Musical Repertoire

The Charlotte Civic Orchestra repertoire varies from Classical Symphonic Masterpieces, Catchy Pops Favorites, New Music Regional Composition Premieres, Concertos featuring CCO musicians as soloists.

2006-present Repertoire:

SYMPHONIES
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op 73 in D major
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Haydn: Symphony No. 104
Mahler, Symphony No. 1
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (Italian)
Mozart: Symphony No. 25, K.183 in g minor
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, K.551 in C major
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, ‘Organ Symphony’. Organ: Patrick Pope
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 “Great”
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13 in g minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Op. 17 in c minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3, “Polish” Op. 29 in D major (Charlotte Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Op. 36
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” Op. 74 in b minor
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 “A London Symphony”
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 (Charlotte Premiere)

MAJOR WORKS
J. S. Bach: Cantata BWV 202
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bizet: Suites 1 and 2 from Carmen
Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 5
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland: Hoedown from Rodeo
Debussy: La Mer
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dukas: Fanfare from “La Peri”
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, Op. 31
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Manuel de Falla: Scenes and Dances from The Three Cornered Hat
Grieg: Peer Gynt suites
Ferde Grofe: On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite
Walter Hartley: Chamber Suite
Walter Hartley: Present Joys
Holst: The Planets
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (narration in Spanish)
Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Richard Strauss: Serenade in Eb for winds, Op. 7
Tchaikovsky: Music from complete ballet The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: Overture-fantasia Romeo and Juliet
Virgil Thomson: The Plow That Broke the Plains
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Walton: Crown Imperial

OVERTURES
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld
Rossini: Barber of Seville
Rossini: William Tell
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Vaughn Williams: The Wasps
Wagner: Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

CONCERTOS / SOLOS
J. S. Bach: Air from Suite in D. David Wallace: Bassoon
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Soloists: Carolina Pro Musica
J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, BWV 1043. Soloists: David and Corina Donica
J. S. Bach: Concerto in A Major for Oboe d’amor and strings, BWV 1055.  Soloist:  Brenda Casciani.
Bizet: Carmen: Pres de Ramparts de Seville. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46. Soloist: Nathan Meltzer
Chaminade: Concertino for flute and orchestra. Lynn Bowes: Flute
Copland: Quiet City. English horn: Brenda Casciani, Trumpet: Jon Thornton
Debussy: Danse Sacre et Danse Profane. Hannah Blalock: Harp
Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 8. Claudia Devereaux: Oboe
Handel: Concerto in Bb Major, Op. 4, No. 2 for Organ and Chamber Orchestra. Patrick Pope: Organ.
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp. Hannah Blalock: Harp, Samuel Stowe: Flute
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Ach, ich’s Fuhls. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro: Voi Che Sapete Che Cosa e Amor. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Puccini: La Boheme: Mi Chiamano Mimi. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Puccini: Madame Butterfly: Un bel di Vedremo. Soloist: Virginia Gutierrez
Rossini: Barber of Seville. Solo euphonium and orchestra. Lucas Hulett: Euphonium
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47. Soloist: Nathan Meltzer
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. Soloist: Nathan Meltzer
Telemann: Concerto for Flauto Dolce and Viola da Gamba, TWV 52. Edward Ferrell: Flauto Dolce. Holly Wright Maurer: Viola da Gamba
Telemann: Concerto for Viola. Heather Geiser: Viola
Vivaldi: Concerto for Bassoon in e minor, RV 484. Soloist: David Wallace
Vivaldi: Concerto No. 6 for violin, RV 356, 1st movement. Allegro Strings: Soloists
Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons. Alicia Eshleman: Violin

CHORAL MASTERPIECES
Brahms: Requiem
Handel: Selected Opera Arias and Recitatives
Handel: Oratorio Messiah
Haydn: The Creation
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Kyrie from Great Mass in C
Mozart: Requiem Mass

NEW MUSIC WRITTEN FOR CCO
David Crowe et al: Works for ‘Composer in the Schools’
Dean Kluesner: Five Short Dances
Dean Kluesner: Never Weaken (soundtrack to 1921 movie starring Harold Lloyd:  Performed with movie)
Dean Kluesner: The Voice Says! Volume 1: A Reality for Slam Poets and Orchestra
Mark Lewis: Presence
Bill Lorraine: Asheville Suite
Bill Lorraine: Hemingway Suite
Ron Parks: Afterimage
Ron Parks: Movements “Earth” and “Pluto” (performed with Holst: The Planets)
Ron Parks: Wavelength
Daniel Strokis: Piece for Orchestra

NEW MUSIC PREMIERES
Walter Hartley: Present Joys (Charlotte premiere)
Chia-Yu Hsu: Hard Roads in Shu (Charlotte premiere)
Dean Kluesner: Toccata y Tonada
Dean Kluesner: America the Beautiful
Chris Meister: Cloudy Day (Charlotte premiere)

CLASSICAL POPS
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march no. 1
Ferde Grofe: Selections from The Grand Canyon Suite
Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 5
Copland: Hoe Down from Rodeo

POPS 
Nino Rota: A TIme for Us
Stairway to Heaven
Jaws
Titanic
Porgy and Bess
Sousa: Stars and Stripes
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story

HOLIDAY PIECES
Adam: O’ Holy Night
Anderson: A Christmas Festival
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Beck: Grinch! A Christmas Choral Medley
Berlin/Marsh: White Christmas
Brown: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Brown: Santa Baby
Clydesdale: A Holly Jolly Christmas
Clydesdale: Grown-up Christmas List
Clydesdale: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Clydesdale: Herald Angels Medley
Clydesdale: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Clydesdale: It’s Christmas Again!
Clydesdale: O’ Holy Night
Clydesdale: Sleigh Ride
Clydesdale: The First Noel
Clydesdale: Winter Wonderland w/ Let It Snow
Custer: It’s Christmastime
Gardner/Knight: Mary Did You Know
Goss: Celebrate the Season
Goss: Winter Medley
Hayes/Gaspard: Three Festive Carols for Christmas
Henderson: Canadian Brass Christmas
Herbert: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Johnson: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Johnson: Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Knight: Let There Be Joy
Krogstad: The Bells of Christmas
Krogstad: Christmas at the Movies
Lowry/Green: Mary, Did You Know
Marsh: Christmas is the Best Time of the Year
Handel: Selected Opera Arias and Recitatives
Marsh: We Need a Little Christmas
O’Neill/Kinkel/Phillips: Winter Spectacular
Sager/Foster/Hayes: The Prayer
Shain/Kirkland: Do You Hear What I Hear
Sheldon: A Most Wonderful Christmas
Silvestri/Ballard/Brubaker: Concert Suite from the Polar Express
Silvestri/Ballard/Hayes: Believe
Silvestri/Ballard/Ross: God Bless Us Everyone
Smith: All Is Well
Whitney: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Vaughn Williams/Greaves: Greensleeves
Wilson/Hayes: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas