Masterworks Series 

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Saturday November 17 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday November 18 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

Damon Gupton, Guest Conductor

Daniel Sender, Violin


ROSSINI  Overture to Semiramide (1823)

BARBER  Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1939)

TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (1888)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performances: March 1980, April 1992, March 2001 and March 2008.

About the Program

Guest Conductor Damon Gupton takes the podium for Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony, which depicts a journey from darkness to triumphant light. It’s full of passion, drama and some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest tunes. Concertmaster Daniel Sender is the soloist for Samuel Barber’s deeply lyrical Violin Concerto, and the concert opens with Rossini’s jubilant Overture to Semiramide.

Click here to read the Program Notes for this concert.


Daniel Sender’s appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

The 2018-19 season is made possible in part by a major grant from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.


Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, November 17 at 7:15pm in the Minor Hall Auditorium.

The Symphony is pleased to offer online recordings of Professor Will’s Saturday lectures free of charge. All Sunday ticket holders will receive an email at 6am on Sunday, November 18 with a link to the lecture recording.

For more information about Pre-Concert Lectures, including directions and an archive of all lecture recordings, click here.


Tickets will be available for sale at the door on both Saturday night, 11/17, and Sunday afternoon, 11/18. Saturday night, the Box Office will open in the Old Cabell Hall lobby beginning at 7:00pm. Sunday afternoon, the Box Office will open in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center lobby at 2:30pm. The Box Office accepts cash, cards and checks. NOTE: after 4:30pm on Friday, 11/16, tickets for the Sunday performance will only be available at the door on Sunday.

For information about seating sections and ticket policies, please click here.


For information about the venues, directions, parking and accessibility, click here.


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