The Charlotte Symphony announced on Tuesday that music director Christopher Warren-Green is extending his contract through the 2015-2016 season. He was able to improve the public image of the Charlotte Symphony, both locally and internationally. Warren-Green works around the world, including conducting at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011. Music education and community connection has been important to Warren-Green’s work in Charlotte.
“I am very enthusiastic about staying in Charlotte and continuing the work I have begun,” said Warren-Green. “My wife Rosemary and I have been welcomed so enthusiastically into the fabric of the Charlotte community. This shows that the community can and will help us create the New American Orchestra right here in Charlotte.”
The Charlotte Symphony was founded in 1932. It is Charlotte’s largest arts organization, playing to over 200,000 audience members every year and affecting the musical education of over 12,000 students.