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.

The Charlotte Symphony performs everywhere from community parks and schools to churches, breweries, and senior care centers. We are deeply committed to the notion that music, accessible to all and experienced in many forms, unifies our community.

Our mission is to nurture a passion for orchestral music in our community through diverse educational programming and excellent instruction. Find a program that’s right for your school.


  128 S. Tryon St., Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28204


(704) 714-5114

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 concentration camps; and music that evokes survival and healing after the Holocaust.

Each concert includes narration and projected images that explore pre-World War II Jewish culture; the Third Reich’s attempt to control art and culture; the role of music and musicians in the concentration camps; and how the European Jewish community refused to be silenced and persevered after the war.

Booking / scheduling contact

Heather Munch


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-media, Music
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Subject: Music, Social Studies / History
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 and runs 45 minutes in length. We offer back-to-back performances as long as both shows start and finish within two hours of the scheduled start time of the first show.

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:

Single Performance: $600

Back-to-Back Performance: $900*

*Back-to-Back performances: BOTH shows must start and finish within two hours of the scheduled start time.


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
Cancellation Policy

Advanced notice is necessary. At least a two-week notice is required to cancel or reschedule a Music and the Holocaust performance. Any cancellation within two weeks will be charged 50% of the program cost, and cancellations within one week window are subject to be charged the full amount.