Ensemble Galilei Concert

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

The Ensemble Galilei will present a concert on Friday, February 9th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall on the historic Lawn of the University of Virginia.  The concert is free and open to the public.

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."

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, 2/8/187:30pm113 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


Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

Presented by the UVa McIntire Department of Music and the Front Porch Roots Music School, with generous support from the UVA Arts Council and the Gertrude Weber Endowment for Music

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



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

Email: music@virginia.edu