The Charlotte Symphony announced Monday the details of their 2022-23 season. The Classical Series will feature eleven guest conductors who will lead works by John Adams, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Anna Clyne, Grieg, William Grant Still, among others. Additionally, Conductor Laureate and Music Adviser Christopher Warren-Green returns to conduct Handel’s Messiah.
The Charlotte Symphony’s 2022–23 Classical Series opens with a program featuring Elgar’s Cello Concerto, performed by Israeli cellist Inbal Segev, conducted by Andrew Grams. The program, which takes place October 7–8, 2022, will also include R. Strauss’s Aus Italien and PIVOT, a new work by GRAMMY-nominated composer Anna Clyne.
“The 2022–23 season is truly emblematic of what the Charlotte Symphony does best,” said President and CEO David Fisk. “The Orchestra will welcome a variety of guest conductors and artists with perspectives from around the world, offering a taste of the Symphony’s incredible range and versatility and laying the groundwork for an even more vibrant future. We’ll also continue to strengthen the cultural fabric of our community through inspiring performances, our commitment to accessible music education, and meaningful collaborations with partners throughout the city. With such a wide range of offerings, the Charlotte Symphony truly has something for everyone.”
Highlights for the season include the return of conductor Jessica Cottis, leading the Orchestra and Charlotte Master Chorale in Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), and a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto featuring Concertmaster Calin Ovidiu Lupanu as soloist, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen. The Charlotte Symphony closes its season with Kazem Abdullah conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 in D Major, Prague; Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, featuring Alexi Kenney as soloist; and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G major.
For a full rundown of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 season, visit the Charlotte Symphony website.
Pictured: The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; Courtesy Charlotte Symphony.