Annual Giving

With your support, the Charlotte Symphony uses the transformative power of music to build community. From mainstage classical concerts, to after-school programs and concerts for Alzheimer's patients. Your gift will keep the music playing all across our region. Thank you!

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Enjoy Exclusive Donor Benefits


Join the Symphony family and enjoy unique experiences throughout the concert season including backstage tours, private rehearsals, access to our extraordinary musicians, and more!

  • Patron Circle $100 - $2,499

    • Enjoy insider access to your Charlotte Symphony with exclusive Patron Circle benefits designed to enhance your symphony experience.
    • $100 - $249

      • Backstage Tours - Go behind the scenes with backstage tours offered throughout the season.
      • Limited Edition CSO Lapel Pin - Commemorate the new season with an exclusive CSO lapel pin. 
    • $250 - $499

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Donor Rehearsals - Enjoy donors-only access to two orchestra rehearsals.
      • Lunch & Learn Series - Join us for two lunches uptown and get behind-the-scenes insights on the running of a major symphony orchestra. (Ticket purchase required.)
    • $500 - $999

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Program Listing - Your name will be listed in our CSO concert program throughout the season.
      • Onstage with the Maestro - Take your seat onstage for an intimate conversation with Maestro Warren-Green about upcoming concerts.
    • $1,000 - $1,499 

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Summer Celebration - Celebrate the CSO's summer season at a June event with fellow CSO supporters.
      • Lunch with the Maestro - Enjoy an intimate gathering with fellow CSO supporters and Maestro Warren-Green.
      • Pops Club - Donor Lounge access during intermission at select Pops concerts.
    • $1,500 - $2,499

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • VIP Concierge - Enjoy hassle-free, donors-only access to a dedicated VIP hotline where a member of our staff will personally handle your ticket exchanges, purchases, and concert-related questions. 
  • Virtuoso Circle $2,500 - $9,999

    • Virtuoso Circle members enjoy all Patron Circle benefits, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Charlotte Symphony through intimate opportunities for our most passionate donors.
    • $2,500 - $3,499

      • Donor Lounge - Join fellow CSO donors in the Donor Lounge during intermission at Classical concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.
      • Season Kick-off Party - Join orchestra members and Maestro Warren-Green for a celebratory post-concert reception following the first concert of the classical season.
    • $3,500 - $4,999

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Valet Parking - Enjoy complimentary valet parking at classical season concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.
    • $5,000 - $9,999

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Dinner with the Orchestra - You see them onstage at every concert; now, get to know Charlotte Symphony musicians one-on-one over a casual dinner.
  • Benefactor Circle $10,000+

    • Our most generous patrons receive all the benefits available at the Virtuoso Circle and Patron Circle levels, plus these exclusive and customizable benefits.
    • $10,000 - $14,999

      • Benefactors Night Backstage - Join us backstage for a private reception, then take a seat onstage with the orchestra for rehearsal and a new perspective on the making of a concert.
    • $15,000 - $24,999

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Guest Artist Sponsorship - Enjoy the exclusive opportunity to name a Charlotte Symphony Orchestra guest artist appearance.
      • Cocktails with the Maestro - Meet the Maestro for cocktails and a sneak preview of the upcoming season before it is announced to the public.
    • $25,000+

      All benefits listed above, plus:

      • Concert Sponsorship - Enjoy the exclusive opportunity to name a Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert.
      • Music with a View - Enjoy dinner and a private concert atop a beautiful uptown venue. 
         

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