McIntire Department of Music

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)
Francis Poulenc Gloria
Gale Limansky, soprano
The University Singers
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
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
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