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College Concerts

For reservations call 757.455.2101

All performances take place in Hofheimer Theater unless otherwise noted.

Anthony Ciotti, accordion

Anthony Ciotti

A World of Music Series

A classically trained, national award winning accordionist, Ciotti  has given solo performances throughout the US, Japan and Europe.  Selections from classical to jazz showcase the versatility of this unique instrument.

Date: September 25th
Time: 11:00am
Location: Monumental Chapel
Cost: Free

The Lens of Time

Wesleyan Chorale & Wesleyan Singers

Wesleyan Chorale & Wesleyan Singers

Choral music spanning the millennia with gems from Chant through the 21st century. 

Dr. Michael Trotta, conductor

Date: October 6th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

Sherie Aguirre, oboe & Jorge Aguirre, violin

Sherie Aguirre Jorge Aguirre

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

Jewels of the Baroque – with Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello.

Date: October 13th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $10, $5

Young Men’s Festival of Song

Dr. Michael Trotta

An intensive workshop and great day of singing for male voices, grades 8-12, under the direction of Dr. Michael John Trotta, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs.  

Date: October 17th
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: No charge to singers; lunch included.

Individuals or full groups are welcome. 
Reservations are a must! 
757-455-3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu

The Center for Sacred Music’s Fall Hymn Festival

The Center for Sacred Music’s Fall Hymn Festival

"Enter by the Narrow Gate"

The Center’s annual fall hymn festival explores the Christian journey.

Dr. Michael Trotta conducts the Wesleyan Worship Choir with Sharon Foxwell, organist.  

Singers from all churches are invited to be part of the chorus (music is provided).  

Rehearse the day of the hymn festival at 3:00pm at the church.  

To sing in the choir, call 757.455.3376 or email sbilly@vwc.edu.

Date: October 26th
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212  19th Street, Virginia Beach
Cost: Free

Eve Watters, Celtic

Eve Watters

A World of Music Series

“When Eve Watters plays the harp, the willows weep.  When she sings, the fishes dance.  And when she tells stories, people beg for more.”   Mid-Atlantic Storytellers Conference  

Watters’ talents on the Celtic harp, banjo, Native American flute, concertina, autoharp, pennywhistle, dulcimer and  music-infused narrative have charmed audiences throughout the US, Britain, Brazil and Australia.

Watters, a Certified Music Practitioner and Musician-in-Residence for the University of Virginia Health System, will present a demonstration/discussion on the cutting-edge topic of Therapeutic Music.

Date: October 30th
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

Eastern Virginia Brass

Dr. Michael Trotta

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

Thrill to the sounds of this brass quintet performing works the stately Renaissance to the jazz of Louis Armstrong, plus “Call,” a new work commemorating the American Civil War by British composer Liz Lane

Date: November 3
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $10, $5

Ranendra Das, Tabla & Abhik Mukherjee, sitar

Ranendra Das, Tabla & Abhik Mukherjee, sitar

A World of Music Series

The fundamentals of Indian classical music - the melodic framework Raga with the essential elements of time and rhythm provided by sitar and tabla, are deftly woven into “The Divine Art Music,” considered to be a creation of the Hindu Holy Trinity.  A 4,000 year-old art form, designed to raise the inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss.

Date: November 6th
Time: 11:00am
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

Red Priest

Jorge Aguirre

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

“… bringing glee to the concert scene for over a decade; transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practiced coordination with a bedrock of skill and timing.” (Daily Telegraph)  

 “Putting the rock into baroque . . . an energetic spectacular stage show!”  (The Evening Standard)

Date: November 13th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $15, $8

Project Images

Ranendra Das, Tabla & Abhik Mukherjee, sitar

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

Pianist Lee Jordan-Anders celebrates the release of her latest CD, “Images:  Works for Solo Piano by Claude Debussy.”  With the collaboration of VWC Professor John Rudel, Jordan-Anders has taken Debussy’s music into the art classroom and invited students to respond as did Impressionist painters at the dawn of the 20th century upon hearing this new musical language.  Student artworks will be featured along with the musical inspiration.

Date: December 1st
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $10; $5

Handel’s “Messiah”

Dr. Michael Trotta

Dr. Michael Trotta conducts the Wesleyan Chorale & Wesleyan Singers in selections from part-1 of Handel’s masterpiece.

Date: December 5-6th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

The Presidential Masterworks Series

Alborada Piano Trio

Wesleyan Singers & Wesleyan Chorale

Requiem in D minor, Opus 48 by Gabriel Fauré  and Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 120,  performed by the Alborada Piano Trio.

Date: March 9, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

“Word-Beat” with Tom Teasley & Charles Williams

“Word-Beat” with Tom Teasley & Charles Williams

A World of Music Series

The artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams combines with the global-jazz percussion of Tom Teasley in a program of African proverbs and inspirational texts by Langston Hughes and Nelson Mandela.

Date: March 26,  2015
Time: 11:00am
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

The Thirteen

The Thirteen

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

Thirteen artists - one voice.  With a reputation for exceptionalism, this New York-based ensemble directed by Matthew Robertson, specializes in masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque.

Date: April 10, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $15; $8

Larissa Venzie, marimba

Larissa Venzie

A World of Music Series

With technical prowess and insightful musicality, Venzie showcases the melodic magic of this unique instrument through the wonders of classical, folk and pop music.

Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00am
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

Amadi Azikiwe, viola & Debby Azikiwe, piano

Amadi Azikiwe, viola & Debby Azikiwe, piano

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

“Azikiwe is a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.”   New York News    

Azikiwe presents classic works by Bach and Beethoven, as well as those by Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and contemporary American composer David Baker.  .     () 

Date: April 20, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $10; $5

Women of Wisdom

Susan Labarr

Wesleyan Singers & Wesleyan Chorale

A celebration of music by female composers featuring Susan Labarr, composer-in-residence. 

Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: Free

Billye Brown Youmans, soprano & Lee Jordan-Anders, piano

Billye Brown Youmans

Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series

A touch of the Baroque from Bach and Handel with modern classics including Samuel Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Eric Whitacre’s serenely simple masterpiece “Goodnight Moon,” based on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book.

Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Hofheimer Theater
Cost: $10; $5

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