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COVID-era innovations the classical music world should keep Dec 16, 2020

By Jeremy Eichler and Zoë Madonna, The Boston Globe It will be a happy day when the concert experience is no longer boxed in by livestreams and Zoom grids. And organizations should have no problem [..] Read More

QC Life & The Charlotte Symphony: Dedrick plays with the resident conductor Dec 11, 2020

By Callie Presley, QC Life If you watch us often, you might remember Cheryl and Dedrick both used to play violin. Back in October, the Charlotte Symphony announced hosting a concert at Truist [..] Read More

CSO's Final On-Demand Concert Poses Questions of 2020 Dec 4, 2020

By Cecilia Whalen, CVNC The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's fourth and final On-Demand concert, which premiered this weekend, opened not with a beginning but with a middle: North Carolina native [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony brings holiday concerts home with live-streaming amid COVID-19 Nov 19, 2020

By Catherine Muccigrosso, The Charlotte Observer Having just begun rehearsing together in person a few weeks ago amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced [..] Read More

The CSO Demonstrates Resilience Through "CSO On Demand" Nov 6, 2020

By Cecilia Whalen, CVNC Like many performing arts organizations, the Charlotte Symphony's 20-21 season has been forced out of the theater and into the unknown. In response to the times; the [..] Read More

Carolina Impact: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Nov 3, 2020

PBS Charlotte The fight to keep DuPont State Forest accessible for all, an exclusive auction of classic and collector cars, Party Reflections business profile, and how the Charlotte Symphony is [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Returns, Stoutly Refusing to Furnish Escape Oct 23, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Over the past seven months of an unabated pandemic, I've become more and more immersed in reporting on and then reviewing performing arts companies and their responses to [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony: A Concert For Charlotte Oct 23, 2020

By Bradley Smith, WCCB Charlotte The Charlotte Symphony is joining the Charlotte Knights for a special, live concert conducted by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green featuring vocalist, [..] Read More

'If we don’t play, we’ll disappear.' Charlotte Symphony resumes rehearsals carefully Oct 19, 2020

By Liz Rothaus Bertrand, Arts Correspondent, The Charlotte Observer After sitting dark for months, music and light has filled Knight Theater once again. Twenty-two musicians from the Charlotte [..] Read More

David Fisk on the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Oct 19, 2020

WDAV Piedmont Arts Podcast The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) welcomed their new President and CEO, David Fisk, on September 1, 2020. He's joining the CSO at a critical time as they learn new [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Reimagines Fall 2020 Season Oct 10, 2020

By Christian Noguera, Spectrum News CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Charlotte Symphony is changing previously scheduled live concerts through December 6. The new [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony adds six new members to board Oct 9, 2020

By Charlotte Media Group, The Charlotte Weekly The Charlotte Symphony added six leaders in various fields to its board of directors on Oct. 7."The knowledge that they bring to the table from their [..] Read More

Beethoven, opera and fireworks on tap for Charlotte Symphony concert at the ballpark Oct 8, 2020

By Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer In an event aimed at bringing the city together "through the power of music," the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announced it will hold an hour-long concert at [..] Read More

Changing its tune Aug 3, 2020

By Page Leggett, SouthPark Magazine Charlotte Symphony Orchestra brings the music straight to you -- wherever you are.

When Charlotte Symphony Orchestra cellist Alan Black built a [..] Read More

'You can't stop the music' Aug 1, 2020

GETTING TO KNOW ... DAVID FISK British-born, motorcycle-riding David Fisk takes over as Charlotte Symphony CEO; Starts every day playing Bach
David Fisk will become the new president and [..] Read More

No Joke: Al Fresco Continues in a Modern Vein With "Romance of the Viola" Jul 15, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC On the day of the latest Charlotte Symphony al Fresco concert there was good news and bad news. Getting ready to set a YouTube reminder for my Chromecast hookup [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony cancels upcoming 6-concert schedule as N.C. stays in Phase 2 Jul 15, 2020

By Rick Bonnell, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony has canceled its six-program live-performance schedule for August due to ongoing restrictions on large events in North Carolina.The [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony's Al Fresco Doubles its Originality with "All-Lamb Jam" Jul 8, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Charlotte Symphony's new Al Fresco series had already reached an admirable level of originality in its first four installments. Although they had launched many inventive [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony names David Fisk as its next CEO Jul 8, 2020

By Jenna Martin, Digital Editor, Charlotte Business Journal A new chief executive will take the reins of the Charlotte Symphony later this summer.A search committee unanimously selected David Fisk [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony names new CEO. He wants to lift people’s spirits through music. Jul 8, 2020

By Sonia Rao, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony announced on Wednesday it has chosen David Fisk, who currently serves as executive director of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia, to be [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Names David Fisk As Chief Executive Jul 8, 2020

By David Boraks, WFAE The Charlotte Symphony has hired arts manager David Fisk as president and CEO after a yearlong search. Fisk has been executive director of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia [..] Read More

New Al Fresco Series Delivers Fine Sound, Gorgeous Music, and a More Personal View of the Charlotte Symphony's Musicians Jul 1, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Occasionally, the necessities of confinement and social distancing have mothered some worthwhile inventions. Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday in April, the Chickspeare [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Al Fresco Is A New Virtual Concert Series You’re Sure To Enjoy Jun 16, 2020

By Sunny Hubler, QC Exclusive Enjoy music from the safety of home with Charlotte Symphony al fresco, a new virtual concert series.The first concert is dedicated to hope and healing for our [..] Read More

A pitcher of cool water in a musical desert Jun 16, 2020

By Lawrence Toppman, Of Note - WDAV Classical Public Radio The Internet has been crammed for three months with well-intentioned, often makeshift performances designed to relieve the cultural [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Musicians Present A Special Act Friday 4/17 – A Symphony A Part Apr 20, 2020

By Sunny Hubler, QC Exclusive

The Pastoral Symphony

If you hear a solitary melody floating through the air on Friday, April 17th at 3 p.m., you may be hearing one of the musicians of the [..] Read More

Weekend In Virtual Entertainment: Charlotte Symphony, Boom Festival, Opera Carolina & More! Apr 17, 2020

By Gwendolyn Glenn, WFAE Although members of the Charlotte Symphony won't be performing live anytime soon because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are doing something special for the public [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony cancels popular Summer Pops series over coronavirus concerns Apr 10, 2020

By Catherine Muccigrosso, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony confirmed Friday it has canceled its popular Summer Pops series.The move occurred as the orchestra and the rest of the arts [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony makes ‘gut-wrenching decision' to cancel Summer Pops series. CEO talks lost revenue, next steps Apr 9, 2020

By Jennifer Thomas, Charlotte Business Journal The Charlotte Symphony's popular Summer Pops series has fallen victim to COVID-19.The orchestra has canceled or postponed 39 performances through the [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony has launched an online program with some stellar home performances Mar 29, 2020

By CLTure News Charlotte Symphony has gone online and interactive. During the moratorium on live events, they've set up their website with streaming audio of past Charlotte Symphony Orchestra [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony's Healing Hands Program Changing Lives Mar 2, 2020

By Katy Solt, Spectrum News The Charlotte Symphony is bringing the music out of the theater, and into the community through the Healing Hands program. Musicians take their talents to places like [..] Read More

This concert series lets you hear Charlotte Symphony Orchestra musicians for free Feb 25, 2020

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer The upside? Free chamber music, almost all of it impossible to hear elsewhere in the region, played for sheer joy by members of the Charlotte Symphony [..] Read More

Weather fails to dampen CSO's performance for Families First in Cabarrus County Feb 24, 2020

By Thomas Lott, Independent Tribune It was a packed house at All Saints Episcopal Church in Concord on Friday as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performed for families and children around the [..] Read More

New Charlotte Symphony season celebrates Beethoven’s 250th, jazz, soul and movies Feb 16, 2020

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday falls in December 2020, a boon to orchestras across the globe: They have packed the season leading up to that event [..] Read More

CSO Presents Valentine's-Themed Concert Featuring Concert Pianist Gabriela Martinez Feb 14, 2020

By Cecilia Whalen, CVNC The Charlotte Symphony presented a Valentine's-themed concert at the Knight Theater on Feb. 14, offering a four-piece program featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Delius, [..] Read More

Cherokee Nation Claims Territory Next to APPALACHIAN SPRING Feb 1, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, Broadway World Review When you think of an All-American concert at Belk Theater performed by the Charlotte Symphony, composers like Samuel Barber or Aaron Copland figure to be [..] Read More

Cherokee Chamber Singers bring their message to Charlotte: ‘We’re still here’ Jan 21, 2020

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer If you visit Cherokee, N.C., you can see Indians as museum exhibits, denizens of a reconstructed village, perhaps croupiers in a casino resort or hawkers [..] Read More

From ‘Drag Race’ to symphony stage: Thorgy bridges classical and LGBTQ culture Jan 16, 2020

By Courtney Devores, The Charlotte Observer She may not have come in first as a competitor on Season 8 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," or on Season 3 of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars," but Brooklyn [..] Read More

Annual MLK concert blends jazz, classical and folk styles to celebrate a legacy Jan 14, 2020

By Page Leggett, The Charlotte Observer Charlotte's annual "Bridging Musical Worlds" concert started in 2009 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and to bring together diverse musical styles in the [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra makes us consider Beethoven’s genius anew Jan 11, 2020

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer BBC Music Magazine just gave a five-star review to Conrad Tao's "American Rage" album, praising performances of 20th-century pieces that are "craggy and [..] Read More

Thor: Dragnarok Jan 10, 2020

By Gregg Shapiro, QNotes Anyone who has been watching "RuPaul's Drag Race" from the beginning knows that many of the queens' talents extend beyond just being able to lip-synch for their lives and [..] Read More

Conrad Tao Debuts as Warren-Green Returns to Charlotte with Rousing Beethoven Celebration to Launch Ludwig's 250th Birthday Year Jan 10, 2020

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Celebrations of Ludwig van Beethoven don't really need to lean on a convenient excuse. Just before celebrations broke out worldwide on January 1, 2020, commemorating the [..] Read More