December calendar

Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, military, group and other discounts may be offered.

In and around Richmond: The Richmond Philharmonic presents its annual free holiday pops concerts, Dec. 2 at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and Dec. 16 at McGuire Medical Center. . . . The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart presents the Richmond Symphony and guest artists in the “Holiday Festival of Music,” a benefit for Commonwealth Catholic Charities, on Dec. 2, and the Festival of Lessons and Carols, benefitting the Ryan White Program of the Capital Area Health Network, on Dec. 13. . . . In holiday programs by the Richmond Symphony and Symphony Chorus, George Manahan conducts Handel’s “Messiah, with a quartet of guest vocal soloists, on Dec. 6, and Chia-Hsuan Lin conducts the “Let It Snow!” pops concerts, with guest star Natalie Prass, on Dec. 7 and 8, all at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center. . . . The Richmond Choral Society presents its annual Christmas program, Dec. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church. . . . Bon Air Presbyterian Church stages its annual “Messiah” sing-along on Dec. 8, with an open rehearsal on Dec. 7. . . . The University of Richmond’s Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale sing in the 46th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols in two performances on Dec. 8 at UR’s Cannon Memorial Chapel. . . . The Chancel Choir of River Road Church, Baptist, samples American Christmas music from the 18th century to the current day, on Dec. 8. . . . The James River Singers perform works by Roland de Lassus, Francesco Durante, Henryk Górecki and John Tavener and carol arrangements by Oja Gjeilo, Dec. 13 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church and Dec. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church. . . . The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale, with organist Daniel Stipe and a chamber orchestra, perform Vivaldi’s Gloria, choral works by Richmond native Zachary Wadsworth and University of Richmond-based Benjamin Broening, and concertos by Bach and Vivaldi, Dec. 13 at Grace Baptist Church and Dec. 15 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland. . . . The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia presents a cast of musicians in ““The Berlin Salon of Sara Levy,” a musical grande dame who formed the link between Bach and Mendelssohn, in a free program on Dec. 14 at the Gellman Room of the Richmond Public Library’s downtown main branch, violinist Johnny Gandelsman performing arrangements of four of Bach’s solo-cello suites, Dec. 15 at the Wilton House Museum (sold out, but there’s a waiting list for tickets), and an ensemble playing three of Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos and the premiere of Zachary Wadsworth’s “Palaces of Memory,” Dec. 16 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.

Noteworthy elsewhere: Pianist Jeffrey Kahane plays Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” Dec. 1 at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia. . . . Leonard Slatkin, the outgoing music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and former maestro of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, marks his 75th birthday by rejoining the NSO, with pianist Olga Kern, in works by Rachmaninoff, Copland and others, Dec. 5 and 7 at the Kennedy Center. . . . Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is joined by her string-playing siblings and soprano Susanna Phillips in chamber music and Lieder of Clara Schumann, Dec. 6 at the Library of Congress in Washington. . . . The Vienna Choir Boys’ Richmond concert, Dec. 18 at First Baptist Church, is sold out, but tickets are still available for the choristers’ performances on Dec. 13 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Dec. 14 at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville and Dec. 20 at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk. . . . The Miró Quartet, one of this country’s finest, plays Mozart, Schubert and more, Dec. 18 at the Library of Congress. . . . Among the many “Messiahs” in the region, the mostr noteworthy is likely to be Andrew Davis’ Victorian-style, big-band version, which he’ll lead with the National Symphony, Washington Chorus and soloists, Dec. 19, 20, 21 and 22 at the Kennedy Center.

Dec. 1 (3 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
J.S. Bach: “Goldberg Variations,” BWV 988
$42
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
wolftrap.org

Dec. 1 (2 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$29-$99
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Arthur Ashe Boulevard at Kensington Avenue, Richmond
Dec. 16 (7 p.m.)
McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond
Richmond Philharmonic
Peter Wilson conducting
Holiday Pops Concerts
program TBA
free
(804) 556-1039
richmondphilharmonic.org

Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
conductor TBA
“Holiday Festival of Music”
program TBA
$50-$175
(804) 359-5651
cccofva.org/christmas

Dec. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
UR Chamber Ensembles
program TBA
free
(804) 289-8980
modlin.richmond.edu

Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Young Concert Artists:
Randall Goosby, violin
Zhu Wang, piano
Tomaso Antonio Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor
William Grant Still: Suite for violin and piano
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18
$20-$45
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
UR Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kordzaia conducting
Rossini: “The Italian Girl in Algiers” Overture
Glière: Harp Concerto in E flat major
Azalea Ginete, harp
Falla: “La vida breve” – “Spanish Dance” No. 1
free
(804) 289-8980
modlin.richmond.edu

Dec. 4 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphony
Daniel Myssyk conducting
program TBA
$10
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Dec. 5 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin conducting
“Celebrating Slatkin at 75”
Joseph Schwantner, Joan Tower, Claude Baker, Donald Erb, William Bolcom & Leonard Slatkin: “Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini)”
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor
Olga Kern, piano
Copland: Symphony No. 3
$15-$99
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 6 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Music Department artists TBA
VCU Holiday Gala
choral & instrumental program TBA
$10; proceeds benefit The Doorways
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
George Manahan conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
Alexander McKissick, tenor
Aleksey Bogdanov, baritone
Jonathan Mayer, harpsichord
Richmond Symphony Chorus
$20-$60
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 6 (6 p.m.)
Dec. 7 (6 p.m.)
Lee Grand Dining Room, Dorrill Dining Hall, Longwood University, Farmville
Longwood Music Department artists TBA
44th annual “Longwood Holiday Sinner & Concert”
program TBA
$45
(434) 395-2000
longwood.edu/events

Dec. 6 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 7 (3 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Symphony
University Singers
Michael Slon conducting
Sharin Apostolou, soprano
“Family Holiday Concerts”
works TBA by Handel, John Williams, Leroy Anderson, others
$10-$47
(434) 924-3376
cvillesymphony.org

Dec. 6 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 7 (3:39 p.m.)
St. Paul’s Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave., Charlottesville
Virginia Women’s Chorus
Katherine (KaeRenae) Mitchell directing
“Candlelight Concerts”
program TBA
$20
(434) 924-3376
music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Roanoke Symphony Pops
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
Virginia Tech Chorus
Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir
Hollins Choir
David Stewart Wiley conducting
“Holiday Pops Spectacular”
program TBA
$32-$65
(540) 343-9127
rso.com

Dec. 6 (9 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Mulligan conducting
DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents:
Jamey Johnson, Emily King & Gaby Moreno, guest stars
Dvořák: “Carnival” Overture
Gabriela Lena Frank: “Metizo” Waltz
Moreno: “ ’Til Waking Light,” “Illusion,” “Cucurrucucu Paloma”
Debussy-Gould: Reverie
King: “Distance for Her,” “Off Center,” “Radio”
Copland: Symphony No. 3 – II: Allegro molto
Johnson: “In Color,” “Even the Skies Are Blue,” “Lead Me Home”
$25-$75
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 6 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, East Capitol Street at First Street NE, Washington
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Kerry McDermott, violin
Maureen McDermott, cello
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Clara Schumann: “Three Romances,” Op. 21
Clara Schumann: “Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann,” Op. 20
Clara Schumann: “Soirées musicales,” Op. 6 – Toccatina, Nocturne
Clara Schumann: Scherzo No. 1 in D minor, Op. 10
Clara Schumann: Scherzo No. 2 in C minor, Op. 14
Clara Schumann: “Three Romances,” Op. 22, for violin and piano
Clara Schumann: selected Lieder
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
free; tickets required (via eventbrite.com)
(202) 707-5502
loc.gov/concerts

Dec. 7 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Richmond Boys Choir
Craig Matthews directing
holiday program TBA
free
(804) 646-7223
rvalibrary.org/events

Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 8 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Pops
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Natalie Prass, guest star
“Let It Snow!”
Leroy Anderson: “A Christmas Festival”
Williams: “Merry Christmas Merry Christmas”
Martin-Dragon: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Todd: “My Lord Has Come”
Berlin-Moss: “White Christmas”
trad.-Shaw-Bennett: “Many Moods of Christmas” Suite No. 1
Handel: “Messiah” – “Hallelujah!”
trad.-Sebesky: “A Christmas Scherzo”
trad.-Wilberg: “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
Tormé-Dragon: “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)”
Prass: “No Better Time”
Herman-Wendel: “We Need a Little Christmas”
Anderson: “Sleigh Ride”
Tchaikovsky-Ellington-Strayhorn: “Nutcracker” Suite – Overture
Wendel: “Caribbean Sleigh Ride”
Prass-Pollard: “It Is You”
trad.-Norris: “Christmas Pops Sing-along”
trad.-Amundson: “Joy to the World”
$10-$82
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 7 (1:30 and 3 p.m.)
Dec. 8 (1:30 and 3 p.m.)
Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
conductor TBA
Holiday Pops Concert
program TBA
$30
(757) 229-9857
williamsburgsymphony.org

Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
St. Paul’s Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave., Charlottesville
UVa Glee Club
Frank Albinder directing
79th annual Christmas Concert
program TBA
$15
(434) 924-3376
music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 8 (4 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Richmond Choral Society
Markus Compton directing
Christopher Martin, organ
Keith Tan, piano
string quartet
“Christmas with the Richmond Choral Society”
program TBA
$15 in advance, $18 at door
(804) 353-9582
richmondchoralsociety.org

Dec. 8 (4 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Anne Carr Regan directing
Handel: “Messiah” sing-along
soloists TBA
scores available
rehearsal, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at church
(804) 272-7514
bonairpc.org

Dec. 8 (5 and 8 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
46th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols
free; seating limited
(804) 289-8980
modlin.richmond.edu

Dec. 8 (7 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program:
Youth Concert Orchestra
Sandy Goldie conducting
Camerata Strings
Rebecca Jilcott conducting
String Sinfonietta
Christ-Jo Adams conducting
Wind Ensemble
Christopher Mosely directing
classical and holiday program TBA
free
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 8 (7:30 p.m.)
River Road Church, Baptist, River and Ridge roads, Richmond
River Road Chancel Choir
orchestra
Robert Gallagher conducting
“Christmas with American Composers”
William Billings: “Methinks I See an Heavenly Host”
Ives: “A Christmas Carol”
William Dawson: “Mary Had a Baby”
Randall Thompson: “Glory to God in the Highest”
Morten Lauridsen: “O Magnum Mysterium”
Stanford Scriven: “Christ the Apple Tree”
Richard Dirksen: “Chanticleer”
Jay Wilcox: “Welcome All Wonders”
Glenn Rudolph: “The Dream Isaiah Saw”
Daniel Pinkham: “Christmas Cantata”
Randall Z. Stroope: “Hodie”
free; tickets required via eventbrite.com
(804) 288-1131
rrcb.org

Dec. 10 (8 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Opera:
Craig Schulman, Keith Buterbaugh & Gary Mauer, actor-vocalists
“Three Phantoms in Concert”
Andrew Lloyd Weber: “The Phantom of the Opera” (selections)
$29-$250
(434) 979-1333
theparamount.net

Dec. 10 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Michael Slon directing
“Messiah” Sing-In
scores available
$10
(434) 924-3376
music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Vocal Arts DC:
Michelle Bradley, soprano
Ken Noda, piano
works TBA by Verdi, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Duparc, Barber
$55
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 11 (8 p.m.)
The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
conductor TBA
“Ugly Sweater Holiday Concert”
program TBA
$15-$35
(202) 467-4600 (Instant Charge)
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 12 (6 p.m.)
Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW (Dupont Circle), Washington
The String Queens
“Holidays with the String Queens”
classical, jazz works TBA
$15
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts)
washingtonperformingarts.org

Dec. 12 (7 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke conducting
Leslie Odom Jr., guest star
Choral Arts Society of Washington
“Notes of Honor”
program TBA honoring service members and their families
free; ticket reservations required via access@kennedy-center.org
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 13 (7 p.m.)
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Dec. 14 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
James River Singers
David Pedersen directing
Roland de Lassus: “Prophetiae Sibyllarum”
Francesco Durante: Magnificat
Henryk Górecki: “Totus tuus”
John Tavener: “The Lamb”
Oja Gjeilo: carol arrangements TBA
$15
(757) 814-5446
thejamesriversingers.org

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
musicians of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Daniel Sañez directing
annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
donation requested; proceeds benefit Ryan White Program of Capital Area Health Network
(804) 359-5651
richmondcathedral.org/concerts

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond
Dec. 15 (3 p.m.)
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry St., Ashland
Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
orchestra
Ryan J. Tibbetts conducting
Vivaldi: Gloria
Zachary Wadsworth: “Benedicite”
Benjamin Broening: “Wit Wonders”
J.S. Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596
Daniel Stipe, organ
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major, RV 563, for oboe and trumpet
oboist & trumpeter TBA
$10 in advance, $15 at door
(800) 838-3006
cvamc.org

Dec. 13 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Dec. 15 (7 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Pops
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Robert Shoup conducting
Aundi Marie Moore & Nick Ziobro, vocalists
Holiday Pops
program TBA
$25-$100 (Newport News)
$25-$100 (Norfolk)
$25-$110 (Virginia Beach)
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Academy of Music Theatre, 600 Main St., Lynchburg
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
David Glover conducting
LSO Festival Chorus
Hurt Elementary School Children’s Choir
Adelaide Trombetta, soprano
“Happy Holidays with the LSO”
program TBA
$25-$82
(434) 846-8499
lynchburgsymphony.org

Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Cave Spring United Methodist Church, 4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony Brass
Jay Crone directing
“Holiday Brass!”
program TBA
$34-$52
(540) 343-9127
rso.com

Dec. 13 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Vienna Choir Boys
“Christmas in Vienna”
program TBA
$38-$60
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 13 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 14 (2 and 8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Leslie Odom Jr., guest star
“A Holiday Pops!”
program TBA
$29-$109
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 14 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Christina Day Martinson, violin
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Jason Amos, viola
James Wilson, cello
Mary Boodell, traverso flute
Nina Stern, recorder
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
“The Berlin Salon of Sara Levy”
works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, others
free
(804) 304-6312
cmscva.org

Dec. 14 (5 p.m.)
Regency Mall, Parham and Quioccasin roads, Richmond
Dec. 15 (3 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hal, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Central Virginia Wind Symphony
Mike Goldberg directing
Kevin Taylor, xylophone (Dec. 15)
15th annual “Holiday Spectacular”
program TBA
free
richmondforecast.com/central-virginia-wind-symphony.html

Dec. 14 (7 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Vienna Choir Boys
“Christmas in Vienna”
program TBA
$29.75-$44.75
(434) 979-1333
theparamount.net

Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
American Festival Pops Orchestra
Anthony Maiello conducting
guest artists TBA
Holiday Pops
program TBA
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
The Washington Chorus
National Capital Brass
Christopher Bell conducting
“A Candlelight Christmas”
program TBA
$29-$79
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

Dec. 15 (4 p.m.)
Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
(arrangements for solo violin)
SOLD OUT (waiting list)
(804) 304-6312
cmscva.org

Dec. 15 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Allegheny Mountain Strings Orchestra
conductor TBA
Winter holiday concert
program TBA
free; reception follows
(540) 839-5018
garthnewel.org

Dec. 15 (4 p.m.)
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg
Blacksburg Master Chorale
orchestra
Meredith Y. Bowen conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
soloists TBA
$20-$45
(540) 231-5300
artscenter.vt.edu

Dec. 15 (1 and 4 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
The Washington Chorus
National Capital Brass
Christopher Bell conducting
“A Candlelight Christmas”
program TBA
$19-$82
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 15 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 16 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (1 p.m.)
Dec. 24 (2 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Choral Arts Youth Choir
Scott Tucker & Brandon Straub directing
Kristina Lewis, mezzo-soprano
“Songs of the Season”
program TBA
$15-$72
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Johnny Gandelsman, Fiona Hughes & Christina Day Martinson, violins
Jason Amos, viola
James Wilson, cello
Jessica Powell Eig, double-bass
Mary Boodell, traverso flute
Nina Stern, recorder
Sarah Schilling, oboe and recorder
Mary Bowden, trumpet
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Zachary Wadsworth: “Palaces of Memory” (premiere)
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
$30
(804) 304-6312
cmscva.org

Dec. 17 (7 p.m.)
Thrasher United Methodist Church, 707 E. Washington Ave., Vinton
Roanoke Symphony Baroque Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Handel: “Messiah” – Part 1 & “Hallelujah!”
Adelaide Trombetta, soprano
Samantha Miller, alto
John Hugo, tenor
Wayne Kompelein, bass
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
$39-$56
(540) 343-9127
rso.com

Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg
Dec. 19 (7 p.m.)
Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive
Dec. 20 (7 p.m.)
Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, 100 Finney Ave.
Dec. 21 (7 p.m.)
Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4509 Commerce St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass
“Holiday Brass”
program TBA
$25-$65 (Williamsburg)
$32-$37 (Suffolk)
$30-$45 (Virginia Beach)
free (Chespeake)
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 18 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, East Capitol Street at First Street NE, Washington
Miró Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in B flat major, K. 458
Glière: Quartet in A major, Op. 2 – III: Scherzo: Vivace
Franck: Quartet in D major – II: Scherzo: Vivace
Adrian-François Servais: “Fantaisie sur deux Airs Russes,” Op. 13
Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
free; tickets required (via eventbrite.com)
(202) 707-5502
loc.gov/concerts

Dec. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach
Dec. 20 (8 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, Newport News
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Mulligan conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Maria Valdes, soprano
Allegra De Vita, mezzo-soprano
Carlos Enrique Santelli, tenor
Calvin Griffin, bass-baritone
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
$25-$50 (Virginia Beach)
$25-$76 (Newport News)
$25-$10 (Norfolk)
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 19 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 20 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (1 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis conducting
Handel: “Messiah” (Davis orchestration)
Andriana Churchman, soprano
Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano
Alek Shrader, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, bass
The Washington Chorus
$15-$99
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Dec. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Arts Festival:
Vienna Choir Boys
“Christmas in Vienna”
program TBA
$21-$85
(757) 282-2822
vafest.org

Dec. 21 (2:30 and 7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Oratorio Society of Virginia
Michael Slon directing
“Christmas at the Paramount”
Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”
Gerald Finzi: “In terra pax”
other works TBA
$10-$52
(434) 979-1333
theparamount.net

Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Berhesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Stan Engebretson conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Esther Heideman, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Hunter Enoch, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
$39-$79
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

Dec. 31 (7 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
members of Bon Air Presbyterian Church & friends
New Year’s Eve concert
program TBA
donation requested
(804) 272-7514
bonairpc.org

Dec. 31 (7 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet members
“New Year’s Eve: the Muse in Music”
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
$25 (concert); $110 (concert, dinner & dancing)
(540) 839-5018
garthnewel.org

Dec. 31 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Strauss Symphony Orchestra of America
Alastair Willis conducting
Peggy Steiner, soprano
Michael Heim, tenor
Kiev Aniko Ballet of Ukraine
International Champion Ballroom Dancers
“Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert”
Johann Strauss II: works TBA
other works TBA
$49-$130
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

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