Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will open the Charlotte Symphony’s 90th season with a concert featuring works by some of Italy’s most celebrated composers, including Vivaldi’s beloved “The Four Seasons.” The performances take place Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at Knight Theatre.
The concerts will open with Respighi’s “Trittico Botticelliano,” a work inspired by three famous paintings by Sandro Botticelli: Spring, The Adoration of the Magi, and The Birth of Venus. The program will also include the Intermezzo from Mascagni’s opera “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Biber’s “Battalia” for Strings and Continuo, and Vivaldi’s musical depiction of the four seasons featuring violinist Paul Huang as soloist.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons replaces the previously announced Russian Masters program to accommodate a reduced orchestra and allow for additional spacing onstage for wind and brass players who are unable to be masked to perform.
The Saturday concert will be broadcast live on WDAV with guest host Fred Child. Warren-Green and Child will lead a discussion about the evening’s repertoire and composers one hour before each performance in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space at the Knight Theater. These pre-concert talks are free and open to all ticket holders.
Tickets start at $24 (subject to change) and are available now at charlottesymphony.org.