Masterworks Series 

CANCELLED – Dazzling Dances

Saturday April 25 at 8:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

Sunday April 26 at 3:30pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Performing Arts Center

In accordance with UVA’s latest COVID-19 policy (, university-sponsored events of any size have been suspended “at least through May 15.”

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Music Director Benjamin Rous and members of the orchestra look forward to returning to the stage and bringing more great music to Charlottesville audiences as soon as possible.

Benjamin Rous, Conductor

Kelly Sulick, Flute


ROUSE Flute Concerto (1993) 29’

JOHANN STRAUSS II Accelerationen, Op. 234 (1860) 8’; Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378 (1877) 2’30”; Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (1882) 7’; Éljen a Magyar!, Op. 332 (1869) 2’

RIMSY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 (1887) 15’

About the Program

Christopher Rouse’s Irish-influenced Flute Concerto features Charlottesville Symphony Principal Flute, Kelly Sulick.  A collection of waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II celebrates spring.  Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol dazzles with a riotous whirl of colors and the alborada and fandango, two of Spain’s best-known dances.


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