March 22 There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful “Wizard of Oz,” twists its way into Newport News!
April 6 Carmina Burana – based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana, this 20th-century choral masterpiece has been heard countless times in film, television and even at professional sporting events.
April 10, 11 & 12 Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. With such classic songs as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” you’ll experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit … “Motown the Musical!”
April 13 Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein. Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to join hundreds of arts institutions and ensembles around the world in celebrating the contributions of this seminal artist.
April 27Performing original music from the iconic motion picture series, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away in a concert of Jedi proportions.
April 28Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk.