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Enjoy the Sounds of Big Bands, the Symphony, and Broadway @ Festival Williamsburg May 25–27, 2012

imageColonial Williamsburg has partnered with the Virginia Arts Festival to create fun-filled musical weekend. From the swinging sounds of the Big Bands, to the majesty of Mahler, to the bravado of Broadway, you’ll experience some of the best of today’s performers. Join us for a weekend of stellar entertainment.

 

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Friday, May 25, 8 p.m.
Virginia Room ($45/$35) Reserved table seating

For an authentic Big Band sound, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra is second to none. Dedicated to keeping the spirit of swing alive and thriving, the Orchestra plays tribute to the great composers and band leaders of the Swing Era: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, and more. Join us for a dazzling evening at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Click here to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.

Mahler’s 8th Symphony, A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Saturday, May 26, 8 p.m.
William & Mary Hall ($85/$67/$52/$42/$20)

In the classical music world, it’s a monster. Huge and complicated and a bear to pull off.

Mahler’s 8th.

Part of it is the numbers.

During a rehearsal this week at Chrysler Hall some 280 singers clomped up a steep riser, 10 rows deep, behind a Virginia Symphony Orchestra swollen to 120 players.

And that wasn’t everyone. When the Virginia Arts Festival event, presented with the symphony, is performed for the first time on Saturday at William and Mary Hall in Williamsburg, an 85-member Virginia Children’s Chorus will be in place, too. Not to mention eight vocal soloists.

The glory of Gustav Mahler’s vision of divine redemption will envelope the hall with the sound of an orchestra of 100, massed choruses of 300, and 8 soloists, led by the amazing JoAnn Falletta. Dubbed the “Symphony of a Thousand,” the work is rarely performed because of the vast musical resources required. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a truly awe-inspiring musical event.

Guests of the official Colonial Williamsburg hotels will receive complimentary transportation to William & Mary Hall and back to their hotels: Williamsburg Lodge and Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites. Click here to purchase tickets.

An Evening with Jane Krakowski

Sunday, May 27, 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Virginia Room ($65/$45) Reserve table seating.

There’s towering star power packed into that petite frame, from her hilarious characterization of Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock to her Tony Award-winning performance in Guys and Dolls in London’s West End, and her sold-out cabaret sessions at Feinstein’s at the Regency. Now Jane Krakowski takes her turn in the Festival’s Broadway spotlight. Seating is limited, so order early.

 Click here to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.

Jane Krakowski Preconcert Dinner

More info here

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