April 1, 2013

Charlotte Symphony Pops us into the past next season

The 2013-14 Pops program provides a look at music from the middle six decades of the 20th century.

Pops concerts tend to be nostalgia fests, so it’s no surprise that the Indigo Girls – who sprang onto the music scene in 1985 – are supplying the newest music in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 Pops season.

Fans of tunes from the ’30s through the ’80s should take notice.

Season tickets for any six concerts run from $147 to $480; you can have all nine from $198 to $657. Subscribers also get an early crack at tickets for Itzhak Perlman’s appearance in February. (Tickets: 704-972-2000 or charlottesymphony.org.)

Single tickets will go on sale in mid-July. Here’s the roster, with Albert George-Schramm conducting except as noted:

Chicago , Sept. 21, Belk Theater. Robert Lamm fronts the band he co-founded in 1969.

Indigo Girls , Oct. 5, Belk. The Grammy-nominated duo plays folk, pop and rock.

Midtown Men , Nov. 1-2, Belk. Stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys” sing music by the Four Seasons and their contemporaries.

“Live and Let Die,” Nov. 15-16, Knight Theater, Martin Herman conducting. A tribute to Paul McCartney’s work with the Beatles, Wings and alone.

“The Magic of Christmas,” Dec. 5-8, Belk. New version of the annual show.

“The Heart of Midtown,” Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Knight. The group Spectrum pays tribute to Motown harmony combos.

“Broadway Rocks!” Feb. 21-22, Knight. Capathia Jenkins, Christiane Noll and Rob Evan sing hits from rock musicals.

Debby Boone , April 4-5, Knight, John Oddo conducting. The vocalist’s latest show, “Swing This,” consists of classic American songs.

“City Limits,” April 25-26, Belk, Jacomo Rafael Bairos. Charlie Chaplin’s silent 1931 film about a tramp and a blind flower girl gets a screening with an orchestral soundtrack.

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