Charlotte Symphony Streams Beethoven and Schubert for Virtual AudienceMay 22, 2021
By Timothy H. Lindeman, CVNC
The Charlotte Symphony, led by music director Christopher Warren-Green, served up an evening of Beethoven and Schubert fare Saturday night. Guest violinist Nathan Meltzer was the fine soloist for the two Romances for Violin, Op. 40, in G, and Op. 50, in F, by Ludwig van Beethoven (Germany, 1770-1827). The congenial Symphony No. 5, in B-flat, D. 485 (1816) by Franz Schubert (Austria, 1797-1828) closed out the concert.
Christopher James Lees, Resident Conductor, presented some introductory remarks before each of the two sets. This particular concert in the Classical Series: Reimagined, which was recorded in February, with all musicians (except the winds and brass) wearing masks, served as a reminder to all as to how far we have come with vaccinations in just three months.