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Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 1 pm
Saint Bede Masterworks Series
Join us for a passionate performance of the "Four Serious Songs" by Brahms sung by bass-baritone Darren K. Stokes accompanied by Michael Steven Lianos. This song-set based on Scripture from Ecclesiastes is normally performed on the piano, but will be performed with an organ accompaniment to create an orchestral backdrop to support Stokes’s powerful voice. Mr. Stokes also will perform the fiery aria from Mendelssohn’s Elijah: “Is Not His Word Like a Fire?”. There also will be organ selections by both Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as stories – a fun history lesson – about these composers and the works that will performed today. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, January 6, 2017, 12 pm
VWC: Women’s Christmas
On this traditional date of Epiphany, ‘Nollaig na mBan’ (“Little Christmas”) marks an Irish tradition which offered women a time apart from duties of hearth and home to celebrate and reflect on the New Year. Co-sponsored by the VWC Women’s and Gender Studies and the Women’s Resource Center. Free and open to the public. 757-455-3376. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line

Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: Gustav Mahler
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the third 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. Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Das Knaben Wunderhorn, Lieder eines fahrenden Geselle. Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo soprano; Sidney Outlaw, Christopher Herbert, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk, 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, January 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

GSA Orchestra
Music of Beethoven, Lutoslawski, and Berlioz Tickets: tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
WSO: Eclectic Mix
Dewey Decibel Concerts. Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Janna Hymes, Music Director. The program will feature winds, strings with harpsicord, and the following repertoire: Stravinsky - Dumbarton Oaks; J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto #3; Dvorák - Serenade for Winds, Op 44. This concert has been made possible by the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library. Tickets: $18. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 8 pm
Stephen Z. Cook, organist
Concert includes works by Bach, Gigout, Dupré, and Travis. Free. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame-Pl. Jean Paul II, Paris, France, 75004

January Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, January 14, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, January 19, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Jamestown High School Choirs from Williamsburg, Virginia, Laurel Christiansen, Director, Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturday, January 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, January 28, 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
January 7, 14, 21Rebecca Davy, Organist
January 28Thomas Marshall, Organist

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the Spring 2017 season on January 3, 7 and 9, 2017. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the Spring 2017 season on January 3, 7 and 9, 2017. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Bellissima Auditions
Bellissima auditions for our Spring Season are after 5pm on Monday, January 9th @ Bayside Presbyterian Church. Bellissima is an auditioned choral ensemble performing a wide array of music create for women's voices directed by Deborah Carr. We are a non-profit organization performing in the Hampton Roads area since 2001. Please Contact Libby Coulter for more information. 757 620-1438.

Tidewater Community College Chorale
Are you looking for a choral group to sing with in 2017?  The Tidewater Community College Chorale wants YOU to join us! We're a 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective class on TCCs Norfolk campus.  We're open to students from all TCC campuses & centers as well as community singers from 18 to 80+.  Anyone interested in singing is welcome, regardless of experience.  While experienced singers are of course welcome, so are first timers & karaoke singers.  No audition is needed - just register for MUS 137 - Chorus at any TCC campus registration center.  Current TCC students may register on line or by phone.  Senior citizens may be eligible for tuition reduction - contact a counselor at any TCC campus registration center to see if you qualify.  Rehearsals begin Monday, January 9, 11:00 - 12:30 PM.  Register today & come sing with us!   http://www.facebook.com/tccchorus For questions or further information, email dwarren@tcc.edu

Monday, January 9, 2017, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: Tapestry
Monumental UMC presents a Noon Day Concert featuring  the elite hand bell quartet, “Tapestry” playing a program of seasonal music.  The 30 minute concert will begin at noon. Following the concert a light lunch will be available in the Fellowship Hall for a fee of $5.00. The concert is free and open to the public.  For details call the church 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Friday, January 13, 2017, 7 & 9 pm
TENET: Guillaume De Machaut
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; Tenors Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Bass Andrew Padgett; Strings Scott Metcalfe; Winds Priscilla Herreid; Lute Charles Weaver. Tickets: http://tenet.nyc/jan-13-tickets-7 $40 http://tenet.nyc/jan-13-tickets-9 $40. Tenri Cultural Insitiute, 3 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

CNU Department of Music December Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:30 pm
Bay Youth Orchestra
Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Wednesday, January 14, 2017, 2 pm
Honors String Orchestra
Featuring outstanding high school string musicians under the direction of conductor J. Lynn Thompson of Christopher Newport University. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Wednesday, January14, 2017, 2 pm
Honors Wind Ensemble
Featuring outstanding high school wind and percussion musicians under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Manfred Heidler of Germany. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin
Featuring the voice studio of Prof. Christopher Mooney. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Friday, January 27, 2017, 12 noon
Saxophone Quartet
Enjoy a 20-minute performance by the entertaining Saxophone Quartet. Admission free. Rotunda

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: 18th Annual Lollipop Concert
Conducted by Helen Martell, this afternoon is fun for children and families. Come early at 2pm and see the Instrument Petting Zoo, where guests will have an opportunity to learn about and touch orchestra instruments up close. In addition to the Instrument Petting Zoo, there will be face-painting and other fun activities in the lobby. Performance starts at 3pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead of Concert Date: A$5; Tickets Purchased Day of Event: $8. The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462 symphonicity.org

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3 pm
Ambrosia Quartet: A Midwinter Afternoon’s Delight
In 2002, four friends decided to join forces to explore their collective passion for chamber music. Thus, Hampton Roads’ Ambrosia Quartet was formed. This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string quartet, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. These talented individuals are all members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, but their backgrounds are as diverse as the music they play. Violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano hail from Québec and Tokyo, respectively; violist Beverly Kane Baker grew up locally in Hampton; and cellist Rebecca Gilmore came to the area from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their resumes collectively represent many years of study at the very best conservatories, including the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Indiana and Rice Universities, and the Juilliard School. Locally renowned pianist, Mr. Chris Kypros, will also be on the program performing a Beethoven piano sonata on the Museum’s concert Steinway. Ambrosia’s program will include selections from: Tchaikovsky:  “Miniatures for Piano” arranged for String Quartet; Beethoven:  String Quartet in F Major, Opus 59, Nr. 1; Glazunov:  “5 Novelettes.” Feldman Chamber Music Society free concert. ambrosiaquartet.com Free and open to the public. Chrysler Museum, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7 pm
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents
Songs for a Dreamer: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will pay homage to the visionary Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through the VSO’s Harmony Project Community Concert program and the City of Norfolk’s Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, this performance is free and open to the public. The concert will feature orchestral and vocal music that inspires that legacy of Dr. King. The VSO’s annual Dreamer Award will also be presented. For more information, please call the VSO at 757-892-6366 or the City of Norfolk at 757-644-4253. Calvary Revival Church, 5833 Poplar Hall Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Bass Section Leader
Christ and St. Luke's Church, Norfolk, announces an opening for a bass section leader in its adult Parish Choir. Responsibilities include participation in weekly rehearsals and the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, as well as special services and concerts throughout the year.  The Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the rich Anglican choral tradition, and strong sight-reading skills are required.  Opportunities for solos in major choral works also available throughout the year in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series. For additional information, please contact Kevin Kwan, Director of Music, at kevin.kwan@christandstlukes.org or call 757-627-5665 x18.

Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Auditions
The  Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Auditions is still auditioning for the season. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Norfolk. All young men from ages 7 through high school graduation are welcome. For more information, contact Mr. Julius McCullough at 757-553-7545.

WMC Grants in Aid Auditions
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Williamsburg Music Club will host its annual Grants in Aid Auditions in Ewell Hall at the College of William & Mary.  Applications are due January 20, 2016.This annual event offers a scholarship opportunity for talented young musicians in the Greater Williamsburg area.  It is a professionally judged event and the performance itself is a great experience and motivator. At last year's audition, nearly $7,000 was awarded to fifteen young musicians to help defray the costs of their musical education. Many of our audition award winners have gone on to study music in college and some have appeared on From the Top, NPR's radio showcase of young talent hosted by Christopher O'Riley. For more information, contact Lucy Manning at 757-646-0877 or email auditions@williamsburgmusicclub.org.  For complete information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please refer to this website: http://www.williamsburgmusicclub.org/wmcauditions.htm

CNU Department of Music January Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, January 16, 2017, 12 noon
The Thirteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
A Celebration of Freedom and Civil Rights in America

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963. Presented by the Department of Music and the Student Diversity and Equality Council Admission is free. Pope Chapel
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 8 pm
Amara Piano Quartet
Masterpieces by Brahms, Dvorák, Fauré, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann combined with rarely heard gems by William Walton, Herbert Howells, Carlos Surinach, Joaquín Turina, Bohuslav Martinú and others create, in the hands of the Amara Quartet, an exciting and varied concert experience.  The ensemble builds a diverse palette of colors, and a symphonic sound from its four musicians, weaving musical lines and textures into a captivating interpretation. Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, January 20, 2017, 12 noon
Saxophone Quartet
Enjoy a 20-minute performance by the entertaining Saxophone Quartet. Admission free. Rotunda
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin
Featuring the voice studio of Prof. Christopher Mooney. Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Monday, January 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sang-Eun Lee, Cello
As part of the Miller Theatre Classical Series, the Sandler Center presents the brilliant young cellist Sang-Eun Lee, who has won international prizes and critical acclaim. The Washington Post called her "a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise." In addition to winning the prized Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ms. Lee has won First Prize at the 2009 Johansen International Competition in Washington, D.C., Second Prize at the 2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Young Musician Prize of the Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin.  Last season, she made her acclaimed Kennedy Center debut and her New York recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and performed in venues across the U.S. Tickets: GA $20; Senior/Student $10. ynotitx.com Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11 am
WMC: The Eastern Reeds
The Williamsburg Music Club presents The Eastern Reeds, a new performing woodwind quintet from TRADOC. The ensemble is named “The Eastern Reeds” because its musicians have served with the U.S. Army in Korea and are now stationed at Fort Eustis. Performing in this woodwind quintet are oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet. Their program will feature American audience pleasers from Gershwin to Copland to Sousa! This program is presented FREE as a gift to the community from Williamsburg Music Club. The musical program is preceded at 10 a.m. with Coffee & Conversation. All are welcome. www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Bruton Parish Hall, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, January 20, 2017, 12 noon
Hillary Clinton's Speeches Set to Music for Concert Film to Stream on Inauguration Day
A selection of the brightest stars of classical music and Broadway will participate in a filmed concert performance of two of Hillary Clinton’s watershed speeches, both of which have been set to music by the composer and conductor Glen Roven. The concert film will be streamed from National Sawdust on January 20, 2017, in conjunction with the presidential inauguration ceremony. The two speeches that have been set to music are Mrs. Clinton’s first announcement of her candidacy on January 7, 2007, and her presidential concession speech on November 9, 2017. Among the cast of international music and theatre stars set to participate in the concert film are: Joyce DiDonato, Nathan Gunn, Patricia Racette, Lawrence Brownlee, Matthew Polenzani, Lauren Flanigan, Lester Lynch, Kyle Ketelsen, Laquita Mitchell, Camille Zamora, Sidney Outlaw, Arianna Zukerman, Eve Gigliotti, Dominic Armstrong, Blythe Gaissert, Andrew Garland, Michael Kelly, David Adam Moore, Glenn Seven Allen, Gilda Lyons, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chilina Kennedy, Adrienne Danrich, Jonathan Blalock, Annie Potts. Glen Roven, who conducted the concerts at the Lincoln Memorial at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration ceremonies, was inspired to set Mrs. Clinton’s speeches to music following her defeat in the 2016 presidential race. "Setting Hillary's words was a very emotional experience,” said Glen Roven. “Phrases that fly by in a speech are naturally elongated in a musical setting, and as I set each word, slowly and methodically I was in tears. When I mentioned this project to these singers, their immediate response was, 'I'm in.'" The concert film is directed by James Gray, Warren Elgort, and Larry Robins. The concert, co-produced by Camille Zamora, will be streamed from www.NationalSawdust.org, as well as other web outlets to be announced,

Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA Cabaret: The Music of Richard Rodgers
GSA Foundation fundraiser event Tickets: showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Four Seasons
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque. The music blossoms as the violin bursts with the vitality of Spring, followed by the composer’s virtuosic Piccolo Concerto performed by Rachel Ordaz. The heated drama of Summer is followed by Vivaldi’s regal Concerto for Two Trumpets, executed by David Vonderheide and Adam Gandolfo. You will be dazzled as the orchestra harvests excitement for Autumn before we finalize our seasons with the striking beauty of Winter. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Vahn Armstrong, violin; Simon Lapointe, violin; Amanda Gates Armstrong, violin; Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide, violin; David Vonderheid, trumpet; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet; Rachel Ordaz, piccolo. Monteverdi: Toccata from Orfeo; Vivaldi: Spring; Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto RV 443 in C; Vivaldi: Summer; Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets; Vivaldi: Autumn; Biber: Battalia; Vivaldi: Winter. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Dec 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 21: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 22: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach. Dec 28: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464.

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3 pm
WAMT: Divertimenti 8
The Williamsburg Area Music Teachers, (W.A.M.T.) proudly presents one of the most diversified, original, creative and culturally outstanding programs in their eight year history. From piano solos of the classical repertoire, Danza de la moza donosa by Ginastera and Rachmoninoff’s well-known Prelude in C# minor, to “Casey At the Bat” for organ and narrator, “The Godfather Suite” performed on accordion, and the original “Royal Feline’s Lullaby” for piano and vocal. Also on the program, will be Manuel De Falla’s “Spanish Dance No. 1” performed on harp and modern Spanish music with classical guitar. A vocal Baroque duet, a flute and piano duet and contemporary vocal “Here’s To Life” by Molinary round out the exciting afternoon. A “Meet the Musicians” reception follows this wonderful program. Donations supporting the Williamsburg Music Club’s “Grants-in-Aid” program for its outstanding local youth awards will be accepted. Information: www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Williamsburg Baptist Church, 227 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4 pm
Norfolk State University Choirs
Norfolk State University Concert Choir will appear in concert for the ninth season of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Concert Choir is a perennial favorite of concert-goers. Norfolk State University Choir is under the direction of Dr. Carl W. Haywood. Norfolk State University Concert Choir is composed of two smaller choral groups: The Spartan Chorale, formed in 2002, and known as the “President’s Own,” for the President of Norfolk State University and the Chamber Choir, created in 2003. The Spartan Chorale, under the baton of Dr. Haywood, performs motets and madrigals to jazz and gospel. The Chamber Choir, directed by Mr. Terry Butler, was formed to broaden the outreach and versatility of the choral programs. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS: Pyotr the Great, Songs of Tchaikovsky & His Circle
New York Festival of Song. The haunting, often autobiographical songs of Tchaikovsky, plus a few by his students and teacher. This event is presented as part of the New York Philharmonic's Beloved Friend—Tchaikovsky and His World festival. Antonina Chehovska, soprano; Alexey Lavrov, baritone with Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano. Jan 22: Tickets: $50. http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/partners?p=1024 Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC , Washington, DC. Jan 24: Tickets: $40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-pyotr-the-great/ 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Alto Section Leader (mezzo)
Position (paid) for Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk.  Wednesday evening 7:30-9:00, Sunday morning 10:30-noon. 2-3 major concerts per season, plus occasional special services. Good sightreading skills, possible solo opportunities. Larchmont has a long history of a quality music program.  Position open immediately.  Contact Michael Regan music@larchmontumc.org, or 757-575-7480.  Larchmont UMC is located at 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA.

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
Accepting applicants for all voice parts. Membership is open to high schoolers and adults.  Auditionees should be able to read music, possess a good command of their voice, and be willing to work on their music outside of rehearsals. Rehearsals are held from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday evenings from August through April. Auditions and rehearsals are held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA. For an appointment and more information, please call Patricia Fielding: (C) (703) 939-1602 or visit www.vachoralsociety.org.

ODU January 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, January 23, 8 pm
Eighth Blackbird
Eighth Blackbird's "super-musicians" (Los Angeles Times) combine the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company. The Chicago-based, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning sextet celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016: two decades of performing for audiences across the country and around the world with impeccable precision and a signature style. Eighth Blackbird's members (Nathalie Joachim, flutes; Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets; Yvonne Lam, violin & viola; Nicholas Photinos, cello; Matthew Duvall, percussion; Lisa Kaplan, piano) hail from the Great Lakes, Keystone, Golden, Empire and Bay states. The name "Eighth Blackbird" derives from the eighth stanza of Wallace Stevens's evocative, aphoristic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1917). Master Class: January 24, 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, January 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
ODU Faculty Recital: Stephen Coxe and Friends
Stephen Coxe presents a Faculty Recital with the ODU Diehn Chorale, Nancy Klein, conductor, Wayla Chambo, Patti Carlson, Bianca Hall, Paul S. Kim, and Jeffrey Phelps at Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts at Old Dominion University. The program will include the premiere of Stephen Coxe’s “Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go”, written for Bianca Hall and Paul S. Kim, and a repeat performance of “Trois Chansons d’hiver (Winter Suite)”, commissioned by the ODU Diehn Chorale. Claude Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie; Stephen Coxe: Trois chansons d’hiver; Leonard Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata; J. S. Bach: Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering; Stephen Coxe: Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go; George Crumb: Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale). Wayla Chambo, flute; Patti Carlson, clarinet; Bianca Hall, soprano; Paul S. Kim, violin; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; ODU Diehn Chorale, Nancy Klein, conductor. Free and open to the public. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion University, 1339 West 49th Street, Norfolk

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8 pm
NYFOS: Pyotr the Great, Songs of Tchaikovsky & His Circle
New York Festival of Song. The haunting, often autobiographical songs of Tchaikovsky, plus a few by his students and teacher. This event is presented as part of the New York Philharmonic's Beloved Friend—Tchaikovsky and His World festival. Antonina Chehovska, soprano; Alexey Lavrov, baritone with Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano. Jan 22: Tickets: $50. http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/partners?p=1024 Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC , Washington, DC. Jan 24: Tickets: $40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-pyotr-the-great/ 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, January 27, 2016, 8 pm

TCGS: Zoran Dukic
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. The Croatian-born Zoran Dukic is undoubtedly one of the most prominent guitarists of our time, and his performances mesmerize both public and critics. Tireless, through the last decades, he has played in the five continents, being prized in the most important competitions such as the Concurso de Guitarra Fundación Guerrero, in Madrid, patronized by the Spanish Royal Family, where he was the first foreigner awarded with the special prize for the best interpretation of Spanish music. Known also by his academic dedication, Zoran Dukic has taught generations of classical guitarists and his classes are among the most demanded in Europe. He plays in Barcelona yearly at the festival Maestros de la Guitarra. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Jan 26: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Jan 27: Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

CNU Department of Music January Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Performance by the voice studio of Prof. Christopher Mooney

Peebles Theatre
Friday, January 27, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Concert Series
Featuring the Saxophone Quartet The Rotunda
Tuesday, February 7, 8 pm
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
Diamonstein Hall
Wednesday, February 8, 8 pm
University Orchestra
Concert Hall
Monday, February 13, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Concert Series
Featuring the Chamber Choir Studio Theatre

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3 pm
BYOV Winter Concert
Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia. Bay Youth Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Junior Strings. https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: The Four Seasons
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque. The music blossoms as the violin bursts with the vitality of Spring, followed by the composer’s virtuosic Piccolo Concerto performed by Rachel Ordaz. The heated drama of Summer is followed by Vivaldi’s regal Concerto for Two Trumpets, executed by David Vonderheide and Adam Gandolfo. You will be dazzled as the orchestra harvests excitement for Autumn before we finalize our seasons with the striking beauty of Winter. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Vahn Armstrong, violin; Simon Lapointe, violin; Amanda Gates Armstrong, violin; Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide, violin; David Vonderheid, trumpet; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet; Rachel Ordaz, piccolo. Monteverdi: Toccata from Orfeo; Vivaldi: Spring; Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto RV 443 in C; Vivaldi: Summer; Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets; Vivaldi: Autumn; Biber: Battalia; Vivaldi: Winter. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Dec 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 21: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 22: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach. Dec 28: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464.

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 pm
WSO: Piano Men
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra announces its third annual Cabaret & Cocktails Concert. Joining the orchestra on stage is the nationally-acclaimed pop group “Piano Men” performing their energetic tribute “The Music of Elton and Billy.” The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7:30 for cocktails and light refreshments. Piano Men features Joe Boucher on piano and lead vocals, with Christoper Eastburn on bass guitar, Gary Backstrom on lead guitar and Steve Hodgkin on drums. The program brings together 19 well-known tunes that run the gamut of emotion and tempo. Visit www.pianomenmusic.com/, www.williamsburgsymphony.org or @WMBGSymphony on Facebook and Twitter.   Tickets are available online at: www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com. Ticket prices are $85 (Platinum Seating) $65 (Gold Seating) and $45 (Silver Seating). All tickets are table seating. To reserve an entire table, purchase tickets in groups of 10. Colonial Williamsburg’s Williamsburg Lodge

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:15 am
Orchestral Eucharist: Mozart Spatzenmesse
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Christ and St. Luke’s presents Mozart’s joyful Spatzenmesse, KV. 220 with orchestra from the Governor’s School for the Arts. 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, January 29, 2017, 2 pm
Williamsburg Area Hymn Festival
Celebrating the "Week for Christian Unity" and commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, all are invited to the Williamsburg Area Hymn Festival led by Dr. David Cherwien, organist and cantor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.  Sponsored by Saint Stephen Lutheran Church and Saint Bede Catholic Church, the large festival choir will include members from more than a dozen area churches. Free will offering will go to the Williamsburg House of Mercy.  For information about singing in the choir and the choral workshops, visit www.reformation500williamsburg.com. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Chorale: 2017 Young Singers Project in Concert
Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Director of Choirs at Virginia Wesleyan College, joins the Virginia Chorale as guest director of the Young Singers Project in its 18th year. The Young Singers Project is the Chorale's flagship educational outreach program: high school singers from across Hampton Roads audition in November 2016 and an elite ensemble is selected to work alongside professional singers from the Chorale throughout January 2017, culminating in a special concert event. Tickets $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. Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5 pm
Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins, as part of its 11th season presents a program featuring works of Vivaldi, Elgar, Ravel, and Debussy. The audience will get to sing along with the orchestra on a well known hymn tune composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.Free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken up to help support the ministries at Baylake. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach

Virginia Opera: Der Freischütz (The Magic Marksman)
With one of the most haunting scores in all of opera, Weber, founder of German Romantic Opera and Wagnerian forefather, has created a compelling drama that twists reality with supernatural powers and phenomena. A forester, ensnared by dark powers, seeks to ensure his win in a shooting contest. This eerie backdrop of mysterious places and gloomy forests, supporting a grim fairy tale from a bygone age, has never been experienced on Virginia Opera stages! In his Virginia Opera debut, celebrated heldentenor Issachah Savage, winner of the 2014 Seattle International Wagner Competition, leads an acclaimed cast that includes soprano Kara Shay Thomson in her Virginia Opera debut, Virginia Opera favorites Katherine Polit and Jake Gardner, and features the famous and thrilling Huntsman’s Chorus! Evoking his signature intensity and captivating drama, internationally renowned director Stephen Lawless (Salome 2015) returns with a production of theatrical virtuosity. Sung in English 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
January 27, January 29, January 31
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
February 4, February 5
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
February 17, February 19

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:30 pm pm
Hardwick Chamber Ensemble Lecture - Recital
The Hardwick Chamber Ensemble is the ensemble-in-residence at TCC-Norfolk.  We will play the Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by our composer-in-residence John Winsor, the Sonata for Clarinet & Piano by Leonard Bernstein, Juba by Nathaniel Dett, and the Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 11 by Beethoven.  Our performers will be John Winsor – clarinet, Dionne Smith – cello and Jeanette Winsor – piano.  Free and open to the public. Call 757-424-4277 for more information. Jeanne & George Roper Center for the Performing Arts, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, February 3, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
It’s The Beatles! Classical Mystery Tour – four musicians with the same sweet sound and groovy look as Liverpool’s Fab Four – tune up for a concert of classics like “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” and “I Am the Walrus,” all performed exactly as they were written. The Los Angeles Times called the show “more than just an incredible simulation…the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave Saturday’s live performance a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.” Be there when the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour come together and journey down the long and winding road of The Beatles’ best hits. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Feb 2: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 3: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: IV: The Second Viennese School
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the fourth 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. Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder, Piano Sonata Op. 1; Arnold Schoenberg: 3 Klavierstücke Op. 11, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op. 15; Anton Webern: 5 Lieder aus Der siebente Ring, Op.3, Piano Variations Op. 27. Sarah Brailey, Ashley Emerson, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, 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, February 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8pm

Boy Meets Girl, A Cabaret
The Musical Theatre Department presents Boy Meets Girl, A Cabaret. The Visual Arts and Instrumental Department will also be presenting The Musical Visualization of Leslie Bricusse's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory's “Pure Imagination” Tickets: http://www.showtix4u.com. Dalis Black Box Theatre at GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5 pm
The Lighter Side of Allan Blank
A concert honoring the life and work of celebrated composer Allan Blank. Performers include: Andrew Leoboldt, oboe; Andrey Kasparov, piano; Brian Nedvin, tenor; Elizabeth Hogue, soprano; Hyorim Kim, flute; Kelly Montgomery, contralto; Kevin Clasen, clarinet; Nancy Klein, conductor; Oksana Lutsyshn, piano/harpsichord; Patti Watters, flute/piccolo; Paul Kim, violin; Old Dominion University Diehn Chorale with Bobbie Kesler-Corleto, piano. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street, ODU, Norfolk

February Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, February 4, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, February 11, 8 pm
Harp Recital
American Youth Harp Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lynnelle Ediger, Director
Tuesday, February 14, 8 pm
Chamber Recital for Valentine’s Day: If Music Be the Food of Love
Kontrabande from Williamsburg, Virginia, Charles Humphries, Artistic Director Adrienne Lotto, Soprano, Charles Humphries, Countertenor, Jane Leggiero, Cello & Daniel Corneliussen, Harpsichord
Saturday, February 18, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Georgetown Visitation Choir from Washington, DC, David Nastal, Director
Sunday, February 19, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Canticles by Daniel Purcell (d. 1717)
Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Saturday, February 25, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Trinity Cathedral Choir of Girls from Columbia, South Carolina, Jared Johnson, Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
February 4, 11, 18, 25Rebecca Davy, Organist

Venue Correction
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4 pm
Jim Kosnik, Organ
Organ Concert in Honor of Rev. Harry Crandall Christ Church, Hungar's Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Rd. Bridgetown, VA

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Patricia Nixon, soprano
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series is joined by the college’s Center for Sacred Music to present Dr. Patricia Saunders Nixon, soprano. Against a backdrop of Michael Cunningham’s portraits of Black women in church hats, Nixon will sing a program of the great African-American spirituals. Cunningham’s photography has been featured in numerous coffee-table books including “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats” (Doubleday, 2003). He will also give a lecture on his photography the day following – Tuesday, February 7, at 11:00am in Fine Arts 9. The lecture is FREE and no reservations are required. Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8 pm

Trio Tremonti
Trio Tremonti presents three internationally-acclaimed artists, joined together with a deep musical bond: Mexican-born violinist Saul Bitrán, Chilean cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws, and Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas. The Trio's exuberant musical voice is forged out of the artists' individual affiliations with highly respected groups such as Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Boston's Musica Viva, and their appearances in venues such as The Concertgebouw, Teatro alla Scala, Wigmore Hall, Jordan Hall, Marlboro, Tanglewood, and many others. Following its debut at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center, Trio Tremonti continues to expand its musical reach around the country, with appearances in New York, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This season they will be making their debut appearances in California and in Washington State. Bitrán, Müller-Szeraws and Pinkas are committed to the performance of recognized masterpieces alongside new works by living composers, and are currently programming works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorák, Ravel and Turina, as well as Americans Charles Ives, George Rochberg, Thomas Oboe Lee, Michael Weinstein and Dan Román. Feb 6: 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 complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres 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. Feb 7: 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 http://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

CNU Department of Music January Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Tuesday, February 7, 8 pm
U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
Diamonstein Hall
Wednesday, February 8, 8 pm
University Orchestra
Concert Hall
Monday, February 13, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Concert Series
Featuring the Chamber Choir Studio Theatre

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12 noon
Aaron Renninger: Music by Black Composers
Celebrate Black History Month during the third concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series with organist Aaron Renninger performing music by black composers from the U.S. and abroad.  In addition, the FREE one-hour concert will feature both lively and soulful arrangements of well-known spirituals. All are invited to bring lunch to eat following the concert.  Beverages will be provided.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano
As part of the Miller Theatre Classical Series, the Sandler Center presents Tomer Gewirtzman, hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. He performed recitals in London in Steinway Hall and in Paris in the Salle Cortot of the École Normale. Mr. Gewirtzman played with Nikolai Petrov's Kremlin Festival in cities throughout Russia and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra. This season, he makes his New York recital debut on the Young Concert Artists Series and performs a D.C. recital on the Washington Performing Arts Series. Tickets: GA $20; Senior/Student $10. ynotitx.com Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6 pm
An Evening of Passion and Love with Opera
Opera in Williamsburg is presenting An Evening of Passion and Love with Opera in Williamsburg's Singers. Come and enjoy the beautiful singing of soprano Maria Natale, mezzo-soprano Fiorella Velez, and bass-baritone Eric Lindsey, with pianist Abdiel Vazquez. Table seatings, dessert buffet, cash bar available. Tickets $25 at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or reserve by email to info@OperainWilliamsburg.org. Williamsburg Art Gallery, 440A Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7 pm
David Daniels Master Class
Virginia Opera will present the superstar countertenor, David Daniels in an exclusive Master Teacher Series of events, February 7-9. Mr. Daniels will work with Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists in a sequence of workshops and coaching sessions culminating in a free public presentation . The Master Teacher Series brings the Opera’s Emerging Artists together with the top vocal coaches in the country for a three-day intensive workshop culminating in this very special public performance. Considered to be the greatest countertenor in opera today, Daniels was honored by Gramophone magazine as one of the “Top Ten Trailblazers” in classical music for “his contribution to recorded excellence as well as his expansion of the repertoire for his voice type.” His unique and courageous career path will provide fascinating insight and inspiration to this group of young singers on the brink of their own vocal successes. The final session of the Master Teacher Series featuring Daniels, will be a public masterclass free and open to the public. The opportunity to experience the talent and results of his mentorship of these young artists promises to be remarkable. Free and open to the public. Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference February 9 – 12, 2017
20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference, Hosted by Claire Trevor School of the Arts – University of California, Irvine, in Collaboration with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, February 9 – 12, 2017. Featuring composers, singers, pianists, and scholars from across the nation and around the world! Appearances by George Shirley, Louise Toppin, Marquita Lister, Roberta Alexander, Issacha J. Savage, Donnie Ray Albert, Bonita Hyman, Albert Lee,Darryl Taylor and more. This conference is presented once every five years! You don’t want to miss out! The alliance will present lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and of course performances of first caliber. The African American Art Song Alliance, founded in 1997 in an effort to disseminate information through the internet on music by black composers, as well as the performers and scholars most responsible for the spreading of this important art. You will find information on composers, performers, scholars, and so much more. No registration fee! All events are free of charge! Contact Peter Chang, Music Department Coordinator, at pechang@uci.edu, for more details. Host Hotel: Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660. You may make your hotel reservation by calling 1 (800) 333-3333 and asking for the African American Art Song Alliance rate of $149.00 per night.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: A Night at the Movies
Join JoAnn and the Orchestra as they bring to life some of the most powerful 20th-century American film score masterworks. From classics like Bernard Herrmann’s Suite from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo, to George Gershwin’s beloved An American in Paris, with more recent scores such as Jules Massnet's Méditation from Thäis and John Corigliano’s Chaconne from The Red Violin;. The VSO celebrates Valentine’s weekend with a perfect date-night experience. JoAnn Falletta, conductor Elina Vähälä, violin; Herrmann: Vertigo Suite; John Corigliano: Chaconne from The Red Violin; Massenet: Méditation from Thäis; Copland: Suite from the Red Pony; Gershwin: An American in Paris. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Feb 10: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 11: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Feb 12: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

ODU February 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, 49th Street behind Webb Center and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, February 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra The Italian Baroque
Featuring Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” with soprano soloists Agnes Fuller and Bianca Hall; Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6, with guest conductor William McClain; and Marcello’s “Introduzione, Aria, e Presto.” Directed by Paul Kim. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, February 19, 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, February 19, 4 pm
Black Composers Concert. The ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, perform with the I. Sherman Greene Chorale in a concert celebrating Black History Month and featuring the music of African-American composers. Kroc Center Hampton Roads, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. Tickets available at the door.
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Orchestra
This dynamic big band honors 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.
Monday, February 27, 8 pm
Diehn Concert
Kevin Bobo with the Norfolk Chamber Consort and the ODU Percussion Ensemble See full listing below. Chandler Recital Hall. Tickets: $10-15.
Tuesday, February 28, 12:30 pm
Diehn Master Class, Kevin Bobo Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall

Postponed to April - TBA
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Cantabile Project: Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie
Hear this wonderful evening of songs and duets by Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie sung by Stephanie Marx and Chris Mooney. Contrasting the ultra-romanticism of the 19th century Schumann love songs such as “Frauen Liebe und Leben,” are selections of “Thoughts Unspoken” by  American composer Jake Heggie. These late 20th century songs present attitudes infused with 21st century relationships between a man and his liberated wife.   https://cantabileproject.org/events/ Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA: Opera Scenes
Tickets: showtix4u.com ODU University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3 pm

5BMF: Five Borough Songbook, Volume II
In honor of Five Borough Music Festival's 10th Anniversary, we present the World Premiere of our brand-new Five Borough Songbook, Volume II, featuring 20 fabulous new vocal works by 20 unique composers! Like our original Five Borough Songbook, which we brought to every NYC borough during our 5th season, Volume II features songs, duets and ensembles set to texts that celebrate New York City's geography, history and rich cultural landscape. Our stellar cast for the World and Queens premieres includes: Marnie Breckenridge, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano; William Ferguson, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone; Jocelyn Dueck, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; 20 new works by: Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears, Bora Yoon, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello. Tickets: http://5bmf.org/2017/02/12/five-borough-songbook-volume-ii/ Feb 11: $40/$30/$20. Jerome Robbins Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center,450 W 37th St., New York, NY 10018. Feb 12: $25/$15/$10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11354

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Lee Jordan-Anders, piano with Billye Brown Youmans, soprano: Love Notes
Love Notes is a program of words and music from great composers inspired by the women they loved. The repertoire will include selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach; Ballade #3 in A-flat by Chopin; Fantasy Pieces, Opus 12, #1, 4, & 5 by Schumann; lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann; Für Elise by Beethoven; Debussy, L’isle joyeuse and Three Love Waltzes: Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Philip Glass. For further information: 757-547-4706. www.gbpres.org All concerts are free and open to the public.  We accept a free will donation. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex).

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Latin Ballet of Virginia
From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: The Daraja Ensemble
The Daraja Ensemble, in residence at the University of Maryland, will delight the audience with all French fare for this standard woodwind quintet: flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon. With a goal to spread their love of music through out-reach projects, the Daraja’s recent performing and teaching initiative took them to Tanzania. We look forward to hearing about their African adventure. These professional performers can be heard playing as soloists and in various performance configurations throughout the world. Christ Episcopal Church offers a fine acoustic chamber for these musicians. A reception follows the program to meet the artists. Tickets: Adults $20 / Students $5. Call 757 675-5777 for more information or visit www.sundaysatfourva.org for more information.  Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11 am
WMC: Crystal Concert
Williamsburg Music Club. Dean Shostak’s unique Crystal Concert combines music by Beethoven and Mozart with history, art and science into an unforgettable experience. He will share the music and stories of Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica and the revival of its lost art. Also being performed on this program are rare and antique musical instruments from around the world including glass handbells, vielle, pochette and more. Mr. Shostak performs on his Glass Armonica using the flywheel and foot treadle as Ben Franklin originally designed. 11 am concert preceded by Coffee & Conversation at 10 a.m. A gift to the Williamsburg Community. Further information at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV: Side-by-Side with the VSO
The Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side performance. Love stories in music by Berlioz, Bernstein, Mahler and Prokofiev. Helen Martell, music director; Benjamin Rouse, resident conductor, Virginia Symphony. Tickets: https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Sandler Performing Arts Center, 201 Market Street,Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Great American Songbook
The Chorale puts its signature spin on enduring popular and jazz standards of the early twentieth century. Inspired by traditions of the great American songbook, often called "America's classical music," this program will feature songs by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, and more. 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. Feb 18: Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road,Virginia Beach. Dec 19: Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk 23507

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight
New York Festival of Song presents a rare performance of a mid-century modern gem plus 2 world premieres Paul Bowles & James Schuyler's surrealistic & witty 1954 Picnic Cantata; Dinner at Eight, a suite of scenes and arias from William Bolcom & Mark Campbell's new darkly comic opera which premieres in full at Minnesota Opera in March; Six Packets of Oatmeal, a solitude-themed song cycle by Gabriel Kahane (NYFOS commission). Chelsea Shephard and Amy Owens, sopranos; Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Rebecca, Naomi Louisa OÇonnell, mezzo-sopranos. Jesse Blumberg, baritone. Barry Centanni, percussionist for Picnic Cantata; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, two pianos. Feb 18: Tickets: $20/$15. http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=31908&pid=8298026 Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,Reston, VA 20191. Feb 21: Tickets: $40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-picnic-cantata-dinner-at-eight/ 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Love, Fate, and Strife
The concert is the third in Symphonicity’s “Quest for the Best” journey to find a new Music Director. Silas Huff, a U.S Army Music Officer and Virginia Beach resident will conduct. Joining Huff as a guest soloist is cellist Andrew Janss. Huff will open the concert with Richard Wagner’s Das Lieberverbot (Forbidden Love) Overture, a lighthearted early opera that tells the story of Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure.” The next presentation is Edward Elgar’s Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 85, It is Elgar’s lament for all that the war had cost—millions of lives, and, with them, a way of life. After intermission, Huff will conclude the program with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67, a work in which a heroic life struggle is represented in the progression of emotions, from the famous opening in C minor to the triumphant C-major coda of the last movement. Concert-goers are also invited to attend a 2:20 p.m. pre-concert talk, during which Huff will share his insights into the program selections. Single tickets: $10 - $50. by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-Ynot-Tix or visiting http://www.sandlercenter.org To purchase the remaining three Symphonicity concerts for the price of two, please call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street,Town Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale: A Salute to Black Composers’ Concert
This year’s concert will feature the choirs of North Carolina A & T University (Greensboro), Maestro Travis Alexander, director; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Dr. Nancy Klein, director; I.C. Norcom High School (Portsmouth), Mr. Joe Harmon, director and the Chorale, Elizabeth Vaughan Eccles, director. t remains the mission of the Chorale to promote Mr. Greene’s legacy through choral performances of time-tested and contemporary music. The musical performances of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale are designed to enlighten, energize and inspire audiences throughout the Hampton Roads area and beyond. Requested donation: $20 adults and $10 students at the door. Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center Auditorium, 1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk

CNU Department of Music February 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.
Tuessday, February 21, 6:30 pm
Reframing the Narrative of American Music History by Reclassifying the Data
Dr. Candace Baily, North Carolina Cenral University. Presented by the Trible Library Women's and Gender Studies Program & Vianne Webb Memorial Lectures in Musicology Free admission. Trible Library, Room 208.
Thursday, February 23, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
The Crow's Nest, DSU
Monday, February 27, 3 pm
LifeLong Learning Concert Series featuring Opera Workshop Peebles Theatre

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7 pm
VWC: An Evening of Bach & Friends
The Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan College presents An Evening of Bach & Friends. The Wren Masters, the faculty baroque ensemble of the College of William & Mary, will present several instrumental works and collaborate with Joy Vernon, soprano, and Ajee Church, tenor, in cantatas 55 & 84 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The audience will serve as 'congregation' and join on the chorales. Dr Bryson Mortensen conducts. The Wren Masters are Ruth van Baak Griffioen, recorder; Susan Via, baroque violin; Sarah Glosson, baroque cello; and Thomas Marshall, harpsichord. For this performance they will be joined by Allison Smith, baroque oboe; Susannah Livingston, baroque violin; and Jennifer Edenborn, baroque viola. Free and open to the public. 757-455-3376. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Intrigue and Idyll
This intriguing program opens with Mozart's overture to his comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, brilliantly capturing the wit, charm and action of the story. Next up: as a teenager, Mozart wrote some his greatest works, including the popular fifth Violin Concerto, which is known by the nickname "the Turkish" for the eastern color of its final movement.  The evening concludes with Brahms' idyllic Serenade No. 1, complete with French horn calls. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Yun Zhang, violin. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, “The Turkish;” Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Feb 23: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188. Feb 25: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Intrigue and Exoticism
European art music has a long history of fascination with the non-western “Other.” With increasing trade and imperialism, unfamiliar cultures seemed inherently charming and appealing to European artists and composers. For the enjoyment of their own countrymen, composers such as Debussy, Ravel, and Puccini used melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and instrumentation to evoke an atmosphere of the far-away Middle East and Asia. This concert will explore the depiction of foreign places, people, and culture from the composer’s point of view, known as “exoticism.” Whether deliberately symbolic or merely atmospheric, music may reveal more about the society that produces it than the society it imitates. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Yun Zhang, violin. Starting price at $9.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass Trio
This program features the premiere of a work by Virginia composer, Leigh Baxter. Titled Grapes of Brass, the five movement challenging work will be an intoxicating experience. The composer will offer program notes on this work and the trio members will introduce the other music on the concert. Other works on the program are by Eric Ewazen, Arthur Frackenpohl, Vaclav Nelhybel and others. Phone: 804-594-1549. Lynn Theatre, John Tyler Community College, 800 Charter Colony Pkwy, Midlothian, VA 23114

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 pm
Stile Antico: The Voice of Melody
London-based Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. Each of the 12 members of Stile Antico has chosen one musical gem drawn from five centuries of glorious repertoire, including Orlando Gibbons’ uplifting “O Clap Your Hands,” William Byrd’s exciting “Vigilate,” and works by the prolific Thomas Tallis. For those new to the repertoire, the program provides an engaging introduction to Renaissance vocal music; for longtime fans, it’s a chance to hear some treasured favorites. www.millertheatre.com/events/the-voice-of-melody Tickets: $30-$45 • Students with valid ID: $7-$27. Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, 150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4 pm
The Wren Masters in Concert
The Wren Masters, the faculty Baroque ensemble of the College of William and Mary. Members of the ensemble are Sarah Glosson, baroque cello and viola da gamba; Ruth van Baak Griffioen, recorder; Thomas Marshall, harpsichord; and Susan Via, baroque violin. The Washington Post praised the group saying, "the Wren Masters play period instruments, and do so with admirable stylistic awareness. crisp ensemble, scrupulous phrasing, and a satisfying blend of mellowness and astringency in their collective tone." The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, call the church office at 757.627.4353. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4 pm
Violin and Organ Concert
Violinist Evan Pfeiffer and Organist Mark Biondolillo. Music of Corelli, Bach, Mozart and Kreisler. Free concert with childcare provided. First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Rd. Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4 pm
Hampton University: The Legacy Show
Hampton University Musical Arts Society presents The Legacy Show, featuring classical music infused with a variety of styles, including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip-hop and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program binds music, spoken word, and imagery. Poems and narratives, by such writers as Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, introduce each piece. Visual media, which is projected onto a large screen during the music performances, provides images of people, places, and events reflected in the music. A special feature of the program is a tribute to African-American women, especially iconic music artists. The performance is designed to appeal to a wide demographic, including students with interests in English/Creative Writing, History, Music, Photography/Visual Art, Cultural Studies, and Women's History to name a few. Admission: HU Student ID. Tickets: $25 General admission and $10 non- HU students with ID. Ogden Hall, Hampton University campus.

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5 pm
HBCU Choral Festival
Traditionally, Historically Black College and University Choirs have been chief ambassadors and fundraisers of their institutions to preserve their existence. Today’s HBCU choirs have followed brilliantly in the footsteps of these choirs and continue a robust tradition of annual choir tours and performances in churches and music venues throughout the country. NSU Choirs is pleased to present the HBCU Choral Festival featuring the choirs of Elizabeth City State, Hampton, and Howard Universities with the Norfolk State University Concert Choir and Claflin University Choir. Admission Charge: Advance: Adults: $20 Students/Children: $10 (No Children under eight). Day of Concert: Adults $25 Students/Children $15 (No Children under eight). Tickets available at the NSU Ticket Center (daily) and also the Wilder Center Box Office on the Thursday and Friday preceding the concert (noon – 4 p.m.) and one hour prior to the start of the concert. Online tickets/information: nsuchoirs.com Information: 823.8529. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU Campus

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8 pm
William & Mary Choir - Pre-Tour Concert
Admission: Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel (10 Harrison Ave.), Williamsburg

Will Liverman Wins 2017 George London Award
The winners of the 46th annual George LondonFoundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round Friday evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. A total of $75,000 was given in awards. After three days of preliminary auditions, 18 were selected as finalists. Of these, five were selected as winners of George London Awards of $10,000 each. Included in in this group was Will Liverman, baritone, 28,Virginia Beach, VA. Praised by The New York Times as "mellow-voiced and charismatic" and Opera News for his "noble sound and bearing," baritone Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for his compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the country. The George London Foundation and George London Awards are named for the great American bass-baritone, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young singers. http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2017/02/george-london-foundation-presents-a-heartening-show-of-young-opera-talent/

TOI Auditions
Tidewater Opera Initiative is thrilled to announce our fifth season, a double bill of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Mozart's The Impressario, coming to Norfolk this August! We're looking for talented singers to join us for this fabulous production and are currently accepting recorded auditions through March 6th. Interested musicians can find out more information, along with the audition application at our website by clicking the link below. http://www.tidewateroperainitiative.org/auditions.html

Monday, February 27, 2017, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
A program of organ and piano duets will be featured in Monumental’s Noon Day Concert. A variety of music will be played by Chi Yi Chen, Director of Music Ministries at Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, and Nicholas Steltzer, Director of Music Ministries at Monumental. A light lunch will be served following the concert for a fee of $5.00.  For details call the church at (757) 397-1297. The concert is free and open to the public. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth

ODU February 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, 49th Street behind Webb Center and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Saffron & Rosewater
The perfume of Persian nights will transport you in a fragrant evening of stories, song, and lovely surprises. This original show explores the Persian Jewish woman's experiences as: a child fleeing Iran, an immigrant adapting to a new home, a college student wishing to move to a dorm but defying her traditional father, a writer making it in America, and an immigrant celebrating Thanksgiving. A collaborative event sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Studies & Interfaith Understanding and ODU Theatre/ODURep Tickets $15 at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.

Monday, February 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kevin Bobo With the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Kevin Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and much of the United States. As a composer, Bobo's compositions are performed across the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles. Guest Artist - Kevin Bobo, Marimba. Boboland - Kevin Bobo (b. 1974), 31 Reasons Why - Arr. Kevin Bobo, Two Impressions Tracy Thomas (b. 1989); Four Episodes - Gordon Stout (b. 1952). Master Class: February 28, 12:30 pm, 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, February 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Minetti Quartet
The Quartett has won top prizes during its career, including first prizes at the International Rimbotti String Quartet competition (Florence), the International Schubert Competition (Graz), and the Haydn Competition (Vienna) . Named a “Rising Star” by the European Concert Hall Organization, the Minetti Quartett has performed in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Brussels, Salzburg, and at leading chamber music festivals. Reception following the concert in Ewell Recital Hall lobby. Admission: $10/general public, $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
William & Mary Orchestra Winter Concert
Frederick Delius, A Walk to the Paradise Garden; Student Concerto Competition Winner. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.4. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Distinguished Alumni Concert Series: Jim Kosnik, Organ
James W. Kosnik plays the Fisk 47 rank Organ at Slee Concert Hall. Tunder: Praeludium in G Minor Froberger: Toccata II in D Minor, DeGrigy: Ave maris stella, Nathan Kelly (premiere): “Sea Nocturnes,” J.S. Bach: “Piece d’orgue, BWV 572, Vierne: “Clair de lune,” Adolphus Hailstork: “Pange lingua, ” “Divinum Mysterium. SUNY (State University of New York), Buffalo

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: V: Cabaret Night
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the fifth 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. Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Germaine Tailleferre, and Kurt Weill. Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, Lauren Worsham, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Richard Valitutto, 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, March 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Pictures at a French Exhibition
To accompany the Chrysler Museum’s major exhibit of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays. The music of orchestral favorite Claude Debussy in both his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Nocturnes bookend Camille Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto performed by the graceful Alon Goldstein. The program concludes with Albert Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. Like the Parisian dancing girls of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous images, Roussel’s ballet conceals the mischievous Bacchus behind a veil of enchantment.JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Alon Goldstein, piano; Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, concertmaster.  Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2, Debussy: Nocturnes, Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Mar 3: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 4: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Mar 5: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

March Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, March 4, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Choristers from Richmond, Virginia, Lynnelle Ediger, Director
Tuesday, March 7, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Millcreek Duo, Brynne Farr, Flutist & Steve Farr, Cellist
Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Concert Choir from Kean Conservatory of Music in Union, New Jersey, Mark Terenzi, Director
Tuesday, March 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Mark Biondolill, Organist from First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill in Hampton, Virginia
Thursday, March 16, 8 pm
Chamber Winds Recital
Army School of Music Faculty Chamber Winds from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, March 18, 8 pm
Vocal Recital
Sarah Taylor, Soprano & Rebecca Davy, Accompanist
Sunday, March 19, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of Herbert Sumsion & Samual Barber
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, March 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Nathan Kyle Lively & David Harrison, Organists from Kingsport, Tennessee
Thursday, March 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Academy for the Visual Arts Choir from Norfolk, Virginia, Donald Crudop, Director
Saturday, March 25, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 28, 8
pm Clarinet Quartet Recital
USAF American Clarinet Quartet from Langley Air Force Base in Newport News, Virginia
Thursday, March 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 4, 18, 25Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 11Norman Elton, Organist

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra & Erich Graf
Featured soloist, Erich Graf, will join the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra in performance of the "Concerto in D Major" by W.A. Mozart. The orchestra will also perform "St. Paul Suite" by G. Holst and "Symphony No. 25" by W.A. Mozart. Our newly constructed parish hall provides an elegant setting with tables for concert guests.  Those attending may bring a bag lunch to eat prior to the concert. All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede's Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, in Williamsburg

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: A Royal Flush
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors, Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll. A musical hand of Kings, Queens, Princesses, Duchesses and Dukes by composers Verdi, Gounod, Offenbach, Sullivan, King and Piccini. Featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition winners: Ava Shedd, performing the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No 2, in d minor, op.22 and Kearston Gonzales performing the first movement of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, in d minor, op. 21. Pre-concert Showcase - Duets for Violin and Guitar: 2:15 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, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
Del Fionn Sykes, Soprano
Hailing from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Del Fionn Sykes, soprano is a graduate of Binghamton University/SUNY where she earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance along with several awards: the Clifford D. Clarke Fellowship, Music Faculty Award, and the Jean and Stuart Wilson Performance Grant. After her training at Binghamton, including three years in the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artists Program, Ms. Sykes moved to New York City to continue her career in the classical music field. Ms. Sykes was a featured artist with: El Paso Opera, New York Vocal Artists, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. In 2005 Ms. Sykes moved to Germany, where she became a sought-after soloist with orchestras, vocal ensembles and numerous TV shows. Now returned to Hampton Roads, Ms. Sykes continues her evolution and journey in the music landscape, hoping to be challenged by new works and roles while revisiting former ones. Ms. Sykes is and has been an ardent champion of showcasing African-American composers through recital and on the concert stage. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
WCG Winter Concert: An Afternoon with Mozart & A Modern Premiere
Mozart’s beautiful Vesperae solennes de Confessore will be paired with a U.S. premier performance of Cecilia McDowall’s A Time for All Seasons; the program will also include works by modern composers Emma Lou Diemer and Dan Forrest. Artistic Director Jay BeVille directs the chorus and soloists Sarah Kate Walston, Phaedra McNorton, Ben Kwak and Branch Fields, with Rebecca Davy accompanying on piano and organ. An ensemble from the Williamsburg Youth Chorale will join the Guild. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 (students: $10) at the door. For Information: call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The three choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, St. Andrew’s Church, and Christ and St. Luke’s present Choral Evensong for the season of Lent, including Edward Bairstow’s magnificent cathedral anthem Blessed City, Heavenly Salem. 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, March 5, 2017, 7 pm
VSO: Composed
Composed is a 78-minute documentary film that features musicians and mental health experts from the US and UK, including members of major US orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic. In sometimes very personal and riveting interviews, musicians and experts discuss the issue of performance anxiety; what it is, why it happens, and what steps are employed to address it. Musicians in the film share candid stories and perspective on what causes these fears and doubts, as well as what’s worked for them to address such issues. After the screening, producer/director John Beder, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta, members of the Ambrosia Quartet (who will also perform), and Dr. Kamal Chemali of Sentara Healthcare’s Music & Medicine unit will participate in a panel discussion and answer audience questions. A Meet & Greet at Ynot Italian will follow the event.  10% proceeds from all sales at Ynot Italian on March 5, as well as all net proceeds from ticket sales for the event, will benefit the education programs of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly encouraged.  Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased through the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 757.892.6366 or at www.virginiasymphony.org NARO Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Ghent, Norfolk

CNU Department of Music March 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, March 11, 2017
Piano Federation Festival
Ferguson Center
Wednesday, March 15, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
The Crow's Nest, DSU
Thursday, March 16, 8 pm
Piano Duo of Dr. Ben Corbin and Petronel Malin
Peebles Theater
CNU Wind Ensemble Tour 2017
Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble, Mark Reimer, conductor, tours Germany in March, 2017, playing in Sembach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Delbrück, Nordrhein-Westfalen. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will play venues in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Richmond.
Thursday, March 2, 7:30 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library Williamsburg, Virginia
Monday, March 20, 7 pm
Virginia Beach Central Library Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival Christopher Newport University
Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm
Honors Wind Ensemble Invitational Christopher Newport University
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 pm
Hanover High School Auditorium Richmond, Virginia

Monday, March 6, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8 pm

Doric String Quartet
The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to win several prizes including 1st prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 3 in B-flat; Bartok: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80 in f minor. Alex Redington violin; Jonathan Stone violin; Hélène Clément viola; John Myerscough cello. Mar 6: 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 complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres 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. Mar 7: 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 http://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, March 8, 2017, 7 pm
Alan Reid, Rob van Sante
Ramblin’ Conrad’s Folklife Institute presents Alan Reid, co-founder of Scotland's Battlefield Band, performing with Rob van Sante. Seminar: 2 pm. Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, ODU, 49th Strret behind Webb Center

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: the British Isles
The final concert of the Williamsburg Classics Season presents a colorful collection of music with its roots in the British Isles. A Robert Burns-inspired overture starts our journey: Tam o'Shanter invokes the highlands with a tartan tapestry of sounds. Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk tunes paints an English picture, while Beethoven's Irish Songs sets the stage for St. Patrick's Day. One of his most famous "London" symphonies, Haydn's Symphony No. 101 received its nickname “The Clock" from the ticking rhythm of its second movement! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture, Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs, Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock." Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Friday, March 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA: Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer Chair, presents Hansel and Gretel. Tickets: showtix4u.com ODU University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Young Artist Competition Concerto Winner. Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Beethoven. 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. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hampton-Roads-Philharmonic-tickets The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4 pm
Del Fionn Sykes, Soprano
Soprano Del Fionn Sykes and pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn will perform. Ms. Sykes was a featured artist with: El Paso Opera, New York Vocal Artists, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. In 2005 Ms. Sykes moved to Germany, where she became a sought-after soloist with orchestras, vocal ensembles and numerous TV shows. Now returned to Hampton Roads, Ms. Sykes continues her evolution and journey in the music landscape, hoping to be challenged by new works and roles while revisiting former ones. Ms. Sykes is and has been an ardent champion of showcasing African-American composers through recital and on the concert stage. Free and open to the public. For the information call 757-340-8420 or email office@princeofpeacebv.org Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS Emerging Artists: Four Islands
New York Festival of Song with Caramoor's 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Bantock, Ravel, Simóns, Bernstein, and many others. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its ninth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. Mar 12: Tickets: $15, $35 Free tickets for students 18 and under! https://www.caramoor.org/events/vocal-rising-stars-170312/ or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY Mar 14: Tickets: $40-55. 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 pm
NYFOS Emerging Artists: Four Islands
New York Festival of Song with Caramoor's 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Bantock, Ravel, Simóns, Bernstein, and many others. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its ninth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. Tickets: $40-55. 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 pm
Psalm, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Organist Mark Biondolillo. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Music of Michael McGlynn T
Student music performance. The 2017 Masterworks Concert presents an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish music by Michael McGlynn. Free, no reservation required. 757-455-3376. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Straight Ahead: GSA Jazz at the Z
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents GSA Jazz students in concert. Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/ Zeiders American Dream Theatre, 4573 Bank Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

CNU Department of Music March 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.
Wednesday, March 15, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
The Crow's Nest, DSU
Thursday, March 16, 8 pm
Piano Duo of Dr. Ben Corbin and Petronel Malin
Peebles Theater
CNU Wind Ensemble Tour 2017
Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble, Mark Reimer, conductor, tours Germany in March, 2017, playing in Sembach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Delbrück, Nordrhein-Westfalen. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will play venues in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Richmond.
Monday, March 20, 7 pm
Virginia Beach Central Library Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival Christopher Newport University
Friday, March 24, 8 pm
Guitar Festival Concert Gaines Theater
Saturday, March 25, 11 am
Harp Festival
Come spend a day of lectures and recitals featuring the harp Please call the Ferguson Ticket Office for admission prices: (757) 594-8752. Music and Theatre Hall and Pope Chapel
Saturday, March 25, 4 pm
The Department of Music and Department of English present Jane Austen's Songbook
The music and English departments present "Jane Austen's Songbook," a lecture-recital featuring Dr. Kara Keeling, professor of English, Dr. Anastasia Pike, adjunct professor of music, and guest soprano Elissa Edwards, of the Élan Ensemble. Join us as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Miss Austen's death with a discussion about the importance of music in Austen's life and its portrayal in her novels. A performance of some of her favorite music, meticulously transcribed for harp and voice, will follow. Pope Chapel
Sunday, March 26, 7:30
Uncommon Ground
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert Peebles Theater

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
5BMF: East of the River
Five Borough Music Festival Founded by woodwind virtuosos Daphna Mor and Nina Stern, EAST OF THE RIVER returns to 5BMF this spring with their new program SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora. Internationally renowned for their explorations of traditional repertoire from the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertoire, East of the River has been featured at venues and festivals around the country including NYC’s own Bargemusic, Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. SULTANA is a transporting journey through bazaars, kitchens, dance circles, prayer houses, and public squares. Mor and Stern literally breathe life into ancient forms, braiding together the rich musical traditions of the Sephardic diaspora through North Africa and the Ottoman Empire, inflecting the music with infectious Eastern rhythms, and uniquely steeping their performance in the art of improvisation. The program is named for Mor’s own Sephardic great-grandmother, Sultana Magrisso, who emigrated with her family from Bulgaria to British Palestine in 1944, traveling through Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. Her voyage, and those of expelled Jews that date back 450 years prior, inform this moving performance. Nina Stern, recorders & chalumeau; Daphna Mor, recorders & voice; Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kane Mathis, oud; Jesse Kotansky, violin. $25, $15, $15 http://5bmf.org/2017/03/16/east-of-the-river/ Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY 11215

Friday, March 17, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Verdi's Requiem
 In a season filled with dramatic music, JoAnn Falletta conducts Verdi’s powerful Requiem. Written as a Requiem Mass in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni, the piece has become an audience favorite as a richly orchestral masterwork punctuated by breathless drama and poignant solo work. Four outstanding singers collaborate with the VSO Chorus for these performances: award winning soprano Julie Adams, the soulful mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, internationally renowned tenor Charles Reid, and one of America’s leading bass-baritones Kevin Deas. An inspiring concert in another thrilling season! JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, Concertmaster. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 17: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 18: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Mar 19: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Virginia Opera: Turandot
Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score, you will be thrown into a world of suspense and horror. Featuring “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous opera arias of all time, and sung by a stellar cast of internationally recognized singers, led by audience favorite Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome 2015) and Roger Honeywell in his Virginia Opera debut, you will be enthralled by this epic new production, under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag (La Traviata 2015). Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Conductor: John DeMain; Director: Lillian Groag; Princess Turandot: Kelly Cae Hogan; The Emperor: Alan Fischer; Timur: Ricardo Lugo; Calaf: Derek Taylor; Liù: Danielle Pastin; Ping: Keith Brown; Pang: Ian McEuen; Pong: Jeffrey Halili; A Mandarin: Andrew Paulson. 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, March 17; Sunday, March 19; Tuesday, March 21.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, March 31; Sunday, April 2.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm
Sacred Songs for Piano/Organ Duo
Pianist Andrew Blackmon and Organist Mark Biondolillo. Free concert with childcare provided. First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Rd. Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: Solo Youth Recital: Bradley Fielding, Baritone
Bradley Fielding has already received outstanding reviews in his home state of Virginia. A 2015 Terrific Teen Talent recitalist, Mr. Fielding impressed his audience with his excellent voice and wonderful delivery of art songs and opera arias. Now a sophomore at Northwestern University studying vocal performance, we look forward to his return to perform a full recital. A native of Smithfield, Bradley first discovered his love for singing in the 2008 production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Smithfield Little Theatre. He is a 2015 graduate of Smithfield High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts and continues to sing leading roles for the Tidewater Opera Initiative in Norfolk. There is no ticket charge for the recital, but a freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of this and future programs. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm

NNO : Tchaikovsky and Mahler
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, Conductor. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Single concert: $25. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 19: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theater, Locust Hill. Mar 26: Northumberland High School Theater, Heathsville

ODU March 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.
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Schumann
Featuring Robert Schumann’s monumental Fourth Symphony, as well as winners from the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim. University Theatre.
Saturday, March 25, 2:30
The 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finals
Contestants, ranging from preschool to college undergraduate, will each perform two movements from the Classical Period. Piano pieces are timed according to grade level. Guest adjudicator Simone Dinnerstein will choose winners for each level and for Most Promising Overall Performances. First and second place winners receive a monetary prize as well as the Most Promising Overall Performance for Levels 1-3 and 4-5; prize money totals $6,000.  www.odu.edu/musicdept/piano-competition/more-information. Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, March 26, 3 pm
The 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Master Class
Selected finalists will perform one movement from the Classical Period. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will work with each finalist on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. Chandler Recital Hall
Sunday, March 26, 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.
Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm
ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Appear in Carnegie Hall’s MidAmerica Productions Concert Series for a featured choral performance of American composers, directed by Nancy Klein. A combined choir of more than 160 voices, with full orchestra, will follow, performing Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and Seventh Ave., New York City. Tickets: carnegiehall.org.
Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Simone Dinnerstein
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours... She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." Tickets: $10 ODU students, $15 general. ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305. Chandler Recital Hall. Tickets: $10-15.
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Bianca Hall and Jim Kosnik, Faculty Recital
In honor of Early Music Month, this recital features music for voice, recorder and harpsichord from the Renaissance and Baroque. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

CNU Department of Music March Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, March 20, 7 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble Tour 2017
Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble, Mark Reimer, conductor, tours Germany in March, 2017, playing in Sembach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Delbrück, Nordrhein-Westfalen. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will play venues in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Richmond. Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Friday, March 24, 8 pm
Guitar Festival Concert Gaines Theater
Saturday, March 25, 11 am
Harp Festival
Come spend a day of lectures and recitals featuring the harp Please call the Ferguson Ticket Office for admission prices: (757) 594-8752. Music and Theatre Hall and Pope Chapel
Saturday, March 25, 4 pm
The Department of Music and Department of English present Jane Austen's Songbook
The music and English departments present "Jane Austen's Songbook," a lecture-recital featuring Dr. Kara Keeling, professor of English, Dr. Anastasia Pike, adjunct professor of music, and guest soprano Elissa Edwards, of the Élan Ensemble. Join us as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Miss Austen's death with a discussion about the importance of music in Austen's life and its portrayal in her novels. A performance of some of her favorite music, meticulously transcribed for harp and voice, will follow. Pope Chapel
Sunday, March 26, 7:30
Uncommon Ground
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert Peebles Theater

Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
Featuring the music of Professor Jeffrey Haas, Professor of Composition at the University of Florida and President of Society of Composers, Inc. Music and Theater Hall
Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
Featuring music faculty and the Wind Ensemble Music and Theater Hall
Wednesday, March 29, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
CNU Composers Forum, featuring works by student composers and the winner of the second annual Young Composers Competition Music and Theater Hall
Friday, March 31, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the Trombone Choir The Rotunda

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 pm
Bay Youth Concert & Symphony Orchestras Concerto Concert
The winners of the 2016 Concerto Competition take the stage to perform as soloists with their orchestras. The concert also features the Concert & Symphony Orchestras. With soloists Blake Armstrong, violin; Allison King, flute; and Grace Liu, violin. Works by Kamarovsky, Barber, Mozart, Prokofiev, Strauss, Grieg and MORE! Tickets: $10 adults/ $6 children; $12 adults/ $8 children (on concert day). Group Rate (8+ tickets--available online and in person): $8 adults/ $5 children, $10 adults/ $6 children (on concert day). Remember, music teachers receive a complimentary ticket to the concert. Invite your teachers :) https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 pm
The American Clarinet Quartet
The American Clarinet Quartet from the USAF Heritage of America Ban provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine.  Drawing on years of professional experience, they offer an exciting program that captivates listeners of all ages.  All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede's Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 pm
The Road to Carnegie Hall
20017 Old Dominion University Concert Choir performance in New York City Send-Off Concert. W.A. Mozart Coronation Mass, KV 315 and more. Nancy Klein, Conductor; Bobbie Kesler-Corleto, accompanist. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, ODU, 49th Street, Norfolk

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
VAF: tenThing Brass Ensemble
Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has won rave reviews in recital and headlining orchestra concerts from the BBC Proms to Carnegie Hall. She also leads a unique all-female, ten-member ensemble of brass players in transcriptions of the classics that reveal new discoveries in every work. From witty embellishments to glorious new interpretations, listening to these surprising versions of classics is "a joyful blast from start to finish" (The Independent).  Works by Grieg, Albeniz, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Copland, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, Saeverud, Piazzolla, Bizet General Info: 757-282-2800, info @vafest.org. Tickets: $15 - $35. https://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=75; Box Office: 757-282-2822, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8 pm
TCGS: Andrew York
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Andrew York is one of today’s best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. York’s compositions have been featured on GRAMMY-winning recordings by Jason Vieaux (CD “Play”, featuring Andrew’s iconic composition “Sunburst”, 2015) and Sharon Isbin (CD “Journey to the New World” featuring “Andecy”, 2010). In 2006 Andrew recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera "Ainadamar" by Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of Ainadamar  (Deutsche Gramophone) won two GRAMMY awards. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg.

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 pm

TENET: J.S. Bach's St. John Passion
TENET and the Sebastians team up to perform J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an extraordinary cast! Jeffrey Grossman will lead the two ensembles from the chamber organ with tenor Aaron Sheehan as the Evangelist. TENET's performances have been hailed as "adventurous and expressive" by The New York Times, and this collaboration performance between the Sebastians and TENET is a MUST SEE! Evangelist Aaron Sheehan; Soprano soloists Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn; Alto soloists Luthien Brackett and Reginald Mobley; Tenor soloists Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Bass soloists Mischa Bouvier and Sumner Thompson; Ripieno chorus Anna Lenti, Tim Keeler, Donald Meineke, and Andrew Padgett Archlute Hank Heijink.The Sebastians: Violins Daniel Lee, Chloe Fedor, Francis Liu, Nicholas DiEugenio, Beth Wenstrom, Edson Scheid; Violas Jessica Troy and Kyle Miller; Cello Ezra Seltzer; Viola da gamba Shirley Hunt; Violone Nathaniel Chase; Oboes Priscilla Herreid and Meg Owens; Traverso David Ross and Immanuel Davis; Bassoon Nate Helgeson; Chamber organ Jeffrey Grossman. Tickets: $10 - $80. http://tenet.nyc/1617-season-list/st-john-passion German Lutheran Church of St. Paul, 315 West 22nd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10011

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage
Composers often look to literary traditions to spark their musical imaginations, and the British Isles offer a treasure trove of folklore and folksongs! Malcolm Arnold’s Tam o’Shanter Overture is an excellent example of program music, which depicts a character, scene, or story. As in his last orchestral work, the Suite on English Folk Tunes, Benjamin Britten drew heavily from folksongs throughout his career and appreciated “the sweetness of the melodies.” Beethoven was also a prolific composer of folksong settings and, in fact, he wrote more in this genre than any other. Through a concert rich with the heritage of the British Isles, we will explore the enduring link between words and music. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Arnold: Tam o'Shanter Overture, op.51; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes; Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs. Starting price at $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Postponed
Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
CVCM: Anibal Acosta Trio
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents Anibal Acosta, guitar; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Stephen Walsh, recorder, piano. Pre-concert performance at 7 pm featuring student student ensembles from Chespeake Public Schools. Tickets: Adults $15, Students and Seniors (60+) $10, TCC Students $5, Free admission to TCC Staff. For more information call 757-410-3953. Black Box Theatre, Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 pm
Hermitage Museum & Gardens Instrumental Recital Series
Stephen Coxe, pianist and composer, with special guests Stephanie Marx, soprano, Bianca Hall, soprano, Paul S. Kim, violin, Jeffrey Phelps, cello, and Jared Robles, flute (Governor’s School for the Arts). An intimate evening of vocal and chamber music: Robert Schumann: Phantasiestücke, Op. 73; Richard Strauss: Five Songs, Op. 48; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Stephen Coxe: Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go; Aaron Copland: Piano Variations; Maurice Ravel: Chansons madécasses. Single Tickets: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members, including complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Omar’s Carriage House. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets may be purchased through the Hermitage Museum & Gardens at http://www.thehermitagemuseum.org/events/instrumental-recital-stephen-coxe-and-special-guests or by calling (757) 423-2052 x207. The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Modern Musick
The Ewell Concert Series presents Modern Musick, a baroque ensemble. Modern Musick uses historical performance practices as a starting point to create cutting-edge music making in the moment. “Modern Musick played..with great spirit” (Washington Post). The ensemble has appeared at the National Gallery of Art and has been featured regularly at the Washington Early Music Festival. Modern Musick is Ensemble-in-Residence at Georgetown University. Free admission, no tickets required. This concert is co-sponsored by the W&M Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Free admission; no tickets required. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Great Hall, Wren Building, William and Mary, Williamsburg

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 pm
Rediscovering Compère
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts concludes its 2016-2017 Early Music series with Rediscovering Compère featuring England's Orlando Consort. The name Loyset Compère is not as familiar as Dufay or Josquin, but many—the Orlando Consort among them—believe that this Franco-Flemish composer deserves a place amongst the masters of the 15th century. His early Renaissance compositions combine a sophisticated technical mind with an ear for sheer beauty. This program makes the case for Compère with a wide variety of works: his stately “Magnificat,” moving motets, and a range of secular songs, from laugh-out-loud bawdy to exquisitely romantic.  Tickets: $35-$50 • Students with valid ID: $7-$27 www.millertheatre.com/events/rediscovering-compere Miller Theatre, 150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
NNO : Tchaikovsky and Mahler
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, Conductor. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Single concert: $25. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 19: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theater, Locust Hill. Mar 26: Northumberland High School Theater, Heathsville

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
A Bach Crescendo
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Fifth Anniversary concert of the Annual Allen Shaffer Concert Series will be performed in the intimate surroundings of Christ and St. Luke's beautiful Gothic Selden Chapel. The performing artists include soprano Billye Brown Youmans; flutist Patty Watters, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and harpsichordist Allen Shaffer. The program, entitled “A Bach Crescendo”, includes solo, chamber and vocal music for from one to four performers. Tickets $10, Students 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, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique: Passionate and Poignant
Symphonicity welcomes its fourth conductor candidate to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring well-known classics of Russian composers Alexander Glazanov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Piotr Tchaikovsky. Dr. Sergey Bogza, winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, will conduct. Joining Bogza as a guest soloist is pianist Michael Davidman. Davidman attends Curtis Institute of Music and is a student of Robert McDonald. Glazanov’s - Carnaval Overture; Rachmaninoff’s - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique). Tickets are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-YNot-Tix or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. For more information: 757-671-8611 or visit www.symphonicity.org. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach at

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach presents the Virginia Children’s Chorus in Concert. Concert includes performances by the Virginia Children's Chorus Choristers and Chamber Singers choirs, featuring singers from age 9 to 18. Free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit Virginia Children's Chorus. Call (757) 440-9100 for information or visit www.vachildrenschorus.org. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St., Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5 pm
VAF: Kathleen Battle
Hear the voice hailed as “one of the very few most beautiful in the world” (The Washington Post). Grammy Award-winning soprano Kathleen Battle takes the audience on a journey of hope and salvation in this concert that combines traditional spirituals like He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired, and Go Down Moses with the writings of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Ms. Battle’s performance is backed by the mighty Norfolk State University Choir, which has performed twice at the White House and is known for the beauty of its choral tone.  Co-presented with Norfolk State University.  Virginia Arts Festival is proud to partner with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, which will explore key events in 1619 Virginia that shaped America’s beginnings. The 2019 Commemoration has partnered with the Virginia Arts Festival to present performances influenced by the converging of Virginia Indian, English, and African cultures that occurred in Virginia in 1619. General Info: 757-282-2800, info @vafest.org. Tickets: $26.25 - $75. https://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=159 Box Office: 757-282-2822, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave # 111, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7 pm
AGO Organ Series: Dr. Lynn Trapp
Dr. Lynn Trapp holds a distinguished career as concert organist, pianist, conductor, composer, and liturgist. Through his many concert appearances, publications, awards, and clinician work he is a highly respected leader with a national and international reputation. He presently serves as Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Trapp will perform a free solo organ concert co-sponsored with the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Monday, March 27, 2017, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert: Suzanne Slater, violinist
Suzanne is a former member of Symphonicity and is currently a member of the Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra.  Suzanne began studying violin at the age of 5 yrs. and has been playing and studying the violin ever since. She retired from teaching  at Western Branch H.S. in 2005 and is a member of the Monumental Chancel Choir.  Suzanne  will be accompanied by Nicholas Steltzer, choir director and organist at Monumental.  Free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of 5.00 will be available following the concert.  For details, call the  church at 397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

New Date
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Jason Squinobal, saxophone; Kevin Harris, piano
Traditional jazz standards and the music of Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. Adults: $15 Seniors, students, military: $10. Reservations: 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Monday, March 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Simone Dinnerstein in conjunction with the 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many "Best of 2007" lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Final Judging: March 25, 2:30 p.m. Master Class: March 26, 3 p.m. 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

CNU Department of Music March Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
Featuring the music of Dr. James Paul Sain, Professor of Composition at the University of Florida Free admission. Peebles Theatre
Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
Featuring CNU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mark U. Reimer, conductor Free admission. Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, March 29, 8 pm
Contemporary Music Festival
Featuring the Winning Composition of the Young Composers Competition 2017 Free admission. Peebles Theatre
Friday, March 31, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series
Featuring the Trombone Choir The Rotunda

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: Hooray for Hollywood - The Music of the Movies
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department with the Musical Theater Department presents a Silent Auction Fundraiser with music from the movies. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8 pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: Piano Virtuoso
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. The third Masterworks concert of the season features guest musician Alessio Bax, described in Gramophone Magazine as “clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.” Bax will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor.” Mr. Bax recently released Lullabies for Mila, a compilation CD of his classical music recordings culled for and dedicated to his young daughter. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Clementi: Symphony no.1 in C major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73. 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. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7 pm
BASS: In Context: Jake Heggie
Brooklyn Art Song Society's innovative series continues to push the boundaries of what an art song recital can be. This season’s featured composer is Jake Heggie, world renowned for smash-hit operas like Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick. His works are paired with the French masters who inspired him: Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Francis Poulenc. Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, l’Heure Exquise; Francis Poulenc: le Travail du Peintre; Jake Heggie: Of Laughter and Farewell, Natural Selection, A Question of Light. Laura Strickling, soprano, Margaret Latimore, mezzo-soprano, Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Spencer Myer, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano. Tickets are $30 Regular. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
PCC: Thomas Pandolfi
A merican pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performance of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin),Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular. An outstanding cross-over artist, Thomas Pandolfi’s virtuoso transcriptions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch are in much demand. For the 2015-2016 season, he offered further such transcriptions in unique programs entitled “Burt, Barry and Beyond” (the music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow), as well as “Happy Birthday Frank, the Voice of the 20th Century”, a celebration of Sinatra. A graduate of The Julliard School, Pandolfi earned his Bachelor’s and Master degrees as a scholarship student. He is the father of two beautiful children, and resides in Washington, DC. Tickets: Adult/$25, Student/$10. www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmsouth 23707

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10 am & 1:30 pm
Sunday's at Four: Piano Master Class: Marvin Blickenstaff – Pianist and Clinician
Mr. Blickenstaff will conduct two master class sessions (10 am – Noon) and (1:30 – 4 pm) for students of all ages. Since 1999, he has directed the Program for Excellence in Piano Study (PEPS) at the New School at Princeton, and is on the faculty of Westminster Choir College in NJ. Mr. Blickenstaff holds degrees from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and from Indiana University where he received both academic and performance honors. This master teacher has experience sure to add insight to those wishing to have a ‘public’ one-on-one piano lesson. Open to all ages; morning and afternoon time slots available A fee of $20 from each participant will be due upon acceptance to the master class. A free will offering would be appreciated from those who observe. www.sundaysatfourva.org For additional information, please call 757-675-5777.?? Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

April Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, April 1, 8 pm
Youth Choral Concert
Virginia Children’s Choir from Norfolk, Virginia, Carol Downing, Director, Welby Pugin, Accompanist & Williamsburg Youth Chorale from Williamsburg, Virginia, Ann Porter & Genrose Lashinger, Directors, Elaine Howell, Accompanist
Tuesday, April 4, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, April 6, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Friday, April 7, 8 pm
Choral Concert
William & Mary Women’s Chorus, Sarah Frook Gallo, Director
Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Sunday, April 9, 5:30 pm
Passion Sunday Choral Evensong
Canticles byThomas Morley; Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, April 11, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, April 20, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, April 22, 8 pm
Youth Choir & Strings Concert
Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf, Directors
Tuesday, April 25, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, April 27, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, April 29, 8 pm
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Annual Memorial Concert
Utrecht Jubilate by G. F. Handel; Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg by J. S. Bach; The Choirs of Bruton Parish & Orchestra, Rebecca Davy, Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Rebecca Davy, Organist

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4 pm
My Beloved is Mine – Choral Music from Song of Songs
Welcome the spring season with the combined choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Ohef Sholom Temple, Charles Woodward, director, and Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin in “My Beloved is Mine” – choral music set to the exquisite love poetry from the Song of Songs. Settings drawn from the rich Jewish and Anglican choral traditions will include works by Bonia Shur, Edward Bairstow, Yehezkel Braun, Pablo Casals, Rene Claussen, and more. A highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of composer John Dixon’s Behold, my fair one, dedicated to Bettie Minette Cooper. The concert is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. For further information, contact Ohef Sholom Temple at 757.625.4295.Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8 pm

Escher String Quartet
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this season presenting the complete Zemlinsky Quartets Cycle in a concert streamed live from the Rose Studio. In 2013, the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello. Apr 3: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for complimentary light refreshments at 6:30pm, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. April 4: 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 http://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

CNU Department of Music March 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, April 4, 8 pm
Brass Rectial Music and Theatre Hall
Saturday, April 8, 8 pm
Men's Chorus & Women's Chorus Concert Hall
Sunday, April 9, 2:30 pm
Chamber Choir Concert Hall
Monday, April 10, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 11, 8 pm
Opera Workshop Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Invitational
Massaponax High School and Spotsylvania High School Concert Hall
Thursday, April 13, 8 pm
String Quintet Peebles Theatre
Friday, April 14, 12 pm
Pope Chapel Music Series
Featuring Mary Sellen, organist Pope Chapel
Friday, April 14, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 17, 8 pm
University Band Concert Hall

ODU April 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, April 3, 7:30 pm
Dr. Ronnie Ingle, Guest Trumpet Recital with Mike Hall
Dr. Ronnie Ingle is Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Dakota and an Edwards Trumpet Performing Artist. He will be joined by ODU faculty trombonist, Mike Hall, and pianist, Oksana Lutsyshyn. ODU trumpet faculty Stephen Carlson and Roy Muth will also perform as well as selected ODU students. Don't miss this! This event is free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 4, 12:30 pm
Dr. Ronnie Ingle, Trumpet Master Class
Dr. Ronnie Ingle, Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Dakota will hear ODU trumpet students perform and offer his guidance and expertise in a master class setting. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30
ODU Brass Choir
Performs works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. The ODU Brass Choir has performed continuously since 1972, originally directed by William Bartolotta and directed by Mike Hall since 2006. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, April 7, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Perform works by American composers and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Also showcasing winners of the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim and Nancy Klein. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Free; donations accepted.
Sunday, April 9, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
The ODU Madrigal Singers will be joined by instrumentalists from the Department of Music and Kevin Kwan, organist at Christ and St. Luke’s Church, in a concert of late Renaissance and Baroque music. Music includes Monteverdi’s “Christe, Adoramus te”; Schütz’s “Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz,” and Bach’s cantata 182, “Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen.” Directed by Bianca Hall. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum
Present works from the Renaissance and early Baroque, including motets by Monteverdi and Schütz, dances from Danserye by Susato, and music from collections by the large-scale publishers Attaignant and Petrucci. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 12, 7:30
ODU Cello Choir Concert
Diehn Center, Room 1201
Thursday, April 13, 3 pm
Opera Workshop Performance
Chancler Hall
Monday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Co-directed by ODU faculty Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, concludes its season with “Two Rivals,” dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, who produced some of their most powerful compositions in the stifling atmosphere of the former Soviet Union. This program includes Shostakovich’s “From Jewish Folk Poetry,” sung for the first time in the United States in the original Yiddish by soprano Bridgid Eversole, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marx and tenor Brian Nedvin. Pianist Andrey Kasparov also performs Shostakovich’s flamboyant and vibrant “Concertino for Two Pianos” with Oksana Lutsyshyn. Lutsyshyn is featured in two of Prokofiev’s major compositions: Piano Sonata No. 4 and his famous Flute Sonata, in collaboration with flautist Wayla J. Chambo, NCC’s new associate artistic director. Pre-concert talk by 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, April 18, 7:30 pm
ODU Chamber Music Recital
featuring the Russell Stanger String Quartet, the ODU Wind Quintet and other chamber ensembles on an eclectic program of chamber music. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 pm
Honor Recital
This concert features ODU’s finest student performers, selected by the faculty, in conjunction with the annual induction ceremony for new members of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performs contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
April 20 - 24
Dick Oatts Jazz Residency
All events free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, April 20, 3 pm
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Thursday, April 20, 4:30 pm
Open rehearsal with the ODU Jazz Orchestra. 1105 Diehn Center
Friday, April 21, 10 am
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Friday, April 21, 1 pm
Open rehearsal with the ODU Jazz Choir Chandler Recital Hall
Sunday, April 23, 4 pm
Concert with the ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra Chandler Recital Hall
Monday, April 24, 1 pm
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Monday, April 24, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Dick Oatts with the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Richard Dennis "Dick" Oatts is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. Currently a professor of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Oatts joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977, which later became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work on woodwind instruments (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and flute) became more widely known as he fronted the crossover jazz group Flim & the BBs in the 1980s and '90s. 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, April 25, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2:30 pm

ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, join the Virginia Symphony Chorus for the second consecutive year in performances at the Virginia International Tattoo. This is the largest tattoo in the United States, with more than 1,000 artists from around the world. Scope Arena, 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. Tickets: vatattoo.org and (757) 282-2822.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1 pm
Bach and Vivaldi
St. Bede Masterworks Series. J. S. Bach had a love affair with the Italian style of music and thus created organ works based on Violin Concerti written by Antonio Vivaldi.  Come hear how this enchanting music changed Bach’s perspective on music, and how he was influenced by Vivaldi – nicknamed “The Red Priest” because he was ordained in 1704 and had red hair. You will also hear the stories between Bach and Vivaldi – a fun history lesson led by organist Michael Steven Lianos. All are invited to this free concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
Well known to VSO audiences, composer Kenneth Fuchs brings us a world premiere. This is a continuation of more than 30 years of collaboration between Kenneth Fuchs and Music Director JoAnn Falletta, which began in 1985 when they were students at Juilliard. Written specifically for VSO Principal Cello Michael Daniels and his brother David, this new work is based on the poems of Judith Wolf, a well-known artist and writer. The performance concludes with Tchaikovsky’s majestic Fifth Symphony. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; David Daniels, countertenor; Michael Daniels, cello. Griffes: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan; Kenneth Fuchs: Poems of Life; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Apr 7: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 8: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave #111, Norfolk. Apr 9: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Postponed
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4 pm
Cantabile Project: Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann & Jake Heggie
Join soprano Anna Feuch, baritone Chris Mooney and pianist Ruth Winters as they contrast the ultra-romanticism of 19th century love songs with the intense drama of our own late 20th century American songs. Schumann’s “Frauen Lieben und Leben” and "Dichterliebe" with “Thoughts Unspoken” and "Animal Passion" by Jake Heggie show us just how much men and women have changed over the centuries! Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach 23452

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Ensembles from Old Dominion University, led by Bianca Hall, present music for Passiontide, an hour long meditation of music composed for Holy Week observances.  Music includes Monteverdi’s Christe, Adoramus te, Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, and Bach’s magnificent cantata 182 Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen. 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.

William & Mary Music Department April 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
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2 pm
W&M Wind Ensemble
Outdoor Concert with the Peninsula Concert Band  FREE admission. Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka, 121 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, April 14, 2017, 7 pm
The TRADOC Winds
2nd Lt. Richard Viglucci, conductor Free admission. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107) 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
W&M Music of India Ensemble
Free and open to the public. Ewell Hall
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7 pm
Gallery Players Concert
Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2 pm
W&M Wind Ensemble -- Spring Concert – “The French Connection”
$10 general admission/FREE for students with ID. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church,  215 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert
William & Mary Choir, Botetourts and Women's Chorus General Admission $10; Students with ID $3. PBK Box Office 757 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Thursday, April 30, 4 pm
W&M Symphony OrchestraSpring Concert
William and Mary Symphony Orchestra Guest appearance by the William and Mary Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo; Camille Saint-Saens, Symphony No.3, op.78; Maurice Duruflé, Requiem, op.9. Thomas Marshall, Organ; Emily Russell, Soprano;   Karl Hempel, Bass.  Admission: FREE for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Admission: FREE for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission

VLM Seeks Volunteer Musicians
The Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, is looking for individuals, or groups, interested in volunteering to play music in our conservation garden on Thursday evenings this Summer from approximately 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, with breaks in between sets. We are open to a variety of music styles, however, we are looking for music that is family-friendly and would appeal to a wide variety of visitors and members. www.thevlm.org If interested, please contact Kristin Vannoy at membership@thevlm.org or 757-534-7480.

Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Duo Vela
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Fresh from tours of China, Australia and New Zealand, Duo Vela presents the sounds, rhythms, and cultures of different lands. Marla Nistico, flute; Daniel Nistico, guitar. “Together they create an astoundingly beautiful world of sound.” (Nicholas Goluses) Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

CNU Department of Music March Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 10, 8 pm
Jazz Combos Music and Theatre Hall
Tuesday, April 11, 8 pm
Opera Workshop Music and Theatre Hall
Wednesday, April 12, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Invitational
Massaponax High School and Spotsylvania High School Concert Hall
Thursday, April 13, 8 pm
String Quintet Peebles Theatre
Friday, April 14, 12 pm
Pope Chapel Music Series
Featuring Mary Sellen, organist Pope Chapel
Friday, April 14, 8 pm
Percussion Ensemble Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, April 17, 8 pm
University Band: Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt
Dr. John Lopez, Conductor. Works by Mahr, Holst, Turner, Wagner, Ticheli Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm
University Orchestra
presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm
Wind Ensemble 2017 Tour
Hanover High School
Thursday, April 20, 6 pm
Lecture Recital
Andrew Lewis, percussion Ferguson Room A-183
Thursday, April 20, 8 pm
Computing and Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Studio Theatre
Friday, April 21, 7 pm
CNU Jazz Ensemble at Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
Newport News Gallery

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5:30-8 pm
Opera in Williamsburg Curtain Raiser
Curtain-raiser with the cast and the creative team for Opera in Williamsburg's Marriage of Figaro Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.Williamsburg Art Gallery, 440a (up the stairs),W. Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8 pm
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society: David Russell
NPR calls this Grammy Award-winning guitarist “a classical guitar god,” a title proven by the rush to the record store occasioned by his album releases. One of the most prolific and acclaimed classical guitarists performing today, David Russell has received shelves full of awards and honors; he’s even had a street named for him in Spain. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the world’s great guitarists in the Festival’s intimate Robin Hixon Theater; tickets are limited, so order early. Co-presented with the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Sold out. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
VAF: Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of the Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, and 15 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has performed for major film scores including Schindler’s List, Fantasia 2000, and Memoirs of a Geisha; in this eagerly anticipated Festival performance with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta, Perlman’s program will include moving and beautiful music for film. “An unforgettable night embodying true Hollywood romanticism...Mr. Perlman played with vulnerability and love, sweeping concertgoers away to faraway places” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).  Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor. Tickets:   $44.25 - $125. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=108 or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
VAF: International Bach Academy of Stuttgart: St. John Passion – J.S. Bach
One of the most glorious pieces of music ever written, Bach’s St. John Passion is a transcendent celebration of faith. Bach’s masterwork will be performed by the orchestra and chorus of this superb German ensemble--more than 60 performers--praised for their “emotional intensity, élan and virtuoso accuracy” (Opera News). From the explosive opening chorus that proclaims the glory of God, to the hushed and moving finale, Bach’s dramatic oratorio of the Passion story is the perfect celebration for Easter weekend. At 6pm, there will be a free pre-concert discussion held in the Miller Studio Theatre, given by Bianca Hall from Old Dominion University.  Tickets: $15 - $65. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=158 or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Monday, April 17, 2017,12 noon
Art Song Recital
Ellen Golliher, Soprano; James Kosnik, Pianist Works by Arlen, Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Copland, Mendelssohn, Lehmann, Hahn, Arditi. Sentara Heart Hospital, Music and Medicine Center, Sixth Floor, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA

Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:30 pm
NCC: Two Rivals: Prokofiev and Shostakovich
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn-Artistic Co-Directors, concludes its 48th season with Two Rivals. Dedicated to the two most illustrious names to have ever emerged out of Soviet Russia – Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich – this program juxtaposes their instrumental and vocal chamber works created during the 1940s and the early 1950s, one of the most dramatic periods in the Soviet history. The concert begins with the Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major, Op. 94, by Prokofiev. Flutist Wayla Chambo joins pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn in the performance. The first half will conclude with Concertino for Two Pianos in A Minor, Op. 94, by Shostakovich, played by The Invencia Piano Duo, Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. The second half begins with Oksana Lutsyshyn's rendition of Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Major, Op. 135 by Prokofiev. The program will conclude with Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry," Op. 79. The Norfolk Chamber Consort will present the entire cycle in Yiddish for the first time in the United States. Soprano Bridgid Eversole will debut with NCC in ensemble with mezzo soprano Stephanie Marx and tenor Brian Nedvin, who along with Andrey Kasparov helped realize the current setting of the original Yiddish texts to Shostakovich's music. This vocal trio will be joined by Kasparov on piano.Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov at 7:15 PM 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 email olutsysh@odu.edu. Visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Roles are open to students and community members alike.
If you are interested in a chorus part, please bring 16 bars of music to sing (American musical theatre selections are perfectly acceptable). An accompanist will be available. Please come dressed for movement / light choreography.
If you are interested in a principal role, please bring a second 16-bar selection in a contrasting style in case the directors wish to see range. Those interested in principal parts should also prepare a one-minute monologue (not necessarily memorized), and come prepared for movement / light choreography). An accompanist will be available.
The performances will be July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, accompanied by a full professional and semi-professional orchestra. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, April 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm in Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Performers interested in auditioning may chose either night to audition.

CNU Department of Music March Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 17, 8 pm
University Band: Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt
Dr. John Lopez, Conductor. Works by Mahr, Holst, Turner, Wagner, Ticheli Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm
University Orchestra
presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm
Wind Ensemble 2017 Tour
Hanover High School
Thursday, April 20, 6 pm
Lecture Recital
Andrew Lewis, percussion Ferguson Room A-183
Thursday, April 20, 8 pm
Computing and Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Studio Theatre
Friday, April 21, 7 pm
CNU Jazz Ensemble at Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
Newport News Gallery

Postponed: Tuesday, April 18, 2017,6 pm
New Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6 pm
Guerilla Opera Celebrating 10 Seasons
Join us in celebrating 10 decades of Guerilla Opera! Hosts Allegra Libonati, Stage Director of upcoming Play: the Game – or – Game: the Play and Julia Noulin-Mérat, our Director of Design and Production will guide you through 10 seasons of new operas with special guests from past seasons. Enjoy mingling, appetizers, a cash bar, and mesmerizing performances from Guerilla Opera’s “relentlessly inventive” (WBUR) ensemble featuring selections from our ground-breaking, world premiere operas: Heart of a Dog by Rudolf Rojahn, Gallo by Ken Ueno, Say It Ain’t So, Joe! by Curtis K. Hughes and the recent Beowulf by Hannah Lash. GuerillaOpera.com $20 general admission. Phone: 617-547-8300. OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
Opera in Williamsburg Dinner Concert
Dinner concert with the cast and the creative team for Opera in Williamsburg's Marriage of Figaro. Silent auction. Cash bar available. Tickets $48 for dinner and concert (doors open at 6, seating at 6:30), $28 concert only (seating at 7:15, music starts at 7:30). Please reserve dinner tickets before April 10 at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or (757) 871-3653. Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11 am
Williamsburg Music Club: Lee Welch and Doug Austin
Instrumentalists and balladeers Welch and Austin present a performance of popular eighteenth century music performed on period instruments. Enjoy songs and stories of colonial times, as well as an introduction to some of the instruments popular in the period. All Music Club programs are free and open to the public. Coffee and conversation at 10:00 followed by a brief business meeting at 10:30 and the program at 11. Bruton Parish Lewis Hall, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, April 19, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS: Spring Gala Honoring Stephen Sondheim
Co-chaired by Jamie Bernstein and Hal Prince with Guest of Honor Stephen Sondheim. A cast of distinguished singing-actors, including Pamela Myers (Marta in the original production of Company), opera singers Greer Grimsley and Luretta Bybee (a husband & wife known for their portrayals of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett), and NYFOS Emerging Artist alumns Meredith Lustig and Theo Hoffman will perform songs from many of Sondheim's musicals with NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier as your pianist and guide. Dinner and additional performances to follow at '21' Club. Tickets: $750 - $15,000. For more information, call the NYFOS Office at 646-230-8380 or email nyfos.org/gala.html Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra at Sentara
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents an evening of chamber and orchestral music through its ongoing collaboration with Sentara Music and Medicine. Chamber music by Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, with a performance of the Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, KV 550. Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital Lobby, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Winds
The TRADOC Winds from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band will perform "Wind Serenade" by Dvorak, "Hommage à l'ami Papageno" and "Mozart, A New Look" by Françaix, and several other works.  Come support the TRADOC Band and enjoy this free concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 pm
VAF: Les Violons du Roy
This acclaimed Montreal chamber orchestra has performed around the world, winning rave reviews for their musicianship and deeply researched, authentic performances of music from the 17th century to the contemporary. In their Festival debut, the orchestra will perform the Octet by Romanian composer George Enescu, a richly dramatic work that “rides the turn of the [19th] century like an exotic handsome carriage” (Gramophone Magazine), together with other classics by Mozart and Stravinsky. Discover a “wondrous, elegant” ensemble The New York Times has called “a miracle of musical and dramatic inspiration.” Tickets:   $26.25 - $35. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=172 or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 pm
Hampton University: Dr. Harvey Stokes
Hampton University Musical Arts Society presents Dr. Harvey Stokes, Hampton University Professor, oboist and composer. He is an extraordinary, award winning and prolific composer, who writes music "because at the specific moment of beginning a composition, I feel that I have something to say artistically that I have not expressed before; my hope, of course, is that I may draw the audience into the music making experience.” The Musical Arts Society and the Department of Music acknowledge and celebrate the prolific composing and unique expression of postmodern music composed by Dr. Stokes. His compositions include sonatas for piano, flute, viola and other instruments. He is also noted for his string quartets and suites for various instruments. While at Hampton, for the last 25 years, he has written over 50 large scale works which is evidence of his passion for writing music and his exhaustive creative ability. Admission: HU Student ID. Tickets: $25 General admission and $10 non- HU students with ID. Ogden Hall, Hampton University campus.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Marriage of Figaro
Opera in Williamsburg presents: Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast, in Italian with English supertitles. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Stage Director: Laura Alley. General seating $45, discount $40 (seniors, military, first responders, teachers, college faculty and staff), students $15. Details and tickets are available now at www.operainwilliamsburg.org and will be available in April at the Kimball Theatre box office. Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

VCS: Sing Joyfully
Joined by orchestral musicians, the Virginia Choral Society proudly presents works for choir, orchestra, and SATB soloists. Tickets: at the door: Adult - $18, Senior/Military/Student - $15; in advance: Adult - $15, Senior/Military/Student - $12. https://www.showtix4u.com or  From Simply Unique Jewelry Designs, 1215 Route 17, Yorktown, VA or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services, 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA 
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
First Baptist Newport News, 12716 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium & Theatre, Thomas Nelson Community College, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA
Sunday, April 23rd, 4:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church,  6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12 pm
Fun and Games with Erik Satie
Pianists from the Governor’s School for the Arts present an afternoon of piano music by French visionary composer Erik Satie. Performers are renowned pianist Lee Jordan-Anders (GSA faculty) with student pianists Katelyn Kelly, Vivian Rust, and Arianna Shipp. The program includes a rare performance of Satie’s Sports et Divertissements with projections of visual arts accompanying the work. Also on the program will be selections from Satie’s Trois Gymnopédies, Trois Gnossiennes, Menus propos enfantins, and Trois morceaux en form de poire (Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear). Free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Irfan Khan
Irfan Muhammad Khan is a master performer of the sarod, one of the most celebrated stringed instruments of North India. Born into a musical family, he descends from a long line of  renowned sarod players who have passed their art—an entirely oral tradition—from father to son in an unbroken chain stretching back to the early 19th century. With his home base in Calcutta, Khan has concertized extensively in India, as well as in Germany and the United States. In the 1980s, he lived for three years in Kabul, Afghanistan where he performed and taught as a cultural ambassador for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. This concert is co-sponsored by the W&M Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program and by the W&M Reves Center for International Studies. Admission: Free. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 pm
Organist Scott Dettra in Concert
Virtuosic organist Scott Dettra will dazzle audiences with his formidable technique and stunning musicianship.  Formerly Organist at Washington National Cathedral and now at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, the Washington Post hailed “Scott Dettra played the organ with flag-waving panache.”  Cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists and the Virginia Arts Festival. Tickets $25. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 pm
BASS: The Dichter Project: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents works by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf on texts by Goethe. Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Kyle Oliver, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano Free. RSVP: http://dichtergoethe.bpt.me/ Dweck Auditorium at the Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Bellissima!: All Creation Sings
Join Hampton Roads premiere woman’s chorale in a delightful concert of the music of creation. Come hear the music of quiet seas, prairie skies, birdsongs, butterflies and even the song of the crickets! Bellissima!, an auditioned women’s choral ensemble of 28 singers, is celebrating 15 years as a non-profit, community based organization. Director Deborah Carr crafts a unique program each season designed to harness the singular sound of Bellissima! and convey beautiful, inspiring tests to audiences and communities throughout the region. Concerts are open to the public. Visit bellissimasings.com
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4pm
Franktown United Methodist Church, 7551 Bayside Rd, Franktown, VA 23354
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7 pm
Lake Prince Retirement Community, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk, VA 23434
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

HRMB Spring Concerts 2017
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 pm
Nauticus Birthday Concert
Free. with paid admission to Nauticus. USS Wisconsin at Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Spring Concert
Free. Westminster Canterbury, 310 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
Saturday May 13, 2017, 4 pm
Spring Concert
Free. Willow Creek Retirement Home, 516 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake
Sunday May 21, 2017, TBA
Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow
Free with admission to the airshow. Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Pungo
Friday July 7, 2017, TBA
Summer Concert
Free. Town Center, Virginia Beach

Monday, April 24, 2017, 5:30 pm
Monumental Noon Day Concert
The noon day concert will feature the Chamber Singers of Western Branch High School.  This 28 member superior rated choral ensemble is directed by Nicholas Nespoli and accompanied by George Stone. Please join us at noon to hear a variety of outstanding choral selections.   A light lunch will be available following the concert for a fee of $5.00. For details, call the  church at 397-1297. The concert is free and open to the public. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, April 24, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Dick Oatts with the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Richard Dennis "Dick" Oatts is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. Currently a professor of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Oatts joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977, which later became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work on woodwind instruments (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and flute) became more widely known as he fronted the crossover jazz group Flim & the BBs in the 1980s and '90s. 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

CNU Department of Music March 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, April 25, 7 pm
Jazz 4 Justice Concert
"Happy 100th Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald" featuring Nancy Harms and the CNU Jazz Ensemble directed by Kelly Rossum. In partnership with The Newport News Bar Association, The Peninsula Bar Association and the Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association. Peebles Theater. Please call the Ferguson Ticket Office for purchases: $15 general admission, $10 student admission.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Red Priest
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Piers Adams’ four-piece baroque super-group has become an international phenomenon; the only early music group to be compared to the Rolling Stones, the Marx Brothers and Cirque du Soleil. “Astonishing virtuosity.” (Gramophone). Hear them present portions of Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Four Seasons as you've never heard them before by four of the finest instrumentalists in the world. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted and available at the door. Phone 757-455-2101. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 8 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: Hidden Gem
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino; Mozart: Symphony no. 36 in C major K. 425, "Linz"; Nielson: Symphony no. 1 in G minor, op. 7. 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. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Bellissima!: All Creation Sings
Join Hampton Roads premiere woman’s chorale in a delightful concert of the music of creation. Come hear the music of quiet seas, prairie skies, birdsongs, butterflies and even the song of the crickets! Bellissima!, an auditioned women’s choral ensemble of 28 singers, is celebrating 15 years as a non-profit, community based organization. Director Deborah Carr crafts a unique program each season designed to harness the singular sound of Bellissima! and convey beautiful, inspiring tests to audiences and communities throughout the region. Concerts are open to the public. Visit bellissimasings.com
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7 pm
Lake Prince Retirement Community, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk, VA 23434
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Jubilant Jazz
Virginia Wesleyan College Student Music Performance. Wesleyan Jazz leads an evening of great instrumental music with the Wesleyan Drums and the Wesleyan Guitar Ensemble. Free – no reservations required. Phone 757-455-3282. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you. Hofheimer Theater, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

HRMB Spring Concerts 2017
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Spring Concert
Free. Westminster Canterbury, 310 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
Saturday May 13, 2017, 4 pm
Spring Concert
Free. Willow Creek Retirement Home, 516 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake
Sunday May 21, 2017, TBA
Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow
Free with admission to the airshow. Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Pungo
Friday July 7, 2017, TBA
Summer Concert
Free. Town Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Yearning to Breathe Free: A Story of Refugees
Virginia Wesleyan College Student Music Performance. The joys and sorrows of immigration are told in song by The Wesleyan Chorale and Wesleyan Singers in an exploration of ‘home country’ music. Dr. Bryson Mortensen, choral conductor Dr. Jason Squinobal, instrumental conductor Free – no reservations required. Phone 757-455-3282. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe and Friends at Royster
Wayla Chambo, Stephen Coxe, Allegra Havens, Adriane Kerr, Anastasia Migliozzi, and Jeffrey Phelps present a season ending recital at historic Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church. Aaron Copland: Piano Trio “Vitebsk”; Stephen Coxe: Everwine Songs for alto voice and viola; Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano; Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Opus 91 for alto voice, viola and piano; Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Opus 60. Wayla Chambo, flute; Stephen Coxe, piano; Allegra Havens, violin; Adriane Kerr, mezzo-soprano; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Jeffrey Phelps, cello. Suggested donation (at the door): $15 general, $5 students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk

William & Mary Music Department April 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, April 29, 2017, 2 pm
W&M Wind Ensemble -- Spring Concert – “The French Connection”
$10 general admission/FREE for students with ID. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church,  215 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert
William & Mary Choir, Botetourts and Women's Chorus General Admission $10; Students with ID $3. PBK Box Office 757 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sunday, April 30, 4 pm
W&M Symphony OrchestraSpring Concert
William and Mary Symphony Orchestra Guest appearance by the William and Mary Choir and Botetourt Chamber Singers. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo; Camille Saint-Saens, Symphony No.3, op.78; Maurice Duruflé, Requiem, op.9. Thomas Marshall, Organ; Emily Russell, Soprano;   Karl Hempel, Bass.  Admission: FREE for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Admission: FREE for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11 am
Larchmont United Methodist: Michael Trotta’s Seven Last Words
Newly composed in 2017, this powerful setting of the Seven Last Words of Christ is a 7 movement work based on a set of texts that have their origins in the Bible and are often used in liturgies during Holy Week.  Dr. Trotta is the former Choral Director at Virginia Wesleyan College, and now lives in New York City where he works full time as a composer, conductor, and clinician working with choirs throughout the country.  This is the regional premiere performance of this deeply moving piece, and will be accompanied by members of the Virginia Symphony, and will feature soprano Megan Pachecano, and baritone Exavier Artis. Free and open to the public. For more information call 757-489-8168. Larchmont Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk VA

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 pm
An Afternoon of Song
The Trinity Lutheran Concert Series presents An Afternoon of Song featuring a variety of folk songs, show tunes, and arias performed by the vocal studio of Mary Matthews. A reception follows the performance. Donations will benefit the Don Golden Scholarship fund and Trinity Lutheran Church and School of Newport News. For more information call 757-245-7861. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 River Road, Newport News

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Peter and the Wolf
This celebrated Russian children’s tale tells the story of a Young Pioneer named Peter and a wild wolf with a wicked hunger. Hear how the characters come to life through the various orchestral instruments–like the bird played by the high-pitched flute and the duck played by the oboe! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 pm. 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, April 30, 2017, 4 pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio
Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include:Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5:30 pm
Treble Festival Evensong
The youth choristers from area churches gather together to present a service of Choral Evensong.  Youth Choirs are the future of church music, and our inspirational choristers will lead us in an evening of song within the context of the Anglican tradition.  Participating choirs include Christ and St. Luke’s, All Saints Church Richmond, and St. Paul’s Church Richmond.  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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12 noon
Trinity Organ Series: David Jonies
Trinity Organ Concert will feature organist David Jonies, Associate Director of Music at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago IL.  He will perform works by Guilmant, Handel, Reger, and Sowerby.  All are invited to bring lunch, and meet the artist following the free concert.  Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

VAF: Chanticleer
Their soaring vocals thrill in ancient madrigals that echo with history and passion, seduce with unforgettable renditions of standards from the Great American Songbook, and rev up crowds with hits like Queen’s Somebody to Love. Close your eyes and you’ll scarcely believe this extraordinary sound comes from just a dozen male voices. “Otherworldly harmonies and aching, unresolved melodies. The adoring throng demanded an encore” (The New York Times). Tickets:   $26.25 - $35. or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). May 3: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=189 Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center,  1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606 . May 4: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=176Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507.

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: The Music of Star Wars
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy. Regularly performed by orchestras nationwide, John Williams’s music is a fixture of VSO performances, and this year is no exception as the VSO dedicates a concert to his Academy Award and Grammy-winning scores to Star Wars. John Williams is a fifty-time Oscar nominee for his music, and is well-known for his vast musical film credits spanning from Jaws to E.T. and Harry Potter. His score to George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies are widely celebrated. Williams’s Star Wars score stands out especially among the strong showing of science-fiction cinema in 1977, the year Star Wars premiere. NPR notes that “[Williams’s] mastery of melody and deftness of tone make the Star Wars scores a signal achievement in the history of cinema.” VSO Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous will conduct. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 or visit the VSO Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7 & 9 pm
TENET: The Cycle of Invention – The Next Generation
Guillaume de Machaut and the 14th Century. 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 direcor, Scott Metcalf; Artistic director, Jolle Greenleaf; Soprano Jolle Greanleaf, Alto Virginia Warnken Kelsey, Tenor Owen McIntosh, Tenor Jason McStoots, Strings Scott Metcalfe, Winds Debra Nagy, Lute Charles Weaver. Tickets: 7:00 $40, http://tenet.nyc/may-5-tickets-7. 9:00: http://tenet.nyc/may-tickets-5-9$40, Tenri Cultural Institute, 3 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 pm
CVCM: Ambrosia Quartet, Oksana Lutsyshyn & Susan Wells
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents Ambrosia Quartet with guest artists pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn and clarinetist Susan Wells. Pre-concert performance at 7 pm presented by the Academy of Music Suzuki Strings under the Direction of Joanna Binford. Tickets: Adults $15; Students & Seniors (60+) $10; TCC Students $5. Free admission to TCC Staff. For more information call 757-410-3953. Black Box Theatre, Tidewater Community College – Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake 23322

The Organ Swell 2017
Celebrating its 18th annual series of collaborative pipe organ recitals, the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announces the schedule for The Organ Swell. The concert series, an event in the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature outstanding organists from the region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. The series provides a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Suggested minimum admission donation for concerts is $10.00 per adult. For further information, please contact Deborah Carr, artistic director, at (757) 406-4970.
Friday, May 5, 12 pm
Deborah Carr, organ, and Jocelyn Smith, viola
Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Sunday, May 7, 4 pm
Collin Richardson, organ, and Don Wilmot, trombone
Hampton University Ogden Hall, Hampton
Monday, May 15, 12 pm
Holly B. Sunderland, organ, and Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, cello
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Tuesday, May 16, 8 pm
Jack Levick, organ, and Daniel Ireland, trumpet
Bruton Parish Church, 331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Brad Norris, organ, Ian Robinson, cello, and Dan Waddill, baritone
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1009 W Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507
Sunday, May 21, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ, and Rachel Ordaz, flute
St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Monday, May 22, 12 pm
Nicholas Steltzer, organ, and Matthew Umlauf, viola
Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Sunday, May 28, 4 pm
Martin Sunderland, organ, and Simon LaPointe, violin
Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach 23454

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3 pm
Magnificent Melodies
Magnificent Melodies, a recital benefiting Elliot's Song, outreach program of the Williamsburg Early Childhood Music School. Performed by teachers, parents, student alumni, and friends of ECMS. An hour-long program of vocal and instrumental music with featured works by Vivaldi, Liszt, Schubert, Monteverdi, Handel, Villa-Lobos, and an original composition by ECMS Director Anthony Williams. Free admission with suggested donations to Elliot's Song. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 4 pm
Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon
Portsmouth Music Club presents Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon, a Benefit for the A.J. Lancaster Scholarship Fund, featuring a cabaret by jazz vocalist and pianist Kyle Becker. Punch served. Tickets at the door: Adults - $10; Sudents - $5. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5:30 pm
Pueri Cantores Children's Choral Festival and Mass
The Pueri Cantores Children's Choral Festival and Mass for the Diocese of Richmond will be at Saint Bede's. Children from throughout the Diocese as well as neighboring Dioceses will join together to form one large children's choir that will lead the music for the Mass as well as perform several choral anthems including the "Ave Maria" by Fauré.  Paul French, the guest conductor from Chicago's William Ferris Chorale, will lead the children in rehearsals throughout the day culminating in the 5:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, presiding. For children's registration, please contact Aaron Renninger at Saint Bede. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 pm

WCG Spring Concert: From Broadway to Stage & Screen
Your toes will be tapping and your heartstrings will be pulled in this concert full of fun! Enjoy popular Broadway, stage and screen selections, including works by Lerner & Loewe, Bernstein & Sondheim, Gershwin, Lehár, Harburg & Lane and others. Join Williamsburg Choral Guild Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus, professional soloists, the Williamsburg Youth Chorale and pianist Rebecca Davy for a delightful program of memorable show tunes. Tickets: $25 (students: $10) at the door. For Information: call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale, Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil
The Virginia Chorale, Charles Woodward, conductor, concludes its 33rd season with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s (1873-1943) monumental 'All-Night Vigil,' one of the greatest works of the choral repertoire. Described by critics as “breathtaking,” “impassioned,” “hauntingly beautiful,” and “mysterious,” the 'Vigil' is recognized as one of Rachmaninoff’s finest achievements. Composed in 1915, the work is set to fifteen texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil (Easter Vigil) Ceremony. The texts are in Church Slavonic, ten of which are set to melodies of ancient Russian religious chants, some of which are over 1,000 years old. Its fifteen movements are sung a cappella and are filled with profound and transcendent beauty. Single tickets: $25. Students/$10. To order online: http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. May 6: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach 23451. May 7: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Epic Revolutionaries
Symphonicity welcomes Theodore Kuchar, its fifth and final conductor candidate to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring the compositions of Arturo Márquez, Danzón No. 2; Antonín Dvorák, Violin Concerto, Op. 53, featuring guest violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv; Dmitri Shostakovich. Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad). Tickets start at $10 each for students and groups of 10 or more. Call the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-YNot-Tix or visit www.sandlercenter.org. For additional information please call 757-671-8611 or visit www.symphonicity.org. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 pm
The Adagio Trio
Great Bridge Presbyterian Candlelight Concert Series, 17 Season, presents the Adagio Trio: “In the Celtic Tradition.” The Adagio Trio was founded in 1985 by Kathryn Daniels, Michael Daniels, and Linda Grieser, They perform regularly for concerts, recitals, religious services, weddings, and receptions. Their crossover style is best known for its meditative and relaxing atmosphere, having been used by therapists, hospitals, and yoga classes across the United States. The Adagio Trio's music is often heard on public radio stations throughout the country. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706. www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road (across the street from the municipal complex) Chesapeake, VA,

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 pm
Harris Simon Jazz Trio
Open Door Concert Series presents the Harris Simon Jazz Trio. The concert is free and open to the public, with childcare provided and a reception following. First United Methodist Church, 1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 pm
SAF: Richmond Concert Chorale
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series presents the Richmond Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Tibbetts. This ensemble of 20 singers will offer a program of smaller gems of choral literature spanning the 16th century to the 20th centuries. Orlando de Lassus, Schutz, Bach, and Britten, among others are represented. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the church's Music Scholarship Fund. This program is offered in memory of Evelyn Laine Yeoman Crider who was the organist at Benn's Church in the 1950s and '60s. A reception follows the concert in the church's family life building. Both rooms are handicapped accessible. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Benn's United Methodist Church, 14571 Benn's Church Blvd, Smithfield

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, thru Midnight
Give Local 757 May 9
It's Time To Give Where You Live! Tidewater Opera Initiative is taking part in Hampton Roads' annual day of giving, now through midnight, May 9th! Everyone can be a philanthropist during GiveLocal757! With minimum donations starting at just $10, YOUR gift can help us reach our goal of $5,000! The early-bird kick-off has begun and donors can begin making donations in preparation for the annual day of giving on TUESDAY, MAY 9.  To donate visit https://www.givelocal757.org/TOIVA

Release of Two New Kai Lin CDs
Kai Lin's new CDs, Music Festival 2016(Live Recording) and Kai Lin, Organ & Piano, Kathryn Kelly, Soprano have been released.  The music includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century music, and Kai Lin’s new piano music, including Theme & Variations (Landscape of Flowers), Op. 134. $18 each. To purchase email kailinoh2013@gmail.com or call  757-456-0325.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV Finale Concert
Jr. Strings, Strings, Wind Ensemble, Concert, and Symphony Orchestras Tickets: https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
VAF: American String Quartet
Individually, the players of this renowned quartet are each stars in their own right, their resumes studded with orchestral and ensemble performances, competition victories, and accolades; together, they create a sound that has entranced some of the world’s most demanding critics. “They play together with a sense of ease that lets each piece of music unfold like a living organism,” wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The American Quartet is the Virginia Arts Festival chamber ensemble in residence in 2017, and will perform in multiple concerts as well as leading masterclasses in area schools. Artistic Director of the Festival’s Chamber Music Series, pianist André-Michel Schub has been described by The New York Times as “pianistically flawless.” A student of the great Rudolf Serkin, he was the 1981 grand prize winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; he has performed with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and is an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Tickets:   $26.25 - $35. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=149 or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7 pm
NYFOS Next: Lauren Worsham, Kyle Jarrow & Sky-Pony
New York Festival of Song. The theatrical powerhouse husband-and-wife duo and their lush, lyrical, and cheeky indie-pop band premiere new songs. Featuring: Lauren Worsham, lead vocals; Kyle Jarrow, keyboards/songwriter; Kristin Piacentile & Jessi Suzuki, backup vocals; David Blasher, cello; Eric Day, bass; Perry Silver, drums; Kevin Wunderlich, guitar. Tickets: $35 in Advance/$40 at the Door. https://nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
VAF: André-Michel Schub with American String Quartet
Individually, the players of this renowned quartet are each stars in their own right, their resumes studded with orchestral and ensemble performances, competition victories, and accolades; together, they create a sound that has entranced some of the world’s most demanding critics. “They play together with a sense of ease that lets each piece of music unfold like a living organism,” wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The American Quartet is the Virginia Arts Festival chamber ensemble in residence in 2017, and will perform in multiple concerts as well as leading master classes in area schools.  Sold out. Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 11 – Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 pm
GSA: Carmina Burana
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department in collaboration with the Dance Department presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Alan Fischer, conductor; Lee Jordan-Anders & Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, pianists Tickets: www.tccropercenter.org. Tickets: $18 General Admission; $13 Students/Seniors/Military. Phone 757-451-4711. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 330 Granby Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:30 am
VAF Coffee Concert I: American String Quartet and André-Michel Schub
Individually, the players of this renowned quartet are each stars in their own right, their resumes studded with orchestral and ensemble performances, competition victories, and accolades; together, they create a sound that has entranced some of the world’s most demanding critics. “They play together with a sense of ease that lets each piece of music unfold like a living organism,” wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The American Quartet is the Virginia Arts Festival chamber ensemble in residence in 2017, and will perform in multiple concerts as well as leading master classes in area schools.  Program: MOZART Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eb, K. 493  RAVEL String Quartet in F Major. Tickets: $15 - $20. (General Admission).Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=142 or Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Friday, May 12, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30

5BMF: Quicksilver
Returning to Five Borough Music Festival after their brilliant performance on our 2010-2011 season, the Baroque masters of Quicksilver bring their stunning virtuosity and engaging historical performance practice to Queens and Brooklyn this season! Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, the ensemble will perform their program Off the Beaten Track: Chamber Works from Moravia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and beyond. Taking its inspiration from the outskirts of Europe in the seventeenth century where societies enjoyed fascinating and inspiring cross-cultural exchanges, Quicksilver’s program celebrates this music from beyond central Europe, where the exotic inventions of folk music influenced the creation of ‘early modern’ chamber music. Comprised of captivating and rarely heard gems from off the beaten track, the program features works by van Wichel, Mielczewski, Schmeltzer, Kempis, Fux and more. Performers: Julie Andrijeski, violin; Robert Mealy, violin; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar. http://5bmf.org/2017/05/13/quicksilver/ May 12: $15, $10, $10. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens NY 11432. May 13: $25, $15, $15. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford St, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 4 pm
VCC: Minstrels of Spring
Virginia Children’s Chorus presents Our 25th Anniversary Minstrels of Spring Concert. A delightful choral concert for the whole family. Come celebrate spring with all of our singers, ages 6 to 18 and alumni guest singers! dmission: $12 for adults and $7 for students or seniors (60+). For tickets or more information call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net Visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org Centenary United Methodist Church, 3312 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: the British Isles
The final concert of the Regent Classics Season presents a colorful collection of music with its roots in the British Isles. A Robert Burns-inspired overture starts our journey: Tam o'Shanter invokes the highlands with a tartan tapestry of sounds. Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes paints an English picture, while Beethoven's Irish Songs were arranged by VSO’s own Benjamin Rous. One of his most famous "London" symphonies, Haydn's Symphony No. 101 received its nickname "The Clock" from the ticking rhythm of its second movement! Benjamin Rous, conductor; Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes; Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs; Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock." Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 pm
VAF: Dido and Aeneas – Mark Morris Dance Group
When this masterwork premiered 27 years ago, critics hailed the provocative work as "a tour de force of artistic storytelling...that smashes and rewrites boundaries" (Los Angeles Times). In revival, Morris's Dido and Aeneas still entices the eye and raises the pulse, with Morris conducting the orchestra, choral ensemble and soloists in the 17th-century score. "Delight defines Mark Morris' Dido and Aeneas. Delight in sex, in music, in pathos, in mischief and even evil. Delight...and joy" (Chicago Tribune). Music lovers will delight in the live music, as legendary opera star Stephanie Blythe sings the roles of the love-dazed Dido and the evil Sorceress. "That astonishing voice--dark, vehement, burning...to hear Ms. Blythe sing...is to hear the roles anew" (The New York Times). By Henry Purcell, Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, Choreography by Mark Morris, Conducted by Mark Morris,  Featuring Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano. Tickets: $18.75 - $52. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=112 or Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4 pm
Sterling Elliott, Cello
Acclaimed local cellist Sterling Elliott performs. Sterling Elliott has received raved reviews for his solo performances. Zachary Lewis, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: “Cellist Sterling Elliott, held a full Severance Hall in his grasp with a strikingly mature account of David Popper's "Hungarian Rhapsody," a feisty virtuoso showpiece on the Cleveland Orchestra's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert.” Free and open to the public. For more information phone 757-340-8420.Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 King's Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA 2345

The Organ Swell 2017
Celebrating its 18th annual series of collaborative pipe organ recitals, the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announces the schedule for The Organ Swell. The concert series, an event in the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature outstanding organists from the region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. The series provides a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Suggested minimum admission donation for concerts is $10.00 per adult. For further information, please contact Deborah Carr, artistic director, at (757) 406-4970.
Monday, May 15, 12 pm
Holly B. Sunderland, organ, and Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, cello
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Tuesday, May 16, 8 pm
Jack Levick, organ, and Daniel Ireland, trumpet
Bruton Parish Church, 331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm
Brad Norris, organ, Ian Robinson, cello, and Dan Waddill, baritone
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1009 W Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507
Sunday, May 21, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ, and Rachel Ordaz, flute
St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Monday, May 22, 12 pm
Nicholas Steltzer, organ, and Matthew Umlauf, viola
Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Sunday, May 28, 4 pm
Martin Sunderland, organ, and Simon LaPointe, violin
Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach 23454

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 10:30 am
VAF Coffee Concert II: Jinjoo Cho, Violin; Eric Wong, Violin;
Fitz Gary, Viola; Madeline Fayette, Cello

This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. At the Festival’s Coffee Concerts, the performance is so close you hear every note, and witness the interactions of the artists with each other and with the music. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect performance experience. Tickets: $15 - $20. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=179 or Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theate, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:30 am
VAF Coffee Concert III: André-Michel Schub, piano; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe
This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. At the Festival’s Coffee Concerts, the performance is so close you hear every note, and witness the interactions of the artists with each other and with the music. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect performance experience. Tickets: $15 - $20. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=211 or Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band
The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
VBC: Don't Touch That Dial
Virginia Beach Chorale. Be transported back to the days of early television through memorable TV series' theme songs. www.virginiabeachchorale.org Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors/Military $15, Students $12. Available from Chorale members or at the Sandler Center Box Office: 757-385-2787 or www.ynottix.com. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm
VAF: Berlioz Requiem
In this towering masterwork, the huge orchestra is augmented with additional players in every section, plus brass choirs in the four corners of the hall and a chorus of 140 singers, making it a once-in-a-lifetime event for music lovers. Berlioz dreamed of creating an “awesome musical cataclysm…which will, I hope, live on as a great landmark in our art.” His music heightens the dramatic story, as the soul confronts the Day of Judgment and emerges in glory; the score shifts from a mighty wall of sound that engulfs the listener, to moments of utterly beautiful simplicity. Hear the Virginia Symphony Orchestra perform this great work for the first time! JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra  Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster; The Choral Arts Society of Washington, Scott Tucker, Artistic Director. Tickets: $18.75 - $110. Visit: http://secure.vafest.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=219 or Call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave, Norfolk,  VA  23514

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm
WSO: Fireworks Finale
Wrapping up its 33rd season in grand style, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Fireworks Finale with guest violinist Elena Urioste. She joins the orchestra to perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, between works by Falla -The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite no. 2 and Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36. Just before appearing with WSO for the season finale, Ms. Urioste will make her Kennedy Center recital debut in Washington, DC, in April. She was recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine. Tickets: $48/$58. TO order call (757) 229-9857. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

May 20 - 28, 2017
Heartbeat Opera: Butterfly, Carmen
Heartbeat Opera, the acclaimed indie opera company announces itshird annual spring festival, featuring two new 90-minute opera adaptations, radically staged and re-orchestrated: Puccini’s Butterfly and Bizet’s Carmen. Butterfly : Director: Ethan Heard; Music Director: Jacob Ashworth; May 20, 23, 26, 28. Butterfly : Carmen: Director: Louisa Proske; Music Director: Daniel Schlosberg. May 21, 23, 25, 27, 28. Both operas feature Heartbeat Opera's resident ensemble Cantata Profana with new instrumental arrangements by Daniel Schlosberg. General Admission $36 / Students $16 Premium Seating $51. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10142657 www.heartbeatopera.org/comingup Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: That's So Suite
Savor the music of far away places with interesting and unusual sounds in an all suites concert featuring; Suite from the incidental music to Joseph and his Brethren by A. Schmid; India Suite Orientale, by Francis Popy; The Willow Platei by Victor Herbert; Egyptian Nights Ballet Suite by A. Arensky; Beatlecracker Suite for Orchestra by Lennon, McCartney, Wilkinson and Tchaikovsky. Suite No. 6 for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach, Sterling Elliott, cellist. Pre-Concert Showcase 2:15 pm. Tickets at the door: Adults – $12; Students/Military/Seniors –$10. Pre-purchased tickets: Adults - $10; Students/Military/Seniors $8. Tickets are available for pre-purchase from any YRSO member. For more information visit www.yrso.org. Mary Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3 pm
Tanya Anisimova, Cello & Matt Palmer, Guitar Concert & Livestream
Blue House Productions presents a live and globally accessible event featuring Tanya Anisimova, a preeminent prize winning cellist who has built a successful career in performing, composing, and recording. Also performing will be renowned guitarist Matt Palmer, who has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. The concert will showcase “Sinfonietta For Cello and Guitar" by Tanya Anisimova, which was just completed. Also on the program are: "Seven Spanish Folk Songs" by Manuel De Falla, “Asturias (Leyenda)” by Isaac Albeniz, “Sonata "Mongolia" by Stepan Rak, to name just a few. To Livestream: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-concert-with-cellist-tanya-anisimova-guitarist-matt-palmer-tickets-32337926609 To attend: Tickets $10-$40. Blue House Productions, 4213 Howard Avenue #C, Kensington, MD 20895

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4 pm
HRP: Season Finale
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Coriolan Overture, Beethoven; Enigma Variations: Nimrod, Elgar; Kaiserwaltzer, Strauss II; Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Grieg; Wieniawski VIolin Concerto No. 2; You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil and www.hrphil.org For information on purchasing tickets, email tickets@hrphil.org. Call 757-726-7369 for more information. Fort Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4 pm
BASS: New Voices
Brooklyn Art Song Society’s New Voices features the best Art Song written after 2010. This season features world premieres by Tom Cipullo and Glen Roven alongside works by Michael Djupstrom, James Kallembach, and Scott Wheeler. Tom Cipullo: New Work (World-Premiere); Michael Djupstrom: Three Teasdale Songs; James Kallembach: A Primer of Birds; Glen Roven: Three Songs by Thomas Hardy (World-Premiere); Scott Wheeler: Ben Gunn. Laura Strickling, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2569991. The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:30 pm
Patriotic Concert & Picnic
Providence Presbyterian Church invites you to a patriotic concert followed by a complimentary old-fashioned community picnic. We will gather to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in a Pre-Memorial Day Celebration of beautiful music, food, and fellowship. Bring friends and neighbors, and join us in the sanctuary for a patriotic concert and then relax on the church grounds for food, fun and fellowship. Free. 757-420-6159. www.provpres.org. Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464


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