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Charlotte Symphony gala features Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

Aug. 5. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens will join Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees and the Charlotte Symphony for the CSO’s annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The evening will celebrate North Carolina’s  arts scene, featuring local artists and honoring two community and business leaders, and long-time advocates for the arts: Charles Bowman and Michael Marsicano.

Giddens—a North Carolina native and recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant—most recently won a Grammy for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home. A classically trained opera singer, Giddens’s music explores America’s folk traditions and sheds light on the shared history of a variety of musical traditions throughout the world.

The gala evening at the Belk Theater, 130 N Tryon St., Chartlotte,  includes a pre-concert cocktail reception, dinner and concert featuring  Giddens and the orchestra, as well as a celebratory post-concert reception with the Port City Shakedown Band.

Single tickets to the concert start at $25.