Out & About
The String and Wind Quintets of the CSO are composed of principal members from the orchestra. The CSO quintets regularly perform in over 60 schools annually for over 20,000 students and perform in a variety of other community locations including libraries, hospitals, public parks, community centers, and Chattanooga businesses. Performances are available at limited times from October through May.
The musicians of the quintets are some of the finest musicians in the area, performing and teaching regularly throughout the community. For individual biographies, please visit the Musicians page.
For information about scheduling an ensemble at your organization or event, please contact Community Engagement and Education Manager Sarah Marczynski
Sensory Friendly Concerts & Resources
Our sensory friendly concerts feature performances by our String or Wind Ensembles in a space that allows for movement, interaction, or easy listening. Attendees are invited to sit close to the performers, but quiet rooms are provided for attendees who need a break from the stimulation.
Concerts are free, but please RSVP (open August 1) to let us know you’re coming. Join us this season for one of our sensory friendly concerts!
2017/18 Concert dates
Spooky Strings and Things – October 28 – 11am to 11:45am
Come in costume and join us we listen to spooky (but definitely not scary!) music with the CSO String Quintet
Winter Wonderland with Winds – December 9 – 11am to 11:45am
The winter weather might be frightful, but the CSO Wind Quintet will be delightful with a concert of holiday favorites
TBD with Wind Quintet – February 3 – 11am to 11:45am
Grand Ole Opera with String Quintet – April 14 – 11am to 11:45am
The CSO String Quintet takes us to the opera with a selection of kid-friendly pieces from famous operas
2017/18 concerts sponsored by
For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact Sarah Marczynski at email@example.com or 423.267.8583 x2100.
Sensory Friendly Resources
Meet Your Seat
Bringing a child or student who may need to see and be in the space ahead of the concert? Please contact Sarah Marczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.267.8583 x 2100 to arrange a time for your child to meet their seat!
Play Along With the CSO
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Instrument Petting Zoo
The CSO operates an “instrument petting zoo” at many community concerts and family events. At the petting zoo, a variety of real orchestral instruments are displayed and participants are encouraged to pick up, touch, and play the instruments. The instruments are donations received from community members and are gently used, which allows the CSO and participants to experiment with them.
For more information, contact Sarah Marczynski by email or at 423.267.8583 x 2100.