Quick Facts

2018-19 QUICK FACTS


Music Director: Christopher Warren-Green

Resident Conductor: Christopher James Lees

Director of Choruses: Kenney Potter

Charlotte Symphony Board Chairperson: Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer: Mary A. Deissler

Charlotte Symphony Chorus Board President: H.Stacy Nicholson

Symphony Guild of Charlotte Board President: Mike Rutledge

About the Charlotte Symphony
Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is a longstanding nonprofit cultural organization committed to delivering exceptional musical experiences that connect and strengthen the Charlotte community. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, the Symphony upholds the highest artistic integrity and takes bold steps to engage the community through music that enriches the human spirit. We employ professional full-time orchestra musicians, support two youth orchestras and a volunteer chorus, and offer significant educational programming aimed at improving underserved sections of our community. The Charlotte Symphony is integral to the Charlotte area, serving its community through music that connects and inspires.

Our People: The Charlotte Symphony supports a full-time, 37-week orchestra composed of and supported by:
  • 58 full-time musicians
  • 3 conductors
  • 16 elected board of directors
  • 40+ board of trustees members
  • 24 administrative staff
Music: Performing all across the Charlotte region, the Charlotte Symphony presents a variety of concert series featuring Classical masterworks, Pops favorites, Family-friendly entertainment, and special events, such as gala concerts with renowned guest artists. The popular Summer Pops series at Symphony Park occurs in June, plus a Celebrate America program the first week in July. On Tap at NoDa Brewing Company offers patrons exposure to Classical music in a laid-back setting three times per year, as does CSO On the Go in Ballantyne.


Education and Community Programs: The Charlotte Symphony believes exceptional music experiences can happen outside of the concert hall, too. We are committed to and active in our community with programs such as Healing Hands, which brings music to senior care centers, plus coachings and ensemble performances in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. We present the Carnegie Hall-created Link Up program to students in Mecklenburg and surrounding counites. Project Harmony, a free, after-school orchestra and personal development program, is social transformation through music. Our Music For All program provides $1 tickets for community members with valid EBT cards, and Pro-Am mixes amateur community musicians with our full-time musicians for a rehearsal and performance under Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. For more on our community and education initiatives, visit our Community and Education pages.


Broadcasts: Classical series concerts periodically are broadcast locally on 89.9 WDAV. Select Charlotte Symphony performances are rebroadcast Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. on WDAV during the program Charlotte Symphony in Performance.


Address:
Charlotte Symphony
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Telephone:
Ticket office: 704-972-2000
Administrative office: 704-972-2003


Website: www.charlottesymphony.org


Social media channels:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cltsymphony
Instagram: @cltsymphony
Twitter: @cltsymphony
Common hashtags: #cltsymphony #charlottesymphony


Venues: The Charlotte Symphony performs in a wide variety of venues in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties in the greater Charlotte area:
  • Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (seating capacity: 1,900)
  • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts (seating capacity: 1.100)
  • Symphony Park at SouthPark
  • A variety of churches, breweries, community centers, schools, hospitals, and jails