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Charlotte Symphony celebrates Beethoven with bright and talented lineup of composers and musicians

By CLTure News 

February 11, 2019

Charlotte Symphony celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year with a talented group of guest musicians and composers. With information about Movies In Concert and other Symphony series to come, it’s shaping up to be a big year for Charlotte Symphony. The skilled group of composers and musicians have all been inspired by the iconic Beethoven, and this season will showcase a wide-range of his compositions.

Here’s a look at the 2019-20 Charlotte Symphony season:

Contemporary composers’ pieces:

  • BRITTELLE We’re Still Here – Part of the Copland Appalachian Spring program
  • KUSTER Moxie – Part of the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony program
  • SMITH Field Guide – Part of the Brahms Double Concerto
Houston Symphony – 2011 class photo, maestro Hans Graf conducting, and sections.

Guest musicians and conductors:

Gabriela Martinez performing Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1. Courtesy

Classical Series

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
September 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Stravinsky Firebird
October 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater
Christopher Warren Green, conductor

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
November 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Dvořák’s New World Symphony
November 22 & 23, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Beethoven’s Emperor
January 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m.
January 12, 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Copland Appalachian Spring
January 31 & February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Conrad Tao is performing Beethoven’s Emperor. Courtesy of Charlotte Symphony

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
February 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
March 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
March 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Beethoven’s Pastoral
April 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Brahms Double Concerto

May 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin, for Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Courtesy of Charlotte Symphony

Pops Series

Sinatra and Beyond
September 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Patriotic Pops
November 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Magic of Christmas
December 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Totally ’80s
January 24 & 25, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

007: The Best of James Bond
March 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Broadway Favorites
May 8, & 9, 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Check out the full 2019-20 Charlotte Symphony schedule.

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