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Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and The University Singers Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem

Date(s): 11/16/2013


Old Cabell Hall
The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra continues its 2013-2014 season, entitled A MUSICAL KALEIDOSCOPE, on Saturday, November 16, 8:00 p.m., at Old Cabell Hall on the U.Va Grounds, and Sunday, November 17, 3:30 p.m., at Monticello High School in Charlottesville. The November 16 performance is sponsored by Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville.

The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra brings you and your family a season of fairy tales and parables, folksongs and ballads, betrayals and reconciliations, beggars and lovers - luminescent gems of symphonic color and sound to spark your imagination and stir your soul.

The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the UVa University Singers for these performances of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem. The two groups will be led by Choral Director Michael Slon. Our soloists are Lucille Beer, Mezzo soprano; Scott Six, Tenor; Mark Owen Davis, Baritone.

Marin Alsop of NPR writes "Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem is a conductor's dream come true. Few pieces in the repertoire offer the drama of opera and the thrill of wonderful symphonic writing combined with stellar, virtuosic solo moments. But Verdi's Requiem does all that and more." Read Alsop's critique and synopsis of Verdi's Requiem from National Public Radio.

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 U.Va Central Grounds Parking Garage, located on Emmet Street, on Friday night and at the high school on Sunday afternoons. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are priced at $10-$40 for adults, and $10 for students. U.Va 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.
Marcy Day

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