Reminiscence of music from the past can be cured at the Cole Auditorium. Their DeWitt Series has several more performances lined up that will take you back in time.
Coming up, Emile Pandolfi will perform at the Cole Auditorium on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. People who have heard Pandolfi play, or who have met him in person, enjoy his performances because of the way Pandolfi mixes music and comedy. He performs music on the piano, but aims to make his audience laugh. He may even do a card trick or two.
On Feb. 17 the Charlotte Symphony performance at the Cole will be from the orchestra’s pop series and will encompass a wide range of popular music. This is a show for everyone. One of only two full-time professional orchestras in the state, the symphony has 62 full-time musicians who have come to Charlotte from across the globe. Their performance will be at 7:30 p.m., as will the rest of the DeWitt Series.
Sha Na Na will celebrate 40 years of hits on March 22 at the Cole. Sha Na Na was in the original Woodstock festival lineup, starred in ‘Grease,’ hosted a TV series for four years and now plays more than 50 concerts a year worldwide. Songs in the show will highlight the band’s 40-year journey.
If you remember “You Light Up My Life” from 1977, then you may want to check out Debby Boone’s Reflections of Rosemary show on May 5. This intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, is a collection of fourteen tuned distinguished by Boone’s striking voice and personal, emotionally rich story line. Boone’s performance is the last of the DeWitt series for this season.
The DeWitt Performing Arts Series was started in 1999 and is funded by a through the Richmond Community College Foundation through the generosity of the DeWitt Family. The series was started when the facility was first opened. The first show of the DeWitt Series was “Hello Dolly” performed on October 29, 1999.
“The demand for tickets for the series has been consistent throughout the years thanks to a very supportive community,” said Joey Bennett, director of the Cole Auditorium.
Inquiries about tickets for DeWitt Series shows should be made to the Cole Box Office. When available, single-show tickets are sold for $20 -$30 depending on the show. Please call for specific show pricing. Tickets are usually available on the day of the performance.