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CONCERTS

2013–14 Season: A MUSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE

September 15, 2013
Symphony Under the Stars

Sunday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the McIntire Amphitheatre on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  Join Music Director Kate Tamarkin and the orchestra for Music from the Big Screen, a free outdoor pops concert with special guest Jody Kielbasa, Director of the Virginia Film Festival.  Sponsored by the University Programs Council.
 

 

September 27, 2013
Season Opening Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

RICHARD WAGNER - Overture to Rienzi
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B minor - Daniel Sender, Violin
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"
FRANZ VON SUPPÉ - Overture to Die schöne Galathée (The Beautiful Galatea)
 

 

September 29, 2013
Season Opening Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

RICHARD WAGNER - Overture to Rienzi
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in B minor - Daniel Sender, Violin
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, "Unfinished"
FRANZ VON SUPPÉ - Overture to Die schöne Galathée (The Beautiful Galatea)
 

 

October 17, 2013
Youth Concerts

Jazzing Up the Orchestra

Our popular annual event is especially designed for 4th and 5th grade students. This year's Youth Concerts will take place at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  For more information, call 434-924-6505.

Support for this concert comes from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) and the Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown Fund for Youth Concerts.

 

 

November 16, 2013
November Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

GIUSEPPE VERDI - Requiem
                                       Christina Pier, Soprano
                                       Lucille Beer, Mezzo soprano
                                       Scott Six, Tenor
                                       Mark Owen Davis, Baritone
                                       The University Singers
                                       Michael Slon, Conductor

                                            The November 16 concert is sponsored by Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville
 

 

November 17, 2013
November Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

GIUSEPPE VERDI - Requiem
                                       Christina Pier, Soprano
                                       Lucille Beer, Mezzo soprano
                                      
Scott Six, Tenor
                                       Mark Owen Davis, Baritone
                                       The University Singers
                                       Michael Slon, Conductor
 

 

December 7, 2013
Family Holiday Concerts

Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra
The U.Va. University Singers
Richard Will, bluegrass fiddler
Gerald L. Baliles, guest conductor (Sunday only)

Michael Slon, conductor

Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 pm
Old Cabell Hall, U.Va. Grounds
Purchase tickets online through the U.Va. Box Office
Press Release


Celebrate the Holidays!

The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and the U.Va University Singers continue a festive community tradition, presenting the ninth annual Family Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 7, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, December 8, at 3:30 pm.  Michael Slon, director of U.Va's premiere vocal ensemble, will conduct the performances at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. 

Through the years, these popular concerts have launched the holiday season with an array of music ranging from the peaceful to the joyous.  Concertgoers young and old, naughty and nice, will recognize favorites that make them positively glow:  "Silent Night", "Carol of the Bells", "The Twelve Days of Christmas" with audience participation, excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and many more! Bluegrass fiddler Richard Will will join the orchestra for bluegrass renditions of holiday favorites, and on Sunday former Governor of Virginia Gerald L. Baliles will conduct the orchestra in a rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride". This much-loved annual event is sure to get your whole family in the holiday spirit! Children of all ages are welcome, and they'll love interacting with the orchestra and hearing all of the different instruments.

The Saturday concert is generously sponsored by Hantzmon Wiebel LLC.

 

December 8, 2013
Family Holiday Concert

The  University Singers join the orchestra for this festive celebration of the holiday season which has become a Charlottesville tradition. Michael Slon, Conductor.
                                                                         3:30 p.m. concert at Old Cabell Hall
 

 

February 15, 2014
February Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Lintukoto (Isle of Bliss)
MAURICE RAVEL - Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
AARON COPLAND - Appalachian Spring: Suite

                                          This concert is sponsored by McGuireWoods

 

February 16, 2014
February Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA - Lintukoto (Isle of Bliss)
MAURICE RAVEL - Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
AARON COPLAND - Appalachian Spring: Suite

                                          This concert is sponsored by McGuireWoods
 

 

March 22, 2014
March Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
LAUNY GRONDAHL - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra - Nathan Dishman, Trombone
ANTONIO GARCIA - London Town Fantasy - World Premiere - Nathan Dishman, Trombone
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London"

This concert is sponsored by Castle Hill Cider

 

March 23, 2014
March Masterworks Concert

Program Notes

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
LAUNY GRONDAHL - Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra - Nathan Dishman, Trombone
ANTONIO GARCIA - London Town Fantasy - World Premiere - Nathan Dishman, Trombone
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN - Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London"

This concert is sponsored by Castle Hill Cider

 

April 26, 2014
April Masterworks Concert

MODEST MUSSORGSKY - Triumphal March from Mlada
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25, K.503 - Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op.47

                                                 This concert is sponsored by Katherine and Richard Douglas
 

 

April 27, 2014
April Masterworks Concert

MODEST MUSSORGSKY - Triumphal March from Mlada
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25, K.503 - Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op.47

                                                 This concert is sponsored by Katherine and Richard Douglas
                                The April 27 concert will take place at Charlottesville High School at 4:00 p.m.

 

Performances

Evening Concerts are at Old Cabell Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and on Friday, September 27.  Afternoon concerts are at Monticello High School at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and at Charlottesville High School at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
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Programs and artists subject to change.

Tickets & Times

Call The University of Virginia Arts Box Office at (434) 924-3376, Monday-Friday, 12-5pm.
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Concert Lectures

McIntire Department of Music Associate Professor Richard Will leads our insightful Pre-Concert Lecture series.
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