December calendar

The Richmond Symphony’s brass musicians, led by Chia-Hsuan Lin and joined by narrator Anthony Smith, will perform in “Let It Snow! The Brass Edition” at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center. Tickets: $10-$82 (limited seating); access to online stream: $20. . . . George Manahan conducts the orchestra, with violinist Daisuke Yamamoto and harpsichordist Daniel Stipe as featured soloists, in “A Baroque Holiday,” including the “Winter” Concerto from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” J.S. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, and works by Handel and Corelli, at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Carpenter Theatre. Tickets: $10-$82 (limited seating); access to online stream: $20. Details: (800) 514-3849 (ETIX); http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Commonwealth Catholic Charities presents an at-home edition of its annual Holiday Festival Concert, “Home for the Holidays,” with the Richmond Symphony and choirs from parishes across Virginia performing Christmas carols and other seasonal music, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Access to online stream: $50. Details: http://www.cccofva.org/event-details/holiday-festival-of-music-home-for-the-holidays

The Richmond Choral Society, Markus Compton directing, will post a “Christmas Postcard” concert beginning at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 on the society’s website, http://richmondchoralsociety.org The program, including “A Christmas Blessing” by the Irish composer Philip W.J. Stopford, was recorded remotely by the choristers in October and early November, with the voices combined technologically. Pianist Keith Tan and organist Christopher Martin will play new seasonal instrumental pieces, also recorded remotely. The program may be viewed free of charge.

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia presents “Positive Thinking,” with flutist Brandon Patrick George, guitarist John Marcel Williams and cellist James Wilson playing Bernhard Romberg’s “Divertimento on Austrian Themes,” Guillaume Connesson’s Toccata-Nocturne and Astor Piazzolla’s “L’Histoire du Tango,” streaming from Nov. 30; and “Reading Shakespeare,” with actor Brandon Carter and cellist James Wilson in readings from Shakespeare’s monologues and sonnets and Ned Rorem’s “After Reading Shakespeare,” streaming from Dec. 31. Access to streams: $15, plus $2.55 processing fee. Details: (804) 304-6312; http://cmscva.org

Virginia Opera’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists perform in an online Holiday Concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Access is free to subscribers or by a $10 donation from non-subscribers. Details: http://vaopera.org

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