BY ANDY SMITH
He wasn't Santa Claus, but Chris Stonnell did come bearing gifts for students at Albemarle Road Middle School and Sugar Creek Charter School. On Thursday, Charlotte Symphony [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has trimmed and tightened the annual "Magic of Christmas" concert this year: no poetry recitation, no aerial dancers interpreting carols, no semi-classical [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony celebrates the excitement of the holidays with five performances of Magic of Christmas Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7 at Belk Theater.
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BY ANDY SMITH
High-flying aerialists, balancing acts, and the orchestra come together for Charlotte Symphony Pops: Cirque Musica. The traveling show Cirque Musica comes to the Belk [..] Read More
By Courtney Devores
For some families, it's a given that the children will likely follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.
For seventh-generation circus [..] Read More
On the high wire with the worlds most famous family of shock and wow. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with the infamous Wallenda's!!!!!
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By Perry Tannenbaum
Three of the ten performances of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra including the current ones in their 83rd season have been [..] Read More
By Lawrence Toppman
The most remarkable thing about Johannes Brahms' Requiem is that you can conduct and sing it however you want assuming you're passionate and make a profound effect.< [..] Read More
By Perry Tannenbaum
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brimming with confidence after reporting its first surplus in a dozen years, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra tried something new starting [..] Read More
By Jeff Hahne
Classical music doesn't have to be as stuffy as some stereotypes would have you believe. Recently, Ben Folds performed a concert with the Charlotte Symphony [..] Read More
By Page Leggett
Jim Curry doesn't try to imitate John Denver when he performs his tribute show. "I'm not Rich Little," he says of the impersonator. "I just sing the way I sing."
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By Lawrence Toppman
The main thing about any Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert is usually awhat or a who: the program and the soloist or guest conductor. On occasions, such [..] Read More
by Meg Freeman Whalen
This weekend's Charlotte Symphony program includes three prominent and important orchestral works: Wagner's Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, Richard Strauss's Ein [..] Read More
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Wilson visited the Symphony Guild of Charlotte as they prep for the Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour.
The home tour will be held Saturday, October 18th from 10am-4pm in the south [..] Read More
By Lawrence Toppman
People sometimes ask me why they ought to spend money to attend a classical concert, when they can enjoy music in a dozen other ways. Their answer came Friday at Belk [..] Read More
By Perry Tannenbaum
Asian instrumentalists, composers, and conductors aren't the newest phenomena in classical music, yet the number of seats left vacant at Belk Theater when [..] Read More
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Wu Man was introduced to her instrument at the age of 9. While most young musicians with a classical interest gravitate toward piano and violin, Man was paired with the pipa. Of course, the initial [..] Read More
Some revolutions begin with wars. Hers started with love.
Wu Man, who comes to Charlotte this week for four concerts, has done for the pipa what Andres Segovia and Ravi Shankar did for [..] Read More
Ben Folds played his piano so hard to open the Charlotte Symphony's Pops season on Saturday night that he broke it.
Folds broke it in the middle of the show, switched the set order to an [..] Read More
When you think of Southern music cities, you probably think of Nashville or Austin. But Charlotteans don't have to travel beyond our city limits to hear world-class talent. We caught up with five [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra opened its season Friday, canvassing the 19th century from the beginnings of Romanticism Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony to one of its last vigorous gasps, Jean [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating more than its season-opening concerts this weekend. The Orchestra announced this week it finished the last fiscal year in the black for the [..] Read More
The symphony orchestra is a European creation that, arguably, reached its pinnacle in the 19thcentury; so it stands to reason that the Charlotte Symphony's "bread and butter," as [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra finished in the black last season.
Let's repeat that, because it hasn't happened since 2002: The CSO exceeded its $9.4 million budget projection by $71, [..] Read More
Rock enthusiasts know the music of Ben Folds . Since the 1990s, the Chapel Hill native has thrilled audiences with his kinetic brand of piano-driven tunes. His return to North Carolina on [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will gift Uptown Charlotte with a free outdoor performance in Romare Bearden Park on Saturday, September 26. The performance will feature an "Americana" theme ( [..] Read More
"Symphony opens strong with Beethoven's Eroica (Sept. 19-20), parlaying familiar works by Sibelius and Dvorak with Beethoven's #3, but the most intriguing fall classics concert is undoubtedly CSO's [..] Read More
From classical and theater to film and music, we've got you covered.
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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's final summer Pops in the Park series on July 3 was soggy because of a rainstorm that put a damper on the festivities for a while. Many of the concertgoers at [..] Read More
Photo by Robert Lahser
Fireworks light up the sky during Summer Pops "Celebrate America!" concert at Symphony Park,SouthPark on Thursday July 3,2014. The Liberty Fanfare, Armed [..] Read More
Although light rain continued to fall, the Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops concert at SouthPark started at 9 p.m. Thursday.
"ON!! We are doing it!," the symphony tweeted at 8:30 p.m.< [..] Read More
Standing on stage, smiling wide, conductor Albert-George Schram of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra told a packed crowd in Kannapolis Village Park what many already thought.
"There's no [..] Read More
You can take your pick from dozens of Independence Day festivals, parades and fireworks displays on Friday. In fact, the celebrating kicks into high gear Thursday evening and runs through the [..] Read More
If Wilson is dressed in his best tux shirt then you know he is trying to impress...well, in Wilson style, that is. He was at Symphony Park at SouthPark enjoying a popsicle with Albert-George [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra returns to Kannapolis on Wednesday for its annual patriotic show -- a free concert that organizers expect to draw more than 8,000 people to Village Park.
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Leo Soto is regrouping from a weekend in Chicago with friends. Wearing a blue linen suit, crisp white shirt, and suede driving loafers, he's about to head out the door for coffee at Amélie's Petite [..] Read More
107.9 The Link has been partnered up with The Charlotte Symphony for quite some time now. We're a huge fan of their Summer Pops In The Park event that takes place at Symphony Park!
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It just wouldn't be summer in Charlotte without CSO Summer Pops. But before you go, keep these tips in mind.
1. The basics: Have a question about tickets, parking, seating, the music [..] Read More
Currently in his fourth season as Music Director of the Charlotte Symphony, Christopher Warren-Green's sensitive interpretation and poised command has earned him the greatest respect throughout the [..] Read More
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Albert-George Schram bounces onstage with unshakeable confidence, a champion boxer entering the ring. He clasps his arms over his head in the traditional gesture of victory while acknowledging the [..] Read More
Can classical music training help lift kids out of poverty? North Carolina nonprofit Kidznoteswas launched in 2010 to prove it can.
With the mission to change the life trajectory of at- [..] Read More
Wanted: Picnic baskets, mildly overcast weather with a gentle breeze, alcohol in moderation and five dozen musicians in white providing buoyant and bravura music.
Unwanted: Stuffy people [..] Read More
Pack a blanket and picnic basket and head out to Symphony Park for an evening of music as the sun sets.
The Charlotte Symphony's outdoor Summer Pops series opens June 8 and runs four [..] Read More
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Carnivale comes to the Queen City with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's performance of Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" and an excerpt from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" on May 9th at 7:30 p. [..] Read More
Verdi's Requiem has now been in Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's repertoire for a full 50 years since they first took it on at Ovens Auditorium in 1964. I've now seen three of CSO's eight [..] Read More
People sometimes ask me why they should spend money for a Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert when a recording costs much less (or the same, if you get a balcony seat). The answer came Friday in [..] Read More
Many actors have won Oscars for producing, directing or writing, but only one has been nominated for best score: Charles Chaplin, who won in 1973 for "Limelight" and shared the prize with Ray Rasch [..] Read More
Unless you've already seen Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, the 1931 comedy's universally acknowledged status as an adored masterpiece may have served as the only barrier to your already knowing just [..] Read More
Before movies had voices, they did two things particularly well: Dramatic stars displayed operatic passions to make you weep, and comedians created physical bits to make you laugh. The most [..] Read More
On Thursday April 17, a segment about Charlotte Symphony's education partnership with Northwest School of the Arts, focusing on the students' premiere of Dan Locklair's "Canzona for Music Makers," [..] Read More
Some concerts are macrocosms, leaping across time and borders. Some are microcosms, such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra gig Friday at Belk Theater. The CSO played three works composed by [..] Read More
The most important five minutes of Roger Kalia's conducting life came in September 2012, when music director Christopher Warren-Green let him take the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for a spin.
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In 2013, Charlotte's Ulysses Festival celebrated the arts community by using the theme of technology to root itself in the present.
This spring, the monthlong festival that began this [..] Read More
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christopher Warren-Green spent some time last year speaking to different groups around Charlotte and asking them what they wanted from their symphony. [..] Read More
The eighth concert of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's Classics Series offered three outpourings of joy.
It began with a loving tribute from one British master to another, Benjamin Britten's [..] Read More
Myers Park High Senior Meredith Nelson has played the violin since the first grade.
Uniting our community's accomplished young musicians of tomorrow, including Myers Park's Meredith [..] Read More
Liddy Farley with play in the 27th Youth Festival on April 23, alongside Charlotte Symphony.
Uniting our community's accomplished young musicians of tomorrow, including Harrisburg's [..] Read More
Hough senior and other teens will play alongside the Charlotte Symphony on April 23.
Uniting our community's accomplished young musicians of tomorrow, including Corneilus' Brandon [..] Read More
Look for Matthews teen's special part in 'The Planets,' alongside the Charlotte Symphony.
Uniting our community's accomplished young musicians of tomorrow, including Matthews' Daniel [..] Read More
Her mom gave Brooke Kinsey her love of the trumpet, but the Youth Orchestra has honed it.
Uniting our community's accomplished young musicians of tomorrow, including Ballantyne's Brooke [..] Read More
I had a conference call last week with a Grammy-nominated classical pianist, a composer, a poet, an abstract painter, a celebrated British blogger and the devout Catholic author of "The Bible as [..] Read More
It might have otherwise been a normal day for six eighth-graders at Harris Road Middle School, but on Thursday, they walked into a classroom and played their horns with a Charlotte Symphony player. [..] Read More
Forgive me if I devote most of a review to the shortest piece on the Charlotte Symphony program this weekend.
Guest conductor Robert Moody handled Hector Berlioz's huge "Symphonie [..] Read More
A second-grade class was turned into symphony practice this week at Rama Road Elementary School. There were all types of instruments being played at once.
Most of the kids had never [..] Read More
Albert George Schram talks with WRFX's Arroe Collins about the "Broadway Rocks!" performances.
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If you attended Itzhak Perlman's performance Saturday night at Belk Theater, you heard a revelatory rendition of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor. I couldn't find a recent video of him that [..] Read More
Classical music critics have argued for almost 170 years whether Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor ranks among the greats. For me, the argument ended Saturday night at Belk Theater.< [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 season first took shape 150 years ago in a sleepy Finnish city, in a cultured German capital and on the bloody battlefields of the United States of [..] Read More
Sixty years ago, no orchestra in the world could have given the concert the Charlotte Symphony did Friday night.
Before 1961, Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto in C was lost. Haydn himself [..] Read More
Approach Knight Theater during the hour before a Lollipops concert by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and the entire building seems to be tuning up.
Snare drums rap out an insistent, [..] Read More
First, we had the Midtown Men paying homage to the Four Seasons, among others. Then, Tony Kishman rocked Knight Theater a la Paul McCartney. Now, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's series of [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at the Levine Campus of the Arts uptown have partnered together to present a day of music and art for families through the Lollipops Family [..] Read More
Soft songs from a violin complemented the first course of dinner--shrimp, stuffed
peppers, smoked salmon and prosecco--at Blue Restaurant on November 17.
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Wilson visited Winterfield Elementary School where he was serenaded by a group of young musical students. The Charlotte Symphony has partnered with the school to bring music to the students [..] Read More
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has begun its mini-season of local principals, paying homage to its own first-chair musicians. Alan Black will solo in Haydn's Cello Concerto in C in February; [..] Read More
Classical music fans know the white-haired maestro as the leader of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He'll be back in the saddle Friday after an autumn break, leading a program of Ravel, Debussy [..] Read More
Maybe the best thing about chamber music is that you can watch the players sweat.
You can see them grin and grimace, hear grunts of effort and groans of pleasure. They see you, too, [..] Read More