Charlottesville Symphony - Masterworks 3

Brahms' Second

Sunday, February 18 - 2018

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Rachel Duncan, Trumpet

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia continues its
2017-18 season with concerts on Saturday, February 17, 8:00pm, at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia and Sunday, February 18, 3:30pm, at Monticello High School.

The orchestra will return to its regular Sunday venue, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School on March 25 and April 29.

Music Director Benjamin Rous conducts the program that includes Ricercar by Michigan-born composer Nathan Shields; Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major with trumpet soloist Rachel Duncan; and Johannes Brahms’ sunny and buoyant Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

Ricercar Nathan Shields
Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 2 in D Major Johannes Brahms

Rachel Duncan is a Lecturer in Trumpet at the University of Virginia and Principal Trumpet with the Charlottesville Symphony. She has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Devoted to chamber music as well, Duncan is a founding member of New Chicago Brass and has played with Seraph Brass, a brass quintet comprising America’s top female brass players.

The orchestra’s 2017-18 season is supported in part by a major grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The November concerts are sponsored by the law firm of McGuireWoods. Rachel Duncan’s appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

For those who want to “Know the Score,” pre-concert lectures are presented 45 minutes prior to each Saturday night concert at nearby Minor Hall. Free of charge, these popular lectures by UVA McIntire Department of Music Associate Professor Richard Will offer a lively and informative behind-the- scenes look at classical music. 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.
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