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Classical Music

Bechtler Museum

of Modern Art

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

Music and Museum

Jan. 28, 30: Music by Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina and Pablo Casals.

Feb. 13: Valentine's Day concert; duets by Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Antonin Dvorak, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Gaspar Cassado.

Feb. 25, 27: Arnold Schoenberg and Johannes Brahms.

April 29, May 1: Claude Bolling, Astor Piazzolla and William Bolcom. Jazz

The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs.

Feb. 4: Jazz for Lovers.

March 4: Le Jazz Hot.

April 1: Tribute to Miles Davis.

Carolina Pro Musica

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

Feb. 19: "Music around the Mediterranean."

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

Carolina Voices


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;

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

Charlotte Chamber Music

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

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

Feb. 11: Benefit concert featuring violinist Robert McDuffie in Philip Glass' "The American Four Seasons." Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $50 concert; $125 concert and reception.

March 1: Luigi Boccherini and Joaquin Turina.

April 5: Works by Maurice Ravel.

May 3: Beethoven played by Degas String Quartet.

Charlotte Concert Band

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

Feb. 26: Young People's Concert.

April 30: "Heroes."

Charlotte Concerts

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

March 18: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

April 15: The Assads, guitar duo.

Charlotte 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.

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



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

Friday-Saturday: Christopher 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.

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. Pops

8 p.m., Belk Theater unless noted.

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. Lollipops

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

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

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;

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;

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;

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

Belk Theater. 704-372-1000;

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;

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.

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;

Jan. 21-27: UNC Charlotte Chamber Music Festival, including the Harlem Quartet on Jan. 25.

Feb. 8: Mira Frisch, cello.

Feb. 15: Brian Arreola, tenor.