Free Bridge Quintet Spring Concert

A Centennial Tribute to Nat King Cole
March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$15 General / $13 UVa Faculty & Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18.

On Saturday March 30th, the Free Bridge Quintet will perform a concert honoring the musical legacy of jazz pianist and vocalist Nat King Cole who, had he lived, would turn 100 years old on St. Patrick's Day. The concert will trace Cole's ground-breaking journey across the color barrier of the 1950's to become one of America's most beloved musical icons.  From his early hipster originals such as "Straighten Up and Fly Right"  and "The Frim-Fram Sauce" to his  later string of chart-topping hits like "Nature Boy" and "Smile",  the Quintet will honor Nat King Coles' legacy as a  trailblazer who paved the way for the success of other African-American artists such as Harry Belafonte and Johnny Mathis. 

Tickets are $15 General, $13 for UVA Faculty & Staff, $5 for Students and Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Box Office at or by calling 434.924.3376.

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.

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