Family Holiday Concerts 2021

with the Charlottesville Symphony & UVA University Singers
December 4, 2021 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
General: $11 - $47 Student tickets are $10.
December 5, 2021 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall
General: $11 - $47. Student tickets are $10.

JOLLY AND JOYOUS!

THE CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY AND THE UVA UNIVERSITY SINGERS

FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERTS RETURN

Family Holiday Concerts with the Charlottesville Symphony and the UVA University Singers conducted by Michael Slon

Conductor Michael Slon speaking in Santa hatFollowing a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the UVA University Singers join forces once again to present Family Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 4, at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 5 at 3:30pm. Michael Slon, director of UVA's premiere vocal ensemble and music director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia, will conduct both performances at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

Through the years, these concerts have become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition.  This year’s one-hour program is brimming with festive favorites for concertgoers young and old: Carol of the Bells, a new twist on Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah and more.

Charlottesville Symphony Substitute Concertmaster Jeannette Jang, Principal Second Violin David Sariti and Principal Cello Adam Carter will be featured as soloists in the Pastorale movement of Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto.  The orchestra will also perform “Hannukah Freylachs,” a compilation of cheerful melodies arranged by Charlottesville Symphony Music Director Benjamin Rous.  And the University Singers will offer several a cappella selections.

The Charlottesville Symphony’s 2021-22 concert season is made possible by a major grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.   

The University of Virginia requires that masks be worn at all times inside Old Cabell Hall, regardless of vaccination status.

Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street South.  The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops at McCormick Road near the UVA Amphitheater, in close proximity to Old Cabell Hall.  The venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Single tickets are $20-$45 for adults and $11 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, Tuesday through Friday in the lobby of the UVA Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or online at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Program
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovich, arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
Ding Dong! Merrily on High – French Carol, arr. Stephen Mager
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Two Hanukkah Melodies: “Ma’oz Tzur” & “Oy Hanukkah” – Traditional, arr. Benjamin Rous
“Pastorale” from Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 (Christmas Concerto) – Arcangelo Corelli
Yuletide Season – Traditional, arr. John Moss
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from Meet Me in St. Louis – Martin/Blaine, arr. Barlow Bradford
Winter Sun – Don MacDonald
The Twelve Days of Christmas – arr. John Rutter
Additional a cappella selections from the University Singers
Hallelujah, from Messiah – George Frederic Handel

All events are subject to change.  Please call 434.924.3052 for more information.


REMAINING 2021-22 CHARLOTTESVILLE SYMPHONY CONCERTS INFORMATION

OLD WORLD
Saturday, February 12, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds

Sunday, February 13, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

FELIX MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides Overture
OTTORINO RESPIGHI – Fountains of Rome
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF – Isle of the Dead
BEDŘICH SMETANA – The Moldau


NEW WORLD
Saturday, March 21, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Sunday, March 22, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

Paul Ghun Kim, Guest Conductor

FRANZ LISZT – Les Préludes
FLORENCE PRICE – Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Brendon Elliott, Violin
ANTONĺN DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)


DAZZLING DANCES
Saturday, April 23, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Sunday, April 24, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE – Flute Concerto with Kelly Sulick, Flute
JOHANN STRAUSS II – Accelerationen; Banditen-Galopp; Frühlingsstimmen; Éljen a Magyar!
NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Capriccio Espagnol

All artists, programs and venues are subject to change.

 

 

 

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