Gospel Shout! Concert
Tues 9.15 7:30 p.m. United House of Prayer for All People, 2321 Beatties Ford Road. museumofthenewsouth.org.
The annual Gospel Shout! concert is back, presented by Levine Museum of the New South and Center City Partners. Shout Bands are a United House of Prayer original, with roots right in this area. The music of these high-energy, trombone-led bands is something you ought to experience. Come early, starting at 6, and get a soul food dinner at the church cafeteria for $10.
Charlotte Folk Society monthly concert and gathering
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Fri 9.11 7:30 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. folksociety.org.
Featured this month is Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends, a Chapel Hill band that fuses the best of old-time Appalachian music with Americana. Doors open at 7. Refreshments, a song circle and jam sessions follow the concert. Donations will be accepted.
African Children’s Choir
Sun 9.13 4 p.m. Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. africanchildrenschoir.com.
African Children’s Choir will perform children’s songs, as well as gospel and spiritual favorites. The choir has performed before presidents, heads of state, celebrities and most recently the Queen of England at her Diamond Jubilee. Sunday’s concert is free, but donations will go to educational efforts in Africa.
The Bechtler Ensemble in Concert
Sun 9.13 7 p.m. E.H. Little Fine Arts Center, Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. http://bit.ly/1gcjD3L.
The Bechtler Ensemble will combine art and music in this unique multimedia performance. Cellist Tanja Bechtler, founder and director of the Bechtler Ensemble Music Series, will bring slides of artwork from the Bechtler Museum and her family’s collection and describe how the art relates to each musical piece. The ensemble also includes Peter DeVries on violin and Paul Nitsch on piano.
Second Sunday Jazz Workshop with John Shaughnessy
Sun 9.13 8-11 p.m. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. petraspianobar.com.
Bring your instrument and sit in with some of Charlotte’s best jazz musicians, or sing a song with them. If you’re a composer, bring your music charts and you can hear them performed. This event is for those 21 and older.
Symphony on Tap
Wed 9.16 5:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. charlottesymphony.org.
For the first time, the Charlotte Symphony is offering a free season preview party, Symphony on Tap. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. outside the Belk Theater, along Tryon Street, with a brass ensemble performance of Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The concert begins at 6 and lasts about an hour. This will be a casual concert, with the doors open throughout, so people can come and go as they please. A reception will follow the concert, with free appetizers, drink specials and live music from the Rick Dior Quartet.