Charlotte Symphony Orchestra conducts holiday concert

The Charlotte Symphony’s Christmas Concerts are set for December 3 - 5, 2021.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is preparing for its Annual Christmas Concerts.

The Orchestra, under the direction of Guest Conductor Ian Watson, will be performing Handel’s Messiah this weekend at the Knight Theater.

The masterpiece itself dates back to Dublin, composed in 1742. Now the Baroque-era concerto is a favorite at Christmas time in the Carolinas and all over the world.

The Charlotte Symphony’s rendition features several soloists, vocal and instrumental.

”I think the piece itself is really unique because it combines every element of human emotion, joy, sorrow, drama, passion and above all, a dance-like quality and lightness, a fleetness of foot,” said Guest Conductor Ian Watson.

The Charlotte Symphony’s Christmas Concerts are set for this Friday - Sunday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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