The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012-13 season on Saturday, November 17, 8:00 p.m., at Old Cabell Hall on the UVA Grounds, and Sunday, November 18, 3:30 p.m., at Monticello High School in Charlottesville.
Conducted by Music Director Kate Tamarkin, the concerts include Avner Dorman’s Azerbaijani Dance, Max Bruch’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
The November 18 performance is sponsored by Our Lady of Peace.
Tamarkin selected Azerbaijani Dance in keeping with the overall theme of the orchestra’s season, Let’s Dance! Dorman has rocketed to international prominence over the past decade and is arguably Israel’s leading composer. The work was commissioned by conductor Zubin Mehta for the Israel Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary season. Based on a folk dance, it features an array of lesser-known percussion instruments.Violinist Shannon Lee joins the orchestra for Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, the composition for which he is best remembered and one of the most popular concertos in the violin repertory. Canadian-born Lee made a stunning orchestral debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2005 at the age of twelve. Two years later she made her European debut with the Nuremberg Philharmonic in Germany. Since then, she has won multiple awards and prizes, including first prize in the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition and Silver Medal in the Stulberg International String Competition. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the Nashville Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Phoenix Symphony.
Ludwig von Beethoven called the Symphony No. 7 in A Major “one of my best works.” Characterized by exuberant rhythms and elegant, carefree lines, it was at the time associated with Wellington’s victory over Napoleon. Know the Score pre-concert lectures will be presented 45 minutes before each concert. Free of charge, these informative and entertaining lectures by McIntire Department of Music Chairman and Associate Professor of Music Richard Will offer both novice and experienced patrons a deeper appreciation of the performances. Saturday’s lecture will take place in Minor Hall; Sunday’s lecture will be held in the Forum at Monticello High School. Free parking is available in the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Saturday night and at the high school on Sunday afternoons. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are priced at $38, $30, $25 and $20 for adults, and $10 for students. UVA students may request one complimentary ticket in advance. 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.All University of Virginia employees are entitled to a 20% discount on tickets to individual performances. This offer does not apply to subscriptions, the December Family Holiday concerts or previously purchased tickets.
Remaining dates in the Let’s Dance! season are:
|December 1-2||Family Holiday Concerts with the U.Va University Singers|
|February 16-17||Works by Borodin, J.S. Bach and Prokofiev with mezzo soprano Meredith Arwady, the UVa. University Singers, members of the Oratorio Society and flute soloist Kelly Sulick|
|March 23-24||Works by Respighi, de Falla, Ravel and Johann Strauss, Jr.|
|April 20-21||Works by Adams, Copland, Bernstein and Ginastera with clarinet soloist Rob Patterson|
Pro-rated subscription tickets for the entire season are available at the orchestra office, (434) 924-3139.