Masterworks Series 

Ravel & Kodaly

Saturday February 16 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday February 17 at 3:30pm

*Monticello High School*

Benjamin Rous, Conductor

Andrew Le, Piano


RAVEL  Pavane pour une infante défunte (1910)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performances: March 1984, February 1987, October 1993 and April 2009.

RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G Major (1931)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performance: April 2007.

MOYA  Siempre Lunes, Siempre Marzo (2014)

KODALY  Variations on a Hungarian Folksong ‘The Peacock’ (1939)

About the Program

This vibrant program pairs two pieces by Ravel: the haunting Pavane pour une infante défunte and the sparkling, sublime Piano Concerto in G Major (with Andrew Le, piano), with Kodaly’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, a thrilling tour-de-force for the entire orchestra. A work by young Venezuelan composer Reinaldo Moya rounds out the program.

Click here to read the Program Notes for this concert.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Sunday, February 17 concert will be held at MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL, not the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. Monticello High School is located at 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA  22902. Click here to see Monticello High School on Google Maps.


The Saturday, February 16 performance is sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP.

Andrew Le’s appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund.

The 2018-19 season is made possible in part by a major grant from The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.


Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, February 16 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, February 17 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.


Tickets will be available for sale at the door on both Saturday night, 2/16, and Sunday afternoon, 2/17. Saturday night, the Box Office will open in the Old Cabell Hall lobby beginning at 7:00pm. Sunday afternoon, the Box Office will open in the Monticello High School auditorium lobby at 2:30pm. The Box Office accepts cash, cards and checks. NOTE: after 4:30pm on Friday, 2/15, tickets for the Sunday performance will only be available at the door on Sunday.

For information about seating sections and ticket policies, please click here.


For information about the venues, directions, parking and accessibility, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: the Sunday, February 17 concert will be held at the Monticello High School auditorium. Monticello High School is located at 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA  22902. Click here to see Monticello High School on Google Maps.

The parking lot closest to the auditorium is a Permit Lot, restricted to those patrons with either state-issued handicap hangtags for their vehicles or a Symphony Parking Permit. If you have a handicap hangtag, you do not need a Symphony parking permit.


The Symphony is committed to provided accessible concert experiences to our patrons. Wheelchair accessible seating options are available at Monticello High School; please discuss your needs with a Box Office representative when purchasing your tickets.

Handicap accessible parking is available in the Permit Lot all patrons with a Symphony Parking Permit or a valid state-issued handicap hangtag. Please refer to the map above for directions to that parking lot.

The lobby, restrooms and the orchestra section at Monticello High School are all fully wheelchair accessible. The loge seating area is up steps and is not wheelchair accessible.


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