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Project Harmony is helping students learn and discover their musical gifts Dec 16, 2022

WBTV -- Nearly 200 students from Title I schools and high-need communities are learning to play instruments thanks to the program.Watch Video > [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Fantastique in Berlioz Under Yashima Nov 21, 2022

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV -- Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston said, "I ain't paid to make good lines sound good. I'm paid to make bad lines sound good." That might be the true test of a conductor: [..] Read More

Rhiannon Giddens Returns to Charlotte and Leaves Plenty of Music in the Air Nov 5, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- The truly treasurable experiences began when Giddens strode onstage and picked up her banjo; for her first song, "Spanish Mary," was co-written with Bob Dylan, with a [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Concert Brings Balm to A Reeling City Oct 3, 2022

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV -- Music won't heat your home, freeze your food or keep your Internet flowing. But if you were one of the thousands of people in Mecklenburg County who lost power during [..] Read More

Delayed More Than Two Years, Saint-Saëns' "Organ Symphony" Gets a Powerhouse CSO Performance Sep 30, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- When Christopher Warren-Green took over as music director of the Charlotte Symphony in September 2010, nobody could foresee that his transition to conductor [..] Read More

‘Ode to Joy’: Charlotte Symphony maestro’s final concert covers rousing Beethoven’s Ninth May 23, 2022

By Adam Bell, The Charlotte Observer -- The maestro's final bows came Sunday afternoon at the end of "Ode to Joy," a fitting conclusion to the 12-year career of Christopher Warren-Green as music [..] Read More

Christopher Warren-Green Bids Farewell to the Charlotte Symphony With a Rousing Beethoven "Ode to Joy" May 20, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- Even back in the early '90s, when Charlotte Symphony struggled to sustain respectable mediocrity, the valedictory concert led by Leo Driehuys in 1993 proved that the [..] Read More

Ahead of final concert, Charlotte Symphony’s maestro discusses his tenure, future plans May 18, 2022

By Liz Rothaus Bertrand, The Charlotte Observer -- After 12 years leading the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Christopher Warren-Green is taking his final bows as music director this weekend. [..] Read More

“Angelus,” Lupanu’s Violin Highlight A Mixed-bag Concert Apr 23, 2022

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV --Three composers with uncomfortable ties to Russia and the Soviet Union came together Friday in the last guest-conducted concert of the Charlotte Symphony's classical [..] Read More

US Premiere Keynotes Symphony Concert, with Multiple Thrills and Triumphs to Follow Apr 22, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- There had been no foretelling that five weeks ago, the Belk Theater stage would be splashed with the colors of Ukraine's flag for a Charlotte Symphony concert. Nor [..] Read More

Karen Kamensek on the Charlotte Symphony Apr 18, 2022

Rachel Stewart, WDAV -- Karen Kamensek is the guest conductor for Charlotte Symphony (CSO) and leads a program with Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring CSO [..] Read More

Alan Black on “I Will Wade Out” Mar 28, 2022

By Rachel Stewart, WDAV -- After 35 years, Alan Black is retiring as principal cello of the Charlotte Symphony. Before he transitions to his new role as cello section player, he'll be in the [..] Read More

Jinjoo Cho and Joshua Gersen Make Impressive Charlotte Symphony Debuts Mar 25, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- While Christopher Warren-Green's tenure as music director at Charlotte Symphony winds down, as he transitions to the roles of conductor laureate and artistic adviser in [..] Read More

Joshua Gerson on the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Mar 21, 2022

Rachel Stewart, WDAV -- Joshua Gerson, guest conductor for a series of Charlotte Symphony concerts, talks about his work with youth orchestras as well as his approach to conducting an unfamiliar [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony announces new season. Pay close attention to the guest conductors Mar 21, 2022

By Adam Bell, The Charlotte Observer -- The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announced its 2022-23 season on Monday at a pivotal time for the organization -- when it is looking for a new music conductor [..] Read More

Charlotte SO, Chorale Echo Troubled World: ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ Mar 18, 2022

By Paul Hyde, Classical Voice North America -- With Russian bombs raining down on Ukrainian cities, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's stirring performance of Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem [..] Read More

Ukraine's Colors Shine Through Charlotte Symphony Celebration Mar 12, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- When 57 musicians gathered at the Carolina Theatre on Tryon Street to present the inaugural Charlotte Symphony concert on March 20, 1932, none of them could have [..] Read More

Wilson’s World: It’s the Charlotte Symphony’s Birthday Weekend and A Big Weekend for Irish Dancing! Mar 11, 2022

By Wilson's World, WCCB Staff -- The Charlotte Symphony will celebrate its 90th birthday with a concert 7:30pm tonight at the Belk Theater. Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will lead the [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony excavates its past, and has big plans for 90th anniversary Mar 9, 2022

By Liz Rothaus Bertrand, The Charlotte Observer -- Ninety years ago this month, a group of musicians gathered to perform a free, two-hour public concert at the newly built Carolina Theatre on Tryon [..] Read More

Corigliano Symphony Shows Charlotte’s Orchestra at Its Most Dazzling Feb 26, 2022

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV -- A good conductor can remind us why we fell in love with a piece of classical music. But a very good conductor can make us fall in love with a piece that has always left [..] Read More

New Faces, New Rep, and High Decibels Wow an Enthusiastic Charlotte Symphony Audience Feb 25, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- Theatre and music critics can be lulled into complacency mixed with boredom when called upon to review Shakespeare's As You Like It or Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker beyond [..] Read More

New Faces and New Music With Charlotte Symphony Feb 11, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- It was an evening for new faces at Belk Theater and plenty of unfamiliar music as Charlotte Symphony welcomed Sara Davis Buechner as guest soloist for Clara Schumann' [..] Read More

Guest pianist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is making history Feb 3, 2022

By Page Leggett, The Charlotte Observer -- Pianist Sara Davis Buechner is used to being the first.She's played all over the world and in all 50 states.Typically, for the host orchestra, she's the [..] Read More

BWW Review: RAVEL PIANO CONCERTO at Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Jan 30, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, Broadway World Review -- You could arguably call it a facelift. After Charlotte Symphony's powerful performance of Mahler's somber, morbid, mercurial, epic, and sometimes [..] Read More

Conductor Cottis, CSO Catch Fire with Lesser-Known Works Jan 29, 2022

By Larry Toppman, WDAV-- Each guest conductor in this Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) season must be considered a candidate for Christopher Warren-Green's job, once he steps down as music [..] Read More

Refreshing, Accessible, and Adventurous Programming from Charlotte Symphony Jan 28, 2022

By Josh Bottoms, CVNC-- Showcasing works spanning 300 years of composition, the Charlotte Symphony, under guest conductor Jessica Cottis, demonstrated the power of an expertly curated program. With [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Delivers Sublimity and Abundant Decibels in Mahler Premiere Jan 14, 2022

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC-- When the new Compact Disc digital recordings were first heralded and released in the early 1980s, the mythic story began circulating from Sony and Philips that the [..] Read More

Former child prodigy gets to ‘stretch his boundaries’ with the Charlotte Symphony Jan 12, 2022

By Vanessa Infanzon, The Charlotte Observer-- Alan Black, principal cellist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, has known musician Drew Dansby a long time. "I'd taught Drew from the age of 7," [..] Read More