Waltzing through Summer Pops

The Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops concerts this year will include a Viennese night, a concert of big-band music, a program spotlighting nations from Russia to Mexico, and a patriotic celebration. A rundown:

"Fantasies and Carnivals," Jacomo Rafael Bairos conducting. Works by Richard Wagner, Liszt, Dvorak and others. June 10 at Stumptown Park, Matthews; June 11 at Bailey Park, Cornelius.

"A Strauss Serenade," Christopher Warren-Green conducting. "On the Beautiful Blue Danube," "Emperor Waltz" and other Viennese favorites. June 12, Symphony Park, SouthPark.

"Musical Travels," Albert-George Schram conducting. Works by Dvorak, Grieg, Lecuona, Sousa and others. June 17, EnergyExplorium, Lake Norman; June 19, SouthPark.

"Overtures Under the Stars," Bairos conducting. Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" overture and works by Mendelssohn, Gershwin and others. June 18, SouthPark.

"Big Band Bash," Schram conducting. "Minnie the Moocher" and other favorites. June 26, SouthPark.

"Celebrate America," Schram conducting. Patriotic music. July 1, Belle Johnston Park, Pineville; July 2, Village Park, Kannapolis; July 3, SouthPark.

Details: Concerts start at 8:15 p.m. Admission at SouthPark is $10 adults, free for 18 and under. Other locations are free. Info: 704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.

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