Performing Arts

Enjoy holiday classics and a guest narration of The Night Before Christmas by former Poet Laureate, Rita Dove on December 5 and 6. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Family Holiday Concerts

Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove guest narrates The Night Before Christmas at the UVA University Singers and the Charlottesville Symphony Family Holiday Concerts. The joint performance will include seasonal favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” and “Winter Wonderland” and crowd-pleasers from The Polar Express and Frozen soundtracks. Saturday 12/5 & Sunday […]

Take in Moscow Ballet's rendition of the holiday classic, The Great Russian Nutcracker on Sunday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Great Russian Nutcracker

Set the holiday mood with the Moscow Ballet’s take on the beloved story of The Great Russian Nutcracker. Experience the artistry of world-class Russian dancers, handcrafted sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s time-honored musical score that shines in the orchestra’s upper register. Sunday 12/6. $30-177, 1pm and 5pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. […]

Guest choreographer, Katharine Birdsall, joins the UVA dance program students in a performance of movement and music. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: UVA Fall Dance Concert

In addition to showcasing the engaging, provocative work of dance program students and faculty at UVA’s Fall Dance Concert, the Department of Drama will host guest choreographer Katharine Birdsall (founder of Charlottesville’s Zen Monkey Project) in Moonlight, her tribute to Frederic Chopin’s Preludes. The performance of suites allows movement and music to share the spotlight equally. […]