We have rescheduled Pilobolus’ performance for Thursday, March 7th at 8:00pm in the Culbreth Theater! Call the box office for more info at 434-924-3376
Wednesday, March 6 performance by Pilobolus has been cancelled for this evening. We hope to reschedule for Thursday, March 7. Please check back for updates.
*This performance is currently sold out! However, any student tickets that are not picked up by 7.30 pm will be resold to the general public before Wednesday’s performance. If you are still interested in purchasing a ticket, you should come to the box office between 7.00 pm and 7.30 pm on Wednesday night to wait in line for these extra tickets. Thank you for your interest!
The University of Virginia’s Music & Arts Board have commenced planning for 2012-2014! Site undergoing updates.
Please join the Arts Board and the McIntire Department of Music this Friday 18 February @ 3:30pm in the Old Cabell Auditorium for a colloquium with Bang on a Can founding composer, Michael Gordon.
Michael Gordonʼs music merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power embodying, in the words of The New Yorkerʼs Alex Ross, “the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.” Over the past 25 years, Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from large-scale pieces for high-energy ensembles to major orchestral commissions to works conceived specifically for the recording studio. Transcending categorization, this music represents the collision of mysterious introspection and brutal directness.
On Friday, Gordon will discuss Decasia, a large-scale, single-movement, relentlessly monumental work about decay – the decay of melody, tuning, and classical music itself. Decasia retunes a giant amplified orchestra, with gripping strings, four detuned pianos, massive winds & brass. The piece was premiered by the Basel Sinfonietta in 2001, in a live, multi-media performance, which featured staging by Ridge Theater, and images by Bill Morrison created out of decaying found footage. The sounds and images of Decasia have gained a second life as a film, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance film festival. This film will be shown at the UVa Music Arts Board opening reception on Thursday 17 February from 6:30-8pm at Ruffin Hall.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2010
In just a few months, the UVa Arts Board will be hosting a community-wide music ‘Marathon,’ a collision of musical styles and ideas featuring performers from UVa and the Charlottesville Community at large. On February 18th from 6PM to Midnight in the Eunoia Building (on the intersection of JPA and Brandon Ave) we will be hosting a series of performers in 15-30 minute sets, to create a night of non-stop music. We are looking for a diverse group of musicians – if you think your group would be interested in performing, please read on for more info…
The “Marathon” is inspired by Bang on a Can All-Stars, a group of contemporary musicians who will be staying at the University from February 17th to the 20th for a residency hosted by the University of Virginia Arts Board. You can read more about Bang on a Can online at bangonacan.org/marathon.
The marathon project is being hosted in conjunction with this residency. To make this event a success, we are seeking diverse groups from both the University and surrounding Charlottesville community. Groups will be asked to give 15-30 minute performances. Groups from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as the aim of the “Marathon” is to start a dialogue between different musical segments of our community.
If you’re interested in performing, please submit an application online by no later than Friday, December 10th, 2010. To fill it please out, click here.
Please contact Wayne Dell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Savarese (email@example.com) with any questions.
The 2010-2011 Music Arts Board is proud to announce the residency of contemporary-classical music ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a full-bore thrill ride of kinetic virtuosity,” BOAC All Stars has shattered the perception of contemporary-classical concerts.
The Arts Board will present a variety of exciting events during this three-day residency between February 17 and February 19, 2011, including concerts, workshops, artist lectures and film screenings.
Keep checking back for further updates!
Welcome to the new site for the Arts Board program at the University of Virginia! Here we can keep you updated on the current events and happenings of the Arts Board and its artist residencies.