Presented annually since 1951, these thematic, curriculum-based concerts are geared to the integration of music into the core curriculum. These concerts are an excellent way for students from across the region to experience the power of a live orchestra. Concerts last approximately 50 minutes and are open to students in grades 3 – 8.
2014 Education Concerts
Symphonic Dances from Across the Globe
Roger Kalia, conducting
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
430 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Shows at 10:00 AM and 11:20 AM
Join new Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia and the musicians of the Charlotte Symphony as they kick up their heels and invite students on a worldwide tour of symphonic dance music!
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
COPLAND Hoe-Down from Rodeo
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
FALLA "Final Dance" from Three Cornered Hat Suite
BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances
STRAUSS Thunder and Lightning Polka
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 8
BEETHOVEN Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 7
Tickets are $8 per ticket for students, teachers, and chaperones. A reduced rate of $6 for schools classified as Title I is available.
For reservation/ticketing questions please contact CSO Group Sales Manager Joan Foley at (704) 714-5119 or at email@example.com.
For general inquiries please contact Chris Stonnell, Manager of Education, at (704) 714-5110 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past 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
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 pricing booking information.
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.
Manager of Education, Charlotte Symphony