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Monday, August 28, 2017, 7 pm
Join Ambrosia Quartet & Let’s “PLAY BALL” !
Ambrosia Quartet will be performing the National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” at Harbor Park, the home of The Tides. So, warm up your voices, bring your cheer, and bring friends on the evening of Monday, August 28th. Let us know that you’ll definitely be coming by Friday, August 18th, so we can anticipate the group size and reserve a section for Ambrosia friends. Tickets: $10.50/each. rebecca@ambrosiaquartet.com. Bring $10.50 cash/ticket (We’ll make a meeting spot outside.) 757-289-5315 (Be in touch on the day.) www.ambrosiaquartet.com

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

YRSO Openings
The York River Symphony Orchestra currently has openings for strings, bassoon, trombone and percussion. We are glad to put other instrumentalists on the "extra" list. The York River Symphony Orchestra, www.yrso.org is beginning rehearsals for its concerts September 23 and 24 at the Egyptian Festival in Hampton and its regular season concert October 8 at TNCC Hampton. The YRSO rehearses Monday evenings from 7-9 pm. August rehearsals will be held in Newport News. After Labor Day, the Orchestra will rehearse at York High School in York County. To inquire about playing with this community orchestra, contact either Conductor Eric Reiff at the Music Library of Hampton University, (757) 727- 5411 eric.reiff@hamptonu.edu  or Personnel Director Barbara Eger, (757) 267-2959, bfeger@yahoo.com

August 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, August 15, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 19, 8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Chamber Ensemble from Washington, DC, Jeffrey Sean Dokken, Director
Tuesday, August 22, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, August 29, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Duo Recital
Sarah Bland, Organist from Hickory Neck, Episcopal Church in Toano, Virginia & Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, August 31, 8 pm
Bass Trombone & Organ Recital
Don Wilmot, Bass Trombone & Rebecca Davy, Organ
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
August 5Norman Elton, Organist
August 12, 19, 26Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wonderful Wednesdays 2017
The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center presents the 2017 Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Music Series. Advance tickets are $20 per show  or $75 for entire series of 4 concerts, available until June 20th. After June 20th, tickets are $25 at the door. Students and Military (with ID) are $10 each concert. To purchase tickets visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org/Summer_Music_Series.html Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, 607 Effingham Street, Portsmouth
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Virginia Chorale sings the Great American Songbook
Enduring popular and jazz standards by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Ellington, Arlen, Rodgers, and more, sung by Virginia’s premier professional choral ensemble.

TRADOC Music Under the Stars 2017
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis. Music Under the Stars Vehicle Rapid Access Request Form: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/Rapid%20Access%202017.pdf Concert venue: Magnolia Park, 401 Lee Blvd, Fort Eustis, Newport News, VA 23604
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band: 1812 Overture Season Finale

Music by the Bay 2017 Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday Evenings | June 9 – August 25Bring your own picnic, chairs and Frisbee to enjoy summer sunsets  by the Chesapeake Bay, along with great military band music.  Large groups welcome. Drop-off at Continental Park, bus parking  at Outlook Beach parking lot. Free parking onsite. Free and Open to the Public. Continental Park, Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
USAF Heritage of America Concert Band
Thursday, August 24, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
USAF Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue
Thursday, August 31, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
USAF Heritage of America Heritage Brass

VSO: Symphony by the Sea
Virginia Symphony Orchestra's Symphony by the Sea series, presented by The Breeden Company as part of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, will feature four concerts performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the 31st Street stage at the oceanfront. Come celebrate the season’s opening with a pre-season teaser. Soak in the salty air and starry night and enjoy the sensational sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs, and celebrate another season kick off with the VSO!  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, etc. Full concert details, including rain dates and cancellations, can be found at www.virginiasymphony.org
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sounds of Freedom
From the magnificent marches of John Phillip Sousa to the classic American style of Aaron Copland, and even the toe-tapping, swinging big-band scores by George Gershwin, this concert takes us through a range of patriotic songs that embody our American pride.
Tuesday, September 7, 2017, 7:30
Songs for our Sailors
Celebrating the Naval Station Norfolk’s Centennial, this concert honors the men and women who work to keep our shores safe. Pieces like Victory at Sea, Midway March, and Hands Across the Sea will inspire patriotism and gratitude for our sailors who brave the world’s seas in service to our great country.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8 am
BYOV Run for the Arts 5k
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia are so proud to be launching our first ever BYOV Run for the Arts 5k presented by Tecnico Corporation on Saturday, August 19 at Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 . We are planning an exciting, dynamic, and interactive race day that will surely be a ton of fun. Funds raised from the race will directly support BYOV's programming, including scholarship opportunities for members and our continued efforts to provide the highest level of large ensemble training for over 300 of our community's fine young musicians!  Cost: $30 - Includes (1) Race entry and (1) special race t-shirt. Aug 18: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Race packet pickup party at Chick-fil-A on Battlefield Blvd, 1516 Sam's Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Aug 19: 7:00 am - Pre-race registration begins at Chesapeake City Park; 8:00 am - Race starts; 9:00 am - Chick-fil-A after party and awards presentation. We invite you to register for the race using this secure link: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30125?la=79c958d43badb3874685dd6901a95f84386402fd. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events and race details.

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 8 pm
VSO: Concert in the Park
Vrginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra will appear in concert for a free evening Downtown Norfolk Waterfront performance. In celebration of Naval Station Norfolk Centennial, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform “Salute to America”,  featuring musical selections like “God Bless America” and “Victory at Sea.” The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert is the third concert, in a series of 5 annual summer concerts that feature national recording artists, all sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation. Produced by Norfolk Festevents. Open lawn seating is available and picnics are welcome. The evening will include gourmet artisan foods and beverages for purchase. Town Point Park will open at 6pm for pre-concert picnics. The show begins at 8 pm.Free and open to the public. Town Point Park, Norfolk Town Point Park, 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity by the Sea
This season's two Symphony by the Sea concerts are conducted by guest conductor John Brewington. Concerts are free and seating is first come, first served. (757) 671-8611. symphonicity.org Neptune's Park, 31st Street and Oceanfont, Virginia Beach 23451

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions August 28 and September 11, 2017
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 season of three concerts. Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 28, from 4 until 7 p.m., and on Monday, September 11, from 5 until 6:30 p.m.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant's basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  At St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd.  Contact membership chair Deidre Lenderking at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild's programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

Thursday, August 31 2017, 4 pm
Soothin’ Summer Sounds @ Mathews Memorial Library: Ambrosia Quartet
Soothin’ Summer Sounds @ Mathews Memorial Library is “Hitting a High Note Again” with the Ambrosia Quartet a chamber music ensemble. This dynamic ensemble, all professionally trained and full time members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string quartet, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. Free. Phone: 804-725-5747. www.mathewslibrary.org. Mathews Memorial Library, 251 Main Street, Mathews, VA 23109

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
Grab your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and join us for a free outdoor concert at the College of William & Mary’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheater! Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, 201 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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