Calendar

2016-2017 Season
Winter-Spring

Updated 3/20/2017

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

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

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

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

Virginia Opera: Turandot
Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score, you will be thrown into a world of suspense and horror. Featuring “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous opera arias of all time, and sung by a stellar cast of internationally recognized singers, led by audience favorite Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome 2015) and Roger Honeywell in his Virginia Opera debut, you will be enthralled by this epic new production, under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag (La Traviata 2015). Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Conductor: John DeMain; Director: Lillian Groag; Princess Turandot: Kelly Cae Hogan; The Emperor: Alan Fischer; Timur: Ricardo Lugo; Calaf: Derek Taylor; Liù: Danielle Pastin; Ping: Keith Brown; Pang: Ian McEuen; Pong: Jeffrey Halili; A Mandarin: Andrew Paulson. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
Tuesday, March 21.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, March 31; Sunday, April 2.

March Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, March 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Music of Bach, born March 21, 1685. Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, March 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Academy for the Visual Arts Choir from Norfolk, Virginia, Donald Crudop, Director
Saturday, March 25, 8 pm
Vocal Recital
Sarah Taylor, Soprano & Rebecca Davy, Accompanist
Tuesday, March 28, 8 pm
Clarinet Quartet Recital
USAF American Clarinet Quartet from Langley Air Force Base in Newport News, Virginia
Thursday, March 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 18Tom Marshall, Organist
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 25Rebecca Davy, Organist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ODU March Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Saturday, March 25, 2:30
The 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Finals
Contestants, ranging from preschool to college undergraduate, will each perform two movements from the Classical Period. Piano pieces are timed according to grade level. Guest adjudicator Simone Dinnerstein will choose winners for each level and for Most Promising Overall Performances. First and second place winners receive a monetary prize as well as the Most Promising Overall Performance for Levels 1-3 and 4-5; prize money totals $6,000.  www.odu.edu/musicdept/piano-competition/more-information. Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, March 26, 3 pm
The 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition Master Class
Selected finalists will perform one movement from the Classical Period. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein will work with each finalist on technique, phrasing and musicality. The master class is a learning experience for teachers, performers, students and guests. Chandler Recital Hall
Sunday, March 26, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Monday, March 27, 7 pm
ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Appear in Carnegie Hall’s MidAmerica Productions Concert Series for a featured choral performance at 7 pm of Virginia composers Martin V. Curtis, Daniel Gawthrop, James Erb, Michael John Trotta, Aldolphus Hailstork, directed by Nancy Klein. At 8 pm the combined choir, conducted by Eduardo Garcia-Novelli, of more than 160 voices, with full orchestra, will follow, performing Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and Seventh Ave., New York City. Tickets: carnegiehall.org.
Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Simone Dinnerstein
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours... She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." Tickets: $10 ODU students, $15 general. ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305. Chandler Recital Hall. Tickets: $10-15.
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Bianca Hall and Jim Kosnik, Faculty Recital
In honor of Early Music Month, this recital features music for voice, recorder and harpsichord from the Renaissance and Baroque. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
A Bach Crescendo
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Fifth Anniversary concert of the Annual Allen Shaffer Concert Series will be performed in the intimate surroundings of Christ and St. Luke's beautiful Gothic Selden Chapel. The performing artists include soprano Billye Brown Youmans; flutist Patty Watters, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and harpsichordist Allen Shaffer. The program, entitled “A Bach Crescendo”, includes solo, chamber and vocal music for from one to four performers. Tickets $10, Students Free. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique: Passionate and Poignant
Symphonicity welcomes its fourth conductor candidate to the podium for an afternoon concert featuring well-known classics of Russian composers Alexander Glazanov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Piotr Tchaikovsky. Dr. Sergey Bogza, winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, will conduct. Joining Bogza as a guest soloist is pianist Michael Davidman. Davidman attends Curtis Institute of Music and is a student of Robert McDonald. Glazanov’s - Carnaval Overture; Rachmaninoff’s - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique). Tickets are available by calling the Sandler Center Box office at 1-877-YNot-Tix or visiting www.sandlercenter.org. For more information: 757-671-8611 or visit www.symphonicity.org. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach at

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Simone Dinnerstein in conjunction with the 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many "Best of 2007" lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Final Judging: March 25, 2:30 p.m. Master Class: March 26, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

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

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

WSO: Piano Virtuoso
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. The third Masterworks concert of the season features guest musician Alessio Bax, described in Gramophone Magazine as “clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.” Bax will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor.” Mr. Bax recently released Lullabies for Mila, a compilation CD of his classical music recordings culled for and dedicated to his young daughter. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Clementi: Symphony no.1 in C major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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

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

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017, TBA
Piano Masterclass
Sundays at Four will host a piano masterclass for piano students of all ages. Marvin Blickenstaff, a highly-regarded piano instructor and professor from New Jersey, will be coaching the students. For more information, contact Mary Cole at marycole@tidewaterarts.com or call 757 675-5777.

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

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

Monday, April 3, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8 pm

Escher String Quartet
The Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this season presenting the complete Zemlinsky Quartets Cycle in a concert streamed live from the Rose Studio. In 2013, the quartet became one of the very few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello. Apr 3: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. April 4: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

ODU April Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30
ODU Brass Choir
Performs works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. The ODU Brass Choir has performed continuously since 1972, originally directed by William Bartolotta and directed by Mike Hall since 2006. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, April 7, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Perform works by American composers and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Also showcasing winners of the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim and Nancy Klein. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Free; donations accepted.
Sunday, April 9, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
The ODU Madrigal Singers will be joined by instrumentalists from the Department of Music and Kevin Kwan, organist at Christ and St. Luke’s Church, in a concert of late Renaissance and Baroque music. Music includes Monteverdi’s “Christe, Adoramus te”; Schütz’s “Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz,” and Bach’s cantata 182, “Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen.” Directed by Bianca Hall. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum
Present works from the Renaissance and early Baroque, including motets by Monteverdi and Schütz, dances from Danserye by Susato, and music from collections by the large-scale publishers Attaignant and Petrucci. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 12, 7:30
ODU Cello Choir Concert
Diehn Center, Room 1201
Thursday, April 13, 3 pm
Opera Workshop Performance
Chancler Hall
Monday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Co-directed by ODU faculty Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, concludes its season with “Two Rivals,” dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, who produced some of their most powerful compositions in the stifling atmosphere of the former Soviet Union. This program includes Shostakovich’s “From Jewish Folk Poetry,” sung for the first time in the United States in the original Yiddish by soprano Bridgid Eversole, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marx and tenor Brian Nedvin. Pianist Andrey Kasparov also performs Shostakovich’s flamboyant and vibrant “Concertino for Two Pianos” with Oksana Lutsyshyn. Lutsyshyn is featured in two of Prokofiev’s major compositions: Piano Sonata No. 4 and his famous Flute Sonata, in collaboration with flautist Wayla J. Chambo, NCC’s new associate artistic director. Pre-concert talk by Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072, olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 pm
ODU Chamber Music Recital
featuring the Russell Stanger String Quartet, the ODU Wind Quintet and other chamber ensembles on an eclectic program of chamber music. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 pm
Honor Recital
This concert features ODU’s finest student performers, selected by the faculty, in conjunction with the annual induction ceremony for new members of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performs contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
April 20 - 24
Dick Oatts Jazz Residency
All events free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, April 20, 3 pm
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Thursday, April 20, 4:30 pm
Open rehearsal with the ODU Jazz Orchestra. 1105 Diehn Center
Friday, April 21, 10 am
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Friday, April 21, 1 pm
Open rehearsal with the ODU Jazz Choir Chandler Recital Hall
Sunday, April 23, 4 pm
Concert with the ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra Chandler Recital Hall
Monday, April 24, 1 pm
Clinic 1201 Diehn Center
Monday, April 24, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Dick Oatts with the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Richard Dennis "Dick" Oatts is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. Currently a professor of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Oatts joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977, which later became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work on woodwind instruments (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and flute) became more widely known as he fronted the crossover jazz group Flim & the BBs in the 1980s and '90s. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Ensembles from Old Dominion University, led by Bianca Hall, present music for Passiontide, an hour long meditation of music composed for Holy Week observances.  Music includes Monteverdi’s Christe, Adoramus te, Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, and Bach’s magnificent cantata 182 Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen. Free. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8 pm
TCGS: David Russell
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The attention to detail and provocative lyrical phrasing suggest an innate understanding of what each individual composer was working to achieve, bringing to each piece a sense of adventure. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:30 pm
NCC: Two Rivals: Prokofiev and Shostakovich
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. From Jewish Folk Poetry, sung in Yiddish for the first time Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Concertino in A Minor for two pianos Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Major Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), Cello Sonata in C Sergey Prokofiev. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Irfan Khan
Irfan Muhammad Khan is a master performer of the sarod, one of the most celebrated stringed instruments of North India. Born into a musical family, he descends from a long line of  renowned sarod players who have passed their art—an entirely oral tradition—from father to son in an unbroken chain stretching back to the early 19th century. With his home base in Calcutta, Khan has concertized extensively in India, as well as in Germany and the United States. In the 1980s, he lived for three years in Kabul, Afghanistan where he performed and taught as a cultural ambassador for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Admission: Free. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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

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

Monday, April 24, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Dick Oatts with the John Toomey Trio in Concert
Richard Dennis "Dick" Oatts is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. Currently a professor of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Oatts joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977, which later became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work on woodwind instruments (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, and flute) became more widely known as he fronted the crossover jazz group Flim & the BBs in the 1980s and '90s. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Red Priest
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Piers Adams’ four-piece baroque super-group has become an international phenomenon; the only early music group to be compared to the Rolling Stones, the Marx Brothers and Cirque du Soleil. “Astonishing virtuosity.” (Gramophone) “Some of the most spectacularly virtuosic playing you are likely to ever hear.” (WDR3-Germany) Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

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

WSO: Hidden Gem
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino; Mozart: Symphony no. 36 in C major K. 425, "Linz"; Nielson: Symphony no. 1 in G minor, op. 7. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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

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

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Peter and the Wolf
This celebrated Russian children’s tale tells the story of a Young Pioneer named Peter and a wild wolf with a wicked hunger. Hear how the characters come to life through the various orchestral instruments–like the bird played by the high-pitched flute and the duck played by the oboe! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 pm. Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4 pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio
Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include:Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5:30 pm
Treble Festival Evensong
The youth choristers from area churches gather together to present a service of Choral Evensong.  Youth Choirs are the future of church music, and our inspirational choristers will lead us in an evening of song within the context of the Anglican tradition.  Participating choirs include Christ and St. Luke’s, All Saints Church Richmond, and St. Paul’s Church Richmond.  Free-will offering, reception to follow.  For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chanticleer
Their soaring vocals thrill in ancient madrigals that echo with history and passion, seduce with unforgettable renditions of standards from the Great American Songbook, and rev up crowds with hits like Queen’s Somebody to Love. Close your eyes and you’ll scarcely believe this extraordinary sound comes from just a dozen male voices. “Otherworldly harmonies and aching, unresolved melodies. The adoring throng demanded an encore” (The New York Times).   $35 Tickets only available through the Virginia Arts Festival. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7 pm
NYFOS Next: Lauren Worsham, Kyle Jarrow & Sky-Pony
New York Festival of Song. A powerhouse husband-and-wife duo: Obie award-winning writer and musician Kyle Jarrow, and Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress and singer Lauren Worsham. Together, they lead the rock band Sky-Pony, whose rock fairy tale The Wildness was hailed by The New York Times as “defiantly exultant” and nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Program and Artists TBA. Tickets: https://nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm
WSO: Fireworks Finale
Wrapping up its 33rd season in grand style, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Fireworks Finale with guest violinist Elena Urioste. She joins the orchestra to perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, between works by Falla -The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite no. 2 and Tchaikovsky - Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36. Just before appearing with WSO for the season finale, Ms. Urioste will make her Kennedy Center recital debut in Washington, DC, in April. She was recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 pm
Three Choirs Festival for Ascension Day
The Choirs from St. Paul’s, St. Andrew’s, and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present a Three Choirs hymn festival for Ascension Day.  Noted organist and choral director Todd Wilson will lead the Choirs with Brass and Timpani in an evening of inspiration music spanning the centuries.  Free-will offering, reception to follow.  For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA Jazz at the Black Box
The Governor’s School for the Arts Big Band and Combos at the Dalis Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students. Tickets at www.showtix4u.com/ and at the door. The Governor’s School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3 pm

VAF: Kept: a ghost story
Virginia Arts Festival presents a World Premiere Opera, Kept: a ghost story. Kristin Kuster: composer; Megan Levad, librettistJoAnn Falletta, conductor; Mary Birnbaum, stage director; William Burden, tenor. A story that alternatelyh chills and inflames the blood, told in vivid poetry, with a uniquely arranged, intensely theatrical score. This world premiere was born of the Festival's John Duffy Institute for New Opera, which mentors composer/librettist teams and shepherds new works to the stage. Be the first to hear this exciting opera - the 19th-century story of a wild young woman, the lighthouse keeper she marries, and the dark secrets they share. Kept marks the first operatic collaboration between composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, whose haunting score and vivid poetry illuminate the hearts of these ill-fated lovers. Tickets: $25. www.vafest.org or call 757-282-2811. Festival Box office: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk. Attucks Theater, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk 23510

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:30 pm Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra and Big Band at the Roper
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra and Big Band present the final concerts of the GSA 2016-2017 season. The programs will include the two winners of the 2017 GSA Concerto Competition, Jared Robles and Yann Chémali, in performances of the Frank Martin “Ballade” for flute and string orchestra and the Elgar Cello Concerto. The evening concerts will also present two works by Igor Stravinsky: the original 1911 version of “Petrushka”, and the regional premiere of his recently discovered “Funeral Song”, composed in memory of Rimsky-Korsakov. The Thursday evening performance will feature the Concerto Competition winners and works by Stravinsky; the Friday evening performance will feature works by Stravinsky and a season finale performance by the Governor’s School for the Arts Big Band. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students; available at www.tccropercenter.org/events and at the door. TCC Roper Center for the Performing Arts, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk.

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 5 pm
Cantori Choral Ensemble Spring Concert
With a theme of Hope and Faith, works include Pablo Casals Jeremiah’s Lament, J. S. Bach’s setting from Psalm 130, Christina Rossetti’s poem As Long Ago set by Daniel Gawthrop, Eugene Field’s Lullaby, set by Ryan Murphy, Healey Willan’s setting from the Song of Solomon, Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One, Mack Wilberg’s Deep River, Even When He Is Silent, set by Kim Arnesen, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem Music is the text for Dan Forrest’s lovely setting of Alway Something Sings, Across the Vast, Eternal Sky, Luminous Night of the Soul. Instrumentalists are Carolyn Plummer and Mei-Li Beane, Violin; Rex Britton, Viola; Nina Buzby, Cello; and Rebecca Davy, Keyboard. Cantori is under the direction of its founder, Agnes French.< /font> There is no admission charge for the concert. An offering will be received in support of Cantori. Doors will open for the concert at 4:30 P. M. Parking is available at the church. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road in Williamsburg

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