About the CSO

CSO.JPGFounded in 1932, and led by internationally acclaimed Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, the Charlotte Symphony serves the community through music that educates, entertains, and enriches the human spirit. Now in its 84th season, the Symphony consists of 62 world-class musicians, music teachers, and music lovers. The organization puts violins in the hands of Charlotte's children through its instrument donation program and actively nurtures the next generation through various local music education programs, including Northwest School of the Arts and Winterfield Elementary residencies. Dedicated to mentoring the region's best young musicians, the Symphony also sponsors two youth orchestras, educating more than 180 children from 4th through 12th grades. Additional educational concerts and teaching programs bring music to thousands of local school children.

To learn more about the Charlotte Symphony, visit charlottesymphony.org.

Norman Huynh, Conductor

norman.jpgNorman Huynh is the recipient of the 2015 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship. Chosen by Kurt Masur, Norman studied privately with the Maestro culminating in a concert with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

Now in his third season as Assistant Conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Norman is responsible for conducting and programming numerous concerts, as well as supporting the work of Music Director Robert Moody. Norman enjoys and excels at connecting with a wide range of audiences, including the unique Discovery Family Series' audience. A trademark concert series of the Portland Symphony, he has continued its success, creating accessible and engaging programs and selling out venues. His concerts have been described as a "phenomenal experience for the family" by concertgoers. Through the Discovery Series, he enjoys collaborating with many community leaders to create a multifaceted experience for kids and adults alike.
As a 21st century conductor, Norman has thoughtfully and successfully implemented sustainable programs to attract unconventional audiences to the organizations that he serves. His most recent project is Symphony and Spirits, an event to bring adults between the ages of 21-39 to meet like-minded individuals who enjoy creative cocktails and extraordinary music.
Norman received his Master's Degree in orchestral conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, Edward Polochick and Marin Alsop. Previous teachers include John Ratledge, Demondrae Thurman and Adrian Gnam.

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BACH (arr. Hyken) Toccata y Fugue in D minor
(Latin Arrangement)

Toccata and Fugue in D minor (original organ version)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orchestral arrangement)
BEETHOVEN Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5
Beethoven 5th (arr. Hyken) - 3 Rhythmic Pieces (Rock)

Beethoven 5th (arr. Hyken) - 3 Rhythmic Pieces (Hip Hop)

Beethoven 5th (arr. Hyken) - 3 Rhythmic Pieces (Latin)

BATES Warehouse Medicine from The B-Sides
BERNSTEIN Overture to West Side Story


What to Expect when Attending a CSO Concert

Instruments of the Orchestra

CSO Musician Roster
Orchestra Seating Chart