The 2019-20 Classical Series has an inspiring mix of orchestral blockbusters, bold new works, and the talents of acclaimed guest conductors and artists. 

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CLASSICAL SERIES

Copland Appalachian Spring

January 31, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
February 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Christopher Warren-Green returns to the podium to conduct a program of vivid American music, featuring two Pulitzer Prize-winners: Barber's iconic Adagio for Strings and Copland's beloved Appalachian Spring. The Cherokee Chamber Singers join us for contemporary American composer, and North Carolina native, William Brittelle's poignant work Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here), which sprang from the minds and hearts of students of Cherokee youth, and portrays the past, present, and future of the Cherokee people.

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Cherokee Chamber Singers
Catherine Brookman, vocalist

BARBER Adagio for Strings
BRITTELLE Si Otsedoha (We're Still Here)
COPLAND Appalachian Spring

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

February 14 & 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Rife with poetry, romance, and irresistible energy, this Romantic program featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Beethoven will make the perfect Valentine's date night.

Christopher Warren Green, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, 
piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1
DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

March 6, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
March 7, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Monumental and deeply affecting, Missa Solemnis ranges from moments of calmness and purity, to thundering passages, operatic intensity and war-like trumpets and drums.

Christopher Warren Green, conductor
Charlotte Master Chorale
Christine Pier, soprano
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor
Michael Sumuel, bass

BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

March 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
March 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Inspired by Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the resoundingly beautiful "Organ Symphony" by Saint-Saëns electrifies with its expressive originality.

Christopher Warren Green, conductor
James R. Jones, organ

KUSTER Moxie
MOZART Symphony No. 39
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, "Organ"

Beethoven's Pastoral

April 3 & 4, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. 
April 5, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Evoking his love of living in nature, Beethoven's Pastoral brings life to rolling thunder and the calling of a shepherd's pipes.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Calin Ovidiu Lupanu, 
violin

KODALY Dances of Galánta
WIENIAWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"


Bach Brandenburg Concerto

April 17, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
April 18, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater 

Dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, and exuberant, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are among the greatest works of the Baroque era.

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Joseph Meyer, associate concertmaster
Victor Wang, principal flute
Hollis Ulaky, principal oboe
Alex Wilborn, principal trumpet

HANDEL Selections from Water Music
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
VIVALDI/arr. Sorrell La Folia ("Madness"), after the Trio Sonata in D Minor
MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo

Brahms Double Concerto

May 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
May 2, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

The series closes with a "bravo!" for Beethoven, as Christopher Warren-Green leads the orchestra in the vivacious Symphony No. 4 and Brahms's dramatic and virtuosic Concerto for Violin and Cello.

Christopher Warren Green, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
Joshua Roman, 
cello

SMITH Field Guide
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4