Artistic: Charlotte Symphony

Posted on: May 6, 2011

The Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra has announced the retirement of four longtime musicians, effective at the end of the 2010-11 season: cellist DOROTHY COLE, whose tenure dates from 1977; ALI KAVADLO, principal viola (1975); WOLFGANG ROTH, principal second violin and the first full-time musician to be hired by the Charlotte Symphony (1971); and his wife, BETTE ROTH, principal harp, who began with the orchestra as a per-service musician in 1971 and became full-time in 1983. All four musicians will be recognized with special presentations at the orchestra’s final Classics Series concerts on May 6 and 7. Their retirements take effect at the end of the summer season, following the July 3 concert at Symphony Park.

Posted May 6, 2011