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April 19, 2014 (Saturday)
8 PM.....UVA Chamber Music Series - Peter Spaar Solo Bass Recital
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
434/924-3984
(This concert was originally scheduled for Monday, March 3rd, but was postponed due to the snowstorm. Those patrons who already purchased or reserved tickets for the March 3rd concerts will be able to use those for this concert.) .....PETE SPAAR has served as principal bass of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra since 1991. He serves on the music faculty at the University of Virginia where he teaches classical and jazz bass and is the founder and bassist of the Free Bridge Quintet, U.Va.'s jazz quintet-in-residence. He is a former member of the Fort Worth Symphony and is currently a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Spaar maintains a very active freelance career as both a jazz and classical bassist. He has extensive freelance experience including performances with Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Mose Allison and Emily Remler. .....TICKETS: Free for UVA students who reserve in advance and for those under 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arts Box Office at 434.924.3376 or visiting artsboxoffice.virginia.edu
April 26, 2014 (Saturday)
1 PM Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at the Paramount Theater
The Paramount Theater
434/979-1333, www.theparamount.net
Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte
8 PM.....Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
434/924-3984
"She's one of the great American pianists of her generation." - The Philadelphia Inquirer .....PROGRAM: MODEST MUSSORGSKY - Triumphal March from Mlada; WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25, K.503 - Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano; DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op.47 ....ABOUT ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT: In a career that has spanned over 25 years, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The breadth of her repertoire matches that of her instrument, spanning from Bach, Haydn and Beethoven to Rachmaninoff, Prokoviev and Scriabin to works by today’s most influential composers -- Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Hartke, Joan Tower and Charles Wuorinen, among them.... TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at The University of Virginia Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or on-line at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu. U.Va students may request one complimentary ticket in advance.....FREE PARKING: U.Va Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Saturday night and at the Charlottesville High School on Sunday afternoon. Both venues are wheelchair accessible
7:15 PM.....KNOW THE SCORE: SYMPHONY PRE-CONCERT LECTURE FREE!
McIntire Department of Music Chair Richard Will leads "Know the Score," an insightful and entertaining pre-concert lecture series. Professor Will is author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven and of articles and reviews on 18th- and early 19th-century music. The popular professor is also interested in 20th-century American popular music, especially country music and bluegrass, and hosts a bluegrass jam session for UVA graduates and undergraduates. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Musicological Society.... Pre-Concert Lectures are free and begin 45 minutes prior to each performance. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052
April 27, 2014 (Sunday)
4 PM.....Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center of Charlottesville
434/979-9532, www.ccs.k12.va.us/departments/CPAC/Index.html
"She's one of the great American pianists of her generation." - The Philadelphia Inquirer .....PROGRAM: MODEST MUSSORGSKY - Triumphal March from Mlada; WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25, K.503 - Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano; DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op.47 ....ABOUT ANNE-MARIE MCDERMOTT: In a career that has spanned over 25 years, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The breadth of her repertoire matches that of her instrument, spanning from Bach, Haydn and Beethoven to Rachmaninoff, Prokoviev and Scriabin to works by today’s most influential composers -- Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Hartke, Joan Tower and Charles Wuorinen, among them.... TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at The University of Virginia Arts Box Office, (434) 924-3376, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or on-line at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu. U.Va students may request one complimentary ticket in advance.....FREE PARKING: at the High School. Both venues are wheelchair accessible
April 29, 2014 (Tuesday)
8 PM------ Tuesday Evening Concert Series: YEVGENY SUDBIN, pianist
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
434/924-3984
PROGRAM: Scarlatti..Sonatas TBA---- Shostakovich..Preludes TBA---- Rachmaninov..Preludes TBA---- Scriabin..Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 53, #5---- Mozart/Sudbin..Lacrimosa from Requiem Mass---- Sudbin..A la Minute (paraphrase on Chopin Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, #1)*********** TICKETS & INFO: www.tecs.org and 434-244-9505 or the UVA Arts Box Office at www.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or 434-924-3376********* ABOUT THE ARTIST: Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by the Daily Telegraph (UK) as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.” In the midst of a seven-year and fourteen-album collaboration with BIS Records, his recordings have met with overwhelming critical acclaim. The International Record Review stated that Sudbin’s Rachmaninoff recording “confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time.”
May 02, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 PM.....The Oratorio Society & Ash Lawn Opera Present: Bernstein's CANDIDE
The Paramount Theater
434/979-1333, www.theparamount.net
The Oratorio Society of Virginia joins forces for the first time with Ash Lawn Opera to present semi-staged concert performances of Leonard Bernstein’s delightful operetta, Candide. Written in 1956 by the composer of West Side Story, Candide won four Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards at its 1974 revival. Based on the witty novella by Voltaire, this comedic and fast-paced operetta will be led by Michael Slon, Music Director of the Oratorio Society and features soloists from across the country along with the Oratorio Society orchestra and chorus. Come see why, as Voltaire’s Pangloss would say, this is indeed the best of all possible worlds.....
8 PM----WESTMINSTER ORGAN CONCERT SERIES - FREE
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Julie Vidrick Evans, Washington, D. C. ***INFORMATION: http://wocs.avenue.org/
May 04, 2014 (Sunday)
2 PM.....The Oratorio Society & Ash Lawn Opera Present: Bernstein's CANDIDE
The Paramount Theater
434/979-1333, www.theparamount.net
The Oratorio Society of Virginia joins forces for the first time with Ash Lawn Opera to present semi-staged concert performances of Leonard Bernstein’s delightful operetta, Candide. Written in 1956 by the composer of West Side Story, Candide won four Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards at its 1974 revival. Based on the witty novella by Voltaire, this comedic and fast-paced operetta will be led by Michael Slon, Music Director of the Oratorio Society and features soloists from across the country along with the Oratorio Society orchestra and chorus. Come see why, as Voltaire’s Pangloss would say, this is indeed the best of all possible worlds.....
May 10, 2014 (Saturday)
1 PM Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at the Paramount Theater
The Paramount Theater
434/979-1333, www.theparamount.net
Rossini La Cenerentola
May 11, 2014 (Sunday)
7 PM.....From London: NT Live in HD presents King Lear
The Paramount Theater
434/979-1333, www.theparamount.net
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare'€™s tragedy..... An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favorite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
May 16, 2014 (Friday)
7:30 PM.....The Bach Project: Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt performs JUST BEFORE BACH
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Part of the Staunton Music Festival's Bach Project: Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt performs works by Bach's influential French and German predecessors. Includes works by Froberger, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Ritter, d'Anglebert and others. Schmidt performs on a stunning harpsichord (circa 1720) built recently by Cornelius Bom of the Netherlands. ....TICKETS & INFO: www.stauntonmusicfestival.org; Jason Stell at (540) 569-0267. For tickets: (800) 838-3006 (all major credit cards accepted); Bookworks, 101 W. Beverley St. (cash or check only); At the Door: pending availability (cash, check or credit)
May 18, 2014 (Sunday)
4 PM.....The Bach Project: Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt performs Bach's Transcriptions
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Part of the Staunton Music Festival's Bach Project....J.S. Bach wrote an immense number of brilliant solo keyboard works, but he also made many transcriptions of music by himself and other composers. This program explores his arrangements of music originally written for solo violin, cello, and lute, as well as string concertos by Vivaldi and Reincken.... Schmidt performs on a stunning harpsichord (circa 1720) built recently by Cornelius Bom of the Netherlands.... PROGRAM: Concerto in d (after Oboe Concerto by Marcello); Sonata in D Minor (after his own Violin Sonata in g); Partita in C (after Reincken) Suite (based on his Cello Suite in c); Concerto in D (after Vivaldi); Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro (originally for lute)....TICKETS & INFO: www.stauntonmusicfestival.org; Jason Stell at (540) 569-0267. For tickets: (800) 838-3006 (all major credit cards accepted); Bookworks, 101 W. Beverley St. (cash or check only); At the Door: pending availability (cash, check or credit)
June 08, 2014 (Sunday)
2 PM-----JAMES TOCCO, Piano (Part of the Liszt Society Festival)
The Forbes Center
540/568-7000, www.jmu.edu/jmuarts/forbescenter/
PROGRAM: LISZT Harmonies Poetiques et Religeuses, and Jonathan Kregor will give a lecture.-----ABOUT: In frequent demand worldwide as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, chamber music collaborator and pedagogue, JAMES TOCCO is renowned for his "intensely concentrated playing, precisely gauged and rhythmically fluid" (The Detroit News) interpretations of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. "Tocco gave a knockout performance" (The New York Times) in a recital at the Lincoln Center paying tribute to Liszt 100 years after his death.---- JONATHAN KREGOR is the author of Liszt as Transcriber (Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2010), the winner of the inaugural Alan Walker Book Award from the American Liszt Society, and the editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society.
August 15, 2014 (Friday)
2014 Staunton Music Festival Summer Festival
(through Sunday August 24)
and other locations in Staunton. Lasting ten days and presenting nearly 30 concerts, lectures, and workshops, Staunton Music Festival features over 60 of the world's finest chamber musicians performing at historic venues. The Festival offers free concerts daily at noon and ticketed concerts each evening..... The 2014 Festival will feature a wide array of music from traditional repertoires such as Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Dowland, Handel, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and dozens more, in addition to dramatic new works from composers of today..... Complete concert details, including full programs, can be found at the website: www.stauntonmusicfestival.org.
September 07, 2014 (Sunday)
CHARLOTTESVILLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
434/924-3984
September 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 18 at various locations. More info coming soon! www.cvillechambermusic.org

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