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Alessio Bax, Piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Alessio Bax, Piano
Called by The New Yorker “Perhaps the most elegant of today’s young pianists”, this Italian Steinway artist will present works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov & Mussorgsky.
Tue 12/2/14 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series:
Alessio Bax, Piano


Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Department of Drama
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre
Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a contemporary dance company committed to collaborating with artists across disciplines, cultural geographies, and physical borders in order to forge stimulating and transformative experiences through dance. On Friday, December 5th at 4pm in the Ruth Caplin Theatre, YSDT Artistic Director Samar Haddad King and Associate Artistic Director Zoe Rabinowitz will wrap up their week-long residency at the University of Virginia with a free, public presentation on their work.
Fri 12/5/14 4:00PM General Admission Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre


Virginia Glee Club Christmas
McIntire Department of Music
Virginia Glee Club Christmas
Come ring in the holiday season with the Virginia Glee Club as we present our 74th Annual Christmas Concerts on Friday, December 5 at Old Cabell Hall and Saturday, December 13 at First Baptist Church and begin our second decade under the direction of Frank Albinder.

Donate here to support the Glee Club's ever expanding evening of holiday cheer.
Fri 12/5/14 8:00PM General Admission Virginia Glee Club 74th Annual Christmas Concert at Old Cabell Hall
Sat 12/13/14 8:00PM General Admission Virginia Glee Club 74th Annual Christmas Concert at First Presbyterian Church


Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers
The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the U.Va. University Singers join forces to present their tenth annual Family Holiday Concerts on Saturday, December 6, at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 7, at 3:30pm. Michael Slon, director of U.Va.'s premiere vocal ensemble, 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.

Through the years, these popular concerts have launched the holiday season with an array of music ranging from the peaceful to the joyous. This year’s program is brimming with favorites for concertgoers young and old, naughty and nice: Carol of the Bells, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, Let It Snow!, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Young revelers can look forward to a suite from The Polar Express. And an annual tradition, The Twelve Days of Christmas with audience participation always results in hilarious fun.

Vocal soloist Chris Owens will perform the haunting and wistful I Wonder as I Wander and Mel Torme’s The Christmas Song, perhaps better known for its opening line, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”. A member of the voice faculty at U.Va, he has sung leading roles with opera companies and symphony orchestras across America.

On both days, a trombone ensemble will welcome audiences in the lobby with arrangements of festive carols.

The Saturday concert is sponsored by Hantzmon Wiebel LLP. Wells Fargo is the sponsor of Sunday’s performance. Additional support is provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.
Sat 12/6/14 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers
Sun 12/7/14 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert featuring the University Singers


Messiah Sing-In
McIntire Department of Music
Messiah Sing-In
The U.Va. McIntire Department of Music presents the annual Messiah Sing-In on Tuesday, December 9th 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 46 years!
Tue 12/9/14 8:00PM General Admission Messiah Sing-In


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 1/26/15 8:00PM General Admission U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Kelly Sulick, Flute
Mon 2/23/15 8:00PM General Admission U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Rivanna String Quartet
Mon 3/30/15 8:00PM General Admission U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Adam Carter, cello
Mon 4/13/15 8:00PM General Admission U.Va. Chamber Music Series: Maria Serkin, Horn


February Masterworks Concert
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
February Masterworks Concert
Part of the 2014-2015 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia 40th Anniversary Season
Sat 2/14/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall February Masterworks Concert
Sun 2/15/15 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center February Masterworks Concert


Jerusalem Quartet
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Jerusalem Quartet
Three-time recipient of BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Music Award, the quartet has electrified audiences throughout the world for their rare combination of passion and precision. They will perform works by Haydn, Schulhoff, and Schubert.
Tue 2/17/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series:
Jerusalem Quartet


Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Join us for a spirited toast to Russian culture and Anton at his funniest. It this libation of Chekov’s one-act plays and adapted short stories, we are reminded of just how tipsy-turvy human nature can be, no matter the century. From the streets of 1880s Moscow come everyday people who misjudge, misinterpret, and mistake the world around them simply because they crave the intoxication of life and love. As Chekhov himself once observed: “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”
Thu 2/19/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Fri 2/20/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Sat 2/21/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Wed 2/25/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Thu 2/26/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Fri 2/27/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts
Sat 2/28/15 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Vodka Variations an evening of Chekhov shorts


Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Jazz Ensemble
The U.Va. Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter and composer 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.
Sat 2/28/15 8:00PM General Admission Jazz Ensemble
Fri 4/10/15 8:00PM General Admission Jazz Ensemble


Les Violons du Roy
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Les Violons du Roy
Invasion of the Québecois! World-adored orchestra and pianist unite for their first tour with Haydn & Mozart piano concerti & Rameau.
Tue 3/17/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series:
Les Violons du Roy Chamber Orchestra with Marc-André Hamelin, piano, Bernard Labadie, Artistic & Music Director


Football in the Red Zone: Perspectives from the Player, Coach, and Fan
The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Football in the Red Zone: Perspectives from the Player, Coach, and Fan on Wednesday, March 18 at 8 pm in the Culbreth Theater. All tickets are general admission and are free.
Wed 3/18/15 8:00PM General Admission Football in the Red Zone: Perspectives from the Player, Coach, and Fan


Stories Connect Us: An Evening with Kate DiCamillo
The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Stories Connect Us: An Evening with Kate DiCamillo on Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm in the Culbreth Theater. All tickets are general admission and are all $5.
Thu 3/19/15 7:00PM General Admission Stories Connect Us: An Evening with Kate DiCamillo


Shrines to Longing: The Poetry of Charles Wright and Mary Szybist
The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, presents Shrines to Longing: The Poetry of Charles Wright and Mary Szybist on Friday, March 20 at 6 pm in the Culbreth Theater. All tickets are general admission and are free.
Fri 3/20/15 6:00PM General Admission Shrines to Longing: The Poetry of Charles Wright and Mary Szybist


March Masterworks Concert
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
March Masterworks Concert
Part of the 2014-2015 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia 40th Anniversary Season
Sat 3/21/15 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall March Masterworks Concert
Sun 3/22/15 3:30PM Monticello High Auditorium March Masterworks Concert


Philip Yancey
Old Cabell Hall
Philip Yancey
Theological Horizons and the Project on Lived Theology at U.Va. present the 2015 Capps Lecture in Christian Theology, Two Themes That Haunt Me: Suffering and Grace by Philip Yancey on Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm in Old Cabell Hall.
Sun 3/22/15 3:00PM General Admission Philip Yancey


Atar Piano Trio
McIntire Department of Music
Atar Piano Trio
The Atar Piano Trio (Israel) presents a Jewish Israeli American Musical tribute. The first part of the program features two major American composers who both feature Jewish themes and inspiration in their music: Judith Shatin and Paul Schoenfield. The second part presents contemporary and classical Israeli music.
Mon 3/23/15 8:00PM General Admission Atar Piano Trio


Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Department of Drama
Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Heather Raffo’s internationally-acclaimed show examines the lives, hopes, dreams and fears of nine Iraqi and Iraqi-American women in the time between the first and second Gulf Wars. From a sexy painter to a radical communist to an ex-pat in London to a woman watching her country torn apart daily via American television, Raffo explores previously uncharted territory to capture what it means to be a woman against a backdrop of war and violence. John Lahr of the New Yorker called it “an example of how art can remake the world.”
Wed 3/25/15 8:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Thu 3/26/15 8:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Sat 3/28/15 2:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire (Matinee)
Sat 3/28/15 8:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire
Sun 3/29/15 2:00PM General Admission Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire (Matinee)


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
The McIntire Department of Music presents the University Singers under the direction of Michael Slon.
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM General Admission University Singers & U.Va. Chamber Singers


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 in 2013 welcomed 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 3/28/15 8:00PM General Admission Free Bridge Quintet


Hadelich, violin & Yang, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Hadelich, violin & Yang, piano
Top young international Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient violinist teams with Van Cliburn Silver medalist pianist for works by Stravinsky, Kurtág, Schumann, Franck and Sarasate.
Tue 3/31/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series:
Augustin Hadelich, violin & Joyce Yang, piano


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 4/9/15 8:00PM General Admission Spring Dance Concert
Fri 4/10/15 8:00PM General Admission Spring Dance Concert
Sat 4/11/15 8:00PM General Admission Spring Dance Concert


U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Baroque Orchestra
The U.Va. Baroque Orchestra, directed by David Sariti, offers students the rare opportunity to perform music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which it was written, at low pitch.
Sun 4/12/15 3:30PM General Admission U.Va. Baroque Orchestra


Wonderful Town
Department of Drama
Wonderful Town
This charming and high-spirited Broadway classic tells the story of the Sherwood sisters, who leave the comforts of their Ohio home behind in 1935 for the heart of bohemia in Greenwich village. Their professional, social, and romantic misadventures soon became the stuff of Broadway legend, earning the show five Tony Awards and making in an international sensation thanks to a delightful story and unforgettable tunes like “A Little Bit In Love” and “Ohio.”
Thu 4/16/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Fri 4/17/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Sat 4/18/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Wed 4/22/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Thu 4/23/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Fri 4/24/15 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town
Sat 4/25/15 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Wonderful Town (Matinee)


April Masterworks Concert
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVa
April Masterworks Concert
Part of the 2014-2015 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia 40th Anniversary Season
Sat 4/18/15 8:00PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center April Masterworks Concert
Sun 4/19/15 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center April Masterworks Concert


Nikolai Demidenko, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Nikolai Demidenko, piano
The dynamic, world-renowned Russian pianist performs works by Chopin & Schubert, two of the many composers that have brought him awards and acclaim.
Tue 4/21/15 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tuesday Evening Concert Series:
Nikolai Demidenko, piano


Klezmer Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Klezmer Ensemble
The McIntire Department of Music presents the Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin.
Thu 4/23/15 8:00PM General Admission Klezmer Ensemble


U.Va. Wind Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
U.Va. Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Pease and assistant director Andrew Koch, features 45 of the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University.
Sun 4/26/15 2:30PM General Admission U.Va. Wind Ensemble