McIntire Department of Music Chair Richard Will leads "Know the Score," our insightful Pre-Concert Lecture series. Professor Will is author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven and of articles and reviews on 18th- and early 19th-century music. The popular professor is also interested in 20th-century American popular music, especially country music and bluegrass, and hosts a bluegrass jam session for UVA graduates and undergraduates. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Musicological Society.
The symphony has uploaded a recording of Professor Will's November lecture to Soundcloud, a free and intuitive audio hosting website. To listen to this lecture, simply click the link below, press the large orange Play button and check to make sure your speakers and your computer volume are turned up! You do not have to sign up for Soundcloud or log in to listen.
The recording will remain online for the remainder of the season, so you can go back and listen to it as many times as you like.
Pre-Concert Lectures are free and begin 45 minutes prior to each performance. They are held in Minor Hall on Saturdays and on Friday, September 26, 2014. Information about Sunday lectures at Charlottesville High School in the spring is forthcoming. The Pre-Concert lecture for the March 22, 2015 concert held at Monticello High School will be located in The Forum at Monticello High School.
Evening concerts are at Old Cabell Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and on Friday, September 26, 2014. Afternoon concerts are at Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School at 3:30pm on Sundays and at Monticello High School on Sunday, March 22, 2015.