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The Fannie Lou Hamer Story One – Woman Play
"The Fannie Lou Hamer Story," a one-woman musical starring Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, will tell the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and how her work helped lead to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Sat 1/26/19 7:00PM Old Cabell Hall The Fannie Lou Hamer Story One – Woman Play


UVA Chamber Music Series - Elizabeth Roberts, Bassoon
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the third of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, January 27th 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 1/27/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Elizabeth Roberts, Bassoon


Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Behzod Abduraimov has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hruša and Vladimir Jurowski.
Tue 1/29/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Behzod Abduraimov, piano


New Works Festival
Department of Drama
New Works Festival
A collection of one act plays, featuring They’re Still Friends, Play It Cool, and I'm Game . (Adult themes and content).
Thu 1/31/19 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Fri 2/1/19 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival (Matinee)
Sat 2/2/19 8:00PM Helms Theatre New Works Festival


Spotlight: Paul Robeson Players
<br>Featuring: Black People vs Amerikkka
A short allegorical satire about the multitude of injustices faced by Black Americans at the hands of the government. America is personified and faces trial for its crimes against humanity. The verdict is in. Plus other plays written by UVA students
Fri 2/8/19 7:00PM Helms Theatre Spotlight: Paul Robeson Players
Featuring: Black People vs Amerikkka
Sat 2/9/19 2:00PM Helms Theatre Spotlight: Paul Robeson Players
Featuring: Black People vs Amerikkka


Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
This vibrant program pairs two pieces by Ravel: the haunting Pavane pour une infante défunte and the sparkling, sublime Piano Concerto in G Major (with Andrew Le, piano), with Kodaly’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, a thrilling tour-de-force for the entire orchestra. A work by young Venezuelan composer Reinaldo Moya rounds out the program.
Sat 2/16/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly
Sun 2/17/19 3:30PM Monticello High Auditorium Masterworks 3: Ravel & Kodaly


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 2/23/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Jazz Ensemble


UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble
McIntire Department of Music
UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the fourth of six concerts in the UVA Chamber Music Series on Sunday, February 24 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 2/24/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble


Stick Fly
Department of Drama
Stick Fly
Secrets are revealed when the African-American LeVay family gathers for the weekend. Brothers Kent and Flip brought their respective partners home—and soon the family and two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege. (Mature content)
Thu 2/28/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly
Fri 3/1/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly
Sat 3/2/19 2:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly (Matinee)
Sat 3/2/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly
Tue 3/5/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly
Wed 3/6/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly
Thu 3/7/19 8:00PM Ruth Caplin Theatre Stick Fly


Mid-Season Masterworks
The Virginia Consort
Mid-Season Masterworks
The Virginia Consort presents their Mid-Season Masterworks concert with full orchestra and featuring The Virginia Consort Festival Chorus.
Sun 3/10/19 3:30PM Old Cabell Hall Mid-Season Masterworks


Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center
Tuesday Evening Concert Series
Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center
Renowned pianist Wu Han will head the five-member ensemble, which includes the brilliant young violinist Arnaud Sussmann. Their program - "Russian Mastery" - includes a wide variety of music from Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev, and will feature Taneyev's remarkable Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola & Cello, Op. 30 -- it will be a real treat to hear this seldom-performed but scintillating work.
Tue 3/19/19 7:30PM Old Cabell Hall Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center


Instrumental Journey: A Musical Migration Story
A story of how music has moved across place and time alongside the migration and displacement of peoples. Join a DJ who guides you on a journey with Noa and Onda, who must find a new home.
Fri 3/22/19 7:00PM Helms Theatre Instrumental Journey: A Musical Migration Story
Sat 3/23/19 7:00PM Helms Theatre Instrumental Journey: A Musical Migration Story


Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Charlottesville Symphony @ UVA
Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony is one of the best-known and most-performed symphonies in the orchestral literature. Sunny and endlessly tuneful, it was inspired by the composer’s travels throughout Italy in the 1830’s. Joseph Lin, former First Violin in the renowned Julliard String Quartet, joins the orchestra for Bartok’s folk-inflected Second Violin Concerto, a work of intense virtuosity, colorful orchestral flourishes and impish humor.
Sat 3/23/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Sun 3/24/19 3:30PM MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy


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
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 3/30/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall Free Bridge Quintet


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


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
McIntire Department of Music
University Singers
Led by faculty conductor Michael Slon, the University Singers is the University of Virginia’s flagship choral ensemble, performing a cappella and accompanied choral literature including major works with orchestra.
Fri 4/5/19 8:00PM Old Cabell Hall University Singers


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


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


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)


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