A violin concerto, a Beethoven symphony, a choral masterwork, folk tunes, dances, a sonic exploration of the cosmos and more! – Charlottesville Symphony Music Director Benjamin Rous has curated a 2022-23 season that will delight nearly every musical taste.
Art is as old as war, and vice versa. In Dan Weiss’ course, students view art through this lens of conflict, combat and culture. Yavorska-Antrobius, a Ukranian artist living in Charlottesville, provided an important perspective to the seminar students.
“Playlist for the Apocalypse” recently published by Rita Dove, covers topics ranging from the Black Lives Matter movement to her struggle in learning to cope with her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Over two years into the pandemic, the push is on for a return to a normal cinema experience. This is an encouraging sign, University of Virginia media studies professor Jack Hamilton explains.
This past year, a grant from the UVA Arts Council made it possible for them to redouble efforts to nourish Charlottesville’s classical music community.
Arts Grounds Day has been a tradition for the past five years, where UVA Arts invites undergraduate & graduate students & Arts Faculty & Staff to Arts Grounds for a free cookout & open house. Thanks to the help of the Arts Council, the event was a huge success in 2021!
Have you ever started a project, only to be stymied by a lack of the proper tools? The Charlottesville Tool Library might be your solution. “Tool libraries are part of a larger network, part of the do-it-yourself movement and shared resources and the right-to-repair movement,” said Melissa Goldman, fabrication facilities manager at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture and one of the founders of the library. “It helps empower neighbors to start a group within your community to share tools. It provides access and training … to support homeowners and entrepreneurs and blossoming makers of all sorts.”
What if one of the most legendary artists and activists of the 20th Century were to return to Earth for just one evening to share her unique perspective on the world as well as the songs that made her beloved around the world.
When Christine Moore (Engr ’92) came to the University of Virginia, it was with the plan to become an electrical engineer like her father and a hope to continue playing her flute. “I quickly realized that electrical engineering wasn't the best fit for me,” she remembered. She switched her major to chemical engineering and discovered the tremendous musical opportunities at UVA.
Joseph Cornell’s creations are visible in several major cities across the U.S., especially New York, but right here in Charlottesville, visitors can view the six Cornell boxes donated to The Fralin’s permanent collection – including four donated from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation – in a special exhibition, “Enclosing Infinity.”
June 20, 2022 – Live Arts Theater’s 2022 teen summer musical is the magical gem INTO THE WOODS, with music and lyrics by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The show is directed by Jessica Harris with music direction by Xavier Taylor and Austin Robey. INTO THE WOODS will have 12 performances, July 15 through July 31, 2022, at Live Arts Theater, 123 E. Water Street, in Charlottesville. Tickets are $20 for adults and are available through the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 434-977-4177 x123, or online at livearts.org/tix. A discounted ticket price of $15 is available for students and senior citizens. INTO THE WOODS photo by Jannatul Pramanik.
Live Arts announces a full season of powerhouse shows for its 2022/23 Transformations Season. The season opens with Caryl Churchill’s kaleidoscopic LOVE AND INFORMATION and continues with the heartfelt musical VIOLET with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley. The musical is followed by Jez Butterworth’s mysterious THE RIVER, then CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY follows in the spring, a poignant memory play by Lynn Nottage. Next arrives the outrageously funny solo show BUYER & CELLAR. The Transformations Season closes with the first-ever WaterWorks Festival, a month-long festival celebrating new writing for the theater. Subscription packages start at just $90 for the season. Subscriptions are available now through the Box Office at livearts.org/tix or by phone at 434-977-4177 x123.