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Virginia Women’s Chorus presents <b>W</b>omen <b>A</b>gainst <b>V</b>iolence: <b>Rise Up</b>
In light of the growing accounts of sexual assault on campuses across the nation, the Virginia Women’s Chorus is presenting a benefit concert to increase awareness of resources available to survivors and to promote support and raise consciousness concerning this issue. The concert, “Women Against Violence: Rise Up”, will feature various a cappella groups from the University and community, as well as the Chorus, offering reflective and uplifting music. Contemporary popular music favorites include Rise Up, Fix You, and Til It Happens to You. A band will intensify the positive energy in the collaborative gospel piece, Still I Rise, based on the poem by poet laureate Maya Angelou. Speakers, including Anne Coughlin, Professor at the UVA School of Law, will talk briefly about issues and resources available to survivors of sexual assault. A generous grant from the UVA Parents Fund makes this event possible.
Sat 9/17/16 7:00PM Old Cabell Hall Virginia Women’s Chorus presents Women Against Violence: Rise Up


Masterworks 1: Season Opening
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
Masterworks 1: Season Opening
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

The orchestra takes center stage for a program drawn from poetry, art and myth. Concertmaster Daniel Sender is featured in Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling Scheherazade.
Fri 9/23/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 1: Season Opening
Sun 9/25/16 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 1: Season Opening


The Comedy of Errors
Department of Drama
The Comedy of Errors
Who’s who? What’s what? The whys and wherefores abound in Shakespeare’s tale of mismatched pairs of long-lost twins.
Thu 9/29/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors
Fri 9/30/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors
Sat 10/1/16 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors (Matinee)
Thu 10/6/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors
Fri 10/7/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors
Sat 10/8/16 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors (Matinee)
Sat 10/8/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors
Sun 10/9/16 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Comedy of Errors (Matinee)


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Tempest Trio
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Tempest Trio
Combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled have joined forces to form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. Each virtuoso member of the ensemble has a successful solo career; together, they bring vitality to the concert stage with their dynamic musical interplay and collaborative spirit. After only few seasons as a group the Tempest Trio has been already compared to the legendary "Million Dollar Trio" of Arthur Rubinstein, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Jascha Heifetz.
Tue 10/4/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Tempest Trio


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.
Sun 10/9/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: David Sariti, Violin
Sun 10/30/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Albermarle Ensemble
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


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.
Fri 10/14/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet
Sat 4/8/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Alexander Quartet & Joyce Yang, piano
Having celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2011, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive prowess.
Tue 10/18/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Alexander Quartet & Joyce Yang, piano


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.
Sun 10/23/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Jazz Ensemble
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


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 10/28/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers
Fri 4/7/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


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, November 5th at 7 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the historic Lawn at the University of Virginia.
Sat 11/5/16 7:00PM Old Cabell Hall Choral Showcase


Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Department of Drama
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
The World According to…Homer? Survivors of a global disaster try to piece together their past and shape their future by inventing a culture based on The Simpsons.
Thu 11/10/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Fri 11/11/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Sat 11/12/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Wed 11/16/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Thu 11/17/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Fri 11/18/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Sat 11/19/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Mr. Burns, a post-electric play


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 11/10/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble
Thu 4/27/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble


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 11/11/16 8:00PM St. Paul's Memorial Church U.Va. Chamber Singers
Fri 4/14/17 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 11/13/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
Fri 4/28/17 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra


Masterworks 2: Music Director Finalist Benjamin Rous
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Benjamin Rous is the Resident Conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He conducts on every VSO series: Classics, Regional Classics, Pops, Young People’s Concerts and state tours. In the summers, he is the faculty conductor of Greenwood Music Camp in western Massachusetts. Recent guest appearances include the National Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Long Beach Symphony, the Hartford Symphony and the Santa Fe Symphony. Ben studied composition at Harvard and received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan. He has concertized extensively on violin, viola and keyboard instruments.
Sat 11/19/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 2: Music Director Finalist Benjamin Rous
Sun 11/20/16 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 2: Music Director Finalist Benjamin Rous


Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Stefan Jackiw, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano
Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others.
Tue 11/29/16 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Stefan Jackiw, violin & Anna Polonsky, piano


Fall Dance Concert
Department of Drama
Fall Dance Concert
Join us this fall for an evening of eclectic, provocative and engaging choreographic works by students, faculty and guest artists.
Fri 12/2/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert
Sat 12/3/16 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert (Matinee)
Sat 12/3/16 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Fall Dance Concert


Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
Part of the 2016-2017 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the University Singers join forces to present their annual Family Holiday Concerts. Michael Slon, director of U.Va.'s choral programs and music director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia, will conduct the performances at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. Over the past eleven years, these popular concerts have launched the holiday season with an array of music ranging from the peaceful to the joyous.
Sat 12/3/16 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
Sun 12/4/16 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with 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 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


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


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

Adam Boyles is currently the Director of Orchestras at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Assistant Conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Previous Music Director positions include the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Opera in the Ozarks and MetroWest Opera. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Arizona and a Doctor of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. Adam is also an accomplished vocalist.
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


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


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

Cheung Chau is the Director of Orchestral Studies at Utah Valley University, Music Director of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony and Music Director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poland. He previously served as Music Director of the Bloomington Symphony, Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the Manchester Symphony. He was an assistant conductor to Edo de Waart at the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and held director positions at Haverford College and the University of Connecticut. Cheung performs as a cellist, and received the first double doctorate in the history of the New England Conservatory in wind ensemble conducting and cello.
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


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
Fri 3/31/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Sat 4/1/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Wed 4/5/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Thu 4/6/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Fri 4/7/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
Sat 4/8/17 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Shipwrecked! An Entertainment


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


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

Help give Kate Tamarkin a grand send-off at her final concerts as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony! This very special program includes Elgar’s magisterial Enigma Variations and an encore appearance by Kate’s long-time friend and colleague, Anne-Marie McDermott, for Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.
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