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Classical Series

 

2022-23 Season

This season, the Charlotte Symphony shows off its incredible range and versatility as it welcomes a variety of guest conductors and artists with perspectives from around the world. Experience the full spectrum of orchestral music with Beethoven's rarely performed Triple Concerto, PIVOT by Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne, Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, the return of Conductor Laureate Christopher Warren-Green for Handel's Messiah, and so much more.

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SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5

Feb. 3 & 4 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater

"Remarkable" (The Nashville Scene) guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran takes the baton to lead Sibelius's evocative Symphony No. 5, and works by Gabriella Smith, Britten, and Still.

Vinay Parameswaranconductor
Alexandra Smithersoprano

GABRIELLA SMITH Field Guide
BRITTEN 
Les Illuminations
STILL Poem for Orchestra
SIBELIUS 
Symphony No. 5

BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4

Feb. 10 & 11 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater

"Enthusiastic" (Los Angeles Times) guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein conducts Brahms's hauntingly beautiful Symphony No. 4 and Grieg's stunning Piano Concerto.

Joshua Weilersteinconductor
Joyce Yangpiano

SMYTH On the Cliffs of Cornwall from 
The Wreckers
GRIEG 
Piano Concerto in A minor
BRAHMS 
Symphony No. 4
 

BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO

Feb. 24 & 25 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater

Bruch's Violin Concerto is one of the best-loved works of the Romantic period. "Vivid" (San Francisco Classical Voice) guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen leads this program, featuring Concertmaster Calin Lupanu. 

Mei-Ann Chenconductor
Calin Ovidiu Lupanuviolin

FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
BRUCH 
Violin Concerto No. 1
FRANCK 
Symphony in D minor

PABLO + IGOR 
STRAVINSKY, SATIE, & MORE

Mar. 10 & 11 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater

Paolo Bortolameolli joins the CSO to lead an exploration of music and art with works by composers Pablo Picasso worked with and admired, including two ballets for which he designed costumes and sets: Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Erik Satie's Parade. This concert is presented in collaboration with The Mint Museum's special ticketed exhibition. 

Paolo Bortolameolliconductor

SATIE 
Parade
STRAVINSKY Suite from 
Pulcinella
BEETHOVEN 
Symphony No. 2

MENDELSSOHN HYMN OF PRAISE

Mar. 24 & 25 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater

"Engaging" (The Scotsman) conductor Jessica Cottis returns to lead the Charlotte Master Chorale and your CSO in Mendelssohn's expansive Symphony No. 2, "Hymn of Praise."

Jessica Cottisconductor
Charlotte Master Chorale

MENDELSSOHN 
Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang"

RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2

April 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater

"Interpretive" (Gramophone) guest conductor Lan Shui leads Rachmaninoff's exultant Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1.

Lan Shuiconductor
Mari Kodamapiano

BARBER 
The School for Scandal Overture
MENDELSSOHN 
Piano Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF 
Symphony No. 2

DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO. 8

May 19 & 20 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater

A departure from his previous work, Dvořák's cheerful Symphony No. 8 evokes wonderment. Led by "attentive" (The Florida Times-Union) guest conductor Kazem Abdullah, this program also includes works by Mozart and Stravinsky.

Kazem Abdullahconductor
Alexi Kenneyviolin

MOZART 
Symphony No. 38, "Prague"
STRAVINSKY 
Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK 
Symphony No. 8
 
*Artists and programs are subject to change at any time without notice.