Since 1951, the Charlotte Symphony has presented annual education concerts for students from across the region. This season offers three opportunities for schools to come and experience the power of a live orchestra. 

All school performances for the 18-19 season have now passed. Please check back here for an updated list soon!

Holst The Planets

Grades 6-12 I Tickets $8/$6 (Title I)

The Planets by Gustav Holst is a monumental work in which each movement represents a different planet in our solar system. Join Conductor Christopher Warren-Green and the musicians of the Charlotte Symphony for this exciting concert experience!

Friday, November 30, 2018 
10 a.m. 
Belk Theater

Duration: 1 hour

Program includes:
HOLST  Mars, the Bringer of War
              Venus, the Bringer of Peace
              Mercury, the Winged Messenger
              Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
              Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
              Uranus, the Magician

Registration for this event is now closed.

Open Rehearsal

Grades 6-12 I Tickets $8/$6 (Title I)

Students can experience the power of a live orchestra through this behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Charlotte Symphony as the music comes together. Observe conductor Joseph Young as he leads your Charlotte Symphony through a rehearsal of a Classical Series program. This is a great field trip opportunity for middle and high school band and orchestra students to experience how a professional orchestra rehearses.

Friday, February 22, 2019 
10 a.m. 
Knight Theater

Duration: Rehearsal runs up to 2.5 hours with a 15 minute break half-way through. Groups are
welcome to leave at that time, especially groups with a younger audience.

Program includes:
COPLAND         Billy the Kid, Suite
DAUGHERTY    Trail of Tears
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

Registration for this event is now closed.

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Grades 3-5 I Tickets $8/$6 (Title I)

Link Up, a partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, lets students explore orchestra curriculum provided free from Carnegie Hall. The Orchestra Sings explore how composers and musicians create and use melodies. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and the interactive CSO performance, students will discover how the orchestra sings.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 
10 a.m. & 11:20 a.m.
Belk Theater

Duration: 1 hour

Program Includes:
CABANISS        Come to Play
BRACKETT       Simple Gifts
COPLAND         Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring
BEETHOVEN    Ode to Joy
DVORAK           New World Symphony
CABANISS        To Make Words Sing
STRAVINSKY    Finale from The Firebird Suite
PAPOULIS         Oye

Click here for more information about Link Up.

 Registration for this event is now closed.

For more informaton, please contact: Chris Stonnell, Director of Education & Community Engagement.