2020-21 QUICK FACTS
Music Director: Christopher Warren-Green
Resident Conductor: Christopher James Lees
Charlotte Symphony Board Chairperson: Kimberly Parker
President and Chief Executive Officer: David Fisk
Symphony Guild of Charlotte Board President: Debbie Abels
About the Charlotte SymphonyFounded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is a longstanding nonprofit cultural organization committed to delivering exceptional musical experiences that connect and strengthen the Charlotte community. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, the Symphony upholds the highest artistic integrity and takes bold steps to engage the community through music that enriches the human spirit. We employ professional full-time orchestra musicians, support two youth orchestras, and offer significant educational programming aimed at improving areas of our community with the most need. The Charlotte Symphony is integral to the Charlotte area, serving its community through music that connects and inspires.
Our PeopleThe Charlotte Symphony supports a full-time, 37-week orchestra composed of and supported by:
- 58 full-time musicians
- 3 conductors
- 16 elected board of directors
- 40+ board of trustees members
- 24 administrative staff
MusicPerforming all across the Charlotte region, the Charlotte Symphony presents a variety of concert series featuring Classical masterworks, Pops favorites, Family-friendly entertainment, and special events, such as gala concerts with renowned guest artists. The popular Summer Pops series at Symphony Park occurs in June, plus a Celebrate America program the first week in July. On Tap at NoDa Brewing Company offers patrons exposure to Classical music in a laid-back setting four times per year, as does CSO On the Go in Ballantyne three times per year.
Education and Community ProgramsThe Charlotte Symphony believes exceptional music experiences can happen outside of the concert hall, too. We are committed to and active in our community with programs such as Healing Hands, which brings music to senior care centers, plus coachings and ensemble performances in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. We present the Carnegie Hall-created Link Up program to students in Mecklenburg and surrounding counites. Project Harmony, a free, after-school orchestra and personal development program, is social transformation through music. Our Music For All program provides $1 tickets for community members with valid EBT cards, and Pro-Am mixes amateur community musicians with our full-time musicians for a rehearsal and performance under Music Director Christopher Warren-Green. For more on our community and education initiatives, visit our Community and Education pages.
BroadcastsClassical series concerts periodically are broadcast locally on 89.9 WDAV. Select Charlotte Symphony performances are rebroadcast Friday evenings at 8 pm on WDAV during the program Charlotte Symphony in Performance.
128 S Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Ticket office: 704.972.2000
Administrative office: 704.972.2003
Social Media ChannelsFacebook: www.facebook.com/cltsymphony
Common hashtags: #cltsymphony #charlottesymphony
VenuesThe Charlotte Symphony performs in a wide variety of venues in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties in the greater Charlotte area:
- Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (seating capacity: 1,900)
- Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts (seating capacity: 1.100)
- Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall
- A variety of churches, breweries, community centers, schools, and senior care centers