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
Guest musicians and conductors:
- Inon Barnatan is performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
- Hans Graf, conductor, and Angelo Xiang Yu, violin, for Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
- Ilyich Rivas is conducting Dvořák’s New World Symphony
- Conrad Tao is performing Beethoven’s Emperor
- Gabriela Martinez is performing Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
- James R. Jones is performing Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony (he’s a Charlotte native)
- JoAnn Falletta is conducting Beethoven’s Pastoral
- Jeannette Sorrell is conducting Bach Brandenburg Concertos
- Simone Porter, violin, and Joshua Roman, cello, are performing Brahms Double Concerto
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
September 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 3 p.m.
October 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Warren Green, conductor
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
November 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
Dvořák’s New World Symphony
November 22 & 23, 7:30 p.m.
January 10 & 11, 7:30 p.m.
January 12, 3 p.m.
Copland Appalachian Spring
January 31 & February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
February 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 3 p.m.
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
March 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
March 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
April 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 3 p.m.
Brahms Double Concerto
May 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sinatra and Beyond
September 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
November 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m.
Magic of Christmas
December 13 & 14, 7:30 p.m.
January 24 & 25, 7:30 p.m.
007: The Best of James Bond
March 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m.
May 8, & 9, 7:30 p.m.
Check out the full 2019-20 Charlotte Symphony schedule.