Charlotte Symphony to perform first in-person concert since 2020

Posted on: April 9, 2021

“The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s first indoor concert in over a year [will be on] April 24 at Belk Theater in the uptown Blumenthal Performing Arts Center,” writes Catherine Muccigrosso in Thursday’s (4/8) Charlotte Observer (NC). “Available to orchestra subscribers only … the April concert will be the first show by any arts organization at the theater in over a year. The news comes as North Carolina opened COVID-19 vaccination eligibility on Wednesday to anyone age 16 and older and … coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have leveled. ‘These performances are going to be very emotional for all of us,’ Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green said…. ‘We’ve been holding our breath for a year waiting for this chance to come back,’ Charlotte Symphony CEO David Fisk said…. Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the orchestra…. The concert will be recorded and available for streaming June 5-12…. The symphony’s next concert at the Belk theater will be May 14-15, with tickets open to the general public. Warren-Green will be joined by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis…. The Charlotte Symphony has worked with Atrium Health and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to develop safety procedures.”