Charlotte Symphony to hold “Listen Up, Charlotte!” free community events

Posted on: April 27, 2017

On April 28 and 30, the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina will present “Listen Up, Charlotte!,” free community events held in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South and A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas. The events, featuring music and storytelling to address issues of discrimination and inequality, follows up on the orchestra’s September 2016 “One Charlotte: A Performance for Peace,” held after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. “Music is a good way to practice active listening,” says Charlotte Symphony President and CEO Mary A. Deissler. “We hope this shared musical experience will help our community to first start listening to each other, and then start talking.” Dr. Brenda Tindal, staff historian at the Levine Museum, will weave in personal stories of the local African-American experience with music ranging from Bach to Bill Withers. Tyrone Jefferson will lead A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas ensembles in music from the African diaspora, including jazz, Latin, R&B, and funk. “Listen Up, Charlotte!” takes place on Friday, April 28 at First Baptist Church-West and on Sunday, April 30 at Providence Day School. For more information, visit

Posted April 27, 2017