Masterworks Series 

Pines of Rome

Saturday April 27 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday April 28 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

Benjamin Rous, Conductor

Alexandra Beliakovich, Piano


WAGNER  Prelude from Parsifal, WWV 11 (1882)

SCHUMANN  Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1845)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performance: September 2012.

SHATIN  Piping the Earth (1990)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performance: November 1992.

RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome (1924)

Previous Charlottesville Symphony performances: January 2001 and February 2011.

About the Program

The Symphony closes its 2018-19 season with two towering works: Respighi’s glittering orchestral tone poem, Pines of Rome, which travels from the depths of the catacombs to glorious villa gardens, and Schumann’s sweeping Piano Concerto (with soloist Alexandra Beliakovich), which served as an inspiration for the piano concertos of Grieg and Rachmaninoff. The otherworldly Prelude to Wagner’s last completed opera, Parsifal, and a work by UVA Emeritus Professor Judith Shatin complete the program.

NOTE: Pianist Alexandra Beliakovich replaces Jonathan Yates who has withdrawn due to a hand injury. 

Click here to read the Program Notes for this concert.


The April concerts are sponsored by Vesta Lee Gordon.

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, April 27 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 28 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, 4/27, and Sunday afternoon, 4/28. 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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center lobby at 2:30pm. The Box Office accepts cash, cards and checks. NOTE: after 4:30pm on Friday, 4/26, tickets for the Sunday performance will only be available at the door on Sunday.

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