Beethoven, opera and fireworks on tap for Charlotte Symphony concert at the ballparkOct 8, 2020
By Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer
In an event aimed at bringing the city together "through the power of music," the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold an hour-long concert at Truist Field in uptown this month.
"A Concert for Charlotte," set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24, is meant to celebrate the Queen City, symphony music director Christopher Warren-Green said Thursday in announcing the event.
The concert will feature Opera Carolina singer Jennifer Wiggins as well as Nkeiru Okoye's "Charlotte Mecklenburg", a piece the symphony commissioned for Charlotte's 250th anniversary. Works by Barber, Beethoven, Gluck, Jessie Montgomery, Rossini and John Williams are also on the bill. And there will be fireworks at the end of the event.