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Saturday, September 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars Yorktown
The VSO returns to historic Yorktown for its 21st annual performance under the stars. Come early for a pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and a “just for fun” judging of the most creative picnic set-up at 6 PM. For more information, call 757.890.4490. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St, Yorktown, VA 23690

September Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 7, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 9, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, September 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 16, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Sunday, September 17, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Canticles of Charles Stanford
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Directed by Rebecca Davy JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, September 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen E. Henley, Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, September 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
First Christian Church Chancel Choir, Handbells, and Brass Ensemble from Hagerstown, Maryland, Matthew Albright, Director
Tuesday, September 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 28, 8 pm
Banjo & Harpsichord Recital
John Bullard, Banjo & Markus Compton, Harpsichordist from Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 30, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
September 2, 9, 16, 23Rebecca Davy, Organist
September 30Thomas Marshall, Organist

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 12:30 pm
Schola Ward Choir Concert
The Schola from the Ward Centre of Richmond will present a Patriotic and Sacred Music Choral Concert. These young children will be singing a Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 2017 during the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Marian Apparitions.  The concert is free with donations accepted to assist them on this trip.  Light refreshments will follow.  For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. To learn about the Ward Centre, visit www.wardcentre.org. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 1 pm
VSO: Waterside District Concert
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass section will perform a medley of songs at the Waterside District along the Elizabeth River in Downtown Norfolk. Free VIP seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis with reservation via www.watersidedistrict.com. Waterside District, 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2:30 pm
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum Concert
Members of Tidewater Music Teachers Forum will perform in concert. The program includes piano, harp and clarinet compositions by Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Liszt. This event is open to the public without charge. Contact: Dr. Betty Blasch at bobreb@cavtel.net or 757-425-7946. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, September 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: Music Under the Stars Chesapeake
Join the VSO at Chesapeake City Park for a performance on the Bagley Stage. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6PM. Concert begins at 7PM. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. The concert sponsored by Carl’s Wash. Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Will Liverman in British Song Competition
Governor's School for the Arts graduate Will Liverman will compete along with eight other baritones and two basses in the 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition which attracts some of the world's top young vocal and piano talent. First Prize will receive £10,000 and a Wigmore Hall recital. You can watch the semi-finals live on Tuesday, September 5th and the finals on Thursday, September 7th at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/forthcoming-live-streams

Soprano Section Leader
Wycliffe Presbyterian, 1445 N. Great Neck Rd, Va Beach. Sunday morning rehearsal prior to worship at 10 am. (no weeknight rehearsal). For more details, email Sandi at sbilly@vwu.edu.

TRADOC September Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Premium Blend
Military Appreciation Show City Center, Oyster Point, Newport News
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Constitution Day Concert Merchants Square, Williamsburg
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Arsenal Brass
Military Appreciation Show City Center, Oyster Point, Newport News
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
TRADOC Brass Quintet
Morale Concert Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
TRADOC Brass Quintet
Music Recital Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11:30 am
TRADOC Marching Band
Neptune Festival Parade Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
9th Annual Opera in the Park
Enjoy Virginia Opera artists in your Bermudas and flip flops as they sing popular arias and favorite Broadway and Opera melodies under the stars. Browse the outdoor "Artist's Village" complete with paintings, jewelry and other hand-crafted items for sale to benefit local artists. Creative culinary cuisines and adult beverages prepared by local gourmet artisans will be available for purchase throughout the evening or guests may bring their own picnic baskets.Town Point Park opens at 6 pm for picnicking, the performance begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $6 per person and any child under 12 is FREE. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, by calling the box office at 866.673.7282.

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3 pm
Mark Biondolillo, Organist
Guest organist Mark Biondolillo plays a concert of classics and hymn arrangements. Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 831 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA 23662

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 pm
Duo Thalassa
Duo Thalassa, Wayla Chambo – flute and alto flute, Todd Holcomb – guitar. Works by Piazzola, Bach, Takemitsu and Beaser. Facebook.com/DuoThalassa; DuoThalassa@gmail.com. Free will offering. Phone 757 852 9072; Email olutsysh@odu.edu. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA 23452

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 pm
Late-Summer Chamber Concert - The Acosta/Migliozzi/Walsh Trio
The trio of Aníbal Acosta (Professor of Guitar, Old Dominion University), Anastasia Migliozzi (Violist with the Virginia Symphony) and the Stephen Walsh (Piano and Recorder) will perform a program of varied chamber music, featuring Celtic trios, piano solos of the jazz age, solo Spanish guitar music and Baroque duos and trios. This trio has performed regularly in Hampton Roads for many years in venues such as the Chandler Recital Hall (ODU), the Williamsburg Public Library and the Kaufman Theatre (Chrysler Museum). They have appeared as a featured ensemble with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society, the Norfolk Bach Festival and the Virginia Opera Guild. Please take a break from the heat and join us in the air-conditioned comfort of the Chandler Recital Hall, arguably the finest public chamber music venue in Hampton Roads. This concert is free and open to the public. Attentive children are also most welcome. Parking in Garage E is free on Sundays, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529

Saltworks Opera
As many of you know I launched an opera company this year, Saltworks Opera. The mission of Saltworks Opera is to provide both professional performances to the community and educational opportunities for youth on the Eastern Shore. We begin with a voice competition which is scheduled for October 14th at the Palace Theater in Cape Charles. Our plans include a February performance of Romeo & Juliet as imagined by Vincenzo Bellini, a summer performance of The Marriage of Figaro, and a December performance of Hansel and Gretel (which I hope becomes an annual tradition). This January we will commence with our Youth Intern Program. This is an ambitious venture, but as they say, go big or go home! If you wish to give to the community by subsidizing a student's tuition, sponsoring a master class, or even giving a small amount to offset production costs, we would greatly appreciate it. I would greatly appreciate it.  Anna Sterrett. Please consider visiting https://www.patreon.com/saltworksopera to make a donation. We have several levels of giving available and corresponding perks!

Virginia Chorale Management Positions
Operations Manager, Chorus Manager, and Young Singers Project Coordinator – 3 part-time positions open at the Virginia Chorale. For full details write info@vachorale.org.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions September 11, 2017
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 season of three concerts. Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, September 11, from 5 until 6:30 p.m.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant's basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  At St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd.  Contact membership chair Deidre Lenderking at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild's programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8 pm

Miró Quartet
The Miró Quartet is one of the world’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, having been labeled by The New Yorker as “furiously committed” and noted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer for their “exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity.” For the past twenty years they have performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages, earning accolades from critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, and thriving on the area’s storied music scene, the Miró takes pride in finding new ways to communicate with audiences of all backgrounds while honoring the longstanding tradition of chamber music. Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet was awarded first prize at several national and international competitions, including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. Since 2003 the Miró has served as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin’s Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music. Haydn: Op. 71 #3 in E Flat Major; Dvorak: Cypresses Selections 8,2,3,9,11; Brahms: Op. 51,  #1 in c minor. Visit www.miroquartet.com for more information. Sept 11: Feldman Chamber Music Society: $150 Season subscriptions available for all six concerts ($125 for Chrysler Museum members; $75 for students and music professionals); Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Sept 12: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 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://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Dr. James Kosnik, piano, and Patti Watters, flute
with guest artist Ellen Golliher, soprano

The ODU Department of Music presents a faculty recital featuring Dr. James Kosnik, piano and Patti Watters, flute with guest soprano Ellen Golliher. Unusual repertoire features varied combinations of the three performers, ending with all three musicians together performing songs of Saint Saens, Hue, and Chaminade.  Songs of lesser known composers include Reynaldo Hahn and Louis Angelini.  More well known composers include Fannie Mendelssohn, Modest Mussorgsky, and ODU’s own Adolphus Hailstork. free and open to the public. Parking is available in the circle at Webb Center next to Diehn.  For further information, call 757-589-6452. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWU: Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra
Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series presents the Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra. A dozen accomplished guitarists use the lush timbral resources of different sized guitars to explore the riches of Bach to Bartok. One of the only ensembles of its kind in North America. “. . . a gorgeous sound with a striking array of colors.” (Virginian Pilot) Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France Sampler
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) is proud to announce its eighth season, beginning in October, 2017.  The 2017-2018 season continues in BASS’s well-established traditions of ambitious, innovative programming and world-class performers while offering some new surprises along the way.  This season presents 10 Brooklyn events, a west coast tour, two world-premiere commissions, and over 250 songs by more than 30 composers performed by nearly 40 of today’s best artists. BASS opens its season  with La France a five-concert festival exploring all things French, from masterpieces by Hector Berlioz to American premieres by Jean Barraqué.  Spanning the elegant to the existential, the dramatic to the absurd, La France presents over 100 melodies by 20 of the greatest French composers. Hear highlights from La France while enjoying Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday celebration. Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, piano. brooklynartsongsociety.org/ Free. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5 pm

5BMF: Five Borough Songbook, Volume II
The citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II continues this fall with borough premieres in Staten Island and the Bronx! Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a captivating musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city’s rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its best musical talent. Following the model of the original Five Borough Songbook – commissioned by 5BMF in 2011 for our 5th Anniversary and performed in every borough of the city that season – Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. A cast of stellar vocalists and instrumentalists bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and people. Join us 30 minutes before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs. Composer Chat 30 minutes before concert. Tickets: Gen Admission: $25; Student/Senior: $15. For more information visit http://5bmf.org/five-borough-songbook-vol-ii-bx-si/Sept 16: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304. Sept 17: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture 4450 Fieldston Rd. Bronx, NY 10471

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4 pm
SAF: The Ambrosia Quartet
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series presents the Ambrosia Quartet. Formed in 2002, the Ambrosia Quartet --- all members of the VA Symphony Orchestra --- will perform Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor for clarinet and string quartet, with guest clarinetist Jimmy Gilmore, who is the Principal Clarinetist with the North Carolina Symphony. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and from Juilliard. He is a faculty member at Duke University and at Meredith College. Also on the program will be quartets by local composer Adolphus Hailstork and Mozart. A reception follows. Series Tickets include three concerts (September, October, and March): $50 (adults) $15 (students). Individual Tickets at the door: $20 (adults) $5 (students). For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4 pm
The Rainier Trio
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Celebrating their eighth season, the Rainier Trio has established themselves as an engaging and energetic group that captivates audiences with the magic of brothers Kevin and Bryan Matheson and their fabulous pianist, Brenda Wittwer. Hailed as “two perfect virtuosos” at their international performance debut, Kevin and Bryan were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. The brothers have been recognized for their mesmerizing and spirited performances. “An Afternoon at the Movies with the Rainier Trio", will kick off the 2017-2018 MMCS season with “Movies II: The Second Installment” with favorites like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Harry Potter, “Star Wars,” and more.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Guerilla Opera's Loose, Wet, Perforated CD Release
On this surreal release commissioned by the Boston-based experimental opera company Guerilla Opera, and premiered in 2011, Nicholas Vines takes on the role of libretto and opera writer. The libretto is a satirical take on the medieval morality play. Described as "American Idol meets The Hunger Games meets The Price is Right" by Vines himself, this experimental opera is an exciting story done with great care and pride.  This audacious, rollicking conceptual mash-up puts a very modern spin on some quite ancient ideas. Release date October 13, 2017. http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6124/

Abisl Theater Auditions!
Ready to strut your stuff? The new Abisl Theater at Beth Sholom Village wil be music, comedy and stageplays with a Jewish twist! There will be a sneak preview December 10 featuring an entertaining sampling of what's to come. On October 1 and 2, 2017, at 7 pm The Abisl (meaning “little” in Yiddish) will have auditions at Beth Sholom to create a standing company of individuals who can sing, act, dance, tell jokes, play instruments or have other talents around which producers can build shows, including the December event. If you have skills to share, at whatever level, please attend. RSVP to Steve Suskin at 420-2512 or ssuskin@bethsholomvillage.com to choose an audition date and time, or for any questions. Beth Sholom Village, 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach

Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
NCC: George Frederick and His Frenemies
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Opera arias G.F. Handel (1685-1759); Sonata in G Minor for three flutes Johann Mattheson (1681-1750); Opera arias Nicola Porpora (1686-1768); Organ Concerto in F Major G.F. Handel. Season Subscription: Regular/$75; Senior/$65. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk 23507

Friday, September 22, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: From a Five-Time Grammy Winner to Holst’s The Planets
Five-time Grammy award-winning bassist and a graduate of Denbigh High in Newport News, Victor Wooten performs The Bass Whisperer, composed especially for him. Named one of the “Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Wooten has been the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the group’s formation in 1988. From the mighty Mars to the cinematic Jupiter, Holst’s The Planets has inspired sci-fi movie music for generations! In celebration of NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and take a dazzling trip through the galaxy. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Victor Wooten, double bass; Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Randall Svane: Quantum Flight; Conni Ellisor: The Bass Whisperer; Holst: The Planets. The September 22 concert is sponsored in part by CSX. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Sept 22: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Sept 23: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Sept 24: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale: People's Concert
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. begins their forty-sixth season with People's Concert. The Reverend Adrian M. Jones is the Senior Pastor. Through the years, this group continues to earn accolades for its performance of the music of the Masters, as well as, traditional Negro Spirituals. Currently, Mrs. Elizabeth V. Eccles, a local retired vocal music educator, is the conductor. Admission is free. Mount Hermon Baptist Temple, 2901 London Boulevard, Portsmouth 23707

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4 pm
GBP Candlelight Concert: Crowns
A concert of classic Spirituals interspersed with readings from Michael Cunningham’s book “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats” in collaboration with Dr. Sandra Billy, Director of the Center for Sacred Music, Virginia Wesleyan University with participation by Norma Bass, mezzo-soprano, Cassandra Howard, soprano, Joy Vernon, soprano, Patrice Glover, mezzo-soprano, Dr. Jason Squinobal, saxophone and George Stone, piano. All Concerts Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call:  757-547-4706. Visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church,333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex)

YRSO-Young Artists Concerto Competition
The York River Symphony Orchestra announces its 17th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 4, 2018 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at TNCC, Hampton. The competition is open to musicians ages 12-21, including singers. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by October 30. Questions?  Contact Barbara Eger, YRSO Education Director  at bfeger@yahoo.com or757-267-2959.

Alto Section Leader
Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk, is looking for an alto section leader.  Wednesday night rehearsals 7:30-9:00, Sunday 10:30-noon. Good reading skills, opportunities for solo work. $40 per event.  Contact Michael Regan music@larchmontumc.org or 757-575-7480

I. Sherman Greene Chorale Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, proudly observes its 45th year as it perpetuates the rich legacy of its founder, the late Mr. I. Sherman Greene, Choral Director of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Renowned for its performances of time-tested and contemporary music that enlightens, energizes, and inspires its audiences, the Chorale (which is currently comprised of singers from the Hampton Roads area, the Peninsula, and North Carolina) seeks to augment its membership and welcomes auditions of interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers. Auditions for 2017-2018 season will be held in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Avenue, Norfolk from 5:00-6:00 P.M. on Monday, September 25, 2017.  Auditioners should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and to execute required vocal exercises. Please call (757) 472-7553 or visit ishermangreenechorale.org for further information

Monday, September 25, 2017, 12 noon
MNDC: Tim Dail, pianist
The fall season of Noon Day concerts begins on Sept. 25th featuring Tim Dail, pianist. Mr. Dail is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance, and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He performs in both solo and collaborative domains, working with choirs, vocalists, instrumentalists and in musical productions.  Mr. Dail currently works in Hand Therapy in the Hampton Roads area, is the Staff Pianist at Benn’s UMC  as well as Piano Instructor at the Music Post Studio.  His program at Monumental will include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, written in 1924 for piano and jazz orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.  A light lunch following the concert will be available in the fellowship hall of the church for a fee of $5.00.  For details call the church at 757-397-1927. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth 23704

Monday, September 25, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn: Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash
The Diehn Concert Series kicks off with Indian sarod master Amjad Ali Khan. Amjad Ali Khan was all of 6 years old when he gave his first recital on the sarod. It was the beginning of a glorious chapter in the history of Indian classical music. Taught by his father Haafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan was born to the illustrious Bangash lineage rooted in the Senia Bangash school of music. He has been a regular performer at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Kennedy Center among others, and has received the UNESCO Award, Padma Vibhushan (the highest Indian civilian award), and UNICEF’s National Ambassadorship. Amjad Ali Khan performs with his two sons, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amaan Ali Bangash, all three playing sarods, along with the traditional complement of tabla drums. Free Workshop: Tuesday, September 26, 12:30 pm, Diehn Center. oduartstix For more information, please call the ODU Arts and Letters Box Office at (757) 683-5305. Free Parking: Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529

Monday, September 25, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: From the New World
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra season begins with an upbeat and high energy symphony premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg's Bounce, followed by the acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh in Sibelius's Violin Concerto and Dvorak's moving New World Symphony. Adam Schoenberg - Bounce Symphony premiere; Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D Minor, Opus 47, Jennifer Koh, violinist. Dvorák - "New World Symphony". Tickets can be purchased at the WSO office or by calling 757-229-9857. Ticket prices are $48/$58 and $10 for students. www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11 am
VWU: Ann Cyptar Lecture
Virginia Wesleyan's Center for Sacred Music's Sound & Symbol 2017-2018 Lecture Series. Ann Cyptar, voice pathologist with the Riverside Health Systems, explains how the voice works, signs of injury, and healthy habits for a lifetime of speaking and music-making. “When Jacob came close to Isaac his father, blind Isaac said “I know this voice . . .” (Genesis 27:22) Free and open to the public. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Fine Arts 9, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

CNU Department of Music September 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 23606
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8 pm
Violinist Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson and pianist Mr. Richard Masters
Featuring works by Biber, Glass, and Brahms. Free admission. Peebles Theatre
Friday, September 29, 2017, 12 noon
Trible Library Concert Series, featuring the University Orchestra
Under the direction of Prof. J. Lynn Thompson.  Admission free. The Rotunda

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8 pm

VSO: Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole
Unforgettable is the music of Nat King Cole. The baritone crooner, a paragon of America’s jazz and big band heyday, swooned listeners with hits like “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Route 66,” “Nature Boy,” and his signature song, “Unforgettable.” Joined by one of Canada’s favorite jazz vocalists, Juno Award-nominee Denzal Sinclair, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a tribute to Cole with “Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole.” Tickets start at $25. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Sept 28: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News . Sept 30: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Maria Yefimova, Piano
Hailed for her “emotional expression, high-level excitement, and razzledazzle technique,” pianist Maria Yefi mova has appeared in major venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Steinway Hall, Teatro Puccini di Merano, and Slovak Philharmonic Hall. Works by D. Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy. Free. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, September 29, 2017, 8:30 pm
Iowa Public Television to broadcast Billy Budd
On September 29th, Iowa Public Television will broadcast the world premiere of the newly orchestrated version of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. The opera features baritone Craig Verm. The production, which was filmed in July, features 70 singers and was the largest ensemble in the 45 year history of the Des Moines Metro Opera. The Iowa Public Television coverage includes behind-the-scenes footage and perspectives on the making of Billy Budd, the stage experience, the opera’s complex emotional themes, as well as interviews with Des Moines Metro Opera General and Artistic Director Michael Egel, conductor David Neely, stage director Kristine McIntyre and principal cast members. The episode will be available online at http://www.iptv.org/about/iptv-news/iowa-public-television-premieres-des-moines-metro-opera-presents-billy-budd

Virginia Opera: Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah (Samson et Dalila) by Camille Saint-Saëns, premiered in Weimar in 1877, dramatizes this well-known biblical story thrusting the Israelite warrior into the arms of the Philistine seductress who ultimately betrays him. Including the famous “Bacchanal” of the pleasure-loving Philistines, this opera is not to be missed. The dramatic tension sizzles when lauded tenor Derek Taylor (Samson) and one of today’s hottest mezzo sopranos, Katherine Goeldner (Delilah), heat up the stage. With his “ringing top” and “blazing good looks” and her “warm rich vocal tone and assured artistry”, both have garnered excitement in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. Award winning director Paul Curran (Metropolitan Opera, La Scala) raises the bar in his staging of the temple’s fall and the opera’s mass dances that have long provided audiences grand spectacle. His work electrifies the unmistakable music composed by the genius behind Danse Macabre, Carnival of the Animals, and the masterful Organ Symphony. Sung in French with English Supertitles. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Adam Turner conducts. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
Friday, September 29, 8 pm, Sunday, October 1, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 pm: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, October 7, 8 pm & Sunday, October 8, 2 pm: George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
Friday, October 13, 8 pm & Sunday, October 15, 2:30 pm 2017: Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4 pm
Reformation Hymn Festival
The American Organists Guild-Tidewater Chapter marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a hymn festival led by Chapter Dean Martin Sunderland with organists Kevin Kwan and Marjorie Setnicky (Christ & St. Luke’s), Dr. Stephen Cook (First Presbyterian-Norfolk), and Bradley Norris (St. Andrew’s Episcopal-Newport News), with guest conductor David Kunkel. Donations accepted. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4pm
James Kosnik, Organ Recital
James Kosnik, guest organist. Christ Cathedral, 166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
New Music Norfolk: Phases
New Music Norfolk proudly presents new chamber compositions by Adolphus Hailstork, Anne Neikirk, Joshua Harris, Aulis Sallinen, and Paul S. Kim. Performers include flutists Wayla Chambo and Anne Epperly, soprano Elizabeth Hogue, pianist Susan Ha, percussionist Jonathan Wudijono, bassist Maddie Dietrich, cellist Mary Ann Hughes, violist Rebecca Sinclair Kim, and violinists Paul Kim, Grant Gilman, and Johnathan Spence. Free admission, donations accepted. Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Chandler Recital Hall, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529. Free parking in Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave.& 49th Street, Norfolk.

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm
Join the ODU Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra for an evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres.
Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, October 23, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Jasper String Quartet with the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and “powerful” (New York Times). “The Jaspers ... match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments” (New Haven Advocate). The Quartet records exclusively for Sono Luminus and has released three highly acclaimed albums: Beethoven Op. 131, The Kernis Project: Schubert, and The Kernis Project: Beethoven. The Jaspers are the professional quartet in residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Master Class Tuesday, October 24, 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. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529
Monday, October 30, 7:30 pm
The ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble
Present a concert featuring music from Colonial and Revolutionary America, including the music of William Billings, our first American choral composer. Directed by Bianca Hall and Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

October Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 7, 8 pm
Abridged Beggar’s Opera by John Gay
Temple University Students and Faculty from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, October 10, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 12, 8 pm
Vocal Recital
Adrienne Lotto, Soprano & JanEl Will, Accompanist
Saturday, October 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Jordan Prescott, Organist from Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, October 21, 8 pm
Choral Concert: In Remembrance
Music of British composer, Will Todd; world premiere of “O God We Praise You.” Combined Choirs from Bruton Parish and Christ & St. Luke’s in Norfolk, Virginia; Will Todd, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, October 24, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Hampton Roads Chamber Players, Jorge Aguirre, Director
Thursday, October 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Mark Biondolillo, Organist from First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill in Hampton, Virginia
Tuesday, October 31, 8 pm
Organ Recital: Hymn Sing & Choral Preludes
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation; Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on October 7, 14, 21, 28Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1 pm
St. Bede: Music of France - Travel through the Centuries
The Trinity Organ Concert Series begins its seventh season. Organist Aaron Renninger will present "Music of France - Travel through the Centuries" featuring music by Franck, Dupré, de Grigny, Messiaen, and other French composers. A reception will follow.  Please join us for this FREE one-hour concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.  

Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
#VSOatROPER: Voices of Veterans
The VSO honors our region’s remarkable military community with music inspired by the valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the nation’s armed forces. We will feature the work of composers and artists who used their creativity to process their own experiences of war. The program will include engaging community conversations about the challenges armed forces personnel and their families face, both in the line of duty and in their civilian lives. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets start at $9 and can be purchased by calling 757.892.6366, visiting www.virginiasymphony.org or visiting the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.213.1436. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Ayreheart
About this group, renowned lutenist Ronn McFarlane writes “Ayreheart grew out of my desire to write new music for the lute––the most popular instrument of the Renaissance––and make it accessible to a wider audience.” Willard Morris, Mattias Rucht and Brian Kay join McFarlane to perform their “own original music as well as Renaissance music from the time of Shakespeare.” This concert is co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library Dewey Decibel Concert Series. Admission: $5 Tickets on sale at the door. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France I: Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) is proud to announce its eighth season, beginning in October, 2017. BASS opens its season  with La France a five-concert festival exploring all things French, from masterpieces by Hector Berlioz to American premieres by Jean Barraqué.  Spanning the elegant to the existential, the dramatic to the absurd, La France presents over 100 melodies by 20 of the greatest French composers. Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis, Fêtes galantes (premier recueil), Ariettes oubliées Maurice Ravel: Histoires Naturelles, Chansons madécasses, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Jesse Blumberg, Steven LaBrie, baritone;  Jill Sokol, flute; Chris Gross, cello Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk, Miori Sugiyama, piano Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Professor Marilyn McCoy (Columbia University). http://brooklynartsongsociety.org/ Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020100 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

VCS: Blue Skies
Virginia Choral Society. Accompanied by a jazz combo, hear the choir sing jazz standards and the US Premiere of Song Cycle: vive la vélorution! by Alexander L’Estrange. With over 90 singers, VCS with our jazz quintet and our talented accompanist, Ms. Diane Snider, is delighted to present the US premiere of this delightful and wonderful composition.  Mr. L’Estrange will also visit with VCS for a composer’s rehearsal on September 24th. Tickets: General Admission: $15, Senior/Military/Student: $12. http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/
Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm
Thomas Nelson Community College, Mary T. Christian Auditorium, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Saturday, October 7, 4 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607
Sunday October 8, 4 pm
Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1589 Steeple Drive, Suffolk, VA 23433

Met Live in HD
The Met’s 2017–18 season of Live in HDmovie-theater transmissions features ten presentations, beginning October 7 with Bellini’s Norma. Tickets are now on sale to the general public in the U.S. Visit: http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:55 pm
Norma
Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:55 pm
Die Zauberflöte
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 12:55 pm
The Exterminating Angel
Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:55 pm
Hansel and Gretel
Information TBA.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
LYRA
The Sine Nomine Series welcomes LYRA – a vocal ensemble on tour from St. Petersburg, Russia. The main goal of LYRA’s activity is exploring and popularizing Russian choir music. Through their performances they introduce the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as traditions of Russian folk music. LYRA’s repertoire ranges from folk songs to Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Rakhmaninov, and music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series.  A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the members and purchase recordings. Phone 757-898-4395. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11:30 am & 1 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:30 & 3 pm

WSO: Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Presents
Symphony at the Movies: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Trolls and More!

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. An Occasion for the Arts Fall Festival Celebrating the arts in Williamsburg. These special performances will feature familiar music that the whole family will love, from features films that include Harry Potter and Star Wars. These multimedia concerts will highlight music from film scores with graphics projected on a screen above the orchestra, and popcorn will be served to the audience. Tickets for “Symphony at the Movies” can be purchased online at www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com. Ticket prices are $25 adults and $12 children ages 3-18. In addition to single tickets for these concerts, season tickets are still available for the Masterworks concert series. To subscribe, call (757) 229-9857. Additional schedule and ticket information is available at www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Freedom
In his debut as Symphonicity's new Music Director and Conductor, Daniel W. Boothe takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Ode to Freedom, the first of a five-masterwork concert series titled Ode to the Future. Symphonicity will launch the season with the world premiere of Dr. Adolphus Hailstork's commissioned work, To Those Who Serve, written as a musical dedication to those who serve in our nation's military. It will be followed by a performance of Tchaikovsky's beautifully rhapsodic Piano Concerto No. 1, with Cuban born pianist and conductor Orlando Alonso. The concert will conclude with the remarkable work of Brahms' Symphony No. 1 that took over 20 years to compose and was written to match or surpass Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. symphonicity.org Season tickets $90 - $200. Individual tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Tickets are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-Ynot-Tix or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: The Silk Road
Travel the Silk Road with York River Symphony Orchestra as we begin in China with Hadley’s “The Streets of Pekin” and make our way to Persia with Ippolitov-Ivanov’s “The Procession of the Sardar”. We will pass through Turkey with Lavry’s Chasidischer “Tanz”, and finally, arrive in Arabia with Ring’s “Three Arabian Dances.” Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor; Clint Correll, Ph.D. (Hon), conductor. Pre-Concert Showcase: Hansi Alt PianoTrio “Folksongs of Austria, Switzerland and Tirol” 2:10 - 2:40 pm. Adults – $14 at the door; $11 if pre-purchased. Students/Military/Seniors –$12 at the door; $10 if pre-purchased. Tickets are available for pre-purchase online at www.yrso.org, and from any YRSO member. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Ricky Goodwyn, Jr.
Sundays at Four and Christ Episcopal Church, Smithfield present 18-year-old Ricky Goodwyn, Jr, a recent Governor's School for the Arts and Windsor High School graduate, in a voice recital. Ricky was accepted, with full scholarships, to James Madison University in Virginia and to the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio but had to withdraw for personal reasons until next year. He hopes that his chosen university will be equally kind with scholarship offers then. His program will include art songs, spirituals, opera arias, and Broadway show tunes.  There are no tickets for this program, but the generosity of the audience will help Ricky to support himself this year as he prepares for university vocal studies. CDs will be available for sale. For more information, call 757-675-5777.  Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street Smithfield, VA 23430

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7 pm
Jill and Jake Gardner Master Class
Virginia Opera’s Annual Master Teacher Series event features opera stars, Jill Bowen Gardner & Jake Gardner (starring in Virginia Opera’s production of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West. This dynamic duo performs together in recital and with multiple opera companies around the globe. Experience the preparation process for Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists as they advance their professional dream. Enjoy light refreshments with the artists following the presentation. Free and open to the public. Reservations: 866.673.7282 or visit www.vaopera.org for more information. Onstage at The Carpenter Theatre - Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8 pm
CMSW: Ensemble 4.1 Piano Windtet
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg. The only “piano windtet” of its kind: ensemble 4.1! FOUR wind soloists from top German Orchestras and ONE acclaimed pianist Thomas Hoppe devote themselves to this largely unfamiliar yet wonderful musical genre. The communicative powers and the intoxicating atmosphere this group creates on stage have been praised by critics and has become a hallmark of the ensemble 4.1. In addition to performing Mozart’s and Beethoven’s masterworks for this instrumentation, the ensemble is dedicated to discovering rarely played compositions from the Romantic and Modern periods. After many years of silence, composers such as Walther Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher and Arne Oldberg are again being performed for an enthusiastic public. Visit : http://four-point-one.de The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 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://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php 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, October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Sahba Motallebi / Naghmeh Farahmand Duo
Sahba Motallebi is an acclaimed virtuosa of the tar, setar, and shoorangiz. Born in Iran and based in Southern California, Motallebi has performed in collaboration with renowned vocalists such as Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Alireza Ghorbani, and Sina Sarlak as well as with esteemed composers and musicians, notably Hossein Alizadeh, Arshad Tahmasebi, Keyhan Kalhour, and Yo-Yo Ma. Classical Persian music for the Tar and traditional Persian percussion instruments, the daf and tonbak. This concert is made possible in part by the James H. Critchfi eld Memorial Endowment. Free. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Copland’s Clarinet Concerto
The 2017-2018 Williamsburg Classics series opens with Respighi’s Botticelli Triptych, a marvelous and colorful piece inspired by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli’s Early Renaissance paintings in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The program continues with Principal Clarinet Michael Byerly’s VSO solo debut in a dreamy concerto from America’s most beloved native composer, Aaron Copland. Commissioned by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was influenced by Brazilian folk music heard on his travels through South America. The two-movement concerto is languid yet expressive in its first movement and becomes restive and audacious in the second. The concert concludes with Brahms’ mellow and airy Serenade No. 2 constructed around a multi-movement suite model. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Michael Byerly, clarinet.   Respighi: Botticelli Triptych; Copland: Clarinet Concerto; Brahms: Serenade No. 2. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Friday October 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
John Cummins Organ Recital
John Cummins eclectic program will feature organ works of J.S. Bach and Cesar Franck, among others.  Currently the organist-choirmaster of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem NC where he is regularly heard on the church's famed E. M. Skinner and Fisk organs, he is featured on several recordings with the Pro Organo label.  This recital is offered free to the public and a free-will offering will be accepted. A reception will follow. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1004 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: Benefit Recital
The students of the Vocal Music Department of The Governor's School for the Arts give a benefit recital for Hurricane/Earthquake Relief in Puerto Rico and Mexico. The recital will include arias, Lieder, and selections from Musical Theatre and all proceeds will go to relief efforts. All tickets for this recital are $15. New Orchestra Hall in the School's new Annex, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Rolston String Quartet
First Prize winner of the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet has quickly gained renown around the world as one of Canada’s best emerging ensembles. A winner of Astral’s 2016 National Auditions and Grand Prize winner of the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, the RSQ will take up the position of Yale School of Music’s quartet-in-residence in the fall of 2017. Fresh off their worldwide and US tour with the Banff Competition, they join the 5BMF roster this season with a program of scintillating works by Beethoven, Debussy and Schumann. Performers: Luri Lee, violin; Jeffrey Dyrda, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello. Program: BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3; DEBUSSY String Quartet Op. 10; SCHUMANN String Quartet Op. 41, No. 3. Tickets: Gen Admission: $25; Student/Senior: $15. For more information visit http://5bmf.org/rolston-string-quartet/ South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
NNO: Autumn Pastoral
The Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2017-2018 concert season will be filled with impassioned performances of glorious orchestral music performed by musicians from our community. Music Director Michael Repper returns to conduct the orchestra with the energy and verve that have made our concerts enriching, inspiring and entertaining. The season kicks off this fall with Rossini’s rapid-fire Overture to The Barber of Seville, a performance of Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto and Beethoven’s endearing Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral. Season Tickets: $75. Individual concerts: $30. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Lancaster Middle School Theatre, Kilmarnock

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saltworks Opera Voice Competition
Singers from across the United States will gather in Cape Charles, VA to show their mettle. 1st through 3rd place awards will be offered to singers competing at the high school, university, and young professional levels. The highest award for the competition is $1000.00 and a role with the company. This event is free and open to the public. Audience members should come prepared to vote for their favorite performer for the Audience Choice Award. Information for interested applicants is available at saltworksopera.org or email us at saltworksopera@gmail.com. . Hosted by Saltsworks Opera and Arts Enter, Cape Charles. Palace Theater, 305 Mason Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Copland’s Clarinet Concerto
The 2017-2018 Regent Classics series opens with Respighi’s Botticelli Triptych, a marvelous and colorful piece inspired by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s Early Renaissance paintings. Hear Principal Clarinet Michael Byerly’s VSO solo debut in a dreamy concerto from America’s most beloved native composer, Aaron Copland. Commissioned by Benny Goodman, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was influenced by Brazilian folk music he heard on his travels through South America. The Concerto is languid yet expressive in its first movement and becomes restive and audacious in its second. The concert concludes with Brahms’s mellow and airy Serenade No. 2. 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, October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: To Touch the Sky
The Virginia Chorale opens its 34th season with the Hampton Roads premiere of To Touch the Sky, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts' choral cycle set to texts by women. In addition, the Chorale salutes NASA Langley's centennial with music celebrating the wonder of flight, including High Flight (Bob Chilcott), The blue bird (Charles Villiers Stanford), and Observer In the Magellanic Cloud? (Mason Bates). This is a program that will have you soaring! Full subscription: $85. Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Flex subscription: $68. Student Tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375 or visit: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. Oct 14: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Oct 15: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Totentanz & Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
To celebrate its 5th year anniversary, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle, kicks off its season with an energetic and dramatic program of Berlioz, Liszt, and Brahms. The Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz opens the program with sweeping melodies and a mood of unreserved celebration.  Piano soloist Ben Corbin performs the intense and moody Totentanz ("Dance of the Death") by Liszt.  Finishing the program is Brahms' Symphony No. 2, a symphonic masterpiece that invokes a pastoral mood, playfulness, melancholy, and ultimately, triumph. Tickets: $20; www.hamptonarts.net. hrphil.org. 757-726-7369. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 pm
The Beltway Balalaika Ensemble
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Beltway Balalaika Ensemble is one of five ensembles associated with the Washington Balalaika Society (WBS) ensemble and performs the rich musical heritage of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional folk instruments and in costume.  It is the largest ensemble of its kind in North America and has been performing in the northern Virginia/Greater Washington area since 1989.  Conductor and Artistic Director is Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Monday, October 16, 2017, 8 pm
FCMS: Trio con Brio Copenhagen
Feldman Chamber Music Society. Trio con Brio Copenhagen has throughout their career been hailed by press and audiences for their “unique sound and unity of interpretation” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany. Founded in Vienna in 1999 with the concept of pairs coming together, the two Korean sisters and Soo-Kyung and Jens (who is married to Soo-Kyung) have since then been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection. In particular they have been gaining a reputation for the freshness of their approach to the core repertoire: “works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms are transformed in their hands into the alive-and-kicking music of today” —Esben Tange, editor at DR P2. Haydn: Trio in G, No. 39 Hob XV/25 (“Gypsy”); Smetana: Trio in g minor; Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 70, No.2.Visit trioconbrio.dk for more information. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510.

Tuesday October 17, 2017, 5:30 pm
OIW: Meet the Singers
Meet the singers of Opera in Williamsburg, in town rehearsing for Rossini's Barber of Seville. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Details at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or (757) 565-9680. Williamsburg Art Gallery, (up the stairs to the 2nd floor), Merchants Square, 440 W Duke of Gloucester Street

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7 pm
Anibal Acosta Trio
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents the Anibal Acosta Trio: Anibal Acosta, guitar; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Stephen Walsh, recorder and piano. Pre-concert perforomance at 6:30 pm featuring students from Cherly Pearson's SOunding Grace Studio and and students from the clarinet studio of Susan Wells. www.facebook.com/Coastal-Virginia-Chamber-Music. $15 Regular admission, $10 for students/seniors.  $5 discount for The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads Arts Passport program. For information phone 757-410-3953. Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 & 8 pm
TENET: UNO + ONE Italia Nostra
TENET revisits UNO + ONE in performances of repertoire from their widely acclaimed 2013 recording of the same name. The beloved solos and duets by Claudio Monteverdi honor the composer’s 450th birth anniversary (b. 1567). Featuring the sopranos of TENET Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, the singers are joined by violins and continuo, who will offer dazzling instrumental selections to compliment the mostly vocal program by contemporaries of Monteverdi. Artists: Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Johanna Novom, violin; Dongmyun Ahn, violin; Charlie Weaver, theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord. Tickets: General/$50; Student/$40. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/uno-one-fabbri-nyc Fabbri Mansion/House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th St., New York, NY 10128

Friday, October 20, 2017, 2 pm
Sentara Music and Medicine Center: Lobby Concert Series- Classical Music
The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. http://www.gsarts.net 757-451-4711. These performances are Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital Lobby, Norfolk General Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

GSA:
The Governor's School for the Arts and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk
Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Classical Music
Friday, November 3, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Jazz Music
Friday, December 8, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Dance
Thursday, December 14, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Vocal Music- Handel’s Messiah

Friday, October 20, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Best of Wagner’s Ring Cycle
Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle is to opera what Lord of the Rings is to literature and film!  The Ring includes some of the most scintillating music ever written – join us as JoAnn Falletta and a special guest narrator weave this timeless fairy tale into a manageable, magical evening and epic work of love, greed, revenge and jealousy in both the human and godly realms! Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Oct 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 21: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Oct 22: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8 pm
Concert with composer Will Todd
Celebrated British composer Will Todd will be working with the Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s and Bruton Parish Church on a program of his choral works, culminating in a concert at Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

CNU Department of Music October 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 23606
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7 pm
Family Weekend Music Showcase: "Con Fuego!"
An annual Christopher Newport tradition, featuring our outstanding students, ensembles and faculty.  Free admission. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Newport News, VA 23606, USA
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum
The Sixth Annual Swing Dance, featuring the Jazz Ensemble performing standard swing tunes from the Big Band era. Bring your dancing shoes!  Admission free. Peebles Theatre Lobby

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10:15 am
Choral Matins and Eucharist for St. Luke’s Day
We celebrate our Patronal Feast with a special service of Choral Matins (Morning Prayer) and Eucharist.  Music of Walton, Todd, and Bruckner. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4 pm
SAF: The Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series presents the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra. Founded in 1995 by Sam Dorsey, this ensemble, one of the first of its kind in the United States, is an ensemble of more than a dozen accomplished guitarists who use the lush timbral resources of an orchestra of guitars of different sizes to explore a rich repertoire ranging from Bach to Bartok, and specializing in music of the Americas. Its members play requintos (soprano guitars tuned a fifth higher) and bajas (baritone guitars tuned a fourth lower). The orchestra has made numerous appearances locally, and it represented the USA at the International Guitar Festival in Costa Rica in 1999 and again in 2010. Tickets at the door: $20 (adults) $5 (students).For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

BYOB: Tour Fund Yo Yo Ma Tickets Raffle
The Virginia Arts Festival has donated two tickets to a sure to be sold out concert featuring world renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma. The performance is on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30pm, Chrysler Hall. We will be holding a raffle for these tickets (a $150 value) in support of the BYOV Tour Fund to Ireland in June of 2018. The winning ticket will be drawn on November 1 and the winner will be notified by email! You can enter the drawing and purchase your tickets online here: https://bayyouth.org/support/fundraisers/ or at any of our rehearsal locations.

HRP: 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic. This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will receive an award of $500 and the opportunity to perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist for the annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2018. This competition is open to student instrumentalists up to college undergraduate level. Application is due with paid registration fee ($25) by October 29, 2016.  Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. Competition is November 5, 2017. Performance is March 12, 2018. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply

NN 2018 Cultural Attractions Fund Grants
The City of Newport News is now accepting applications from local non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations for the 2018 Cultural Attractions Fund grants. Eligible non-profits must provide cultural arts activities, programs, events and/or services that are easily accessible to Newport News residents and whose costs can be documented. These grant funds are intended to serve as a financial safety net to help with the ongoing viability of the local cultural assets. The grants should serve as an incentive to encourage private fundraising and grant match investments in our local venues.  More information along with the grant applications are available on the city’s website www.nnva.gov The deadline to apply is November 18.

Monday, October 23, 2017, 12 noon
Adam Scott Clifford, Piano
Monumental Noon Day Concert will feature pianist, Adam Scott Clifford of Norfolk.  Adam is a piano instructor of students of all ages and ability levels in piano, violin and viola.  He maintains studios in Norfolk and New York City, and also utilizes Skype to provide virtual/distance lessons.  Adam is  a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum. The concert is free and open to the public.  A light lunch following the concert will be available in the fellowship hall of the church for a fee of $5.00.  For details call the church at 757-397-1927. Monumental UMC, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, October 23, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn/ NCC: Schumann/Shostakovich
Hosted jointly by the F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series and the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Jasper String Quartet together with Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn will hold court at Old Dominion University’s Chandler Recital Hall in a tour-de-force of two landmark works: Piano Quintet in Eb Major (1842) of Schumann and Piano Quintet in G minor (1940) of Shostakovich. Recipients of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, and the 2017-2018 Guest Artists in Residence at Swarthmore College. Named after Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, and first formed at Oberlin Conservatory, members of the string quartet began a professional career in 2006 while studying with James Dunham, Norman Fischer and Kenneth Goldsmith as Rice University’s Graduate Quartet-in-Residence. Pre-concert discussion by Dr. Kasparov from 7:45PM. A catered reception follows the performance, with food provided by The Green Onion restaurant of Norfolk’s historic Ghent. www.ncconsort.org For tickets and additional information please call 852-9072 or email olutsysh@odu.edu Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased at https://oduartstix.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx Metered parking in Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529

Tuesday October 24, 2017, 7 pm
OIW: The Barber of Seville
Opera in Williamsburg presents Rossini's masterpiece The Barber of Seville. The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitle,s and with an orchestra in front of the stage. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Director: Octavio Cardenas. With Jose Adan Perez in the title role, Emily Righter as Rosina, Pavel Sulyandziga as Count Almaviva, Stefanos Koroneos as Dr. Bartolo, Eric Lindsey as Basilio, Michelle Trovato as Berta, Suchan Kim as Fiorello/officer. Tickets: $48 general seating, $43 discount (seniors, military, police, firefighters, teachers, college faculty and staff), $15 students; available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org, at the Kimball box office, and at the Corner House, 402 Jamestown Road, Monday - Friday, 8AM -5PM; For more information see www.operainwilliamsburg.org or email www.operainwilliamsburg.org Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, Virginia

CNU Department of Music October-November Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News 23606
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum
The Sixth Annual Swing Dance, featuring the Jazz Ensemble performing standard swing tunes from the Big Band era. Bring your dancing shoes!  Admission free. Peebles Theatre Lobby
Friday, October 27, 2017, 12 pm
Society of Composers, Inc. present A Breezeway Concert David Student Union
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series, featuring CNU Choirs
Featuring the Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. John Irving and Prof. Sarah Frook Gallo.  Admission free. Trible Library, Rotunda
Friday, November 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 pm

Opera CNU: Strauss’ Die Fledermaus
Under the direction of Dr. John McGuire $5 admission (free for CNU students with ID). Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre

Friday, October 27, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 pm

VSO: Faithfully: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Journey and Classic Rock
Forever yours. Faithfully. For decades, Journey has been one of the world’s most revered rock bands of all time. With 25 gold and platinum albums, and 19 Top 40 singles, this year the world celebrates their influence with the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for its own celebration of the band that never stopped believing. Faithfully: The Music of Journey boasts all the beloved rock ballads and hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Lights,” and, of course, “Faithfully.” Tickets start at $25. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org October 27: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News . Oct 28: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3 pm
Magnificent Melodies 
Magnificent Melodies will present a third recital as part of an ongoing series to benefit "Elliot's Song," outreach program of the Williamsburg Early Childhood Music School. Performed by teachers, parents, alumni, and friends of ECMS, the hour-long program of vocal and instrumental music will feature Mendelssohn's op. 63, a series of duets performed by soprano Sarah Frook Gallo, mezzo soprano Claudia Kessel, and pianist Jane Alcorn, as well as works by Schumann, Monteverdi, and others.  Free admission with suggested donations to Elliot's Song. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:05 am & 10:50 am
Reformation Sunday
Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet joins in the celebration of Reformation Sunday participating with the choir and presenting prelude music. Phone (757) 424-4848 for more information. Hope Lutheran Church. 5350 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra opens its 14th season with a free concert featuring a variety of classical works. All are welcome!  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede's Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Robert Shoup and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this concert is more TREAT than TRICK! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. for the young and young at heart and are free to all ticket holders. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4 pm
GSA Vocal Concert
Students of the Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department perform. https://www.gsarts.org/ Free will offering. For information call 757 3408420. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA 23509

Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWU: The Harbor String Quartet
Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series presents The Harbor String Quartet. As adept at performing the classics as pop standards, this quartet’s members perform with the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, Virginia Musical Theater and Broadway on Tour as well as Josh Groban and Mannheim Steamroller. This performance, “Music from the Movies,” features familiar music from your favorite movies. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

November Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Thursday, November 2, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Wesleyan Chorale from Norfolk, Virginia, Bryson Mortensen, Director
Saturday, November 4, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Choir from St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville, Delaware, Mary Ellen Schauber, Director
Tuesday, November 7, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
U.S. Army Band Reed Trio
Thursday, November 9, 8 pm
Early Music Recital
Adrienne Lotto, Soprano, Jane Leggiero Cello & Gamba, Daniel Corneliussen, Harpsichord
Saturday, November 11, 8 pm
Choral Concert
William & Mary Women’s Chorus & Botetourt Singers, Sarah Frook Gallo, Director
Sunday, November 12, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Music of Alan Bullard Bruton Parish Choirs, directed by Rebecca Davy, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, November 14, 8 pm
Flute, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Darla Wilmot, Flutist & Rebecca Davy, Harpsichord
Thursday, November 16, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, November 18, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Youth Handbell Choirs of Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina, Kevin Turner & Katie Ann McCarty, Directors
Tuesday, November 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
John Palmer, Organist from Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee
Thursday, November 23, 8 pm
Thanksgiving Day Organ Recital
Laurence Caldecote, Organist from All Saints Parish Church in Northhampton, England
Saturday, November 25, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Director of Music at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, November 28, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
St. Gertrude High School Women’s Honors Ensemble from Richmond, Virginia, Lisa Fusco, Director Rebecca Davy, Organist
Thursday, November 30, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturdays @ 10:00 am on November 4, 11, 18, 25Rebecca Davy, Organist

Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France II: Ernest Chausson & Henri Duparc
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) Ernest Chausson: Les Papillon Op. 2 no. 3, Sérénade italienne Op. 2 no. 5, Nocturne Op. 8 no. 1, Le Caravane Op. 14, Le temps des lilas Op. 19, Chanson Perpétuelle Op. 37 Henri Duparc: Au Pays ou sa fait la guerre, Chanson Triste, Extase, Le Galop, L’Invitation au Voyage, Phidylé, Romance de Mignon, Sérénade, Sérénade Florentine, Testement, La Vague et la Cloche, La vie antérieure. Tami Petty, soprano; Timothy Fallon, tenor; Paul LaRosa, Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone; Michael Brofman, piano; Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia. ree pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld. http://brooklynartsongsociety.org/ Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020106 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, November 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: From the Music of Bach to the Reformation Symphony
We mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by presenting one of Felix Mendelssohn’s grandest symphonies, one written “to celebrate the Church Revolution,” together with the piece that inspired it – Bach’s Cantata No. 80. We will hear two wonderful keyboard concerti from Bach’s hand, performed by the renowned international star and best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein to her first performances ever in Hampton Roads. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster. Bach: Cantata No. 80 (Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott), Bach: Keyboard Concerto No. 1, Bach/Webern: A Musical Offering (Ricercare), Mendelssohn: Reformation Symphony. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Nov 3: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 4: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Nov 5: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm

Chrononhotonthologos
Guerilla Opera, in their 11th season, will premiere a new farce entitled Chrononhotonthologos by long-time collaborator Andy Vores, with stage direction by Nick O'Leary. Chrononhotonthologos is adapted from the 1734 satirical play of the same name by Henry Carey. This irreverent comedy mocks the high-blown style of operatic revenge tragedies and attacks the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful people of its time. Chrononhotonthologos is sung in English and approximately 75 minutes in duration. This production has adult content and is not suitable for young children.An audience talk-back will directly follow the performance on Friday, November 3, 2017 lead by Susan Larson. Live-Streamed Closing Performance: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST: http://guerillaopera.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e7e496f41c2faa55a83fbad3a&id=0cb6876612&e=4db49cb21a Visit www.guerillaopera.org Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and advance student tickets. Free Student Rush tickets are available one hour before the performance with a valid student ID. All tickets are subject to a fee. For ticket purchases, visit bostonconservatory.berklee.edu/events/ticketing or call the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Box Office at (617) 912-9222 (Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m).Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 132 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA

CNU Department of Music October-November Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News 23606
Friday, November 3, 12 pm
Trible Library Chamber Music Series, featuring CNU Choirs
Featuring the Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. John Irving and Prof. Sarah Frook Gallo.  Admission free. Trible Library, Rotunda
Friday, November 3, 8 pm
Saturday, November 4, 8 pm

Opera CNU: Strauss’ Die Fledermaus
Under the direction of Dr. John McGuire $5 admission (free for CNU students with ID). Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
Friday, November 10, 8
Percussion Ensemble
Featuring colorful and complex works for multiple percussion instruments.  Admission free Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre 
Saturday, November 11, 7 pm
CNU Voices Fall Concert Pope Chapel 
Sunday, November 12, 3 pm
Choral Concert
Featuring the talented Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus. Under the direction of Prof. Sarah Gallo Frook and Dr. John Irving. Admission free Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
Tuesday, November 14, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Featuring standard orchestral works. Under the direction of Prof. J. Lynn Thompson Admission free  Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre

GSA:
The Governor's School for the Arts and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk
Friday, November 3, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Jazz Music
Friday, December 8, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Dance
Thursday, December 14, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Vocal Music- Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Thomas Meglioranza and Reiko Uchida
Described in The New Yorker as an “immaculate and inventiverecitalist,” the repertory of American baritone Thomas Meglioranza ranges from Baroque music and lieder recitals to roles in oratorios and contemporary opera .Mr. Meglioranza and pianist Reiko Uchida present a program of songs by Wolf, Fauré, and Ives along with folk song arrangements by Beethoven. The program concludes with various American parlor and cabaret favorites. $5, free with WM ID. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

November ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Sunday, November 5, 7 pm
Kosnik Annual Faculty Organ Concert, featuring Jim Kosnik
Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
. Monday, November 6, 7:30 pm
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
Sunday, November 12, 4 pm
The ODU Concert Choir and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale perform “A Choral Sampler”
Directed by Nancy Klein Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk
. Tuesday, November 21, 7 pm
The ODU Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 side by side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra
Come hear Gustav Mahler’s epic First Symphony as two orchestras combine to share a musical journey that embraces nature, confronts death, and leads ultimately to ecstatic triumph. Tickets: $6 students, $10 adults at bayyouth.org through Nov. 20; $8–12 at the door. Group rates available. Visit bayyouth.org for location and further details.
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 pm
Join the ODU Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Orchestra for an evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

HRP: 2nd Annual Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic. This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will receive an award of $500 and the opportunity to perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist for the annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2018. This competition is open to student instrumentalists up to college undergraduate level. October 29 was the publicized final day for registration for the 2017 HRP Young Artist Competition. Limited space is still available, therefore we are extending the registration deadline. We will continue to accept applications after today and up to the competition, however time slots will not be guaranteed. If we are unable to accommodate your registration, your $25 registration fee will not be processed.  Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. Competition is November 5, 2017. Performance is March 12, 2018. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm
Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell
In honor of the Fiftieth Commemoration of the first residential African American students at W&M, pianists Christine Niehaus and Liam Farrell will present ragtime and jazz compositions, respectively, in the backdrop of the exhibition Building on the Legacy. Christine Niehaus has performed concerts in Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and Slovenia. In the US, she has performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the White House and the Kennedy Center among many others. She was honored as “one of the 28 Leading Washington Women Performers” by The Washingtonian Magazine. Liam Farrell is a senior at the College majoring in Music and Government. Graduating in 2017 with plans on attending law school in 2018, Farrell is also the Director of the Wham Bam Big Band, a student-run jazz ensemble, a piano student of Harris Simon, and a member of the W&M Mock Trial Team. For more information: museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731. Muscarelle Museum of Art, William & Mary Campus, 603 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Children's Chorus Fall Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church in Olde Towne Portsmouth will host a joyful fall concert featuring the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing and Paul Putnam. Performing will be our most experienced students in grades 7 to 12. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (757) 393-0431 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 pm
Suffolk Hymn Festival in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Main Street United Methodist Church and Suffolk Christian Church welcome the community, local choirs, and congregations to a hymn festival. The festival is a service of congregational hymn singing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, marked by Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses, his points for academic debate, to the chapel door in Wittenberg, Germany. Open to all congregations and community members, the hymn sing is accompanied by organist Mary Huber and pianist Carmen Halley of Suffolk Christian Church; and also by Chris Ward, Organist/Director of Music Ministries and Worship Coordinator of Main Street United Methodist Church. Janet Rock is the music director of Suffolk Christian Church. A reception will follow. Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA.

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8 pm

Take Care of This House:  A Bernstein Celebration
As part of the world "Bernstein at 100" celebration, NYFOS offers a Leonard Bernstein musical extravaganza. This concert features a rare performance of the maestro's Bicentennial ensemble work, Songfest, which premiered forty years ago in the nation's capital. Set to an eclectic array of poems by some of America's greatest writers including Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Conrad Aiken, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman, Songfest captures the composer at the dazzling peak of his powers: a kaleidoscopic view of the American experience told through the passionate voices of insiders, outsiders, artists, ex-patriates, married couples, and kids. The program also surveys Bernstein's most beloved works written for Broadway and the concert hall. Chelsea Shephard, soprano; Lucia Brandford and Annie Rosen, mezzo-sopranos; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Justin Austin, baritone; Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone;  Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano; Barry Centanni and Taylor Goodson, percussion. Nov 5: Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Tickets: $25;  vocalartsdc.org Nov 7: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY. Tickets: $40 - $55. $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-take-care-of-this-house-a-leonard-bernstein-celeb/

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30PM
Yo Yo Ma in Recital with Pianist Kathryn Stott
He is the preeminent cellist performing today, and the best known classical musician in the world. Yo-Yo Ma’s open-hearted approach to his music and audiences has endeared him to fans around the world—along the way winning new devotees of many forms of music. Born in 1955 to Chinese parents living in Paris, he began his cello studies at age four and soon came with his family to New York, where he attended The Juilliard School. From the Avery Fisher Prize to the Kennedy Center Honors to the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he has earned the most distinguished awards for his artistry. His discography of over 100 albums (including 18 Grammy Award winners) represents some of the best-selling classical recordings of all time, and reveals his far-ranging tastes that embrace cultures from Asia and the Middle East to Appalachia. After performing together for more than 30 years, the chemistry between Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott is palpable. The British-born pianist, renowned around the world in her own right, is the perfect foil for Ma’s passion and artistry. They will perform a program of Russian classics: Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano Op. 119, and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19.  $33.75 - $100. info@vafest.org 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Chrysler Hall,

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWU: The Cann Sisters: Four Hands - Two Steinways
Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series. Kimberly and Michelle Cann, educated at the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively, mesh exceptional talents into electrifying performances. “The sheer verve of both sisters gliding along the two grands with evident passion and communication is something to behold.” (Mountain Xpress). Sonata No. 4 in E minor - J.S. Bach (arr.Victor Babin), Andante and Variations, Op. 46 - Robert Schumann, Variations on a Theme of Paganini - Witold Lutoslawski, Serenade, Op. 17, No.2 - Richard Strauss (arr. Abram Chasins). Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8 pm
Take Care of This House:  A Bernstein Celebration
As part of the world "Bernstein at 100" celebration, NYFOS offers a Leonard Bernstein musical extravaganza. This concert features a rare performance of the maestro's Bicentennial ensemble work, Songfest, which premiered forty years ago in the nation's capital. Set to an eclectic array of poems by some of America's greatest writers including Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Conrad Aiken, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman, Songfest captures the composer at the dazzling peak of his powers: a kaleidoscopic view of the American experience told through the passionate voices of insiders, outsiders, artists, ex-patriates, married couples, and kids. The program also surveys Bernstein's most beloved works written for Broadway and the concert hall. Chelsea Shephard, soprano; Lucia Brandford and Annie Rosen, mezzo-sopranos; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Justin Austin, baritone; Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone;  Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano; Barry Centanni and Taylor Goodson, percussion. Nov 5: Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Tickets: $25;  vocalartsdc.org Nov 7: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY. Tickets: $40 - $55. $20 Real Deal tickets and $10 student tickets available by phone: 212-501-3330. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-take-care-of-this-house-a-leonard-bernstein-celeb/

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11 am
VWU: Padmarani Rasiah Cantu, Indian Dance
VWU Center for Sacred Music. A consummate artist and accomplished choreographer and teacher, Cantu is Director of the Fine Arts Society of Yogaville. She performs an ancient classical dance of India, the Bharatha Natyam, codified interpretations of prayers from Hindu’s Vedic scriptures considered one of the oldest art forms. Free. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm
BLAST! 2017: An Arts and Military Gala
The Virginia Symphony League (VSL) and Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) host BLAST! 2017: An Arts and Military Gala. Captain Richard “Rich” McDaniel, Commander of Naval Station Norfolk, serves as Honorary Chair. The evening’s entertainment include dinner, paddle raise, and auction. All proceeds go towards arts in education programs that support military families. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and YAV both provide programs for military-connected students in Hampton Roads and maintain ongoing arts in education programs in throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Single Ticket: $125 | Table of 10: $1,250 Tax-deductible value per ticket: $75. Tickets are available online at https://squareup.com/store/BlastGalatickets, or call Tom Meuer at 757-685-5077. Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 8 pm
VSO: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
The second installment of this season’s Williamsburg Classics Series begins with Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. An avid collector of Hungarian folk songs, Kodály based the piece on the folk music of Galanta, and it bears an evocative, fervent quality that ignites glowing orchestral sonorities. The program proceeds with Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. This “lush, richly textured” work is set to excerpts from a 1938 prose poem by James Agee that later became a preamble to his Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Death in the Family (1957). The concert concludes with Beethoven’s more relaxed and blithe Symphony No. 2, one of the final works of his “early period.” Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Aundi Marie Moore, soprano.   Kodaly: Dances of Galanta; Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Crosswalk Community Church,7575 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 .

CNU Department of Music October-November Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News 23606
Friday, November 10, 8
Percussion Ensemble
Featuring colorful and complex works for multiple percussion instruments.  Admission free Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre 
Saturday, November 11, 7 pm
CNU Voices Fall Concert Pope Chapel 
Sunday, November 12, 3 pm
Choral Concert
Featuring the talented Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus. Under the direction of Prof. Sarah Gallo Frook and Dr. John Irving. Admission free Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
Tuesday, November 14, 8 pm
University Orchestra Concert
Featuring standard orchestral works. Under the direction of Prof. J. Lynn Thompson Admission free  Ferguson Center, Peebles Theatre
Wednesday, November 15, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Featuring works by Gjeilo, Little, McAllister, Prima, Schmitt, and Sousa. Under the direction of Dr. Mark Reimer. Admission free. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Sunday, November 19, 3 pm
Chamber Choir Concert
Come here standard and contemporary works performed by the University’s premiere choral ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. John Irving. Admission free. Peebles Theatre
Monday, November 20, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
Featuring the Jazz Combo, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. David Student Union, The Crow's Nest

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm

TNCC: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Thomas Nelson Community College Peforming Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. See the beloved Disney musical brought to life on stage! Conducted by Michael Sundblad with design and stage direction by Torrie Sanders. General Admission: $17; $15 Students/Seniors/Military; $12 ages 4-12. To purchase tickets online: www.tncc.edu/performingarts. Tickets are also available by phone at 1-866-967-8167 (an additional $2.50 transaction fee applies) or in person one hour before each performance at the box office in the lobby. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton VA 23666

Virginia Opera: Girl of the Golden West
Considered the “first Spaghetti western”, Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West (La Fanciulla del West) highlights the rigors of the mid-1800’s California mining rush and depicts the rough and tumble world of the Wild West. The titular character is a hard-edged frontier saloon owner, Minnie, who keeps a close eye on the whiskey-drinking, card-playing miners at her establishment, while holding out for her own true love. Following the success of La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, The Girl of the Golden West ranks as one of Puccini’s most innovative scores both harmonically and orchestrally. Recognized as a “lyric spinto”, Puccini girl through and through, American soprano Jill Gardner portrays the leading lady, while Canadian tenor Roger Honeywell, who plays Minnie’s love interest, the bandit Ramerrrez (alias Dick Johnson), shines as a performer with a “burnished sound and crisp diction.” The excitement of this Western melodrama is vividly brought to life under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). Email orders@vaopera.org
Friday, November 10, 8 pm, Sunday, November 12, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm, 2017:
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, November 17, 8 pm, & Sunday, November 19, 2:30 pm, 2017: Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219
Saturday, December 2, 8 pm & Sunday, December 3, 2 pm: George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2 pm
HRMB: Veterans Day Concert
Hampton Roads Metro Band. www.hrmetroband.org/ https://nauticus.org/battleship-wisconsin/ USS Wisconsin, Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk 23510

Saturday November 11, 2017, 4:30 pm
Street Requiem
A large ensemble of singers and players from churches, synagogues, mosques and civic organizations will come together to perform the regional premiere of Street Requiem, a multi-faith work for choir, orchestra and soloists written in memory of individuals who have died in the streets. All of the participants – including many of the area’s professional singers and players – will perform as volunteers, and attendees will have an opportunity following the performance to engage with homelessness and poverty related service efforts. The 90 voice massed choir will be joined by The Virginia Children’s Chorus, The Norfolk Street Choir, and chamber orchestra. www.facebook.com/thenorfolkstreetchoir/ Freemason Street Baptist Church Parking Lot, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
The second installment of the series begins with Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Kodály based the piece on the folk music of Galanta, a small town in western Slovakia, and it bears an evocative, fervent quality that ignites glowing orchestral sonorities. Celebrated soprano and Chesapeake, VA native Aundi Marie Moore will join the VSO for Barber’s lush, richly textured Knoxville: Summer of 1915. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, one of the final works of his “early period.” Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Aundi Marie Moore, soprano.  Kodaly: Dances of Galanta; Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:30 pm
BYWE & VWS with Brandon Ridenour
The Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School presents... Bay Youth Wind Ensemble and the Virginia Wind Symphony  with guest soloist Brandon Ridenour, principal trumpet of Canadian Brass. Free. Salem High School, 1993 Sundevil Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4 pm
Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie
Cantabile Project's season opener features soprano Anna Feucht, baritone Chris Mooney, and pianist Ruth Winters.  Contrasting the ultra-romanticism of the 19th century Schumann love songs "Frauen Lieben und Leben" will be "Thoughts Unspoken" by American composer Jake Heggie whose late 20th century songs reflect attitudes infused with the relationship struggles between a quiet man and his liberated wife.  Also on the program will be selections from "Dichterliebe", and "Animal Passion" a song about a woman who lives for just one thing!  Find out what that is while enjoying the beautiful and expressive performances of two of the finest singers in Hampton Roads with the elegant collaborative artistry of Ruth Winters.  Suggested donation $15 adults, $5 students, 757-353-2865.  Visit our website at www.cantabileproject.org. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4 pm
Maria Yefimova, Pianist
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has performed in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States.  She appeared in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Malii and Rachmaninoff Halls, Steinway Hall (NYC), Teatro Puccini di Merano (Italy), Lisinsky Hall (Zagreb), and Slovak Philharmonic Hall, among others.  Her performances were described by critics as “highly artistic” (Virginia Gazette), “brilliant” (Novosti, Russia), filled with “passion and energy” (America Oggi), “judged to a ‘T’” (New York Concert Review), and “truly outstanding” (Berkshire Review for the Arts). The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4 pm
WCG: Music of the People – American Folkways
The Williamsburg Choral Guild celebrates folk song tradition in the Americas, in both liturgical and secular settings. Misa Criolla is a folk mass based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, while the compositions of Dan Forrest and Aaron Copland pay tribute to our American musical heritage. The concert features the following works: Ariel Ramíerz – Misa Criolla; Dan Forrest – American Folk Tunes, including Two Colonial Folksongs: “The Nightingale” and “The Girl I Left Behind Me” (commissioned by the Guild for their 35th anniversary) and others; Aaron Copland – Old American Songs, including “The Boatmen’s Dance,” “Simple Gifts,” “At the River” and others. Join  Artistic Director Jay BeVille, solists Gary Montgomery, tenor,  Devonte Saunders, tenor, and Christopher  Mooney, baritone and pianists: Jane Alcorn and Elaine Howell and the chorus and orchestral ensemble as they perform selections originating with the common people. Free pre-concert lecture at 3:00 p.m. Adult tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door; Students $10 with ID; no cost for children under 12. Group discounts available. For Season Subscriptions and more information phone (757) 220-1808; http://www.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=2357. or email us info@williamsburgchoralguild.org. Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg  23188

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6 pm
Fauré Requiem & Bernstein Chichester Psalms 
On the heels of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the Parish Choir presents his Chichester Psalms, as well as Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem with full orchestra.  Free-will offering. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

HRMB 2017 Fall Winter Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org The band is beginning its 88th Year of FREE Band Performances.
Sunday November 12, 2017, 2 pm
USS Wisconsin at Nauticus Free with Paid Admission to Nauticus. 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
Sunday December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chesapeake General Hospital FREE. 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake
Thursday December 7, 2017, 7 pm
Westminster Canterbury FREE. 3181 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church FREE. 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake

Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has become renowned around the globe for its artistic excellence, imaginative programming and community engagement. With a proud history of collaborating with eminent conductors and soloists, the MSSO performs 100 concerts annually throughout Russia and regularly tours overseas. The distinguished orchestra showcases an all-Russian program, featuring Dmitry Masleev, winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Masleev will perform an audience favorite: Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 1. Alexander Sidnev, Conductor; Dmitry Masleev, Pianist. Sergei Rachmaninov – The Rock (Op. 7); Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No. 1; Alexander Scriabin — Symphony No. 2; Subscriptions may be purchased up until the day of the first series performance. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, September 11. Classical series subscription: https://christophernewport.wufoo.com/forms/w15rj2zi0st2ut6/ Ticket Office: (757) 594-8752 Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Brandon Ridenour was the youngest member ever to join the iconic group Canadian Brass, with which he recorded 10 albums, performed in distinguished venues around the world, and received three Juno Award nominations. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. Ridenour is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and has recorded three solo albums. His latest release, Fantasies and Fairy Tales, features his own virtuosic arrangements of classical masterworks for trumpet and piano. Master Class Tuesday, November 14, 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. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8 pm

Minguet Quartet
The Minguet Quartet, founded in 1988, is one of the most internationally sought-after string quartets today and gives guest performances in all the great concert halls of the world. The passionate and intelligent interpretations of the Minguet Quartet always ensure inspiring listening experiences – “for the joy in sound and expression with which the ensemble makes the works speak enlivens even the smallest detail”. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). The namesake of the Quartet is Pablo Minguet, a Spanish philosopher of the 18th century who attempted, in his writings, to facilitate access to the fine arts for all sectors of the population – and this idea is a chief artistic concern of the Minguet Quartet.Mozart: Quartet No.14 in G, K.387; Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 4 in e minor, Op. 44 No. 2; Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3. Visit www.minguet.de for more information. Nov 13: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15.www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Nov 14: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 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://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7 pm
Dr. Philip Brisson Organ Recital
Dr. Brisson is director of Music and Organist at the Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville, the third oldest Catholic Cathedral in the country. He has led the Cathedral choir on international concert tours to England, Ireland, Germany, and Austria. As an organ soloist, he has given recitals in 45 states. Performing the following works: Vaughan Williams— All People That on Earth Do Dwell ; J.S. Bach—Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV 526; Franz Liszt—Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H; César Franck—Grand Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17; Dan Locklair—The Peace May Be Exchanged from “Rubrics”; J. Christopher Pardini—Toccata on Amazing Grace. Admission is FREE; Donations accepted at the door. Ample parking available. For more information contact Jeanne Dart 757-420-4941. St. Benedict’s Parish, 521 McCosh Dr., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: Magic Mozart
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the common thread to our Second Masterworks concert.  Often called "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music." composer Heitor Villa-Lobo's  melodious Sinfonietta No. 1 is based on the music of Mozart. Acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin, one of only two clarinetists to receive the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement and excellence in music, performs Mozart's famous and stunning Clarinet Concerto followed by the orchestra's performance of Mozart's Symphony no 40. In G Minor, what is widely considered to be Mozart's most popular of his 41 symphonies. A Clarinet Master Class with David Shifrin will take place on Nov. 15 from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. in the Kimball Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the WSO office at 212 N. Henry Street or by calling 757-229-9857. Ticket prices are $48/$58 and $10 for students. Visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

November 15, 18, 19 at 4pm
The Mother of Us All
Hudson Hall, at the historic and newly restored Hudson Opera House presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance of a unique American masterpiece:The Mother of Us All, music by Virgil Thomson, libretto by Gertrude Stein. Visionary stage director R. B. SCHLATHER mounts new production of this rarely performed opera, honoring the centennial of New York State signing into law a woman's right to vote. More than 30 Hudson Valley residents form the huge, gender-bending cast and band., Starring mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens as Susan B. Anthony and  Dominic Armstrong as Jo the Loiterer Teresa Buchholz as Anne, Matthew Deming as Anna Hope, Christopher Johnstone as Thaddeus Stevens, Phil Kline as Andrew Johnson, Ella Loudon as Indiana Elliot, Nancy Allen Lundy as Gertrude Stein, Marie Mascari as Angel More, Marc Molomot as John Adams, Robert Osborne as Daniel Webster, Kent Smith as Virgil Thomson, Charles Sprawls as Ulysses S. Grant. Director: R. B. Schlather Music Director:  Tony Kieraldo Costume Designer:  Marsha Ginsberg Lighting Designer: JAX Messenger Dramaturg: Joan Retallack Tickets start at $25 hudsonhall.org  Hudson Hall ,at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11 am
VWU: Luthier Brian Hawkins
VWU Center for Sacred Music. “It is good to give thanks to the Lord with the music of the lute and harp, to the melody of the lyre . . .” (Psalm 92) Experienced “tone wood vendor” and luthier Brian Hawkins explains wood’s properties and his proprietary bracing system which results in his stellar reputation for hand-building the finest hand-crafted acoustic and electric guitars. Free. FA-9, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
#VSOatROPER: Women in Music
One of the leading conductors of her generation in a field historically dominated by men, Grammy-winning music director JoAnn Falletta explores the incredible contributions of women in music, both modern and throughout history. While some composed in the shadows of their more famous brothers or husbands, some were respected as geniuses in their day but had been since neglected by history. More recently, the shift toward the inclusion and recognition of women’s achievements in the fields of fine and performing arts offers a rich heritage for exploration, discussion, and an opportunity to discover new favorites. As one of the early champions of the cause of new music including pieces composed and popularized by women, JoAnn leads the Orchestra in a performance which will both entertain and inspire. Starting price $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Five Borough Songbook, Volume II 
he citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II concludes in November with our final borough premiere in Brooklyn. An expanded cast of artists come together for our grand finale performance of this special project. Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a captivating musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city’s rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its best musical talent. Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. A cast of stellar vocalists and instrumentalists bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes. Join us 30 minutes before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs. Tickets: General admission - $29 advance, $34 at the door. https://nationalsawdust.org/. National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12 noon
Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
TCC Music Department Faculty Recital with the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble playing The Kegelstatt Trio, KV 489 by Mozart, the Norfolk premiere of The Phoenix by John Winsor and the Allegro con fuoco from Quartet, Op. 87 by Dvorak. Natalia Goodloe, violin, Jena Chenkin, guest violist, Dionne Smith, cello, Jeanette Winsor, piano, John Winsor, clarinet & composer-in-residence . Free and open to the public.  TCC Roper Theater, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7 pm
CCS: Retrograde | Inversion
The Church Circle Singers, Brian J. Isaac Artistic Director. Magnificat | Arvo Pärt; Mass for Four Voices | Thomas Tallis; Nunc dimittis | Arvo Pärt; Magnificat (Short Service) | William Byrd; Spiral Mass | Nico Muhly*; Nunc dimittis (Short Service) | William Byrd; Bach (Again) Come Sweet Death | J.S. Bach, arr. Sandberg. *featuring organist Steve Ely Kalnoske. With Katelyn Grace, Deborah Sternberg, Shauna Kreidler Michels, Greta Arnold, Patrick Kilbride, Scott Crissman, Justin T. Wilson, Richard Bell, and Gene Kaye.St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 pm

TNCC: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Thomas Nelson Community College Peforming Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. See the beloved Disney musical brought to life on stage! Conducted by Michael Sundblad with design and stage direction by Torrie Sanders. General Admission: $17; $15 Students/Seniors/Military; $12 ages 4-12. To purchase tickets online: www.tncc.edu/performingarts. Tickets are also available by phone at 1-866-967-8167 (an additional $2.50 transaction fee applies) or in person one hour before each performance at the box office in the lobby. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton VA 23666

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4 pm
VSC: Harvest of Song
Enjoy a fall afternoon with the joyous sounds of the Virginia Children’s Chorus, featuring all our singers ages 6 to 18, directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Louisa Priore and Paul Putnam. This concert is made possible, in part, by the Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities. Admission: $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call (757) 440-9100. Information also available at www.vachildrenschorus.org. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave. Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2 pm
YRSO: Young Artists Concerto Competition
York River Symphony Orchestra: 17th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition is open to musicians ages 12-21, including singers. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by October 30. The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 4, 2018 at TNCC, Hampton. First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Hope
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to the Future with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. As a timeless message, every note of this concert leads to a resolution or description of Hope, beginning with an uplifting overture by contemporary composer Michael Markowski. Originally written to be premiered at Carnegie Hall by his high school band, Joyride is a piece that aims to blend elements of John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" with the well-known "Ode To Joy" theme from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 "Choral." Following the overture, Symphonicity will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto in D with cellist Steven Honigberg of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Potomac String Quartet. The piece is known to be technically challenging yet balanced with beauty and elegance. Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50.Tickets are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at : (757) 385-2787 or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4 pm
Brandon Elliot, Violin
This event is sponsored by the Tidewater Area Musicians Branch National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. Brandon Elliot was the national winner of the NANM 2016 National Conference Arts Competition. Suggested donation: Adult/$20; Student/$5. Ticket information: (757) 436-3746. Second Calvary Baptist Church, 2940 Corprew Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5 pm
Sentara Music and Medicine Lecture Concert
Sentara Music and Medicine Center is proud to present a 90-minute lecture-concert highlighting the beneficial and therapeutic effects of music on health and disease. Through this event you will learn how music is interpreted in the brain, how it impacts our brain’s and body’s physiology, and how we can use these changes to treat disease. Join Dr. Kamal Chémali, Medical Director, Sentara Music and Medicine Center, and international pianist Prisca Benoit, Sentara Artist-in-Residence, for a special event to learn more about the powerful effects of music on our body, while enjoying a worldclass concert by a world-class artist. Free and open to the public. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach

CNU Department of Music November Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News 23606
Monday, November 20, 8 pm
Jazz in the Nest
Featuring the Jazz Combo, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. David Student Union, The Crow's Nest
Wednesday, November 29, 8 pm
Faculty Recital: Dr. Ben Corbin
With guest baritone, David Small   Peebles Theatre
Thursday, November 30, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. Peebles Theatre 
Sunday, December 3, 4 pm
Holiday Happening!
Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX, Only $5, with proceeds going towards our  Music Scholarships. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Wednesday, December 6, 8 pm
Composers’ Forum Concert
Come hear world premieres by CNU composition majors. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Cook. Admission free. Peebles Theatre 
Thursday, December 7, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Featuring the graduate wind conducting students
Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Charles Humphries & Emily Nöel with Kontrabande
"O Sacred Oracles" is a smorgasbord of Handel’s biblical oratorios performed by one of the world’s most sought-after counter-tenors, and a soprano praised for "sheer vocal beauty" (Washington Post) accompanied by the baroque chamber ensemble Kontrabande. Belshazzar, Solomon, Jephtha, and Joshua will appear in this concert of love, war, passion, and frustration. $15-adults; $10-seniors, military, students (cash or check). Reservations: 757-455-2101 or purchase at the door. Hofheimer Theater, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach VA 23455

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV Side-by-Side ODU Symphony
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina opening concert with the String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, & Bay Youth Symphony with the Old Dominion University Symphony. Mahler Symphony No. 1. Mahler's First Symphony, which was first called his "Symphonic Poem", went through many revisions after the first performance was panned as "crazy cacophony".  Now, Mahler's symphonies are beloved and Symphony No 1 is a great introduction to the powerful music of Mahler.  Bay Youth Symphony will be combining forces with the Old Dominion University Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Paul Kim and Helen Martell to perform this monumental work.  It is a concert you will not want to miss!  visit: https://www.odu.edu/musicdept/ensembles/symphony-orchestra#.WSw0-2jyvIU. $10 adults/$8 children & students GROUP RATE (8+ tickets) $8 adults $6 children & students: https://bayyouth.org/concerts-and-tickets/purchase-tickets/ Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™
– In Concert Featuring The Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Benjamine Rous, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hal, Norfolk.

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale: Christmas for All Ages
The Chorale is proud to conclude its 45th Anniversary celebration during this year’s Holiday concert. Special performing guest will be the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads, directed by Artist Director, Julius McCullough. Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Boys Choir is accompanied by its founder, Mrs. Geraldine T. Boone. Also appearing on the program will be guest instrumentalists, a percussionist and the Youth Ministry of Bank Street Church, Dr. Tina McGriff, director. The public is invited to attend this 2017 Christmas concert that promises to enlighten, energize and inspire the audience with a varied repertoire of holiday and non-holiday selections. Featured on the concert will be the Chorale performing excerpts from the Christmas Cantata, The Ballad of the Brown King, with words by Langston Hughes and music by Margaret Bonds. Suggested donation: $20/adults, $10/students. Email callconnie1st@aol.com for further information. Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church, 5036 Chesapeake Blvd., Norfolk 23513

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra, now in its 12th season, under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins, presents several short pieces with a Latin flavor including "La oracion del torero" (The Bullfighter's Prayer), an energetic and passionate piece by Joaquin Turina. Also on the program, G.F. Handel's "Concerto Grosso in G.” Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive., Virginia Beach VA

Monday, November 27, 2017, 12 noon
Gene Mazurek, Tenor/Baritone
Monumental Noon Day Concert features Gene Mazurek,  tenor/baritone.  Mr. Mazurek resides in Norfolk, is a retired opera singer, and does many volunteer programs throughout the area.  He will be accompanied by Ellen McDade of Newport News. Free and open to the public.  A light lunch for a fee of $5 will be available following the concert.  For details call the church at 757-397-1297.  Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
#GivingTuesday
Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. Visit https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/giving-events/GT17/home and click the "Find a Cause" button to give to your favorite local arts organization.

CNU Department of Music November/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 23606
Wednesday, November 29, 8 pm
Faculty Recital: Dr. Ben Corbin
With guest baritone, David Small   Peebles Theatre
Thursday, November 30, 8 pm
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. Peebles Theatre 
Sunday, December 3, 4 pm
Holiday Happening!
Buy tickets: Toll-free (855) FERG-TIX, Only $5, with proceeds going towards our  Music Scholarships. Diamonstein Concert Hall
Wednesday, December 6, 8 pm
Composers’ Forum Concert
Come hear world premieres by CNU composition majors. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Cook. Admission free. Peebles Theatre 
Thursday, December 7, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Featuring the graduate wind conducting students
Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA Big Band
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department presents the GSA Big Band in concert.Ttickets: showtix4u.com Orchestra Hall, The Governor’s School, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 8 pm
The Nubian Word for Flowers
Experiments in Opera in partnership with ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and the Ministry of Maåt presents the world premiere of The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera by Pauline Oliveros and IONE. EiO, ICE, and IONE honor the legacy of Pauline Oliveros with this posthumously-completed opera. The evening also features selections from Rainbird by Aaron Siegel and Mallory Catlett, new opera based on the novel Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room by New Zealand author Janet Frame. Tickets $20/15. experimentsinopera.com/nubianword Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
PCC: Thomas Pandolfi
American 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 concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski as well as Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto. As outstanding cross-over artist, Thomas Pandolfi’s virtuoso transcriptions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch, “Burt, Barry and Beyond” and “Happy Birthday Frank, the Voice of the 20th Century”, a celebration of Sinatra have delighted audiences. Tickets: $30. https://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/donate Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth 23703

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: La France II: La France Bonus Concert
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). A special bonus concert exclusively for season pass holders. George Auric: 4 Chants de la France Malheureuse; Alfred Bachelet: Chère Nuit; Georges Bizet: Absence, Chanson d’Avril, Pastel; Claude Debussy: Fêtes galantes (deuxieme recueil); Olivier Messiaen: 3 Mélodies. Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Richard Valitutto piano. Free with purchase of any La France Festival Pass. http://brooklynartsongsociety.org/ The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4 pm

A Wesleyan Christmas
The Wesleyan Singers and Chorale, and the Wesleyan Jazz and Orchestra ensembles usher in the holiday season. All seats: $5 (free to VWC). Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

December ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

43rd Annual ODU Madrigal Banquets
Featuring food and music from Revolutionary America. Madrigal banquets include full-course historical meals and music provided by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble. Directed by Bianca Hall. Cash bar. Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20 ODU students; $35 ODU faculty, non-students, and groups of six or more; $40 general at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.
Saturday, December 2, 3 pm
Holiday Concert, ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Presents contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1 - 9 pm
NYFOS Next: ...A Bernstein Marathon
Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT 90 minute program, will feature Songs by Bernstein alongside world premieres by composers Daniel Sabzgabhaei and Denise Mei Yan Hofmann. Michael Barrett, host/curator/pianist; Amy Owens, soprano; Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Michael Barrett and Leann Osterkamp, piano. Free. Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10016

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Sing We Nowell will offer a joy-filled sampling of British choral settings of the last 500 years, from the Chorale’s first-ever performance of Magnificat 'Regale' by Tudor composer Robert Fayrfax, to magical holiday anthems by Cecilia MacDowall and Alexander L'Estrange. And rounding out this program of a cappella gems will be sparkling arrangements of favorite carols O come, all ye faithful, Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World. Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. For tickets or further information about this concert, please visit vachorale.org or call 757.627.8375. The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. Dec 2: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Dec 3: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:30 & 3 pm

WSO: Holiday Pops
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. The Holiday Pops concerts celebrate the sounds of the season as the WSO plays everyone's holiday favorites in this festive event. The concert is held four times over Grand Illumination Weekend and is a must-add item to any Williamsburg itinerary. WSO Music Director Janna Hymes says “our Holiday Pops programs are a tradition enjoyed by family and friends, and serve to welcome the holiday season. We celebrate the beauty of the season each year with a variety of music programmed to appeal to a wide audience. This year is no exception, with sparkling, beautiful music that is familiar, new selections and some music that touches the heart. We are proud to bring soprano Sarah Walston back to the Kimball stage. Come and enjoy one of the highlights of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra season. I lookforward to seeing you all!" Tickets: $30 General Admission and may be purchased online at williamsburgsymphony.tix.com, at the WSO office at 212 N. Henry Street, or by calling 757-229-9857. Additional schedule and ticket information at www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

HRMB 2017 Fall Winter Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org The band is beginning its 88th Year of FREE Band Performances.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall, 211 W. Government Ave. Norfolk Free with a donation of one non-perishable food item to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry
Sunday December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chesapeake General Hospital Free. 736 N. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake
Thursday December 7, 2017, 7 pm
Westminster Canterbury Free. 3181 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:30 pm
Oaklette United Methodist Church Free. 520 Oaklette Dr., Chesapeake

December Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Emulate Ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Ryan Keebaugh, Director
Tuesday, December 5, 8 pm
Holiday Handbell Concert
Bruton Parish Tarpley Ringers, Rebecca Davy, Director & Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church, Scotland St., Reggie Fox, Director with JanEl Will, Organist
Thursday, December 7, 8 pm
Holiday Chamber Recital
Melvin Lauf, Jr., Harp, Maria Rhode, Flute, Rena Long, Oboe, Tony Grizzel, Clarinet, & Laura Cathcart, Saxophone
Saturday, December 9, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
New Dominion Choraliers Community Choir from Prince William County, Virginia, Katherine Nelson-Tracey, Director
Tuesday, December 12, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert:
Music of Buxtehude, Telemann, & Libby Larsen Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director
Thursday, December 14, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Choir from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Saturday, December 16, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Tuesday, December 19, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Girls & Adult Choir from All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, Scott Hayes, Director
Thursday, December 21, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Tuesday, December 26, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital & Carol Sing
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish with Darla Wilmot, Flutist
Thursday, December 28, 8 pm
Christmas Duo Recital
Spencer & Beanne, Matthew Spencer & Mei-Li Beanne, Violin, Viola, Guitar, & Voice
Saturday, December 30, 8 pm
Holiday Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. Ross Ellison, Organist from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Sunday, December 31, 9:15 & 11:15 am
Nine Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary @ 10:00 am
Friday, December 1 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 2 – Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 4 – Rebecca Davy
Tuesday, December 5 – Norman Elton
Thursday, December 7 – Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 8 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 9 – Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 11 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 14 – Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 15 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 16 – Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 18 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 21 – Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 22 – Norman Elton
Saturday, December 23 – Rebecca Davy
Tuesday, December 26 – Thomas Marshall
Wednesday, December 27 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 28 – Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 29 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 30 – Rebecca Davy

Canceled
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
GBPC: Christmas Carols with Duo Vela
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Candlelight Concert Series presents Marla Nistico, flute and Daniel Nistico, guitar. Join husband and wife classical ensemble Duo Vela for a holiday concert of songs, reflection and celebration! Listen and sing along to well-loved, traditional carols and delight in hearing the entire Nutcracker Suite performed on flute and guitar! Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA  23322

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Great Bridge United Methodist Church presents the Virginia Children’s Chorus in Concert. Enjoy this beautiful holiday concert with performances by the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, featuring singers from age 12 to 18. Free & 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. Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Dr., Chesapeake

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Handel's Messiah
George Frederic Handel’s timeless oratorio with chorus, orchestra, and soloists, Messiah, was composed in 1741.  The scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible. This performance is a collaboration of the Director of University Choirs, Mr. Omar Dickenson and Director of the HU Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Jerry A. Bracey. Featuring guest soloists include Dr. Shelia J. Maye, soprano; Lenora Wesley, mezzo-soprano; Larry Hylton, tenor and John Fulton, baritone. Mr. Jerry A. Bracey, conductor. Free and open to the public. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

New
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
The Virginia Handbell Consort: Glad Tidings We Bring
The Virginia Handbell Consort presents Glad Tidings We Bring. Under the direction of Alan Reese, the 15-member ensemble of professional ringers will present both sacred and secular holiday music including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” to name a few.   The ensemble performs on 6 octaves plus 4 additional octaves of Schulmerich handbells, 3 octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, 7 octaves of Malmark and Schulmerich chimes, and assorted percussion instruments. The concert is FREE, but donations will be accepted.   For further details, call 757-496-2620.Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Va Beach

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
The Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge.  Free-will offering. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm

Cantori Choral Ensemble: Carols of the Nativity
This year’s concert features familiar carols clothed in new garments by contemporary composers, some sung a cappella, and others accompanied by a string quartet, by Rebecca Davy on piano and organ, Wayne Hedrick on flute, and Renee Kingan on clarinet and saxophone. Composers whose works will be heard include Dan Forrest, Kim Arnesen, Stephen Chatman, and Matthew Culloton. The 12-voice auditioned ensemble is under the direction of Agnes French. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Dec 3: $15 person in advance, and $20 at the door. A student rate of $5 in advance and $10 at the door will apply. Advance tickets may be reserved by sending a check to Cantori Choral Ensemble at 3341 Derby Lane, Williamsburg, 23185. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dec 10: Donation. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7 pm
Regent: Christmas Choral Concert
Regent University's first Christmas choral concert will feature the Regent Chamber Choir and University Choir under the direction of Dr. Don Krudop, Director of Choral Activities. Al so featured will be a cappella groups “Regent Singers” and “First Edition,” and select soloists from the studios of Kathi-Lee Wilson and Dr. Conni Ironmonger. Admission is free, the public is cordially invited to join us for the beginning of a new chapter of the Arts at Regent University. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Holiday Concert
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band (TRADOC) presents its annual holiday concert. All are invited to attend this entertainment extravaganza.  The holiday concerts are among the band's most popular performances. The concert is free and no tickets are required.  Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.  For more information, call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Computer Music Concert
Welcome to an evening of meditative and provocative music! Ranging from abstract soundscapes, melodic glitch, and ambient music to plunderphonic political collage, new techno, and generative music, this concert showcases the works of composers in the fall semester computer music class. Free. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Winds: Holiday Concert
The Tidewater Winds perform their traditional holiday concert. Tickets: $25 Early Request through Oct. 31: visit http://www.tidewaterwinds.org/ or phone 757-480-0953. $35.50 after Oct. 31: http://ev8.evenue.net/ - Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3 pm

TRADOC : Celebrate the Holidays 2017
The TRADOC Band's "Celebrate the Holidays!" concert series is a musical exploration of all the cultural and religious holidays of the Season, with the TRADOC Concert Band and other ensembles. Come join us! Free and open to the public. For free tickets and more information visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/holidaytix.asp. Non-tickets holders will be admitted 15 minutes prior to the concert. Dec 4: Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Carpooling strongly encouraged.Dec 7: Jacobs Theater, Fort Monroe, Hampton. Dec 9: Regent University Chapel, Virginia Beach.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 pm
Unsilent Night
Join in Downtown Norfolk’s 4th annual Unsilent Night, an outdoor boombox parade that brings together art, music, and people during the holidays. All you need to do is show up at MacArthur Square with a musical device and some holiday cheer! After we gather, the crowd will walk through Downtown and the Freemason neighborhood, holding aloft boomboxes and speakers playing artist Phil Kline’s electronic musical masterpiece. The music creates a layered, beautiful sound that emanates throughout as you walk down city streets twinkling with holiday lights. Find more information and download the music at http://unsilentnight.com/participate.html Meet between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. at MacArthur Square by the Christmas tree. The promenade begins at 5:30 p.m., winding through Downtown, under the Granby Street lighting, over to Freemason, and ending at the Selden Arcade. Selden Market will be hosting a gathering after the promenade with hot drinks, treats and holiday shopping until 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Some Sort
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk

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 23606
Wednesday, December 6, 8 pm
Composers’ Forum Concert
Come hear world premieres by CNU composition majors. Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Cook. Admission free. Peebles Theatre 
Thursday, December 7, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Concert
Featuring the graduate wind conducting students
Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Friday, December 8, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm

VSO: Holiday POPS!
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the I. Sherman Greene Chorale. Led by conductor Robert Shoup, Holiday Pops and will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect Holiday Pops—high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season with all of you! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Dec 8: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 9: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 10: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Choral Society: Hark!
Celebrate the sounds of the season with familiar carols and new favorites for choir and the Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet. Featuring works by Pinkham, McCullough, and Willcocks, as well as Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals for brass and organ by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
Tickets: General Admission: $18, Senior/Military/Student: $15; Children under 10 years/free. http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/
Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm, 2017
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 10, 4 pm
Trinity United Methodist, 201 Cedar St., Smithfield, VA 23430
Saturday, December 16, 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4 pm
HRP: Winter Classics and Holiday Favorites
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Part of a weekend of free events at Fort Monroe including: Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting and Historic Tours. Free. For more information visit http://www.fmauthority.com Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd., Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort: Glad Tidings We Bring
Sine Nomine Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort under the direction of Al Reese is celebrating over 20 years of sharing the joy of ringing.  They return to St. Mark for a program of holiday music.  The holiday program, Glad Tidings We Bring, will feature "something for everyone!"  The program will feature traditional arrangements of holiday favorites, such as The Holly and the Ivy, to an original arrangement of The Shepherd’s Dream by the group’s director, Alan Reese. Hoagy Carmichael’s Celebrate the Newborn King, and Duke Ellington’s All Through the Night  will have you moving and singing right along with the group!  Free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series.  A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers, and purchase recordings.  Call 898-4395 for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church (118 Old York-Hampton Highway), Yorktown, VA 23692

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 pm
 Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet Christmas Concert
Four-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist Denise Donatelli will join Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet in their Christmas Concert. The concert will not only showcase the talent of these artists, but fans will delight in festive favorites to celebrate the season including “Silent Night,” “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” In addition to Jae, the Zero to 60 Quartet consists of Canadian-born saxophonist Ralph Bowen, pianist Allen Farnham and Bassist Terry Burrell. Tickets: $20. online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822 or by visiting the Virginia Arts Festival box office located at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; also available at Ticketmaster.com. Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St., Norfolk

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm

VBC: The Star and the Sleigh: Two Sides of Christmas
Join the Virginia Beach Chorale as the celebrate the warmth of the season and the time honored traditions that make Christmas one of the most loved holidays in the world.   $22 adult/$18 senior or military/ $15 students.  Group rates available for 10+ (contact Virginia Beach Chorale for more info at contact@virginiabeachchorale.org. 757-689-7380). Dec 9: Tickets can be purchase three ways: from any Virginia Beach Chorale member, at the Sandler Center box office, or online at sandlercenter.org, (757)385-2787. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Dec 10: $22 adult/$18 senior or military/ $15 students. Group rates available for 10+ (contact Virginia Beach Chorale for more info at contact@virginiabeachchorale.org or 757-689-7380). Tickets can be purchase from any Virginia Beach Chorale member or online at vbchorale.yapsody.com. (757)689-7380. Old Donation School 4633 Honeygrove Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2 pm & 4 pm
WCG: Christmas with the Choral Guild
The Williamsburg Choral Guild celebrates the season of giving with its annual gift to the community – a family-friendly concert of holiday favorites.  Admission is free, but those who attend are invited to bring a free will offering of nonperishable food for FISH, Inc., to help stock its pantry. The concert features the following works: Traditional selections and arrangements of holiday music by Handel, Willcocks, Rutter and others and Carol Sing-along. Join Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the chorus and pianist Jane Alcorn as they celebrate this festive season with song. No admission cost; please consider a food donation for FISH. For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at  info@williamsburgchoralguild.org. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg  23188

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. HRP performs holiday classics with a pops-style twist. Hear how the coldest times have inspired some of the greatest composers. Shake off some winter gloom with seasonal favorites such as The Skater’s Waltz, Sleigh Ride, and a special guest narration of “A Visit from St. Nick.” Tickets: $20. Phone (757) 722-ARTS or Hampton Coliseum Box Office at (757) 838-4203. Order online from Ticketmaster.com or phone 1-800-745-3000. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Saturday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm
VSO: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out! Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shoup, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: Snowy Holidays
A Benefit Concert for LINK of Hampton Roads “Break the Cycle of Poverty.” Coleridge-Taylor’s Christmas Overture, Holcombe’s Festive Sounds of Hanukah, Reed’s Russian Christmas Music, J.S. Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze, and Fucik/Eisbrenner’s Winter Storms. The Orchestra with Chorus presentation will include three tenors and orchestra performing Morricone’s Nella Fantasia. The chorus and orchestra will perform Goss’s See Amid the Winter’s Snow, Styne’s Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Adam’s O Holy Night, and Berlin’s White Christmas. (Audience sing-a-long where indicated). Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor; Reginald Fox, Ed.S. (ABD),YRSO Choral, conductor. Pre-concert Showcase: YRSO String Quartet “Season’s Greetings” 2:05 p.m. Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music spanning several centuries, featuring Bach’s Wedding Cantata 202, Britten’s Winter Words, and music by Brahms, Boulanger, Coxe, Messiaen. Professor Coxe is joined by soloists, instrumentalists, the Governor’s School Orchestra, and the Camarata Choristers. Not to be missed!  Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm
Lancaster Memorial Concert: A Song in the Air
Monumental UMC annual Lancaster Memorial Concert. The Chancel Choir will be performing a variety of Christmas carols, many arranged and composed by well-known English composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter and David Willcocks. The program will feature tenor/baritone Eugene Mazurek, and include audience sing-alongs.  Monumental United Methodist Church, 440 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth 23704

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm
A Service of Hope and Light
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church presents A Service of Hope and Light. The time of choral and instrumental music, scripture, and poetry is designed for those who grieve, for those enduring illness, and for those walking in darkness, longing for light.  The church’s Chancel Choir will be joined by guest instrumentalists Wayla Chambo, flute; Gretchen Loyola, violin, Jeff Phelps, cello; and Dennis Northerner, vibraphone. All are welcome; a reception will follow. For further details, call 757-496-2620. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Va Beach

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble: Carols of the Nativity
This year’s concert features familiar carols clothed in new garments by contemporary composers, some sung a cappella, and others accompanied by a string quartet, by Rebecca Davy on piano and organ, Wayne Hedrick on flute, and Renee Kingan on clarinet and saxophone. Composers whose works will be heard include Dan Forrest, Kim Arnesen, Stephen Chatman, and Matthew Culloton. The 12-voice auditioned ensemble is under the direction of Agnes French. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Dec 3: $15 person in advance, and $20 at the door. A student rate of $5 in advance and $10 at the door will apply. Advance tickets may be reserved by sending a check to Cantori Choral Ensemble at 3341 Derby Lane, Williamsburg, 23185. Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dec 10: Donation. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm
The Virginia Handbell Consort
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church is proud to welcome the Virginia Handbell Consort. (VHC) for a concert of holiday favorites. VHC is an advanced community handbell ensemble, consisting of auditioned musicians from across Hampton Roads. They seek to advance the art of ringing through performances year-round, commissioning new music, and hosting workshops and seminars. The group recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, over which time it has released seven recordings and traveled extensively. Holiday performances feature a mix of well-known seasonal pieces; both sacred and secular, exciting and introspective. Learn more about VHC at vhcbells.org. Free and open to the public. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
FPVB: Vivaldi's Gloria
Chancel Choir and Orchestra, First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach. The Chancel Choir’s annual Christmas Concert includes Vivaldi’s "Gloria" as well as Christmas favorites by Vaughan Williams, John Williams, and others.. Soloists include Judith Bowers, Bonnie Lambert-Baxter, Kimberly Nickerson, Regina Rossi, and Adam Piper. Free admission and plenty of free parking. Call 428-6332 for further information. First Presbyterian Church, 36th & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

Christmas at Providence
You are warmly invited to attend our special Christmas music events at Providence Presbyterian. Providence Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of enjoying the wonder and power of music during weekly worship and especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons. We invite you to join us, not only for the special programs featured here, but anytime.www.provpres.org Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11 am
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Morning worship will feature carol arrangements by John S. Dixon, from his cantata “A World of Carols.” Chancel Choir Valetta Fellenbaum, music director John S. Dixon, organist Rachel Ordaz, flute Patti Carlson, clarinet Rebecca Gilmore, cello.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm
Christmas Vespers and Social
Evening service will be informal, with music by the Chancel Choir, Merry Bells, Bells of Providence and guest choir, Upper School Mixed and Women’s Choruses from Cape Henry Collegiate School. After the music we will enjoy desserts in the Fellowship Hall. Valetta Fellenbaum, music director; John S. Dixon, organist; Sammie L. Logan, director, Cape Henry Collegiate choruses.
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11 am
Third Sunday of Advent Worship Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 11 am & 5 pm
Fourth Sunday of Advent Christmas Eve. 11:00 am Worship Service. 5:00 pm Candlelight Communion Service

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