Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 pm
Temple Israel’s sun-filled atrium will transform into a chamber music venue when “Lei Lei and Friends,” a group assembled for this one event, perform cello, piano and voice pieces by Schubert, Elgar, Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Vivaldi, as well as Asian folk music performed on Erhu and Horsehead Fiddle. Virginia Symphony musicians Lei Lei Berz and Jake Fowler, along with Carlos Clanton, Norfolk Education Foundation executive director, and Rebecca Raydo, Old Dominion University professor are the performers.
The afternoon concert will benefit the Norfolk Education Foundation’s Music Education Fund, which brings enhanced band, chorus, orchestra, marching band and even AP music theory experiences to Norfolk Public School students. The fund also takes students into the community to hear and interact with professional musicians.
Danielle Roby, Norfolk Public Schools’ senior music coordinator says “[music] increases the productivity and creativity of the student’s thinking as they carry it into other subject areas.”
A reception will follow the concert. For ticket information and to purchase tickets, go to: https://leileiandfriends.eventbrite.com.