The Music Beat: Charlottesville Symphony Hits the Road

April 30, 2024 By Alice Berry, Alice Berry,

The Charlottesville Symphony wrapped up its most recent season this weekend with a concert at Capital One Hall in Tyson’s Corner.

The symphony, comprising members of the University of Virginia’s music faculty and student musicians as well as Charlottesville musicians, was presented by UVA Arts and UVA Northern Virginia. The performance was a joint effort between the two entities.

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UVA Vice Provost for the Arts Jody Kielbasa and UVA Northern Virginia Dean and CEO Gregory Fairchild delivered remarks before the performance. (Photo by John McDonnell)

Assistant professor of music and percussionist JoVia Armstrong, music director Benjamin Rous and the Free Bridge Quintet, featuring jazz performance director John D’earth, performed at Capital One Hall on Sunday.

The eclectic program included Leonard Bernstein’s overture to “West Side Story” and an arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero.”

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