Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

March 24 & 25

Don't miss this Rachmaninov's beloved "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," featuring piano soloist Clara Yang, alongside with music from two ballets: Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" and Copland's "Billy the Kid." With guest conductor Laura Jackson (Music Director of the Reno Philharmonic).

Beethoven in Blue Jeans

Friday, April 20 at King Family Vineyards

You're invited to "Beethoven in Blue Jeans," a gala benefiting the Charlottesville Symphony on Friday, April 20, 6:00pm, at King Family Vineyards in Crozet. Click below for more information and to purchase tickets online!

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!

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.