( Fri., Jan. 14, 2011 - Sat., Jan. 15, 2011 )
Performed by Caroline Goulding, violin, & CSO, Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Belk Theater, 130 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture ("Fingal's Cave"); Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; & Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")
"Musically Speaking" pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. Related events: 1) "The program opens both nights with a very special performance: Students of the Charlotte Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra and the Winterfield Strings program, a free after-school violin program supported by the Charlotte Symphony, will join the orchestra for "Farewell to Stromness" by the British composer Peter Maxwell Davies." & 2) "The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Scottish festival in the Belk lobbies, sponsored by Highland Brewery and The Scottish Grocer. Patrons can taste Gaelic ale, Scottish shortbread and crisps, and Scottish tea while learning about the history of the Scots-Irish in Mecklenburg County through displays from the Charlotte Museum of History, the Burns Society Charlotte, and Rural Hill - Center of Scottish Heritage. Festival entertainment includes performances of early Scottish songs by Charlotte Symphony musicians Tom Burge, Jeff Ferdon, and Emily Urbanek, followed by a presentation of Burns's 'Address to the Haggis' and 'Scots, What Hae' by Scotsman John Gallagher. The Charlotte Scottish Country Dancers will perform reels and jigs."
$81-$22, 25 & under & all students $12.