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The Cocoanuts
Heritage Theatre Festival
The Cocoanuts
Frank Ferrante, who wowed Heritage audiences in 2014 with his internationally acclaimed one-man show An Evening with Groucho, returns to direct and star in The Cocoanuts. This tour-de-farce romp puts Groucho at the helm of a fourth-rate 1920’s Florida hotel where he tries to swindle gullible tourists with shady land deals. Groucho maneuvers through romantic and comedic misadventures with the help of his hilariously hapless brothers. Irving Berlin songs add to the frivolity of a deliciously silly musical that is perfect for the whole family!
Sat 7/21/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Sun 7/22/18 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts (Matinee)
Tue 7/24/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Wed 7/25/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Thu 7/26/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Fri 7/27/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Sat 7/28/18 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts (Matinee)
Sat 7/28/18 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts
Sun 7/29/18 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The Cocoanuts (Matinee)


The Mountaintop
Heritage Theatre Festival
The Mountaintop
On the stormy evening before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King has a chance encounter with a mysterious maid at the Lorraine Motel. Katori Hall’s Olivier award-winning play reimagines Dr. King’s final hours as he confronts his innermost thoughts and fears. King bridges the distance between this world and the next in this surprising and deeply moving play. Adult content, themes, and language. Recommended for mature audiences.
Thu 7/26/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre PREVIEW: The Mountaintop
Fri 7/27/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Sat 7/28/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Sun 7/29/18 2:30PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop (Matinee)
Tue 7/31/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Wed 8/1/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Thu 8/2/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Fri 8/3/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Sat 8/4/18 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop (Matinee)
Sat 8/4/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop
Sun 8/5/18 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Mountaintop (Matinee)


Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second
Music Director Benjamin Rous opens the orchestra’s 44th season with Sibelius’ majestic Second Symphony. Beloved for its optimistic tone and triumphant finale, it remains the composer’s most popular symphony. It’s paired with Thea Musgrave’s mystical Song of the Enchanter, written to commemorate Sibelius’ 125th birthday, and a rarely-performed gem: York Bowen’s grandly romantic Viola Concerto, featuring Principal Violist Ayn Balija.
Sat 9/29/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second
Sun 9/30/18 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second


Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano
Ray Chen is a violinist who redefines what it is to be a classical musician in the 21st Century. With a media presence that enhances and inspires the classical audience, reaching out to millions through his unprecedented online following, Ray Chen's remarkable musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world.
Tue 10/9/18 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Ray Chen, violin & Julio Elizalde, piano


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
Over the past two decades the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreach and community events. Founded in 1997, it 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. The quintet has been a staple of not only the UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades.
Sat 10/20/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


UVA Chamber Music Series - Nate Lee, Trombone
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Nate Lee, Trombone
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the first of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, October 21 at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community.
Sun 10/21/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Nate Lee, Trombone


Vox Luminis Early Music Ensemble
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Vox Luminis Early Music Ensemble
Vox Luminis, founded in 2004 in Namur, Belgium, is an ensemble specializing in the performance of 16th through 18th century vocal music. The ensemble has been praised for its seamless blend of high-quality individual voices, exquisite tuning, and clarity of sound. After a performance on the acclaimed Miller Theater Early Music Series in February 2016, the New York Times called the group’s program “revelatory,” adding that the singers “blended beautifully.”
Tue 10/23/18 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Vox Luminis Early Music Ensemble


Choral Showcase
McIntire Department of Music
Choral Showcase
Join the University Singers, UVA Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus for the traditional Family Weekend Choral Showcase on Friday, October 26th at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the Lawn at the University of Virginia.
Fri 10/26/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Choral Showcase


The Virginia Gentlemen
McIntire Department of Music
The Virginia Gentlemen
The Virginia Gentlemen present their annual Family Weekend concert. All tickets are $10.
Sat 10/27/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall The Virginia Gentlemen


UVA Baroque Orchestra
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Baroque Orchestra
The Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti, presents dynamic, vital performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries with the instruments and performance practices for which it was written, without a conductor. The experience will challenge preconceived notions of music performance, and build musicianship and listening skills.
Sun 11/4/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Baroque Orchestra


UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Peral, Oboe
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Peral, Oboe
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the secend of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, November 11th at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 11/11/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Peral, Oboe


Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Guest Conductor Damon Gupton takes the podium for Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony, which depicts a journey from darkness to triumphant light. It’s full of passion, drama and some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest tunes. Concertmaster Daniel Sender is the soloist for Samuel Barber’s deeply lyrical Violin Concerto, and the concert opens with Rossini’s jubilant Overture to Semiramide.
Sat 11/17/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
Sun 11/18/18 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth


Calidore String Quartet
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Calidore String Quartet
The Calidore String Quartet’s “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times) have won them accolades across the globe and firmly established them as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. The Calidore String Quartet – violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi – made international headlines as the winner of the $100,000 Grand-Prize of the 2016 and inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world.
Tue 11/27/18 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Calidore String Quartet


Virginia Glee Club 78th Annual Christmas Concerts
Ring in the holiday season with the Virginia Glee Club as we present our 78th consecutive year of holiday concerts in the University and Charlottesville communities! One of the area’s oldest and most joyful holiday traditions, the Glee Club sings unique renditions of your yuletide favorites and brightens your winter’s night with the season’s bounty of beautiful music.
Fri 11/30/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Virginia Glee Club 78th Annual Christmas Concerts
Sat 12/8/18 8:00PM First Presbyterian Church Virginia Glee Club 78th Annual Christmas Concerts


Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
This beloved community tradition, featuring the UVA University Singers, is brimming over with your favorite holiday tunes, including The Twelve Days of Christmas. You’ll also enjoy traditional classics like the “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Sat 12/1/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
Sun 12/2/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers


Messiah Sing-In
McIntire Department of Music
Messiah Sing-In
The UVA McIntire Department of Music presents the 51st annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 4th at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The Sing-In is conducted by Donald Loach and benefits the University's choral ensembles.
Tue 12/4/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Messiah Sing-In


Klezmer Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Klezmer Ensemble
Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century.
Thu 12/6/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble


UVA Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
UVA 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 12/7/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Singers


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA 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 12/8/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Elizabeth Roberts, Bassoon
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the third of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, January 27th at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 1/27/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Elizabeth Roberts, Bassoon


Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Behzod Abduraimov has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hruša and Vladimir Jurowski.
Tue 1/29/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Behzod Abduraimov, piano


Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
This vibrant program pairs two pieces by Ravel: the haunting Pavane pour une infante défunte and the sparkling, sublime Piano Concerto in G Major (with Andrew Le, piano), with Kodaly’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, a thrilling tour-de-force for the entire orchestra. A work by young Venezuelan composer Reinaldo Moya rounds out the program.
Sat 2/16/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
Sun 2/17/19 3:30PM Monticello High Auditorium Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA 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 2/23/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the fourth of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, February 24 at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 2/24/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble


Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center
Renowned pianist Wu Han will head the five-member ensemble, which includes the brilliant young violinist Arnaud Sussmann. Their program - "Russian Mastery" - includes a wide variety of music from Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev, and will feature Taneyev's remarkable Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola & Cello, Op. 30 -- it will be a real treat to hear this seldom-performed but scintillating work.
Tue 3/19/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center


Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony is one of the best-known and most-performed symphonies in the orchestral literature. Sunny and endlessly tuneful, it was inspired by the composer’s travels throughout Italy in the 1830’s. Joseph Lin, former First Violin in the renowned Julliard String Quartet, joins the orchestra for Bartok’s folk-inflected Second Violin Concerto, a work of intense virtuosity, colorful orchestral flourishes and impish humor.
Sat 3/23/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Sun 3/24/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
Over the past two decades the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreach and community events. Founded in 1997, it 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. The quintet has been a staple of not only the UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades.
Sat 3/30/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


UVA Chamber Music Series - Rivanna String Quartet
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the fifth of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, March 31st at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall featuring the Rivanna String Quartet. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 3/31/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Rivanna String Quartet


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
Led by faculty conductor Michael Slon, the University Singers is the University of Virginia’s flagship choral ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature including major works with orchestra.
Fri 4/5/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


Camerata RCO
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Camerata RCO
Formed by members of Amsterdam's famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), Camerata RCO performs chamber music in multiple formations from duet to small chamber orchestra, with a special focus on the Classical and Romantic repertoire for winds and strings, and active relationships with living composers.
Tue 4/9/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Camerata RCO


Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century.
Thu 4/11/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Strauss/Warschauer Duo


Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert
McIntire Department of Music
Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert
The UVA Music Department presents Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert directed by I-Jen Fang on Friday, April 12 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall.
Fri 4/12/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA 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 4/13/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents its final UVA Chamber Music Series Concert on Sunday, April 14th at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 4/14/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute


UVA Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
UVA 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.
Sat 4/20/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Singers


Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
The Symphony closes its 2018-19 season with two towering works: Respighi’s glittering orchestral tone poem, Pines of Rome, which travels from the depths of the catacombs to glorious villa gardens, and Schumann’s sweeping Piano Concerto (with soloist Jonathan Yates), which served as an inspiration for the piano concertos of Grieg and Rachmaninoff. The otherworldly Prelude to Wagner’s last completed opera, Parsifal, and a work by UVA Emeritus Professor Judith Shatin complete the program.
Sat 4/27/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
Sun 4/28/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome


Trio Celeste
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Trio Celeste
Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today.
Tue 4/30/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Trio Celeste