89.9 WDAV 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in F Minor "Winter," from The Four Seasons; Paul Huppert, solo violin, Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, for 3 violins, 3 violas, and 3 cellos. Dec 2, Noon Concert at 12:30pm, After Work Concert and Reception (Hodges Taylor Gallery) at 5:30pm. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.
Amahl & the Night Visitors Gian-Carlo Menotti's popular American opera is performed thoughout the country every Christmas. Written in 1951, Amahl was the first opera commissioned for television and has now become an annual holiday traditon. Performances: Dec 5 at Davidson College; Dec 6, 7 at the Afro-American Cultural Center; Dec 19, 20 at McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square. Dec. 5, 7 p.m.; Dec. 6-7, 2 p.m.; Dec. 19, 7 p.m.; Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Tickets $15 for adults, $9 for ages 6-16.
American Chamber Players An innovative chamber music ensemble performing a varied repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces to neglected gems to newly commissioned American works. Sept 8: Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson, at 8pm, info at 704-894-2135; Sept 9: George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate University at 8pm, 704-233-8300. Call for details. Tickets are $15, and $10 for seniors at Davidson; $15 at Wingate.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs Lollipops series for young listeners ages 4-9 with Charlotte Symphony Pops. Featuring Classical Kids "A Tale of Genius and Childhood." Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m. $8-18. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
Brass Quintets and Trombone Concert www.uncc.edu/music. Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. No cover. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC.
The Broadway Concert - A Romantic Journey Albert-George Schram, conducting the Charlotte Symphony Pops. With Jacquelyn Piro and George Dvorsky. November 28-29, 8pm. $15-62. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
Bruckner Seventh A soaring opening marks the beginning of a contemplative journey that renewed the symphony as an act of transcendence and expression of personal ideology. Christof Perick and the CSO will present Bruckner's Seventh Symphony. Oct. 3-4, 8 p.m. $14-$64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
C'est Magnifique! Guest artist Jeff Ferdon, bass viol. Co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise of Charlotte. Part of Charlotte Shout. www.carolinapromusica.org. Fri., Oct. 24, 8:15 p.m. $15 regular admission, $7.50 for students and seniors. Group/family rates are available. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.
Charlotte Symphony Lollipops With the help of two of Broadway's brightest stars, George Dvorsky and Jaqueline Pero, the audience will take a ride down 42nd Street and meet the musicians along the way. Pre-Concert Festival at 10am. Sat., Nov. 29, 11 a.m. Tickets are $8-$18. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
Charlotte Youth Symphony Orchestra Dr. Ernest Pereira conducting. The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras are educational components of the Charlotte Symphony and are for students from grades eight through twelve. Mon., Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6 adults, $4 students and seniors. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.
Christmas at St. Mary's A Holiday Tradition with readings, 18th century music including Bach, Handel and Telemann and carols for all to sing. Narrator Tomm Lorenzin returns. Part of Charlotte Shout. www.carolinapromusica.org. Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $15 regular admission, $7.50 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. St. Mary's Chapel, 1129 E. 3rd St. 704-334-3468.
Christmas with the Abbey Chorus Directed by Jocelyn Thompson. www.belmontabbeycollege.edu. Fri., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. Donations suggested. Belmont Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.
Combined Choirs and Symphonic Wind Ensemble Tue., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Free. University City United Methodist Church, 6100 W. Sugar Creek Road.
Concert on the Green The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will present an outdoor concert on the Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road. Audience members are invited to bring picnics and lawn chairs. Sun., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Free. Davidson College. 704-894-2357.
Daniel Rodriguez in Celebrate America Celebrate America's heritage of freedom with the Charlotte Philharmonic's patriotic selections and the passionate tenor of Daniel Rodriguez. Also featuring Eddie Mabry Dancers. Sat., Sept. 6, 8 p.m. Tickets $17.50-$35. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.
Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2357.
Debussy, Ravel, Franck - French Masters Christof Perick, conducting Charlotte Symphony Classics. November 7-8, 8pm. $14-64. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
Early Music Alive! Carolina Pro Musica and Friends An introduction to Early Music and part of Charlotte Shout. www.carolinapromusica.org. Sat., Sept. 13, 8:15 p.m. $15 regular admission, $7.50 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.