Charlottesville Symphony Romantic Titans: Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss

with the University Singers
November 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$10-$45 for adults / $10 for students / UVA Students can reserve 1 free ticket
November 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
$10-$45 for adults / $10 for students / UVA Students can reserve 1 free ticket

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Michael Slon, Conductor
Katy Ambrose, Horn
UVA University Singers

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia presents the second concert of its 45th season with concerts on Saturday, November 16th, 8:00pm, at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia and Sunday, November 17th, 3:30pm, at Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. 

Benjamin Rous conducts Montgomery's Caught by the Wind (2016) and Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11 (1883) with soloist Katy Ambrose, horn.  Michael Slon will conduct the Symphony and the University Singers in Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Op. 42 (1837) and Bruckner's Te Deum in C, WAB 45 (1884) vocal soloists are to be announced.

For those who want to “Know the Score,” pre-concert lectures are presented 45 minutes prior to each Saturday night concert at nearby Minor Hall. Free of charge, these popular lectures by UVA McIntire Department of Music Associate Professor Richard Will offer a lively and informative behind-the-scenes look at classical music. 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 South, on Saturday nights and at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon. 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 $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 (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, the December Family Holiday concerts or previously purchased tickets. 

MONTGOMERY  Caught by the Wind (2016) 10’
RICHARD STRAUSS  Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11 (1883) 18’
MENDELSSOHN  Psalm 42, Op. 42 (1837) 25’
BRUCKNER  Te Deum in C Major, WAB 45 (1884) 24’ – Vocal soloists TBA
All programs are subject to change.

Upcoming 2019-2020 Concert Information

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Saturday, February 15, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 3:30pm
BUTTERWORTH  A Shropshire Lad (1912) 10’; BRITTEN  Nocturne, Op. 60 (1958) 26’; WILLIAMS  Elegy for String Orchestra (1936) 5’30”; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  On Wenlock Edge (1909) 21’; ARNOLD Tam o’Shanter Overture, Op. 51 (1955) 8’30”

Saturday, March 21, 8:00pm

Sunday, March 22, 3:30pm
LISZT  Les Préludes, S. 97 (1854) 15’; PAGANINI  Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6  (1818) 37’; DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 (1893) 55’

Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm

Sunday, April 26, 3:30pm
ROUSE  Flute Concerto (1993) 29’; JOHANN STRAUSS II Accelerationen, Op. 234 (1860) 8’; Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378 (1877) 2’30”; Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (1882) 7’; Éljen a Magyar!, Op. 332 (1869) 2’; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 (1887) 15’

All Saturday concerts are located in Old Cabell Hall and all Sunday concerts are located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center.


Family Holiday Concerts with The University Singers

Friday, December 6, 8:00pm

Saturday, December 7, 3:30pm

All programs and events are subject to change. 


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