The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1932, gives nearly 100 performances each season reaching an audience of 200,000 people. It has presented world premieres of more than 30 new compositions and has collaborated with the world’s leading soloists, including Andrés Segovia, Alicia de Larrocha, Luciano Pavarotti, Isaac Stern, André Watts, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma. The symphony’s acclaimed volunteer chorus, The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, founded in 1952, includes the 140-voice main chorus and the 50-voice Chamber Singers. With a principal home in the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the symphony also performs outdoor concerts throughout the region during the summer.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s fall season includes A Tribute to Benny Goodman, featuring clarinetist Dave Bennett, Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Both events are part of the symphony’s Pops Series, with Albert-George Schram conducting. For details on these and other productions, visit www.charlottesymphony.org.
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