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Charlotte Symphony LIVE Broadcast
Friday, 9/24/10, 7 p.m.

The Charlotte Symphony opens its new season with a LIVE broadcast on WDAV. New music director Christopher Warren-Green begins his tenure with the symphony with an all Elgar program. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the guest soloist for Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor.

Broadcast begins at 7 p.m.

Jennifer Foster & Joe Brant

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Elgar: Enigma Variations

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Christopher Warren-Green

Christopher Warren-Green 120pxChristopher Warren-Green is the newly appointed music director of the Charlotte Symphony. He is also music director of the London Chamber Orchestra. Previous positions have included Principal Conductor of the Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens, taking over from Sir Neville Marriner (2004-2009), Chief Conductor of the Nordiska Kammar Orkestern (1998-2005), and Chief Conductor of the Jönköpings Sinfonietta (1998-2001).

Christopher Warren-Green has worked with orchestras around the world. He regularly conducts the BBC Concert, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras in London, and has also worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National orchestras. He has also conducted numerous concerts for the British royal family including the first concert in modern times given at Buckingham Palace and a concert for the Queen's 80th birthday. He also directed the Philharmonia Orchestra for the Service of Dedication and Prayer celebrating the marriage of HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Christopher Warren-Green has also appeared numerous times on television and radio.

Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa WeilersteinCellist Alisa Weilerstein has, at a young age, established herself as a dedicated chamber musician, performed with the nation's top orchestras, given recitals throughout the United States and Europe, and appeared at prestigious festivals including the Spoleto Festival USA. She was awarded Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal prize in 2008 and the Leonard Bernstein Award in 2006, and was the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2000. She is a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Artist Program and earned a degree in Russian History at Columbia University. In November 2009 she was invited to take part in a classical music workshop and concert at the White House. Weilerstein, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was nine, is a Celebrity Advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Alisa Weilerstein Web site

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