Charlotte Symphony’s free “Music Without Borders” concert

Posted on: March 30, 2017

On March 20, the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina presented “Music Without Borders,” a free public chamber concert in the lobby of the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, featuring works celebrating “the global diversity of composers and our own local musicians.” The concert included a composition by Malek Jandali—a Syrian-American pianist who trained in Charlotte—as well as music by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and by Jewish composers whose works were performed in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. The concert was hosted by Venezuelan-born Raquel Lynch, chief program officer for Crisis Assistance Ministry, a Mecklenburg County nonprofit focused on homelessness and Charlotte’s working poor. Said Charlotte Symphony President and CEO Mary A. Deissler, “Music connects our community. We are deeply committed to freedom of expression and are inspired to further our community’s capacity for tolerance and empathy through music.” 

Posted March 30, 2017