Charlotte Symphony presents virtual concerts

Published 1:57 pm Monday, December 21, 2020

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The Charlotte Symphony has announced details for a revised winter season featuring four new virtual concerts, streamed directly from the Knight and Belk theaters.

Highlights include an all-English program and Beethoven’s first and seventh
symphonies, conducted by Music Director Christopher Warren-Green; concertos featuring Concertmaster Calin Lupanu and Principal Trumpet Alex Wilborn; and contemporary works by Jessie Montgomery and Leonardo Balada, led by Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.

Music Director Christopher Warren-Green returns to the podium to conduct an all-English program featuring Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Walton’s Two Pieces for Strings from Henry V; and Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite. The concert will be live streamed from the Knight Theater on Jan. 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and available to stream until Jan. 30, 2021.

Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees leads the CSO in Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst; the first two movements from Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Leonardo Balada’s A Little Night Music in Harlem; and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor, featuring Concertmaster Calin Lupanu as soloist. The concert, pre-recorded at the Knight Theater, will be available for streaming from Feb. 6, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. until Feb. 13, 2021.

The Charlotte Symphony, led by Christopher Warren-Green, continues its celebration of
Beethoven in his 250th birthday year when they perform the composer’s ground breaking Symphony No. 1. The program will also include the Overture from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. The concert will be live streamed from the Knight Theater on Feb. 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and available to stream until Feb. 27, 2021.

CSO Principal Trumpet Alex Wilborn performs as soloist in Hummel’s Concerto for Trumpet in a concert also featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. The concert, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, will be pre-recorded at the Belk Theater and available to stream from March 6, 2021 until March 13, 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, previously scheduled live concerts through March 13, 2021 will be canceled or replaced by the virtual concerts. The Charlotte Symphony will work to gradually phase in live, indoor audiences as local conditions safely allow.

Concerts will be available to stream for $20 each ($72 for all four). Tickets are on sale now. Visit for a detailed listing of concerts and ticket information. Current subscribers should visit or call Patron Services at 704-972-2000 for ticket options.