Four New Performances Added to Sandler Center Great Performance Series

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts has added two shows, along with a classical music series, to the 2012-2013 Great Performance Series. The two main stage shows feature some of the biggest names in the music industry: Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group and the Time Jumpers.


Lovett returns to the Sandler Center after a sold-out performance in 2008. Lovett has continued his success since his last stop in Virginia Beach with his most recent album, Release Me (2012). Lovett’s Acoustic Group performance promises to be an incredible evening at the Sandler Center on Nov. 13. The Time Jumpers, featuring some of music’s greatest names, including Vince Gill and Larry Franklin, consist of 11 members and include instruments ranging from upright bass to accordions and fiddles. Their uniquely crisp and blended sound is incomparable to any other music group today.


The Sandler Center Classical Series is a new concept at the Sandler Center that will feature performances from two world-renowned groups, New York Polyphony and Philadelphia Brass. Both performances will take place in the Sandler Center’s Miller Studio Theatre, with limited seating available. These intimate performances will be coupled with education outreach for local music students.


Visit or the Sandler Center Box Office, or call 1-888-3COXTIX for tickets. Single tickets are on sale now for the shows that have been added to the 2012-2013 Great Performance Series.


Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group

Nov. 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. - $35, $45, $55, $70

Fusing elements of the blues, country, folk, gospel and jazz, four-time Grammy winner Lovett – in a career that spans 14 albums and more than 4 million records sold – has created his own style of Americana, defying convention and breaking down barriers along the way.


The Time Jumpers

Feb. 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. - $38, $48, $55, $75

The Time Jumpers feature 11 members, including Vince Gill, Dennis Crouch and Paul Franklin, in a music sound that has helped to define the richness and vigor of country music!


Sandler Center Classical Series


New York Polyphony

Nov. 29, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. - $20 adult general admission; $12 students

Praised for a "rich, natural sound that's larger and more complex than the sum of its parts" (National Public Radio), “Early Music's Fab Four" (Brattleboro Reformer) are recognized as one of the finest vocal ensembles active today. 


Philadelphia Brass

Jan. 16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. - $20 adult general admission; $12 students

"Incredibly effortless… stylistically impeccable…consummate technical ability" — International Trumpet Guild



About the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

With its soaring glass façade revealing the magnificent lobby with its grand staircase and glittering chandelier, Sandler Center beckons patrons from its location in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Town Center. With 1,300 seats, the Sandler Center is an adaptable, acoustically superb space suited for virtually every kind of live performance. In addition to performances for audiences of all ages, the Sandler Center enriches the life of the Virginia Beach community with arts education programs, including student matinees, in-school performances and master classes with renowned artists.