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The Premiere Of The Charlotte Symphony's Plazacast

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Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

The Charlotte Symphony is adding another layer of audio to the usual hustle of Charlotte's uptown.

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is one of the pieces that will be featured during the Symphony’s “plazacast.”  A large high-definition LED screen with speakers will be set up next to the Firebird sculpture that will project images and sound from the performance taking place inside.

Bob Stickler the president and CEO of the Charlotte Symphony says free events like this make the symphony more accessible.

“In today’s world you have to bring the arts to the people rather than just expecting they’ll just come to you. And it’s not something you generally expect from a symphony,” says Stickler. 

An assortment of grants helped the symphony put on this event. The concert on Friday and Saturday, inside and outside, will start at 7:30 p.m. 

Sarah Delia covers criminal justice and the arts for WFAE. Sarah joined the WFAE news team in 2014. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Sarah has lived and told stories from Maine, New York, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. Sarah received her B.A. in English and Art history from James Madison University, where she began her broadcast career at college radio station WXJM. Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.