This concert is made possible by a very special grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
“Thank you for bringing the gift of music to so many here in Charlottesville.”
This Charlottesville Symphony patron speaks for many music lovers in our community as Kate Tamarkin prepares to retire as Music Director. They are joined by the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation which has expressed its appreciation for Kate’s eleven years of musical leadership by awarding a very special grant.
Underwritten by the Cornell Foundation, Kate 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:
Benjamin Britten Soirées Musicales (after Rossini)
Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Giacomo Puccini I crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums)
Wolfgang Amadè Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major
Jeremy Thompson, Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, will be the piano soloist in the Mozart concerto. While the concert is free and open to the entire community, seating is limited to 550 and tickets are required.
AS OF MARCH 9, ALL TICKETS FOR THIS FREE CONCERT HAVE BEEN RESERVED. Additional tickets may become available as we get closer to the concert date; check this page for further updates.
This is a free concert, but tickets are required and must be reserved through the UVA Arts Box Office. All seating is General Admission; there are no reserved seats. You can reserve tickets online any time, or over the phone (at (434) 924-3376) or in person Monday through Friday from noon to 5pm. Tickets are limited to four per patron. If you would like to inquire about reserving tickets for a larger group, please contact Brian Simalchik at (434) 924-3139.
Reserved tickets must be picked up in person. We regret that tickets cannot be mailed for this concert. There are three ways to pick up your tickets:
Doors to the sanctuary will open at approximately 3:15pm.
A limited number of handicap parking spaces are located on the side of the church. A wheelchair and handicap accessible entrance (up a short ramp) is located on the north side of the sanctuary, adjacent to the handicap parking area. There are spaces for wheelchairs at the very front of the sanctuary (in the first two rows) and at the very rear; ushers will be available to assist you. Please call the Symphony Office at (434) 924-3139 if you have questions about handicap seating.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Click here to see the church’s location on Google Maps.
Limited parking is available in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, a limited number of handicap parking spaces are located on the side of the church. Parking is also available in the Market Street Parking Garage and on the streets in the neighborhood around First Presbyterian Church. Please obey all posted parking signs.