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HISTORY

Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is the longest continuously operating Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina and the largest arts employer in the region. Explore our history through the online exhibits below. 
 

AN ORCHESTRA IS FORMED IN CHARLOTTE

Read the inspiring and unique story of the Charlotte Symphony's founding.

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A HISTORY OF CSO MUSIC DIRECTORS

Learn more about the lives and tenures of the Charlotte Symphony's Music Directors, from 1932 to present.

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THE CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY IN OUR SCHOOLS

Discover how the Charlotte Symphony launched the tradition of education concerts. 

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