The Charlotte Symphony is performing it's usual Summer Pops series this year with a new component. There will be a charge for tickets to the previously free events. The cost of putting on the weekly concerts has been over $500,000 with the sponsorships and free will offerings only providing about 20% of the cost in the past.
A decision was made to begin charging $10 for adult, with kids under 18 free. A season pass can be purchased for $25.
The concert series is a Charlotte summer tradition which has settled into its current location at Symphony Park at SouthPark since it's completion in 2002.
Organizers are hopeful that the community will understand the need for the charge and continue to support the series.
Jonathan Martin, Executive Director of the Charlotte Symphony, said “The Summer Pops concerts at SouthPark are a beloved Charlotte tradition. We are confident that our patrons will support this new direction and continue to join us at Symphony Park to enjoy picnics, fellowship, and great orchestral music.”
The free-will offerings that were traditionally collected at the events will be discontinued.
2011 Summer Pops Season
Waltzing through Summer Pops
Symphony Park at SouthPark
Gates open at 4 p.m.
All concerts begin at 8:15; preludes at 7 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults; children 18 and under are free;
Season pass is $25 for all five concerts
Sunday, June 12 - "A Strauss Serenade," Christopher Warren-Green, conducting - Program Repertoire
Saturday, June 18 - "Overtures Under the Stars," Jacomo Rafael Bairos, conducting - Program Repertoire
Sunday, June 19 - "Musical Travels," Albert-George Schram, conducting - Program Repertoire
Sunday, June 26 - "Big Band Bash," Albert-George Schram, conducting - Program Repertoire
Sunday, July 3 - "Celebrate America," Albert-George Schram, conducting - Program Repertoire
Other Summer Pops Concerts:
All concerts begin at 8:15 p.m.
For frequently asked questions and more info see
Author:Scott Wilkinson Phone: 704-957-0323 Dated: June 3rd 2011 Views: 2,372 About Scott: ...
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