Charlotte Symphony and CPCC introduce new chamber series

last modified Sep 27, 2017 02:06 PM
The Charlotte Symphony and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will offer a new chamber series beginning in the 2017-18 season.
The Connor Chamber Series is an extension of the already existing partnership between CPCC and the Symphony in an effort to reach new, diverse audiences and share music with the whole community. The series is made possible by ardent supporters of both organizations, Catherine and Wilton Connor.
"Chamber orchestra performances combine the creativity, talent, and discipline found in all classical music, but the experience is more intimate and personal," says Catherine Connor.
The Charlotte Symphony and CPCC have shared a longstanding partnership, including Orchestra On Campus, a multidisciplinary approach to music education that brings the full orchestra once a year to CPCC's Dale F. Halton Theater for a free performance for CPCC students.
The first of two Connor Chamber Series performances in 2017-18 will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall on CPCC's Central Campus, located near uptown Charlotte.
The program will feature Charlotte Symphony Concertmaster Calin Lupanu in a play/conduct performance of works by Elgar, Shostakovich, and Britten. A reception will follow the performance and give audience members the chance to meet Symphony musicians.
The second performance will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall. Charlotte Symphony Assistant Conductor Christopher James Lees will conduct.
Tickets cost $18 and are available at or by calling 704.330.6534. Complimentary parking is available in the CPCC Theater parking deck, located at 1225 E. 4th Street.
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Sensoria arrives at CPCC April 8 – 16, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) invites you to attend Sensoria, a week-long celebration of literature and the arts that will heighten your senses as it brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, history, culture to the college. Full schedule of events and locations Read more

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CPCC presents the 14th anniversary of Dances of India

CPCC presents the 14th anniversary of Dances of India, featuring internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich and group. Join us as we celebrate the history and culture of India including a large ensemble of dancers performing 3,000-year-old classical and folk dances of India; India's rich classical dances brought to life through dance dramas, costumes and masks; and the show's signature dance, "Unity in Diversity," featuring international dance styles set to musical instruments from around the world.
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SWIRL ~ Register Now ~ April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center,
Central Piedmont Community College,
425 North Kings Drive at the corner of Kings and 7th Street

Register Now
Swirl is our annual event benefitting the nationally accredited culinary, baking and pastry arts programs at Central Piedmont Community College. Funds generated through this event will help provide student scholarships, fund travel to regional and national competitions, and support international learning opportunities.
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Charlotte Observer article: CPCC Theatre outdoes itself with "The Phantom of the Opera"

CPCC Theatre is currently performing "The Phantom of the Opera" in the Halton Theater, now through Nov. 22.
Read what Lawrence Toppman, theatre, dance and movie critic for The Charlotte Observer, had to say about CPCC Theatre's performance of the Broadway classic.
For the review, click here.
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From the Charlotte Observer: The Mask, The Task: CPCC takes on 'Phantom'

CPCC is tackling 'Phantom of the Opera,' the most popular musical in Broadway history, one rife with challenges, from its daunting design to its tricky score.
Are they nuts? Maybe not....

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The Halton Theater Prepares for the Arrival of "Phantom of the Opera" in November!

 CPCC Theatre, together with CPCC Opera Theatre and CPCC Dance Theatre, will join forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," a musical that has captivated audiences for more than 30 years, Nov. 13 22, on the Halton Theater stage.
This classic Broadway production tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Exercising a reign of terror, over all who inhabit it, the Phantom falls madly in love with an innocent soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents.
Don't miss this opportunity to support local theatre; reserve your seat today!
WHEN: November 13, 14 and November 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.
November 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.
November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Halton Theater, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
Individual tickets are $20 and $18, and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. CPCC employees, as well as college and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Friday or by calling 704.330.6534. 
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Charlotte Business Journal: CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

CPCC celebrates opening of its Ballantyne Center

Central Piedmont Community College celebrated the opening of its new location in Ballantyne on Wednesday.

The Charlotte community college's newest classroom space includes 10,000 square feet of leased space in Ballantyne Corporate Park, which will be known as CPCC Ballantyne Center.

It is located in the 76,000-square-foot Gibson Building at 11430 Community House Road.

Ballantyne is one of the fastest-growing areas of Mecklenburg County with 200,000-plus residents and roughly 210 businesses, says Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. To continue... Read more

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Alumni Reconnected at the 2015 CPCC Skyline Race

The rain didn't keep the alumni runners from stopping by the CPCC Alumni booth to reconnect. And a number of very excited  "May 2015″ alumni came by to talk about their upcoming graduation. All spoke the same message, that their education at CPCC has meant a great deal to  them. All the warm words took the chill out of the air and made the race that much more memorable. Thank you to all who raced and helped raise scholarship money for the next generation of  alumni. Read more

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20th Anniversary CPCC Charlotte Skyline 5K

20th Anniversary CPCC Charlotte Skyline 5K this Saturday, April 25, at 8am

This race event promises fun for the entire family. In addition to the 5K race, there's a 1-mile Fun Run and a Tot-Trot on the lawn. Also on the lawn are activities and food for all race participants and their supporters.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Northwestern Mutual. Read more

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