Queen City Virtuosi, a new chamber orchestra based in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, has announced details of its first concert, at Charlotte’s McGlohon Theatre Spirit Square on May 29. The orchestra’s inaugural program will include Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 (“La Reine”), Poulenc’s Mouvements Perpetuels, Hindemith’s Five Pieces for String Orchestra, and Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. The ensemble’s founding director is Lynn Fuller, a music educator and violinist who was founder and music director of the Lexington Two District Orchestra in Columbia, South Carolina. Queen City Virtuosi’s musicians are drawn from area ensembles, including the Charlotte Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and Charleston Symphony, La Catrina Quartet, and the Degas Quartet. More information about the orchestra is available at the QCV’s website.

Posted May 5, 2009

Photo courtesy of Lynn Fuller