Charlottesville Symphony presents “POPS AT THE PARAMOUNT”

June 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Paramount Theater - SOLD OUT
$25-$95 - SOLD OUT

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The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia announces an exciting new concert, “Pops at the Paramount” on Saturday, June 4, 7:30pm, at the Paramount Theater on Charlottesville’s Downtown Pedestrian Mall.

Music Director Kate Tamarkin conducts the full symphony orchestra in a blockbuster program that includes hits from “Les Miserables” and “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” a suite from the PBS hit series, “Downton Abbey,” Beatles tunes, selections from “South Pacific,” the Overture to Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” a tribute to Irving Berlin and more.

Highlighting the evening is George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Jeremy Thompson as the piano soloist.  A local audience favorite as both an organist and a pianist, Thompson is the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville.   He has performed to universal acclaim in recital and concerto settings throughout North America.  Recent performances include concerto performances with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Symphony New Brunswick and the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals in Montreal, Philadelphia, Reading, Hamilton, Potsdam, Louisville, Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston- Salem. 

“Pops at the Paramount” is sponsored by a lead gift from Elizabeth Natoli, as well as Glenmore Country Club, Joe and Elizabeth LeVaca, Wegmans and the Paramount Theater.

Single tickets are priced at $25-$95.  The $95 ticket includes an After Party with Music Director Kate Tamarkin and guest artist Jeremy Thompson in the theater’s Balcony Lounge immediately following the performance.  Single tickets may be purchased in person at The Paramount Theater Box Office from 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday, by calling (434) 979-1333 during those same hours or online at


BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
WEILL “Mack the Knife”
LUNN Downton Abbey Suite
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue with piano soloist Jeremy Thompson


WILLIAMS Suite from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
SCHOENBERG “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables
RODGERS South Pacific: Selections
ARLEN “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz
BERLIN Tribute to Irving Berlin


Artists, program and venue are subject to change.



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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176