Chris Botti Concert

Trumpet in His Hands. By Daniel K Ngeno


Charlotte Symphony.


Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10pm

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

Charlotte Symphony

Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.


Albert- George Schram, Conductor.

Choosing The Event.

This is was an event that was available and it coincided with my day off, this event was befitting my assignment because it is closer to me, Chris Botti is an artist that i once saw on the reality tv, Hellen play the Trumpet and i feel in love with his music.

I have also heard good things about the charlotte symphony and never had a chance to attend a concert and this presented itself perfect that i could experience this event at the same time give my wife a very deserving date.

The tickets were expensive at first. Never paid $ 72 Dollars for no music event but after the experience, it was worth every penny. The Charlotte Symphony has been struggling with raising money for upkeep and if this is the kind of fees then i can understand why but at the same time the quality of the music and shows is the reason. The audience too were not your ordinary cowboys or hip hop but mature upper middle class.


1. Chris Botti When I Fall In Love (2004) That has firmly established him as one of the best trumpeter voice in American sound and soaring musical imagination. it is reinvigorated take on a classic, highlighted by the talent and intensity these musicians bring. Botti on the trumpet and Geoffrey Keezer on Piano, Richie Goods on bass, Ben Butler on electric guitar and Lee Pearson on drums, They swapped leads and tempos and created magic in The performance was eclectic, entertaining and downright electrifying.

2. Storyteller, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives on audience interactions, He surrounds himself with some of the best musicians in the music industry and he spotlights every member of his dynamic band.

3. Sy Smith rendition of Burt Bacharach's The Look of Love. This was phenomenal the human voice replicates a trumpet, Smith showed off her elegant vocals with versatility, sultry jazz and pop vocals with such ease.

4. Lee Pearson's infectious grin and drumming stole the show numerous times, the drumsticks flying. his athletics and flamboyant drum solo brought the crowd to their feet.

5. Sandy Cameron violinist played Shakespeare's' lines "though she but little, she is fierce". elegant, agile, athletic and very commanding, her performance brought the audience into still silence as Botti slowly teamed up for a heartwrenching and soulful Emmanuel. Her electrifying performance that showed a full range of her skill brought the crowd to its feet on her virtuoso solo.

Saturday's concert at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra of Charlotte gave me everlasting memories of Chris Botti and his great band, the most talented and entertaining musicians. What a night to remember.

Song Research.

"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.

He is a Canadian record artist who composed the original version which evokes rock and roll and gospel music. Hallelujah is written in the key of C major. He wrote 80 drafts and his original version was recorded on his various positions album. That version contains several biblical references notably Samson and Delilah as well as king David and Bathsheba.

Cohen performed the original song on his world tour in 1985 Numerous singers mix lyrics from different versions. Cohen's lyrical poetry and his view that "many different hallelujahs exist". is reflected in wide-ranging covers with different intents or tones, The song is melancholic, fragile, uplifting and joyous depending on the performer. Chris Botti described as a romantic piece and for sure together with Sandy Cameron, the violinist made it sound so beautiful. This song has been performed all over the world, in December 2013, South African singer Karen Zoid released a version as a tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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Chris Botti.

Facts # 1: Before Fame, he attended Indiana University, left school to tour with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich.

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Lea Pearson.

Facts # 2: He is native of Baltimore, Maryland, started developing his gift at age two. His parents bought his first set of drums at age three.

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Sy Smith

Facts # 3: Backup singer for Whitney Houston, appeared on Ally McBeal. Has an album Psykosoul. Majored in Psychology at Howard University. Married to Shawn Peterson a fellow actor-musician.

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Sandy Cameron

Facts # 4: Violinist declared "brilliant" by the Washington post. Debut at age 12 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Graduated from Harvard University in 2009.

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Albert-George Schram

Facts # 5: Got bad early reviews from Piano Teacher. She told his That he was wasting his time. Resides in Florida with his wife Debbie. He is an avid racquetball player and a certified group fitness instructor.

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Charlotte Symphony.

FACTS # 6.

The largest employer of the individual artist in our community. 100 professional and 62 on a full-time contract.

Leonard Cohen

FACTS # 7.

He is also a companion of the Order of Canada, The nation's highest civilian honor, in 2011 he received one of the Princesses of Asturias Awards for Literature

City Of Charlotte.

FACT # 8.

Is the largest city in the State in North Carolina, the second-largest city in the southeastern United States.

The Song "Hallelujah". by leonard Cohen.

Facts # 9.

Has 60 version notable recordings.

Sandy Cameron Violin.

Fact # 10.

Was crafted by Pietro Guarnerius of Venice, c. 1735.