The Planets

April 28 & 29

Music Director Benjamin Rous closes out his first Masterworks season with the Charlottesville Symphony with a (big) bang! Don’t miss Gustav Holst’s spectacular "The Planets" and renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's "Orion."

"The Best of John Williams!"

Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 at The Paramount Theater

Don't miss the best of John Williams’ 100-plus movie soundtracks, including music from HARRY POTTER, JAWS, LINCOLN, SUPERMAN, E.T. and more, performed live in their exact film versions by a full symphony orchestra! Plus, the entire second half of the concert is devoted to music from the STAR WARS series!

Annual Meeting Notice

Monday, May 21

The Annual Meeting of the Members of the Charlottesville Symphony Society will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 10:00am in the Conference Room at First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 500 Park Street, Charlottesville. The business of the meeting, which precedes the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, is the report on the status of the Society and its support of the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. All members of the Society are invited to attend. Members include anyone who has made a charitable contribution of $100.00 or more since May, 2017. Please RSVP via email to

UVA Bicentennial Launch Celebration

Photos and Video Highlights

On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Charlottesville Symphony performed three times (including with the Martha Graham Dance Company) before a crowd of 20,000 people during UVA's Bicentennial Launch Celebration on the Lawn. Click the link below to see photo and video highlights!

Announcing New Music Director Benjamin Rous!

The Music Director Search Committee and the University of Virginia are delighted to announce the appointment of Benjamin Rous as the Charlottesville Symphony’s new Music Director. He will also join the UVA faculty as Associate Professor of Music.