Charlotte Symphony Offers Online Concerts

Charlotte Symphony al Fresco is a new, free virtual concert series featuring CSO musicians. Each week, they will perform a variety of works, giving a glimpse into the music and their lives as performing musicians.

Hosted by Principal Cellist Alan Black in his backyard in Charlotte, the concerts will premiere on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will be available on the al Fresco page the following day.

“For the past four years I have been creating a backyard space with the intent to host concerts. When COVID-19 shut down the world I immediately thought that this was an opportunity for me to use this space with two goals in mind: to provide live intimate performances to our community, and to give CSO musicians and my friends the chance to play together again in a safe way.”

~ Principal Cellist Alan Black

Wednesday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Mummprincipal harp
Alan Blackprincipal cello

BACH Prelude in C major
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Six Studies in English Folk Song
ARVO PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
SAINT-SAËNS Le cygne (The Swan)

This performance is dedicated to hope and healing for our community.

Wednesday, June 17 | 7:30 p.m.

Victor Wangprincipal flute
Monica Bobocviolin
Kirsten Swansonacting asst. principal viola
Alan Blackprincipal cello
Sarah Marklecello
Jeff Ferdonbass

PLEYEL Theme and Variations, for Cello and Bass
MOZART Flute Quartet

Wednesday, June 24 | 7:30 p.m.

Amy Orsinger-Whiteheadflute
Hollis Ulakyprincipal oboe
Sam Sparrowclarinet
Olivia Ohprincipal bassoon
Robert Rydelfrench horn

MUCZYNSKI Movements for Wind Quintet
HAYDN Divertimento No. 1
FARKAS Antiche Danze Ungheresi

Wednesday, July 1 | 7:30 p.m.

Jenny Topilowviolin
Lenora Leggatt, violin
Alan Blackprincipal cello

STAMITZ Trio in G major
HAYDN Divertimento No. 12

Wednesday, July 8 | 7:30 p.m.

Jeremy Lambcello
Sarah Marklecello
Taddes Korris, bass

SHOSTAKOVICH/arr. Jeremy Lamb Jazz Suite No. 2: Waltz
JEREMY LAMB The Lamb Jam Set:

The Hempeh Tempeh Jam
A Stroll Down Alpha Mill Lane
Keepin’ It Schwifty

JEREMY LAMB A Ride on Oumuamua

Wednesday, July 15 | 7:30 p.m.

Joseph Meyerassoc. concertmaster
Kirsten Swansonacting asst. principal viola
Alan Blackprincipal cello

CLARKE Lullaby for Viola and Cello
DOHNANYI Serenade in C Major