Bechtler Ensemble Concert Feb. 13

The Bechtler Ensemble will be presenting their next chamber concert on Thursday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Recital Hall.

The concert will have a Valentine’s theme, and the musicians will include CPCC instructors Tanja Bechtler, Adam Watkins, Christine Van Arsdale, and opera singer and former CPCC student, Daidree Tofano.

The concert is free and all are invited.


Free Music Concerts This Week

Come enjoy a rich variety of music during your lunch hours this week:

  • CPCC Early Music Consort will be featuring a glittering array of 16th century music from the field of the cloth of gold – Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
  • The Bechtler Ensemble will be featuring music from the Italian film “Cinema Paradiso,” a Shostakovich string quartet, and a salute to John Lennon in their Thursday, Nov. 21 concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall


10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit

Free Concerts in Tate Hall During the Month of October

Beginning this Thursday the 24, through the end of October, you can enjoy some amazing music here at CPCC and in the uptown area.

  • Thursday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, the Bechtler Ensemble returns to CPCC for the first concert of the new season!
  • Sunday, October 27 at 4 p.m. — The Charlotte Composer’s Forum will feature music of CPCC’s own faculty, Craig Bove and Rebecca Cook-Carter, at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at 420 S Tryon St. (between W. 1stSt. & MLK Jr, Blvd.)
  • Monday, October 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, a Jazz Mass will feature several area choirs, a jazz combo, and CPCC music instructor, Paul Reynolds.
  • Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Halton Theater, the Charlotte Symphony returns to CPCC for their annual “Orchestra on Campus” series.   This concert will have a Halloween theme.
  • Thursday, October 31 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, CPCC’s guitar faculty member Jame Easteppe will be performing in duo with guitarist, Jeremy Polley.

All concerts taking place in Tate Hall are free and open to the public.  Other venues are ticketed events.


Free Music Recitals

Come and enjoy some pre-Sensoria music with the following recitals of members of CPCC’s own Department of Music. Rebecca Cook-Carter and friends will present a recital of the music of Poulenc on Thursday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in MusicBryant Recital Hall (SL 101).  The following Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m., Christine Leimer Van Arsdale will present a harp recital in Tate Hall Overcash.  Both recitals are free and all are invited.


Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts, Returns April 12-20, 2013


Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013 @CPCC

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013

Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.

Sensoria Nights
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:

More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!

Food Trucks
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:

  • Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
  • Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
  • Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
  • Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
  • Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen



For more event information, visit the official event website at

FREE Music Concerts

There are many FREE concerts of various musical styles to enjoy during the next two weeks:Music

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash: concert by the Early Music Consort of CPCC

Thursday, Nov. 29, 12:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Sloan 101:  CPCC music students recital

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Sloan 101: CPCC music studenst recital

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash: CPCC Recorder ensemble concert

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash: CPCC Baroque ensemble concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Dale F. Halton Theater

The Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert pays homage to a former CPCC student and professional trumpet player who passed away in 2003.  Billy played with groups as diverse as Glenn Miller and KC and the Sunshine Band and he shared his love for music with so many at CPCC and throughout Charlotte.  All proceeds from this concert support CPCC student scholarships. Adult tickets are $10 and any student or senior ticket is just $5.

The concert features the performance of the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra and will include tributes to the greats of jazz including Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.  Don’t miss this evening of incredible music as some of the area’s top jazz musicians bring a big band sound to the Halton!

To buy tickets visit or call 704.330.6534.