Community Concert 

A Free Concert for the Community

Sunday April 9 at 4:00pm

First Presbyterian Church

500 Park Street, Charlottesville

Free admission

Kate Tamarkin, Conductor

Jeremy Thompson, Piano


BRITTEN  Soirées Musicales, Op. 9 (after Rossini)

WAGNER  Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103

PUCCINI  I crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums)

MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503



This concert is made possible by a very special grant from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

About the Program

“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.

Read the program notes.

Tickets & Information

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:

  1. Pick up your tickets in person at the UVA Arts Box Office, located in the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road (open Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm).
  2. Pick up your tickets in the lobby at the Saturday, March 25 or Sunday, March 26 Charlottesville Symphony concerts.
  3. Pick up your tickets at Will Call at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 9. The Will Call table will be located in the narthex of the church and will be open beginning at 3pm.

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.

Getting There

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.

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