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

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

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

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

I. Sherman Greene Chorale Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, proudly observes its 45th year as it perpetuates the rich legacy of its founder, the late Mr. I. Sherman Greene, Choral Director of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Renowned for its performances of time-tested and contemporary music that enlightens, energizes, and inspires its audiences, the Chorale (which is currently comprised of singers from the Hampton Roads area, the Peninsula, and North Carolina) seeks to augment its membership and welcomes auditions of interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers. Auditions for 2017-2018 season will be held in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Avenue, Norfolk from 5:00-6:00 P.M. on Mondays - September 11, 18, and 25, 2017.  Auditioners should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and to execute required vocal exercises. Please call (757) 472-7553 or visit ishermangreenechorale.org for further information

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

September ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
September 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 49th season with a program titled “George Frederick and His Frenemies.”
This concert features various works by Handel and his competitors at the time, one of whom almost cut his life and career short with a strike of a sword, from which George Frederick was saved by a button on his coat. Directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Free reception follows the performance. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072, olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door. Sanctuary, Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
Brian Nedvin and Stephen Coxe Faculty Recital
Stephen Coxe will perform in a Faculty Recital at Old Dominion University with tenor Brian Nedvin and soprano Bridgid Eversole. The program will feature art song by Maurice Ravel, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Benjamin Britten, and a new duet composed by Mr. Coxe for Brian Nedvin and Bridgid Eversole to be given its premiere performance. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk 23529
Friday, September 29, 7:30 pm
The ODU Symphony Orchestra: American Memories
The ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul S. Kim, opens its Symphonic Synergy collaborative season with an exciting array of rarely heard American masterpieces: George Chadwick's Euterpe Overture, Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with faculty soprano Agnes Fuller Wynne, and William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American" with guest conductor Timothy Dixon from Messiah College. Free admission. ODU University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23508; free parking in Garage D (between 45th and 46th Streets). For ODUSO's full season, visit: www.odu.edu/musicdept/ensembles/symphony-orchestra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm
Join the ODU Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra for an evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres.
Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, October 23, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Jasper String Quartet with the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and “powerful” (New York Times). “The Jaspers ... match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments” (New Haven Advocate). The Quartet records exclusively for Sono Luminus and has released three highly acclaimed albums: Beethoven Op. 131, The Kernis Project: Schubert, and The Kernis Project: Beethoven. The Jaspers are the professional quartet in residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Master Class Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529
Monday, October 30, 7:30 pm
The ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble
Present a concert featuring music from Colonial and Revolutionary America, including the music of William Billings, our first American choral composer. Directed by Bianca Hall and Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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

Friday, October 6, 2017, TBA
#VSOatROPER: Voices of Veterans
The VSO honors our region’s remarkable military community with music inspired by the valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the nation’s armed forces. We will feature the work of composers and artists who used their creativity to process their own experiences of war. The program will include engaging community conversations about the challenges armed forces personnel and their families face, both in the line of duty and in their civilian lives. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Starting priceTBA. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Freedom
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to the Future with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. Adolphus Hailstork - To Those Who Serve (world premiere); Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 with Orlando Alonso, piano; Brahms - Symphony No. 1. Season tickets $90 - $200. Individual tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8 pm
CMSW: Ensemble 4.1 Piano Windtet
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg. The only “piano windtet” of its kind: ensemble 4.1! FOUR wind soloists from top German Orchestras and ONE acclaimed pianist Thomas Hoppe devote themselves to this largely unfamiliar yet wonderful musical genre. The communicative powers and the intoxicating atmosphere this group creates on stage have been praised by critics and has become a hallmark of the ensemble 4.1. In addition to performing Mozart’s and Beethoven’s masterworks for this instrumentation, the ensemble is dedicated to discovering rarely played compositions from the Romantic and Modern periods. After many years of silence, composers such as Walther Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher and Arne Oldberg are again being performed for an enthusiastic public. Visit : http://four-point-one.de The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Sahba Motallebi / Naghmeh Farahmand Duo
Sahba Motallebi is an acclaimed virtuosa of the tar, setar, and shoorangiz. Born in Iran and based in Southern California, Motallebi has performed in collaboration with renowned vocalists such as Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Alireza Ghorbani, and Sina Sarlak as well as with esteemed composers and musicians, notably Hossein Alizadeh, Arshad Tahmasebi, Keyhan Kalhour, and Yo-Yo Ma. Classical Persian music for the Tar and traditional Persian percussion instruments, the daf and tonbak. This concert is made possible in part by the James H. Critchfi eld Memorial Endowment. Free. For more information please contact Chris DeLautenti: cadelaurenti@wm.edu. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Copland’s Clarinet Concerto
The 2017-2018 Regent Classics series opens with Respighi’s Botticelli Triptych, a marvelous and colorful piece inspired by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s Early Renaissance paintings. Hear Principal Clarinet Michael Byerly’s VSO solo debut in a dreamy concerto from America’s most beloved native composer, Aaron Copland. Commissioned by Benny Goodman, Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was influenced by Brazilian folk music he heard on his travels through South America. The Concerto is languid yet expressive in its first movement and becomes restive and audacious in its second. The concert concludes with Brahms’s mellow and airy Serenade No. 2. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 pm

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Totentanz & Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
To celebrate its 5th year anniversary, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle, kicks off its season with an energetic and dramatic program of Berlioz, Liszt, and Brahms. The Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz opens the program with sweeping melodies and a mood of unreserved celebration.  Piano soloist Ben Corbin, pictured, performs the intense and moody Totentanz ("Dance of the Death") by Liszt.  Finishing the program is Brahms' Symphony No. 2, a symphonic masterpiece that invokes a pastoral mood, playfulness, melancholy, and ultimately, triumph. Tickets: $20. Phone (757) 722-ARTS or Hampton Coliseum Box Office at (757) 838-4203. Order online from Ticketmaster.com or phone 1-800-745-3000. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn/ NCC: Schumann/Shostakovich
F. Ludwig Diehn Series in cooperation with the Norfolk Chamber Consort Guest Ensemble Jasper String Quartet. Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Piano Quintet in E flat (1842) Robert Schumann (1810-1856); Piano Quintet in G Minor (1940) Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Master Class Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Season Subscription: Regular/$75; Senior/$65. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWU: The Cann Sisters
Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series. Kimberly and Michelle Cann, educated at the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, respectively, mesh exceptional talents into electrifying performances. “The sheer verve of both sisters gliding along the two grands with evident passion and communication is something to behold.” (Mountain Xpress) Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Reservations: 757.455.2101. Free parking; guard at the campus entrance will point the way. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455

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

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

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

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

November ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Sunday, November 5, 7 pm
Kosnik Annual Faculty Organ Concert, featuring Jim Kosnik
Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
. Monday, November 6, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Performs works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. The ODU Brass Choir has performed continuously since 1972, originally directed by William Bartolotta and directed by Mike Hall since 2006. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 12, 4 pm
The ODU Concert Choir and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale perform “A Choral Sampler”
Directed by Nancy Klein Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk
. Tuesday, November 21, 7 pm
The ODU Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 side by side with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra
Come hear Gustav Mahler’s epic First Symphony as two orchestras combine to share a musical journey that embraces nature, confronts death, and leads ultimately to ecstatic triumph. Tickets: $6 students, $10 adults at bayyouth.org through Nov. 20; $8–12 at the door. Group rates available. Visit bayyouth.org for location and further details.
Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 pm
Join the ODU Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Orchestra for an evening of music from a variety of jazz-related genres. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 11, 12, 15, 18, 19 at 4pm
The Mother of Us All
Hudson Hall, at the historic and newly restored Hudson Opera House presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance of a unique American masterpiece:The Mother of Us All, music by Virgil Thomson, libretto by Gertrude Stein. Visionary stage director R. B. SCHLATHER mounts new production of this rarely performed opera, honoring the centennial of New York State signing into law a woman's right to vote. More than 30 Hudson Valley residents form the huge, gender-bending cast and band., Starring mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens as Susan B. Anthony and  Dominic Armstrong as Jo the Loiterer Teresa Buchholz as Anne, Matthew Deming as Anna Hope, Christopher Johnstone as Thaddeus Stevens, Phil Kline as Andrew Johnson, Ella Loudon as Indiana Elliot, Nancy Allen Lundy as Gertrude Stein, Marie Mascari as Angel More, Marc Molomot as John Adams, Robert Osborne as Daniel Webster, Kent Smith as Virgil Thomson, Charles Sprawls as Ulysses S. Grant. Director: R. B. Schlather Music Director:  Tony Kieraldo Costume Designer:  Marsha Ginsberg Lighting Designer: JAX Messenger Dramaturg: Joan Retallack Tickets start at $25 hudsonhall.org  Hudson Hall ,at the historic Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4 pm
Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie
Cantabile Project. Contrasting the ultra-romanticism of the 19th century Schumann love songs, “Frauen Lieben und Leben”, will be “Thoughts Unspoken” by American composer Jake Heggie. Heggies’s late 20th century songs reflect attitudes infused with the relationship struggles between a quiet man and his liberated wife.  Also on the program will be selections from “Dichterliebe”, and “Animal Passion”?a song about a woman who lives for just one thing! Find out what that is while enjoying the beautiful, expressive performances of some of Hampton Roads finest singers and collaborative pianist. Soprano Anna Feucht, baritone Chris Mooney and pianist Ruth Winters. Free will offering. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach VA 23452

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Brandon Ridenour was the youngest member ever to join the iconic group Canadian Brass, with which he recorded 10 albums, performed in distinguished venues around the world, and received three Juno Award nominations. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. Ridenour is the winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild solo competition and has recorded three solo albums. His latest release, Fantasies and Fairy Tales, features his own virtuosic arrangements of classical masterworks for trumpet and piano. Master Class Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

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

Minguet Quartett
The Minguet Quartet, founded in 1988, is one of the most internationally sought-after string quartets today and gives guest performances in all the great concert halls of the world. The passionate and intelligent interpretations of the Minguet Quartet always ensure inspiring listening experiences – “for the joy in sound and expression with which the ensemble makes the works speak enlivens even the smallest detail”. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). The namesake of the Quartet is Pablo Minguet, a Spanish philosopher of the 18th century who attempted, in his writings, to facilitate access to the fine arts for all sectors of the population – and this idea is a chief artistic concern of the Minguet Quartet.Mozart: Quartet No.14 in G, K.387; Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 4 in e minor, Op. 44 No. 2; Schumann: Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3. Visit www.minguet.de for more information. Nov 13: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15.www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Nov 14: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2017-2018 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/php_files/standby.php up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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

WSO: Magic Mozart
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the common thread to our Second Masterworks concert.  Often called "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music." composer Heitor Villa-Lobo's  melodious Sinfonietta No. 1 is based on the music of Mozart. Acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin, one of only two clarinetists to receive the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement and excellence in music, performs Mozart's famous and stunning Clarinet Concerto followed by the orchestra's performance of Mozart's Symphony no 40. In G Minor, what is widely considered to be Mozart's most popular of his 41 symphonies. For tickets and subscriptions, or for information about concert sponsorship by individuals and businesses, call (757) 229-9857. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

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

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

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Ode to Hope
Symphonicity's 37th Season - Ode to the Future with Conductor Daniel W. Boothe. Markowski – joyRIDE; Haydn - Cello Concerto in D Major with Steven Honigberg, cello; Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 "Reformation." Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 19, 2017, time TBA
YRSO: Young Artists Concerto Competition
York River Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition is open to musicians ages 12-21. Information and guidelines and the application form can be found here: http://www.yrso.org/YACC/ First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1 - 9 pm
NYFOS Next: ...A Bernstein Marathon
Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT program, which will comprise a 90 minute period, will feature works by today’s composers who either studied directly under Maestro Bernstein or have been influenced by his work.  Free. Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC 10016

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December3, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Welcome the season at Sing We Nowell, the Chorale's annual concert of holiday music from the beloved English choral tradition. Tudor composer Robert Fayrfax's Magnificat 'Regale', sparkling arrangements of familiar carols, and beautiful anthems by Cecilia MacDowall, Will Todd, and Alexander L'Estrange are just a few of the a cappella? gems in store for you. Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10 per person. Student Tickets:  $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375 or visit: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale The box office and lobby will open for will call and ticket sales 45 minutes prior to each performance. The house will open for seating 30 minutes prior to each performance. Dec 2: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Dec 3: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.

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

WSO: Holiday Pops
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. The beloved annual event rings in the season with plenty of holiday cheer during Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination weekend. Enjoy festive seasonal music and finish the afternoon with a walk through Colonial Williamsburg to view the holiday decorations, followed by the evening fireworks display from the Governor's Palace.  Join Sarah Kate Walston and Janna Hymes as they present this sold out annual favorite. Tickets: $30. To order tickets online: www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/ or call 1-800-HISTORY or visit at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet or the Kimball Theatre box office. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Choral Society: Hark!
Celebrate the sounds of the season with familiar carols and new favorites for choir and brass quintet. Featuring works by Pinkham, McCullough, and Willcocks.
Tickets: General Admission: $15, Senior/Military/Student: $12. http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/
Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm, 2017
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 10, 4 pm
Trinity United Methodist, 201 Cedar St., Smithfield, VA 23430
Saturday, December 16, 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: Snowy Holidays
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll and Reginald Fox. Works by Bach/Calliet, Coleridge-Taylor, Correll, Fucik/Eisbrenner, Reed Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

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

Monday, December 11, 2017, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program has become an annual tradition. It features holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with others to be announced Cover $20. Walk-ins always welcome at the bar. Reservations: 212-866-0600; Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway (at 105th Street), New York, NY

Thursday, December 12, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 12: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk. Dec 15: Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Handel’s Messiah
JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the time-honored Christmas tradition of George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio, Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of the Messiah. From Isaiah’s prophecies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 14: Regent Univerisity Theater. Dec 15: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 16: Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5 pm

TENET: Candlelight Carols
TENET celebrates the holidays with cozy carols to warm the heart and soul on one of the darkest nights of the year. Our quintet of singers will be joined by lutenist Hank Heijink in an eclectic program of carols from America and Europe in a performance highlighting TENET’s distinctive clarity through thoughtful renditions of time-honored tunes. Jolle Greenleaf, sopran;o Martha Cluver, soprano; Kate Maroney, alto, Owen Mc Intosh, ; tenor Charles Wesley Evans, bass; Hank Heijink, lute. Tickets: Dec 15: Tickets: $50, $50, $30, $25. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/candlelight-carols All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave., New York City, NY 10075. Dec 16: Tickets: $20 - $65 https://www.caramoor.org/events/tenet/ Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY 10536.

Saturday, December 16, 2017, time TBA
BYOV: Concerto Competition
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina 2017 Concerto Competition is open to members of BYCO & BYSO. Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

Vienna Boys Choir
Beloved for its pure, heavenly sound, this internationally revered choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, and despite the youth of its singers, represents an art form steeped in tradition and history. Today, boys audition for the choir from around the world; many of them have fathers or even grandfathers who were choir members. The full choir is divided into four equally gifted touring groups, each led by its own conductor and accompanied by tutors. The group who will be presented by the Virginia Arts Festival includes boys from Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines. They will be led by their spirited Italian choirmaster Manolo Cagnin, who has traveled with the group throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He chooses repertoire to match the boys’ voices and personalities—including, in the case of these December performances, some of the best-loved holiday music ever written. Order your tickets early, as previous Virginia Arts Festival performances of the Vienna Boys Choir have sold out!  info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Dec 20: St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Tickets: $21 - $58. Dec 21: $21 – $85. Sandler Center for the Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7 pm
TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale
Join TENET and the Green Mountain Project performers to celebrates the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth with a performance of selections from his monumental collection Selva morale e spirituale. A program featuring six core voices, violins, cornetti, and continuo highlights some of Monteverdi’s most famous psalm and motet settings alongside instrumental works by Monteverdi’s contemporaries. JOLLE GREENLEAF | soprano; MOLLY QUINN | soprano; OWEN MCINTOSH | tenor; JASON MCSTOOTS | tenor; SUMNER THOMPSON | tenor; JOHN TAYLOR WARD | bass; AISSLINN NOSKY | violin; BETH WENSTROM | violin; KIRI TOLLAKSEN | cornetto; ALEX OPSAHL | cornetto; HANK HEIJINK | theorbo; CHARLES WEAVER | theorbo; JEFFREY GROSSMAN | harpsichord. Tickets: $29 - $76. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/selva-morale St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014

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