Charlotte Symphony Summer Schedule – New Changes & Shows

Charlotte Symphony Summer Schedule
Christopher Warren Green conducts new shows for the Charlotte Symphony Summer Schedule

The Charlotte Symphony has announced a new summer schedule for concerts postponed due to the coronavirus.

From Classical and Pops, to Film and Family concerts, and the ever-popular On Tap brewery series, the three week summer festival will feature a wide variety of concerts — a sampling of what your Charlotte Symphony offers each season — while highlighting the versatility of its talented musicians.

The Charlotte Symphony will also offer a free concert for the community at the Knight Theater on August 16 featuring music from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and more.

Emily Chatham, Charlotte Symphony Summer Schedule
Emily Chatham, part of the Charlotte Symphony Summer Schedule

“During these unsettling times, we’re working hard to engage with and listen to our community and provide hope and solace wherever we can,” said Interim CEO Michelle Hamilton. “With the announcement of our summer festival, we once again look forward to welcoming our patrons to a CSO concert and sharing in the joy and excitement that only a live performance can provide.”

The festival will open with the return of Music Director Christopher Warren-Green conducting Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta, Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring Concertmaster Calin Ovidiu Lupanu as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral at the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center at Queens University (August 7–9).

The following week, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the Orchestra in 007: The Best of James Bond, with Chloe Lowery as vocalist (August 14–15) and a family concert featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (August 15) at the Sarah Belk Gambrell Center at Queens University. Mr. Lees will also conduct a free concert for the community featuring Sibelius’s Finlandia, Selections from Bizet’s Carmen, music from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at the Knight Theatre (August 16).

The final week will include an On Tap performance, conducted by Christopher James Lees, at Triple C Brewing Company (August 18) and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’s epic score performed live by Christopher James Lees and the CSO while the full-length film is screened at the Belk Theater (August 21–22).

The Charlotte Symphony’s top priority is the health and safety of its audience, musicians, guest artists, and staff. The CSO will continue to follow local, state, and national recommendations with regard to the COVID-19 situation, and will only move forward with planned performances if it is safe to do so. The CSO is also working closely with Blumenthal Performing Arts and Queens University to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

For a detailed listing of concerts and ticket information, visit

Single tickets will be available at a later date. Current ticket-holders should visit or call Patron Services at 704-972-2000 for ticket options.

The following events have been canceled:
(June 13), and Summer Pops at Symphony Park (June–July).

Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is a longstanding nonprofit organization committed to connecting and strengthening the community through exceptional musical experiences. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, the Symphony upholds the highest artistic integrity and takes bold steps to engage the community through music.