20/21 Season

By Charlotte Symphony

From symphonic masterworks by Beethoven and Mahler to the entertaining Pops Series, movies-in-concert, and performances throughout the community, the 20/21 season reaffirms our strong commitment to serving as Charlotte's symphony through diverse and compelling programming, exceptional live concert experiences, and deep engagement with the community.

Charlotte Symphony Beethoven 250 (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

The celebration continues!

No musical mind changed the world more than Ludwig van Beethoven. The year 2020 marks 250 years since his birth, and during the 20/21 season, we explore some of his most famous pieces - like his Fifth and Ninth symphonies. We'll also hear works by composers that inspired his musical beginnings and musicians that began their journey because of his influence.

Charlotte Symphony Musicians (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

A season of beloved classics and new surprises

From symphonic masterworks by Beethoven and Mahler to the entertaining Pops Series, movies-in-concert, and performances throughout the community, the 20/21 season reaffirms our strong commitment to serving as Charlotte's symphony through diverse and compelling programming, exceptional live concert experiences, and deep engagement with the community.

Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Ballet (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Stravinsky Rite of Spring

In a celebration of Charlotte Ballet’s 50th anniversary, two of Charlotte’s leading arts organizations join forces to present Stravinsky’s revolutionary masterpiece Rite of Spring.

Charlotte Symphony 20/21 Guest Conductors (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Music of today

Continuing its commitment to presenting the music of today and diversity among guest conductors, guest artists, and composers, the CSO’s 20/21 season will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Tower, Jennifer Higdon, Vivian Fung, Philip Glass, and Gerald Barry. 

Charlotte Symphony 20/21 Guest Artists (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Artists of today

The season will also include debuts from conductors Kwame Ryan and Karen Kamensek, violinists Pamela Frank and Rosemary Warren-Green, and pianists Wei Luo and Drew Petersen.

Charlotte Symphony 20/21 Guest Artists (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Charlotte Symphony Pops Series Concert (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Pops Series

The 20/21 Pops Series will explore a wide range of musical genres, from Big Band and Disco to beloved Broadway classics. 

Charlotte Symphony Movie Series Concert (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Movie Series

From holiday train rides to epic space battles, the Charlotte Symphony’s 20/21 Movie Series will bring to life legendary music scores, live to film, for the ultimate “surround-sound” experience.

Charlotte Symphony Family Series Concert (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Family Series

The 20/21 season will present four one-hour concerts designed for children 4-9 years of age. Each event includes pre-concert activities including music-related crafts and a hands on instrument petting zoo.

Charlotte Symphony Family Series Concert at Knight Theater (21st Century) by Charlotte Symphony OrchestraCharlotte Symphony

Children participating in the pre-concert festival for a Charlotte Symphony Family Series performance.

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