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Will Liverman Wins 2017 George London Award
The winners of the 46th annual George LondonFoundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round Friday evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. A total of $75,000 was given in awards. After three days of preliminary auditions, 18 were selected as finalists. Of these, five were selected as winners of George London Awards of $10,000 each. Included in in this group was Will Liverman, baritone, 28,Virginia Beach, VA. Praised by The New York Times as "mellow-voiced and charismatic" and Opera News for his "noble sound and bearing," baritone Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for his compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the country. The George London Foundation and George London Awards are named for the great American bass-baritone, who devoted much of his time and energy in his later years to the support and nurturing of young singers. http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/2017/02/george-london-foundation-presents-a-heartening-show-of-young-opera-talent/

TOI Auditions
Tidewater Opera Initiative is thrilled to announce our fifth season, a double bill of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Mozart's The Impressario, coming to Norfolk this August! We're looking for talented singers to join us for this fabulous production and are currently accepting recorded auditions through March 6th. Interested musicians can find out more information, along with the audition application at our website by clicking the link below. http://www.tidewateroperainitiative.org/auditions.html

Monday, February 27, 2017, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
A program of organ and piano duets will be featured in Monumental’s Noon Day Concert. A variety of music will be played by Chi Yi Chen, Director of Music Ministries at Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach, and Nicholas Steltzer, Director of Music Ministries at Monumental. A light lunch will be served following the concert for a fee of $5.00.  For details call the church at (757) 397-1297. The concert is free and open to the public. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth

CNU Department of Music February 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, February 27, 3 pm
LifeLong Learning Concert Series featuring Opera Workshop Peebles Theatre

ODU February 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, 49th Street behind Webb Center and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Saffron & Rosewater
The perfume of Persian nights will transport you in a fragrant evening of stories, song, and lovely surprises. This original show explores the Persian Jewish woman's experiences as: a child fleeing Iran, an immigrant adapting to a new home, a college student wishing to move to a dorm but defying her traditional father, a writer making it in America, and an immigrant celebrating Thanksgiving. A collaborative event sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Studies & Interfaith Understanding and ODU Theatre/ODURep Tickets $15 at ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305.

Monday, February 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kevin Bobo With the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Kevin Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and much of the United States. As a composer, Bobo's compositions are performed across the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles. Guest Artist - Kevin Bobo, Marimba. Boboland - Kevin Bobo (b. 1974), 31 Reasons Why - Arr. Kevin Bobo, Two Impressions Tracy Thomas (b. 1989); Four Episodes - Gordon Stout (b. 1952). Master Class: February 28, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. 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, February 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Minetti Quartet
The Quartett has won top prizes during its career, including first prizes at the International Rimbotti String Quartet competition (Florence), the International Schubert Competition (Graz), and the Haydn Competition (Vienna) . Named a “Rising Star” by the European Concert Hall Organization, the Minetti Quartett has performed in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm, Brussels, Salzburg, and at leading chamber music festivals. Reception following the concert in Ewell Recital Hall lobby. Admission: $10/general public, $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
William & Mary Orchestra Winter Concert
Frederick Delius, A Walk to the Paradise Garden; Student Concerto Competition Winner. Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.4. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Distinguished Alumni Concert Series: Jim Kosnik, Organ
James W. Kosnik plays the Fisk 47 rank Organ at Slee Concert Hall. Tunder: Praeludium in G Minor Froberger: Toccata II in D Minor, DeGrigy: Ave maris stella, Nathan Kelly (premiere): “Sea Nocturnes,” J.S. Bach: “Piece d’orgue, BWV 572, Vierne: “Clair de lune,” Adolphus Hailstork: “Pange lingua, ” “Divinum Mysterium. SUNY (State University of New York), Buffalo

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: V: Cabaret Night
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the fifth 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. Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Germaine Tailleferre, and Kurt Weill. Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, Lauren Worsham, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Richard Valitutto, 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, March 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Pictures at a French Exhibition
To accompany the Chrysler Museum’s major exhibit of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays. The music of orchestral favorite Claude Debussy in both his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Nocturnes bookend Camille Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto performed by the graceful Alon Goldstein. The program concludes with Albert Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. Like the Parisian dancing girls of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous images, Roussel’s ballet conceals the mischievous Bacchus behind a veil of enchantment.JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Alon Goldstein, piano; Women of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, concertmaster.  Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2, Debussy: Nocturnes, Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Suite No. 2. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Mar 3: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 4: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Mar 5: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7 pm
Hermitage Museum: Pianist Stephen Coxe & Special Guests
Stephen Coxe will be joined by four gifted artists to perform popular pieces from beloved composers on the Hermitage Steinway.  Inspired by the museum’s spring exhibition, American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony, the program will feature music by French and American composers inclulding Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Copland, Shostakovich, Poulenc and Debussy. Works include Chansons Madécasses, by Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss’s 5 Lieder, Op. 48, Trois Chansons de Bilitis, Claude Debussy. Stephen Coxe, piano; Suzanne Oberdorfer, mezzo-soprano; Marshall Severin, baritone; Jeff Phelps, cello; Yann Chémali, cello.  Single Ticket: Members $25 | Non-Members $35 Combo Ticket: Members $40 | Non-Members $50. For more information and tickets visit: http://thehermitagemuseum.org/events The Hermitage Museum, 7637 North Shore Road •  Norfolk, Virginia 23505

March 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, March 4, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Choristers from Richmond, Virginia, Lynnelle Ediger, Director
Tuesday, March 7, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Millcreek Duo, Brynne Farr, Flutist & Steve Farr, Cellist
Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Concert Choir from Kean Conservatory of Music in Union, New Jersey, Mark Terenzi, Director
Tuesday, March 14, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Mark Biondolill, Organist from First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill in Hampton, Virginia
Thursday, March 16, 8 pm
Chamber Winds Recital
Army School of Music Faculty Chamber Winds from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, March 18, 8 pm
Vocal Recital
Sarah Taylor, Soprano & Rebecca Davy, Accompanist
Sunday, March 19, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of Herbert Sumsion & Samual Barber
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director, JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, March 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Nathan Kyle Lively & David Harrison, Organists from Kingsport, Tennessee
Thursday, March 23, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Academy for the Visual Arts Choir from Norfolk, Virginia, Donald Crudop, Director
Saturday, March 25, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, March 28, 8
pm Clarinet Quartet Recital
USAF American Clarinet Quartet from Langley Air Force Base in Newport News, Virginia
Thursday, March 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 4, 18, 25Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturday at 10:00 am on March 11Norman Elton, Organist

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra & Erich Graf
Featured soloist, Erich Graf, will join the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra in performance of the "Concerto in D Major" by W.A. Mozart. The orchestra will also perform "St. Paul Suite" by G. Holst and "Symphony No. 25" by W.A. Mozart. Our newly constructed parish hall provides an elegant setting with tables for concert guests.  Those attending may bring a bag lunch to eat prior to the concert. All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede's Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, in Williamsburg

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO: A Royal Flush
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors, Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll. A musical hand of Kings, Queens, Princesses, Duchesses and Dukes by composers Verdi, Gounod, Offenbach, Sullivan, King and Piccini. Featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition winners: Ava Shedd, performing the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No 2, in d minor, op.22 and Kearston Gonzales performing the first movement of Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, in d minor, op. 21. Pre-concert Showcase - Duets for Violin and Guitar: 2:15 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, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
Del Fionn Sykes, Soprano
Hailing from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Del Fionn Sykes, soprano is a graduate of Binghamton University/SUNY where she earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance along with several awards: the Clifford D. Clarke Fellowship, Music Faculty Award, and the Jean and Stuart Wilson Performance Grant. After her training at Binghamton, including three years in the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artists Program, Ms. Sykes moved to New York City to continue her career in the classical music field. Ms. Sykes was a featured artist with: El Paso Opera, New York Vocal Artists, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. In 2005 Ms. Sykes moved to Germany, where she became a sought-after soloist with orchestras, vocal ensembles and numerous TV shows. Now returned to Hampton Roads, Ms. Sykes continues her evolution and journey in the music landscape, hoping to be challenged by new works and roles while revisiting former ones. Ms. Sykes is and has been an ardent champion of showcasing African-American composers through recital and on the concert stage. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
WCG Winter Concert: An Afternoon with Mozart & A Modern Premiere
Mozart’s beautiful Vesperae solennes de Confessore will be paired with a U.S. premier performance of Cecilia McDowall’s A Time for All Seasons; the program will also include works by modern composers Emma Lou Diemer and Dan Forrest. Artistic Director Jay BeVille directs the chorus and soloists Sarah Kate Walston, Phaedra McNorton, Ben Kwak and Branch Fields, with Rebecca Davy accompanying on piano and organ. An ensemble from the Williamsburg Youth Chorale will join the Guild. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 (students: $10) at the door. For Information: call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The three choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, St. Andrew’s Church, and Christ and St. Luke’s present Choral Evensong for the season of Lent, including Edward Bairstow’s magnificent cathedral anthem Blessed City, Heavenly Salem. 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, March 5, 2017, 7 pm
VSO: Composed
Composed is a 78-minute documentary film that features musicians and mental health experts from the US and UK, including members of major US orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic. In sometimes very personal and riveting interviews, musicians and experts discuss the issue of performance anxiety; what it is, why it happens, and what steps are employed to address it. Musicians in the film share candid stories and perspective on what causes these fears and doubts, as well as what’s worked for them to address such issues. After the screening, producer/director John Beder, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta, members of the Ambrosia Quartet (who will also perform), and Dr. Kamal Chemali of Sentara Healthcare’s Music & Medicine unit will participate in a panel discussion and answer audience questions. A Meet & Greet at Ynot Italian will follow the event.  10% proceeds from all sales at Ynot Italian on March 5, as well as all net proceeds from ticket sales for the event, will benefit the education programs of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly encouraged.  Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased through the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 757.892.6366 or at www.virginiasymphony.org NARO Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Ghent, Norfolk

Monday, March 6, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8 pm

Doric String Quartet
The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to win several prizes including 1st prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 3 in B-flat; Bartok: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80 in f minor. Alex Redington violin; Jonathan Stone violin; Hélène Clément viola; John Myerscough cello. Mar 6: 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 complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres 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. Mar 7: 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 http://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, March 8, 2017, 7 pm
Alan Reid, Rob can Sante
Ramblin’ Conrad’s Folklife Institute presents Alan Reid, co-founder of Scotland's Battlefield Band, performing with Rob van Sante. Seminar: 2 pm. Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, ODU, 49th Strret behind Webb Center

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: the British Isles
The final concert of the Williamsburg Classics Season presents a colorful collection of music with its roots in the British Isles. A Robert Burns-inspired overture starts our journey: Tam o'Shanter invokes the highlands with a tartan tapestry of sounds. Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes paints an English picture, while Beethoven's Irish Songs sets the stage for St. Patrick's Day. One of his most famous "London" symphonies, Haydn's Symphony No. 101 received its nickname “The Clock" from the ticking rhythm of its second movement! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture, Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs, Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock." Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Friday, March 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA: Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer Chair, presents Hansel and Gretel. Tickets: showtix4u.com ODU University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Young Artist Competition Concerto Winner. Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Beethoven. 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. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hampton-Roads-Philharmonic-tickets The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4 pm
Del Fionn Sykes, Soprano
Soprano Del Fionn Sykes and pianist Oksana Lutsyshyn will perform. Ms. Sykes was a featured artist with: El Paso Opera, New York Vocal Artists, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. In 2005 Ms. Sykes moved to Germany, where she became a sought-after soloist with orchestras, vocal ensembles and numerous TV shows. Now returned to Hampton Roads, Ms. Sykes continues her evolution and journey in the music landscape, hoping to be challenged by new works and roles while revisiting former ones. Ms. Sykes is and has been an ardent champion of showcasing African-American composers through recital and on the concert stage. Free and open to the public. For the information call 757-340-8420 or email office@princeofpeacebv.org Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS Emerging Artists: Four Islands
New York Festival of Song with Caramoor's 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Bantock, Ravel, Simóns, Bernstein, and many others. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its ninth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. Mar 12: Tickets: $15, $35 Free tickets for students 18 and under! https://www.caramoor.org/events/vocal-rising-stars-170312/ or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY Mar 14: Tickets: $40-55. 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 Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 pm
Psalm, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Organist Mark Biondolillo. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: The Music of Michael McGlynn T
Student music performance. The 2017 Masterworks Concert presents an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish music by Michael McGlynn. Free, no reservation required. 757-455-3376. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
5BMF: East of the River
Five Borough Music Festival Founded by woodwind virtuosos Daphna Mor and Nina Stern, EAST OF THE RIVER returns to 5BMF this spring with their new program SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora. Internationally renowned for their explorations of traditional repertoire from the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertoire, East of the River has been featured at venues and festivals around the country including NYC’s own Bargemusic, Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. SULTANA is a transporting journey through bazaars, kitchens, dance circles, prayer houses, and public squares. Mor and Stern literally breathe life into ancient forms, braiding together the rich musical traditions of the Sephardic diaspora through North Africa and the Ottoman Empire, inflecting the music with infectious Eastern rhythms, and uniquely steeping their performance in the art of improvisation. The program is named for Mor’s own Sephardic great-grandmother, Sultana Magrisso, who emigrated with her family from Bulgaria to British Palestine in 1944, traveling through Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. Her voyage, and those of expelled Jews that date back 450 years prior, inform this moving performance. Nina Stern, recorders & chalumeau; Daphna Mor, recorders & voice; Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kane Mathis, oud; Jesse Kotansky, violin. $25, $15, $15 http://5bmf.org/2017/03/16/east-of-the-river/ Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY 11215

Friday, March 17, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Verdi's Requiem
 In a season filled with dramatic music, JoAnn Falletta conducts Verdi’s powerful Requiem. Written as a Requiem Mass in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni, the piece has become an audience favorite as a richly orchestral masterwork punctuated by breathless drama and poignant solo work. Four outstanding singers collaborate with the VSO Chorus for these performances--- an inspiring concert in another thrilling season! JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, Concertmaster. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 17: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Mar 18: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Mar 19: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Virginia Opera: Turandot
Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score, you will be thrown into a world of suspense and horror. Featuring “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous opera arias of all time, and sung by a stellar cast of internationally recognized singers, led by audience favorite Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome 2015) and Roger Honeywell in his Virginia Opera debut, you will be enthralled by this epic new production, under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag (La Traviata 2015). Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Conductor: John DeMain; Director: Lillian Groag; Princess Turandot: Kelly Cae Hogan; The Emperor: Alan Fischer; Timur: Ricardo Lugo; Calaf: Derek Taylor; Liù: Danielle Pastin; Ping: Keith Brown; Pang: Ian McEuen; Pong: Jeffrey Halili; A Mandarin: Andrew Paulson. 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, March 17; Sunday, March 19; Tuesday, March 21.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, March 31; Sunday, April 2.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm
Sacred Songs for Piano/Organ Duo
Pianist Andrew Blackmon and Organist Mark Biondolillo. Free concert with childcare provided. First United Methodist Church, Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Rd. Hampton, VA 23664

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: Solo Youth Recital: Bradley Fielding, Baritone
Bradley Fielding has already received outstanding reviews in his home state of Virginia. A 2015 Terrific Teen Talent recitalist, Mr. Fielding impressed his audience with his excellent voice and wonderful delivery of art songs and opera arias. Now a sophomore at Northwestern University studying vocal performance, we look forward to his return to perform a full recital. A native of Smithfield, Bradley first discovered his love for singing in the 2008 production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Smithfield Little Theatre. He is a 2015 graduate of Smithfield High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts and continues to sing leading roles for the Tidewater Opera Initiative in Norfolk. There is no ticket charge for the recital, but a freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of this and future programs. www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm

NNO : Tchaikovsky and Mahler
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, Conductor. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Single concert: $25. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Mar 19: St. Clare Walker Middle School Theater, Locust Hill. Mar 26: Northumberland High School Theater, Heathsville

ODU March 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.
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Schumann
Featuring Robert Schumann’s monumental Fourth Symphony, as well as winners from the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim. University Theatre.
Saturday, March 25, 2:30
Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
Final judging by Simone Dinnerstein Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, March 26, 3 pm
Diehn Master Class, Simone Dinnerstein Chandler Recital Hall.
Sunday, March 26, 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.
Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm
ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Appear in Carnegie Hall’s MidAmerica Productions Concert Series for a featured choral performance of American composers, directed by Nancy Klein. A combined choir of more than 160 voices, with full orchestra, will follow, performing Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and Seventh Ave., New York City. Tickets: carnegiehall.org.
Monday, March 27, 8 pm
Diehn Concert, Simone Dinnerstein
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours... She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." Tickets: $10 ODU students, $15 general. ODUArtsTix.com and (757) 683-5305. Chandler Recital Hall. Tickets: $10-15.
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Bianca Hall and Jim Kosnik, Faculty Recital
In honor of Early Music Month, this recital features music for voice, recorder and harpsichord from the Renaissance and Baroque. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 pm
Bay Youth Concert & Symphony Orchestras Concerto Concert
The winners of the 2016 Concerto Competition take the stage to perform as soloists with their orchestras. The concert also features the Concert & Symphony Orchestras. Works by Kamarovsky, Barber, Mozart, Prokofiev, Strauss, Grieg and MORE! Tickets: https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 pm
The American Clarinet Quartet
The American Clarinet Quartet from the USAF Heritage of America Ban provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine.  Drawing on years of professional experience, they offer an exciting program that captivates listeners of all ages.  All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede's Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8 pm
TCGS: Andrew York
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Andrew York is one of today’s best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. York’s compositions have been featured on GRAMMY-winning recordings by Jason Vieaux (CD “Play”, featuring Andrew’s iconic composition “Sunburst”, 2015) and Sharon Isbin (CD “Journey to the New World” featuring “Andecy”, 2010). In 2006 Andrew recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera “Ainadamar” by Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of Ainadamar  (Deutsche Gramophone) won two GRAMMY awards. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg.

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 pm

TENET: J.S. Bach's St. John Passion
TENET and the Sebastians team up to perform J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an extraordinary cast! Jeffrey Grossman will lead the two ensembles from the chamber organ with tenor Aaron Sheehan as the Evangelist. TENET's performances have been hailed as "adventurous and expressive" by The New York Times, and this collaboration performance between the Sebastians and TENET is a MUST SEE! Evangelist Aaron Sheehan; Soprano soloists Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn; Alto soloists Luthien Brackett and Reginald Mobley; Tenor soloists Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots; Bass soloists Mischa Bouvier and Sumner Thompson; Ripieno chorus Anna Lenti, Tim Keeler, Donald Meineke, and Andrew Padgett Archlute Hank Heijink.The Sebastians: Violins Daniel Lee, Chloe Fedor, Francis Liu, Nicholas DiEugenio, Beth Wenstrom, Edson Scheid; Violas Jessica Troy and Kyle Miller; Cello Ezra Seltzer; Viola da gamba Shirley Hunt; Violone Nathaniel Chase; Oboes Priscilla Herreid and Meg Owens; Traverso David Ross and Immanuel Davis; Bassoon Nate Helgeson; Chamber organ Jeffrey Grossman. Tickets: $10 - $80. http://tenet.nyc/1617-season-list/st-john-passion German Lutheran Church of St. Paul, 315 West 22nd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10011

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage
Composers often look to literary traditions to spark their musical imaginations, and the British Isles offer a treasure trove of folklore and folksongs! Malcolm Arnold’s Tam o’Shanter Overture is an excellent example of program music, which depicts a character, scene, or story. As in his last orchestral work, the Suite on English Folk Tunes, Benjamin Britten drew heavily from folksongs throughout his career and appreciated “the sweetness of the melodies.” Beethoven was also a prolific composer of folksong settings and, in fact, he wrote more in this genre than any other. Through a concert rich with the heritage of the British Isles, we will explore the enduring link between words and music. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Arnold: Tam o'Shanter Overture, op.51; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes; Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs. 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, March 24, 2017, 8 pm
Acosta Migliozzi Walsh Trio
Coastal Concert Series. Anibal Acosta, guitar; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Stephen Walsh, recorder, piano. Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 pm
GSA: Chamber Music
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department Chamber Music Ensemble in concert at the Hermitage Museum. Tickets: thehermitagemuseum.org Hermitage Museum, 7637 N. Shore Road

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Modern Musick
Modern Musick has received critical acclaim and a reputation among insiders as Washington’s early music ensemble to watch. Taking its name from an eighteenth century primer, The Modern Musick-Master or the Universal Musician, Modern Musick uses historical performance practices as a starting point to create cutting-edge music making in the moment. According to the Washington Post “Modern Musick played…with great spirit, the period strings both beautifully tracing sustained melodic lines and getting pleasantly rough when the rhythms got stronger.” Admission: $10/general public, $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Great Hall, Wren Building, William and Mary, Williamsburg

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 pm
Rediscovering Compère
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts concludes its 2016-2017 Early Music series with Rediscovering Compère featuring England's Orlando Consort. The name Loyset Compère is not as familiar as Dufay or Josquin, but many—the Orlando Consort among them—believe that this Franco-Flemish composer deserves a place amongst the masters of the 15th century. His early Renaissance compositions combine a sophisticated technical mind with an ear for sheer beauty. This program makes the case for Compère with a wide variety of works: his stately “Magnificat,” moving motets, and a range of secular songs, from laugh-out-loud bawdy to exquisitely romantic.  Tickets: $35-$50 • Students with valid ID: $7-$27 www.millertheatre.com/events/rediscovering-compere Miller Theatre, 150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
A Bach Crescendo
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Fifth Anniversary concert of the Annual Allen Shaffer Concert Series will be performed in the intimate surroundings of Christ and St. Luke's beautiful Gothic Selden Chapel. The performing artists include soprano Billye Brown Youmans; flutist Patty Watters, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and harpsichordist Allen Shaffer. The program, entitled “A Bach Crescendo”, includes solo, chamber and vocal music for from one to four performers. Tickets $10, Students 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, March 26, 2017, 7 pm
AGO Organ Series: Dr. Lynn Trapp
Dr. Lynn Trapp holds a distinguished career as concert organist, pianist, conductor, composer, and liturgist. Through his many concert appearances, publications, awards, and clinician work he is a highly respected leader with a national and international reputation. He presently serves as Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Trapp will perform a free solo organ concert co-sponsored with the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. All are welcome to this free event.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts Saint Bede, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

New Date
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Jason Squinobal, saxophone; Kevin Harris, piano
Traditional jazz standards and the music of Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. Free and open to the public. 757-455-3376. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Monday, March 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Simone DinnersteinI n conjunction with the 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many "Best of 2007" lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Final Judging: March 25, 2:30 p.m. Master Class: March 26, 3 p.m. 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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: Hooray for Hollywood - The Music of the Movies
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department with the Musical Theater Department presents a Silent Auction Fundraiser with music from the movies. Tickets: showtix4u.com. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8 pm
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8 pm

WSO: Piano Virtuoso
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. The third Masterworks concert of the season features guest musician Alessio Bax, described in Gramophone Magazine as “clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.” Bax will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor.” Mr. Bax recently released Lullabies for Mila, a compilation CD of his classical music recordings culled for and dedicated to his young daughter. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Clementi: Symphony no.1 in C major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73. 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. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7 pm
BASS: In Context: Jake Heggie
Brooklyn Art Song Society's innovative series continues to push the boundaries of what an art song recital can be. This season’s featured composer is Jake Heggie, world renowned for smash-hit operas like Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick. His works are paired with the French masters who inspired him: Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Francis Poulenc. Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, l’Heure Exquise; Francis Poulenc: le Travail du Peintre; Jake Heggie: Of Laughter and Farewell, Natural Selection, A Question of Light. Laura Strickling, soprano, Margaret Latimore, mezzo-soprano, Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Spencer Myer, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano. Tickets are $30 Regular. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
PCC: Thomas Pandolfi
A merican pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performance of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin),Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular. An outstanding cross-over artist, Thomas Pandolfi’s virtuoso transcriptions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Marvin Hamlisch are in much demand. For the 2015-2016 season, he offered further such transcriptions in unique programs entitled “Burt, Barry and Beyond” (the music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow), as well as “Happy Birthday Frank, the Voice of the 20th Century”, a celebration of Sinatra. A graduate of The Julliard School, Pandolfi earned his Bachelor’s and Master degrees as a scholarship student. He is the father of two beautiful children, and resides in Washington, DC. Tickets: Adult/$25, Student/$10. www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/ Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmsouth 23707

Saturday, April 1, 2017, TBA
Piano Masterclass
Sundays at Four will host a piano masterclass for piano students of all ages. Marvin Blickenstaff, a highly-regarded piano instructor and professor from New Jersey, will be coaching the students. For more information, contact Mary Cole at marycole@tidewaterarts.com or call 757 675-5777.

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4 pm
My Beloved is Mine – Choral Music from Song of Songs
Welcome the spring season with the combined choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Ohef Sholom Temple, Charles Woodward, director, and Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin in “My Beloved is Mine” – choral music set to the exquisite love poetry from the Song of Songs. Settings drawn from the rich Jewish and Anglican choral traditions will include works by Bonia Shur, Edward Bairstow, Yehezkel Braun, Pablo Casals, Rene Claussen, and more. A highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of composer John Dixon’s Behold, my fair one, dedicated to Bettie Minette Cooper. The concert is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. For further information, contact Ohef Sholom Temple at 757.625.4295.Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

ODU April 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, April 4, 7:30
ODU Brass Choir
Performs works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. The ODU Brass Choir has performed continuously since 1972, originally directed by William Bartolotta and directed by Mike Hall since 2006. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, April 7, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Perform works by American composers and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Also showcasing winners of the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim and Nancy Klein. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. Free; donations accepted.
Sunday, April 9, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
The ODU Madrigal Singers will be joined by instrumentalists from the Department of Music and Kevin Kwan, organist at Christ and St. Luke’s Church, in a concert of late Renaissance and Baroque music. Music includes Monteverdi’s “Christe, Adoramus te”; Schütz’s “Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz,” and Bach’s cantata 182, “Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen.” Directed by Bianca Hall. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 pm
ODU Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum
Present works from the Renaissance and early Baroque, including motets by Monteverdi and Schütz, dances from Danserye by Susato, and music from collections by the large-scale publishers Attaignant and Petrucci. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
Co-directed by ODU faculty Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, concludes its season with “Two Rivals,” dedicated to Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, who produced some of their most powerful compositions in the stifling atmosphere of the former Soviet Union. This program includes Shostakovich’s “From Jewish Folk Poetry,” sung for the first time in the United States in the original Yiddish by soprano Bridgid Eversole, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marx and tenor Brian Nedvin. Pianist Andrey Kasparov also performs Shostakovich’s flamboyant and vibrant “Concertino for Two Pianos” with Oksana Lutsyshyn. Lutsyshyn is featured in two of Prokofiev’s major compositions: Piano Sonata No. 4 and his famous Flute Sonata, in collaboration with flautist Wayla J. Chambo, NCC’s new associate artistic director. Pre-concert talk by 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, April 18, 7:30 pm
ODU Chamber Music Recital
featuring the Russell Stanger String Quartet, the ODU Wind Quintet and other chamber ensembles on an eclectic program of chamber music. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, April 19, 4 pm
Honor Recital
This concert features ODU’s finest student performers, selected by the faculty, in conjunction with the annual induction ceremony for new members of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Performs contemporary and classic percussion literature. Directed by David Walker. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Directed by Andrey Kasparov. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2:30 pm

ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, join the Virginia Symphony Chorus for the second consecutive year in performances at the Virginia International Tattoo. This is the largest tattoo in the United States, with more than 1,000 artists from around the world. Scope Arena, 201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. Tickets: vatattoo.org and (757) 282-2822.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
Well known to VSO audiences, composer Kenneth Fuchs brings us a world premiere. This is a continuation of more than 30 years of collaboration between Kenneth Fuchs and Music Director JoAnn Falletta, which began in 1985 when they were students at Juilliard. Written specifically for VSO Principal Cello Michael Daniels and his brother David, this new work is based on the poems of Judith Wolf, a well-known artist and writer. The performance concludes with Tchaikovsky’s majestic Fifth Symphony. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; David Daniels, countertenor; Michael Daniels, cello. Griffes: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan; Kenneth Fuchs: Poems of Life; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Apr 7: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Apr 8: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave #111, Norfolk. Apr 9: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 pm
Music for Passiontide
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Ensembles from Old Dominion University, led by Bianca Hall, present music for Passiontide, an hour long meditation of music composed for Holy Week observances.  Music includes Monteverdi’s Christe, Adoramus te, Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, and Bach’s magnificent cantata 182 Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen. 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.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 pm
Hampton University: Dr. Harvey Stokes
Hampton University Musical Arts Society presents Dr. Harvey Stokes, Hampton University Professor, oboist and composer. He is an extraordinary, award winning and prolific composer, who writes music "because at the specific moment of beginning a composition, I feel that I have something to say artistically that I have not expressed before; my hope, of course, is that I may draw the audience into the music making experience.” The Musical Arts Society and the Department of Music acknowledge and celebrate the prolific composing and unique expression of postmodern music composed by Dr. Stokes. His compositions include sonatas for piano, flute, viola and other instruments. He is also noted for his string quartets and suites for various instruments. While at Hampton, for the last 25 years, he has written over 50 large scale works which is evidence of his passion for writing music and his exhaustive creative ability. Admission: HU Student ID. Tickets: $25 General admission and $10 non- HU students with ID. Ogden Hall, Hampton University campus.

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 pm
Organist Scott Dettra in Concert
Virtuosic organist Scott Dettra will dazzle audiences with his formidable technique and stunning musicianship.  Formerly Organist at Washington National Cathedral and now at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, the Washington Post hailed “Scott Dettra played the organ with flag-waving panache.”  Cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists and the Virginia Arts Festival. Tickets $25. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Peter and the Wolf
This celebrated Russian children’s tale tells the story of a Young Pioneer named Peter and a wild wolf with a wicked hunger. Hear how the characters come to life through the various orchestral instruments–like the bird played by the high-pitched flute and the duck played by the oboe! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 pm. 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, April 30, 2017, 5:30 pm
Treble Festival Evensong
The youth choristers from area churches gather together to present a service of Choral Evensong.  Youth Choirs are the future of church music, and our inspirational choristers will lead us in an evening of song within the context of the Anglican tradition.  Participating choirs include Christ and St. Luke’s, All Saints Church Richmond, and St. Paul’s Church Richmond.  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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Chanticleer
Their soaring vocals thrill in ancient madrigals that echo with history and passion, seduce with unforgettable renditions of standards from the Great American Songbook, and rev up crowds with hits like Queen’s Somebody to Love. Close your eyes and you’ll scarcely believe this extraordinary sound comes from just a dozen male voices. “Otherworldly harmonies and aching, unresolved melodies. The adoring throng demanded an encore” (The New York Times).   $35 Tickets only available through the Virginia Arts Festival. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV Finale Concert
Jr. Strings, Strings, Wind Ensemble, Concert, and Symphony Orchestras Tickets: https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: the British Isles
The final concert of the Regent Classics Season presents a colorful collection of music with its roots in the British Isles. A Robert Burns-inspired overture starts our journey: Tam o'Shanter invokes the highlands with a tartan tapestry of sounds. Benjamin Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes paints an English picture, while Beethoven's Irish Songs were arranged by VSO’s own Benjamin Rous. One of his most famous "London" symphonies, Haydn's Symphony No. 101 received its nickname "The Clock" from the ticking rhythm of its second movement! Benjamin Rous, conductor; Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes; Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs; Haydn: Symphony No. 101, "The Clock." Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 pm
Three Choirs Festival for Ascension Day
The Choirs from St. Paul’s, St. Andrew’s, and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present a Three Choirs hymn festival for Ascension Day.  Noted organist and choral director Todd Wilson will lead the Choirs with Brass and Timpani in an evening of inspiration music spanning the centuries.  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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3 pm

VAF: Kept: a ghost story
Virginia Arts Festival presents a World Premiere Opera, Kept: a ghost story. Kristin Kuster: composer; Megan Levad, librettistJoAnn Falletta, conductor; Mary Birnbaum, stage director; William Burden, tenor. A story that alternatelyh chills and inflames the blood, told in vivid poetry, with a uniquely arranged, intensely theatrical score. This world premiere was born of the Festival's John Duffy Institute for New Opera, which mentors composer/librettist teams and shepherds new works to the stage. Be the first to hear this exciting opera - the 19th-century story of a wild young woman, the lighthouse keeper she marries, and the dark secrets they share. Kept marks the first operatic collaboration between composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, whose haunting score and vivid poetry illuminate the hearts of these ill-fated lovers. Tickets: $25. www.vafest.org or call 757-282-2811. Festival Box office: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk. Attucks Theater, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk 23510

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