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Homecoming for Midshipman Adam Thomas

When the 70-member U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club drops anchor in Charlotte over Veteran's Day weekend, November 13-14, one of its singers will feel right at home.

Midshipman 4th Class Adam Thomas is a June 2015 graduate of South Mecklenburg High School and says he's ecstatic about the opportunity to continue his music education at the Naval Academy. "I have many fond memories of performing in the Charlotte area, and I am looking forward to performing with the Symphony," says Thomas. "Even more important, I am excited to bring some of my new friends at the Academy home to Charlotte and let them enjoy some true southern hospitality!"

A Salute to America's Heroes promises a patriotic program honoring all who have served and are serving our country. This talented group of midshipmen perform a wide range of sacred music and American spirituals, plus the famous "Naval Hymn," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Ave Maria," and more! 

Conductor Albert-George Schram has collaborated with the Men's Glee Club on three previous occasions in Charlotte, Columbus, and Nashville and is excited once again to be working with one of America's premier men's choral ensembles.

"I am deeply proud and honored to be able to bring these highly talented young men to Charlotte and introduce them to our Symphony and our audience," says Schram. "This Glee Club is extraordinary, and together with our Symphony, they will provide attendees with an evening of music they will long remember."

Posted in Pops. Tagged as chorus, guest artists.

WDAV Presents New Charlotte Symphony Weekly Features

Want to hear more of the Charlotte Symphony outside of the concert hall? Our friends at WDAV are making that happen with two new weekly features!

Tune in at 11 a.m. every Thursday for "The CSO Spotlight," when you'll hear highlights from Symphony concerts and can learn about upcoming performances. On weeks we have a Classics series concert, you'll also hear a short interview with Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. This feature runs the full duration of the 2015-2016 season.

On Saturdays at 3 p.m., "The Charlotte Symphony: In Performance" offers complete concerts from recent seasons. You can expect to hear recordings from Classics series concerts that have also been featured on Carolina Live, as well others from the current and previous seasons. This feature begins on October 3 and runs through March.

As always, thank you to Frank Dominguez and all our friends at 89.9 WDAV.

Posted in Classics. Tagged as Classical.