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February 15, 2014
A trio of talented singers will take the stage early next month when the Williamsburg Symphonia presents "Opera Highlights" at 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 3-4, in the Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square.
February 2, 2014
This month offers a rare opportunity to hear two young artists tackle Rachmaninoff's colorful and demanding Second Piano Concerto.
January 5, 2014
Tickets to the 36th season of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 15.
December 8, 2013
It wouldn't be December without a flurry of "Nutcracker' performances.
October 13, 2013
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, a newly formed orchestra, will present its inaugural concert on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Christopher Newport University.
August 18, 2013
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and other jazz artists will headline a Gospel & Jazz Celebration Oct. 4-6 at two Norfolk venues. Tickets are now on sale.
July 14, 2013
Single tickets to the Ferguson Center for the Arts' 2013-2014 season go on sale to the general public Thursday, July 18.
June 30, 2013
Comedian Bill Cosby and singer Natalie Cole headline the 2013-2014 artists' lineup coming to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.
June 2, 2013
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has announced three standout artists for its premier season in July.
May 19, 2013
Actress Sally Struthers plays the irrepressible Dolly Levi in a touring production of "Hello, Dolly!" coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in November. Subscriptions to the Ferguson's 2013-2014 Broadway lineup are now on sale.
April 28, 2013
The Williamsburg Symphonia has five concerts scheduled for its 2013-2014 season. Subscriptions are now on sale.
April 13, 2013
After a season of four operas, Virginia Opera is closing out its 2012-2013 performing year with a classic musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel." Tickets are on sale for the production that will be presented May 10-19 at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk.
March 31, 2013
Opera in Williamsburg returns next month with a production of Verdi's "La Traviata." The single performance will take place at 8 p.m. April 23 in the Kimball Theatre.
March 3, 2013
One of the Virginia Symphony's most interesting programs of the season comes up this week in concerts Thursday in Williamsburg and Saturday in Virginia Beach.
February 17, 2013
Two chamber music events — one this month, the other in April — are worth marking on your calendar.
January 20, 2013
Two of Hampton Roads major performing groups, the Virginia Symphony and Virginia Stage Company, this week announced their lineups for 2013-2014. Here are the details:
January 6, 2013
The holidays are behind us, and it's time to turn our attention to what's shaping up as an exciting first quarter in the Hampton Roads arts arena. Several premieres are coming our way, and some major talent is dropping by. Here's a look at some upcoming highlights:
December 30, 2012
The performing arts scene looked a bit like a Busch Gardens theme ride in 2012, with lots of high points and a couple of strange twists and turns. Overall, the quality of presentations was first-rate with several regional or world premieres and knockout shows. Looking back, here are the things that stood out to me:
December 15, 2012
This month, many Virginia schools are benefiting from a pilot program that's bringing classical arts to the classroom via the Internet.
December 2, 2012
An annual summer vocal institute for high school and college students will begin at Christopher Newport University in July 2013.
November 18, 2012
The Virginia Arts Festival got welcoming news from a recent economic impact study it commissioned.
November 4, 2012
Choral music is an integral part of the Hampton Roads arts community. Here's a look at some upcoming concerts worth your attention.
October 22, 2012
Christopher Houlihan, who has been called "one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists," will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester.
October 7, 2012
Naama Zahavi-Ely teaches religious and classical studies at the College of William and Mary, but her passion is opera.
July 1, 2012
Michael Curry retires this weekend as director of the Hampton Arts Commission. Since he came to the City of Hampton in April 1988, Curry has been responsible for the growth and programming of The American Theatre and the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center.
March 24, 2012
Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company are teaming up to present "Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue," this summer.
June 19, 2010
Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September.
May 23, 2010
Famed conductor Lorin Maazel will present the second season of his Castleton Festival July 2-25 in Rappahannock County.