Ensemble Galilei Rehearsal with UVA Baroque Orchestra

February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
113 Old Cabell Hall

The UVa McIntire Department of Music and the Front Porch Roots Music School present a residency by Ensemble Galilei.  Founded in 1990, Ensemble Galilei is an ensemble of players from both classical and Celtic backgrounds, playing Irish and Scottish airs and dance tunes, early and medieval music, and original compositions. The Ensemble takes their name and inspiration from the life of composer Vincenzo Galilei, whose influence, some four hundred years ago, helped restore a vital element of passion to the music of the day.  To achieve their unique Celtic sound, Ensemble Galilei has melded the elegance of chamber music with the energy and excitement of traditional music. An intricate blend of instruments grants listeners passage to another world, evoking musical images of the ancient Celts and bringing these images to life for today’s audiences. They have performed and toured globally for almost twenty-five years, and have been featured on multiple recordings and radio performances.  The Washington Post writes: "Virtuoso technique, an instinctive feeling for the idiom, the courage to improvise…they play with energy, splendid ensemble, good humor and imagination."

Students and patrons are invited to sit in on an open rehearsal with the Ensemble Galilei and the UVA Baroque Ensemble.  This will be an informal, "behind the scenes" event.

The Ensemble's residency comprises an open rehearsal at the UVa Music Department, a noontime workshop at the Front Porch Roots Music School, and a culminating concert in Old Cabell Hall.


Ensemble Galilei Residency Schedule:


Rehearsal with UVA Baroque Orchestra

Thursday, 2/8/187:00pm113 Old Cabell Hall,
Lawn at the University of Virginia
Workshop and DemonstrationFriday, 2/9/18noonFront Porch Roots Music School,
221 Water Street
ConcertFriday, 2/9/188:00pm

Old Cabell Hall,
Lawn at the University of Virginia




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

Email: music@virginia.edu