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Orchestral and Acrobatic Feats of the Charlotte Symphony and the Cirque de Noel Dec 29, 2021

By Michelle Medina-Villalon, CVNC-- As we prepare to ring in the New Year, there is still a lingering holiday cheer in the air. For those who would like to continue the festivities before the [..] Read More

A Night to Remember: NYE with Melinda Doolittle and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Dec 22, 2021

By Anders J. Hare, QCity Metro-- For many, New Year's Eve has been a time to reflect on the year behind and embrace what is to come. This season, you can join the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for a [..] Read More

Thorgy Thor Brings Plenty of Christmas Cheer – and Drag Artistry – to the Queen City Dec 22, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC-- The first thing to know about Thorgy Thor, a distinguished alum from the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, is that she is outrageous. If political correctness is your [..] Read More

Bringing the Christmas Movie Season to a New Level: CSO's Home Alone in Concert Nov 26, 2021

By Michelle Medina-Villalon, CVNC - The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Many of us cherish the cold nights with family, where we can come together and watch holiday classics like Home [..] Read More

Gift from Charlotte Symphony, CMS makes popular school music programs free again Nov 23, 2021

By Jonathan Limehouse, The Charlotte Observer -- A joint donation from the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will waive all fees for students who want to participate in the All- [..] Read More

Big Names and Big Sound Mark Charlotte Symphony's Return to Mainstream Programming Nov 19, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- Vaccinated, boosted, masked, and carded, we're all starting to feel more comfortable at public events these days. The Charlotte Symphony performed with more than twice [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Celebrating Holidays With Handel, ‘Home Alone,’ And More Nov 11, 2021

Phil Harris, K104.7 -- All of the sudden, out of the blue, my wife says to me, "You know what I'd like to do? Go to a Charlotte Symphony concert." I can count on one hand the number of times we've [..] Read More

Classic soul music is coming to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Nov 2, 2021

By Anders J. Hare, QCity Metro -- The sounds of triumphant, heart-wrenching soul and R&B are landing at Charlotte's doorstep. In a program unlike any other, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra [..] Read More

Cox Conquers Knight Theater in Scaled-Down Symphony Program Oct 30, 2021

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV -- Twelve years ago, Christopher Warren-Green auditioned for the job of music director with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, guest-conducting a concert capped by a vivid [..] Read More

Cox and Beilman Take on Programming Changes in Stride in Satisfying Charlotte Symphony Concert Oct 29, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- Holding our collective breaths, subscribers can hope that the current Charlotte Symphony program represents the last retreats from the fare originally announced for the [..] Read More

Roderick Cox on the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Oct 27, 2021

Guest conductor Roderick Cox talks about how he chose the music for his program with the Charlotte Symphony, and why the Brahms Serenade No. 2 is particularly close to his heart. He also describes [..] Read More

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' gets Charlotte ready for spooky season, starting this weekend Oct 21, 2021

WFAE | By Gwendolyn Glenn -- Halloween is just around the corner during this spooky season, and that means scary events are on Charlotte's weekend entertainment schedule. As Axios Charlotte's [..] Read More

Maestro Roderick Cox, who will guest conduct the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, wants to inspire other Black musicians to think big Oct 21, 2021

By Anders J. Hare, QCityMetro -- Maestro Roderick Cox's appearance with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra could not have come at a better time. As the first guest conductor of CSO's 90th season -- [..] Read More

Grand Return: Charlotte Symphony sees 1st live, in-person audience since May 2020 Oct 16, 2021

By Ryan Kruger, FOX46 Charlotte -- Music is in the air once again in the Queen City. [..] Read More

Anthem, Summer, and Winter Bring Enthusiastic Charlotte Symphony Audience to Its Feet Oct 15, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC -- Charlotte Symphony had plenty to celebrate as their 2021-22 Classical Series began: they were playing on the Knight Theater stage for the first time since February [..] Read More

Why a major Charlotte arts group will require vaccines or COVID tests for its audience Sep 17, 2021

By Hannah Smoot, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will require all guests to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test at indoor concerts starting next month, [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony And Ballet To Require Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test Sep 17, 2021

WFAE | By Jodie Valade -- Add two more arts organizations to the list of those requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attendance: The Charlotte Symphony and [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony to require vaccine or negative COVID test for indoor shows Sep 17, 2021

CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte Symphony announced Friday that anyone attending performances at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID- [..] Read More

Symphony musicians got creative in COVID downtime, find joy in returning to the stage Sep 7, 2021

By Page Leggett, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra was in its final rehearsal in March 2020 for "The Empire Strikes Back" when musicians learned that the next night's show was [..] Read More

‘On the Corner of:’ Creative collaboration in most unlikely spaces Jul 11, 2021

by Ashley Mahoney, The Charlotte Post Unlikely spaces have become hubs for arts activation.The Beatties Ford Strong project X Charlotte Symphony Orchestra launched a series of pop-ups in June at [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony's "Celebrate America" Acknowledges Trauma While Celebrating Life Jun 25, 2021

By Cecilia Whalen, CVNC Any Fourth of July party risks irony, particularly after a year marked by social injustice, an attempted coup d'état, and a pandemic. Thus, I must admit that while standing [..] Read More

Appalachian Spring Brings Glory to Picnickers on the Symphony Park Greensward Jun 19, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Whether or not history ultimately judges them premature, the reawakenings happening across America this past month at sports and performing arts are destined to be [..] Read More

The Charlotte Symphony's "Evenings in the Park" Continue with Daugherty, D'Indy, and Stravinsky Jun 13, 2021

By Cecilia Whalen, CVNC The Charlotte Symphony's "Evenings at the Park" series continued on June 11th with a brief program of Daugherty, D'Indy, and Stravinsky. The concert was performed at [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Comes back with Violinist Simone Porter & Live Audience Jun 5, 2021

By Timothy H. Lindeman, CVNC The Charlotte Symphony, led by resident conductor Christopher James Lees, performed works by W.A. Mozart and Ottorino Respighi Saturday night. The concert opened with [..] Read More

Symphony at the ballpark! May 25, 2021

FOX46 Good Day Charlotte The Charlotte Symphony is heading to Truist Field on June 25. Conductor Christopher James Lees joined Good Day Charlotte to discuss the return to in-person performing. < [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Streams Beethoven and Schubert for Virtual Audience May 22, 2021

By Timothy H. Lindeman, CVNC The Charlotte Symphony , led by music director Christopher Warren-Green , served up an evening of Beethoven and Schubert fare Saturday night. [..] Read More

What it's like to be back at the theater May 15, 2021

by Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger

Excitement in the air at Charlotte's first major post-Covid symphony concert Friday: smaller crowd, shorter show ... but a feast for the senses

You [..] Read More

The Charlotte Symphony Returns May 14, 2021

By Lawrence Toppman, WDAV "Of Note"

Belk Theater was full Friday night for the public return of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Not full of listeners: We sat in masked [..] Read More

Branford Marsalis Helps Bring Charlotte Symphony and Subscribers Back Together at Last May 14, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC More than 15 months had elapsed since my wife Sue and I had sat together at Belk Theater and enjoyed a Charlotte Symphony concert exactly 15 months since we had seen [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs through pandemic May 12, 2021

By Tim Boyum, Spectrum News 1 After the pandemic shuttered theaters across the state and country, classic musicians are left without a place to perform. So, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra made a [..] Read More

Royal wedding conductor and violinist quits Charlotte Symphony May 12, 2021

The Strad Christopher Warren-Green, a former concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted at the weddings of Princes Charles, William and Harry.British violinist and conductor Christopher [..] Read More

Covid Concerts: Live Music Returns May 11, 2021

Carolina Impact, WTVI PBS Charlotte When's the last time you heard live music? Not online, or on TV, but really live? Concerts return to Charlotte. [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony conductor stepping down after upcoming season. Here’s what’s next. May 11, 2021

By Adam Bell & Heidi Finley, The Charlotte Observer Christopher Warren-Green is turning in his baton and stepping down as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's music director at the end of the [..] Read More

A Taste of Mozart and Haydn from the Charlotte Symphony May 8, 2021

By Andrea McKerlie Luke The Charlotte Symphony's latest installment of its Classical Series: Reimagined was a pleasant, bite-sized concert featuring no more than forty minutes of accessible [..] Read More

Despite Benched Clarinets, Charlotte Symphony Shines in Mozart and Handel Apr 28, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Exactly one year after I last saw the Charlotte Symphony in live performance at Belk Theater, the orchestra returned to that same stage with music director Christopher [..] Read More

Charlotte Symphony preparing to return to live performances Apr 22, 2021

WBTV's QC Life

Watch VideoThe wait is almost over! The Charlotte Symphony is getting ready to hold its first live in-person performance in more than a year at Belk Theatre.We're [..] Read More

Debbie Abels and David Fisk on the Symphony Guild and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Apr 19, 2021

Rachel Stewart, WDAV/Piedmont Arts Podcast Host Since 1950, the Symphony Guild of Charlotte has been supporting the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras and promoting interest [..] Read More

‘Wildly excited.’ Live performances return to Belk theater as symphony sets concerts Apr 8, 2021

By Catherine Muccigrosso, The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is trumpeting its return to live indoor performances after more than a year of having to cancel concerts because [..] Read More

Chamber Crescendo Apr 6, 2021

by Rebecca Winzenried, Symphony Magazine Orchestras are thinking small--as in the size of ensembles, the size of audiences, the size of programs. Granted, it was not entirely by choice. Pandemic- [..] Read More

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 [..] Read More

Up Front with Cabarrus Magazine: A Little Culture Returns To Cabarrus County Apr 2, 2021

It has been a long year without having live performing arts, but that is beginning to change. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has announced some upcoming dates at Cabarrus Brewing Co. where people [..] Read More

Charlotte Arts Groups, Artists Weigh In On City Funding Discussion Mar 24, 2021

The city has long funded the arts with major donations that make their way to organizations and individuals through the Arts &Science Council. But recently, Charlotte's City Council proposed [..] Read More

E3 at CMS: Fine Arts Education with The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and The Charlotte Symphony Mar 18, 2021

On this episode of Hello CMS, we're exploring Youth Arts Month with Dr. Chilcutt and art partners from The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and The Charlotte Symphony. The Bechtler Museum of Modern [..] Read More

Wilson’s World: Charlotte Symphony On Tap Mar 16, 2021

By Jon Wilson, WCCB CHARLOTTE, NC -- Christopher James Lee and Andrea Mumm Trammell of the Charlotte Symphony join Wilson's World to talk about its upcoming Spring schedule that will feature [..] Read More

Warren-Green is on his Toes for Lively Mix of Mozart, Meyer, and Wirén Mar 6, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Another harbinger of spring and burgeoning optimism could be found in CSO's most recent Mozart + Wirén concert. Back in February at the Holst + Elgar concert, only Holst's [..] Read More

All-English Charlotte Symphony Program Moves from Wintry Dreariness to Triumphant Jollity Feb 20, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC Assailed by the ongoing pandemic, the postponement of vaccinations, and a midwinter cold snap, we must be contented when we receive short rations of Edward Elgar without [..] Read More

CSO and Lupanu Deliver Crisp, Nocturnal Hour of Mozart, Montgomery, Balada, & Mendelssohn Feb 6, 2021

By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC One of Mozart's most beloved compositions and the inspiration for the title of a Stephen Sondheim musical, Eine kleine Nachtmusik is perennially popular on [..] Read More

Wilson’s World Homeschool: Celebrating Mozart’s Birthday with the Charlotte Symphony Jan 27, 2021

By Jon Wilson, WCCB Charlotte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 and to celebrate the Charlotte Symphony is going virtual with a full schedule of concerts beginning in February. [..] Read More