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Virginia International Tattoo

Virginia International Tattoo

April 27-30

Scope Arena, Norfolk

This largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.

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Berlioz Requiem

Berlioz Requiem

Saturday, May 20, 8pm

Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

His music heightens the dramatic story, as the soul confronts the Day of Judgment; the score shifts from a mighty wall of sound that engulfs the listener, to moments of utterly beautiful simplicity.

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KEPT: a ghost story

KEPT: a ghost story

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 3:00PM

Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Be among the first to hear this new opera! The Festival’s John Duffy Institute for New Opera seeks and supports the work of opera composer and librettist teams, providing mentors and shepherding new works to the stage. This spring, one of those carefully tended nestlings will fly, with the world premiere of Kept — the 19th-century story of a wild young woman, the lighthouse keeper she marries, and the dark secrets they share. Kept marks the first operatic collaboration between composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, whose haunting score and vivid poetry illuminate the hearts of these ill-fated lovers.

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Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

SATURDAY, May 27th, 8:00PM

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

This 13-year-old phenom has caught fire in jazz circles and beyond in recent months, with television appearances on Today and 60 Minutes, the cover of DownBeat and features The New York Times and People magazine. He began playing at the age of 5, picking out Thelonius Monk tunes on an electric keyboard. At 9, he won a major international competition, and by 11 he was playing the major jazz festivals including Newport and Monterey. His second album garnered two Grammy® nominations — making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated. His mentor, Wynton Marsalis says: “I love everything about his playing — his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music.” Don’t miss this chance to hear this exciting young artist!

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