2022-23 SeasonThis season, the Charlotte Symphony shows off its incredible range and versatility as it welcomes a variety of guest conductors and artists with perspectives from around the world. Experience the full spectrum of orchestral music with Beethoven's rarely performed Triple Concerto, PIVOT by Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne, Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, the return of Conductor Laureate Christopher Warren-Green for Handel's Messiah, and so much more.
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ELGAR CELLO CONCERTOOct. 7 & 8 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
"Insightful" (The Salt Lake Tribune) guest conductor Andrew Grams joins your CSO to open the 22-23 Classical season with Elgar's intensely poignant Cello Concerto and Strauss' symphonic poem Aus Italien.
Andrew Grams, conductor
Inbal Segev, cello
ANNA CLYNE Pivot
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor
R. STRAUSS Aus Italien
BEETHOVEN PASTORALOct. 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
"Accomplished" (Herald-Tribune) guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, returns to Charlotte to lead Beethoven's "Pastoral," bringing to life rolling thunder and the calling of a shepherd's pipes.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano
L. BOULANGER d'un matin de printemps
FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
BEETHOVEN TRIPLENov. 18 & 19 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
Scored for a trio of soloists -- violin, cello, piano -- the Triple Concerto is seldom performed today. "Powerhouse" (WTTW) guest conductor Erina Yashima leads this sparkling, lyrical work.
Erina Yashima, conductor
GLINKA Ruslan & Ludmila Overture
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique
HANDEL MESSIAHDec. 2 & 3 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
Dec. 4 | 3 pm | Knight Theater
Conductor Laureate Christopher Warren-Green returns to the Charlotte stage to lead his world-renowned interpretation of Handel's Messiah.
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Charlotte Master Chorale
COPLAND SYMPHONY NO. 3Jan. 13 & 14 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
Copland's Symphony No. 3, often called the "Great American Symphony," culminates in the stirring Fanfare for the Common Man. Canadian-Trinidadian guest conductor Kwamé Ryan leads this program also featuring John Adams and Korngold.
Kwamé Ryan, conductor
JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D Major
COPLAND Symphony No. 3
SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5Feb. 3 & 4 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
"Remarkable" (The Nashville Scene) guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran takes the baton to lead Sibelius's evocative Symphony No. 5, and works by Gabriella Smith, Britten, and Still.
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
GABRIELLA SMITH Field Guide
BRITTEN Les Illuminations
STILL Poem for Orchestra
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4Feb. 10 & 11 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
"Enthusiastic" (Los Angeles Times) guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein conducts Brahms's hauntingly beautiful Symphony No. 4 and Grieg's stunning Piano Concerto.
Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
SMYTH On the Cliffs of Cornwall
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTOFeb. 24 & 25 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
Bruch's Violin Concerto is one of the best-loved works of the Romantic period. "Vivid" (San Francisco Classical Voice) guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen leads this program, featuring Concertmaster Calin Lupanu.
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Calin Ovidiu Lupanu, violin
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
FRANCK Symphony in D minor
A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MINT MUSEUMMar. 10 & 11 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
In collaboration with the Mint Museum's 2023 exhibit Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, the CSO performs works by Igor Stravinsky, one of Picasso's dear friends, and more. Further details to be announced!
MENDELSSOHN HYMN OF PRAISEMar. 24 & 25 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
"Engaging" (The Scotsman) conductor Jessica Cottis returns to lead the Charlotte Master Chorale and your CSO in Mendelssohn's expansive Symphony No. 2, "Hymn of Praise."
Jessica Cottis, conductor
Charlotte Master Chorale
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang"
RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2April 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm | Belk Theater
"Interpretive" (Gramophone) guest conductor Lan Shui leads Rachmaninoff's exultant Symphony No. 2 and Mendelssohn's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1.
Lan Shui, conductor
Mari Kodama, piano
BARBER The School for Scandal Overture
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY NO. 8May 19 & 20 | 7:30 pm | Knight Theater
A departure from his previous work, Dvořák's cheerful Symphony No. 8 evokes wonderment. Led by "attentive" (The Florida Times-Union) guest conductor Kazem Abdullah, this program also includes works by Mozart and Stravinsky.
Kazem Abdullah, conductor
Alexi Kenney, violin
MOZART Symphony No. 38, "Prague"
STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
*Artists and programs are subject to change at any time without notice.