Natalie Merchant, Tiempo Libre to perform with Charlotte Symphony


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Tiempo Libre and Natalie Merchant will perform with the Charlotte Symphony as part of the 2012-2013 Pops concert season. Three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform with the symphony on Feb. 22 and 23. Singer-songwriter and former 10,000 Maniacs front woman Merchant will perform songs from her latest release, Leave Your Sleep, and other selections from her catalog on March 23.

Next season's symphony schedule also includes performances which will celebrate the music of Billy Joel, Benny Goodman, The Wizard of Oz and the trio of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper.

All concerts will take place at the Belk and Knight Theatres in uptown Charlotte. The season begins in September and subscriptions to any six concerts start at $139. Tickets and other information can be found at or by calling the ticket office at (704) 972-2000.


THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL — Sept. 14 & 15, 2012. Belk Theater.

AMERICA — Oct. 26 & 27, 2012. Belk Theater.

TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN — Nov. 9 & 10, 2012. Knight Theater.

MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS — Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2, 2012. Belk Theater.

WINTER DANCE PARTY (A tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper) — Jan. 11 & 12, 2013. Knight Theater.

THE WIZARD OF OZ WITH ORCHESTRA — Feb. 2, 2013. Belk Theater.

TIEMPO LIBRE — Feb. 22 and 23, 2013. Belk Theater.

NATALIE MERCHANT — March 23, 2013. Belk Theater.

SYMPHONIC CINEMA — May 3 & 4, 2013. Knight Theater.


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