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.

2018-2019 SEASON

Masterworks 1:
Sibelius's Second

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Ayn Balija, Viola
Sat. 9/29/18, 8:00pm Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 9/30/18, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
BOWEN Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. 25 (1907) 36'
MUSGRAVE Song of the Enchanter (1990) 5'
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (1902) 43'

Masterworks 2:
Tchaikovsky's Fifth
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Damon Gupton, Guest Conductor
Daniel Sender, Violin
Sat, 11/17/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 11/18/18, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
   ROSSINI Overture to Semiramide (1823) 12'
   BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1939) 25'
   TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (1888) 50'
Masterworks 3:
Ravel & Kodaly
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Andrew Le, Piano
Sat, 2/16/19, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 2/17/19, 3:30pm - Monticello High School
    RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte (1910) 6'
    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major (1932) 23'
    MOYA Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo (2014) 13'
    KODALY Variations on a Hungarian Folksong 'The Peacock' (1939) 25'
Masterworks 4:
Mendelssohn's Italy
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Joseph Lin, Violin
Sat, 3/23/19, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 3/24/19, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
    BARTOK Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117 (1938) 36'
    MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 'Italian' (1834) 28'
Masterworks 5:
Pines of Rome
Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Jonathan Yates, Piano
Sat, 4/28/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 4/29/18, 3:30pm - MLKPAC*
   WAGNER Prelude from Parsifal, WWV 11 (1882) 13'
   SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1845) 31'
   SHATIN Piping the Earth (1990) 8'
   RESPIGHI Pines of Rome (1924) 23'

Michael Slon, Conductor

Sat, 12/1/18, 8:00pm - Old Cabell Hall
Sun, 12/2/18, 3:30pm - Old Cabell Hall
The UVA University Singers join the orchestra for these festive celebrations of the holiday season.

All Saturday evening concerts are held at Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
All Sunday afternoon concerts are held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, Charlottesville High School, except February 17 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