Health & Safety updates from your Charlotte Symphony >> CLICK HERE

Sound of Charlotte Blog

MERGE: Symphonic x Electronic

By Producer and DJ Liam Collins, known by his stage name Push/Pull

In the heart of an ever-evolving musical landscape, a remarkable fusion is taking place, one that bridges centuries of tradition with the forefront of technological innovation. On May 10 & 11, the Blackbox Theater will become the stage for an unprecedented event that promises to redefine the boundaries of sound and sensory experience.

This event, featuring a live performance by Push/Pull alongside the Charlotte Symphony, is not just a concert; it's a groundbreaking endeavor that merges classical music's rich heritage with the boundless possibilities of electronic music. The collaboration goes beyond mere performance, incorporating visual artistry by Tenorless to create a full sensory experience, unlike anything previously witnessed.

Liam Collins, Push/Pull

At its core, this fusion centers on harmony -- the beautiful synergy of multiple notes working together. Classical music has long explored the depths of tonal harmony, pushing the capabilities of human performance and physical instruments to their limits. In contrast, electronic music, with its precise control over timbres and rhythms, offers creative possibilities that transcend the constraints of traditional instrumentation.

Yet, for all its technological prowess, electronic music can sometimes miss the organic feel and virtuosity that give classical compositions their soul-stirring power. It's a reminder of our human potential and the profound emotional depth that music can reach. After all, classical music is not just a genre but a pinnacle of human artistic achievement, cultivated through centuries of dedicated exploration and mastery.


However, when these two worlds -- classical and electronic -- come together, they remind us that at their heart, both are simply tools in the hands of artists. Instruments and computers alike sit silently until brought to life by human creativity and passion. This event celebrates the merging of classical music's tradition, virtuosity, and composition with the expansive new sound design possibilities that electronic music provides.

As we look forward to this unique blend of past and future, tradition and innovation, we're reminded of the limitless potential of music to evolve and inspire. Join us at the Blackbox Theater on May 10 & 11 for an experience that promises to merge genres and transcend them, creating a moment in time where the essence of musical exploration is celebrated.

Posted in Community. Tagged as community.

Heart of the Home Tour Returns

Step inside five exquisite homes across the city at the Symphony Guild of Charlotte's popular Heart of the Home Tour, returning on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. This signature fundraiser has become a cherished annual tradition, offering an exclusive glimpse inside Charlotte's beautiful homes, opening doors to inspiration in support of the Charlotte Symphony's Youth Orchestras and the Guild's youth music education initiatives. 

This year's tour promises to be particularly special, as guests will not only marvel at the stunning architecture and design but also enjoy live music from the talented members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra on Friday. From kitchens to outdoor entertaining spaces, these homes will showcase the latest trends in kitchen makeovers, bold design concepts, sustainable materials, and innovative appliances, providing endless inspiration for home remodeling and design. 

Design enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to "ask the experts" about these beautiful homes as the architects, builders, and interior designers will be on-site throughout the weekend. 

In addition to the main tour, guests can elevate their experience with a VIP Bubbles & Bites Event, held at the home of Honorary Chair Natalie Papier', the founder and owner of design firm HOME EC, on Saturday, March 23. Sip on champagne and savor delectable bites while mingling with fellow design aficionados in an intimate setting.

Proceeds from these events allow The Symphony Guild to support the Charlotte Symphony, its three Youth Orchestras, and The Guild's award-winning youth music education initiatives. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Posted in Support. Tagged as Support the Symphony, Symphony Guild.