Charlottesville Symphony - Masterworks 5

The Planets
April 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center,
$10-$45 for adults / $10 for students / UVA Students can reserve 1 Free ticket

Benjamin Rous, Conductor

Music Director Benjamin Rous closes out his first season with the Charlottesville Symphony with a (big) bang! Don’t miss this multimedia exploration of music inspired by space and the heavenly bodies, featuring Gustav Holst’s spectacular The Planets. From the stirring battle sounds of “Mars, the Bringer of War” to the distant, otherworldly “Neptune, the Mystic,” The Planets is truly one of the masterpieces of twentieth century orchestral music. The Symphony’s galactic exploration also includes Orion, a spritely and mysterious work by renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

This program includes Saariaho's Orion and Holst's The Planets, Op. 32.

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.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change. 


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