Warren-Green’s close involvement with Charlotte Symphony

Posted on: May 10, 2010

In Sunday’s (5/9) Charlotte Observer, Steven Brown writes, “The Charlotte Symphony’s new music director will dive into his job by conducting seven of the 10 programs on the orchestra’s main concert series next season. Christopher Warren-Green will lead a Pops program, too, and he’ll even appear at Halloween to lead a Lollipops concert for kids. It isn’t that Warren-Green will hog the spotlight. … But Warren-Green will be all over the schedule, especially in the Classics concerts. … The season opener devoted to works by Britain’s Edward Elgar, including his musical portrait gallery of his friends, the ‘Enigma Variations.’ … The orchestra wants Warren-Green to become its public relations champion. In the concert hall, that means he’ll introduce himself to the Pops audience with a George Gershwin program. Young people will meet him in a Halloween Lollipops concert. And he expects to conduct at Summer Pops next year. Yet another outlet for Warren-Green in the coming season will be a new series at the Knight Theater on South Tryon Street. Hoping to take advantage of the theater’s compact size, the orchestra is working on a more casual, newcomer-friendly format than in traditional concerts.”

Posted May 10, 2010