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Charlotte Five: 5 reasons you can definitely handle the Symphony

Oct 19, 2015


Thinking the Charlotte Symphony's Bachtoberfest this Friday night might be a bit too much class for you? Here are five reasons why you can handle this event from KnightSounds, the Symphony's innovative event series:

1. It won't break the bank
With tickets in the $20 to $30 range -- and the fact that includes a free voucher for a free drink -- this event will cost you what a night at the movies would. And going to the Symphony will seem so super classy to your friends. Good cred!

2. You don't need to bust out your ball gown
This event is so laid back, conductors will even chat with the audience from the front of the Knight Theater. Dress according to the theme (Oktoberfest), wear what you came from work in or don whatever you plan to wear for your after party.

3. We promise you'll recognize the music
Whether you realize it or not, you've been listening to classical music your whole life. From movie scores to that one music appreciation class you had to take, there will definitely be a song you can hum along to.

4. Stay as long as you like
The concert is an hour an easy way to dip your toes into a night at the Symphony before jumping into the deep end. But we're predicting you won't want to leave, so ...

5. You can plan your night around it
This can be a jumping off point for a fantastic night out. The one-hour concert starts at 7:30 p.m., leaving plenty of time to head to your favorite club afterward. Or stick around for the awesome KnightSounds after party, where NoDa Brewing and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will serve up free samples.

About KnightSounds
KnightSounds is an incredible (and classy) alternative to your usual night out on the town. These special programs are wrapped into lively themed events at the sleek Knight Theater in uptown.

KnightSounds is the signature event for the Symphony's young affiliates group, Pulse, which sponsors a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Come meet them, stop by the talk, learn about membership.

Here's the year's schedule for KnightSounds:

Friday: Bachtoberfest, an annual German celebration now in its third season. This year, the concert will feature the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, W. F. Bach, plus Mozart's Overture toThe Marriage of Figaro, and selections from Brahms and Wagner. Beer tastings from local breweries and a "Drinking with Mozart" game will add to the biergarten feel.

January: ¡Sinfonica!, a lively journey through the works of popular Spanish and Latin composers, including Moncayo, Ginastera, and De Falla.

April: The Jazz Room, celebrating American jazz legends from Gershwin to Ellington with a high-energy concert in collaboration with the Jazz Arts Initiative. The party will continue after the concert with signature cocktails in the speakeasy lounge.

May: Romeo & Juliet marks the final KnightSounds concert of the season, a community affair when the Symphony teams up with Opera Carolina and Charlotte Ballet to tell Shakespeare's timeless tale. This epic KnightSounds finale will feature in-theater screens with close-ups of actors, dancers and musicians, plus a live, outdoor plazacast of the concert on the Levine Center for the Arts plaza. Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Gounod will rule this Shakespeare tribute. These KnightSounds event often sell out, so get your tickets now!

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