Music Ensembles in the UVA Bicentennial Launch

The Bicentennial Launch Celebration gala, scheduled to begin at 7 pm Friday 10/6 on the Lawn, will feature appearances from Broadway performer Leslie Odom Jr., known for his Tony Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” Grammy-nominated R&B singer Andra Day and the rock group the Goo Goo Dolls.  The gala also includes a performance by the Charlottesville Symphony and the University Singers,  directed by UVA Director of Choral Music and Associate Professor Michael Slon of a specially commissioned piece. “We Hold These Truths” by Jefferson Todd Frazier, follows Thomas Jefferson as he composes the Declaration of Independence and founds the University of Virginia. The electronic music ensemble M.I.C.E., with Music chair Matthew Burtner, and the UVA Jazz Ensemble, with John D’earth, also will perform, as well as Music faculty members Greg Howard and A.D. Carson, and the Cavalier Marching Band (with Andrew Koch and William Pease). The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia features 13 members of the McIntire Department of Music for this performance: Katy Ambrose, Ayn Balija, Adam Carter, Rachel Duncan, Shawn Earle, I-Jen Fang, Anastasia Jellison, Nathaniel Lee, John Mayhood, Kelly Peral, David Sariti, Daniel Sender and Kelly Sulick. The Symphony also will join with the Martha Graham Dance Company to perform excerpts from Aaron Copland’s  “Appalachian Spring."

UVA Music Ensembles Performing at the Bicentennial Launch Celebration:
Cavalier Marching Band
Chamber Singers
Charlottesville Symphony
Jazz Ensemble
MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble)
New Music Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
UVA University Singers

UVA Music Faculty Performing at the Bicentennial Launch Celebration:
Matthew Burtner
A.D. Carson
John D'earth
Greg Howard
Andrew Koch
Michael Slon
William Pease
UVA Music faculty performing in the Charlottesville Symphony for this performance include: Katy Ambrose, Ayn Balija, Adam Carter, Rachel Duncan, Shawn Earle, I-Jen Fang, Anastasia Jellison, Nathaniel Lee, John Mayhood, Kelly Peral, David Sariti, Daniel Sender and Kelly Sulick.

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The following articles provide an overview of the Bicentennial Celebrations

A&S Taking Star Turns in Bicentennial Celebration article by Lorenzo Perez (Oct 02, 2017)
 

10 Things to Know About Bicentennial Launch article by Caroline Newman

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Bicentennial Launch Celebration (tickets required)
Friday, October 6, 2017
Doors: 6pm  Show: 7pm
Location: The Lawn
Rain site: John Paul Jones Arena
In partnership with UVA Arts, a multimedia celebration of the University with awe-inspiring projection mapping, performances featuring student, faculty and alumni from UVA and special guests Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr., and the Goo Goo Dolls. The celebration is open to the public, but tickets are required.  Request tickets here. 
Remote viewing locations.

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Full schedule of events can be found at: http://bicentennial.virginia.edu/launch-weekend/schedule-events

Address

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

Email: music@virginia.edu