The 2016-17 season is made possible in part by a major gift from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
The rental fee for a specialized “oboe d’amore” for the orchestra’s performances of Bolero has been underwritten in part by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith.
The rental fee for Bolero’s orchestral parts has been underwritten in part by The Hon. Gerald L. and Mrs. Robin D. Baliles, Karin Bonding and Barbara and Thomas Grzymala.
Who can resist the seductive sway of Ravel’s Bolero? His crowd-pleasing tour de force for orchestra ushers in a treasure by Germany’s most over-the-top Romantic. Schumann’s late Cello Concerto receives a rare and welcome performance. But no one wore his heart on his sleeve more openly than Tchaikovsky. The Pathétique Symphony was his swan song: he died tragically two weeks after its premiere.
Get a first look at the Charlottesville Symphony performing Ravel’s Bolero:
Watch a video profile of cellist Cicely Parnas:
Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, March 25 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, March 26 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.
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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