ARTS Pick: Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia

Highly accomplished principal timpanist and percussionist of the Charlottesville Symphony I-Jen Fang has performed around the globe. Photo credit: R Stillings. Highly accomplished principal timpanist and percussionist of the Charlottesville Symphony I-Jen Fang has performed around the globe. Photo credit: R Stillings.

Celebrate 40 years with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia at its inaugural season performances. Kate Tamarkin directs the masters of classical music through a specially commissioned piece entitled “Fanfare for a Ruby Celebration,” composed by Randol Alan Bass, and Emmanuel Sejourne’s “Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra,” featuring intrepid percussionist I-Jen Fang. Works by Antonin Dvorak and Zoltan Kodaly round out the program for an exciting premiere.

Friday 9/26 & Sunday 9/28. $10-45, times and locations vary. artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or 924-3376.