19, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach.
The Miró Quartet is one of the world’s most celebrated string quartets. 22, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News; Sept. 24, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. 28, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News; Sept. Joined by one of Canada’s finest jazz singers, Denzal Sinclaire, the orchestra pays tribute to an American great. Virginia Symphony Orchestra: “Holst’s ‘The Planets’ ” Sept. Virginia Symphony Orchestra: “Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole” Sept. Camille Saint-Saëns dramatizes the biblical story by thrusting the Israelite warrior into the arms of the Philistine seductress who betrays him. Respighi’s “Botticelli Triptych,” Copland and Brahms.
14, First Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach; Oct. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’ choral cycle, set to texts by women, receives its Hampton Roads premiere. November Virginia Symphony Orchestra: “From the Music of Bach to the Reformation Symphony” Nov. Virginia Arts Festival: Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, Nov. After performing together for more than 30 years, the chemistry between cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott is palpable. Norfolk Chamber Consort: “Lenny and His Friends” Jan. With Cailin Gwaltney, runner-up in the 2015 Lisa Relaford Coston Voice Competition. Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University will lend their insights. 21, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach.