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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

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