Until my first year of college, I thought I knew all that operatic singers and composers could do. My parameters were set by the matinee performances of the Metropolitan Opera and the iconic Texaco [..] Read More
Beginning in September with two of the pinnacles of Western music, the Emperor Concerto #5 and the Choral Symphony #9, the Charlotte Symphony has been presenting an autumn of Beethoven. They [..] Read More
Grammy Award-winning fiddlers Mark and Maggie O'Connor visit WDAV again to chat with Frank Dominguez about their appearance in Magic of Christmas. They also speak about Mark's work as our Artist [..] Read More
QC Exclusive gets up-close and personal with Charlotte Symphony's most storied instruments.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is made up of a lot of people. That much is clear, from the [..] Read More
Charlotte Symphony is offering free learning opportunities for adults this season through Symphony 101. They will correspond to the Charlotte Symphony's repertoire and will take place in the Levine [..] Read More
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
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
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 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, 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
While many people consider Memorial Day the unofficial start to summer, in Charlotte most people will tell you the Summer Pops concerts actually signal the start of the shorts and sandals season. [..] Read More
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
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
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's stirring "Resurrection" capping Charlotte Symphony's 85< [..] Read More
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
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
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
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
Northlake Mall is hosting Read-a-roo's Block Party LIVE on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, characters and crafts.
Read-a-roo's Block [..] Read More
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
The orchestra is for everyone. But for the uninitiated, the experience can be intimidating. We break down three of the symphony's series in the style of a restaurant menu. Whether you're looking [..] Read More
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
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 Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (which will play his [..] Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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