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Virginia Arts Festival
  • 440 Bank Street, Clay & Jay Barr Education Center, , Norfolk, VA 23510
  • P: (757) 282-2800
  • District: Town Center
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Since 1997, the Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world to local audiences and making this historic, recreation-rich region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. The Festival has presented numerous U.S. and regional premieres, and regularly commissions new works of music, dance, and theater from some of today’s most influential composers, choreographers and playwrights. The Festival’s arts education programs reach tens of thousands of area schoolchildren each year through student matinees, in-school performances, artists’ residencies, master classes and demonstrations.
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Renée Fleming
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February 23, 2019

“One of the truly magnificent voices of our time” (Los Angeles Times), soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her...

Coffee Concert II: Olga Kern, piano; Tasmin Little, violin; Nina Kotova, cello
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April 19, 2019

This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music...

Reduced Shakespeare Company
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May 7, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Reduced Shakespeare Company
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

(abridged)...

Theo Croker Quintet
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May 9, 2019

Follow this trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger to the future of jazz. The grandson of legendary trumpeter Doc Cheatham,...

Pilobolus
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May 10, 2019

Making impossible shapes of the human body, in intricate, acrobatic movement that delights and astonishes — that’s Pilobolus....

Béla Fleck and Chick Corea
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May 11, 2019

What happens when you match an NEA Jazz Master and record-breaking Grammy® winning pianist with the world’s best banjo player who’s...

Michael Feinstein
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May 19, 2019

Michael Feinstein, Great American Songbook

Known to music lovers everywhere as “the ambassador of the...

I'm With Her
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May 23, 2019

A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I’m With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife...