Albemarle Ensemble Opens 2007-08 U.Va. Chamber Music Season on Thursday

October 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007 — The Albemarle Ensemble will present the first concert of the 2007-08 U.Va. Chamber Music Series on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. The performers featured in the series are faculty members of U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Music and all of the principal players of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra participate.

The Albemarle Ensemble is composed of Alan Cox, flute; Scott Perry, oboe; Nancy Garlick, clarinet; Ian Zook, horn; and Ibby Roberts, bassoon.

The pieces on this first program are mostly woodwind quintets: "Pastoral" by the 20th-century American composer Vincent Persichetti; a suite of Renaissance music by Isaac, Passereau and Cavazzoni, arranged by the distinguished oboist and composer Ronald Roseman; and the Quintet No. 2 in E Flat Major by Franz Lachner, a Romantic German composer.

Rounding out the program are "Four Two-Bit Contraptions" for flute and horn, subtitled “A Collection of Diverse & Sundry Musical Amusements for a Contaminated Rainy Afternoon,” by the American Jan Bach, and the Suite for oboe, clarinet and bassoon by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman.

Tickets for the concerts are $20, $10 or 5 Arts$ for students, and free for students 18 years and younger. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cabell Hall Box Office at (434) 924-3984. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays and two hours prior to each concert.

Parking Information: Due to the South Lawn Construction Project, patrons are urged to park in the Central Ground Parking Garage. The C1 lot off McCormick Road behind Clark and Bryan halls is prioritized for disabled and limited mobility patrons. For information, visit or call the Cabell Hall Box office at (434) 924-3984.

Upcoming concerts in the U.Va. Chamber Music Series in Old Cabell Hall:

• Nov. 5, 2007, 8 p.m.
Recital by Iris Jortner, cello, with Einav Yarden, piano
Works by J.S. Bach, Kodaly, Jan Radzynski, Alt-Sade & Brahms

• Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
On the Lighter Side, a program of mixed ensembles, with special guest Kate Tamarkin,
music director of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra
Music by Poulenc, Copland, Shatin, Gershwin & Walton’s FAÇADE

• April 17, 8 p.m.
Rivanna String Quartet, with guest Peter Spaar, double bass
Works by Beethoven, Shostakovich & Dvorak