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Unstill Life: The Instruments of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Nov 7, 2017

QC Exclusive gets up-close and personal with Charlotte Symphony's most storied instruments [..] Read More


Symphony 101–free learning opportunities through Charlotte Symphony Oct 24, 2017

Charlotte Symphony is offering free learning opportunities for adults this season through Symphony [..] Read More


First Night at the Knight Succeeds With Rodrigo Concerto Oct 14, 2017

Christopher Warren-Green has done some new and innovative things since becoming the musical director at Charlotte Symphony: KnightSounds concerts aimed at young professionals, Thursday evening [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony And Musicians Agree On New Contract Oct 4, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have reached a new contract agreement. The 5-year deal with the American Federation of Musicians Local 342 gives full-time symphony players an 8 [..] Read More


At the Symphony: ‘The most important piece of music ever written’ Sep 21, 2017

This weekend, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays the most important piece of music ever written.

Notice I didn't say the most beautiful; that means anything from Gregorian chant to [..] Read More


The Charlotte Symphony Is Bringing Us a New Chamber Series Sep 12, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will offer a new chamber series for the 2017-18 season. The Connor Chamber Series is an extension of the already existing [..] Read More


Lang Lang cancels with Charlotte Symphony; another name steps in Aug 10, 2017

Lang Lang, the world's most popular classical pianist, scheduled to perform at the Charlotte Symphony's opening night gala next month, has cancelled that performance.

The Symphony [..] Read More


It's the Summer Concert Series You Can't Miss! May 26, 2017

While many people consider Memorial Day the unofficial start to summer, in Charlotte most people will tell you the [..] Read More


Mary Deissler Brings a Little Hendrix and Radiohead to the Symphony May 24, 2017

Before the hum of orchestra tuning begins, the lobby of Knight Theater is abuzz with energy. The normally homogeneous symphony crowd is much more mixed on the evening of January 27. That's because [..] Read More


5 things you need to know about this year’s Summer Pops May 22, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony will be returning to Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall this summer for its annual Summer Pops, a family-friendly Charlotte concert series that has been around since the early [..] Read More


Warren-Green's Reading of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony No. 2 Stamps It as an Instant Favorite May 12, 2017

We've had quite a week in and around Charlotte for jubilant choral symphonies, first with A Sea Symphony up in Davidson and now with Mahler' [..] Read More


Dozens of amateur Charlotte musicians will get to live their dream on stage this month May 9, 2017

Just how cool would it be to be onstage at the Knight Theater as an orchestra-member-for-the-day of the Charlotte Symphony under the baton of maestro Christopher Warren-Green, performing Tchaikovsky [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony just announced its Summer Pops concert schedule Apr 20, 2017

If you haven't yet noticed that summer is racing towards us, here's a sure sign: The Charlotte Symphony on Wednesday morning announced the schedule for its Summer Pops series, meaning it's time to [..] Read More


Carolina Impact features Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Apr 18, 2017

WTVI/PBS Charlotte shines a spotlight on the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, conductor Ernest Pereira, and coach Lori Tiberio, as the students prepare to head to Carnegie Hall this summer.< [..] Read More


When the Mission Meets the Bottom Line Apr 1, 2017

Whether in the arts or service, in education or research, nonprofit organizations can have a profound effect on their communities. They can only live up to their lofty goals, however, if they can [..] Read More


Read-a-roo Block Party Live with music activities at Northlake Mall Mar 11, 2017

Northlake Mall is hosting Read-a-roo's Block Party LIVE on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 [..] Read More


'Elijah' Captivates Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Audience Mar 4, 2017

Classical music with New Testament themes emphasizes love, forgiveness, transcendence, sacrifice. Jesus may end up on the cross, but he dies for our sins.

Classical music from the Old [..] Read More


Spring Arts Preview (featuring Andrea Mumm, principal harp) Feb 23, 2017

The orchestra is for everyone. But for the uninitiated, the experience can be intimidating. We break down three of the symphony's series [..] Read More


"Elijah": Why is this concert such a hard sell in Charlotte? Feb 21, 2017

In the mid-19th century, an orchestra that presented Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" would have lines at the box office. In England, it was the second hottest choral work after "Messiah." When Boston' [..] Read More


O’Connor Band brings a Grammy home to Charlotte Feb 13, 2017

The last nine months have been big ones for fiddlers Mark and Maggie O'Connor. They relocated to Charlotte, he became composer-in-residence at the [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony brings world’s best-known pianist in 2017-18 season Feb 12, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 starts with Lang Lang and goes out with a bang in Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony. In between come Stravinsky ballets (with dancers!), a great elderly master [..] Read More


Symphony honors the Mo you probably don’t know Feb 10, 2017

When you say "Mozart," what adjectives come to mind? Serene? Elegant? Giddy? Precise? The great thing about him is that the exact opposite can be true, depending on what music you pick. He can be [..] Read More


Q&A: Comedian Colin Mochrie Talks The Second City Guide to the Symphony Feb 3, 2017

Orchestras and improv performers collide with The Second City Guide to the Symphony. The world-famous sketch comedy group Second City is responsible for the careers of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, [..] Read More


1500 elementary schoolers in the same ‘orchestra?’ Must be Link Up. Jan 31, 2017

That shrill, joyful, high-pitched sound emanating from Belk Theater Thursday morning will be mistaken for no other: It's kids playing recorders. A lot of recorders. About 1500 of those little pipes [..] Read More


Students learn about the Holocaust through Arts program Jan 31, 2017

The music was so happy and lively it looked as if the clarinet Gene Kavadlo was playing would have twirled away had his hands not held it close, each finger pairing off with a key for its own [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony CEO Mary Deissler Encourages Diversity in Sound and Audience Jan 27, 2017

If you visit the Charlotte Symphony this season, chances are you'll hear something...a little different. The Symphony's new President and CEO Mary Deissler is encouraging a diversity in the group's [..] Read More


Charlotte Symphony wraps two greats around a jazzy newcomer Jan 7, 2017

Every Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert uptown involves a series of decisions. Do I want to spend the dough for a ticket or two? Will the pleasure I get from two hours of listening justify the [..] Read More


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