2015 Summer Pops at Symphony Park


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Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road (behind SouthPark Mall), Charlotte

5 p.m. Gates Open
7 p.m. Prelude Performance
8:15 p.m. Charlotte Symphony

Sunday, June 7: Summer Pops: Opening Night 
Sunday, June 14: Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Sunday, June 21: A Night at the Movies    
Sunday, June 28: Hot Spanish Nights
Friday, July 3: Celebrate America!    

Pack a blanket, picnic basket and your beverages of choice before and head out to Symphony Park for an evening of music as the sun sets!  A Charlotte tradition since 1983, Summer Pops brings families and friends from across the community together for the shared enjoyment of live, outdoor symphonic concerts. 


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Sunday, June 14: Tchaikovsky Spectacular
June 21: A Night at the Movies
June 28: Hot Spanish Nights

July 3: Celebrate America!



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  • Friday, July 3: Adults $16, Children under 18 - FREE

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Friday, July 3: Celebrate America!    
 

Tonight's concert is made possible by
William and Patricia Gorelick Family Foundation


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Albert-George Schram, conductor

7:00 pm - Prelude by Chuck Johnson and the Charlyhorse Band
 
This star-spangled celebration of American Independence features all the patriotic favorites--"America the Beautiful," "God Bless America," and more--plus a "Back to the Fifties" medley and some of Michael Jackson's greatest hits. FIREWORKS END THE SHOW!
  
KIRKLAND Patriotic Overture
BERLIN/arr. Healey God Bless America
SOUSA  Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
TRADITIONAL A Salute to the Armed Services
BATES/arr. D'Angelo America the Beautiful
CURIALE Call of the Mountain
FOSTER/arr. Wendel Stephen Foster Overture
VARIOUS/arr. Wendel Back to the Fifties
JACKSON/arr. Vanacore King of Pop Medley
SOUSA Liberty Bell
GROFE Ode to the Star Spangled Banner 
 

Other Outdoor Summer Concerts Featuring the Charlotte Symphony


These concerts are free community concerts.

July 1 at Belle Johnston Park, Pineville: Celebrate America, Albert-George Schram conductor
July 2 at Village Park, Kannapolis: Celebrate America, Albert-George Schram conductor


Summer Pops: Opening Night                             

Albert-George Schram, conductor 

ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No. 1
VON SUPPE Light Cavalry Overture
arr. LOWDEN A Disney Super Time
MANCINI Sons of Italy from Beaver Valley '37
MANCINI Peter Gunn
BRAHMS/arr. Schmeling Hungarian Dances No. 6 & 5
PORTER/arr. Hermann Begin the Beguine
TRADITIONAL/arr. Hermann Polish Polka Party
TRADITIONAL Chicken Reel
HANDY/arr. Wendel St. Louis Blues
arr. Healey Love Is All You Need A Tribute to the Beatles
 
 

Screen Themes: Music from Movies, TV, and More!

Roger Kalia, conductor

STRAUSS           Also Sprach Zarathustra
WILLIAMS/arr. Lavender A Tribute to John Williams
PONCHIELLI  Dance of the Hours
MERCURY/arr. Hersh Bohemian Rhapsody
CURTIN/arr. Wendel The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons
VARIOUS/arr. Ford Suite from Video Games Live
ANDERSON The Typewriter
GRIEG   Morning Mood & In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
ROSSINI Galop from William Tell Overture


Celebrate America!     

Albert-George Schram, conductor
 
KIRKLAND Patriotic Overture
BERLIN/arr. Healey God Bless America
SOUSA  Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
TRADITIONAL A Salute to the Armed Services
BATES/arr. D'Angelo America the Beautiful
CURIALE Call of the Mountain
FOSTER/arr. Wendel Stephen Foster Overture
VARIOUS/arr. Wendel Back to the Fifties
JACKSON/arr. Vanacore King of Pop Medley
SOUSA Liberty Bell
GROFE Ode to the Star Spangled Banner 

Past Summer Pops Concerts


June 6 at Stumptown Park, Matthews: Summer Pops: Opening Night , Albert-George Schram, conductor

Sunday, June 7:  Summer Pops: Opening Night                            

Albert-George Schram, conductor 
7:00 pm - Prelude by Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Charlotte Symphony kicks off its exciting Summer Pops lineup with an eclectic array of works from Henry Mancini and Cole Porter to Brahms and The Beatles. 


ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No. 1
VON SUPPE Light Cavalry Overture
arr. LOWDEN A Disney Super Time
MANCINI Sons of Italy from Beaver Valley '37
MANCINI Peter Gunn
BRAHMS/arr. Schmeling Hungarian Dances No. 6 & 5
PORTER/arr. Hermann Begin the Beguine
TRADITIONAL/arr. Hermann Polish Polka Party
TRADITIONAL Chicken Reel
HANDY/arr. Wendel St. Louis Blues
arr. Healey Love Is All You Need A Tribute to the Beatles


June 12 at Romare Bearden Park, Uptown Charlotte: Screen Themes: Music from Movies, TV, and More!, Roger Kalia conductor


Sunday, June 14: Tchaikovsky Spectacular                                             


Albert-George Schram, conductor
Calin Lupanu, violin
 
7:00 pm - Prelude by Nicci Canada

From Swan Lake to Romeo and Juliet, journey through some of the most iconic and theatrical music in the classical repertoire as the Symphony celebrates Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky.


TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY Allegro Moderato from Violin Concerto in D major 
Calin Lupanu, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY Scene No. 1 & Danse napolitaine from Swan LakeSuite Op. 20a
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
TCHAIKOVSKY Gigue from Suite No. 4, Op. 61 "Mozartiana" 
TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave Op. 31
 

June 19 at Energy Explorium, Lake Norman: Screen Themes: Music from Movies, TV, and More!, Roger Kalia conductor

Sunday, June 21: A Night at the Movies


Tonight's concert is made possible by

 

Albert-George Schram, conductor

7:00 pm - Prelude by Lakeside Drive Band

Don't miss this special movie edition of Summer Pops, featuring the classic themes from The Wizard of OzStar TrekFrozenAladdinThe Godfather, and more favorites!
   
STRAUSS/arr. Goldfaden Also Sprach Zarathustra
STRAUSS Jr.      Blue Danube Waltz
GOLD/arr. Bennett Theme from Exodus
ARLEN/arr. Tyzik          The Wizard of Oz
ROTA/arr. Holcombe Theme from The Godfather
GIACCHINO Star Trek: Into Darkness
CALLOWAY/arr. Frost Minnie the Moocher
ANDERSON-LOPEZ/arr. Krogstad Music from Frozen
JACOBS & CASEY/arr. Custer Hand Jive from Grease
MENKEN Music from Aladdin
 

June 27 at Bailey Road Park, Cornelius:   Celebrate America, Albert-George Schram conductor

Sunday, June 28: Hot Spanish Nights 
 

Albert-George Schram, conductor 

7:00 pm - Prelude by Queen City Brass Band

Sizzle with the Symphony as the orchestra dances through popular works ranging from "Lady of Spain" to Man of La Mancha, to the Macarena and Sousa's "El Capitan March." 
  

TEXIDOR Amparito Roca
LECUONA Malaguena
TCHAIKOVSKY Danse espagnole fromSwan Lake
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scena et canto gitano and Fandango asturiano from Capriccio Espagnol
EVANS/arr. Dragon Lady of Spain
CHABRIER España
RUIZ&ROMERO/arr. Frost Macarena
FALLA/arr. Lederer Spanish Dance No. 1
FALLA Ritual Fire Dance
LEIGH Man of La Mancha
PADILLA/arr. Dragon Valencia
SOUSA El Capitan March
 

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