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Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is hosting its 1st Annual Young Artist Competition.  This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its first annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2017. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 22. Application is due with paid registration fee ($25) by October 28, 2016.  Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. Competition is November 6, 2016. Performance is March 12, 2017. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply

YRSO Young Artists Concerto CompetitionThe York River Symphony Orchestra announces its 16th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. The competition is open to musicians ages 12-21.The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 5, 2017 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at TNCC, Hampton. 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 November 3.

Soprano, Alto and Tenor Section Leaders Needed
Galilee Church is looking for section leaders for its Adult Choir. Commitments include Thursdays 7:15-8:45 pm, Sundays 10:15am-12:15pm and a few additional services and rehearsals during the year. Compensation starts at $40 per call. For more information, please contact Gustavo Andres, Music Director at (812)219-0585, gusandres75@gmail.com

Monday, September 26
BYOV Auditions
On Monday, September 26 Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will be holding auditions for our Junior Strings. This ensemble is for young musicians (violin, viola, cello, and bass) through rising 7th grade. For more information about our orchestras and to schedule an audition, visit bayyouth.org/members/auditions. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Richards,Executive Director, (757) 618-1800 or richards.byov@gmail. Audition requirements and excerpts are available online. All Bay Youth members gain entry to their ensembles through an audition. Concert and Symphony Orchestras rehearsals are held on Monday evenings beginning September 13 at Norview High School in Norfolk. To schedule an audition, visit: bayyouth.org/members/auditions Junior Strings Auditions will be held at Norview Middle School in Norfolk, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7 pm
Organ Recital Dr. Brandon Spence
Dr. Brandon Spence, a student of Dr. Charles E. Vogan and Mrs. Frieda O. Vogan at Old Dominion University, says that he owes his musical heritage to the Vogan family and any musical legacy he passes on will be derived largely of what he learned from them. He participated in Mrs. Vogan’s memorial service in 2013. His intention has been to return to Royster Church, where he learned to play the organ, and perform an organ recital dedicated to the Vogan family and the congregation of Royster Church. His recital program will include compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Marcel Dupre, George Frederick Handel, William Grant Still and Robin Dinda. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505

Monday, September 26, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Ethos Percussion Group
"Spellbinding", "astonishing" and "immaculate" are all words that critics have used to describe the Ethos Percussion Group. The New York Times has hailed the ensemble for its "expert togetherness, sensitivity and zest." Ethos is currently in its third decade of exceptional music-making and collective devotion to the world of percussion. All individually accomplished artists, Ethos members Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney and Yousif Sheronick are equally at home with contemporary classical repertoire and in collaborations with master musicians from non-Western traditions. The ensemble's critically-acclaimed performances regularly feature numerous commissions and world premieres; traditional influences from India, West Africa and the Middle East; and landmark works by composers such as John Cage, Philip Glass, Lou Harrison, Steve Reich and Frank Zappa. Works by Prieto, Ramzy, Isbarra, Sheronick, Hollenbeck, Garland, Reich. Master Class: September 27, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

ODU September Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Orchestra
performing a variety of music honoring traditions of jazz while introducing new arrangements and original compositions. Directed by Doug Owens. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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 27, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 29, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute
What a Wonderful World. It’s Too Marvelous for Words. Somehow Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald were able to show the world how wonderful and marvelous it really is with their songs that since have become timeless jazz standards. Fitzgerald, born in Newport News, Virginia in 1917, was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for nearly half a century, selling over 40 million albums and receiving 13 Grammy awards. Armstrong, born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1901, was an inventive and pioneering jazz trumpet and cornet player. Their music changed the course of American music history. Join the VSO in a celebration of these musical behemoths. Ankush Bahl, conductor; Marva Hicks, vocals; Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sep 29: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 1: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 6 pm
An Evening of Chamber Music
The Sentara Music and Medicine Center and Symphonicity present an evening of chamber music with works by Vaughn Williams, Mozart, Bach, Piazzolla. Alex Mason, conductor; Erich Graf & Susan Gruge, flutes; Dr. Kamal Chémali, piano; Megan Van Gomple, violin; Irene Kohut-Ilchyshyn, violin; Dr. Susan Ha, piano. Recption: 5:30. Admission is free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital Courtyard, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk 23507

Friday, September 30, 2016, 7 pm & 9 pm
TENET: The New Art
From the late 13th century to the Roman de Fauvel (compiled 1316), the Ars nova (c. 1322) of Phillipe de Vitry and the music of Guillaume Machaut. Under guest music director Scott Metcalfe, TENET will present a mini series called The Cycle of Invention to spotlight Machaut's contribution to composition during the late middle ages while also featuring those who preceded and followed him. During his lifetime, Machaut was known as an incredible poet and a stylistic inventor. Musical Director Scott Metcalf; Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf. Soprano Jolle Greenleaf; Alto Luthien Brackett; Tenors Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Strings Scott Metcalf;e Winds Debra Nagy; Lute Charles Weaver. Tickets: $40. 7:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-7 9:00 pm tickets: http://tenet.nyc/sept-30-tickets-9 Tenri Cultural Institute, 3 W 13th St., New York, NY 10011

Virginia Opera: The Seven Deadly Sins & Pagliacci
The Seven Deadly Sins. Setting out on a journey across America to aid her poverty-stricken family, Anna – manifested as two facets of one personality, one who sings and one who dances – finds herself on a seven-year, seven-city quest where she ultimately encounters each of the seven deadly sins. With a melodic score by Kurt Weill, and a tantalizing tale by Bertolt Brecht, the story focuses on Anna’s unsettling challenges and inner struggles - a tale with clear 21st Century resonance. Sung by the internationally renowned Weill specialist, Ute Gfrerer, in her American operatic stage debut, and conducted by the Virginia Opera’s own Principal Conductor, Adam Turner (inaugural recipient of the prestigious Julius Rudel/Kurt Weill Conducting Fellowship), this tour-de-force production is not to be missed! Sung in English with English Supertitles. Pagliacci. When the “clown” realizes that he, too, experiences sorrow like any other man, his fast-paced journey of jealousy and murder becomes all-consuming. A standard of the operatic stage, featuring one of the classic tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” Pagliacci is a gripping drama of love, deception and revenge. Starring internationally acclaimed soprano Kelly Kaduce, in her Virginia Opera debut, and the anticipated return of the dynamic Michael Chioldi (Salome 2015), you will be captivated until the last breath. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:30 pm; Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:30 pm.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2 pm.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, October 14, 2016, 8 pm; Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm.

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:30 am
TRADOC Marching Band
Neptune Festival Parade. TRADOC Jazz Orchestra Concert. 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. www.neptunefestival.com/ Atlantic Ave., 16th - 32nd Streets, Virginia Beach

October Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, October 4, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 6, 8 pm
Chamber Winds Recital
TRADOC Chamber Winds Army Band from Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, October 8, 8 pm
Guitar & Flute Recital
Duo Thalassa, Wayla Chambo, Flutist & Todd Holcomb, Guitarist, from Southeast, Virginia
Tuesday, October 11, 8 pm
Guitar Recital
Peter Griggs, Guitarist from New York City
Thursday, October 13, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 15, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Sunday, October 16, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of John Rutter
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, October 18, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 20, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 22, 8 pm
Flute Recital
Tom Moore, Flutist & Rebecca Davy, Accompanist
Tuesday, October 25, 8 pm
Recorder, Cello, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Recorder, Jeff Phelps, Cello, Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord
Thursday, October 27, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
October 1 - Thomas Marshall, Organist
October 8, 15, 22 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
October 29 - Sarah Bland, Organist

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3 pm
Organ and Piano Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4 pm
VWC: Fall Hymn Festival – This Little Light of Mine
“You are here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.” Matthew 5:14, The Message. YOU choose the hymns! Selections will be accepted until 3:50pm for this celebration of Christ’s light dwelling within us. Dr. Terry Lindvall, C. S. Lewis Endowed Chair of Communication and Christian Thought, will offer a reflection. The Wesleyan Worship Choir, a massed group of singers from churches throughout the region, will lead the congregation and present two special selections under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of VWC Choirs; Geoffrey Bell, VWC ’09, organist. To sing in the choir, email sbilly@vwc.edu with your voice part. (rehearsal that day at 3:15pm; music provided) Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5 pm
Awadagin Pratt, Piano
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Norfolk State University is proud to present pianist Awadagin Pratt in recital. Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. His honors include winning the Naumburg International Piano Competition, receiving the Avery Fisher Career Grant, performing three times at the White House, and giving performances all over the world. His recent recordings include the Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Zuill Bailey. Mr. Pratt will conduct a masterclass on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12 pm at the Wilder Center. There is free admission to the masterclass. Questions can be directed to Susan Ha at scha@nsu.edu Admission: $10 General/$5 Students with ID. Phone (757) 823-8582/8529, email scha@nsu.edu or purchase online at nsuchoirs.com. L. Douglas Wilder Center, 700 Park Ave , Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for St. Michael and All Angels
The Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s marks this special feast with music from their recent tour to England, as well as a world premiere of a new composition by local composer John Dixon. Free, reception to follow. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

BYOV 2016-2017 Concerto Competition
The annual Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia Concerto Competition will take place on Saturday, November 19. This is earlier than in year's past. The deadline to apply is October 3. You can submit your application online https://bayyouth.org/members/2016-concerto-competition/. There is a $30 application fee. All repertoire must be approved by the music director, competitors must memorize their music, and provide their own piano accompaniment. The competition is open to members of the Bay Youth Concert & Symphony Orchestras. All members are encouraged to participate in this incredible recital opportunity to showcase their talents. Three winners will be chosen to perform with their orchestra (1 BYCO, 2 BYSO) at the Concerto Concert on March 22 at Norfolk Academy.

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Exploring Albinoni
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Featuring the winner of the 2015 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition. Adagio in G Minor   Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751); Oboe Concerto in D Minor, Op. 9 Tomaso Albinoni; Fugue in A Major on a Theme by Tomaso Albinoni J.S. Bach (1685-1750); Oboe Concerto in D Minor Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $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

ODU October Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
co-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, opens its 48th season with a program titled “Discovering Albinoni,” featuring works by Tomaso Albinoni and by those he inspired, including J.S. Bach and Benedetto Marcello. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072, olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2 pm

The Medium
Written by Gian Carlo Menotti, performed by ODU Opera and ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Brian Nedvin, conducted by Paul Kim. Take a look into the world of Madame Flora, a fraudulent medium, her daughter Monica, and a mute street urchin, Toby. Madame Flora, a functioning alcoholic, struggles to maintain a grip on reality and eventually completely unravels. What are the implications to her daughter, to Toby, and to those who come for the séance? Come join us as Halloween approaches! University Theatre. Tickets: $15 at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5pm - 6:30pm
American Music in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, 1793-1893
Revell Carr, College of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of North Carolina Greensboro. American Music in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, 1793-1893 The nineteenth century saw drastic changes to the music and culture of the Hawaiian islands, due in large part to a dynamic relationship between Native Hawaiians and groups of American missionaries and seamen who introduced Hawaiians to genres of American music, from Christian hymns to blackface minstrelsy. This lecture will explore the tension between missionaries and sailors over music and dance in the burgeoning metropolis of Honolulu, and will look at how Hawaiians negotiated a cosmopolitan identity through the development of new musical genres that combined ancient traditions with musical innovations. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 pm
Halloween concert
Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre; Modest Mussorgsky, Khovantchina Overture; Modest Mussorgsky, Night on the Bald Mountain; André Caplet, The Masque of Red Death; Joseph Holbrooke, The Raven, op.25. Admission: $3 students, $10 general admission. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler 200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12 noon
St. Bede: Music of Germany
Organist Aaron Renninger will present Music of Germany - a Trip through the Centuries. All are invited to bring lunch to eat following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: Wien I: Fin de Siecle
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Joseph Marx: Nocturne, Selige Nacht; Hans Pfitzner: An dem Mond Op. 18; Richard Strauss: Selected Songs, 4 Letze Lieder; Alexander Zemlinsky: Selected Songs; Kristina Bachrach, Tami Petty, Laura Strickling, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Aaron Copland and the American Identity
Aaron Copland, one of the most influential 20th century composers, forged a uniquely American identity in orchestral music. Inspired by folk songs and jazz, his music often had a very accessible style and rhythmic vitality. His open intervals, slowly progressing harmonies, and songful melodies evoke the vastly open frontier landscapes and the optimistic pioneering spirit of the American west. Copland’s tone is hopeful, direct, and sincere. As the election of our 45th American President approaches, we present a program of music that pays homage to our ancestors and expresses the sentiments of landmark historical speeches, including the Gettysburg Address. Join us to celebrate the musical and historical heritage we all share! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Copland: Appalachian Spring; Copland: Lincoln Portrait. Starting price at $9.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4 pm

VSC: I won't Grow Up
Virginia Choral Society opens it's 86th season with I Won't Grow Up - Songs of, by, and for children. This concert features works by Bob Chilcott, Eric Whitacre, and songs like "Kids!" and "I Won't Grow Up!" from hit Broadway shows.  VCS sings a wide variety of repertoire; at any given concert you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. Season subscription: $40, $35; Tickets at the door: Adults/$18, Senior, Military, Students/$15; Tickets in advance: Adults/$15, Senior, Military, Students/$12. Buy tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/ From a chorus member, at 3. From Pro Music & Sound (2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA) or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services (4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA) or season tickets: http://www.vachoralsociety.org/season-tickets Oct 7: First Baptist,12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 8: First Presbyterian Church, 514 S Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23669. Oct 9: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

The Met 2016-2017 Live in HD
The Met’s 2016–17 season of Live in HD movie-theater transmissions features ten presentations, beginning October 8 with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Find your theater: http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/Theater-Finder/
Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00 pm
Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met. Estimated run time: 4 hrs 47 mins.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:55 pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Moart - Don Giovanni
Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct. Estimated run time: 3 Hrs 22 Mins.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:55 pm
Kaija Saariaho - L’Amour de Loin
Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Libretto by Amin Maalouf. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut. Estimated run time: 2 Hrs 33 Mins.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Let's Dance
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, Major (Ret.) William Garlette, Conductor and Music Director. Tickets:10.00. Students and children under 18 are admitted free of charge. www.eventbrite.com/ A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr., Hampton, VA 23666

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3 pm
YRSO : Start from the Beginning
York River Symphony Orchestra, Eric Reiff, D.M.A., conductor Clint Correll, Ph.D. (Hon), conductor. Bach's Prelude Chorale and Fugue, Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, Jeraldine Herbison’s “Canon and Fanfare” from Symphony No. 1, and several new or favorite pieces related to beginnings. Pre-Concert Showcase: Hansi Alt PianoTrio “Folksongs of Austria, Switzerland and Tirol” 2:15 - 2:45 pm. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. To purchase online visit http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:30 pm
Woodwind Quintet  Concert
A concert featuring woodwind performers from the Tidewater area: Wayne Hetrick, flute; Harvey Stokes,oboe; Edward Knakal,clarinet; Stephanie Sanders, bassoon; Rena Long,English horn; with pianist Paula Pressnell from Chowan University. Among their repertoire are works by Holst, Beethoven, Onslow, Barthe, and Arnold. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: QuinTango
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Tango – the eternal dance of man and woman, brought to life by this quintet of violins, cello, bass and piano. The lights dim, the temperature sizzles and the magic begins. Eva Cappelletti Chao & Joan Singer, violins; Kukasz Szyrner, cello; Jon Nazdin, bass; Jeffrey Watson, piano. Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, October 10, 2016, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8 pm

WSO: Soprano Sensation
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Seaton. The season opens with Soprano Sensation featuring guest vocalist Julia Bullock. Hailed by The New York Times as a “striking soprano” who “gave a ravishingly visceral” performance at her Carnegie Hall debut, Bullock will sing works by Villa-Lobos, Poulenc, Weill and Gershwin. Prior to performing with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in October, Ms. Bullock will make guest appearances with the LA Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, NY. Rossini: Overture to An Italian in Algiers; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 for Soprano & Orchestra of Violoncelli, A. 389; Poulenc: “Non monsieur mon mari” from Les mamelles de Tirésias; Mendelssohn: Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61; Weill: "Denn wie man sich bettet" from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny; Gershwin: "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess; Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D major, op.36. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. subscribe: call the office at (757) 229-9857 and provide a credit card number. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Chamber Winds
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band returns to Christ and St. Luke’s for a concert featuring their outstanding Chamber Winds Ensemble.  Stationed at Fort Eustis, the TRADOC Chamber Winds perform throughout the Tidewater area, with numerous appearances at schools, churches, and community venues. The hour-long concert will feature Beethoven’s Octet in E-flat for Winds, Op. 103, Arthur Bird’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 40, and Emile Bernard’s Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet, Op. 36. Free. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, October 15, 2016, 6:30 pm
Dramtreeo Performance
Dramtreeo (dram-TREE-oh) is an acoustic folk group based in Norfolk featuring the traditional music of North America, the British Isles, and the seven seas in an eclectic mixture of songs that reflect the joys and sorrows, the hard work and hard luck, the high spirits, and low humor of ordinary people around the world. Formed in the fall of 1981, the band began playing regularly at various venues in Hampton Roads.  Winners of numerous honors and awards, Dramtreeo has continued to delight audiences in the mid-Atlantic region. The band has performed with Robin and Linda Williams, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, the Kingston Trio, at numerous festivals, on television and radio, and for many, many private events. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
NNO: Beethoven Lives Here
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, Conductor. The Fifth Symphony and other masterworks by Ludwig von Beethoven Season tickets: $60 - Tickets@northernneckorchestra.org Single concert: $25. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. The first concert of the season includes Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture, Nicolai; Pavane pour une infante defunte, Ravel; Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold, Berlioz; Symphony No. 6, Dvorak. In 2013, a group of Hampton Roads musicians had a vision of creating a new orchestra to serve the area.  Talented professional and amateur musicians in the community – active and retired military, music teachers and students, senior citizens and youth – signed on to the dream, and by that summer, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic was born.   The HRP now presents four programs each season throughout the Hampton Roads area, regularly provides chamber ensembles to local events and organizations, and continues to garner enthusiastic public acclaim.  Welcoming familiar and new composers alike, the orchestra actively commissions new works each season; by the end of its third season, the HRP has premiered nine new compositions. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18.  Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more - call 757-726-7369 for more information. ticketmaster The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity : Explore the New World
Symphonicity's 2016-2017 Season: A Quest for the Best. Guest conductor will be Maestro Daniel W. Boothe, the first of five candidates vying for the position of Music Director and Conductor of Symphonicity. The concert will open with “United Artists” by composer Kenneth Fuchs, who will be present. Violinist Janet Sung will perform the Violin Concerto of Erich Korngold. The concert will conclude with the Symphony No. 9 of Dvorák (“From the New World”). symphonicity.org Season tickets: $90 - $200. Single tickets: $10 - $50. Phone: (757) 385-2787 or visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/ticket-info The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
Organ and Piano Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner. Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
The Wren Masters
The Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Wren Masters met through their involvement in early music performance at the College of William & Mary. Tom Marshall has taught keyboards there since 1981; Ruth Griffioen joined the faculty in 1994 to teach music history and also founded the W&M Early Music Ensemble. Sarah Glosson first took up the viola da gamba and baroque cello as a student in that ensemble in its first year, going on to play professionally. Susan Via added baroque violin to her repertoire after joining the W&M performance faculty in 1997. The group has been playing and performing together since 2004. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: A Recital for Voice and Piano
Adam Richardson, Baritone; Alison Chapman, Piano. Two Isle of Wight natives team to perform a special recital after 11 years of performing on different stages. Adam Richardson, a 2005 Smithfield High School and Governor’s School for the Arts graduate, is rapidly gaining acclaim as a multi-talented baritone for his powerful operatic, concert, and theatre performances. Mr. Richardson most recently was seen as Sciarrone in the opera Tosca. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and his Masters from The Juilliard School in 2011. Noted Smithfield pianist, and the music teacher at Hardy Elementary School, Alison Chapman, will be the collaborating artist for this homecoming recital. Tickets at the door: Adults $20 / Students $5 www.sundaysatfourva.org Information, please call 757-375-9140. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Maniacal 4
Maniacal 4 is an internationally acclaimed group of four great musicians telling one unified, inspiring musical story after another. The quartet has gone viral on YouTube, reddit and wimp.com, launching them into a new and exciting phase of their innovative career. Hailed as "a force to be reckoned with," they have played concerts on three continents, entertaining audiences with a wide range of styles and time periods. Combining brass, percussion, piano, singing and more, M4 offers a buffet of musical tastes from around the world and different time periods. Well versed in classical, jazz, latin and rock music, M4 performs its concerts almost exclusively from memory, projecting a "clear, unified, uplifting and committed musical vision on par with great Chamber ensembles." From recent collaborations with youth choirs to a string and vocal septet of "O Holy Night" to a sixteen-trombones-and-rhythm-section performance of Led Zeppelin in Rotterdam, M4 believes music is a side of the human experience to be explored and shared with all. Master Class: Oct 18, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 8 pm

Johannes String Quartet
The Johannes brings together the first American to win the Paganini Violin Competition in 24 years, Soovin Kim; the assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony, Julianne Lee; the principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, C.J. Chang; and the former principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Stumpf. Their collaboration was forged at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and shaped and mentored by the Guarneri String Quartet whose style was influenced by the Budapest String Quartet decades before. They are continuing the legacy of excellence. “The passion and attack that characterize the best of quartet playing.” - Philadelphia Inquirer http://www.johannesquartet.com/ Oct 17: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $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. Oct 18: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is 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 www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sphinx Virtuosi
The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition. Tickets: $20 Adult/$10 Student. www.vafest.org 757-282-2822. Attucks Theater, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Latin Rhythms
JoAnn Falletta conducts this exciting program, strongly influenced by Latin traditions including popular song and Mexican folklore. Composed in 1939, Revuletas’ Night of the Mayas has often been described as the Latin Rite of Spring, with its pulsating rhythms, unusual percussion components and electrifying dances. Winner of the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition, Celil Refik Kaya will lure audiences with Manuel Ponce’s mesmerizing Concierto del Sur, written for Spanish guitar icon Andres Segovia. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Celil Refik Kaya, guitar; Gershwin: Cuban Overture; Ponce: Guitar Concerto; Moncayo: Huapango; Revueltas: Night of the Mayas. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Oct 21: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 22: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 8 pm
Cantablile Project: War and Peace
This fall shortly before the November elections, Cantabile Project will present the theme recital “War and Peace”. This recital will present a broad perspective of war and it’s effects on those who go and those who stay. Our song selections represent a variety of countries and eras but feature American songs by such composers as Leonard Bernstein,Tom Cipulllo, Scott Gendel, John Kander, John Lennon and Larry Alan Smith.  As we approach the elections shortly after this recital, you will be reminded of just how essential the arts are to a balanced, inclusive and forward thinking country. Our singers are Chris Mooney, Monique Amit, Bridgid Eversole, Larry Giddens, Fran Coleman and Marshall Severin. Our pianist is Oksana Lutsyshyn. Also, we will be featuring the war pictures of the award winning local artist Stan Tenny. Suggested donation $20 adults, $10 students. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, ODU, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Duo Thalassa
Duo Thalassa is a partnership between flutist Wayla J. Chambo and guitarist Todd Holcomb. Named for the Greek goddess who personifies the sea, the duo is based in Southeast Virginia, our region permeated by water in its many forms and moods. Duo Thalassa will present an internationally-influenced program featuring music from Argentina (Astor Piazzolla), Japan (Toru Takemitsu), India (Ravi Shankar), and more. Free-will offering. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4 pm
Stephen Armstrong and Students
Stephen Armstrong from Queens College, Cambridge and Students from the U.K. in concert.First United Methodist Church Fox Hill ,1 Salt Pond Rd, Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Harris Simon, Jazz
Harris Simon, pianist, has had extensive experience performing in clubs and jazz festivals in North America and Europe. These include: Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the Village Vanguard in New York City, Fasching Jazz Club in Stockholm, Sweden, the Pori Jazz Festival and the Imatra Jazz Festival in Finland, the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival in Scotland, the Warsaw Jazz Jamboree in Poland, Jazz Fiesta in Parnu, Estonia, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Admission: $10/general public $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Thirteen
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. An all-star professional ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Robertson, known for inspired and powerful performances in repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic. “A tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline.” (American Record Guide). Tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassoon (and VSO alum) Danny Matsukawa presents an unusual play/conduct---Mozart’s fiendishly challenging Bassoon Concerto. Beethoven’s Fifth is the most iconic of all symphonies, a “struggle to victory” that relentlessly hurtles from darkness to a jubilant, life-affirming close. Prokofiev’s ever-popular Classical Symphony rounds out the program. Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Mozart: Bassoon Concerto; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Oct 27: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188. Oct 30: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

HRP Young Artist Competition
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is hosting its 1st Annual Young Artist Competition.  This competition is intended for those searching for performing opportunities as a soloist, or those who would like to receive individual feedback from professional guest adjudicators. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its first annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March 2017. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 22. Application is due with paid registration fee ($25) by October 28, 2016. Our registration fee only covers the costs associated with running the competition. The competition is November 6, 2016; the performance is March 12, 2017. For full rules & details, visit www.hrphil.org/yac/ To apply visit www.hrphil.org/apply. Want to keep in touch? Find us at www.facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org to find our upcoming performances and events.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8 pm
TCGS: Rupert Boyd with Cellist Laura Metcalf
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents guitarist Rupert Boyd with cellist Laura Metcalf. New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative … Remember the name Rupert Boyd. While there may never be another classical guitarist like Segovia, this young Australian left his Marlow Guitar Series audience with the impression that someday there may not be the likes of him again, either.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain and beyond. Season tickets: $80; students, teacher, military: $60. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: The Magical Music of Harry Potter
Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on a journey to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Featuring magical music expertly crafted by John Williams and more, this concert is not to be missed by any witch, wizard, or muggle. Come in your finest dress robes and prepare to be spellbound as the music comes to life in the concert hall. Pre-concert activities begin at 2 pm. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra will open its thirteenth season with a FREE concert at St. Bede. The concert will include "Romanian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok, "Symphony No. 29 in A Major" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the "Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major" by Joseph Haydn featuring soloist Stephen Custer. Free. All are welcome. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road., Williamsburg

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra
Composed by R.E.M’s Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie, Featuring Wordless Music Orchestra

Violinist Robert McDuffie has been a champion of the core repertoire and an interpreter of the works of the most important popular classical composers of our time. In spring 2016, in collaboration with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, McDuffie started a new exploration with the world premiere performance of Mills’ Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. Inspired by the blurred lines between contemporary classical audiences, pop and contemporary music, McDuffie has commissioned a new composition from Mills – one of the most prolific songwriter/composer/collaborators from the world of rock and pop. The concerto will feature McDuffie on solo violin and a four-member rock band led by Mills (bass and keyboard), along with two electric guitarists, a drummer and a string orchestra. Tickets: $28 - $52. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8 pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8 pm

NYFOS: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel: A Century of American Musical Theater
New York Festival of Song, Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, directors. Richard Rodgers’ legacy included not only his sophisticated, street-wise songs written with Lorenz Hart and his groundbreaking work with Oscar Hammerstein III but also the indispensable music of his descendants: daughter Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress) and grandson Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza). Their songs are like a hundred-year history of American mores, from the Jazz Age to the Information Era. Filled with intelligence, humanity, and breathtaking melody, the Rodgers family sings of the America we know—and the America we dream of. NYFOS is thrilled that the program will introduce new unpublished songs by Guettel from the musicals he's currently working on. Lauren Worsham, soprano; Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano; Hal Cazalet, tenor; John Brancy, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series. Tickets: $40-55. Purchase online: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-rodgers-rodgers-guettel/ or call 212.501.3330. To purchase $20 Real Deal tickets:  call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

ODU November Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm
ODU Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
perform festive Italian music from the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque eras on replicas of historical instruments and in a historical style. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 6, 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 6, 7 pm
Kosnik Annual Faculty Organ Concert
featuring Jim Kosnik. Tunder:  Praeludium in G minor; Pachelbel:  Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan”; Messiaen: “Les Corps Glorieux,” with French narration by Professor Peter Schulman; Albinoni: Adagio; Mendelssohn: Sonata III. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk.
Sunday, November 13, 4 pm
ODU Concert Choir and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
present a program titled The Sun Stood Still: Music to Welcome Winter, featuring works by John Rutter, Randall Thompson, Steven Coxe, and others. Directed by Nancy Klein, with Gavin Harper, graduate conductor, and Bobbie Kesler Corletto, piano. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Avenue, Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
performing a variety of contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, November 21, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
co-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, continues its 48th season with a program titled Northern Stars: Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen. This performance features guest soprano Emily Stauch, who will make her NCC debut, presenting rarely heard songs by Scandinavia’s most prominent composers in original languages. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10 ODU students, $25 general at (757) 852-9072,olutsysh@odu.edu, and the door.
Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
performing works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. Directed by Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Choir and Jazz Orchestra
featuring traditional jazz standards and contemporary jazz compositions in both the vocal and instrumental idiom. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS NEXT: Gabriela Lena Frank & Friends
Gabriela Lena Frank opens a new season of NYFOS Next, hosting and curating an evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues. Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bartók and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. She has travelled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin-American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. She writes challenging, idiomatic parts for solo instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras. www.nyfos.org Tickets $35,   National Sawdust Box Office: 646-779-8455 or www.nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
PCC: The Kat Trio
Classical and popular music clarinet - violin - piano trio The Kat Trio was originally known as the Ekaterinburg Classical Trio. Musicians Vasil Galiulin, Victoria Gorbich and Vladislav Gorbich, all graduates of the Ural State Conservatory, formed the trio in Ekaterinburg, Russia during the summer of 1998. They shared a common desire to perform and share their passion for this unusual instrumentation. Performances during that formational summer were enthusiastically received, and the ensemble was born. The Kat Trio has created a signature repertoire drawing from their classical music background, and lending their Slavic sensibilities to unique arrangements of inspirational songs and American popular standards. 2016 - 2017 Season Tickets: Adult/$75, Student/$25, Family/$150. Adult/$25, Student/$10. http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Jazz at the Black Box
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department Jazz Orchestra. Tickets: showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
BASS: Wien II: The Hollywood Songbook
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the second of five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Hanns Eisler: The Hollywood Songbook (complete). Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Madmen Across the Water – The Music of Elton John
Sir Elton John, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums and 250 million records sold worldwide – the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts (behind only Elvis and the Beatles) – is a force of musical nature. It’s reasonable to say no one can hold a candle in the wind to the astronomic Rocket Man, but nonetheless, honored time and again for his poignant and transcendent rock ballads that still hum in the hearts of listeners world-wide. Join the VSO as we honor and celebrate the larger-than-life Pop Rock icon with The Music of Elton John. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Jean Meilleur, vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Nov 4: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 5: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

William & Mary Music Department November Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm
The William & Mary Music of India Ensemble
Featuring guest tabla artist Monir Hossain. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
William & Mary Opera Workshop presents an Opera Scene Recital
Seating is limited so please call 221-1091 for reservations. Admission: $5 public, $2 students and will be payable at the door. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107) 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:30 pm
Electronic & Computer Music Concert
Ranging from abstract soundscapes and ambient music to plunderphonic collage, generative music, and new techno, this concert showcases the work of composers in the fall semester computer music class. Admission: Free. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3 pm
GSA Sanctuary Series
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department Chamber Orchestra with members of the Freemason Street Baptist Church Choir. Free. Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4 pm
WCG Fall Concert: Haydn & New Friends
The Williamsburg Choral Guild’s 41st season celebrates traditions and new perspectives, juxtaposing familiar classical compositions with contemporary works. The fall concert features, among other pieces, Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War” and Ola Gjeilo’s “The Ground” movement from his “Sunrise Mass.” Artistic Director Jay BeVille directs the chorus, joined by soprano Sarah Katherine Taylor, mezzo-soprano Bekah Davis, tenor Kenneth Wood and baritone Christopher Mooney, with a chamber orchestra. Tickets: $30; buy the season subscription and save. Information and tickets: (757) 220-1808 or www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 5:30 pm
Mozart Requiem
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents Mozart’s timeless Requiem with full orchestra, choir, and soloists for All Saints’ Sunday. Free-will offering, reception to follow. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: Shakespeare in Song
Jennifer Piazza-Pick, soprano, Bryson Mortensen, baritone, and Charles Woodward, piano, join VWC’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the Bard’s words set in song. Works by Quilter, Finzi, Argento and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Brasil Guitar Duo
Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," features a seamless blend of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy) with such traditional Brazilian dance forms as choro, samba, maxixe, and baião. Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than fifteen years, actively striving to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. They have a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings and have appeared internationally on major concert series and at festivals. Master Class: Nov 8, 12:30 p.m., 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. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8 pm
Organ and Harpsichord Duo Recital
Mark Biondolillo and Benjamin Garner from First UMC, Hampton Bruton Parish Church, 331 W Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, November 11, 2016, 8 pm

TCGS: Thibault Garcia
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society presents Spanish/French guitarist Thibault Garcia. Thanks to winning first prize of the international competition of Sevilla in 2013 and the first prize of the “Jose Tomas” intenational competition in Spain in 2014, Thibaut is invited to play all around the world (France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China…). In 2015 he won the 1st prize of the Guitar Foundation of America 2015. The GFA competition is one of the the most prestigious and respected event in the classical guitar world. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Nov 9: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Nov 11: Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Invencia Duo Interprets Shakespeare
Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn continue the Shakespeare commemoration with Kasparov’s concert paraphrase of Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” and piano duo arrangements of episodes from Prokofiev’s classic ballet “Romeo and Juliet.” Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Virginia Opera: The Barber of Seville
Just need a trim? A stylish shave? How about a little help with your love life? Where do you turn? Well, to your trusted barber, of course! Rossini’s perfect masterpiece of opera buffa, The Barber of Seville follows the exploits of Figaro, the mischievous barber, tossing you from one hilarious situation to another! Top it all off with a score that is infectious – and you’ll soon discover why this is the world’s most popular comic opera! As the all-knowing barber, Virginia Beach native Will Liverman, a graduate of Norfolk's Governor’s School for the Arts, who is making quite a name for himself as a leading baritone in major opera houses, will enchant you in his Virginia Opera debut. Joined by a cast of Virginia Opera audience favorites, as we welcome back Megan Marino and Andrew Owens, former Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists. This cast will amaze and delight. Michael Shell (The Magic Flute 2013) directs this rendition of his clever production, enjoyed at leading opera houses across the country, which is sure to leave you laughing in the aisles! Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
November 11, 2016, November 13, 2016, November 15, 2016
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
November 18, 2016, November 20, 2016
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
December 3, 2016, December 4, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Heinavanker Vocal Ensemble
The vocal ensemble Heinavanker is a unique meeting point for musicians active in different fields. Since 1996 the group under direction of composer Margo Kõlar has delved into early sacred music, our ancestors’ traditions and contemporary imagination. Ancient Estonian runic songs and folk hymns are an important part of Heinavanker’s repertoire. Admission free. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4 pm
Marcolivia
Marcolivia is an award-winning violin and violin/viola duo performing music of many styles and periods, including Folk Music, Jazz and Salon/Virtuoso works. The Marcolivia Duo appears frequently on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington”. They are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers). They have also been heard at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Marcolivia regularly adjudicates and gives master-classes for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert.Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 8 pm

Tempesta di Mare
Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Players. Fanfare magazine recently hailed Tempesta di Mare for its “abundant energy, immaculate ensemble, impeccable intonation, and an undeniable sense of purpose.” Led by directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Tempesta’s Philadelphia Concert Series, noted by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its “off-the-grid chic factor,” emphasizes creating a sense of discovery for artists and audience alike. Launched in 2002, the series has included 31 modern “world premieres” of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces, leading the Inquirer to describe it as “an old-music group that acts like a new-music group, by pushing the cutting edge back rather than forward.” Its supporters include the Pew Charitable Trusts, the William Penn Foundation, the Presser Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. http://tempestadimare.org/ Nov 14: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for 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 15: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7 pm
VSO Chamber Orchestra: Classical Winds
Join Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians for a night celebrating two of the greatest composers of all time. As part of the Classical Era, Mozart and Beethoven both contributed to the tradition of “Harmoniemusik,” chamber music written for five to eight wind instruments to entertain aristocrats. Characteristic of his early compositional style, Beethoven’s Sextet has a light-hearted, easy-going tone and gives individual instrumentalists a chance to sparkle with brilliant, virtuosic passage work. Mozart’s superbly crafted Piano Quintet was written during the happiest, most fruitful and prosperous time in his life. After composing it in 1784, he wrote to his father, “I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life.” Program: Beethoven: Sextet, Op. 71; Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, K. 452. Sherie Aguirre, Principal Oboe; Michael Byerly, Principal Clarinet; Scott Boyer, Second Clarinet; Laura Leisring, Principal Bassoon; David Savige, Second Bassoon; Colin Weyman, Principal Horn; Kimberly Gilman, Second Horn; Guest Artist TBD, Piano. Tickets: $35. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8 pm

WSO: The Great Symphony
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Seaton. Delius: "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring"; Fauré: Pavane, op. 50; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, op. 25; Schubert: Symphony in C major, D. 944, "Great". For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. subscribe: call the office at (757) 229-9857 and provide a credit card number. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8 pm
Simply Three
The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances. The trio continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson. By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, Simply Three continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements showcasing their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality to thrilling effect. Tickets: $15 - $35. Contact tickets@cnu.edu or 757-594-8752. Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, November 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
NCC: Northern Stars: Grieg, Sibelius and Nielsen
Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Guest Artist - Emily Stauch, Soprano. Norwegian Dances for piano duet Edvard Grieg (1843-1907); Songs - Edvard Grieg; Songs - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957); Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 Carl Nielsen (1865-1931). Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $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

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity : A Viewing
Symphonicity’s A Quest for the Best: In the 2016-2017 five conductors will perform and only one will become Symphonicity’s new maestro. As a winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Maestro Timothy Verville’s dynamic appearances in the U.S. and abroad have produced rewarding concert experiences. Maestro Verville has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting. His program will include Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead, and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Exciting visual images and local art will be incorporated into this engaging, creative program. symphonicity.org Single tickets: $12 - $50. Phone: (757) 385-2787 or visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/ticket-info The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7 pm
BYOV Opening Concert
Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia. Bay Youth String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. https://bayyouth.org 757-618-1800. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 7 pm
VSO/GSA: Home Alone With Live Orchestra
In partnership with The Governor’s School for the Arts, Seven Venues and the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present the ever-popular holiday film “Home Alone”.  The event will feature the full length film with the original musical score performed live by the Virginia Symphony with the Governor's School for the Arts Orchestra, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous Tickets start $20 and go on sale July 25, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.virginiasymphony.org or www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 757.892.6366 or visiting the VSO offices located at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: The Snowman and The Gift of the Magi
Kick off the holiday season with the Academy Award-winning movie The Snowman. The charming, animated film follows the story of a young boy and his magical friendship with a snowman, while the VSO performs Howard Blake’s score, including the popular song “Walking in the Air.” “The Gift of the Magi”, based on O. Henry’s beloved short story, is a profound message of love and generosity. It is the tale of Jim and Della, a young couple living in a shabby New York tenement, and their Christmas gifts to one another, bought by sacrificing what they each hold most dear. Joining the VSO on stage will be the Virginia Children’s Chorus and narrator to bring the story to life! Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space presents this candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Enter the season of Advent with this beautiful and meditative service. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
5BMF: Brooklyn Rider
Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the dynamic and innovative string quartet Brooklyn Rider has taken the chamber music scene by storm since their last 5BMF performance in the Fall of 2009, boasting several recordings and major concert credits including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and South by Southwest, to name merely a few. Recent projects include the group’s acclaimed multi-disciplinary project Brooklyn Rider Almanac, a collection of 15 specially commissioned works, each inspired by a different muse. We welcome this groundbreaking group back to the 5BMF roster this season for a performance of works by Beethoven, Janácek, Glass and Brooklyn Rider’s own Colin Jacobsen. Performers: Johnny Gandelsman, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Nicholas Cords, viola; Michael Nicolas, cello. $25/$15/$10 5bmf.org/2016/12/02/brooklyn-rider-2/ Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, NY 10471. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11354

William & Mary Music Department December Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please visit www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Fall Concert
Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro Overture; Opera arias (Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro); Georges Bizet, Carmen Suites, Selections from Suites No.1 and No.2. Admission: Free for Students, children under 18, veterans, $10 general admission Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 pm

TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
TENET's Green Mountain Project returns to offer their beloved performance of this monumental work. "A treasured staple in New York" (The New York Times), TENET's all-star case will present Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 under conductor and music director Scott Metcalfe and with Dark Horse Consort in a historically informed approach and appropriate chants. Performance lasts approximately 90 minutes without an intermission. TENET will make available a significant number of free tickets in the weeks leading up to the concert. We will share more details in November! This venue is handicap accessible. Musical Director Scott Metcalfe; Artistic Director: Jolle Greenleaf. Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn; Alto Laura Pudwell; Tenors Colin Balzer, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan and Sumner Thompson; Basses Mischa Bouvier, Stephen Hrycelak and John Taylor Ward; Violins Ingrid Matthews and Scott Metcalfe; Violas Dongmyung Ahn and Daniel Elyar; Bass Violin Emily Walhout; Violone Anne Trout; Theorbo Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg; Theorbo/Chant Charles Weaver; Organ Jeffrey Grossman. Dark Horse Consort: Cornettos Alexandra Opsahl and Kiri Tollaksen;Trombones Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey and Erik Schmalz. Tickets: $0 to $100. Dec. 2 Tickets: http://tenet.nyc/dec-2-tickets Dec. 3 tickets: http://tenet.nyc/dec-3-tickets Church of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4 pm

VWC: A Wesleyan Christmas
Ring in the season with an evening of holiday favorites, old and new, performed by the Wesleyan Singers, The Wesleyan Chorale, and Wesleyan Jazz with faculty soloists and instrumentalists, under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen and Dr. Jason Squinobal; George Stone, piano. Co-sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music. Advance reservations are a must! All seats: $5. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 pm

Sing We Nowell
An audience favorite - the Chorale's annual offering of holiday music from the beloved English choral tradition, including well-known carols and seasonal songs. Pianist Stephen Coxe joins the ensemble for The Passing of the Year (2000), Jonathan Dove's brilliant cycle for double chorus and piano. Single tickets: $25.One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Students/$10. To order online: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Dec 2: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk 23507. Dec 3: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach 23451. Dec 4: Christ & St. Luke's Church, Norfolk.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2 pm

Virginia Symphony: Richmond Ballet presents the Nutcracker with the VSO
Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet score comes to life for this magical collaboration between the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Ballet! Heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times, Stoner Winslett’s production of The Nutcracker returns by popular demand to Chrysler Hall as one of the highlights of our 2016 holiday season! Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holidays with Richmond Ballet and your VSO! VSO subscribers receive a special 15% discount. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

ODU December Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm
42nd Annual ODU Madrigal Banquets
featuring food and music from Italy and the British Isles. Madrigal Banquets include full-course Renaissance meals and music provided by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Consort. Directed by Bianca Hall. 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. Tickets must be purchased before noon on Thursday, Dec. 1, and will not be sold at the door.
Sunday, December 4, 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, December 6, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
featuring 20th- and 21st-century music for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: From the New World
featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor. Directed by Paul Kim. University Theatre.

Sunday, December 3, 2016, 7 pm
Holiday Seasons
Holiday Seasons Concert with Jim Kosnik and soprano Ellen Golliher. Ticket Price:  $35.00 per person. The Hermitage Museum, 7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
PCC: The Raleigh Ringers
The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, this group has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has six CDs and two DVDs of holiday concerts titled One Winter Evening at Meymandi and A December Tradition. Their first concertwas broadcast on more than 250 public television stations in 44 states. The second one has been broadcast in 37 states on over 8- public television stations. Tickets: Adult/$25, Student/$10. http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth 23707

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:30 & 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 & 3:00 pm

WSO: Holiday Pops Concert
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Seaton. The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops Concert during Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination weekend is a festive program of seasonal music to delight the whole family. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes with guest vocalist Brett Cahoon, lead singer of the jazz quartet Good Shot Judy. Tickets: $27; may be ordered by calling 1-800-HISTORY or purchased at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket outlet as well as at the Kimball Theatre box office. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony.Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester  Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:30 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. The Skater’s Waltz, Waldteufel; Dream Pantomine: Hansel & Gretel, Humperdinck; Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson; The Nutcracker: Ballet Suite, Tchaikovsky; ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, arr. Holcomb; Christmas Sing-A-Long, Traditional. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18.  Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more - call 757-726-7369 for more information. ticketmaster The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: A Fundraising Concert
The Tidewater Cello Ensemble, directed by Susan and Erin Hines. Formed in 1998 in order to play at Chrysler Hall preceding Yo-Yo Ma’s performance, this student ensemble has played to great acclaim in Washington, D. C. as well as locally. Students from throughout Hampton Roads rehearse weekly to polish their rich burnished ensemble sound. We are relying on you to come and enjoy this unique cello ensemble. Your generous support for this fundraiser will allow Sundays at Four to continue to present top-quality programming in the Historic District of Smithfield. www.sundaysatfourva.org Information, please call 757-375-9140. A free will offering concert. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7 pm
NYFOS NEXT: Christopher Cerrone & Friends
Hailed as “a rising star” by The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 Samuel Barber Rome Prize, Christopher Cerrone is a Brooklyn-based composer whose compositional voice is characterized by profoundly expressive lyricism, ringing clarity, and a deep literary fluency. His opera, Invisible Cities, based on Italo Calvino’s classic novel, was praised by The Los Angeles Times as “a delicate and beautiful opera…[which] could be, and should be, done anywhere.” A finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, Invisible Cities received its fully-staged world premiere in a wildly popular production by The Industry, directed by Yuval Sharon in Los Angeles’s Union Station. Cerrone hosts and curates this evening of music, offering an intimate and personal glimpse into this remarkable young composer's work.www.nyfos.org Tickets $35, available beginning August 15 from the  National Sawdust Box Office: 646-779-8455 or www.nationalsawdust.org National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music spanning several centuries, featuring Bach’s joyful cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Britten’s Canticle II: Abraham and Issac, sung by Brian Nedvin and Adriane Kerr, Brahms’ Vier ernste Gesänge, sung by Bryson Mortenson, and Strauss’ Fünf Lieder, Op. 48, featuring Freundliche Vision, Ich schwebe, Kling!, Winterweihe, and Winterliebe, sung by Stephanie Marx. Professor Coxe is joined by soloists, instrumentalists, the Governor’s School String Orchestra, and the Camarata Choristers. Not to be missed! Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: 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. This year, as a special treat, Music Director JoAnn Falletta conducts 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!oAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 9: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 10: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 11: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert. Free and open to the public. www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4 pm

VCS: Sound the Trumpet
Virginia Choral Society presents Sound the Trumpet – brass accompanied seasonal favorites, with selections by Lara Hoggard and Bob Chilcott, accompanied by the Eastern Virginia Brass. For the second year in a row, we invite local high school choirs to sing at our four concerts! Come and enjoy the sounds of the season! Tickets at the door: Adults/$18, Senior, Military, Students/$15; Tickets in advance: Adults/$15, Senior, Military, Students/$12. Buy tickets online: https://www.showtix4u.com/ From a chorus member, at 3. From Pro Music & Sound (2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA) or Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services (4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA) Dec 10: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 179 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669 . Dec 11: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 17: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 18: Music and Theater Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2 pm & 4 pm
WCG: Christmas Program & Carol Sing
The Williamsburg Choral Guild. A family friendly program of traditional Christmas selections and seasonal arrangements. FREE – the Guild’s gift to the community for its support. In lieu of admission, please bring a nonperishable food item for Fish or Grove Christian Outreach Center. Information: call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’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! Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7 pm

YRSO : Holiday Spectacular
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors, Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll & Reginald Fox, with the Community Youth Choir of Williamsburg. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. To purchase online visit http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. Dec 11: Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666. Dec 17: Kimball Theater, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4 pm
HRP: Holly Days @ Ft. Monroe Theatre
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Weekend of free events: HRP Performs Holiday Classics, Mistletoe Tour, Tree Lighting, Historic Tours. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

Monday, December 12, 2016, 10 pm
NYFOS: A Goyishe Christmas to You!
An instant classic, A Goyishe Christmas to You!—devised and premiered by Steven Blier at HENRY’s in 2010, where it provoked a delirium of excitement—consists of Yuletide songs entirely written by Jewish composers, from the wickedly funny to the meltingly beautiful. From Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to Adolphe Adam's “Oh Holy Night,” Jay Livingston and Ray Evans’ “Silver Bells” to Walter Kent’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” the popular Yuletide songbook is packed with countless contributions by Jewish songwriters on behalf of their goyishe counterparts.  $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. www.nyfos.org Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, New York, NY

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 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. Conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous, you’ll hear music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Benjamin Rous, conductor Starting price at $25 – PBK Hall; Starting price at $9 – Roper. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 15: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 16: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8 pm

VSO: Messiah
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 Jesus Christ’s life. From Isaiah’s prophesies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Starting price at $25. www.virginiasymphony.org, by calling 757.892.6366 or visiting the VSO offices located at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Dec 15: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464. Dec 16: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 17: Harrison Opera House, 160 West Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2:30 pm

Symphonicity : The Nutcracker with Ballet Virginia International
Symphonicity and Ballet Virginia International come together to present a Hampton Roads holiday tradition: “The Nutcracker.” Enjoy nationally-recognized guest artists, our region’s finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children as they dance their way through this timeless classic. See young Clara’s dream come to life as her toy Nutcracker saves her from the evil Rat King and his minions. Witness Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magical snow as it transforms Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and Mother Ginger’s lively brood will stay with you forever and put the entire family in a warm holiday mood. Don’t miss it! http://www.balletvirginiainternational.org Tickets: $10 - $50. http://ev8.evenue.net/ The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Hampton Roads Holly Days
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, Major (Ret.) William Garlette, Conductor and Music Director. Tickets:10.00. Students and children under 18 are admitted free of charge. https://www.eventbrite.com/ A limited quantity of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Monday, December 19, 2016, 7:30 pm
GSA: Messiah Sing-Along
The Governor’s School for the Arts. Solos to be performed by some of the alumni of the vocal music department. Stephen Z. Cook, Chorus Director & Organist. Tickets $10 and $15. www.showtix4u.com. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 12 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Z. Cook, organist. This concert is free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:15 pm
Symphonicity : 34th Annual Messiah Sing Along
Our gift to the community. Conducted by Frank Albinder, the audience will sing the choruses from the Christmas portion of Messiah. Professional soloists Agnes Wynne (Soprano), Kelly Montgomery (Contralto), Brian Nedvin (Tenor), and Branch Fields (Baritone) will sing the recitatives and arias. Messiah scores will be on sale in the lobby prior to the concert for $10.00. Singers with scores will be seated on the first floor, and observers may sit in the mezzanine or balcony sections. Doors open at 7:15pm with the concert beginning at 8:00pm. This concert is free and open to the public. The Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

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