Charlotte Symphony Unveils Mobile Stage in Corridors of Opportunity

Published on April 18, 2024

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra mobile stage ribbon cutting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 18, 2024) – The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO), in partnership with the City of Charlotte, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to reveal the Symphony’s mobile stage. This innovative platform will host the CSO Roadshow concert series that will bring new opportunities for residents to interact with and enjoy music like never before. 

“One of the shared goals between the city and the Symphony is to increase accessibility to the arts and eliminate barriers to enjoying music, arts and culture in the area,” said Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones. “The mobile stage will be a bridge in building connections between the arts and our community. Corridors of Opportunity residents will be able to experience and enjoy live music in their own backyards.”

Funded in part by the city through the American Rescue Plan Act, the customized 40-foot trailer will serve as the stage for “drive-up” concerts in communities throughout Charlotte. With the ability to accommodate 25-30 Charlotte Symphony musicians, the mobile design of CSO Roadshow allows for dynamic performances on streets and plazas and in parks and other community gathering spaces. 

“CSO Roadshow allows us to center the voices of our partners in each neighborhood we visit,” said Charlotte Symphony President and CEO David Fisk. “We’re so grateful for the city’s partnership in this initiative, which enables us to meet people where they are, break down barriers, celebrate the work of local artists and performers, and make live orchestral music accessible for all community members.”

This initiative is particularly special because each neighborhood's concerts will be tailored specifically to the tastes and preferences of residents, resulting in a truly collaborative experience. 

CSO Roadshow’s first concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, in collaboration with the Latin American Coalition. Visit the CSO Roadshow webpage for more details about this concert and future events.