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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra hits the road

Mar 28, 2024

Sharon Smith, SouthPark Magazine -- 

There's a saying, "Let the music move you." In this case, the Charlotte Symphony is moving the music -- going mobile -- so more people can experience it, free and in-person.

The CSO Roadshow concert series starts late April with performances scheduled through June and more to come this fall. About 25-30 musicians will take the stage on a 40-foot trailer with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees leading the first few shows. 

Artist RosalĂ­a Torres-Weiner, who created digital art to wrap the trailer, calls it "a visual symphony on wheels." The bright, whimsical design, inspired by Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," features a pianist, flutist and an array of instruments. Torres-Weiner says this "Road to Joy" illustrates the inclusivity and the transformative power of music.  

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