McIntire Department of Music

The McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia is presenting an exciting Chamber Music Series of four concerts on Thursday evenings for the 2006-2007 season. The first concert is Thursday, November 2, 2006, at 8 PM in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium with the Albemarle Ensemble, a woodwind quintet, with special faculty guest Mimi Tung, piano.

The Chamber Music Series offers our community four concerts of great music featuring first-class performers. This year, the new Director is Alan Cox, principal flute of the Charlottesville and University Symphony and composer. The four dates for the upcoming Chamber Music Series are:

  • November 2, 2006, Albemarle Ensemble
  • February 22, 2007, A recital by David Sariti, violin, and Mary Kathleen Ernst, piano
  • March 29, Virginia Brass Quintet
  • April 26, 2007. Rivanna String Quartet and special guests

The first concert celebrates twenty years of chamber music performed by the Albemarle Ensemble. The Albemarle Ensemble has been in residence at the University of Virginia since 1987 and includes today a founding member, Nancy Garlick, clarinet; Alan Cox, flute; Scott Perry, oboe; Ibby Roberts, bassoon; and Dwight Purvis, horn. These five members also serve as orchestra principals in the Charlottesville and University Symphony, studio instructors and chamber music coaches. The group has performed throughout the eastern United States and they have received Virginia Arts Grants for educational programs, recordings and tours. High Performance Review magazine described their playing on their most recent recording as "splendid...with spirit and understanding". The Washington Post spoke of their "ease, wit and spontaneity."

The concert program offers a Gavotte with Six Doubles by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Deux Pièces pour quintette a vent by J. Guy Ropartz, Ancient Evenings and Distant Music by Jack Gallagher, Pastorale by Mrs. H.H.A. Beach, Partita for Woodwind Quintet by Irving Fine, and L'Heure du Berger by Jean Francaix.

Single Event Tickets are $20 General Public, $10 Student, and 5ARTS$ for UVA students. Tickets are free for all under age 18. A Subscription Ticket of $60 gives you four concerts for the price of three. A Student Subscription Ticket is $30 (with a savings of $10). All concerts are held in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium on the Lawn of the University of Virginia. The doors open at 7:30 PM. The concerts begin at 8 PM. Free Parking is available. Old Cabell Hall is handicap accessible.

For more information about the concerts, concert programs and tickets please visit our website at or call the box office 434-924-3984. And for more information about the prestigious musical careers of the individual members of our Performance Faculty please visit our website at

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