Going into its 88th season, Charlotte Concerts provides quality music education and enjoyment in the Queen City. Their mission: To present internationally acclaimed performing artists and to provide music education opportunities for students. From putting on world class performances to donating instruments to kids in schools, Charlotte Concerts is dedicated to its core tenants.
Here are some more fast facts about Charlotte Concerts:
Your concert ticket supports instruments in schools: When Charlotte Concerts musicians come to Charlotte, their first stop is at a local school to perform for the students. They teach kids about their craft, inspiring them to make their own music. In turn, the organization also donates instruments to schools on a regular basis thanks to ticket sales. And they take this very seriously: One unnamed national performer only wanted to do the show and not the school visit; Charlotte Concerts decided they weren’t a fit for their program. Now that’s commitment.
Get in on Q&As before the shows. Before the start of each Charlotte Concerts show (which you can see the full list of here) you can learn about the music that is being played for the concert and about the composer of each piece. The concert preview presenter for the Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi concert tonight is Peter deVries, a professional violinist and a former board member of Charlotte Concerts. These pre-show discussions last for about 20 minutes, so have your questions ready!
Catch captivating performances — and there’s one this week. Presenting brilliant violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi, who have both played in the foremost music centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, are taking the stage tonight. Tickets are available here.
Support outstanding local music students. In addition to instruments in school, Charlotte Concerts also honor students who go above and beyond in the community. Before one of their shows begin, a noteworthy music student is lauded onstage. It’s a meaningful way to introduce the community to noteworthy rising stars as well as inspiring others to do the same.
Thanks to Charlotte Concerts’ commitment to music education and enjoyment, audiences with get the best of both worlds.
More information: Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi, Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here. View the full program here. Learn more on their website. Halton Theater–Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204. 704-330-6840.