Masterworks Series 

MUSIC DIRECTOR FINALIST: CHEUNG CHAU

Saturday March 25 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday March 26 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

Cheung Chau, Conductor

Cicely Parnas, Cello


PROGRAM

RAVEL  Bolero

SCHUMANN  Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”


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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.


About the Program

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.

Read the program notes.

MEDIA ROOM

Get a first look at the Charlottesville Symphony performing Ravel’s Bolero:

Watch a video profile of cellist Cicely Parnas:

PRE-CONCERT LECTURES

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.

TICKET INFORMATION

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GETTING THERE

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“KNOW BEFORE YOU GO”

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