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John P. Kee
Old Cabell Hall
John P. Kee
Sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs, the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the University Library System.

Throughout the 44-year history of the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA), Black gospel music has been a consistent form of celebration within the Black experience at the University. For the last few years, in partnership with many units across the University, the OAAA has hosted a Black Gospel Explosion during the University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This year, in collaboration with the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the University Library System, OAAA is bringing John P. Kee to Old Cabell Hall for a historic gospel event.

Singer John P. Kee has earned accolades as a top-ranked gospel performer and pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Inspired by the work of the Reverend Dr. James Cleveland, Kee overcame a troubled life of drugs and crime, initially emerging in the late '80s as a powerful vocalist and minister. For three decades, Pastor Kee's albums have made him one of the most popular contemporary gospel artists of his generation.

Tickets are free (limit 4) and available for pickup at the University of Virginia Arts Box Office. All tickets, including tickets reserved online, must be picked up at the Arts Box Office before the concert.
Sat 1/25/20 6:00PM Old Cabell Hall 4th Annual MLK Gospel Explosion: John P. Kee and New Life Community Choir


<br>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


Paramodernities
Department of Drama
Paramodernities
Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, generated through deconstructions of landmark modern choreographies, performend alongside contributions by scholars and writers who situate these iconic works within the larger project of Modernism. Exploring foundational tenets of modern discourse -- such as sovereignty, race, feminism, and nihilism -- Paramodernities includes public discussions as inseparable parts of each installment.
Fri 1/31/20 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Paramodernities


Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio
Three international classical stars: Isabelle Faust, violin Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello; & Alexander Melnikov, piano, in an all-Beethoven program.

Tickets available beginning January 21; new tickets available daily, so check back for desired locations

Principal Underwriter: Virginia National Bank; Underwriters: Carolyn & David Beach
Tue 2/4/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Faust-Queyras-Melnikov Trio


Fractales
Spanish Theater Group
Fractales
From February 6th to the 9th at the Helms Theater, the University of Virginia Spanish Theater Group will be celebrating its 40-year anniversary with the production of famed Mexican playwright Alejandro Ricaño's Fractales.

What races through the mind of an aspiring actress as she steps into a possibly life-changing casting call? Fractales offers us a glimpse. The play centers on the character of Ana, a professional movie extra who invites the audience on a journey through her most intimate -- at times humorous, at times tragic -- but always entertaining -- memories. Played by a trio of actresses, Ana narrates her gritty recollections that span from chilldhood traumas to her disappointing experiences with friendship, love, and her struggling acting career. The concept of fractals works as a metaphor throughout, inviting the audience to reflect on the imperfections that make us whole.

Don't miss out on this celebration of 40 years of theater in Spanish in Charlottesville!

Thu 2/6/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre Fractales
Fri 2/7/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre Fractales
Sat 2/8/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre Fractales
Sun 2/9/20 2:00PM Helms Theatre Fractales


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
In a fusion of music and poetry, George Butterworth, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold all plumbed the works of great English poets: Shelley, Tennyson, Coleridge, Middleton, Wordsworth, Keats, Shakespeare, Burns and A.E. Houseman. Tenor Zachary Wilder leads an exploration of love and death, life and loss, dreaming and the poignancy of the English countryside. The program also includes Elegy for String Orchestra by Grace Williams, generally regarded as Wales’s most notable female composer. Sponsored by McGuireWoods
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 with Ann Hallenberg, mezzo
“an orchestra with no limits to its virtuosity” – Toronto Concert Reviews
“Hallenberg dazzles with sensational virtuosity and warm tone that is straight as a die” – The Guardian (U.K.)

Works & arias by Vivaldi, Handel, Torri & Broschi

Tickets available beginning February 11; new tickets available daily, so check back for desired locations

Principal Underwriter: Vesta Lee Gordon; Principal Underwriter: BB&T Wealth
Tue 2/25/20 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Venice Baroque Orchestra with Ann Hallenberg, mezzo


New Works Festival
Department of Drama
New Works Festival
This festival, supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, features the creative work of UVA students. Past Festivals have highlighted playwrights, screenwriters, devisers, choreographers, directors, and filmmakers in collaboration with performing artists, musicians, sound designers, scenic designers, costume designers, and lighting designers. (Mature Content)
Thu 2/27/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Fri 2/28/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Sat 2/29/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Tue 3/3/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Wed 3/4/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Thu 3/5/20 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival


Tabea Zimmermann, viola & Javier Perianes, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Tabea Zimmermann, viola & Javier Perianes, piano
“The most beautiful singing of the performance was not that of a human voice but of a viola in the hands of Tabea Zimmermann” – New York Times

Perianes: “Seldom, if ever, have I encountered such a combination of evident modesty and utter brilliance. – Sunday Times (London)

Program: Schubert, Brahms, Falla, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla

Tickets available beginning March 3; new tickets available daily, so check back for desired locations

Underwriter: Bob Bond in memory of Kathy Bond; Underwriter: UVA Cavalier Travels
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
One of the most beloved symphonies of all time, Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) is his folk-inspired love letter to America. Les Préludes – Symphonic Poem No. 3 by Franz Liszt is in turn reflective, martial and majestic. Performed by Brendon Elliott, Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 can only be described as violin fireworks – a high-wire act from beginning to end! Oregonian Paul Ghun Kim is the guest conductor. Sponsored by Vesta Lee Gordon
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


Once Upon a Mattress
Department of Drama
Once Upon a Mattress
If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, prepare for a definitely-not-classic surprise of songs and shenanigans. This irreverent musical spin on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale features a muscular moat-swimming princess who goes to herculean lengths to win the hand of Prince Dauntless. Everyone in the court (forbidden to wed until the prince is married off), is anxious for a successful royal match. Everyone, that is, except the evil overbearing queen mother unwilling to cut the imperial apron strings. (Mature Content)
Thu 3/26/20 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress
Fri 3/27/20 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress
Sat 3/28/20 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress (Matinee)
Thu 4/2/20 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress
Fri 4/3/20 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress
Sat 4/4/20 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre Once Upon a Mattress


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


Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers
Written and Performed by José Torres-Tama

A sci-fi Latino noir genre-bending performance by José Torres-Tama that is visually dynamic, profoundly moving, hilariously absurd, and challenges the inti-immigrant hysteria. José Torres-Tama defines his role as a performing artist as “…a creative strategy to empower myself, and cultivate the voices of marginalized communities of color experiencing the trauma of political divisiveness.” (Mature Content)
Fri 4/3/20 7:00PM Helms Theatre Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers
Sat 4/4/20 2:00PM Helms Theatre Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers


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


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 4/16/20 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Fri 4/17/20 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Sat 4/18/20 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert


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
“I always leave Les Violons concerts utterly, happily, exhausted” – The Gazette, Montreal

Avital: “Much as Andres Segovia brought the classical guitar into the concert hall, [this] Israeli virtuoso is doing the same with the mandolin.” – Los Angeles Times

Works by Vivaldi & J.S. Bach

Tickets available beginning April 7; new tickets available daily, so check back for desired locations

Principal Underwriter: Jack Darrell; Principal Underwriter: Cecile Zinberg
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
Christopher Rouse’s Irish-influenced Flute Concerto features Charlottesville Symphony Principal Flute, Kelly Sulick. A collection of waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II celebrates Spring. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol dazzles with a riotous whirl of colors and the alborada and fandango, two of Spain’s best-known dances.
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