Season Tickets (3): Adults $50 / Students $15
Tickets at the door: Adults $20 / Students $5
September 11, 2016
A Recital for Flute and Piano
Dr. Kathleen Winters, Flute
Dr. Ruth Winters, Piano
Dr. Kathleen Winters performed an all-American program of music for flute together with her mother, Dr. Ruth Winters as collaborating artist. Flutist Kathleen Winters, a Newport News native, is in demand as a performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. She was recently named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition. The deciding recital will be in October.
October 16, 2016
A Recital for Voice and Piano
Adam Richardson, Baritone
Alison Chapman, Piano
Two Isle of Wight natives teamed to perform a special recital after 11 years of performing on different stages. Adam Richardson, a 2005 Smithfield High School and Governor’s School for the Arts graduate, is rapidly gaining acclaim as a multi-talented baritone for his powerful operatic, concert, and theatre performances. Mr. Richardson most recently was seen as Sciarrone in the opera Tosca. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and his Masters from The Juilliard School in 2011.
Noted Smithfield pianist, and the music teacher at Hardy Elementary School, Alison Chapman, was the collaborating artist for this homecoming recital.
December 4, 2016
The Tidewater Cello Ensemble
Directed by Susan and Erin Hines
Formed in 1998 in order to play at Chrysler Hall preceding Yo-Yo Ma’s performance, this student ensemble has played to great acclaim in Washington, D. C. as well as locally. Students from throughout Hampton Roads rehearse weekly to polish their rich burnished ensemble sound.
February 12, 2017
The Daraja Ensemble
The Daraja Ensemble, in residence at the University of Maryland, delighted the audience with all French fare for this standard woodwind quintet: flute, clarinet, oboe, French horn and bassoon. With a goal to spread their love of music through out-reach projects, the Daraja’s recent performing and teaching initiative took them to Tanzania. These professional performers can be heard playing as soloists and in various performance configurations throughout the world.
March 19, 2017
Solo Youth Recital
Bradley Fielding, Baritone
Bradley Fielding has already received outstanding reviews in his home state of Virginia. A 2015 Terrific Teen Talent recitalist, Mr. Fielding impressed his audience with his excellent voice and wonderful delivery of art songs and opera arias. Now a sophomore at Northwestern University studying vocal performance, he returned to perform a full recital. A native of Smithfield, Bradley first discovered his love for singing in the 2008 production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Smithfield Little Theatre. He is a 2015 graduate of Smithfield High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts and continues to sing leading roles for the Tidewater Opera Initiative in Norfolk.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Piano Master Class
Marvin Blickenstaff, Pianist, Clinician
Mr. Blickenstaff conducted two master class sessions for students of all ages. Since 1999, he has directed the Program for Excellence in Piano Study (PEPS) at the New School at Princeton and is on the faculty of Westminster Choir College in NJ. Mr. Blickenstaff holds degrees from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and from Indiana University where he received both academic and performance honors. This master teacher has experience sure to add insight to those wishing to have a ‘public’ one-on-one piano lesson.