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2017/18 Chamber Series
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The CSO’s regular venue for the Conversant Group Chamber Series, the Read House Silver Ballroom, will be undergoing renovations during our 2017/18 season. The CSO has partnered with Chattanooga State and their Music Department and will perform in their Humanities Theatre. The CSO will also partner with the Chattanooga Ballet for the opening concert of this series to perform Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale Suite.  Other highlights include Sibelius’ Suite for Violin and Strings featuring CSO Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy, and Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 featuring CSO Principal Horn Gordon James.  Subscriptions are $90 for all four concerts.

Musical Tales
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Chattanooga Ballet
Narrator, TBD

STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale Suite
STEPHENSON: The Devil’s Tale

The Chattanooga Ballet partners with the CSO to tell Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, a story about a man, a devil, a fiddle, and being happy with what you have.  One of our favorite composers, James Stephenson, has created the sequal to The Soldier’s Tale with The Devil’s Tale.  This is a narrated piece that continues the story.  “Stephenson not only understands the essence of the Stravinsky, he recaptures it and creates a vivid rejoiner.” – Grego Applegate Edwards

Gems from the CSO Principals
Kayoko Dan, conductor


Always a favorite, the principal musicians of the CSO will choose the repertoire for this program and will showcase their talent.

Mozart & Schubert
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Gordon James, French horn

KUHLAU: Magic Harp Overture
MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 4
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 6

Mozart wrote several horn concertos specifically for the preimenant horn player of the late 17th Century, Joseph Leutgeb. The difficult passages together with Mozart’s characteristic humor in his writing shows his affection and his enormous respect for Leutgeb’s abilities.  Schubert’s 6th symphony was the first of his Symphonies to be performed publicly in Vienna – he was not known during his own lifetime for his Symphonic work.  When Dvořák discovered them he said, “The more I study them, the more I marvel.”

European Tour
Kyoko Dan, conductor
Holly Mulcahy, violin

WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
SIBELIUS: Suite for Violin and Strings
MASSENET: Meditation from Thais
WHITACRE: Five Hebrew Love Songs
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

This concert showcases chamber composers throughout Europe.  German composer Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, written for his wife for the birth of their son, was first performed in Switzerland. Finish composer Sibelius creates a beautiful landscape with his Suite for Violin and Strings, we perform the Meditation from French composer Massenet’s opera Thais, American composer Eric Whitacre sends us postcards from Israel by way of Germany, and British composer Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony is based on music he wrote when he was just 9 years old.

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