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VA Arts Festival-13th Season

frontTOPlogo2009 The Virginia Arts Festival has always offered a strong showing of classical music and dance each spring. But its 13th season now under way has big names in musical theater and country music to add to the mix.
Liza Minnelli performed last Friday, and another of Broadway’s reigning stars, Patti Lupone, will give two cabaret shows May 24 in the Williamsburg Lodge. On the festival’s closing weekend, multi-Grammy winner and country music icon Emmylou Harris joins forces with Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller on May 30 in the Ferguson Center for the Arts.

The festival’s roster of nonclassical artists also includes sitar players Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Anoushka, Tuesday in Chrysler Hall; Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, May 11 at the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk;
Ballet and contemporary dance lovers have five different companies to choose from this year. Czech National Theatre Ballet is offering an evening of works by contemporary choreographers May 2-3 in the Harrison Opera House. The Mark Morris Dance Group presents Morris’ version of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Prokofiev’s original score, May 8-10 in Chrysler Hall. The lineup also includes “Ballroom with a Twist” Wednesday in Chrysler Hall, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company May 16-17 in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and Richmond Ballet May 29-30 in the Ferguson Center.

Three venerable string quartets lead off the chamber music series, with the Kronos Quartet tonight at the NorVa in Norfolk, Jerusalem Quartet Monday in Norfolk’s Ohef Shalom Temple and Tokyo String Quartet May 3 in Norfolk’s Epworth United Methodist Church. Pianist Andre-Michel Schub again will oversee the chamber music programs that will feature appearances by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Miami String Quartet and Imani Winds.

The 7th Annual Festival Williamsburg presented by The VA Arts Festival is being held MAY 21-24, 2009 Travel through time and space—from the hot Latin rhythms of Cuba’s Tiempo Libre to the big band-era sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the transcendent majesty of Haydn’s The Creation to the Broadway stylings of the legendary Patti LuPone.

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Renowned choral music director Robert Page will serve as guest conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a presentation of Haydn’s enduringly popular sacred masterpiece, The Creation, on Thursday evening at St. Bede Catholic Church. The concert will feature the Robert Page Festival Singers including soloists Elisabeth Turchi, soprano; Amanda Russo, mezzosoprano;
Douglas Ahlstedt, tenor; Craig Verm, baritone; and Andrew Wentzel, bass-baritone.

Friday kicks off with a morning Coffee Concert at Williamsburg Winery featuring astonishing young classical pianist Jie Chen, playing for the first time in the area. Don’t miss the chance to see a star in the making.
On Friday night, go back to the future with Norfolk, Virginia’s own DeLoreans, a five-piece band dedicated to all things ’80s. They’ll play a free concert in New Town at Sullivan Square.

Combining classical training with Latin jazz savvy and dance hall heat, Tiempo Libre will have audiences out of their seats and moving to the beat in the Virginia Room at the Williamsburg Lodge, also on Friday. There’s a reason Miami New Times named them “Hottest Latin Band 2008.” On Saturday, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, keepers of the big band flame, will swing into the Virginia Room. Don’t miss signature tunes like “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” “Marie,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “Manhattan Serenade” and many more.

Both the Tiempo Libre and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra shows offer intimate cabaret seating complete with a dance floor. Come prepared to shake it if you got it.
On Sunday, virtuosic pianist André-Michel Schub will lead an afternoon of chamber music classics at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church including Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478; Zwilich’s String Trio; and Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G minor.

Finally, the one and only Tony Award-winning Patti LuPone, best known for her starring roles in Evita and Gypsy, comes to the Williamsburg Lodge for two shows on Sunday evening. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, showcases Lupone’s broad range in songs she could have played, should have played, did play and will play.

For more information about these and all Virginia Arts Festival events, including pricing and other details, visit www.vafest.org  or call 757-282-2822.

Tickets are on sale  now and can be purchased by calling 800-982-ARTS or visiting www.vafest.org.

An Occasion For The Arts 2008 Williamsburg VA

The 40th Annual 2008 Occasion for the Arts has successfully closed. Created to spotlight the visual and performing arts in the greater Williamsburg VA area and to provide a venue for artists and art lovers to meet. Additionally, The Williamsburg Occasion for The Arts promotes the expansion of arts in the community, provide grants to area schools, and scholarships to area art students pursuing higher education in the arts.

 

A beautiful day , a huge crowd and an eclectic band of talented artists combined to make this year’s Occasion one of the best yet according to the staff.

Throngs of people clog Duke of Gloucester Street. Art enthusiasts go from tent to tent, making small talk and appreciating the unique works on display.

The exhibitors who’ve traveled here for An Occasion for the Arts are getting lots of company under their portable tents. And it’s not just people trying to escape today’s hot sun.

Artists who come to Williamsburg for An Occasion say they’re showing, and selling art to a knowledgeable, enthusiastic crowd.

Artists travel from all over the East Coast, and as far away as California, for the show. Many of the visiting artists compliment the organizers for running such an organized, artist-focused show.

So many musical acts that it was hard to choose who you would listen to on the multiple stages. Our favorite Poisoned Dwarf  !

Three members of Poisoned Dwarf are alumni of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. One of them, Lance Pedigo, is currently the corps’ drum major. Another member of the band is a classically trained musician while yet another has roots in the Akron, Ohio, punk rock scene. All of them currently work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Started in 2001 With  Eric Hunter playing  banjo, guitar; Wayne Hill, fiddle, guitar; Lance Pedigo, bohdran, djembe, triangle, slappy things, shakey things and percussion; Stewart Pittman, whistle, smallpipes, low whistle, bones, shaker; Thomas DeRose, flute, whistle, button accordion.

With a style that is mainly traditional music of Ireland, with music of Scotland, Cape Breton and Brittany mixed in. The result is energetically arranged music that is fun to listen to and entertaining to play. Check out their website for future performance  www.poisoneddwarf.com 

Be sure to check out The Occasion For The Arts Website for updates on 2009.

50+ reasons to live/ move/ retire/ relocate to Williamsburg Virginia

Williamsburg York County Virginia Real EstateVoted one of the Top 5 Best places to retire by Money Magazine  Click here for article
Good neighbor passes to Colonial Williamsburg    Click here of info
Grand Illumination at Christmas  Click here for info
Great Wolf Lodge  Info
Farmers Market on Duke on Gloucester    Info
The Kimball Theater    Info
Williamsburg Regional Library Concert series 
 Dewey Decibel Concert Series
Williamsburg/ James City County School System
Colonial Parkway from Jamestown to Yorktown
Williamsburg Winery
/ Wedmore Place
Dinner at Chownings Tavern   Shields Tavern   Christiana Campbells Tavern  The Fat Canary    Blue Talon
Desert at the Trellis ” Death by Chocolate

Capital to Capital Bicycle Trail
Muscarelle Museum of Art
Golf at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, Williamsburg National, Stonehouse, Kiskiak, etc 17 Local Courses
First Night Williamsburg
Historic Jamestown. Jamestown Settlement
Working out at James City County Recreation Center
Grocery Shopping at Ukrops, The Fresh Market
Brewster’s Ice Cream, Sno To Go, Rita’s Italian Ice, Cold Stone Creamery, Maggie Moo’s
SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES Concerts on Duke of Gloucester Street
Shopping at Prime Outlets, Market Square, Williamsburg Pottery
Bush Neck Farm – Pick-your-own strawberries, apples, blueberries, asparagus, sweet corn, peaches, pumpkins.
Pumpkinville at Halloween
Busch Gardens Seasons Passes “Hallo-Scream”
Water Country
The Plantations along Rt 5 , Shirley, Sherwood, Berkley etc.
Williamsburg Ale Werks Williamsburg’s only Microbrewery
William & Mary Football/ Tailgate Parties in the Fall
Mountain Bike Trails Freedom Park, New Quarter Park York River State Park
Kayaking/ paddle boats at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Waller Mill Park and Little Creek Reservoir
Concerts at the newly renovated amphitheater at William & Mary
Paul’s Deli, Greenleafe Cafe
The wonderful playground Kidsburg/ Mid County Park
Skate Park at JCC Rec Center
New Town and it’s wonderful shops and restaurants
Phi Beta Kappa Hall – Performing Arts Series
Ewell Hall, Department of Music – Performing Arts Series
Christopher Wren Society
Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Classics at St. Bede Concert Series
The Virginia Arts Festival presents performances by the world’s top-flight artists in classical music, dance, theatre and jazz.
The Williamsburg Symphonia, Classical Music Series
Virginia Shakespeare Festival @ W&M
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Aromas Coffeehouse
An Occasion for the Arts
Colonial Polo Cup

Tavern Ghost Walks in Colonial Williamsburg
“Revolutionary City,”
Spend the night in a Colonial Home in Williamsburg
4th of July fireworks at Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
McCormick-Nagelsen Tennis Center
Spending the night at the Williamsburg Inn or Lodge
Youth Sports Teams: Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming, Football, Volleyball, Wrestling, Karate, Ballet, etc.
WISC (Williamsburg Indoor Sports Center)
Blueberry pancakes at Chickahominy House
Christmas Parade in Colonial Williamsburg
Tide Radio and WBACH radio stations
William & Mary College”The second Oldest College in the U.S.
Kingsmill, Fords Colony, Governors Land, Stonehouse, Greensprings, Colonial Heritage neighborhoods all with wonderful golf facilities.

Yankee Candle Factory Outlet

The Crab Races at Berrets

Bruton Parish Church  “Where Jefferson, Washington and Adams worshipped ”

LPGA Michelob ULTRA Open Golf Tournament

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Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

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