Charlotte Symphony keeps the music going at stadium, brewery, and with live-streamed concerts

Posted on: November 23, 2020

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Christopher Warren-Green perform at Truist Field, October 24, 2020.

“Having just begun rehearsing together in person a few weeks ago amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced its holiday concerts,” writes Catherine Muccigrosso in Thursday’s (11/19) Charlotte Observer (N.C.). “The line-up includes traditional music mixed with new surprises such as resident conductor Christopher James Lees conducting and playing the harpsichord [in ‘A Baroque Celebration: Old World, New Year’], said Deirdre Roddin, a symphony spokeswoman…. Another first will be the premiere of ‘A Carolina Christmas Carol’ by Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Fry of Charlotte. The three concerts include two to be live-streamed concerts from the Knight Theater…. Under the statewide Phase 3 reopening plan, indoor venues are capped at 25 people. The symphony has been offering other live-streaming concerts…. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled live concerts through Dec. 31 are canceled…. Last month, the symphony and the Charlotte Knights [Minor League baseball team] worked with Atrium Health on COVID-19 safety procedures to hold an in-person concert at Truist Field.… Seating was limited to 7% occupancy, or 735 seats…. The symphony’s brass players also performed a smaller outdoor concert format of five concerts at NoDa Brewing Co.”