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  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:54 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announced the return of its Masterworks Series and First Horizon Foundation Pops Series for the 2021/22 season. After reformatting its 2020/21 season to focus on smaller ensemble performances and limiting audience sizes as a precaution against COVID-19, the CSO's upcoming 89th season will mark the organization's first full orchestral performances since March 2020. Programming will include classical works from Beethoven, Ravel, and Stravinsky alongside modern works from contemporary composers, as well as highly anticipated Pops Series concerts Home for the Holidays and Revolution: The Music of The Beatles.   “I am looking forward to re-introducing the CSO to the ...
  • Friday, May 07, 2021 04:41 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present the final concert in the 2020/21 First Horizon Instrumental Series at First Horizon Pavilion on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 15, at 3 and 7 p.m. Sponsored by Coco-Cola Bottling Company, Grieg & Strauss will include Grieg's beloved Holberg Suite and one of Strauss's earliest works, Serenade for Winds. The program will also feature contemporary Native American composer Jerod Tate's Chokfi and Anton Bruckner's Os justi, transcribed by CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan. “This final concert of the season opens with Jerod Tate's Chokfi, an exhilarating work with driving ...
  • Monday, April 19, 2021 12:20 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Dvorák Wind Serenade at Ringgold First Baptist Church on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. Part of the First Horizon Instrumental Series and sponsored by O’Shaughnessy and Carter, the program will feature both wind and string performers on Dvorák's Serenade in D minor, Mozart’s charming Quartet in D Major for Flute and Strings, a movement from Mozart’s Divertimento, and contemporary American composer Anne Guzzo’s The Bear and the Eclipse. “As a flute player, Mozart’s Flute Quartet has been on my bucket list for decades,” says CSO Music Director ...
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:08 PM
    Among the local historic buildings, perhaps none is any more beloved than Chattanooga’s landmark Tivoli Theatre.     Not only has its detailed beaux arts/French style of architectural ornamentation drawn eyes over the years, but its more temporary features – the live entertainers and movies – have also brought laughter, tears and other strong emotions.   What area resident over a certain age does not have a good memory of attending a certain show or movie, or of enjoying an event there with a special someone?   This March 19, the Tivoli will turn exactly 100 years old, as that will ...
  • Friday, March 12, 2021 05:29 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Dvorák String Serenade live at Signal Crest United Methodist on Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Patrons who prefer to experience the concert from home can also purchase access to a livestream of Thursday’s performance for $10 per household. The program will include Dvorák‘s joyous Serenade for Strings, one his most popular works, alongside Beethoven’s Duo For Clarinet And Bassoon and Poulenc’s Sonata For Clarinet and Bassoon. “For this concert, we are featuring two unique works for clarinet and bassoon duo by Poulenc and Beethoven,” said CSO Music Director ...
  • Sunday, February 07, 2021 11:12 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will mark Valentine’s Day with two brand new, one-night only programs. Part of the First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, Romantic Strings and Romantic Winds will feature CSO ensembles in intimate performances at Brainerd Baptist Church on Thursday and Friday, playing a wide variety of both classical and modern works from across the globe.    The CSO String Quintet will perform Romantic Strings on Thursday at 7 p.m., featuring romantic classical pieces, opera excerpts, and pop hits from Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, and more. “The program will also feature a mini-set of music from and about ...
  • Friday, January 22, 2021 12:17 PM
    The next installment of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series will be a digital presentation of Dvorák and Ravel, featuring chamber ensembles performing Ravel's lush String Quartet in F Major, the exciting opening movement of Dvorák's String Quintet No. 2, and the Adagio of Elgar's Quintet in A minor, featuring CSO Principal Keyboard Alan Nichols on piano. To ensure the safety of musicians and audience members in the face of rising COVID-19 cases in the community, the organization’s previously scheduled live performances of Appalachian Spring for Jan. 23-25 have been cancelled.  “We quickly had to pivot ...
  • Saturday, January 09, 2021 06:02 PM
    The Performing Arts League is hosting a free virtual showcase of the community's young performers from local arts organizations, including the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras. Tune in to the Young Performers Showcase to enjoy a performance from the CSOYO Symphony's Fall Concert, as well as work from other young Chattanooga musicians, dancers, vocalists, and more.  The showcase will be available to view at any time between 3:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15 and Jan. 16. Click here[1] to access the recording and view the full event program.  References^ Click here (t.e2ma.net)
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:34 AM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will continue the First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series with Holiday Brass on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. at Collegedale Commons. The program will highlight the CSO Brass and Percussion ensembles on more than a dozen holiday favorites, including Joy to the World, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and more. "The CSO Brass and Percussion will be joining forces again to bring you all a spectacular concert that will surely get you into the spirit of the holidays,” said Ismael Sandoval, ...
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020 01:48 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present its first holiday concert of the season with A Classical Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Part of the First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, the program will feature classical works of the season such as Jolivet’s Pastoreles de Noel, Holst’s Paul the Apostle, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 26. “I'm excited to present a beautiful program of Jolivet's trio for flute, bassoon, and harp, called Pastorale de Noel,” says Kayoko Dan, CSO music ...