October 8, 2020
The Charlotte Symphony is partnering with the Knights to present a special live concert titled, “A Concert for Charlotte,” at Truist Field on October 24. Conducting the show will be Christopher Warren-Green, the Music Director for Charlotte Symphony, and the event aims to celebrate the city through music while bringing the local community back together again.
“It’s crucial that the Charlotte Symphony return to our community as soon as possible by finding ways to safely reconnect with our neighbors,” said Warren-Green in a press release. “Despite today’s challenges, perhaps even because of them, it’s more palpable than ever that music has an essential role to play, with an extraordinary power to console, uplift, and heal the spirit.”
Charlotte-based mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Wiggins, will open the show with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by the piece, “Che faro senza Euridice,” from “Orfeo ed Euridice,”– originally composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The show will also feature Nkeiru Okoye’s “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” celebrating the city of Charlotte’s 250th anniversary and the city’s rich and diverse history. Additional acts include Rossini’s “Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri,” Jessie Montgomery’s “Starburst,” Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” John Williams’s “Air and Simple Gifts,” and the final movement of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.”
“We are very pleased to be able to host this great event at Truist Field,” said Dan Rajkowski, Chief Operating Officer of the Charlotte Knights. “We are looking forward to partnering with the Charlotte Symphony and safely welcoming fans to our home on October 24. This will truly be a special night in Uptown Charlotte.”
The Symphony and the Charlotte Knights have worked with Atrium Health to develop safety procedures that will protect the health and safety of the audience members, musicians, guest artists, and staff. For social distancing purposes, there will be a set occupancy limit and a reduced seating capacity at Truist Field. Additionally, patrons will be required to follow all city, county, and state public health guidelines, which includes face-coverings.
“A Concert for Charlotte” will start at 7 p.m. with a fireworks show at 8 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held the next day, October 25, at the same time. If either date isn’t met, the show will be cancelled outright, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will contact ticket-holders with their options.
Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at CharlotteSymphony.org.