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  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 09:03 PM
    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera ready for new season, new challenges - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera ready for new season, new challenges  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 06:11 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announced Thursday that it has reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Local 80 Tri-State Musician’s Union, beginning with the current season and ending in the 2023/24 season. The two entities began discussions earlier this summer and made several changes to work protocols, hiring practices, the audition process, and musician pay, which includes a small pay increase for musicians in each of the three years of the agreement. This new CBA comes after a one-year agreement that allowed for hiring and pay concessions on the part of the musicians in order to keep ...
  • Friday, September 24, 2021 06:43 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will begin the 21/22 Chamber Series with a performance of Appalachian Spring on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre. The evening will feature local composer Ben Van Winkle’s Pure Music No. 1, contemporary Jamaican composer Eleanor Alberga’s Succubus Moon, and Copland’s joyous ode to American life, Appalachian Spring. “We are excited to present this program to you after it was postponed in 2020 due to the global pandemic,” says CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan. “It’s always so fun to feature one of our own composers, and I’m excited ...
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 09:18 PM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will open the 21/22 season on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium with a full orchestral performance in its Barnett & Company Masterworks Series. The evening will feature works from across the globe, including The StarSpangled Banner and Mexican classical composer Arturo Márquez’s popular Danzon No. 2, and a performance of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings in memory of the community members we have lost to COVID-19. “I am beyond thrilled to be back on the podium with the CSO in full force,” says Kayoko Dan, CSO Music Director. “We’ll be re-introducing the CSO ...
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:45 AM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera returns Sept. 23 for the 2021/22 season. Tickets are now available for Revolution: The Music of The Beatles, Stravinsky’s Apollo, Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies, and more programming. The Music of Harry Potter will be Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium with Bob Bernhardt, conductor. Click here to purchase tickets[1].  Review for The Music of Harry Potter: One of our most beloved programs returns to make your Halloween weekend even more fantastical. Enjoy the music of the Harry Potter films performed live by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. Featuring scores from ...
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 09:20 AM
    The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces Hunter Wilburn as the recipient of the 2021/22 Kayoko Dan Conducting Scholarship. Mr. Wilburn will work one-on-one with CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan to learn score study techniques, orchestral management and leadership and rehearsal techniques.    Mr. Wilburn is a graduate of Signal Mountain Middle High School and a former member of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestra. He has studied violin under CSO Associate Concertmaster Josh Holritz and is currently a senior in violin performance at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and he hopes to pursue graduate studies in orchestral conducting. ...
  • 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 ...