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Community Events

Each season, the Charlotte Symphony performs many community events in and around the Charlotte area, including appearances at festivals, On Tap brewery concerts, neighborhood CSO Roadshow performances, and Summer Pops performances in surrounding cities and counties.

These are some of the ways that we aim to connect and strengthen our community through exceptional musical experiences. 

Upcoming Events

 

FREE YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Sunday, March 3 | 3 pm | Ophelia Garmon-Brown Community Center | Free

The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees, will perform a FREE community concert at Ophelia Garmon-Brown Community Center. Come out on March 3 at 3 pm for works by Copland, Duke Ellington, & more.

SOLD OUT! ON TAP @ TOWN BREWING

Tuesday, March 19 | 7 pm | Town Brewing Co. | $20

Grab a craft beer and kick back with the Charlotte Symphony at On Tap! In our first performance at Town Brewing Company, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees leads the CSO in When I Consider Your Heavens by contemporary composer Nia Imani Franklin, Gideon Klein's poignant Partita for String Orchestra, and Haydn's spirited Symphony No. 64.

Note: This performance will take place in the taproom, which is general admission with limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.

PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN

Tuesday, April 2 | 7:30 pm | Johnson C. Smith University | $4-$15

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The Charlotte Symphony and Johnson C. Smith University join forces for a compelling musical tribute to resilience and empowerment. Highlights include "Klap Ur Handz" from Daniel Bernard Roumain's Rosa Parks String Quartet and Carlos Simon's Portrait of a Queen, narrated by Dr. Shawn-Allyce White. The JCSU Concert Choir will also perform selected repertoire including Anthem of Praise by Richard Smallwood. 

CSO ROADSHOW: MÚSICA CON AMIGOS

Sunday, April 28 | 3 pm | Latin American Coalition | Free

The Latin American Coalition, in collaboration with the Charlotte Symphony, invites you to be a part of this celebration of community and culture! Join us for the launch of their new campaign, "Amigos." This event promises to be a magical afternoon with your CSO, accompanied by a special performance by Ultima Nota.
 

CSO ROADSHOW

Sunday, May 5 | Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church | Free

We're rolling out something big! This spring, your Charlotte Symphony takes the music on the road for CSO Roadshow, a traveling concert series that will bring pop-up music experiences to neighborhoods across Charlotte.

This performance is sponsored by Culture Blocks -- a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.

CSO ROADSHOW

Sunday, May 12 | Renaissance West | Free

We're rolling out something big! This spring, your Charlotte Symphony takes the music on the road for CSO Roadshow, a traveling concert series that will bring pop-up music experiences to neighborhoods across Charlotte.

This performance is sponsored by Culture Blocks -- a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County.
 

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE™ IN CONCERT

Friday, June 7 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
Saturday, June 8 | 2 pm | Belk Theater

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Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok and magic mirrors in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams' iconic score. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event as Harry, Ron, Hermione and all your favorite characters return to the screen and enchant the world all over again.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. 

CSO ROADSHOW

Tuesday, June 18 | 8 pm | Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center | Free

The Charlotte Symphony is celebrating the Novant Health Ballantyne Medical Center anniversary with a free community concert on its new mobile stage. Join us for a lively hour of jazzy tunes that will get you swingin' the night away. Bring your picnics, lawn chairs, and friends and family for a beautiful evening of music. 
 

CSO ROADSHOW

Friday, June 21 | Ophelia Garmon-Brown Community Center | Free

We're rolling out something big! This spring, your Charlotte Symphony takes the music on the road for CSO Roadshow, a traveling concert series that will bring pop-up music experiences to neighborhoods across Charlotte.