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2016-2017 Season
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Updated 6/19/2017

BYOV Run for the Arts 5k
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia are so proud to be launching our first ever BYOV Run for the Arts 5k presented by Tecnico Corporation on Saturday, August 19 at Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 . We are planning an exciting, dynamic, and interactive race day that will surely be a ton of fun. Funds raised from the race will directly support BYOV's programming, including scholarship opportunities for members and our continued efforts to provide the highest level of large ensemble training for over 300 of our community's fine young musicians!  We invite you to register for the race using this secure link: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30125?la=79c958d43badb3874685dd6901a95f84386402fd. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events and race details.

Symphonicity Proudly Announces New Music Director is Daniel W. Boothe
As the culmination of season-long “Quest for the Best,” Daniel W. Boothe, an award-winning musician and composer, will take the baton to lead Symphonicity, starting with the 2017-2018 season. After Symphonicity’s first and founding music director David Kunkel announced his plans to retire, the orchestra began a “Quest for the Best” search for a new music director. They received 74 applicants from four continents. Over the course of two full years, five finalists were selected (based on education, experience, references, conducting videos and multiple interviews) and each conducted one of Symphonicity’s masterworks concerts this past season. Audience members were invited to give feedback after each concert, and early-bird subscription ticket-holders were also invited to rank the finalists after the last concert. As one of the five finalists, Boothe conducted the first concert of the 2016-2017 season on October 16th, presenting Kenneth Fuchs’s United Artists, Korngold’s Violin Concerto with acclaimed virtuoso violinist Janet Sung, and Dvorák’s iconic Symphony No. 9. Grammy-nominated composer Kenneth Fuchs attended this exceptional opening season concert.

Worship Leader Position
Foundry United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA - FoundryUMCVB.org - is seeking a part-time Worship Leader to begin July 2017.  This person oversees music, worship design, and technology for growing contemporary modern worship service. Qualifications: *Growing disciple of Jesus Christ. * Experience leading contemporary worship with a praise band, sound system, multi-media, and recruiting/working with volunteers.  * Familiar with United Methodist theology/doctrine or willing to learn and lead from United Methodist perspective. *Proficient vocally and instrumentally-- keyboard experience preferred. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Go to Foundry UMC website for a detailed job description. A letter of interest, current resume, and names (3) and contact information for references should be submitted to  FoundryUMC@FoundryUMCVB.org

June 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, June 20, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist at Main Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Thursday, June 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, June 24, 8 pm
Flute, Bassoon & Organ Recital: Music of Georg Philipp Telemann (d. June 25, 1767)
Suzanne Daniel, Flutist & Bassoonist Dr. JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, June 27, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 29, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Duo Recital
Nathan Kyle Lively, Organist from Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee & Peggie Brengle, Organist from Westminster United Methodist Church in Westminster, Maryland
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
June 3, 10, 17Rebecca Davy, Organist
June 24Thomas Marshall, Organist

Wonderful Wednesdays 2017
The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center presents the 2017 Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series. Advance tickets are $20 per show  or $75 for entire series of 4 concerts, available until June 20th. After June 20th, tickets are $25 at the door. Students and Military ( with ID) are $10 each concert. To purchase tickets visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org/Summer_Music_Series.html Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
Favorite Romances and Encores for Violin and Piano
Exciting pieces, familiar to most listeners, performed by two of our local favorites: Simon Lapointe, violin; Charles Woodward, piano.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Frailache Klezmer Band
Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. The professional musicians were called Klezmorim. The genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces and evolved in America to include American jazz sounds.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:30 pm
Songs By Jewish Composers
 Nineteenth and twentieth century songs, mixing musical styles and emotional themes, including information about each composer and his or her historical and relative importance. Ellen Golliher, soprano; James W. Kosnik, piano.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Virginia Chorale sings the Great American Songbook
Enduring popular and jazz standards by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Ellington, Arlen, Rodgers, and more, sung by Virginia’s premier professional choral ensemble.

TRADOC Music Under the Stars 2017
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. Music Under the Stars Vehicle Rapid Access Request Form: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/Rapid%20Access%202017.pdf Concert venue: Magnolia Park, 401 Lee Blvd, Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Arsenal Brass
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC 380th AR Concert Band
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC 380th AR Jazz Band
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Premium Blend
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz & Concert Band Alumni Week
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: 1812 Overture Season Finale

Music by the Bay 2017 Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday Evenings | June 9 – August 25Bring your own picnic, chairs and Frisbee to enjoy summer sunsets  by the Chesapeake Bay, along with great military band music.  Large groups welcome. Drop-off at Continental Park, bus parking  at Outlook Beach parking lot. Free parking onsite. Free and Open to the Public. Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Tonight’s performers are the US Air Force Heritage of America Band — Heritage Winds from Langley AFB.
Thursday, June 29, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Tonight’s performers are the Rhythm Project, a youth steel drum ensemble from Hampton Roads.
Tuesday, July4, 10:00 am – 9:45 pm
Fourth at the Fort @ Fort Monroe
Music by the Bay Summer Concert at Wherry Quarter—Featured performers will be the USAF Heritage of America Full Spectrum Ensemble from Langley Air Force Base.
Thursday, July13, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, July 27, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 10, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 24, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Thursday, August 31, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3 pm
Brass Class for Juniors
Come and play a slide whistle, buzz your lips like a bee, sing a hunting song and even play the “little tuba.” No experience preferred! Brass Class for Juniors is the next fun (and educational concert) by the Eastern Virginia Brass Trio. It is created especially for youngsters, although adults are permitted. The three musicians playing the trumpet, horn and trombone, introduce the instruments of the brass family and how they are played. This program is highly interactive and thought provoking, but in the midst of the fun is great music that everyone can enjoy. Some of the music on the program is Benjamin Britten’s Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, Henry Fillmore’s slippery Lassus Trombone , Giacomo Rossini’s finale from William Tell and the jazzy Bugle Call Rag by Hubert Blake. There are also works by Josquin, Telemann, Mozart and more. The musicians in the Eastern Virginia Brass are Robert Spaeth, trumpet, Marlene Ford, horn and Robert Ford, trombone. This concert is presented by the Williamsburg Library and Young Audiences of Virginia. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 757-259-4044. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Virginia

July 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, July 1, 2017, 8 pm
Patriotic Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 6, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 8, 8 pm
Violin, Viola, Guitar, & Voice Recital
Spencer & Beanne Duo: Mei-Li Beanne & Matthew Spencer
Tuesday, July 11, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 13, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen E. Henley, Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, July 15, 8 pm
Choral Concert
A Cappella Catholica from Frederick, Maryland, Jan Sadowski, Director
Tuesday, July 18, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Mark Biondolillo, Organist at First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill in Hampton, Virginia
Thursday, July 20, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 22, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Duo Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish & Sarah Bland, Organist from Hickory Neck, Episcopal in Toano, Virginia
Tuesday, July 25, 8 pm
String Quartet Recital
Seacrest Quartet from South Florida, Kevin Seto & Tinca Belinski, Violin, Kaitlin Springer, Viola, Axel Rojas, Cello Guest Artists at the 2017 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
Thursday, July 27, 8pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. John Lowe, Organist from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
July 1, 15Rebecca Davy, Organist
July 8Thomas Marshall, Organist
July 22, 29Norman Elton, Organist

Tidewater Winds Summer Concerts
32nd Season. John Brewington, Music Director. The late C. Sidney Berg founded The Tidewater Winds Professional Concert Band in 1985 to provide an opportunity for residents of the Hampton Roads area to enjoy free professional band concerts in the “Sousa Band” tradition. The Band is comprised of 48 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians from across the Hampton Roads, Virginia area representing various military, professional, and college bands and orchestras. Selected high school students also perform with the band as part of our Student Intern Program. All concerts are free. www.tidewaterwinds.org. Phone 757-480-0953.
Big Band: Frank Sings Frank
Sunday, July 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Hackney Theater, Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk
Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Water Stage at Portside, Sunset Concert Series
Western Roundup
Sunday, July 9, 7:30
Hackney Theater, Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk
Tuesday, July 11, 7:30
Frank Sings Frank, Spring Branch Community Church, 1500 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach
Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach

Fiesta
Sunday, July 16, 7:30 pm
Hackney Theater, Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Regent University Chapel, CBN Center Drive,Virginia Beach 23464
Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach
Thursday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 Finney Ave, Suffolk, VA 23434
John Williams: “Maestro of the Movies”
Sunday, July 23, 7:30
Hackney Theater, Norfolk Collegiate, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk
Monday, July 24, 7:30
Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Regent University Chapel, CBN Center Drive,Virginia Beach 23464
Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 pm
24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach
Thursday, July 27, 7:30 pm
I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Monday, July 3, 2017, 7 pm
St. Bede: Masterworks Concert Series
Come celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence with Copland, Ives, Buck, Sousa, and more!  We will honor America with a patriotic potpourri of sing-a-longs and American-written folk tunes.  Michael Steven Lianos will be the organist for this scintillating FREE concert. All are welcome.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

TRADOC Summer Concerts 2017
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.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Great American Picnic & Fireworks, Town Point Park, Norfolk

HRMB Spring Concerts 2017
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a former U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org
Friday July 7, 2017, TBA
Summer Concert
Free. Town Center, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8 pm
Twyla Robinson, soprano
TVSI Concert Series. Twyla Robinson’s incisive musicianship, ravishing vocal beauty, and dramatic delivery have taken her to the leading concert halls and opera stages of Europe and North America. She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and worked with the world’s leading conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez and Michael Tilson Thomas. Join us for this intimate recital concert. Tickets: $35. http://fergusoncenter.org/performances/ Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center,  1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8 pm
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
TVSI Concert Series. Praised by The New York Times for his “robust voice” and The Washington Post as an artist “fully ready for a big career,” bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is quickly establishing himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Green is a graduate of Norfolk's Governor's School for the Arts and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. In 2016, Little, Brown published the New York Times bestseller Sing for Your Life, by journalist Daniel Bergner. The book tells the story of Green’s personal and artistic journey: from a trailer park and time spent in Virginia’s juvenile facility of last resort, to the Metropolitan Opera stage. Currently an ensemble member with Vienna State Opera, Green’s honors and awards include National Grand Finals winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the 2014 George London Foundation Award. www.ryanspeedogreen.com/ Tickets: $35. http://fergusoncenter.org/performances/ Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center,  1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA

VWC: Sacred Music 2017 Summer Conference Evening Events
The website with full conference information and registration can be found at www.vwu.edu/csmsummer, including a pdf of the conference brochure.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Over My Head, I Hear Music
A service of worship filled with scripture, readings, and African-American Spirituals, led by Dr. Eileen Guenther (Wesley Seminary). Open to the public; free. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan University
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:30 pm
Light of the World, Shine on Us
Festival worship with the 80-voice Wesleyan Worship Choir under the direction of David Schwoebel, with Rev. Brandon Nichols-VWC’12, worship leader; Jason Evans-VWC’02, pianist; Dr. Matthew Russell (Norfolk State University), organist. Open to the public; donations accepted. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Let Heavenly Music Fill This Space
A hymn festival designed and led by Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch, organist. Co-sponsored by The American Organists Guild-Tidewater Chapter. Open to the public; donations accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach.
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice
A concert of sacred choral works featuring the 90-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus under the direction of Constantina Tsolainou with Kevin Kwan, organist, and the Wesleyan Festival Brass led by Lawrence Clemens. Open to the public; suggested donation - $10. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8 pm
Heather Parcells and Friends
TVSI Concert Series. Newport News-native Heather Parcells performed in her first professional job dancing at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg during her senior year of high school. She received her BFA from the Florida State University, moved to New York and in 10 days landed the role of Velma Kelly in the National Tour of Chicago. Parcells made her Broadway debut in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and her numerous television and film credits include Every Little Step, Guiding Light, Good Morning America, The Today Show and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also appeared on the 100th Episode of Dancing with the Stars with Mario Lopez. In New York City, she is on the faculty of The Broadway Artists Alliance, and has taught for The Broadway Dance Center, Broadway Classroom and Camp Broadway. Torggler Summer Vocal Institute students will accompany Parcells during her performance. www.heatherparcells.com/ Tickets: $35. http://fergusoncenter.org/performances/ Studio Theatre, Ferguson Center,  1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 8 pm
An Evening with Kirsten Scott
An evening of Broadway favorites and beloved standards is in store, featuring celebrated artist Kirsten Scott. Kirsten, who originated the Broadway roles of Jenny Hill in “Big Fish” and Young Phyllis in the 2012 Kennedy Center revival of “Follies,” also appeared in Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and “Hairspray.” She is a graduate of the Carnegie Melon School of Drama.? Tickets: $35. http://fergusoncenter.org/performances/ Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 4 pm
SAF: The Tenth Terrific Teen Talent Recital
Smithfield's Sundays at Four performance series presents the Tenth Terrific Teen Talent Recital.This recital will again feature six Hampton Roads teenage musicians whose already-recognized talents will amaze the Sundays at Four audience. Please plan to give generously to support this on-going opportunity for young musicians, as well as the SAF Nelson Linaburg Scholarship fund. Free will offering concert. For more information: 757 675-5777. www.sundaysatfourva.org ?Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2017-2018 season on August 19, 21 & 22, 2017. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
BYOV Run for the Arts 5k
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia are so proud to be launching our first ever BYOV Run for the Arts 5k presented by Tecnico Corporation on Saturday, August 19 at Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 . We are planning an exciting, dynamic, and interactive race day that will surely be a ton of fun. Funds raised from the race will directly support BYOV's programming, including scholarship opportunities for members and our continued efforts to provide the highest level of large ensemble training for over 300 of our community's fine young musicians!  We invite you to register for the race using this secure link: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30125?la=79c958d43badb3874685dd6901a95f84386402fd. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events and race details.

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