Ten Year Anniversary
Previous Events
June - Aug 2013
Sept - Dec 2013
Jan - May 2014
June - Aug 2014
Sept - Dec 2014
Jan - May 2015
June - Aug 2015
Sept - Dec 2015
Jan - May 2016

Calendar

2015-2016 Season
Winter/Spring

Click here to subscribe

UPDATED 5/2/16

BYOV & Give Local 757
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia is excited to join over 200 local non-for profits in this year's GIVE LOCAL 757. On May 3, our organization will be receiving online donations. Give Local 757 is sponsored by the Peninsula Community Foundation and BYOV will receive 100% of the donations made on that day! Every donation made to BYOV on May 3 enters us in chances to win additional prize money. You can check out some of the prizes at https://givelocal757.org/prizes. Donations can be made online or in person by check at any Langley Federal Credit Union (April 26-May 3). Money raised through Give Local 757 on May 3 will support BYOV's fundraising efforts, supplementing our Scholarship, Tour, and General Operating funds. Our goal is to continue offering the finest musical training to the young musicians of Hampton Roads while featuring them in our area's beautiful concert venues.  Every donation of $10 or more will make a difference!  Go to https://givelocal757.org/ and sign up for a giving day email reminder. Or donate to BYOV on May 3 at https://givelocal757.org/. Call (757) 618-1800 Follow our social medial pages. We're on Facebook (Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia), Instagram (bayyouthorchestras_va) and Twitter (BayYouth).

Kai Lin's CDs & Piano Music Released
Kai Lin's new CD of his piano solo, vocal music, electronic and chamber music, performed by Kai Lin and other musicians, has been released in the USA. Also CD of Kai Lin’s Organ Improvisations, Opus 98, and DVD of Kai Lin's Composition Concert have been released in USA. Kai Lin's Selected Works for Piano Solo (Book I and Book II together, including 21 pieces)  have been released by Wen Hui Press, Shanghai, China. If you are interested in ordering the CDs, music books and DVDs, please contact Kai Lin by email: kailinoh@yahoo.com or phone 757-456-0325.

Monday, May 2, 2016, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: Harry, Hoagy, and Harold
Greatest hits and rarities by three American song-writing heroes: Harry ("I Only Have Eyes for You") Warren, Hoagy ("Stardust") Carmichael, and Harold ("Stormy Weather") Arlen, performed by young talents from the Juilliard School. Cover $10; Reservations requred: 212-866-0600. www.nyfos.org/AfterHours.html Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, NYC

The Organ Swell 2016
Celebrating its 17th annual series of collaborative pipe organ recitals, the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announces the schedule for The Organ Swell. The concert series, an event in the Virginia Arts Festival, will feature outstanding organists from the region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. The series provides a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Suggested minimum admission donation for concerts is $10 per adult. For further information, please contact Deborah Carr, artistic director, at (757) 340-5303.
Monday May 2, 12 pm
Geoffrey Bell, organ, and Michael Daniels, cello
Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23508
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm
Gustavo Andres, organ, and Melinda McKenzie, oboe
First Presbyterian Church, 36 th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Sunday, May 8, 4 pm
Pat Spoettle, organ, and Patti Watters, flute
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 233 Mann Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Monday, May 9, 12 pm
Jim Kosnik, organ, and Dennis Zeisler, clarinet
St. Paul’s Episcopal, 201 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk 23510
Friday, May 13, 12 pm
Marjorie Setnicky, organ, and Matthew Umlauf, viola
Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Sunday, May 22, 4 pm
Marty Barstow, organ, and Allegra Havens, violin
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 23, 12 pm
Jack Levick, organ, and Daniel Ireland, trumpet
Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7 pm
A John Duffy Celebration
John Duffy, who passed away in December 2015, was one of the great heroes of American music. An Emmy Award-winning composer of more than 300 works for theatre, film, television, and the concert hall, he was also the founder of the visionary organization Meet The Composer, which continues to this day as New Music USA. New Music USA, in partnership with the Duffy Estate and Roulette Intermedium, is honored to present A John Duffy Celebration, an evening of music and remembrances. The event will feature remarks by John Corigliano, Robert Cross (Virginia Arts Festival & John Duffy Composers Institute), Tania Leon, Annette Duffy Odell, Steve Reich, and Fran Richard. There will also be performances by Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Sherry, Miranda Cuckson with Aaron Wunsch, and the Cassatt String Quartet with Glenn Morrissette and Tomoya Aomori. General Admission: Free. (917) 267-0363 roulette@roulette.org Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Afro-Cuban All Stars
The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique orchestra devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, one that embraces several generations and all musical styles. In fact perhaps no one has done more to keep the flame of Cuban music alive than Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, founder of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, whose performances have propelled audiences to their feet around the world. Discover the "astonishing breadth and diversity of sounds emanating from Cuba today," performed by "the best talent that Cuba has to offer" (SFWeekly). Tickets: $45, $35, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk,  VA  23510

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, May 3, 2016, 8 pm
Handbell Concert
Bruton Tarpley Ringers, directed by Rebecca Davy, joined by the First Baptist, Scotland St., Handbell Choir, directed by Reggie Fox, with Organist, JanEl Will
Thursday, May 5, 8 pm
Early Music Concert
Bianca Hall, Recorder & Voice, & James Kosnik, Organ & Harpsichord
Saturday, May 7, 8 pm
Oboe & Organ Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboist & Rebecca Davy, Organist
Tuesday, May 10, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Benefit Chorale, Steve Davis, Director
Thursday, May 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, May 14, 8 pm
Choral Concert
The Choirs of Christchurch, Mark Parsons, Director
Sunday, May 15, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Music of Helen Kemp. Bruton Cantores, directed by Ann Porter
Tuesday, May 17, 8 pm
Youth Orchestra Concert
Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Rebecca Nixon, Director
Thursday, May 19, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Clover High School Choraliers from Clover, South Carolina, Jay Forrest, Director
Saturday, May 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, May 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, May 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, May 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, May 31, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
May 7 - Sarah Bland, Organist
May 14, 21, 28 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12 noon
St. Bede: Charles City Spiritual Ensemble
The third concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series. The Charles City Spiritual Ensemble will join organist Aaron Renninger in presenting music from the treasury of African American literature. The choir has performed for many churches and events in Charles City County. All are invited to bring lunch, and meet the members of the choir following the FREE concert. Beverages will be provided.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7 pm
Three Choirs Hymn Festival with Bruce Neswick
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. 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 the Eve of the Ascension.  Noted composer, organist, and choral director Bruce Neswick will lead us in an evening of inspiring music spanning the centuries.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Avi Avital, mandolin
A descendant of the lute, the mandolin can claim a provenance that reaches back to 2000 BC, and today colors popular music from classical to country, bluegrass to rock. In this Virginia Arts Festival debut, one of the world's great mandolin virtuosos showcases the beauty of this instrument in an intimate performance in the Miller Studio Theatre at Sandler Center. Hailed by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility", Israeli-born, Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital performs music that spans from the baroque to klezmer to contemporary. Tickets:   $33, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Schola Flashback Tour
Join Schola Cantorum of Virginia for a musical trip down memory lane! Schola will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a spring concert series showcasing music from past concerts. Come and experience new performances of old favorites and discover some new favorites along the way. With hits from twenty years of music to perform, there's something for everyone to enjoy! All concerts are open to the general public except Westminster Canterbury. 
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Westminster Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7 pm
Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7 pm
Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, Portsmouth
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5 pm
Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach

Friday, May 6, 2016, 8 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass Trio on the ESO Arts Center Concert Series
The Eastern Virginia Brass Trio presents a concert of varied and exciting brass chamber music on the ESO (Eastern Shore’s Own) Concert series. The ensemble will play the important standards in the repertoire such as Philharmonic Fanfare by Eric Ewazen and Arthur Frackenpohl’s multi-movement Brass Trio. However, adventurous, thoughtful and strangely humorous is Trio for Brass by Canadian composer Ian McDougall. This work includes movements titled Fanfare, Blues-fight in the F Chorale and Scherzophrenia! There are also a few toe-tapping works inspired by the big band and ragtime eras. Musicians of the Eastern Virginia Brass Trio are Lawrence Clemens, trumpet; Marlene Ford, horn and Robert Ford, trombone. Presented with the assistance of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and an anonymous donor, this one hour program is fine for all age audiences. The Trio is delighted to introduce each selection and chat with audiences at the conclusion. Ticket Information: 757-442-3226 ($15 in advance/$20 at the door). ESO Arts Center, 15293 King St., Belle Haven, VA

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 3 pm

5BMF: The Colonials
Five Boroughs Music Festival. The exciting mixed-period ensemble The Colonials takes a new look at an old favorite with their innovate program, The Trout Variations. Six new variations on Schubert’s famous theme are seamlessly interwoven into the fourth movement of his Piano Quintet in A Major, courtesy of commissioned composers Brad Balliett, Lembit Beecher, Jonathan Dawe, Paul Epstein, Molly Joyce, and Gity Razaz. Tickets: $25, Students/Seniors $15. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ May 6: Staten Island Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, STATEN ISLAND. May 7: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS, Flushing, NY 11354

Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

Experiments in Opera: Video Operas
Experiments in Opera — the curiously refreshing composer collective — announces its newest venture: “Video Operas” at Anthology Film Archives. Five visionary opera premieres made for the big screen:  Emily Manzo, PUBLIC;  Anna Mikhailova, in the distance go on forever/ the story of contemporary frankenstein;  Aaron Siegel, Tea Before You go;  Jason Cady, I Screwed Up the Future;  Dorian Wallace/David Kulma, The Rest is Shit: Stories from the Microchasm. $11 at the door. experimentsinopera.com/videooperas Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Coffee Concerts
This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. At the Festival's Coffee Concerts, the performance is so close you hear every note, and witness the interactions of the artists with each other and with the music. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect performance experience. Tickets: $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm).
Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert I
Tianwa Yang, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano. All Beethoven program! Miller Studio Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert II
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4 pm
VCC: Minstrels of Spring
The Virginia Children’s Chorus presents “Minstrels of Spring”, a delightful choral concert for the whole family. Come celebrate spring with all of our singers, ages 6 to 18 and alumni guest singers! Admission: $12 for adults and $7 for students or seniors (60+). For tickets or more information call 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net. Visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Rd. (corner of Independence Blvd.) Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4 pm
Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon: A Cabaret
Portsmouth Music Club sponsors Music for an Olde Towne Afternoon in observance of the 93rd National Federation of Music Clubs National Music Week Celebration Theme - Music...Notes to the Future and a benefit for the A.J. Lancaster Scholarship Fund A Cabaret performance by Katherine Lakoski, vocalist. Adults, $10; students, free. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie Street (Olde Towne Portsmouth), Portsmouth, VA

CNU Department of Music April 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.
Saturday, May 7, 7 pm
Jazz 4 Justice Concert
An evening of big band jazz, benefitting the jazz program, the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, and the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar. $15 general, $10 student admission. Music and Theatre Hall

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3 pm
YRSO: Orchestral Favorites
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. Presenting a program of orchestral shorts, featuring dances, rhapsodies, marches, hymns and pirate tunes. Teaming-up with LINK, which provides solutions for the homeless and services to those in emergency crisis. Pre-Concert Showcase: “Guitar with Robin and Friends” 2:15 - 2:45 PM Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets: $12 at the door, students, senior citizens and military $10, pre-purchased tickets or purchased from orchestra members: $2.00 less More information at www.YRSO.org http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 7 pm
The Texas Tenors
The crowd went wild for this trio of superb singers when they appeared on television's America's Got Talent in 2009, and since then they've gone on to melt millions more hearts in sellout concerts and an Emmy Award-winning PBS special. Combining cowboy charm with world-class tenor voices, this trio sings everything beautifully—from country to Broadway, from gospel to opera. These booted- and hatted- Texans thrill with "spine-tinglingly good, soaring voices" (Midland Reporter-Telegram) and irresistible showmanship that lifts the audiences from their seats. Don't miss this special Mother's Day performance! Tickets: $59, $49, $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street at Town Center, Virginia Beach,  VA  23462

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7 pm
BYOV Final Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia final concert of the season featuring all of the BYOV ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Junior Strings, Strings, Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Conductors: Helen Martell (Music Director), Symphony Orchestra; Grant Gilman, Concert Orchestra; Michael Oare, Wind Encemble; Christina Morton, Strings and Jr. Strings; Brad Shedd, Assistant Conductor, Strings and Jr. Strings. We are looking forward to showcasing the talents, dedication, and learning processes of all BYOV members. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students (when purchased before May 10). Performers do not need tickets! We offer complimentary tickets to music educators. Contact us at richards.byov@gmail.com to reserve yours today! https://bayyouth.org/concerts-and-tickets/purchase-tickets/ Phone 757-618-1800L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tianwa Yang, violin; André-Michel Schub, piano;
Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players

All Beethoven program! Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Yuja Wang, piano
This glamorous young pianist has graced the pages of Italian Vogue, French Elle, and Chinese Marie Claire. An internet sensation, she has multiple fan blogs dedicated to her, and a video of her playing Flight of the Bumblebee on YouTube has been viewed almost 4 million times. But it is her awe-inspiring technique and eloquence that have propelled her to the top of the classical music world. Since her breakthrough debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007 while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world's leading orchestras, as well as a fiercely dedicated chamber musician and recitalist. Don't miss this amazing virtuoso in her Virginia Arts Festival debut! Tickets: $49, $39, $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, May 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra Bach's Magnificat in D
Northern Neck Orchestra, Michael Repper, conductor. Bach's Magnificat in D with the Chesapeake Chorale. Tickets $25 online at http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ or at the door. Purchase in advance suggested. Students always free. Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm

VSO: Dance Theatre of Harlem
World Premiere by Robert Garland For Virginia Arts Festival's 20th Season. In the Mirror of Her Mind, Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (Odes to Love and Loss), Return. Since its founding in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem has become a symbol of ballet excellence around the world, winning acclaim for its performances of a broad repertoire that ranges from treasured classics to cutting edge contemporary works. In this spectacular performance, the Company will perform a selection of their most beloved pieces, along with a new work commissioned by Virginia Arts Festival in honor of its 20th season and choreographed by Dance Theatre of Harlem’s resident choreographer Robert Garland. Tickets: $59, $45, $35, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm).Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave, Norfolk

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Grand Finale
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Thomas Pandolfi, piano. Bernstein - Overture to Candide, Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F major; The remaining selections will be announced from the stage. More special guests to be announced for Maestro Kunkel’s final concert. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3 pm
WMC: Markia Yasuda, piano; Thomaz Tavares-Paes, flute
The Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents Markia Yasuda, piano; Thomaz Tavares-Paes, flute in a benefit concert for the Williamsburg Music Club's Grants-in-Aid Scholarship Competition. Ms. Yasuda, recipient of eight Williamsburg Music Club awards, is currently a graduate student and piano instructor at Indiana University. She returns to the local stage in honor of the Williamsburg Music Club's support of outstanding young musicians. Donations Gratefully Accepted. More information, www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Willliamsburg Library Auditorium, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2 pm
Choral Scholars in Recital
The Choral Scholars of Christ and St. Luke’s present a casual afternoon of art songs and popular songs, accompanied on the piano by Dr. Stephen Coxe. Tenor Benjamin Legaspi, baritone Christian Harward, and mezzo-soprano Jackie Pileckas all serve as Choral Scholars, university students who gain experience from singing with the Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir. This concert will benefit their scholarships for the upcoming Choir Tour to England. $10 suggested donation. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 6 pm
GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band
Governor’s School for the Arts. Free admission Visit http://www.gsarts.net. TRDance Center, 325 Granby Street, Norfolk

Monday, May 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet
The Miami String Quartet is an American string quartet. The group was founded in 1988 at The New World School of the Arts by John de Lancie in Miami, Florida. The Quartet was in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where all four members served as faculty members in the School of Music, and two still remain. The Quartet was the Grand Prize winner at the Fischoff competition, First Prize winners of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and prize winners at the London and Evian International Quartet Competitions. They were awarded the Cleveland Quartet Award and were named to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II Residency as well. The Miami Quartet has served as Artists in Residence at the Hartt School and Florida International University and perform and teach at the Kent Blossom Music Festival every summer. Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello. Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7:30 pm
Miami String Quartet, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players
The Miami String Quartet is an American string quartet. The group was founded in 1988 at The New World School of the Arts by John de Lancie in Miami, Florida. The Quartet was in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where all four members served as faculty members in the School of Music, and two still remain. The Quartet was the Grand Prize winner at the Fischoff competition, First Prize winners of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and prize winners at the London and Evian International Quartet Competitions. They were awarded the Cleveland Quartet Award and were named to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II Residency as well. The Miami Quartet has served as Artists in Residence at the Hartt School and Florida International University and perform and teach at the Kent Blossom Music Festival every summer. Co-presented with Feldman Chamber Music Society. Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello. Tickets: $35, $20 (plus $2 facility fee per ticket). Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 8 pm
Falletta & Friends
JoAnn Falletta, guitar Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra Co-presented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. A Grammy Award winner hailed for her performances with orchestras around the world; you know her as the brilliant music director and leader of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, now celebrating her 25th season with the VSO. But did you also know that JoAnn Falletta is a virtuoso guitarist? She fell in love with the instrument at age 7, and has released critically acclaimed recordings including her own transcriptions of music by Schubert. In this intimate evening, Falletta joins with members of the Tidewater Classical Guitar Orchestra to celebrate the many moods of the guitar—soft and tender, fiery and passionate. Tickets: $35, $20 . Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk,  VA  23502

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1 pm
St. Bede: Towson University Chorale Concert
Towson University's flagship chorale ensemble, the University Chorale, will present a free concert of choral music from around the world. Works will include many diverse languages, including Latvian, Bulgarian, Mandarin, and Zulu. Join us for a beautiful afternoon of song. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8 pm
Friday, May 20, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1
JoAnn Falletta conducts the close of the series with contemporary composer Philip Glass’ theatrical Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s own Concertmaster Vahn Armstrong. Dvorák’s Czech Suite engagingly incorporates rustic bagpipe imitations, a melancholy polka, and a Czech “neighbours’ dance.” Also on the program is one of Puccini’s rare non-operatic works, Preludio Sinfonico. Starting price $25.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. May 19: Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. May 20: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7 pm
TENET: The Sounds of Time: Music of the Burgundians
For the final installment of TENET’s 2015-2016 Medieval Series, we present Music of the Burgundians guest directed by Robert Mealy. In the later fifteenth century, the Burgundian court was one of the most musically interesting places to be in Europe, with three of the greatest composers of the day: the celebrated pair Guillaume du Fay and Gilles Binchoys, along with their younger colleague Antoine Busnoys. TENET brings together distinguished musicians from across the country as we create this rich, rarely explored tapestry of sound from centuries past. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Virginia Warnken, alt;o Jason McStoots, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass; Robert Mealy, vielle; Priscilla Herreid, wind;s Charlie Weaver, lute. Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Robert Mealy, guest director. Tickets: $25.50 - $50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2016, at 8 pm
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 pm
Thursday and Friday, May 27 & 28, 2016 at 8 pm

Guerilla Opera: Beowulf
This world premiere opera with music and libretto by Hannah Lash, and stage direction by Andrew Eggert is a modern-day adaptation of the well know epic poem, in which Beowulf is a doctor caring for his elderly mother and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome upon his return from a recent war. He discovers that his mother is being abused by the nursing home staff and removes her, determined to care for her himself, though she begs him to help her end her life. Beowulf is scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, violin, clarinet, sax, and percussion. It is 80 minutes in duration and sung in English.Guerilla Opera will live stream the world premiere of Beowulf on Thursday, May 19th free-of-charge. http://guerillaopera.com/season/beowulf/#sthash.wOzNCrUN.dpuf $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH; FREE to students with valid I.D. on the day-of via student rush. Purchase via The Boston Conservatory Box Office (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 12 pm
World Arts Celebration
Set in the beautiful Fountain Park, the first annual World Arts Celebration will allow patrons to explore heritage far and near. Experience a day of free family fun with music from around the world, international food, an artisan village and hands-on cultural craft activities. This will be an adventure for the whole family! Free. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News, VA 23606

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band Ice Cream Social
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 free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. (757) - 249-0374 Visit our website: www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series/mm-concert-series A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
Stephen Coxe and Friends
A Recital of Vocal and Chamber Music featuring performances by pianist/composer Stephen Coxe, soprano Anna Feucht, soprano Kathryn Kelly, contralto Sondra Gelb, and cellist Jeffrey Phelps. Franz Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage (selections); Stephen Coxe: Memoria for solo cello and “Lilium floruit” for soprano and piano; Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées; Benjamin Britten: A Charm of Lullabies; Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Opus 119. Suggested donation: $15 general | $5 students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Rebecca Willett, Piano
Local Steinway artist, Rebecca Willett, will have just received her Bachelor's degree from the prestigious Cleveland School of Music when she returns to Smithfield to perform a full piano recital as an extension to the Sundays at Four season. A freewill offering will be taken to help support this deserving young pianist. Her recital will include masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin. Rebecca was a soloist in the annual Sundays at Four Terrific Teen Talent program when she was 14, and she gave the first Solo Youth Recital supported by Sundays at Four at age 15. This past fall, she returned to Virginia to solo with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic. A reception will follow the recital. A free will offering will be taken. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street (Historic District), Smithfield, VA 23430

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4 pm
BASS: The Canadian Songbook
Brooklyn Art Song Society. An ambitious commissioned work by esteemed Canadian composer Andrew Staniland on the brutally honest, strange, and powerful poetry of Robin Richardson. Andrew Staniland: The Canadian Songbook (World-Premiere); Martha Guth, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano. The Canadian Songbook is a co-commission with the Casement Fund. Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1917703 The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Postponed
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 5 pm
New Date May 22, 2016, 6 pm
Chamber Orchestra at Baylake
The Virginia Beach Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins will present a concert to conclude its 10th season. The program will feature Works of Mozart, Chopin, and J.S. Bach. Critically acclaimed concert pianist Stefan Dulcie will be featured in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 for piano and strings. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive., Virginia Beach

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
GSA Vocal Music Senior Recitals
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair, presents 2015 Senior Recitals. Free admission Visit http://www.gsarts.net. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 pm
New York Polyphony
Their recordings have topped the "best" lists of major media, include The New Yorker magazine; their concerts win raves; and their musicianship and devotion to authentic performances of ancient music—rarely heard treasures that thrill with beauty and history—have made this ensemble one of the most talked-about vocal groups on the classical music scene. Discover "singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure" (The New Yorker) in this evening of glorious music. Tickets: $35, $20. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth,  VA  23704

Monday, May 30, 2016, 7 pm
Memorial Day Concert
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. Free. Visit: https://www.virginiaartsfest.com/select/ or call: 757-282-2822 or in person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News, VA 23606

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Governor’s School for the Arts Chamber Orchestra: A Concert of Some Sort
Students and faculty from the Governor’s School for the Arts perform chamber and orchestral works in a concert featuring 2016 GSA Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Campbell. This program will be the first Governor’s School performance at the Slover Library. LeJeune: Revecy venir du printans; J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus I from The Art of the Fugue; Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”; Mozart: Oboe Quartet KV 330; Piazzolla: Milonga sin palabras; J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, KV 313, Christopher Campbell, soloist.  Free and open to the public.  Slover Library, Sixth Floor, 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk

Friday, June 3, 2016, 8 pm
VSO: The Music of David Bowie
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of David Bowie with lead singer Jean Meilleur – backed by his 8-piece rock band along with the musicians of the VSO, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous.  Hear Bowie’s greatest hits, including “Rebel Rebel,” “Starman,” and “Let’s Dance,” in full spectacle! Over his career, Bowie sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide and received numerous accolades including two Grammy awards and four Brit awards, among many others. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 17, 1996. In 2016, Rolling Stone proclaimed Bowie “the greatest rock star ever.” Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. and range in price from $20-$70. For tickets, call 757.892.6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5:30 pm
Festal Evensong and Organ Recital
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Join the Parish Choir in the final Evensong of the season, and wish them well as they embark on their tour to England!  Virtuoso organist Frederick Teardo from Birmingham, AL will present an organ recital following evensong.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm
VSO: The Music of Star Wars: The Symphony Strikes Back!
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Rouse, resident conductor, will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy. Regularly performed by orchestras nationwide, John Williams’s music is a fixture of VSO performances, and this year is no exception as the VSO dedicates a concert to his Academy Award and Grammy-winning scores to Star Wars. John Williams is a fifty-time Oscar nominee for his music, and is well-known for his vast musical film credits spanning from Jaws to E.T. and Harry Potter.  His score to George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies are widely celebrated. Tickets will go on sale April 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. and start at $25.  For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra: The Year 1905
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeff Phelps, director, gives two year end performances at the historic Roper Theater. Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 2 (1900); Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Opus 103 “The Year 1905” (1957). Tickets: $15 general | $5 students, available via www.tccropercenter.org/events or at the door. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk.

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7 pm
16th Annual An Evening with Chrystal E.
Mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano. Blackbox Theatre, Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7 pm
Cabaret!
You won’t want to miss this year’s Cabaret!  The Parish Choir has hidden talents that you won’t hear on a Sunday morning. Join us for an amazing evening of music from the movies, Broadway musicals, and other gems of the repertoire.  The fun begins at 7 p.m. with drinks and large silent auction featuring art, jewelry and numerous treasures. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and show will follow. Proceeds from this event benefit the Choir’s tour to England.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:15 am
Anglican Heritage Celebration
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Our program year closes with a celebration of our Anglican heritage.  The choir will sing favourite hymns and anthems, and the service will be followed by a high tea.  Ladies are encouraged to wear hats!  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4 pm
Sing Me a Story
This afternoon of music features soprano Anna Sterrett. Music includes Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Also on the program are the works of Alexander Alabiev, Leo Delibes, and Darius Milhaud. Accompanying on piano is Stefan Dulcie, Hungars Church's Music Director and Organist. This event is hosted by Hungars Church as a part of their Sunday afternoon concert series and is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Hungars Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Rd., Machipongo, VA

Odyssey Chamber Music Festival
Summer Camp for Young Musicians, July 3 – 17, 2016
Piano, Percussion & Strings

Welcome to the inaugural season of Odyssey Chamber Music Festival, where dedicated chamber music enthusiasts and instructors of the former New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) continue working together to coach ensembles and spend quality music time with the participants. Odyssey Festival is 2 weeks, July 3 – 17, 2016 on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia. Open to musicians age 12-25, Day or Boarding options available. Study both solo and chamber music, with additional classes. Work with faculty members with professional distinctions from the Curtis Institute, Eastman School, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Yale University. The festival is open to musicians ages 12-25 for strings (violin, viola, cello), piano and percussion players only this year. DVD audition is required with the application deadline, due May 1. Chamber music is pre-assigned on June 1 for applications received before May 1, however you may apply through June 1. Contact the Festival for more information: www.OdysseyFestival.org (573) 825-0079 info@odysseyfestival.org

New Date
Friday, July 22, 2016, 8 pm
Songs of Maurice Ravel
Join the Cantabile Project for a recital featuring the seductive song cycles Chansons madécasses and Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. Also on the program are the rarely performed Histoire naturelles, humorous songs about animals in a recitative-like setting of French prose. And we could never leave out the beautiful Cing melodies populaires grecques. This is a program you don’t want to miss by one of our favorite French composers. Mark your calendars now for this enchanting evening by some of Hampton Roads finest art song performers! Featuring: Ann Scott Davis, soprano; Gregory Gardner, baritone; Erin Hannon, soprano; Kathryn Kelly, soprano; Shelly Milam Ratcliff, soprano; Susan Ha, collaborative pianist. http://cantabileproject.org/ Suggestion donation is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave, Norfolk VA 23505

HRMB: 2016 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6 pm
Town Center Plaza, Virginia Beach. FREE
Sunday, August 7, 2016, Time TBA
Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. FREE

Friday, August 5, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016

TOI: The Summer of Menotti
Tidewater Opera Initiative is thrilled to present a double bill of Menotti's modern masterpieces: The Old Maid and The Thief and The Medium. Written by 20th century Italian-American composer and librettist, Gian Carlo Menotti, these lyrical and provocative one acts examine powerful women and their dynamic relationships. The Old Maid and The Thief cast: Mrs. Todd-- Arna Majcher, Bob-- Marshall Severin, Laetitia-- Anna Feucht, Miss Pinkerton-- Kristian Bucy. The Medium cast: Monica-- Kathryn; Toby-- Bradley Fielding; Baba-- Adriane Kerr; Mrs. Gobineau-- Bridget Cooper; Mr. Gobineau-- Marshall Severin; Mrs. Nolan-- Nerissa Thompson. Want to stay up to date with our latest goings on? Make sure you like us on Facebook and check out our website www.TOIVA.org for pictures, recordings, and other fun updates as we ramp up for our August shows! We're participating in Give Local 757, a one day philanthropy event for Hampton Roads non-profits, and we need your help! Your gift on May 3rd will help us reach our goal of $500 and support local musicians! Visit www.GiveLocal757.org for more information. Aug 5 & 7: Black Box Theater, Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk. Aug 12 & 14: Zeider's American Dream Theater, 4573 Bank Street (Towne Centre), Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
Sundays at Four hosts its ninth annual Terrific Teen Talent program. Six already-recognized teenage musicians will again astound the audience with their artistry. A free will offering will be taken to support this concert. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 South Church Street (Historic District), Smithfield, VA 23430

Click here to subscribe and have 2 weeks of the Calendar
delivered to your inbox every Monday.
In the email that pops-up just type "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Printer Friendly Format

Back to Top

Home
 Calendar  Announcements  Issues  Reviews  Articles  Links Contact Us