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Pride and Prejudice
Heritage Theatre Festival
Pride and Prejudice
Kate Hamill’s wildly inventive adaptation of this beloved classic delivers Jane Austen as you have never seen her before. An ensemble of eight actors pack this timeless tale with madcap hijinks and a farcical flair infused with energy, laughs, whimsy, and of course, romance. It’s a treat for every generation.
Thu 7/18/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Fri 7/19/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Sat 7/20/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice (Matinee)
Sat 7/20/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Sun 7/21/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice (Matinee)


Steel Magnolias
Heritage Theatre Festival
Steel Magnolias
Hairspray, humor, and heartache. Meet the sharp, strong, witty, and big-hearted cast of characters inside Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Truvy dispenses shampoos, scathing wisecracks, and free advice, all delivered in equal measure and with her signature flair, to a group of dynamic, hilarious, and resilient women. When tragedy enters the picture, the women offer powerful and universal lessons in sacrifice, love, and the importance of building friendships and memories that can sustain us forever.
Thu 7/25/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre PREVIEW: Steel Magnolias
Fri 7/26/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Sat 7/27/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Sun 7/28/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias (Matinee)
Tue 7/30/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Wed 7/31/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Thu 8/1/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Fri 8/2/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Sat 8/3/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias (Matinee)
Sat 8/3/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias
Sun 8/4/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Steel Magnolias (Matinee)


The Niceties
Heritage Theatre Festival
The Niceties
When ambitious young African-American student Zoe sits down with her esteemed white professor to discuss a paper she is writing about the American Revolution, discussions of grammar and Google quickly give way to explosive exchanges about race, history, and power. As the passion rises, so do the stakes, as both women become entrenched in their positions, and allow us to see the dangers of the way we talk to each other today, the way we listen, and what happens when we don’t.
Thu 8/1/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre PREVIEW: The Niceties
Fri 8/2/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Sat 8/3/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Sun 8/4/19 2:30PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties (Matinee)
Tue 8/6/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Wed 8/7/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Thu 8/8/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Fri 8/9/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Sat 8/10/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties (Matinee)
Sat 8/10/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties
Sun 8/11/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre The Niceties (Matinee)


Masterworks 1: Mozart & Brahms
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 1: Mozart & Brahms
Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season
Sat 9/28/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 1: Mozart & Brahms
Sun 9/29/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 1: Mozart & Brahms


Pacifica Quartet with Sharon Isbin, guitar
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Pacifica Quartet with Sharon Isbin, guitar
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time.”
Tue 10/1/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Pacifica Quartet with Sharon Isbin, guitar


Choral Showcase
McIntire Department of Music
Choral Showcase
Join the University Singers, UVA Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus for the traditional Family Weekend Choral Showcase on Friday, October 18 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the Lawn at the University of Virginia.
Fri 10/18/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Choral Showcase


The Virginia Gentlemen
McIntire Department of Music
The Virginia Gentlemen
Join the Virginia Gentlemen for their fall concert in Old Cabell Hall on Saturday, October 19 at 8 pm. All tickets are $10.
Sat 10/19/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall The Virginia Gentlemen


Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano
Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Pianist Noreen Polera ranks among the most highly-regarded chamber artists performing today, and maintains a career that has taken her to every major American music center and abroad to Europe, Russia, and performing arts centers of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. She has been a guest at the Caramoor, Bard, Grand Teton, Casals and Cape Cod Chamber Music Festivals, as well as having engagements at the Chamber Music Societies of Philadelphia and La Jolla. She has recorded for the Sony, EMI, Centaur and Audiophon labels.
Tue 10/22/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Amit Peled, cello & Noreen Polera, piano


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John D’earth, will present their fall concert on October 26 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall with a smorgasbord of classic and contemporary jazz.
Sat 10/26/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - David Sariti, violin
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 10/27/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - David Sariti, violin


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
Over the past two decades the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreach and community events. 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 UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades.
Sat 11/2/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic technically gifted performers of the new generation of pianists, praised by the Philadelphia Enquirer in his performance of Tchaikovsky with the Philadelphia Orchestra for “his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work”.
Tue 11/12/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Vadym Kholodenko, piano


Masterworks 2: Romantic Titans: Bruckner, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss
Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season
Sat 11/16/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 2: Romantic Titans: Bruckner, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss
Sun 11/17/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 2: Romantic Titans: Bruckner, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss


Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Veretski Pass (Berkeley), performing The Magid Chronicles
Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century.
Thu 11/21/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Veretski Pass (Berkeley), performing The Magid Chronicles


UVA Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Singers
Founded in 2005 and conducted by Michael Slon, the University of Virginia 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.
Fri 11/22/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Singers


UVA Chamber Music Series - Daniel Sender, violin
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 11/24/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Daniel Sender, violin


UVA Baroque Orchestra
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Baroque Orchestra
The Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti, presents dynamic, vital performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries with the instruments and performance practices for which it was written, without a conductor. The experience will challenge preconceived notions of music performance, and build musicianship and listening skills.
Mon 11/25/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Baroque Orchestra


Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the UVA University Singers join forces to present their annual Family Holiday Concerts
Fri 12/6/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers
Sat 12/7/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers


UVA Chamber Music Series - John Mayhood, piano
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - John Mayhood, piano
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 1/26/20 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - John Mayhood, piano


Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio
Isabelle Faust captivates her listeners through her insightful and faithful interpretations, based on a thorough knowledge of the historical context of the works as well as her attention to current scholarship. Curiosity, diversity and a firm focus on the music itself characterize the artistic work of Jean-Guihen Queyras. Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov.
Tue 2/4/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John D’earth, will present their winter concert on Saturday, February 8th at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall with a smorgasbord of classic and contemporary jazz.
Sat 2/8/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Katy Ambrose, horn
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Katy Ambrose, horn
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 2/9/20 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Katy Ambrose, horn


Masterworks 3: British Riches
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 3: British Riches
Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season
Sat 2/15/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: British Riches
Sun 2/16/20 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 3: British Riches


Rebel Baroque Ensemble Concert
McIntire Department of Music
Rebel Baroque Ensemble Concert
Hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making," the award-winning, New York-based ensemble, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) is one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments.
Fri 2/21/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Rebel Baroque Ensemble Concert


Venice Baroque Orchestra & Ann Hallenberg, mezzo
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Venice Baroque Orchestra & Ann Hallenberg, mezzo
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. Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg rose to fame in 2003 when she replaced Cecilia Bartoli on one day’s notice in Handel’s IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO at the Opernhaus Zürich.
Tue 2/25/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Venice Baroque Orchestra & Ann Hallenberg, mezzo


Tabea Zimmermann, viola & Javier Perianes, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Tabea Zimmermann, viola & Javier Perianes, piano
For many years, Tabea Zimmermann has been regarded as one of the most renowned musicians of our time. Audiences and fellow musicians value her charismatic personality and deep musical understanding. Javier Perianes’ flourishing international career spans five continents, taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican, Royal Festival and Wigmore Halls in London, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Berlin’s Philarmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
Tue 3/17/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Tabea Zimmermann, viola & Javier Perianes, piano


Masterworks 4: New World Symphony
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 4: New World Symphony
Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season
Sat 3/21/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: New World Symphony
Sun 3/22/20 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: New World Symphony


UVA Chamber Music Series
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 3/29/20 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series


Klezmer Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Klezmer Ensemble
Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students from across grounds, faculty, alumni and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish and eastern European musical traditions from the 18th to the 21st century.
Thu 4/2/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble


UVA Chamber Singers
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Singers
Founded in 2005 and conducted by Michael Slon, the University of Virginia 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.
Fri 4/3/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Singers


Free Bridge Quintet
McIntire Department of Music
Free Bridge Quintet
Over the past two decades the Free Bridge Quintet has performed over forty concerts in Old Cabell Hall as well as many outreach and community events. 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 UVA and Charlottesville jazz scene, but also the greater Central Virginia jazz scene for more than two decades.
Sat 4/4/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


UVA Chamber Music Series
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series
The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2019-2020 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.
Sun 4/5/20 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series


University Singers
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
The University Singers is the flagship chorus at UVA, and recently gave acclaimed performances of Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Symphony #9, and Bach’s St. John Passion in Charlottesville.
Fri 4/17/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John D’earth, will present their spring concert on Saturday, April 18th at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall with a smorgasbord of classic and contemporary jazz.
Sat 4/18/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


Percussion Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
Percussion Ensemble
The UVA Percussion Ensemble is directed by I-Jen Fang, the Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. Re-established in spring 2005, the Percussion Ensemble is a chamber group that performs literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary music. The ensemble draws upon a large family of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments.
Sun 4/19/20 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Percussion Ensemble


UVA Baroque Orchestra
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Baroque Orchestra
The Baroque Orchestra, directed by faculty violinist David Sariti, presents dynamic, vital performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries with the instruments and performance practices for which it was written, without a conductor. The experience will challenge preconceived notions of music performance, and build musicianship and listening skills.
Sun 4/19/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Baroque Orchestra


Les Violons du Roy & Avi Avital, mandolin
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Les Violons du Roy & Avi Avital, mandolin
Les Violons du Roy (“The King’s Violins”) takes its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. It was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie, now styled “founding conductor,” and continues under music director Jonathan Cohen to explore the nearly boundless repertoire of music for chamber orchestra in performances matched as closely as possible to the period of each work’s composition. The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifitz for his incredible virtuosity.
Tue 4/21/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Les Violons du Roy & Avi Avital, mandolin


Masterworks 5: Dazzling Dances
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 5: Dazzling Dances
Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season
Sat 4/25/20 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: Dazzling Dances
Sun 4/26/20 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: Dazzling Dances