Every year around the holidays, we attend a show or symphony at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Bank of America Center uptown, for the past two years we’ve seen the Magic of Christmas (I also highly recommend seeing The Nutcracker).
Albert-George “George” Schram is the most energetic maestro, conducting the symphony through a variety of Christmas songs. Watching him is so uplifting and exciting. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone loved what they did THAT much? Such a lively character!
The symphony is absolutely wonderful. What a talented group! They play so beautifully through popular songs, songs you sang as a child and even have sing-alongs at the end! They are accompanied by local choirs, including the Charlotte Children’s Choir and the Oratorio Singers. It seriously is a magical experience!
The center is decorated with trees and garland and bows. Everything you need to get in the holiday spirit (and pose for family photos in front of).
Singing bears perform in the lobby, much to the children’s delight. Holiday songs sung by singing bears, what could be better?
Multiple times are offered for shows, so if you’re taking the kids, you can grab a 2:30 slot, or if it’s a holiday date night, the 7:00 PM show is excellent. Depending on what time you go, coffee and libations are available to get you through the show. It’s DEFINITELY worth going. Make it a family or friends trip or a special date night, but don’t miss out on this experience!