Charlottesville Symphony - Beethoven's Seventh

Masterworks 1

Sunday, September 24 - 2017

New Music Director Benjamin Rous kicks off his tenure at the Charlottesville Symphony with a concert that showcases the visceral thrill of orchestral music. The program moves from the dazzling, breathless virtuosity of John Adams’ fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine to the sumptuous lyricism of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Principal Clarinet Shawn Earle. And it closes with Beethoven’s brilliant Seventh Symphony, famous for its infectious energy and probing intensity.


Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Shawn Earle, Clarinet


Adams  Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Mozart  Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

Beethoven  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

In-depth program notes are posted on the orchestra’s website, two weeks prior to each Masterworks concert.

Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Saturday nights and at Charlottesville High School on Sunday afternoons.  The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops at McCormick Road near the UVA Amphitheater, in close proximity to Old Cabell Hall.  Both venues are wheelchair accessible.  For information about venues, directions, parking and accessibility, please click here.
Single tickets are priced at $10-$45 for adults and $10 for students.  UVA students may request one complimentary ticket in advance.  Single tickets may be purchased at the University of Virginia Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00pm, Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or online at

All University of Virginia employees (all faculty and staff of all UVA departments and professional schools) are entitled to a 20% discount on tickets to individual performances.  This offer does not apply to subscriptions or previously purchased tickets.


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