Breaking Classical with The Gentlemen of Hip Hop


Breakdancing to Beethoven. Popping to Ponchielli. Funking to Firebird. 

What happens when classical music meets street dance? Discover for yourself when FLY Dance Company, dubbed the Gentlemen of Hip Hop, joins your Charlotte Symphony for an unparalleled live concert experience.

"Pops and locks set to Bach" - NY Times

With clever, risk-taking choreography set to a mix of classical music selections like Claire de Lune, Firebird, Swan Lake, and Flight of the Bumblebee - this contemporary, hip hop dance troupe fuses the intensity and beauty of the two art forms, creating something entirely fresh and new.

So you think you know Hip Hop? Classical music? Think again.

STUDENT RUSH: $15 tickets for students with valid student ID (limit 1 ticket per student) available beginning 2 hours prior to concert at Belk Theater Box Office.


Christopher James Lees, conductor
ROSSINI Overture to The Barber of Seville
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Flight of the Bumblebee
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Arr. Schmeling)
DEBUSSY Clair de Lune 
PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919)
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7, IV. Allegro molto
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
GLUCK Dance of the Furies from Orfeo ed Euridice
MOZART Symphony No. 40, IV. Finale: Allegro assai
TCHAIKOVSKY Spanish Dance from Swan Lake


One danced with BeyoncĂ©. Two perform with the Houston Rockets Launch Crew. One was named after Michael Jackson. Meet the FLY Dancers who will be Breaking Classical with us in our most recent blog, Street Dance Meets Classical Music!