Birth of the Beat-A Matt Davenport Production

Saturday          October 1, 2016          7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the birth of the blues, Broadway, jazz, movie musicals, and much more.  Birth of the Beat takes the audience on a musical journey through the cities where these American musical genres were born.  At each stop along the journey across America, the audience will experience and celebrate the musical style for which the area is known.  This is a song and dance spectacular featuring 8 performers with colorful costumes and breathtaking scenery.  Fun for the entire family, this show, written by Matt Davenport, is not new but is back by popular demand.

Supreme Reflections – A Loving Tribute to Diana Ross and the Supremes

Saturday          November 5, 2016          7:30 p.m.

We all loved Jersey Boys.  Now producer/creative consultant, George Soloman and producer/director, Michael Chapman, with choreography by Paul Holmquist, bring us a salute to Diana Ross and The Supremes.  The ladies in the cast are multi-talented and have performed in Broadway musicals and television shows.  This show will present the original, familiar classic hits and the true story of the actual Supremes.  Supreme Reflections is a full-scale musical comedy that will thrill you and give you a new appreciation of the three classy ladies from Detroit whose music remains so popular.  Lively with colorful costumes.

Tenore – Canadian Tenors

Monday          December 5, 2016          7:30 p.m.

Tenore, composed of 3 male tenors from Canada, will blow you away when they open their mouths to sing.  They will present a Christmas concert so come get in the holiday spirit.  Tenore unleashes a glorious sound that breaks down musical barriers, draws together diverse cultures, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength.  They are known for their powerhouse vocals, rock star charisma, and invitation to audiences to sing along with them.  They have won several awards, one being “Fan Choice of the Year”.  A powerful concert experience.

Funny Fiddle, The Comedy & Music of Chris Pendleton

Saturday          January 7, 2017          7:30 p.m.

Sensational entertainment for all ages!  After obtaining a Master in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia, Chris Pendleton could not resist her funny side so she hit the road as a full-time comedian.  She captivates her audiences with her delightfully clean, hilarious wit and her musical talent on the violin, adding a “Jack Benny”dimension to her unique performance.  She is a talented writer and will have you laughing at her outrageous song parodies.  Chris is a real bundle of energy so you don’t want to miss Funny Fiddle.  This one is definitely going to put you in a good mood.

Burt, Barry and Beyond – Thomas Pandolfi, Pianist

Sunday          February 26, 2017          3:30 p.m.

 

American pianist, Pandolfi, is recognized as a standout among today’s young pianists.  Words like technical brilliance, clarity, impressive, polished, superb, articulate, and a real treasurer are used to describe him.  A graduate of the Julliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student.  He is an outstanding cross-over artist playing both classical and pops with conviction and passion.  Burt, Barry and Beyond, the music of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow, is one of his new offerings   Enjoy “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head, “Copacabana”, and many more recognizable tunes.

The Virginia Symphony

Saturday          March 11, 2017          7:30 p.m.

 

This year The Virginia Symphony, under the leadership of JoAnn Faletta, Music Director, will close our season.  This nationally recognized regional orchestra is provided by the generosity of the Camp Foundation.  The orchestra performs over 200 concerts a year throughout Hampton Roads and Williamsburg.  Founded in 1920 as the Norfolk Symphony, it was the only American orchestra between Baltimore and Atlanta.  In 1979, the Norfolk Symphony, Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, and the Virginia Beach Pops Orchestra merged to become The Virginia Symphony.  Benjamin Ross will conduct.