David Fisk, president and chief executive officer of the Charlotte Symphony.

“The Charlotte Symphony has announced performances for its 2023-24 season, which starts this fall,” writes Marshall Terry in Tuesday’s (3/14) WFAE (NC). “David Fisk, its president and CEO, says the season is arguably the most diverse in the symphony’s history. Terry: What makes this upcoming season so diverse? Fisk: It’s in the mix of programs that we have across all the series that we’re offering, but also within each series as well…. We can really give a complete overview of great works from early on in the classical repertoire right through the present day…. Terry: You’re highlighting … African American composers, Florence Price and William Grant Still. Fisk: It feels as if we’re playing catch up with some great repertoire that’s only now being better known. And shame on us, it should have been a long time ago…. There is more of a focus in the area of equity in the presentation of music by a range of composers … We want to make sure that we are reflecting the communities that we’re here to serve, and doing that through the music that we’re playing, by the conductors we feature, by the composers we feature, and the soloists.”