Charlottesville Symphony

Sibelius' Second
September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$10-$45 for adults / $10 for students / UVA Students can reserve 1 Free ticket
September 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center
$10-$45 for adults / $10 for students / UVA Students can reserve 1 Free ticket

CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OPENS 2018-19 SEASON WITH SIBELIUS’S MAJESTIC SECOND SYMPHONY AND A RARELY HEARD VIOLA GEM

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia opens its 44th season with concerts on Saturday, September 29, 8:00pm, at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia and Sunday, September 30, 3:30pm, at Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center.

Music Director Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that includes early 20th century British composer York Bowen’s rarely heard Viola Concerto in C minor with viola soloist Ayn Balija; Song of the Enchanter by Thea Musgrave; and the majestic Symphony No. 2 in D Major by Jean Sibelius.

Song of the Enchanter was written to commemorate Sibelius’s 125th birthday and contains brief echoes of his music, including the second Symphony.  

Ayn Balija serves as the Principal Violist in the Charlottesville Symphony and the violist of the Rivanna String Quartet. She is the Lecturer in Viola at the University of Virginia, and regularly performs solo, chamber and orchestral works around the country.

The orchestra’s 2018-19 season is supported in part by a major grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

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

Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street South on Saturday nights and at Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center 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 $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 www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

All University of Virginia employees (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, the December Family Holiday concerts, Pops at the Paramount or previously purchased tickets.

UPCOMING 2018-19 CONCERT INFORMATION

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH
Saturday, November 17, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Sunday, November 18, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI – Overture to Semiramide
SAMUEL BARBER – Violin Concerto, Op. 14 with Daniel Sender, Violin
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

RAVEL & KODALY
Saturday, February 16, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
 & Sunday, February 17, 3:30pm, MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL

MAURICE RAVEL – Pavane pour une infant defunte
MAURICE RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G Major with Andrew Le, Piano REINALDO MOYA – Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo
ZOLTAN KODALY – Variations on a Hungarian Folksong “The Peacock”

MENDELSSOHN’S ITALY
Saturday, March 23, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds 
& Sunday, March 24, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

BELA BARTOK – Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117 with Joseph Lin, Violin FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”

PINES OF ROME
Saturday, April 27,8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds & 
Sunday, April 28, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

RICHARD WAGNER – Prelude from Parsifal
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 with Jonathan Yates, Piano JUDITH SHATIN – Piping the Earth
OTTORINO RESPIGHI – Pines of Rome

AND

FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERTS
Saturday, December 1, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds & Sunday, December 2, 3:30pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds

Holiday favorites with the UVA University Singers Conducted by Michael Slon

POPS AT THE PARAMOUNT
Saturday, June 1, 7:30pm, The Paramount Theater

All artists, programs and venues are subject to change.

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Address

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

Email: music@virginia.edu