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Christopher Warren-Green conducts a dramatic, joyful Messiah at Knight Theater Dec 15, 2017

Until my first year of college, I thought I knew all that operatic singers and composers could do. My parameters were set by the matinee performances of the Metropolitan Opera and the iconic Texaco [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Demonstrates Their Seasoning in Beethoven Nov 30, 2017

Beginning in September with two of the pinnacles of Western music, the Emperor Concerto #5 and the Choral Symphony #9, the Charlotte Symphony has been presenting an autumn of Beethoven. They [..] Read More

Mark & Maggie O'Connor on the Magic of Christmas Concert Nov 27, 2017

Grammy Award-winning fiddlers Mark and Maggie O'Connor visit WDAV again to chat with Frank Dominguez about their appearance in Magic of Christmas. They also speak about Mark's work as our Artist [..] Read More

Unstill Life: The Instruments of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Nov 7, 2017

QC Exclusive gets up-close and personal with Charlotte Symphony's most storied instruments.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is made up of a lot of people. That much is clear, from the [..] Read More

Symphony 101–free learning opportunities through Charlotte Symphony Oct 24, 2017

Charlotte Symphony is offering free learning opportunities for adults this season through Symphony 101. They will correspond to the Charlotte Symphony's repertoire and will take place in the Levine [..] Read More

First Night at the Knight Succeeds With Rodrigo Concerto Oct 14, 2017

Christopher Warren-Green has done some new and innovative things since becoming the musical director at Charlotte Symphony: KnightSounds concerts aimed at young professionals, Thursday evening [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony And Musicians Agree On New Contract Oct 4, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have reached a new contract agreement. The 5-year deal with the American Federation of Musicians Local 342 gives full-time symphony players an 8 [..] Read More

At the Symphony: ‘The most important piece of music ever written’ Sep 21, 2017

This weekend, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays the most important piece of music ever written.Notice I didn't say the most beautiful; that means anything from Gregorian chant to Bruno Mars, [..] Read More

The Charlotte Symphony Is Bringing Us a New Chamber Series Sep 12, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will offer a new chamber series for the 2017-18 season. The Connor Chamber Series is an extension of the already existing [..] Read More

Lang Lang cancels with Charlotte Symphony; another name steps in Aug 10, 2017

Lang Lang, the world's most popular classical pianist, scheduled to perform at the Charlotte Symphony's opening night gala next month, has cancelled that performance.The Symphony announced Thursday [..] Read More

It's the Summer Concert Series You Can't Miss! May 26, 2017

While many people consider Memorial Day the unofficial start to summer, in Charlotte most people will tell you the Summer Pops concerts actually signal the start of the shorts and sandals season. [..] Read More

Mary Deissler Brings a Little Hendrix and Radiohead to the Symphony May 24, 2017

Before the hum of orchestra tuning begins, the lobby of Knight Theater is abuzz with energy. The normally homogeneous symphony crowd is much more mixed on the evening of January 27. That's because [..] Read More

5 things you need to know about this year’s Summer Pops May 22, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony will be returning to Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall this summer for its annual Summer Pops, a family-friendly Charlotte concert series that has been around since the early [..] Read More

Warren-Green's Reading of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony No. 2 Stamps It as an Instant Favorite May 12, 2017

We've had quite a week in and around Charlotte for jubilant choral symphonies, first with A Sea Symphony up in Davidson and now with Mahler's stirring "Resurrection" capping Charlotte Symphony's 85< [..] Read More

Dozens of amateur Charlotte musicians will get to live their dream on stage this month May 9, 2017

Just how cool would it be to be onstage at the Knight Theater as an orchestra-member-for-the-day of the Charlotte Symphony under the baton of maestro Christopher Warren-Green, performing Tchaikovsky [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony just announced its Summer Pops concert schedule Apr 20, 2017

If you haven't yet noticed that summer is racing towards us, here's a sure sign: The Charlotte Symphony on Wednesday morning announced the schedule for its Summer Pops series, meaning it's time to [..] Read More

Carolina Impact features Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Apr 18, 2017

WTVI/PBS Charlotte shines a spotlight on the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, conductor Ernest Pereira, and coach Lori Tiberio, as the students prepare to head to Carnegie Hall this summer. [..] Read More

When the Mission Meets the Bottom Line Apr 1, 2017

Whether in the arts or service, in education or research, nonprofit organizations can have a profound effect on their communities. They can only live up to their lofty goals, however, if they can [..] Read More

Read-a-roo Block Party Live with music activities at Northlake Mall Mar 11, 2017

Northlake Mall is hosting Read-a-roo's Block Party LIVE on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, characters and crafts.Read-a-roo's Block Party LIVE is [..] Read More

'Elijah' Captivates Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Audience Mar 4, 2017

Classical music with New Testament themes emphasizes love, forgiveness, transcendence, sacrifice. Jesus may end up on the cross, but he dies for our sins.Classical music from the Old Testament? [..] Read More

Spring Arts Preview (featuring Andrea Mumm, principal harp) Feb 23, 2017

The orchestra is for everyone. But for the uninitiated, the experience can be intimidating. We break down three of the symphony's series in the style of a restaurant menu. Whether you're looking [..] Read More

"Elijah": Why is this concert such a hard sell in Charlotte? Feb 21, 2017

In the mid-19th century, an orchestra that presented Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" would have lines at the box office. In England, it was the second hottest choral work after "Messiah." When Boston' [..] Read More

O’Connor Band brings a Grammy home to Charlotte Feb 13, 2017

The last nine months have been big ones for fiddlers Mark and Maggie O'Connor. They relocated to Charlotte, he became composer-in-residence at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (which will play his [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony brings world’s best-known pianist in 2017-18 season Feb 12, 2017

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 starts with Lang Lang and goes out with a bang in Mozart's "Jupiter" symphony. In between come Stravinsky ballets (with dancers!), a great elderly master [..] Read More

Symphony honors the Mo you probably don’t know Feb 10, 2017

When you say "Mozart," what adjectives come to mind? Serene? Elegant? Giddy? Precise? The great thing about him is that the exact opposite can be true, depending on what music you pick. He can be [..] Read More

Q&A: Comedian Colin Mochrie Talks The Second City Guide to the Symphony Feb 3, 2017

Orchestras and improv performers collide with The Second City Guide to the Symphony. The world-famous sketch comedy group Second City is responsible for the careers of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, [..] Read More

Students learn about the Holocaust through Arts program Jan 31, 2017

The music was so happy and lively it looked as if the clarinet Gene Kavadlo was playing would have twirled away had his hands not held it close, each finger pairing off with a key for its own [..] Read More

1500 elementary schoolers in the same ‘orchestra?’ Must be Link Up. Jan 31, 2017

That shrill, joyful, high-pitched sound emanating from Belk Theater Thursday morning will be mistaken for no other: It's kids playing recorders. A lot of recorders. About 1500 of those little pipes [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony CEO Mary Deissler Encourages Diversity in Sound and Audience Jan 27, 2017

If you visit the Charlotte Symphony this season, chances are you'll hear something...a little different. The Symphony's new President and CEO Mary Deissler is encouraging a diversity in the group's [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony wraps two greats around a jazzy newcomer Jan 7, 2017

Every Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert uptown involves a series of decisions. Do I want to spend the dough for a ticket or two? Will the pleasure I get from two hours of listening justify the [..] Read More