Symphony 101 is a series of free learning opportunities presented in partnership with WDAV Classical Public Radio and led by Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Music Director Tara Keith. Discussions take place in the Boswell Community Room at the WDAV Classical Public Radio studios in Davidson. Join us in-person or on Facebook Live.
Space is limited. Registration is strongly encouraged.
Ravel UnraveledMay 2, 2019 | 6 p.m.
A look into the dynamic, virtuosic, and multi-faceted compositional output of one of the greatest fin de siècle French composers, Maurice Ravel, who embraced his Swiss and Basque heritage while also incorporating American jazz, Hebrew texts, and the colors of east Asia.
Concerts and repertoire
Ravel Bolero | May 17-19, 2019 at Knight Theater
March 14, 2019 | 6 p.m.
The Masking of Jewish Composers
A brief study of prominent Jewish composers from the 19th and early 20th centuries, the "masks" that they wore, and their musical legacy that, despite anti-Semitism, continues to endure.
Charlotte Symphony concert and repertoire
Dvorak Violin Concerto
*Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
January 24, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Discover the many ways in which composers create orchestral biography, fiction, and fantasy.
Charlotte Symphony concerts and repertoire
*Strauss Don Juan
*Copland Billy the Kid
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
*Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite
*Michael Daugherty Trail of Tears
November 15, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Journey from Home to Space
An exploration of the astrological and astronomical musical journeys that Holst and John Williams take from being home alone on earth to reaching beyond our atmosphere.
Charlotte Symphony concerts and repertoire:
Home Alone: Movie in Concert | November 23 & 24, Belk Theater
Holst The Planets | November 30 & December 1 & 2, Belk Theater
E.T.: Movie in Concert | December 28, Ovens Auditorium