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Conversant Group Chamber Series

European Tour
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Darrin Hassevoort,guest conductor
Holly Mulcahy, violin
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
SIBELIUS: Suite for Violin and Strings
MASSANET: 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, Hungarian composer Kodaly takes us to a Summer Evening and British composer Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony is based on music he wrote when he was just 9 years old.

The CSO’s regular venue for our Chamber Series, the Read House Silver Ballroom, will be undergoing renovations during our 2017/18 season. We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Chattanooga State and their Music Department as our Chamber Series venue for the season. The Humanities Theatre has fixed, raked seating of up to 300, allowing for more patrons to attend. The raised stage allows all patrons to be able to see the musicians from their seat. The extra stage space allows for us to collaborate with other art forms, such as dancers with the Chattanooga Ballet. Concessions will be available at each performance for purchase. We hope you’re as excited as we are to hear our wonderful Chamber musicians in what is still an intimate venue. Join us!

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