and 17. Details at www.operainwilliamsburg.org Admission is free and refreshments will be served. New Town Art Gallery, 5140 Main St. , Williamsburg

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

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

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

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4 pm

Hampton Roads Philharmonic & Sterling Elliott, cello
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, music director, will feature award-winning cellist Sterling Elliot, a 15 year old native of Newport News, Virginia, and honor student at Menchville High School. In 2014 he won first place junior division of the national Sphinx Competition, was featured on the NPR program “From the Top”, and last month was a guest artist with the Cleveland Orchestra celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Known for his beautiful melodic tone and mature playing, he will be performing one of the cornerstones of cello literature Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85. The HRP will also perform Rossini's Overture to the “Barber of Seville” and Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B Minor "Unfinished". The Hampton Roads Philharmonic was established in 2013 and as the Orchestra in Residence at Ft. Monroe and is proud to continue the Fort's long-standing musical traditions. Visit www.hrphil.org or www.facebook.com/HRPhil. Tickets may be purchased in advance for March 6th by contacting the American Theater Box Office at 757-722-2787 or visit www.hamptonarts.net for March 8th contact Sunday's at Four at 757-375-9140 or visit www.smithfieldarts.com/sundays-at-four.html Mar 6: American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton. Mar 8: Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 Cedar Street, Smithfield.

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7 pm
Reds, Whites, & Brews
Celebrate the Chorale's 2014/2015 season with a lively evening of wine and beer tasting, a live auctions, and song! Admission includes wine and craft beer tasting throughout the evening, heavy hors d'œuvres prepared by Chesapeake Bay Catering, and entertainment by Chuck Woodward and the Virginia Chorale. There will be a short live auction with great packages and, as always, the opportunity to order your favorite wines and beers from the evening at discounted prices. All proceeds help to underwrite performance, educational, and community outreach programs of the Virginia Chorale, including the Young Singers Project. Order now by calling 757.627.8375 or visit www.vachorale.org/reds-whites--brews.html. One admission to our annual wine and craft beer tasting fundraising event: $75. Not a part of any subscription; student and group prices do not apply. Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

March Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, March 7, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist & Carina Sturdy, Organ Scholar at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 10, 8 pm
Voice & Guitar Recital
Judy Olbrych, Soprano & Timothy Olbrych, Guitarist
Saturday, March 14, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Voce Angeli Women’s Chorus from Conway, South Carolina, Valerie McDougal, Director
Tuesday, March 17, 8 pm
Choral & Guitar Ensemble Concert
Choirs & Classical Guitar Ensemble from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Wendy Looker, Director
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Marty Barstow, Organist at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, March 28, 8 pm
Youth Harp Recital
Williamsburg Youth Harp Society, Cynthia Campbell, Director
Sunday, March 29, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Stabat Mater of Emanuele d’Astorga Part of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary Celebrations. Choirs & Soloists of Bruton Parish Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, March 31, 8 pm
Choral & Organ Recital
Choir from Trinity Episcopal in Portsmouth, Virginia, Ryan-Michael Blake, Organist & Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
March 7Sarah Bland, Organist
March 14 & 21Rebecca Davy, Organist
March 28Thomas Marshall, Organist

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: Jubilation in Dance
York River Symphony Orchestra presents Jubilation in Dancefeaturing the winner of the annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Grace Liu, who will perform the first movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3. The orchestra under Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff and Associate Conductor, Clint Correll will also perform Jubilation (A Fanfare for Orchestra) by student composer Morgan Hatfield, and a variety of dances for orchestra. A Pre-concert Showcase at 2:15 will feature a half hour of Dances and Airs of the 16th and 17th Century. Regular priced tickets are $12, ($10 for students, senior citizens and military), are sold at the door. Advance tickets are discounted $2 per ticket and may be purchased from orchestra members, or with PayPal at our online store. www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: Strings and Things
Winter Concert. Local young violinist and Juilliard student Ànnika Brynn-Lascara Jenkins is replacing Wanchi Huang for both of the Northern Neck Orchestra's performances of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Mozart, “Overture to La Clemenza del Tito”, “Symphony No. 38 (Prague); Mendelssohn, “Violin Concerto in E Minor”, Tickets at the door: $20 or online http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Students free. Northumberland School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville, VA.

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

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

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4 pm
The Eastern Virginia Brass in Concert
The Eastern Virginia Brass will play a stirring 60-minute concert of music for brass quintet.The program, suited for all ages, includes swinging music by Duke Ellington as well as the lush Romantic work by Victor Ewald. Among other works on the concert is a collection of Civil War Music originally for brass band. Hear the music popular in the day from the regal Signal March to the flamboyant Ellen Bayne Quickstep. Special this year is a new work, Call, by contemporary composer Liz Lane. This work for trio interprets the traditional military bugle calls for brass trio. Even in concert, it is poignant to hear the brass play these calls antiphonally as if on a battlefield. The performers in the Eastern Virginia Brass are: Lawrence Clemens, trumpet; Wendell Banyay, trumpet; Marlene Ford, horn; Robert Ford, trombone; and Dan Hunter, tuba. The musicians introduce each of the pieces and are happy to linger at the end of the concert to chat with the audience. Call 757-562-5235 for ticket information. Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N High St, Franklin, VA 23851

Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
President’s Masterworks Series: Gabriel Fauré
Piano Trio in D, Opus 120; Songs: Les Roses d’Ispahan and Mandoline; Requiem, Opus 48; Lee Jordan-Anders, piano; Paul S. Kim, violin; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; Billye Brown Youmans, soprano; Wesleyan Singers , Michael John Trotta, conductor; Virginia Children’s Chorus Chamber Singers, Paul Putnam, conductor. Free and open to the public. Hofheimer Theater, Virginia Wesleyan College

Rescheduled
Monday, March 9, 2015, 8 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia: Masterworks Concert #3
Snow caused postponement of the Symphonia's second performance of "Celebrating Musical Innovations," featuring guest artist Paul Neubauer, violist. The program will be presented at the Kimball Theatre on March 9, at 8 p.m. for those holding tickets for February 26. The program includes three pieces for viola that are described as "romantic and fun." Also on the program are works by Haydn and Brahms. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Mr. Neubauer, regarded as one of this generation's quintessential artists. Call 757-229-9857 to purchase tickets

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

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

Virginia Symphony: Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante
JoAnn Falletta conducts a program including Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and featuring four stars of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. In this playful and charming synthesis of chamber music and symphony, Haydn wrote wonderfully for his four soloists, giving each one several moments in the spotlight in each movement: Vahn Armstrong, violin, Michael Daniels, cello, Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe and Laura Leisring, bassoon. Bach’s astonishing Orchestral Suite No. 3 features one if his most beloved melodies in the second movement, popularly known as “Air on a G String,” and features Baroque instrumental suites combining a French overture with a series of dance movements. The beautiful voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus are featured Brahms Schicksaslied, or “Song of Fate,” a piece which JoAnn Falletta states focuses “on the chorus and its relationship with the orchestra.” Also on the program is Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, or the “Haffner Symphony,” It is of vast variety and drama, crackling energy, and tireless invention, featuring a bustling finale of speed and precision. Tickets: $25-$63; $10 student tickets are available with Student ID. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Mar 12: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Mar 14: Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach.

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

TENEbrae: Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday
Completing a three year series that began in 2013 to honor Carlo Gesualdo's anniversary of death, TENET presents his harmonically adventurous Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday with organ improvisations. TENET's historical approach of performing the motets one voice to a part allows for incredible clarity of sound and intense harmonic transparency. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano and artistic director; Luthien Brackett, alto; Owen McIntosh, tenor; Donald Meineke, tenor; Thomas McCargar, baritone; Jonathan Woody, bass; Eric Dudley, guest director and chamber organ. Tickets: $20 - $50. www.showclix.com/event/TENEbrae2015 Mar 12: Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street (between B'way and A'dam), NYC Mar 14: Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250. Mar 15: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road Savannah, GA 31411

Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2 pm

GSA: Evita
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Musical Theater Department, presents an Amateur production of Evita - Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Tickets: $15 - $25 showtix4u.com University Theatre, Old Dominion University, 46th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Virginia Opera: La Traviata
To close this stunning season of stylistic highlights, Virginia Opera premieres [co-produced with, Des Moines Metro Opera] a brand new, glittering and glamorous traditional staging of La Traviata directed by Virginia Opera audience favorite, Lillian Groag, who stunned audiences last Spring with a vibrant and stylish Marriage of Figaro – Ms. Groag has worked with Virginia Opera for over 20 years and the tradition continues with this brand-new La Traviata. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz, in his Virginia Opera debut, this exciting American conductor enjoys a significant opera career and continues the Virginia Opera tradition of presenting major new talent. The cast includes Mexican-American soprano Cecilia Violetta López as the doomed leading lady, courtesan Violetta Valéry, whom The Washington Times praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range.” Cuban-American tenor, Rolando Sanz, portrays Alfredo Germont, the man who tries to melt Violetta’s cold heart through the power of love, reprising the role that recently won him acclaim with The Florentine Opera. Internationally acclaimed baritone, Malcolm MacKenzie, who has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera and other leading opera houses in the world, makes his Virginia Opera debut as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. In his Glimmerglass Opera portrayal of Germont, Opera News described him as “a stentorian Germont, singing with a steely beauty that matched the character’s resolve.”A classic Italian opera composed by one of the masters of the art form – Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata is the most performed opera in the world today and remains an audience favorite on our stages since the inaugural season when it was first performed in 1975. Set in decadent mid-1800’s Paris, the story tells of a lovely courtesan who falls in love with a man she cannot have. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in February 2015 Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30 pm: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, April, 12, 2015, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 am - 5:30 pm
WMC: Grants-in-Aid Scholarship Auditions
The Williamsburg Music Club announces Student Auditions for Grants-in aid Scholarships. Forty-one music students from grade 5-12 will compete for cash scholarship awards. Students will perform for three judges from the Williamsburg Symphonia, the Virginia Symphony, the Richmond Symphony and the William & Mary faculty. Performances will be on piano, organ, strings, and wind instruments plus vocal contestants. The public is invited to observe the performances free of charge. For more information, please access www.williamsburgmusicclub.org or 767-229-4429. Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Concert
The Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Musicians will be joined by members of the resident string quartet from the University of Virginia performing the Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major. Also included on the program is the Beethoven Trio in E flat Op. 3 and the Boccherini Guitar Quintet No. 4. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

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

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7 pm
Choral Concert
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Choirs will join forces with Virginia Symphony members to present "Requiem" by John Rutter and "Regina Coeli, K. 108" By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Vocal soloists will include, Kimberly Nickerson, Soprano, Danielle Cavazos, Soprano, and ESC youth choir members William Bibeau Haley Brown, Delany Brown, Megan O'Reilley. A free-will offering will be accepted. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7 pm
5BMF: Guns N’ Rosenkavalier
5BMF’s 2014-2015 Season continues this March with GUNS N’ ROSENKAVALIER, a “rock-recital” that melds art song with rock song, confounding expectations and celebrating that which is universal across song lines. With musical mashups spanning the works of Kate Bush and Brahms, Sufjan Stevens and Schubert, and more, this genre-blending program stars baritone and 5BMF alum Andrew Wilkowske on vocals and electric guitar, with pianist David Moody and the all-female pop-French horn quartet Genghis Barbie! Guns N’ Rosenkavalier features arrangements by John Glover and Andrew Wilkowske and English lyrics by Kelley Rourke. After performing to sold-out audiences at Milwaukee Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Mill City Summer Opera Festival in Minneapolis, “Guns N’ Rosenkavalier” will make its New York City debut. Tickets start at $20 and are available now at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/766901?utm_medium=bks Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 196 Allen St., Manhattan

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

NYFOS: Bel Canto/Can Belto
An exploration of Italian song from the Romantic era to post-verismo, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Songs by Giuseppe Verdi • Ildebrando Pizzetti Ferruccio Busoni • Alfredo Catalani • John Musto John Corigliano • Dominick Argento • Harry Warren. Featuring members of the 2015 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Stars Chelsea Morris, soprano • Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano Alec Carlson, tenor • Shea Owens, baritone. Christopher Reynolds, pianist $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Mar 15: Tickets: $15-$35. www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center, Katonah, NY Mar 17: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

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

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11 am
WMC: Charles City Spiritual Ensemble
The Charles City Spiritual Ensemble began in 2006 as a county-wide chorus dedicated to the preservation, education and singing of Negro spirituals. Under the warmth, charm and professionalism of Mrs. Sammie Cotman's directing, the chorus has begun a journey of keeping the strength and determination of our slave ancestors alive. The ensemble has performed in many venues from Charles City to Roanoke to Virginia Commonwealth University. The program begins at 11 a.m., preceded by Coffee & Conversation at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information phone 757-229-4429 or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Bruton Parish House Hall, 220 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Postponed
New Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
TCC Music Faculty Revue
Wolf lieder, Ellen Golliher - Soprano and James Kosnik – piano; Feux d'artifice - Debussy - Jeanette Winsor, piano; Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52a, Nos. 1-6 - Jiyon Han and Jeanette Winsor, piano; Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75 for Violin and Piano - Saint-Saens - Allegretto moderato and Allegro molto, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano; Lia's Recitative and Aria from L'Enfant Prodigue - Debussy, Suzanne Wolvin - soprano and Jeanette Winsor – piano; Morgen!, Op. 27, No.4 - Richard Strauss, Suzanne Wolvin - soprano, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano; From the Green Mountains for Violin, Clarinet and Piano - Jeanne Singer - Winter Identity and Yankee Springtime, John Winsor - clarinet, Natalia Kuznetsova - violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano. - Free and open to the public. Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Richmond Piano Trio
The Ewell Concert Series presents the inaugural performance of the Richmond Piano Trio. Each member of the trio brings a wealth of performing experience to the ensemble. Daisuke Yamamoto, concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony; Neal Cary, principal cellist of the Richmond Symphony; and Joanne Kong, pianist, praised for her “great finesse and flexibility” (The Washington Post) will play music of Fauré, Ravel, Offenbach, and Chausson. This concert will also showcase the new Department of Music Yamaha Grand piano, a contribution made possible through the E.K. Sloane Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

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

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

Virginia Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
It is perhaps the most-played violin concerto of all time and one of the more demanding works for the violin virtuoso - Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin - remarkable for its unwavering melodic inspiration and passionate expression of human feeling. In it, Tchaikovsky speaks to us from the heart, using the voice of the solo violin as his medium. Also on the program is the light and playful 9th Symphony by Shostakovich. Benjamin Rous, conductor Alexendre da Costa, violin. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture. SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9. TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto for Violin. Tickets: $25-$107. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 21: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Mar 22: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

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

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

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

The 28th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Events
Additional competition information and biographical information for the visiting artists can be found at http://al.odu.edu/music/competition/.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:30 pm
The 28th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finals
Contestants, ranging from preschool to college undergraduate, will each perform two movements from the Classical Period. Piano pieces are timed according to grade level. Guest adjudicator Edmund Battersby will choose winners for each level and for Most Promising Overall Performances. First and second place winners receive a monetary prize as well as the Most Promising Overall Performance for Levels 1-3 and 4-5; prize money totals over $6,000. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:15 pm
Mozart and the Clavichord, Presented by Vernon McCart
Prior to the Master Class, Mr. McCart will describe and demonstrate a clavichord. More importantly, he will discuss how Mozart, based on reliable sources, used a clavichord from his earliest years until the very end of his life. Most people know Mozart as a great composer and pianist, but he had a secret tool that is little known today. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3 pm
The 28th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Master Class
Selected finalists will perform one movement from the Classical Period. Pianist Edmund Battersby will work with each finalist on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Monday, March 23, 2015 8 pm
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series presents Edmund Battersby, piano
See Diehn listing below. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com. Chandler Recital Hall

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3 pm
Galleria Seasons
The renowned Vega Quartet combines forces with abstract artist Susan Ruth in the new multimedia production “Galleria Seasons.” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” receives a unique visual treatment as Ruth creates two new works in real time. “Big, strong playing…excellent ensemble.” – The New York Times. Single tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Single tickets may be ordered online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Willet Hall Box Office at 757-393-5460. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 757-686-5447 or visit www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com. Willett Hall, 3701 Willet Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia

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

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

Monday, March 23, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
The March Noon Day Concert will feature Ruthie Lee Kreuzer, harpist from Yorktown, VA. Ruthie Kreuzer comes from a musical family and began playing the piano when she was four and the harp when she was nine. When she is not playing the harp, she is running marathons and competing in triathlons. Ruthie and her Air Force husband Michael live in Yorktown with their three children. Ruthie’s program will consist of selections from Bach to Gershwin. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. Free and open to the public. Phone (757) 397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, March 23, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Edmund Battersby, piano
Throughout the course of his career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player, and teacher, Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from his audiences, critics, and colleagues alike. The American Record Guide claimed his landmark recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him "in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel, and Pollini." His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years have been noted, impressively, the 1992 Grammy short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. Battersby gained the admiration of Olivier Messiaen, George Crumb, George Rochberg, Elliot Schwartz, and William Bolcom through live and recorded performances directed by the composers. He has played recitals worldwide, and has performed with conductors such as McGegan, Schwarz, and Schuller, with orchestras ranging from the Indianapolis Symphony to Pittsburgh Symphony. A frequent guest at the U.S. Library of Congress, Battersby has performed on its series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. This concert is in conjunction with the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition March 21, Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition finals and the March 22, master class for winners of the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Concerto Concert
Winners of the concerto competition perform with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bay Youth Concert Orchestra. Maggie Jordan, violin; Andrew Leoboldt, oboe; Tiani Butts, violin. Tickets: $10 adult; $6 student. $12 & $8 day of concert. TCC Roper Box Office: (757) 822-1452. www.bayyouth.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Affirmation! An evening of Jewish Music
A faculty recital with Dr. Brian Nedvin, tenor; Dr. Stephen Coxe, piano; and Sarah Bass, clarinet. Free and open to the public. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rhythm Live!
Enjoy the energy of Caribbean and West African music with brilliant choreography to deliver the story of Trinidad steel pan and calypso in a manner that is mesmerizing. The combination of narrations based on historic facts, with color, movement and sounds makes for an educational experience that students of any age will remember for a long time. Featuring: The Rhythm Project All Stars in collaboration with The Governor’s School for the ArtsDance Department and African Drumming Ensemble. Tickets: $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk

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

Virginia Symphony: Wicked Divas in Concert
Get ready for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets: $25 - $93. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 27: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 28: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Strauss and Copland
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor. Curtis Institute graduate Austin Larson performing the First Horn Concerto of Richard Strauss. Also on the program are the Overture to La gazza ladra of Rossini, and the “Appalachian Spring” Suite of Aaron Copland, conducted by David Kunkel. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus Concert
Galilee Episcopal Church presents a Concert by the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers, Carol Thomas Downing, Artistic Director; Welby Pugin, Accompanist & Arranger. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Virginia Children’s Chorus. For more information, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org or contact the VCC office at (757) 440-9100 or vccinfo@verizon.net Galilee Episcopal Church, 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

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

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7 pm
NYFOS: Cream of the Crop
New York Festival of Song announces a gala evening celebrating NYFOS’ Emerging Artists programs NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett host an exciting lineup of rising stars and distinguished alumni from NYFOS’ Emerging Artists programs. Featuring Paul Appleby, John Brancy, Julia Bullock, Theo Lebow, Annie Rosen. Followed by an elegant supper at ‘21’ Club. Gala tickets, which include the concert and dinner, range from $750 to $15,000 for a premium table of ten. Information regarding donations and on purchasing tickets and tables can be obtained online at www.nyfos.org/gala or by calling (646) 230-8380. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
BYOV: Special Joint Concert with Gustavus College
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia have the wonderful opportunity to host an informal musical evening with the students of Gustavus College Orchestra from Minnesota as they make a quick stop here in Norfolk on their way to Philadelphia. BYSO: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2, movement 3; Gustavus Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. www.bayyouth.org. Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513

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

Williamsburg Symphonia: Masterworks Concert #4
The fourth concert in our Masterworks series features works by Bernstein (On the Town: Three Dance Episodes), Schubert (Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”) and Kurt Weill (Symphony No. 2). The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Single tickets are $48 and $58. Phone (757) 229-9857 or visit http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Parking nearby. 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.
Contemporary Music Festival 2015
Conversations with a Composer, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Composers Forum. Dr. Christopher Cook, director.
Monday, March 30, 2015, 12 noon
Lecture with Dr. Paterson Ferguson Room A-183
Monday, March 30, 2015, 8 pm
Concert One: The Music of Robert Paterson
Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, March 31. 2015, 12:15 pm
Lecture with Dr. Paterson Ferguson Room A-183
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8 pm
Concert Two: Computer Music and More
Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 1, 12 pm – 1 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8 pm
Concert Three: Composers Forum
Guest composer Robert Paterson Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, April 3, 12 pm – 1 pm
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Mary Sellen, organ Pope Chapel
Friday, April 3, 8 pm – 9 pm
Brass Studio Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, April 4, 1 pm – 2 pm
Senior Recitals
Melissa Wakefield, clarinet and Erin Wander, clarinet
Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, April 4, 3 pm – 4 pm
Junior Recitals
Callie Boone, soprano & Steven Field, baritone Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, April 4, 7 pm – 8 pm
Elizabeth Wolfrey, flute Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 6, 12 noon
Wednesday, April 8, 12 noon

General Student Recitals
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 6, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble
Joshua Bowman, director Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 7, 8 pm
Voice Studio Recital: The Poetry of Walt Whitman
featuring the students of Christopher Mooney, baritone Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 8, 8 pm
Jazz Combos
Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, April 10, 7:30 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra and CNU Choirs
A Special Concert for All-Virginia Band And Orchestra Concert Hall

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7 pm
Join Virginia Opera for the Master Teacher Series!
Internationally-renowned Stage Director, Michael Ehrmann, who patrons may recall from many landmark performances on our stages, offers an exclusive look inside the creative process of working closely with young singers in delivering powerfully acted, dramatic performances. Our Master Teacher will lead Virginia Opera's Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists, who will also present a short program of arias prepared specifically for this event. Get behind-the-scenes insight and commentary into how professional singers prepare for live performance. Guests are also invited to enjoy light refreshments and beverages with our singers following the presentation. To purchase tickets call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org/subscribe. Harrison Opera House Grand Lobby, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

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

BYOV Audition for 2015-2016 Season
On April 1st, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will begin scheduling auditions for the 2015-2016 Season. Auditions are held at Norview High School, Norfolk, VA. Wind Ensemble, Concert & Symphony Orchestra dates: Saturday, May 16, 10 am-4 pm, Monday, May 18, 5-9 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 5-9 pm. Junior String & String Orchestra dates: Monday, June 1, 5-9 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 5-9 pm, Saturday, June 6, 10 am-4 pm. Visit www.bayyouth.org and fill out an audition application. After April 1st our Orchestra Manager will be contacting you to schedule your audition. A $5 audition fee will be collected at the audition. More questions? email bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com

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

Friday, April 3, 2015, 7 pm
FPCN: Mozart's Requiem
The adult choir of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk will present Mozart's Requiem as part of the Good Friday Service. Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, conductor/organist, Amanda Gates Armstrong, concertmaster. Free admission. Phone: 757-625-1697; www.fpcnorfolk.org. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Evening of Magical Tunes
The Rotary Club of James City County begins their 2015 Concert Series by joining up with Opera in Williamsburg to present An Evening of Magical Tunes. Opera in Williamsburg favorites Claudia Chapa, mezzo-soprano, and Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck, soprano, (Il Trovatore, November 2013), with prize-winning tenor Cesar Delgado, will present a beautiful evening of opera, Broadway, musical theater, pop, and folk songs from many lands. Season Tickets for 5-Concert Series $75 - Individual concert tickets $18. For tickets, contact Steve Menaquale at 757-753-5577. Individual tickets are also available from The Kimball Theater Box Office. Kimball Theater, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

April Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, April 7, 8 pm
Baroque Flute & Keyboard Recital
Aidan Feldman, Flutist; Rebecca Davy, Organist & Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 9, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Concert Choir from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Richard Butler, Director
Saturday, April 11, 8 pm
Early Music Concert
The William & Mary Early Music Ensemble, Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Director
Tuesday, April 14, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Commonwealth University Women’s Choir, Vocal Chamber Ensembles & Flute Choir, Rebecca Tyree, Director
Thursday, April 16, 8 pm
Trumpet Concert
Daniel Ireland & Alan Phillips, Trumpeters; Rebecca Davy, Organist & Harpsichordist
Saturday, April 18, 8 pm
Choral Concert
The William & Mary Women’s Chorus, Dr. Jamie Bartlett, Director
Sunday, April 19, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
The William & Mary Schola Cantorum, Jacob Robins, Director & Carina Sturdy, Organist
Tuesday, April 21, 8 pm
String Trio Concert for Historic Garden Week In Celebration of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary
Susan Via & Susannah Livingston, Violinists; Sarah Glosson, Cellist; Thomas Marshall, Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 23, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, 25, 8 pm
Annual John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert
Salisbury Vespers by Bob Chilcott, Concertino Foko by Carson Cooman; Choirs of Bruton Parish with Organ, Brass & Percussion, Rebecca Davy, Director
Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Benefit Chorale from Richmond, Virginia, Steve Davis, Director
Thursday, April 30, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Joyce Lindorff, Harpsichordist from Philadelphia, PA
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
April 4 & 18 Rebecca Davy, Organist
April 11 Sarah Bland, Organist
April 25Thomas Marshall, Organist

April 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.
James Pugh and Glenn Wilson
April 9 – 13 residency and an additional concert with the student’s ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir.
Thursday, April 9, 3 pm
Clinic and 4:30 p.m. rehearsal w Big Band, Diehn 1105
Friday, April 10, 10 am
Clinic, Diehn 1201
Monday, April 13, 11 am
Clinic Diehn 1201
Sunday, April 12, 4 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir with guest artists John d'earth and Glenn Wilson
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm
ODU Opera Workshop
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 19, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble with ODU Symphonic Band
Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn
Concludes its 46th season with a program entitled España. Works and arrangements by Federico García Lorca, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla as well as premieres of works by Andrey Kasparov and Liz Lane. Tickets: $22 general admission, $9 student. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov commencing @ 7:15 PM., Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Old Dominion University Musical and Dance Showcase
Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc. Series. Featuring the ODU Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Dance Group and Single Tickets available through the Willett Hall box office (757) 393-5460, www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com Willett Hall, Portsmouth, 3701 Willett Drive
Sunday, April 26, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Thirteen
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Thirteen artists - one voice. With a reputation for exceptionalism, this New York-based a cappella ensemble directed by Matthew Robertson specializes in masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque. The late Tudor period was a time rich with religious, political, and social turmoil. Yet it was marked by one of the most incredible flowerings of choral music in the canon. Join us as The Thirteen explores works from the pinnacle of this rich and robust age, including Thomas Tallis' Salve Intemerata, William Mundy's Vox Patris caelestis, Walter Lambe's Stella caeli, and works by Weelkes, Byrd, Fayrfax, Cornysh and more! All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $8-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Yin Zheng, Pianist
Ms. Zheng, first-prize winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, is on the Artist Faculty at both the Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg and the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy. Ms. Zheng will play the music of Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy, and Prokofiev, and will premiere a newly commissioned work by composer Lei Liang. This concert is co-sponsored by the William & Mary Confucius Institute. Yin Zheng will also present a Piano Master Class on Saturday, April 11, 10:00-11:30 am in Ewell Recital Hall. Free admission, open to the public. Call 221-1073 for more information. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:30 pm
Virginia Opera Fabulous at Forty Celebration
Join us for Fabulous at Forty! , a very special evening -- presented by Troutman Sanders -- to celebrate Virginia Opera’s 40th Anniversary! The Gala will include cocktails, a three-course seated dinner with entertainment featuring Soprano Elaine Alvarez and baritone Christopher Burchett, from the stages of opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, joined by members of The Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist Program, silent and live auctions AND a fabulous After-Party with dancing to the sounds of Rare Mixx. Sponsorship levels and ticket prices include EMERALD BENEFACTOR ($5,000), SAPPHIRE BENEFACTOR ($2.500), TABLE SPONSOR ($2,000), AMICO ($500) and single tickets ($250). Visit www.vaopera.org for information on sponsor benefits and tax-deductible amounts for each sponsorship or ticket level and to reserve tickets. Tables are filling up quickly – please make your reservation no later than March 27, 2015. Norfolk Waterside Marriott , Fourth Floor Ballroom, 235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 pm
Music in Honor of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary
The W&M Early Music Ensemble presents a concert of "Music From 1715" in honor of the 300th anniversary of Bruton Parish Church. The concert, played on period instruments (harpsichord, viola da gamba, traverso, recorder) will include music from (or near) the year 1715 from Germany, Austria, France, England, and even Williamsburg itself. Free and open to the public. For more information contact director Dr Ruth Griffioen at rvbgri@wm.edu or 221-2023. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 & 7 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
The gifts just keep coming with this legendary ensemble, hailed as the "finest big band in the world today" (The Daily Telegraph). Headed by a virtuoso trumpeter and composer who is arguably the most famous name in jazz today — nine-time Grammy winner and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Wynton Marsalis — the orchestra includes some of the top soloists in the art form. And under Marsalis's leadership, the orchestra pays tribute to the past and commissions bold new works for the future. Savor the best of the best when Wynton takes the stage graced by legends such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Nat King Cole, in two back-to-back performances at the intimate Attucks Theatre — but hurry, because these limited tickets will go fast! Tickets $65, $45.Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Bellissima! The Promises of Spring
Bellissima! will present a delightful program featuring the music of springtime. Directed by Deborah Carr, this 30 voice ensemble will sing music of Robert Schumann, Thomas Morley, Eleanor Daley and Gwyneth Walker. Open to all, freewill offering received. www.bellissimachorale.org
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 pm
Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Dr., 481-3494
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
Green Acres Presbyterian, 3135 Hanley Ave., Portsmouth, 484-5125
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 W. Queens Way, Hampton, 722-2567
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 pm
Ohef Shalom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, 625-4295

The Campaign is On! My Next Mistake
Mary Charlotte Elia, mezzo-soprano, is currently rehearsing a recital of love songs from the 16th-21st centuries, but she needs your help! In an effort to defray the expenses of producing what will be offered as a free program, Ms. Elia has organized a raffle with the winner helping to choose a piece on the program. This is a truly unique opportunity for you to make a very personal investment in the arts. Please consider contributing what you might pay for a concert ticket to support this fun evening of song. For more information on the program and raffle, please visit: http://igg.me/at/mynextmistake

2015 Artistic Director/Conductor Position
The Virginia Choral Society (VCS), located in Newport News, Virginia announces a vacancy for the position of Artistic Director/Conductor. After 20 years of employment, our current Artistic Director is retiring from this position effective at the close of this fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The new Artistic Director/Conductor will be expected to begin in July with rehearsals beginning in August, 2015. We anticipate that our next season concert schedule will not be impacted with this change. The VCS rehearses at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Rd, News VA (a few blocks south of Mercury Boulevard along the James River). Details of job summary and application procedure available at www.vachoralsociety.org - click on "Artistic Director/Conductor" link. Applications are due no later than April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Thirteen: Immortal Legacy, Tudor Giants
Thirteen artists - one voice. With a reputation for exceptionalism, this New York-based a cappella ensemble directed by Matthew Robertson specializes in masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque. The late Tudor period was a time rich with religious, political, and social turmoil. Yet it was marked by one of the most incredible flowerings of choral music in the canon. Join us as The Thirteen explores works from the pinnacle of this rich and robust age, including Thomas Tallis' Salve Intemerata, William Mundy's Vox Patris caelestis, Walter Lambe's Stella caeli, and works by Weelkes, Byrd, Fayrfax, Cornysh and more! www.thethirteenchamberchoir.com For ticket and travel information, please visit www.abingdonchurch.org or phone: (804) 693-3035. Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), Gloucester Courthouse, VA 28083

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: John d'earth and Glenn Wilson with the John Toomey Trio
Jazz trumpeter and composer John D'earth studied, as a teenager with saxophonist Boots Mussulli John Coffey and arranging with Thad Jones. He attended Harvard University and, later, moved to New York City where he studied with Carmine Caruso, Vince Penzarella and Richie Beirach. D'earth has performed and recorded internationally and appeared on over fifty CDs working with Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis/Quincy Jones, Tito Puente, Bruce Hornsby, Emily Remler, Bennie Wallace, Eddie Gomez, The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Bob Moses, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, John Scofield and John Abercrombie, among many others. A professional jazz saxophonist for 35 years Glenn Wilson has worked and recorded with The Buddy Rich Band, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Bill Kirchner Nonet, Bob Belden Ensemble, and scores of other jazz and latin-jazz groups. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com , or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.

Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida. Roles are open to students and community members alike. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday April 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm in Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus. Performers interested in auditioning may chose either night to audition.
If you are interested in a chorus part, please bring 16 bars of music to sing (American musical theatre selections are perfectly acceptable). An accompanist will be available. Please come dressed for movement / light choreography.
If you are interested in a principal role, please bring a second 16-bar selection in a contrasting style in case the directors wish to see range. Those interested in principal parts should also prepare a one-minute monologue (not necessarily memorized), and come prepared for movement / light choreography). An accompanist will be available.
The performances will be July 10, 11,12, 17, 18, 19: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, accompanied by a full professional and semi-professional orchestra.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 13, 12 noon
Wednesday, April 15, 12 noon

General Student Recitals
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 13, 8 pm
University Orchestra
J. Lynn Thompson, conductor Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 14, 8 pm
CNU Saxophone Quartets
Jim Richmond, director Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 15, 8 pm
Guitar Ensemble
John Boyles, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, April16, 8 pm
Jazz Composers Concert
featuring the Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Kelly Rossum, director Studio Theatre
Friday, April 17, 12 noon
Pope Chapel Chamber Music Series
Brass and Organ Recital featuring the Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir and Mary Sellen, organ Pope Chapel

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:15 - 1 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
King’s Chapel Tuesday Recital series presents guest artist organist James W. Kosnik. Works to be performed include Buxtehude: Praeludium in G; Scheidemnann: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl; Pinkham Blessings; Hailstork Pange lingua. Admission is by suggested donation of $3. Phone 617/227-2155 or visit www.kings-chapel.org King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11 am
WMC: Chris Norman & David Greenberg Duo
The Chris Norman & David Greenberg Duo from Boxwood Williasmburg will present "Fair and' Lucky" for the Williamsburg Music Club. The program will include selections for flutes, bagpipes, voice, keyboard, baroque violin, octave fiddle, and keyboard. The two extraordinary performers have played together for more than 18 years on the concert stage and in the recording studio. The traditional music of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia features prominently in this program. The program will be preceded by "Coffee & Conversation" at 10 a.m. and begins at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rosanne Reddin, 757-229-2249 or www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Bruton Parish Church Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Music and the Holocaust, A lecture-recital
This lecture-recital will be presented the evening that Yom HaShoah (Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Remembrance Day) begins. Free and open to the public. Room 1201 (The New Choral Room), Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Cosi Fan Tutte
Cosi Fan Tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom, 1790 style, with text by Lorenzo DaPonte - a smart, sophisticated, and very funny comedy full of clever insights. Two pairs of young lovers – two sisters and their beaus – are certain that their love is eternal, only to find themselves facing the fickle nature of human emotion. The two sisters, Dorabella and Fiordiligi, are played by Claudia Chapa and Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck; Sidney Outlaw is returning as Guglielmo, one of the young lovers; Marco Nistico is the scheming Don Alfonso; Despina, the bright and cheeky servant, is Williamsburg native soprano Michelle Trovato; Prize-winning tenor Cesar Delgado is the love-lorn Ferrando. Jorge Parodi, conductor; Dani Ehrlich, director; Naama Zahavi-Ely, producer. Performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. Tickets available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or at the Kimball box office. General admission $45, Military/Seniors/Teachers/Faculty/Staff $40, Students $15. Kimball Theater, Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
Todd Wilson, organ
There is perhaps no more thrilling sound in music than a crescendo on a mighty pipe organ— the sound fills your chest and takes your breath away. But a truly gifted organist can also summon delicate hushed tones, baroque harmonies, doleful melodies and magnificent celebration. Such an organist is Todd Wilson, who has performed with such great orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. Wilson also has an active interest in improvisation, which has led to his popular improvised accompaniments to classic silent films, such as the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera. Experience the soaring glory of the organ in this performance at the beautiful and historic Christ & St. Luke's Church in Norfolk. Tickets $25.Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ & St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 Olney Road, Norfolk

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:30 & 7 pm

TENET: Concerto Delle Donne
Concerto delle donne was a group of professional female singers who became famous during the late Italian Renaissance in the Ferrara court. Known for their artistry and praised as virtuose, they offered private, informal performances in courtly settings known as “secret music” (musica secreta) for members of the court’s inner circle and important visitors. Their signature style was florid and filled with ornaments, and they inspired composers and musicians across Italy! Concerto delle donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music, continuing a tradition that began in the Este court and flourished in the powerful Medici and Orsini courts. Sopranos In addition to inspiring male composers such as Luigi Rossi, Domenico Mazzocchi, Claudio Monteverdi to write for what became known as “the three ladies”, women were also writing for them! Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and Antonia Bembo along with a group of fantastically creative nuns contributed greatly to the tradition! TENET presents our own three ladies Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn and Virginia Warnken in a project dedicated to recreating the feminine vocal trio in Concerto delle donne in a program of solos, duets and trios that show off the 17th century Italian vocal style in close harmonies. Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord; Joshua Lee, viola da gamba; Hank Heijink, Daniel Swenberg, Charles Weaver, theorbos & baroque guitars. Marc Verzatt stage director; Jolle Greenleaf artistic director. Tickets: $50. www.showclix.com/event/3892093 Apr 17: St. James Episcopal Church 76 Federal Street, New London CT. April 18: Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street, NYC New York, NY

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

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

TRADOC Spring Concert Series 2015
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band presents the Spring 2015 concert series. All events are free and open to the public. For free tickets and to view upcoming performances visit www.tradocband.com Non-ticket holders will be admitted 20 minutes prior to start of concert.
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm: Kecoughtan High School, 522 Woodland Road, Hampton
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7 pm: Crossroads Community Church, Norge, VA
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3 pm: Salem High School, 1993 Sundevil Dr, Virginia Beach

Hampton University Department of Music Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
HU Concert Band/Symphonic Winds Concert Ogden Hall
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6 pm
HU Choirs Weekend
His Chosen Sounds Anniversary Concert Ogden Hall
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
University Choir/Concert Choirs Annual Spring Concert Ogden Hall

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2-4 pm
Cantabile Project: Master Class: Sondra Gelb
Ms. Gelb will focus on English diction and Audition/Recital preparation. Ms. Gelb maintains a vibrant voice studio in Hampton Roads and has extensive performance experience in opera including six years with the New York City Opera and six productions with Virginia Opera. She will be working with some of our finest young singers including Logan Kenison (recent winner at the Virginia NATS Conference at ODU), Monique Melchor (Honors recipient at VaNATS), Chonise Thomas (soon to be heard this summer in TOI's production of The Marriage of Figaro and Suzanne Wolvin (heard recently in TCC's Faculty Recital). Our collaborative artist will be Aurelien Eulert (music director of TOI’s The Marriage of Figaro) Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. http://cantabileproject.org Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: Opera Scenes
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents an evening of student directed opera scenes. Tickets: $15 / $5. showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, April 18, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3 pm

Bluebeard’s Castle with sets by Dale Chihuly
Murder. Intrigue. Art. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Nash, soprano; Charles Robert Austin, baritone. A spectacle of sight and sound; a haunting story with psychological twists and turns! Stunning glass sculptures by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly take visual enchantment to new heights. Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle is the murderous tale of Bluebeard and his new wife Judith's introduction to his lurid past. Bartók envisioned seven doors, behind each a secret to be revealed — and in this stunning production the seven doors are towering works of glass and light by Chihuly. This groundbreaking production of Bartók's only opera, first staged by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra to sold-out houses and performed here by the acclaimed Virginia Symphony Orchestra, employs Chihuly's vision to riveting effect. "Spectacular... Chihuly's striking sculptures, lighted from above to achieve a brilliant glow and saturated hues, gave fantastic shape to what Judith found behind the first six doors...eliciting gasps and murmurs from the audience" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). Join us for Chihuly Celebration activities before the performance! 6 PM Saturday and 1 PM Sunday: Activities on Scope Plaza including Chrysler Museum’s Mobile Glass Studio; 7 PM Saturday and 2 PM Sunday: Pre-concert conversations in Chrysler Hall Dress Circle. Tickets: $125 Gold Circle, no discounts; $75, $45, $35, $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Meet Mark Twain
Sundays at Four presents Ryan Clemens (distant relative of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain) in his one-man show Meet Mark Twain. Reg Lanning will play his banjo in a pre-concert at 3:30. Ryan Clemens is a resident theater artist with the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. He is an actor, director, and playwright. Ryan studied the great American author, Mark Twain, for many years and has brought Twain’s stories to schools, museums, and theatres around Hampton Roads and across the country. The program is family-friendly and especially appropriate for high school students who have studied American literature. A reception to meet and greet Mr. Clemens follows the program. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $20 for Adults. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.org or call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Virginia Opera Adult Chorus Auditions
The Virginia Opera announces auditions for its Adult Chorus for the 2015-2016 season. Auditions will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on May 11, 12 and 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. You must schedule your audition in advance. Please prepare one aria or art song (foreign language preferred). We will provide an accompanist for your audition. Complete details will be provided once you’ve been scheduled. To schedule an audition, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: España
The Norfolk Chamber Consort concludes its 46th season with a program entitled "España." A particular focus of this program is on the great Spanish poet, dramatist, musician and theater director Federico García Lorca. Eight of fifteen Spanish songs that Lorca collected and/or arranged will be performed in the first half by sopranos Rachel Holland and Elizabeth Hogue, accompanied by NCC's Artistic Co-Director Andrey Kasparov. Between the two groups of four songs, NCC's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn and Kasparov will premiere Kasparov's piano duet arrangement of three pieces from "Iberia" by Isaac Albéniz. This performance will be preceded by Lorca's "Epitaph for Isaac Albéniz" recited by the former ODU faculty Nancy Minguez in both Spanish and English. The second half will open with the world premiere of "Mirage: a Spanish Summer" by the British composer Liz Lane. The piece is written for string quintet, percussion and piano. It will be followed by the world premiere of Act 1 from Andrey Kasparov's opera "Lorca" about the life of the poet, with the libretto written by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, a literary scholar and Lorca translator. This concert performance of the work will feature countertenor Chris Dudley as Salvador Dalí, tenor Brian Nedvin as Lorca and baritone Joshua Grant as Luis Buñuel. Following this will be guitarist Timothy Olbrych performing Manuel de Falla's "Homenaje," the only work by the composer wrote for guitar. The concert will conclude with the performance of two movements from de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo" as arranged for string quintet and piano by the composer himself. The string quintet members for this concert include violinists Allegra Tortolano Havens and Anna Dobrzyn, violist Satoko Rickenbacker, cellist Jeffrey Phelps and double bassist Christopher White. They will be joined by pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn and percussionists David Walker and Dennis Northerner, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov. A pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov will commence at 7:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9; Free light refreshments provided after the concert. For tickets and additional information please call 852-9072. Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street, Norfolk

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

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 20, 8 pm
University Band: Mystic Reflections
Dr. John Lopez, conductor. Featuring the music of Gillingham, Nelson, Ticheli, Mackey, Sousa and Maslanko. Join us for the music of the mind, body and soul. Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 21, 8 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mark Reimer, conductor
Transcendence. Transcendent Journey – Rossano Galante, Gone – Scott McAllister, The Purple Roofed Ethical Suicide Parlor – Donald Erb, Danza Final – Alberto Ginastera. Concert Hall
Wednesday, April 22, 12 noon
CNU String Quartets
Prof. Peter Greydanus Pope Chapel
Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Junior Recital
Phil Humphreys, tombone; Kim Nguyen, horn Pope Chapel

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Gamba and Sackbut Consorts Concert
The ODU Gamba and Sackbut Consorts will present a joint concert featuring guest artist Gabriel Stone. Gabe Stone is an early instrument specialist who will demonstrate and perform on Serpent and other instruments. A premier performance of the song cycle Three Poems of Sappho by Stepehn Coxe and featuring contralto Kelly Montgomery with the ODU Viola da Gamba Consort will cap the evening. The concert is free. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2 pm & 3 pm
Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
John Winsor – clarinet, Natalia Kuznetsova – violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano will be joined by guest artist Ellen Golliher – soprano for The Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano – Brahms, Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118, No. 3 – Brahms, Sonata in D Minor for Violin and Piano – St. Saens, The Shepherd on the Rock, Schubert, Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 20, No. 5 – Vanhall and Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Jeanne Singer. The concert is free and open to the public. Phone 424-4277 for more information. Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7 pm
W&M: An American Prima Donna and Apple Pie Opera
College of William & Mary’s spring Tack Faculty Lecture, An American Prima Donna and Apple Pie Opera, will feature musicologist and professor Katherine K. Preston. Most Americans of the twenty-first century think of opera as musical theatre for snobs: expensive, exclusive, elite. But in the 1880s some American singers successfully fought this image by presenting English-language opera as popular theatre. Emma Abbott, a native of Peoria, IL, was the most successful. Trained in Italy, she returned home to sing in English because, as she said, “that’s what the people want.’ Known as ‘the people’s prima donna,’ she was the nineteenth-century equivalent of a rock star. Tickets are not required to attend this free program, however, we ask attendees to RSVP online at www.wm.edu/sites/facultylecture/upcoming/registration/index.php Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

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

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6 pm
BYOV: The Sound of Smiles
Hosted by Operation Smile, featuring Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. The Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia will be showcasing many of their extremely talented Hampton Roads students, for an evening of incredible music. In the lobby of the center there will be paintings for auction, many of the paintings will be from Vietnam and others will be from local artists. We are honored to partner with the Bay Youth Orchestra for a special evening of healing smiles and changing lives for children around the world. All proceeds benefit Operation Smile. BYOV would like to thank our Operation Smile sponsor for inviting us to be part of this wonderful event! www.bayyouth.org $30 entrance fee for admittance. To purchase visit http://support.operationsmile.org/site/Calendar?id=104542&view=Detail Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Cnter, Virginia Beach 23462

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

The Organ Swell 2015
The Organ Swell, 2015, 16th Season, Deborah Carr, Artistic Director. These recitals will feature outstanding organists from the Tidewater region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. This series offers a rare opportunity to hear these excellent instrumentalists in a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Tidewater Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. The suggested admission donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For additional information contact (757) 340-5303.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Martin Sunderland, organ; Jeremy Garnett, trumpet First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 noon
Thom Robertson, organ; George Corbett, oboe Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12 noon
Holly Sunderland, organ; Rachel Ordaz, flute Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Friday, May 8, 2015, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, organ; Mike Hall, trombone St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Deborah Carr, organ; Matthew Umlauf, viola St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12 noon
Kevin Kwan, organ; Rebecca Gilmore, cello First Presbyterian Church, Colonial Ave., 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rob Keene, organ; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Green, violin St. Benedict Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and University Concert Choir
A Mighty Sound! Music of Strength, Love, & Hope

ODU Symphony Orchestra and University Concert Choir, Paul S. Kim and Nancy K. Klein, directors. Featuring music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Williams, Whitacre & Sibelius, plus ODU Young Artists Competition winners: harpist Alexandra Calvert and soprano Elizabeth Stanworth. Free admission Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Gary Louie, Saxophone
Recognized internationally as one of the leading saxophone virtuosos of our time, Gary Louie possesses a lively interpretive imagination coupled with a refreshing, understated artistry. These qualities, along with a supple tone, have earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The New York Times described Mr. Louie as "an artist and a phraser." A reviewer for The Baltimore Sun wrote that he "communicated with stunning technical brilliance and expressive power." Mr. Louie has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Internationally he has performed in Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Spain and Germany. Visit www.garylouie.net. Free admission, no tickets required. Call 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Monday, April 27, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
Monumental Noon Day Concert will feature Diaz Mussalimov, tenor, and special guest Gregory Gardner, baritone. Chi Yi Chen, Director of Music Ministries at Monumental UMC will accompany the singers. Diaz Mussalimov was born in Semey, Kazakhstan, a country bordered by Russia and China. He grew up loving the musical traditions in his country since age four. He has won numerous competitions in Europe, Asia and USA. He is a graduate of Music College of Tchaikovsky in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Gregory Gardner, born in Norfolk, VA, and pursued his love for music at Howard University where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He has performed nationally and internationally in opera, musical theater, oratorio and other concert productions. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. For details call 757-397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth.

April 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.
Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU’s New Music Ensemble: Contrasts
Old Dominion University’s New Music Ensemble, Andrey Kasparov, Director. Works by Allan Blank, Pierre Max Dubois, Charles Koechlin and Gregg Koyle; Premieres by J.P. Allgood and Joseph Di Nardo. Hyeshin Yoon, Flute; Benjamin Glosser, Saxophone; Tiffany Hale, Vocals; Andrey Kasparov, Piano; Joseph Di Nardo, Keyboard; Dennis Northerner, Percussion. Guest performers: Allegra Tortolano Havens, Violin; Anna Dobrzyn, Violin; Anastasia Migliozzi, Viola; Jeffrey Phelps, Cello; Governor's School for the Arts Percussion Ensemble, Directed by David L. Walker; Performers: Madeline Brass, Michael Vazquez, David Walker, Chris Weber. Chandler Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

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

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

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

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

The Organ Swell 2015
The Organ Swell, 2015, 16th Season, Deborah Carr, Artistic Director. These recitals will feature outstanding organists from the Tidewater region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. This series offers a rare opportunity to hear these excellent instrumentalists in a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Tidewater Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. The suggested admission donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For additional information contact (757) 340-5303.
Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 noon
Thom Robertson, organ; George Corbett, oboe Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12 noon
Holly Sunderland, organ; Rachel Ordaz, flute Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Friday, May 8, 2015, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, organ; Mike Hall, trombone St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Deborah Carr, organ; Matthew Umlauf, viola St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12 noon
Kevin Kwan, organ; Rebecca Gilmore, cello First Presbyterian Church, Colonial Ave., 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rob Keene, organ; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Green, violin St. Benedict Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 am
Williamsburg Symphonia Cello Master Class
A Master Class with cellist Zuill Bailey, guest soloist for the Williamsburg Symphonia's Masterworks #5 Concert. Six cellists will be selected to perform for Mr. Bailey; application deadline is April 26. Visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org or contact Lucy Manning, VP Education, at lucymnnng@gmail.com.St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 pm

WCG: Spring Concert: The Whole World Sings
The Williamsburg Choral Guild presents The Whole World Sings, folk songs from all seven continents, under the direction of Artistic Director Jay BeVille. The chorus of 90 voices will be joined by the Williamsburg Youth Chorale (co-directed by Ann Porter and Genrose Lashinger) and accompanied by pianist Jane Alcorn and other musicians. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Go to www.williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808 for information or to purchase tickets. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

Disney Fantasia, Live in concert!
"Fantasia...remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide...in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be — live." (Spinningplatters.com). Experience one of the crown jewels of feature animation as you view scenes from Walt Disney's groundbreaking 1940 film Fantasia and Disney's homage to the original, Fantasia 2000 — as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs the unforgettable classical score live! Relive the enchantment as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic to Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and see mythical unicorns and winged horses take flight to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, played in high definition on the big screen. Gather friends, family and film fans from toddlers to seniors for this "spellbinding combination of animation and world-class musicianship...a treat for the ears as well as the eyes!" (Birmingham Mail). Benjamin Rous, conductor with Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $62, $47, $37, $27. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

May Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, May 2, 8 pm
Youth Choir & Strings Concert
Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf, Directors
Tuesday, May 5, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Bruton Parish Tarpley Ringers, Rebecca Davy, Director, with JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, May 7, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, May 9, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl Van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, May 12, 8 pm
Violin & Organ Recital
Thomas Lindsay, Violinist & Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, May 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, May 16, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Choirs of Christ Church School, Mark Parsons, Director
Sunday, May 17, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary: Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Choirs of Bruton Parish & Christopher Mooney, Baritone; Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, May 19, 8 pm
Youth Orchestra Concert
Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Rebecca Nixon, Director
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Virginia Arts Festival Sacred Concert Cosponsored Event: Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary
Cantus, Men’s Ensemble Tickets available through Ticketmaster
Saturday, May 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
One Voice Chorus, Dr. Lynn Atkins, Jr., Director
Tuesday, May 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Ryan-Michael Blake, Organist from Trinity Episcopal in Portsmouth, Virginia
Thursday, May 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, May 30, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Choristers, Lynelle Edinger, Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
May 2, 9, 30Rebecca Davy, Organist
May 16Sarah Bland, Organist
May 23Thomas Marshall, Organist

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3 pm
Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon
Portsmouth Music Club sponsors Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon in observance of the 92nd National Federation of Music Clubs National Music Week Celebration and a Benefit Concert for the A.J. Lancaster Scholarship Fund. Performing: Ryan Michael Blake, organist, Trinity Episcopal Church and Martha Giles, hammered dulcimer. Adults $10; students free. Monumental Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale Spring Concert
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., Elizabeth V. Eccles, Director, presents A Spring Concert featuring chorale compositions Vivaldi, Ryder, Hogan and others. Donation: Adults $20/Students $10 in advance and at the door. www.ishermangreenechorale.org Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
VWC: Billye Brown Youmans, soprano
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents soprano Billye Brown Youmans in concert with pianist Lee Jordan-Anders, collaborating artist. The program will feature selections that hold special significance in Ms. Youmans’ life and performance career, and include Handel’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine” and “Let the Bright Seraphim” featuring Stephen Carlson, trumpet, and Berger’s “Cantico de lo frate sole,” selections from Debussy’s “Ariettes oubliées,” Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” and Eric Whitacre’s charming contemporary arrangement of Margaret Wise Brown’s children’s text “Goodnight, Moon.” Tickets are $10-adults; $5-seniors/active-duty military/students, and may be reserved by calling 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, astride the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line

Monday, May 4, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Great American Songwriting Teams
NYFOS brings its Emerging Artists series uptown to HENRY's Restaurant for an intimate encore performance of this season's NYFOS@Juilliard concert. A celebration of our country’s illustrious creative duos: George & Ira Gershwin • Comden & Green • Bock & Harnick Rodgers & Hart (& Hammerstein) • Leiber & Stoller • and many others. Featuring young talents from The Juilliard School: Tiffany Townsend, soprano; Hannah McDermott, mezzo-soprano; Amanda Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; James Knight, tenor; Alexander McKissick, tenor; Aaron Mor, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone. With 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)

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

Williamsburg Symphonia: The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey
Mr. Bailey will perform Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. Also on the program are works by Stravinsky and Mozart, under the direction of Artistic Director Janna Hymes. Tickets are $48 and $58. Call 757-229-9857. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre, 428 W.Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Evening of Mahler Song
Hailed as "one of the finest conductors of her generation" by The New York Times, JoAnn Falletta has brought unforgettable musical experiences to the Virginia Arts Festival, including Bernstein's Mass, Strauss's Alpine Symphony, and Mahler's epic "Symphony of a Thousand." From those towering heights, Falletta now brings an exquisitely intimate experience of Mahler's most achingly beautiful vocal works: Songs of a Wayfarer, composed upon the end of a love affair; and Song of the Earth, the cry of a grief-stricken father at the death of his daughter. Performing Arnold Schoenberg's arrangements, which pierce the heart of Mahler's music, Falletta, instrumentalists and singers create an evening that will live long in the memory. Songs of a Wayfarer and Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth) Mahler, arranged by Schoenberg. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; with Attacca String Quartet and Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Charles Reid, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12 pm
St. Bede: Trinity Organ Series
Violinist Thomas Lindsay will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the fifth concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series performing a potpourri of popular classics. 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

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert I: Attacca String Quartet
Attacca Quartet emanates "absolute unanimity of phrasing and ensemble plus the perfectly blended and balanced sound created an effect not of four musicians but of a single breathing organism" (American Record Guide). One of America's premier young performing ensembles, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as its 2015 quartet in residence. Hear Attacca perform a program by three of the "greats" in this lovely setting at St. John's Episcopal Church. Haydn: String Quartet No. 51 in G major, Op. 64 no. 4; Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 "American." Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8 pm
Inti Illimani
It's a story with all the makings of a thrilling screenplay: a Chilean college singing group wins fans for their songs of hope and freedom, and while performing abroad a military coup grips their country and outlaws their music. That was 40 years ago, and today the singers of Inti-Illimani still inspire audiences the world around. Their music, performed on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, is rooted in traditional Latin American culture, capturing at once the very personal colors of their experiences while simultaneously appealing to the universal in us all. Colorful carnivals, daily lives, love lost and found, defeats and triumphs all play out in the extraordinary cultural mural that is an Inti-Illimani performance. Co-presented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

5BMF: Ostraka
5BMF’s spring season continues with two presentations of the dynamic trio Ostraka, with special guest, soprano Molly Quinn! Comprised of viol virtuoso Josh Lee and master lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, Ostraka explores the rich repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, performing on instruments usually relegated to supporting roles (bass viol, theorbo, lute and period guitar). Ostraka will perform their program Le Parnasse Français: Virtuosic music for voice, viol and lutes, featuring works by Rameau, Guedron, Lully, Marais and Boismortier. Tickets: $25. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ May 7: Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn. May 8: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale
It's a story that has inspired artists of every kind, from composer Igor Stravinsky to choreographer Peter Martins to novelist Kurt Vonnegut: the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the Devil for a fortune. Now JoAnn Falletta gathers the "stunning, brilliant" (Seattle Times) violinist Tianwa Yang and public radio's Fred Child as narrator for a one-night-only fully staged production of The Soldier's Tale. Stravinsky's music tells the tale with sounds of a Spanish bullfight, jaunty folk tunes, tango, waltz, and even ragtime, as actors portray the soldier and the Devil and a dancer plays the princess. A not to be missed musical event. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Fred Child, narrator; Pam Berlin, director; Todd Rosenlieb, choreographer; Tianwa Yang, violin; Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. Tickets $45, $35, $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 am

Virginia International PAN Fest
Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the waterfront in beautiful Virginia Beach! At Virginia Arts Festival's 13th Annual Virginia International PAN Fest, you will have the opportunity to learn from Steelpan virtuosos, compete with up and coming U.S. and international steelbands, and bask in the sun and ocean breezes. Free. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4 pm
VCC: Minstrels of Spring
The Virginia Children’s Chorus presents Minstrels of Spring, a delightful choral concert for the whole family. Come celebrate spring with all of our singers, ages 6 to 18! $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors (60+). For tickets or more information call 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net. Visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7 pm
Atumpan
St. Mark Lutheran Church welcome’s Atumpan with the teaching artists Corey (The Talented Blind Guy) Staten, and his wife LaQuita Marie Staten. The Statens are storytellers who use interactive programming to edutain all ages on history, simple science, anti-bullying, and classic literature as they weave together world music, folklore and dance. The atumpan is the main talking drum of the Akan people (Ghana and Ivory Coast), and the favoured instrument to play the bass part to accompany dancing. Bring your family, your neighbors, friends, and co-workers, bring your children and grandchildren for a wonderfully entertaining program. This program is made possible with the support of Young Audiences of Virginia. YAV integrates the arts into learning and works with school systems in Hampton Roads and across Virginia. 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. A reception will follow the program. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

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

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm

Hampton Roads Philharmonic
The Philharmonic will perform“The Impresario” a short comedic overture by Wolfgang Mozart followed by the exciting “Hungarian March” by Hector Berlioz. Soloist Matt Gold will close out the first half with Govianni Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2. The second half of the program will feature Edward Grieg's “Symphonic Dances”. Through a unique relationship with the Fort Monroe Authority the Philharmonic was named “Orchestra in Residence” at Ft. Monroe and is proud to continue the Fort's long-standing musical traditions. For more information please visit www.hrphil.org and www.facebook.com/HRPhil or call (757) 725-7369. Admission is free and open to the public and donations will be gratefully accepted. May 9: Fort Monroe Theater, 41 Tidball Street, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651. May 10: First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23669

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: America, Westward Ho!
The York River Symphony Orchestra presents America, Westward Ho! The orchestra under Conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff and Associate Conductor, Clint Correll will perform a variety of western titles. Orchestral highlights include Reznicek's Donna Diana, (remembered in the theme from “Sargent Preston of the Yukon”), Roger's Oklahoma, and E. Bernstein's Magnificent Seven. A Pre-concert Showcase at 2:15PM will be a guitar group presentation by Robin Welch and Friends. Tickets are $12; $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Advance price:$10/$8. . Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store at www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7 pm
Attacca String Quartet
It's not often a string quartet gets called "exuberant" and "funky" — but those are some of the adjectives critics from such major publications as The New York Times have used to describe the Attacca Quartet — one of the fastest-rising new stars in the chamber music firmament. First prize winner of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. This year, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as the quartet in residence. Be sure to hear this gifted ensemble in beautiful intimate settings as part of Virginia Arts Festival's Chamber Concerts. HAYDN String Quartet No. 52 in Eb major, Op. 64 no. 6; ROGERSON String Quartet No. 2 (2013); GRIEG String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. Make your reservation for a special Pre-concert menu! (Limited seating available) Tickets $20. This Event is Currently SOLD OUT. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). The Parlor on Granby, 765 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

2nd Annual Give Local 757
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is participating in the 2nd Annual Give Local 757. The 24-hour fundraising event will be held from noon to noon on May 5-6, 2015. In celebration of this 24-hour day of giving, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Administrative Office opens its doors to host an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, from 11 am–4 pm, at 150 Boush St., Ste. 201, Norfolk, VA 23510. Cinco de Mayo themed snacks will be available, as well as a tour of the office and the chance to meet VSO staff and musicians. Give Local 757 is an online day of giving hosted by the Peninsula, Southeast Virginia and Suffolk Community Foundations and is the largest fundraising event in Hampton Roads. More than 150 local nonprofits are involved this year and the event is designed to encourage members of the community to give back to their preferred local charity or charities. The cumulative amount of donations made to the Virginia Symphony through this event will be matched $2 for every $1, thereby tripling the impact of these gifts. In addition, there are many cash prizes* which the VSO is eligible to receive. FOr details visit http://www.virginiasymphony.org/ways-to-give.php

May 11, 12 & 13, 2015, 5 pm
Virginia Opera Adult Chorus Auditions
The Virginia Opera announces auditions for its Adult Chorus for the 2015-2016 season. Auditions will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on May 11, 12 and 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. You must schedule your audition in advance. Please prepare one aria or art song (foreign language preferred). We will provide an accompanist for your audition. Complete details will be provided once you’ve been scheduled. To schedule an audition, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert II
Get up close and experience the magic of live chamber music and the beauty of the French repertoire as internationally recognized musicians and other Festival favorites, including pianists André-Michel Schub, Josu de Solaun, Anna Petrova, and acclaimed violinist Tianwa Yang, "one of the best new violinists of the new century" (MusicWeb International), perform an elegant and evocative all French program. Beverly Kane Baker, viola; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Barbara Chapman, harp; Tianwa Yang, violin; Anna Petrova, piano; Josu De Solaun, piano; André-Michel Schub, piano. Jolivet - Petite Suite for Flute, Viola, and Harp; Satie -Trois Morceau en forme de poire; Franck - Violin Sonata. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Miller Studio Theater, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Season Finale
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. Please join us for our 2014-2015 Season Finale Concert. All performing ensembles will be featured on the program, as well as our graduating seniors, and our final winner of the concerto competition, Sterling Elliot, cello. Please help us celebrate the finest young musicians of Hampton Roads. Tickets: http://bayyouth.org/event/season-finale-2/ Before May 12th - Adult $10, Student $6, Groups of 10+ call (757) 618-1800. On May 12th at the Box Office: Adult $12, Student $8; no group sales. L. Douglas Wilder Center, Norfolk State University,700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III: Pianopalooza
A favorite since 2013, this tribute to the piano features performances of keyboard masterworks from the famously familiar to rarely performed gems, played by remarkable artists. This spring's lineup includes André-Michel Schub, "a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity" (The New York Times), the Bulgarian-born, "breathtaking" (Monterey Herald) pianist Anna Petrova, and Josu de Solaun. With these three plus all the reasons to love the piano, you'll see why tickets are a must! Moazrt - Andante with Variations in G major, K.501; Aaint-Saens - Variations on a Theme by Beethoven Op. 35; Rachmaninoff - Suite No. 2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7 pm
Choral Evensong for Ascension Day
Come and hear the combined choirs of St. Paul’s Church and Christ and St. Luke’s Church join forces to present our third annual Festal Evensong for Ascension Day, one of the major feasts of the church year. Reception to follow. Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Audra McDonald
The New York Times calls hers "a defining voice of our time;" the Chicago Sun-Times hails her as "a lustrous life force with the plush velvet voice that can simultaneously melt hearts and generate thrills;" and scores of critics swoon each time this extraordinary songstress takes the stage, from her record-breaking six Tony Award-winning performances on Broadway to her Grammy winning recordings and sellout concert appearances. Hear this towering talent in the intimate, historic Attucks Theatre — fans from up and down the East Coast will snap up tickets, so order now! Tickets $60, $45. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: The Marriage of Figaro
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, performing with the GSA Opera Orchestra. Tickets: $15 / $5. www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, 46th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday 23, 2015, 2pm

Guerilla Opera: Pedr Solis
Pedr Solis is based on The Tower, a short story by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who also wrote several libretti for composer Richard Strauss, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. A world premiere opera by Per Bloland, Libretto by Paul Schick, Stage direction by Allegra Libonati, Julia Noulin-Merat, scenic designer. Pedr Solis is 70 minutes in duration, sung in English and scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, baritone, violin, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and electronics. Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Kent O’Doherty, saxophones; Mike Williams, percussion. "Sometimes, it takes a punk-rock mentality to breathe new life into a 350-year-old art form."The Boston Phoenix. $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more information. http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
The Virginia Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, presents a concert of Latin American music for band. Internationally known guest conductor, Patricia Venegas Ruiz will lead a program of band music from South America. Maestro Ruiz is a professional conductor in Bogata, Columbia and on the faculty of Javeriana University where she teaches conducting and is Director of Bands. Free. For more information, please contact Dennis Zeisler at dzeisler@odu.edu or 683-4336. Salem High School, Virginia Beach

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

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7 pm
Armed Forces Day with U.S. Army TRADOC Band
Honor America with a patriotic concert performed by this premiere concert band in Regent University's gorgeous main theatre. Contact Box Office for Free Tickets: (757) 352-4245. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Communication & Performing Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
St. Bede Organ Swell
The Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a concert of music with Rob Keene on organ and Adam Gandolfo on trumpet. All are welcome to this concert. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale: Ah-h-h-h…Capella… and Then Some
The Virginia Beach Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Don Krudop, presents, Ah-h-h-h…Capella… and Then Some. A portion of this program includes beautiful arrangements of familiar songs performed a cappella - just the voices of the Chorale in tight-knit harmonies! The program features “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” the theme from “Hawaii Five-0,” “America, the Beautiful,” “In the Still of the Night,” and many more! Join the Virginia Beach Chorale for an evening of music that will delight and entertain you! 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 Street, Virginia Beach

BYOV Spring Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras spring auditions for the 2015-2016 season. Wind Ensemble, Concert & Symphony Orchestra: Saturday, May 16, 10 am – 4 pm, Monday, May 18, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 5 pm – 9 pm. Junior String & String Orchestras (age limit 9th grade rising): Monday, June 1, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday, June 6, 10 am – 4 pm. Audition applications: bayyouth.org. Email: bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com(757) 618-1800.

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 8:30 am & 9:30 am
Vivaldi’s Gloria
The King of Glory Choir will present “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi with soloists, Susan Bookless, Sandra Holiday, and Phil Storms; clarinetist, Linda Ligman; organist, Larry McReynolds; and director, Miriam Hettler. All are welcome to attend. King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11 am
LUMC: Ode For St. Cecilia’s Day
Larchmont United Methodist Church presents Ode For St. Cecilia’s Day by George Frideric Handel performed with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and featuring soloists Anna Maples, soprano; James Powers, tenor. Directed by Michael Regan. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 757-489-8168. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA, 23508

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 pm
St Bede: The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO) will close its 11th season with a concert including works by Hindemith, Vivaldi, Kabalevsky, and Puccini. This "Celebration of Youth" concert will feature violin soloists Fravarti Purveyor and Tara Davy. 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 in Williamsburg

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Sundays at Four, Smithfield’s performing arts organization, will present Juilliard violist, Andrew Gonzalez, in recital. Andrew is a former Terrific Teen from a Smithfield performance four years ago and is returning to the area to present this recital as a preview of the program he will play at the Tokyo International Viola Competition later this month. His program will include masterworks of the viola repertoire by Bach, Telemann, Schumann, Brahms, as well as the ever-lovely Arpeggione Sonata by Franz Schubert. Currently a master’s student at the famed Juilliard School in NYC, Andrew is a former Chesapeake resident and is studying under the direction of world-renowned violists Michael Tree and Steven Tenenbom. His accompanist, Maxwell Foster, also a student at The Juilliard School in NYC, is a much sought-after performer and music educator. There is no ticket charge, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, please call 757 375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Main Streets (Smithfield’s Historic District)

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
The Organ Swell 2015
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Barnett Green, violin. Livre d'Orgue, Suite du Premier ton - Pierre Du Mage; Sonata for Violin and Organ in A Major, BWV 1015 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Fantasia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 537 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Prière for Violin and Organ, Op. 158b - Camille Saint-Saëns; Le jardin suspend - Jehan Ariste Alain; Adagio and Fugue for Violin and Organ, Op. 150, No. 6 - Josef Rheinberger. St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Cantori: Hope Springs Eternal
Borrowing a line from the poet Alexander Pope, who wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” Cantori Choral Ensemble has entitled its 2015 Spring Concert Hope Springs Eternal. The concert will focus on hope – hope in love, in life, and in the afterlife. The 14-voice choral ensemble will sing a cappella and accompanied sacred and secular music, folksongs and spirituals, including works by Ola Gjeilo, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Robert Pearsall, Edgar Bainton, C.H.H. Parry, Daniel Rash, and Moses Hogan. Guest instrumentalist will be Timothy Seaman on tin whistles and flutes. Cantori is an auditioned choral ensemble under the direction of its founder, Agnes French. Singers in the group hold degrees in music, and many are professional musicians. There is no admission charge for the concert. An offering will be received in support of Cantori. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

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

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

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 7 pm
Anonymous 4
"Spellbinding...no accompaniment, no amplification and no fancy staging. It's just four rarefied voices — pure, simple and stunning" (Denver Post). Making their farewell tour after 25 years of critically acclaimed, classical chart-topping performances, this extraordinary ensemble blends celestial sound and historical scholarship in performances of music that spans centuries. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this beloved group in one of their final performances! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Hampton Roads Metro Band 2015 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Warbirds Over The Beach Airshow
Free with Paid Admission to event. Virginia Beach Airport in Pungo, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach
Sunday, June 7, 2015, Time TBA
Spring Concert
Free. Indian River Middle School, 2300 Old Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3 pm
Summer Concert
Free. Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach
Sunday, June 21, 2015, Time TBA
Free. Town Center Plaza, 222 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach 23462
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 4 pm
Fourth of July Celebration Free. Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach
Sunday July 19, 2015, 3 pm
Free. Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, 9450 Granby Street, Norfolk
Sunday, August 9, 2015, Time TBA
Free. Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach

James Weaver (1958-2015)
James Frederick Weaver, nationally and internationally known bass-baritone soloist and expert in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and other 17th and 18th century oratorio masters, died suddenly Monday May 4 of an aortic dissection. He was 57. He studied music at the University of Michigan and earned a degree certificate in vocal performance from Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory in 1987, studying with the renowned bass and baritone vocal specialist Max van Egmond. For the past 30 years he frequently performed with many of the best orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America and Europe. Locally, he thrived and relished his nearly 27-year tenure as director of music and director of the Chancel and Youth choirs at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. For the complete obituary visit www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=1578408

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10 am
WMC Grant-in-Aid Winners Concert
The Grand Finale of the Williamsburg Music Club's 51st Anniversary Year will feature performances by outstanding winners of the Spring Grants-in-Aid Auditions. Featured Junior Winners: Caleb Song - piano, Elizabeth Gallant - voice, and Edric Han - piano. Senior Winners: Tara Davy - voice, Haidar Barbarji - trumpet, and Hannah Ceriani – viola. The student winners performances will be followed by the 11 a.m. Installation of New Officers and Appreciation of retiring officers. Members, guests, performers and audience members are invited to the buffet salad luncheon at noon. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Performances will begin promptly at 10 a.m. As always, our program is presented free as a gift to the community. Detailed information may be found on the web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Bruton Parish Church Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

Cantus
The nine-member men's vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound for its "expressive power" and "spontaneous grace." Choose from performances in historic churches in Portsmouth or Williamsburg, with acoustics beyond compare, to hear this ensemble's soaring harmonies in the ideal setting! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). May 20: St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 . May 21: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert IV: Andre-Michel Schub, piano
"Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of André-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub perform beloved and varied works in this intimate setting with Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, showcasing breathtaking repertoire. André-Michel Schub, piano; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Laura Leisring, bassoon; Barbara Chapman, harp. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds K. 452; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango; Poulenc - Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C, FP100. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Another Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental and Vocal Music Departments present a varied program of chamber, vocal, and symphonic works. Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia; Milhaud: La cheminée du Roi René; Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 50; Scriabin: Prélude in B Major, Op. 11, No. 11; Glass: Étude No. 15; Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”; Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock, Caroline Landrum, soprano; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria (Cantilena), Andrea Gadzinski, soprano; Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G Minor “La Poule”. Tickets $15 General / $5 Students. Visit showtix4u.com or purchase tickets at the door. The Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion University, 4810 Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk.

Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert V: Quicksilver Ensemble
Quicksilver Ensemble brings together America's leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Described as "drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres," (Early Music America) and praised for "impeccable, soulful playing" (The New York Times), Quicksilver is sure to entice in this historically appropriate setting in Williamsburg, performing music by Neri, Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Weckmann, Kerll, Vierdanck, and others. Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors; Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8 pm
The Handel + Haydn Society
Step back in time...and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg! The Handel and Haydn Society players represent the forefront of historically informed performance. Their program in Williamsburg will include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5 and Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello. "Beautifully balanced strings, crisp attacks, and fine wind playing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Ian Watson, Director and Harpsichord. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8 pm
McGegan conducts Handel
In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan. As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, McGegan, hailed as "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation" (London Independent), is also recognized for his revelatory explorations of music of all periods. His approach to period style — intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Cleveland and the Philadelphia Orchestras. Now this world-renowned conductor inspires the Virginia Symphony to new heights as he conducts two of the most popular of Handel's works, the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, as well as arias from Handel's operas Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Teseo. Don't miss this spectacular finale to Festival Williamsburg. Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Amanda Forsythe, soprano. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

BYOV Concert Orchestra Director Opening
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Announces the Opening of the position of Concert Orchestra Director starting June 2015. The Concert Orchestra is a full orchestra that meets Monday nights at Norview High School in Norfolk from September to May. Concert Orchestra performs three to four concerts throughout the year and performs a combination of original and arranged works for orchestra, Grade V-VI. Members are public school, private school and homeschooled children and are selected by audition. Conductor needs to have experience conducting and rehearsing full orchestra (full string section and full winds, brass and percussion). Obligations include preparing for and conducting weekly rehearsals, attending staff meetings and board meetings, and participating in June and August auditions. Send a letter of interest, current resume, three references and a sample video of you conducting by May 20 to: Helen Martell, Music Director, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia to Music.byov@gmail.com A few candidates will be selected to conduct a live audition in June. For more information about Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia see our web site: www.bayyouth.org

BYOV Spring Auditions
Bay Youth Orchestras spring auditions for the 2015-2016 season. Wind Ensemble, Concert & Symphony Orchestra: Monday, May 18, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 5 pm – 9 pm. Junior String & String Orchestras (age limit 9th grade rising): Monday, June 1, 5 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday, June 6, 10 am – 4 pm. Audition applications: bayyouth.org. Email: bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com (757) 618-1800.

Kai Lin CD/DVD
New CDs of Kai Lin's Organ Improvisations, Opus 98, and DVDs of Kai Lin's Composition Concert (Kai’s piano & other musicians) have been released. CD is $15 and DVD is $22. The CDs and DVDs are available to be ordered now from Kai Lin at 757-456-0325 or kailinoh2013@gmail.com.

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

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Memorial Day with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Come out and enjoy great food and the best of Americana music played by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians as you celebrate this proud holiday. Gates open at 5:00 PM Concert 7:30 PM. .ree and open to the public. City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: Senior Recitals
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer-Chair, presents the Senior vocal students in recital. Tickets: $5. www.showtix4u. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

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

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

Virginia Symphony Summer Concerts
The Virginia Symphony announces its annual summer concert schedule, taking place across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Gloucester, and Newport News. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these wonderful free outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and CEO Karen Philion. “These concerts are made possible by our generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of music lovers who join us each year.”
Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
VSO Presents Jazz: Free outdoor concert in Smithfield at Smithfield Times Gazebo - Presented by Smithfield Arts
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Free outdoor concert in Gloucester at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital - Presented by the Cook Foundation
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 7 pm
Indoor ticketed concert in Onley at Nandua High School - Presented by the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6 pm
VSO Presents Jazz: Free outdoor concert in Newport News at City Center at Oyster Point - Presented by The City of Newport News
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival
Thursday, August 20, 20215, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at the 31st Street Stage - Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Havana Nights 19th Annual Benefit by the Bay
Arts Enter, Cape Charles presents Havana Nights, 19th annual Benefit by the Bay to support the Arts! Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, our 2015 presenting sponsor. Champagne, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets $100; Sponsorships that include event tickets are available. Call to reserve your table: 757.331.2787. Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, 500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Schola Cantorum: Springtime in Paris
Schola Cantorum of Virginia, Inc. concludes its 19th season with its 2015 Spring Series, Springtime in Paris. Imagine yourself at a sidewalk cafe in Paris this spring: a lilting mélodie, an accordion playing....ah! Paris! Once again the singers of Schola Cantorum of Virginia partner with the instrumental ensemble Leigheas in a concert of romantic French musique and rousing cabaret numbers to delight your senses! Plan your musical tour with us this spring as we bring you old favorites and soon-to-be new ones. À bientôt! Additional information can be obtained through our web site, www.scholacantorumofva.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ScholaCantorumofVAInc. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. We invite you to join us at the following venues:
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23505
Sunday, June 7, 2015, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, N. Witchduck Rd., 4449 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1 pm
Saint Bede: Youth to Youth Concert
Youth to Youth Concert: Recognized winners in the annual Williamsburg Music Club "Grants in Aid Competition" will perform and speak about the value that the study of music has had in their academic, artistic, and social development. Performing will be pianist Edric Han (11), vocalist Tara Davy (15), and violist Hannah Ceriani (17). This free concert brings attention to the artistic achievements of area youth and serves as an inspiration for families to the potential of music in the lives of their children. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

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

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