Charlotte Symphony announces 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 13, 2013

In Sunday’s (2/10) Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), Hilary Trenda writes, “The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 Classics season will balance international celebrities—violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Stephen Hough—with principal talent Music Director Christopher Warren-Green is eager to showcase. The season will also celebrate British composer Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday by including three of his works throughout the series. ‘As a British conductor, I felt I had to celebrate a little bit,’ Warren-Green said. One of Britten’s best-known pieces, ‘A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,’ will lead the first classics concert, a choice Warren-Green believes will appeal to younger audiences and symphony new-comers. … While the organization is in the process of finding a new chief executive, Warren-Green said, he believes Perlman ‘is a shot in the arm for the symphony,’ he said. ‘It says a lot he accepted to come play with us. … It’s a huge vote of confidence internationally in the Charlotte Symphony.’ … Warren-Green said he’s pleased to highlight this season’s principals, like harpist Andrea Mumm, principal cellist Alan Black and violinist Calin Lupanu, concertmaster.”

Posted February 13, 2013