Tonight the Charlotte Symphony, conducted by Michael Christie -- music director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Phoenix Symphony -- will kick off its first performance of the new year with a reflection on classical masterpieces in the realm of baroque repertoire. This will include Johann Sebastian Bach's "Fantasia and Fugue," Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," and Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 4, Italian." A pre-concert talk with Michael Christie and violinist Calin Ovidiu Lupanu will go down at 7 p.m. For more information on the Charlotte Symphony, visit www.charlottesymphony.org. $15-$77. 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.