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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Annual Gala

Honoring Charles Bowman and Michael Marsicano

Saturday, November 5, 2022
4:30 pm | Cocktails
5:30 pm | Dinner
Urban Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

8 pm | Concert
Rhiannon Giddens, guest artist
Christopher James Lees, conductor
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Rhiannon Giddens

Post-concert reception immediately following
featuring Port City Shakedown
Urban Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Dress | Black-Tie

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Port City Shakedown
On Saturday, November 5, we will honor Charles Bowman and Michael Marsicano for their long-time dedication to the success of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The extraordinary musician and North Carolina native Ms. Rhiannon Giddens singer, instrumentalist, actor, composer, speaker, author, and multiple Grammy and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner - will perform alongside Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees and the musicians of the Charlotte Symphony in a superlative evening of entertainment.

Our Gala evening includes an elegant pre-concert cocktail reception, dinner, and concert featuring Ms. Giddens and the orchestra, as well as a celebratory post-concert reception with the Port City Shakedown Band. We promise a spectacular evening of great music and a celebration of great musicians, and invite you to play a vital part.

Your support and presence will help ensure that our Gala will not only be a premier event in the local cultural community, but also a successful fundraiser for your Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Below are the sponsorship and tickets levels for the Gala. 

For questions, please contact Leslie Antoniel, Director of Donor Engagement at or 704.714.5139 with any questions.