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Updated: 04/15/2018 08:30:01AM

Charlotte Symphony leaves them standing, again

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SUN PHOTO BY BILL JONES
Maestro Raffaele Ponti presents the Charlotte Symphony for audience applause last Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda.

By BILL JONES

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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra ended its 2017-2018 concert season last Sunday the same way it began in November, with the audience on its feet in an ovation, cheering and clapping and calling for more at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda.

The vehicle this time was Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” a version of his full, classic ballet, “The Firebird,” a symphony of dances set to a legendary Russian fairytale, with the good Firebird, the bad Kaschei the Immortal, a prince, 13 princesses, enchantment, bewitching, spells, and a final, great marriage celebration.

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