Charlotte Symphony Performs Free Uptown Outdoor Concert Sept 26

September 10, 2014 10:23 am



Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Kalia


Free outdoor concert, food truck rally and movie screening


Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.


Friday, September 26
5:00p.m. – Chow Down Uptown food truck rally begins (11 trucks)
8:00p.m. – Charlotte Symphony performs
9:30p.m. – Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie begins

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will gift Uptown Charlotte with a free outdoor performance in Romare Bearden Park on Friday, September 26. The performance will feature an “Americana” theme (list is included below). The evening is free and appropriate for all ages, and will be followed by an outdoor screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performed in Romare Bearden Park in June, and the fan response was electric.  “I look forward to conducting the Charlotte Symphony at Romare Bearden Park,” said Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia. “Bearden Park is a beautiful and vibrant venue, and we truly enjoyed performing there in June.”

WDAV’s Mike McKay will emcee the evening. The line-up for Pops in Romare Bearden Park will be:
WILLIAMS – Summon the Heroes
COPLAND – Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe-Down
DVORAK – “Largo” from Symphony No. 9
arr. WENDEL – A Hollywood Salute
GOULD – American Salute
ELLINGTON/arr. Custer – Duke Ellington Medley
GERSHWIN/arr. Bennett – Selections from Porgy and Bess

Chow Down Uptown food truck rally will kick-off at Romare Bearden Park beginning at 5p.m. with eleven food trucks to choose from. For more information, visit



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