Leave a lasting legacy of great music


The Charlotte Symphony connects and strengthens our community through exceptional musical experiences. Founded in 1932, the CSO is the largest professional performing arts organization in the Carolinas, serving more than 130,000 people each year in the concert hall and in neighborhoods, community centers and schools across the region.

Preserving and building upon the accomplishments of our orchestra is the mission of the Encore Society, whose members have made provisions for the Symphony in their estate plans. Your support today plays a crucial role in sustaining the Charlotte Symphony's artistic excellence, commitment to education and community engagement. Your planned gift will help sustain the symphony for future generations.

Benefits of membership in the Encore Society include public recognition (if desired), invitations to an exclusive annual Encore Society event and "donors only" access to orchestra rehearsals.

By informing the Charlotte Symphony of your estate plans you become a member of the Encore Society and:
  • Encourage others to leave a legacy
  • Allow us to honor you during your lifetime
  • Make it possible for the Symphony to plan for its future
Examples of types of gifts include naming the Charlotte Symphony as a beneficiary in your will, qualified retirement plan, or life insurance policy. More complex gifts include establishing a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust with the Charlotte Symphony as beneficiary. Your financial advisor can help guide you in deciding which type of gift is best for you and your family.

For more information, or to make a pledge today, please click here.

When making a legacy gift to benefit the Charlotte Symphony, please use the following legal name and address: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society, 128 South Tryon Street, Suite 350, Charlotte 28202

For more information on creating a legacy gift, contact Michelle Hamilton, CFRE, Vice President of Development, at 704-714-5104.