Charlotte Symphony adds digital archive

Posted on: March 23, 2022

As part of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s 90th-birthday celebrations this year, the orchestra is creating a free virtual archive showcasing items from its history, including original handwritten scores, photos, program books, and first-person interviews. Through four exhibits, launched over the next few months, the orchestra is exploring its founding, the history of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras and education programs, the orchestra’s 11 music directors, and the first-person account of Leroy Sellers who, along with Dr. Samuel Davis, were the first Black musicians to be hired by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The Charlotte Symphony presented its inaugural concert on March 20, 1932, in the Carolina Theater on Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more details visit charlottesymphony.org/history.