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Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
Diehn Series: Christine Brewer
Appearances of Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer in opera, concert and recital are marked by her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past. Named one of the top 20 sopranos of all time (BBC Music), her range, golden tone, boundless power and control make her a favorite of the stage and a highly sought-after recording artist. At Old Dominion University, Brewer will perform works by Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Richard Rodgers, Sidney Homer, Celius Dougherty, Paul Sargent, Harold Arlen, Ernest Charles and Frank Bridge.Master Class October 16, 12:30 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. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
American Guild of Organists Member's Recital
The Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present a Member's Recital of five outstanding local organists: Nicholas Seltzer, Gustavo Andres, Brad Norris, Carina Sturdy, and Michael Gibson, in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of the nationally-syndicated radio program PIPEDREAMS.  The support of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley, major supporters of Pipedreams, will also be honored.  Free-will offering.  St. Benedict's Church, 521 McCosh Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
PCC: Five Sax
Five Sax is a modern-style saxophone quintet featuring five musicians from around the world. The individual members are all established solo musicians who represent a significant international presence and hold many prizes from national and international competitions. They converged in Vienna, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance.  The ensemble began in an unusual way: performing street theater in the center of Vienna. Their first year performing together was an unforgettable experience of running from the police, surviving freezing temperatures and dealing with angry shopkeepers. Their “starving artist” past is echoed in  their concerts by their use of theatrical elements, their strong connection with the audience, and their spontaneous approach to making music. The five musicians hail from Poland, Italy, Belgium, the USA and Chile, and each brings his own unique and vibrant personality to the group. The ensemble's imaginative programming mirrors the diversity of its members; rooted in classical music, while venturing into American jazz, South American Latin styles and European folk music. Tickets: $25. https://www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com/tickets-and-donations Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth 23703

October ODU Music Department Concerts
ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles regularly present their work to the public. Performances are free unless otherwise indicated. 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 or music@odu.edu, or visit odu.edu/musicdept.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
The ODU Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra
Present an evening of jazz by a variety of composers. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Postponed to April, 2019
Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:30 pm
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:30 pm

Il matrimonio segreto (“The Secret Marriage”) by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by ODU Opera and ODU Symphony Orchestra, directed by Brian Nedvin and conducted by Paul Kim. Tickets: $10–$15. University Theatre.

October 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
The ODU Brass Choir
Performs works written specifically for brass as well as arrangements of choral, orchestral, jazz, pop and show music. Directed by Mike Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

October 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, October 16, 8 pm
Continuo Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 18, 8 pm
Continuo Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 20, 8 pm
Oboe & Harpsichord Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboist from Gloucester, Virginia & Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Sunday, October 21, 5:30 pm
Choral Evensong: Music of John Blow & Mason Shefa
Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Tuesday, October 23, 8 pm
Continuo Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Thursday, October 25, 8 pm
Continuo Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, October 27, 8 pm
Harpsichord Recital
Dr. Anita Renfroe from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, October 30, 8 pm
Continuo Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary
Saturday at 10 am on - October 20, 27Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11 am
WMC: Adam Scott Clifford, piano
For its second concert of the season, the Williamsburg Music Club proudly presents the gifted and virtuostic pianist, Adam Scott Clifford, from Hoboken , New Jersey. The fascinating Mr. Clifford will present his program: "Examining Character in the Music of Haydn, Beethoven & Chopin." This extraordinary program will include Haydn's Keyboard Sonata in D. Major, the Allegro from Beethoven's Sonata No. 5, and Etudes and Preludes by Chopin. He will offer peSrpective in bridging the gap from the Classical to the Romantic eras.  This educational and exciting program by a gifted and awesome performer, Adam Scott Clifford is sponsored by the Williamsburg Music Club and offered as a free gift to the community. Meeting & coffee at 10 am, music begins at 11 am. www.williamsburgmusicclub.org, 757-291-9082. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street (next to the B&N bookstore), Williamsburg

Friday, October 19, 2018, 2 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Lobby Concert: JAZZ
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Jazz Music Concert. http://www.gsarts.net These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

William & Mary Music Department October Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/calendar/upcoming/music/list . Ewell Recital Hall is located on the William and Mary campus inside Ewell Hall (off Jamestown Road near Boundary Street), Williamsburg
Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:30 pm
Homecoming Concert by The Botetourt Chamber Singers
The Botetourt Chamber Singers – known as the “Bots” – are a chamber choir from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1974 as an select offshoot of the William and Mary Choir, it has since become a separate group, much sought-after by members of the Williamsburg community. The Bots sing a variety of choral music ranging from Renaissance madrigals to traditional spirituals and almost everything in between! Under the direction of Dr. Jamie C. Bartlett, continue to perform in and around Williamsburg for such popular events as Grand Illumination and caroling in Colonial Williamsburg, as well as many W&M sponsored events. The group has also been invited several times to perform at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond on their Evensong series. The Bots were honored to be selected to perform as the VA College Representatives at the Virginia State Music Educator’s Association Convention in Norfolk in 2005, 2007 and 2011, and will perform in 2016 at the Convention in Hot Springs, Virginia. The Bots also recently appeared in the spring of 2016 in the All-Virginia Honor Choir concert, once again as the College Representative. Free and open to the public. Wren Chapel.
Friday, October 26, 8 pm
Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
See October 21 above. Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Drive, Williamsburg See http://wmso.wm.edu/ for ticket information.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Boléro
JoAnn Falletta and the VSO return for Ravel’s most famous work, Boléro. This melodic, whimsical work - originally composed as a ballet - is a perfect example of Ravel’s preoccupation with restyling and reinventing dance movements. This program also features the Fourth Piano Concerto by Canadian composer Andre Mathieu, performed by guest artist Alain Lefevre, who worked with conductor and composer Gilles Bellemare to reconstruct the composition that was lost for 70 years. At the height of the concert is Poulenc’s most celebrated work, Gloria. Joann Falletta, conductor; Alain Lefevre, piano; Anna Feucht, soprano; Viirginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Tailleferre: Overture; Mathieu: Piano Concerto No. 4; Poulenc: Gloria; Ravel: Boléro. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Oct 19: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Oct 20: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Oct 21: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop
oin us for the 2018 Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop, taking place October 20-21, 2018.  This weekend event is open to guitarists and musicians of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Celebrated guitarists from around the globe will visit Washington College to give master classes, clinics, lectures and concerts that are sure to impress.    As a special treat, audiences can attend a concert featuring The Eastern Shore Guitar Orchestra made up of festival attendees.  Our event promises to put more guitarists on stage than ever before seen in Chestertown! The Eastern Guitar Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop is dedicated to providing attendees with a fun and relaxed educational experience.  We will host a wide variety of clinics and lectures on advanced fingerstyle technique, ornamentation, guitar ensemble, careers in music, and more.  In addition, there will be master classes open to the public, where talented young guitarists receive instruction from our visiting artists! Festival passes are $50, which includes admission to all concerts and classes. Visit https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/music/eastern-shore-guitar-festival/ticket-information.php for more information. Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
Saturday, October 20, 2019, 7:30 pm
Concert with Klasinc & Loncar Guitar Duo & Silviu Ciulei
Concert with the amazing Klasinc & Loncar Guitar Duo, and the exciting classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei. …precise ensemble… high degree of technical mastery… stunning. ? Soundboard. One of the highly experianced guitar duos, the Klasinc & Loncar Guitar Duo has been concertizing for over twenty years. This husband-and-wife duo has performed at numerous music festivals and concert series across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania. He began his musical studies at the early age of six and attended the High School of Arts, a Conservatory style school in Constanta. By age thirteen, he had won his first performance prize. Many awards soon followed including First Prizes in the National Music Olympics, and was First Prize winner and Gold Medalist three times consecutively in the “George Georgescu” International Music Performance Competition. He graduated at the top of his class and was selected to perform a Concerto with the Black Sea National Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, Silviu was awarded a Full International Scholarship to study guitar performance with Dr. William Yelverton at Middle Tennessee State University in the Nashville Music City area of Tennessee. Silviu is the MTSU School of Music’s first Full International Music Scholar. Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Hall
Sunday, October 21, 2019, 2 pm
Ensemble Concert/Student Recital
Concert featuring talented guitarists from the Mid-Atlantic Region, Loudoun Youth Guitars directed by Dr. Miroslav Loncar, and The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Orchestra directed by Scott Borg. Loudoun Youth Guitars is a performing group made up of select guitar students from Loudoun County, or students by Loudoun teachers. LYG performs throughout Loudoun County and the Metropolitan Area. They have given performances at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Croatian Embassy, the National Institute of Health, the Composer Society of Montgomery County, Loudoun County Public Libraries, Salisbury University, and other venues. Dr. Miroslav Loncar conducts the orchestra and  Dr. Nataša Klasinc-Loncar is the assistant director. Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
Sunday, October 21, 2019, 6 pm
Anisimova/Palmer Duo
As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar.  Special opening performance by The Eastern Shore Guitar Festival Orchestra! Tickets: $20. Decker Theater, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts

Met Live in HD
The Met’s 2018 season of Live in HDmovie-theater transmissions features ten presentations. Tickets are now on sale to the general public in the U.S. Visit:
https://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/Theater-Finder/
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:55 pm
Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila
The opening night production will get its live transmission on Oct. 20,2018, with Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca in the title roles. 3 hr 30 min.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12:55 pm
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek star in the Puccini opera under maestro Marco Armiliato. 3 hr 45 min.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 12:55 pm
Muhly’s Marnie
Isabel Leonard leads the new production. Christopher Maltman and Iestyn Davies also appear in the Muhly opera. 3 hr 20 min.
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:55 pm
Verdi’s La Traviata
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, and Quinn Kelsey in a new production by Michael Mayer. 3 hr 30 min.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1 pm
Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
Join us for the opening concert of the 15th season of the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra. Under the direction of Paul Lindsay, the orchestra will perform works by Leroy Anderson, Bartok, Delius, and Fauré. Concert artists, adult players, and accomplished students interested in playing with the orchestra should contact the coordinator, Dr. Alice Lindsay, at tio@cox.net. For more information about this FREE concert, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede’s Kaplan Parish Hall, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, October 21, 3:30 pm
W&M Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert in Yorktown
An additional outreach performance of the W&M Symphony Orchestra' Fall Concert will be given in conjunction with the American Revolution Museum's special exhibition, "Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence." A program of military-themed and film music will include Berlioz's, "Rakoczy March"; Addison's "A Bridge Too Far" overture;  Jarre's "Lawrence of Arabia" overture;  Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man";  Vaughan-Williams' "49th Parallel";  Bernstein's "The Great Escape";  Wood's "The Roses of Picardie";  Holst's "Mars" from "The Planets"; and culminating in Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" punctuated by live cannon fire! The concert is included with museum admission, which is free for local residents. See the museum's website: https://www.historyisfun.org/ American Revolution Museum Amphitheater, 200 Water St Route 1020, Yorktown, VA 23690

CNU Department of Music October 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, October 22, 2018, 2 pm
LifeLong Learning Society In Concert Recital Series
Featuring the CNU Jazz Combo, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Rossum. Admission free. Studio Theatre

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 pm
Sacred and Profane: Jewish Scripture, Poetry, and Music
The ecumenical Pope Chapel on the campus of Christopher Newport University will host a concert of works by Jewish authors and composers. Performers include Benjamin Corbin, Director of Keyboard Studies at CNU, Yun Zhang, associate concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Violin at CNU, Doug Lynch, tenor and frequent performer at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, and six women of The Virginia Chorale.  The purpose of the evening is to share the finest in Jewish scripture, poetry, and music with the larger Hampton Roads community. Composers include Robert Applebaum, Paul Ben-Haim, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, David Lang, David Ludwig, Eric Whitacre, and Alexander Zemlinsky. Both Bob Applebaum and David Ludwig have prepared pieces to be premiered at this occasion.  Admission is free. Pope Chapel, Christopher Newport University,1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 pm
CVCM: Invencia Piano Duo
Coastal Virginia Chamber Music presents Invencia Piano Duo – Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn. Pre-concert performance at 6:30 featuring students from Piano Showcase. Tickets available at the door. Adults $15; Students/Senior (60+) $10. For more information call (757) 410-3593. Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA

Friday, October 26, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7 pm & 10 pm

Dragus Maximus
Heartbeat Opera—the daring young company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called "a radical endeavor" by The New Yorker and "pioneering" by The New York Times—launches its fifth season with its Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza, this year titled DRAGUS MAXIMUS, a homersexual opera odyssey. This new and original 70-minute show will take the audience on a Herculean quest to Hades and back—featuring the songs of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach, plus a brand new number by Royce Vavrek and Daniel Schlosberg about Medusa. Tickets: $25, $30, $50, $250. heartbeatopera.org. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3 pm
VSO PB&J Family: Halloween Spooktacular
Kids and grown ups! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the VSO for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this concert is more TREAT than TRICK! Gonzalo Farias, conductor. Pre-concert activities start at 2:00 PM. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7 pm
Spencer and Beane
The Sine Nomine Series present Spencer and Beane. Matthew Spencer and Mei-Li Garcia Beane's multi-instrumental and exciting performances have been inspiring audiences throughout eastern Virginia. Their eclectic mix of ancient, folk and modern musical ideas take the listener on fascinating tours of color and texture. Spencer and Beane’s broad repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to Vivaldi to Celtic folk music. They artfully combine the timbers of the violin, guitar, tin whistle, voice and viola in original arrangements that surprise the ear and thrill the mind.  Their music has been described as "brilliant and original," and "moving." The program is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted to help support the Sine Nomine Series.  A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists and purchase CD recordings.St. Mark Lutheran Church, 18 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Sunday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
VSO Comic Concert
BOOM! POW! CRASH! The VSO is back with an action-packed concert featuring pop culture’s favorite comic book heroes! The Virginia Symphony sets the stage for an evening of high-flying, hard-hitting musical adventure with music from Superman, The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and more! Come in costume and nerd-out with the most super symphony in Virginia! Arrive early to mingle and take photos with your favorite characters! Perfect for all ages! Tickets go on sale on Monday, July 30 at 9AM. Tickets for Comic Concert range in price from $25 to $75. To purchase, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
NNO: Bernstein Birthday
Northern Neck Orchestra, Music Director Michael Repper. The orchestra’s 28th season begins with one of the most famous of all violin concertos, Tchaikovsky’s passionate Violin Concerto in D Major, with violinist Grace Park, who has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, and Walt Disney Hall, and has performed alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert will celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth with performances of two glittering Bernstein compositions CBS Music and Slava! The program includes Sibelius’ stirring anthem Finlandia.Pre-concert talks starting at 6:45 p.m. Season Ticket: $75; Individual concerts: $30. http://www.northernneckorchestra.org/tickets/ Tickets@northernneckorchestra.org Lancaster Middle School Theatre, Kilmarnock

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8 pm
IPSA DIXIT
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2018-19 Composer Portraits series with Kate Soper and her 90-minute tour de force  IPSA DIXIT (2010-2016). Kate Soper is a multi-talented composer, singer, and writer whose theatrical chamber music masterpiece IPSA DIXIT (“She, herself, said it”) explores the integration of music, drama, and rhetoric. Called a “philosophy-opera” by The New Yorker, the work blends aspects of monodrama, Greek theater, and screwball comedy in a musical journey that examines the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression. The composer herself performs the virtuosic score alongside members of the ensemble Wet Ink in this evening-length tour de force. Tickets: $20–$30; Students with valid ID: $7–$18. Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4 pm
Virginia Children’s Chorus in Concert
Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia Beach will host a joyful fall concert featuring the Virginia Children's Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing and Dr. Matthew Russell. Performing will be our most advanced students in grades 6 to 12. Concert Choir accompanied by Max Holman. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, contact Eastern Shore Chapel at (757) 428-6763 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4 pm
SAF: The John Bullard Quartet
Sundays at Four Concert Series presents The John Bullard Quartet - banjo, violin, cello and piano. John Bullard has gained international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five string banjo. He was the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. This will be banjo playing like you have never heard before. He is joined by pianist Markus Compton, violinist Francoise Moquin, and cellist Schuyler Slack. Tickets at the door: Adults $20 / Students $5. For more information: 757 675-5777 or visit www.sundaysatfourva.org Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: Aïcha Redouane and Habib Yammine
Aïcha Redouane, an internationally recognized Moroccan diva, and percussionist Habib Yammine will present a riveting program of traditional and original works based on Sufi poetry. Having revitalized the Arab music school of Nahda, Redouane and Yammine have dedicated their art to interculturalism and spiritual/musical dialogues for peace. Admission is $5, free with W&M ID. No tickets are required. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Monday, October 29, 2018, 12 noon
Noon Day Concert: Saxophone & Flute Duets
The Monumental Noon Day Concert on Monday, October 29 will feature duets on the saxophone and flute by  Paul and Jessie Julius. Their program will feature classics and popular favorites.  The concert will begin at noon and is free and open to the public.  A light lunch will be held following the concert for a fee of $5.00.  For details call the church at 397-1297. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:30 pm

WSO: Masterworks Concert 2
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Janna Hymes, music director and conductor. Rossini: Overture to Il signor Bruschino; Rossini: Pas de six ballet from William Tell; Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Opus 112; Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73. Tickets are $48/$58/students $20. Phone the office at 757-229-9857 to purchase. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7 pm
Sing for Joy
Virginia Children’s Chorus and Portsmouth Public Schools present Sing for Joy. Student Singers from Portsmouth Public Schools in grades 4 to 7 join the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers in this joyful concert celebrating our love of singing! Concert is free & open to the public; no tickets required. For information, contact Eastern Shore Chapel at (757) 428-6763 or Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or www.vachildrenschorus.org. I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd., Portsmouth

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, November 2, 2018, 8 pm

TCGS: Stephen Bennett
Guitarist Stephen Bennett was born in Oregon, grew up in New York and lived in Virginia for the better part of the last three decades. Since his 1987 first-place win at the National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield , Kansas (The Walnut Valley Festival), he has become known as a versatile fingerstyle and flatpicking guitarist who consistently garners critical praise and audience enthusiasm for his recordings and live performances. With his stellar musicianship, a relaxed stage presence, and quick wit, Bennett has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as Australia and Japan He is also one of the world's premiere performers on the harp guitar. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Ticket Prices: General Admission - $25 Military/Educators/Seniors - $20 Special prices for guitar students. Contact John Boyles at johnboyles54@gmail.com or see your guitar instructor. Nov 1: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg.Nov 2: Robin Hixon Theatre, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, 440 Bank Street, Norfolk

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
BASS: American Iconoclasts II: Samuel Barber
 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). The Daisies Op. 2 no. 1, Dover Beach Op. 3, 3 Songs Op. 10, 4 Songs Op. 13 Hermit Songs Op. 29, Despite and Still Op. 41, 3 Songs Op. 45. Lucy Fitz-Gibbon, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo-soprano; Steven Eddy, Mario Diaz-Moresco, Brian Mextorf, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia. Free Pre-concert at 7:00PM by Nick DiBeradino (Curtis Institute) Tickets: $25/$15. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3522676. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, November 2, 2018, 8 pm
VSO POPS: The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkle
Theirs was the harmony of a generation. Popular conductor Michael Krajewski returns to the VSO with two outstanding singers and band to lead this tribute, featuring Simon & Garfunkel’s greatest hits: “The Sounds of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Boxer,” and many more. This show is sure to leave you Feelin’ Groovy. Michael Krajewski, conductor; Jonathan Beedle, vocalist; Aj Swearingen, vocalist. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3 & 7 pm

Experiments in Opera: Modularias
Experiments in Opera, the outsider composer collective, opens its 2018-19 season with Modularias. Experiments in Opera taps into the weirdly secret obsessive world of modular synths. Featuring four newly-commissioned world premieres for modular synthesizer and voice by composers: Jason Cady, Candy Corn; Joan La Barbara, Virginia and the Time Machine; Kamala Sankaram, The Wife; Andrew Raffo Dewar, Volver. experimentsinopera.com/modularias Tickets: $30 / $25 (students/seniors) / $75 (opening night gala). The Flea, 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY

VO: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni
Comedy and tragedy mingle, too, in Mozart’s ever-popular Don Giovanni, in which only supernatural forces can put a stop to the Spanish nobleman’s compulsive amorous conquests. (1,003 women in Spain alone!) Lillian Groag’s 24th production for Virginia Opera features a number of exciting young singers making their company debuts: baritone Tobias Greenhalgh as Don Giovanni; bass-baritone Zachary Alt-man as his beleaguered manservant, Leporello; and soprano Rachelle Durkin as Donna Anna, Giovanni’s most recent victim. Former Emerging Artist Sarah Larsen makes her mainstage debut as Donna Elvira — the only woman Giovanni must wed before he can bed. Last performed by Virginia Opera in 2010, Don Giovanni will be sung in Italian with English Supertitles. Running time: 2h 55m including intermission. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production. 757.623.1223 (Southside) 757.877.2550 (Peninsula). 1.866.Opera.Va (1.866.673.7282). https://ticketing.vaopera.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=2940. Email orders@vaopera.org
November 2, 4 & 6, 2018
The Edythe C. and Stanley L. Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
November 10 & 11, 2018
George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
November 16 & 18, 2018
The Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center – Richmond

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 am - 5 pm
BYOV: 2018 Concerto Competition Auditions
The BYOV Concerto Competition is reserved for students of the Concert and Symphony Orchestras. Location TBD

Saturday, November 3 , 2018, 1 & 3 pm
TENET: 14th-Century Avant-Garde
Quite literally a blast from the past, the renowned vocal group TENET Vocal Artists considers ars subtilior (the more subtle art)—the experimental music created by a handful of renegade medieval musicians whose work was so shocking and ahead of its time that it would disappear for over half a millennium. This site-specific performance features TENET Vocal Artists with internationally acclaimed instrumentists under Robert Mealy's leadership. Tickets: $55. https://www.metmuseum.org/ The Met Cloisters / Fuentidueña Chapel, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, NYC

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4 pm
Thomas Ospital, Organist
Twenty-eight year-old concert organist Thomas Ospital is Organist at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, home to the largest pipe organ in France, Organist in Residence at the Radio France Concert Hall, an acoustical gem of a venue that seats over 1,400 people, Professor of Harmony at the Paris Conservatory, and winner of the 2012 and 2014 audience prize at the Chartre Competition. In 2012 he served as Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint-Louis King of France in New Orleans, Louisiana. Past performances have taken him throughout Europe including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, and Holland. Ospital will be in the United States on tour this Fall and will perform a solo organ concert in Norfolk. Free and open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

November ODU Music Department Concerts
ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles regularly present their work to the public. Performances are free unless otherwise indicated. 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 or music@odu.edu, or visit odu.edu/musicdept.
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3 pm
Annual Faculty Organ Recital
Featuring James Kosnik. Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
The ODU Madrigal Singers and Collegium Musicum
This concert features music from and inspired by Renaissance France. Directed by Bianca Hall. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra: Time Travels
A mostly strings concert takes you across time and around the world with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Adolphus Hailstork’s Church Street Serenade (named after Norfolk’s Church Street!). Free admission. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W. 49th St., Norfolk.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
The ODU Concert Choir and the F. Ludwig Diehn Chorale present WWII and the Holocaust: A Remembrance
Directed by Nancy Klein with accompanist Bobbie Kesler-Corleto. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:30 pm
The ODU Jazz Choir, Jazz Combo and Jazz Orchestra
Perform music by a variety of composers. Directed by John Toomey and Doug Owens. Arrive early for the best seating. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 6 pm
Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
The Choirs of Christ and St. Luke’s, St. Paul’s, and Trinity Lutheran, Newport News join together with soloists in the special piano four hand version, featuring pianists Dr. Stephen Coxe and Rebecca Raydo, under the direction of guest conductor Charles Woodward. Free-will offering. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Monday, November 5, 2018, 7 pm
5BMF: Corónica: An Empire of Silver and Gold
BMF and GEMAS present Corónica, a collective of musicians from Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina and the US, in “An Empire of Silver and Gold”, an enchanting exploration of 18th century vocal and instrumental pieces from Latin American manuscript sources. Curated and led by Daniel Zuluaga, the program includes works by Juan de Araujo, Andrés Flores, Joseph de Torres, & Juan Franzés Yribarren, and others.  “An Empire of Silver and Gold”, hailed by the San Diego Union Tribune as a “treasure with its own shimmer and gleam,” is built around works selected, edited, and reconstructed by Zuluaga from some of the most important musical archives in the Americas—from cathedrals in Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru, among others—woven together to provide an informal overview, a snapshot, of the wonders of music in Colonial Latin America. Nell Snaidas, soprano; Jennifer Ellis Kampani, ; Solange Meridinian, mezzo-soprano; Joal Gonzalez Estrada, tenor; Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone; Priscilla Herreid, baroque oboe, recorders; Aisslinn Nosky, baroque violin; Karina Schmitz, baroque violin; Katie Reitman, baroque cello; Daniel Zuluaga, baroque guitar; Simon Martyn-Ellis, baroque guitar; Rex Benincasa, percussion. $40 VIP Preferred seating, $25 General Admission, $15 Seniors, Free for Students w/ID. For tickets visit: http://5bmf.org/coronica/. St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Ave., New York, NY 10024

November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Buick City, 1:00 AM
EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA— the fun & fearless composer collective —premieres the first ever podcast opera, Buick City, 1:00 AM, a serial opera by Jason Cady. Featuring four audio-only 25-minute episodes with spoken dialogue, songs, and rich sound design posted online weekly starting November 6, 2018. Episode 1: Tuesday November 6, 2018 Episode 2: Tuesday November 13, 2018 Episode 3: Tuesday November 20, 2018 Episode 4: Tuesday November 27, 2018 Buick City, 1:00 AM tells the story of a woman traveling back in time to 1984 to prevent the murder of her father, an autoworker in Flint, Michigan. Available for Download at itunes.com, stitcher.com, experimentsinopera.com or wherever else you get your podcasts. http://experimentsinopera.com/buickcity

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1 pm
Trinity Organ Series
Join us for the opening concert of the 8th season of the Trinity Organ Series featuring Dr. Martin Sunderland, Organist and Music Director at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.  Dr. Sunderland has degrees in organ performance from Pennsylvania State University and Yale University and a doctorate in Music Education from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  FREE concert. A reception will follow.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
Ewell Concert Series: David Dominique Ensemble
The David Dominique Ensemble’s performance marks the beginning of a seven-city tour to promote Dominique’s new album of original compositions, Mask, on the Orenda Records label. Dominique, an assistant professor of music at William & Mary, will be joined by Victor Haskins, W&M’s instructor of jazz trumpet, as well as several special guests. Admission is $5, free with W&M ID. No tickets are required. Ewell Recital Hall, 221 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Peace: 100 Years since WWI Armistice
Virginia Wesleyan University. VWU Choirs, Vox Vera and Camerata,  perform the premier of Andrew Maxwell’s Peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW I (1914-1918). Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor. Free. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:30 pm

GSA: Liederabend
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department. Liederabend dates back to the 1800s, when musicians and lovers of music would gather at someone's home, and one or more singers would perform the songs of composers of the day. In the field of classical music, these songs are referred to today as “art songs”, and the German art songs are called “Lieder”. Tickets: https://www.innovativeticketing.com/. $15 general public; $10 students. $5 GSA Students at the Door only. Dalis Black Box Theatre, 254 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8 pm
Cappella Pratensis:The Josquin Imitation Game 
Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts  continues its 2018–2019 Early Music series with Cappella Pratensis:The Josquin Imitation Game. Josquin des Prez paid homage to his predecessors through the use of imitation. By the same token, subsequent composers played this game as a deliberate tribute, utilizing the same texts, melodies, and other characteristics of his music. The acclaimed Cappella Pratensis, known for their period interpretations, makes their Miller debut with a program anchored by Josquin masterpieces and exploring some of the great polyphonic works of the period by composers who inspired Josquin and those who were later inspired by him. Music by Josquin des Prez, Antoine Busnoys, Johannes Ockeghem, Adrian Willaert, Nicolas Gombert, Cipriano de Rore. Tickets $30–$45; Students with valid ID: $7–$27. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 45 West 46th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues, NYC

William & Mary Music Department November Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/calendar/upcoming/music/list . Ewell Recital Hall is located on the William and Mary campus inside Ewell Hall (off Jamestown Road near Boundary Street), Williamsburg
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Middle Eastern Music Ensemble with Special Guest Aïcha Redouane and Habib Yammine
Singer and instrumentalist Aïcha Redouane specializes in the art of Arabic singing, Sufi poetry and song, and Amazigh (Berber) musical styles, along with jazz, blues, and Western classical music. An internationally recognized Moroccan diva, of Amazigh origin, Aïcha Redouane has revitalized the Arab music school of Nahda and art of maqâm through the ensemble Al-Adwar, which she founded in Paris with the Lebanese composer and percussionist, Habib Yammine. With a very rare and exceptional voice, Redouane, also qânûn player, commands an extensive, Arabic classical music repertoire and has recorded numerous albums on the labels Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, and Classica. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall (Rm 107), 221 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 7:30 pm

Music of India Ensemble concert
Free and open to the public. Ewell Hall, Recital Hall
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12 pm
Christopher Wren Association Town and Gown Performance
Free and open to the public. School of Education, 301 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8 pm
Bruton Parrish Church Candlelight Concert with W&M Women's Chorus
Bruton Parish Church, Duke of Gloucester Street

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:30 pm
BYOV: Bay Youth Concert Band & Virginia Wind Symphony
The Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School presents Bay Youth Concert Band and the Virginia Wind Symphony. Free concert. Salem High School, 1993 Sundevil Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
VWU: 2018 Fall Hymn Festival, In Times of Trouble, O God of Peace
The Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan University presents its annual Fall Hymn Festival, led by Brian Hehn, Director of the Center for Congregational Song (Hymn Society of the US & Canada). "In Times of Trouble, O God of Peace" honors veterans, commemorates the end of World War-I, and offers prays for peace. Join us for brass, jazz, world music & traditional hymnody with Sharon Foxwell, organist; Lawrence Clemens and Stephanie Harron, trumpet; Marla Nistico and Marla Robinson, flute; Jason Squinobal, saxophone; and VWU's "Camerata" led by Bryson Mortensen. Donations accepted. For further details, call 757-455-3376. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
WCG: Dawn of Night
The Williamsburg Choral Guild celebrates and examines sunset as both an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon and as a metaphor for physical, emotional, and spiritual transition. The concert features the following works: Jonathan Dove’s Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars, an often ecstatic composition for mixed chorus and organ extolling the beauty of a clear night sky, Connor Koppin’s Echo, a brand new mixed chorus and piano setting of Christina Rossetti poetry imploring life’s memories to return ‘in the speaking silence of a dream’ and Stephen Chatman’s Dawn of Night, a work for mixed chorus and violoncello featuring poetry by Tara Wohlberg – a quiet reflection on the ‘sunset of our love deep love.’ Join  Artistic Director Brian Isaac, the chorus and pianist  Karen Areheart Ives as they perform this inspiring and somewhat contemplative concert. Subscriptions for the 2018-2019 season are available now through October 31.  Season tickets may be ordered by mail, phone, or online: https://tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=2357. Season tickets are $55.00. Individual tickets: Adult tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door; Student tickets $10 with ID; no cost for children under 12 For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
Bellissima! Choral Ensemble
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. Founded in 2001 by Deborah Carr, Bellissima! is a non-profit, auditioned chorale of singers who represent many Hampton Roads cities. Musical selections range widely from classical and contemporary sacred and secular music to jazz and the folk songs of several countries and traditions. With a delightful and impressive repertoire representing a wide variety of music to suit a wide variety of tastes, Bellissima! is composed of highly skilled and dedicated women who love to sing. Their enthusiasm is apparent in every concert performance from the first note to the last. This unique, compelling, delightful and inspiring Bellissima! Sound is the product of a sophisticated choral ensemble that consistently strives for the very highest of standards in quality professional entertainment and performance. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Bellissima!: Soul Feast
Bellissima!, Hampton Roads Premier Woman's Chorale, is serving up a banquet of song to delight and satisfy; songs about food and famine, starry nights and the Lake Isle of Innisfree, songs about dancing and praying, about seeking peace and finding it. Open to the public. Free will offering.
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4 pm
Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA. 23602
Tuesday, November 13, 7 pm
Warwick Forest Retirement Community, 1004 Old Denbigh Rd. Newport News, VA 23602
Sunday, November 18, 4 pm
Hungars Episcopal Church, 10118 Bayside Rd.,Machipongo, Va. 23405
Sunday, November 25, 4 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23452

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
Diehn Series: Windscape with the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Conversations through the Centuries

Created in 1994 by five eminent wind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists, an “unquintet” which has delighted audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. As artists in residence at Manhattan School of Music, the members of Windscape are master teachers, imparting secrets of instrumental virtuosity while presenting concerts hailed for creative energy and musical curiosity. Continuing nearly a decade of highly successful collaborations, the Norfolk Chamber Consort co-presents another project with the Diehn Concert Series. Windscape returns by popular demand and is joined by NCC pianists and critically acclaimed recording artists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn in Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Woodwinds by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Fantasy on a Fugue by J.S. Bach, by Lowell Liebermann. The program also includes Adagio and Allegro in F Minor for Mechanical Organ by Mozart, as arranged for winds by Mordechai Rechtman, and Wind Quintet No. 1 by Jean Françaix. Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Randall Ellis, oboe ; Alan Kay, clarinet; Frank Morelli, bassoon; David Jolley, horn. Master Class November 13, 12:30 P.M. Free reception by The Green Onion following performance. 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. Parking in parking Garage E, 4904 Bluestone Ave. at 49th Street. Chandler Recital Hall, F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 1339 W 49th St. ODU, Norfolk 23529

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
F. Ludwig Diehn Series in cooperation with the Norfolk Chamber Consort
Guest Ensemble – Windscape: Conversations through the Centuries

Norfolk Chamber Consort, Andrey Kasparov & Oksana Lutsyshyn, Co-Directors. Fantasy on a Fugue by J.S. Bach (1989) - Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961); Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Woodwinds, Op. 16 (1796-1797) - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); Adagio and Allegro in F Minor for Mechanical Organ (1790) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) , Arr. by Mordechai Rechtman (b. 1926); Wind Quintet No. 1 (1948) - Jean Françaix (1912-1997). Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn, pianists. Individual tickets $25; Student tickets $10. Individual tickets available at the door prior to each concert, beginning at 6:45 pm. Seats are unreserved. Phone: 785-7086 or visit www.ncconsort.org Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University, 49th Street at Webb Center

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8 pm

Schumann Quartett
The Schumann Quartet has reached a stage where anything is possible, because it has dispensed with certainties. This also has consequences for audiences, which from one concert to the next have to be prepared for all eventualities: “A work really develops only in a live performance,” the quartet says. Sabine Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Albrecht Mayer, Kit Armstrong, Edgar Moreau and Anna Lucia Richter are among the quartet’s current partners. A highlight in the 17/18 season is still its three-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in New York City.Haydn: String Quartet F, Op. 77, No. 2; Hindemith: String Quartet No. 7 in E flat; Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, D. 910 “Death and the Maiden.” www.schumannquartett.de Nov 12: Feldman Chamber Music Society. Single Tickets: Regular: $30; Chrysler Member: $25; Student/Musician: $15. http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org/tickets/. Please join us for light refreshments 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. Nov 13: Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg. Individual concerts: $20 ($5 students). There is no reserved seating. We do maintain a standby ticket list for each concert, and any seats not yet occupied at 7:50 PM are sold to those waiting for admission. http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/tickets/. Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23185

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Lobby Concert: Vocal Music
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Vocal Music Concert. http://www.gsarts.net These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
VWU: Winds, Strings and More
Virginia Wesleyan University. VWU Jazz, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra perform well-known classics, jazz standards, and new music composed for the ensembles, plus holiday favorites for a festive start to the holiday season.  Dr. Jason Squinobal, conductor. Free. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8 pm
NYFOS W. C. Handy and The Birth of the Blues
New York Festival of Song celebrates W. C. Handy, often referred to as the “Father of the Blues,” and his vast influence as a prominent African-American composer and publisher in the early 20th century. Shereen Pimentel, soprano; Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Justin Austin, baritone; Steven Blier and Joseph Li, pianists. And special guests Vince Giordano and Scott Robinson, brass and reeds. Steven Blier, musical director | Elliott Hurwitt, program consultant. $20-$62 from the Merkin Box Office: 212-501-3330 or kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Complimentary reception with the artists to follow. nyfos.org/wchandy. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center,129 West 67th Street, NYC

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8 pm

VSO: Latin Flair
The 2018-2019 Regent Classics series begins with a program of Spanish and South American origins. We’ll hear from a variety of composers hailing from Spain, Chile and Argentina for a dynamic, colorful program that highlights some familiar and some not-so-familiar works. The lush, whimsical sound of Soro’s Three Chilean Aires will sweep you away. The romantic tangos of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires featuring Concertmaster Vahn Armstrong will leave your heart racing and toes tapping. Then we dive into de Falla’s Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 1 with its lively characters and drama, followed by Ginastera’s folkloric and expressive Concert Variations. Gonzalo Farias, conductor; Vahn Armstrong, violin. Soro: Tres aires chilenos; Piazzolla: Las cuatro estaciones porteñas; Falla: El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 1; Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Nov 15: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464. Nov 17: Crosswalk Community Church, 7575 Richmond Rd.,Williamsburg, VA 23188.

YRSO-Young Artists Concerto Competition
The York River Symphony Orchestra announces its 18th Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition, Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hampton. The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra on March 3, 2019 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at TNCC, Hampton. The competition is open to musicians ages 12-21, including singers. Information about the competition and an application form can be viewed and downloaded at www.yrso.org/competition. Applications, with $25 fee and teacher recommendation, should be mailed by October 27. Questions?  Contact Barbara Eger, YRSO Education Director  at bfeger@yahoo.com or 757-267-2959.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3 pm
Symphonicity Destination: Austria
The second stop in Symphonicity’s world tour is Austria – home of mountains, meadows and Mozart. Juilliard graduate Annika Jenkins will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 This concert will also feature Beethoven’s “Wellington’s Victory” and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No. 8.Wellington’s Victory by Ludwig van Beethoven; Violin Concerto No. 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert. Daniel W. Boothe, Music Director & Conductor; Ànnika Jenkins, violin. Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Tickets: $24 - $50; Military, students, groups: $10 - $50. Visit http://ev8.evenue.net. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 5 pm
Fauré's Reqiuem
Schola Cantorum of Virginia will be joining with Galilee Episcopal Church Choir to perform Gabriel Fauré's Reqiuem. Galilee Episcopal Church: 3928 Pacific Ave,Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7 pm
BYOV: Opening Concert
Bay Youth String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. https://bayyouth.org/concerts-and-tickets/purchase-tickets/. Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11 am
WMC: Baritone Chris Mooney & Friends
Williamsburg Music Club presents Baritone Chris Mooney & Friends singing American Art Songs of the 20th Century, by Bernstein, Copland, and more.  This program is presented FREE by the Williamsburg Music Club, as a gift to the community.  www.williamsburgmusicclub.org. Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, November 30, 2018, 8 pm
Sunday, December 2 2018, 2:30 pm

Virginia Symphony: Winter Dreams
“Winter is coming….” Usher in the season with the VSO in a program that pays homage to winter featuring Glazunov’s picturesque Winter from The Seasons. Acclaimed cellist Julian Schwarz returns with Tchaikovsky’s delightful Rococo Variations. The VSO then takes a trip north to Finland for Sibelius’ evocative Fifth Symphony. We close with a rare treat on the concert stage, the climactic Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker. Joann Falletta;, conductor; Julian Schwartz cello. Glazunov: Winter from The Seasons, Op. 67; Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra; Sibelius: Symphony No. 5; Tchaikovsky: Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Nov 30: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 2: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4 pm

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell
Traditional carols and seasonal anthems fill the air as the Chorale presents its annual joy-filled celebration of the holidays. Harpists Barbara Chapman and Colleen Thorburn join the chorus for the Hampton Roads premiere of Will Todd’s radiant Among Angels, a lustrous evocation of angels in flight. The program also includes alluring arrangements of holiday favorites including I wonder as I wander (Steve Pilkington), Gabriel’s Message (Jim Clemens), and In the bleak midwinter (Abbie Betinis). Single tickets: $25. Group tickets: $10/person. Student tickets: $10. Visit https://squareup.com/store/virginia-chorale or phone 757.627.8375 (student tickets not available by phone). All tickets (excluding group tickets) are available at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to every performance. Dec 1: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1009 W Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507 Norfolk. Dec 2: First Presbyterian Church, 36th Street & Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach. Please note this change from our standard format of Virginia Beach performances on Saturday and Norfolk performances on Sunday.

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:30 & 3 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:30 & 4 pm

WSO: Holiday Pops
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Janna Hymes conducts holiday favorites to put your family in the spirit of the season. Special guest performances by Emmanuel Atiyeh, Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director and Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Christopher Bechtler, Director. Concerts are 55 minutes in length Tickets: $30. Visit https://williamsburgsymphony.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=1688 to purchase. For more information on the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra visit www.williamsburgsymphony.org and follow the WSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WMBGSymphony  and Twitter @WMBGSymphony. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 5:30 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
The Parish Choir will lead a candle-lit service of Lessons and Carols, in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge.  Enter the holy season of preparation with this beautiful and meditative service.  Free-will offering, reception to follow. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

December ODU Music Department Concerts
ODU’s Department of Music faculty and student ensembles regularly present their work to the public. Performances are free unless otherwise indicated. 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 or music@odu.edu, or visit odu.edu/musicdept.
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3 pm
ODU Symphony Orchestra and ODU Wind Ensemble
Winter concert directed by Paul Kim and Brian Diller. University Theatre.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 pm
The ODU New Music Ensemble
Presents contemporary works for diverse instrumental, vocal and electronic media. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.
Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

The 44th Annual ODU Madrigal Banquets
Featuring food and music from France, include full-course historical meals and music provided by the ODU Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum, and Sacbut Ensemble. Directed by Bianca Hall. Tickets: $20 ODU students; $35 ODU faculty/staff, non-ODU students, and groups of 6 or more; $40 general. Menu to be announced in October 2018 on ODUArtsTix.com.Atrium, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 2 pm
GSA: Sentara Music and Medicine Lobby Concert: Handel's Messiah
The Governor's School for the Arts. The Sentara Heart Hospital and the Music in Medicine program presents a Sentara Performance Series with The Governor's School. Vocal Music Concert. http://www.gsarts.net These performances are Free and open to the public and take place in the lobby of the Sentara Heart Hospital Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23507

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2 pm

VWU: Sing We Now of Christmas
Virginia Wesleyan University. The VWU Choirs present a festival of holiday music and traditional tales.  Dr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor.  $5; free to VWU community with ID. Hofheimer Theatre, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2 pm

VSO & Richmond Ballet: The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky’s brilliant ballet score comes to life for this magical collaboration between Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra! Heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times, Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker returns to Chrysler Hall for the 6th consecutive year. From a battle beneath the branches of a mystical Christmas tree, to a winter white forest, and then off to a far-off kingdom of delectable sweets, this dazzling production is sure to bring joy to everyone’s December. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

William & Mary Music Department December Events
Admission is free, and no ticket is required unless otherwise noted. All events on the William & Mary campus, Williamsburg, unless otherwise noted. For more details on these events please click on http://www.wm.edu/calendar/upcoming/music/list . Ewell Recital Hall is located on the William and Mary campus inside Ewell Hall (off Jamestown Road near Boundary Street), Williamsburg
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2 pm
Combined Choral Winter Concert
Free and open to the public. Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 4 pm
HRP: Mistletoe Concert at Fort Monroe 
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Part of a weekend of free events at Fort Monroe including: Mistletoe Tour; Tree Lighting; Historic Tours Ft. Monroe Theatre, 42 Tidball Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7 pm
Virginia Handbell Consort
Mildred McDaniel Concert Series. The Virginia Handbell Consort is comprised of auditioned musicians performing on over five octaves of Schulmerich bells, five and a half octaves of Melody Chimes, three octaves of Petit and Fritsen bells and other percussion instruments. Concert repertoire includes spectacular selections of secular, classical and sacred pieces which demonstrate a multitude of bell techniques currently being explored by composers.  An all-time favorite of the Mildred McDaniel Concert Series-goer, the VHC  will perform a Christmas program.  Al Reese is the Musical Director and the VHC is a crowd-pleaser. Plan to arrive early to get a seat.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert. Reformation Lutheran Church, 13100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23602

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 pm
CBWE: Winter Wonderland
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble. Featuring Ellen Petko and The Yorktown ChoraleSoprano Soloist General Admission: $15; Seniors and Students 18 and Under: $10. Purchase at the door or at http://www.cbwe.org/upcoming-concert-and-events.html Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center for the Arts,  1, Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:30 pm
HRP: Winter Classics and Holiday Favorites
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, under the direction of Steven Brindle. Come hear the sounds of the season as the orchestra presents a program of holiday favorites including “The Nutcracker,” “Sleigh Ride,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and a special guest appearance by the Golden Baton raffle winner. You won’t want to miss this fan-favorite program for the whole family! Tickets: $20. Order online from Ticketmaster.com www1.ticketmaster.com/event/010054C6E77C99D3 or phone 757-722-2787. American Theater, 125 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3 pm
YRSO: Holiday Concert: Lights, Dance Music, Drama
York River Symphony Orchestra, conductors Dr. Eric Reiff, Reginald Fox. Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite No. 1; Correll - Hanukkah Dances; Ployhar - Christmas Sing-a-long; Holcombe - Festive Sounds of Hanukkah; Anderson - Christmas Festival; Additional works for chorus and orchesetra TBA. Tickets tare available concert day at the concert venue. Tickets are $14 and $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Tickets purchased in advance are discounted $2 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased from orchestra members or online at http://www.yrso.org/tickets.html Mary T. Christian Auditorium Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4 pm
WCG: Wintertide
The Williamsburg Choral Guild joyfully ushers in the winter season with new settings of familiar texts.  Admission is free. The Guild will be joined by our youth outreach choir, the Williamsburg Youth Chorale, under the keen direction of Ann Porter and Genrose Lashinger. The concert features the following works: June Nixon’s brilliant The Holly and the Ivy; Julian Wachner’s exhilarating re-imagining of the holiday carols O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Angels we have Heard on High, each for mixed chorus and organ; traditional a cappella favorites like Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, and O Tannenbaum; contemporary works like Eatnemen Vuelie (Song of the Earth), a traditional Sami yoik written by Frode Fjellheim and arranged for mixed chorus and percussion by Emily Crocker, and Ring Out, Ye Bells!, written for mixed chorus and piano by Dale Trumbore. Join Artistic Director Brian Isaac, the chorus and organist Karen Ives as they celebrate this festive season with song. Tickets are not required. Please consider a free-will offering or a food donation for FISH, Inc. For more information, call (757) 220-1808 or email us at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg  23188

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:30 pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
Virtuoso pianist Stephen Coxe gathers his friends to perform chamber music spanning several centuries, featuring Bach’s cantata Ich habe genung, Telemann’s Oboe Sonata in F, Brahms’ Sonata for viola and piano, and more.  Professor Coxe is joined by soloists, instrumentalists, the Governor’s School Orchestra, and the Camarata Choristers.  Not to be missed!  Tickets $15, Students $5. Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Handel's Messiah
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music & GSA Orchestra. Tickets: https://www.innovativeticketing.com/ $15 general public; $10 students. $5 GSA Students at the Door only. First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7 pm
Friday, December 14, 2018, 8 pm

VSO: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections in an all-new program. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that have made this concert a new holiday tradition! Gonzalo Farias, conductor. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 12: Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake. Dec 14: St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 pm
GSA: Jazz
The Governor's School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department. Tickets: https://www.innovativeticketing.com/ $15 general public; $10 students. $5 GSA Students at the Door only. Music Hall @ GSA, 254 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, December 14, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8 pm

VSO: Handel’s Messiah
Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and VSO Chorus for the time-honored Christmas tradition of George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio, Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of the Messiah From Isaiah’s prophecies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 13: Regent University Theater, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, VA 23464. Dec 14: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 15: Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2 pm

Symphonicity: The Nutcracker with Ballet Virginia International
Symphonicity and Ballet Virginia International come together to present a Hampton Roads holiday tradition: “The Nutcracker.”  Enjoy nationally-recognized guest artists, our region’s finest young dancers and a cast of over 100 talented local children as they dance their way through this timeless classic. See young Clara’s dream come to life as her toy Nutcracker saves her from the evil Rat King and his minions. Witness Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magical snow as it transforms Clara and her beloved Nutcracker into a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice and Mother Ginger’s lively brood will stay with you forever and put the entire family in a warm holiday mood. Don’t miss it!  Phone 757-671-8611. symphonicity.org Tickets: www.balletvirginia.org. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11 am
WMC: Clarinetist David Lemelin
Williamsburg Music Club presents the Principal Clarinetist of the Williamsburg Symphony, David Lemelin accompanied by Richmond pianist Richard Becker, illustrating the musical influence of Robert Schumann on his contemporaries. This program is presented FREE by the Williamsburg Music Club, as a gift to the community.  www.williamsburgmusicclub.org.Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 19 , 2018, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 pm

TENET: Handel's Messiah
For the first time ever, TENET Vocal Artists in collaboration with the Sebastians will share our unique take on this beloved, time-honored masterwork. This performance will be a rarity in that it will not be conducted, and with a vocal ensemble of just 12 singers and instrumentalists, this event is not to be missed!  Tickets: $10 - $100. http://tenet.nyc/handels-messiah Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue, NYC

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

VAF: The King's Singers
Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to announce the return of Britain’s most famous a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers, in a celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary during the Christmas season. Originally formed at King’s College in Cambridge in 1968, The King’s Singers are instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing as well as their British charm. Enjoy a celebration of ancient and modern Christmas music from across The King’s Singers’ repertoire, featuring selections from Christmas, The Christmas Songbook and their 50th anniversary album Gold. The group will also perform a new work commissioned for their anniversary.  Tickets are available online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St., Norfolk. Group tickets are also available by calling 757-282-2819. Dec 20: Christ and St. Luke’s, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507. Dec 21: St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Pops
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Led by conductor Robert Shoup, Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect —high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season together! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. 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.

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 3 pm
VSO PB&J Family: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out! Gonzalo Farias, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Monday, December 24, 2018, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman.  Kevin Kwan, conductor.  Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk


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