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Charlotte Symphony Ends Its Classics Season with Surefire Rep, Culminating in a Wildly-Received Bolero May 20, 2019

There is no such thing as "Bolero burnout" in Charlotte. Just three weeks ago, Charlotte Ballet capped its Innovative Works program at Knight Theater by presenting Johan Inger's Walking Mad for the [..] Read More


Reservations Are Required – and Rewarded – at Charlotte Symphony's "On Tap" Concerts Apr 23, 2019

Beer gardens, rathskellers, and brewpubs have traditionally encouraged their patrons to listen to music, lift their glasses in song, and maybe dance a polka, but for many classical music [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony’s “Charlotte Mecklenburg” performance recorded for upcoming city festival Apr 16, 2019

At the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performances last weekend of Mozart's Requiem and Salieri's symphony Il Giorno Onomastico, led by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, "The orchestra began [..] Read More


MOZART REQUIEM Clashes With Sunny Salieri Symphony Apr 16, 2019

Warren-Green's programming effectively flipped the Hulce-Abraham characters we remember from Hollywood's Amadeus, assigning all the frivolity to Salieri, but he didn't mess with the awesome [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays two composers, but only one genius Apr 13, 2019

Thomas Edison reportedly said genius is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration. If that's true, you can witness the difference 10 percent makes at Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concerts [..] Read More


The Charlotte Symphony Meditates on Mortality in Mozart's Requiem Apr 12, 2019

On April 12, the Charlotte Symphony presented "Mozart's Requiem" at the Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. It was a three-piece program featuring the titled Mozart Requiem in D [..] Read More


Paul Huang on the Dvořák Violin Concerto Mar 28, 2019

The Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Paul Huang speaks about playing the Dvořák Violin Concerto. He joins the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Gemma New.
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Culture for Kids? Charlotte Symphony’s Got it Covered Mar 20, 2019

What better way is there to teach children about an orchestra than with games? On March 23 at Knight Theater, the Charlotte Symphony is presenting The Orchestra Olympics, a concert specifically [..] Read More


Warren-Green Expands Charlotte Symphony's "Titan" Concert to Rousing Effect Mar 15, 2019

When Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's season announcements and brochures were issued last July, Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "The Titan," stood alone on the program for their concert coinciding with [..] Read More


WFAE Amplifier Podcast: Bringing Classical to the Big Screen with the Charlotte Symphony Feb 28, 2019

By the time this interview is released, the film industry will have capped off its awards season with the Oscars. While some focus on the more prominent awards like "Best Actress" or "Best Motion [..] Read More


BWW Review: Cherokee Anguish Upstages Sleeping Beauty in Symphony Concert Feb 24, 2019

We've had a copious amount of Russian music from Charlotte Symphony this year. Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade headlined the first two classics concerts of 2019, [..] Read More


Bassoonist Joshua Hood featured as guest programmer on WDAV Feb 24, 2019

Charlotte Symphony bassoonist Joshua Hood has prepared a playlist of the music that inspired his love of classical music, as well as some pieces by other African-American musicians that illustrate [..] Read More


Wilson’s World With The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Feb 22, 2019

Wilson is with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse for a weekend of performances including a special composition marking Charlotte's 250th anniversary.

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Charlotte Symphony Connects with Sleeping Beauty & More Feb 22, 2019

The Charlotte Symphony presented "Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty" at the Knight Theater, the title of a three-work evening that included Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid, Michael Daugherty's Trail of [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony addresses industry’s lack of diversity through guest conductors Feb 21, 2019

A recent survey of 201 orchestras found that African-Americans made up only 4.5 percent of all reported conductors, according to the League of American Orchestras.

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Christopher Warren-Green and Mary Deissler on the Charlotte Symphony 2019-2020 Season Feb 11, 2019

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's music director Christopher Warren-Green, as well as President and CEO Mary Deissler, discuss the variety of series in the 2019-2020 season, and also how the orchestra [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony celebrates Beethoven with bright and talented lineup of composers and musicians Feb 11, 2019

Charlotte Symphony celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday this year with a talented group of guest musicians and composers. Bringing back their popular movies in concert, family series, [..] Read More


What’s up next season at the Charlotte Symphony? A lot of Ludwig Feb 10, 2019

Expect Beethoven, as the coming year marks the 250th anniversary of his birth, from the Charlotte Symphony's next season. COURTESY OF THE CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY

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Charlotte Symphony Concertmaster Spearheads a Devastating Scheherazade Feb 8, 2019

Among over 100 versions of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade that you can find on Spotify, the name of the violinist who plays the title role, in rare instances, will appear on the album cover. Given [..] Read More


10 geeky activities to do in Charlotte—from Harry Potter to Star Wars Feb 5, 2019

(8) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
March 8, 8 p.m.; March 9, 2 p.m., $55-80
Ovens Auditorium

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Warm-up to the Sounds of Symphonies Across North Carolina Jan 31, 2019

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

When not leading the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, internationally renowned Music Director Christopher Warren-Green is the Music Director of [..] Read More


Want more arts, but worried about your budget? Take a look at these Charlotte options Jan 30, 2019

Charlotte Symphony: "Music for All" allows community members with EBT cards (federal assistance) to go to any concert for $1, with the tickets sold beginning one hour before any performance, for [..] Read More


Lukáš Vondráček Upstages a Dance-Dominated Charlotte Symphony Concert with Dazzling Febrile Intensity Jan 28, 2019

With no fewer than four recordings in my CD collection, the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C is a favorite of mine. What sounds blissfully familiar to me, however, may have struck subscribers as [..] Read More


Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees featured as guest programmer on WDAV Jan 27, 2019

The Sunday Evening with... series begins with the Charlotte Symphony's resident conductor Christopher James Lees. He has put together a playlist of beloved classics and some contemporary works, all [..] Read More


Your 5 essential dates in January Jan 4, 2019

Jan. 29
Experience the symphony in a whole new way at the Charlotte Symphony On Tap. The sounds of music will fill NoDa Brewing Co.'s taproom at 2921 N. Tryon St., starting at 7 p.m. At $15, [..] Read More


9 Charlotte arts moments hit us in 2018 – but what’s next in 2019? These ... Jan 2, 2019

What grabbed our attention in 2018? And how will those moments roll forward or be matched in the new year? Here's a look, from arts correspondents Lawrence Toppman, Cristina Bolling, Emiene Wright [..] Read More


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