Masterworks Series 


Saturday April 22 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday April 23 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

Kate Tamarkin, Conductor

Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano


WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger, WWV 96

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

ELGAR  Enigma Variations, Op. 36

The April concerts are sponsored by Vesta Gordon.

logo-artsenhancementevents-UVAArts_Final_CMYK - O21The April concerts are also sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.


The 2016-17 season is made possible in part by a major gift from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

Sunday’s Yamaha CFX concert grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York, in association with Jordan Kitt’s Music in Fairfax, VA.

About the Program

Help give Kate a grand send-off at her final concerts as Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony! She’ll lead the orchestra in two of her favorite works: Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger and Elgar’s magisterial Enigma Variations. And don’t miss an encore appearance by Kate’s long-time friend and colleague, Anne-Marie McDermott, for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

Click here to read the program notes.


Watch the orchestra’s promotional video for the April 2017 concerts:

Watch Anne-Marie McDermott performing the first movement of Haydn’s Piano Sonata in C Major:


Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, April 22 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, April 23 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.


NOTE: After 4:30pm on Friday, April 21, tickets for the Sunday, April 23 performance are only available at the door on Sunday (from 2:30 – 3:30pm in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts lobby).

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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