IN-PERSON

AT THE WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #2

GLORY AND GRANDEUR

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger

ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
              Rex Richardson, Trumpet

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2

Guest Artist:  Rex Richardson, Trumpet

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LIVE STREAM

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #2

GLORY AND GRANDEUR

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger

ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
         Rex Richardson, Trumpet

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2

Guest Artist:  Rex Richardson, Trumpet

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In-Person

Cirque de la Symphonie
Friday, November 4, 2022, 7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, adapting the stunning performances of cirque artists with the majesty of the full symphony orchestra. The program showcases classical music favorites and many of the best cirque artists in the world, thrilling the audience with acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. These are some of the most accomplished veterans of exceptional cirque programs and include world record holders, gold-medal winners, Olympians, and some of the most original talent ever seen. Join the WSO for this stunning performance.

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Live Stream

Cirque de la Symphonie
Friday, November 4, 2022, 7:30 PM
Williamsburg Community Chapel

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an elegant fusion of cirque and orchestra, adapting the stunning performances of cirque artists with the majesty of the full symphony orchestra. The program showcases classical music favorites and many of the best cirque artists in the world, thrilling the audience with acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen. These are some of the most accomplished veterans of exceptional cirque programs and include world record holders, gold-medal winners, Olympians, and some of the most original talent ever seen. Join the WSO for this stunning performance.

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THE WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY LEAGUE PRESENTS:

Over the River and Through the Woods

Thursday, November 10, 2022

10:45 am

Well, not really through the woods but really over the beautiful James River by the Scotland Ferry for a docent-led tour of St. Luke’s Church in Smithfield (45 minutes).

We then take a 15-minute drive arriving at The Smithfield Inn for lunch.

Lunch choices: Chicken pot pie with a green salad
Crabcake sandwich with a green salad
Brunswick Stew with two ham biscuits

Dessert choices: Bread pudding
Peach cobbler
Chocolate mousse

Choices will be made at the Inn.

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Holiday Pops

 Music Director Michael Butterman

Guest Artist: Sarah Jane McMahon

December 3, 2022
2:30 and 4:00 PM

December 4, 2022
2:30 and 4:00 PM

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

215 Richmond Road

(Concert duration: 55 minutes)

 

Join Music Director, Michael Butterman for this seasonal tradition for the entire family. Share in joyful holiday classics, familiar themes, and beloved carols featuring celebrated soprano, Sarah Jane McMahon. Hailed by The New York Times as “bright, active, and fastidiously musical,” and by Opera News as having “a golden sound,” Sarah Jane McMahon is recognized for her “beautiful vocal sophistication” and “sparkling stage presence.” Share in the joy of the season with the WSO.

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CABARET & COCKTAILS

January 22, 2023, 8:00PM
Williamsburg Lodge Ballroom

THE FIRST LADIES OF SONG
FEATURING CARMEN BRADFORD


The amazing Carmen Bradford is one of jazz music’s most diverse and exciting vocal stylists. As the lead vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra, Carmen’s depth of musical experience, technical brilliance and an overwhelming passion for the lyric is the perfect homage to America’s First Ladies of Song such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Lena Horne.


This special program features hits like Love Is Here to Stay, Fascinating Rhythm, I Won’t Dance, Love Me or Leave Me and many more. Kick off the New Year at the Cabaret!

 

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IN-PERSON

AT THE WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #3

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

ABELS Global Warming

FOLEY For Justice and Peace
             Xavier Foley, bass and Eunice Kim, violin

BOTTESINI Gran Duo Concertante
             Xavier Foley, bass and Eunice Kim, violin

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Guest Artists: Xavier Foley, bass

                         Eunice Kim, violin

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LIVE STREAM

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #3

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

ABELS Global Warming

FOLEY For Justice and Peace
             Xavier Foley, bass and Eunice Kim, violin

BOTTESINI Gran Duo Concertante
             Xavier Foley, bass and Eunice Kim, violin

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Guest Artists: Xavier Foley, bass

                         Eunice Kim, violin

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IN-PERSON

AT THE WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #4

Guitar Virtuoso

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman


VIVALDI Guitar Concerto in D
               Jason Vieaux, guitar 


RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
               Jason Vieaux, guitar


BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Guest Artist: Jason Vieaux, guitar

                        

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LIVE STREAM

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #4

Guitar Virtuoso

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

VIVALDI Guitar Concerto in D
               Jason Vieaux, guitar 


RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
               Jason Vieaux, guitar


BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Guest Artist: Jason Vieaux, guitar

                        

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IN-PERSON

AT THE WILLIAMSBURG COMMUNITY CHAPEL

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #5

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

GINASTERA Four Dances from Estancia

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
             Jon Nakamatsu, piano

COPLAND Four Dances from Rodeo

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue 
             Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Guest artist:  Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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LIVE STREAM

MASTERWORKS CONCERT #5

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Pre-Concert Lecture 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Music Director Michael Butterman

GINASTERA Four Dances from Estancia

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
             Jon Nakamatsu, piano

COPLAND Four Dances from Rodeo

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
              Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Guest artist: Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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