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June 06

Summer Season Opener: Around the World in 60 Minutes

7:30 pm
The Paramount Theatre

The Charlottesville Band opens its Summer Season at Charlottesville’s outstanding historic theater on Tuesday, June 6 for the first of three performances at The Paramount this summer.  This performance will include our principal french horn player, Becky Allen, performing a portion of Mozart’s Horn Concert #3; Albemarle High School senior Lizzie Mayhood, reprising her performance of Cecile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute; and principal flutist Christine Steele, who will become the first female to conduct the Band in concert, leading us in Erik Morales’s Urban Dances.

The Paramount Theatre, on the downtown mall, has been the Band’s summer home since 2008.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy Cville Band in Paramount comfort.  And as always, admission is free!

Becky Allen
Lizzie Mayhood
Christine Steele

Becky Allen, from Phoenix, is a mother of three and a private music teacher for 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Horn from Arizona State University and has performed with the John Philip Sousa National Honors Band, the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and numerous ensembles in the greater Charlottesville area over the past 18 years.

Lizzie Mayhood is 18 years old and a senior at Albemarle High School. She has been studying flute with Angela Kelly since 2016. She currently plays in the Charlottesville Symphony under the direction of Ben Rous.  She is the principal flute in the Albemarle High School Wind Ensemble led by Andrew LaPrade, as well as the piccolo section leader in the Albemarle Marching Band.  Lizzie has participated in multiple All-State ensembles, and she was one of the winners of the Wednesday Music Club Senior Camp Competition in 2021.  She attended Beyond the Masterclass with Jim Walker, where she won the Young Performers division of the competition. Lizzie has also attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where she was the principal flute in their Masterworks Orchestra.  Outside of music, Lizzie enjoys reading, knitting, and baking, and she plans on continuing to play the flute while studying physics next year.

Christine Steele is a life member of Cville Band. She has educated musicians of all levels and experience in the Charlottesville community for more than 30 years. Currently she teaches band at the Village School for Girls and maintains a private studio. She also plays alto saxophone with the swing band Sentimental Journey and flute with The Madison Trio. 

We’re also excited to announce the return of our Instrument Petting Zoo, where youngsters attending the concert will be able to see and touch some of the instruments played in the concert.  Look for our Band members wearing hats towards the front of the stage a little after 7pm, and come see the instruments. 

All the children will receive our Cville Band Coloring Book, illustrated by Mercedes Campos-Lopez!

 

The Paramount Theatre

215 East Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.theparamount.net
434.979.1333

The Paramount Theatre

215 East Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.theparamount.net
434.979.1333

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