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Performed at Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.
Part of the 2012-2013 Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra season
The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012-13 season, entitled Let’s Dance!, on Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The performance is sponsored by Sage Physics & Engineering.
Conducted by Music Director Kate Tamarkin, the concert include Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1; Manuel de Falla’s Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat; Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Emperor Waltzes; and Maurice Ravel’s La Valse.
Respighi’s first suite of Ancient Airs and Dances reflects his interest in the Renaissance dances of Italy’s golden age. Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat pokes fun at life in a small Andalusian town, including seduction and mistaken identity. Although Johann Strauss, Jr. was Austrian and Ravel was French, both the Emperor Waltzes and La Valse are explorations of Vienna’s most famous dance.
A Know the Score pre-concert lecture will be presented 45 minutes before the concert. Free of charge, this informative and entertaining lecture by McIntire Department of Music Chairman and Associate Professor of Music Richard Will offers both novice and experienced patrons a deeper appreciation of the performance. Saturday’s lecture will take place in Minor Hall.
Free parking is available in the U.Va Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Saturday night, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.