UVa Baroque Orchestra

directed by David Sariti
April 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall
$10/$9 UVA Faculty & Staff/$5 students/Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the UVA Baroque Orchestra in concert on Sunday, April 17th 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. 

The UVa Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti and performing on period instruments, will present a program of works by familiar late-Baroque composers.  Works include brilliant concerti by Handel and Vivaldi, and the witty Suite "La Bizarre" by Telemann.

The Baroque Orchestra presents dynamic, vital performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at Baroque pitch, without a conductor.  Students use period instruments from the University’s extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the specific techniques, and learn performance conventions of the time that challenge our modern conceptions of music performance.

Violinist David Sariti is known for his fluency in performance that cuts across styles and eras, with a repertoire spanning from the seventeenth century to the present day.  Faculty at UVa since 2005, he directs the period-instrument Baroque Orchestra, maintains a violin studio, coaches chamber music,performs in the Rivanna Quartet, and is Principal Violin II of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia.  He can be found playing jazz, on occasion, and was a featured soloist with the UVa Jazz Ensemble in 2015. Dr. Sariti also maintains an active presence on the Baroque violin. He has appeared with many notable chamber ensembles and orchestras, and in Fall 2015 will be joining The Vivaldi Project for a program of trio sonatas spanning 150 years. Along with members of the Baltimore Consort and Harmonious Blacksmith, he recently founded “Mr. Jefferson’s Music,” which was featured at the American Musical Instrument Society 2013 conference. In collaboration with Monticello, he has presented programs of music from the collection of Thomas Jefferson since 2006, and is featured on the CD “Music from the Jefferson Collection”. 

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for students and free for U.Va Students who reserve in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Box Office by calling 434.924.3376 or visiting www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.


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

Email: music@virginia.edu