PRE- AND POST-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.
Immediately following the performance, join us for a post-concert talk at the front of the orchestra level with the Maestro, conductor, or guest artist that evening.

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

2019-2020 Season Schedule

 

Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits

September 27 & 28, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 2019 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Jessica Morel.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Stravinsky Firebird

October 18 & 19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

November 8 & 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Kellen Gray, Assistant Conductor for the Charleston Symphony.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Dvořák's New World Symphony

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Jessica Morel.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Emperor

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

Pre-concert talks: 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.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Copland Appalachian Spring

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

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

Pre-concert talks: 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.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Pastoral

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Kellen Gray, Assistant Conductor for the Charleston Symphony.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Bach Brandenburg Concertos

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Jessica Morel.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Brahms Double Concerto

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

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.