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Vivaldi Project
McIntire Department of Music
Vivaldi Project
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the Vivaldi Project in concert on Saturday, September 5th at 8 pm Old Cabell Hall. Vivaldi Project Directors Elizabeth Field, violin and Stephanie Vial, cello, are joined by U.Va. faculty violinist David Sariti and harpsichordist Charlotte Mattax Moersch in a program spanning 150 years and various national styles. Composers include Purcell, Corelli, Vivaldi, and several other lesser-known masters, in music ranging from one to four players.
Sat 9/5/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Vivaldi Project


Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Third Concert
The third concert of a series to be held September 8-20 at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall and at Charlottesville’s historic Paramount Theater.
Sun 9/13/15 3:00PM Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Third Concert


Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Closing Concert
The closing concert of a series to be held September 8-20 at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall and at Charlottesville’s historic Paramount Theater.
Sun 9/20/15 3:00PM Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Closing Concert


Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia presents the Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty, Featuring Senator Harry Reid on Saturday, September 26 at 2 pm in the Newcomb Hall Theatre.
Sat 9/26/15 2:00PM Newcomb Hall Theater Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty


Masterworks 1: Classical Giants
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 1: Classical Giants
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Eric Ruske, Horn

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Sat 9/26/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 1: Classical Giants
Sun 9/27/15 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 1: Classical Giants


Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition and with collaborations with Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Vienna Konzerthaus and Decca Records, The Independent (London) asked, “Could this fresh-faced child be a new Horowitz?”

Works by Schubert, Liszt & Mussorgsky. Principal Underwriter: Vesta Lee Gordon, Underwriter: BB&T
Tue 9/29/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Behzod Abduraimov, piano


Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Department of Drama
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
History rocks in this fast-moving, satirical musical that careens between fact and fiction to present our seventh President as history’s ultimate rock star. Powered by an Emo score and live on-stage band, the show takes audiences on a rock musical thrill ride that chronicles Old Hickory’s legendary life and times from humble beginnings, to ruthless military strategist, to populist agitator, to Commander-in-Chief.
Thu 10/1/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Fri 10/2/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Sat 10/3/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Wed 10/7/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Thu 10/8/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Fri 10/9/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Sat 10/10/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson


Andrew Ross Sorkin
Jefferson Scholars Foundation
Andrew Ross Sorkin
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Shadwell Society cordially invite you to the Shadwell Society Speaker Series: Andrew Ross Sorkin The Global Economy: What's Next on Friday, October 16 at 8 pm in the Darden Abbott Center Auditorium. Andrew Ross Sorkin is a New York Times Financial columnist, co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box, and the New York Times best-selling author of Too Big To Fail.
Fri 10/16/15 8:00PM Darden Abbott Auditorium Andrew Ross Sorkin


Pavel Haas Quartet
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Pavel Haas Quartet
Gramophone Award winners for “Record of the Year” in 2011, and winners of the Paolo Borciani Competition in Italy, the Quartet has established itself as one of the great chamber ensembles, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls worldwide and winning numerous awards and distinctions. The Quartet takes its name from the Czech composer Pavel Haas, who was imprisoned at Theresienstadti in 1941 and killed in Auschwitz 3 years later.
Tue 10/20/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Pavel Haas Quartet


The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Department of Drama
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Everyone needs a break, and struggling artist Dana Fielding finds hers in a mental hospital after suffering a breakdown following scathing reviews of her work. Realizing her prescribed ten-day-stay is not nearly long enough, she tries to convince hospital authorities that she thinks she is former baseball great Darryl Strawberry. In the process she makes discoveries that change her life and her art.
Thu 10/22/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Fri 10/23/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Sat 10/24/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Tue 10/27/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Wed 10/28/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Thu 10/29/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
Fri 10/30/15 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Sweetest Swing in Baseball


Choral Showcase
McIntire Department of Music
Choral Showcase
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the traditional Family Weekend Choral Showcase on Saturday, October 24th at 7 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the famed Lawn at the University of Virginia. The concert will feature performances by several of the University's choral ensembles. The University Singers, U.Va. Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus will all perform selections from their 2015 repertoire in what will surely be a lively and entertaining night.
Sat 10/24/15 7:00PM Old Cabell Hall Choral Showcase


The Virginia Gentlemen
McIntire Department of Music
The Virginia Gentlemen
The Virginia Gentlemen present their family weekend concert. Tickets to this concert will go on sale TBA.
Sat 10/24/15 9:30PM Old Cabell Hall The Virginia Gentlemen


U.Va. Chamber Music Series
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Chamber Music Series
The University of Virginia Chamber Music Series presents six performances by U.Va.'s outstanding faculty and guest artists in beautiful Old Cabell Hall on the historic Lawn. This annual series brings professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community while providing inspired learning opportunities for students. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight the novice as well as the well-tempered critic. The U.Va. Chamber Music Series is directed by Kelly Sulick.
Mon 10/26/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Elizabeth Roberts, bassoon with John Mayhood, piano
Mon 11/9/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Aaron Hill, oboe
Mon 1/25/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Rivanna String Quartet
Mon 2/29/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Nathaniel Lee, Trombone
Mon 3/28/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Daniel Sender, violin
Mon 4/25/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Albermarle Ensemble with John Mayhood, piano


Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
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.
Fri 10/30/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Jazz Ensemble
Sat 2/27/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Jazz Ensemble
Sun 4/24/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Jazz Ensemble


Bach Collegium Japan
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Bach Collegium Japan
Hailed in BBC Music Magazine as “Kings from the East”, this chamber orchestra was founded by Masaaki Suzuki, recognized as a leading authority on the works of Bach. Winners of the German Record Critics’ Award, Diapason d’Or de l”Année, the BBC Music Magazine Award, and the 2014 ECHO Klassick “Editorial Achievement of the Year” Award.
Tue 11/3/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Bach Collegium Japan


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
The Free Bridge Quintet is the official faculty jazz quintet of the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music. Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospéon the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano. The quintet has been a staple of not only the U.Va. and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than 10 years.
Sat 11/7/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet performs Faust
Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


Masterworks 2: The French Connection
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 2: The French Connection
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Christina Pier, Soprano with the U.Va. University Singers

Fauré: Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50
Rave: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
Barber: Prayers of Kierkegaard
Poulenc: Gloria
Sat 11/14/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 2: The French Connection
Sun 11/15/15 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 2: The French Connection


Our Town
Department of Drama
Our Town
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play has put the fictional town of Grover’s Corners on the map for generations of theatre goers and has taught timeless and powerful lessons about life, love and loss. The intersecting stories of the Webb and Gibbs families continue to provide roadmaps for understanding what and who matter most in our lives while reminding us of our power to impact the lives of others.
Wed 11/18/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Our Town
Thu 11/19/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Our Town
Fri 11/20/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Our Town
Sat 11/21/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Our Town
Sun 11/22/15 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Our Town (Matinee)


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 11/19/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble


U.Va. Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Chamber Singers
Founded in 2005 and conducted by Michael Slon, the University of Virginia 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 11/20/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Singers
Fri 4/22/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Singers


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.
Sun 11/22/15 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
Sun 4/17/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra


Fall Dance Concert
Department of Drama
Fall Dance Concert
Each semester, the Dance Program presents a concert showcasing works by students, faculty and guest artists. The topics explored in the works vary from semester to semester and reflect each individual choreographer’s creative interests, invariably resulting in eclectic, provocative and engaging performances. In both class and productions, the Dance Program is designed to give students a broad experience in the field of dance while focusing on the development of strong technical, creative, and articulate artists.
Thu 12/3/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert
Fri 12/4/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert
Sat 12/5/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert


Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

The U.Va. University Singers join the orchestra for this festive celebration of the holiday season.
Sat 12/5/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers
Sun 12/6/15 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers


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 8th 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 UVa tradition that has lasted for 48 years!
Tue 12/8/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Messiah Sing-In


Ensemble Plus Ultra
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Ensemble Plus Ultra
Founded in 2001, Ensemble Plus Ultra is ‘a crack squad of the finest British early music singers’ (Early Music Today) whose quest is the promotion of historically-aware performances of liturgical marvels from the Renaissance.
Tue 2/9/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Ensemble Plus Ultra


Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanow Returns!
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanow Returns!
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Gleb Ivanov, Piano

Lyadov: Polonaise in D Major, Op. 55
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Sat 2/20/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanow Returns!
Sun 2/21/16 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 3: Gleb Ivanow Returns!


Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano
Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today.
Tue 2/23/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano


The Triumph of Love
Department of Drama
The Triumph of Love
A beautiful young princess disguises herself as a man to pursue her heart’s desire, who just happens to be an exiled prince who intends to right a family wrong by murdering her and usurping her throne. What can possibly go wrong? Everything can, and does, go hilariously wrong in this commedia classic that comes complete with cross-dressing disguises, dueling schemes and schemers, sharp wordplay and more!
Thu 2/25/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love
Fri 2/26/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love
Sat 2/27/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love
Tue 3/1/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love
Wed 3/2/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love
Thu 3/3/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Triumph of Love


The Virginia Sinfonietta
McIntire Department of Music
The Virginia Sinfonietta
The Virginia Sinfonietta is a new professional chamber orchestra dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary art music. This ensemble is the first of its kind in Virginia, unique in its personnel of collaborating university music faculty from across the Commonwealth, as well as in its focus on contemporary music.
Sun 2/28/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall The Virginia Sinfonietta


Quatuor Ébène
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Quatuor Ébène
Winners of the Gramophone ECHO Klassik, BBC Music Magazine, and other awards, they have been described by the New York Times as “A string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band”.
Tue 3/22/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Quatuor Ébène


The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
A woman travels through time, space and Sweden to reexamine her past relationships in search of the cause of her current marital troubles, before being forced to look inside of herself for answers. This sharp and funny new comedy reunites the playwright, U.Va. alumna Samantha Macher, with her former U.Va. Playwriting professor, Doug Grissom, who will direct the play.
Thu 3/31/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
Fri 4/1/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
Sat 4/2/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
Thu 4/7/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
Fri 4/8/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)
Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM Helms Theatre The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)


Masterworks 4: Variations for Spring
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 4: Variations for Spring
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Barberi: Overture to The School for Scandal, Op. 5
Theofanidisi: Dreamtime Ancestors *Virginia Premiere*
Vaughan Williamsi: Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Coplandi: Suite from Appalachian Spring
Sat 4/2/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: Variations for Spring
Sun 4/3/16 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: Variations for Spring


Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano
A favorite among Series patrons, Amit Peled returns to perform “Homage to Casals", on Pablo Casals’ historic cello, the Goffriler (ca. 1733), (loaned only to him by Casals’ widow), the same program Casals’ performed for his inaugural U.S. tour in 1915. Internationally acclaimed and featured on TV and radio programs worldwide, Mr. Peled was the youngest professor hired by Peabody Conservatory.
Tue 4/12/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
The University Singers is the University of Virginia’s premier choral ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature including major works with orchestra.
Sat 4/16/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


Spring Dance Concert
Department of Drama
Spring Dance Concert
Each semester, the Dance Program presents a concert showcasing works by students, faculty and guest artists. The topics explored in the works vary from semester to semester and reflect each individual choreographer’s creative interests, invariably resulting in eclectic, provocative and engaging performances. In both class and productions, the Dance Program is designed to give students a broad experience in the field of dance while focusing on the development of strong technical, creative, and articulate artists.
Thu 4/28/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Fri 4/29/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Sat 4/30/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert


Masterworks 5: Pictures
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 5: Pictures
Part of the 2015-2016 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Denise Djokic, Cello

Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Sat 4/30/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: Pictures
Sun 5/1/16 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: Pictures