Music Director Finalist Benjamin Rous

November 19 & 20

The first Music Director finalist arrives in Charlottesville to conduct the orchestra on November 19 and 20. Benjamin Rous and the Symphony will perform Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, a spirited salute to Romania’s folk music and village bands, Mozart’s C minor Piano Concerto, Debussy’s Prelude to ‘Afternoon of a Faun’ and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. With Tomer Gewirtzman, piano.

Virginia Film Festival Family Day

Saturday, November 5

As part of Family Day 2016, the Charlottesville Symphony will host a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo in the Helms Theater from 11:15am - 12:15pm. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to explore and play musical instruments from the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families.

Family Holiday Concerts

December 3 & 4

The beloved holiday tradition is back! Don't miss this heart-warming celebration of the holiday season, with classic tunes like "Sleigh Ride", "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and the "Hallelujah" chorus from Messiah. With the UVA University Singers; conducted by Michael Slon.

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.

Tickets for all 2016-17 Concerts on Sale Now!

Tickets for all 2016-17 concerts are on sale now through the UVA Arts Box Office. Check out complete programs, guest artists and more.

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Subscribing to the 2016-17 season guarantees that you’ll have the best seats for all of these very special performances. Subscriptions for the four remaining concerts are available now.