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March Masterworks Concert


Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:30PM
Monticello High Auditorium

March Masterworks Concert
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*Tickets for this concert are now only available for purchase at the door.*

Performed at Monticello High School Auditorium

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 Sunday, March 24 at 3:30 pm in Monticello High School Auditorium in Charlottesville. 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. Sunday’s lecture will be held in the Forum at Monticello High School.

Free parking is available at the high school on Sunday afternoon, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Prior to the March 24th performance at Monticello High School, the orchestra will host its third annual Musical Instrument Petting Zoo from 1 to 2 pm in the Commons. Miniature Mozarts and budding Beethovens will be able to explore, touch and learn to make sounds on instruments in the string, woodwind and brass families. Members of the orchestra will be on hand to offer demonstrations and answer questions. There is no admission charge for the Petting Zoo.

*Tickets for this concert are now only available for purchase at the door.*