Gala (canceled)

February 19, 2022
6:00 PM10:00 PM

Newport News Marriott at City Center740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

After careful consideration and discussions with our event sponsors and Board, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Soundscapes Gala scheduled for February 19. We did not feel the timing was appropriate to invite you all to join us at an indoor event where guests would be unmasked while eating and drinking for much of the evening. Like you, we are deeply disappointed. We thank you for your understanding and your continued support of our student musicians.

We hope to see you next time!

Organizer: Soundscapes


Ensamblé 7/4

Ensamblé 7/4 was born nearly a decade ago out of the friendship of seven young participants in El Sistema in Venezuela. Their aim is to share Venezuelan folk music with the world, making it synonymous with excellence. They have toured in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States. Their third album, Welcome to America, won a Silver Medal at The Global Music Awards.

They are known for their high-energy performances that bring whole theaters to their feet. Soundscapes is proud to bring their enthusiasm and artistry to Hampton Roads for the first time. In addition to what is sure to be an amazing night at the Soundscapes Gala Celebraciόn, Ensamblé 7/4 will be doing a week-long residency to share their skills and expertise with our students.

Honorees John & Margie Holt

Local entrepreneur John Holt was one of Soundscapes’ first Board Members. He and his wife Margie, a former educator with Newport News Public Schools, have been two of the organization’s most dedicated and active supporters. They will be honored at the gala for their 12 years of unwavering support.

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