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Wadada Leo Smith & The Golden Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Wadada Leo Smith & The Golden Quintet
The McIntire Department of Music presents Wadada Leo Smith & The Golden Quintet on Saturday, January 28 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall.
Sat 1/27/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Wadada Leo Smith & The Golden Quintet


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 1/28/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Rivanna String Quartet
Sun 2/11/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: I-Jen Fang, Percussion
Sun 3/18/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Albemarle Ensemble
Sun 4/22/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Ayn Balija, Viola


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 2/10/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Jazz Ensemble
Sun 4/15/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Jazz Ensemble


Shifrin-Finckel-Han Trio
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Shifrin-Finckel-Han Trio
The Shifrin-Finckel-Han Trio is composed of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, along with David Shifrin, one of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award's inception in 1974. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. Program: Beethoven, Bruch & Brahms

Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second
Notoriously wracked by self-doubt, Brahms took fifteen years to write his first Symphony. After it met with overwhelming success, he composed his second in less than a year. The Second Symphony is the most overtly optimistic of all of Brahms’ symphonies, full of warmth and the pastoral charm of the quiet lakeside town where he crafted it. Here, it is paired with Haydn’s nimble Trumpet Concerto, performed by Principal Trumpet Rachel Duncan, and Ricercar, a work by up-and-coming American composer Nathan Shields.
Sat 2/17/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second
Sun 2/18/18 3:30PM Monticello High Auditorium Masterworks 3: Brahms’ Second


Love's a Bitch
Department of Drama
Love's a Bitch
Jilted by her boyfriend for a richer woman in the big city, Doña Juana discovers what she’s really made of by dressing as a man, stealing her boyfriend’s identity, and seducing the rich woman before he can reach her. In Dalton’s free adaption of this classic, we learn that love can hurt, heal, and kick a little ass. (Adult themes and content)
Thu 2/22/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch
Fri 2/23/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch
Sat 2/24/18 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch (Matinee)
Sat 2/24/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch
Tue 2/27/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch
Wed 2/28/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch
Thu 3/1/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Love's a Bitch


Mid-Season Masterworks
The Virginia Consort
Mid-Season Masterworks
The Virginia Consort presents their Mid-Season Masterworks concert with full orchestra and featuring The Virginia Consort Festival Chorus.
Sun 3/4/18 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Mid-Season Masterworks


Jerusalem Quartet
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Jerusalem Quartet
The Jerusalem Quartet, already acclaimed on the world’s great concert stages, returns triumphantly to the Series after their brilliant performance in 2015. The ensemble has been especially well-received in North America, where it has performed in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Washington as well as at the Ravinia Festival. In Europe, as well, the quartet enjoys an enthusiastic reception, having appeared in prominent concert halls such as the Zürich Tonhalle, the Munich Herkulessaal, Wigmore Hall in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as special guest performances at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and festivals like Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Verbier Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival, Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Saint Petersburg White Nights Festival and many more. Program: Mozart, Janacek & Beethoven

Masterworks 4: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 4: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Led by Guest Conductor Laura Jackson, the orchestra presents a concert of spectacular color and diversity. Pianist Clara Yang solos on Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, beloved for its formal inventiveness and one of the most irresistible melodies ever written. Christopher Theofanidis’ electrifying Rainbow Body, Tchaikovsky’s darkly alluring suite from Swan Lake and Copland’s expansive evocation of the American west, the Billy the Kid suite, round out the program.
Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Sun 3/25/18 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


Urinetown
Department of Drama
Urinetown
Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the chaos, a hero decides that he has had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. (Adult content)
Thu 3/29/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Fri 3/30/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Tue 4/3/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Wed 4/4/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Thu 4/5/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Fri 4/6/18 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown
Sat 4/7/18 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Urinetown (Matinee)


The Academical Village People: 25th Anniversary Concert
Join the Academical Village People for thier 25th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall.
Sat 3/31/18 8:30PM Old Cabell Hall The Academical Village People: 25th Anniversary Concert


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 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 U.Va. and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades. The Quintet, throughout its over forty concerts, is well known for its celebrations of the great figures of jazz history, but, equally known as a group that produces its own innovative works.
Fri 4/6/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio
Nicola Benedetti returns to the Series after last season’s brilliant soloist with Venice Baroque Orchestra. Each acclaimed as leading soloists of their generation, violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk have been performing together as a trio since they met as young music students in London. While attending the Menuhin School, Benedetti and Elschenbroich played chamber music together and later met Alexei Grynyuk, who was studying at the Royal Academy of Music. They made their debut as the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio in the 2009/10 season with multiple concerts in the U.K. and at Schloss Elmau in Germany. Since then, Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk have maintained their passionate commitment to chamber music with their regular and compelling performances at prestigious concert halls around the world. Program: Schubert, Brahms & Ravel
Tue 4/10/18 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio


Spring Dance Concert
Department of Drama
Spring Dance Concert
Each semester the Dance Program presents eclectic, provocative and engaging choreographic works by students, faculty and guest artists.
Thu 4/12/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Fri 4/13/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Sat 4/14/18 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert


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 4/13/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Baroque Orchestra


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
The University Singers is the University of Virginia’s flagship choral ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature including major works with orchestra. In the past few years, the group has sung for Les Misérables creators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil during their UVA residency, performed before 10,000 at the Kevin Spacey President’s Arts Speaker event, and taken a two-week concert tour of England, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria.
Sat 4/14/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


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 4/17/18 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 4/19/18 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.
Sat 4/21/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall U.Va. Chamber Singers


Les Violons du Roy
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Les Violons du Roy
An enormous favorite of Series patrons, the chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French kings. The group, which has a core membership of fifteen players, was brought together in 1984 by founding conductor Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the Baroque and Classical periods has been strongly influenced by current research into performance practice in the 17th and 18th centuries; in this repertoire Les Violons du Roy uses copies of period bows. The orchestra also regularly delves into the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, as witnessed by its recordings of works by Piazzolla, Bartók, and Britten. This concert marks the final tour of the orchestra’s founder, Bernard Labadie, who calls Charlottesville “our U.S. home”. All-Bach Program

Masterworks 5: The Planets
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 5: The Planets
Music Director Benjamin Rous closes out his first season with the Charlottesville Symphony with a (big) bang! Don’t miss this multimedia exploration of music inspired by space and the heavenly bodies, featuring Gustav Holst’s spectacular The Planets. From the stirring battle sounds of “Mars, the Bringer of War” to the distant, otherworldly “Neptune, the Mystic,” The Planets is truly one of the masterpieces of twentieth century orchestral music. The Symphony’s galactic exploration also includes Orion, a spritely and mysterious work by renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
Sat 4/28/18 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: The Planets
Sun 4/29/18 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: The Planets