Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia performs Pops at the Paramount

Saturday, June 03 - 2017

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia performs “Pops at the Paramount” on Saturday, June 3, 7:30pm, at the historic Paramount Theater on Charlottesville’s Downtown Pedestrian Mall.Erin Freeman


Guest Conductor Erin Freeman conducts the orchestra in a blockbuster program titled Summer Lovin’ that includes Leroy Anderson’s “Last Rose of Summer,” Robert Wendel’s arrangement of “In the Good Old Summertime,” hits from “Hamilton: An American Musical” and “Hello, Dolly!,” a medley from “Grease” and a Duke Ellington 100th birthday tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.


Soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick sings “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.  She will be joined by baritone Alexander Sapp in romantic selections from The King and I.  


Alexander SappErin Freeman holds a joint position with the Richmond Symphony, serving as Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus, and Virginia Commonwealth University where she is Director of Choral Jennifer Piazza-PickActivities.  This unique appointment, following seven successful years as the Richmond Symphony’s Associate Conductor, includes overseeing all of the choral ensembles at VCU and preparing the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus.  Freeman is also Artistic Director of Wintergreen Performing Arts.  


“Pops at the Paramount” is sponsored by Elizabeth Natoli, Wegmans, the Paramount Theater and the Honorable Gerald L. Baliles and Robin D. Baliles in honor of Anne R. Worrell.


Tickets are priced at $25-$95.  The $95 ticket includes an After Party with Conductor Erin Freeman and vocalists Jennifer Piazza-Pick and Alexander Sapp in the theater’s Balcony Lounge immediately following the performance.  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



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