UVA Bicentennial Launch Celebration

On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Charlottesville Symphony performed three times before a crowd of 20,000 people during UVA's Bicentennial Launch Celebration on the Lawn. Below are some photo highlights from the evening!

To learn more about the celebration and to view more photos, click here for a UVA Today article and here for a UVA Arts Magazine article.

You can watch video highlights of the celebration by clicking here. The Symphony opened the program with George Walker's Lyric for Strings (at 2:21 in the video), then performed J. Todd Frazier's "University of Virginia Suite" (at 37:18) and excerpts from Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring with the Martha Graham Dance Company (at 2:04:14).

Photo Highlights

The Charlottesville Symphony, the UVA University Singers and soloists performed J. Todd Frazier's "University of Virginia Suite" in front of the Rotunda.

Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson, performing with the orchestra in J. Todd Frazier's "University of Virginia Suite," which was commissioned by the University especially for the Bicentennial.

The Martha Graham Dance Company joined the Symphony to perform excerpts from Appalachian Spring, with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham.

An estimated 20,000 people packed the Lawn for the celebration.

Many thanks to Sanjay Suchak, UVA Communications; Dan Addison, UVA Communications; and Richard Dizon, Cavalier Daily, for the photos.