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Thursday September 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday September 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7 pm

VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
Virginia Symphony Orchestra's annual series of outdoor concerts. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Virginia’s premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include John Stafford Smith’s Star Spangled Banner, John Williams’ Suite from Jaws and John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea. The program will also feature a piece by local composer James Hosay titled Rivers of the Chesapeake: The Elizabeth. Free and open to the public. Sep 1: Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, 121 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Sep 3: Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690. Sep 4: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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.
Thursday, September 1, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 3, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, September 6, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 10, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, September 13, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Laurence Caldecote, Organist from Nuneaton, England
Thursday, September 15, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 17, 8 pm
Countertenor Recital
Charles Humphries, Countertenor, Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord accompaniment
Sunday, September 18, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of Orlando Gibbons
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, September 20, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 22, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Scott Hayes, Organist from All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 27, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 29, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
September 3, 17, 24 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
September 10 - Sarah Bland, Organist

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2:30 pm pm
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum Concert
The Tidewater Music Teachers Forum will present its members in recital This event is open to the public without charge. Contact: Dr. Betty Blasch at bobreb@cavtel.net or 757-425-7946. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk

Heartlight Singers Auditions
Heartlight is looking for singers with choral experience who are interested in connecting with our audiences, by singing from the heart. Rehearsals are Thursday nights, September 1 through November 17, with performances in the first half of December. Formed in 2013, Heartlight is a small ensemble of 9-16 singers who perform primarily for seniors in our community, plus two public performances that also feature other area talent. Instrumentalists are also welcome. Auditions now through August 31 in Greenbrier, Chesapeake. For more info, go to http://norfolk.craigslist.org/grp/5708570154.html, as well as http//:Facebook.com/heartlightsingers. Call 757-483-3467 to schedule your audition time before the 8/31 deadline.

Hampton Roads Philharmonic 1st Annual Young Artist Competition
In order to foster musical talent in our community and to give young musicians the valuable opportunity to perform as a soloist with an orchestra, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic is opening a portion of its season to feature a young soloist. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its first annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2017. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 22. Application is due with paid registration fee by October 28, 2016. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of three concerts.  Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 29, and on Tuesday, September 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. each day.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant’s basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and sight read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  Auditions will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg.  Applicants should contact membership chair Danya Zimbauer at danyaz@gmail.com or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild’s programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

September 6, 2016
Symphonicity String & Timpani Auditions
Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of performances at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. String applicants should contact Danielle Fagan at fagandj@outlook.com. String auditions will be held September 6, 2016 at the Sandler Center in the evening. Timpani auditions will be held in late August. Applicants should contact Alan Brown at abrown4404@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.symphonicity.org Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, provides a challenging performance experience for area musicians and fills a need for low cost, quality concerts in the community. The orchestra has over 100 members, who give freely of their time and talents. Membership is composed of retired and active symphony players, public school teachers, instructors at and graduates of the Armed Forces School of Music, freelance musicians, private instructors and composers, as well as business professionals, homemakers, and select high school students.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8 pm
Max Reger's Music: An approach to his Musical Thinking
Guest lecture by Dr. Hans-Peter Retzmann, organist Free and open to the Public. Pope Chapel

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7 pm
VSO Chamber Orchestra: An Evening of Brahms
Considered one of the greatest composers of chamber music, Brahms was simultaneously a traditionalist and an innovator. His Clarinet Quintet, a uniquely challenging and beautifully autumnal piece, was composed during the last years of his life. His desire to write for the clarinet pulled him back out of retirement, resulting in some of his most mature and influential compositions. The G Major Sextet is one of his most intimate, introspective and sublime works. Brahms dedicated it to Agathe von Siebold as they parted ways and wrote to a friend, “Here I have freed myself from my last love.” Join Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians for an evening of some of Brahms’ most beloved works. Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115; Brahms: Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36. Vahn Armstrong, Concertmaster; Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide, Assistant Principal Violin; Satoko Rickenbacker, Viola; Matthew Umlauf, Viola; Michael Daniels, Principal Cello; Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, Assistant Principal Cello; Michael Byerly, Principal Clarinet. Tickets: $35. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:45 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Vietnam Art Exhibit Opening. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. www.suffolkcenter.org Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 Finney Ave, Suffolk, VA 23434

Thursday September 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony By the Sea
Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Symphony by the Sea Series presented by The Breeden Company is back for another year, and is better than ever! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air on six magical evenings by the sea. All concerts in this series are free and open to the public, but Series Memberships are now available! 31st Street Stage, 31st Street and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Tidewater Guitar Quartet
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. This jewel in the midst of the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra steps out to perform quartet standards, with a focus on Spanish music, plus contemporary works by York and Brouwer. John Boyles, Sam Dorsey, Todd Holcomb and Cliff Morris. 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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7 pm
St. Bede: AGO Organ Series
Concert organist Dr. Hans-Peter Retzmann, Director of Music at Saint Nikolaus in Monchengladbach-Hardt, Germany, will present an organ concert. His musical education includes church music studies in Aachen and Dusseldorf and further studies in improvisation and composition with Naji Hakim at the Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite, Paris culminating in his receiving of a doctoral degree for his dissertation on the aesthetics of Max Reger. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. All are welcome to this FREE concert sponsored by Christopher Newport University and the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
VOA: Opera in the Park
This year’s Opera in the Park features operatic fare as well as Broadway’s best including the “Toreador Song” from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s “Quartet” from Rigoletto and the Overture from J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Bernstein’s “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide and Rodgers “If I Loved You” from Carousel. Highlighted selections from the upcoming 2016-2017 season feature music from The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci and Turandot. The concert is conducted by Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Adam Turner, leading the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and featuring a cast of Virginia Opera favorite singers including Matthew Burns and Anne-Carolyn Bird (Figaro and Susanna from the Opera’s widely-acclaimed 2013 production of The Marriage of Figaro) and the Opera’s rising stars including Kyle Tomlin and Katie Polit (both with starring roles in last season’s uproarious Orpheus In the Underworld), among others. The Virginia Opera Chorus is back for both accompanying and solo selections. Music, food, prizes. Door prizes including tickets for opening night, gift certificates from area restaurants and more! All winners will be announced at Intermission during Opera in the Park. No purchase necessary. Must be present to enter and win. Free and open to the public. Park Opens at 6:00 PM Concert Begins at 7:30 PM. Information about Parking and Directions can be found at www.festevents.org Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3 pm
Kelly Sulick, Flute with John Maywood, Piano
The Old Dominion University Music Department presents a recital by guest flutist Kelly Sulick with pianist John Maywood. Both serve as music faculty at The University of Virginia. Their virtuoso program includes: Chant de Linos, André Jolivet (1905-1974); Le Merle Noir, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992); Scrivo in Vent, Elliott Carter (1908-2012); Two, John Cage (1912-1992); Sonatine, Pierre Boulez (1925-2016). This recital is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Patti Watters at pwatters@odu.edu or 757-589-6452.Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Performing Arts Center, 49th Street behind Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4 pm
GBPC: A Time to Remember ~ A Time for Peace 2001 ~ 2016
Candlelight Concert Series2 016—2017 Great Bridge Presbyterian Church 17th Season presents A Time to Remember ~ A Time for Peace 2001 ~ 2016. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the tragic attacks our country suffered on September 11, 2001, the Chancel choirs of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church and Royster Presbyterian Church (Sharon Foxwell, organist/choirmaster), a choir of children and youth, guests, soloists, members of the Alleluia Ringers of GBPC and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans, Director of Music, present a commemorative concert featuring: Requiem by Mark Hayes Performed by the GBPC Chancel Choir at Lincoln Center, NYC, May 25, 2015, Mark Hayes, Conductor Priére by John Dixon A Flower Remembered by John Rutter Adonai Ro’i  by Gerald Cohen Iraqi Peace Song arr. Lori Tennenhouse There is Peace by Jim Papoulis Amazing Grace  arr. Mack Wilberg The God of Abraham Praise arr. Mack Wilberg (premiere performance). All Concerts Free and open to the public. For information, please call:  757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: A Recital for Flute and Piano
Dr. Kathleen Winters will perform an all-American program of music for flute, together with her mother, Dr. Ruth Winters,piano, as collaborating artist. Flutist Kathleen Winters, a Newport News native, is in demand as a performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition with Finals to be held in October. This family-affair is sure to be an afternoon to remember on this 15th anniversary of 9/11. Series Tickets (3): Adults $50 / Students $15. Tickets at the door: Adults $20 / Students $5 www.sundaysatfourva.org Information, please call 757-375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Soprano Section Leader Position
Bayside Presbyterian Church is looking for a Soprano Section Leader to become part of our choir. The candidate will attend weekly rehearsals which are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 PM and sing with the choir Sunday mornings at the 11:00 AM Service. The stipend for this position is $25 per rehearsal and service. For further information or to apply, please contact the church office, 757-460-1188 or email Chi Yi Chen Wolbrink, Director of Music Ministry, cwolbrink@baysidepresby.org.

Alto and Bass soloists/section leaders
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, announces openings in its Adult Choir for alto and bass soloists/section leaders. Responsibilities include participation in weekly rehearsals and the 10:30 am service on Sunday, and in special services and music programs throughout the year, including the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols, a beloved offering at the Christmas season. The choir’s repertoire is drawn from the Anglican choral tradition, and ranges from Renaissance motets to works of today. For additional information on the positions and terms of employment, or to arrange an audition, please contact Chuck Woodward, Director of Music, at cwoodward@stpaulsnorfolk.org, or 757.627.4353, ext. 13.

ODU 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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30 pm
Mike Hall and Stephen Coxe, Faculty Recital
featuring new music for trombone and piano alongside classic repertoire. Chandler Recital Hall
Sunday, September 25, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Orchestra
performing a variety of music honoring traditions of jazz while introducing new arrangements and original compositions. Directed by Doug Owens. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:30 pm
VOA : A Sinful Night with Adam and Ute
Virginia Opera invites you to spend A Sinful Night with Adam and Ute, an evocative evening of cabaret fare reminiscent of the smoky, sultry performance style of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, with a one-night-only event in Norfolk and Richmond.  Ute Gfrerer, star of Virginia Opera’s upcoming statewide performances of The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, will enthrall you with song while Virginia Opera’s Maestro Adam Turner partners with her at the piano, guiding you through a memorable evening.  Works by Weill, Sondheim and Bernstein set the mood for the program, complete with intimate seating in performance spaces not usually utilized by Virginia Opera, offering patrons to this unique event a chance to get up close and personal with an opera singer, and experience the power of live performance in an intimate setting.  Doors open at 6:30pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available for purchase, and the program begins at 7:30pm. General admission tickets $25. For tickets, please contact the Virginia Opera Box Office at 866.673.7282 or purchase online at vaopera.org. Grand Lobby of the Harrison Opera House, 160 W. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, September 16, 2016, 7 pm
St. Bede: Solo Piano Series
Pianist/composer Mark Christopher Brandt has been performing and recording professionally since 1977. He is both a powerful and positive motivational speaker as well as a gifted classically and jazz trained pianist. Mark will perform works from his solo piano improvisational DVD/CD series along with music from his earlier solo projects. 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

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Constitution Day Concert. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. Governor's Palace Lawn, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7 pm
VOA: A Sinful Night with Adam and Ute
Virginia Opera invites you to spend A Sinful Night with Adam and Ute, an evocative evening of cabaret fare reminiscent of the smoky, sultry performance style of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, with a one-night-only event in Norfolk and Richmond.  Ute Gfrerer, star of Virginia Opera’s upcoming statewide performances of The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill, will enthrall you with song while Virginia Opera’s Maestro Adam Turner partners with her at the piano, guiding you through a memorable evening.  Works by Weill, Sondheim and Bernstein set the mood for the program, complete with intimate seating in performance spaces not usually utilized by Virginia Opera, offering patrons to this unique event a chance to get up close and personal with an opera singer, and experience the power of live performance in an intimate setting.  Doors open at 6:30pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available for purchase, and the program begins at 7pm. General admission tickets $38 or for Inner Circle tickets at intimate cabaret-style table seating cost just $50 each. For tickets, please contact the Virginia Opera Box Office at 866.673.7282 or purchase online at vaopera.org. Rhythm Hall at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond 23219

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8 pm
New Music Norfolk Plays NEON
New Music Norfolk is excited to be playing in this weekend's NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) Festival! Please join us on Saturday as we present a concert of contemporary solo and chamber works. The works featured were written by local composers Adolphus Hailstork, Anne Neikirk, and Paul S. Kim, as well as Adam Scott Neal, Brian Ferneyhough, and Robert Aitken. Performances are by old friends Susan C. Ha (piano), Grant Gilman (violin), Paul S. Kim (violin), and Rebecca Sinclair Kim (viola), and new friends Bridgid Eversole (soprano), Ben Sledge (flute), and Ian Robinson (cello).We are looking forward to a fun weekend of art, music, happenings, and out-of-the-box thinking with NEON http://neonnfk.com/festival/ For more information, please check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/newmusicnorfolk/ Admission is free. Hugh R. Copeland Center, 112 W Wilson Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Radiant Voices
The voices of Jewish composers through the ages will resound in the Virginia Chorale's opening concert of our 33rd season. Featuring 17th-century madrigals by Salomone Rossi, grand 19th-century liturgical classics, traditional folksongs from Israel, and Aaron Copland's In the Beginning (1947) with renowned mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon, this is a program you won't want to miss! Subscription: $80 - 20% off our single ticket prices! One admission to all four programs at any venue. Single tickets: $25.One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Group tickets: $10/person. Available for groups of 10 or more. Must be ordered an paid in full in advance - please contact the Virginia Chorale for details. Flex subscription: $65/three programs. Students/$10. To order online: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale 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. Sep 17: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Sep 18: Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk 23507

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3 pm

Virginia Symphony: Cirque Musica
The circus and the symphony combine for a high-flying, fun-filled, edge-of-your-seat musical adventure. Cirque Musica features the best performers and music in the world, making for an awe-inspiring, gravity-defying, symphony of whimsy and mastery. This celebration of music and performance artistry is the MUST-SEE POPS show of the season! Don’t miss this daring, mind-blowing concert experience that is sure to thrill audiences of all ages! Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sep 17: Starting price at $25. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Paul's Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. Sep 18: Cirque Musica FOR KIDS! - Starting price at $11. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3 pm
Rhapsody in Blue and White : A Concert to Benefit the Sderot Recreation Center
nternationally-acclaimed Israeli pianist and composer Rami Bar-Niv, joined by Williamsburg native Kinneret Ely, a NYC- based operatic soprano, will present a program of music by Israeli and other Jewish composers, including Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, Bar-Niv’s “Rhapsody in Blue and White” based on three Israeli songs, and Sprecher’s “Jerusalem Concerto”.  The Sderot Indoor Recreation Center is a unique Israeli solution to rocket attacks from Gaza that can strike with only 15 seconds warning. The recreation facilities are interspersed with sturdy bomb shelters.  Money raised from the Benefit Concert will help the Center continue to offer the families of Sderot a safe and secure refuge from the threat and reality of bombardment. Contact:  impresaria@cox.net, 757-206-1447.Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street. Williamsburg

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4 pm
Invencia Piano Duo: Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn
The Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Co-Directors Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn have won critical acclaim around the world for their compelling interpretations of diverse and adventurous repertoire. Describing the duo’s performances music critics have praised them as “dazzling” “flawless,” “electrifying” and “authoritative.” Hailing from Armenian and Ukrainian families, Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn were educated at the Moscow State Conservatory and came to the United States in the 1990s to pursue advanced studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. They presently teach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Additionally, they are Artistic of the Norfolk Chamber Consort and co-founders of the Invencia Piano Duo, which won in the Best Classical category of the 2014 Veer Magazine Music Awards. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4 pm
Runaway String Band
Fox Hill Open Door Concert Series presents the Runaway String Band. Runaway String Band brings together four long-time Williamsburg-area musicians whose mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old time, and swing music builds on the spirit of the old time string bands. www.firstumcfoxhill.org First United Methodist Church Fox Hill ,1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664

Monday, September 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 8 pm

Trio Solisti
Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker), with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and musical insight. Possessing a repertoire that encompasses the standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers, rave reviews follow the trio throughout its concert tours. Noted Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout proclaimed that Trio Solisti is "the group that to my mind has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.” The New York Times called it “probably the finest American [piano trio] currently on the field,” and the trio was praised by The Washington Post for a “transcendent performance.” Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti – violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini – has performed on major concert series such as the Great Performers at Lincoln Center, People’s Symphony Concerts at Town Hall NY, Washington Performing Arts Society at Kennedy Center, Seattle’s Meany Hall and La Jolla’s Revelle Series. In 2015, the ensemble performed a three-concert series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presenting the complete piano chamber music of Johannes Brahms, with guest artists Anthony McGill (clarinet), Jesse Mills (violin), Richard O'Neill and Hsin-Yun Huang (viola), and Julie Landsman (French horn). http://www.triosolisti.com/ Sept 19: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Season Subscriptions: Regular: $150; Chrysler Member: $125; Student/Musician: $75; First Time Subscriber: $75. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Sept 20: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 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 visit www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11 am
WMC: Tapestry Bells
“Tapestry Bells” will perform With Timbrel & Dance, Sing Hallelujah, Blessed Assurance, Old Rugged Cross, Carillon, Variations on Prospect, The Shepherd’s Dream, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, Go Down Moses, When I Survey and Make Joyful Noise Performing on the bells are Lynn Dash, Ann Morgan, Charm Peterman, Lucy Rankin and Marjorie Setnicky. Meeting & Program 11 a.m. Preceded by “Coffee & Conversation” at 10 a.m. This program is presented free to the community by the Williamsburg Music Club and all are welcome. www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Bruton Parish Hall, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Wednesday – Saturday, September 21-24, 2016, 8 pm
Loose, Wet, Perforated
Guerilla Opera presents a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated, music and libretto by Nicholas P. Vines; stage direction by Austin Regan. American Idol meets The Hunger Games meets The Price is Right in our season opener, a new production of Loose, Wet, Perforated with music and original libretto by Nicholas P. Vines! “Loose” and “Wet” undergo various trials to climb rank in their secret Guild. Which character will descend to isolation and despair and which will rise to fame and fortune? Stage director Austin Regan leads the Guerilla team through a game show set in a parallel future. Live video feed intensifies each trial and you, the “live T.V. audience,” are invited to participate at crucial moments. Live stream on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 8 pm EST - https://livestream.com/guerillaopera/LWP2016 $15 general/$10 for senior citizens/Free for students ($10 advance purchase). Phone (617) 912-9222 (Wed-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) or visit  bostonconservatory.berklee.edu/events/ticketing The Zack Box Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Friday, September 23, 2016, 7 pm
Can you Give it for a Song?
Join us for a evening of good food, wine, singing and conversation at the Algonquin House. Some of our fine local singers will delight you with a variety of vocal music from many genres. For more details, visit our website at cantabileproject.org. Please RSVP by September 16, 2016 to cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or leave a message at 757-353-2865.

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 visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, September 23, 2016, 8 pm
Family Weekend Concert
Collaborative piece: America the Beautiful; Edward Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance No.1. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, September 23, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Russian Fireworks
The new season opens with virtuosity and fireworks! JoAnn Falletta brings music from the magical worlds of Russian opera and ballet. The revelry starts with the Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor, one of the most well-known and celebrated melodies in classical music (remember Strangers In Paradise from Kismet?). Then enjoy Stravinsky’s exotic Petrouchka, commissioned for Paris’ Ballet Russes in 1910. Finally, the young and gifted virtuoso Conrad Tao joins the Virginia Symphony to perform Rachmaninoff’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 3! JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Conrad Tao, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Borodin: Polovtsian Dances; Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3. Tickets: $25 - $110. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sep 23: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Sep 24: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Sep 25: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra Concert. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. www.fergusoncenter.org Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:30 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10 am

7th Army Soldier Chorus Reunion Concerts
A free concert in a wide range of musical styles will be performed by this veterans group that served in the 7th Army Soldier Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany from 1963-1973.  During that ten year period the group was a Manner Chor (male chorus). In 1974 the chorus was replaced by the USAREUR Chorus which became a SATB group and still exists today. The reunion is at Virginia Beach from September 22 -25.  Both performances are free and open to the public. Sep 24: Concert at 17th Street Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach. Sep 25: The group will sing several anthems in the worship service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 25, 5 pm

5BMF: New York Polyphony
5 Boroughs Music Festival. Internationally renowned for their superb musicianship, vocal beauty, and mastery of repertoire ranging from the Medieval to modern works, New York Polyphony returns to 5BMF this season in two special performances featuring works by Loyset Compere, Francisco de Peñalosa, Cyrillus Kreek and Andrew Smith. Following their previous appearances with 5BMF in the Fall of 2008 and alongside vocal ensemble TENET in 2012, New York Polyphony kicks off our 10th Anniversary Season. Performers: Geoffrey Williams, countertenor; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone; Craig Phillips, bass. Program: Loyset Compere – Crux triumphans; Andrew Smith – Salme 55 (composed for New York Polyphony); Francisco de Peñalosa – Lamentations, Feria V; Cyrillus Kreek – Taaveti laul; Loyset Compere – Officium de Cruce. Tickets: Gen/$25; Senior $15, Student $15. 5bmf.org/2016/09/25/newyorkpolyphony/ Sep 24: Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471. Sep 25: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3 pm
LYRA
The Sine Nomine Series welcomes LYRA – a vocal ensemble on tour from St. Petersburg, Russia. The main goal of LYRA’s activity is exploring and popularizing Russian choir music. Through their performances they introduce the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music. LYRA’s repertoire ranges from folk songs to Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Rakhmaninov, and music of the Russian Orthodox Church. 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 members and purchase recordings. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Aimo Pagin, Pianist
William & Mary Ewell Concert Series presents pianist Aimo Pagin. A prizewinner at numerous European competitions, including first prize at the Palma D’Oro International Piano Competition in Italy, Aimo Pagin's musical expression and technical skill have drawn widespread praise in the world of music. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras, at music festivals, and in concert halls in many countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Hungary, and the United States. Admission: Free. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.eduEwell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4 pm
ISGC: The People's Concert
Enlighten! Energize! Inspire! 45th Anniversary Celebration. The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. presents The People's Concert featuring The Chorale and special guest “The Unconservatory” Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales, piano duo. Free admission. Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, 23505

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4 pm
Hampton University Faculty Recital
Music of Bach, Rachmaninov. Benjamin Garner, Piano. www.firstumcfoxhill.org First United Methodist Church Fox Hill ,1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664

Monday, September 26
BYOV Auditions
On Monday, September 26 Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will be holding auditions for our Junior Strings. This ensemble is for young musicians (violin, viola, cello, and bass) through rising 7th grade. For more information about our orchestras and to schedule an audition, visit bayyouth.org/members/auditions. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Richards,Executive Director, (757) 618-1800 or richards.byov@gmail. Audition requirements and excerpts are available online. All Bay Youth members gain entry to their ensembles through an audition. Concert and Symphony Orchestras rehearsals are held on Monday evenings beginning September 13 at Norview High School in Norfolk. To schedule an audition, visit: bayyouth.org/members/auditions Junior Strings Auditions will be held at Norview Middle School in Norfolk, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7 pm
Organ Recital Dr. Brandon Spence
Dr. Brandon Spence, a student of Dr. Charles E. Vogan and Mrs. Frieda O. Vogan at Old Dominion University, says that he owes his musical heritage to the Vogan family and any musical legacy he passes on will be derived largely of what he learned from them. He participated in Mrs. Vogan’s memorial service in 2013. His intention has been to return to Royster Church, where he learned to play the organ, and perform an organ recital dedicated to the Vogan family and the congregation of Royster Church. His recital program will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Marcel Dupre, George Frederick Handel, William Grant Still and Robin Dinda. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505

Monday, September 26, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Ethos Percussion Group
"Spellbinding", "astonishing" and "immaculate" are all words that critics have used to describe the Ethos Percussion Group. The New York Times has hailed the ensemble for its "expert togetherness, sensitivity and zest." Ethos is currently in its third decade of exceptional music-making and collective devotion to the world of percussion. All individually accomplished artists, Ethos members Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney and Yousif Sheronick are equally at home with contemporary classical repertoire and in collaborations with master musicians from non-Western traditions. The ensemble's critically-acclaimed performances regularly feature numerous commissions and world premieres; traditional influences from India, West Africa and the Middle East; and landmark works by composers such as John Cage, Philip Glass, Lou Harrison, Steve Reich and Frank Zappa. Works by Prieto, Ramzy, Isbarra, Sheronick, Hollenbeck, Garland, Reich. Master Class: September 27, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute
What a Wonderful World. It’s Too Marvelous for Words. Somehow Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald were able to show the world how wonderful and marvelous it really is with their songs that since have become timeless jazz standards. Fitzgerald, born in Newport News, Virginia in 1917, was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for nearly half a century, selling over 40 million albums and receiving 13 Grammy awards. Armstrong, born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1901, was an inventive and pioneering jazz trumpet and cornet player. Their music changed the course of American music history. Join the VSO in a celebration of these musical behemoths. Ankush Bahl, conductor; Marva Hicks, vocals; Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sep 29: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 1: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 6 pm
An Evening of Chamber Music
The Sentara Music and Medicine Center and Symphonicity present an evening of chamber music with works by Vaughn Williams, Mozart, Bach, Piazzolla. Alex Mason, conductor; Erich Graf & Susan Gruge, flutes; Dr. Kamal Chémali, piano; Megan Van Gomple, violin; Irene Kohut-Ilchyshyn, violin; Dr. Susan Ha, piano. Recption: 5:30. Admission is free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital Courtyard, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk 23507

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7 pm & 9 pm
TENET: The New Art
From the late 13th century to the Roman de Fauvel (compiled 1316), the Ars nova (c. 1322) of Phillipe de Vitry and the music of Guillaume Machaut. Under guest music director Scott Metcalfe, TENET will present a mini series called The Cycle of Invention to spotlight Machaut's contribution to composition during the late middle ages while also featuring those who preceded and followed him. During his lifetime, Machaut was known as an incredible poet and a stylistic inventor. Musical Director Scott Metcalf; Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf. Soprano Jolle Greenleaf; Alto Luthien Brackett; Tenors Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Strings Scott Metcalf;e Winds Debra Nagy; Lute Charles Weaver. Tickets: $40. 7:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-7 9:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-9 Tenri Cultural Institute, 3 W 13th St., New York, NY 10011

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute
What a Wonderful World. It’s Too Marvelous for Words. Somehow Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald were able to show the world how wonderful and marvelous it really is with their songs that since have become timeless jazz standards. Fitzgerald, born in Newport News, Virginia in 1917, was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for nearly half a century, selling over 40 million albums and receiving 13 Grammy awards. Armstrong, born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1901, was an inventive and pioneering jazz trumpet and cornet player. Their music changed the course of American music history. Join the VSO in a celebration of these musical behemoths. Ankush Bahl, conductor; Marva Hicks, vocals; Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sep 29: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 1: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 6 pm
An Evening of Chamber Music
The Sentara Music and Medicine Center and Symphonicity present an evening of chamber music with works by Vaughn Williams, Mozart, Bach, Piazzolla. Alex Mason, conductor; Erich Graf & Susan Gruge, flutes; Dr. Kamal Chémali, piano; Megan Van Gomple, violin; Irene Kohut-Ilchyshyn, violin; Dr. Susan Ha, piano. Recption: 5:30. Admission is free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital Courtyard, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk 23507

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7 pm & 9 pm
TENET: The New Art
From the late 13th century to the Roman de Fauvel (compiled 1316), the Ars nova (c. 1322) of Phillipe de Vitry and the music of Guillaume Machaut. Under guest music director Scott Metcalfe, TENET will present a mini series called The Cycle of Invention to spotlight Machaut's contribution to composition during the late middle ages while also featuring those who preceded and followed him. During his lifetime, Machaut was known as an incredible poet and a stylistic inventor. Musical Director Scott Metcalf; Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf. Soprano Jolle Greenleaf; Alto Luthien Brackett; Tenors Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Strings Scott Metcalf;e Winds Debra Nagy; Lute Charles Weaver. Tickets: $40. 7:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-7 9:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-9 Tenri Cultural Institute, 3 W 13th St., New York, NY 10011

Virginia Opera: The Seven Deadly Sins & Pagliacci
The Seven Deadly Sins. Setting out on a journey across America to aid her poverty-stricken family, Anna – manifested as two facets of one personality, one who sings and one who dances – finds herself on a seven-year, seven-city quest where she ultimately encounters each of the seven deadly sins. With a melodic score by Kurt Weill, and a tantalizing tale by Bertolt Brecht, the story focuses on Anna’s unsettling challenges and inner struggles - a tale with clear 21st Century resonance. Sung by the internationally renowned Weill specialist, Ute Gfrerer, in her American operatic stage debut, and conducted by the Virginia Opera’s own Principal Conductor, Adam Turner (inaugural recipient of the prestigious Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellowship), this tour-de-force production is not to be missed! Sung in English with English Supertitles. Pagliacci. When the “clown” realizes that he, too, experiences sorrow like any other man, his fast-paced journey of jealousy and murder becomes all-consuming. A standard of the operatic stage, featuring one of the classic tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” Pagliacci is a gripping drama of love, deception and revenge. Starring internationally acclaimed soprano Kelly Kaduce, in her Virginia Opera debut, and the anticipated return of the dynamic Michael Chioldi (Salome 2015), you will be captivated until the last breath. 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
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:30 pm; Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:30 pm.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2 pm.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, October 14, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm.

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:30 am
TRADOC Marching Band
Neptune Festival Parade. TRADOC Jazz Orchestra Concert. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. www.neptunefestival.com/ Atlantic Ave., 16th - 32nd Streets, Virginia Beach

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.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 4, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 6, 8 pm
Chamber Winds Recital
TRADOC Chamber Winds Army Band from Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, October 8, 8 pm
Guitar & Flute Recital
Duo Thalassa, Wayla Chambo, Flutist & Todd Holcomb, Guitarist, from Southeast, Virginia
Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm
Guitar Recital
Peter Griggs, Guitarist from New York City
Thursday, October 13, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 15, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, October 16, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of John Rutter
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, October 18, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 20, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 22, 8 pm
Flute Recital
Tom Moore, Flutist & Rebecca Davy, Accompanist
Tuesday, October 25, 8 pm
Recorder, Cello, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Recorder, Jeff Phelps, Cello, Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord
Thursday, October 27, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
October 1 - Thomas Marshall, Organist
October 8, 15, 22 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
October 29 - Sarah Bland, Organist

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3 pm
Organ and Piano Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4 pm
VWC: Fall Hymn Festival – This Little Light of Mine
“You are here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.” Matthew 5:14, The Message. YOU choose the hymns! Selections will be accepted until 3:50pm for this celebration of Christ’s light dwelling within us. Dr. Terry Lindvall, C. S. Lewis Endowed Chair of Communication and Christian Thought, will offer a reflection. The Wesleyan Worship Choir, a massed group of singers from churches throughout the region, will lead the congregation and present two special selections under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of VWC Choirs; Geoffrey Bell, VWC ’09, organist. To sing in the choir, email sbilly@vwc.edu with your voice part. (rehearsal that day at 3:15pm; music provided) Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5 pm
Awadagin Pratt, Piano
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Norfolk State University is proud to present pianist Awadagin Pratt in recital. Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. His honors include winning the Naumburg International Piano Competition, receiving the Avery Fisher Career Grant, performing three times at the White House, and giving performances all over the world. His recent recordings include the Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Zuill Bailey. Mr. Pratt will conduct a masterclass on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12 pm at the Wilder Center. There is free admission to the masterclass. Questions can be directed to Susan Ha at scha@nsu.edu Admission: $10 General/$5 Students with ID. Phone (757) 823-8582/8529, email scha@nsu.edu or purchase online at nsuchoirs.com. L. Douglas Wilder Center, 700 Park Ave , Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for St. Michael and All Angels
The Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s marks this special feast with music from their recent tour to England, as well as a world premiere of a new composition by local composer John Dixon. Free, reception to follow. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Soprano, Alto and Tenor Section Leaders Needed
Galilee Church is looking for section leaders for its Adult Choir. Commitments include Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm, Sundays 10:15am-12:15pm and a few additional services and rehearsals during the year. Compensation starts at $40 per call. For more information, please contact Gustavo Andres, Music Director at (812)219-0585, gusandres75@gmail.com

BYOV 2016-2017 Concerto Competition
The annual Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Concerto Competition will take place on Saturday, November 19. This is earlier than in year's past. The deadline to apply is October 3. You can submit your application online https://bayyouth.org/members/2016-concerto-competition/. There is a $30 application fee. All repertoire must be approved by the music director, competitors must memorize their music, and provide their own piano accompaniment. The competition is open to members of the Bay Youth Concert & Symphony Orchestras. All members are encouraged to participate in this incredible recital opportunity to showcase their talents. Three winners will be chosen to perform with their orchestra (1 BYCO, 2 BYSO) at the Concerto Concert on March 22 at Norfolk Academy.

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Exploring Albinoni
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Featuring the winner of the 2015 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition. Adagio in G Minor   Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751); Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op. 9 Tomaso Albinoni; Fugue in A Major on a Theme by Tomaso Albinoni J.S. Bach (1685-1750); Oboe Concerto in D Minor Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk 23507

ODU 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.
Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
co-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, opens its 48th season with a program titled “Discovering Albinoni,” featuring works by Tomaso Albinoni and by those he inspired, including J.S. Bach and Benedetto Marcello. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072, olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2 pm

The Medium
Written by Gian Carlo Menotti, performed by ODU Opera and ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Brian Nedvin, conducted by Paul Kim. Take a look into the world of Madame Flora, a fraudulent medium, her daughter Monica, and a mute street urchin, Toby. Madame Flora, a functioning alcoholic, struggles to maintain a grip on reality and eventually completely unravels. What are the implications to her daughter, to Toby, and to those who come for the séance? Come join us as Halloween approaches! University Theatre. Tickets: $15 at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.

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 visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5pm - 6:30pm
American Music in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, 1793-1893
Revell Carr, College of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of North Carolina Greensboro. American Music in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, 1793-1893 The nineteenth century saw drastic changes to the music and culture of the Hawaiian islands, due in large part to a dynamic relationship between Native Hawaiians and groups of American missionaries and seamen who introduced Hawaiians to genres of American music, from Christian hymns to blackface minstrelsy. This lecture will explore the tension between missionaries and sailors over music and dance in the burgeoning metropolis of Honolulu, and will look at how Hawaiians negotiated a cosmopolitan identity through the development of new musical genres that combined ancient traditions with musical innovations. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 pm
Halloween concert
Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre; Modest Mussorgsky, Khovantchina Overture; Modest Mussorgsky, Night on the Bald Mountain; André Caplet, The Masque of Red Death; Joseph Holbrooke, The Raven, op.25. Admission: $3 students, $10 general admission. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler 200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12 noon
St. Bede: Music of Germany
Organist Aaron Renninger will present Music of Germany - a Trip through the Centuries. All are invited to bring lunch to eat following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: Wien I: Fin de Siecle
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Joseph Marx: Nocturne, Selige Nacht; Hans Pfitzner: An dem Mond Op. 18; Richard Strauss: Selected Songs, 4 Letze Lieder; Alexander Zemlinsky: Selected Songs; Kristina Bachrach, Tami Petty, Laura Strickling, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Aaron Copland and the American Identity
Aaron Copland, one of the most influential 20th century composers, forged a uniquely American identity in orchestral music. Inspired by folk songs and jazz, his music often had a very accessible style and rhythmic vitality. His open intervals, slowly progressing harmonies, and songful melodies evoke the vastly open frontier landscapes and the optimistic pioneering spirit of the American west. Copland’s tone is hopeful, direct, and sincere. As the election of our 45th American President approaches, we present a program of music that pays homage to our ancestors and expresses the sentiments of landmark historical speeches, including the Gettysburg Address. Join us to celebrate the musical and historical heritage we all share! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Copland: Appalachian Spring; Copland: Lincoln Portrait. Tickets prices range from $25 to $50 with specially priced “tweet seats” for $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4 pm

VCS: I won't Grow Up
Virginia Choral Society opens it's 86th season with I Won't Grow Up - Songs of, by, and for children. This concert features works by Bob Chilcott, Eric Whitacre, and songs like "Kids!" and "I Won't Grow Up!" from hit Broadway shows.  VCS sings a wide variety of repertoire; at any given concert you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. Season subscription: $40, $35; Tickets at the door: Adults/$18, Senior, Military, Students/$15; Tickets in advance: Adults/$15, Senior, Military, Students/$12. Buy tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/ From a chorus member, at 3. From Pro Music & Sound (2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA) or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services (4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA) or season tickets: http://www.vachoralsociety.org/season-tickets Oct 7: First Baptist,12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 8: First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669. Oct 9: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Let's Dance
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, Major (Ret.) William Garlette, Conductor and Music Director. Tickets:10.00. Students and children under 18 are admitted free of charge. www.eventbrite.com/ A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton, VA 23666

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3 pm
YRSO : Start from the Beginning
York River Symphony Orchestra, Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor Clint Correll, Ph.D. (Hon), conductor. Bach's Prelude Chorale and Fugue, Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, Jeraldine Herbison’s “Canon and Fanfare” from Symphony No. 1, and several new or favorite pieces related to beginnings. Pre-Concert Showcase: Hansi Alt PianoTrio “Folksongs of Austria, Switzerland and Tirol” 2:15 - 2:45 pm. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. To purchase online visit http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:30 pm
Woodwind Quintet  Concert
A concert featuring woodwind performers from the Tidewater area: Wayne Hetrick, flute; Harvey Stokes,oboe; Edward Knakal,clarinet; Stephanie Sanders, bassoon; Rena Long,English horn; with pianist Paula Pressnell from Chowan University. Among their repertoire are works by Holst, Beethoven, Onslow, Barthe, and Arnold. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: QuinTango
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Tango – the eternal dance of man and woman, brought to life by this quintet of violins, cello, bass and piano. The lights dim, the temperature sizzles and the magic begins. The program will include works by Caldarella, Caro, Berlinghieri, Gardel, Piazzolla, as well as arrangements by Marcelli and Aslan of works by Petersburski, Troilo and Cobian – with an invitation to the audience to join in a tango on their final selection! Eva Cappelletti Chao & Joan Singer, violins; Kukasz Szyrner, cello; Jon Nazdin, bass; Jeffrey Watson, piano. 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 10, 2016, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8 pm

WSO: Soprano Sensation
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Seaton. The season opens with Soprano Sensation featuring guest vocalist Julia Bullock. Hailed by The New York Times as a “striking soprano” who “gave a ravishingly visceral” performance at her Carnegie Hall debut, Bullock will sing works by Villa-Lobos, Poulenc, Weill and Gershwin. Prior to performing with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in October, Ms. Bullock will make guest appearances with the LA Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, NY. Rossini: Overture to An Italian in Algiers; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 for Soprano & Orchestra of Violoncelli, A. 389; Poulenc: “Non monsieur mon mari” from Les mamelles de Tirésias; Mendelssohn: Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61; Weill: "Denn wie man sich bettet" from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny; Gershwin: "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess; Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D major, op.36. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. subscribe: call the office at (757) 229-9857 and provide a credit card number. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Chamber Winds
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band returns to Christ and St. Luke’s for a concert featuring their outstanding Chamber Winds Ensemble.  Stationed at Fort Eustis, the TRADOC Chamber Winds perform throughout the Tidewater area, with numerous appearances at schools, churches, and community venues. The hour-long concert will feature Beethoven’s Octet in E-flat for Winds, Op. 103, Arthur Bird’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 40, and Emile Bernard’s Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet, Op. 36. Free. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, October 15, 2016, 6:30 pm
Dramtreeo Performance
Dramtreeo (dram-TREE-oh) is an acoustic folk group based in Norfolk featuring the traditional music of North America, the British Isles, and the seven seas in an eclectic mixture of songs that reflect the joys and sorrows, the hard work and hard luck, the high spirits, and low humor of ordinary people around the world. Formed in the fall of 1981, the band began playing regularly at various venues in Hampton Roads.  Winners of numerous honors and awards, Dramtreeo has continued to delight audiences in the mid-Atlantic region. The band has performed with Robin and Linda Williams, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, the Kingston Trio, at numerous festivals, on television and radio, and for many, many private events. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
Kathleen Winters, Flute, and Ruth Winters, Piano
Praised as “elegant, communicative, and full of character,” Kathleen Winters is in demand as a performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. Second Flutist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) since October 2010, Ms. Winters served as acting Principal Flutist for the DSSO’s 2014-2015 season and has been Principal Flutist of the Regali Chamber Winds, Indiana State University's ensemble in residence, since 2013. Kathleen has performed throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has performed internationally in England, France, and Italy. Ms. Winters is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Illinois. The program includes works by Debussy, Bach, Griffes, Copland, Fukushima, Taffanel, and Dick. The recital is free and open to the public and is a preview of the program Ms. Winters will present later this month as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Solo Competition in New York City. Free and open to the public. For further information: pwatters@odu.edu.Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
NNO: Beethoven Lives Here
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, Conductor. The Fifth Symphony and other masterworks by Ludwig von Beethoven Season tickets: $60 - Tickets@northernneckorchestra.org Single concert: $25. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

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 15, 2016, 8 pm
Family Weekend Music Showcase
An annual Christopher Newport tradition, featuring our outstanding ensembles and faculty. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Tuesday, October 18, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest—Jazz Ensemble
Come hear the Jazz Ensemble perform in a jazz club setting. Admission free. Crow’s Nest (David Student Union)
Thursday, October 27, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance
The Fifth Annual Swing Dance, featuring the Jazz Ensemble performing standard swing tunes from the Big Band era. Bring your dancing shoes! Admission free. Peebles Theatre Lobby
Friday, October 28, 6 pm
Oktoberfest
Listen to the CNU choirs, German Band, and more in a festive outdoor setting of food and spirits as we welcome back to campus our friends and alumni. Alumni House
Monday, October 31, 3 pm
LifeLong Learning Society In Concert Recital Series Featuring Opera CNU
A sneak musical preview of Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. The first concert of the season includes Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture, Nicolai; Pavane pour une infante defunte, Ravel; Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold, Berlioz; Symphony No. 6, Dvorak. In 2013, a group of Hampton Roads musicians had a vision of creating a new orchestra to serve the area.  Talented professional and amateur musicians in the community – active and retired military, music teachers and students, senior citizens and youth – signed on to the dream, and by that summer, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic was born.   The HRP now presents four programs each season throughout the Hampton Roads area, regularly provides chamber ensembles to local events and organizations, and continues to garner enthusiastic public acclaim.  Welcoming familiar and new composers alike, the orchestra actively commissions new works each season; by the end of its third season, the HRP has premiered nine new compositions. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18.  Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more - call 757-726-7369 for more information. ticketmaster The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Explore the New World
Symphonicity's 2016-2017 Season: A Quest for the Best. Guest conductor will be Maestro Daniel W. Boothe, the first of five candidates vying for the position of Music Director and Conductor of Symphonicity. The concert will open with “United Artists” by composer Kenneth Fuchs, who will be present. Violinist Janet Sung will perform the Violin Concerto of Erich Korngold. The concert will conclude with the Symphony No. 9 of Dvorák (“From the New World”). symphonicity.org Season tickets: $90 - $200. Single tickets: $10 - $50. Phone: (757) 385-2787 or visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/ticket-info The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
Organ and Piano Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
The Wren Masters
The Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Wren Masters met through their involvement in early music performance at the College of William & Mary. Tom Marshall has taught keyboards there since 1981; Ruth Griffioen joined the faculty in 1994 to teach music history and also founded the W&M Early Music Ensemble. Sarah Glosson first took up the viola da gamba and baroque cello as a student in that ensemble in its first year, going on to play professionally. Susan Via added baroque violin to her repertoire after joining the W&M performance faculty in 1997. The group has been playing and performing together since 2004. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: A Recital for Voice and Piano
Adam Richardson, Baritone; Alison Chapman, Piano. Two Isle of Wight natives team to perform a special recital after 11 years of performing on different stages. Adam Richardson, a 2005 Smithfield High School and Governor’s School for the Arts graduate, is rapidly gaining acclaim as a multi-talented baritone for his powerful operatic, concert, and theatre performances. Mr. Richardson most recently was seen as Sciarrone in the opera Tosca. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and his Masters from The Juilliard School in 2011. Noted Smithfield pianist, and the music teacher at Hardy Elementary School, Alison Chapman, will be the collaborating artist for this homecoming recital. Tickets at the door: Adults $20 / Students $5 www.sundaysatfourva.org Information, please call 757-375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Opera in Williamsburg Dinner Concert and Silent Auction
Dinner Concert and Silent Auction with the singers of Opera in Williamsburg, in town rehearsing for Verdi's Rigoletto. Doors open at 6, dinner at 6:30, concert-only seating at 7:15, program starts at 7:30. Cash bar available. Dinner + concert $45, concert only $25. Details and tickets at www.operainwilliamsburg.org, or reserve by phone at (757) 871-3653. Please reserve by October 7. Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188

Bass Section Leader Position
Paid position as Bass Section Leader for the Chancel Choir of Churchland Baptist Church at 3031 Churchland Boulevard in Chesapeake, Va. 23321. Choir rehearsal is on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 pm and Sunday service at 11:00 am. There are also extra seasonal rehearsals and services. Pay per rehearsal and service is negotiable. Please contact Dr. Dennis R. Price, Director of Music at 757-483-2874 or 757-375-9314. Email address: denprice@earthlink.net

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Maniacal 4
Maniacal 4 is an internationally acclaimed group of four great musicians telling one unified, inspiring musical story after another. The quartet has gone viral on YouTube, reddit and wimp.com, launching them into a new and exciting phase of their innovative career. Hailed as "a force to be reckoned with," they have played concerts on three continents, entertaining audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods. Combining brass, percussion, piano, singing and more, M4 offers a buffet of musical tastes from around the world and different time periods. Well versed in classical, jazz, latin and rock music, M4 performs its concerts almost exclusively from memory, projecting a "clear, unified, uplifting and committed musical vision on par with great Chamber ensembles." From recent collaborations with youth choirs to a string and vocal septet of "O Holy Night" to a sixteen-trombones-and-rhythm-section performance of Led Zeppelin in Rotterdam, M4 believes music is a side of the human experience to be explored and shared with all. Master Class: Oct 18, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 8 pm

Johannes String Quartet
The Johannes brings together the first American to win the Paganini Violin Competition in 24 years, Soovin Kim; the assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony, Julianne Lee; the principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, C.J. Chang; and the former principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Stumpf. Their collaboration was forged at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and shaped and mentored by the Guarneri String Quartet whose style was influenced by the Budapest String Quartet decades before. They are continuing the legacy of excellence. “The passion and attack that characterize the best of quartet playing.” - Philadelphia Inquirer http://www.johannesquartet.com/ Oct 17: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Oct 18: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 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 visit www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html 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 18, 2016, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Opera in Williamsburg:
Meet the singers of Opera in Williamsburg, in town rehearsing for Verdi's Rigoletto. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Details at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or (757) 565-9680. Williamsburg Art Gallery (up the stairs to the 2nd floor), Merchants Square, 440 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sphinx Virtuosi
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition. Tickets: $20 Adult/$10 Student. www.vafest.org 757-282-2822. Attucks Theater, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 pm
Cantablile Project: War and Peace
This fall shortly before the November elections, Cantabile Project will present the theme recital “War and Peace”. This recital will present a broad perspective of war and it’s effects on those who go and those who stay. Our song selections represent a variety of countries and eras but feature American songs by such composers as Leonard Bernstein,Tom Cipulllo, Scott Gendel, John Kander, John Lennon and Larry Alan Smith.  As we approach the elections shortly after this recital, you will be reminded of just how essential the arts are to a balanced, inclusive and forward thinking country. Our singers are Chris Mooney, Monique Amit, Bridgid Eversole and Marshall Severin. Our pianist is Oksana Lutsyshyn. Also, we will be featuring the war pictures of the award winning local artist Stan Tenny. Suggested donation $20 adults, $10 students. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, ODU, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Latin Rhythms
JoAnn Falletta conducts this exciting program, strongly influenced by Latin traditions including popular song and Mexican folklore. Composed in 1939, Revuletas’ Night of the Mayas has often been described as the Latin Rite of Spring, with its pulsating rhythms, unusual percussion components and electrifying dances. Winner of the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition, Celil Refik Kaya will lure audiences with Manuel Ponce’s mesmerizing Concierto del Sur, written for Spanish guitar icon Andres Segovia. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Celil Refik Kaya, guitar; Gershwin: Cuban Overture; Ponce: Guitar Concerto; Moncayo: Huapango; Revueltas: Night of the Mayas. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Oct 21: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 22: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Rigoletto
Opera in Williamsburg presents Verdi's powerful masterpiece Rigoletto. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Director: Isabel Milenski. With Kyle Pfortmiller in the title role, Eric Barry as the Duke of Mantova, Meghan Picerno as Gilda, Michal Doron as Maddalena, Christopher Job as Sparafucile, and Branch Fields as Monterone. Tickets are available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org and will be available at the Kimball Theatre box office; $45 general seating, $40 discount (seniors, military, police, firefighters, teachers, college faculty and staff), $15 students. The dress rehearsal on October 19 is open to middle and high school students for free by arrangement, please get in touch with Carolyn.Campbell@operainwilliamsburg.org for more details. For more information about the performances visit our website or email info@operainwilliamsburg.org, or call 1-757-871-3653. Kimball Theatre. 428 W Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Duo Thalassa
Duo Thalassa is a partnership between flutist Wayla J. Chambo and guitarist Todd Holcomb. Named for the Greek goddess who personifies the sea, the duo is based in Southeast Virginia, our region permeated by water in its many forms and moods. Duo Thalassa will present an internationally-influenced program featuring music from Argentina (Astor Piazzolla), Japan (Toru Takemitsu), India (Ravi Shankar), and more. https://www.facebook.com/duothalassa Free-will offering. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Stephen Armstrong and Students
Stephen Armstrong from Queens College, Cambridge and Students from the U.K. in concert.First United Methodist Church Fox Hill ,1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Lorraine Bell, Soprano Faculty Recital
Soprano Lorraine Bell will sing art songs by African American composers and others. Free and open to the public. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Carol Williams, Organ
Dr. Williams retired last month after 15 years as the organist of the Spreckel's Organ in Balboa Park, San Diego. She is the first woman civic organist in history. She will present an eclectic program ranging from Bach to Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Vierne, Tournemeire, Reger and "jazzer" Jimmy Smith in between. She will also play some of her own original compositions and arrangements. The concert is sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organist. A free will donation will be solicited. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Harris Simon, Jazz
Jazz pianist and harmonica virtuoso Harris Simon and ensemble. “Mr. Simon presented an impeccable program of standards, playing them with brilliant harmonies, rhythmic looseness, swing and an ability to inspire the rhythm section” (Jazz Forum Magazine). Harris Simon has appeared at jazz festivals in New York, Montreal, Montreux, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Helsinki, and Stockholm, and has performed with well-known jazz greats including Sonny Fortune, Clifford Jordan, and Dexter Gordon. He won First Prize at the Kalisz International Jazz Piano Competition in Poland. Reception following the concert. Admission: $10/general public $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Unity Church of Tidewater 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 7 to 12. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, contact Unity Church at (757) 464-0772 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. Unity Church of Tidewater, 5580 Shell Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
HRSDOG: 12th Annual James E. Handy Concert Series
Presented by the Hampton Roads Choir Director'/Organist' Guild. Featuring school choirs of Hampton Roads: Brandon Middle School Choir, Virginia Beach, Michele Powell, director; Western Branch High School Choir, Chesapeake, Nick Nespoli, director; Norcom High School Choir, Portsmouth, Joe Harmon, director. Also featuring 2016 HRCDOG Scholarship Winner Olti Myrtaj, piano and guest organist Dr. Matthew Russell, Minister of Music, Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church. Scholarship donations will be collected during a free-will offering. Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, 7036 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk 23513

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Thirteen
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. The Thirteen presents “Reincarnations,” an engaging program of masterworks new and old, featuring Tallis’ epic Ave Dei patris filia, Barber’s touching Reincarnations, and the infectiously fun I’ll Fly Away by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. “A tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline.” (American Record Guide). 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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 pm
Allerrseelen Liederabend, auf Deutsch - Art Songs
Tricks, treats and lots of German music presented by the Governors School for the Arts Vocal Music Department. Tickets: $15 and $10; GSA Students $5 at the door. www.shotix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon (and VSO alum) Danny Matsukawa presents an unusual play/conduct---Mozart’s fiendishly challenging Bassoon Concerto. Beethoven’s Fifth is the most iconic of all symphonies, a “struggle to victory” that relentlessly hurtles from darkness to a jubilant, life-affirming close. Prokofiev’s ever-popular Classical Symphony rounds out the program. Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Mozart: Bassoon Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Oct 27: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188. Oct 30: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

HRP Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is hosting its 1st Annual Young Artist Competition.  This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its first annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2017. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 22. Application is due with paid registration fee ($25) by October 28, 2016. Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. The competition is November 6, 2016; the performance is March 12, 2017. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply. Want to keep in touch? Find us at www.facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org to find our upcoming performances and events.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Music Festival
The Festival is sponsored by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and is an outreach to our community. Performers are Kai Lin (organ & piano), Kathryn Kelly (soprano). The program includes J. S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor,BWV 565; W. A. Mozart: Porgi, amor from Le Nozze Di Figaro; G.F. Handel: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion!; Kai Lin (ASCAP): Theme & Variations (Landscape of Flowers), Op. 134; Summer Travel (in Classical Style), Op. 126, No. 1; A Celebration Day, Op. 126. No. 3; G. Puccini: Quando men vo from La Boheme; F. Poulenc: Les Chemins de L’amour; Leonard Bernstein: Tonight from West Side Story; Jerry Bock: Vanilla Ice Cream from Broadway musical She Love Me. Open to the public, a free-will offering will be collected. 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

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 visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 pm
Halloween Concert
Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre; Modest Mussorgsky, Khovantchina Overture; Modest Mussorgsky, Night on the Bald Mountain; André Caplet, The Masque of Red Death; Joseph Holbrooke, The Raven, op.25. Admission: $3 students, $10 general admission. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler 200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 pm
TCGS: Rupert Boyd with Cellist Laura Metcalf
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents guitarist Rupert Boyd with cellist Laura Metcalf. New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative … Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain and beyond. Season tickets: $80; students, teacher, military: $60. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 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 for the whole family! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this concert is more TREAT than TRICK! Perfect for ages 3-12! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. for the young and young at heart and are free to all ticket holders. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4 pm
Magnificent Melodies
Local sopranos Jennifer Phillips, Sarah Frook Gallo, and Claudia Kessel will join with pianist Jane Alcorn to perform Magnificent Melodies a free concert benefiting WUMC's Early Childhood Music School. The hour-long program will feature selections from Bach's Magnificat in D, Vivaldi's Gloria, opera arias, art songs, and Broadway including works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Marcello, Faure, Delibes and Puccini. Open to the public with free-will donations to benefit "Elliot's Song," the outreach program of the Early Childhood Music School at WUMC. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, 23185

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra will open its 13th season with a concert including works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Bartok, and Mozart. The FREE concert will feature violin soloists Thomas Lindsay and Dharra Rathi with Paul Lindsay conducting. Free. All are welcome. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road., Williamsburg

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 4 pm
GBP:Tidewater Guitar Quartet
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Candle Light Concert Series 17th Season: Tidewater Guitar Quartet. Tidewater Guitar Orchestra members John Boyles, Sam Dorsey, Todd Holcomb and Cliff Morris have recently come together to examine the literature written for the standard guitar quartet in addition to compositions from the rich repertoire of the guitar orchestra. The Tidewater Guitar Quartet has focused especially on performing Spanish music and also more contemporary quartet music by Andrew York, Celso Machado and Leo Brouwer as well as works by Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, and arrangements of works by Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albèniz. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call:  757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church,333 Cedar Road (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex), Chesapeake

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 5 pm
Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong will celebrate the Feast of All Saints at Eastern Shore Chapel. The service will feature the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Henry Purcell.  Other choral music will include Preces and Responses by William Smith, Agnus Dei by Thomas Morley, and How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place by Carson Cooman.  Soloists will include Elise Krepcho, Haley Brown, Megan O'Reilly, Kim Rouke, Scott Crissman, and Lyle Foell.  Dr. Martin Sunderland will lead the music and his wife, Holly Sunderland will serve as organist.  Plan to attend this special choir offering celebrating and recognizing Eastern Shore Chapel's newest entries into Sainthood. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Monday, October 31, 2016, 7 & 10 pm
Heartbeat Opera: Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space
Heartbeat Opera, the acclaimed indie company launches its third season with its signature Halloween Drag Extravaganza, this year entitled Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space. Co-Artistic Directors: Ethan Heard and Louisa Proske; Co-Music Directors: Daniel Schlosberg and Jacob Ashworth. Performers: John Taylor Ward, baritone; Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano; Kristin Gornstein, mezzo-soprano; Emma Jaster, dancer/choreographer; Taurean Everett & James Cusati-Moyer, lip-synching divas; Cantata Profana,Heartbeat Opera's resident ensemble. Production: Set design: Reid Thompson;; Lighting: Oliver Wason  Costumes: Miodrag Guberinic and Jon Carter; Hair/makeup: Jon Carter (makeup provided by MAC cosmetics). General Admission: $20-$25; Reserved Seating: $40-$50; VIP Reserved Seat: $150; VIP Table (4 Tickets): $500. www.heartbeatopera.org/comingup National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

YRSO Young Artists Concerto Competition
The York River Symphony Orchestra announces its 16th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 5, 2017 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at TNCC, Hampton. The competition is open to musicians ages 12-21, including singers. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by November 3.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra
Composed by R.E.M’s Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie, Featuring Wordless Music Orchestra

Violinist Robert McDuffie has been a champion of the core repertoire and an interpreter of the works of the most important popular classical composers of our time. In spring 2016, in collaboration with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, McDuffie started a new exploration with the world premiere performance of Mills’ Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. Inspired by the blurred lines between contemporary classical audiences, pop and contemporary music, McDuffie has commissioned a new composition from Mills – one of the most prolific songwriter/composer/collaborators from the world of rock and pop. The concerto will feature McDuffie on solo violin and a four-member rock band led by Mills (bass and keyboard), along with two electric guitarists, a drummer and a string orchestra. Tickets: $28 - $52. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8 pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8 pm

NYFOS: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel: A Century of American Musical Theater
New York Festival of Song, Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, directors. Richard Rodgers’ legacy included not only his sophisticated, street-wise songs written with Lorenz Hart and his groundbreaking work with Oscar Hammerstein III but also the indispensable music of his descendants: daughter Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress) and grandson Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza). Their songs are like a hundred-year history of American mores, from the Jazz Age to the Information Era. Filled with intelligence, humanity, and breathtaking melody, the Rodgers family sings of the America we know—and the America we dream of. NYFOS is thrilled that the program will introduce new unpublished songs by Guettel from the musicals he's currently working on. Lauren Worsham, soprano; Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano; Hal Cazalet, tenor; John Brancy, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series. Tickets: $40-55. Purchase online: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-rodgers-rodgers-guettel/ or call 212.501.3330. To purchase $20 Real Deal tickets: call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

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 1, 7:30 pm
ODU Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
perform festive Italian music from the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque eras on replicas of historical instruments and in a historical style. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 6, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Sunday, November 6, 7 pm
Kosnik Annual Faculty Organ Concert
featuring Jim Kosnik. Tunder:  Praeludium in G minor; Pachelbel:  Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan”; Messiaen: “Les Corps Glorieux,” with French narration by Professor Peter Schulman; Albinoni: Adagio; Mendelssohn: Sonata III. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk.
Sunday, November 13, 4 pm
ODU Concert Choir and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
present a program titled The Sun Stood Still: Music to Welcome Winter, featuring works by John Rutter, Randall Thompson, Steven Coxe, and others. Directed by Nancy Klein, with Gavin Harper, graduate conductor, and Bobbie Kesler Corletto, piano. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Avenue, Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
performing a variety of contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, November 21, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
co-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, continues its 48th season with a program titled Northern Stars: Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen. This performance features guest soprano Emily Stauch, who will make her NCC debut, presenting rarely heard songs by Scandinavia’s most prominent composers in original languages. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072,olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.
Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
performing works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. Directed by Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra
featuring traditional jazz standards and contemporary jazz compositions in both the vocal and instrumental idiom. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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 1, 2016, 8 pm
Harp Recital
Alexandra Mullens, Harpist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
Staged Dramatic Reading
“Sacrifice,” a 1-Act Play about Abraham & Isaac, Performed by members of Bruton Parish
Friday, November 4, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Carolina Choir from UNC Chapel Hill, Susan Klebanow, Director
Saturday, November 5, 8 pm
Choral Concert
The William & Mary Women’s Chorus & Botetourt Singers, Sarah Frook, Director
Tuesday, November 8, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Mark Biondolillo, Organist at United Methodist Church in Hampton, Virginia, & Benjamin Garner, Harpsichordist from Hampton, Virginia
Thursday, November 10, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Men & Boys Choir from All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, Scott Hayes, Director
Saturday, November 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, November 13, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Cantores Youth Choir of Bruton Parish, Ann Porter, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm
Voice & Guitar Recital
Judy Olbrych, Soprano & Timothy Olbrych, Guitarist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Thursday, November 17, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Flute & Guitar Recital
Duo Thalassa, Wayla Chambo, Flutist & Todd Holcomb, Guitarist
Tuesday, November 22, 8 pm
Baroque Cello & Harpsichord Recital
Juliana Soltis, Cellist from Seattle, Washington & Rebecca Davy, Harpsichordist from Bruton Parish
Thursday, November 24, 8 pm,
Thanksgiving Day Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, November 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. Ross Ellison, Organist from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 29, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
St. Gertrude High School Women’s Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director Rebecca Davy, Organist
November 5, 12, 19, 26 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS NEXT: Gabriela Lena Frank & Friends
Gabriela Lena Frank opens a new season of NYFOS Next, hosting and curating an evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues. Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. She has travelled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin-American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. She writes challenging, idiomatic parts for solo instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras. www.nyfos.org Tickets $35,   National Sawdust Box Office: 646-779-8455 or www.nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

YRSO Young Artists Concerto CompetitionThe York River Symphony Orchestra announces its 16th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. The competition is open to musicians ages 12-21.The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 5, 2017 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at TNCC, Hampton. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by November 3.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
PCC: The Kat Trio
Classical and popular music clarinet - violin - piano trio The Kat Trio was originally known as the Ekaterinburg Classical Trio. Musicians Vasil Galiulin, Victoria Gorbich and Vladislav Gorbich, all graduates of the Ural State Conservatory, formed the trio in Ekaterinburg, Russia during the summer of 1998. They shared a common desire to perform and share their passion for this unusual instrumentation. Performances during that formational summer were enthusiastically received, and the ensemble was born. The Kat Trio has created a signature repertoire drawing from their classical music background, and lending their Slavic sensibilities to unique arrangements of inspirational songs and American popular standards. 2016 - 2017 Season Tickets: Adult/$75, Student/$25, Family/$150. Adult/$25, Student/$10. http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz at the Black Box
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: Wien II: The Hollywood Songbook
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the second of five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Hanns Eisler: The Hollywood Songbook (complete). Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Madmen Across the Water – The Music of Elton John
Sir Elton John, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums and 250 million records sold worldwide – the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts (behind only Elvis and the Beatles) – is a force of musical nature. It’s reasonable to say no one can hold a candle in the wind to the astronomic Rocket Man, but nonetheless, honored time and again for his poignant and transcendent rock ballads that still hum in the hearts of listeners world-wide. Join the VSO as we honor and celebrate the larger-than-life Pop Rock icon with The Music of Elton John. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Jean Meilleur, vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Nov 4: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 5: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

CNU Department of Music November 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 4, 12 noon
University Choirs
Enjoy a 20-minute performance by our talented choirs in an acoustically superb setting. Admission free. Rotunda
Friday, November 4, 8 pm
Saturday, November 5, 8 pm

Opera CNU
Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte $5? admission (free for CNU students with ID). Peebles Theatre.
Sunday, November 6, 7 pm
Compose-a-thon
Featuring new works composed that day by composition majors. Peebles Theatre. Admission free
Monday, November 7, 2 pm
Jazz Combo
Come hear some of your favorite jazz works by our advanced jazz students. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Monday, November 7, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Featuring pianist Dr. Benjamin Corbin Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Tuesday, November 8, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble
Featuring the graduate conducting students. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, November 9, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Featuring ?colorful and complex works for multiple percussion instruments. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Thursday, November 10, 8 pm
Saxophone Quartet Concert
Featuring classical, jazz, and pop music for saxophone quartet. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Monday, November 14, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Featuring standard orchestral works. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Tuesday, November 15, 8 pm
British pianist Martin Jones
Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm
The Ferguson Center Chamber Music Series
Featuring members of The Virginia Symphony performing Beethoven’s Sextet and Mozart’s Piano Quintet.Admission charged. Peebles Theatre
Saturday, November 19, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Featuring a diverse range of choral music by the Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Sunday, November 20, 3 pm
Choral Concert
Featuring choral masterworks by the Chamber Choir. ?Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Monday, November 21, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Concert
?Come hear our talented jazz musicians in a relaxed performance setting. Admission free. Crow’s Nest (DSU)
November 29, 8pm
Composers’ Forum Concert
Featuring new works by student composers. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
? Wednesday, November 30, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Admission free. Peebles Theatre

William & Mary Music Department November Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm
The William & Mary Music of India Ensemble
Featuring guest tabla artist Monir Hossain. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
William & Mary Opera Workshop presents an Opera Scene Recital
Seating is limited so please call 221-1091 for reservations. Admission: $5 public, $2 students and will be payable at the door. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107) 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:30 pm
Electronic & Computer Music Concert
Ranging from abstract soundscapes and ambient music to plunderphonic collage, generative music, and new techno, this concert showcases the work of composers in the fall semester computer music class. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3 pm
GSA Sanctuary Series
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department Chamber Orchestra with members of the Freemason Street Baptist Church Choir. Free. Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4 pm
Ernest Brown, Piano
The Tidewater Area Musicians Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. presents Dr. Ernest Brown in concert. Dr. Brown, former Department Head of Norfolk State University, returns to the concert stage exhibiting his virtuoso skills at the grand piano performing a varied repertoire by the Masters of the piano. You are invited to attend the "Second Annual TAM Presents" concert featuring Dr. Ernest Brown. Donations: Adults - $15, Youth and College Students with ID - $5. Please call (757) 436-3746 for tickets and more information or by contacting any member of TAM: Julius E. McCullough, President, Geraldine T. Boone, Vice President, Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, Secretary, Shirley Nottingham, Treasurer, DeVaughn Scott-Smith, Chaplain, Frank T. Elliott, Dr. Brynda E. Parker, Jeanette H. Wallace, Gregory Gardner, Margie Haynes, Spencer Thornton, Wanda Jackson, James Hester, Elizabeth V. Eccles, Dr. Sheila Harleston.First Baptist Church, Berkley, 706 Berkley Ave. Ext, Norfolk, VA

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4 pm
WCG Fall Concert: Haydn & New Friends
Celebrating traditions and new perspectives for its 41st season, the Williamsburg Choral Guild will perform a mix of well-known classical works plus newer, contemporary pieces. Enjoy Haydn’s "Mass in Time of War", Vaughan Williams’ "Toward the Unknown Region" and Ola Gjelio’s “The Ground” from his Sunrise Mass. Soloists will include soprano Sarah Katherine Taylor, mezzo soprano Bekah Davis, tenor Kenneth Wood, and bass Branch Fields. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the Chorus, professional soloists and a chamber orchestra for this breathtaking afternoon. A free pre-concert discussion will take place at 3:00 in the Music Room of the High School. Tickets: $25 or $10 for students. Information and tickets: (757) 220-1808 or www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 5:30 pm
Mozart Requiem
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents Mozart’s timeless Requiem with full orchestra, choir, and soloists for All Saints’ Sunday. Free-will offering, reception to follow. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Bellissima! Fall Concert Series: Rejoice!
Join Hampton Roads premier Womans' chorale in a delightful program for fall. Open to all, freewill offering received http://bellissimasings.com
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7 pm
Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6900 Newport Ave., Norfolk 23505. 423-8536.
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Westminster Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach 23451. 496-1100.
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 7 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach 23452. 340-8420.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 pm
Warwick Forrest Retirement Community, 1004 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News 23602. 886-2200.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: Shakespeare in Song
Jennifer Piazza-Pick, soprano, Bryson Mortensen, baritone, and Charles Woodward, piano, join VWC’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the Bard’s words set in song. Works by Quilter, Finzi, Argento and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. 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 7, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Brasil Guitar Duo
Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," features a seamless blend of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy) with such traditional Brazilian dance forms as choro, samba, maxixe, and baião. Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than fifteen years, actively striving to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. They have a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings and have appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals. Master Class: Nov 8, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8 pm
Organ and Harpsichord Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner from First UMC, Hampton Bruton Parish Church, 331 W Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12 noon
St Bede: Joel S. Kumro, Organ
The second concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. The one-hour concert will feature Joel S. Kumro, choirmaster and organist at Saint Benedict, Richmond, performing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, De Grigny, and Duruflé.  All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artist following the free concert.  Beverages will be provided.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, November 11, 2016, 8 pm

TCGS: Thibault Garcia
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents Spanish/French guitarist Thibault Garcia. Thanks to winning first prize of the international competition of Sevilla in 2013 and the first prize of the “Jose Tomas” intenational competition in Spain in 2014, Thibaut is invited to play all around the world (France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China…). In 2015 he won the 1st prize of the Guitar Foundation of America 2015. The GFA competition is one of the the most prestigious and respected event in the classical guitar world. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Nov 9: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Nov 11: Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Invencia Duo Interprets Shakespeare
Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn continue the Shakespeare commemoration with Kasparov’s concert paraphrase of Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” and piano duo arrangements of episodes from Prokofiev’s classic ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. 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.

Virginia Opera: The Barber of Seville
Just need a trim? A stylish shave? How about a little help with your love life? Where do you turn? Well, to your trusted barber, of course! Rossini’s perfect masterpiece of opera buffa, The Barber of Seville follows the exploits of Figaro, the mischievous barber, tossing you from one hilarious situation to another! Top it all off with a score that is infectious – and you’ll soon discover why this is the world’s most popular comic opera! As the all-knowing barber, Virginia Beach native Will Liverman, a graduate of Norfolk's Governor’s School for the Arts, who is making quite a name for himself as a leading baritone in major opera houses, will enchant you in his Virginia Opera debut. Joined by a cast of Virginia Opera audience favorites, as we welcome back Megan Marino and Andrew Owens, former Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists. This cast will amaze and delight. Michael Shell (The Magic Flute 2013) directs this rendition of his clever production, enjoyed at leading opera houses across the country, which is sure to leave you laughing in the aisles! Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. 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 11, 2016, November 13, 2016, November 15, 2016
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
November 18, 2016, November 20, 2016
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
December 3, 2016, December 4, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Heinavanker Vocal Ensemble
Since 1996 the group has explored early sacred music, ancestors’ traditions, and contemporary imagination. Ancient Estonian runic songs and folk hymns are an important part of Heinavanker’s repertoire. Heinavanker has appeared at music festivals in Finland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, and the United States. Free admission, no tickets required. Admission free, no ticket required. Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 pm

Church Circle Singers: Earth Seen from Above
Church Circle Singers, a new professional vocal ensemble, opens its second season with Earth Seen from Above, an engaging and wide-ranging program of works including Henry Purcell's Funeral Sentences, Eleanor Daley's Requiem, Kirke Mechem's Island in Space, Nico Muhly's I cannot attain unto it, and virtuoso choral arrangements of Depeche Mode's 1990 hit Enjoy the Silence (Eric Whitacre) and Little Grey Girlfriend's Cells Planets (Vince Peterson). Nov 12: Tickets: $20 and can be purchased at http://www.st-margarets.org/concert-series.html. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Annapolis, MD. Nov 13: Tickets: $20 (adults) and $10 (students & U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen) and can be purchased at churchcirclesingers.org. Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, MD

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony & Bay Youth Wind Ensemble: Music of the Americas
In partnership with the Virginia Wind Symphony, the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School presents the Virginia Wind Symphony, Dennis Zeisler, music director; Sergio Rosales, guest conductor; Bay Youth Wind Ensemble, Michael Oare, music director. Free and open to the public. For information: frank.garcia@vbschools.com 757-648-5650 ext. 57032. www.virginiwindsymphonny.org Salem High School, 1993 SunDevil Drive, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus: Folksongs & Fiddle Tunes with Low Lily
Join the Virginia Children’s Chorus for a special concert celebrating folksongs! Singers from ages 6 to 18 in our four choirs will be joined by our special guests, folk trio Low Lily of Vermont. This professional string and vocal trio explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weave together a unique brand of acoustic music. Artistic Director Carol Thomas Downing, Training Choir Director Louisa Priore and Chamber Singers Director Paul Putnam will lead our singers in this unique concert. 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 (757) 440-9100 or visit the website: www.vachildrenschorus.org. Churchland Baptist Church, 3031 Churchland Blvd., Chesapeake

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:30 pm
Woodwind Quintet  Concert
A concert featuring woodwind performers from the Tidewater area: Wayne Hetrick, flute; Harvey Stokes,oboe; Edward Knakal,clarinet; Stephanie Sanders, bassoon; Rena Long, English horn; with pianist Paula Pressnell from Chowan University. Among their repertoire are works by Holst, Beethoven, Onslow, Barthe, and Arnold. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4 pm
Marcolivia
Marcolivia is an award-winning violin and violin/viola duo performing music of many styles and periods, including Folk Music, Jazz and Salon/Virtuoso works. The Marcolivia Duo appears frequently on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington”. They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers). They have also been heard at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Marcolivia regularly adjudicates and gives master-classes for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert.Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 5 pm
Chrisopher Newport Chamber Choir
Under the direction of Dr. John Irving, the Chrisopher Newport Chamber Choir will appear in concert at Eastern Shore Chapel. The theme of the program, "Like a Child at Home," will explore, in music and text, the relationship between parent and child.  The acoustic setting at Eastern Shore Chapel is a perfect venue for the 26 voices in the mixed choral ensemble of the Chamber Choir.  Join us and take some time to enjoy the sollitude and beauty of choral music is a sacred space. The concert is open to the public.  A free-will offering will be taken. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

HRMB: Fall Concerts
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn player, and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, November 13, 2016 2 pm
Veterans Day Concert USS Wisconsin Free with paid admission to the Battleship. Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive, Downtown Norfolk
Saturday, November 19, 2 pm
Fall Concert Free. Willow Creek Retirement Home, 516 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8 pm

Tempesta di Mare
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players. Fanfare magazine recently hailed Tempesta di Mare for its “abundant energy, immaculate ensemble, impeccable intonation, and an undeniable sense of purpose.” Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Tempesta’s Philadelphia Concert Series, noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its “off-the-grid chic factor,” emphasizes creating a sense of discovery for artists and audience alike. Launched in 2002, the series has included 31 modern “world premieres” of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces, leading the Inquirer to describe it as “an old-music group that acts like a new-music group, by pushing the cutting edge back rather than forward.” Its supporters include the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, the Presser Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. http://tempestadimare.org/ Nov 14: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 pm, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Nov 15: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is almost 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 visit www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11 am
WMC: Ambassador Ensemble
Williamsburg Music Club. The “Ambassador Ensemble” of the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus, THE CHORALIERS, led by director Rebecca Davy and accompanied by pianist Christine Niehaus and cellist Stephen Custer, will perform “Music from the Past”, “Music of Water”, “Music of Folksong”, “Music of Remembrance”, and “Music About Music.” Coffee and conversation at 10:00 am. This program is presented FREE as a gift to the community by the Williamsburg Music Club. Bruton Parish Hall, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7 pm
VSO Chamber Orchestra: Classical Winds
Join Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians for a night celebrating two of the greatest composers of all time. As part of the Classical Era, Mozart and Beethoven both contributed to the tradition of “Harmoniemusik,” chamber music written for five to eight wind instruments to entertain aristocrats. Characteristic of his early compositional style, Beethoven’s Sextet has a light-hearted, easy-going tone and gives individual instrumentalists a chance to sparkle with brilliant, virtuosic passage work. Mozart’s superbly crafted Piano Quintet was written during the happiest, most fruitful and prosperous time in his life. After composing it in 1784, he wrote to his father, “I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life.” Program: Beethoven: Sextet, Op. 71; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, K. 452. Sherie Aguirre, Principal Oboe; Michael Byerly, Principal Clarinet; Scott Boyer, Second Clarinet; Laura Leisring, Principal Bassoon; David Savige, Second Bassoon; Colin Weyman, Principal Horn; Kimberly Gilman, Second Horn; Guest Artist TBD, Piano. Tickets: $35. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8 pm

WSO: The Great Symphony
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Seaton. Delius: "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring"; Fauré: Pavane, op. 50; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, op. 25; Schubert: Symphony in C major, D. 944, "Great". For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. subscribe: call the office at (757) 229-9857 and provide a credit card number. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8 pm
Simply Three
The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances. The trio continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson. By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, Simply Three continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements showcasing their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality to thrilling effect. Tickets: $15 - $35. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: A Viewing
Symphonicity’s A Quest for the Best: In the 2016-2017 five conductors will perform and only one will become Symphonicity’s new maestro. As a winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Maestro Timothy Verville’s dynamic appearances in the U.S. and abroad have produced rewarding concert experiences. Maestro Verville has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting. His program will include Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition. New works by local artists Richard Stravitz and Constance Fahey will be unveiled during intermission. symphonicity.org Single tickets: $12 - $50. Phone: 757-671-8611 or visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/ticket-info The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Monday, November 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Northern Stars: Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Guest Artist - Emily Stauch, Soprano. Norwegian Dances for piano duet Edvard Grieg (1843-1907); Songs - Edvard Grieg; Songs - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957); Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. 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, December 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
QuinTango
Tango, the eternal dance of man and woman is brought to life by this quintet of violins, cello, bass, and piano.  The program includes works by South American and Spanish composers performed by Eva Cappelletti Chao (a former member of the Va Symphony Orchestra) and Joan Singer, violins; Kukasz Szyrner, cello; Jon Nazdin, bass; and Jeffrey Watson, piano. QuinTango has performed command performances at the White House, the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC, and the American Embassy in Brazil, as well we throughout the United States and Europe.  Bring your dancing shoes! – audience members are always invited to dance on the last number.   Tickets are $15-adults; $10-seniors, students and active-duty military, and will be available at the door. Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk/Virginia Beach

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7 pm
BYOV Opening Concert
Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia. This concert will feature our String, Concert, & Symphony Orchestras, as well as the BYOV Brass Ensemble. BYCO and BYSO brass and percussion will perform the Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare by Richard Strauss. Works by Brahms and Beethoven will be performed by our String Orchestra. The Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Mary Ann Hughes and willl perform works by Gliere and Leroy Anderson. The Bay Youth Symphony will perform Hector Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique. https://bayyouth.org Tickets are now on sale through the Roper Theater box office: http://tidewater.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=296&cid=61. Advanced ticket sales: $10 for adults/$8 children, students, seniors, & military. Day of ticket sales: $12 for adults/$10 children, students, seniors, & military. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 7 pm
VSO/GSA: Home Alone With Live Orchestra
In partnership with The Governor’s School for the Arts, Seven Venues and the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present the ever-popular holiday film “Home Alone”.  The event will feature the full length film with the original musical score performed live by the Virginia Symphony with the Governor's School for the Arts Orchestra, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous Tickets start $20 and go on sale July 25, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.virginiasymphony.org or www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 757.892.6366 or visiting the VSO offices located at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: The Snowman and The Gift of the Magi
Kick off the holiday season with the Academy Award-winning movie The Snowman. The charming, animated film follows the story of a young boy and his magical friendship with a snowman, while the VSO performs Howard Blake’s score, including the popular song “Walking in the Air.” “The Gift of the Magi”, based on O. Henry’s beloved short story, is a profound message of love and generosity. It is the tale of Jim and Della, a young couple living in a shabby New York tenement, and their Christmas gifts to one another, bought by sacrificing what they each hold most dear. Joining the VSO on stage will be the Virginia Children’s Chorus and narrator to bring the story to life! Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents this 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. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:30 pm
Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices
The Tidewater Community College Roper Performing Arts Center and TCC Chorale are pleased and honored to present on the occasion of Robert Shaw's 100th anniversary a free public screening of the new biographical documentary film Robert Shaw - Man of Many Voices.  This excellent film premiered in April at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Woodruff Performing Arts Center, and has been playing in cities around the country since.  Shaw, arguably the most influential choral conductor of the twentieth century, was a towering figure in twentieth century music.  This film should be of interest to choral singers at all levels, choral and orchestral conductors, music students, and anyone interested in American music in the twentieth century.  TCC is pleased to present the exclusive area screening of this important film on the life and work of Robert Shaw.  Please join us. A FREE public screening - all are welcome. For questions or more information, please email dwarren@tcc.edu or plasakow@tcc.edu TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7 pm
St Bede: Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
The Saint Bede Music Ministry will present an Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Please join with the young choristers, bell choir, and parish choir 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

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.
Thursday, December 1, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell & Organ Concert
Bruton Parish Tarpley Ringers, Rebecca Davy, Director joined by the Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church, Scotland Street, Reggie Fox, Director; JanEl Will, Organist
Saturday, December 3, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Emulate Ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisburg, Virginia, Ryan Keebaugh, Director
Tuesday, December 6, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell Concert
Vesper Bells from Second Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Bill Miller Director
Thursday, December 8, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Chorale, from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Friday, December 9, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Douglas Freeman High School Festival Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Christen Christopherson, Director
Saturday, December 10, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
New Dominion Choraliers Community Choir from Prince William County, Virginia,Katherine Nelson-Tracey, Director
Tuesday, December 13, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert: A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall & Gloria by John Rutter
Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, December 15, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Saturday, December 17, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Tuesday, December 20, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Salisbury Presbyterian Church Choir from Midlothian, Virginia, Mark Patterson, Director
Thursday, December 22, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
David Leahy, Organist from Christ Church in New Bern, North Carolina
Tuesday, December 27, 8 pm
Christmas Duo Recital
Spencer & Beanne, Matthew Spencer & Mei-Li Beanne, violin, viola, guitar, & voice
Thursday, December 29, 8 pm
Christmas Caroling Recital
Williamsburg Waites
Saturday, December 31, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @9:15 & 11:15 am Nine Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
Thursday, December 1Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 2Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 3Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 5Norman Elton
Tuesday, December 6Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 8Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 9Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 10Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 12Norman Elton
Thursday, December 15Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 16Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 17Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 19Norman Elton
Thursday, December 22Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 23Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 24Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 26Norman Elton
Tuesday, December 27Rebecca Davy
Wednesday, December 28Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 29Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 30Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 31Rebecca Davy

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Brooklyn Rider
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the dynamic and innovative string quartet Brooklyn Rider has taken the chamber music scene by storm since their last 5BMF performance in the Fall of 2009, boasting several recordings and major concert credits including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and South by Southwest, to name merely a few. Recent projects include the group’s acclaimed multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, a collection of 15 specially commissioned works, each inspired by a different muse. We welcome this groundbreaking group back to the 5BMF roster this season for a performance of works by Beethoven, Janácek, Glass and Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen. Performers: Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Michael Nicolas, cello. $25/$15/$10 5bmf.org/2016/12/02/brooklyn-rider-2/ Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11354

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
CVCM: Eastern Virginia Brass Holiday Concert
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents the Eastern Virginia Brass. The members of the Eastern Virginia Brass are professional musicians and award-winning music educators who perform and communicate the best of the brass repertoire. Pre concert performance at 7 pm in the lobby of the theater with the Brass Ensemble from Great Bridge Middle School under the direction of Robert Carroll and Michael Oare. Tickets are $15, students and seniors (60+) $10 and can be purchased at the door. For information contact Susan Wells: (757) 410-3953. Black Box Theater, Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, Va 23322

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 visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Fall Concert
Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro Overture; Opera arias (Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro); Georges Bizet, Carmen Suites, Selections from Suites No.1 and No.2. Admission: Free for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 pm

TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
TENET's Green Mountain Project returns to offer their beloved performance of this monumental work. "A treasured staple in New York" (The New York Times), TENET's all-star case will present Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 under conductor and music director Scott Metcalfe and with Dark Horse Consort in a historically informed approach and appropriate chants. Performance lasts approximately 90 minutes without an intermission. TENET will make available a significant number of free tickets in the weeks leading up to the concert. We will share more details in November! This venue is handicap accessible. Musical Director Scott Metcalfe; Artistic Director: Jolle Greenleaf. Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn; Alto Laura Pudwell; Tenors Colin Balzer, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan and Sumner Thompson; Basses Mischa Bouvier, Stephen Hrycelak and John Taylor Ward; Violins Ingrid Matthews and Scott Metcalfe; Violas Dongmyung Ahn and Daniel Elyar; Bass Violin Emily Walhout; Violone Anne Trout; Theorbo Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg; Theorbo/Chant Charles Weaver; Organ Jeffrey Grossman. Dark Horse Consort: Cornettos Alexandra Opsahl and Kiri Tollaksen;Trombones Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey and Erik Schmalz. Tickets: $0 to $100. Dec. 2 Tickets: http://tenet.nyc/dec-2-tickets Dec. 3 tickets: http://tenet.nyc/dec-3-tickets Church of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4 pm

VWC: A Wesleyan Christmas
Ring in the season with an evening of holiday favorites, old and new, performed by the Wesleyan Singers, The Wesleyan Chorale, and Wesleyan Jazz with faculty soloists and instrumentalists, under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen and Dr. Jason Squinobal; 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.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 pm

Sing We Nowell
An audience favorite - the Chorale's annual offering of holiday music from the beloved English choral tradition, including well-known carols and seasonal songs. Pianist Stephen Coxe joins the ensemble for The Passing of the Year (2000), Jonathan Dove's brilliant cycle for double chorus and piano. Single tickets: $25.One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Students/$10. To order online: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Dec 2: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk 23507. Dec 3: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach 23451. Dec 4: Christ & St. Luke's Church, Norfolk.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2 pm

Virginia Symphony: Richmond Ballet presents the Nutcracker with the VSO
Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet score comes to life for this magical collaboration between the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Ballet! Heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times, Stoner Winslett’s production of The Nutcracker returns by popular demand to Chrysler Hall as one of the highlights of our 2016 holiday season! Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holidays with Richmond Ballet and your VSO! VSO subscribers receive a special 15% discount. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

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.
Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm
42nd Annual ODU Madrigal Banquets
featuring food and music from Italy and the British Isles. Madrigal Banquets include full-course Renaissance meals and music provided by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Consort. Directed by Bianca Hall. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20 ODU students; $35 ODU faculty, non-students and groups of six or more; $40 general at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305. Tickets must be purchased before noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, and will not be sold at the door.
Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
featuring 20th- and 21st-century music for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: From the New World
featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. Directed by Paul Kim. University Theatre.

Sunday, December 3, 2016, 7 pm
Holiday Seasons
Holiday Seasons Concert with Jim Kosnik and soprano Ellen Golliher. Ticket Price:  $35.00 per person. The Hermitage Museum, 7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort: Deck the Halls with Bronze
St. Mark Lutheran Church announces the Sine Nomine Christmas program, Deck the Halls with Bronze, by the Virginia Handbell Consort. The Virginia Handbell Consort under the direction of Al Reese is “celebrating 20 years of sharing the joy of ringing.”  They return to St. Mark for a program of holiday music.  The holiday program will feature "something for everyone!"  From the standard band arrangement of Leroy Anderson's timeless medley, "A Christmas Festival," to original works like Arnold Sherman's "Gloria" and "A Shepherd's Dream" by Al Rees. Valerie Stephenson's "Deck the Halls with Bells and Boogie" and Hart Morris' arrangement of "Blue Christmas" will have you moving (and probably singing) right along with the group!  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

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
PCC: The Raleigh Ringers
The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, this group has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has six CDs and two DVDs of holiday concerts titled One Winter Evening at Meymandi and A December Tradition. Their first concertwas broadcast on more than 250 public television stations in 44 states. The second one has been broadcast in 37 states on over 8- public television stations. Tickets: Adult/$25, Student/$10. http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth 23707

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:30 & 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 & 3:00 pm

WSO: Holiday Pops Concert
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. The program is a festive seasonal mix designed to entertain the whole family, and each performance lasts approximately 50 minutes. Joining the Williamsburg Symphony this year will be jazz vocalist Brett Cahoon of the local jazz quartet Good Shot Judy. Cahoon will sing crooner carols such as “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” and the orchestra will perform familiar classics such as “Deck the Halls” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The concert includes inviting a guest from the audience to conduct the instrumental “Sleigh Ride.” Tickets to WSO’s Holiday Pops concerts are available online through Colonial Williamsburg’s web site: www.colonialwilliamsburg.com. The cost is $30 per person for general seating. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony.Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

HRMB:Holiday Concerts
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn player, and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7 pm
Christmas Concert Knights of Columbus Hall, 211 W. Government Ave., Norfolk. Free with donation of one non-perishable food item to The Holy Trinity Food Pantry.
Sunday, December 4, 4:15 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony Free. Chesapeake General Hospital , 36 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake.
Sunday, December 11, 6:30 pm
Christmas Concert Free. Oaklette United Methodist Church , 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake.
Saturday, December 17, 7 pm
Christmas Concert Free. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Rd., Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:30 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. The Skater’s Waltz, Waldteufel; Dream Pantomine: Hansel & Gretel, Humperdinck; Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson; The Nutcracker: Ballet Suite, Tchaikovsky; ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, arr. Holcomb; Christmas Sing-A-Long, Traditional. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18.  Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more - call 757-726-7369 for more information. ticketmaster The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four Fundraising Concert: Tidewater Cello Ensemble
Formed in 1998 in order to play at Chrysler Hall preceding Yo-Yo Ma’s performance, Tidewater Cello Ensemble Susan and Erin Hines, Directors, has played to great acclaim in Washington, D. C. as well as locally. Students from throughout Hampton Roads rehearse weekly to polish their rich burnished ensemble sound. This is a benefit performance. Your generous support for this fundraiser will allow Sundays at Four to continue to present top-quality programming and to support opportunities for students… such as master classes, scholarships, and recitals in the Historic District of Smithfield. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be taken to help support the future of Sundays at Four programming. A reception follows. For more information: www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble: Magnificat!
The 2016 Christmas Concert will feature John Rutter’s glorious setting of Mary’s Song of Praise, The Magnificat. This extended multi-movement work will be accompanied by Rebecca Davy, piano; Madeline Dietrich, double bass; Dennis Herring, French horn; Ray Breakall, timpani and percussion and features Claudia Kessel as soprano soloist. Opening the concert will be two a cappella pieces: an extraordinary setting of The Annunciation, Gabriel’s Message, composed by Joshua Shank, and the much-beloved setting of the Ave Maria by Franz Biebl. No admission charge, donations will be received in support of Cantori. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS NEXT: Christopher Cerrone & Friends
New York Festival of Song, Steven Blier, Artistic Director; Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, continues the 2016-17 edition of its contemporary song mini-series NYFOS Next with composer Christopher Cerrone & Friends. Cerrone curates and hosts an hour-long salon of new song & poetry featuring music by Christopher Cerrone, Timo Andres, Katherine Balch, Erin Gee, Ted Hearne, Scott Wollschleger. Settings of new and recent poems by GC Waldrep, Bill Knott, Dorothea Lasky, Andrea Cohen and fragments of Rumi, Sanscrit, Michaelangelo. Performers: Justine Aronson, soprano; Theo Bleckmann, baritone; Michael Barrett, piano; Timo Andres, piano; Pat Swoboda, bass. www.nyfos.org Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door.  National Sawdust Box Office: 646-779-8455 or www.nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel Lessons and Carols
Christ's Holy Light will gently enter then burst forth, celebrating the Advent and Christmas season. The congregation and choirs will sing 11 carols that include "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," "Come, Thou Long-Espected Jesus," "My Lord, What a Morning," "Still, Still, Still," "He Is Born," "What Child Is This," "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella," "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," Oh, Come, Little Children," "Go, Tell It on the Mountain," and "Joy to the World." The Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet, with organ and percussion, will highlight the accompaniment for the Lessons and Carols Service.  A special feature of the service includes candel lighting, signifying Christ's light enterning the world, and readings by Susan Palo Cherwien.  Kimberly Marcum Nickerson will be our guest soprano soloist. For the children,  St. Nicholas will appear in procession, in traditional costume, and in his custom, will pass out bags with gold chocolate coins, nuts and an orange at the close of the service.  A reception featuring hot chocolate and cookies will follow for everyone.  A free-will offering will be accepted. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7 pm
Saint Bede: TRADOC Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) will present its annual Holiday Concert. The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. The concert is free, and tickets are not required.  Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.  For more information, call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music spanning several centuries, featuring Bach’s joyful cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Britten’s Canticle II: Abraham and Issac, sung by Brian Nedvin and Adriane Kerr, Brahms’ Vier ernste Gesänge, sung by Bryson Mortenson, and Strauss’ Fünf Lieder, Op. 48, featuring Freundliche Vision, Ich schwebe, Kling!, Winterweihe, and Winterliebe, sung by Stephanie Marx. Professor Coxe is joined by soloists, instrumentalists, the Governor’s School String Orchestra, and the Camarata Choristers. Not to be missed! Suggested donation $15, Students $5. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Pops
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! 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 Orchestra Chorus and special guests. This year, as a special treat, Music Director JoAnn Falletta conducts Holiday Pops and will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect Holiday Pops—high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we'll even throw in a surprise or two! We can't wait to celebrate the season with all of you!oAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 9: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 10: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 11: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

TRADOC Winds Holiday Series
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band presents TRADOC Winds holiday concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. For free tickets and more information visit the events section at facebook.com/tradocband. Non-ticket holders will be admitted 15 minutes prior to the concert.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7 pm
St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 pm
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7 pm
Jacobs Conference Center, 647 Monroe Ave, Fort Eustis, Newport News
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7 pm
Fort Monroe Theater, 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7 pm
Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
VBC: We Wish You Christmas
The Virginia Beach Chorale, Don Krudop, Artistic Director, featuring the Kellam Highschool Madrigals: Silent Night, Feliz Navidad, Mary Had a Baby, Let There Be Light, There is Faint Music, Sounds of the Season, Christmas is Coming, Let There Be Christmas, Ose Shalom, Jingle Bells, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Twas the Night Before Christmas and more. www.virginiabeachchorale.org Adults $18, Seniors/Military $15, Students $12. Tickets available through Chorale members or the Sandler Center Box Office 757-385-2787 or http://www.sandlercenter.org/ also at COXTix.com. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4 pm

VCS: Sound the Trumpet
Virginia Choral Society presents Sound the Trumpet – brass accompanied seasonal favorites, with selections by Lara Hoggard and Bob Chilcott, accompanied by the Eastern Virginia Brass. For the second year in a row, we invite local high school choirs to sing at our four concerts! Come and enjoy the sounds of the season! Tickets at the door: Adults/$18, Senior, Military, Students/$15; Tickets in advance: Adults/$15, Senior, Military, Students/$12. Buy tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/ From a chorus member, at 3. From Pro Music & Sound (2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA) or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services (4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA) Dec 10: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669 . Dec 11: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 17: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 18: Music and Theater Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11 am & 7 pm
Providence Presbyterian Christmas Music Events
You are warmly invited to attend our special Christmas music events. 11 am: Lessons and Carols. Morning worship will be a traditional “Service of Lessons and Carols” with anthems and carols alternating with readings from the Bible. Familiar carols will be sung, as well as anthems and arrangements. Chancel Choir, Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John Dixon, organ, Carole Stockmeier, Flute.7 pm: Christmas Vespers. Evening service will be informal, with choral anthems, bell selections played by both handbell choirs, Christmas piano duets, and a carol sing-along, where you get to choose your favorite Christmas hymns and carols. After the music we will enjoy desserts in the Fellowship Hall. Chancel Choir, Bells of Providence, Merry Bells and You! Valetta Fellenbaum, music director, John Dixon, organist. (757) 420-6159 www.provpres.org. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2 & 4 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild – Christmas Program & Carol Sing
A Williamsburg Choral Guild holiday tradition! Please join us for a free, family-friendly program of traditional Christmas selections, seasonal musical arrangements and a group carol sing.  The Guild offers this concert to the community in thanks for your continuing support.  In lieu of admission, please bring a nonperishable food item for Fish or Grove Christian Outreach Center. For more information, please call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 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! Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
HRP: Holly Days @ Ft. Monroe Theatre
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Weekend of free events: HRP Performs Holiday Classics, Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting, Historic Tours. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
Handel's Messiah
The William F. Crump Sanctuary Choir will offer a Christmas worship service of Handel's Messiah. The choir will be assisted by the Hampton University Orchestra under the direction Jerry Bracey. Soloists include Soprano Lorraine McFadden Bell. Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church,  830 25th Street, Newport News

Saturday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale: Christmas for All Ages
I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Elizabeth Vaughan Eccles,director, 45th Anniversary Season. Special performing guest will be the Virginia Children’s Chorus, directed by Carol Downing. In addition to Elizabeth Eccles, music director of the Chorale, Dr. Marsha Staples, director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Harmony Project, and Dr. Ruby Allen, Virginia Beach School System retired music educator, will serve as guest conductors. The public is invited to attend this 2016 Christmas concert that will enlighten, energize and inspire the audience with selections by Stacy Gibbs, G.F. Handel, Jay Rouse, and Ralph Manuel as well as other noted composers and arrangers. Requested donations, in advance and at the door, are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Please contact Jennifer L. Allen at callconnie1st@aol.com for further information. Johnson Theater at Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5 pm
Christmas in Clearwater
Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. followed by the premier of the Christmas play, Christmas in Clearwater. There is no set ticket price, but donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting the homeless feeding program at Monumental.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 397-1297.  Cutoff date for reservations is Wednesday, December 7. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
From Darkness to Light An Advent Journey to Christmas
The 50 voice First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, orchestra, organ, and soloists will present music and spoken words for Advent and Christmas.  Selections include O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Joy to the World, The Animal Carol, We Three Kings and others. Free and open to the public.  Please call the Church Office at 428-6332 for more information. First Presbyterian, 36th Street and Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach (at the oceanfront with plenty of free parking

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7 pm

YRSO : Holiday Spectacular
York River Symphony Orchestra. Orchestral selections, Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor & Choral selections by the combined choirs of Williamsburg, Reginald Fox, conductor. Dec 11: Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. To purchase online visit http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. A joint Benefit Concert with LINK of Hampton Roads. Pre-Concert Showcase at 2:00 PM - Bolling Suite No. 2 Quartet. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Dec 17: Free admission. Sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg. Pre-Concert Showcase - 6:00 PM - Flute Frenzy Trio. Kimball Theater, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Monday, December 12, 2016, 10 pm
NYFOS: A Goyishe Christmas to You!
An instant classic, A Goyishe Christmas to You!—devised and premiered by Steven Blier at HENRY’s in 2010, where it provoked a delirium of excitement—consists of Yuletide songs entirely written by Jewish composers, from the wickedly funny to the meltingly beautiful. From Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to Adolphe Adam's “Oh Holy Night,” Jay Livingston and Ray Evans’ “Silver Bells” to Walter Kent’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” the popular Yuletide songbook is packed with countless contributions by Jewish songwriters on behalf of their goyishe counterparts.  $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. www.nyfos.org Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, New York, NY

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
Experiments in Opera: Story Binge II
Experiments in Opera announces its annual venture, Story Binge II, Like watching a whole season of opera in one night! Five operatic premieres: Nick Hallett - To Music; Roddy Bottum - The Ride; Jason Cady - I Need Space, Lainie Fefferman - White Fire; Matthew Welch - And Here We Are. Tickets $25. experimentsinopera.com/StoryBingeII Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7 pm
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 3 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 Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous, you’ll hear music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Benjamin Rous, conductor Starting price at $25 – PBK Hall; Starting price at $9 – Roper. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 14: Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake. Dec 15: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 16: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 17: Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School St, Kilmarnock

TRADOC Winds Holiday Series
The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Band presents TRADOC Winds holiday concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public. For free tickets and more information visit the events section at facebook.com/tradocband. Non-ticket holders will be admitted 15 minutes prior to the concert.
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7 pm
Jacobs Conference Center, 647 Monroe Ave, Fort Eustis, Newport News
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7 pm
Fort Monroe Theater, 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7 pm
Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8 pm

VSO: Messiah
Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of Jesus Christ’s life. From Isaiah’s prophesies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Starting price at $25. www.virginiasymphony.org, by calling 757.892.6366 or visiting the VSO offices located at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Dec 15: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464. Dec 16: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 17: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 16, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2017, 8 pm

The King's Singers
Enjoy an extraordinary evening of holiday music by this peerless male vocal ensemble! The Grammy Award winning King’s Singers have thrilled audiences around the world and won a place in the Gramophone Hall of Fame. In these eagerly anticipated performances, the group will perform holiday classics from across the centuries, from medieval sacred music to seasonal favorites from the Great American Songbook—interspersed with dramatic readings that summon the spirit of the season. Experience an ensemble “unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain” (The Times, London). Tickets: Adult: $45; Seniors, Military $40.50 . http://secure.vafest.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=221 Dec 16: Sacred Heart Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507. Dec 17: Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2:30 pm

Symphonicity : The Nutcracker with Ballet Virginia International
Symphonicity and Ballet Virginia International come together to present a Hampton Roads holiday tradition: “The Nutcracker.” Enjoy nationally-recognized guest artists, our region’s finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children as they dance their way through this timeless classic. See young Clara’s dream come to life as her toy Nutcracker saves her from the evil Rat King and his minions. Witness Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magical snow as it transforms Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and Mother Ginger’s lively brood will stay with you forever and put the entire family in a warm holiday mood. Don’t miss it! http://www.balletvirginiainternational.org Tickets: $10 - $50. http://ev8.evenue.net/ The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Hampton Roads Holly Days
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, Major (Ret.) William Garlette, Conductor and Music Director. Tickets:10.00. Students and children under 18 are admitted free of charge. https://www.eventbrite.com/ A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2 pm

WSO & VRB: The Nutcracker
Virginia Regional Ballet presents their 10th annual production of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Janna Hymes, Music Director; Heidrun S. Robitshek Artistic Director. Promising students of Virginia Regional Ballet Academy will dance alongside professional dancers Abigail Simon, former ABT & Joffrey Ballet dancer as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Zachary Catazaro of New York City Ballet as her Cavalier to the beautiful Tchaikovsky score played LIVE by The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes. Tickets: $22 - $37.50, available at http://dancevrb.com/nutcracker/. Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4 pm

VCS: Sound the Trumpet
Virginia Choral Society presents Sound the Trumpet – brass accompanied seasonal favorites, with selections by Lara Hoggard and Bob Chilcott, accompanied by the Eastern Virginia Brass. For the second year in a row, we invite local high school choirs to sing at our four concerts! Come and enjoy the sounds of the season! Tickets at the door: Adults/$18, Senior, Military, Students/$15; Tickets in advance: Adults/$15, Senior, Military, Students/$12. Buy tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/ From a chorus member, at 3. From Pro Music & Sound (2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA) or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services (4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA) Dec 10: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669 . Dec 11: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 17: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 18: Music and Theater Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News.

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4 pm
Lancaster Memorial Concert
The MUMC music ministry presents the annual Lancaster Memorial Concert.  The concert will consist of a variety of favorite carols and anthems including poetry that reflect the events of the nativity.  The concert is directed by Nicholas Steltzer, the newly appointed Choir Director and Organist of MUMC. There is no charge for the concert, however there will be a free will offering.   All are welcome to attend this festive event.  Parking is available in the church parking lot. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4:30 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Join the St. Paul’s Church Choir, Charles Woodward, conductor, guest organist Kevin Kwan, and readers from the church and community for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.  This year’s service marks the 10th anniversary of the installation of the M. Foscue & Clara P. Brock Memorial Organ built by Mander Organs of London, England. Carol-anthems by William Mathias, David Willcocks, and Stanford Scriven, and organ voluntaries by J. S. Bach and George Baker will be heard, with beloved Christmas carols sung by the congregation. Seating begins at 3:45 pm, and a holiday reception follows the service. For further information, please call St. Paul’s Church at 757-627-4353. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
GSA: Messiah Sing-Along
The Governor’s School for the Arts. Solos to be performed by some of the alumni of the vocal music department including Chrystal Williams, Frederick Ballentine Jr., and Will Liverman. Stephen Z. Cook, Chorus Director & Organist. Tickets $10 and $15. www.showtix4u.com. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11 am
WMC: Virginia Cello Ensemble
Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents The Virginia Cello Ensemble, coming all the way from Fredericksburg. The performance will feature seasonal holiday music and classical arrangements for cello chorus. Led by Christine Hartigan, this awesome and exciting program is preceded by “Coffee & Conversation” at 10 a.m. And is presented FREE to the community as a gift from the Williamsburg Music Club. For additional information, please call 757-291-9082 or visit www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, 222 Duke of Gloucester Street, Wlliamsburg

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 12 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Z. Cook, organist. This concert is free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:15 pm
Symphonicity: 34th Annual Messiah Sing Along
Our gift to the community. Conducted by Frank Albinder, the audience will sing the choruses from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Professional soloists Agnes Wynne (Soprano), Kelly Montgomery (Contralto), Brian Nedvin (Tenor), and Branch Fields (Baritone) will sing the recitatives and arias. Messiah scores will be on sale in the lobby prior to the concert for $10.00. Singers with scores will be seated on the first floor, and observers may sit in the mezzanine or balcony sections. Doors open at 7:15pm with the concert beginning at 8:00pm. This concert is free and open to the public. The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.


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