The Charlotte Symphony and the Charlotte Museum of History are presenting a free event, Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody, on Thursday, September 27th, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive.
It’s free but you need to register.
The Charlotte Symphony (CSO) and The Charlotte Museum of History present a free performance of Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody, composed by David Crowe.
This original work, commissioned by the CSO, depicts and honors through music, words and images, the textile mill culture that dominated the economy of the Piedmont region of the Carolinas and the Southeast from the late 19th through the 20th centuries.
Join us for this exciting program that explores the experiences of the people of the mill communities: the transition from rural agricultural communities to mill village life, the deeply felt ties to family and community, and the oppression many workers fought against.
Following the performance, local historians will discuss the rapid disappearance of Charlotte’s mill villages in the face of development and the importance of preserving these historic neighborhoods and the stories they tell for future generations.