Masterworks Series 

Mozart & Brahms

Saturday September 28 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday September 29 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

Benjamin Rous, Conductor

Albert Kim, Piano


MOZART Symphony No. 32, K. 318 (1779) 8’30”

ROUSTOM Ramal (2014) 12’30”

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 (1881) 48’

About the Program

The orchestra kicks off its 45th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sprightly and festive Symphony No. 32, a miniature symphony crafted by a true genius.  “Ramal” by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom is steeped in the musical traditions of the Near East.  The New York Times called it “ propulsive, colorful and an immediately appealing creation.”  Albert Kim is the soloist in Johannes Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto.  Huge in scale and character, it is a virtuosic showpiece for the pianist – although Brahms jokingly referred to it as “a tiny little piano concerto.”


Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia.


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