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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Frank Dominguez features Music Director Christopher Warren-Green on the Charlotte Symphony's 2018-19 season on its latest [..] Read More
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
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
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's artist-in-residence sleeps four hours a night. [..] Read More
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
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
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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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