Charlotte Symphony al Fresco

CSO al Fresco returns this summer with four FREE virtual concerts, each featuring a different ensemble of CSO musicians performing a diverse range of works. Principal Cellist Alan Black hosts the concerts, which take place in his backyard in Charlotte, and engages the musicians in conversation about the music and their lives as performing musicians. 

The virtual concerts will premiere on Facebook and YouTube on Fridays at 7:30 pm between July 23 and September 3. See schedule below.
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Two Dvořák Quartets

Friday, July 23 | 7:30 pm

DVOŘÁK Three Cypresses for string quartet

1. I know that on my love to thee
2. You are my glorious rose
3. Nature lies peaceful in slumber and dreaming

Oliver Kot, principal second violin
Carlos Tarazona, violin
Ning Zhao, viola
Alan Black, principal cello

DVOŘÁK Bagatelles

Joseph Meyer, assoc. concertmaster
Jenny Topilow, violin
Alan Black, principal cello
Bill Congdon, harmonium

Harp in Chamber Music

Friday, August 6 | 7:30 pm

Benjamin Geller, principal viola
Alan Black, principal cello
Victor Wang, principal flute
Andrea Mumm Trammellprincipal harp

DEBUSSY Arabesque
FAURÉ Apres un Reve (After a Dream)
BAX Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp
MIGUEL DEL ÁGUILA Submerged, for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Music for Clarinet + Strings

Friday, August 20 | 7:30 pm

Kari Giles, asst. concertmaster
Jenny Topilow, violin
Alaina Reaasst. principal viola
Alan Black, principal cello
Taylor Marinoprincipal clarinet
Sam Sparrow, clarinet

POULENC Duo for two clarinets
PRICE Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, from Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Quintet for Clarinet and Strings 
1. Allegro energico
2. Larghetto affetuoso

CSO Brass

Friday, September 3 | 7:30 pm

Alex Wilborn, principal trumpet
Gabriel Slesingerthird/assoc. principal trumpet
Byron Johns, principal horn
John Bartlettprincipal trombone
Scott Hartman, principal bass trombone

LAUREN BERNOFSKY Fanfare from Suite for Brass Quintet
GABRIELI/arr. Arnold Fromme Canzona Prima a 5
J.S. BACH/arr. Room "Little" Fugue in G Minor
KOETSIER Brass Quintet, Op. 65, Mvt. 2
EWALD Brass Quintet Op. 7, Mvt. 4
SHERWIN/MASCHWITZ/arr. Kirby Shaw A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
WALLER/arr. Norris Ain't Misbehavin