Classic soul music is coming to the Charlotte Symphony OrchestraNov 2, 2021
By Anders J. Hare, QCity Metro --
The sounds of triumphant, heart-wrenching soul and R&B are landing at Charlotte's doorstep. In a program unlike any other, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will play the aptly titled "Kings of Soul" program on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Knight Theater.
The show will see CSO performing alongside exemplary vocalists, Chester Gregory, Darren Lorenzo and Michael Lynche, honoring the legendary men of soul, including Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Al Green, Barry White, Smokey Robinson, and Curtis Mayfield.
"Kings of Soul" was conceived by the minds of Lynche, an "American Idol" finalist, and Maestro Jeff Tyzik. The two previously worked together on other lauded, soul-inspired Pop concerts including "R&B Legends" and "Dancing in the Street The Music of Motown." Lynche said his inspiration for "Kings of Soul" was to situate great works of the 60s and 70s male R&B artists in the forefront.