Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Season Schedule, Ticket Information

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra announced its 2022-23 season on Monday at a pivotal time for the organization – when it is looking for a new conductor.

Maestro Christopher Warren-Green announced in May that the current season would be his 12th and final at the helm. “Twelve years is quite a long time,” Warren-Green told the Observer at the time. “But you don’t leave the orchestra in the lurch. You stay by their side until they find the right person.

Following his final performance as music director at the end of May, he will become laureate conductor and music advisor to the symphony orchestra as it searches for his replacement.

And that’s why spectators and symphony fans should pay attention to the list of guest conductors for the new season. It seems likely that for a number of them, their appearance and work could serve as an audition for the role of musical director.

At the time of Warren-Green’s announcement, the orchestra’s president and CEO, David Fisk, said it would likely take until next year, or possibly until 2024, before a new musical director was chosen.

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During the 2022-23 season, Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will serve as Laureate Conductor and Music Advisor. Chris Lee Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

As for the upcoming season, guest conductors and artists with perspectives from around the world will help showcase the symphony’s reach and versatility, “and (lay) the foundation for an even more vibrant future,” Fisk said in a statement Monday.

“We will also continue to strengthen the cultural fabric of our community through inspiring performances, our commitment to accessible music education, and meaningful collaborations with partners across the city,” he said.

The new CSO season calendar

This is the 91st season for the orchestra, which employs 62 full-time musicians. Subscriptions to the Classic, Pop, Family and Cinema series will go on sale on Monday, March 21. Individual tickets will go on sale in July. For more information:


October 7-8, 2022, Knight Theatre: Cello Concerto in E minor by Elgar, Strauss Aus Italian, Andrew Grams, conductor.

October 28-29, Knight Theatre: Baker, of a spring morning, Falla, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, Marcelo Lehninger, conductor.

November 18-19, Belk Theater: Beethoven, Triple Concerto, Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Erina Yashima, conductor.

December 2-4, Knight Theatre: Handel, Messiah, Christopher Warren-Green, conductor.

January 13-14, 2023, Belk Theatre: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Copland Symphony No. 3, Kwamé Ryan, conductor.

February 3-4, 2023, Knight Theatre: Gabriella Smith, Field Guide, Britten, Les Illuminations, Still, Poem for Orchestra, Sibelius, Symphony No. 5, Vinay Parameswaran, conductor.

February 10-11, 2023, Belk Theater: Smith, On the Cliffs of Cornwall, Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Brahms, Symphony No. 4, Joshua Weilerstein, conductor.

February 24-25, 2023, Knight Theatre: Fanny Mendelssohn, Overture in C major, Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1, Franck, Symphony in D minor, Mei-Ann Chen, conductor.

March 10-11, 2023, Knight Theatre: In conjunction with the Mint Museum’s Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds exhibition in 2023, hear the works of Picasso’s friend, Igor Stravinsky. Details to be confirmed.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be looking for a new conductor to succeed Christopher Warren-Green, who is stepping down as music director after his final concert in May. Daniel Coston

March 24-25, 2023 Belk Theatre: Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang, Jessica Cottis, conductor.

April 28-29, 2023, Belk Theater: Barber, The School for Scandal Overture, Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2, Lan Shui, conductor.

May 19-20, 2023, Knight Theatre: Mozart, Symphony No. 38, Prague, Stravinsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Dvorak, Symphony No. 8, Kazem Abdullah, conductor.


It all takes place at the Knight Theater.

Oct. 21-22, 2022: “Queens of Soul”, tribute to sstrong and moving women like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Gladys Knight.

December 16-18, 2022: “Christmas and New Year” classic holiday favourites, sing-alongs, guest performers and snowfall at the Knight Theater.

February 17-18, 2023: “Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles,” honors the musical legacy of The Beatles with reproductions of their famous hits.

May 12-13, 2023: “007: The Best of James Bond”, covering the best of Bond themes.


All films are screened at the Belk Theater.

November 25-26, 2022: “The Polar Express”

March 17-18, 2023: “Return of the Jedi”

May 5-6, 2023: “The Princess to Marry”

June 16-17, 2023: “The Raiders of the Lost Ark”


It all takes place at the Knight Theater.

October 22, 2022: “Halloween Spooktacular” and a costume contest.

December 17, 2022: “Holiday Pops” with holiday classics.

February 18, 2023:The Emperor’s New Clothes with Gray Seal Puppets »

May 13, 2023:Classic Kids Live! Tchaikovsky discovers America”

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This story was originally published March 21, 2022 12:00 p.m.

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Award-winning journalist Adam Bell has worked for The Charlotte Observer since 1999 in a variety of reporting and editing roles. He is currently a business editor and an arts editor. The Philly native and U.Va. grad is also a big fan of cheesesteaks and showtunes.

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