The Virginia Arts Festival returns to Williamsburg for its 2013 season. Enjoy performances by Arturo Sandoval; Bravo Broadway, featuring Debbie Gravitte, Christiane Noll, and Doug LaBrecque; and the hot jazz sound of Hot Sardines. Subscription tickets for three or more performances on sale now through the Virginia Arts Festival box office. Single tickets to all 2013 performances will go on sale at Ticketmaster on February 8, 2013.
2013 Festival Williamsburg Events Include :
Arturo Sandoval at the Williamsburg Lodge
Experience one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time! Winner of eight Grammy Awards and an Emmy, this legendary performer and composer is at home in every style of music, from his beloved jazz to classical."Whether firing volleys into the stratosphere or unspooling long, luscious melody lines, trumpeter Sandoval tends to dominate any room he’s in. Add to this Sandoval’s exuberant stage patter, warmly romantic pianism, robust timbales playing and gleefully maniacal singing, and you have an artist who instantly raises the emotional temperature- Friday, May 24, 8PM
One of Festival Williamsburg’s most popular events, the Broadway Spotlight Series in Williamsburg features dazzling stars of Broadway and cabaret! This year, hear Debbie Gravitte, who has charmed audiences from Broadway ("Les Miserables") to the movies ("The Little Mermaid"); Tony-nominated singer/actress Christiane Noll ("Ragtime," "Jekyll and Hyde"), and Doug LaBrecque, who has thrilled theater audiences in "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Showboat."
Saturday, May 25, 5:30PM & 8PM
Hot Sardines -May 26 -7:00 PM
Le jazz hot of Paris meets N’Awlins! Hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping fun (literally–the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). Put a tap in your step and a smile on your face with this beguiling band! Part of Festival Williamsburg.
Classics at the Vineyard will present the Miami String Quartet and Andre-Michel Schub on Thursday, May 23 at the Williamsburg Winery. "Music on the Menu" features the same artists on May 24 for a dinner/concert experience.
Classics at the Vineyard -Thursday, May 23, 6PM
Music on the Menu -Friday, May 24, 11AM Music on the Menu – Miami String Quartet Andre-Michel Schub
@ Williamsburg Winery
This enhanced concert experience begins with light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting, followed by the concert-virtuoso musicians performing great works by master composers. After the performance, browse a brunch buffet of offerings from area restaurants and sample from the Winery’s award-winning wine collection.
Subscription tickets for three or more performances are on sale now through the Virginia Arts Festival box office.
Single tickets to all 2013 performances will go on sale at Ticketmaster on February 8, 2013.