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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 2017-2018 Season


All concerts are held at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, FL


November 12, 2017 – 7:30 pm

“A Salute to our Armed Forces”
Smith: Star-Spangled Banner
Williams: Summon the Heroes
Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Harris: Epilogue to Profiles in Courage: JFK
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Persichetti: A Lincoln Address (Narrator)
Williams: Salute to JFK
Williams: Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

December 3, 2017 – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

“Sounds of the Season”
Christmas Eve Sarajevo
White Christmas
Silent Night (Mannheim Steamroller)
Nutcracker Excerpt (Koinis Ballet Company) Russian
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Around the World at Christmas Time
Let It Snow
Nutcracker Excerpt (Koinis Ballet Company) Arabian
O’ Holy Night
The Typewriter
Nutcracker Excerpt (Koinis Ballet Company) Chinese
Christmas at the Movies
Christmas Song
Sleigh Ride

January 14, 2018 – 7:30 pm

“Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess”
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
Sgambati: Symphony No. 1

February 25, 2018 – 7:30 pm

“Ravel’s Bolero”
Hanson: Symphony No. 3
Wieniawsky: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Guest Artist, Sabrina-Vivian Hopcker)
Ravel: Bolero

March 18, 2018 – 7:30 pm

“An Evening of John Williams and Friends”
Williams: Star Wars, E.T. Adventures on Earth, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Theme from Schindler’s List
Horner: Apollo 13
Zimmer: Gladiator, The Last Samurai
Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean
Elfman: Music from Spider Man, Movie Spectacular
Rozsa: Ben Hur Orchestral Suite

April 8, 2018 – 7:30 pm

“Stravinsky’s Firebird”
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld
Bernstein: On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite
Bruckner: Overture in G Minor
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 Version)


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 6210 Scott St., #213 Punta Gorda FL 33950

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