The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2006-2007 concerts, A Fanfare Season, celebrating conductor Kate Tamarkin's inaugural season as Music Director and highlighting symphonic music in Central Virginia. Joining much-loved standards of the orchestral repertoire with contemporary works by celebrated composers, the season will offer an exciting musical experience in the renowned setting of Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia.
In the 2006-2007 season, audiences can enjoy six great performances featuring a moving Songs of Home with orchestra and soprano soloist, one of Beethoven's most popular symphonies in Rhythms of Nature, dramatic music from the stage in Sounds of Shakespeare, the much loved University Singers in Voices of Spring, and the majestic music of Brahms and Ravel in Islands of Bliss. Plus last season's celebrated Family Holiday Concert, conducted by Michael Slon, returns with two performances to ring in the holiday season.
Described by Leonard Bernstein as "extremely musical, a vivid personality, and a strong performer", Kate Tamarkin has a distinguished national and international reputation as a conductor. She has guest conducted some of world's leading orchestras and has been profiled on CNN and NBC's Today Show. Speaking of her appointment, Ms. Tamarkin acknowledged, "This is a unique orchestra with a wonderful tradition, and I look forward to building upon that fine legacy."
Season subscriptions and more information is available by calling the symphony at (434) 924-3139.
The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra has served the community and the University of Virginia for more than thirty years. At the heart of the orchestra is a unique collaboration between the community and the University, the most visible sign of which is the makeup of the orchestra itself: University students, gifted community players, and professional musicians working together to create the wonderful sound that has become the hallmark of the orchestra. The orchestra recently launched Fanfare for the Future, a campaign to add $3 million to the orchestra's endowment that will support talented musicians, enhance programming, and expand the orchestra's outreach programs in the community.
|October 7 & 8, 2006||Songs of Home|
|Bedrich Smetana||The Moldau from Ma Vlast|
|Samuel Barber||Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Sharon Christman, soprano
|Antonín Dvorák||Symphony No. 8 in G major|
|November 11 & 12, 2006||Rhythms of Nature|
|George Butterworth||The Banks of Green Willow|
|Ludwig Van Beethoven||Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastorale"|
|Donald Grantham||Fantasy on Mr. Hyde's Song|
|Ney Rosauro||Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
I-Jen Fang, marimba
|December 2 & 3, 2006||Family Holiday Concert|
The University Singers join the orchestra to celebrate the holiday season.
Michael Slon, conductor
|February 10 & 11, 2007||Sounds of Shakespeare|
|Otto Nicolai||Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor|
|William Walton||Music from Henry V|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet|
|March 17 & 18, 2007||Voices of Spring|
|Lili Boulanger||D'un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning)|
Gale Limansky, soprano
The University Singers
|April 21 & 22, 2007||Islands of Bliss|
|Einojuhani Rautavaara||The Isle of Bliss (Lintukoto)|
|Maurice Ravel||Piano Concerto in G major
Ivo Kaltchev, piano
|Johannes Brahms||Symphony No. 4 in E minor|