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Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

For reservations call 757.455.2101

All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater unless otherwise noted.

“World Peace Through World Percussion” Tom Teasley

Tom Teasley

September 19, 2013 (12:00 noon) in Hofheimer Theater

Described by the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” Teasley is a three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East with indigenous musicians in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Israel.  He will perform on over a dozen instruments and discuss his collaborations with Middle Eastern musicians.    ($5, all seats – A WORLD OF MUSIC, no reservations needed)

The Alborada Trio

The Alborada Trio

September 23, 2013 (7:30pm) 

Homage to Ravel features works by Schifrin and Ravel performed by Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, Jorge Aguirre, violin, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello.   ($10, $5 – Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

YOUNG MEN’S FESTIVAL OF SONG

YOUNG MEN’S FESTIVAL OF SONG

Friday, Oct 18 (9:30am-1:30pm, Hofheimer Theater)

An intensive workshop and great day of singing for male voices, grades 8-12, under the direction of Dr. Michael Trotta, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at VWC.   No charge to singers; lunch included.  (Individuals or full groups are welcome.  Reservations are a must!   757-455-3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.

“500 Years of Harp” Barbara Chapman

Barbara Chapman

October 24, 2013 (11:00am) in Monumental Chapel

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Principal Harp, Chapman performs repertoire for her instrument spanning a half-millennia. ($5, all seats – A WORLD OF MUSIC, no reservations needed)

2013 FALL HYMN FESTIVAL

The Alborada Trio

Sunday, October 27, 4:00pm

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Great Bridge Presbyterian, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake

(THE CENTER FOR SACRED MUSIC, 757-455-3376 – donations accepted)

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The Amara Piano Quartet

The Amara Piano Quartet

November 11, 2013 7:30pm

Innovation joins tradition in this internationally known quartet which includes violist Jonathan Sturm, son of the late VWC Philosophy professor William Sturm, joined by Mei-Hsusn Huang, piano; Boro Martinic-Jercic, violin; and George Work, cello.  ($10, $5 -  Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

“The Sounds of Africa” Anthony Hailey

Anthony Hailey

November 21, 2013 (11:00am) in Hofheimer Theater

Educator and performer, Hailey demonstrates African instruments and explains their uses for communication and entertainment.  ($5; all seats – A WORLD OF MUSIC, no reservations necessary)

Cantus

Cantus

November 22, 2013 (7:30p)

The “premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, this 9-member a-cappella ensemble presents a celebration of our unique and rich identity in “A Place for Us.”   ($15; $8 - Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

A Wesleyan Christmas

A Wesleyan Christmas

December 5  (11:00am - abridged performance)
December 6 & 7 (7:30pm)

Traditional sounds of the holiday season with the Virginia Wesleyan Singers, the Wesleyan Chorale, brass, and soprano Billye Brown Youmans under the direction of Dr. Michael John Trotta.  Co-sponsored by VWC’s Center for Sacred Music.  (All seats: $5.   Reservations are a must! - Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

“Hindu Dance” Padmarani Rasiah Cantu

Padmarani Rasiah Cantu

February 6, 2014 (11:00am) in Hofheimer Theater

Consummate artist, accomplished choreographer and teacher, Cantu performs Bharatha Natyam, an ancient classical dance acknowledged as one of the world’s oldest art forms showcasing Indian mythology.  ($5, all seats – A WORLD OF MUSIC, no reservations needed)

A ‘Community Sing’ with Ysaye Barnwell

A ‘Community Sing’ with Ysaye Barnwell

February 13, 2014 (7:30pm)

Former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Barnwell invites you to be part of a choir of uncommon and joyous singing in the oral tradition.   By the end of the evening you’ll raise the roof singing in four- to eight-part harmony with as many rhythms!  (All seats: $10  - Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

Falletta & Friends

Falletta & Friends

February 20, 2014 (7:30pm)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor JoAnn Falletta puts down the baton and takes up the classical guitar in an unforgettable evening of collaboration.  ($15; $8 - Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

Yun Zhang & Ya-Ching Chen

Yun Zhang & Ya-Ching Chen

April 22, 2014 (7:30pm)

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Chang is joined by his wife, winner of numerous international competitions.  Perfection in performance alone; together – sublime!   ($10; $5 - Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series – Reservations: 757-455-2101, Hofheimer Theater)

REQUIEM

REQUIEM

Wednesday, April 23 (Roper Theater, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk) – 12noon
Monday, April 28 (Hofheimer Theater, VWC) – 7:30pm

 

The combined choirs of VWC and Tidewater Community College present the Rutter Requiem, plus other works.  David Warren and Dr. Michael Trotta conduct.    No charge at either location, nor are reservations required.

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