Looking for a unique and memorable gift for a family member, friend or colleague? Charlottesville Symphony Mini-Season Subscriptions or Gift Certificates are the perfect way to give the gift of great music! Mini-Season Subscriptions to the three remaining 2018-19 Masterworks concerts (in February, March and April) start at just $54. Gift certificates can be purchased in any dollar amount. Contact Brian Simalchik at (434) 924-3139 to personalize your gift package and discuss seating options. Holiday orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 19.
This vibrant program pairs two pieces by Ravel: the haunting Pavane pour une infante défunte and the sparkling Piano Concerto in G Major (with Andrew Le, piano), with Kodaly’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, a tour-de-force for the entire orchestra. A work by young Venezuelan composer Reinaldo Moya rounds out the program.
The Symphony is proud to partner with the Virginia Discovery Museum for two programs per year entitled "Meet the Symphony Musician." On each program, orchestra members demonstrate a featured instrument and accompany a guest reader of a children’s book. Afterwards, musicians hold a petting zoo of instruments from the featured instrument’s family. Instrument families rotate on an every other year basis – strings and woodwinds one year, brass and percussion the following. These programs are free with the purchase of a Virginia Discovery Museum admission ticket.
The Charlottesville Symphony family mourns the loss of Rachel Duncan who passed away on August 8th. Rachel joined the orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2015 and was also the Lecturer in Trumpet at the University of Virginia. She was a gifted musician, a wonderful colleague and a cherished friend to many of us.
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Charlottesville Symphony performed three times (including with the Martha Graham Dance Company) before a crowd of 20,000 people during UVA's Bicentennial Launch Celebration on the Lawn. Click the link below to see photo and video highlights!