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Virginia Opera Adult Chorus Auditions
The Virginia Opera announces auditions for its Adult Chorus for the 2015-2016 season. Auditions will be held at the Harrison Opera House in downtown Norfolk on May 11, 12 and 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. You must schedule your audition in advance. Please prepare one aria or art song (foreign language preferred). We will provide an accompanist for your audition. Complete details will be provided once you’ve been scheduled. To schedule an audition, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: España
The Norfolk Chamber Consort concludes its 46th season with a program entitled "España." A particular focus of this program is on the great Spanish poet, dramatist, musician and theater director Federico García Lorca. Eight of fifteen Spanish songs that Lorca collected and/or arranged will be performed in the first half by sopranos Rachel Holland and Elizabeth Hogue, accompanied by NCC's Artistic Co-Director Andrey Kasparov. Between the two groups of four songs, NCC's Artistic Co-Director Oksana Lutsyshyn and Kasparov will premiere Kasparov's piano duet arrangement of three pieces from "Iberia" by Isaac Albéniz. This performance will be preceded by Lorca's "Epitaph for Isaac Albéniz" recited by the former ODU faculty Nancy Minguez in both Spanish and English. The second half will open with the world premiere of "Mirage: a Spanish Summer" by the British composer Liz Lane. The piece is written for string quintet, percussion and piano. It will be followed by the world premiere of Act 1 from Andrey Kasparov's opera "Lorca" about the life of the poet, with the libretto written by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, a literary scholar and Lorca translator. This concert performance of the work will feature countertenor Chris Dudley as Salvador Dalí, tenor Brian Nedvin as Lorca and baritone Joshua Grant as Luis Buñuel. Following this will be guitarist Timothy Olbrych performing Manuel de Falla's "Homenaje," the only work by the composer wrote for guitar. The concert will conclude with the performance of two movements from de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo" as arranged for string quintet and piano by the composer himself. The string quintet members for this concert include violinists Allegra Tortolano Havens and Anna Dobrzyn, violist Satoko Rickenbacker, cellist Jeffrey Phelps and double bassist Christopher White. They will be joined by pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn and percussionists David Walker and Dennis Northerner, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov. A pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov will commence at 7:15 PM. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9; Free light refreshments provided after the concert. For tickets and additional information please call 852-9072. Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street, Norfolk

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
“Azikiwe is a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.” New York News . Azikiwe presents classic works by Bach and Beethoven, as well as those by Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and contemporary American composer David Baker. Debby Azikiwe, piano. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-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.

CNU Department of Music Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, April 20, 8 pm
University Band: Mystic Reflections
Dr. John Lopez, conductor. Featuring the music of Gillingham, Nelson, Ticheli, Mackey, Sousa and Maslanko. Join us for the music of the mind, body and soul. Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 21, 8 pm
CNU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mark Reimer, conductor
Transcendence. Transcendent Journey – Rossano Galante, Gone – Scott McAllister, The Purple Roofed Ethical Suicide Parlor – Donald Erb, Danza Final – Alberto Ginastera. Concert Hall
Wednesday, April 22, 12 noon
CNU String Quartets
Prof. Peter Greydanus Pope Chapel
Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Junior Recital
Phil Humphreys, tombone; Kim Nguyen, horn Pope Chapel

April ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
James Pugh and Glenn Wilson
April 9 – 13 residency and an additional concert with the student’s ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir.
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn
Concludes its 46th season with a program entitled España. Works and arrangements by Federico García Lorca, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla as well as premieres of works by Andrey Kasparov and Liz Lane. Tickets: $22 general admission, $9 student. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov commencing @ 7:15 PM., Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Gamba and Sackbut Consorts Concert
Chandler Hall. See below.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Old Dominion University Musical and Dance Showcase
Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc. Series. Featuring the ODU Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Dance Group and Single Tickets available through the Willett Hall box office (757) 393-5460, www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com Willett Hall, Portsmouth, 3701 Willett Drive
Venue Change
Sunday, April 26, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir:
A Mighty Sound! Music of Strength, Love, & Hope

Kempsville Presbyterian Church. See below.
Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Gamba and Sackbut Consorts Concert
The ODU Gamba and Sackbut Consorts will present a joint concert featuring guest artist Gabriel Stone. Gabe Stone is an early instrument specialist who will demonstrate and perform on Serpent and other instruments. A premier performance of the song cycle Three Poems of Sappho by Stepehn Coxe and featuring contralto Kelly Montgomery with the ODU Viola da Gamba Consort will cap the evening. The concert is free. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

April/May 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, April 21, 8 pm
String Trio Concert for Historic Garden Week In Celebration of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary
Susan Via & Susannah Livingston, Violinists; Sarah Glosson, Cellist; Thomas Marshall, Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 23, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, 25, 8 pm
Annual John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert
Salisbury Vespers by Bob Chilcott, Concertino Foko by Carson Cooman; Choirs of Bruton Parish with Organ, Brass & Percussion, Rebecca Davy, Director
Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Benefit Chorale from Richmond, Virginia, Steve Davis, Director
Thursday, April 30, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Joyce Lindorff, Harpsichordist from Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, May 2, 8 pm
Youth Choir & Strings Concert
Soli Deo & Young Musicians of Virginia, Karla Robinson & Sarah Umlauf, Directors
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
April 25Thomas Marshall, Organist
May 2 Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2 pm & 3 pm
Hardwick Chamber Ensemble
John Winsor – clarinet, Natalia Kuznetsova – violin and Jeanette Winsor – piano will be joined by guest artist Ellen Golliher – soprano for The Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano – Brahms, Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118, No. 3 – Brahms, Sonata in D Minor for Violin and Piano – St. Saens, The Shepherd on the Rock, Schubert, Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 20, No. 5 – Vanhall and Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Jeanne Singer. The concert is free and open to the public. Phone 424-4277 for more information. Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7 pm
W&M: An American Prima Donna and Apple Pie Opera
College of William & Mary’s spring Tack Faculty Lecture, An American Prima Donna and Apple Pie Opera, will feature musicologist and professor Katherine K. Preston. Most Americans of the twenty-first century think of opera as musical theatre for snobs: expensive, exclusive, elite. But in the 1880s some American singers successfully fought this image by presenting English-language opera as popular theatre. Emma Abbott, a native of Peoria, IL, was the most successful. Trained in Italy, she returned home to sing in English because, as she said, “that’s what the people want.’ Known as ‘the people’s prima donna,’ she was the nineteenth-century equivalent of a rock star. Tickets are not required to attend this free program, however, we ask attendees to RSVP online at www.wm.edu/sites/facultylecture/upcoming/registration/index.php Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor. One of the United Kingdom’s most versatile ensembles, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs regularly at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and Watford Colosseum. The Orchestra was proud to perform at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart works alongside Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner and Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. Lockhart has been Conductor of the Boston Pops for 18 seasons and Wildner brings over a decade’s experience with the Vienna Philharmonic. Arranger and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker has recently been appointed as the orchestra’s Associate Composer. The Orchestra is also dedicated to working with schools, colleges and local communities, and since 1952 the Orchestra has been the house orchestra for BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night.” Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6 pm
BYOV: The Sound of Smiles
Hosted by Operation Smile, featuring Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. The Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia will be showcasing many of their extremely talented Hampton Roads students, for an evening of incredible music. In the lobby of the center there will be paintings for auction, many of the paintings will be from Vietnam and others will be from local artists. We are honored to partner with the Bay Youth Orchestra for a special evening of healing smiles and changing lives for children around the world. All proceeds benefit Operation Smile. BYOV would like to thank our Operation Smile sponsor for inviting us to be part of this wonderful event! www.bayyouth.org $30 entrance fee for admittance. To purchase visit http://support.operationsmile.org/site/Calendar?id=104542&view=Detail Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Cnter, Virginia Beach 23462

The Met’s Live in HD
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2015 Live in HD season kicks off on January 17 with The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana /Pagliacci
This evocative new production from Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez playing the dual tenor leads, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag). Fabio Luisi conducts. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: April 29, 2015; 6:30 pm.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 pm
The Ahn Trio
Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. Reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, the Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. Such luminary composers as Michael Nyman, Maurice Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O’Connor, Kenji Bunch, Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chihara have written works for them. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

The Organ Swell 2015
The Organ Swell, 2015, 16th Season, Deborah Carr, Artistic Director. These recitals will feature outstanding organists from the Tidewater region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. This series offers a rare opportunity to hear these excellent instrumentalists in a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Tidewater Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. The suggested admission donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For additional information contact (757) 340-5303.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Martin Sunderland, organ; Jeremy Garnett, trumpet First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 noon
Thom Robertson, organ; George Corbett, oboe Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12 noon
Holly Sunderland, organ; Rachel Ordaz, flute Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Friday, May 8, 2015, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, organ; Mike Hall, trombone St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Deborah Carr, organ; Matthew Umlauf, viola St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12 noon
Kevin Kwan, organ; Rebecca Gilmore, cello First Presbyterian Church, Colonial Ave., 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rob Keene, organ; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Green, violin St. Benedict Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and University Concert Choir
A Mighty Sound! Music of Strength, Love, & Hope

ODU Symphony Orchestra and University Concert Choir, Paul S. Kim and Nancy K. Klein, directors. Featuring music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Williams, Whitacre & Sibelius, plus ODU Young Artists Competition winners: harpist Alexandra Calvert and soprano Elizabeth Stanworth. Free admission Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity Pops and the Original Rhondels: Mid Century Magic
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with music from the 50s and 60s, featuring Virginia Beach’s own Beach Music with the Original Rhondels. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia: Side-by-Side Concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras
This wonderful combination of mentoring and fine music fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphonia and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Please support music education for our youth by considering a special donation to help underwrite this performance. Tickets will go on sale in February 2015. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include:Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5 pm
NSU Music Gala
Featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Adults $10, Students/Children $5. www.nsuchoirs.com 757-823-8565. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Gary Louie, Saxophone
Recognized internationally as one of the leading saxophone virtuosos of our time, Gary Louie possesses a lively interpretive imagination coupled with a refreshing, understated artistry. These qualities, along with a supple tone, have earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The New York Times described Mr. Louie as "an artist and a phraser." A reviewer for The Baltimore Sun wrote that he "communicated with stunning technical brilliance and expressive power." Mr. Louie has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Internationally he has performed in Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Spain and Germany. Visit www.garylouie.net. Free admission, no tickets required. Call 221-1073 for more information. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Bellissima! The Promises of Spring
Bellissima! will present a delightful program featuring the music of springtime. Directed by Deborah Carr, this 30 voice ensemble will sing music of Robert Schumann, Thomas Morley, Eleanor Daley and Gwyneth Walker. Open to all, freewill offering received. www.bellissimachorale.org
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 W. Queens Way, Hampton, 722-2567
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 pm
Ohef Shalom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, 625-4295

Monday, April 27, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
Monumental Noon Day Concert will feature Diaz Mussalimov, tenor, and special guest Gregory Gardner, baritone. Chi Yi Chen, Director of Music Ministries at Monumental UMC will accompany the singers. Diaz Mussalimov was born in Semey, Kazakhstan, a country bordered by Russia and China. He grew up loving the musical traditions in his country since age four. He has won numerous competitions in Europe, Asia and USA. He is a graduate of Music College of Tchaikovsky in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Gregory Gardner, born in Norfolk, VA, and pursued his love for music at Howard University where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He has performed nationally and internationally in opera, musical theater, oratorio and other concert productions. The concert is free and open to the public. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. For details call 757-397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

NYFOS: Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry
The poetry of Spain has inspired composers around the world, eliciting some of their most colorful and rhythmically alluring songs. Touring through Russia, Germany, France, and America before flying home to Spain, this new program samples the music of her greatest songwriters. Music from Dmitri Shostakovich's Spanish Songs, Robert Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel, William Bolcom's Canciones de Lorca, and works by Sergei Taneyev, Hugo Wolf, Peter Lieberson, Xavier Montsalvage, Enrique Granados, and many others. Soprano Corinne Winters, tenor Theo Lebow, baritone Alexey Lavrov. $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Apr 28: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC. Apr 30: Tickets: www.vocalartsdc.org Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3 pm

VCS: Majesty & Elegance, The Music of Händel and Haydn
Virginia Choral Society, James Powers Artistic Director and Conductor, concludes their 84th season with Majesty & Elegance, The Music of Händel and Haydn . With over 100 voices, VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html May 1: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia. May 2 & 3: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

Disney Fantasia, Live in concert!
"Fantasia...remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide...in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be — live." (Spinningplatters.com). Experience one of the crown jewels of feature animation as you view scenes from Walt Disney's groundbreaking 1940 film Fantasia and Disney's homage to the original, Fantasia 2000 — as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs the unforgettable classical score live! Relive the enchantment as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic to Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and see mythical unicorns and winged horses take flight to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, played in high definition on the big screen. Gather friends, family and film fans from toddlers to seniors for this "spellbinding combination of animation and world-class musicianship...a treat for the ears as well as the eyes!" (Birmingham Mail). Benjamin Rous, conductor with Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $62, $47, $37, $27. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3 pm
Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon
Portsmouth Music Club sponsors Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon in observance of the 92nd National Federation of Music Clubs National Music Week Celebration and a Benefit Concert for the A.J. Lancaster Scholarship Fund. Performing: Ryan Michael Blake, organist, Trinity Episcopal Church and Vocal Ensembles from Old Dominion University. Adults $10; students free. Monumental Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4 pm
I. Sherman Greene Chorale Spring Concert
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., Elizabeth V. Eccles, Director, presents A Spring Concert featuring chorale compositions Vivaldi, Ryder, Hogan and others. Donation: Adults $20/Students $10 in advance and at the door. www.ishermangreenechorale.org Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Billye Brown Youmans, soprano
A touch of the Baroque from Bach and Handel with modern classics including Samuel Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Eric Whitacre’s serenely simple masterpiece “Goodnight Moon,” based on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book. Lee Jordan-Anders, piano. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-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, May 4, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Great American Songwriting Teams
Unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the gang. Program details and performers TBA. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey
Danses Concertantes, Stravinsky; Cello Concerto in A Minor, Schumann, cellist Zuill Bailey; Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," Mozart. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Evening of Mahler Song
Hailed as "one of the finest conductors of her generation" by The New York Times, JoAnn Falletta has brought unforgettable musical experiences to the Virginia Arts Festival, including Bernstein's Mass, Strauss's Alpine Symphony, and Mahler's epic "Symphony of a Thousand." From those towering heights, Falletta now brings an exquisitely intimate experience of Mahler's most achingly beautiful vocal works: Songs of a Wayfarer, composed upon the end of a love affair; and Song of the Earth, the cry of a grief-stricken father at the death of his daughter. Performing Arnold Schoenberg's arrangements, which pierce the heart of Mahler's music, Falletta, instrumentalists and singers create an evening that will live long in the memory. Songs of a Wayfarer and Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth) Mahler, arranged by Schoenberg. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; with Attacca String Quartet and Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Charles Reid, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12 pm
St. Bede: Trinity Organ Series
Violinist Thomas Lindsay will be joined by organist Aaron Renninger in the fifth concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series performing a potpourri of popular classics. All are invited to bring lunch and meet the artists following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert I: Attacca String Quartet
Attacca Quartet emanates "absolute unanimity of phrasing and ensemble plus the perfectly blended and balanced sound created an effect not of four musicians but of a single breathing organism" (American Record Guide). One of America's premier young performing ensembles, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as its 2015 quartet in residence. Hear Attacca perform a program by three of the "greats" in this lovely setting at St. John's Episcopal Church. Haydn: String Quartet No. 51 in G major, Op. 64 no. 4; Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 "American." Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8 pm
Inti Illimani
It's a story with all the makings of a thrilling screenplay: a Chilean college singing group wins fans for their songs of hope and freedom, and while performing abroad a military coup grips their country and outlaws their music. That was 40 years ago, and today the singers of Inti-Illimani still inspire audiences the world around. Their music, performed on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, is rooted in traditional Latin American culture, capturing at once the very personal colors of their experiences while simultaneously appealing to the universal in us all. Colorful carnivals, daily lives, love lost and found, defeats and triumphs all play out in the extraordinary cultural mural that is an Inti-Illimani performance. Co-presented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

5BMF: Ostraka
5BMF’s spring season continues with two presentations of the dynamic trio Ostraka, with special guest, soprano Molly Quinn! Comprised of viol virtuoso Josh Lee and master lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, Ostraka explores the rich repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, performing on instruments usually relegated to supporting roles (bass viol, theorbo, lute and period guitar). Ostraka will perform their program Le Parnasse Français: Virtuosic music for voice, viol and lutes, featuring works by Rameau, Guedron, Lully, Marais and Boismortier. Tickets: $25. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ May 7: Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn. May 8: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale
It's a story that has inspired artists of every kind, from composer Igor Stravinsky to choreographer Peter Martins to novelist Kurt Vonnegut: the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the Devil for a fortune. Now JoAnn Falletta gathers the "stunning, brilliant" (Seattle Times) violinist Tianwa Yang and public radio's Fred Child as narrator for a one-night-only fully staged production of The Soldier's Tale. Stravinsky's music tells the tale with sounds of a Spanish bullfight, jaunty folk tunes, tango, waltz, and even ragtime, as actors portray the soldier and the Devil and a dancer plays the princess. A not to be missed musical event. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Fred Child, narrator; Pam Berlin, director; Todd Rosenlieb, choreographer; Tianwa Yang, violin; Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. Tickets $45, $35, $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 am

Virginia International PAN Fest
Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the waterfront in beautiful Virginia Beach! At Virginia Arts Festival's 13th Annual Virginia International PAN Fest, you will have the opportunity to learn from Steelpan virtuosos, compete with up and coming U.S. and international steelbands, and bask in the sun and ocean breezes. Free. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7 pm
Atumpan
St. Mark Lutheran Church welcome’s Atumpan with the teaching artists Corey (The Talented Blind Guy) Staten, and his wife LaQuita Marie Staten. The Statens are storytellers who use interactive programming to edutain all ages on history, simple science, anti-bullying, and classic literature as they weave together world music, folklore and dance. The atumpan is the main talking drum of the Akan people (Ghana and Ivory Coast), and the favoured instrument to play the bass part to accompany dancing. Bring your family, your neighbors, friends, and co-workers, bring your children and grandchildren for a wonderfully entertaining program. This program is made possible with the support of Young Audiences of Virginia. YAV integrates the arts into learning and works with school systems in Hampton Roads and across Virginia. The program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. Call 898-4395 for additional information. A reception will follow the program. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: America the Beautiful
Spring Concert: Rex Mitchell, Sing, America; Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Reflections on the Hudson; Tracey Rush, The Spirit of Freedom; Ferde Grofe, Grand Canyon Suite Tickets: $20. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA.

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm

Hampton Roads Philharmonic
The Philharmonic will perform“The Impresario” a short comedic overture by Wolfgang Mozart followed by the exciting “Hungarian March” by Hector Berlioz. Soloist Matt Gold will close out the first half with Govianni Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2. The second half of the program will feature Edward Grieg's “Symphonic Dances”. Through a unique relationship with the Fort Monroe Authority the Philharmonic was named “Orchestra in Residence” at Ft. Monroe and is proud to continue the Fort's long-standing musical traditions. For more information please visit www.hrphil.org and www.facebook.com/HRPhil or call (757) 725-7369. Admission is free and open to the public and donations will be gratefully accepted. May 9: Fort Monroe Theater, 41 Tidball Street, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651. May 10: First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23669

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
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 – signed on, and the Hampton Roads Philharmonic was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Steven graduated from CNU, and has attended conducting workshops at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, studying with famed conductors Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar. At the request of the Fort Monroe Authority, the HRP currently serves as orchestra-in-residence at Ft. Monroe. The 38 + members will present a varied program of classical music, carrying on the tradition of the TRADOC Army Band. Phone 722-0006; firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop Music Director
Established in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture; Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1, Soloist: Lukas Vondracek; Prokofiev - Symphony No.7. Tickets starting at $22. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7 pm
Attacca String Quartet
It's not often a string quartet gets called "exuberant" and "funky" — but those are some of the adjectives critics from such major publications as The New York Times have used to describe the Attacca Quartet — one of the fastest-rising new stars in the chamber music firmament. First prize winner of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. This year, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as the quartet in residence. Be sure to hear this gifted ensemble in beautiful intimate settings as part of Virginia Arts Festival's Chamber Concerts. HAYDN String Quartet No. 52 in Eb major, Op. 64 no. 6; ROGERSON String Quartet No. 2 (2013); GRIEG String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. Make your reservation for a special Pre-concert menu! (Limited seating available) Tickets $20. This Event is Currently SOLD OUT. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). The Parlor on Granby, 765 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert II
Get up close and experience the magic of live chamber music and the beauty of the French repertoire as internationally recognized musicians and other Festival favorites, including pianists André-Michel Schub, Josu de Solaun, Anna Petrova, and acclaimed violinist Tianwa Yang, "one of the best new violinists of the new century" (MusicWeb International), perform an elegant and evocative all French program. Beverly Kane Baker, viola; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Barbara Chapman, harp; Tianwa Yang, violin; Anna Petrova, piano; Josu De Solaun, piano; André-Michel Schub, piano. Jolivet - Petite Suite for Flute, Viola, and Harp; Satie -Trois Morceau en forme de poire; Franck - Violin Sonata. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Miller Studio Theater, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Season Finale
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. All five BYOV ensembles perform in our season finale concert. www.bayyouth.org L. Douglas Wilder Center, Norfolk State University,700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III: Pianopalooza
A favorite since 2013, this tribute to the piano features performances of keyboard masterworks from the famously familiar to rarely performed gems, played by remarkable artists. This spring's lineup includes André-Michel Schub, "a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity" (The New York Times), the Bulgarian-born, "breathtaking" (Monterey Herald) pianist Anna Petrova, and Josu de Solaun. With these three plus all the reasons to love the piano, you'll see why tickets are a must! Moazrt - Andante with Variations in G major, K.501; Aaint-Saens - Variations on a Theme by Beethoven Op. 35; Rachmaninoff - Suite No. 2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Audra McDonald
The New York Times calls hers "a defining voice of our time;" the Chicago Sun-Times hails her as "a lustrous life force with the plush velvet voice that can simultaneously melt hearts and generate thrills;" and scores of critics swoon each time this extraordinary songstress takes the stage, from her record-breaking six Tony Award-winning performances on Broadway to her Grammy winning recordings and sellout concert appearances. Hear this towering talent in the intimate, historic Attucks Theatre — fans from up and down the East Coast will snap up tickets, so order now! Tickets $60, $45. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: The Marriage of Figaro
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, performing with the GSA Opera Orchestra. Tickets: $15 / $5. www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, 46th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday 23, 2015, 2pm

Guerilla Opera: Pedr Solis
Pedr Solis is based on The Tower, a short story by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who also wrote several libretti for composer Richard Strauss, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. A world premiere opera by Per Bloland, Libretto by Paul Schick, Stage direction by Allegra Libonati, Julia Noulin-Merat, scenic designer. Pedr Solis is 70 minutes in duration, sung in English and scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, baritone, violin, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, and electronics. Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Kent O’Doherty, saxophones; Mike Williams, percussion. "Sometimes, it takes a punk-rock mentality to breathe new life into a 350-year-old art form."The Boston Phoenix. $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more information. http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
The Virginia Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, presents a concert of Latin American music for band. Internationally known guest conductor, Patricia Venegas Ruiz will lead a program of band music from South America. Maestro Ruiz is a professional conductor in Bogata, Columbia and on the faculty of Javeriana University where she teaches conducting and is Director of Bands. Free. For more information, please contact Dennis Zeisler at dzeisler@odu.edu or 683-4336. Salem High School, Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice-Cream Social
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7 pm
Armed Forces Day with U.S. Army TRADOC Band
Honor America with a patriotic concert performed by this premiere concert band in Regent University's gorgeous main theatre. Contact Box Office for Free Tickets: (757) 352-4245. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Communication & Performing Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale: Ah-h-h-h…Capella… and Then Some
The Virginia Beach Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Don Krudop, presents, Ah-h-h-h…Capella… and Then Some. A portion of this program includes beautiful arrangements of familiar songs performed a cappella - just the voices of the Chorale in tight-knit harmonies! The program features “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” the theme from “Hawaii Five-0,” “America, the Beautiful,” “In the Still of the Night,” and many more! Join the Virginia Beach Chorale for an evening of music that will delight and entertain you! Tickets are only $18 for Adults; $15 for Seniors/Military and $12 for Students. Call 757-385-2787 for tickets and information, or visit www.virginiabeachchorale.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 pm
St Bede: The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (TIO) will close its 11th season with a concert including works by Hindemith, Vivaldi, Kabalevsky, and Puccini. This "Celebration of Youth" concert will feature violin soloists Fravarti Purveyor and Tara Davy. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
The Organ Swell 2015
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Barnett Green, violin. Livre d'Orgue, Suite du Premier ton - Pierre Du Mage; Sonata for Violin and Organ in A Major, BWV 1015 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Fantasia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 537 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Prière for Violin and Organ, Op. 158b - Camille Saint-Saëns; Le jardin suspend - Jehan Ariste Alain; Adagio and Fugue for Violin and Organ, Op. 150, No. 6 - Josef Rheinberger. St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Cantori: Hope Springs Eternal
Borrowing a line from the poet Alexander Pope, who wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast,” Cantori Choral Ensemble has entitled its 2015 Spring Concert Hope Springs Eternal. The concert will focus on hope – hope in love, in life, and in the afterlife. The 14-voice choral ensemble will sing a cappella and accompanied sacred and secular music, folksongs and spirituals, including works by Ola Gjeilo, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Robert Pearsall, Edgar Bainton, C.H.H. Parry, Daniel Rash, and Moses Hogan. Guest instrumentalist will be Timothy Seaman on tin whistles and flutes. Cantori is an auditioned choral ensemble under the direction of its founder, Agnes French. Singers in the group hold degrees in music, and many are professional musicians. There is no admission charge for the concert. An offering will be received in support of Cantori. www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 5 pm
Israel in Egypt
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, music director. Emotionally charged choruses, extraordinary dramatic power — Handel’s theatrical work depicts the great Biblical plagues and the Israelites’ flight from Egypt. Handel - Israel in Egypt. Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

Saturday, May 17, 2015, 6 pm
GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department presents GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Benjack Studio Theater @ TRDance, 425 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 17, 2015, 7 pm
Anonymous 4
"Spellbinding...no accompaniment, no amplification and no fancy staging. It's just four rarefied voices — pure, simple and stunning" (Denver Post). Making their farewell tour after 25 years of critically acclaimed, classical chart-topping performances, this extraordinary ensemble blends celestial sound and historical scholarship in performances of music that spans centuries. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this beloved group in one of their final performances! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

Cantus
The nine-member men's vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound for its "expressive power" and "spontaneous grace." Choose from performances in historic churches in Portsmouth or Williamsburg, with acoustics beyond compare, to hear this ensemble's soaring harmonies in the ideal setting! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). May 20: St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 . May 21: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert IV: Andre-Michel Schub, piano
"Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of André-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub perform beloved and varied works in this intimate setting with Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, showcasing breathtaking repertoire. André-Michel Schub, piano; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Laura Leisring, bassoon; Barbara Chapman, harp. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds K. 452; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango; Poulenc - Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C, FP100. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Another Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department, Stephen Coxe, Artistic Director.. Details TBA. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert V: Quicksilver Ensemble
Quicksilver Ensemble brings together America's leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Described as "drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres," (Early Music America) and praised for "impeccable, soulful playing" (The New York Times), Quicksilver is sure to entice in this historically appropriate setting in Williamsburg, performing music by Neri, Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Weckmann, Kerll, Vierdanck, and others. Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors; Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8 pm
The Handel + Haydn Society
Step back in time...and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg! The Handel and Haydn Society players represent the forefront of historically informed performance. Their program in Williamsburg will include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5 and Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello. "Beautifully balanced strings, crisp attacks, and fine wind playing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Ian Watson, Director and Harpsichord. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8 pm
McGegan conducts Handel
In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan. As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, McGegan, hailed as "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation" (London Independent), is also recognized for his revelatory explorations of music of all periods. His approach to period style — intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Cleveland and the Philadelphia Orchestras. Now this world-renowned conductor inspires the Virginia Symphony to new heights as he conducts two of the most popular of Handel's works, the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, as well as arias from Handel's operas Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Teseo. Don't miss this spectacular finale to Festival Williamsburg. Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Amanda Forsythe, soprano. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7 pm
Mark Hayes’ Requiem
Director Billye Brown Youmans and the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Mark Hayes’ Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. Composer/Conductor Mark Hayes will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the exceptional recommendation given by Mark Hayes. Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Billye Brown Youmans at (757) 547-4706 or via email at music@gbpres.org. For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org. Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Memorial Day with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Come out and enjoy great food and the best of Americana music played by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians as you celebrate this proud holiday. Gates open at 5:00 PM Concert 7:30 PM. .ree and open to the public. City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: Senior Recitals
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer-Chair, presents the Senior vocal students in recital. Tickets: $5. www.showtix4u. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: 88x2
Pianists Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo join the Chorale in music accompanied by piano four-hands. Music of Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms, William Averitt's The Dream Keeper, and Mack Wilberg's exhilarating arrangement of the American folksong Cindy bring our 31st season to a rousing finish! Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. May 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. May 30: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 31: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Havana Nights 19th Annual Benefit by the Bay
Arts Enter, Cape Charles presents Havana Nights, 19th annual Benefit by the Bay to support the Arts! Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, our 2015 presenting sponsor. Champagne, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets $100; Sponsorships that include event tickets are available. Call to reserve your table: 757.331.2787. Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, 500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus in an afternoon concert to benefit the VCC Scholarship Fund. Recognized as “Hampton Roads’ premiere children’s chorus,!” Join us for a joyful afternoon of music by this exceptional children’s chorus. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30

GSA: Shostakovich 10
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department- Jeff Phelps chair, presents the GSA Orchestra performing the Shostakovich 10th Symphony. Tickets: $15 / $5 www.tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The eighth annual Terrific Teen Talent program showcasing six of the area’s finest teenage musicians. Free-will offering. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8 pm
My Next Mistake
Join mezzo-soprano Mary Charlotte Elia and pianist Sharon Foxwell for an evening of love songs featuring works by Caccini, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Ravel and Strayhorn and concluding with a tribute to a few favorite contemporary pop songs. A fun program for both art song aficionados and friends new to the genre, this recital will strive to provide a more immersive experience through projection, dance, and other surprises. For more information call 757-348-3925 or visit http://igg.me/at/mynextmistake Free and open to the public. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA.

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