WFAE: Charlotte Ballet, Symphony Give Students Spotlight In New Show Apr 5, 2018

The Charlotte Ballet and Charlotte Symphony will come together on April 6 and 7 with over 50 Charlotte-area Title I school students for the organizations' biggest collaboration yet. They're taking [..] Read More

Put kids amid pros – and a choreographer who’s done ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ – and here’s what happens Mar 30, 2018

It started, as many relationships do, with a telephone call between old friends in this case, proposing a union neither had contemplated for decades. Nearly two years and roughly five dozen [..] Read More

They never expected his gift. Now they must help him make the biggest choice of his young life. Mar 22, 2018

He was Donna and Jason Dansby's first child, so they didn't find it particularly odd when 2-year-old Drew spent hours listening to Mozart CDs or memorizing 26 melodies on a push-button alphabet [..] Read More

Leonard Bernstein at 100: 10 Things We Bet You Don't Know (Before Charlotte Celebrtes Him - Twice!) Mar 19, 2018

The most versatile musician in American history would have been 100 this year, had a heart attack not killed him in 1990.

Leonard Bernstein did everything well but sing, though he did [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet reach out for change Mar 5, 2018

Attending a low-income school does not need to define a child's educational experience.

The Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet are making that possible. Members of the ballet's [..] Read More

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 34, Charlotte Symphony CEO Mary A. Deissler Feb 28, 2018

On this episode, we talk to Mary Deissler, president and CEO of Charlotte Symphony. Deissler's led efforts in expanding the orchestra's relationship with the community, from its EBT card program ($ [..] Read More

Moved by the music, moving in the music Feb 27, 2018

To slightly re-write an old joke, that was told about getting to Carnegie Hall:

Five students from each of the participating schools, including all five Chester County elementary [..] Read More

Title I Students To Perform Onstage With Charlotte Symphony And Charlotte Ballet In Rite of Spring Reinvented Feb 22, 2018

Nearly 60 students from Title I Charlotte-area schools will bring to life a fresh interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring accompanied by Charlotte Ballet dancers and the Charlotte [..] Read More

Beatboxing flutist and boundary-pushing chamber trio bring 'Altsounds' to symphony Feb 14, 2018

When Greg Pattillo and bandmates Eric Stephenson and Peter Seymour were hanging out as students at the Cleveland School of Music, they didn't figure they'd be making music together someday in [..] Read More

WDAV's Piedmont Arts Podcast Features Music Director Christopher Warren-Green Feb 6, 2018

WDAV's Frank Dominguez features Music Director Christopher Warren-Green on the Charlotte Symphony's 2018-19 season on its latest [..] Read More

Get your first look at the next season at Charlotte Symphony Feb 5, 2018

Orchestras in cities our size often coax lazy-eared concertgoers gently into the 20thcentury let alone the 21st like drivers nudging reluctant donkeys along a perilous [..] Read More

Symphony, Queens Partner in Alzheimer's Study Feb 1, 2018

The bouncing allegro of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" is a common accompaniment to elevator rides and film screenings. In senior-living communities across the country and in Charlotte, researchers [..] Read More

‘Whoops and hollers’ at the Charlotte Symphony? Yes. And a ‘Hoedown.' Jan 29, 2018

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's artist-in-residence sleeps four hours a night. [..] Read More

Double connections with culture (and it’s free!) Jan 17, 2018

Connect with Culture Day makes pairs you wouldn't expect.

The Arts & Science Council's annual free event Jan. 26-27 has doubled the number of sites and expanded its lineup. < [..] Read More

MLK tribute builds music bridges with A Sign of the Times, symphony Jan 11, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. was more than a minister and a dreamer.

"Bridging Musical Worlds" pays tribute to his love of jazz in the 10th annual concert, which takes place Jan. 14 at [..] Read More

Music of Harry Potter Coming to Cole Jan 10, 2018

HAMLET -- All aboard the Hogwarts Express for a musical adventure.

The Charlotte Symphony will perform "The Musical World of Harry Potter" Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium.
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Charlotte Symphony Teams with Punk Violinist Jan 3, 2018

Even in Charlotte, the would-be crown of the New South, you occasionally hear the grumblings backstage -- or in the boardrooms of our leading performing arts companies: "Our audiences are graying."< [..] Read More

Top 10 things you MUST do in January Jan 3, 2018

Hear the works of Mozart and Haydn with a craft beer in your hand at NoDa Brewing's popular On Tap concert series, featuring the Charlotte Symphony. Assistant Conductor Christopher James Lees will [..] Read More

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