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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Heritage Theatre Festival
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Happiness is…a classic family musical! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown has delighted generations with its journey into the lives of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts gang. Join our favorite hapless hero and his pals Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Sally as they invite the inner child in all of us out to play!
Mon 7/25/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Tue 7/26/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Wed 7/27/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Thu 7/28/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Fri 7/29/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Sat 7/30/16 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Matinee)
Sat 7/30/16 7:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown


The Odd Couple
Heritage Theatre Festival
The Odd Couple
What do you get when you put an opera-loving neat freak and a beer guzzling slovenly sportswriter in a New York apartment? What looks like a reality show premise today is classic comic gold, as Heritage audiences get reintroduced to Felix and Oscar of stage, screen and television fame – played by HTF’s very own odd couple – Evan Bridestine and J. P. Scheidler!
Thu 7/28/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Fri 7/29/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Sat 7/30/16 2:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple (Matinee)
Sat 7/30/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Wed 8/3/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Thu 8/4/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Fri 8/5/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple
Sat 8/6/16 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre The Odd Couple


The Wonder Bread Years
Heritage Theatre Festival
The Wonder Bread Years
What’s the deal with Lawn Darts? They’re darts…but for your lawn! Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell leads a hilarious and heartfelt one-man show that is a love letter to Baby Boomer childhoods – complete with Country Squire station wagons, Big Wheels, Eskimo Pies, and a sense of wonder we could all use today. Jerry Seinfeld himself calls the show “milk-snortingly funny.”
Tue 8/2/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years
Wed 8/3/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years
Thu 8/4/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years
Fri 8/5/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years
Sat 8/6/16 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years (Matinee)
Sat 8/6/16 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Wonder Bread Years


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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