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CONCERTS

2015–16 Season

MASTERWORKS 1: CLASSICAL GIANTS
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall

Eric Ruske, Horn

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

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MASTERWORKS 1: CLASSICAL GIANTS
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Eric Ruske, Horn

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

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YOUTH CONCERTS: A MUSICAL MENAGERIE
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 10am and 11:30am, Old Cabell Hall

Our popular annual event for 4th and 5th grade students, this year's Youth Concerts, conducted by Music Director Kate Tamarkin, promise amazing animal encounters in a variety of habitats. Symphony Executive Director Janet Kaltenbach will lead you on a hike along the river, through the forest, into a pasture and nearby barnyard... and through the jungle! You'll meet all the instrument families in the orchestra and hear how famous composers have used them to create the sounds of a cuckoo (Beethoven), a bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov), an elephant (Saint Saens) a band of horses (Rossini) and more!

Tickets are only available through advance reservations by your child's school.  For more information, visit our Youth Concert page.

The 2015 Youth Concerts are generously sponsored by the Charlottesville Symphony Society, the Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown Fund for Youth Concerts, Wells Fargo the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia.

 

MASTERWORKS 2: THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall

Christina Pier, Soprano
Sarah Issaelkhoury, Mezzo-soprano
Jordan Davidson, Tenor

with the U.Va University Singers

FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
BARBER Prayers of Kierkegaard
POULENC Gloria

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Christina Pier's appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

 

MASTERWORKS 2: THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Christina Pier, Soprano
Sarah Issaelkhoury, Mezzo-soprano
Jordan Davidson, Tenor

with the U.Va University Singers

FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
BARBER Prayers of Kierkegaard
POULENC Gloria

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Christina Pier's appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

 

FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERTS
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8pm and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:30pm, Old Cabell Hall

Old Cabell Hall in Winter

with the UVa University Singers
Conducted by Michael Slon


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Over the past ten years, the Charlottesville Symphony and UVA University Singers have launched the holiday season with these wildly popular concerts, featuring an array of music ranging from the peaceful to the joyous.

You can join in on the celebration and make new holiday memories, enjoying the traditional holiday cheer of "Deck the Halls," "Sleigh Ride," the "Hallelujah Chorus" and interactive crowd favorite "The Twelve Days of Christmas." This year will also feature a choral suite from the smash hit Disney film Frozen and United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove as a special guest narrator.

PROGRAM

LEONTOVICH   Carol of the Bells
TRADITIONAL   Deck the Halls
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
TRADITIONAL   The Night Before Christmas
BERNARD & SMITH   Winter Wonderland
MOZART   Sleigh Ride from Three German Dances, K. 605
ANDERSON   Sleigh Ride
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden

Intermission

POULENC   "Gloria" and "Laudamus te" from Gloria
SILVESTRI & BALLARD   Suite from The Polar Express
BECK & FJELLHEIM   "Heimr Arnadalr" and "Eatnemen Vuelie" from Frozen
ADAM   O Holy Night
TRADITIONAL   The Twelve Days of Christmas
POLA & WYLE   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
HANDEL   Hallelujah" from Messiah

When & Where

Saturday, December 5 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall
Sunday, December 6 at 3:30pm, Old Cabell Hall

Important Concert Information

Though families with children are welcome, we don't recommend these concerts for children under the age of 5.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic Lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street.

Handicap parking is available in the C1 lot, which is located behind Bryan Hall. Saturday Symphony subscribers may also park in the C1 lot for the Family Holiday Concerts (Sunday parking permits are not valid for the C1 lot).

Group Discounts: any order of ten (10) or more tickets is eligible for a group discount. Learn more here

Old Cabell Hall features a wheelchair accessible handicap box. If you have questions about whether a particular seat is handicap accessible, please contact the UVA Arts Box Office at (434)-924-3376 or tickets@virginia.edu.

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$10 - 45 adult | $10 student (all grades, all schools) | UVA students can reserve one complimentary ticket in advance

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Call the Box Office at (434)-924-3376, noon-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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These concerts are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.  The December 5 concert is also sponsored by Hantzmon Wiebel LLP.

 

FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:30pm, Old Cabell Hall

with the U.Va University Singers

Program to be announced.

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MASTERWORKS 3: GLEB IVANOV RETURNS!
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall

Gleb Ivanov, Piano

LYADOV Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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MASTERWORKS 3: GLEB IVANOV RETURNS!
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Gleb Ivanov, Piano

LYADOV Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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MASTERWORKS 4: VARIATIONS FOR SPRING
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall

BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow
THEOFANIDIS Dreamtime Ancestors *Virginia Premiere*
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring

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MASTERWORKS 4: VARIATIONS FOR SPRING
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow
THEOFANIDIS Dreamtime Ancestors *Virginia Premiere*
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring

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MASTERWORKS 5: PICTURES
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8pm, Old Cabell Hall

Denise Djokic, Cello

RESPIGHI Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures)
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
MUSSORGSKY, arr. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

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MASTERWORKS 5: PICTURES
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Denise Djokic, Cello

RESPIGHI Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures)
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
MUSSORGSKY, arr. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

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Masterworks Concerts

Evening concerts are at Old Cabell Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Afternoon concerts are at Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School at 3:30pm on Sundays.

Programs and artists subject to change.

Concert Lectures

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

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Tickets available online here. Call or visit the UVA Arts Box Office Monday-Friday from 12-5pm. (434) 924-3376. The Box Office is located in the lobby of the Drama Building,109 Culbreth Road.

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