McIntire Department of Music

Symphony Launches The Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in New Venture

The Charlottesville Symphony Society will launch The Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville with an inaugural concert on Saturday, January 26 at 8:00pm. As Charlottesville’s own professional chamber orchestra, the ensemble represents a new and exciting opportunity for symphonic music in the growing community. The orchestra is dedicated to performing the wonderfully diverse literature written for smaller orchestral forces, and will feature many of the area’s finest instrumentalists, including several of the talented artist/teachers on the University of Virginia faculty. Led by Music Director Kate Tamarkin, the inaugural concert will also showcase the artistry of longtime UVA faculty clarinetist Nancy Garlick.

Several of the works on the inaugural program represent the youthful inspirations of major composers. A symphony written by the 16 year old Mozart opens the program in a light, breezy mood. Originally written for the jazz legend Benny Goodman, Copland’s “Clarinet Concerto” is a delightful blend of lyricism and popular elements. “Chrysanthemums” is a poignant work written in one night by the grief stricken young Puccini. It is juxtaposed with one of Franz Schubert’s sunniest symphonies.

The inaugural concert is sponsored by Virginia National Bank.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 17 in G major
Aaron Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
                Nancy Garlick, clarinet
Giacomo Puccini - Chrysanthemums
Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5

  • $75 VIP with reception (order through symphony at 924-3139)
  • $28 Center Orchestra
  • $25 Side Orchestra AND Row J
  • $22 Loge (rows K-M)
  • $15 Balcony AND Circle
  • $11 Students (No ARTS$)
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