Music Director Finalist Cheung Chau

March 25 & 26

The third Music Director Finalist, Cheung Chau, arrives in Charlottesville on March 25 and 26 to lead the orchestra in two performances of in Ravel’s tour de force for orchestra, Bolero; Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky's swan song, the Pathétique Symphony, which was premiered just nine days before the composer's death. Featuring Cicely Parnas, cello.

Kate Tamarkin: The Farewell Concerts

April 22 & 23

Don't miss Music Director Kate Tamarkin's last-ever performances with the Charlottesville Symphony! On April 22 and 23, she'll lead the orchestra in Wagner's majestic Overture to Die Meistersinger and Elgar's Enigma Variations. And the Symphony is proud to bring renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott back to Charlottesville for this farewell celebration. She'll perform Beethoven's elegant Piano Concerto No. 4.

Meet the Music Director Candidates

Kate Tamarkin will retire as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony at the end of the 2016-17 season. Three dynamic Music Director finalists have been selected, and each of the three will conduct a pair of Masterworks Concerts in November, February and March.