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Messiah Sing-In
McIntire Department of Music
Messiah Sing-In
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 6th at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The Sing-In is conducted by Donald Loach and benefits the University's choral ensembles. Be there to participate in a U.Va. tradition that has lasted for 49 years!
Tue 12/6/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Messiah Sing-In


Virginia Glee Club 76th Annual Christmas Concert
Come ring in the holiday season with the Virginia Glee Club as we present our 76th Annual Christmas Concerts, conducted by Grammy Award winner Frank Albinder. Whether it’s our unique renditions of your holiday favorites or the Virginia Glee Club’s own traditional holiday pieces, such as the Biebl Ave Maria, there will be music to delight every ear. Be sure not to miss out on one of Charlottesville’s oldest and most joyful holiday traditions. We will also be featuring our special guests, The Virginia Gentleman!
Sat 12/10/16 8:00PM First Presbyterian Church Virginia Glee Club 76th Annual Christmas Concert


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello & Alexander Melnikov, piano
Jean-Guihen Queyras enjoys an enviable reputation as a musician of exceptional versatility and integrity, equally as a soloist with orchestras, chamber musician and solo performer. Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov and was awarded important prizes at such eminent competitions as the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1989) and the Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth in Brussels (1991).
Tue 1/24/17 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello & Alexander Melnikov, piano


U.Va. Chamber Music Series
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Chamber Music Series
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2016-2017 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate afternoon concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 1/29/17 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Rivanna String Quartet
Sun 2/26/17 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Shawn Earle, Clarinet
Sun 3/19/17 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Katy Ambrose, Horn
Sun 4/30/17 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: John Mayhood, Piano


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, violin
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the very finest period instrument ensembles. Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.
Tue 2/14/17 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti, violin


Masterworks 3: Music Director Finalist Adam Boyles
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

The fire and ice of Scandinavian masters reminds us that winter is starkly beautiful in the most forbidding climates. Sibelius’s thrilling Violin Concerto is celebrated for its brooding Nordic character. Sibelius focuses on the soloist, sweetly lyrical yet blazing with fireworks. In Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, “Inextinguishable” refers to the inherent will to live. Nielsen’s music communicates firm optimism: a recipe for happiness and fulfillment.
Sat 2/18/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: Music Director Finalist Adam Boyles
Sun 2/19/17 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 3: Music Director Finalist Adam Boyles


Blood Wedding
Department of Drama
Blood Wedding
Happily ever after or ‘til death do they part? You are cordially invited to attend an evening of love, betrayal, revenge and family feuds.
Thu 2/23/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding
Fri 2/24/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding
Sat 2/25/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding
Tue 2/28/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding
Wed 3/1/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding
Thu 3/2/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Blood Wedding


U.Va. Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Jazz Ensemble
The U.Va. Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter John D’earth, has become one of the greatest in the University’s history. The group’s performances feature repertoire from across the spectrum of the history of Jazz. Concerts include classic arrangements as well as a diverse arrangement of jazz pieces from both modern and classic composers and original compositions from within the band. Improvisation is also celebrated as a means of allowing students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of this exciting and challenging art form.
Sat 2/25/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Jazz Ensemble
Sat 4/29/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Jazz Ensemble


V-Major Spring Showcase
Old Cabell Hall
V-Major Spring Showcase
Join us for the V-Major Spring Showcase on Thursday, March 2 in Old Cabell Hall
Thu 3/2/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall V-Major Spring Showcase


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Renowned pianist Wu Han will head the six-member ensemble, which includes the brilliant young violinist Arnaud Sussmann. Their program - "French Virtuosity" - includes a wide variety of music from Ravel, Leclair, and Françaix, and will feature Chausson's remarkable Concerto for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet -- it will be a real treat to hear this seldom-performed but scintillating work.
Tue 3/14/17 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


<i>Out of Wonder</i>: Kwame Alexander and Ekua Holmes
Virginia Festival of the Book
Out of Wonder: Kwame Alexander and Ekua Holmes
The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Out of Wonder: Kwame Alexander and Ekua Holmes on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 pm in the Culbreth Theatre. All tickets are general admission and are all $5.
Wed 3/22/17 7:00PM Culbreth Theatre Out of Wonder: Kwame Alexander and Ekua Holmes


A Way with Words: Honoring the National Book Award for Poetry
The Virginia Festival of the Book, hosted by National Book Foundation, UVa Office of the Provost & Vice Provost for the Arts, and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents A Way with Words: Honoring the National Book Award for Poetry on Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm in the Culbreth Theatre. All tickets are general admission and are free.
Thu 3/23/17 7:00PM Culbreth Theatre A Way with Words: Honoring the National Book Award for Poetry


Masterworks 4: Music Director Finalist Cheung Chau
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Who can resist the seductive sway of Ravel’s Bolero? His crowd-pleasing tour de force for orchestra ushers in a treasure by Germany’s most over-the-top Romantic. Schumann’s late Cello Concerto receives a rare and welcome performance. But no one wore his heart on his sleeve more openly than Tchaikovsky. The Pathétique Symphony was his swan song: he died tragically two weeks after its premiere.
Sat 3/25/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: Music Director Finalist Cheung Chau
Sun 3/26/17 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: Music Director Finalist Cheung Chau


Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath
The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath on Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm in the Culbreth Theatre. All tickets are general admission and are free.
Sun 3/26/17 1:00PM Culbreth Theatre Mental Health: Sue Klebold and the Family Aftermath


Voices Appeared: <i>La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc</i> and the Orlando Consort
“Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc and the Orlando Consort” is a live multimedia performance and historical reconstruction of Carol Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. “Voices Appeared” features live musical accompaniment to the film, curated and performed by the Orlando Consort.
Thu 3/30/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Voices Appeared: La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc and the Orlando Consort


Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Department of Drama
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Climb aboard for a journey from the high seas to exotic islands to Queen Victoria’s garden and beyond in this celebration of storytelling that will leave you thoroughly…entertained!
Thu 3/30/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Fri 3/31/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Wed 4/5/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Thu 4/6/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Fri 4/7/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)
Sat 4/8/17 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself) (Matinee)
Sat 4/8/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Paul Lewis, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Paul Lewis, piano
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.
Tue 4/4/17 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Paul Lewis, piano


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
The University Singers is the premier mixed-voice choral ensemble at the University of Virginia. Founded in 1957, the group performs a cappella and accompanied choral literature ranging from chant to major choral-orchestral works, and the works of contemporary composers – including premieres of works by Stephen Paulus, Forrest Pierce, Judith Shatin, and Eric Whitacre.
Fri 4/7/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
The Free Bridge Quintet, the official faculty jazz quintet of the University of Virginia, features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano.
Sat 4/8/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


U.Va. Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Chamber Singers
Founded in 2005, the U.Va. Chamber Singers is a select ensemble drawn from the University Singers, and performs a wide variety of music for chamber choir ranging from early music to contemporary compositions.
Fri 4/14/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Singers


Spring Dance Concert
Department of Drama
Spring Dance Concert
Join us this spring for an evening of eclectic, provocative and engaging choreographic works by students, faculty and guest artists.
Thu 4/20/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Fri 4/21/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Sat 4/22/17 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Spring Dance Concert


Masterworks 5: Kate Tamarkin - The Farewell Concerts
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Wagner’s sole comic opera has plenty of pomp and circumstance. That makes his Overture to Die Meistersinger a fitting companion to Sir Edward Elgar’s orchestral masterpiece, the Enigma Variations. Elgar’s appealing character sketches memorialize friends and family, highlighted by the immortal Nimrod Variation. Between Wagner and Elgar, we hear Beethoven’s most poetic and spellbinding piano concerto: a winning combination!
Sat 4/22/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: Kate Tamarkin - The Farewell Concerts
Sun 4/23/17 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: Kate Tamarkin - The Farewell Concerts


Percussion Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Percussion Ensemble
The U.Va. Percussion Ensemble is a chamber ensemble that performs literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. The number of players and equipments varies greatly from piece to piece.
Tue 4/25/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Percussion Ensemble


Klezmer Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Klezmer Ensemble
Directed by Joel Rubin, the Klezmer Ensemble focuses on the music of the klezmorim, the Jewish professional instrumentalists of Eastern Europe, as well as related Jewish and other East European traditions from the 18th century to the present. The ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the greater Central Virginia community.
Thu 4/27/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble


U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
The Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti, presents dynamic, vital performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at Baroque pitch, without a conductor. Students use period instruments from the University’s extensive collection, receiving personal instruction on the specific techniques, and learn performance conventions of the time that challenge our modern conceptions of music performance.
Fri 4/28/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra