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Virginia Opera Children's Chorus Auditions
Virginia Opera is holding auditions for the Children’s Chorus for their 2015-2016 season production of La Bohème. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. each evening. Children should be between the ages of 8 to 12 years old, can be male or female, and should have experience singing on stage. For more information regarding auditions, and to schedule in advance, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Daniel Nistico, Classical Guitarist
Daniel Nistico will perform a mixture of classical guitar music, including a Vals in the style of Chopin by Agustin Barrios, Bach’s famous D minor Chaconne for solo violin and Joaquin Rodrigo’s exciting Three Spanish Pieces. The program will also feature a special piece from Daniel’s album Un Viaje Mistico … A Mystical Journey, which is available at www.danielnistico.com. Daniel received his Masters of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. This concert is free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street near Web Center, Old Dominium University, Norfolk

Tuesday September 1, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony By the Sea
Come celebrate the season’s opening with a pre-season teaser at the 31st Street Stage in Virginia Beach. Soak in the salty air and starry night and enjoy the sensational sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for free. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway."Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs, and celebrate another season with the VSO! Free admission; VIP subscriptions available: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, 31st Street and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach

September Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Bert Landman, Organist from Trinity Church in Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, September 3, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 5, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Cheryl van Ornam, Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 8, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 10, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, September 12, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, September 15, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Bryan Lohr, Organist at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Somerset, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 17, 8 pm
Organ Recital
John Cannon, Organist from Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown, New York
Saturday, September 19, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Monday, September 21, 5:30–8:30 pm
Bruton Parish 300th Anniversary Event - A Musical Coupling: Celebrating ties between Bruton Parish and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
A walking tour with catered dinner at the Parish House, two presentations at the DeWitt Wallace Museum, and concluding concert at the Wren Chapel. Tickets $40 (only 120 available) available by calling or emailing Rebecca Davy (757-645-3431, bdavy@brutonparish.org)
Tuesday, September 22, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, September 24, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish
Friday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Bruton Parish 300th Anniversary Event - Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
The Governor’s Musick with period instruments: trumpets, oboe, timpani and strings, and costumes. Tickets $25, available at CWF.org
Saturday, September 26, 8 pm
Organ Recital Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary
Brenda Portman, Organist from Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and winner of the Bruton Parish 300th anniversary hymn composition competition
Sunday, September 27, 4 pm
Choral Evensong Celebrating Bruton’s 300th Anniversary: Canticles by Philip Stopford
The Bruton Parish Choirs Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, September 29, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Brian Taylor, Organist from Richmond, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
September 5, 19, 26 - Rebecca Davy, Organist, Organist
September 12 Thomas Marshall, Organist

Thursday September 3, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
he Virginia Symphony returns once again to William & Mary’s Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Guests are invited to bring family and friends, beach chairs and blankets. Personal coolers and picnic baskets will be permitted; however, no external alcohol will be allowed. Sponsors include the City of Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary, and William & Mary’s Student Assembly. Free admission. Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, 121 Ukrop Way Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday September 5, 2015 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
The VSO returns to historic Yorktown for their annual performance under the stars. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Free and open to the public. Come early for a pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and a “just for fun” judging of the most creative picnic set-up at 6 PM. Concert presented by Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation. Free admission. For more information, call 757.890.4490.Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown, VA 23690

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:30 pm
TMTF Members Recital
The first free public event of the 2015-16 season by the Tidewater Music Teacher Forum will be a Members Recital. Compositions on the program are piano works by Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Faure, Ravel, and John Winsor's Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano performed by the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble. Contact Dr. Betty Blasch bobreb@cavtel.net or (757) 425 7946 for further information. Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday September 6, 2015 7 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars: Chesapeake City Park
The VSO returns to Chesapeake City Park once again for a performance on the Bagley Stage. The Symphony Under the Stars concerts, conducted by the orchestra’s dynamic Resident Conductor, Benjamin Rous, are a prelude to the Virginia Symphony’s 2015-16 concert season. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Hampton Roads’ premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include Saint-Saens' Bacchanale from his opera, Samson and Delilah; Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Bartók's Romanian Dances; and Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Lighter selections will be an arrangement of William Walton's Crown Imperial March and a Salute to the Big Apple featuring "New York, New York," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway."Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket (no pop-up tents permitted). Food vendors on-site. Concessions open for a picnic dinner at 6PM. Concert begins at 7PM. Concert presented by the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission, ArtsALIVE! and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. The concert sponsored by Carl’s Wash. Free admission. Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7 pm
Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series
Saint Bede Pope Benedict XVI Chamber Music Series. Join us for an intimate program featuring renowned violinist Wanchi Huang and cellist Carl Donakowski, Music Professor at James Madison University. All are welcome; suggested donation is $10. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

I. Sherman Greene Chorale Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional community choral ensemble, will hold auditions for its 2015-2016 season on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Monday, September 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Booker T. Washing High School Choir Room, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Singers will be requested to sing a song of their choice as well as vocal exercises selected by the Music Director of the Chorale. For further information, visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org or email eeccles233@gmail.com.

Friday, September 11, 2015, 7 pm
5BMF: Acme
Five Boroughs Music Festival. The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) kicks off our exciting 9th season with a program showcasing composers as performers - and vice versa. Five of ACME's talented performers - Timo Andres, Caleb Burhans, Clarice Jensen, Ben Russell and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw - present a program featuring their own works, alongside Meredith Monk's Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the World Premiere of 5×5, a suite of five parts commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring movements penned by each of the five composer-performers on the program! Tickets: General admission $25 http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Scorca Recital Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
7th Annual Opera in the Park
Join Virginia Opera for an evening of opera’s greatest hits accompanied by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Turner. The enening includes music from some of the most popular operas, such as Don Giovanni and The Tales of Hoffman, as well as highlights from all four of this season’s Virginia Opera productions, Orpheus in the Underworld, La Bohème, Romeo and Juliet and The Flying Dutchman. As always, Broadway favorites are included as an exciting addition to the concert. This season, Broadway selections showcase such well known musicals as West Side Story, Into the Woods and Showboat. Hosted by Virginia Opera’s own engaging opera comedian “Doc Opera,” Dr. Glenn Winters, Virginia Opera celebrates the opening of the 2015-2016 with this free, family concert. Music, food and prizes. Door prizes including tickets for opening night, gift certificates from area restaurants and more! Park Opens at 6:00 pm, concert Begins at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Town Point Park, Norfolk

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3 pm
Ambrosia Quartet
The Feldman Chamber Music Society begins its 70th year with a special preseason concert. Join us for an afternoon of popular favorites and light classical tunes flawlessly played by the locally beloved and internationally famed Ambrosia Quartet: Simon LaPointe, violin; Mayu Cipriano, violin; Beverly Baker, viola; Rebecca Gilmore, cello. Come an hour early to enjoy Music Through the Ages, a harmonious 2 p.m. tour of our galleries. Free. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:30 pm
NACUSA: A Concert of New Music Premieres
The National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA)/Mid-Atlantic presents a concert of new music premieres. Featuring works by James Guthrie, Jeraldine S. Herbison, Douglas Ovens, Harvey Stokes and John Winsor. Performers: William Grunow, flute; Jeraldine S. Herbison, violoncello; Natalia Kuznetsova, violin; John Winsor, clarinet; James Guthrie, violoncello; Eun Kyong Jarrell, piano; Douglas Ovens, vibraphone and marimba; Jeanette Winsor, piano. www.music-usa.org/nacusa/index.html Free and open to the public. For more information phone 757-728-6508. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Monday, September 14, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #1
The Williamsburg Symphonia opens its 32nd season with an orchestral program featuring works by Glinka, Dvorák and Brahms. The Symphonia, Williamsburg's own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 12th year on the podium. There will be four other concerts in the Masterworks series as well as the annual Holiday Pops program on December 5 and 6, a return of Cabaret & Cocktails in January and other musical adventures. For information or to purchase tickets, call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org. Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Art Song Society: Britannica
John Dowland: Selected Lute Songs; Henry Purcell arr. Benjamin Britten: Selected Songs and Duets. Polydora Ensemble: Sarah Brailey, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Charles Weaver, lute; Michael Brofman; Dimitri Dover, Yuri Kim piano. Tickets: $100/$25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Friday, September 18, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Opening Night with Sarah Chang
JoAnn Falletta’s 25th season with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra opens with Sarah Chang, one of the world’s greatest and most high-profile violinists, performing Bernstein’s romantic West Side Story Suite for violin and Ravel’s musically exotic Tzigane. The celebration continues with Barber’s Overture from The School for Scandal, characterized by its orchestral brilliance, and Brahm’s cheery and pastoral Symphony No. 2. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Chang, violi.; Barber: Overture from The School for Scandal ; Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for violin; Ravel: Tzigane ; Brahms: Symphony No. 2. Tickets: $25-$110. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sept 18: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Sept 19: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510.Sept 20: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23462.

ODU Music September Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 12 noon
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall. Brock Commons, Monarch Way and 47th Street
Monday, September 21, 12 noon
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall. Brock Commons, Monarch Way and 47th Street
Sunday, September 27, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2 pm
Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25, 2015, 8 pm

Guerilla Opera: Troubled Water
This world premiere opera with music by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, libretto by Frederick Choi, and stage direction by Allegra Libonati follows the short life of writer Natsuko Higuchi in late 19th century Japan. Her brief career hinges on her personal and professional connections, and the constant failure of people in her life to support her. As she descends into poverty and her relationships end, her writing begins to authentically reflect her world. The opera weaves in scenes and characters from her published stories, through which her own desires are brought into stark clarity. Troubled Water is 70 minutes in duration and sung in English. Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano as Natsuko Higuchi; Aliana de la Guardia, soprano as Midori/Oriki/Okyou; Brian Church, baritone as Nakarai/Nobu/Tomonosuke/Kichizou; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Kent O’Doherty, saxophone; Mike Williams, percussion. Allegra Libonati, stage director. http://guerillaopera.com/season/troubledwater/#sthash.nLN8eP63.dpuf Guerilla Opera will live stream the world premiere of Troubled Water on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. EST. Just click the link: https://new.livestream.com/guerillaopera/troubledwater $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, September 19, 2015, 3 pm
TCC: Ellen Golliher, Music Faculty Solo Vocal Recital
Ellen Golliher, soprano and voice teacher at Tidewater Community College, will be joined by guest flutist Patti Watters of ODU and the Governor's School for the Arts, and guest pianist James Kosnik of ODU. Program: Four songs by Fauré, Waltz in a minor, Op. 34, #2 by Chopin, Deux Poèmes de Ronsard by Roussel, The Pied Piper of Harlem by Adolphus Hailstork, and Mussorgsky's "Nursery Cycle." Free and open to the public. Roper Theater, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Parking at MacArthur Center Mall, Freemason Street Garage and Bank Street Garage.

Monday, September 21, 2015, 8 pm
A Musical Coupling
Part of Bruton Parish Church’s 300th Anniversary events, A Musical Coupling offers a full evening for all the senses. It will begin with a wonderful, catered dinner, and continue at the DeWitt Wallace museum, where there will be the opportunity to see the amazing collection of 18th-century keyboard instruments demonstrated live plus hear details about early musical collaborations between Colonial Williamsburg and Bruton Parish, with an accompanying slide presentation and short performance on the William Dowd harpsichord that was in our church for decades, and conclude in the Wren Chapel with a recital on the beautifully maintained historic 18th-c. English chamber organ that is part of the Colonial Williamsburg instrument collection. For more information visit http://www.brutonparish.org/threehundred/article397813c7924711.htm Tickets are just $40/person and can be purchased by calling or emailing Beckie Davy (757-645-3431 or bdavy@brutonparish.org). Only 120 spaces are available, due to size constraints at the Wren Chapel.

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Monday, September 21, 2015, 8 pm

NCC: Within Our Gates
The Norfolk Chamber Consort opens its 47th season with Within Our Gates (1920) Music by Adolphus Hailstork for a silent film by African American pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, performed live. F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center and The I. Sherman Green Chorale (directed by guest conductor Michael Morgan) In cooperation with Old Dominion University’s Institute for Humanities. The Birth of an Answer celebrates 100 years of African American creative responses to D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) as well as Hampton Roads' historic resistance to the film. The event is made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information please visit: http://www.boaaevent.org Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Regular Season Subscription $75; Senior Citizen Subscription $65. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Sept 18: Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Sept 21: Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University. 49th Street at Webb Center.

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival:
From England to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia

Colonial America's Music Rings Out! Spark your love for the sounds of the 18th century with the Early Music Festival. It's a four-day tribute to the melodic music of colonial America that includes rare music demonstrations and special performances. Program takes place at various locations including: Governor's Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/early-music-fest
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2 pm
Turning Back the Metronome: Reviving the Musical Past in Williamsburg
Join John Watson and Michael Monaco for a fascinating presentation contrasting reproduction instruments and their originals. Find out the obstacles the creators of the instruments as well as our historic musicians faced during the creative process. Then, compare the sounds from each. There will be an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions! Open to Public. Admission $5. Hennage Auditorium
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:15 pm
Palace Concert: From the Collection
Join us for a rare concert featuring some of Colonial Williasmburg's instruments pulled from our collection of antiques. This very special evening of music-making will include performances from The Governor's Musick, Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble. Be serenaded by 18th-century violins including an English instrument in original condition, a 16th-century viola and a 18th-century violincello. The Palace harpsichord, made by English maker Jacob Kirkman in 1758, and the c. 1760 Adcock & Pether bureau organ will be featured as well. The candlelit Palace ballroom will be the backdrop for this special night of music. There will be a 15 minute pre-concert lecture and a reception in the East Advance building of the Palace following the performance where guests will have a chance to visit and ask questions of the performers. Open to Public. Admission $35. Governor's Palace
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 2 pm
Is That a Violin or a Fiddle?
An exploration of why people ask this question, what is the difference, and does it even matter? Join baroque violinist/fiddler Jenny Edenborn for a look at some social history of violin technique and some foot-stompin’ fiddlin’. Open to Public. Admission $5. Hennage Auditorium
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7 pm & 8:30 pm
A Capitol Entertainment
Join us for a favorite pastime of 18th-century Virginians. Dancing was often the anticipated finale to an evening of music. Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble, The Governor's Musick, will perform a selection or two to begin the program followed by costumed performers who will fill the rest of the evening with dances ranging from elegant minuets to lively country dances. The colonial Capitol building, which was frequently used in the 1700s for dancing, will be the backdrop for this special evening of entertainment. Open to Public. Admission $25. Capitol Hall of Burgesses
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 2 pm
The Art of Military Music
Hear the fife, drum, trumpet, and oboe as they were used in the military during the 17th and 18th centuries. Featured performers include Baroque Trumpet Specialist Barry Bauguess and Drum Major for the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Lance Pedigo. Discover the number of ways the military used music during the 17th and 18th centuries. Admission TBA. Venue TBA.
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Pomp and Ceremony: A Concert for Brass, Reeds, Organ and Drums
Come listen to a special concert featuring festival guest artists playing baroque trumpets and oboes. Join Thomas Marshall - William and Mary faculty, on the Wren organ and Lance Pedigo, drum major - Colonial Williamsburg, timpani, to present a concert of stirring music from the courts, chapels and concert halls of the 17th and 18th centuries. Concert will be performed at the Wren Chapel of the College of William and Mary. Ope to the public. Admission $25. Wren Chapel
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
A Grand Concert at Bruton Parish Church
Colonial Williamsburg's resident ensemble, The Governor's Musick, and guest artists will perform an evening of music on period instruments honoring the 300th anniversary of Bruton Parish Church. Trumpets, oboes, and timpani will join strings and harpsichord for an evening of grand music-making featuring music of Mouret, Handel, Vivaldi, Boyce and more. Open to Public. Admission $25. Bruton Parish Church

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, September 25, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Benjamin Rous conducts the series season opener, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s own Simon Lapointe, violin, and Beverly Baker, viola, as soloists in Mozart’s passionate and deeply expressive Sinfonia Concertante. Also on the program is Mozart’s festive Symphony No. 32 and Tchaikovsky’s “piece from the heart,” the Serenade for Strings, including a lively finale based on a Russian folk tune, a Volga "hauling song." Benjamin Rous, conductor; Simon Lapointe, violin; Beverly Baker, viola. MOZART - Symphony No. 32, TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade for Strings, MOZART - Sinfonia Concertante. Tickets: $25-$65. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more informationSept 24: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Sept 25: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 . Sept 26: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Virginia Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
An irreverent parody – complete with the “Can-Can” – join Virginia Opera for this hilarious spoof. Jacques Offenbach, a master of musical burlesque, uses the backdrop of a Greek myth about an unhappy couple who become the victims of meddling Olympian gods to set the stage for his caricature of serious opera – and we all get a good laugh in the process! As the seductive king of the gods, Virginia Opera proudly welcomes back baritone Troy Cook (Jupiter) – a graduate of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, now enjoying a major international career singing with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Staatsoper Hamburg, and Semperoper Dresden. Eurydice - Meredith Lustig, Orpheus - Javier Abreu, Aristeus/Pluto - Daniel Curran, Jupiter - Troy Cook, Public Opinion Margaret Gawrysiak, John Styx - Brian Mextorf, Cupid - Kelly Glyptis, Venus - Molly Hill. Chorus Master - Adam Turner. Conductor - Anne Manson, Director - Sam Helfrich . Set Designer - Andrew Lieberman . Sung in English with English Supertitles Tickets: 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
September 25, 2015, 8:00 PM, September 27, 2015, 2:30 PM, September 29, 2015, 7:30 PM
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM, October 4, 2015, 2:00 PM
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
October 9, 2015, 8:00 PM, October 11, 2015, 2:30 PM

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:30 am
TRADOC Marching Band
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Marching Band takes part in the Neptune Festival Grand Parade. Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3:30 pm
TRADOC Arsenal Brass
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Arsenal Brass performs at the Neptune Festival. 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: A Seussical Symphony
A mad romp through Dr. Seuss classics Green Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches. It's an unbeatable combination of timeless music and favorite stories that everyone knows. Come in your craziest, zaniest, most outrageous hat in honor of the occasion! Special reading time and color creations just before the concert. Tickets: $10-$15. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Up, Up and Away – The Music and Memories
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. are the Original Stars and lead singers of the legendary group The 5th Dimension, where they launched Champagne and Pop Soul Classics, including "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Worst That Could Happen," "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "One Less Bell to Answer." The couple enjoys tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers, and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards, earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records. In recognition of their 47 years in the entertainment business, join us for an evening with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., starring in “Up, Up and Away -- The Music and Memories." Tickets: $25-$95. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 3: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 8 pm
Cantabile Project: Mahler Lieder
Some of our finest local, professional singers will join together to present a varied program of emotionally powerful songs by this most beloved late Romantic composer. Sopranos Kathryn Kelly and Stephanie Marx, tenor Brian Nedvin and collaborative pianist Aurelien Eulert will perform selections from “Fünf Rüchertlieder”, “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”, and “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”. http://cantabileproject.org/ Suggested donation: $15 for adults and $5 for students. Old Dominion University’s Chandler Hall, Diehn Center for Performing Arts, 49th Street & Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk

The Met’s Live in HD Tickets on Sale
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2015-2016 Live in HD season kicks off on October 3 with Verdi's Il Trovatore, starring Anna Netrebko, Yonghoon Lee, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Dolora Zajick . Visit your local movie theater or go to www.metopera.org/hdlive for more information. Tickets for The Met: Live in HD 2015–16 Season are available online at www.FathomEvents.com
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 12:55 pm
Il Trovatore
Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met – Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Angela Meade sings Leonora in later performances. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production. Estimated run time 187 mins. Encore screening: October 7 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, October 17, 12:55 pm
Otello
The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lucic plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Estimated run time 207 mins. Encore screening: October 21 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, October 31, 12 pm
Tannhäuser
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus. Estimated run time 271 mins. Encore screening: November 4 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, November 21, 12:30 pm
Berg’s Lulu
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter. Estimated run time 267 mins. Encore screening: December 2 at 6:30 pm.
Saturday December 12, 2015, 12:55 pm
The Magic Flute Special Encore
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Live in HD series, there will be a special encore showing of the first in-theatre event from 2006.

ODU Music October Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Kim University Theatre
Monday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
C o-directed by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, continues its 47th season with “The Apocryphal J.S.” The program consists of works previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, yet actually composed by Johann Bernhard Bach, Johann Michael Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and Georg Melchior Hoffmann. Tickets: $10 student, $25 general. Preconcert discussion by Andrey Kasparov begins at 7:15 p.m. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm
Montgomery Studio Recital
Students of Kelly Montgomery, Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
VWC: Words & Music
Student Music Performances, Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor George Stone, accompanist. Choral music pairing great poets (Stevenson, Rilke, Hughes and others) with great composers (Carey, Bigler, Paulus and more). FREE. Info: 757-455-3282. Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8 pm

Dover String Quartet
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Stradraved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music. Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello. Oct 5: Feldman Chamber Music Society - Season Tickets: $125 Adult, $50 Student/Child/Music Professional. Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. 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, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org Oct 6: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30 pm
BASS at the Deutsches Haus: Britannica in Deutsch
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Benjamin Britten: 6 Hölderlin-Fragments Op. 61; Franz Schubert: 3 Shakespeare Lieder; Robert Schumann: from Myrthen, Op. 25; Richard Strauss: 3 Ophelia Lieder Op. 67. Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Free. Deutches Haus at New York University, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
Amici Della Musica
For more information about the events in this year's Ewell Concert Series, please contact Judy Zwerdling Zwelling, Ewell Concert Series Manager, at (757) 221-1073. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7 pm
TENET: The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères
For the 2015-2016 season, TENET explores avant-garde medieval music from c.1300, c.1400, and c.1500 under guest director Robert Mealy. The Northern French trouvères of the 1300s took over many of the forms invented by their Provençal counterparts, the troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition: the combination produced a memorably tuneful body of music, in which “high art” songs of courtly love jostle shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent monodies share the same page with infectiously rhythmic dance-tunes. 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; Molly Quinn, soprano; Virginia Warnken, alto; Jason McStoots, tenor; Robert Mealy, Vielle; Debra Nagy, winds; Charlie Weaver, medieval lute; Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director; Robert Mealy, guest director. Tickets: $10-$50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing St. Malachy’s - The Actors’ Chapel, 239 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: À la Française
The Virginia Chorale opens its thirty-second season in style - "in the French style," that is - with music from across the French-speaking world: Belgium, Haiti, Switzerland, and, of course, France. Swiss composer Frank Martin's exquisitely beautiful Mass for Double Choir is featured, a work written in 1922 as "a matter between God and myself" and not heard publicly until forty-one years later. Full subscription: $100 - 20% off our single ticket prices - 5 concerts for the price of 4! One admission to each of the five programs at any venue. Flex Subscription: $85 - 15% off our single ticket prices! One admission each to any four of the five programs at any venue. Single tickets: $25 - One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Group Tickers: $10 per person - Available for groups of 10 or more. Must be ordered and paid in full in advance - please contact the Virginia Chorale for details. Student tickets: $10 - Only available at the box office in person - must display valid student ID. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Call our office at 757.627.8375 (student tickets not available by phone). All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Oct 9: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Oct 10: First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach; Oct 11: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: I'm in the Mood for Love
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. Albert - Feelings; German - Nell Gwyn: Three Dances; Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me; Gretry - Cephale et Procis Ballet Suite; Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen: Lehar - Merry Widow Waltz; Mann - Sometimes When we Touch; Sibelius - Pelleas & Mellisandra Suite; Tchaikovsky - Romance in F. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store: http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, October 11, 2015, pm
Guest Artist/Organist Concert: James W. Kosnik
St. Peter's Church, Jefferson City, Missouri

Monday, October 12, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: Fall Color
Unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the gang. Program and artists TBA. $10 Cover. http://nyfos.org/events.html HENRY's Restaurant, Broadway & 105th Street, NYC

Friday, October 16, 2015, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
VWC: For Men Only
An intensive workshop and great day of singing for male voices, grades 9-12, with Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs, joined by Billye Brown Youmans and Robert Shoup, Performing Artist Faculty. No charge to singers; lunch included. Individuals or full groups welcomed. Reservations are a must! 757-455-3282 or bmortensen@vwc.edu Hofheimer Theater, VWC Campus.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: Fountains of Rome
JoAnn Falletta begins the concert with Bax’s lush Tintagel, a symphonic poem which the VSO released on the Seascapes CD in 2000. The performance continues with a multi-sensory presentation of Respighi’s Fountains of Rome. Photographs of each of the fountains that inspired this seminal work—The Fountain of Valle Giulia, the Triton Fountain, the Trevi Fountain and the Villa Medici Fountain—will be displayed on a large screen behind the orchestra as they play. All of the pictures were taken by local photographer and blogger David Beloff. Also on the program is Walton’s spectacular Biblical oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast, which the orchestra played at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. under the direction of JoAnn Falletta in 2000. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. BAX - Tintagel, RESPIGHI - Fountains of Rome, WALTON - Belshazzar's Feast. Tickets starting at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 16: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 17: L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504. Oct 18: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2:30 pm
HRP: Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, (Op. 25) with Rebecca Willett
Hampton Roads Philharmonic. In 2013, talented professional and amateur musicians in the community signed on to the dream of creating a new orchestra to serve the area, and by that summer, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic (HRP) was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Welcoming familiar and new composers alike, the orchestra actively commissions new works each season, as well as showcasing the virtuoso talents of outstanding young local musicians. This Sunday afternoon concert is an event not to be missed. Rebecca Willett, age 20, a Young Steinway Artist, has felt from a young age that God is calling her to be a musician. In July 2013, Rebecca was named Runner Up in the Cremona International Piano Competition and performed in the Winner's recital in Cremona, Italy. Rebecca has won first prize in numerous concerto competitions. Tickets: $24.45 Ticketmaster.com American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 pm
TRADOC Expert Team
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Planet and Stars
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Featuring Annika Jenkins, violin. Rimsky-Korsakoff - Procession of the Nobles, Holst - The Planets, Sibelius - Violin Concerto in d minor. Visuals provided by NASA. Tickets: $19 - $40; Sandler Center: http://www.sandlercenter.org/index/tickets or by calling 1-877-YnotTix; Season Tickets: $19 - $180; Phone (757) 671-8611 for more information. Students and Military: $10/$15. Group sales: phone 671-8611. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach, 23462

Monday, October 19, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23188

Monday, October 19, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Highly regarded for her artistry, clarity, purity and power, Mary Elizabeth Bowden is hailed as a brillliant virtuoso. “Mary has one of the most beautiful trumpet sounds I have ever heard ..." Jens Lindemann All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, October 19, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Glen Velez and Loire Cotler
Four-time Grammy Award-winning master percussionist and composer Glen Velez, the founding father of the modern frame drum movement, is often regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences worldwide. Velez brought a new genre of drumming to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style inspired by years of percussion and frame drumming studies from various cultures. His “Ta Ka Di Mi” Duo with virtuoso rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler has garnered critical and audience acclaim around the world. Loire Cotler’s unusual artistry creates a synthesis of world styling of jazz scat, pop and melismatic improvisations, along with her original reworking of the highly sophisticated and rare vocal art of Konnakol. Cotler’s expansion into Konnakol is just the latest manifestation of her long-standing devotion to the possibility of singing wordless, vocal articulations and rhythmic play. She attributes much of her rhythmic approach to her collaboration with Velez (2002–present). Master class: Tuesday, October 20, 12:30 pm; free and open to the public, 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.

Monday, October 19, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #2
The Williamsburg Symphonia welcomes to its stage violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers who will perform the Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14, in the second of the Symphonia’s Masterworks concert series. Also on the program are works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 12th year on the podium. Save the dates for the Symphonia’s orchestral concert on November 16 and 17 and the delightful Holiday Pops on December 5 and 6. For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Tradoc Winds
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8 pm
BASS: Ned Rorem’s Birthday Celebration
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Daron Hagen: After Words; Russell Platt: Selected Songs; Kurt Rohde: Three Minutes with Ned; Ned Rorem: Selected Songs, King Midas. Justine Aronson, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $35/$30/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY 11021

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8 pm
Performing Arts at the J presents Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos
Come out for an evening of fun and interactive entertainment. The high quality dueling pianos involves two piano players, two baby grand pianos and an all request show. Anything the audience wants to hear, the players are sure to know—whether it’s classic rock, current songs, rap or country. You will be laughing, clapping, singing and dancing. Sure to be an exciting night out! Cash bar available. $20|$10 JCC members. Please check out detailed information online at www.SimonFamilyJCC.org or contact Michele Goldberg, Director of Cultural Arts at 757-321-2341. Simon Family JCC, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr #100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this concert is more TREAT than TRICK! Tickets: $10-$15. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Expert Team
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Expert Team Fall Recital Series. North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd, Suffolk, VA 23435

Monday, October 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: The Apocryphal J.S.
The Norfolk Chamber Consort continues its 47th season with The Apocryphal J.S., Works formerly attributed to J.S. Bach. Chaconne No. 3 in G for clavier Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749); Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ for organ Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694); Cantata Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt, BWV 160 -Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767); Cantata Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV Anh. 21 -Georg Melchior Hoffman (1679-1715). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 11 am
Anthony Hailey, African Percussion
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Founder and director of the Mosaic Steel Orchestra, Hailey demonstrates more than a dozen instruments acquired on study trips to Africa. Part of the college’s year-long series “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619.” Free. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Enigma Variations
Zuill Bailey, a Virginia native and widely considered to be one of the best cellists in the world, takes the stage for the Virginia debut of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra. Elgar’s Enigma Variations explores a theme and variations that illustrate, according to Elgar, "the idiosyncrasies of 14 of my friends, not necessarily musicians." Under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, the VSO performed this well-known work during a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1997. Also on the program is Ibert’s naval-inspired Ports of Call, which can be found on the VSO’s Seascapes CD. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Zuill Bailey, cello; DAUGHERTY - Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra (Virginia Premiere), ELGAR - Enigma Variations. IBERT - Ports of Call. Tickets starting at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 29: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 31: Chrysler Hall, 201 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510. Nov 1: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tidewater Guitar Orchestra
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. One of the only guitar orchestras of its kind in the USA, TGO players perform traditional music of Central and South America, plus classic and modern commissions and compositions by its members. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 1, 2015, 3 pm

Opera Roanoke: Sweeney Todd
Opera Roanoke launches its Ruby Anniversary season with Sweeney Todd, one of the greatest dramas from the American musical theatre stage. Stephen Sondheim’s “musical thriller” has always been popular with opera companies, whose exceptional production and musical values set a new standard for such genre-defying repertoire. Opera Roanoke favorite Carla Dirlikov (Carmen, ’12; The Flying Dutchman, ’13; Julius Caesar, ’14) makes her role debut as Mrs. Lovett, opposite exciting young baritone Corey Crider, praised by Opera News for his “seductively sympathetic” portrayal of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street title character. Tickets: $49 - $184. 540-345-2550 http://www.jeffcenter.org/sweeney-todd Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Sunday, November 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Quatro Na Bossa
For more information about the events in this year's Ewell Concert Series, please contact Judy Zwerdling Zwelling, Ewell Concert Series Manager, at (757) 221-1073. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

ODU November Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Dennis Zeisler University Theatre.
Sunday, November 1, 7 pm
James Kosnik Faculty Recital
With guest artist Dennis Zeisler, alto saxophone. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum, Madrigal Singers
Conducted by Bianca Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 8, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Kim. Featuring guest soloist Anastasia Migliozzi, viola. University Theatre.
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Conducted by Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Conducted by David Walker Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Conducted by Andrey Kasparov, features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Center for the Performing Arts.
November 19, 20, 21, 22
& Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm
& December 5 at 2 pm

Into The Woods
Book by James Lapine, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Brian Nedvin. What happens when you get exactly what you wish for? ODURep and ODU Opera present the Tony Award-winning, timeless tale inspired by the Brothers Grimm. With haunting music and lavish costumes, journey with us “Into The Woods” as the Baker and his Wife, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk) and Cinderella each pursue their wish… revealing that “happily ever after” isn’t necessarily what you might imagine. Into the Woods is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY. Appropriate for ages 9+. Tickets: $15 students; $20 general. For tickets go to oduartstix.com or call (757) 683-5305. Goode Theater, 4601 Monarch Way (on the corner of 46th Street and Monarch Way). Parking for Goode Theatre is available in the 45th Street Garage.
Sunday, November 22, 7 pm
Women, War, and Worship
Women, War, and Worship is the premiere of two choral works by Richard Moriarty: the American Civil War song cycle, We That Wait, and ADSUM! Celebrating Women in the Church. The work will feature the combined vocal forces of ODU’s Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Nancy K. Klein, and Schola Cantorum, conducted by Prof. Agnes Wynne. Soloists Robynne Redmon and Christopher Mooney will be accompanied by Dr James Kosnik, organist. More information November 22 below. Free admission, donations accepted. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Innocent Man – The Music of Billy Joel
The Virginia Symphony pays homage to epic performer Billy Joel in this high-energy show. Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel is one of most popular and recognizable recording artists in the world. The Virginia Symphony plays live, bringing Joel’s music center stage in celebration of this larger-than-life talent. Get ready to dance along to all of your favorites, including “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “Ballad of Billy the Kid,” “Big Shot,” and more! Ben Rous, conductor; Jean Meilleur , Lead Vocals; Donald Paulton – Piano. Tickets starting at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Nov 5: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Nov 7: Chrysler Hall, 201 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
BASS: Britannica, In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War
Brooklyn Art Song Society. William Dennis Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing; George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad; Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing; Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The House of Life. Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jarrett Ott, John Moore, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets: $20/$10. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Virginia Opera: La Bohème
The ultimate “date night” opera, and the original story behind the blockbuster “Rent,” La Bohème is a masterwork by Giacomo Puccini. Two sets of lovers in Paris eke out a meager existence as best they can, but knowing better than most what is truly important in life. From the exuberance of joy to the sorrow of loss – and the myriad games men and women play in the crazy game of love – La Bohème will be a dazzling melodic journey in a sumptuous new production. With a cast of nationally and internationally recognized singers all making their Virginia Opera debuts - reprising roles for which they have garnered acclaim across the globe - this is going to be a major production! Conductor - Adam Turner, Director - Kyle Lang, Set Designer - Erhard Rom, Chorus Master - Adam Turner. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Tickets: (*Single ticket sales begin September 28). Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
November 6, 2015, 8 pm, November 8, 2015, 2:30 pm, November 10, 2015, 7:30 pm.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
November 14, 2015, 8 pm, November 15, 2015, 2 pm.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
November 20, 2015, 8 pm, November 22, 2015, 2:30 pm.

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends
Before leaving his homeland, Rachmaninoff wrote some of the most ravishing songs in the repertoire-the last harrah of the Romantic era. When he came to America he found himself surrounded by a new, modern spirit: the motoric rhythm of the machine age and the irresistible appeal of jazz. This program delves into the soulful cry of Rachmaninoff's Russian songs and samples the music he heard during his years in the States with songs by Gershwin, Barber, and others. Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Shea Owens, baritone; Rob Schwimmer, theremin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; Subscriptions: $140-200; $20 Real Deal Tickets. http://nyfos.org/events.html. Nov 8: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Nov 10: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rachel Ordaz, Flute
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Chicago native, Rachel Ordaz, performs with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, but her exquisite tone and meticulous virtuosity truly shine in solo performance. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8 pm

Lark String Quartet
The Lark Quartet continues to delight audiences with its energy, passionate commitment and artistry since its inception in 1985. The Lark has performed in many of the world’s great cultural centers including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, London’s Wigmore Hall, L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, and appeared at international festivals including Lockenhaus, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Mostly Mozart, Istanbul Festival, Wolftrap and the Beethoven Festival in Moscow. Promising to deliver “a performance of grace, proportion and burnished brilliance” (The Washington Post), The Lark Quartet offers audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs that begin with the ensemble virtuosity of the western tradition and continue into recent music from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, all while regularly sharing the stage with dynamic collaborators. Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violins; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello. Nov 9: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. 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, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Nov 10: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 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. For more information visit http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

5BMF: Pallade Musica
Winners of the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance competition, Pallade Musica, makes their Five Boroughs Music Festival debut in two performances this fall. The Montreal-based quartet presents their beautiful program, Disputatio: Crucifixion/Resurrection, featuring works by Biber, Bach, Buxtehude and Schieferlein. Tanya LaPerrière, violin; Elinor Frey, cello; Esteban La Rotta, theorbo; Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord. Tickets: General admission $25; Students/Seniors $15. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Nov 12: Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125-131 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Nov 13: Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy East, Bronx, NY 10471

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2015, TBA

GSA: Liederabend
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer - Chair, presents an evening of art song. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: $15/$5 showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3 pm
GSA: Orchestral & Chamber Music Event
Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Details TBA. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Freemason Baptist Church, 400 East Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Clocks in Motion
For more information about the events in this year's Ewell Concert Series, please contact Judy Zwerdling Zwelling, Ewell Concert Series Manager, at (757) 221-1073. Free admission. Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of today. Her critical acclaim earned her the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Deeply committed to the art of song, Brueggergosman has given solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with Roger Vignoles, just to name a few. Past recitals have also brought her to the Edinburgh, Bergen, Tuscan Sun, and Verbier festivals, as well as to concert series in Canada, Vienna, Berlin, Bamberg, and Barcelona, among many others. Brueggergosman has sung for Queen Elizabeth II and royalty around the world and numerous Canadian leaders, as well as for Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan. Her first recording for DG, “Surprise,” was released in 2007 and garnered a Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year. She currently tours with collaborative pianist Justus Zeyen. Master class: Tuesday, November 17, 12:30 pm; free and open to the public, 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.

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents the third in its Masterworks concert series, an all-orchestra program that showcases the depth of talent and professionalism of the Symphonia’s musicians. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, there will be two symphonies, by Rosetti and Haydn, which will bookend the beautiful overture to Pelléas and Mélisande by Fauré. . Save the dates for the annual, festive Holiday Pops on December 5 and 6, at 1:30 and 3 p.m. each day. For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Igor Gavrysh, Cello
Symphonicity’s 2015-2016 Season - The Year of the Maestro with Maestro David S. Kunkel in his final season. Igor Gavrysh, cello featuring Irina Muresanu, violin. Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture; Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35; Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in Eb (Eroica), Op. 55. 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, November 22, 2015, 7 pm
Women, War, and Worship
Women, War, and Worship is the premiere of two choral works by Richard Moriarty: the American Civil War song cycle, We That Wait, and ADSUM! Celebrating Women in the Church. Based on poetry written by women during the American Civil War, We That Wait views the war through the eyes of women, as witnesses and/or widows. The cycle reflects the human toll exacted by all wars from initial fervor through the brutality of conflict to both sides’ inevitable yearning for peace. The cycle will feature Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Stephen Coxe, piano. ADSUM celebrates the talents, gifts and leadership roles women bring to any religion. The title comes from the Roman rite of ordination during which the candidates for ordi-nation are called by name and answer in Latin, “Adsum (I am here).” The work will feature the combined vocal forces of ODU’s Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Nancy K. Klein, and Schola Cantorum, conducted by Prof. Agnes Wynne. Soloists Robynne Redmon and Christopher Mooney will be accompanied by Dr James Kosnik, organist. Admission is free, but free will donations are accepted. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

ODU December Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Douglas T. Owens, and ODU Jazz Choir, directed by John Toomey Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Madrigal Banquets
Feature a full meal and musical performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum, conducted by Bianca Hall. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Purchase tickets online at oduartstix.com, or call (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours.
Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
Holiday Concert, ODU Wind Ensemble & ODU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Dennis Zeisler & conducted by Paul Kim. University Theatre.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11 am
VWC: A Service of Lessons & Carols
Virginia Wesleyan College Monumental Moments. Advent and Christmas scriptures with poetry and singing; special music by the Wesleyan Chorale. Monumental Chapel, VWC, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7 pm
BASS: Britannica, Gerald Finzi & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Brooklyn Art Song Society. Gerald Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation Op. 14; Ralph Vaughn Williams: Songs of Travel. Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk; piano. Tickets: $25/$15. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: VCU Symphony
Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra performs with the Virginia Commonwealth University Orchestra. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: $10, free for VCU students. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 922 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Leon Bates, Piano
Internationally acclaimed pianist Leon Bates has been described by The New York Times as "a pianist with the touch of a poet". Bates has performed with the major orchestras of the world and is equally sought out as a recitalist, bringing versatility and brilliance to every performance. His performances at city schools are unforgettable and his impact on young people is legendary. One cannot hear Leon Bates without experiencing the thrill of his music, the warmth of his personality and the gift he offers in performance: the joy of music. Season Subscription: Adult $75, Students $25, Family (2 Adults and 3 Students) $150; Single Tickets: Adult $20, Full Time Student through grade 12 $10. Phone (757) 686-5447 or http://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/#!tickets/c1yi7. Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, Portsmouth

Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 4 pm

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

Friday, December 4, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Join us in welcoming the holidays at our popular annual offerings of seasonal music from the British Isles. Herbert Howells' A spotless rose, James MacMillan's Laudi alla vergine Maria, and Ben Parry's sizzling arrangement of Jingle Bells are just a few of the selections in our wintry mix. Spirits will be bright as the Virginia Chorale brings music of the English holidays to Hampton Roads! Single tickets: $25; Group and student tickets: $10. Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. http://www.vachorale.org/tickets.html Dec 4: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newport News; Dec 5: Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach; Dec 6: Christ & St. Luke's Church Norfolk

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 & 3 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Holiday Pops
The Williamsburg Symphonia presents the annual Holiday Pops concert. Detials TBA. For information or to purchase tickets ($48 or $58), call (757) 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org Buy a season subscription and save! Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Monday, December 7, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8 pm

Boston Piano Trio
Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” ailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of The Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the Trio has quickly become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire around the country and abroad. Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Astrid Schween, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Dec 7: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: $25 Adult; $10 Student/Child/Music Professional. Open seating tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, please call our voice mail number at 757-552-1630. Venue: Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508. 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, and post-concert complimentary reception with the musicians.Dec 8: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2015-2016 season is sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please call Dave Stanford at (757) 229-0385 up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8 pm
Schubert / Beatles
Two meteoric musical careers that captured the ethos of their era, a dual repertoire of songs so iconic as to have assumed the status of folk music: Franz Schubert and the team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Come experience the driving beat of Schubert and the exquisite lyricism of the Beatles, with titles ranging from "Der Wanderer an den Mond" to "She's Leaving Home." Violin sensation Charles Yang joins this versatile cast of NYFOS favorites. Sari Gruber, soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Andrew Garland, baritone . Charles Yang, violin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10; $20 Real Deal Tickets. http://nyfos.org/events.html Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7 pm
TENET: Praetorius: A Weihnachts Celebration
TENET celebrates Christmas in a collaboration with Bach Vespers Holy Trinity and Dark Horse Consort. The three acclaimed ensembles join together to create a joyful noise performing works by Michael Praetorius and his contemporaries including “Vom himmel hoch” and “Puer natus in Bethlehem.” Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Molly Quinn, soprano; Tim Keeler, alto; Donald Meineke, tenor; David McFerrin, bass. Tickets: $15.50-$50. http://tenet.nyc/ticketing Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town – and he’s stopping by with your Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early – this family favorite is sure to sell out! Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets start at $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: A Goyishe Christmas to You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program has become an annual tradition. It features holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with Drama Desk Award-winner Lauren Worsham, clarinetist Alan Kay, cantor Joshua Breitzer, many others. $10 Cover. http://nyfos.org/events.html HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street, NYC

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

Danú – A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag
Hampton Arts’ favorite Danú invites you and yours to celebrate the holidays the Irish way with traditional music performed by a joyous, spirit-lifting band. Accented with Irish dance, this concert is the perfect gift to delight your entire family. Christmas in Ireland is one of the most important holidays for families and friends, as many Irish people living abroad come home to gather in celebration. Local community choirs singing traditional songs for Christmas and Wrens Day (Dec. 26) are a common site throughout Ireland each December. Music and dance gatherings, in communities both urban and rural, have often combined for generations to offer a great variety of songs, music, and stories for the holidays. Danú’s Christmas Gathering offers a taste of these extraordinary events, which have been held across Ireland for hundreds of years. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, along with top notch guest dancers. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine. Tickets: $53/$48. www.ticketmaster.com American Theater, 125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: Handel’s Messiah
Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer - Chair, presents Handel's Messiah. Visit http://www.gsarts.net Tickets: $15/$5 showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Handel's Messiah
Benjamin Rous returns to conduct the Messiah of the season. Featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and vocal soloists, come experience the greatest story ever told with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Vocal Soloists. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 17: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Dec 18: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 19: Harrison Opera House, 160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. Conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin, Assistant Professor (Conducting) and Director of Bands at the William and Mary School of Music, you’ll hear music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 17: Phi Beta Kappa Hall 601 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185. Dec 18: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3 pm
YRSO: Many Joys of the Season
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dr. Eric Reiff & conductor, Clint Correll. YRSO Chorus. Correll - Hanukkah Medley; Handel - Samson Overture; Haydn - Pastorello; Humperdinck - Selections from Hansel and Gretel; Smith – A Rhapsody on Christmas Carols; Higgins - Christmas on Broadway; Burt - Many Joys of Christmas; Correll - Did you Hear the Angels Sing. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store: http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Friday, December 11, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 2:30 & 8 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm

Virginia Symphony: Home for the Holidays
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season - Home for the Holidays! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Chorus, and special guests. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 11: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606 . Dec 12: Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 13 Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462

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