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Charlotte Symphony

Charlotte Symphony

Music is a catalyst for a stronger, more connected community. That belief is at the heart of the Charlotte Symphony, and every day we provide exceptional musical experiences that inspire our community, plus programs that create new pathways of opportunity.

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Music and the Holocaust


Program Description

Charlotte Symphony ensembles present a 45-minute themed, narrated program to students, performing music of significance during this period in history. Through the music of its era, students will learn about Jewish culture and the horrors of the Holocaust.

The repertoire features a mix of traditional Jewish music; forbidden music considered “degenerate” by the Nazis; music composed in the


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-media, Music
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Music, Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Dates based on musician availability. Once your school’s request is received, we will follow-up with further scheduling details.

Available times:

Performance(s) should start no earlier than 9 AM or end later than 2 PM.

Length of :Program 45 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

(1) 2 microphones – 1 for narrator, 1 for lead musician. If the performance is in a classroom mics will not be necessary.
(2) 4 straight-backed armless chairs
(3) 4 music stands (suggested but not required)
(4) Laptop with PowerPoint capabilities (CSO can provide if needed)
(5) LCD Projector
(6) Screen (or other surface to project images on)
(7) Extension cord / wall outlet (depending on ensemble)
(8) Podium/music stand for narrator


Performances will take place at your school. Venues include classrooms, gyms, multipurpose rooms, etc.

Fees / Ticketing:

$900 per session.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. R10 Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to the text. L6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in developing vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression. Music and the Holocaust connect to reading and language standards in History by using live performers and visuals/texts to give students a deeper understanding of key events/vocabulary and the cultural impact of the Holocaust and the Nazi suppression of the arts.

NC Essential Standards:

CR.1 Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st-century connections with music. (1) The program makes interdisciplinary connections to the history curriculum and specifically the study of the Holocaust and WWII. (2) The Program uses performance and narration to teach students about the role of music played in global events. MR.1 Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances. Through learning about the context of which the pieces were composed within, students will better understand how to respond to the music of this era.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Erica Hefner, Orchestra Director at Northwest School of the Arts

Alisha Green, Director of Literacy, Chester County School District



Cancellation Policy

At least two weeks prior notice is required to cancel or reschedule without penalty. Any cancellation or rescheduling that occurs within two weeks of the scheduled date is subject to be charged 50% of the program fee. Cancellations or rescheduling that occur within 48 hours of the program date will be charged the full amount.