Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia is comprised of music faculty who serve as Principal Players and talented students and community members. Each season the orchestra performs five pairs of masterworks concerts, two Youth Concerts for area fourth and fifth graders and two popular Family Holiday Concerts in partnership with the University Singers.  Beloved works from the symphonic repertoire, new discoveries, commissioned premieres and an array of guest artists attract enthusiastic audiences from all over Central Virginia.

2017-2018 SEASON

Masterworks 1:
Beethoven's Seventh

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Shawn Earle, Clarinet
Sat. 9/23/17, 8:00pm Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 9/24/17, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Masterworks 2:
The Americans
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Michael Slon, Conductor
UVA University Singers
Sat, 11/18/17, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 11/19/17, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
   BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
   BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
   FRAZIER Thomas Jefferson: The Making of America; I. "We Hold These Truths" and VII. "University of Virginia"
   THOMPSON The Testament of Freedom
Masterworks 3:
Brahms' Second
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Rachel Duncan, Trumpet
Sat, 2/17/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 2/18/18, 3:30pm - Monticello High School
    SHIELDS Ricercar
    HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Masterworks 4:
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Laura Jackson, Guest Conductor
Clara Yang, Piano
Sat, 3/24/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 3/25/18, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
    TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a
    RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
    THEOFANIDIS Rainbow Body
    COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
Masterworks 5:
The Planets
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Sat, 4/28/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 4/29/18, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
   HOLST The Planets, Op. 32

Michael Slon, Conductor

Sat, 12/2/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 12/3/18, 3:30pm - Old Cabell Hall
The U.Va University Singers join the orchestra for these festive celebrations of the holiday season.

All Saturday evening concerts are held at Old Cabell Hall, U.Va Grounds
All Sunday afternoon concerts are held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, Charlottesville High School, except February 18 where the concert will be at Monticello High School

Programs and artists subject to change


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