Summer Pops In The Park at South Park

Summer Pops In The Park at South Park
4.75 star(s) from 4 votes


These casual, family-friendly concert experiences feature your Charlotte Symphony and a diverse mix of music.
Listen. Laugh. Dine. Dance. Your CSO Summer Pops is music, served just right for Summer.

From Hollywood hits, music from Star Wars to Broadway, Jazz and Patriotic favorites, these one-of-a-kind musical picnic experiences are some of the most highly anticipated events of the season!

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Sun. June 4
Albert-George Schram, conductor
Features themes from Hollywood blockbusters including West Side Story, The Pink Panther, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, and more!

Sun. June 11
with Jazz Arts Initiative
Keitaro Harada, conductor
Your Charlotte Symphony is joined by musicians of the Jazz Arts Initiative to bring you a night of standards. Hear all the favorites including "In the Mood," "Stardust," "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Sing, Sing, Sing," plus interludes featuring selections for Jazz combo.


Sun. June 18
Christopher James Lees, conductor
Experience an electrifying journey to a galaxy far, far away as your Charlotte Symphony celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars!


Sun. June 25
Christopher James Lees, conductor
A night of Broadway's best-loved show tunes. Hear selections from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Grease, Wicked, and Phantom of the Opera.

Sat. July 1
Albert-George Schram, conductor

Join your Charlotte Symphony for a rousing salute to America with a night of patriotic favorites including Sousa Marches, God Bless America, the Armed Forces Medley--all topped off by a spectacular fireworks finale.

Thank you to our Summer Pops concert partners: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Parker Poe,
Reid's Fine Foods, Winstead PC, Felix Sabates Lincoln of Charlotte, Deloitte, Novant Health,
SouthPark Mall, Village Tavern, RSM.



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 Summer Sounds, 10-12-2012 11:14AM

By: Rod O

This is a pretty cool place, though hot in the Summer! Outdoor Venue, almost half Mall- locked and busy streets surround the rest of the property!

Music sounds good here! I have heard some pretty Great Live Jazz here!!! Sometimes they play Movies! Sometimes there is an Orchestra, though I have not seen that one.

As a Park??? Unless there is a special event, this does NOT seem like a good place to visit! I LOVE Crowds!

 Pops in The Park is an near-ideal space for outdoor festivals and concerts., 06-12-2012 10:04AM

By: Will H

Nice downward-sloping patch of land with plush green grass leading to a modern band shell with an adjacent pond which surrounds the performance space. With plenty of adjacent free parking, this is an near-ideal space for outdoor festivals and concerts.

As others have mentioned, this is not a park in the traditional sense. There are no picnic tables with barbecue grills adjacent to them. With the exception of a few small manicured trees, there are no forest groves of old mature trees harboring their own ecosystem. The only paths you'll find are paved with asphalt and the snake around the perimeter of the grass.

No, this is a manmade venue specifically crafted for the cantilevered bandshell at the bottom of the hill. Not too steep, well manicured grass free of rocks, exposed roots and weeds, and easy to control points of entry and exit. Perfect for the rotation of outdoor festivals that tend to dominate the community calendar during Carolina summers. An ideal setup for the Charlotte Symphony and the hordes of gourmet picnics that spring up around traditional summer pops performances.

The jaundiced eye could see this as a manufactured facade, which compliments the massive indoor retail environment that lies just behind the "park," but others are happy to get past such details and just enjoy an open space that fits its designated purpose just fine. I say, "Enjoy!"

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