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Alto Section Leader (mezzo)
Position (paid) for Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk.  Wednesday evening 7:30-9:00, Sunday morning 10:30-noon. 2-3 major concerts per season, plus occasional special services. Good sightreading skills, possible solo opportunities. Larchmont has a long history of a quality music program.  Position open immediately.  Contact Michael Regan music@larchmontumc.org, or 757-575-7480.  Larchmont UMC is located at 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA.

Old Opera News Magazines to Giveaway
I have complete year issues of Opera News Magazine from 1970 to the present and incomplete years from 1946-1947, 1948-1949 and 1955. If interested in having them free, contact John Campbell at artsongupdate@whro.net

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
Accepting applicants for all voice parts. Membership is open to high schoolers and adults.  Auditionees should be able to read music, possess a good command of their voice, and be willing to work on their music outside of rehearsals. Rehearsals are held from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday evenings from August through April. Auditions and rehearsals are held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA. For an appointment and more information, please call Patricia Fielding: (C) (703) 939-1602 or visit www.vachoralsociety.org.

Bass Section Leader
Christ and St. Luke's Church, Norfolk, announces an opening for a bass section leader in its adult Parish Choir. Responsibilities include participation in weekly rehearsals and the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, as well as special services and concerts throughout the year.  The Choir’s repertoire is drawn from the rich Anglican choral tradition, and strong sight-reading skills are required.  Opportunities for solos in major choral works also available throughout the year in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series. For additional information, please contact Kevin Kwan, Director of Music, at kevin.kwan@christandstlukes.org or call 757-627-5665 x18.

Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Auditions
The  Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Auditions is still auditioning for the season. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Norfolk. All young men from ages 7 through high school graduation are welcome. For more information, contact Mr. Julius McCullough at 757-553-7545.

WMC Grants in Aid Auditions
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Williamsburg Music Club will host its annual Grants in Aid Auditions in Ewell Hall at the College of William & Mary.  Applications are due January 20, 2016.This annual event offers a scholarship opportunity for talented young musicians in the Greater Williamsburg area.  It is a professionally judged event and the performance itself is a great experience and motivator. At last year's audition, nearly $7,000 was awarded to fifteen young musicians to help defray the costs of their musical education. Many of our audition award winners have gone on to study music in college and some have appeared on From the Top, NPR's radio showcase of young talent hosted by Christopher O'Riley. For more information, contact Lucy Manning at 757-646-0877 or email auditions@williamsburgmusicclub.org.  For complete information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please refer to this website: http://www.williamsburgmusicclub.org/wmcauditions.htm

January 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.
Thursday, January 19, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Jamestown High School Choirs from Williamsburg, Virginia, Laurel Christiansen, Director, Rebecca Davy, Organist
Saturday, January 21, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, January 28, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
January 21Rebecca Davy, Organist
January 28Thomas Marshall, Organist

CNU Department of Music January Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and are subject to change. Please contact the Department of Music at (757) 594-7089 or visit the CNU Music home page at music.cnu.edu for updated information and student recitals. Ferguson Center for the Arts Box Office: (757) 594-8752. Event venue unless otherwise noted: Music and Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News.
Monday, January 16, 2017, 12 noon
The Thirteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
A Celebration of Freedom and Civil Rights in America

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963. Presented by the Department of Music and the Student Diversity and Equality Council Admission is free. Pope Chapel
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 8 pm
Amara Piano Quartet
Masterpieces by Brahms, Dvorák, Fauré, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann combined with rarely heard gems by William Walton, Herbert Howells, Carlos Surinach, Joaquín Turina, Bohuslav Martinú and others create, in the hands of the Amara Quartet, an exciting and varied concert experience.  The ensemble builds a diverse palette of colors, and a symphonic sound from its four musicians, weaving musical lines and textures into a captivating interpretation. Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, January 20, 2017, 12 noon
Saxophone Quartet
Enjoy a 20-minute performance by the entertaining Saxophone Quartet. Admission free. Rotunda
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin
Featuring the voice studio of Prof. Christopher Mooney. Admission free. Peebles Theatre

Monday, January 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sang-Eun Lee, Cello
As part of the Miller Theatre Classical Series, the Sandler Center presents the brilliant young cellist Sang-Eun Lee, who has won international prizes and critical acclaim. The Washington Post called her "a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise." In addition to winning the prized Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ms. Lee has won First Prize at the 2009 Johansen International Competition in Washington, D.C., Second Prize at the 2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Young Musician Prize of the Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin.  Last season, she made her acclaimed Kennedy Center debut and her New York recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and performed in venues across the U.S. Tickets: GA $20; Senior/Student $10. ynotitx.com Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11 am
WMC: The Eastern Reeds
The Williamsburg Music Club presents The Eastern Reeds, a new performing woodwind quintet from TRADOC. The ensemble is named “The Eastern Reeds” because its musicians have served with the U.S. Army in Korea and are now stationed at Fort Eustis. Performing in this woodwind quintet are oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and bass clarinet. Their program will feature American audience pleasers from Gershwin to Copland to Sousa! This program is presented FREE as a gift to the community from Williamsburg Music Club. The musical program is preceded at 10 a.m. with Coffee & Conversation. All are welcome. www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Bruton Parish Hall, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, January 20, 2017, 12 noon
Hillary Clinton's Speeches Set to Music for Concert Film to Stream on Inauguration Day
A selection of the brightest stars of classical music and Broadway will participate in a filmed concert performance of two of Hillary Clinton’s watershed speeches, both of which have been set to music by the composer and conductor Glen Roven. The concert film will be streamed from National Sawdust on January 20, 2017, in conjunction with the presidential inauguration ceremony. The two speeches that have been set to music are Mrs. Clinton’s first announcement of her candidacy on January 7, 2007, and her presidential concession speech on November 9, 2017. Among the cast of international music and theatre stars set to participate in the concert film are: Joyce DiDonato, Nathan Gunn, Patricia Racette, Lawrence Brownlee, Matthew Polenzani, Lauren Flanigan, Lester Lynch, Kyle Ketelsen, Laquita Mitchell, Camille Zamora, Sidney Outlaw, Arianna Zukerman, Eve Gigliotti, Dominic Armstrong, Blythe Gaissert, Andrew Garland, Michael Kelly, David Adam Moore, Glenn Seven Allen, Gilda Lyons, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chilina Kennedy, Adrienne Danrich, Jonathan Blalock, Annie Potts. Glen Roven, who conducted the concerts at the Lincoln Memorial at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration ceremonies, was inspired to set Mrs. Clinton’s speeches to music following her defeat in the 2016 presidential race. "Setting Hillary's words was a very emotional experience,” said Glen Roven. “Phrases that fly by in a speech are naturally elongated in a musical setting, and as I set each word, slowly and methodically I was in tears. When I mentioned this project to these singers, their immediate response was, 'I'm in.'" The concert film is directed by James Gray, Warren Elgort, and Larry Robins. The concert, co-produced by Camille Zamora, will be streamed from www.NationalSawdust.org, as well as other web outlets to be announced,

Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA Cabaret: The Music of Richard Rodgers
GSA Foundation fundraiser event Tickets: showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre @ GSA, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk 23510

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: The Four Seasons
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque. The music blossoms as the violin bursts with the vitality of Spring, followed by the composer’s virtuosic Piccolo Concerto performed by Rachel Ordaz. The heated drama of Summer is followed by Vivaldi’s regal Concerto for Two Trumpets, executed by David Vonderheide and Adam Gandolfo. You will be dazzled as the orchestra harvests excitement for Autumn before we finalize our seasons with the striking beauty of Winter. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Vahn Armstrong, violin; Simon Lapointe, violin; Amanda Gates Armstrong, violin; Elizabeth Coulter Vonderheide, violin; David Vonderheid, trumpet; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet; Rachel Ordaz, piccolo. Monteverdi: Toccata from Orfeo; Vivaldi: Spring; Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto RV 443 in C; Vivaldi: Summer; Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trumpets; Vivaldi: Autumn; Biber: Battalia; Vivaldi: Winter. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Dec 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 21: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 22: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach. Dec 28: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464.

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 3 pm
WAMT: Divertimenti 8
The Williamsburg Area Music Teachers, (W.A.M.T.) proudly presents one of the most diversified, original, creative and culturally outstanding programs in their eight year history. From piano solos of the classical repertoire, Danza de la moza donosa by Ginastera and Rachmoninoff’s well-known Prelude in C# minor, to “Casey At the Bat” for organ and narrator, “The Godfather Suite” performed on accordion, and the original “Royal Feline’s Lullaby” for piano and vocal. Also on the program, will be Manuel De Falla’s “Spanish Dance No. 1” performed on harp and modern Spanish music with classical guitar. A vocal Baroque duet, a flute and piano duet and contemporary vocal “Here’s To Life” by Molinary round out the exciting afternoon. A “Meet the Musicians” reception follows this wonderful program. Donations supporting the Williamsburg Music Club’s “Grants-in-Aid” program for its outstanding local youth awards will be accepted. Information: www.williamsburgmusicclub.org Williamsburg Baptist Church, 227 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4 pm
Norfolk State University Choirs
Norfolk State University Concert Choir will appear in concert for the ninth season of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Concert Choir is a perennial favorite of concert-goers. Norfolk State University Choir is under the direction of Dr. Carl W. Haywood. Norfolk State University Concert Choir is composed of two smaller choral groups: The Spartan Chorale, formed in 2002, and known as the “President’s Own,” for the President of Norfolk State University and the Chamber Choir, created in 2003. The Spartan Chorale, under the baton of Dr. Haywood, performs motets and madrigals to jazz and gospel. The Chamber Choir, directed by Mr. Terry Butler, was formed to broaden the outreach and versatility of the choral programs. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS: Pyotr the Great, Songs of Tchaikovsky & His Circle
New York Festival of Song. The haunting, often autobiographical songs of Tchaikovsky, plus a few by his students and teacher. This event is presented as part of the New York Philharmonic's Beloved Friend—Tchaikovsky and His World festival. Antonina Chehovska, soprano; Alexey Lavrov, baritone with Steven Blier, piano; Michael Barrett, piano. Jan 22: Tickets: $50. http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/partners?p=1024 Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC , Washington, DC. Jan 24: Tickets: $40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-pyotr-the-great/ or call 212.501.3330 To purchase $20 Real Deal tickets: call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

ODU January Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Monday, January 23, 8 pm
Eighth Blackbird
Eighth Blackbird's "super-musicians" (Los Angeles Times) combine the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company. The Chicago-based, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning sextet celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016: two decades of performing for audiences across the country and around the world with impeccable precision and a signature style. Eighth Blackbird's members (Nathalie Joachim, flutes; Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets; Yvonne Lam, violin & viola; Nicholas Photinos, cello; Matthew Duvall, percussion; Lisa Kaplan, piano) hail from the Great Lakes, Keystone, Golden, Empire and Bay states. The name "Eighth Blackbird" derives from the eighth stanza of Wallace Stevens's evocative, aphoristic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1917). Master Class: January 24, 12:30 p.m., Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:30 pm
ODU Faculty Recital: Stephen Coxe and Friends
Stephen Coxe presents a Faculty Recital with the ODU Diehn Chorale, Nancy Klein, conductor, Wayla Chambo, Patti Carlson, Bianca Hall, Paul S. Kim, and Jeffrey Phelps at Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts at Old Dominion University. The program will include the premiere of Stephen Coxe’s “Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go”, written for Bianca Hall and Paul S. Kim, and a repeat performance of “Trois Chansons d’hiver (Winter Suite)”, commissioned by the ODU Diehn Chorale. Claude Debussy: La Cathédrale engloutie; Stephen Coxe: Trois chansons d’hiver; Leonard Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata; J. S. Bach: Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering; Stephen Coxe: Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go; George Crumb: Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale). Wayla Chambo, flute; Patti Carlson, clarinet; Bianca Hall, soprano; Paul S. Kim, violin; Jeffrey Phelps, cello; ODU Diehn Chorale, Nancy Klein, conductor. Free and open to the public. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, Old Dominion University, 1339 West 49th Street, Norfolk

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, January 27, 2016, 8 pm

TCGS: Zoran Dukic
The Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. The Croatian-born Zoran Dukic is undoubtedly one of the most prominent guitarists of our time, and his performances mesmerize both public and critics. Tireless, through the last decades, he has played in the five continents, being prized in the most important competitions such as the Concurso de Guitarra Fundación Guerrero, in Madrid, patronized by the Spanish Royal Family, where he was the first foreigner awarded with the special prize for the best interpretation of Spanish music. Known also by his academic dedication, Zoran Dukic has taught generations of classical guitarists and his classes are among the most demanded in Europe. He plays in Barcelona yearly at the festival Maestros de la Guitarra. Tickets: $25; $20 students, seniors, military. 757-575-4611. www.tidewaterclassicalguitar.org Jan 26: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Jan 27: Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Building, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk 23510

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3 pm
BYOV Winter Concert
Bay Youth Orchestra of Virginia. Bay Youth Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Junior Strings. https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8 pm
WSO: Piano Men
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra announces its third annual Cabaret & Cocktails Concert. Joining the orchestra on stage is the nationally-acclaimed pop group “Piano Men” performing their energetic tribute “The Music of Elton and Billy.” The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7:30 for cocktails and light refreshments. Piano Men features Joe Boucher on piano and lead vocals, with Christoper Eastburn on bass guitar, Gary Backstrom on lead guitar and Steve Hodgkin on drums. The program brings together 19 well-known tunes that run the gamut of emotion and tempo. Visit www.pianomenmusic.com/, www.williamsburgsymphony.org or @WMBGSymphony on Facebook and Twitter.   Tickets are available online at: www.williamsburgsymphony.tix.com. Ticket prices are $85 (Platinum Seating) $65 (Gold Seating) and $45 (Silver Seating). All tickets are table seating. To reserve an entire table, purchase tickets in groups of 10. Colonial Williamsburg’s Williamsburg Lodge

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:15 am
Orchestral Eucharist: Mozart Spatzenmesse
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Christ and St. Luke’s presents Mozart’s joyful Spatzenmesse, KV. 220 with orchestra from the Governor’s School for the Arts. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org. Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2 pm
Williamsburg Area Hymn Festival
Celebrating the "Week for Christian Unity" and commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, all are invited to the Williamsburg Area Hymn Festival led by Dr. David Cherwien, organist and cantor at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.  Sponsored by Saint Stephen Lutheran Church and Saint Bede Catholic Church, the large festival choir will include members from more than a dozen area churches. Free will offering will go to the Williamsburg House of Mercy.  For information about singing in the choir and the choral workshops, visit www.reformation500williamsburg.com. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 4 pm
Virginia Chorale: 2017 Young Singers Project in Concert
Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Director of Choirs at Virginia Wesleyan College, joins the Virginia Chorale as guest director of the Young Singers Project in its 18th year. The Young Singers Project is the Chorale's flagship educational outreach program: high school singers from across Hampton Roads audition in November 2016 and an elite ensemble is selected to work alongside professional singers from the Chorale throughout January 2017, culminating in a special concert event. Single tickets: $25. Students/$10. To order online: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Robin Hixon Theater, Virginia Arts Festival Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Virginia Opera: Der Freischütz (The Magic Marksman)
With one of the most haunting scores in all of opera, Weber, founder of German Romantic Opera and Wagnerian forefather, has created a compelling drama that twists reality with supernatural powers and phenomena. A forester, ensnared by dark powers, seeks to ensure his win in a shooting contest. This eerie backdrop of mysterious places and gloomy forests, supporting a grim fairy tale from a bygone age, has never been experienced on Virginia Opera stages! In his Virginia Opera debut, celebrated heldentenor Issachah Savage, winner of the 2014 Seattle International Wagner Competition, leads an acclaimed cast that includes soprano Kara Shay Thomson in her Virginia Opera debut, Virginia Opera favorites Katherine Polit and Jake Gardner, and features the famous and thrilling Huntsman’s Chorus! Evoking his signature intensity and captivating drama, internationally renowned director Stephen Lawless (Salome 2015) returns with a production of theatrical virtuosity. Sung in English with English Supertitles Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
January 27, January 29, January 31
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
February 4, February 5
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
February 17, February 19

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, February 3, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
It’s The Beatles! Classical Mystery Tour – four musicians with the same sweet sound and groovy look as Liverpool’s Fab Four – tune up for a concert of classics like “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” and “I Am the Walrus,” all performed exactly as they were written. The Los Angeles Times called the show “more than just an incredible simulation…the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave Saturday’s live performance a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.” Be there when the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour come together and journey down the long and winding road of The Beatles’ best hits. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Feb 2: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 3: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: IV: The Second Viennese School
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the fourth of five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder, Piano Sonata Op. 1; Arnold Schoenberg: 3 Klavierstücke Op. 11, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op. 15; Anton Webern: 5 Lieder aus Der siebente Ring, Op.3, Piano Variations Op. 27. Sarah Brailey, Ashley Emerson, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, Miori Sugiyama, piano. Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 4 pm
Jim Kosnik, Organ
Organ Concert in Honor of Rev. Harry Crandall Christ Church, 16304 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Patricia Nixon, soprano
With a nod to Michael Cunningham’s book “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats,” soprano Patricia Nixon performs classic Spirituals interspersed with readings by Virginia Wesleyan College faculty and students, selected from Cunningham’s first-person accounts. Co-sponsored by VWC’s Women’s and Gender Studies and Women’s Resource Center. Tickets: $15-adults and $10-seniors/military/students. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8 pm

Trio Tremonti
Trio Tremonti presents three internationally-acclaimed artists, joined together with a deep musical bond: Mexican-born violinist Saul Bitrán, Chilean cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws, and Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas. The Trio's exuberant musical voice is forged out of the artists' individual affiliations with highly respected groups such as Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Boston's Musica Viva, and their appearances in venues such as The Concertgebouw, Teatro alla Scala, Wigmore Hall, Jordan Hall, Marlboro, Tanglewood, and many others. Following its debut at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center, Trio Tremonti continues to expand its musical reach around the country, with appearances in New York, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This season they will be making their debut appearances in California and in Washington State. Bitrán, Müller-Szeraws and Pinkas are committed to the performance of recognized masterpieces alongside new works by living composers, and are currently programming works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorák, Ravel and Turina, as well as Americans Charles Ives, George Rochberg, Thomas Oboe Lee, Michael Weinstein and Dan Román. Feb 6: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Feb 7: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12 noon
Aaron Renninger: Music by Black Composers
Celebrate Black History Month during the third concert of this season's Trinity Organ Series with organist Aaron Renninger performing music by black composers from the U.S. and abroad.  In addition, the FREE one-hour concert will feature both lively and soulful arrangements of well-known spirituals. All are invited to bring lunch to eat following the concert.  Beverages will be provided.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano
As part of the Miller Theatre Classical Series, the Sandler Center presents Tomer Gewirtzman, hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. He performed recitals in London in Steinway Hall and in Paris in the Salle Cortot of the École Normale. Mr. Gewirtzman played with Nikolai Petrov's Kremlin Festival in cities throughout Russia and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra. This season, he makes his New York recital debut on the Young Concert Artists Series and performs a D.C. recital on the Washington Performing Arts Series. Tickets: GA $20; Senior/Student $10. ynotitx.com Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7 pm
David Daniels Master Class
Virginia Opera will present the superstar countertenor, David Daniels in an exclusive Master Teacher Series of events, February 7-9, at the. Mr. Daniels will work with Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists in a sequence of workshops and coaching sessions culminating in a free public presentation . The Master Teacher Series brings the Opera’s Emerging Artists together with the top vocal coaches in the country for a three-day intensive workshop culminating in this very special public performance. Considered to be the greatest countertenor in opera today, Daniels was honored by Gramophone magazine as one of the “Top Ten Trailblazers” in classical music for “his contribution to recorded excellence as well as his expansion of the repertoire for his voice type.” His unique and courageous career path will provide fascinating insight and inspiration to this group of young singers on the brink of their own vocal successes. The final session of the Master Teacher Series featuring Daniels, will be a public masterclass free and open to the public. The opportunity to experience the talent and results of his mentorship of these young artists promises to be remarkable. Free and open to the public. Harrison Opera House , 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference February 9 – 12, 2017
20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference, Hosted by Claire Trevor School of the Arts – University of California, Irvine, in Collaboration with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, February 9 – 12, 2017. Featuring composers, singers, pianists, and scholars from across the nation and around the world! Appearances by George Shirley, Louise Toppin, Marquita Lister, Roberta Alexander, Issacha J. Savage, Donnie Ray Albert, Bonita Hyman, Albert Lee,Darryl Taylor and more. This conference is presented once every five years! You don’t want to miss out! The alliance will present lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and of course performances of first caliber. The African American Art Song Alliance, founded in 1997 in an effort to disseminate information through the internet on music by black composers, as well as the performers and scholars most responsible for the spreading of this important art. You will find information on composers, performers, scholars, and so much more. No registration fee! All events are free of charge! Contact Peter Chang, Music Department Coordinator, at pechang@uci.edu, for more details. Host Hotel: Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660. You may make your hotel reservation by calling 1 (800) 333-3333 and asking for the African American Art Song Alliance rate of $149.00 per night.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: A Night at the Movies
Join JoAnn and the Orchestra as they bring to life some of the most powerful 20th-century American film score masterworks. From classics like Bernard Herrmann’s Suite from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo, to George Gershwin’s beloved An American in Paris, with more recent scores such as Jules Massnet's Méditation from Thäis and John Corigliano’s Chaconne from The Red Violin;. The VSO celebrates Valentine’s weekend with a perfect date-night experience. JoAnn Falletta, conductor Elina Vähälä, violin; Herrmann: Vertigo Suite; John Corigliano: Chaconne from The Red Violin; Massenet: Méditation from Thäis; Copland: Suite from the Red Pony; Gershwin: An American in Paris. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Feb 10: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Feb 11: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Feb 12: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

ODU February Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Friday, February 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra The Italian Baroque
Featuring Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” with soprano soloists Agnes Fuller and Bianca Hall; Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6, with guest conductor William McClain; and Marcello’s “Introduzione, Aria, e Presto.” Directed by Paul Kim. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, February 19, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Sunday, February 19, 4 pm
Black Composers Concert. The ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Directed by Nancy Klein, perform with the I. Sherman Greene Chorale in a concert celebrating Black History Month and featuring the music of African-American composers. Kroc Center Hampton Roads, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. Tickets available at the door.
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 pm
ODU Jazz Orchestra
This dynamic big band honors traditions of jazz while introducing new arrangements and original compositions. Directed by Doug Owens. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:30 pm

GSA: Opera Scenes
Tickets: showtix4u.com ODU University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Cantabile Project: Liebe: Love Songs of Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie
Hear this wonderful evening of songs and duets by Robert Schumann and Jake Heggie sung by Stephanie Marx and Chris Mooney. Contrasting the ultra-romanticism of the 19th century Schumann love songs such as “Frauen Liebe und Leben,” are selections of “Thoughts Unspoken” by  American composer Jake Heggie. These late 20th century songs present attitudes infused with 21st century relationships between a man and his liberated wife.   https://cantabileproject.org/events/ Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3 pm

5BMF: Five Borough Songbook, Volume II
Five Borough Music Festival is thrilled to present the World Premiere and Queens Premiere of our brand new Five Borough Songbook, Volume II this February! Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a thrilling musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city’s rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its most manifold musical talent. Following the model of the original Five Borough Songbook – commissioned by 5BMF in 2011 for our 5th Anniversary and performed in every borough of the city that season – Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes. Performers: Jocelyn Dueck, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; Marnie Breckenridge, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano; William Ferguson, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone. Composers: Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon. Join us one hour before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs. Tickets: http://5bmf.org/2017/02/12/five-borough-songbook-volume-ii/ Feb 11: $40/$30/$20. DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St., New York, NY 10018. Feb 12: $25/$15/$10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11354

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Lee Jordan-Anders, piano with Billye Brown Youmans, soprano: Love Notes
Love Notes is a program of words and music from great composers inspired by the women they loved. The repertoire will include selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach; Ballade #3 in A-flat by Chopin; Fantasy Pieces, Opus 12, #1, 4, & 5 by Schumann; lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann; Für Elise by Beethoven; Debussy, L’isle joyeuse and Three Love Waltzes: Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, and Philip Glass. For further information: 757-547-4706. www.gbpres.org All concerts are free and open to the public.  We accept a free will donation. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA (across the street from the Chesapeake municipal complex).

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Latin Ballet of Virginia
From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility. This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: The Daraja Ensemble
The Daraja Ensemble, in residence at the University of Maryland, will delight the audience with all French fare for this standard woodwind quintet: flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon. With a goal to spread their love of music through out-reach projects, the Daraja’s recent performing and teaching initiative took them to Tanzania. We look forward to hearing about their African adventure. These professional performers can be heard playing as soloists and in various performance configurations throughout the world. Christ Episcopal Church offers a fine acoustic chamber for these musicians. A reception follows the program to meet the artists. Tickets: Adults $20 / Students $5. Call 757 675-5777 for more information or visit www.sundaysatfourva.org for more information.  Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV: Side-by-Side with the VSO
The Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a side-by-side performance. Love stories in music by Berlioz, Bernstein, Mahler and Prokofiev. Helen Martell, music director; Benjamin Rouse, resident conductor, Virginia Symphony. Tickets: https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Sandler Performing Arts Center, 201 Market Street,Virginia Beach 23462

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Great American Songbook
The Chorale puts its signature spin on enduring popular and jazz standards of the early twentieth century. Inspired by traditions of the great American songbook, often called "America's classical music," this program will feature songs by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, and more. Single tickets: $25.One admission each to any performance of the selected program. Students/$10. To order online: https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale Call our office at 757.627.8375. All tickets are available at the door beginning one hour prior to every performance. Feb 18: Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Road,Virginia Beach. Dec 19: Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk 23507

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8 pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8 pm

NYFOS: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight
A rare performance of Paul Bowles & James Schuyler's Picnic Cantata, a preview of William Bolcom & Mark Campbell's new opera Dinner at Eight, and a new song cycle by Gabriel Kahane commissioned by NYFOS Chelsea Morris and Amy Owens, sopranos; Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-sopranos. Feb 18: Tickets: $20/$15. http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=31908&pid=8298026 Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road,Reston, VA 20191. Feb 21: Tickets: $40-55. http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-festival-of-song-picnic-cantata-dinner-at-eight/ or call 212.501.3330 To purchase $20 Real Deal tickets: call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Monday, February 20, 2017, 7 pm
VWC: An Evening of Bach
As a church musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) performed a sacred cantata every Sunday as part of the service which combined scripture, poetry, and a chorale (‘hymn’). For this performance, all present will become the “choir and congregation” to sing the chorale! Dr. Bryson Mortensen conducts. The Wren Masters, the faculty Baroque quartet of the College of William and Mary, perform several of Bach’s instrumental works and serve as collaborative artists for the cantatas. Ruth van Baak Griffioen, recorder; Susan Via, violin; Sarah Gentry Glosson, baroque cello; Thomas Marshall, harpsichord. “Ich bin vergnüg mit meinem Glucke,” BWV 84 “I Am Content in My Own Good Fortune” based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5 and Matthew 20:1-16 (the parable of the workers in the vineyard). Joy Vernon VWC ’17, soprano “Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht,” BWV 55 “I, Wretched Man, a Servant to Sin” based on Philippians 1:3-11 and Matthew 18:23-35 (the parable of the unforgiving servant). Ajee Church VWC ’16, tenor Free and open to the public. 757-455-3376. Monumental Chapel, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 pm
BYOV: Concerto Concert
Bay Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras with Concerto Competition Winners. https://bayyouth.org/ 757-618-1800. Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2016, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Intrigue and Idyll
This intriguing program opens with Mozart's overture to his comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, brilliantly capturing the wit, charm and action of the story. Next up: as a teenager, Mozart wrote some his greatest works, including the popular fifth Violin Concerto, which is known by the nickname "the Turkish" for the eastern color of its final movement.  The evening concludes with Brahms' idyllic Serenade No. 1, complete with French horn calls. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Yun Zhang, violin. Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, “The Turkish;” Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Feb 23: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188. Feb 25: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Intrigue and Exoticism
European art music has a long history of fascination with the non-western “Other.” With increasing trade and imperialism, unfamiliar cultures seemed inherently charming and appealing to European artists and composers. For the enjoyment of their own countrymen, composers such as Debussy, Ravel, and Puccini used melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and instrumentation to evoke an atmosphere of the far-away Middle East and Asia. This concert will explore the depiction of foreign places, people, and culture from the composer’s point of view, known as “exoticism.” Whether deliberately symbolic or merely atmospheric, music may reveal more about the society that produces it than the society it imitates. Benjamin Rous, conductor; Yun Zhang, violin. Starting price at $9.Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5 pm
HBCU Choral Festival
Traditionally, Historically Black College and University Choirs have been chief ambassadors and fundraisers of their institutions to preserve their existence. Today’s HBCU choirs have followed brilliantly in the footsteps of these choirs and continue a robust tradition of annual choir tours and performances in churches and music venues throughout the country. NSU Choirs is pleased to present the HBCU Choral Festival featuring the choirs of Elizabeth City State, Hampton, and Howard Universities with the Norfolk State University Concert Choir and Claflin University Choir. Admission Charge: Advance: Adults: $20 Students/Children: $10 (No Children under eight). Day of Concert: Adults $25 Students/Children $15 (No Children under eight). Tickets available at the NSU Ticket Center (daily) and also the Wilder Center Box Office on the Thursday and Friday preceding the concert (noon – 4 p.m.) and one hour prior to the start of the concert. Online tickets/information: nsuchoirs.com Information: 823.8529. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU Campus

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8 pm
William & Mary Choir - Pre-Tour Concert
Admission: Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel (10 Harrison Ave.), Williamsburg

Monday, February 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Kevin Bobo With the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Kevin Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and much of the United States. As a composer, Bobo's compositions are performed across the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles. Guest Artist - Kevin Bobo, Marimba. Boboland - Kevin Bobo (b. 1974), 31 Reasons Why - Arr. Kevin Bobo, Two Impressions Tracy Thomas (b. 1989); Four Episodes - Gordon Stout (b. 1952). Master Class: February 28, 12:30 pm, Chandler Hall. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Minetti Quartet
Hailed as “a musical sensation from Austria” (Tagesspiegel, Berlin), the Minetti Quartett has won many top prizes during its career, including first prize at the International Rimbotti String Quartet competition (Florence), the Haydn Prize at the International Haydn Competition (Vienna), the top award at the International Schubert Competition (Graz), and the Grosser Gradus ad Parnassum Prize (Austria). Admission: $10/general public, $5/students w/ID. For more information please contact Judy Zwelling at jlzwel@wm.edu Ewell Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
VWC: Jason Squinobal, saxophone; Kevin Harris, piano
Traditional jazz standards and the music of Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. Free and open to the public. 757-455-3376. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts Building, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive on the Norfolk/Virginia Beach city line.

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

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

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
BASS: V: Cabaret Night
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the fifth of five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels: it was the City of Dreams. Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Germaine Tailleferre, and Kurt Weill. Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, Lauren Worsham, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Richard Valitutto, piano. Tickets are $25 Regular/ $15 Students and Seniors. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/403513 Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, March 3, 2017, 8 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:30 pm

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

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3 pm
YRSO : A Royal Flush
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors, Dr. Eric Reiff, Clint Correll. Winners of the 2016-2017 YRSO Young Artists Competition. Works by Beethoven, Gounod, Sayre, Saint-Saens, Sullivan, Offenbach, Piccinni, Lehar, Struass. Tickets to YRSO concerts are available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. To purchase online visit http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or from our online store. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
Del Fionn Sykes, Soprano
Hailing from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Del Fionn Sykes, soprano is a graduate of Binghamton University/SUNY where she earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance along with several awards: the Clifford D. Clarke Fellowship, Music Faculty Award, and the Jean and Stuart Wilson Performance Grant. After her training at Binghamton, including three years in the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artists Program, Ms. Sykes moved to New York City to continue her career in the classical music field. Ms. Sykes was a featured artist with: El Paso Opera, New York Vocal Artists, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Weill Recital Hall, and Symphony Space. In 2005 Ms. Sykes moved to Germany, where she became a sought-after soloist with orchestras, vocal ensembles and numerous TV shows. Now returned to Hampton Roads, Ms. Sykes continues her evolution and journey in the music landscape, hoping to be challenged by new works and roles while revisiting former ones. Ms. Sykes is and has been an ardent champion of showcasing African-American composers through recital and on the concert stage. Open to the public. Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series. A reception follows the concert.www.reformationlc.org/index.php/concert-series 757-249-0374 Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4 pm
WCG Winter Concert: An Afternoon with Mozart & A Modern Premiere
The Williamsburg Choral Guild. Mozart’s beautiful Vesperae solennes de Confessore will be paired with a premier performance of Cecilia McDowall’s just-published A Time for All Seasons; the program will also include works by modern composers Emma Lou Diemer and Dan Forrest. Artistic Director Jay BeVille directs the chorus and outstanding soloists, with Kristi Reynolds accompanying on piano and organ. Tickets: $25 (students: $10) at the door. For Information: call (757) 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Rd.

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The three choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, St. Andrew’s Church, and Christ and St. Luke’s present Choral Evensong for the season of Lent, including Edward Bairstow’s magnificent cathedral anthem Blessed City, Heavenly Salem. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

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

Doric String Quartet
The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to win several prizes including 1st prize at the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, 2nd prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 64, No. 3 in B-flat; Bartok: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17; Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80 in f minor. Alex Redington violin; Jonathan Stone violin; Hélène Clément viola; John Myerscough cello. Mar 6: Feldman Chamber Music Society: Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15; First Time Subscriber: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 PM, concert preview with Dwight Davis of WHRO-FM at 7:00 PM. Kaufman Theater, Chrysler Museum of Art, One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510. Mar 7: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg - Our 2016-2017 season is almost sold out. We do, however, maintain a standby list for each concert, and any seats not occupied by subscribers by 7:50 are sold to those on the standby list. In order to be placed on the standby list for a particular concert, please visit http://www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets.html up to 10 days prior to the concert date. Tickets for individual performances cost $15, or $6 for Students. For individual tickets, call: 757 220-0051. All our subscribers and friends receive a postcard reminder approximately one week prior to each concert, as well as subscription materials each spring. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/contact.html Venue: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg

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

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

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm
HRP: Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance
Hampton Roads Philharmonic, Steven Brindle, Music Director. Young Artist Competition Concerto Winner. Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” Beethoven. You can find us online at www.Facebook.com/hrphil or www.hrphil.org Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18.  Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more - call 757-726-7369 for more information. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Hampton-Roads-Philharmonic-tickets The American Theatre, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

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

NYFOS Emerging Artists: Four Islands
New York Festival of Song with Caramoor's 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists. From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Bantock, Ravel, Simóns, Bernstein, and many others. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its ninth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts. Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow. Mar 12: Tickets: $15, $35 Free tickets for students 18 and under! https://www.caramoor.org/events/vocal-rising-stars-170312/ or call 914.232.1252. Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY Mar 14: Tickets: $40-55. or call 212.501.3330 To purchase $20 Real Deal tickets: call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3 pm
5BMF: East of the River
Five Borough Music Festival Founded by woodwind virtuosos Daphna Mor and Nina Stern, EAST OF THE RIVER returns to 5BMF this spring with their new program SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora. Internationally renowned for their explorations of traditional repertoire from the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertoire, East of the River has been featured at venues and festivals around the country including NYC’s own Bargemusic, Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. SULTANA is a transporting journey through bazaars, kitchens, dance circles, prayer houses, and public squares. Mor and Stern literally breathe life into ancient forms, braiding together the rich musical traditions of the Sephardic diaspora through North Africa and the Ottoman Empire, inflecting the music with infectious Eastern rhythms, and uniquely steeping their performance in the art of improvisation. The program is named for Mor’s own Sephardic great-grandmother, Sultana Magrisso, who emigrated with her family from Bulgaria to British Palestine in 1944, traveling through Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. Her voyage, and those of expelled Jews that date back 450 years prior, inform this moving performance. Nina Stern, recorders & chalumeau; Daphna Mor, recorders & voice; Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kane Mathis, oud; Jesse Kotansky, violin. $25, $15, $15 http://5bmf.org/2017/03/16/east-of-the-river/ Congregation Beth Elohim 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY 11215

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

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

Virginia Opera: Turandot
Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score, you will be thrown into a world of suspense and horror. Featuring “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous opera arias of all time, and sung by a stellar cast of internationally recognized singers, led by audience favorite Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome 2015) and Roger Honeywell in his Virginia Opera debut, you will be enthralled by this epic new production, under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag (La Traviata 2015). Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Conductor: John DeMain; Director: Lillian Groag; Princess Turandot: Kelly Cae Hogan; The Emperor: Alan Fischer; Timur: Ricardo Lugo; Calaf: Derek Taylor; Liù: Danielle Pastin; Ping: Keith Brown; Pang: Ian McEuen; Pong: Jeffrey Halili; A Mandarin: Andrew Paulson. Visit http://www.vaopera.org/season-tickets/ticket-information/ticketing-offers.html or phone 1.866.673.7282
Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA
Friday, March 17; Sunday, March 19; Tuesday, March 21.
Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26.
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219
Friday, March 31; Sunday, April 2.

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: Solo Youth Recital: Bradley Fielding, Baritone
Bradley Fielding has already received outstanding reviews in his home state of Virginia. A 2015 Terrific Teen Talent recitalist, Mr. Fielding impressed his audience with his excellent voice and wonderful delivery of art songs and opera arias. Now a sophomore at Northwestern University studying vocal performance, we look forward to his return to perform a full recital. A native of Smithfield, Bradley first discovered his love for singing in the 2008 production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Smithfield Little Theatre. He is a 2015 graduate of Smithfield High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts and continues to sing leading roles for the Tidewater Opera Initiative in Norfolk. A free will offering concert. www.sundaysatfourva.org ?For additional information, please call 757-375–9140?? Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

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

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

ODU March Events
Each year, ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles present their work to the public. All performances will take place in Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, and are free and open to the public unless specified otherwise. For more information call (757) 683-4061.
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Schumann
Featuring Robert Schumann’s monumental Fourth Symphony, as well as winners from the ODU Young Artists Competition. Directed by Paul Kim. University Theatre.
Sunday, March 26, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble
Performing literature from the standard band repertoire and music of emerging composers, written for modern wind band. Directed by Dennis Zeisler. University Theatre.
Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm
ODU Concert Choir and F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale
Appear in Carnegie Hall’s MidAmerica Productions Concert Series for a featured choral performance of American composers, directed by Nancy Klein. A combined choir of more than 160 voices, with full orchestra, will follow, performing Mozart’s “Coronation Mass.” Carnegie Hall, 57th St. and Seventh Ave., New York City. Tickets: carnegiehall.org.
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm
Bianca Hall and Jim Kosnik, Faculty Recital
In honor of Early Music Month, this recital features music for voice, recorder and harpsichord from the Renaissance and Baroque. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

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

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

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

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Symphony: Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage
Composers often look to literary traditions to spark their musical imaginations, and the British Isles offer a treasure trove of folklore and folksongs! Malcolm Arnold’s Tam o’Shanter Overture is an excellent example of program music, which depicts a character, scene, or story. As in his last orchestral work, the Suite on English Folk Tunes, Benjamin Britten drew heavily from folksongs throughout his career and appreciated “the sweetness of the melodies.” Beethoven was also a prolific composer of folksong settings and, in fact, he wrote more in this genre than any other. Through a concert rich with the heritage of the British Isles, we will explore the enduring link between words and music. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Arnold: Tam o'Shanter Overture, op.51; Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes; Beethoven/arr. Rous: Irish Songs. Starting price at $9. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, March 24, 2017, 8 pm
Acosta Migliozzi Walsh Trio
Coastal Concert Series. Anibal Acosta, guitar; Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Stephen Walsh, recorder, piano. Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
A Bach Crescendo
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. The Fifth Anniversary concert of the Annual Allen Shaffer Concert Series will be performed in the intimate surroundings of Christ and St. Luke's beautiful Gothic Selden Chapel. The performing artists include soprano Billye Brown Youmans; flutist Patty Watters, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and harpsichordist Allen Shaffer. The program, entitled “A Bach Crescendo”, includes solo, chamber and vocal music for from one to four performers. Tickets $10, Students Free. For more information, please call (757) 627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk.

Monday, March 27, 2017, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Simone DinnersteinI n conjunction with the 30th Annual Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition
American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a searching and inventive artist who is motivated by a desire to find the musical core of every work she approaches. NPR reports, "She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She's actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation." The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart in its first week of sales and was named to many "Best of 2007" lists including those of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker. Final Judging: March 25, 2:30 p.m. Master Class: March 26, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 Students, $15 General. Tickets can be purchased online at http://oduartstix.com, or by calling (757) 683-5305 during regular box office hours. Free parking: 49th Street Stadium Garage, 4904 Bluestone Ave. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 49th Street behind Webb Center, Norfolk

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

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

WSO: Piano Virtuoso
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as The Williamsburg Symphonia), Janna Hymes, Music Director -13th Season. The third Masterworks concert of the season features guest musician Alessio Bax, described in Gramophone Magazine as “clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.” Bax will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor.” Mr. Bax recently released Lullabies for Mila, a compilation CD of his classical music recordings culled for and dedicated to his young daughter. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Clementi: Symphony no.1 in C major; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73. For more information, visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra on Facebook and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke Of Gloucester, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3 pm
Virginia Symphony: Peter and the Wolf
This celebrated Russian children’s tale tells the story of a Young Pioneer named Peter and a wild wolf with a wicked hunger. Hear how the characters come to life through the various orchestral instruments–like the bird played by the high-pitched flute and the duck played by the oboe! Experience how all the instruments of the symphony combine to bring the story to life! Pre-concert activities begin at 2 pm. Starting price at $11. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

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

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