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On May 19th, the British people will welcome a new princess into the royal family. The ceremony, which has a guest count of about 600 people, is set to take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will be conducting the ceremony orchestra.

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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in May, Charlotte Symphony-goers will recognize a familiar figure in the chapel. Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will conduct the wedding ceremony orchestra, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday.

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The Charlotte Ballet and Charlotte Symphony join forces this weekend with strong support from kids. The ballet and symphony mined the young talent from community centers, and have given the classical composition The Rite of Spring a modern twist. They call it: “The Rite of Spring: Reinvented.” And in the process, hope to engage a younger generation to produce and love the arts. 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have reached a new contract agreement. The 5-year deal with the American Federation of Musicians Local 342 gives full-time symphony players an 8 percent salary increase over the five years.   The Symphony says the agreement also gives the organization more flexibility with musicians’ work schedules to bring performances to audiences on holidays and Sundays.  The new contract replaces an agreement that expired at the end of August.
 

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When you think of the harp, you probably think of classical music.  Not experimental improvisation.  But that is exactly the approach harpist and Shelby-native Mary Lattimore takes.  She runs her harp through effects and loopers to get a layered sound which can fill a room. Lattimore is performing in Charlotte on Thursday. 

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If you visit the Charlotte Symphony this season, chances are you’ll hear something…a little different. The Symphony’s new President and CEO Mary Deissler is encouraging a diversity in the group’s sound and audience. WFAE’s Sarah Delia has more.

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A legendary singer, songwriter, and composer is in town to perform his music from the big screen with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. WFAE’s Sarah Delia chatted with Randy Newman before his visit to Charlotte.


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The band Pink Martini defies labels. The Portland-based group has an eclectic repertoire including standards from the Great American Songbook, original material with that classic feel, and songs from throughout the world, sung in their original languages.

The 12-member ensemble plays with the Charlotte Symphony Friday and Saturday nights in Belk Theater. WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen talked with Pink Martini’s lead singer, China Forbes.

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Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating more than its season-opening concerts this weekend. The Orchestra announced this week it finished the last fiscal year in the black for the first time since 2002. Charlotte Symphony president and CEO Bob Stickler says the Symphony is doing a better job of generating community support after years of relying too much on big donations from institutions like the Arts and Science Council. He spoke to WFAE's Duncan McFadyen.


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