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Virginia Opera Children's Chorus Auditions
Virginia Opera is holding auditions for the Children’s Chorus for their 2015-2016 season production of La Bohème. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. each evening. Children should be between the ages of 8 to 12 years old, can be male or female, and should have experience singing on stage. For more information regarding auditions, and to schedule in advance, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Daniel Nistico, Classical Guitarist
Daniel Nistico will perform a mixture of classical guitar music, including a Vals in the style of Chopin by Agustin Barrios, Bach’s famous D minor Chaconne for solo violin and Joaquin Rodrigo’s exciting Three Spanish Pieces. The program will also feature a special piece from Daniel’s album Un Viaje Mistico … A Mystical Journey, which is available at www.danielnistico.com. Daniel received his Masters of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. This concert is free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street near Web Center, Old Dominium University, Norfolk

Tuesday September 1, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony By the Sea
Come celebrate the season’s opening with a pre-season teaser at the 31st Street Stage in Virginia Beach. Soak in the salty air and starry night and enjoy the sensational sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for free. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway."Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs, and celebrate another season with the VSO! Free admission; VIP subscriptions available: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, 31st Street and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach

September 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, September 1, 2015, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Bert Landman, Organist from Trinity Church in Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, September 3, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 10, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, September 15, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Bryan Lohr, Organist at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Somerset, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
John Cannon, Organist from Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown, New York
Saturday, September 19, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Monday, September 21, 5:30–8:30 pm
Bruton Parish 300th Anniversary Event - A Musical Coupling: Celebrating ties between Bruton Parish and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
A walking tour with catered dinner at the Parish House, two presentations at the DeWitt Wallace Museum, and concluding concert at the Wren Chapel. Tickets $40 (only 120 available) available by calling or emailing Rebecca Davy (757-645-3431, bdavy@brutonparish.org)
Tuesday, September 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 24, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Friday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Bruton Parish 300th Anniversary Event - Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
The Governor’s Musick with period instruments: trumpets, oboe, timpani and strings, and costumes. Tickets $25, available at CWF.org
Saturday, September 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary
Brenda Portman, Organist from Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and winner of the Bruton Parish 300th anniversary hymn composition competition
Sunday, September 27, 4 pm
Choral Evensong Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary: Canticles by Philip Stopford
The Bruton Parish Choirs Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, September 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Brian Taylor, Organist from Richmond, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
September 5, 19, 26 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
September 12 Thomas Marshall, Organist

Thursday September 3, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
he Virginia Symphony returns once again to William & Mary’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Guests are invited to bring family and friends, beach chairs and blankets. Personal coolers and picnic baskets will be permitted; however, no external alcohol will be allowed. Sponsors include the City of Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary, and William & Mary’s Student Assembly. Free admission. Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, 121 Ukrop Way Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday September 5, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
The VSO returns to historic Yorktown for their annual performance under the stars. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Free and open to the public. Come early for a pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and a “just for fun” judging of the most creative picnic set-up at 6 PM. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation. Free admission. For more information, call 757.890.4490.Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown, VA 23690

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:30 pm
TMTF Members Recital
The first free public event of the 2015-16 season by the Tidewater Music Teacher Forum will be a Members Recital. Compositions on the program are piano works by Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Faure, Ravel, and John Winsor's Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano performed by the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble. Contact Dr. Betty Blasch bobreb@cavtel.net or (757) 425 7946 for further information. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday September 6, 2015 7 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars: Chesapeake City Park
The VSO returns to Chesapeake City Park once again for a performance on the Bagley Stage. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway."Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6PM. Concert begins at 7PM. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. The concert sponsored by Carl’s Wash. Free admission. Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7 pm
Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series
Saint Bede Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series. Join us for an intimate program featuring renowned violinist Wanchi Huang and cellist Carl Donakowski, Music Professor at James Madison University. All are welcome; 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

I. Sherman Greene Chorale Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional community choral ensemble, will hold auditions for its 2015-2016 season on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Monday, September 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Booker T. Washing High School Choir Room, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Singers will be requested to sing a song of their choice as well as vocal exercises selected by the Music Director of the Chorale. For further information, visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org or email eeccles233@gmail.com.

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7 pm
5BMF: Acme
Five Boroughs Music Festival. The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) kicks off our exciting 9th season with a program showcasing composers as performers - and vice versa. Five of ACME's talented performers - Timo Andres, Caleb Burhans, Clarice Jensen, Ben Russell and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw - present a program featuring their own works, alongside Meredith Monk's Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the World Premiere of 5×5, a suite of five parts commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring movements penned by each of the five composer-performers on the program! Tickets: General admission $25 http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Scorca Recital Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
7th Annual Opera in the Park
Join Virginia Opera for an evening of opera’s greatest hits accompanied by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Turner. The enening includes music from some of the most popular operas, such as Don Giovanni and The Tales of Hoffman, as well as highlights from all four of this season’s Virginia Opera productions, Orpheus in the Underworld, La Bohème, Romeo and Juliet and The Flying Dutchman. As always, Broadway favorites are included as an exciting addition to the concert. This season, Broadway selections showcase such well known musicals as West Side Story, Into the Woods and Showboat. Hosted by Virginia Opera’s own engaging opera comedian “Doc Opera,” Dr. Glenn Winters, Virginia Opera celebrates the opening of the 2015-2016 with this free, family concert. Music, food and prizes. Door prizes including tickets for opening night, gift certificates from area restaurants and more! Park Opens at 6:00 pm, concert Begins at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Town Point Park, Norfolk

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3 pm
Ambrosia Quartet
The Feldman Chamber Music Society begins its 70th year with a special preseason concert. Join us for an afternoon of popular favorites and light classical tunes flawlessly played by the locally beloved and internationally famed Ambrosia Quartet: Simon LaPointe, violin; Mayu Cipriano, violin; Beverly Baker, viola; Rebecca Gilmore, cello. Come an hour early to enjoy Music Through the Ages, a harmonious 2 p.m. tour of our galleries. Free. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:30 pm
NACUSA: A Concert of New Music Premieres
The National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA)/Mid-Atlantic presents a concert of new music premieres. Featuring works by James Guthrie, Jeraldine S. Herbison, Douglas Ovens, Harvey Stokes and John Winsor. Performers: William Grunow, flute; Jeraldine S. Herbison, violoncello; Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; John Winsor, clarinet; James Guthrie, violoncello; Eun Kyong Jarrell, piano; Douglas Ovens, vibraphone and marimba; Jeanette Winsor, piano. www.music-usa.org/nacusa/index.html Free and open to the public. For more information phone 757-728-6508. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Monday, September 14, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #1
The Williamsburg Symphonia opens its 32nd season with an orchestral program featuring works by Glinka, Dvorák and Brahms. The Symphonia, Williamsburg's own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 12th year on the podium. There will be four other concerts in the Masterworks series as well as the annual Holiday Pops program on December 5 and 6, a return of Cabaret & Cocktails in January and other musical adventures. For information or to purchase tickets, call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 11 am
WMC: Words and Music
The Williamsburg Poetry Guild and the Williamsburg Music Club present Words and Music. In Greek Mythology Psyche is the muse of poetry and music. It is only fitting, that for the first time ever the Williamsburg Music Club and the Williamsburg Poetry Guild collaborate on a program of Words and Music. Poems by Guild members inspired by music and musicians are framed with performances by Music Club members. Presenters Poets: Mary DeLara, Ed von Gehren, Joanne Kennedy, Louise Sharer, Ron Landa, Ann Marie Boyden, M. Lee Alexander, Elizabeth Urquhart, Joanne Goode, Flora Adams, and Peter Trainor. Musicians: Jane Alcorn, Christopher Bechtler, Mim Hettler, Sarah Taylor, Margaret Carlson, Lacey Wright, and Paul Salvione. Lewis Hall at Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Art Song Society: Britannica
John Dowland: Selected Lute Songs; Henry Purcell arr. Benjamin Britten: Selected Songs and Duets. Polydora Ensemble: Sarah Brailey, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Charles Weaver, lute; Michael Brofman; Dimitri Dover, Yuri Kim piano. Tickets: $100/$25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday, September 18, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Opening Night with Sarah Chang
Celebrating 25 years with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Music Director JoAnn Falletta begins the 2015-2016 season with a powerhouse performance by world-renowned classical violinist Sarah Chang. “Sarah Chang is one of my favorite violinists in the world, and her playing is dazzling,” Music Director JoAnn Falletta said. “I look forward to welcoming this glamorous superstar back to the VSO to open our season.” Sarah Chang, one of the world’s greatest, most high-profile violinists returns to Hampton Roads to perform Leonard Bernstein’s romantic West Side Story Suite for Violin and Ravel’s exotic, one-movement work, Tzigane. The celebration continues with Barber’s brilliant Overture to The School for Scandal and Brahms’s cherry and pastoral Symphony. No. 2. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Chang, violi.; Barber: Overture from The School for Scandal ; Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for violin; Ravel: Tzigane ; Brahms: Symphony No. 2. Tickets: $25-$110. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sept 18: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Sept 19: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510.Sept 20: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23462.

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Monday, September 21, 2015, 8 pm

NCC: Within Our Gates
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 47th season with Within Our Gates (1920) Music by Adolphus Hailstork for a silent film by African American pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, performed live. F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center and The I. Sherman Green Chorale (directed by guest conductor Michael Morgan) In cooperation with Old Dominion University’s Institute for Humanities. The Birth of an Answer celebrates 100 years of African American creative responses to D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) as well as Hampton Roads' historic resistance to the film. The event is made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information please visit: http://www.boaaevent.org Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Sept 18: Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Sept 21: Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2 pm
Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25, 2015, 8 pm

Guerilla Opera: Troubled Water
This world premiere opera with music by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, libretto by Frederick Choi, and stage direction by Allegra Libonati follows the short life of writer Natsuko Higuchi in late 19th century Japan. Her brief career hinges on her personal and professional connections, and the constant failure of people in her life to support her. As she descends into poverty and her relationships end, her writing begins to authentically reflect her world. The opera weaves in scenes and characters from her published stories, through which her own desires are brought into stark clarity. Troubled Water is 70 minutes in duration and sung in English. Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano as Natsuko Higuchi; Aliana de la Guardia, soprano as Midori/Oriki/Okyou; Brian Church, baritone as Nakarai/Nobu/Tomonosuke/Kichizou; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Kent O’Doherty, saxophone; Mike Williams, percussion. Allegra Libonati, stage director. http://guerillaopera.com/season/troubledwater/#sthash.nLN8eP63.dpuf Guerilla Opera will live stream the world premiere of Troubled Water on Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m. EST. Just click the link: https://new.livestream.com/guerillaopera/troubledwater $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH; FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of via student rush. Purchase via The Boston Conservatory Box Office (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA

ODU Music September Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 12 noon
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall. Brock Commons, Monarch Way and 47th Street
Monday, September 21, 12 noon
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall. Brock Commons, Monarch Way and 47th Street
Sunday, September 27, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 3 pm
TCC: Ellen Golliher, Music Faculty Solo Vocal Recital
Ellen Golliher, soprano and voice teacher at Tidewater Community College, will be joined by guest flutist Patti Watters of ODU and the Governor's School for the Arts, and guest pianist James Kosnik of ODU. Program: Four songs by Fauré, Waltz in a minor, Op. 34, #2 by Chopin, Deux Poèmes de Ronsard by Roussel, The Pied Piper of Harlem by Adolphus Hailstork, and Mussorgsky's "Nursery Cycle." Free and open to the public. Roper Theater, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Parking at MacArthur Center Mall, Freemason Street Garage and Bank Street Garage.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4 pm
Guthrie/Pressnell Duo: Works for Cello and Piano by Beethoven & Brahms
Chowan University faculty James M. Guthrie, cello; and Paula Pressnell, piano. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonate für Klavier und Violoncello, Op.5 No. 1; Adagio sostenuto – Allegro, Allegro vivace. Johannes Brahms: Sonate für Klavier und Violoncello, e-moll, Opus 38, Allegro non troppo, Allegretto quasi Menuetto – Trio,Allegro. Ogden Hall, Hampton University Department of Music, 100 E. Queen Street, Hampton, VA 23668

Presenting in Song: Because Singing Pretty Isn’t Enough
Presenting in Song: Because Singing Pretty Isn’t Enough is a Masterclass designed to develop singers' dramatic delivery. The focus will be effective communication and connection with audience members. An accompanist is provided. Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2 pm Email ExecDirect.OperadellaRiva@gmail.com to request an application. Applications must be received by Monday, October 12 and may be mailed to: Anna Sterrett, 12400 Highland Dr., Belle Haven, VA 23306. A fee of $35 is due before participation. An admittance fee of $5 will be charged to those who wish to observe. Phone 757-787-2050. The North Street Playhouse, Inc., 34 Market Street, Onancock, Virginia 23417

Monday, September 21, 2015, 8 pm
NCC: Within Our Gates
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 47th season with Within Our Gates (1920) Music by Adolphus Hailstork for a silent film by African American pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, performed live. F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center and The I. Sherman Green Chorale (directed by guest conductor Michael Morgan) In cooperation with Old Dominion University’s Institute for Humanities. The Birth of an Answer celebrates 100 years of African American creative responses to D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) as well as Hampton Roads' historic resistance to the film. The event is made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information please visit: http://www.boaaevent.org Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $15; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Monday, September 21, 2015, 8 pm
A Musical Coupling
Part of Bruton Parish Church’s 300th Anniversary events, A Musical Coupling offers a full evening for all the senses. It will begin with a wonderful, catered dinner, and continue at the DeWitt Wallace museum, where there will be the opportunity to see the amazing collection of 18th-century keyboard instruments demonstrated live plus hear details about early musical collaborations between Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish, with an accompanying slide presentation and short performance on the William Dowd harpsichord that was in our church for decades, and conclude in the Wren Chapel with a recital on the beautifully maintained historic 18th-c. English chamber organ that is part of the Colonial Williamsburg instrument collection. For more information visit http://www.brutonparish.org/threehundred/article397813c7924711.htm Tickets are just $40/person and can be purchased by calling or emailing Beckie Davy (757-645-3431 or bdavy@brutonparish.org). Only 120 spaces are available, due to size constraints at the Wren Chapel.

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival:
From England to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia

Colonial America's Music Rings Out! Spark your love for the sounds of the 18th century with the Early Music Festival. It's a four-day tribute to the melodic music of colonial America that includes rare music demonstrations and special performances. Program takes place at various locations including: Governor's Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/early-music-fest
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2 pm
Turning Back the Metronome: Reviving the Musical Past in Williamsburg
Join John Watson and Michael Monaco for a fascinating presentation contrasting reproduction instruments and their originals. Find out the obstacles the creators of the instruments as well as our historic musicians faced during the creative process. Then, compare the sounds from each. There will be an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions! Open to Public. Admission $5. Hennage Auditorium
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:15 pm
Palace Concert: From the Collection
Join us for a rare concert featuring some of Colonial Williasmburg's instruments pulled from our collection of antiques. This very special evening of music-making will include performances from The Governor's Musick, Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble. Be serenaded by 18th-century violins including an English instrument in original condition, a 16th-century viola and a 18th-century violincello. The Palace harpsichord, made by English maker Jacob Kirkman in 1758, and the c. 1760 Adcock & Pether bureau organ will be featured as well. The candlelit Palace ballroom will be the backdrop for this special night of music. There will be a 15 minute pre-concert lecture and a reception in the East Advance building of the Palace following the performance where guests will have a chance to visit and ask questions of the performers. Open to Public. Admission $35. Governor's Palace
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 2 pm
Is That a Violin or a Fiddle?
An exploration of why people ask this question, what is the difference, and does it even matter? Join baroque violinist/fiddler Jenny Edenborn for a look at some social history of violin technique and some foot-stompin’ fiddlin’. Open to Public. Admission $5. Hennage Auditorium
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7 pm & 8:30 pm
A Capitol Entertainment
Join us for a favorite pastime of 18th-century Virginians. Dancing was often the anticipated finale to an evening of music. Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble, The Governor's Musick, will perform a selection or two to begin the program followed by costumed performers who will fill the rest of the evening with dances ranging from elegant minuets to lively country dances. The colonial Capitol building, which was frequently used in the 1700s for dancing, will be the backdrop for this special evening of entertainment. Open to Public. Admission $25. Capitol Hall of Burgesses
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 2 pm
The Art of Military Music
Hear the fife, drum, trumpet, and oboe as they were used in the military during the 17th and 18th centuries. Featured performers include Baroque Trumpet Specialist Barry Bauguess and Drum Major for the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Lance Pedigo. Discover the number of ways the military used music during the 17th and 18th centuries. Admission TBA. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Pomp and Ceremony: A Concert for Brass, Reeds, Organ and Drums
Come listen to a special concert featuring festival guest artists playing baroque trumpets and oboes. Join Thomas Marshall - William and Mary faculty, on the Wren organ and Lance Pedigo, drum major - Colonial Williamsburg, timpani, to present a concert of stirring music from the courts, chapels and concert halls of the 17th and 18th centuries. Concert will be performed at the Wren Chapel of the College of William and Mary. Ope to the public. Admission $25. Wren Chapel
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
A Grand Concert at Bruton Parish Church
Colonial Williamsburg's resident ensemble, The Governor's Musick, and guest artists will perform an evening of music on period instruments honoring the 300th anniversary of Bruton Parish Church. Trumpets, oboes, and timpani will join strings and harpsichord for an evening of grand music-making featuring music of Mouret, Handel, Vivaldi, Boyce and more. Open to Public. Admission $25. Bruton Parish Church

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:30 pm
Ambrosia Quartet: Autumn Strings
Ambrosia Quartet, as part of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra's Community Engagement Program, will perform a variety of light classical pieces including a trip around the globe, with as many colors and variations as the leaves of autumn. Come and hear the beauty of this season expressed through sounds that are crisp, clear and melodious. From a program as beautiful as an autumn sunset you will experience music for strings from the Baroque to the Modern Period. This concert promises to leave the listener ready for the beauteous changes of fall. http://www.sloverlibrary.com/events/ Free and open to the public. Room 650, Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, September 25, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Benjamin Rous conducts the series season opener, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s own Simon Lapointe, violin, and Beverly Baker, viola, as soloists in Mozart’s passionate and deeply expressive Sinfonia Concertante. Also on the program is Mozart’s festive Symphony No. 32 and Tchaikovsky’s “piece from the heart,” the Serenade for Strings, including a lively finale based on a Russian folk tune, a Volga "hauling song." Benjamin Rous, conductor; Simon Lapointe, violin; Beverly Baker, viola. MOZART - Symphony No. 32, TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade for Strings, MOZART - Sinfonia Concertante. Tickets: $25-$65. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more informationSept 24: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Sept 25: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 . Sept 26: Resident conductor Benjamin Rous will provide a historical and contextual snapshot of the composition prior to its performance. Then, concert goers in specially priced “tweet seats” can engage in live tweeting of the performances that let them know what to listen for and why in real time. Ticket prices start at $9 for “tweet seats.” Regular tickets start at $25 and $50, student rush tickets available at the door $10 for nontweet seats. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, September 25, 2015, 12 noon
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring University Orchestra, Mr. J. Lynn Thompson, conductor. The Rotunda
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 5 pm
CNU Marching Captains
Exhibition Performance at Menchville High School - Monarch invitational Marching Band Competition
Admission: $8. Todd Stadium

Virginia Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
An irreverent parody – complete with the “Can-Can” – join Virginia Opera for this hilarious spoof. Jacques Offenbach, a master of musical burlesque, uses the backdrop of a Greek myth about an unhappy couple who become the victims of meddling Olympian gods to set the stage for his caricature of serious opera – and we all get a good laugh in the process! As the seductive king of the gods, Virginia Opera proudly welcomes back baritone Troy Cook (Jupiter) – a graduate of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, now enjoying a major international career singing with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Staatsoper Hamburg, and Semperoper Dresden. Eurydice - Meredith Lustig, Orpheus - Javier Abreu, Aristeus/Pluto - Daniel Curran, Jupiter - Troy Cook, Public Opinion Margaret Gawrysiak, John Styx - Brian Mextorf, Cupid - Kelly Glyptis, Venus - Molly Hill. Chorus Master - Adam Turner. Conductor - Anne Manson, Director - Sam Helfrich . Set Designer - Andrew Lieberman . Sung in English with English Supertitles Tickets: Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
September 25, 2015, 8:00 PM, September 27, 2015, 2:30 PM, September 29, 2015, 7:30 PM
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM, October 4, 2015, 2:00 PM
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
October 9, 2015, 8:00 PM, October 11, 2015, 2:30 PM

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:30 am
TRADOC Marching Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Marching Band takes part in the Neptune Festival Grand Parade. Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3:30 pm
TRADOC Arsenal Brass
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Arsenal Brass performs at the Neptune Festival. 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: A Seussical Symphony
A mad romp through Dr. Seuss classics Green Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches. It's an unbeatable combination of timeless music and favorite stories that everyone knows. Come in your craziest, zaniest, most outrageous hat in honor of the occasion! Special reading time and color creations just before the concert. Tickets: $10-$15. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 4 pm
LYRA Russian A Cappella Singers
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. LYRA, an a cappella group of six professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert of Russian choral music. The first part of the concert, sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, includes ancient songs to works of famous masters and little-known but remarkable Russian composers since the 18th century. The second part of the program is made up of Russian folk songs: comic, lyric, dance, and love songs. The duration of the concert is 60 - 70 minutes. This is a unique opportunity to share the enormous Russian musical heritage. Come and enjoy the sounds of Russia as interpreted by real Russians. All the singers are professionals singing in different professional choirs and opera houses of St. Petersburg. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 www.reformationlc.org A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 4:50 pm
Celtic Service
Christ Episcopal Church will offer another Celtic-inspired service with special prelude music beginning at 4:50 pm. As at all previous Celtic services at Christ Church, there will be time for quiet reflection and healing as worshippers light individual candles bringing about a sense of peace and community in the lovely and radiantly lit space. In addition to quiet hymns and congregational participation in singing, poetry and readings, special music will be offered by Karen Stowe and her sister Sharon Priest. This contemplative service amid flickering candlelight at dusk is a lovely way to conclude the weekend. A reception follows the service. Also participating will be the Rev. Derek Pringle and Organist/Music Director Heidi Bloch. For more information, contact the church at 757 357-2826. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St. in Smithfield’s Historic District

William & Mary Music Department September Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, September 25, 2015, 8 pm
Family Weekend Concert
Performances by the W&M Women's Chorus, Choir, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. William & Mary Hall/Kaplan Arena,751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Bass-baritone Position
Cantori Choral Ensemble has an immediate opening for a bass-baritone with vocal training and choral experience. Cantori is a premier mixed-voice concert choral ensemble based in Williamsburg. Many of its 16 members are professional musicians who hold degrees in music. Information about the group can be found on our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg,org. To arrange an audition, contact the Director, Agnes French, at 757-345-6355 or at jpk.alf@cox.net

I. Sherman Greene Chorale Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional community choral ensemble, will hold auditions for its 2015-2016 season on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Booker T. Washing High School Choir Room, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Singers will be requested to sing a song of their choice as well as vocal exercises selected by the Music Director of the Chorale. For further information, visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org or email eeccles233@gmail.com.

October 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.
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 3, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 6, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Marty Barstow, Organist From St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Thursday, October 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 10, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, October 11, 5:30 pm
Bruton Parish 300th Anniversary Event Hymn Festival
Choirs of Bruton Parish & Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal in Norfolk, Virginia with Brass Quintet & Percussion Rebecca Davy & Kevin Kwan, Directors JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, October 13, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 15, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 17, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Duet Recital
Rebecca Davy & JanEl Will, Organists at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 20, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Connor Wood, Organ Student at Yale University
Saturday, October 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 27, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Hampton Roads Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, October 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 31, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
October 3, 10, 17, 31 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
October 24 Sarah Bland, Organist

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Up, Up and Away – The Music and Memories
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. are the Original Stars and lead singers of the legendary group The 5th Dimension, where they launched Champagne and Pop Soul Classics, including "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Worst That Could Happen," "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "One Less Bell to Answer." The couple enjoys tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers, and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards, earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records. In recognition of their 47 years in the entertainment business, join us for an evening with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., starring in “Up, Up and Away -- The Music and Memories." Tickets: $25-$95. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 3: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Postponed, New Date TBA
Friday, October 2, 2015, 8 pm
Cantabile Project: Mahler Lieder
Some of our finest local, professional singers will join together to present a varied program of emotionally powerful songs by this most beloved late Romantic composer. Sopranos Kathryn Kelly and Stephanie Marx, tenor Brian Nedvin and collaborative pianist Aurelien Eulert will perform selections from “Fünf Rüchertlieder”, “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”, and “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”. http://cantabileproject.org/ Suggested donation: $15 for adults and $5 for students. Old Dominion University’s Chandler Hall, Diehn Center for Performing Arts, 49th Street & Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3 pm
The 9th Annual Family Weekend Music Showcase "My Wild Irish Rose"
Enjoy a fun afternoon of high-spirited entertainment featuring CNU's award winning jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, orchestra, choirs and the incredible CNU Marching Captains Free and open to the public. (This event is general admission until venue is full.) Concert Hall
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7 pm
CNU Marching Captains pre-game and halftime shows!
CNU vs. Rowan University Pomoco Stadium

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2 pm
Robert Sims Singing the Spirituals of Roland Hayes
Canti Classics presents Robert Sims singing the spirituals of Roland Hayes, a concert and panel discussion featuring baritone and Hayes biographer Robert Sims; Metropolitan Opera singer George Shirley, narrator, Paul Hamilton, piano; Hayes biographer Christopher A. Brooks; and PBS documentary producer Debra Mims. The concert will be followed by a panel discussion on the recently released biography: Roland Hayes The Legacy of an American Tenor. Tickets: $40 – phone 773-262-9655. www.robertsims.com Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave. (between 64th & 65th streets), New York, NY

ODU Music October Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig 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, October 6 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Kim University Theatre. See below.
Monday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort: The Apocryphal J.S
C o-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, continues its 47th season with “The Apocryphal J.S.” The program consists of works previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, yet actually composed by Johann Bernhard Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and Georg Melchior Hoffmann. Tickets: $10 student, $25 general. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm
Montgomery Studio Recital
Students of Kelly Montgomery, Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Postponed
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4 pm
New Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 4 pm
Patricia Saunders Nixon, soprano
Tidewater Area Musicians Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians presents Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, soprano and Geraldine T. Boone, piano. Songs by African-Americans such as Hailstork, Adams, Burleigh, Work and others will be performed. Guests from the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, The Chesapeake Civic Chorus and Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA will make up the Choir for the last three selections of the program. This concert is a fundraiser for scholarships. Donations: Adults-$10; Students with ID, children under 12/$5. 757-463-3746 or 757-553-7545. First Baptist Church, Berkley, 706 Berkley Ave., Ext, Norfolk VA 23523

Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
VWC: Words & Music
Student Music Performances, Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor George Stone, accompanist. Choral music pairing great poets (Stevenson, Rilke, Hughes and others) with great composers (Carey, Bigler, Paulus and more). FREE. Info: 757-455-3282. Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus.

Feldman Cancelled
Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8 pm
Dover String Quartet
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Stradraved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello. Oct 5: Feldman Chamber Music Society - Season Tickets: $125 Adult, $50 Student/Child/Music Professional. Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. 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. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org Oct 6: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 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 Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30 pm
BASS at the Deutsches Haus: Britannica in Deutsch
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Benjamin Britten: 6 Hölderlin-Fragments Op. 61; Franz Schubert: 3 Shakespeare Lieder; Robert Schumann: from Myrthen, Op. 25; Richard Strauss: 3 Ophelia Lieder Op. 67. Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Free. Deutches Haus at New York University, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

Postponed
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3 pm
New Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Music across the Mediterranean
Old Dominion Symphony Orchestra, Paul Kim, conductor. This opening concert features works by Rossini, Chabrier, Verdi, de Falla, and Saint-Saens--including the raucous Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. Free admission. University Theatre, Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th Streets, Norfolk, VA 23502

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12 pm
Mezzo-soprano Kristi Engelbrecht
Trinity Organ Series: Mezzo-soprano Kristi Engelbrecht will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the opening concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series performing a variety of musical works. 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 in Williamsburg

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
Amici Della Musica
The ensemble, whose four stellar musicians are all based in Virginia, was formed in 2011 when its members traveled to China to perform in Yunnan Province. David Wick is former principal horn for the Virginia Symphony and a member of the W&M Performing Artist Faculty; pianist Christine Niehaus is a Steinway Artist and on the W&M Performing Artist Faculty; violinist Yun Zhang is Artist-in-Residence at Christopher Newport University and Associate Concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony; flutist Ya-Ching Chen is a first prizewinner of several international flute competitions and a soloist with the Virginia Symphony. This delightful ensemble will play the music of Brahms, Doppler, and Hurel.Free admission. Reception following the concert in the Recital Hall lobby. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7 pm
TENET: The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères
For the 2015-2016 season, TENET explores avant-garde medieval music from c.1300, c.1400, and c.1500 under guest director Robert Mealy. The Northern French trouvères of the 1300s took over many of the forms invented by their Provençal counterparts, the troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition: the combination produced a memorably tuneful body of music, in which “high art” songs of courtly love jostle shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent monodies share the same page with infectiously rhythmic dance-tunes. TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country as we create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Virginia Warnken, alto; Jason McStoots, tenor; Robert Mealy, Vielle; Debra Nagy, winds; Charlie Weaver, medieval lute; Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Robert Mealy, guest director. Tickets: $10-$50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing St. Malachy’s - The Actors’ Chapel, 239 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4 pm

VCS: Ease on Down the Road
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This 2015-2016 concert year is our 85th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Ms. Sarah Frook is our new Artistic Director. More information: www.vachoralsociety.org/ Tickets At the Door: General admission - $18; Senior/Military/Student - $15; Advance tickets:$15/$12; Pro Music & Sound, 2715 Route 17, Yorktown; Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services" located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton. Tickets online: ShowTix4U.com. Oct 9: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606; Oct 10: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Oct 11: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Ln, Hampton, VA 23666

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: À la Française
The Virginia Chorale opens its thirty-second season in style - "in the French style," that is - with music from across the French-speaking world: Belgium, Haiti, Switzerland, and, of course, France. Swiss composer Frank Martin's exquisitely beautiful Mass for Double Choir is featured, a work written in 1922 as "a matter between God and myself" and not heard publicly until forty-one years later. Full subscription: $100 - 20% off our single ticket prices - 5 concerts for the price of 4! One admission to each of the five programs at any venue. Flex Subscription: $85 - 15% off our single ticket prices! One admission each to any four of the five programs at any venue. Single tickets: $25 - One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Group Tickers: $10 per person - Available for groups of 10 or more. Must be ordered and paid in full in advance - please contact the Virginia Chorale for details. Student tickets: $10 - Only available at the box office in person - must display valid student ID. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Call our office at 757.627.8375 (student tickets not available by phone). All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Oct 9: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Oct 10: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach; Oct 11: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Ghost Train
The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Major William Garlette, performs its first concert of the 2015-16 season entitled Ghost Train. Symphonic Dance No. 2 by Clifton Williams, Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, March to the Scaffold (Movement IV from Symphonie Fantastique) by Hector Berlioz, Bugs by Roger Cichy, Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre. Admission is $5. For more information, please call 757.468.0631. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
In this first concert of the season the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra will feature music by Bach, Parry, and Dvorak. Free. All are welcome. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: I'm in the Mood for Love
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. Albert - Feelings; German - Nell Gwyn: Three Dances; Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me; Gretry - Cephale et Procis Ballet Suite; Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen: Lehar - Merry Widow Waltz; Mann - Sometimes When we Touch; Sibelius - Pelleas & Mellisandra Suite; Tchaikovsky - Romance in F. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store: http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3 pm
Guest Artist/Organist Concert: James W. Kosnik
Buxtehude: Chaconne in E Minor, Scheidemann: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund, Bruhns: Praeludium in E minor, Kosnik: In Memoriam: for Kate, JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 545. St. Peter's Church, Jefferson City, Missouri

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4 pm
Sacred Music Concert
Bob Crute (tenor), Bret Woodall (baritone), and Robert Lindley (organist) will provide a concert of sacred classical music A reception will follow. Donations will be accepted. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd. (next to Princess Anne High School), Virginia Beach

Monday, October 12, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: Fall Color
Unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the gang. Mikaela Bennett, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Gerard Schneider, and Theo Hoffmann perform selections from Bernstein, Sondheim, Moisés Simons, Harold Arlen, Eliseo Grenet, Joni Mitchell, and others. With Joshua Vonderheide, percussion and Steven Blier, piano. $10 Cover. http://nyfos.org/events.html HENRY's Restaurant, Broadway & 105th Street, NYC

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
The United States Army Field Band & Soldier’s Chorus
The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions. In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All American Bowl and diplomatic efforts overseas. www.fergusoncenter.org Free General Admission tickets are only available at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office beginning September 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets cannot be reserved online or by phone. Limit 4 tickets per household. Only the first 1,700 people will be admitted. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be filled by nonticketed patrons at 7:20 p.m. Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752. Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:30 pm
TRADOC Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Woodwind Ensemble performs at the Neon Festival in Norfolk’s Arts District. For more information visit www.downtownnorfolk.org/explore/calendar/event/the-neon-festival The Plot, 776 Granby Street (Granby Street & Olney Road), Norfolk

Friday, October 16, 2015, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
VWC: For Men Only
An intensive workshop and great day of singing for male voices, grades 9-12, with Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs, joined by Billye Brown Youmans and Robert Shoup, Performing Artist Faculty. No charge to singers; lunch included. Individuals or full groups welcomed. Reservations are a must! 757-455-3282 or bmortensen@vwc.edu Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus.

Postponed
Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
New Date: Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:30
VWC: Words & Music
Student Music Performances, Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor George Stone, accompanist. Choral music pairing great poets (Stevenson, Rilke, Hughes and others) with great composers (Carey, Bigler, Paulus and more). FREE. Info: 757-455-3282. Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: Fountains of Rome
JoAnn Falletta begins the concert with Bax’s lush Tintagel, a symphonic poem which the VSO released on the Seascapes CD in 2000. The performance continues with a multi-sensory presentation of Respighi’s Fountains of Rome. Photographs of each of the fountains that inspired this seminal work—The Fountain of Valle Giulia, the Triton Fountain, the Trevi Fountain and the Villa Medici Fountain—will be displayed on a large screen behind the orchestra as they play. All of the pictures were taken by local photographer and blogger David Beloff. Also on the program is Walton’s spectacular Biblical oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast, which the orchestra played at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. under the direction of JoAnn Falletta in 2000. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. BAX - Tintagel, RESPIGHI - Fountains of Rome, WALTON - Belshazzar's Feast. Tickets starting at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 16: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 17: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Oct 18: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10 am
The Third Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition
The Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition is designated for an aspiring singer from the state of Virginia to pursue a voice major at a higher education institution. Auditions are open to graduating high school seniors accepted to a higher education institution to college juniors. The 2015 judges are: Ms. Lorraine Bell and Mr. Glenn Hersch and Dr. Brian Nedvin. The 2015 auditions will take place at the Chapel of Freemason Street Baptist Church on Saturday, October 17 starting at 10:00. The winner will receive a monetary award of $700 and a performance opportunity with the Norfolk Chamber Consort during the 2016/2017 season. Application deadline is extended through Monday October 12, 2015. More more information and the application form visit http://www.ncconsort.org/voice-competition.aspx Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 East Freemason Street (the intersection of Bank and Freemason Streets), Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10:15 am
Choral Matins and Eucharist for St. Luke’s Day
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series. We celebrate our Patronal Feast with a special service of Choral Matins (Morning Prayer) and Eucharist. The ancient hymn of praise Te Deum will be sung, as well as Benjamin Britten’s joyful Jubilate Deo. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church , 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2 pm
Presenting in Song: Because Singing Pretty Isn’t Enough
Presenting in Song: Because Singing Pretty Isn’t Enough is a Masterclass designed to develop singers' dramatic delivery. The focus will be effective communication and connection with audience members. An accompanist is provided. Email ExecDirect.OperadellaRiva@gmail.com to request an application. Applications must be received by Monday, October 12 and may be mailed to: Anna Sterrett, 12400 Highland Dr., Belle Haven, VA 23306. A fee of $35 is due before participation. An admittance fee of $5 will be charged to those who wish to observe. Phone 757-787-2050. The North Street Playhouse, Inc., 34 Market Street, Onancock, Virginia 23417

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2:30 pm
HRP: Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, (Op. 25) with Rebecca Willett
Hampton Roads Philharmonic. In 2013, talented professional and amateur musicians in the community signed on to the dream of creating a new orchestra to serve the area, and by that summer, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic (HRP) was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Welcoming familiar and new composers alike, the orchestra actively commissions new works each season, as well as showcasing the virtuoso talents of outstanding young local musicians. This Sunday afternoon concert is an event not to be missed. Rebecca Willett, age 20, a Young Steinway Artist, has felt from a young age that God is calling her to be a musician. In July 2013, Rebecca was named Runner Up in the Cremona International Piano Competition and performed in the Winner's recital in Cremona, Italy. Rebecca has won first prize in numerous concerto competitions. Tickets: $24/45 Ticketmaster.com American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 pm
TRADOC Smooth Trio
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Fall Recital Series. Virginia Beach Main Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Planet and Stars
Symphonicity, the City of Virginia Beach’s own symphony orchestra, presents its opening subscription concert of its 35th season, Planets and Stars. Violinist Ànnika Jenkins, a Virginia Beach resident and student at the Juilliard School in New York, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Music Director and Conductor David Kunkel will lead the orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakoff’s “Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada, and the concert will conclude with “The Planets” by Holst, with images from NASA, and women’s chorus provided by Bellissima!. In the lobby and plaza will be many displays and interactive exhibits from NASA as well. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix or visit www.ynottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. Tickets range from $10-$40. For group rates, call (757)-671-8611. Season Tickets: $19 - $180; Phone (757) 671-8611 for more information. Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 pm
Faith and Art
A Conversation and Faith and Art with internationally celebrated and beloved symphonic conductor JoAnn Falletta. Free to the public. Child care provided. Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 East Freemason Street (the intersection of Bank and Freemason Streets), Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Tapestry Handbell Ensemble
Great Bridge Presbyterian, Candlelight Concert Series 2015-2016 -16th Season. Tapestry is a five member ensemble performing on five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and handchimes. The varied concert will include works by Gershwin, Knapp , Okamoto, Reese, Bennard and Joplin, arranged for handbells & handchimes. Free and open to the public, a freewill offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706. www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 4 pm
The Forte Jazz Trio
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Forte Jazz Band, hailing from Smithfield, Virginia, is an eight-piece ensemble that was formed in 1995. Forte’s style of music is a blend of smooth jazz, jazz standards and jazzy R&B, with original music comprising most of their repertoire. The group has released two albums, Left Behind at the Train Station in 2009 and Chase the Rhythm in 2013. Both albums received great reviews. Their cut Grandma’s Swing from Chase the Rhythm is currently in rotation in the jazz market. Forte has played for events all over the United States and in recent years has had the pleasure of performing at the Hampton, Norfolk, and Richmond Jazz Festivals as well as being the featured band for Spirit Cruises Jazz Brunch Series. The band also had the distinct pleasure of being featured at the historic Blues Alley Jazz Lounge in Washington, DC in 2013. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Monday, October 19, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23188

Monday, October 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Highly regarded for her artistry, clarity, purity and power, Mary Elizabeth Bowden is hailed as a brillliant virtuoso. “Mary has one of the most beautiful trumpet sounds I have ever heard ..." Jens Lindemann All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, October 19, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Glen Velez and Loire Cotler
Four-time Grammy Award-winning master percussionist and composer Glen Velez, the founding father of the modern frame drum movement, is often regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences worldwide. Velez brought a new genre of drumming to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style inspired by years of percussion and frame drumming studies from various cultures. His “Ta Ka Di Mi” Duo with virtuoso rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler has garnered critical and audience acclaim around the world. Loire Cotler’s unusual artistry creates a synthesis of world styling of jazz scat, pop and melismatic improvisations, along with her original reworking of the highly sophisticated and rare vocal art of Konnakol. Cotler’s expansion into Konnakol is just the latest manifestation of her long-standing devotion to the possibility of singing wordless, vocal articulations and rhythmic play. She attributes much of her rhythmic approach to her collaboration with Velez (2002–present). Master class: Tuesday, October 20, 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.

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

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #2
The Williamsburg Symphonia welcomes to its stage violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers who will perform the Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14, in the second of the Symphonia’s Masterworks concert series. Also on the program are works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 12th year on the podium. Save the dates for the Symphonia’s orchestral concert on November 16 and 17 and the delightful Holiday Pops on December 5 and 6. For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 11 am
Rami Bar-Niv: Rhapsody in Blue and White
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents acclaimed pianist Rami Bar-Niv in a program of piano solos from the repertoire and his own compositions. The Williamsburg Music Club cordially invites musicians, music lovers, music students and the general public to their next meeting and program featuring Mr. Rami Bar-Niv. Adagio from Toccata in C major.....Bach/Busoni; Rhapsody in Blue & White, (based on 3 Israeli songs).....Rami Bar-Niv; 3 Preludes from Op.28 --- E minor, C minor, and D minor.....Chopin; Waltz Op.69 No.1 in Ab major.....Chopin; Polonaise Op.53. in Ab major.....Chopin; Drag-Rag.....Rami Bar-Niv; The Ritual Fire Dance.....DeFalla. "Coffee & Conversation" is at 10 a.m., the program begins at 11 a.m. For more information about the Williamsburg Music Club and its programs and youth grants auditions, please access the club's web-site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Free and open to the public. Bruton Parish Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Tradoc Winds
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8 pm
BASS: Ned Rorem’s Birthday Celebration
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Daron Hagen: After Words; Russell Platt: Selected Songs; Kurt Rohde: Three Minutes with Ned; Ned Rorem: Selected Songs, King Midas. Justine Aronson, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $35/$30/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY 11021

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:30 pm
Botetourt Chamber Singers Concert
The Botetourt Chamber Singers - known as the "Bots" - are a chamber choir from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1975 as an select offshoot of the William and Mary Choir, it has since become a separate group, much sought-after by members of the Williamsburg community. The Bots sing a variety of choral music ranging from Renaissance madrigals to traditional spirituals and almost everything in between!Wren Chapel
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8 pm
W&M Choir Homecoming Concert
Come join the W&M Choir as they celebrate Homecoming with a concert of diverse music. Admission is free. Williamsburg United Methodist Church 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg 23185
Friday, October 30, 2015, 8 pm
Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra. Admission: $10/general public, $3/students with ID, free for children under 12 and veterans. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12 noon
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the CNU Choirs, Mr. Robert Shoup & Ms. Sarah Frook, conductors. The Rotunda
Friday, October 23, 2015, 12:30 pm
Oktoberfest
Featuring the Wind Ensemble, Herr Mark Reimer, conductor.Trible Plaza

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8 pm
Performing Arts at the J presents Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos
Come out for an evening of fun and interactive entertainment. Anything the audience wants to hear, the players are sure to know—whether it’s classic rock, current songs, rap or country. Cash bar available. First drink on the house! $20|$10 JCC members. Please check out detailed information online at www.SimonFamilyJCC.org or contact Michele Goldberg, Director of Cultural Arts at 757-321-2341. Simon Family JCC, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1:30 pm
Prayer of the Children-A Choral Concert to Support Syrian Refugees
All are invited to a benefit choral concert to support refugees fleeing Syria. Some of these families will be settled in the Tidewater area. We are the prayers for the Syrian children. We are battling against war with hope and song and shining compassion where there is strife. A choir made up of members from several area churches and community choirs will perform in this one-hour concert. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this concert is more TREAT than TRICK! Tickets: $10-$15. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Celebratory Piano Concert
Sundays at Four presents Lee Jordan-Anders, pianist and collaborative artist, in a recital dedicating ‘Clara,’ Smithfield’s newly-acquired Steinway owned by the Isle of Wight Arts League. The recital, part of the Sundays at Four subscription season, is entitled: Clara Schumann — Reflections of a Life in Music, and will include masterworks by Clara and Robert Schumann, as well as their friend and mentor, Johannes Brahms. The new Steinway was named for Clara Schumann by its previous owner, the late Dr. Stephen Boyer. Ms. Jordan-Anders is Music and Artist-in-Residence Emerita at Virginia Wesleyan College. Those in attendance will receive a commemorative booklet including program notes. A reception to meet and greet the artist follows the concert, and you are invited to play the piano yourself after the recital. Tickets: $20 (adults) $5 (students). Season Tickets (3 concerts) Adults $50 Students $15. Call 757 375-9140 for additional information, or www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St. (Historic District), Smithfield

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus in Concert at Eastern Shore Chapel
Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia Beach will host a joyful fall concert featuring the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing and Paul Putnam. Performing will be our most experienced students in grades 6 to 12. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, contact Eastern Shore Chapel at (757) 428-6763 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, November 6, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8 pm

Opera CNU The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti.

A comedy in English
Tickets on sale NOW!! call 855-FERG TIX Tickets $5.
Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
Holiday Happening

Tickets $5 Concert Hall

Monday, October 26, 2015, 10 am
Noon Day Concert: I.C. Norcom Concert Choir
The fall season of Noon Day Concerts at Monumental UMC begins with the I.C. Norcom Concert Choir, under the direction of J. Harmon, III. The 35 member ensemble strives for musical excellence and is one of the highest ranked ensembles from the City of Portsmouth Choral Assessment, as well as on the district level. The choir meets the needs of the community performing for various audiences, both young and old, all while training young aspiring musicians with a lifelong appreciation for music. The 30 minute concert will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. Following the concert, a light lunch will be served in the fellowship hall of the church for fee of $5.00. For details call MUMC at 757- 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450, Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

TRADOC October/November Events
Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Expert Team
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Arsenal Brass
58th Urbanna Oyster Festival & Parade Cross Street, Urbanna, VA

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: The Apocryphal J.S.
The Norfolk Chamber Consort continues its 47th season with a highly adventurous and educational program entitled The Apocryphal J.S.. In addition to some works indisputably belonging to J.S. Bach, the program includes works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Melchior Hoffmann, Georg Philipp Telemann and Christian Friedrich Witt previously attributed to Johann Sebastian. Musicians for the performance include Sherie Aguirre, oboe; Ruth Griffioen, recorder; Bokyung Kim, flute; Kevin Kwan, organ; Gretchen Loyola, violin; Oksana Lutsyshyn, harpsichord; Brian Nedvin, tenor; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; David Savige, bassoon and Andrey Kasparov, conductor. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Seats are unreserved. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 11 am
Anthony Hailey, African Percussion
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Founder and director of the Mosaic Steel Orchestra, Hailey demonstrates more than a dozen instruments acquired on study trips to Africa. Part of the college’s year-long series “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619.” Free. 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, October 29 2015, 4 pm
Panel discussion Opera and Don Giovanni
Opera in Williamsburg presents a panel discussion on "Opera and Don Giovanni" by Laura Alley and Richard Cordova, the stage director and conductor of Opera in Williamsburg's Don Giovanni respectively, and Naama Zahavi-Ely, founder and artistic director of the company. The panel is sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies of the College of William and Mary. Free and open to the public. Morton Hall 220 (near the Muscarelle Museum),100 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
Tidewater Community College Concert Series presents The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble: Natalia Kuznetsova , Violin; John Winsor, Clarinet; Dionne Smith, Cello; Jeanette Winsor, Piano. Piano Trio in Bb, Hob. 15, No. 8 - Joseph Haydn: Allegro moderato, Tempo di Menuetto. Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano, op. 120, No.1 - Johannes Brahms: Allegro appassionato, Andante un poco Adagio, Allegretto grazioso. Waldesrauschen (Voices of the Woods) - Franz Liszt. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, Op. 45 - Edvard Grieg: Allegretto molto ed appassionato. Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano - John Winsor: March, Invention, Fantasy. This concert is free and open to the public with parking at MacArthur Center, Bank St. garage or Freemason Garage. Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center 340 Granby St., Norfolk

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Enigma Variations
Zuill Bailey, a Virginia native and widely considered to be one of the best cellists in the world, takes the stage for the Virginia debut of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra. Elgar’s Enigma Variations explores a theme and variations that illustrate, according to Elgar, "the idiosyncrasies of 14 of my friends, not necessarily musicians." Under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, the VSO performed this well-known work during a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Also on the program is Ibert’s naval-inspired Ports of Call, which can be found on the VSO’s Seascapes CD. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Zuill Bailey, cello; DAUGHERTY - Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra (Virginia Premiere), ELGAR - Enigma Variations. IBERT - Ports of Call. Tickets starting at $25. Visit or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 29: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 31: Chrysler Hall, 201 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510. Nov 1: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the USA, TGO players perform traditional music of Central and South America, plus classic and modern commissions and compositions by its members. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-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, October 30 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Don Giovanni
Opera in Williamsburg is proud to announce its upcoming production of one of Opera's most beloved masterpieces: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, fully staged, sung in Italian with English supertitles. The story has a supernatural flavor befitting the haunted theme of Halloween weekend: the legendary hero is an irresistible and immoral nobleman, who conquers his way among the fair sex until he is pulled down to hell by the graveyard statue of a person he has killed. Opera in Williamsburg has an outstanding multi-national cast assembled for this production, led by guest conductor Maestro Richard Cordova and stage director Laura Alley. Tickets are available at the Kimball box office and at www.operainwilliamsburg.org -- general seating $45, discount $40 (military, teachers, college faculty and staff, police, firefighters); students $15. For details about the production, the cast, and public events please see www.operainwilliamsburg.org or contact info@operainwilliamsburg.org. Kimball Theatre, 424 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 4 pm
Joyful Children’s Choral Concert
Join us for a wonderful fall concert featuring the students of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and the Virginia Children's Chorus in grades K through 8. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit both the School and the Chorus. For information, contact St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at (757) 595-0371 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main St., Newport News

Sunday, November 1 2015, 5 pm
Choral Evensong
St. Andrew's Parish Choir, led by Stephen G. Leist, Director of Music. Special music includes the "Gloucester Service" of Richard Shephard and a setting of the responses by Philip Moore, two of England's most distinguished contemporary composers. The anthem, "And I saw a new heaven," by Edgar Bainton, is especially appropriate for All Saints' Day. Kevin Kwan will be the Guest Organist for the service. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5 pm
Patricia Saunders Nixon, soprano
Tidewater Area Musicians Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians presents Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, soprano and Geraldine T. Boone, piano. Songs by African-Americans such as Hailstork, Adams, Burleigh, Work and others will be performed. Guests from the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, The Chesapeake Civic Chorus and Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA will make up the Choir for the last three selections of the program. This concert is a fundraiser for scholarships. Donations: Adults-$10; Students with ID, children under 12/$5. 757-463-3746 or 757-553-7545. First Baptist Church, Berkley, 706 Berkley Ave., Ext, Norfolk VA 23523

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Quatro Na Bossa
Vocalist Laura Ann Singh and guitarist Kevin Harding, along with bassist Rusty Farmer and drummer Matt Wyatt, play songs from diverse regions and time periods. Quatro Na Bossa has performed at such diverse venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), at music festivals and DC clubs, and at private functions and universities. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Series - Opera CNU
Scenes from Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief Music and Theater Hall
Friday, November 6, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
The Rotunda
Friday, November 6, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8 pm

Opera CNU The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
A comedy in English Tickets on sale NOW!! call 855-FERG TIX. Tickets $5. Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 9, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music & Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 11, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 11, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 12, 8 pm
Saxophone Quartets Concert
Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 13, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, November 14, 1 pm
Senior Recital
Phil Humphreys, trombone Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 16, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 16, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
Holiday Happening
Tickets $5 - On Sale Now!! Concert Hall

ODU November Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig 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, November 3, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum, Madrigal Singers
Conducted by Bianca Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 8, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Kim. Featuring guest soloist Anastasia Migliozzi, viola. University Theatre.
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Conducted by David Walker Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Conducted by Andrey Kasparov, features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Center for the Performing Arts.
November 19, 20, 21, 22
& Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm
& December 5 at 2 pm

Into The Woods
Book by James Lapine, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Brian Nedvin. What happens when you get exactly what you wish for? ODURep and ODU Opera present the Tony Award-winning, timeless tale inspired by the Brothers Grimm. With haunting music and lavish costumes, journey with us “Into The Woods” as the Baker and his Wife, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk) and Cinderella each pursue their wish… revealing that “happily ever after” isn’t necessarily what you might imagine. Into the Woods is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY. Appropriate for ages 9+. Tickets: $15 students; $20 general. For tickets go to oduartstix.com or call (757) 683-5305. Goode Theater, 4601 Monarch Way (on the corner of 46th Street and Monarch Way). Parking for Goode Theatre is available in the 45th Street Garage.
Sunday, November 22, 7 pm
Women, War, and Worship
Women, War, and Worship is the premiere of two choral works by Richard Moriarty: the American Civil War song cycle, We That Wait, and ADSUM! Celebrating Women in the Church. The work will feature the combined vocal forces of ODU’s Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Nancy K. Klein, and Schola Cantorum, conducted by Prof. Agnes Wynne. Soloists Robynne Redmon and Christopher Mooney will be accompanied by Dr James Kosnik, organist. More information November 22 below. Free admission, donations accepted. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.

November 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, November 3, 2015, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, November 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 7, 8 pm
Viola Recital
Michael Strauss, Viola, member of the Fine Arts Quartet and on the faculty of Oberlin College; Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord
Tuesday, November 10, 8 pm
Trombone Quartet Concert: Veterans Day Salute
The James River Trombones with Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, November 12, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Friday, November 13, 8 pm
Choral Concert
The William & Mary Women’s Chorus & Botetourt Chamber Singers, Sarah Frook, Director
Saturday, November 14, 8 pm
Student Harp Recital
Williamsburg Youth Harp Society, Cynthia Campbell, Director
Tuesday, November 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, November 19, 8 pm
Military Band Concert
TRADOC, U.S. Army Band
Saturday, November 21, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Grace Notes Handbell Choir from Winstead United Methodist Church in Wilson, North Carolina, Joyce Wolf, Director
Tuesday, November 24, 8 pm
Harp & Saxophone Duet Concert
Contra Duo from Miami, Florida - Kristina Finch, Harp & Dannel Espinoza, Saxophone
Thursday, November 26, 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Brian Dunnewald, Organist from Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
November 7, 14, 21, 28 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
Monday, November 30, 10:00 amRebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 1 pm
St. Bede Masterworks Concert Series: Daniel Stipe
Daniel Stipe, Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, Henrico, Virginia will join Michael Steven Lianos, Associate Director of Music at Saint Bede Catholic Church, for a concert of large-scale organ and piano works. It will be our pleasure to host Mr. Stipe who is a talented and accomplished organist, pianist, and composer. Listen to his recordings and compositions at www.danielstipe.com. All are welcome to this FREE concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Innocent Man – The Music of Billy Joel
The Virginia Symphony pays homage to epic performer Billy Joel in this high-energy show. Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel is one of most popular and recognizable recording artists in the world. The Virginia Symphony plays live, bringing Joel’s music center stage in celebration of this larger-than-life talent. Get ready to dance along to all of your favorites, including “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “Ballad of Billy the Kid,” “Big Shot,” and more! Ben Rous, conductor; Jean Meilleur , Lead Vocals; Donald Paulton – Piano. Tickets starting at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Nov 5: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 7: Chrysler Hall, 201 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
BASS: Britannica, In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War
Brooklyn Art Song Society. William Dennis Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing; George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad; Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing; Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The House of Life. Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jarrett Ott, John Moore, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $20/$10. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Virginia Opera: La Bohème
The ultimate “date night” opera, and the original story behind the blockbuster “Rent,” La Bohème is a masterwork by Giacomo Puccini. Two sets of lovers in Paris eke out a meager existence as best they can, but knowing better than most what is truly important in life. From the exuberance of joy to the sorrow of loss – and the myriad games men and women play in the crazy game of love – La Bohème will be a dazzling melodic journey in a sumptuous new production. With a cast of nationally and internationally recognized singers all making their Virginia Opera debuts - reprising roles for which they have garnered acclaim across the globe - this is going to be a major production! Conductor - Adam Turner, Director - Kyle Lang, Set Designer - Erhard Rom, Chorus Master - Adam Turner. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Tickets: (*Single ticket sales begin September 28). Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
November 6, 2015, 8 pm, November 8, 2015, 2:30 pm, November 10, 2015, 7:30 pm.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
November 14, 2015, 8 pm, November 15, 2015, 2 pm.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
November 20, 2015, 8 pm, November 22, 2015, 2:30 pm.

Saturday, November 7 2015, 7 pm
Cantabile Project Song Salon: Can you Give it for a Song?
Join us for a evening of food, wine, fun and singing on Saturday, November 7th from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Granger Home in Lakewood, Norfolk. Some of our fine local singers will delight you with a variety of vocal music from all genres. Many of your favorites along with interesting new songs will warm you, body and soul. For more details, please RSVP by November 4, 2015 to cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or leave a message at 757-353-2865 for a return call.

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: Symphonic Dances
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, conductor. Orchestral dance music through the ages. Overture – Orpheus in the Underworld – Jacques Offenbach; Suite Bergamasque – C.Debussy; Le Tombeau de Couperin – M.Ravel; Ma Mère L’Oye Suite – M. Ravel; L’oiseau de Feu (Firebird – 1919) – I. Stravinsky. Tickets $25 online at northernneckorchestra.org or at the door. Purchase in advance suggested. Students always free. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock

TRADOC November Events
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Arsenal Brass
58th Urbanna Oyster Festival & Parade Cross Street, Urbanna, VA
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 8:30 am
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Marching Band
Veterans Day Parade Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 10:15 am
Remembrance Sunday
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series. As part of our Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, portions of Maurice Duruflé’s sublime Requiem will be sung, as well as a gorgeous setting of Amazing Grace by contemporary British composer Will Todd. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church , 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, November 8 2015, 2:30 pm
BYWE Opening Concert
Give the new Bay Youth Wind Ensemble, Michael Oare, conductor, a warm welcome by attending the opening concert alongside the Virginia Wind Symphony, Dennis Zeisler, conductor. They will perform works by John Williams and Michael Oare. BYWE is 70 enthusiastic young musicians in grades 6 through 9, representing school bands and private lessons studios from across the Hampton Roads region. The Virginia Wind Symphony, organized in 1994 by Dennis Zeisler, is a wind ensemble made up of professional musicians, military musicians, public and private school teachers from throughout the Hampton Roads area and is dedicated to playing the finest original and transcribed wind literature available.FREE admission! Visit https://bayyouth.org/ Salem High School Auditorium, 1993 Sundevil Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends
Before leaving his homeland, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote some of the most ravishing songs in the repertoire—the last hurrah of the Romantic era. When he came to America he never again turned his hand to voice-and-piano music. He found himself surrounded by a new, modern spirit: the driving rhythms of the machine age and the irresistible appeal of jazz. NYFOS delves into the soulful cry of Rachmaninoff's Russian songs and also samples the music he heard during his years in the States. Songs by Rachmaninoff, Ellington, Gershwin, Schillinger. Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Shea Owens, baritone; Rob Schwimmer, theremin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Presented as part of the New York Philharmonic's Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival. Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; Subscriptions: $140-200; $20 Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. http://nyfos.org/events.html. Nov 8: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Nov 10: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Urgent Need for Baritone
Cantori Choral Ensemble is in immediate need of a substitute baritone to sing with the ensemble for its two Christmas concerts, December 6 at 5:00 PM in Williamsburg, and December 13 at 7:00 PM in Kilmarnock. Remaining concert rehearsals are November 1, 8, and 15 at 3:30 in Williamsburg, with dress rehearsal December 5 at 12:30 in Williamsburg. Interested persons must be comfortable with and experienced in singing in a small ensemble of mixed voices, have excellent vocal and musical skills, and be familiar with classical choral repertoire. Composers whose music will be sung include Lauridsen, Paulus, Clausen, Carter, and Rutter. A full listing of the music can be sent upon request. If necessary, a small stipend may be available. Interested persons should contact the Director, Agnes French, as soon as possible at 757-345-6355. Information about Cantori can be found on our web site: www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org

Soloists Needed
Soloists (Soprano, Tenor, and Bass or Baritone) needed for Hampton University Choir and Orchestra’s presentation of Handel’s oratorio Messiah. The performance is scheduled for 4 p.m., December 6, 2015 in Ogden Hall on the campus of Hampton University. One rehearsal and one performance is required and an honorarium provided. If interested, please send resume to Dr. Shelia J. Maye via email: shelia.maye@hamptonu.edu

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rachel Ordaz, Flute
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Chicago native, Rachel Ordaz, performs with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, but her exquisite tone and meticulous virtuosity truly shine in solo performance. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8 pm

Lark String Quartet
The Lark Quartet continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and artistry since its inception in 1985. The Lark has performed in many of the world’s great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, London’s Wigmore Hall, L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, and appeared at international festivals including Lockenhaus, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mostly Mozart, Istanbul Festival, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow. Promising to deliver “a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance” (The Washington Post), The Lark Quartet offers audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs that begin with the ensemble virtuosity of the western tradition and continue into recent music from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, all while regularly sharing the stage with dynamic collaborators. Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violins; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello. Nov 9: 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. Venue: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. 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.Nov 10: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 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 Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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. For more information visit http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 9, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music & Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 11, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, November 11, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Mr. Joshua Bowman, director Music and Theatre Hall
Thursday, November 12, 8 pm
Saxophone Quartets Concert
Mr. Jim Richmond, director Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, November 13, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, November 14, 1 pm
Senior Recital
Phil Humphreys, trombone Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 16, 12 pm
General Student Recital
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 16, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
Holiday Happening
Tickets $5 - On Sale Now!! Concert Hall

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:00 pm
From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends
Before leaving his homeland, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote some of the most ravishing songs in the repertoire—the last hurrah of the Romantic era. When he came to America he never again turned his hand to voice-and-piano music. He found himself surrounded by a new, modern spirit: the driving rhythms of the machine age and the irresistible appeal of jazz. NYFOS delves into the soulful cry of Rachmaninoff's Russian songs and also samples the music he heard during his years in the States. Songs by Rachmaninoff, Ellington, Gershwin, Schillinger. Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Shea Owens, baritone; Rob Schwimmer, theremin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Presented as part of the New York Philharmonic's Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival. Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; Subscriptions: $140-200; $20 Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. http://nyfos.org/events.html. Nov 8: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Nov 10: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

TRADOC November Events
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 8:30 am
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Marching Band
Veterans Day Parade Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Munich Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Entremont, Conductor & Piano Soloist; Pepe Romero, Guitar Soloist; The Romeros, Guitar Quartet. The Munich Symphony Orchestra (Münchner Symphoniker) was founded in 1945 as “Symphonieorchester Kurt Graunke” and — with its four subscription series in Prinzregententheater, Herkulessaal and the Philharmonie am Gasteig — is regarded as one of the high-profile ensembles of the city of Munich (of which there are four). The Orchestra performs more than 100 concerts each year throughout Europe, Asia and the United States (they last performed here in 2009). Georg Schmöhe, as chief conductor, has been credited with raising the artistic profile of the orchestra as well as the continuing enhancement of its symphonic repertoire. Philippe Entremont serves as conductor, as well as piano soloist. Works by Bizet, Rodrigo and Massanet. Tickets: $27 - $87. Ticket Office: (757)594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

5BMF: Pallade Musica
Winners of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance competition, Pallade Musica, makes their Five Boroughs Music Festival debut in two performances this fall. The Montreal-based quartet presents their beautiful program, Disputatio: Crucifixion/Resurrection, featuring works by Biber, Bach, Buxtehude and Schieferlein. Tanya LaPerrière, violin; Elinor Frey, cello; Esteban La Rotta, theorbo; Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord. Tickets: General admission $25; Students/Seniors $15. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Nov 12: Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125-131 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Nov 13: Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy East, Bronx, NY 10471

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7 pm
St. Bede: AGO Organ Series Concert
The Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a free concert with organist Steven Wooddell, Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia. He is the winner of the 1994 Regional AGO Young Organists Competition. The concert will include music by Bach, Widor, Dupré, Duruflé, and Locklair. Also on the program will be a set of Variations on "Adoro te Devote" composed by Mr. Wooddell. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2015, TBA

GSA: Liederabend
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer - Chair, presents an evening of art song. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: $15/$5 showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Virginia Children’s Chorus presents The Music of Dan Kallman with special guests, composer Dan Kallman and the Williamsburg Youth Chorale, directed by Ann Porter
Join the Virginia Children’s Chorus for two concerts celebrating the music of our guest composer, Dan Kallman. Singers from ages 6 to 18 in our four choirs and the Williamsburg Youth Chorale will combine over 150 voices in joyful song. Artistic Director Carol Thomas Downing, Training Choir Director Louisa Priore, Chamber Singers Director Paul Putnam, Williamsburg Youth Chorale Director Ann Porter and accompanists Welby Pugin and Allan Decipulo will be joined by several guest instrumental accompanists for this choral celebration. Tickets available through VCC in advance or at the door $12 adults, $7 students & seniors (60+). For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at 440-9100 or visit the website: www.vachildrenschorus.org.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church, 3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3 pm
The Heavens are Telling
Freemason Street Baptist Church Music Series. 100 Orchestral and Choral Musicians! Governor’s School for the Arts Symphony Orchestra and Freemason Street Church Adult Choir. Jeff Phelps and Robert Shoup, conductors. Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn and more. 2:15 pm pre-concert discussion. Free to the public; childcare provided. Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 East Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4 pm
WCG: The Spirit of Prophesy
The Williamsburg Choral Guild’s 40th season opener is a performance of Mendelssohn’s magnificent oratorio Elijah, which won the highest number of votes in our “Raves for Faves” survey last year. Elijah’s powerful story, found in the Old Testament, lends itself to stirring choruses and vocal fireworks. Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille directs the 90-voice chorus and a 31-piece chamber orchestra. Costumed vocal soloists include baritone Christopher Mooney, soprano Anna Feucht, mezzo-soprano Abigail Stinnett and tenor Garry Sloan. Pre-concert discussion at 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 and $10 for students. Buy a subscription and save! For more information call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. Warhill High School Auditorium, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 4 pm
The Merling Trio
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Merling Trio is recognized as one of today's premier ensembles. A truly international trio, they bring together musicians from Polish, Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds. The Merling Trio has been hailed as a brilliantly distinguished group endowed with remarkable gifts of communication, magnificent precision, and an impeccable blend of sound. The trio made its New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1993, and was named a finalist for the Naumburg Foundation Chamber Music Award in 1994. In February 1998, the trio returned to Carnegie Hall for a sold-out performance of a new work by Terry Winter-Owens, commissioned by the Merling Trio with a Commissioning Grant from the American Composers Forum. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Clocks in Motion
The Ewell Concert Series presents Clocks in Motion, a virtuosic percussion ensemble. Hailed as “nothing short of remarkable…truly amazing…uncanny precision” (ClevelandClassical.com), Clocks in Motion performs rarely heard classical works while also creating a new canon of percussion repertoire. Their concerts include performance art and theater. Clocks in Motion is currently the ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Percussion Studio. Free admission. This concert is co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Dewey Decibel Series. Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Bellissima! Fall Concerts
Join Hampton Roads' premier Woman's Chorale in a delightful program of music about the power of the song in our living and loving, Music of Alice Parker, Pablo Casals, Antonio Vivaldi, Michael Haydn and the lovely 'Seraphic Song' of Anton Rubinstein. Directed by Deborah Carr. Free will offering received.
Sunday November 15, 2015, 4 pm
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA
Tuesday November 17, 7 pm
Warwick Forest Retirement, 1004 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, VA
Sunday November 22, 7 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran, 424 Kings Grant Rd., Va. Beach, VA

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of today. Her critical acclaim earned her the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Deeply committed to the art of song, Brueggergosman has given solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with Roger Vignoles, just to name a few. Past recitals have also brought her to the Edinburgh, Bergen, Tuscan Sun, and Verbier festivals, as well as to concert series in Canada, Vienna, Berlin, Bamberg, and Barcelona, among many others. Brueggergosman has sung for Queen Elizabeth II and royalty around the world and numerous Canadian leaders, as well as for Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan. Her first recording for DG, “Surprise,” was released in 2007 and garnered a Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year. She currently tours with collaborative pianist Justus Zeyen. Master class: Tuesday, November 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.

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

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents the third in its Masterworks concert series, an all-orchestra program that showcases the depth of talent and professionalism of the Symphonia’s musicians. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, there will be two symphonies, by Rosetti and Haydn, which will bookend the beautiful overture to Pelléas and Mélisande by Fauré. . Save the dates for the annual, festive Holiday Pops on December 5 and 6, at 1:30 and 3 p.m. each day. For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, November 20, 2015, 8 pm

TCGS: Duo Vela
Duo Vela is comprised of Marla Smith and guitarist Daniel Nistico. Having just recently completed their Summer Tour 2015 and appearance on Classical WXXI’s Backstage Pass with Julia Figueras, Duo Vela is setting its sails for new waters. They are anticipating the recording of their debut album, their October 2015 residency at Avaloch Farm, a 2016 Australian Tour, and a flute and guitar commissioning that is in the works for next year. Maximo Pujol, Manuel de Falla, Mauro Giuliani, Phillip Houghton, J.S. Bach, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Beaser, Franz Schubert, Erik Satie, Antonio Vivaldi, Claude Debussy. Tickets are available in advance or at the door! Single ticket price: $25 (Regular); $20 (Students/ Teachers/Seniors/Military). Nov 19: Williamsburg Regional Library. Nov 20: Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building next to Chrysler Hall. Parking is available at MacArthur Center Mall or The Charlotte St. Garage in the Wells Fargo building.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 7 pm
St. Bede: TRADOC Band
Members of the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) Proclamation Brass will perform a variety of musical selections. All are welcome to this free concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rorem, Ravel, and Rags
Violinist Irina Muresanu will join pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn in a violin and piano recital. The recital is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted. For more information call 757-671-8611. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Irina Muresanu, Violinist
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Violinist Irina Muresanu will perform the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto with Symphonicity. Maestro David Kunkel will also lead the orchestra in Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) of Beethoven, and will open the concert with the “Roman Carnival Overture” of Berlioz. Tickets: $10 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, November 22 2015, 3 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church Music Festival
The program includes C. M. Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No. 5, Op. 42; J. Ed. Barat, Edited by H. Voxman’s Elegie; R. Rodgers’s The Sound of Music, Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music; P. Desmond’s Take Five; W. A. Mozart’s Deh vieni, non tardar from Le nozze di Figaro; G. Puccini’s O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi, Mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme; L. Bernstein’s Somewhere from West Side Story; Kai Lin’s Joyful Movement, Op. 130, No. 8; Bustling Village, Op. 131; Life Song, Op. 56. Performers: Kai Lin (organ & piano), David Chadwick (saxophone), Lynn Hubert (soprano), and Erin Marie Hannon (soprano). As an outreach to our community, the concert is free and open to the public, a freewill offering will help defray expenses.. Any proceeds will help to perpetuate this concert. For more information, please call Music Director, Kai Lin, at 456-0325, or the church at 489-2551. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 4 pm
Celebrate Sibelius!
A Concert in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Composer's Birth featuring Cleveland Institute of Music faculty, alumni and students: Linda Jones, piano; Mari Sato, violin; Sean Schulze, piano; Carlyn Kessler, cello; James Thompson, violin; Kimia Ghaderi, violin; Jessica Pasternak, violin; Emily Stauch, soprano. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be gathered. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7 pm
Women, War, and Worship
Women, War, and Worship is the premiere of two choral works by Richard Moriarty: the American Civil War song cycle, We That Wait, and ADSUM! Celebrating Women in the Church. Based on poetry written by women during the American Civil War, We That Wait views the war through the eyes of women, as witnesses and/or widows. The cycle reflects the human toll exacted by all wars from initial fervor through the brutality of conflict to both sides’ inevitable yearning for peace. The cycle will feature Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Stephen Coxe, piano. ADSUM celebrates the talents, gifts and leadership roles women bring to any religion. The title comes from the Roman rite of ordination during which the candidates for ordi-nation are called by name and answer in Latin, “Adsum (I am here).” The work will feature the combined vocal forces of ODU’s Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Nancy K. Klein, and Schola Cantorum, conducted by Prof. Agnes Wynne. Soloists Robynne Redmon and Christopher Mooney will be accompanied by Dr James Kosnik, organist. Admission is free, but free will donations are accepted. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Additional parking will be available in the Temple Ohef Sholom and United Methodist Church lots.

Substitute Organist Position
Substitute organist to play for Trinity Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby St. Norfolk, VA Sunday services (8:30 & 11:00am) on Nov. 29 & Dec. 6. Please contact Kai Lin, Music Director 757-456-0325 for more information.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, November 23, 12:00 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, November 23, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Concert The Crow's Nest, DSU Building
Monday, November 30, 12 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, December 1, 8 pm
Composers' Forum Concert Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, December 2, 12 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, December 2, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Nutcracker Concert
The CNU Jazz Ensemble will be joined by the Jamestown High School jazz Band in a presentation of Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite.
Friday, December 4, 12 pm
General Student Recital Music and Theatre Hall
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
Holiday Happening
Tickets $5. Purchase your tickets by calling 855-FERG TIX or stop by the Ferguson Center Ticket Office.
Concert Hall

Monday, November 23, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental UMW – Noon Day Concert
The November Noon Day Concert will feature “Tapestry”, an elite 5 member handbell group sponsored by Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. The group includes: Lynn Dash, Grafton, Ann Morgan, Portsmouth, Charm Peterman, Yorktown, Lucy Rankin, Chesapeake, and Marjorie Setnicky, Suffolk. Tapestry formed in July of 2001 and performs approximately 20 concerts per year in the Tidewater area. They perform primarily at nursing homes, retirement communities, churches, civic groups, schools, and various concert series. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tuesday, November 24 2015, 7 pm
BYOV 2015-2016 Season Opening Concert
Please join Bay Orchestras of Virginia and invite many of your family and friends for our opening orchestra concert. The music that the BYOV conductors have chosen express incredible stories through music. The talented student musicians are not only learning how to be more expressive through music but they are gaining so much technical skill and ensemble awareness. What a great way to start off the Thanksgiving holiday! String Orchestra: La Folia Variazioni, Firebird by Stravinsky, and Haydn Symphony 63. Concert Orchestra: Aladdin Suite by Nielsen and Pagliacci Intermezzo by Loeoncavallo. Symphony Orchestra: Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Tickets - Roper Theater Box Office: Advance: Adults $10, Students $6; Day of Show: Adults $12, Students $8; http://www.tccropercenter.org/events/event/103-bay-youth-orchestra-performance. Visit https://bayyouth.org/ Complimentary tickets are available to music educators at the box office window before the concert. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 4 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort: Holiday Impressions
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church presents the Virginia Handbell Consort, in a concert of Holiday Impressions as part of the Music in the Woods concert series. Hampton Roads’ premiere auditioned handbell ensemble presents a festive program to usher in the Christmas season, featuring popular and sacred works including selections from The Nutcracker and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The concert will be followed by a reception in the narthex and an outdoor tree-lighting ceremony. The program is free with a retiring offering. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series. The Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Enter the season of Advent with this beautiful and meditative service. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

ODU December Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Douglas T. Owens, and ODU Jazz Choir, directed by John Toomey Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
December 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30 pm
December 5 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Into The Woods
Book by James Lapine, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Brian Nedvin. What happens when you get exactly what you wish for? ODURep and ODU Opera present the Tony Award-winning, timeless tale inspired by the Brothers Grimm. With haunting music and lavish costumes, journey with us “Into The Woods” as the Baker and his Wife, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk) and Cinderella each pursue their wish… revealing that “happily ever after” isn’t necessarily what you might imagine. Into the Woods is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY. Appropriate for ages 9+. Tickets: $15 students; $20 general. For tickets go to oduartstix.com or call (757) 683-5305. Goode Theater, 4601 Monarch Way (on the corner of 46th Street and Monarch Way). Parking for Goode Theatre is available in the 45th Street Garage.
Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Madrigal Banquets
Feature a full meal and musical performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum, conducted by Bianca Hall. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Purchase tickets online at oduartstix.com, or call (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.
Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
Holiday Concert, ODU Wind Ensemble & ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Dennis Zeisler & conducted by Paul Kim. University Theatre.

Virginia Opera Dance Auditions
Virginia Opera will hold dance auditions for their 2015-2016 season production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Auditions will be held at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk on Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Male and Female Dancers should look 18- 35 years old, be extremely athletic, well built, have acting ability, be able to take direction and move very well. This production will involve extreme physicality and climbing. The ability to sing is a plus. Please schedule in advance by contacting Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541. Walk up auditionees are welcome!

December 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, December 1, 2015, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
St. Gertrude High School Women’s Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director; Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, December 3, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell & Organ Concert
Bruton Parish Tarpley Ringers, Rebecca Davy, Director JanEl Will, Organist
Friday, December 4, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Douglas Freeman High School Festival Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Amy Hruska, Director
Saturday, December 5, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Emulate Ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisburg, Virginia, Ryan Keebaugh, Director
Tuesday, December 8, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Sanctuary Choir & Strings from Second Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Bill Miller, Director
Thursday, December 10, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Chorale, from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Saturday, December 12, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
New Dominion Choraliers Community Choir from Prince William County, Virginia, Katherine Nelson-Tracey, Director
Tuesday, December 15, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert: O Come, Emmanuel by Alan Bullard & Gloria by Vivaldi
Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, December 17, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Saturday, December 19, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Tuesday, December 22, 8 pm
Holiday Organ & Instruments Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia, with Christine Ertell, Flutist & George Pavelis, Oboist
Saturday, December 26, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, December 29, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital
Dr. David Billings, Director of Music at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Thursday, December 31, 8 pm
Christmas Organ Recital
Nathan Lively, Organist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee
Saturday, January 2, 2015, 8 pm
Seasonal Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary @ 10:00 am
December 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, Jan 2 - Rebecca Davy,Organist
December 4, 8, 17, 29Sarah Bland, Organist
December 11. 18. 30Thomas Marshall, Organist

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7 pm
St. Bede Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
The Saint Bede Music Ministry an Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Please join with all the music ensembles of Saint Bede in this beautiful candlelit service of choral music, Scripture readings, and traditional congregational hymns of the season. Bring a friend to this annual tradition. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11 am
VWC: A Service of Lessons & Carols
Virginia Wesleyan College Monumental Moments. Advent and Christmas scriptures with poetry and singing; special music by the Wesleyan Chorale. Monumental Chapel, VWC, 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, December 3, 2015, 7 pm
BASS: Britannica, Gerald Finzi & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Gerald Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation Op. 14; Ralph Vaughn Williams: Songs of Travel. Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk; piano. Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: VCU Symphony
Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra performs with the Virginia Commonwealth University Orchestra. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: $10, free for VCU students. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 922 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

Friday, December 4, 2015, 9:30 & 10:30 am
Symphonicity League Annual Holiday Open House & Luncheon
2 Home Tours. Home number one – Home of Brandon and Noelle Rowe, 208 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach 23451 – open at 9:30 am. Home number two – Home of Mack and Carol Simmons, 167 Pinewood Road, Virginia Beach 23451 – open at 10:30 am. The homes will be decorated for the holidays by the Linkhorn Park Garden Club. A luncheon and fashion show will follow at the Princess Anne Country Club at noon – the club opens at 11 am with a cash bar and valet parking and live music – Fashions are from SteinMart. Your donation of $35 will benefit Symphonicity-the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach and the Linkhorn Park Garden Club. For tickets call Carol Simons at 428-1923.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) will present its annual holiday concert. All are invited to attend this entertainment extravaganza. The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is limited, please consider carpooling. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Leon Bates, Piano
Internationally acclaimed pianist Leon Bates has been described by The New York Times as "a pianist with the touch of a poet". Bates has performed with the major orchestras of the world and is equally sought out as a recitalist, bringing versatility and brilliance to every performance. His performances at city schools are unforgettable and his impact on young people is legendary. One cannot hear Leon Bates without experiencing the thrill of his music, the warmth of his personality and the gift he offers in performance: the joy of music. Season Subscription: Adult $75, Students $25, Family (2 Adults and 3 Students) $150; Single Tickets: Adult $20, Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. Phone (757) 686-5447 or http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/#!tickets/c1yi7. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 4 pm

A Wesleyan Christmas
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Ring in the season with an evening of holiday favorites, old and new, performed by the Wesleyan Singers and the Wesleyan Chorale with faculty soloists and instrumentalists, under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen with George Stone, piano. Co-sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music. Advance reservations are a must! All seats: $5. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

William & Mary Music Department December Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra. Program: -Quilter/Where the Rainbow Ends; -Mauldin/Dreams of the Child of Light (James Pellerite, Native American Flute Soloist); -Faure/Pavane; -Guridi/10 Melodias Vascas. Admission: $10/general public, $3/students with ID, free for children under 12 and veterans. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, Mainstage Theatre, 601 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 2pm & 7:30 pm
Winter Choral Concert: Gaudeamus!
Family-friendly concert with sing-a-long carols for the young and the young at heart. William and Mary Choir, Women's Chorus, Botetourt Chamber Singers will perform, featuring Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols with William and Mary faculty artist Anastasia Jellison, harpist. Tickets: General Admission $10; Students $3. Tickets can be purchased through the PBK Box Office at (757) 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
W&M Wind Ensemble Winter Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Wind Ensemble. Admission: $10/general public, $3/students with ID, free for children under 12 and veterans. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Friday, December 4, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Join us in welcoming the holidays at our popular annual offerings of seasonal music from the British Isles. Herbert Howells' A spotless rose, James MacMillan's Laudi alla vergine Maria, and Ben Parry's sizzling arrangement of Jingle Bells are just a few of the selections in our wintry mix. Spirits will be bright as the Virginia Chorale brings music of the English holidays to Hampton Roads! Single tickets: $25; Group and student tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Dec 4: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Dec 5: Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach; Dec 6: Christ & St. Luke's Church Norfolk

TRADOC Band Holiday Concert Series
Friday, December 4, 2015, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
Woodside Hich School, 13450 Woodside Ln, Newport News, VA 23608
Friday, December 11, 2015, 2 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
Rappahanock High School, 6914 Richmond Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 4 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Proclamation Brass
Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507
Monday, December 14, 2015, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Proclamation Brass
First Colonial High School, 1272 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort: Holiday Impressions
St. Mark’s Sine Nomine Christmas program. Now in their 24th season the Virginia Handbell Consort , under the direction of Al Reese, is comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. This lively program will usher in the Christmas season with selections that feature secular, classical and sacred literature. Experience the Virginia Handbell Consort and enjoy such favorites as: the Overture from The Nutcracker, Stille Nacht, Jingle Those Bells, the Ukrainian Carol of the Bells, and many more. The program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers, and purchase recordings. Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, Virginia 23692

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 & 3 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Pops
The Williamsburg Symphonia, with guest conductor Maestro/Captain Silas N. Huff, presents its 2015 Holiday Pops. This presentation of seasonal music will delight all ages. Joining the orchestra is Richmond native, soprano Sarah Kate Walston. General admission tickets cost $27 each and may be ordered by calling 1-800-HISTORY or by purchasing at the Kimball Theatre box office or any Colonial Williamsburg ticket venue. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm
Handel’s Messiah
Hampton University Department of Music and The Hampton University Musical Arts Society present the masterful sacred work, Messiah, composed by G. F. Handel. Come Sing a-long with the HU Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, guest soloists and invited church and community choirs. All are welcome! Contact: 757.728.6508 Ogden Hall on the campus of. Hampton University

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 5 pm
NSU Choirs Winter Concert
A concert of choral music featuring the NSU Concert Choir, NSU Chamber Choir, NSU Spartan Chorale and NSU Vocal Ensemble. Bring your choirs! Bring your families to hear beautiful and enchanting choral music. The concert promises to be a splendid way to begin the holiday season. Adults: $10 Students/Children: $ 5 (No Children under eight) Tickets available on the website: nsuchoirs.com and the Wilder Center Box Office. Tickets may also be purchased on Thursday and Friday, noon – 4:00 p.m. the week of the concert and the hour proceeding the concert at the Box Office. Information: 757.823.8565L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU, Campus,700 Park Ave #111, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
FPVB: Christmas Concert
First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach presents its annual Christmas Concert. Music includes "Carols and Lullabies, Music of the Southwest" by Conrad Susa, "Christmas Flourish" by Randol Alan Bass as well as other seasonal favorites. Soloists include Kimberly Nickerson, Regina Rossi, Kristian Bucy-Mesecher, Judy Bowers, Andri Gowens, Brent Hartigan David Alan, and Adam Piper. Free - donations accepted. Plenty of free parking. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Oceanfront.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 5 pm
Sunday, December 13. 2015, 7 pm

Cantori Choral Ensemble: What Sweeter Music
For our Christmas concert we are singing favorite music from our past 10 seasons, with at least one selection from each year. You will hear beautiful Christmas carol arrangements by John Rutter, Norman Luboff, Stephen Paulus, Morten Lauridsen, RenJ Clausen, and Andrew Carter, including Still, Still, Still, Silent Night, A Welsh Lullaby, Sure on This Shining Night, Love Came Down at Christmas, There Is a Flower, What Sweeter Music, and Balulalow. Under the direction of Agnes French, the ensemble will sing several unaccompanied pieces. Accompanying other works will be Rebecca Davy, organ and piano; Stephen Custer, cello; and Michael Cohen, oboe. A brand new Christmas music CD will be available at our Christmas concert at only $10 each. Free admission; an offering will be received in support of Cantori. Dec 6: Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA. Dec 13: Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA

HRMB: 2015 Holiday Concert Series:
he 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 retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4:15 pm
Chesapeake General Hospital, 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Tree Lighting Ceremony. FREE
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette, Dr., Chesapeake. FREE
Monday, December 14, 2015, 7 pm
Atlantic Shores Retirement Living, 1200 Atlantic Shores Dr., Virginia Beach. FREE
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall Council 3548, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. FREE with one non-perishable food item donation to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8 pm

Boston Piano Trio
Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” ailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of The Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the Trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire around the country and abroad. Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Astrid Schween, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Dec 7: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Dec 8: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 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 Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series: Community Concerts. Composer and pianist Stephen Coxe and guest artists organist Kevin Kwan (Director of Music at Christ and St. Luke’s Church), tenor Brian Nedvin, mezzo-soprano Suzanne Oberdorfer, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and flutist Patti Watters present a program of vocal and chamber music which will also include recent works for solo organ. Stephen Coxe: Chorale Preludes for Advent/Christmas; Camille Saint-Saëns: Prière for cello and organ; Claude Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis; Andrew Carter: Toccata on “Veni Emmanuel”; Albert Roussel: Joueurs de Flûte; Stephen Coxe: Hebrew Songs; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano. Suggested donation [at the door]: $15 general / $5 students. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8 pm
Schubert / Beatles
Two meteoric musical careers that captured the ethos of their era, a dual repertoire of songs so iconic as to have assumed the status of folk music: Franz Schubert and the team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Come experience the driving beat of Schubert and the exquisite lyricism of the Beatles, with titles ranging from "Der Wanderer an den Mond" to "She's Leaving Home." Violin sensation Charles Yang joins this versatile cast of NYFOS favorites. Sari Gruber, soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Andrew Garland, baritone; Theo Hoffman, baritone/guitar; Charles Yang, violin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. — In memory of John Lennon, who died on this day 35 years ago (December 8, 1980) — Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; $20 Real Deal Tickets. http://nyfos.org/events.html Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz & Big Band
Hear the rhythms of Governor’s School for the Arts students and the sounds of the big brass in this spirited and dynamic show! Tickets: General admission $15/Students $5. www.showtix4u.com/ Hixon Theatre @ Virginia Arts Festival, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. Conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin, Assistant Professor (Conducting) and Director of Bands at the William and Mary School of Music, you’ll hear music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 9: The Center, Elizabeth City. Dec 16: Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake. Dec 17: Phi Beta Kappa Hall 601 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 18: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. Its mission is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. Somewhat incredibly, JLCO started as a summer concert series at the Center in 1987; its phenomenal success is outer-worldly and eventually led to the opening the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz in 2004. JLCO has celebrated jazz and these monumental landmarks with an ever-growing audience of jazz fans from around the world. This unique holiday program combines the talents of JLCO with those of Mr. Denzal Sinclaire, a pianist/singer of subtle skill and with a relaxed and sophisticated approach to songs. Tickets: $42 - $77. Ticket Office: (757)594-8752. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, December 11, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2:30 & 8 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: Home for the Holidays
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season - Home for the Holidays! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Chorus, and special guests. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 11: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606 . Dec 12: Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 13 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7 pm
TENET: Praetorius: A Weihnachts Celebration
TENET celebrates Christmas in a collaboration with Bach Vespers Holy Trinity and Dark Horse Consort. The three acclaimed ensembles join together to create a joyful noise performing works by Michael Praetorius and his contemporaries including “Vom himmel hoch” and “Puer natus in Bethlehem.” Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Tim Keeler, alto; Donald Meineke, tenor; David McFerrin, bass. Tickets: $15.50-$50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 4 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 4 pm

VCS: Holiday Concert
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This 2015-2016 concert year is our 85th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Ms. Sarah Frook is our new Artistic Director. More information: www.vachoralsociety.org/ Tickets At the Door: General admission - $18; Senior/Military/Student - $15; Advance tickets:$15/$12; Pro Music & Sound, 2715 Route 17, Yorktown; Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services" located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton. Tickets online: ShowTix4U.com. Dec 12: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. Dec 13: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. Dec 19: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 20: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11 am
Sing Noel, Sing Hallelujah!
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church’s Sanctuary Choir, HidenBells handbell choir, and children’s choirs join forces with guest instrumentalists to present a program of Christmas favorites. The program will include carols, classical works, contemporary favorites, and the premiere of a new piece by Hidenwood’s music director Geoffrey Bell. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 11 am
Christmas at Providence
Morning Worship with selections from Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with the Chancel Choir of Providence Presbyterian Church Valetta Fellenbaum, music director John Dixon, organ. (757) 420-6159. www.provpres.org. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville),Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2 pm & 5 pm
Christmas with the Williamsburg Choral Guild
In its 40th anniversary season, the Guild is pleased to bring back its family-friendly concert of holiday favorites and a community sing-along of beloved carols. No tickets will be required. In lieu of admission, audience members are invited to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit Fish and Grove Christian Outreach; a free-will offering will be received to help defray the expense of the concert space. Visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808. King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town – and he’s stopping by with your Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early – this family favorite is sure to sell out! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets start at $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 4 pm
Holiday Brass with the U.S. Army TRADOC Band
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series. The U.S. Army TRADOC Band from Fort Eustis presents a festive holiday brass concert at Christ and St. Luke's. Free.757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm
Christmas Vespers
Advent and Christmas music with the Chancel Choir, Bells of Providence, Merry Bells, and YOU! the audience in a carol sing-along at Providence Presbyterian Church Valetta Fellenbaum, music director John Dixon, organ. After the music we will enjoy desserts and conversation in the Fellowship Hall. (757) 420-6159. www.provpres.org. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville),Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, December 13. 2015, 7 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble: What Sweeter Music
For our Christmas concert we are singing favorite music from our past 10 seasons, with at least one selection from each year. You will hear beautiful Christmas carol arrangements by John Rutter, Norman Luboff, Stephen Paulus, Morten Lauridsen, RenJ Clausen, and Andrew Carter, including Still, Still, Still, Silent Night, A Welsh Lullaby, Sure on This Shining Night, Love Came Down at Christmas, There Is a Flower, What Sweeter Music, and Balulalow. Under the direction of Agnes French, the ensemble will sing several unaccompanied pieces. Accompanying other works will be Rebecca Davy, organ and piano; Stephen Custer, cello; and Michael Cohen, oboe. A brand new Christmas music CD will be available at our Christmas concert at only $10 each. Free admission; an offering will be received in support of Cantori. Dec 6: Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA. Dec 13: Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA

TRADOC Band Holiday Concert Series
Monday, December 14, 2015, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Proclamation Brass
First Colonial High School, 1272 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Monday, December 14, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: A Goyishe Christmas to You!
uletide Songs by Jewish Composers The uproarious program returns for a sixth year at HENRY's Restaurant. Songs range from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (sung in Yiddish) to "Winter Wonderland," "O Holy Night," "Let it Snow" and Tom Lehrer's "Hannukah in Santa Monica". Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with Drama Desk Award-winner soprano Lauren Worsham; Alex Mansoori, tenor; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Joshua Breitzer, cantor among other surprise guests; clarinetist Alan Kay and Steven blier, pianist/arranger and host. $10 Cover. Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins welcome at the bar. http://nyfos.org/events.html HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, NYC

HRMB: 2015 Holiday Concert Series:
he 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 retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Monday, December 14, 2015, 7 pm
Atlantic Shores Retirement Living, 1200 Atlantic Shores Dr., Virginia Beach. FREE
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall Council 3548, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. FREE with one non-perishable food item donation to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

Danú – A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag
Hampton Arts’ favorite Danú invites you and yours to celebrate the holidays the Irish way with traditional music performed by a joyous, spirit-lifting band. Accented with Irish dance, this concert is the perfect gift to delight your entire family. Christmas in Ireland is one of the most important holidays for families and friends, as many Irish people living abroad come home to gather in celebration. Local community choirs singing traditional songs for Christmas and Wrens Day (Dec. 26) are a common site throughout Ireland each December. Music and dance gatherings, in communities both urban and rural, have often combined for generations to offer a great variety of songs, music, and stories for the holidays. Danú’s Christmas Gathering offers a taste of these extraordinary events, which have been held across Ireland for hundreds of years. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, along with top notch guest dancers. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine. Tickets: $53/$48. www.ticketmaster.com American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 11 am
WMC: The SantaBones
The Williamsburg Music Club presents its Annual Christmas Holiday program, this year featuring SantaBones a unique trombone quartet. Steve Turner, Don Wilmot, David Anson and Dru Stowe will enjoy performing a variety of seasonal favorites. Additionally, the quartet will showcase Renaissance and contemporary music, jazz and show tunes. The program, which is free and open to the public begins at 10 a.m. with "Coffee & Conversation"followed by the musical program at 11 a.m. For more info, 757-229-4429, or www.williamsburgmusiccub.org Bruton Parish Hall, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. Conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin, Assistant Professor (Conducting) and Director of Bands at the William and Mary School of Music, you’ll hear music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets range in price from $25 - $63 for Holiday Brass at PBK Hall in Williamsburg and can be purchased online at www.virginiasymphony.org or by calling 757.892.6366. Students with ID are $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance or day of show at the door. Tickets start at $9 for special “tweet seats” at TCC Roper as part of the #VSOatRoper series. Dec 16: Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake. Dec 17: Phi Beta Kappa Hall 601 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 18: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
GSA: Handel’s Messiah
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer - Chair, presents Messiah by George Frederic Handel. Stephen Z. Cook, chorus director and organist. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: Adults-$20, Students/Seniors-$15. showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Handel's Messiah
Benjamin Rous returns to conduct the Messiah of the season. Featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and vocal soloists, come experience the greatest story ever told with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Vocal Soloists. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 17: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Dec 18: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 19: Harrison Opera House, 160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm
GSA: Alumni Benefit Showcase
Featuring: Natalie Prass, Trey Pollard, Will Liverman, Mary Faber, Matt Caplan, Gabe Hyman, Barbara Quintiliani, Tyler Cain. Mary Katherine Young or Woo Woo from 94.9 the Point will host a pre-show talk with the performers. Adrienne Warren is our MC. Tickets online now! www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, 47th Street & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Salvation is Created - Holiday Concert
The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble. The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble presents the second of its 2015-2016 concert series, showcasing the talent and professionalism of its 50-piece ensemble of woodwind, brass, and percussion, as well as emotional vocal solo performances. Be entertained by Troika, Klezmer Miniatures and Fireside Christmas. Be mesmerized by Salvation is Created, Russian Christmas Music, and Psalm for Band. Be inspired by Gabriel’s Oboe, Pie’ Jesu, and Ave’ Maria. And join the ensemble in an audience sing-along of Holiday classics! Tickets will be available at the door with proceeds supporting our Student Musician Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are available from our website www.cbwe.org. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 4 pm

VCS: Holiday Concert
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This 2015-2016 concert year is our 85th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Ms. Sarah Frook is our new Artistic Director. More information: www.vachoralsociety.org/ Tickets At the Door: General admission - $18; Senior/Military/Student - $15; Advance tickets:$15/$12; Pro Music & Sound, 2715 Route 17, Yorktown; Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services" located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton. Tickets online: ShowTix4U.com. Dec 12: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. Dec 13: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Road, Hampton, VA 23669. Dec 19: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 20: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News.

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 9:30 & 11 am
Come Ye Faithful: A Carol Service By Hal H. Hopson
Featuring the Chancel choir, Junior choir, Alleluia Ringers, soloists and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans, Director of Music. The holiday tradition continues in this beloved service of lessons and carols based on the theme: Witnesses to the Nativity. The Chancel Choir at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church has completed two international tours and recently completed a choral residency by personal invitation of composer Mark Hayes at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, in a performance of his Requiem. The choir is currently planning its third international tour to France and Switzerland. Free and open to the public, a freewill offering will be accepted, and a nursery will be provided. For information, call 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road (across from the Chesapeake Municipal Complex), Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: Many Joys of the Season
The York River Symphony Orchestra, Conductors, Eric Reiff, Clint Correll, and Reginald Fox will conduct a program which include selections from music by Handel, Haydn, Humperdinck, two world premiere pieces by Clint Correll, and selections by the YRSO Choir. The Hampton Roads Flute Choir performs a Pre-concert Showcase at from 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. This concert is a joint benefit for the orchestra and LINK which supports PORT in Hampton Roads. Tickets at the door - $12 for adults, and $10 students, seniors, military. Advance tickets from orchestra members, $2 less. More information at http://www.yrso.org and www.linkhr.org. Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 4:30 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Join the St. Paul’s Choir, Charles Woodward, conductor, guest organist Gustavo Andres, and readers for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Paul’s Church, a journey in Scripture and Song from Old Testament prophecy to the celebration of the Nativity. Congregational carols and carol-anthems of Ralph Vaughan Williams, David Willcocks, Eric Whitacre, John Rutter and others will be sung in this service. Seating begins at 3:15 pm and a festive holiday reception follows the service. Phone 627-4353. St. Paul’s, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 8 pm
Symphonicity: Messiah Sing Along
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, Music Director and Conductor. Our soloists will sing Handel's Messiah and the audience is invited to sing the choruses with them! Bring your own score or you may purchase one in the lobby for $10. Soloists: Kimberly Nickerson, soprano; Bonnie Lambert Baxter, mezzo-soprano; Tony Marcano, tenor; Adam Piper, baritone. Doors open at 7:15 pm. Free and open to the public. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 4:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Christmas Eve service with prelude and music. Rev. R. Scott Foxwell is the organist and choir director. For information, call 757-428-6332. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach 23454

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 7 pm
Christmas Eve at Providence
A traditional service of readings, carols, communion, and candle lighting. Providence Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of enjoying the wonder and power of music, not only during weekly worship, but especially during Advent and Christmas seasons. (757) 420-6159. www.provpres.org. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road (at the intersection of Providence Road and Whitehurst Landing Road in Kempsville),Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Series. As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church , 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 10:30 pm
Music for Christmas Eve and Candlelight Lessons and Carols
Hidenwood Presbyterian presents a half-hour presentation of Christmas organ, piano, instrumental, and vocal music as a prelude to its annual Candlelight Lessons and Carols service. The 11pm service will feature traditional carols and readings, Holy Communion, and the midnight singing of Silent Night by candlelight. There will also be a 5pm Family Lessons and Carols Service on the same day. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 10:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols. The choir is led by choirmaster and organist, David S. Kunkel, For information, call 757-428-6332. First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 1:30 & 3:30 pm
EVB: Brasstastic Holiday
This fun concert includes beautiful, traditional Christmas Carols from the past, as well as new arrivals. The Eastern Virginia Brass quintet plays the familiar Coventry Carol, Carol of the Bells and Joy to the World. Also included are Farandole from the L’Arlesienne Suite, Trepak by Tchaikovsky, Little Drummer Boy and Hanukkah Music for Brass Quintet. Enjoy the swinging side of the holidays as the ensemble performs Trumpeter’s Lullaby and Snoopy’s favorite, Christmas Time is Here. If the audience comes pre-vocalized and aerobically fit, they will be asked to join in the musical festivities. This concert is fine for the entire family. It is presented with the assistance of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For tickets, call 888-965-7254. DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 4 pm
Feel Good After the Holidays by Donating to Childhood Cancer Research
Violinist, Brendon Elliott, a former Sundays at Four “Terrific Teen” performer, returns to play a Benefit Recital for the Isle of Wight Optimist Club’s Childhood Cancer Research Campaign. Brendon is a senior at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. His summer music studies have included Tanglewood, Heifetz, Sarasota, and Aspen Music Festivals, and he has performed during a special concert with the New York Philharmonic. Brendon toured with the Virginia Symphony performing the Hailstork Violin Concerto and has performed alongside the legendary Natalie Cole. Brendon will appear again with the Virginia Symphony in April 2016 to perform the Glazunov Violin Concerto. This is not a ticketed performance – concert entrance is with your generous donation to Childhood Cancer Research. Make checks out to: Optimist International for: Childhood Cancer Campaign, or CCC Information: 757-375-9140. This concert is a Sundays at Four Production. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111, South Church Street in Smithfield’s Historic District

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