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American Guild of Organists

Concerts are free. www.charlotteago.org.

OCT. 19 – Charles Tompkins, lecture-recital on music of Olivier Messiean. 4 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St.

NOV. 16 – Joint concert by six area choirs. 7 p.m. Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza.

MARCH 22 – Ken Cowan, organist. 3 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Arts at the Abbey

Concerts are at the Basilica at Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont. Donations accepted. 8 p.m. unless noted. 704-461-6813; www.belmontabbeycollege.edu.

SEPT. 29 – Roth Duo, violin and harp.

OCT. 20 – Carolina Pro Musica in works by J.S. Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

NOV. 11 – Travis Alexander, organ.

DEC. 5 – Holiday concert.

FEB. 17 – Kate Steinbeck, flute, and Amy Brucksch, guitar.

MARCH 31 – Carolina Pro Musica with Steve Ellington, lute.

APRIL 20 – Ensemble Argos, string trio.

MAY 3 – Spring choral concert. 3 p.m.

Carolina Pro Musica

Unless noted, concerts are at 8 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. Seventh St. Tickets are $15 general, $7.50 students and seniors. Subscriptions are $48. 704-334-3468; www.carolinapromusica.org.

SEPT. 13 – Music of 17th- and 18th-century Italy.

OCT. 17 – Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau, J.S. Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann..

DEC. 13 – “Christmas at St. Mary's.” 7 and 8:30 p.m. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. Third St.

FEB. 7 – Music from 18th-century England.

APRIL 3 – Music from the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

Carolina Voices

704-374-1564; www.carolinavoices.org.

NOV. 22-23 – “Harvest Home,” songs of home and family. $15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Christ Covenant Church, 800 Fullwood Lane, Matthews; 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, North Tryon and Seventh streets.

DEC. 6-7 – “Singing Christmas Tree.” $18-30. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Plus shortened performance for children at 11 a.m. Dec. 6; $20 adults, $10 children.

FEB. 13 – “Music for Lovers.” $15-$25. McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

APRIL 19-20 – “Bondage to Brotherhood.” $10-$20. April 19 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson; April 20 at Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road. .

APRIL 24-26 – “Club Carolina,” dance music. $18-$28. McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square.

Carolinas Concert Association

Concerts are in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Single tickets are $25-$65. Subscriptions, which also include two dance performances, are $95-$295. 704-527-6680; www.carolinasconcert.com.

JAN. 11 – “The Music of Marvin Hamlisch” with Hamlisch. 3 p.m.

FEB. 2 – Dublin Philharmonic. 8 p.m.

MARCH 1 – Eroica Trio. 3 p.m.

CPCC Opera Theatre

Performances are in the Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. Tickets are $14-$18. 704-330-6534; http://arts.cpcc.edu.

JAN. 23-25 – Jacques Offenbach's “The Tales of Hoffmann.” 8 p.m. Jan 23 and 24, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

MAY 15-17 – Giuseppe Verdi's “A Masked Ball.” 8 p.m. May 15 and 16, 2:30 p.m. May 17.

Charlotte Chamber Music

Formerly known as Chamber Music at St. Peter's. Performances are free and on Tuesdays at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. Concerts through January are St. Peter's Episcopal Church, North Tryon and Seventh streets. From February on, concerts are at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade St. 704-335-0009; www.chambermusicatstpeters.org.

SEPT. 2 – Beethoven's Septet.

OCT. 7 – Sergei Rachmaninoff's “Trio Elegiaque.”

NOV. 4 – Kenneth Frazelle's “Appalachian Songbook.”

DEC. 2 – J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Antonio Vivaldi's “Winter” from “The Four Seasons.”

JAN. 6 – Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet.

FEB. 3 – Music for organ and trumpets.

MARCH 3 – Antonin Dvorak's String Quintet in G major.

APRIL 7 – Degas String Quartet playing Claude Debussy's String Quartet and Joaquin Turina's “La oracion del torero.”

MAY 5 – Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15, featuring Phillip Bush; Brahms' Piano Trio in C.

Charlotte Children's Choir

704-374-1892; www.charlottechildrenschoir.org.

OCT. 25 – “Earthsongs.” 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. $12 general, $10 seniors and students.

DEC. 13 – Christmas concert. 7 p.m. St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane. $15 general, $10 seniors and students.

DEC. 20 – Children's Holiday Family Concert. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Location to be announced. $10 adults, $8 children.

FEB. 14 – “That's Amore” dinner cabaret. 7 p.m. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1933 Selwyn Ave. $40.

APRIL 28 – Youth Chorale spring concert. 4 p.m. St. John's Baptist Church. $12 general, $10 seniors and students.

MAY 3 – Spring concert. 4 p.m. Location to be announced. $12 general, $10 seniors and students.

Charlotte Chorale

980-297-0391; www.charlottechoraleinc.org.

DEC. 13 – “Sing Noel.” 7:30 p.m. Halton Theatre, Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Ave.

MARCH 14 – “A New Creation.” 7:30 p.m. Location to be announced.

JUNE 13 – “Hooray for Hollywood” dinner and concert. 6 p.m. Pineville Dinner Theater, 10403-J Park Road, Pineville.

Charlotte Concert Band

Concert are free and in Dana Auditorium at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Unless noted, they're at 8 p.m. 704-337-2290, ext. 3; www.charlotteconcertband.org.

SEPT. 27 – “The Fifties.” .

NOV. 8 – N.C. Music Educators Convention concert.

FEB. 21 – “The Joy of Music” young people's concert. 7 p.m.

APRIL 18 – Music by Camille Saint-Saens and others.

Charlotte Symphony

704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.

Classics Series

Concerts are at 8 p.m. in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Unless noted, single tickets are $15-$72. Subscriptions are $98-$649.

SEPT.12, 13 – Christof Perick conducting, with soprano Heidi Meier. Excerpts from Mozart's “The Abduction from the Seraglio”; Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

OCT. 3,4 – Andrew Grams conducting, with pianist Ingrid Fliter. Hector Berlioz's “Roman Carnival”; Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto; Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.

OCT. 31, NOV. 1 – Thierry Fischer conducting, with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Gabriel Faure's “Requiem”; Hector Berlioz's “Fantastic Symphony.”

NOV. 21, 22 – Alan Yamamoto conducting, with pianist Jasminka Stancul. George Gershwin's “Cuban Overture”; Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21; John Adams' “Harmonielehre.”

JAN. 9, 10 – Christopher Warren-Green conducting, with cellist Julie Albers. Modest Mussorgsky's “Night on Bald Mountain”; Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto in D; Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's “Sheherazade.”

JAN. 16, 17 – Rossen Milanov conducting, with pianist Andre Watts. Jean-Philippe Rameau's Overture to “Zais”; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4; Sergei Rachmaninoff's “The Isle of the Dead”; Claude Debussy's “La Mer.” $18-$77.

FEB. 20, 21 – Perick conducting. Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

MARCH 20, 21 – Perick conducting, with violinist Baiba Skride. Richard Wagner's “Prelude and Liebestod” from “Tristan and Isolde”; Mozart's Violin Concerto in A major; Richard Strauss' “Also Sprach Zarathustra.”

APRIL 3,4 – Perick conducting, with soprano Ute Selbig and the Oratorio Singers. Beethoven's Symphony No.8, “Ah, Perfido” and Mass in C major.

MAY 8, 9 – Perick conducting. Otto Nicolai's Overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor”; Kurt Weill's Suite from “The Threepenny Opera”; Felix Mendelssohn's Overture to “A Midsummer Night's Dream”; excerpts from Richard Strauss' “Intermezzo”; Eduard Künneke's “Dance Suite” for jazz band and orchestra.

Lollipops Series

Concerts are Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $10-$24.

SEPT. 27 – “The Listener” with Magic Circle Mime Company.

NOV. 8 – “Mozart's Magnificent Voyage.”

FEB. 7 – “Cinderella.”

APRIL 25 – School of N.C. Dance Theatre in excerpts from “Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty.” .

Pops Series

Unless noted, concerts are at 8 p.m. in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Subscriptions are $114-$480.

SEPT. 26-27 – The Smothers Brothers. $25-$73.

NOV. 7-8 – “Back to Bourbon Street.” $15-$60.

OCT. 24 – The Pointer Sisters. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $32-$78.

NOV. 28-29 – Music of George Gershwin. $15-$60.

DEC. 5-6 –“The Magic of Christmas.” $20-$77.

FEB. 14 – “Bugs Bunny on Broadway.” Ovens Auditorium. $20-$60.

FEB. 27 – Kenny Rogers. Ovens Auditorium. $32-$78.

APRIL 24-25 – “The Heart of Motown.” $15-$60.

Special Events

Unless noted, concerts are at 8 p.m. in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St.

OCT. 10 – Jane Monheit, jazz singer. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Avenue. $22-$42.

NOV 14-15 – “CSO on Campus.” Alan Yamamoto conducts music by Philip Glass, Maurice Ravel and Leonard Bernstein. Nov. 14 at Halton Theater, CPCC; 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. $20.

DEC. 17 – George Frideric Handel's “Messiah” with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, Scott Allen Jarrett conducting. 7:30 p.m. $15-$52.

FEB. 6 – J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass with Oratorio Singers. $14-$45.

MAY 19 – N.C. Symphony in “Blue Skies and Golden Sands: Carolina Beach Music and Shagging.” (Charlotte Symphony doesn't perform.) 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $19-$45.

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra

Unless noted, concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Ave., and tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors. 704-972-2003, ext. 231; www.csyo.net.

NOV. 16 - Fall concert. 3:30 p.m.

FEB. 26 – Youth Festival Concert. Price to be announced. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

MARCH 16 - Winter Concert. Halton Theater.

APRIL 27 - Junior Youth Orchestra Spring Concert. 7 p.m.

MAY 21 – Youth orchestra spring concert.

Davidson College

Unless noted, concerts are free and start at 7:30 p.m. on the school's campus in Davidson. TTH is Tyler-Tallman Hall in the Sloan Music Center. DCPC is Davidson College Presbyterian Church. DFPH is Duke Family Performance Hall in the Knobloch Campus Center. 704-894-2848; www.davidson.edu/tickets.

SEPT. 18 – William Lawing, trumpet, and Harry Pickens, piano. TTH.

SEPT. 28 – Classical Indian Vocal Concert. 3:30 p.m. $15 general, $12 seniors and students. TTH.

OCT. 5 – Cynthia Lawing, piano. TTH.

OCT. 19 – Classical Indian Violin Duo. 3:30 p.m. $15 general, $12 seniors and students. TTH.

OCT. 21 – Marco Sollini, piano. TTH. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under.

NOV. 21 – James Tocco, pianist. TTH. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. TTH.

NOV. 11 – D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students. TTH.

DEC. 7 – Christmas Vespers. DCPC.

JAN. 23 – Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under. DFPH.

FEB. 5 – Diane Thornton, contralto; John Cloer, cello; Ruskin Cooper, piano. TTH.

FEB. 12 – Ursula Oppens, pianist. TTH. $20 general, $5 age 18 and under.

FEB. 24 – Cavatina Duo. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 age 18 and under.

Ethos Consortium

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices TBA. 704-554-0058; www.ethosarts.org.

OCT. 12 – Mozart's Symphony No. 40, “Exsultate, Jubilate” and “Requiem.” Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, Elizabeth Avenue.

DEC. 16 – Christmas concert. Location to be announced.

FEB. 19 – “Love, What the World Needs Now,” including Johannes Brahms' “Liebeslieder Waltzes.” Location to be announced.

MAY 20 – John Rutter's “Concerto for Two Pianos on Themes of the Beatles” and “Mass of the Children.” Halton Theater.

Johnson C. Smith University

www.jcsu.edu.

NOV. 13 – Leon Bates, pianist. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jane M. Smith Memorial Church, JCSU, 100 Beatties Ford Road.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Admission is free. 828-328-7147; www.lrc.edu/mus.

OCT. 18 – Vocalogy, jazz vocal quintet. 8 p.m. P.E. Monroe Auditorium, 775 6th St. N.E., Hickory.

NOV. 15 – Navy Band Brass Quintet. 3 p.m. Belk Centrum, 628 7th Place N.E., Hickory.

DEC. 1-2 – “Christmas at Lenoir-Rhyne.” 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 629 8th St. N.E.., Hickory.

FEB. 1 – “A Schubertiade Evening” with singer Jerrold Pope and pianist Judith Burbank. 2:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 547 6th St. N.W., Hickory.

FEB. 22 – Robert Schwartz, piano. 3 p.m. St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 52 16th Ave. N.W., Hickory.

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Music at St. Alban's

Concerts are at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Unless noted, they're at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and students. 704-941-0650; www.saintalbans-davidson.org/musicatstalbans.htm.

SEPT. 21 – Bachfest III.

NOV. 2 – Tenor Stephen Oosting in music from the opera house, concert hall and Broadway.

DEC. 13-14 – “A Celtic Christmas” with the Beggar Boys. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Dec. 14.

JAN. 25 – Farallon Recorder Quartet.

MARCH 1 – Ian Howell, countertenor in music by George Frideric Handel and others.

APRIL 5 – Vox vocal ensemble.

Nova Voce

A concert in May will be announced later. www.novavoce.org/Home2.asp.

DEC. 13, 14 – “As It Fell Upon a Night,” Christmas concert. 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 4 p.m. Dec. 14. St. Patrick's Cathedral Church, 1621 Dilworth Road E. $10 general, $5 students.

Opera Carolina

Unless noted, performances are in the Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Single tickets are $20-$125; subscription packages, $36-$409. 704-332-7177; www.operacarolina.org.

OCT. 18, 23, 26 – Charles Gounod's “Faust.”

JAN. 24, 25, 29, 31 – Gioacchino Rossini's “The Barber of Seville.”

FEB. 14 – “Love Notes” program of opera excerpts; Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

MARCH 7, 8, 12, 14 – Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro.”

APRIL 16, 18, 19 – Giacomo Puccini's “Turandot.”

Providence Chamber Music

Concerts are free and at 7 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. 704-366-7442; www.providenceumc.org.

SEPT. 14 – Music by Mozart, Francis Poulenc and others.

OCT. 5 – Music by Mozart, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Craig Bove.

NOV. 9 – Music by Jacques Ibert, Kevin Krumenauer and others.

DEC. 7 – Christmas Concert by Providence United Methodist Church Chancel Choir.

JAN. 11 – Music by Mozart, Joaquin Turina and Mark Phillips.

FEB. 8 – Music by Handel, Charles Wuorinen and Sergei Prokofiev.

MARCH 15 – Music by Antonin Dvorak and Jeanine Rueff.

APRIL 10 – Good Friday service by Chancel Choir including Theodore Dubois' “Seven Last Words of Christ.”

APRIL 26 – Music by Camille Saint-Saens, Philippe Gaubert and Sergei Prokofiev.

Queens University of Charlotte

Concerts start at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium at Queens, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Unless noted, free. 704-337-2213, www.queens.edu.

SEPT. 13 – Loonis McGlohon's “North Carolina is My Home.” $15.

OCT. 18 – La Catrina String Quartet. $15.

NOV.1 – Solaris Wind Quintet with pianist Paul Nitsch. $15.

MARCH 21 – David Russell, guitarist. $20.

APRIL 11 – Stanislas Sextet. $15.

Renaissance

The chamber chorus' concerts start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general in advance, $15 general at the door. Subscriptions are $32. 704-333-3698; www.singers-renaissance.org.

NOV. 15 – J.S. Bach's “Singet dem Herrn.” Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd.

DEC. 20 – “Christmas in the City.” First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St.

MAY 2 – Spring concert. St. John Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane.

UNC Charlotte

Unless noted, concerts are at 8 p.m. in Robinson Hall on the campus, 9201 University City Blvd. For ticket prices: 704-687-2599; www.performances.uncc.edu.

SEPT. 8 – Cellist Mira Frisch and pianist Dylan Savage.

SEPT. 14 – University of Tennessee Faculty Jazz Ensemble. 3 p.m.

OCT. 4 – Harold Danko Jazz Quintet.

OCT. 5 – All-Star Jazz Festival Ensemble. 2 p.m.

OCT. 20 – Faculty String Quartet. Rowe Recital Hall.

OCT. 30 – Due East, flute-and-piano duo.

FEB. 23 – Petrella Ensemble, percussion and piano.

FEB. 25 – Hugo Wolf String Quartet.

FEB. 26 – University Chorale.

APRIL 17 – Mira Frisch, cello. Rowe Recital Hall.

Union Symphony

Unless noted, concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and students. 704-219-3936; www.theunionsymphony.com.

OCT. 25 – Music of Mozart. Batte Fine Arts Center, Wingate University, Wingate.

NOV. 21, 22 – “Hansel and Gretel” with Wingate University Opera. Batte Fine Arts Center, Wingate University.

DEC. 7 – Vivaldi's “Gloria” and J.S. Bach's “For Unto Us a Child Is Born” with Central United Methodist Church of Monroe Choir. 4 p.m. Free. Central United Methodist Church, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe.

FEB. 14 – “Up Close and Personal,” dinner and concert. 8 p.m. $50. South Piedmont Community College Conference Center, 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe.

MARCH 27, 28 – George Frideric Handel's “Messiah,” parts 2 and 3, with Wingate University Singers. March 27 at Marvin Ridge High School, 2825 Crane Road, Waxhaw; March 28 at Batte Fine Arts Center, Wingate University.

Western Piedmont Symphony

Concerts are at 8 p.m. Unless noted, they're at the First Baptist Church of Hickory, 338 Second Ave. N.W., Hickory. Tickets are $12-$35. 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org.

OCT. 4 - Music by Beethoven, Jan Sibelius and Modest Mussorgsky. J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson.

NOV. 8 – Music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Nkeiru Okoye.

FEB. 7 – Music by Beethoven, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Edmund Barton Bullock.

MARCH 7 – Music by Gioacchino Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Laura Kaminsky.

APRIL 4 – Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Witold Lutoslawski and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Wingate University

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center on the school's campus in Wingate. Tickets are $15. 704-233-8300; www.wingate.edu/culture.

SEPT. 12– David Wilcox, singer and guitarist.

NOV. 13 – Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. FEB. 2 – Claudia Waite, soprano.

FEB. 26 – David Briggs, organist, accompanying silent movies by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

MARCH 24 – Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor.

Winthrop University

Concerts are on the Winthrop campus in Rock Hill. Unless noted, they're free and start at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnes Recital Hall. 803-323-2255; www.winthrop.edu/music/up_pf.html.

SEPT. 7 – Out-of-Bounds Ensemble in contemporary music. 4 p.m. $10.

SEPT. 30 – Matthew Manwarren, piano.

OCT. 7 – Transcontinental Piano Duo. $10.

NOV. 7 – Jennifer Hough, soprano.

NOV. 17 – John Fowler, tenor.

DEC. 3 – Chamber Orchestra. Byrnes Auditorium.

DEC. 5, 6 – “Ye Olde English Madrigal Feaste.” 7 p.m. McBryde Hall. $40. (Reservation deadline Dec. 1.)

DEC. 8 – “Festival of Carols.” 7 p.m. Byrnes Auditorium.

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