Ulysses is Charlotte’s new month-long Spring Festival of the Arts.
The festival is a collaboration between the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, N.C. Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina as well as regional cultural partners, like the Charlotte International Cabinet. Ulysses will unify and celebrate the arts community in an unprecedented fashion.
The festival takes its name and inspiration from that of the beautiful Ulysses butterfly, a symbol of Spring, wonderment, rebirth and promise. The theme for the inaugural 2012 festival — The Majesty of Russia and the Music of Tchaikovsky — featured Russian culture and composer Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky through a myriad of artistic avenues, highlighted by the creative efforts of leading Charlotte arts organizations.
Free and family-friendly events, as well as educational outreach, are part of what is expected to become an annual event. The festival began with a Community Day at Levine Museum of the New South, featuring Russian cuisine, folk music and live performances throughout the day.
"The Voronezh Committee is working to support the efforts of the Ulysses Day Festival by promoting the event to the community at large and support community day events like that which is going on at the Levine Museum of the New South on the 25th of February," said the CIC's Voronezh, Russia
Sister City Committee Chair, James Kemper.
Check back here for information about future Ulysses Festivals and how to purchase tickets.
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