Debbie Phillips Classical Concerts for Students
These thematic, curriculum-based concerts are geared to the integration of music into the core curriculum and are designed in accordance with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. They are performed annually at Ovens Auditorium for students in grades 3 – 8 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
We can also take these concerts out on the road! School districts and/or individual schools who are interested in hosting an Education Concert should contact Bud Simmons, CSO Director of Operations, at (704) 714-5121 for booking information.
Recent education concert themes have included:
- Historical Measures: A Musical Timeline
- Audible Imagery: Water as Music
- Rhythm Around the World
- Celebrate America!
- Sounds of Enchantment: Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales in Music
- Notable Numbers: Patterns, Rhythms, and Form in Music
- Eventful Music: Symphonic Stories of History
Bring the CSO into your school with a Prelude Ensemble performance! These are special ensemble presentations performed by CSO musicians. Prelude Ensembles support North Carolina Standard’s for Music Education and serve as an introduction for students to the instruments of the orchestra. Professional CSO musicians perform an interactive 45-minute program that includes a discussion of their instruments and time for students to ask questions. GRADES: K-12.
Music and the Holocaust
Charlotte Symphony ensembles present a 45-minute themed, narrated program, performing music of significance during this period in history. Through the music of its era, students will learn about Jewish culture and the horrors of the Holocaust. The repertoire features a mix of traditional Jewish and Klezmer music; forbidden music considered “degenerate” by the Nazis; music composed in the concentration camps; and music that evokes survival and healing after the Holocaust. Each concert includes narration and projected images that explore pre-World War II Jewish culture; the Third Reich’s attempt to control art and culture; the role of music and musicians in the concentration camps; and how the European Jewish community refused to be silenced and persevered after the war.