Laura Leisring, Bassoon Recital

February 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

The University McIntire Department of Music presents a bassoon recital by Laura Leisring on Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.  The recital is free and open to the public.

Laura Leisring, Principal Bassoon of the Virginia Symphony since 2007, can be heard on more than 35 CD recordings on labels such as Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and Auvidis Valois as Principal with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Canary Islands, Spain 1989-2003, and as Acting Principal of the Milwaukee Symphony 2003/2004. Highly praised for her work by critics in Spain, she has performed with more than 100 world-class artists, and has been a soloist under conductors Yoel Levi, Antoni Wit, Leopold Hager, and Anne Manson, with whom she performed the European Premiere of the Concerto for Bassoon by Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Composer, Ellen Taaffe-Zwilich. She has served as Principal with the Music in the Mountains Festival, Durango, CO. since 2002, where she was a featured soloist in 2007.

Sonata in C Major

Johann Friedrich Fasch

Romance Op 62Edward Elgar
ContradanzaPaquito D’Rivera 
I Cried for YouKatie Melua
Capriccio for Bassoon and PianoGiuseppe Verdi
Come Fly With MeMusic by James Van Heusen, words by Sammy Cahn 
Summer Wind

Music by Henry Mayer, English words by Johnny Mercer, original German Lyrics by Hans Bradtke


What a Wonderful WorldWords and Music by George Weiss & Bob Thiele
April in ParisMusic by Vernon Duke, Words by E. Y. Harburg
Chicago (That Toddling Town)Music and Words by Fred Fisher








Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.

​T​his event is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust​.

Laura Leisring bio and photo are taken from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra website.


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