102nd Season Spring Concert3:30 pm
PVCC Dickinson Building
The Cville Band is excited to return to the PVCC Dickinson Theater to open our 102nd season of free, live performances. Our Spring program will feature some new music as well as old favorites, and will also feature the winner of our 2024 James W. Simmons Solo Contest and Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship – Annie Meng, playing the Concerto in Bb for Bassoon, by W.A. Mozart.
We will also be performing with the 12 recipients of our Centennial Music Scholarship, providing private lessons to City and County middle school students. This year’s recipients represent each instrument in the Band as well as all of the public middle schools in Charlottesville and Albemarle. They will be performing Gary Fagan’s Cantabile and Festus Dance with the Band.
Annie Meng is our 2024 James W. Simmons Solo Competition winner and recipient of the Rev. Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship for Young Musicians.
Annie is a senior at Albemarle High School and has been studying bassoon with Suzanne Pattison since 2017. She is the principal bassoon in the Youth Symphony of Central Virginia and plays in Albemarle High School’s Wind Ensemble. She was also the Drum Major for Albemarle’s marching band this past year. Annie has participated in multiple District and Regional ensembles, and won the honorable mention award for YOCVA’s concerto competition in 2022. Over the past few years, Annie has received Superior ratings in solo performance at the CMTA music festival. Outside of music, she enjoys painting, spending time with her friends, and playing with her cat. Annie plans on continuing to play the bassoon while studying math in college next year.