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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 3/28/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Fri 3/29/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert
Sat 3/30/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Spring Dance Concert


Free Bridge Quintet: A Centennial Tribute to Nat King Cole
On Saturday March 30th, the Free Bridge Quintet will perform a concert honoring the musical legacy of jazz pianist and vocalist Nat King Cole who, had he lived, would turn 100 years old on St. Patrick's Day. The concert will trace Cole's ground-breaking journey across the color barrier of the 1950's to become one of America's most beloved musical icons. From his early hipster originals such as "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "The Frim-Fram Sauce" to his later string of chart-topping hits like "Nature Boy" and "Smile", the Quintet will honor Nat King Coles' legacy as a trailblazer who paved the way for the success of other African-American artists such as Harry Belafonte and Johnny Mathis.
Sat 3/30/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet: A Centennial Tribute to Nat King Cole


UVA Chamber Music Series - Rivanna String Quartet
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the fifth of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, March 31st at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall featuring the Rivanna String Quartet. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 3/31/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Rivanna String Quartet


Cavalier Symphony Orchestra
Old Cabell Hall
Cavalier Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 2016, Cavalier Symphony Orchestra is the first student-run full symphony orchestra at the University of Virginia. They are proud to give students the opportunity to continue playing their instrument through college without the stress associated with joining "official" orchestras.
Thu 4/4/19 7:00PM Old Cabell Hall Cavalier Symphony Orchestra


Bright Half Life
Department of Drama
Bright Half Life
"chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship, is contemporary as a play could be but the theme is classic and timeless. Legal gay marriage has occupied merely a nanosecond of our existence, but the presentation of the highs and lows of coupledom, as exampled in this piece, defy the ages." -The Huffington Post
Fri 4/5/19 7:30PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Bright Half Life
Sat 4/6/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Bright Half Life


University Singers: The Journey Of A Lifetime
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers: The Journey Of A Lifetime
“Live for the moment” is advice that is frequently offered to those who get caught up in life’s day-to-day details. While sound, this philosophy seems short-sighted, particularly to those who fondly recall the events of the past or even those yearning for what is yet to come. The University Singers presents a program of choral works that, when stitched together, help to illustrate the arc of a lifetime through music. Whether it’s the chase that thrills or the balm that soothes, there is a universal message to be received. Yet these seemingly common experiences, when colored by someone else’s story, become anything but common, speaking to heart, mind, and soul. Included on the program are works by: Dale Adelmann, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Carissimi, Rollo Dilworth, Eric Whitacre, and more.
Fri 4/5/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers: The Journey Of A Lifetime


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 4/8/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Baroque Orchestra


Camerata RCO
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Camerata RCO
Formed by members of Amsterdam's famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), Camerata RCO performs chamber music in multiple formations from duet to small chamber orchestra, with a special focus on the Classical and Romantic repertoire for winds and strings, and active relationships with living composers.
Tue 4/9/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Camerata RCO


Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Strauss/Warschauer Duo
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 4/11/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Strauss/Warschauer Duo


Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert
McIntire Department of Music
Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert
The UVA Music Department presents Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert directed by I-Jen Fang on Friday, April 12 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall.
Fri 4/12/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Percussion Ensemble CD Release Concert


Virginia Women's Chorus: A Celebration of Women and the University
The Virginia Women’s Chorus presents A Celebration of Women and the University on Saturday, April 13 at 1 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The concert will highlight women artists, including composers, arrangers, and lyricists. Additionally, short vignettes highlighting distinguished women in UVA’s history will be presented by prominent women at the University throughout the concert.
Sat 4/13/19 1:00PM Old Cabell Hall Virginia Women's Chorus: A Celebration of Women and the University


UVA Jazz Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Jazz Ensemble
The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter 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. Concerts include classic arrangements as well as a diverse arrangement of jazz pieces from both modern and classic composers and original compositions from within the band. Improvisation is also celebrated as a means of allowing students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of this exciting and challenging art form.
Sat 4/13/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents its final UVA Chamber Music Series Concert on Sunday, April 14th at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The UVA Chamber Music Series brings an array of musicians to provide professional performances to the University and the central Virginia community. Directed by Kelly Sulick, the programs offer a wide range of works that are sure to entertain, educate and enthrall.
Sun 4/14/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Kelly Sulick, Flute


Virginia Dance Company
Old Cabell Hall
Virginia Dance Company
The Virginia Dance Company performs their Spring 2019 Show on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall
Sun 4/14/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Virginia Dance Company


Spelling Bee
Department of Drama
Spelling Bee
An eclectic group of high-spirited tweens competes for the spelling championship of a lifetime while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their P-U-B-E-S-C-E-N-T lives.
Thu 4/18/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fri 4/19/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Tue 4/23/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Wed 4/24/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Thu 4/25/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fri 4/26/19 8:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Sat 4/27/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Matinee)


The Virginia Gentlemen
McIntire Department of Music
The Virginia Gentlemen
Join the Virginia Gentlemen for their spring concert in Old Cabell Hall on Friday, April 19 at 8 pm. All tickets are $10.
Fri 4/19/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall The Virginia Gentlemen


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.
Sat 4/20/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Singers


Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
The Symphony closes its 2018-19 season with two towering works: Respighi’s glittering orchestral tone poem, Pines of Rome, which travels from the depths of the catacombs to glorious villa gardens, and Schumann’s sweeping Piano Concerto (with soloist Jonathan Yates), which served as an inspiration for the piano concertos of Grieg and Rachmaninoff. The otherworldly Prelude to Wagner’s last completed opera, Parsifal, and a work by UVA Emeritus Professor Judith Shatin complete the program.
Sat 4/27/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome
Sun 4/28/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 5: Pines of Rome


Trio Celeste
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Trio Celeste
Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today.
Tue 4/30/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Trio Celeste


The Oratorio Society of Virginia: MaySong
The Oratorio Society of Virginia presents one of the seminal pieces in choral masterworks-- Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. A true choral blockbuster, this is Brahms' longest composition and is a large-scale work for chorus, full orchestra, and soloists. During this concert, Oratorio will also have the pleasure of sharing an encore performance of The World Called, an original commissioned work composed by Adolphus Hailstork for the Oratorio Society’s 50th Anniversary.
Sat 5/11/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall The Oratorio Society of Virginia: MaySong


Million Dollar Quartet
Heritage Theatre Festival
Million Dollar Quartet
The date was December 4, 1956. The place was Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Relive the night that an impromptu jam session brought legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for the first and only time. This sensational musical features a hit parade of tunes including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog, and more. It’ll take a ticket to get a seat…and a whole lotta willpower to stay in it!
Thu 6/27/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre PREVIEW: Million Dollar Quartet
Fri 6/28/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Sat 6/29/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet (Matinee)
Sat 6/29/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Sun 6/30/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet (Matinee)
Tue 7/2/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Wed 7/3/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Fri 7/5/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Sat 7/6/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet (Matinee)
Sat 7/6/19 7:30PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet
Sun 7/7/19 2:00PM Culbreth Theatre Million Dollar Quartet (Matinee)


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 7/11/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre PREVIEW: Pride & Prejudice
Fri 7/12/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Sat 7/13/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Sun 7/14/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice (Matinee)
Tue 7/16/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
Wed 7/17/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Pride and Prejudice
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)