Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second

Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:30PM
MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center

Masterworks 1: Sibelius’s Second
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*Tickets for this concert are now only available for purchase at the door.*

Performed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School

Part of the 2018-2019 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Sibelius’s Second

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Ayn Balija, Viola

BOWEN Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. 25 (1907)
MUSGRAVE Song of the Enchanter (1990)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 (1902)

Music Director Benjamin Rous opens the orchestra’s 44th season with Sibelius’ majestic Second Symphony. Beloved for its optimistic tone and triumphant finale, it remains the composer’s most popular symphony. It’s paired with Thea Musgrave’s mystical Song of the Enchanter, written to commemorate Sibelius’ 125th birthday, and a rarely-performed gem: York Bowen’s grandly romantic Viola Concerto, featuring Principal Violist Ayn Balija.

Pre-Concert Lecture
The Symphony is pleased to offer online recordings of Professor Will’s Saturday lectures free of charge. All Sunday ticket holders will receive an email at 6am on Sunday, September 30 with a link to the lecture recording.

On Sunday afternoon, there is ample free parking located just a short walk away from the auditorium.

2018-19 Season subscriptions are on sale now through the Charlottesville Symphony website

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