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Soweto Gospel Choir

Monday, December 3, 7pm, Historic First Baptist Church, 418 E. Bute St., Norfolk

“A cornucopia of remarkable voices: sharp, sweet, kindly, raspy and incantatory leads above a magnificently velvety blend. Resplendent in a rainbow of robes and patterned textiles, with group moves for every song, the choir was constantly in motion and rich in harmony.” -The New York Times

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The King’s Singers

Thursday, December 20, 7:30pm, Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk

Friday, December 21, 7:30pm, St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg

“What hits you first and leaves you last when listening…is the astonishing, exhilarating musicianship of these singers. Joy, generosity and eclecticism…are the defining qualities.”  -Gramophone Magazine

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Melissa Aldana, saxophone

January 12, Attucks Theatre

“An influential tenor saxophonist in jazz for decades to come” (JazzTimes)

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Billy Drummond, drums

February 9, Attucks Theatre

Drummond “likes to push the limits of jazz, drawing on its traditions while seeking a vibrant, open-doored present" (Newark Star-Ledger).

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Rhythm Live!

February 22, Harrison Opera House

Feel the heat! In this dazzling show, high-energy Caribbean and West African music blend with electrifying dance to tell the story of Trinidad steel pan drums and calypso.

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Renée Fleming, soprano

Saturday, February 23, 8pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.

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Lawrence Brownlee, tenor and Eric Owens, bass-baritone

Sunday, March 3, 7pm, Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Hear this extraordinary pair of today’s best singers in a program of operatic classics and spirituals in the historic Attucks Theatre!

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Nate Najar, guitar

March 16, Attucks Theatre

“Najar’s tasty note selection, delicate touch, and immaculate technique offer the listener a comforting refuge that keeps the outside world at bay” (Vintage Guitar magazine)

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Richard Alston Dance Company

Thursday, March 21, 7:30pm, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

One of the greatest living contemporary choreographers, Richard Alston is revered for his musicality, creating dances of “amazing speed, explosive power and linear grace…that change your breathing while you watch” (The New York Times).

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Ryan Keberle, trombone

April 6, Attucks Theatre

"In just over a decade, Keberle has become one of the most in-demand trombonists on the scene” (All About Jazz)

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Kristin Chenoweth, vocalist


Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Rob Fisher, conductor

Friday, April 12, 8pm Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Catch this powerhouse performer when she shares the stage with Broadway’s acclaimed music director Rob Fisher and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra—guaranteed to send you home humming!

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Storm Large, vocalist

Saturday, April 13, 8pm, Granby Theater, Norfolk

Back by popular demand, Storm takes the stage at the Granby Theater, thrilling fans and new admirers alike with her wit, wardrobe, and way with a song.

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Jessica Lang Dance

Sunday, April 14, 3pm, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging works that feature gifted, graceful, and athletic performers.

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Bach Celebration

Sunday, April 14, 7pm, Christ & St. Luke's Church, Norfolk

Savor a feast of Bach in a beautiful setting!

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Jason Vieaux, guitar

Monday, April 15, 8pm, Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk

"One of America's premier guitarists…his notes shone with different weights and hues; melodies were alive and recalled the nuanced beauty of light reflecting off a string of pearls...Vieaux's performance spun magic…" (Fort-Worth Star-Telegram).

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Olga Kern, piano

Tuesday, April 16, 7:30pm, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk

To launch her first season as the Virginia Arts Festival’s Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music, Olga Kern will perform a piano recital that is sure to be remembered as one of the highlights of this or any season.

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Coffee Concert I: Olga Kern, piano; Tasmin Little, violin; Nina Kotova, cello

Thursday, April 18, 10:30am, Williamsburg Winery

Virginia Arts Festival Coffee Concerts offer chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends.

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Coffee Concert II: Olga Kern, piano; Tasmin Little, violin; Nina Kotova, cello

Friday, April 19, 10:30am, Miller Studio, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Virginia Arts Festival Coffee Concerts offer chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends.

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2019 Virginia International Tattoo

April 25-28 2019, Scope Arena

This largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.

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Jupiter String Quartet

Monday, April 29, 7:30pm, Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk

“Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression. That's how it was with the Jupiter String Quartet” (Dallas Morning News).

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Coffee Concert III: Jupiter String Quartet

Tuesday, April 30, 10:30am, St. John's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth

Virginia Arts Festival Coffee Concerts offer chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends.

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Cantus

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk

The “engaging” (New Yorker) men’s a cappella ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark vocal warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

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Music Maker Blues Revue

Thursday, May 2, 7pm, Roger Brown's Restaurant, Portsmouth

Music Maker Blues Revue brings storied blues players back to the stage, giving eager audiences a rare opportunity to hear some of the pioneers of the art form.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

May 3-5, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

This internationally acclaimed, history-making company returns to the Virginia Arts Festival with a dazzling program that includes a world premiere.

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At the Illusionist's Table

An Intimate Magic Dinner Experience

May 7-19, Byrd & Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse, Norfolk

“A magical, unforgettable theatrical meal…not to be missed”
(Entertainment Weekly).

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Transfigured Nights

Wednesday, May 8, 7:30pm, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk

Four transcendent musicians on one explosive stage!

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Theo Croker Quintet

Thursday, May 9, 7:30pm, Studio Theater, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Beach

This young trumpeter, singer, and bandleader has deep roots in jazz and the vision to see beyond the art form.

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Pilobolus

Friday, May 10, 8pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

“Acrobatics are liquefied into poetry. The continuity of changing imagery, the easy sensuousness and the wonderful push-me-pull-you surprises of the physicality: These still seem to come right out of their makers’ dreams and into ours” (The New York Times).

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Béla Fleck & Chick Corea

Saturday, May 11, 8pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment and their extraordinary live set Two.

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Ken Cowan, organ

Sunday, May 12, 4pm, Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk

Expect a thrilling program from this extraordinary artist, as he performs on the newly refurbished organ at Norfolk’s historic Christ & St. Luke’s Church.

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DalÍ Quartet with Olga Kern

Monday, May 13, 7:30pm, Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk

This engaging quartet, made up of world-class artists from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S., performs a lively mix of Latin American, classical and romantic repertoire.

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Coffee Concert IV: Dalí Quartet; Olga Kern, piano

Wednesday, May 15, 10:30am, Robin Hixon Theater, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk

Virginia Arts Festival Coffee Concerts offer chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends.

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Coffee Concert V: Dalí Quartet; Olga Kern, piano

Thursday, May 16, 10:30am, Williamsburg Winery

Virginia Arts Festival Coffee Concerts offer chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends.

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Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra

May 17-18

Rediscover a Shakespeare classic, enhanced by a long-lost musical score—in the East Coast premiere of a lavish production that has made headlines!

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Michael Feinstein, Great American Songbook

Sunday, May 19, 4pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Hear your favorite songs and the stories behind them in this beguiling show!

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I’m With Her

Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

Variety calls their mesmerizing sound “Bliss…stunning female harmony singing and virtuosity.” Don’t miss this chance to hear three amazing musicians inspire each other to new heights in this concert!