June 7, 2012
Well this is it! The first week of Summer Pops is upon us! As an intern here with the CSO, I have never experienced the excitement of the summer season. But around here, Summer Pops is a really big deal.
For the past few weeks, everyone here in the Charlotte Symphony office has been busy getting their piece of the events ready to go. People are calling daily to purchase tickets. The flyers and postcards have been coming in and right back out. Development is busy planning the annual Picnic in the Park. Even I am in on the action, preparing a few mix CDs to give our audience a preview of the upcoming 2012-2013 season and counting wristbands for the ticket tents. Sunday evening we will all head down to SouthPark to work at the event.
Summer Pops are really a time for community. As a small group, the Charlotte Symphony, we all work closely together to make everything go smoothly. All the staff turns out to work the ticket tents or the concert operations. But it is bigger than that. Not only do we build the community within the CSO, we reach farther out to the community as a whole. Summer Pops are that beautiful blend of casual atmosphere, low cost (only $10 a ticket), and classical music that will lend to a wonderful evening of fun and relaxation.
I, for one, am super excited for the start of Summer Pops. This will be my first concert with the CSO since the start of my internship. I have several friends who are planning to attend and I cannot wait to introduce them to the world of the symphony. Not to mention the chance to see you (hint, hint) enjoying the concert along with so many other members of the Charlotte community.
So, I hope to see you at Symphony Park this Sunday. It is sure to be a great experience for anyone who attends!