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January 24, 2012

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Song with Your Sweetheart at Two Special Concerts

Two popular musical talents bring romance to Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre in February.

  • “Robert Hodge in Concert: Listen to My Heart” returns to the Kimball Theatre for a spectacular celebration of Valentine’s Day. A local favorite, the internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist showcases his versatile repertoire in a concert including standards, pop songs, Broadway show stoppers and romantic classics. One night only at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. All seats are $25.
  • “A Valentine Concert: Featuring Steinway Artist Don Irwin” features Don’s expert piano styling of favorite melodies. His orchestral adaptations of contemporary themes have thrilled audiences around the world. Guests who would like a special song dedication can send the request to don@donirwin.com. 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. All seats are $24.

    When the cold wind blows this February, take refuge in the warmth of the Kimball Theatre and enjoy a variety of music and dance programs.

  • “The Legend of the Luna Moth, the Fairies, & the Monarchs,” presented by Institute of Dance Community Programs. This magical journey begins with a very hungry caterpillar. The plight of the chrysalis can only be determined by the fairy doctor and fashionable assistant. This performance is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Admission is free but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Unclaimed ticketed seats will be given away 10 minutes before show time.
  • “The College of William and Mary’s Botetourt Chamber Singers Gala Concert” dazzles with “A Swingin’ Affair,” featuring songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, and showcases the very talented singers from the Bots with performances by the W&M Jazz Ensemble, Paul Bhasin, director; the Wham Bam Big Band and the ever popular Harris Simon playing both piano and harmonica. All proceeds from the concert support the W&M Choral International. 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. All seats are $15 with $10 student rush tickets available the day of the performance.
  • “The Lemon Project Celebration of Dance,” presented by the College of William and Mary, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance, featuring choreography by Leah Glenn, assistant professor of dance at the College of William and Mary. The concert showcases the talent of William and Mary students, alumni and local African and Native American musicians. This is the kickoff event leading up to the second annual Lemon Project Symposium. This program takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Admission is free but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling 1-800-HISTORY. Unclaimed tickets will be given away 10 minutes before show time.
  • “Masterworks Subscription Concert #3,” presented by the Williamsburg Symphonia, includes performances of Bach, Mozart, Raskatov and more. 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb 21. Admission is $34 and $48. Tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia by calling (757) 229-9857.
  • “An Evening with the Presidents: The Roles and Relationship of the Executive to the Legislative Branch,” presented by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, brings together presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison in a discussion about how they as presidents interacted and negotiated with the Congresses of their time. 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets are $12 for adults and youth 6-17, children under 6 are $5.
  • “Betsy Q: A Benefit Concert for VCE Family Focus” brings singer/songwriter Betsy Q’s delightful children’s music to the Kimball Theatre. Betsy Q has been performing original music from her five-album collection since 1991. In her one-woman show, the audience is encouraged to interact with her while she performs songs that are clever, educational and entertaining. 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Adult tickets are $7, seniors/students/children are $5, and children under one year old are free.
  • “Williamsburg Youth Orchestras Winter Concert” features the debut of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras’ new music director and symphony conductor, Michelle Basile. The Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” selections from the “Mother Goose Suite” by Ravel, and the rousing “Montagues and Capulets” movement from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet Suites.” The String Orchestra conducted by Karey Sitzler features Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Capriole by English composer Peter Warlock. WYO’S popular annual raffle will be held at intermission with chances to win many prizes. Visit www.wyomusic.org for more information. 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets for adults are $8, students and children are $2.

    For more information, call (757) 565-8588 or visit www.kimballtheatre.com.

    In 1999, Colonial Williamsburg benefactors Gretchen and the late Bill Kimball made a major gift to renovate the historic facility and to transform it into the multipurpose Kimball Theatre. The 35-seat screening room was underwritten by a grant from the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation. Other generous donors continue to make gifts to endow Kimball Theatre programming. Their names are listed on plaques in the theater lobby.

    Located in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, the beautifully restored Kimball Theatre presents films, live performances, musical concerts and special programs. Creative programming alliances with the College of William and Mary, community organizations and Colonial Williamsburg link the past with the present. The 410-seat theater also houses a 35-seat screening room which enables the theater to offer films to the community seven days a week, even when live performances are staged in the main theater.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121



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