The Charlotte Symphony, in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South and A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas, invites the community to this free event employing music and storytelling to tackle issues of discrimination and inequality.
Listen Up, Charlotte! will take place on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at Winterfield Elementary School and again on Saturday, September 16 at 6 p.m. at Mallard Creek Recreation Center.
"Music is a good way to practice active listening," says Charlotte Symphony President and CEO Mary A. Deissler. "We hope this shared musical experience will help our community to first start listening to each other, and then start talking."
By weaving personal stories of the local African-American experience and historical context provided by Brenda Tindal, staff historian at the Levine Museum, with musical selections from Bach to Bill Withers, the Symphony and its partners aim to provide the community with a shared experience addressing these issues.