On Wednesday, June 28, we kicked off our newly announced Project Harmony program in the Montclaire community in southwest Charlotte. Project Harmony is a free, after-school orchestra program, in collaboration with Community School of the Arts, aimed at building pathways to success for Charlotte-area youth. By engaging children in orchestra programs that foster skill development and personal empowerment. The evening began with a shared community meal at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, host of Montclair's Project Harmony location, and continued with a full-orchestra performance of patriotic tunes. The program will serve three Charlotte communities with the most need in the 2017-18 season. For more information, visit charlottesymphony.org/projectharmony.
The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra traveled to New York City June 15 through 19, 2017. The highlight of the trip was their performance at Carnegie Hall on June 17. During the trip the students took a sightseeing cruise around Manhattan, visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Battery Park, the Empire State Building, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The students also had the chance to take in one of two Broadway Shows. Wicked or Phantom of the Opera.
We continued our 2017 Summer Pops series on Sunday, June 25 at Symphony Park with a tribute to Broadway. We perform every Sunday night in June at Symphony Park, plus Celebrate America on July 1. Photo credit: Michael Harding, Genesis Photography Group
We continued our 2017 Summer Pops series on Sunday, June 18 at Symphony Park with a special Father's Day all-Star Wars concert. In-theme picnic spreads included spacecraft-inspired cheese-and-cracker plates and even a Death Star watermelon, and lightsabers lit up the park after dark. We perform every Sunday night in June at Symphony Park, plus Celebrate America on July 1. Photo credit: Michael Harding, Genesis Photography Group
We continued our 2017 Summer Pops series on Sunday, June 11 at Symphony Park with a perfect summer evening of big band and jazz hits from "In the Mood" to "Sing, Sing, Sing," and also teamed up with our friend at Jazz Arts Initiative. We perform every Sunday night in June at Symphony Park, plus Celebrate America on July 1. Photo credit: Michael Harding, Genesis Photography Group
We kicked off our exciting 2017 Summer Pops series on Sunday, June 4 at Symphony Park with Hollywood hits from Jurassic Park to The Wizard of Oz. An early drizzle didn't keep the Summer Pops loyal from coming out to the park to enjoy a cool evening of film favorites. We perform every Sunday night in June at Symphony Park, plus Celebrate America on July 1. Photo credit: Michael Harding, Genesis Photography Group
Nearly 50 community musicians joined the full orchestra for our first-ever Pro-Am experience at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green led this talented group in works by Brahms, Bizet, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. Photos ©Tia Wackerhagen
A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas, the Charlotte Symphony, and the Levine Museum of the New South partnered to present "Listen Up, Charlotte," two free community concerts tackling issues of social injustice and fostering unity through music and history. The concerts took place at First Baptist Church-West and Providence Day School. Open forum community dialogue followed each concert. Photos ©Tia Wackerhagen
Winterfield Youth Orchestra students performed works they've practiced all season as a prelude to a Classical performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Photos by Daniela Urresti
One of the many perks that members of our youth orchestras enjoy is rehearsing with Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, who visited the group on February 13, 2017.
Every 4th grade student from Chester County, SC and 5th grade student from Lancaster County, SC attended a Link Up performance of "The Orchestra Moves" at Belk Theater.
A Charlotte Symphony ensemble presented works from Bach to Jimi Hendrix at this first-ever On Tap series concert in partnership with NoDa Brewing Company.
The talented young musicians of our Youth and Junior Youth orchestras joined forces at Halton Theater for their annual fall concert, performing works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, and Berlioz.
Music Director Christopher Warren-Green stopped in to rehearse a little Berlioz with our talented Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. Photos by John Graham
Eight members of our talented Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras hit the Knight Theater stage to record a holiday video featuring Carolina Panther (and pianist!) Jonathan Stewart, Sir Purr, a few Top Cats, and the Purrcussion ensemble. What fun this was for Drew Dansby, Gabija Zilinskaite, Andrew DeWeese, Liddy Farley, Daniel Chabeda, Emma Story, Cass Jackson, and Grace Kim!
After enjoying an intimate experience onstage during the orchestra’s rehearsal of Mendelssohn's "Scottish,” these generous sponsors were paired with musicians for a luncheon held in the lobby at Belk Theater. Photos: ©Genesis Photography Group
In celebration of Welcoming Week, Music Director Christopher Warren-Green and the full orchestra played a free concert at Winterfield Elementary School in east Charlotte. The event was in partnership with Community School of the Arts, Communities in Schools, and was part of the Arts & Science Council's Culture Blocks program. Photos by Daniel Coston
On June 4, 2014 CSO musicians Carlos Tarazona and Leonardo Soto performed at Levine Cancer Institute for patients and employees. The concert marked National Cancer Survivors Day and featured works for marimba and violin.