PRE-CONCERT TALKS


The Charlotte Symphony is committed to delivering exceptional musical experiences. By sharing information and the exciting stories behind the music before each Classical Series concert, we hope concertgoers will feel more connected to the in-concert experience.

At 6:30 p.m. before the performance, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees, or a guest conductor or artist, leads a discussion about the evening's repertoire and composers.
  • Belk Theater pre-concert talks take place in the Founders Room. From the Belk Theater Box Office, continue straight towards the back of the theater and take a right into Founder's Hall. The Founders Room will be on your right. Blumenthal Performing Arts offers for-purchase beverages in the Founders Room prior to each Classical Series pre-concert talk.
  • Knight Theater pre-concert talks take place in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space. Once you enter the Knight Theater by the Box Office, take the stairs on your right down one level.
All post-concert talks have been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pre-concert talks are free and accessible to all Charlotte Symphony ticketholders.

2019-2020 Season Schedule

 

Dvořák's New World Symphony

 

November 22 & 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Jessica Morel.

Beethoven's Emperor

January 10 & 11, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
January 12, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talk: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Copland Appalachian Spring

January 31 & February 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

February 14 & 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talk: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

March 6 & 7, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

March 20 & 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Beethoven's Pastoral

April 3 & 4, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. 
April 5, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Kellen Gray, Assistant Conductor for the Charleston Symphony.

Bach Brandenburg Concertos

April 17 & 18, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Jessica Morel.

Brahms Double Concerto

May 1 & 2, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.