Corporate GivingThank you to the Charlotte Symphony Corporate Supporters that make our music come alive!
ConnectFounded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the oldest continuously operating symphony orchestra in the Carolinas and connects with more than 100,000 music lovers through concerts, broadcasts, community events, and educational programs -- serving more than 15,000 students annually. Corporate support is a way to connect with our diverse audiences, donors, and the community while strengthening your company's brand.
EngageThe CSO is committed to expanding its service to the community and deepening its impact in people's lives. Your company's support will directly contribute to the vitality of Charlotte by magnifying the CSO's community work and mission while also achieving your unique employee engagement and brand recognition goals.
CreateCSO partnerships are tailored to address each company's budget and business priorities from marketing and branding to entertainment, community engagement, and employee engagement. With its large and loyal audiences as well as its robust community and education programs, CSO sponsorships offer a high return on investment while also substantially improving the cultural vibrancy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
For more information, please contact Mandy Vollrath, Director of Corporate & Institutional Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-714-5138.
The Charlotte Symphony offers a wide array of programming on the mainstage each season from September through May. Sponsorship opportunities include exclusive backstage access, VIP concert seating, donor lounge access, listing in Charlotte Symphony concert programs, and exposure through marketing materials, stage announcements, and lobby signage.Classical Series
A blend of timeless classics and bold new works, the Classical series features your Charlotte Symphony and guest conductors and artists from around the world. The Classical series has an inspiring mix and orchestral blockbusters each year ranging from Beethoven's Eroica to a performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue by internationally acclaimed pianist Michelle Cann.
The Sandra and Leon Levine Pops Series
Enjoy the lighter side of the Charlotte Symphony with musical moments that will inspire a new way of listening to popular music and artists. Pops performances feature fan favorites and incredible guest artists including Pink Martini, The Hot Sardines, and more. From snow falling in the theater to Broadway hits, the Sandra and Leon Levine Pops series is a perennial favorite of Charlotte audiences.Family Series
Introducing children to the joy of live symphonic music, the Family series includes four one-hour performances that engage the senses all while demonstrating how an orchestra works. Following each concert, children take home a special craft or project related to the performance.On Tap Series
Grab a cold one and kick back with the Charlotte Symphony at On Tap. This popular series features a more intimate orchestra experience with classical and contemporary tunes from a diverse range of composers -- all within the laid-back environment of a neighborhood brewery.
|Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras
The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra experience provides extraordinary music education in pursuit of musical excellence. The program aims to inspire in our students a strong sense of character, discipline, commitment, and community. Ensembles are inclusive, diverse, and accessible to all students, regardless of financial resources.Project Harmony
Project Harmony is social transformation through music. Free instruments, orchestra ensemble training and academic support for students from under-resourced neighborhoods, empowers them to become vital citizens, leaders, and agents of change. The program, in partnership with Arts+, serves Charlotte's Winterfield, Montclaire, West Boulevard, and West Sugar Creek neighborhoods. Students come from more than 50 schools across the Charlotte region, half of which are Title I.
This year, more than 12,000 fifth graders from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools experienced the magic of a live orchestra concert -- many for the first time! These exciting programs explore the different musical families that make up the Charlotte Symphony including the broader family of composers, genres, and cultures that comprise our musical world.Healing Hands
We believe in the restorative power of music. For over 20 years, the Charlotte Symphony's Healing Hands program has sent musicians into area hospitals, libraries, senior care centers, and recreation centers to enrich the lives of patients, residents, and community members. The Charlotte Symphony is also dedicated to reaching those in our community who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia. As a result, performances are customized to be accessible for early to middle stage patients. Performances include interactive elements and opportunities for audience participation, giving patients and caregivers pathways to connect through an interactive and shared musical experience.
Music & the Holocaust
Music & the Holocaust features an ensemble of Charlotte Symphony musicians performing music of significance during this tumultuous period in history. Through this music, students learn about Jewish culture and the horrors of the Holocaust. The music features a mix of traditional Jewish music -- which was forbidden and considered "degenerate" by the Nazis -- music composed in the concentration camps, and music that evokes survival and healing. Each concert includes narration and projected images that explore pre-WWII Jewish culture, the Third Reich's attempts to control art and culture, the role of music and musicians in the concentration camps, and how the European Jewish community refused to be silenced.
|Join the CSO's Overture Society -- an exclusive group of businesses that support our mission to provide access to live music to every corner of the Metro! As a member, your company will enjoy exclusive benefits from complimentary tickets to special access to private donor events. We invite your company to join this special group of corporate supporters committed to keeping the music alive -- enriching Charlotte and the surrounding communities as a first-class place to work and live. Society members support all CSO programming including education and community activities, mainstage performances, and concerts in neighborhoods around the region.
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