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Despite Pandemic, Charlotte Symphony Stays In Tempo; Coming Up Next, A Brewery Concert Series In NoDa

Apr 4, 2021

WFAE | By Elvis Menayese / Queens University News Service 

At a time when social distance is everything, you might think the Charlotte Symphony has been silenced.

However, a glimpse inside the life of the symphony's principal harpist, Andrea Mumm, tells you otherwise.

Mumm, 33, was the featured performer on March 27 when the symphony live-streamed a virtual concert billed as "Debussy + Strauss." A recording of that performance can be viewed through April 3. It is part of a string of concerts titled "Classical Series Reimagined."

In a recent interview, Mumm said she and her fellow musicians do miss the atmosphere that comes from performing live in front of an audience.

"We've had to learn how to shift and basically create our own inspiration and joy, and not rely so much on the audience," Mumm said. "We're trying to make the best out of a bad situation."

Soon, an audience can return. On May 4, Mumm will be among an ensemble of musicians performing in the beer garden of NoDa Brewing Company as part of the symphony's On Tap series.

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