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.

A Free Concert for the Community!

Sunday, April 9 at 4pm

Underwritten by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, Kate Tamarkin and a 32-piece orchestra will present a FREE concert on Sunday, April 9, 4:00pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. The program includes music by Britten, Wagner, Puccini and Mozart. *AS OF MARCH 9, ALL TICKETS FOR THIS FREE CONCERT HAVE BEEN RESERVED.* Additional tickets may become available the week of the concert.

Kate Tamarkin: The Farewell Concerts

April 22 & 23

Help give Kate a grand send-off at her final concerts as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony! She'll lead the orchestra in two of her favorite works: Wagner's Overture to Die Meistersinger and Elgar's magisterial Enigma Variations. And don't miss an encore appearance by Kate's long-time friend and colleague, Anne-Marie McDermott, for Beethoven's 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.