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Auditions for Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida
Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts announces auditions for all roles for their summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida. Roles are open to students and community members alike. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday April 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm in Templin Hall on the Hampton Campus. Performers interested in auditioning may chose either night to audition.
If you are interested in a chorus part, please bring 16 bars of music to sing (American musical theatre selections are perfectly acceptable). An accompanist will be available. Please come dressed for movement / light choreography.
If you are interested in a principal role, please bring a second 16-bar selection in a contrasting style in case the directors wish to see range. Those interested in principal parts should also prepare a one-minute monologue (not necessarily memorized), and come prepared for movement / light choreography). An accompanist will be available.
The performances will be July 10, 11,12, 17, 18, 19: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, accompanied by a full professional and semi-professional orchestra.

BYOV Audition for 2015-2016 Season
On April 1st, Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia will begin scheduling auditions for the 2015-2016 Season. Auditions are held at Norview High School, Norfolk, VA. Wind Ensemble, Concert & Symphony Orchestra dates: Saturday, May 16, 10 am-4 pm, Monday, May 18, 5-9 pm, Tuesday, May 19, 5-9 pm. Junior String & String Orchestra dates: Monday, June 1, 5-9 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 5-9 pm, Saturday, June 6, 10 am-4 pm. Visit www.bayyouth.org and fill out an audition application. After April 1st our Orchestra Manager will be contacting you to schedule your audition. A $5 audition fee will be collected at the audition. More questions? email bayyouthorchestras@gmail.com

Monday, March 23, 2015, 12 noon
Monumental Noon Day Concert
The March Noon Day Concert will feature Ruthie Lee Kreuzer, harpist from Yorktown, VA. Ruthie Kreuzer comes from a musical family and began playing the piano when she was four and the harp when she was nine. When she is not playing the harp, she is running marathons and competing in triathlons. Ruthie and her Air Force husband Michael live in Yorktown with their three children. Ruthie’s program will consist of selections from Bach to Gershwin. A light lunch for a fee of $5.00 will be served following the concert. Free and open to the public. Phone (757) 397-1297.Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Monday, March 23, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: Edmund Battersby, piano
Throughout the course of his career as pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber player, and teacher, Edmund Battersby has earned the highest praise from his audiences, critics, and colleagues alike. The American Record Guide claimed his landmark recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, on modern and period instruments, put him "in the company of Brendel, Serkin, Schnabel, and Pollini." His many CDs for Musical Heritage Society, Naxos, Koch, and others over the years have been noted, impressively, the 1992 Grammy short list for Goyescas of Granados among them. Battersby gained the admiration of Olivier Messiaen, George Crumb, George Rochberg, Elliot Schwartz, and William Bolcom through live and recorded performances directed by the composers. He has played recitals worldwide, and has performed with conductors such as McGegan, Schwarz, and Schuller, with orchestras ranging from the Indianapolis Symphony to Pittsburgh Symphony. A frequent guest at the U.S. Library of Congress, Battersby has performed on its series with the Vermeer Quartet and elsewhere with the Tokyo Quartet and the Orion Quartet. This concert is in conjunction with the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition March 21, Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition finals and the March 22, master class for winners of the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition. 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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Concerto Concert
Winners of the concerto competition perform with the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and Bay Youth Concert Orchestra. Maggie Jordan, violin; Andrew Leoboldt, oboe; Tiani Butts, violin. Tickets: $10 adult; $6 student. $12 & $8 day of concert. TCC Roper Box Office: (757) 822-1452. www.bayyouth.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA

March Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, March 24, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Marty Barstow, Organist at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, March 28, 8 pm
Youth Harp Recital
Williamsburg Youth Harp Society, Cynthia Campbell, Director
Sunday, March 29, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
Stabat Mater of Emanuele d’Astorga Part of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary Celebrations. Choirs & Soloists of Bruton Parish Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, March 31, 8 pm
Choral & Organ Recital
Choir from Trinity Episcopal in Portsmouth, Virginia, Ryan-Michael Blake, Organist & Director
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
March 14 & 21Rebecca Davy, Organist
March 28Thomas Marshall, Organist

Cancelled
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 11 am
A World of Music: “Word-Beat” with Tom Teasley & Charles Williams
The artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams combines with the global-jazz percussion of Tom Teasley in a program of African proverbs and inspirational texts by Langston Hughes and Nelson Mandela. 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Affirmation! An evening of Jewish Music
A faculty recital with Dr. Brian Nedvin, tenor; Dr. Stephen Coxe, piano; and Sarah Bass, clarinet. Free and open to the public. Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rhythm Live!
Enjoy the energy of Caribbean and West African music with brilliant choreography to deliver the story of Trinidad steel pan and calypso in a manner that is mesmerizing. The combination of narrations based on historic facts, with color, movement and sounds makes for an educational experience that students of any age will remember for a long time. Featuring: The Rhythm Project All Stars in collaboration with The Governor’s School for the ArtsDance Department and African Drumming Ensemble. Tickets: $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Harrison Opera House, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk

Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Wicked Divas in Concert
Get ready for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen. Benjamin Rous, conductor. Tickets: $25 - $93. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information.Mar 27: Ferguson Center for the Arts - Newport News. Mar 28: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

Virginia Opera: La Traviata
To close this stunning season of stylistic highlights, Virginia Opera premieres [co-produced with, Des Moines Metro Opera] a brand new, glittering and glamorous traditional staging of La Traviata directed by Virginia Opera audience favorite, Lillian Groag, who stunned audiences last Spring with a vibrant and stylish Marriage of Figaro – Ms. Groag has worked with Virginia Opera for over 20 years and the tradition continues with this brand-new La Traviata. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz, in his Virginia Opera debut, this exciting American conductor enjoys a significant opera career and continues the Virginia Opera tradition of presenting major new talent. The cast includes Mexican-American soprano Cecilia Violetta López as the doomed leading lady, courtesan Violetta Valéry, whom The Washington Times praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range.” Cuban-American tenor, Rolando Sanz, portrays Alfredo Germont, the man who tries to melt Violetta’s cold heart through the power of love, reprising the role that recently won him acclaim with The Florentine Opera. Internationally acclaimed baritone, Malcolm MacKenzie, who has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera and other leading opera houses in the world, makes his Virginia Opera debut as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. In his Glimmerglass Opera portrayal of Germont, Opera News described him as “a stentorian Germont, singing with a steely beauty that matched the character’s resolve.”A classic Italian opera composed by one of the masters of the art form – Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata is the most performed opera in the world today and remains an audience favorite on our stages since the inaugural season when it was first performed in 1975. Set in decadent mid-1800’s Paris, the story tells of a lovely courtesan who falls in love with a man she cannot have. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Single tickets will go on sale in February 2015 Tickets: www.vaopera.org, 1.866.OPERA (1.866.673.7282).
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:30 pm: Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 pm, Sunday, April, 12, 2015, 2:30 pm: Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity: Strauss and Copland
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor. Curtis Institute graduate Austin Larson performing the First Horn Concerto of Richard Strauss. Also on the program are the Overture to La gazza ladra of Rossini, and the “Appalachian Spring” Suite of Aaron Copland, conducted by David Kunkel. 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, March 29, 2015, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus Concert
Galilee Episcopal Church presents a Concert by the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers, Carol Thomas Downing, Artistic Director; Welby Pugin, Accompanist & Arranger. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Virginia Children’s Chorus. For more information, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org or contact the VCC office at (757) 440-9100 or vccinfo@verizon.net Galilee Episcopal Church, 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
Organ Meditation with Readings for Palm Sunday
Christ and St. Luke’s. Organist Kevin Kwan will perform works for Holy Week accompanied by appropriate readings. Free-will offering. 757-627-5665. www.christandstlukes.org Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

March 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, March 29, 2015, 3 pm
Russia and Ukraine: Musical Cross-Influences
ODU Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian” and Gliere’s Red Poppy Suite No. 1. Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7 pm
NYFOS: Cream of the Crop
New York Festival of Song announces a gala evening celebrating NYFOS’ Emerging Artists programs NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett host an exciting lineup of rising stars and distinguished alumni from NYFOS’ Emerging Artists programs. Featuring Paul Appleby, John Brancy, Julia Bullock, Theo Lebow, Annie Rosen. Followed by an elegant supper at ‘21’ Club. Gala tickets, which include the concert and dinner, range from $750 to $15,000 for a premium table of ten. Information regarding donations and on purchasing tickets and tables can be obtained online at www.nyfos.org/gala or by calling (646) 230-8380. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
BYOV: Special Joint Concert with Gustavus College
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia have the wonderful opportunity to host an informal musical evening with the students of Gustavus College Orchestra from Minnesota as they make a quick stop here in Norfolk on their way to Philadelphia. BYSO: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2, movement 3; Gustavus Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. www.bayyouth.org. Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23513

Monday, March 30, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: Masterworks Concert #4
The fourth concert in our Masterworks series features works by Bernstein (On the Town: Three Dance Episodes), Schubert (Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”) and Kurt Weill (Symphony No. 2). The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra, is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Single tickets are $48 and $58. Phone (757) 229-9857 or visit http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Parking nearby. Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square, Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7 pm
Join Virginia Opera for the Master Teacher Series!
Internationally-renowned Stage Director, Michael Ehrmann, who patrons may recall from many landmark performances on our stages, offers an exclusive look inside the creative process of working closely with young singers in delivering powerfully acted, dramatic performances. Our Master Teacher will lead Virginia Opera's Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists, who will also present a short program of arias prepared specifically for this event. Get behind-the-scenes insight and commentary into how professional singers prepare for live performance. Guests are also invited to enjoy light refreshments and beverages with our singers following the presentation. To purchase tickets call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org/subscribe. Harrison Opera House Grand Lobby, 160 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, April 3, 2015, 7 pm
FPCN: Mozart's Requiem
The adult choir of First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk will present Mozart's Requiem as part of the Good Friday Service. Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, conductor/organist, Amanda Gates Armstrong, concertmaster. Free admission. Phone: 757-625-1697; www.fpcnorfolk.org. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk

Hampton University Department of Music Events
Admission is free unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8 pm
HU Flute Choir Concert, Dr. Lori Shipley, Director Dett Auditorium
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
JAZZ WEEK
The Musical Arts Society and The Department of Music presents: Wycliffe Gordon, Trombone Tickets: Ticketmaster $25 general admission $10 students. Contact (757) 728-6508-Week of performance. Ogden Hall
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 pm
HU Chamber Orchestra Annual Concert Ogden Hall
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
HU Concert Band/Symphonic Winds Concert Ogden Hall
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6 pm
HU Choirs Weekend
His Chosen Sounds Anniversary Concert Ogden Hall
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
University Choir/Concert Choirs Annual Spring Concert Ogden Hall

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 11 am
What Wondrous Love is This
Whether known as Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, or Thursday of Mysteries, this day recalls Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before he was betrayed. Dr. Terry Lindvall, C. S. Lewis Endowed Chair of Communication and Christian Thought, offers the reflection, “The Descent and the Harrowing.” Rev. Greg West, Chaplain of the College, presides. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be offered. 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.

April Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, April 7, 8 pm
Baroque Flute & Keyboard Recital
Aidan Feldman, Flutist; Rebecca Davy, Organist & Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 9, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Concert Choir from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Richard Butler, Director
Saturday, April 11, 8 pm
Early Music Concert
The William & Mary Early Music Ensemble, Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Director
Tuesday, April 14, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Commonwealth University Women’s Choir, Vocal Chamber Ensembles & Flute Choir, Rebecca Tyree, Director
Thursday, April 16, 8 pm
Trumpet Concert
Daniel Ireland & Alan Phillips, Trumpeters; Rebecca Davy, Organist & Harpsichordist
Saturday, April 18, 8 pm
Choral Concert
The William & Mary Women’s Chorus, Dr. Jamie Bartlett, Director
Sunday, April 19, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong
The William & Mary Schola Cantorum, Jacob Robins, Director & Carina Sturdy, Organist
Tuesday, April 21, 8 pm
String Trio Concert for Historic Garden Week In Celebration of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary
Susan Via & Susannah Livingston, Violinists; Sarah Glosson, Cellist; Thomas Marshall, Harpsichordist
Thursday, April 23, 8 pm
Chamber Music Concert
The William & Mary Gallery Players, Susan Via, Director
Saturday, 25, 8 pm
Annual John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert
Salisbury Vespers by Bob Chilcott, Concertino Foko by Carson Cooman; Choirs of Bruton Parish with Organ, Brass & Percussion, Rebecca Davy, Director
Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Virginia Benefit Chorale from Richmond, Virginia, Steve Davis, Director
Thursday, April 30, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Joyce Lindorff, Harpsichordist from Philadelphia, PA
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
April 4 & 18 Rebecca Davy, Organist
April 11 Sarah Bland, Organist
April 25Thomas Marshall, Organist

April 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.
James Pugh and Glenn Wilson
April 9 – 13 residency and an additional concert with the student’s ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir.
Thursday, April 9, 3 pm
Clinic and 4:30 p.m. rehearsal w Big Band, Diehn 1105
Friday, April 10, 10 am
Clinic, Diehn 1201
Monday, April 13, 11 am
Clinic Diehn 1201
Sunday, April 12, 4 pm
ODU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir with guest artists James Pugh and Glenn Wilson
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Collegium Musicum and Madrigal Singers
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 pm
ODU Percussion Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm
ODU Opera Workshop
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, April 19, 3 pm
ODU Wind Ensemble with ODU Symphonic Band
Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm
The Norfolk Chamber Consort, under the direction of Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn
Concludes its 46th season with a program entitled España. Works and arrangements by Federico García Lorca, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla as well as premieres of works by Andrey Kasparov and Liz Lane. Tickets: $22 general admission, $9 student. Pre-concert discussion by Andrey Kasparov commencing @ 7:15 PM., Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Old Dominion University Musical and Dance Showcase
Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc. Series. Featuring the ODU Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Dance Group and Single Tickets available through the Willett Hall box office (757) 393-5460, www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com Willett Hall, Portsmouth, 3701 Willett Drive
Sunday, April 26, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir
Atrium, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
ODU New Music Ensemble
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
ODU Brass Choir
Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Thirteen
Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series. Thirteen artists - one voice. With a reputation for exceptionalism, this New York-based a cappella ensemble directed by Matthew Robertson specializes in masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque. The late Tudor period was a time rich with religious, political, and social turmoil. Yet it was marked by one of the most incredible flowerings of choral music in the canon. Join us as The Thirteen explores works from the pinnacle of this rich and robust age, including Thomas Tallis' Salve Intemerata, William Mundy's Vox Patris caelestis, Walter Lambe's Stella caeli, and works by Weelkes, Byrd, Fayrfax, Cornysh and more! 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.

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Yin Zheng, Pianist
Pianist Yin Zheng performs and teaches throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has won first prizes in both the 28th Frinna Awebuch International Piano Competition and the Empire State Piano Competition. A Ukrainian newspaper described her playing as "an astonishing torrent of images, passages, and themes, amazing the audience with an unbelievable technical precision that was balanced by delicate melodic and dynamic nuances." Dr. Zheng, a native of Shanghai, China, is on the Artist Faculty at both the Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg and the Schlern International Music Festival in the Italian Alps. Highly versatile, she has been featured at Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall in New York City and at festivals in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, China, and Canada. Dr. Zheng has recorded the Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Mozart with award-winning violinist Bin Huang. She is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the Virginia Commonwealth University. This concert will feature the world premiere of a new piano work by internationally acclaimed composer Lei Liang. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:30 pm
Virginia Opera Fabulous at Forty Celebration
Join us for Fabulous at Forty! , a very special evening -- presented by Troutman Sanders -- to celebrate Virginia Opera’s 40th Anniversary! The Gala will include cocktails, a three-course seated dinner with entertainment featuring Soprano Elaine Alvarez and baritone Christopher Burchett, from the stages of opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, joined by members of The Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist Program, silent and live auctions AND a fabulous After-Party with dancing to the sounds of Rare Mixx. Sponsorship levels and ticket prices include EMERALD BENEFACTOR ($5,000), SAPPHIRE BENEFACTOR ($2.500), TABLE SPONSOR ($2,000), AMICO ($500) and single tickets ($250). Visit www.vaopera.org for information on sponsor benefits and tax-deductible amounts for each sponsorship or ticket level and to reserve tickets. Tables are filling up quickly – please make your reservation no later than March 27, 2015. Norfolk Waterside Marriott , Fourth Floor Ballroom, 235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8 pm
Music in Honor of Bruton Parish’s 300th Anniversary
The W&M Early Music Ensemble presents a concert of "Music From 1715" in honor of the 300th anniversary of Bruton Parish Church. The concert, played on period instruments (harpsichord, viola da gamba, traverso, recorder) will include music from (or near) the year 1715 from Germany, Austria, France, England, and even Williamsburg itself. Free and open to the public. For more information contact director Dr Ruth Griffioen at rvbgri@wm.edu or 221-2023. Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 pm
FSBC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Freemason Street Baptist Church Music Series. Enjoy a spring afternoon with the VCC featuring performances by their two most advanced choirs, the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, performing a variety of styles from classic masterpieces to contemporary works! Welby Pugin, accompanist; Carol Thomas Downing & Paul Putnam, conductors. Free and open to the public. http://www.freemasonstreet.org Freemason Street Baptist Church, 400 E Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 & 7 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
The gifts just keep coming with this legendary ensemble, hailed as the "finest big band in the world today" (The Daily Telegraph). Headed by a virtuoso trumpeter and composer who is arguably the most famous name in jazz today — nine-time Grammy winner and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Wynton Marsalis — the orchestra includes some of the top soloists in the art form. And under Marsalis's leadership, the orchestra pays tribute to the past and commissions bold new works for the future. Savor the best of the best when Wynton takes the stage graced by legends such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Nat King Cole, in two back-to-back performances at the intimate Attucks Theatre — but hurry, because these limited tickets will go fast! Tickets $65, $45.Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8 pm
Diehn Series: James Pugh and Glenn Wilson with the John Toomey Trio
A distinguished trombonist, composer, and educator, Jim Pugh joined the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He has been called a “musician's musician” for his inspiring virtuosity and versatility demonstrated during the course of his career. His creativity is broad and regularly performs as a concerto soloist in symphonic settings, records and tours with legendary artists in the fields of classical, jazz, and rock, and brings forth his own exciting new compositions that expand the role of brass in contemporary music. A professional jazz saxophonist for 35 years Glenn Wilson has worked and recorded with The Buddy Rich Band, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Bill Kirchner Nonet, Bob Belden Ensemble, and scores of other jazz and latin-jazz groups. 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11 am
A World of Music: Larissa Venzie, marimba
With technical prowess and insightful musicality, Venzie showcases the melodic magic of this unique instrument through the wonders of classical, folk and pop 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:15 - 1 pm
James Kosnik Organ Recital
King’s Chapel Tuesday Recital series presents guest artist organist James W. Kosnik. Works to be performed include Buxtehude: Praeludium in G; Scheidemnann: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl; Pinkham Blessings; Hailstork Pange lingua. Admission is by suggested donation of $3. Phone 617/227-2155 or visit www.kings-chapel.org King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Music and the Holocaust, A lecture-recital
This lecture-recital will be presented the evening that Yom HaShoah (Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Remembrance Day) begins. Free and open to the public. Room 1201 (The New Choral Room), Wilson G. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 49th Street & Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm

Opera in Williamsburg: Cosi Fan Tutte
Cosi Fan Tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom, 1790 style, with text by Lorenzo DaPonte - a smart, sophisticated, and very funny comedy full of clever insights. Two pairs of young lovers – two sisters and their beaus – are certain that their love is eternal, only to find themselves facing the fickle nature of human emotion. The two sisters, Dorabella and Fiordiligi, are played by Claudia Chapa and Yasmine Levi-Ellentuck; Sidney Outlaw is returning as Guglielmo, one of the young lovers; Marco Nistico is the scheming Don Alfonso; Despina, the bright and cheeky servant, is Williamsburg native soprano Michelle Trovato; Prize-winning tenor Cesar Delgado is the love-lorn Ferrando. Jorge Parodi, conductor; Dani Ehrlich, director; Naama Zahavi-Ely, producer. Performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. Tickets available at www.operainwilliamsburg.org or at the Kimball box office. General admission $45, Military/Seniors/Teachers/Faculty/Staff $40, Students $15. Kimball Theater, Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
Todd Wilson, organ
There is perhaps no more thrilling sound in music than a crescendo on a mighty pipe organ— the sound fills your chest and takes your breath away. But a truly gifted organist can also summon delicate hushed tones, baroque harmonies, doleful melodies and magnificent celebration. Such an organist is Todd Wilson, who has performed with such great orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. Wilson also has an active interest in improvisation, which has led to his popular improvised accompaniments to classic silent films, such as the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera. Experience the soaring glory of the organ in this performance at the beautiful and historic Christ & St. Luke's Church in Norfolk. Tickets $25.Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ & St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 Olney Road, Norfolk

Friday, April 17, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: American Voices
Chuck Woodward and the Chorale celebrate National Poetry Month and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War with Jeffrey Van's A Procession Winding Around Me for chorus and guitar, a setting of Walt Whitman's Civil War poetry, and Steve Hackman's Wait Fantasy on poetry of Emily Dickinson. Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. Apr 17: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. Apr 18: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Apr 19: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave., Norfolk

TRADOC Spring Concert Series 2015
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band presents the Spring 2015 concert series. All events are free and open to the public. For free tickets and to view upcoming performances visit www.tradocband.com Non-ticket holders will be admitted 20 minutes prior to start of concert.
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm: Kecoughtan High School, 522 Woodland Road, Hampton
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7 pm: Crossroads Community Church, Norge, VA
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3 pm: Salem High School, 1993 Sundevil Dr, Virginia Beach

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Cantabile Project: Master Class: Sondra Gelb
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. http://cantabileproject.org Venue TBA

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:30 & 7 pm

TENEbrae: Concerto Delle Donne
Concerto delle donne was a group of professional female singers who became famous during the late Italian Renaissance in the Ferrara court. Known for their artistry and praised as virtuose, they offered private, informal performances in courtly settings known as “secret music” (musica secreta) for members of the court’s inner circle and important visitors. Their signature style was florid and filled with ornaments, and they inspired composers and musicians across Italy! Concerto delle donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music, continuing a tradition that began in the Este court and flourished in the powerful Medici and Orsini courts. Sopranos In addition to inspiring male composers such as Luigi Rossi, Domenico Mazzocchi, Claudio Monteverdi to write for what became known as “the three ladies”, women were also writing for them! Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and Antonia Bembo along with a group of fantastically creative nuns contributed greatly to the tradition! TENET presents our own three ladies Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn and Virginia Warnken in a project dedicated to recreating the feminine vocal trio in Concerto delle donne in a program of solos, duets and trios that show off the 17th century Italian vocal style in close harmonies. Tickets: $50. www.showclix.com/event/3892093 Apr 17: St. James Episcopal Church 76 Federal Street, New London CT. April 18: Fabbri Mansion, 7 East 95th Street, NYC New York, NY

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: Opera Scenes
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents an evening of student directed opera scenes. Tickets: $15 / $5. showtix4u.com Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, April 18, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3 pm

Bluebeard’s Castle with sets by Dale Chihuly
Murder. Intrigue. Art. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Nash, soprano; Charles Robert Austin, baritone. A spectacle of sight and sound; a haunting story with psychological twists and turns! Stunning glass sculptures by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly take visual enchantment to new heights. Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle is the murderous tale of Bluebeard and his new wife Judith's introduction to his lurid past. Bartók envisioned seven doors, behind each a secret to be revealed — and in this stunning production the seven doors are towering works of glass and light by Chihuly. This groundbreaking production of Bartók's only opera, first staged by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra to sold-out houses and performed here by the acclaimed Virginia Symphony Orchestra, employs Chihuly's vision to riveting effect. "Spectacular... Chihuly's striking sculptures, lighted from above to achieve a brilliant glow and saturated hues, gave fantastic shape to what Judith found behind the first six doors...eliciting gasps and murmurs from the audience" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). Join us for Chihuly Celebration activities before the performance! 6 PM Saturday and 1 PM Sunday: Activities on Scope Plaza including Chrysler Museum’s Mobile Glass Studio; 7 PM Saturday and 2 PM Sunday: Pre-concert conversations in Chrysler Hall Dress Circle. Tickets: $125 Gold Circle, no discounts; $75, $45, $35, $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd Norfolk, VA 23510

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Meet Mark Twain
Sundays at Four presents Ryan Clemens (distant relative of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain) in his one-man show Meet Mark Twain. Reg Lanning will play his banjo in a pre-concert at 3:30. Ryan Clemens is a resident theater artist with the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. He is an actor, director, and playwright. Ryan studied the great American author, Mark Twain, for many years and has brought Twain’s stories to schools, museums, and theatres around Hampton Roads and across the country. The program is family-friendly and especially appropriate for high school students who have studied American literature. A reception to meet and greet Mr. Clemens follows the program. 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, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
NCC: España
Norfolk Chamber Consort. Selections from Iberia (1905-1909) - Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909); Arrangements of Spanish Songs - Federico García Lorca (1989-1936;) Fantasia baetica (1919) - Manuel de Falla (1876-1946); Fragments from Jaleo (world premiere) Liz Lane (b. 1962); Scenes from opera “Lorca” (world premiere) Andrey Kasparov (b. 1966). Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 852-9072 or visit www.ncconsort.org 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.

Monday, April 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
“Azikiwe is a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.” New York News . Azikiwe presents classic works by Bach and Beethoven, as well as those by Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and contemporary American composer David Baker. Debby Azikiwe, piano. 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, April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor. One of the United Kingdom’s most versatile ensembles, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs regularly at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, and Watford Colosseum. The Orchestra was proud to perform at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart works alongside Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner and Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. Lockhart has been Conductor of the Boston Pops for 18 seasons and Wildner brings over a decade’s experience with the Vienna Philharmonic. Arranger and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker has recently been appointed as the orchestra’s Associate Composer. The Orchestra is also dedicated to working with schools, colleges and local communities, and since 1952 the Orchestra has been the house orchestra for BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night.” 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

The Met’s Live in HD
Don't miss the Met's new season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world. The 2015 Live in HD season kicks off on January 17 with The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelli O'Hara. Visit your local movie theater or go to the Met's website for more information. www.metopera.org
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana /Pagliacci
This evocative new production from Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez playing the dual tenor leads, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag). Fabio Luisi conducts. New Production, LIVE. U.S. Encore: April 29, 2015; 6:30 pm.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 pm
The Ahn Trio
Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. Reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, the Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. Such luminary composers as Michael Nyman, Maurice Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O’Connor, Kenji Bunch, Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chihara have written works for them. 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

The Organ Swell 2015
The Organ Swell, 2015, 16th Season, Deborah Carr, Artistic Director. These recitals will feature outstanding organists from the Tidewater region performing with Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians. This series offers a rare opportunity to hear these excellent instrumentalists in a wide range of music for organ and other instruments. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Tidewater Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. The suggested admission donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For additional information contact (757) 340-5303.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Martin Sunderland, organ; Jeremy Garnett, trumpet First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach
Friday, May 1, 2015, 12 noon
Thom Robertson, organ; George Corbett, oboe Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12 noon
Holly Sunderland, organ; Rachel Ordaz, flute Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Friday, May 8, 2015, 12 noon
Jim Kosnik, organ; Mike Hall, trombone St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Deborah Carr, organ; Matthew Umlauf, viola St. John’s Episcopal Church, 100 W Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12 noon
Kevin Kwan, organ; Rebecca Gilmore, cello First Presbyterian Church, Colonial Ave., 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Rob Keene, organ; Adam Gandolfo, trumpet St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Green, violin St. Benedict Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 pm
Symphonicity Pops and the Original Rhondels: Mid Century Magic
Symphonicity, the Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach, David Kunkel, music director and conductor, continues its 34th concert season with music from the 50s and 60s, featuring Virginia Beach’s own Beach Music with the Original Rhondels. 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, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
Williamsburg Symphonia: Side-by-Side Concert with the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras
This wonderful combination of mentoring and fine music fulfills a mission of The Williamsburg Symphonia and the dreams of Conductor Janna Hymes. Please support music education for our youth by considering a special donation to help underwrite this performance. Tickets will go on sale in February 2015. Call (757) 229-9857 to order tickets for the 31st season of outstanding music. http://williamsburgsymphonia.org Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4 pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Jae Sinnett is a radio personality, a composer, a performing and recording artist whose recordings include:Obsession, Blue Jae, House and Sinnett, Listen, The Better Half, Off the Myopic Avenue, The Sinnett Hearings, and It’s Telling…A Drummer’s Perspective. "Obsession," released in 1986, featured the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra with Frank Foster on saxophone, John Hicks on piano, Wallace Roney on trumpet, Steve Wilson on saxophone, and Clarence Seay on bass. Jae is the host of the popular jazz program, Sinnett In Session, now in its 22nd year on National Public Radio affiliate WHRV FM 89.5 in Norfolk. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. 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, April 26, 2015, 5 pm
NSU Music Gala
Featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. Adults $10, Students/Children $5. www.nsuchoirs.com 757-823-8565. L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Gary Louie, Saxophone
Recognized internationally as one of the leading saxophone virtuosos of our time, Gary Louie possesses a lively interpretive imagination coupled with a refreshing, understated artistry. These qualities, along with a supple tone, have earned acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The New York Times described Mr. Louie as "an artist and a phraser." A reviewer for The Baltimore Sun wrote that he "communicated with stunning technical brilliance and expressive power." Mr. Louie has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Internationally he has performed in Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, and Hong Kong, as well as throughout Spain and Germany. Visit www.garylouie.net. Free Admission. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Hall, Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

NYFOS: Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry
The poetry of Spain has inspired composers around the world, eliciting some of their most colorful and rhythmically alluring songs. Touring through Russia, Germany, France, and America before flying home to Spain, this new program samples the music of her greatest songwriters. Music from Dmitri Shostakovich's Spanish Songs, Robert Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel, William Bolcom's Canciones de Lorca, and works by Sergei Taneyev, Hugo Wolf, Peter Lieberson, Xavier Montsalvage, Enrique Granados, and many others. $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. Apr 28: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, NYC. Apr 30: Tickets: www.vocalartsdc.org Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3 pm

VCS: Majesty & Elegance, The Music of Händel and Haydn
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 May 1: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, Virginia. May 2 & 3: Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:30 pm

Disney Fantasia, Live in concert!
"Fantasia...remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide...in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be — live." (Spinningplatters.com). Experience one of the crown jewels of feature animation as you view scenes from Walt Disney's groundbreaking 1940 film Fantasia and Disney's homage to the original, Fantasia 2000 — as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs the unforgettable classical score live! Relive the enchantment as Mickey Mouse dabbles in magic to Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and see mythical unicorns and winged horses take flight to Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, played in high definition on the big screen. Gather friends, family and film fans from toddlers to seniors for this "spellbinding combination of animation and world-class musicianship...a treat for the ears as well as the eyes!" (Birmingham Mail). Benjamin Rous, conductor with Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $62, $47, $37, $27. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Billye Brown Youmans, soprano
A touch of the Baroque from Bach and Handel with modern classics including Samuel Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Eric Whitacre’s serenely simple masterpiece “Goodnight Moon,” based on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book. Lee Jordan-Anders, piano. 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, May 4, 2015, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours at Henry's Restaurant: Great American Songwriting Teams
Unplugged cabaret featuring Blier & the gang. Program details and performers 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)

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8 pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia: The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey
Danses Concertantes, Stravinsky; Cello Concerto in A Minor, Schumann, cellist Zuill Bailey; Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter," Mozart. 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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 pm
An Evening of Mahler Song
Hailed as "one of the finest conductors of her generation" by The New York Times, JoAnn Falletta has brought unforgettable musical experiences to the Virginia Arts Festival, including Bernstein's Mass, Strauss's Alpine Symphony, and Mahler's epic "Symphony of a Thousand." From those towering heights, Falletta now brings an exquisitely intimate experience of Mahler's most achingly beautiful vocal works: Songs of a Wayfarer, composed upon the end of a love affair; and Song of the Earth, the cry of a grief-stricken father at the death of his daughter. Performing Arnold Schoenberg's arrangements, which pierce the heart of Mahler's music, Falletta, instrumentalists and singers create an evening that will live long in the memory. Songs of a Wayfarer and Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth) Mahler, arranged by Schoenberg. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; with Attacca String Quartet and Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players; Susan Platts, mezzo soprano; Charles Reid, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert I: Attacca String Quartet
Attacca Quartet emanates "absolute unanimity of phrasing and ensemble plus the perfectly blended and balanced sound created an effect not of four musicians but of a single breathing organism" (American Record Guide). One of America's premier young performing ensembles, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as its 2015 quartet in residence. Hear Attacca perform a program by three of the "greats" in this lovely setting at St. John's Episcopal Church. Haydn: String Quartet No. 51 in G major, Op. 64 no. 4; Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703; Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 "American." Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). St. John’s Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8 pm
Inti Illimani
It's a story with all the makings of a thrilling screenplay: a Chilean college singing group wins fans for their songs of hope and freedom, and while performing abroad a military coup grips their country and outlaws their music. That was 40 years ago, and today the singers of Inti-Illimani still inspire audiences the world around. Their music, performed on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, is rooted in traditional Latin American culture, capturing at once the very personal colors of their experiences while simultaneously appealing to the universal in us all. Colorful carnivals, daily lives, love lost and found, defeats and triumphs all play out in the extraordinary cultural mural that is an Inti-Illimani performance. Co-presented with Tidewater Classical Guitar Society. Tickets: $35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Johnson Theater, Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

5BMF: Ostraka
5BMF’s spring season continues with two presentations of the dynamic trio Ostraka, with special guest, soprano Molly Quinn! Comprised of viol virtuoso Josh Lee and master lutenists John Lenti and David Walker, Ostraka explores the rich repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, performing on instruments usually relegated to supporting roles (bass viol, theorbo, lute and period guitar). Ostraka will perform their program Le Parnasse Français: Virtuosic music for voice, viol and lutes, featuring works by Rameau, Guedron, Lully, Marais and Boismortier. Tickets: $25. http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/ May 7: Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn. May 8: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Queens

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale
It's a story that has inspired artists of every kind, from composer Igor Stravinsky to choreographer Peter Martins to novelist Kurt Vonnegut: the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the Devil for a fortune. Now JoAnn Falletta gathers the "stunning, brilliant" (Seattle Times) violinist Tianwa Yang and public radio's Fred Child as narrator for a one-night-only fully staged production of The Soldier's Tale. Stravinsky's music tells the tale with sounds of a Spanish bullfight, jaunty folk tunes, tango, waltz, and even ragtime, as actors portray the soldier and the Devil and a dancer plays the princess. A not to be missed musical event. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Fred Child, narrator; Pam Berlin, director; Todd Rosenlieb, choreographer; Tianwa Yang, violin; Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. Tickets $45, $35, $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 am

Virginia International PAN Fest
Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the waterfront in beautiful Virginia Beach! At Virginia Arts Festival's 13th Annual Virginia International PAN Fest, you will have the opportunity to learn from Steelpan virtuosos, compete with up and coming U.S. and international steelbands, and bask in the sun and ocean breezes. Free. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:30 pm
Northern Neck Orchestra: America the Beautiful
Spring Concert: Rex Mitchell, Sing, America; Nancy Bloomer Deussen, Reflections on the Hudson; Tracey Rush, The Spirit of Freedom; Ferde Grofe, Grand Canyon Suite Tickets: $20. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/ticketsonline.html Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock, VA.

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3 pm
Hampton Roads Philharmonic
In 2013, a group of Hampton Roads musicians had a vision of creating a new orchestra to serve the area. Talented professional and amateur musicians in the community – active and retired – signed on, and the Hampton Roads Philharmonic was born. The HRP is led by Steven Brindle, a young conductor that has been recognized as a burgeoning local talent. Steven graduated from CNU, and has attended conducting workshops at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, studying with famed conductors Mark Gibson, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar. At the request of the Fort Monroe Authority, the HRP currently serves as orchestra-in-residence at Ft. Monroe. The 38 + members will present a varied program of classical music, carrying on the tradition of the TRADOC Army Band. 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, May 10, 2015, 4 pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop Music Director
Established in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives. The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences. Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture; Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1, Soloist: Lukas Vondracek; Prokofiev - Symphony No.7. Tickets starting at $22. (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

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7 pm
Attacca String Quartet
It's not often a string quartet gets called "exuberant" and "funky" — but those are some of the adjectives critics from such major publications as The New York Times have used to describe the Attacca Quartet — one of the fastest-rising new stars in the chamber music firmament. First prize winner of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. This year, the group joins Virginia Arts Festival as the quartet in residence. Be sure to hear this gifted ensemble in beautiful intimate settings as part of Virginia Arts Festival's Chamber Concerts. HAYDN String Quartet No. 52 in Eb major, Op. 64 no. 6; ROGERSON String Quartet No. 2 (2013); GRIEG String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. Make your reservation for a special Pre-concert menu! (Limited seating available) Tickets $20. This Event is Currently SOLD OUT. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). The Parlor on Granby, 765 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert II
Get up close and experience the magic of live chamber music and the beauty of the French repertoire as internationally recognized musicians and other Festival favorites, including pianists André-Michel Schub, Josu de Solaun, Anna Petrova, and acclaimed violinist Tianwa Yang, "one of the best new violinists of the new century" (MusicWeb International), perform an elegant and evocative all French program. Beverly Kane Baker, viola; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Barbara Chapman, harp; Tianwa Yang, violin; Anna Petrova, piano; Josu De Solaun, piano; André-Michel Schub, piano. Jolivet - Petite Suite for Flute, Viola, and Harp; Satie -Trois Morceau en forme de poire; Franck - Violin Sonata. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Miller Studio Theater, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7 pm
BYOV: Season Finale
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia. All five BYOV ensembles perform in our season finale concert. www.bayyouth.org L. Douglas Wilder Center, Norfolk State University,700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert III: Pianopalooza
A favorite since 2013, this tribute to the piano features performances of keyboard masterworks from the famously familiar to rarely performed gems, played by remarkable artists. This spring's lineup includes André-Michel Schub, "a formidable pianist with a fierce integrity" (The New York Times), the Bulgarian-born, "breathtaking" (Monterey Herald) pianist Anna Petrova, and Josu de Solaun. With these three plus all the reasons to love the piano, you'll see why tickets are a must! Moazrt - Andante with Variations in G major, K.501; Aaint-Saens - Variations on a Theme by Beethoven Op. 35; Rachmaninoff - Suite No. 2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Audra McDonald
The New York Times calls hers "a defining voice of our time;" the Chicago Sun-Times hails her as "a lustrous life force with the plush velvet voice that can simultaneously melt hearts and generate thrills;" and scores of critics swoon each time this extraordinary songstress takes the stage, from her record-breaking six Tony Award-winning performances on Broadway to her Grammy winning recordings and sellout concert appearances. Hear this towering talent in the intimate, historic Attucks Theatre — fans from up and down the East Coast will snap up tickets, so order now! Tickets $60, $45. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:30 pm

GSA: The Marriage of Figaro
The Governor’s School for the Arts, Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer, Chair presents Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, performing with the GSA Opera Orchestra. Tickets: $15 / $5. www.showtix4u.com University Theatre, 46th St & Hampton Blvd, Norfolk

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8 pm
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday 23, 2015, 2pm

Guerilla Opera: Pedr Solis
Pedr Solis is based on The Tower, a short story by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, who also wrote several libretti for composer Richard Strauss, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis. A world premiere opera by Per Bloland, Libretto by Paul Schick, Stage direction by Allegra Libonati, Julia Noulin-Merat, scenic designer. Aliana de la Guardia, soprano; Kent O’Doherty, saxophones; Mike Williams, percussion. "Sometimes, it takes a punk-rock mentality to breathe new life into a 350-year-old art form."The Boston Phoenix. $15 General / $10 Senior, Alumni, WGBH / FREE to students with valid I.D The Boston Conservatory Box Office: (617) 912-9222 (Weds-Fri, 12-5 p.m.) . http://guerillaopera.com Zach Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
The Virginia Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dennis Zeisler, presents a concert of Latin American music for band. Internationally known guest conductor, Patricia Venegas Ruiz will lead a program of band music from South America. Maestro Ruiz is a professional conductor in Bogata, Columbia and on the faculty of Javeriana University where she teaches conducting and is Director of Bands. Free. For more information, please contact Dennis Zeisler at dzeisler@odu.edu or 683-4336. Salem High School, Virginia Beach

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 4 pm
Tidewater Concert Band and Ice-Cream Social
Reformation Lutheran Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Tidewater Concert Band has provided musical entertainment for Hampton Roads, Virginia since 1971. The band is made up of volunteers of all ages and was organized in Portsmouth, Virginia in February 1971 by the late David Mitchell, a longtime band director at Churchland High School. David called on former band students, local band directors and other local musicians to form a fully-instrumented top-notch community band. The band did a centerpiece performance at Yorktown's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. The band has gone through many phases and musicians throughout its long history, but continues today to provide quality music to the community. The concert – weather permitting – is outside on the back lawn of Reformation along with ice cream and irresistible toppings. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of rousing patriotic music and other popular selections to honor Armed Forces Day. The concert is open to the public. Contributions to support the concert series will be accepted during the intermission. A reception follows the concert. 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, May 16, 2015, 7 pm
Armed Forces Day with U.S. Army TRADOC Band
Honor America with a patriotic concert performed by this premiere concert band in Regent University's gorgeous main theatre. Contact Box Office for Free Tickets: (757) 352-4245. Regent University Theatre, 1000 Regent University Drive, Communication & Performing Arts Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4 pm
The Organ Swell 2015
Peggy Kelley Reinburg, organ; Kirsty Barnett Green, violin. Livre d'Orgue, Suite du Premier ton - Pierre Du Mage; Sonata for Violin and Organ in A Major, BWV 1015 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Fantasia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 537 - Johann Sebastian Bach; Prière for Violin and Organ, Op. 158b - Camille Saint-Saëns; Le jardin suspend - Jehan Ariste Alain; Adagio and Fugue for Violin and Organ, Op. 150, No. 6 - Josef Rheinberger. St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 5 pm
Israel in Egypt
The Washington Chorus, Julian Wachner, music director. Emotionally charged choruses, extraordinary dramatic power — Handel’s theatrical work depicts the great Biblical plagues and the Israelites’ flight from Egypt. Handel - Israel in Egypt. Tickets: Call (202) 342-6221 or visit: http://www.thewashingtonchorus.org/tickets National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016

Saturday, May 17, 2015, 6 pm
GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department presents GSA Jazz with the Roy Muth Big Band. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Benjack Studio Theater @ TRDance, 425 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 17, 2015, 7 pm
Anonymous 4
"Spellbinding...no accompaniment, no amplification and no fancy staging. It's just four rarefied voices — pure, simple and stunning" (Denver Post). Making their farewell tour after 25 years of critically acclaimed, classical chart-topping performances, this extraordinary ensemble blends celestial sound and historical scholarship in performances of music that spans centuries. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this beloved group in one of their final performances! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Christ & St. Luke’s Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm

Cantus
The nine-member men's vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound for its "expressive power" and "spontaneous grace." Choose from performances in historic churches in Portsmouth or Williamsburg, with acoustics beyond compare, to hear this ensemble's soaring harmonies in the ideal setting! Tickets $30. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). May 20: St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 . May 21: Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert IV: Andre-Michel Schub, piano
"Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of André-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub perform beloved and varied works in this intimate setting with Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, showcasing breathtaking repertoire. André-Michel Schub, piano; Debra Wendells Cross, flute; Sherie Lake Aguirre, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Kimberly Gilman, horn; Laura Leisring, bassoon; Barbara Chapman, harp. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds K. 452; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango; Poulenc - Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C, FP100. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: A Concert of Another Sort
The Governor’s School for the Arts Music Department, Stephen Coxe, Artistic Director.. Details TBA. Tickets: $15 / $5 showtix4u.com Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, 49th Street and Elkhorn Ave., ODU, Norfolk

Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 am
Coffee Concert V: Quicksilver Ensemble
Quicksilver Ensemble brings together America's leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Described as "drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres," (Early Music America) and praised for "impeccable, soulful playing" (The New York Times), Quicksilver is sure to entice in this historically appropriate setting in Williamsburg, performing music by Neri, Bertali, Castello, Fontana, Weckmann, Kerll, Vierdanck, and others. Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors; Greg Ingles, trombone; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Avi Stein, harpsichord; Charles Weaver, theorbo and guitar. Tickets $20. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Robin Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8 pm
The Handel + Haydn Society
Step back in time...and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg! The Handel and Haydn Society players represent the forefront of historically informed performance. Their program in Williamsburg will include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5 and Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello. "Beautifully balanced strings, crisp attacks, and fine wind playing" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Ian Watson, Director and Harpsichord. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8 pm
McGegan conducts Handel
In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan. As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, McGegan, hailed as "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation" (London Independent), is also recognized for his revelatory explorations of music of all periods. His approach to period style — intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Cleveland and the Philadelphia Orchestras. Now this world-renowned conductor inspires the Virginia Symphony to new heights as he conducts two of the most popular of Handel's works, the jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, as well as arias from Handel's operas Giulio Cesare, Orlando and Teseo. Don't miss this spectacular finale to Festival Williamsburg. Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Amanda Forsythe, soprano. Tickets $50, $35; RESERVED THEATER SEATING. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or phone: 757-282-2822. In person: 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA (M-F, 10am-5pm). Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, 310 S. England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7 pm
Mark Hayes’ Requiem
Director Billye Brown Youmans and the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Mark Hayes’ Requiem on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. Composer/Conductor Mark Hayes will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states: “The Great Bridge Presbyterian Church Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the exceptional recommendation given by Mark Hayes. 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. Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Billye Brown Youmans at (757) 547-4706 or via email at music@gbpres.org. For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org. Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Memorial Day with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
Come out and enjoy great food and the best of Americana music played by an extraordinary ensemble of musicians as you celebrate this proud holiday. Gates open at 5:00 PM Concert 7:30 PM. .ree and open to the public. City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Dr #100, Newport News

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
GSA: Senior Recitals
The Governor’s School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, Alan Fischer-Chair, presents the Senior vocal students in recital. Tickets: $5. www.showtix4u. Dalis Black Box Theatre, GSA Building, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: 88x2
Pianists Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo join the Chorale in music accompanied by piano four-hands. Music of Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms, William Averitt's The Dream Keeper, and Mack Wilberg's exhilarating arrangement of the American folksong Cindy bring our 31st season to a rousing finish! Tickets: $25, Student/$10. For details: www.vachorale.org, info@vachorale.org or 757.627.8375. May 29: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6812 River Road, Newport News. May 30: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street and Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. May 31: Christ & St. Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4 pm
GBPC: Virginia Children’s Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus in an afternoon concert to benefit the VCC Scholarship Fund. Recognized as “Hampton Roads’ premiere children’s chorus,!” Join us for a joyful afternoon of music by this exceptional children’s chorus. 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

Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30

GSA: Shostakovich 10
The Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department- Jeff Phelps chair, presents the GSA Orchestra performing the Shostakovich 10th Symphony. Tickets: $15 / $5 www.tccropercenter.org TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 4 pm
Sundays at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The eighth annual Terrific Teen Talent program showcasing six of the area’s finest teenage musicians. Free-will offering. Website: www.sundaysatfourva.org or www.smithfieldarts.orgor call 757 375-9140 for more information. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

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