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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200;

Music and Museum

Sept. 26: Works by Bruch, Stravinsky, Brahms, Vaughan Williams.

Oct. 29, 31: Tribute to Edith Piaf.

Nov. 12, 14: Works by Poulenc, Satie, Faure, Ravel.


The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs.

Sept. 3: Mainstream jazz.

Oct. 15: Paris jazz of the 1950s.

Nov. 5: Paris jazz of the 1950s.

Dec. 3: Holiday jazz.


Pro Musica

Unless noted, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. Seventh St. 704-334- 3468; www.carolina .

Sept. 18: "Baroque at its Best."

Oct. 30: "Hits from the Past," music of 1400s and 1500s.

Dec. 18: "Christmas at St. Mary's," St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. Third St.

Feb. 19: "Music around the Mediterranean."

April 9: "London Ayres," Handel, Henry Purcell and others.

Carolina Voices


Nov. 6: "There Will Be Rest," sneak preview of Carolina Voices CD. Tate Hall, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

Nov. 20-21: "Simple Gifts at Thanksgiving." Nov. 20, Providence Baptist Church, 921 Randolph Road; Nov. 21, Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Sugar Creek Road.

Dec. 4-5: Singing Christmas Tree. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

Feb. 11-12: "Boheme to Bublé," Valentine's Day concert. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St.

April 1: "St. John Passion" by J.S. Bach. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.

May 20: Charlotte Choral Showcase. St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane.

May 28: "Heroes: An American Celebration," with Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road.

CPCC Opera Theatre

Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534;

Nov. 19-21: Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel."

April 8-10: Verdi's "Requiem."


Chamber Music

Free concerts, 12:10 and 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade St. 704-335-0009;

Oct. 5: Quartets by George Gershwin, Amy Beach, Aaron Copland and William Grant Still.

Nov. 2: Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel and others.

Dec. 7: Music for brass ensemble by J.S. Bach and others.

Jan. 4: Alexander Borodin and Tchaikovsky.

Feb. 1: Sergei Prokofiev, Gerald Finzi and others.

March 1: Luigi Boccherini and Joaquin Turina.

April 5: Works by Maurice Ravel.

May 3: Beethoven played by Degas String Quartet.


Concert Band

Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

Oct. 30: "Folk Songs."

Feb. 26: Young People's Concert.

April 30: "Heroes."

Charlotte Concerts

8 p.m., Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-527-6680;;

Oct. 15: Nobuyuki Tsujii, co-winner of Van Cliburn piano competition.

Nov. 5: Chanticleer vocal group.

March 18: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

April 15: The Assads, guitar duo.


Folk Society

Free. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, song circle and open slow, fast, Celtic, and lap dulcimer jams follow.

Sept. 10: Steve Kaufman, national flatpicking champion.

Oct. 8: Bluegrass Meets Mariachi brings together bluegrass players Glen Alexander, Jack Lawrence, Randy DeBruhl and David Grant to share and swap tunes with Mariachi Los Gavilanes.

Nov. 12: 82-year-old North Wilkesboro native Clyde "Pop" Ferguson Sr. performs Appalachian and Piedmont style blues, as well as urban blues.

Dec. 11: Holiday Jam and Potluck features performance of Medieval and Renaissance music by The Charlotte Waites on period instruments. Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd.. 4-9:45 p.m. Bring a dish to share or donate $5 per person.

Jan 14: Bluegrass, gospel and more by The Snyder Family Band.

Feb. 11: Annual Young Talent Showcase.

March 11: Jonesalee (Gina Jones, formerly Gina Stewart and Brenda Lee Gambill) pay tribute to Maybelle Carter.

April 8: Celtic multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock.

May 13: Trent Wagler and The Steel Wheels, Americana.

June 10: Dwight Moody, Tom Warlick, Alana Flowers and Trent Moody carry on the Briarhopper bluegrass tradition.

Charlotte Symphony

704-972-2000; www.charlotte


8 p.m., Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon.

Sept. 24-25: Christopher Warren-Green conducting; cellist Alicia Weilerstein. Edward Elgar's "Cockaigne," Cello Concerto and "Enigma" Variations.

Oct. 8-9: Warren-Green conducting; pianist Natasha Paremski. Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" Overture; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2; Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony.

Nov. 5-6: Warren-Green conducting; trumpeter Alison Balsom. Carl Maria von Weber's "Oberon" Overture; Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Trumpet Concerto; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

Nov. 19-20: Scott Allen Jarrett conducting; Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Joseph Haydn's "The Creation."

Nov. 26-27: Albert-George Schram conducting; soprano Jeanine De Bique. Wendel's "Hymn of Thanksgiving"; Charles Ives' Variations on "America"; Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915"; Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5.

Jan. 14-15: Warren-Green, conducting; violinist Caroline Goulding. Felix Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" and "Scottish" Symphony; Max Bruch's "Scottish Fantasy."

Feb. 11-12: Warren-Green conducting; violinist Calin Lupanu. Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" and Violin Concerto; excerpts from Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."

March 11-12: Christof Perick conducting. Richard Wagner's "Rienzi" Overture and "Siegfried Idyll"; Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3.

April 1-2: Warren-Green conducting; Oratorio Singers. Johanns Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," "Nänie," "Song of Destiny" and Symphony No. 1.

May 6-7: Warren-Green conducting; pianist Stephen Hough. Edvard Grieg's Suite No. 1 from "Peer Gynt" and Piano Concerto; Jan Sibelius' Symphony No. 2.

Knight Sounds

Casual, hour-long concerts at 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon.

Oct. 22: Gustav Holst's "The Planets."

Feb. 4: "Tangos and Tapas," music from Latin America by Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others.

March 25: "Light My Fire," music by Igor Stravinsky, Manuel de Falla and others.


8 p.m., Belk Theater unless noted.

Oct. 1-2: Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Oct. 29: LeAnn Rimes.

Dec. 3-5: Magic of Christmas.

Jan. 21-22: Fascinatin' Rhythm, music of George Gershwin.

March 18-19: The Four Tops. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

April 8-9: Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies.

April 29-30: That's Amore! with singers Deana Martin and Frank Portone.

May 19-20: "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony," sequel to "Bugs Bunny on Broadway."

May 21: Chris Botti, trumpeter.


Children's concerts, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Belk Theater.

Oct. 2: "The Emperor's New Clothes" with Grey Seal Puppets.

Oct. 30: "Thrills and Chills," Halloween concert.

March 26: "Green Eggs and Ham," adapted from Dr. Seuss.

April 30: "Carnival of the Animals" with N.C. Dance Theatre School of Dance.

Special concerts

Dec. 16, 21: Handel's "Messiah," with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Knight Theater.

Feb. 19: "Video Games Live!" with orchestra plus video and solo performers. Ovens Auditorium.

Charlotte Symphony

Youth Orchestra

Unless noted, Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-972-2000;

Nov. 23: Fall Concert.

Feb. 27: Winter Concert.

March 17: Youth Festival Concert. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon.

May 9: Junior Youth Orchestra Spring Concert.

May 16: Youth Orchestra Spring Concert.

Friends of Music

at Queens

8 p.m. Saturdays, Dana Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213;

Oct. 9: Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.

Nov. 6: Poulenc Trio.

Feb. 19: Red Priest, Baroque music ensemble.

April 9: Colorado String Quartet.

Music at St. Alban's

Unless noted, 3 p.m., St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650; musicatstalbans.htm.

Sept. 19: BachFest V.

Nov. 7: David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble.

Dec. 12: The Beggar Boys: A Celtic Christmas.

Jan. 30: Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble.

March 30: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England. 7:30 p.m.

May 1: The Seicento String Band in "Vivaldi: The Storm."

Opera Carolina

Unless noted, Belk Theater. 704-372-1000;

Sept. 19: "Serenade to Autumn," members of Opera Carolina chorus. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon. Tickets:

Oct. 16, 17, 21: Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Feb. 3, 5, 6: Verdi's "La Traviata."

May 12, 14, 15: Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore."

Providence Chamber Music

Free, 7:30 p.m. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road. 704-333-9536;

Oct. 3: Works by Bill Lorraine and arranger Gene Kavadlo.

Nov. 7: Beethoven, Robert Schumann.

Dec. 5: Christmas music by the church's Chancel Choir.

Jan. 16: Ernst von Dohnanyi, Mary Armistead Jones, Victor Ewald.

Feb. 13: J.S. Bach, Ignaz Pleyel, Osvaldo Golijov.

March 27: Lowell Lieberman, Mark O'Connor, Ludwig Thuille.

May 1: Mike Mower, Dmitri Shostakovich.


Choral group. www.singers-

Oct. 23: "Chestnuts, Monuments and War Horses." St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. Seventh St.

Dec. 18: "Christmas in the City." Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd.

May 21: "A Serenade to Music." St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1501 E. Seventh St.

UNC Charlotte

Robinson Hall, 9201 University City Blvd. 704-687-1849;

Sept. 9: David Russell, violin.

Sept. 30: "Poet of the Piano: A Celebration of Chopin," pianist Dylan Savage.

Oct. 26: Faculty and Friends String Quartet.

Nov. 13: Charlotte Symphony.

Jan. 21-27: UNC Charlotte Chamber Music Festival.

Feb. 8: Mira Frisch, cello.

Feb. 15: Brian Arreola, tenor.

Winthrop University

Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.803-323-2399;

Nov. 14: Lecture Recital: 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland. 4 p.m. Free

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