CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia opens its 45th season with concerts on Saturday, September 28, 8:00pm, at Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of theUniversity of Virginia and Sunday, September 29, 3:30pm, at Charlottesville High School’s MartinLuther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center.
Music Director Benjamin Rous leads the orchestra in a program that opens with Mozart’s festiveminiature Symphony No. 32. Ramal by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom is steeped inthe musical traditions of the Near East. The New York Times called it “propulsive, colorful and animmediately appealing creation.” Albert Kim is the soloist in Johannes Brahms’ virtuosic PianoConcerto No. 2 in B-flat Major.
Albert Kim made his formal recital debuts in the United States and Europe as a CarnegieHall/European Concert Hall Organization Rising Star, followed by recitals at Ravinia, Caramoor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Kim-Jacobsen-Arron Trio. He is an AssistantCharlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia September 28-29, 2019 Concerts
Professor of Piano at the University of Central Missouri and the pianist of Table Top Opera, a multimedia performance collective based in Rochester, New York.
The orchestra’s 2019-20 season is supported in part by a major grant from the Joseph and RobertCornell Memorial Foundation. The Opening Night concert is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.
For those who want to “Know the Score,” pre-concert lectures are presented 45 minutes prior to each Saturday night concert at nearby Minor Hall. Free of charge, these popular lectures by UVA McIntire Department of Music Associate Professor Richard Will offer a lively and informative behind-the-scenes look at each concert’s works. In-depth program notes are posted on the orchestra’s website, www.cvillesymphony.org two weeks prior to each Masterworks concert.
Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet StreetSouth on Saturday nights and at Charlottesville High School’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing ArtsCenter on Sunday afternoons. The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops at McCormick Road near theUVA Amphitheater, in close proximity to Old Cabell Hall. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.
Single tickets are $10-$45 for adults and $10 for students. UVA students may request one complimentary ticket in advance. Single tickets may be purchased at the University of Virginia ArtsBox Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00pm, Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or online at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.
All University of Virginia employees (faculty and staff of all UVA departments and professional schools) are entitled to a 20% discount on tickets to individual performances. This offer does not apply to subscriptions, the December Family Holiday concerts, Pops at the Paramount or previously purchased tickets.
UPCOMING 2019-20 CONCERT INFORMATION
ROMANTIC TITANS: BRUCKNER, MENDELSSOHN AND RICHARD STRAUSS
Saturday, November 16, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA GroundsSunday, November 17, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts CenterJESSE MONTGOMERY – Caught by the Wind
RICHARD STRAUSS – Horn Concerto No. 1 with Katy Ambrose, HornFELIX MENDELSSOHN – Psalm 42 with the UVA University Singers and soprano soloist PamelaBeasley; Michael Slon conducting
ANTON BRUCKNER – Te Deum in C Major with the UVA University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists TBA; Michael Slon conducting Charlottesville Symphony at the University of VirginiaSeptember 28-29, 2019 Concerts
Saturday, February 15, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA GroundsSunday, February 16, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
GEORGE BUTTERWORTH – A Shropshire Lad
BENJAMIN BRITTEN – Nocturne with Zachary Wilder, TenorGRACE WILLIAMS – Elegy for String Orchestra
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – On Wenlock Edge with Zachary WilderMALCOLM ARNOLD – Tam O’Shanter Overture
Sponsored by McGuireWoods
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Saturday, March 21, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Sunday, March 22, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
Paul Ghun Kim, Guest Conductor
FRANZ LISZT – Les Préludes
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI – Violin Concerto No. 1 with Brendon Elliott, Violin
ANTONĺN DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)
Sponsored by Vesta Lee Gordon
Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Sunday, April 26, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE – Flute Concerto with Kelly Sulick, Flute
JOHANN STRAUSS II – Accelerationen; Banditen-Galopp; Frühlingsstimmen; Éljen a Magyar!
NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Capriccio Espagnol
FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERTS
Friday, December 6, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Saturday, December 7, 3:30pm, Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds
Holiday favorites with the UVA University Singers
Conducted by Michael Slon
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of VirginiaAll artists, programs and venues are subject to change.
WHEN & WHERE
Saturday, September 28, 8:00pm, Old Cabell Hall on the UVA GroundsSunday, September 29, 3:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center
$10 – $45 (Saturday); $20 – $45 (Sunday)
$10 student tickets; 20% discount for UVA Faculty/Staff; 1 free ticket available for UVA students who reserve in advance
Phone: (434) 924-3376
In Person: UVA Arts Box Office, UVA Drama Building, 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903;Monday-Friday, noon-5pm