Enjoy Beautiful Music at the Charlotte Symphony


Since 1932, the Charlotte Symphony has been delighting guests with a variety of musical performances.  The Charlotte Symphony is home to 62 full-time musicians.  In addition to the adult musicians, the Charlotte Symphony is also home to over 180 musicians in their Youth Orchestra.  For 7 seasons, Principal Conductor Christopher Warren-Green has been the musical director for the Symphony.  Thousands of visitors flock to the Symphony each season to see one of their 100 unforgettable performances.

Attending a Charlotte Symphony performance is quite the experience.  Their mission is to put on performances that entertain, educate, and unify the community.  The Charlotte Symphony’s vision is to ignite a passion for music in everyone, everywhere, every way.

Kids are introduced to music at the Charlotte Symphony’s Lollipop series.  Each child will have the opportunity to get hands-on before each performance.  They will not only engage with crafts and orchestral instruments but also with storytelling.  Pre-concert festivities begin at 10:00 am with the performances following at 11:00 am.

Adults also have the opportunity to engage with the director and the musicians prior to the classical concerts.  The musicians, local professors, expert presenters, and guest artists hold the discussions.  These key people give insight on the night’s performance.  Post-concert talks take place for 25 minutes after select classical performances.  As a result, concertgoers can ask questions and connect with other attendees.

2016/2017 Season

  • Magic of Christmas, December 9-11
  • Handel’s Messiah December 16-17
  • Schubert “Great C Major” January 6-7
  • Star Wars: The Music! January 13-14
  • Brahms v. Radiohead January 27
  • Second City Guide to the Symphony February 4
  • Brahms Symphony No. 1 February 10-11
  • Mendelssohn Elijah March 3-4
  • The Beatles: Classic Mystery Tour March 18
  • Dvorak Symphony No. 7 March 24-25
  • Crazy Arc of Love Featuring Storm Large March 31-April 1
  • Peter and the Wolf April 1
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1 April 7-8
  • Pixar in Concert May 6
  • Mahler Symphony No. 2 May 12-13
  • Fiddles and Blue Jeans May 19

In addition to their other great performances, the Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops series is a must.  First of all, the Summer Pops event is a family friendly series so everyone is welcome to attend.  These concerts take place every June.  The 5 concerts are held at Symphony Park at Southpark Mall.  Families are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics but food trucks will be on site also.  Tickets are only $12.00 per person.  The gates open at 5:00 pm.

The ticket office is located on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Because the tickets go quickly, tickets can also be purchased online for the same price.  Almost all of the performances are held at the Belk Theater or the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts.

After a special evening at the Charlotte Symphony, return to the Davidson Village Inn.  Rather than stay at a hotel chain, rest your head in one of the Inn’s 18 guest rooms.  While you may be traveling as a couple or as a family, with 5 different types there is something for everyone.  Either book a stay in our Family Suites or check out one of our King Rooms.  Each morning at the Inn begins with a breakfast buffet.  The buffet consists of fresh fruits, locally made baked goods, and coffee from local business Summit Coffee.  There is also an array of cheeses, cereals, yogurt, and eggs.  Eat as much as you like!

Most noteworthy, before you begin planning your stay in Davidson, don’t forget to download the Davidson, NC Vacation Guide.  The best part about the guide is the price.  It’s free!  In addition to the Charlotte Symphony, there is a lot to do around town.  Finally, for additional information on how to book a room with us, give us a call at 704-892-8044.  We look forward to having you visit us in Davidson soon!