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Cantabile Project Board
Cantabile Project is looking for additional board members. People who love the arts and have a special interest in vocal music and art song would be ideal. We need people who are thorough but sensitive communicators and have adequate computer skills. An interest in social media is also a plus. If this sounds appealing to you and you have 2 or 3 hours per week to spare I’d love to speak with you. Also, if you know of anyone else who may be interested please email Karen Hoy at cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or call 757353-2865.

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 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org

Paid Vocal Soloist/Section Leader Positions
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA announces openings for two paid soloists/section leaders (soprano and bass/baritone) in the adult choir. Responsibilities include weekly Wednesday night rehearsals, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., one Sunday service at 10:15 a.m., Holy week services, and Christmas Eve service. Other services may be required with advanced notification. Requirements:
Excellent sightreading skills; A voice of exceptional soloistic quality capable of singing solos from major cantatas, oratorios, masses that is also capable of ensemble singing in the choir; Punctual and consistent attendance at rehearsals and services; Have the personality that will work and support members of the volunteer choir, musically and personally.
Contact Dr. Martin R. Sunderland for further information and to schedule an audition time: 757-428-6763 or msunderland@easternshorechapel.org

I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. Auditions
The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., a semi-professional choral ensemble, will hold auditions for all voice parts each Monday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the month of September in the Choir Room at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave, Norfolk. Singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice and vocal range exercises selected by the director. Sight-reading is not required. For further information, call 757-277-9699 or visit www.ishermangreenechorale.org

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.
For Bruton Parish and Wren Chapel concerts visit http://www.acswebnetworks.com/brutonparish/music_performances

TRADOC Band September Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6 pm
TRADOC Salsa Band
Music on the Green Mariners Wharf Park, Elizabeth City, NC
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2 pm
TRADOC Brass Band
Taste of Suffolk Main Street, Suffolk, VA
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 pm
Army and Air Force Concert Band
Constitution Day Joint Concert Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Colonial Brass
Chamber Recital Meyera Oberndorf Central Library, Virginia Beach

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Symphony “Unplugs” With Season Preview Event
For the fifth year in a row, Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta will host VSO Unplugged, an intimate cabaret-style fundraiser that dissolves the barriers between audience and artist, allowing you to experience the music like never before. The evening will feature performances by pianist and artist in residence at Sentara’s Music and Medicine Center Prisca Benoit, clarinetist Sal Andolina and a musician from the Virginia Symphony. Additionally, a silent auction will be held with fine wines, vacation packages and one-of-a-kind VSO experiences. Tickets go on sale July 1, 2014 and are $150 for VIP premium table seating with a guest artist (limited availability), $120 for table seating, and $65 for general admission. Price includes performance, heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine. All proceeds will support the VSO’s mission to inspire, educate and connect audiences of all ages. To purchase, call 757-213-1411 or visit www.VirginiaSymphony.org. Williamsburg Winery’s Wessex Hall, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7 pm
Opera 101
Opera Roanoke, in partnership with Smith Mountain Arts Council, will present a multi-media production to Smith Mountain Lake, entitled “OPERA 101 — Think You Don’t Know Opera? You’ve been listening to it all your life.” The Opera 101 program will include film clips from famous cartoons and trailers from popular films that featured operatic themes. Opera Roanoke’s General and Artistic Director Scott Williamson will narrate the film portions of the evening and explain the origins of the timeless music used in the modern productions. He will be joined by renowned soprano Amy Cofield Williamson, singing solos and duets from opera’s most noted productions, and Opera Roanoke’s Apprentice Artists. Ticket are $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling the Opera Roanoke offices at 540.982.2742. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.operaroanoke. Tickets will be available at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta (Smith Mountain Lake), VA

Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Chamber Music of the Past, Present, and Future?
The Virginia Beach Chamber Music Society under the direction of Ms. Dora Mullins opens its 8th Anniversary season at Haygood United Methodist church in Virginia Beach. The program will feature Works of Bach, Vivaldi, Dello Joio, Bartok, and Duke Ellington. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Dora Mullins at 737-1998. Haygood UMC, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach VA

Friday, September 5, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8 pm

5BMF: A Banner Bicentennial: 200 Years of American Song
5 Boroughs Music Festival is thrilled to open our 2014-2015 season with two presentations of "A Banner Bicentennial," a brand-new program of American songs honoring the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner! Our second collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series, this new program traces the journey of American song through the two centuries since our national anthem's beginnings. Performed by a fantastic roster of all-star artists, the program features selections ranging from Ives to Bernstein, Foster to Hoiby, and Gershwin to Rorem. In addition, American tenor and song guru Paul Sperry will make a special guest appearance to speak about the program and the evolution of American song. Spencer Myer, pianist; Caitlin Lynch, soprano; Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone. Sept 5: General Admission $25, Queens Council Members & Residents $20, Students $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS. Sept 6: General Admission $45 by advance purchase ONLY. Admission includes pre-concert reception with bottomless American bubbly, and a post-concert toast with the artists. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, MANHATTAN

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4 pm
Music and the Brain™ Lecture-Concert
Neurologist Kamal R. Chémali, MD, will be joined by Prisca Benoît, concert pianist, in a program sponsored by Williamsburg Landing and The Williamsburg Symphonia. This popular lecture, with carefully selected piano compositions that have been shown to positively affect the physiology of the nervous system and other organs, has been presented throughout the nation at many medical symposiums dealing with cutting-edge research on the therapeutic benefits of music. One of the program's objectives is to increase awareness in the medical and musical communities, as well as in the general public, of the important interaction between music and medicine. Free and open to the public. Information: 757-229-9857. Kimball Theater, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:30-10:00 pm
Opera in the Park
This year’s Opera in the Park is the first event of the 40th Anniversary Season of Virginia Opera as the company celebrates Fabulous at Forty! The evening will include some of opera’s most beloved works such as “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto as well as Broadway favorites including the stirring “Tonight Quintet” from West Side Story, and be hosted by Virginia Opera’s own “Doc Opera,” Dr. Glenn Winters. The concert will be conducted by Virginia Opera’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor - and audience favorite - Adam Turner, conducting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and feature some of opera’s rising stars including many participants of the Virginia Opera’s nationally recognized Emerging Artists Program. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, picnic supplies, and coolers with non-alcoholic beverages. Food and beverage will also be available for purchase at the concert. Virginia Opera will also be hosting free drawings for a large selection of prizes, including tickets to Virginia Opera performances and other local arts venues, and restaurant gift certificates. New this year at Opera in the Park, Virginia Opera will also host a costume contest for participants dressed as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett who will compete for VIP ticket and dining packages based on popular vote of the audience. Parking for Opera in the Park is available within walking distance to the concert. Park opens at 6 pm; concert starts at 7:30. Open to the public. Town Point Park, Norfolk

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
Tidewater Music Teachers Forum Concert
The members of Tidewater Music Teachers Forum will celebrate the opening of their 2014-15 activities with a recital, free to the public. Piano compositions by Bach, Weber, Chopin, Debussy and Stravinsky are to be performed. Music of Ukraine played on the bandura concludes the program. Further information --Dr. Betty Blasch at bobreb@cavtel.net 757 425 7946. Christ & St.Luke's Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
TOI: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Tidewater Opera Initiative’s second season concludes with the double bill of Pucinni's masterpieces, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. The classic pairing of these two, one-act operas is the perfect blend of tragedy and comedy, and is perfect for both the opera novice and seasoned veteran. English supertitles. Suor Angelica - Erin Hannon, La Principessa - Adriane Kerr, Gianni Schicchi - Adam Piper, Lauretta - Kathryn Kelly, Rinuccio - Dustin Scott. Tickets: $20, $15 for students and seniors. Available at www.tidewateroperainitiative.org Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
Music and the Brain Conference-Concert
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series presents Music and the Brain Conference-Concert featuring Prisca Benoit, pianist and Dr. Kamal Chemali, MD, Neurologist. An audiovisual medical lecture incorporating a piano recital is the fruit of a collaboration between Dr. Kamal Chémali, MD, a physician-musician subspecializing in the field of neurology and the neurology of music, and Ms. Prisca Benoit, a concert pianist and professor of piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. The program performed by Ms. Benoit is carefully selected to include works that have been shown to affect the physiology of the nervous system and other organs. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm
Raleigh Ringers
The Thalia Lynn Concert Series will host the Raleigh Ringers in the church's newly renovated sanctuary located in Town Center next to Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1990, The Raleigh Ringers has been dazzling concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells. Visit www.rr.org Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $10 for students 12 and under and may be purchased in the church office or through iTickets. For more information, please call 757.499.0557 or check the website at www.thalialynn.com. Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11 am
A Time to Remember
A 9/11 commemorative with a reflection by Dr. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Special music by the Wesleyan Chorale. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Virginia Symphony’s Music Under the Stars
The Virginia Symphony is excited to announce its annual series of performances taking place during the summer months across Hampton Roads. Once again this summer, the Virginia Symphony will perform at outdoor venues in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Chesapeake and Hampton. “We’re delighted to continue to serve our friends and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads by presenting these delightful outdoor programs,” stated VSO President and Executive Director Eric Borenstein. “And it’s all made possible by generous community leaders, business partners, colleagues, and, of course, the tens-of-thousands of people who join us each year.” Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org
Thursday, September 11 , 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert in Virginia Beach at 31st Street Stage
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season. VIP Subscriptions to the Symphony by the Sea series are available through the Neptune Festival. Concert presented by the Neptune Festival and sponsored by The Breeden Company.
Friday, September 12, 7:30 pm
Free outdoor concert on the campus of Christopher Newport University
Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that features highlights of the 2014-2015 season.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7 pm
GBPC: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Meet the Composer - Mark Hayes, featuring the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Chancel choir with members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in an evening concert featuring the music of this internationally renowned composer and concert pianist. The evening will include the premiere of a commissioned anthem in honor of the Chancel choir. Mark Hayes is an award-winning concert pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. His personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. In addition to the 15th anniversary season of the concert series, Great Bridge Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the year. This concert is the culmination of a yearlong celebration at the church. Free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For information, please call: 757-547-4706 or visit www.gbpres.org Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA

Friday, September 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Opening Night With Emanuel Axe
The 2014-2015 season opens with a program featuring world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performing works by Mozart and Strauss. JoAnn Falletta celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Strauss’ birth with a performance of his Don Juan – an expression of youthful exuberance and desire. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” - Los Angeles Times JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano. STRAUSS - Don Juan, MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 14, STRAUSS - Burleske, RAVEL - La Valse Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Sept 19: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Sept 20: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Sept 21: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

William & Mary Music Department September Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8 pm
Department of Music Family Weekend Concert
Performances by the W&M Women's Chorus, Choir, Wind Symphony, and Orchestra. William & Mary Hall/Kaplan Arena,751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4 – 5 pm
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Family Weekend Concert Wren Building, Great Hall, 111 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7 pm
TENET: The Motets of J.S. Bach
TENET joins forces with the Sebastians under guest conductor Scott Metcalfe to offer a program of motets by J.S. Bach. TENET's spectacularly clear one-singer-to-a part rendition is performed with instrumental doublings of strings and winds. Featured motets include "Komm, Jesu komm," "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied," and "Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir." Tickets: General: $50/$30. http://www.tenetnyc.com Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3 pm
The Lord Chamberlain’s Music
Songs of the English Renaissance at the time of Shakespeare and the new Virginia Colony with Minnesota musicians: Lute: Phil Rukavina and Tenor Jim Henderson. Tickets $10. For more information, call 357-3367. Historic St. Luke’s, 14477 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield

Monday, September 22, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8 pm

Carpe Diem String Quartet
One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet performed over 90 concerts in 33 states across the USA in the 2011-12 season, most recently playing for an audience of over 4000 at the Redlands Bowl in southern California. Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem has defied easy classification while quickly becoming one of America’s premier “indie” string quartets. Charles Wetherbee, violin; Amy Galluzzo, violin; Korine Fujiwara, viola; Carol Ou, cello. Italian Seranade in G - Hugo Wolf; Quartet in G m Op 27 - Edvard Grieg; Fiddle Suite – Montana. Sept 22: 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. New 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.Sept 23: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 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 Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 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

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival: From England to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia. Indulge your love of early music and celebrate the music, musicians and musical events of colonial Virginia. Enjoy four days of performances in this 18th-century setting. Highlights include a concert featuring rare instruments, a performance of the comedic opera "Thomas and Sally," and programs of favorite selections of our first commander-in-chief. Programs take place at various locations, including the Governor’s Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol. Tickets: http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/early-music-fest/
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 pm
Peter Pelham and Cuthbert Ogle: Rivals or Colleagues?
Who was Cuthbert Ogle? And how might he have influenced music in Williamsburg if he hadn't died six weeks after his arrival? Discover what we know of Ogle and his potential colleague (or rival), Peter Pelham, as Colonial Williamsburg harpsichordist Michael Monaco explores the relationship between the two. Monaco will perform selections from the inventory of Ogle's estate. Hennage Auditorium, Colonial Williamsburg Museums
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Palace Concert: From the Collection— The Ogle Inventory
In this opening night concert, enjoy the rare opportunity to hear musical instruments whose musical "voices" were created centuries ago. This concert by The Governor's Musick, Colonial Williamsburg's resident performing ensemble, will feature a quartet of original instruments purchased approximately 45 years ago for use in the Palace concerts. These include an 18th-century Tomaso Balestrieri violin, an 18th-century Carlo Testore violin, a 16th-century viola, and an 18th-century violoncello. The Palace harpsichord, constructed by English maker Jacob Kirckman in 1758, and the circa 1760 Adcock & Pether bureau organ will also be featured. The music will be selected from a surviving inventory of music teacher and London concertmaster Cuthbert Ogle, who briefly resided in Williamsburg in 1755. A question-and-answer session with the musicians follows the program. Tickets: $25. Governor’s Palace
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2 pm
Music of Virginia: The First 100 Years
Explore the musical life of early Virginia with Sarah Glosson of The Governor's Musick and The College of William & Mary. Using details found in letters, inventories, and archaeological excavations, Ms. Glosson paints a picture of the cultural and musical lands Tickets: $5. Hennage Auditorium, Colonial Williamsburg Museums
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Music for Viols in Concert
Enjoy a rare treat: a performance of music featuring two, three, and possibly four viola da gambas with harpsichord accompaniment. The performers will include Wayne Moss, Sarah Glosson, and Ulysses Kirksey of The Governor's Musick. Tickets: $25. Hall of Burgesses, The Capitol
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2 pm
Thomas Arne’s Thomas and Sally and Theater Music in 18th-century America
Prepare yourself for an evening of 18th-century theater. Dr. Sterling E. Murray, professor emeritus, West Chester University, and adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary, will explore how Thomas Arne's "Thomas and Sally" fit within the context of 18th-century theater. Consider how colonial audiences might have listened to it and understood it--and go into the evening's performance with a new appreciation. Tickets: $5. Hennage Auditorium
Thursday, September 25 , 7:30 pm
Thomas and Sally; or the Sailor’s Return
Can Sally resist the advances of the Squire and stay true to her Thomas until his return from sea? Tonight's presentation of Thomas Arne's 1760 afterpiece features a four-member cast, joined by guest performers and members of The Governor's Musick. Tickets: Adults/$19; Youth/$9.50. Kimball Theater.
Friday, September 26, 2014, 2 pm
George Washington: Music for the First President
Enjoy a spirited performance of music commemorating George Washington and highlighting the important roles he played in the founding of our nation. David and Ginger Hildebrand, nationally renowned specialists in early American music, have selected music chiefly from 18th-century sources. You'll experience works performed in Washington's honor, songs heard at Mount Vernon during his lifetime, tunes to which he danced, military ballads, and airs and instrumental works he enjoyed at the theater, at home, and at concerts. The Hildebrands will sing and perform on the harpsichord, violin, English guitar, Spanish guitar and hammered dulcimer. Tickets: Adults/$10; Youth/$5. Hennage Auditorium
Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
Discover what it was like in the audience during a history-making musical event. The December 1766 concert in Fredericksburg featured the largest advertised ensemble to perform in 18th-century Virginia--10 musicians. Experience the excitement as The Governor's Musick, joined by guest artists, re-creates this 1766 musical event. The performance will feature full strings, flutes, oboe, horn, and harpsichord. As in 1766, a reception will follow the concert. Tickets: $35. Governor’s Palace

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Anthony Ciotti, accordion
A classically trained, national award winning accordionist, Ciotti has given solo performances throughout the US, Japan and Europe. Selections from classical to jazz showcase the versatility of this unique instrument. Free to all; no reservations necessary. Phone 757-455-2101. Monumental Chapel, 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, September 25, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS: GFA Winner Anton Baranov
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Russian guitarist Anton Baranov is a prizewinner of more than fifteen prestigious international guitar competitions, including the Koblenz Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovia Competition, Agustín Barrios Competition, Robert Vidal Competition, and Pittaluga Guitar Competition. At the height of his young career, he won both the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in 2013. Season tickets: Regular - $80; student/senior - $65. Phone 757-625-2330. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Sept 25: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Sept 26: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

September 25, 26, & 27, 2014, 8 pm
Guerilla Opera: Let’s Make a Sandwich
Let’s Make a Sandwich is comprised of two short chamber operas: RareBit with music and libretto by Curtis K. Hughes, and Ouroboros with music and libretto by Rudolf Rojahn. Both librettos are freely adapted from the same source material, a 1950 short informational film of the same title. Stage direction by Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty. Brian Church, baritone; Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Patrick Massey, tenor; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Kent O’Doherty, saxophone; Mike Williams, percussion. Live Stream Thursday, September 25, 2014, 8 pm. The live stream is free of charge, and a user login is not required. Sign up to follow us on Livestream to see our posts and updates and to view the live stream.$15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D. http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Virginia Opera: Sweeney Todd
The First of Firsts tradition continues when Virginia Opera opens the 40th Anniversary Season with a knockout musical sensation, the East Coast premiere of a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Imprisoned on a trumped-up charge by a lecherous judge who covets his wife, Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece of drama and dark comedy – winning 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical – and is often considered Sondheim’s most operatic work. Sweeney Todd will capitalize on Virginia Opera’s long-standing tradition of producing world-class musical theater and offer audiences, both old and new, a riveting production. Conducted by Virginia Opera’s own Adam Turner, who follows conducting successes on our stages with The Mikado (2011-2012) and Camelot and Carousel (2012-2013) and exemplifies the significant resident talent that Virginia Opera consistently provides to the community. And Virginia Opera is proud to welcome a legendary production team including Director Ron Daniels, who co-wrote the stage adaptation that inspired the musical. The team will certainly provide a potent blend of high tension, high drama and musical brilliance; perfect to open such an epic season. Sweeney Todd , Stephen Powell; Mrs. Lovett, Phyllis Pancella; Anthony Hope, Andre Chiang; Johanna, Amanda Opuszynski; Judge Turpin, Jake Gardner. Sung in English with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in September, 2014. Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:30: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Friday, October 3, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street,Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Three Notch'd Road
Founded in 2011 by period-instrument specialists David McCormick (baroque violin), Fiona Hughes (baroque violin), and Anne Timberlake (recorder), Three Notch'd Road: The Charlottesvile Baroque Ensemble is named for a major colonial roadway that once spanned much of central Virginia. The group, lauded for its stylish performances, brings an exciting and informed approach to music of the Baroque era. Three Notch'd Road has appeared as part of the Tuesday Concert Series at the Church of the Epiphany (Washington, D.C.), the Good Shepherd Music Festival (Richmond, VA), and the Bach-Handel Festival (Winchester, VA), performing alongside baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess and countertenor Charles Humphries. In December 2012, Three Notch'd Road performed music of Bach, Vivaldi, and Charpentier with the University of Virginia Chamber Singers. Recently, the ensemble presented a program featuring the music of Salamone Rossi for the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Visit www.tnrbaroque.org Free admission. Great Hall, Wren Building, College Corner (corner of Jamestown Road and Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5 pm
Celtic Service on the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
Historic Christ Episcopal Church in Smithfield, VA will hold its 8th Celtic Evensong Service. Guest musicians, Phil Rukavina, International Lute performer, and Jim Henderson, Tenor, will provide music of Celtic flavoring at various times during the service beginning with the Prelude at 4:50 pm. Two prie dieux, kneelers, lovingly crafted by Bill Reed will be blessed in memory of his wife, Gatling Pointe resident Margo Reed and will be used during this service of quiet meditation, poetry and healing in the presence of a church radiantly lit by candles. An offering will be taken to support our guest musicians. This worship service will be followed by a short recital introducing more closely the lute and its repertoire. A taste of Celtic foods will be served in the Parish Hall. Information: (757) 357-2826. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St., Smithfield

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong with Installation of AGO Officers
The Parish Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s will present a service of Choral Evensong in honor of St. Michael and All Angels. At this service, the new officers of the American Guild of Organists Tidewater Chapter will be installed. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665. Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

ODU September Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort See below.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
NCC: Pergolesi/Bach
Norfolk Chamber Consort's first concert of the 46th Season - 2014-2015. Featuring Alessandra Astete, a prize winner of the 2013 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition. Stabat Mater (1736) Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736); Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV 1083 (ca. 1743-1745) & Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org 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 $22; Student tickets $9. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing?
Cantabile Project presents their first recital of the season. Where the Music Comes From: what motivates us to sing? features contemporary classical and cross-over songs from the 20th and 21st centuries by composers such as Jake Heggie, Leonard Bernstein, Lee Hoiby, Ricky Ian Gordon, Samuel Barber, Kurt Weill, Tom Cipullo and Thomas Pasatieri. Many of these songs are hysterically funny! They examine the personality of the singer, often poking fun at the artistic nature of all performers. Some of Hampton Roads finest, professional singers will bring you to tears of laughter and sometimes sorrow as they share their lives with you. Singers: Kathryn Kelly, Bridgid Eversole, Arna Majcher, Fran Coleman, Adam Piper, Marshall Severin, Christopher Rory, Emily Russell. Collaborative Artist, Jeremy Reger. This is a most unusual recital, not to be missed! Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. http://cantabileproject.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Opening Night Sensation!
Janna Hymes will be continuing as the Symphonia's music director and conductor; the upcoming season will mark her 11th anniversary on the podium. Thank you, Janna, for bringing to our stage such excellent and innovative programming! 31st Season. Overture to Tancredi, Rossini; Poeme, Chausson, violinist Akemi Takayama; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens, violinist Akemi Takayama; Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak. Overture to Tancredi - Gioachino Rossini; Poème, Op. 25 - Ernest Chausson; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 - Camille Saint-Saëns; Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 - Antonín Dvorák. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: A Night in Motown with Spectrum
Hit after hit. The music of Motown has stood the test of time. Join the VSO POPS, with special guests Spectrum, for a night of music by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, the Four Tops, the Commodores, and more. These are songs you know by heart, and we are certain you’ll be singing them all the way home! Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 1: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Oct 2: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Friday, October 3, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, October 4, 2013, 3 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, October 5, 2013, 3 pm

Swinging Romance: Popular music from the 30s to the 60s
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Oct 3: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Oct 4: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA. Oct 5: Hampton Roads Academy, 739 Academy Lane, Newport News, VA.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4 pm
Jim Kosnik, Organ Recital
Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507

Monday, October 6, 2013, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Baltimore Consort
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series. The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. The ensemble’s arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain speak to the heart as well as the mind. Their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led the musicians to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Nova Scotia. More recently, the group has explored the extraordinary repertory from the Iberian Peninsula in a program entitled “Cancionero: Early Music from Spain.” Multiple master classes with the consort members, Tuesday, October 7, 12:30 p.m. in the Diehn center for the performing arts. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Hope Faith Life Love
The Virginia Chorale's 2014/2015 season opens with a musical pilgrimage through life - songs of childhood, of love and marriage, of faith and death. Eric Whitacre's hope, faith, life, love, John Tavener's A Village Wedding, and Herbert Howells' exquisite Requiem highlight this moving program. Full Subscription: $100; Flex Subscription: $85. Single tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Oct 10: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Oct 11: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Oct. 12: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Cantabile Master Class
Cantabile Project presents a vocal master class with Dr. Brian Nedvin. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth, VA 23704

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 2014–15 Live in HD season kicks off on October 11 with Verdi's Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic. Tickets to all 10 transmissions went sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am local time in the U.S. and Canada. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
October 11, 2014, 12:55 pm
Verdi Macbeth
Live. Starring Anna Netrebko, Željko Lucic, Joseph Calleja, and René Pape. Fabio Luisi conducts. U.S. Encore: October 15, 2014; 6:30pm local time.
October 18, 2014, 12:55 pm
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
LIVE. New Production Met Music Director James Levine conducts Richard Eyre's new production, starring Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen, Peter Mattei, Amanda Majeski, and Isabel Leonard. U.S. Encore: October 22, 2014; 6:30 pm.
November 1, 2014, 12:55 pm
Bizet Carmen
LIVE. Anita Rachvelishvili stars opposite Aleksandrs Antonenko. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts. U.S. Encore: November 5, 2014; 6:30 pm.
November 22, 2014, 12:55 pm
Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
LIVE. Rossini's classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman as the barber himself. U.S. Encore: November 26, 2014; 6:30 pm.
December 13, 2014, 12 pm
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
LIVE. James Levine conducts Wagner's epic comedy, starring Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch. U.S. Encore: December 17, 2014, 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Recital for Tenor and Piano
Tenor Brian Nedvin and collaborator pianist Stephen Coxe will present a program to open the new subscription season for Sundays at Four. The program includes a variety of art songs, opera arias, and sacred music. Series ticket ($50) includes concerts on October 12, March 8, and April 19. The Solo Youth recital on January 11 and the annual Terrific Teen Talent program are each supported by a free-will offering. Series tickets for students: $15. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $20 for Adults. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.org or call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
VWC: Sherie Aguirre, oboe; Jorge Aguirre, violin
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents Jewels of the Baroque – with Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: All Mozart
A rare treat for Virginia Symphony audiences – Cho-Liang Lin will be both conductor and soloist for an all-Mozart program. He will perform Mozart’s 4th Violin Concerto. Lin will also conduct Mozart’s graceful yet spirited Symphony No. 29 and Symphony No. 40, full of both passion and formal elegance, and pulsing with a sense of agitation and urgency. MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A Major, MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Oct 17: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Oct 18: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Oct 19: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 pm

The Three Feathers
The Three Feathers is a new one-act children’s opera commissioned from composer Lori Laitman by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Moss Arts Center. Based on a Grimm’s fairytale and brilliantly retold by librettist Dana Gioia, The Three Feathers creates a mysterious world inhabited by a king, his three princess daughters, and courtiers; and the fantastical underworld kingdom of the Frog Prince and his chorus of rats, bats, and frogs. The story will carry audiences of all ages on a journey through song and spectacle. Recommended for ages six years and older. Composed by Lori Laitman; Libretto by Dana Gioia; Conducted by Scott Williamson; Directed by Beth Greenberg. A collaboration with Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Children's Chorale. $15 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under. https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/ Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 pm
Wind Ensemble Homecoming Concert Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30 pm – 10 pm
Botetourt Chamber Singers Homecoming Concert Wren Building, Chapel, 111 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Choral Homecoming Concert
Performance by the W&M Choir and Choir alumni. Venue TBA
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture; Tchaikovsky, Marche Slave; Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium, 200 Stadium Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis. Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:30 pm

Hampton Roads Philharmonic Series
Enjoy American Music at The American Theatre. After 30 years, community orchestra has returned to the city of Hampton. Three cheers for 50 dedicated musicians and banner audiences! Hampton Roads Philharmonic’s first 7-concert season was a hit! Their 2014-15 season promises even more memorable events, including their first performance at The American Theatre. Our players - ages 17 to 70 - rehearse weekly at the former US Army band room, Fort Monroe, under the direction of conductor, Steven Brindle. Join their American Theatre debut, and support all-American music! Tickets: $20. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

TRADOC Band October Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 pm
TRADOC BQ and TEQ
Chamber Music Recital St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hampton, VA

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Totally Tchaikovsky
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach begins its 34th concert season with Totally Tchaikovsky Igor Gavrysh, Cellist (Professor of cello at the Moscow Conservatory); Marche Slav, Op. 31; Nocturne for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 19 No. 4; Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Symphony No. 5 Op. 64 in E minor.Season tickets: $79, $96, $125, $180. For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 4 pm
The Forte Jazz Band
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Forte Jazz Band, hailing from Smithfield, Virginia, is an eight-piece ensemble that was formed in 1995. Forte’s style of music is a blend of smooth jazz, jazz standards and jazzy R&B, with original music comprising most of their repertoire. The group has released two albums, Left Behind at the Train Station in 2009 and Chase the Rhythm in 2013. Both albums received great reviews. Their cut Grandma’s Swing from Chase the Rhythm is currently in rotation in the jazz market. Forte has played for events all over the United States and in recent years has had the pleasure of performing at the Hampton, Norfolk, and Richmond Jazz Festivals as well as being the featured band for Spirit Cruises Jazz Brunch Series. The band also had the distinct pleasure of being featured at the historic Blues Alley Jazz Lounge in Washington, DC in 2013. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Monday, October 20, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Crystal Anniversary Cabaret for HENRY’s
NYFOS After Hours, a series of late night cabarets, blends past classic NYFOS programs with freshly created shows. A celebration in honor of HENRY's Restaurant's fifteenth year in business. Program and artists TBA. Steven Blier will serve as pianist and host. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

October ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
October 24, 26, 30 & November 1, 2014, 8 pm
October 26, 2014, 2 pm

ODU Opera: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte
ODU Opera and the ODU Symphony Orchestra present Mozart’s timeless comedy about love and fidelity. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the music will delight the senses and amuse the heart. Brian Nedvin, artistic/stage director; Paul Kim, conductor. University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Habaneros Quintet
The Habaneros Quintet comes to us from Havana, Cuba. These celebrated performers (3 violins, one cello and a clarinet) are all members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Each is a distinguished soloist, university faculty member and recording artist. The Habaneros program includes classical favorites and new arrangements of Cuban and South American compositions. Dressed in authentic, colorful Cuban Guayaberas, and performing in front of a movie screen showing hundreds of rarely seen images of Cuba, you will experience the vibrant culture of the Habaneros’ Cuban homeland. Tickets: $30/$25. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Tuesday, October 21, 2013, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Apple Hill String Quartet
F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series. The Apple Hill String Quartet has earned accolades from around the world for its interpretive mastery of such traditional repertoire as Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven and Ravel — along with its special dedication to seldom heard masterworks and contemporary music. Its members have performed concerts extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia as part of Apple Hill’s innovative Playing for Peace™ program. Master class Tuesday, Oct . 21, 12:30 p.m. Chandler recital hall. Concert Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Chandler Recital Hall, of the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street near Webb Center, ODU, Norfolk.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Sudbury Guitar Trio
Formed in 2011, the Sudburg Guitar Trio (SGT) is one of Canada's leading chamber ensembles. Audiences and critics worldwide have acclaimed the Trio's energetic and playful stage presence. The SGT plays an eclectic repertoire, from newly commissioned works to traditional classical music, at the same time injecting fun arrangements of popular music (rock, Latin, and country styles) into their concert programs. SGT has performed at the SoundSCAPE Music Festival and Festival di Bellagio in Italy and at a new music series in Amsterdam. Members of the Trio - Matthew Gould, Allan Yzereef, and Keenan Comartin - share a passion for exciting new music and a dedication to promoting guitar. SGT tours internationally in North America and Europe while maintaining a home base in Canada. Visit www.sudburyguitartrio.com. Free admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: A Night at the Movies
“Fanfare” from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss; Theme from The Big Country by Jerome Moross; The Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell, Craig Richey, pianist; “Curse of the Black Pearl” from Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badett; “ Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivagoby Maurice Jarre; Star Wars Medley by John Willams; Selections from The Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore; ”What’s Up at the Symphony” arranged by Jerry Brubaker. Tickets for single performances are $20 per person for any concert. Season tickets: $45. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Carmina Burana
It is both sacred and profane. It is of romantic love and carnal desire. It's the Virginia Symphony, Chorus, and the Richmond Ballet! ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join us after the performance for an exclusive champagne reception in the beautiful dress circle lobby of Chrysler Hall. Sip champagne and nibble on treats with the dancers, singers, musicians, and friends. Reception tickets $50 per person Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk 23510

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Halloween Spooktacular
Be sure to wear your costume when Benjamin Rous and the orchestra perform some of the spookiest music ever written: Adam Glaser’s “March of the Little Goblins,” Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” Dukas’ “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and much more. This concert is more TREAT than TRICK! PB&J Pre-Concert Fun: When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it even begins! Starting one hour before each concert, the lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s a great way to round out an afternoon of musical fun at the Symphony! Tickets: Starting price: $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm
The Center for Sacred Music’s 2014 Fall Hymn Festival: Enter by the Narrow Gate
“Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life . . “ (Matthew 7:14) The Center’s annual fall hymn festival explores the Christian journey through music and the spoken word. Dr. Michael Trotta conducts the Wesleyan Worship Choir with Sharon Foxwell, organist. Singers from all churches are invited to be part of the chorus (music is provided). Rehearse the day of the hymn festival at 3:00pm. Advance registration is a must! To sing in the choir, call 757.455.3376 or email sbilly@vwc.edu. Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 19th Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4 pm
Katie Luther: The Opera
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. In “Katie Luther: The Opera” you will meet the woman behind the man who reshaped the course of history forever. This is the true story of the Reformation from a seldom-seen perspective. Through Katie's eyes we see Martin Luther the family man, the husband and father. “Katie Luther: The Opera” was written by renowned composer Dr. Glenn Winters from the Virginia Opera, with theological and historical input from a leading Lutheran scholar, Dr. Paul Schrieber. This opera is sung in English and friendly to the modern ear. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8 pm

Horszowski Piano Trio
Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. F. J. Hayden - Trio #43 in C Maj. Hob. XV:27; John Harbison - Trio No. 2 "Short Stories"(2003); Robert Schumann - Trio No 2 in F Major Op. 80. Oct 27: 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. New 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.Oct 28: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 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 Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 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

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11 am & 12 noon
A World of Music: Eve Watters, Celtic Harp
“When Eve Watters plays the harp, the willows weep. When she sings, the fishes dance. And when she tells stories, people beg for more.” Mid-Atlantic Storytellers Conference. Watters’ talents on the Celtic harp, banjo, Native American flute, concertina, autoharp, pennywhistle, dulcimer and music-infused narrative have charmed audiences throughout the US, Britain, Brazil and Australia. 12:00 noon, Watters, a Certified Music Practitioner and Musician-in-Residence for the University of Virginia Health System, will present a demonstration/discussion on the cutting-edge topic of Therapeutic Music. Free to all; no reservations necessary. 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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Frankenstein
Celebrate Halloween in a uniquely scary way with YOUR Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Experience the iconic film thriller, Frankenstein, starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff with a chilling, all-new score composed by Michael Shapiro and performed LIVE by the VSO. According to Shapiro, the movie is sheer spooky fun with a "monstrous" score. Simply spooktacular! Plus, come early for Franks ‘n Steins on the Sandler Plaza and stay afterwards for a zombie hunt in Town Center. Tickets: Starting price: $20. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

William & Mary Music Department November Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Saturday, November 1, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Bruton Candlelight Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Women's Chorus and the Botetourt Chamber Singers. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4 pm
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm – 9 pm
W&M Early Music Ensemble: Baroque Music on Period Instruments
The W&M Early Music Ensemble presents a concert of baroque chamber music on period instruments Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8 pm- 9:30 pm
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Lecture-Performance
Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird will hold a blended performance and lecture drawing on the group's current touring programs. Venue TBA
Monday, November 10, 2014, 10 am - 11:30 am
Artist-in-Residence: eighth blackbird Master Class
Master class by Department of Music Artist-in-Residence eighth blackbird including W&M student ensembles and solo performers. Venue TBA
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Gallery Players Fall Concert
Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
USAF Heritage Brass
First Presbyterian Church of Hampton. We begin our season with the Heritage Brass, a traditional Brass Quintet with percussion, the longest tenured small ensemble within the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. This exceptional group tours the Mid-Atlantic region from South Carolina to Maine, always leaving audiences delighted with their world-class musicianship and entertaining showmanship. From classical to jazz and popular music, the group brings its brilliant brass sound to all music genres. These musical ambassadors proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force. Phone 722-0006; firstpreshampton.org. Free will offering. First Presbyterian Church, 514 South Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23669 (at the corner of Armistead Avenue and Victoria Boulevard, next to the main Hampton library).

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:30 pm
Remembrance Concert: Fauré Requiem
Sung by the Combined Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s and Bruton Parish Church with orchestra. Proceeds from this concert will help support the Choir’s 2016 tour to Gloucester and Norwich Cathedrals, England. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
National Symphony Orchestra
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the finest, most visible orchestras in the country. Now in its 84th season, the fifth under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Orchestra has played to great acclaim in events of national and international importance, including state occasions, presidential inaugurations and official holiday celebrations. Its performances range from bold new works to beloved favorites, chamber music to original educational programming, as well as innovative pops programming in almost every genre. Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has, throughout its history, been committed to artistic excellence and music education. One of today’s finest violinists, Midori’s breadth and quality of work has been internationally recognized, placing her in the top tier of string virtuosos. Her unbridled enthusiasm and support of music extends beyond the stage, as evidenced by her work in educational and community settings. Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor; Midori, Violin. Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 (“Reformation”); Schumann - Violin Concerto in D minor; Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”). Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office) http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

November ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
In Memoriam: Dr. Lee Teply. James Kosnik, professor of music at ODU, will present an organ recital with Eastman School of Music harpist, Ali Calvert. Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum, Madrigal Singers, Sackbut Ensemble and Viola da Gamba Consort Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Young Artists Competition
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Mozart Requiem, K. 626
ODU Concert Choir, directed by Nancy K. Klein, and the ODU Symphony Orchestra, with Paul S. Kim as director Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:30
ODU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of David Walker
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov
features contemporary works for diverse chamber and electronic media Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir, under the direction of Mike Hall Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Eastern Virginia Brass
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents the Eastern Virginia Brass. Thrill to the sounds of this brass quintet performing works from the stately Renaissance to the jazz of Louis Armstrong, and “Call,” a new work commemorating the American Civil War by British composer Liz Lane. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11 am
A World of Music: Ranendra Das, Tabla; Abhik Mukherjee, sitar
The fundamentals of Indian classical music - the melodic framework Raga with the essential elements of time and rhythm provided by sitar and tabla, are deftly woven into “The Divine Art Music,” considered to be a creation of the Hindu Holy Trinity. A 4,000 year-old art form, designed to raise the inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss. Free to all; no reservations necessary. 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, November 7, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Beethoven and Mahler
Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” And his Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” seems to call out and invite the listener to consider life’s many beauties as well as its heartbreaks. The concert also includes a performance of Beethoven’s melodic and playful first piano concerto with French pianist Prisca Benoit, artist in residence at Sentara’s Music and Medicine Center. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Prisca Benoit, piano. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1, MAHLER Symphony No. 1. Tickets: Starting price $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Nov 7: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Nov 8: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Nov 9: Sandler Center, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Virginia Opera: HMS Pinafore
Over the years Virginia Opera has produced dazzling productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s works that have won Virginia Opera high praise, most recently with The Mikado. The Washington Post acclaimed The Mikado as “rollickingly funny, energetic and cheerful.” Virginia Opera’s reputation for the highest quality Savoy Opera productions will reach new heights with an impressive traditional presentation of the first internationally recognized success won by Gilbert & Sullivan – their extravaganza of merriment, H.M.S. Pinafore! The captain’s daughter falls for a lowly sailor then sets out to overturn conventional order to win her man through the power of love – imagine that! H.M.S. Pinafore will be conducted by Virginia Opera Resident Conductor Adam Turner and will introduce renowned Director Nicola Bowie, making her Virginia Opera debut, to our audiences as she brings her bountiful talents in both directing and choreography to our company. This production of H.M.S. Pinafore will exemplify what we now recognize as modern musical theatre and earns an honored place in the 40th Anniversary Season. Sung in English with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in October 2014 Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:30: Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8 pm, Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm: Center for the Arts George Mason University, Fairfax

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Brock McGuire Band
Named "Traditional Irish Band of the Decade" by the Irish American News in 2011, the Brock McGuire Band is fronted by two of Ireland's most celebrated traditional musicians: button accordianist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire. The band also includes Garry O'Meara on banjo, mandolin and vocals; and acclaimed composer/arranger Denis Cary on piano. Steeped in Irish musical tradition, the Brock McGuire Band seamlessly folds in elements from American old-time and bluegrass, French-Canadian folk style and Celtic traditions to create something accessible, beautiful, and entirely unique. This ability is exemplified in the band's most recent album, Green Grass Blue Grass, featuring 14-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs. American music critic Bill Margeson hailed the collaboration as a "masterpiece." Visit www.brockmcguireband.com. Reception to follow concert. $10/general public, $5/students. Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2 pm
Suzuki Strings Bach Festival
The Bach Festival, hosted by the Academy of Music and the Suzuki Teachers Association of Hampton Roads, is an annual event featuring performances by students from all over the Tidewater region. The music of J.S. Bach (and his Baroque contemporaries) is performed by soloists, small, and large groups. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna
In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Drawing on the evolving musical language of the era, the piano becomes the singer's unconscious mind in the music of Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, and others. With Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org. Nov 9: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Tickets: www.gardnermuseum.org Nov 11: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
NCC: Together Again!
F. Ludwig Diehn Series in cooperation with the Norfolk Chamber Consort. The Norwegian tuba virtuoso Øystein Baadsvik is rejoined by Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Both pianists performed with Baadsvik during his American debut in 1994 in Bloomington, Ind., as he was launching his spectacular international career. Øystein Baadsvik is the only tuba virtuoso to make a career exclusively as a soloist. His multifaceted music has taken him all over the world. The unique virtuosity and musicality he brings to the tuba has established him as the exemplar of the instrument. Flute Sonata in E- at Major, BWV 1031 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), transcribed for tuba by Wesley Jacobs; Tuba Sonata (1955) - Paul Hindemith (1895-1963); Encounters II for tuba solo (1964) - William Kraft (b. 1923). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm.Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org Master class Nov. 11, 12:30 pm Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Individual tickets $22; Student tickets $9. Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, Corner of Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Red Priest
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series presents Red Priest. “… bringing glee to the concert scene for over a decade; transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practiced coordination with a bedrock of skill and timing.” (Daily Telegraph) “Putting the rock into baroque . . . an energetic spectacular stage show!” (The Evening Standard) What more can one say? Red Priest, led by Piers Adams, world-renowned recorder player, is joined by harpsichord, violin and cello to shine a light on music of the Baroque era in ways one cannot imagine. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $15-adults and $8-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8 pm

TCGS: Nano Stern
Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Nano Stern is a young chilean artist riding the crest of the New Wave of Chilean Song. Nano's style is an Indie-Folk-Rock- Jazz fusion; deeply rooted in traditional Chilean music and inspired by legends like Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani, yet combined with a host of influences absorbed from his patiperro travels around the world, as well as his early classical training. Added to the mix is a love for rock, which results in a truly unique sound, the whole becoming greater than the sum of the parts. Stern is an accomplished musician, playing a range of instruments from Spanish and electric guitar, violin to the Andean and Nordic flutes. Not to be underrated is the power and emotion that emanates from his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences, at home in Chile and across the world. Season tickets: Regular - $80; student/senior - $65. Phone 757-625-2330. Single tickets $25 regular, $20 – students, teachers, seniors, military. Nov 13: Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA 23185. Nov 14: Robin Hixon Theater, 440 Bank St. Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Chopin and Beethoven
Chopin is considered by many to be the ultimate composer for the piano, and in his poetic piano concerto no. 1 you will be thrilled by a brilliant display of pianistic virtuosity. And you will hear echos of Haydn and Mozart in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Sarah Buechner, piano. MILHAUD The Bull on the Roof, CHOPIN Concerto for Piano No. 1, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1. Tickets starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Nov 13: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Nov 15: Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, Organ Recital
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC noon

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 pm & and 5 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 7 pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

A Candlelight Christmas
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director, Side-by-Side with A CAPPELLA! Celebrate the splendor of the season with The Washington Chorus’s beloved holiday event and an annual favorite with audiences. With brass, organ, percussion, harp, and the 200-voice chorus, the program features Christmas classics, sing alongs, theatrical lighting, and the glorious candlelight processional. These concerts sell out early! Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Dec 14, 20, 22: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C. Dec 23: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4 pm
Yorktown Chorale
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Yorktown Chorale was formed in 1994 to sing the Easter Messiah, which was its first performance. The group expanded and is now twenty years old. The Chorale is a non-profit group which performs classical, patriotic and other choral works to please Tidewater Virginia audiences. The Chorale performs in venues in Yorktown, Williamsburg and on the Peninsula, including churches, retirement communities and community events. It is one of two local groups that participated in a choir of 1,800 singers who sang for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary celebration in 2007 with the Virginia Symphony, with President Bush in attendance. The Chorale looks forward to returning to Reformation, where it has presented several Christmas concerts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 5 pm
Missa Solemnis
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, Music Director. Written near the end of his life and completed in total deafness, Beethoven’s towering masterwork stands as one of the great choral works of all time. This is a monumental setting of the Mass, unequaled in emotional intensity with awesome technical demands. BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis. Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano; Daniela Mack, mezzo soprano; Vale Rideout, tenor; Morris Robinson, bass. Tickets: Single tickets go on sale September 15; For subscriptions call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington D.C.

Monday, November 17, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Classical Dreams
Leonore Overture No. 3 from Fidelio, Beethoven; Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor, Avison; Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C Minor, Mozart; Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Sibelius. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Opera Roanoke: Mozart’s Abduction
Opera Roanoke, Scott Williamson, General and Artistic Director, is excited to announce one of the most entertaining seasons in its 39-year history: Comedy Tonight!. Mozart’s Abduction will be presented in Roanoke for the first time. Its ebullient score and unrestrained comic tone, balanced by the sublime beauty expected from the leading ladies and men, ensures its success. When Konstanze and her maid Blonde are abducted and sold, Belmonte and his servant Pedrillo resolve to rescue their beloveds, with comedic tribulations along the way. With celebrations of vocal ?nesse and moments of zesty wit, Abduction is sure to please opera lovers of all ages and those new to the experience of the operatic art form. Opera Roanoke favorites and Apprentice Artist alumni, Chelsea Bonagura Anna Sterrett, Kelly Burns and local star, Keith Reed lead a cast in the opera that made Mozart the toast of Vienna. Season subscriptions and single tickets ($25 - $100) are available now by calling the Jefferson Center box office at (540) 345-2550. Visit operaroanoke.org Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall, 541 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8 pm
Virginia Symphony: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
A celebration of the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars. Re-live the Saturday mornings of yore when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen, as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs their extraordinary original cartoon scores LIVE in concert. Conducted and created by Emmy Award™ winner George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II will take you back in time to acclaimed classics like What's Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, and Rhapsody Rabbit. Plus, enjoy special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry, as well as two spectacular new Looney Tunes 3D theatrical shorts. A delightful treat for the whole family! Tickets: Starting price: $30. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 7 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 5 pm

TENET: Odes: In honor of St. Cecilia
Named the Patron Saint of music and first celebrated in the mid-16th century as part of a festival offering, St. Cecilia was highly honored during Purcell's lifetime. Henry Purcell participated in the annual St. Cecilia offerings heartily! Join us as we celebrate TENET's own tradition of honoring music's Patron Saint and Henry Purcell with a program of songs, odes and sensuous sonatas. http://www.tenetnyc.com Nov 22: Tickets: $50/$30. St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. Nov 23: Tickets: $30. http://www.stbarnabasgreenwich.org/concertschedule.html St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Pavel and the GSA Strings
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach continues its 34th concert season with Pavel and the GSA Strings . Pavel Ilyashov, Violinist; The String Orchestra of the Governor’s School for the Arts, Jeffrey Phelps, Guest Conductor. Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Bruch - Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in g minor, Schuman - Symphony No. 3 Op. 97 in Eb major (Rhenish). For tickets, call 1-877-YNotTix, log onto www.YNottix.com, or visit the Sandler Center Box Office. For group ticket rates call the Symphonicity office at 757-671-8611. www.symphonicity.org Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Centre, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7 pm
BYOV: Opening Concert
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia TCC Roper Center for the Performing Arts, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Jingle Bell Jam
Families across the region will once again enjoy the ever-popular holiday program that showcases the best music of the holiday season performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. PB&J Pre-Concert Fun: When you bring your children (or grandchildren) to a Peanut Butter & Jam Family concert at the Virginia Symphony, not only will you experience the beauty and excitement of live symphonic music during the concert, but you’ll also have a lot of fun even before it even begins! Starting one hour before each concert, the lobby becomes a-buzz with music, crafts and activities designed to enhance the concert for both the young and the young-at-heart. It’s a great way to round out an afternoon of musical fun at the Symphony! Tickets: Starting price: $10. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Annual Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
The Christ and St. Luke’s Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Enter the season of Advent with this beautiful and meditative service. This service will be repeated on Friday, December 5 for the Tidewater Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and United Methodist (LARCUM) chapter. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
Project Images
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders celebrates the release of her latest CD, “Images: Works for Solo Piano by Claude Debussy.” With the collaboration of VWC Professor John Rudel, Jordan-Anders has taken Debussy’s music into the art classroom and invited students to respond as did Impressionist painters at the dawn of the 20th century upon hearing this new musical language. Student artworks will be featured along with the musical inspiration. All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to the VWC community; for others, tickets are $10-adults and $5-seniors/military/students unless otherwise noted. Phone 757-455-2101.Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line. Convenient, free parking is available nearby. Upon entering the campus, a Security Officer at the gate will direct you.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8 pm

Bohemian String Quartet
The mission of keeping a rare musical flame alight is a noble and often challenging one, but The Bohemian Quartet is more than up to the task. In this case, the acclaimed Providence, Rhode Island-based ensemble-featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass-specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005. Violinist, Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. Together they’ve made a commitment to the genre, and aspired to performing it with both reverence and adventure. Traditional Bulgarian, Roumanian, Russian, India, Romany music as well as works by Hubay, Dinicu and Brahms. Dec 1: 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. New 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 2: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2014-2015 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 Margaret Adams at (757) 258-4814 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

December ODU Music Department Concerts
Each year, Old Dominion University’s music department faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble directed by Keith Philbrick and ODU Jazz Choir directed by John Toomey
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 2014, 6:30 pm
ODU Annual Madrigal Banquets: The Music of Spain and Latin America
The Madrigal Banquets feature a full meal and performances by the Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum. Tickets: $20 Students; $33 ODU Faculty, Non-ODU Students or Group (6 or more); $38 General. Tickets can be purchased online at oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 pm
Holiday Concert
ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Paul Kim and the ODU Wind Ensemble, directed by Dennis Zeisler University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., between 46th and 47th streets, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8 pm
Thursday December 4, 2014, 8 pm
Friday December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday December 6, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Handel’s Messiah
It is the greatest story ever told and the most majestic music ever conceived. This is THE Messiah of the season. Featuring the voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists, celebrate this special holiday with YOUR Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus; Vocal Soloists. Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 3: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach 23464 Dec 4: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Dec 5: Harrison Opera House, 160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 6: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606

Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8 pm

NYFOS: Harlem Renaissance
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. $140-$200 Subscriptions for Entire Series; $40-$55 for Single Tickets; $10 for Student Tickets; $20 for Real Deal Tickets: Advance Purchase, Limited Availability and Seating. Purchase tickets online at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or by calling (212) 501 3330. www.nyfos.org Dec 5: Reston Community Center, Reston, VA. Dec 9: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC

William & Mary Music Department December Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/as/music/events/index.php
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8 pm – 10 pm
Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Performance by the William & Mary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David Grandis Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2 pm & 8 pm
Winter Choral Concerts
Performances by the W&M Choir, Botetourt Chamber Singers, and Women's Chorus. General admission/$10, Students/$3. Tickets can be purchased through the PBK Box Office at (757) 221-2674. Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4 pm
Wind Ensemble Winter Concert Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Memorial Hall

Sunday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus: Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
Hear the pure, soaring voices of Virginia Children's Chorus perform Benjamin Britten's translucent A Ceremony of Carols with Virginia Symphony principal harpist Barbara Chapman. The concert also marks the release of their new holiday CD, featuring the Chorus' performance of Ceremon, and beautiful music of the season for flute & harp by the Wendells-Cross duo. Free-will offering. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:30 & 3 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Holiday Pops Concert
Tickets will go on sale October 1, 2014. Underwritten in part by Colonial Williamsburg. Call 1-800-HISTORY for more information. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Virginia Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience a full-length concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays, featuring nearly twenty players from the VSO brass and percussion sections and conducted by Dr. Paul Bhasin. With music from a variety of styles - classical to contemporary - you'll delight in the joyous sounds of the season. Reception to follow concert. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org. $10/general public, $5/students. Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
Steven Coxe & Friends: Virtuosic Chamber Music
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music by Copland, Brahms, Messiaen, Debussy, Coxe, and Ravel. Performers include soprano Suzanne Oberdorfer, contralto Kelly Montgomery, flautist Patti Watters, violinist Pavel Ilyashov, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and organist Kevin Kwan. Tickets $15, Students $5. For more information, visit www.christandstlukes.org or 757-627-5665.Christ and St. Luke's Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Tallis Scholars
The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances (Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Sistine Chapel) they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned, earning wide acclaim for their supple clarity and tone of their vocal lines. Tickets starting at $27. (757)594-8752 (Ticket Office). http://fergusoncenter.org/ Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Organist Kevin Kwan joins the Chorale in James MacMillan's Seinte Mari moder milde, commissioned in 1995 for the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge, and carols old and new by Vaughan Williams, Britten, and others, bringing the warmth of an English Christmas to Hampton Roads. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Dec 12: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Dec 13: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Dec 14: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is a group comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells, and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical, and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers. An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC will perform a Christmas program. Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series. A reception follows the concert. Visit www.reformationlutherlc.org Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Saturday, December 13, 2013, 3 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2013, 3 pm
Friday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014, 8 pm

The Glory of Christmas
The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of over 100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia having been organized in 1931. This concert year (2014-2015) is our 84th. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. General Admission $18, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $15, Students (under 9 years) Free. Advance tickets are on sale at two retail outlets: Pro Music & Sound located at 2715 Route 17, Yorktown, VA in the Tabb area; you may also purchase VCS CDs at Pro Music & Sound and Peninsula Town Center, Guest Services located at 4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, Hampton, VA, next to the CineBistro. Telephone is (757) 838-1505. You may also purchase tickets online through ShowTix4U.com. The "Advance" Ticket Sale prices are: General Admission $15, Senior (age 55 and over), Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Student (age 9 and over) $12, Students (under 9 years) Free. Visit http://www.vachoralsociety.org/Ticket_Information.html Dec 13: First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA. Dec 14: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia, Dec 19: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr., Hampton, VA. Dec 20: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Dec 21: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, Virginia. Dec 22: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Monday, December 16, 2014, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program is quickly becoming an annual tradition! Featuring holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Piano and host Steven Blier with clarinetist Alan Kay and vocalists Joshua Breitzer, Joshua Jeremiah and others TBA. $10 Cover; Reservations Required: 212-866-0600. Walk-ins are always welcome at the bar. Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway, New York, NY (at 105th Street)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7 pm
Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boys Choir - the name alone conjures images of majestic holiday celebrations held around the globe. This year, the sonic celebration takes place at The American Theatre. Come alone, or with the special people in your life, to experience the soaring voices and exquisite vocal discipline of the Vienna Boys Choir, in an evening sure to lift your spirits and provide a brief but glorious rest from the hustle and bustle of what we know as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. The performance starts early - because the boys need to get to bed at a reasonable hour - but that makes the event perfect for students as well! Tickets: $45/$40. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Purchase Tickets in Person at The American Theatre Box Office, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday: 757-722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net. American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663

Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday POPS!
Join us for a holiday tradition with your favorite music, served up as only the Virginia Symphony POPS! can do. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by your home town Orchestra along with the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Chorus. Bring the family for one of our great holiday traditions! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Chorus; Other Guests. Tickets: Starting price: $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 19: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach 23462 Dec 20: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510

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