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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:22 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will once again host a free Veterans Day concert on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton - Downtown Chattanooga. Sponsored by Compass Commissioning & Design, the ninth annual concert  will include beloved patriotic classics such as Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful alongside contemporary works, including local composer Kenyon Wilson’s Five, a moving tribute to the five service members lost in the 2015 attack on Chattanooga's U.S. Navy Reserve Center. The program will also mark the CSO’s first public performance with new CSO Youth Orchestra Conductor and CSO Assistant ...
  • Friday, October 09, 2020 07:50 PM
    Tickets are now available for the next public performance in the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, at 3 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian. The program will feature a variety of upbeat and celebratory works, including Mozart’s popular Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (“A little night music”), local composer Tim Hinck’s Stumpjumper, American composer Raymond Premru’s Two Pieces for trombone, contemporary composer Eric Ewazen’s Eaglehawk, and Gounod’s Little Symphony. The concerts are part of the organization’s First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, ...
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will continue its yearlong celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with Beethoven’s Serenade on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. at the AT&T Field Concourse. The program will feature Beethoven’s cheery Serenade, American composer John Corigliano’s musical interpretation of Baudelaire's poem L'invitation au voyage, and German composer Paul Hindemith's chamber work, Kammermusick for Wind Quintet No. 2.   The concerts are part of the organization’s First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, a new socially distant concert series featuring the CSO ensembles performing for smaller audiences at venues throughout the community. "We are continuing the ...
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 01:39 PM
    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Percussion & Friends - The Pulse - Chattanooga Pulse
    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Percussion & FriendsFirst Horizon Foundation Instrumental SeriesSponsored by Compass Commissioning & DesignThe CSO opens its unique 2020/21 season with a free community concert at the Tennessee Riverpark. From Bach to Sousa and beyond, this evening will feature a combination of beloved classical works, patriotic favorites, and modern percussion pieces!Featuring:Boismortier - Sonata No. 12, Op. 40 No. 1 Bach - Invention No. 14 In B-flat Bach - Invention No. 7 In E Minor Bach - Invention No. 8 In F Thierry De Mey - Table Music Bobby Lopez - Conversation For Two Tambourines Andy Akiho - Stop ...
  • Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:54 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra 2020/21 season begins, upcoming educational events, and more. First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series Free Community Concert Percussion & Friends Sponsored by Compass Commissioning & Design Sept 11, 7 p.m.  Tennessee Riverpark The CSO will begin its unique 2020/21 season with a free community concert at the beautiful Tennessee Riverpark. From Bach to Sousa and beyond, this evening will feature a combination of beloved classical works, patriotic favorites, and modern percussion pieces.  This event is free and open to the public, and attendees will need to bring their own chairs and/or blankets for lawn seating. Attendees will ...
  • Monday, July 27, 2020 05:41 PM
    ArtsBuild announces the recipients of its annual round of Mission Support grants.  ArtsBuild has awarded a total of $525,000 in Mission Support grants to 21 local arts organizations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The group includes three first-time Mission Support grant recipients – Dynamo Studios, The Pop-up Project and Stove Works. Total awards increased from $500,000 granted last year, and 21 is the highest number of arts organizations ever awarded Mission Support grants in a year.  Recipients for 2020-2021 include: Art120, Association for Visual Arts, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Boys Choir, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Chattanooga Theatre ...
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 09:04 PM
    Chattanooga Symphony changing its tune for 2020-21 season - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Chattanooga Symphony changing its tune for 2020-21 season  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 08:47 AM
    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Executive Director Samantha Teter said in a Facebook message that the CSO is working on possible live performances and livestream shows and will have an announcement toward the end of July or the first of August.  She said it possibly would involve some new venues where the musicians and a smaller audience would be able to be spread apart an appropriate distance. Ms. Teter said it may also involve "going out into some communities" away from the usual downtown Chattanooga sites. She said the CSO was able to obtain a Payroll Protection Loan that allowed the ...
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 07:05 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association announced the retirement of long-time conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Gary Wilkes, as of May 15. Mr. Wilkes is also retiring from his position as orchestra teacher at the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS).[1]   Mr. Wilkes joined the CSOYO in 1993. At that time, the YO consisted of just one orchestra. Under his direction, the group grew tremendously, and a second full orchestra was added in 1998 under the direction of Ms. Sandy Morris. Two training string orchestras were added in the years following. Today, in large part ...
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:46 AM
    This month, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will conclude its 2019/20 Annual Fund campaign, an opportunity for community members to support the organization, its musicians, and the community and educational programming that the CSO provides to the Greater Chattanooga area. The campaign ends on May 31 as the organization concludes its fiscal year, and gifts made or pledged before that date will support the CSO’s 2019/20 season. This year’s campaign ends as the organization continues to face new challenges due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The remainder of its 2019/20 season was cancelled as a precaution against the spread of ...