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2019/20 Schedule

From iconic guests artists to beloved classical pieces, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s 2019/20 season has something to excite every music lover.

Purchase your tickets by visiting the links below, or by contacting us at 423.267.8583.

 


9.26.19 – Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff   
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Opening Night: Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Andrew Tyson, piano

EMMA LOU DIEMER – Homage to Tchaikovsky
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 6
RACHMANINOFF – Piano Concerto No. 3

An homage to Russia, this season opener features works ranging from pure power to raw emotion. Melancholic and introspective, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 combines haunting melodies and dramatic moments. The evening will also feature American composer, Emma Lou Diemer’s Homage to Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which is one of the greatest and most challenging piano concertos of its time.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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10.6.19 – All Haydn
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM

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David Rahbee, conductor

HAYDN – Il Mondo Della Luna Overture
HAYDN – Symphony No. 83
HAYDN – Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”

The CSO takes on the works of the “Father of the Symphony” who revolutionized the string quartet, Franz Joseph Haydn.

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10.12.19 – An Evening with Bernadette Peters
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Marvin Laird, music director & conductor

The multi-Tony and multi-Drama Desk Award winning singer, actress, dancer and flat-out brilliant entertainer leads the way with her clever, musical, nostalgic, sexy and often-hilarious symphony show.

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10.19.19 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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10.22.19 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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10.24.19 – Miraculous Mandarin  
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Thomas Landschoot, cello

GABRIELA LENA FRANK –  Three Latin American Dances
HAYDN – Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
BARTOK – The Miraculous Mandarin

According to some, The Miraculous Mandarin embodies the unconquerable power of human aspiration and tells one of classical music’s most sordid tales through dramatic strings, an iconic waltz, and expressive winds. The evening’s concert also includes Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major – a work known for showcasing the many facets of the cello.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

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11.3.19 – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Special Guests – CSO Chorus

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director

RESPIGHI – Trittico Botticelliano
MICHAEL IPPOLITO – Smoke Rings
OLA GJIELO – Song of the Universal
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 2

Energetic, harmonious, and grand, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 will delight all audiences! This afternoon concert also features the CSO chorus in Gjielo’s musical interpretation of Walt Whitman’s upbeat and exuberant poem.

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11.4.19 – CSOYO FALL CONCERT – Symphony & Philharmonic
Ringgold High School • 7:30PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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11.10.19 – Veteran’s Day Concert
Memorial Auditorium • Sunday • 4:00PM
Free Concert | In Partnership with Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Lee University Singers, Brad Moffett, director

The CSO and Lee University Singers will return to Memorial Auditorium for this free, family-friendly Veteran’s Day tradition, featuring patriotic favorites such as God Bless America, Armed Forces Salute, and more.

11.23.19 – Bob’s Bootcamp: All About Berlioz 
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A glimpse of the life and career of Hector Berlioz.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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11.18.19 – CSOYO FALL CONCERT – Etude & Prelude
CSAS • 7:30PM
Free Concert

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

11.21.19 – Daphnis and Chloe
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Mela Dailey, soprano

DEBUSSY – Iberia
BERLIOZ –  Cleopatra
LILI BOULANGER –  D’un Matin du Printemps
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

The evening features Grammy award-winning vocalist Mela Dailey in Berlioz’s Cleopatra – an intense and dramatic work that depicts the infamous and tragic end that befell one of Egypt’s most notorious and alluring queens.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

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12.6.19 – Messiah
First Baptist Church Chattanooga • Friday • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Soloists, Christine Hassevoort  •  Rosella Ewing  •   Darrin Hassevoort  •  Brett Hyberger
Adult Choir of First Baptist Church Chattanooga
Chattanooga State Concert Choir

HANDEL – Messiah

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12.13 – 12.15.19 – The Nutcracker | In Partnership with The Chattanooga Ballet
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, Dec. 13 • 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec. 14 • 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec. 15 • 2:00PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Chattanooga Ballet

The Chattanooga Ballet performs the classic holiday tale the whole family will love, accompanied by the music of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

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12.21 & 12.22.19  – Home for the Holidays
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM
Tivoli Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation

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David Torns, conductor
Seth Carico, vocalist
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Metropolitan Bells, Gary Bynum, director

The beloved Home for the Holidays concert returns for 2019, featuring Signal Mountain native and bass-baritone Seth Carico.

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1.11.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: Beethoven – From 1 to 9
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A survey of Beethoven’s 9 symphonies, with a focus on the 5th.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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1.12.20 – Mozart & More
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM

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FARKAS – Quattro Pezzi
AMY BEACH – Theme and Variations
LIBBY LARSEN – Four on the Floor
MOZART – Quintet in E flat Major for piano and winds

Enjoy varied pieces performed by the principal musicians of the CSO ranging from Farkas’ playful and rhythmic Quattro Pezzi, to Mozart’s charming Quintet for piano and winds. Hand-selected by our principals, these works have it all!

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1.18.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

LEARN MORE

1.21.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Brahms’ Violin Concerto

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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1.23.20 – Beethoven’s Fifth
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

BARBER – Second Essay for Orchestra
BRAHMS – Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN  – Symphony No. 5

One of the most recognizable and significant pieces of music of its time, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 has been widely featured in movies, film, and other pop culture pieces. The evening will also feature Barber’s Essay No. 2 and Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Guest violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky takes on this impressive work that showcases the supreme skill of the violin soloist.

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2.9.20 – Family Concert All Aboard: Coast to Coast 
Volkswagen Conference Center • Sunday • 3:00PM
Sponsored by Volkswagen Chattanooga

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Kayoko Dan, conductor

Enjoy a free concert for the whole family! Tickets are required and limited in quantity, so reserve yours today.

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2.14 & 2.15.20  – Big Band Fever
Tivoli Theatre • Friday & Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Valerie Duke, vocalist

It’s the great American invention, swing! And the Tivoli is set up for dancing, so come along and dance, or just sit and enjoy the great legacy of such bands as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and many more. Valerie Duke returns as our special guest vocalist.

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2.22.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: Music in the Movies
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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Bob explores the variety and impact of music in film.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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2.24.20– CSOYO Side-by-Side
Tivoli Theatre • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Gary Wilkes, CSOYO Symphony conductor

About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

2.29.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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3.3.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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3.5.20 – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2  
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Gloria Chien, piano

JELENA DABIC – Beethaphase
BEETHOVEN  – Piano Concerto No. 2
WEBER – Overture to Der Freischütz
HINDEMITH – Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Considered one of Beethoven’s more “classical” compositions, his Piano Concerto No. 2 is known for its graceful charm and elegance, that Beethoven is known and admired for. This piece features pianist Gloria Chien who has been heralded by The Boston Globe as “one who excels at everything” as she brings one of Beethoven’s most iconic works for piano to life.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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3.9.20 – CSOYO WINTER CONCERT –  Philharmonic, Etude, & Prelude 
Brainerd Baptist Church • 7:30PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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3.15.20 – Apollo & Jupiter
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Special Guests –  The Chattanooga Ballet

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Robert West, clarinet
Steve Tonkinson, clarinet

STRAVINSKY – Apollo Musagète
MENDELSSOHN Konzertstück – No. 1 in F minor for Clarinet
MOZART – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Join the CSO as they perform a chamber concert worthy of the divine, accompanied by the beautiful choreography of The Chattanooga Ballet.

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3.21.20 – Lights! Camera! Pops!
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Robert Uchida, violin

The CSO takes on the silver screen’s most iconic scores from blockbusters you know and love.

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3.28.20 – Disney in Concert A Tale As Old As Time
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 2:00PM & 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor

Join the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney In Concert Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and many more. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal, and love conquers all.

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4.2.20 – Dona Nobis Pacem
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Susannah Biller, soprano
Austin Kness, baritone
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Lee University Chorale, Bill Green, director
UTC Chamber Singers, Kevin Ford, director

ELGAR –  In The South (Alassio)
WALKER – Lilacs
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Dona Nobis Pacem

One of the finest British composers of the 20th century, Vaughan Williams is known for his choral works, with one of the most highly-regarded of those works being Dona Nobis Pacem. Written under the impending start of WWII, Dona Nobis Pacem is a powerful and poignant piece that will touch the hearts of everyone in the audience. The evening will also feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s Lilacs – an inspirational work that combines the poetry of Walt Whitman with the beauty of a chorus and orchestra.

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4.18.20 – Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel & More!
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Michael Cavanaugh, pianist & vocalist

Hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh joins the CSO for an evening featuring hits like “My Life,” “Movin’ Out,” “Just the Way You Are,” “River of Dreams,” and more in this tribute concert to the one and only Billy Joel!

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4.25.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: French Impressionists 
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A look at French Impressionist composers, such as Ravel and Debussy.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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4.26.20 – CSOYO  –  Chamber Ensembles Dessert Concert
First Christian Church • 3:00PM
Free Concert 

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

4.28.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

Learn More

The CSO will be rehearsing Mussorgsky & Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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4.30.20 – Pictures at an Exhibition
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Sponsored by O’Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC

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Kayoko Dan, conductor

WANG JIE –  America the Beautiful
ADAM SCHOENBERG –  Picture Studies
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL – Pictures at an Exhibition

Originally composed by Mussorgsky and masterfully orchestrated by Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition takes audiences on an auditory and visual journey through this 10-movement work representing various pieces of artwork on display during the concert. Each piece of art and the movement that it inspired is unique. This creates a work that takes the listener on an unforgettable musical tour of an art museum.

Sponsored by O’Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC

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5.4.20– CSOYO SPRING CONCERT –  All Orchestras
Tivoli Theatre • 7:00PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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5.9.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

Learn More

About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

LEARN MORE

Daphnis and Chloe

Thursday, November 21, 2019 07:30 PM
Tivoli Theatre

 


Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 06, 2019 07:30 PM
First Baptist Church Chattanooga

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2019 07:30 PM
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, December 22, 2019 03:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series

The power and beauty of the CSO is never better than with performances of symphonic music by the masters. This season brings a mix of music you know and some that is new on the scene. Don’t forget to join us for Spotlight Talks, our pre-concert lectures at 6:45 p.m., that will guide you step-by-step through the evening’s program.


9.26.19 – Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff   
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Opening Night: Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

Learn More

Kayoko Dan, conductor
Andrew Tyson, piano

EMMA LOU DIEMER – Homage to Tchaikovsky
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 6
RACHMANINOFF – Piano Concerto No. 3

An homage to Russia, this season opener features works ranging from pure power to raw emotion. Melancholic and introspective, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 combines haunting melodies and dramatic moments. The evening will also feature American composer, Emma Lou Diemer’s Homage to Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which is one of the greatest and most challenging piano concertos of its time.

Opening Night: Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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10.24.19 – Miraculous Mandarin  
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

Learn More

Kayoko Dan, conductor
Thomas Landschoot, cello

GABRIELA LENA FRANK – Three Latin American Dances
HAYDN – Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
BARTOK – The Miraculous Mandarin

According to some, The Miraculous Mandarin embodies the unconquerable power of human aspiration and tells one of classical music’s most sordid tales through dramatic strings, an iconic waltz, and expressive winds. The evening’s concert also includes Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major – a work known for showcasing the many facets of the cello.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

PURCHASE TICKETS

11.21.19 – Daphnis and Chloe
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

Learn More

Kayoko Dan, conductor
Mela Dailey, soprano

DEBUSSY – Iberia
BERLIOZ –  Cleopatra
LILI BOULANGER –  D’un Matin du Printemps
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

The evening features Grammy award-winning vocalist Mela Dailey in Berlioz’s Cleopatra – an intense and dramatic work that depicts the infamous and tragic end that befell one of Egypt’s most notorious and alluring queens.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications
With Support from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

PURCHASE TICKETS

1.23.20 – Beethoven’s Fifth
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM

Learn More

Kayoko Dan, conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

BARBER – Second Essay for Orchestra
BRAHMS – Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN  – Symphony No. 5

One of the most recognizable and significant pieces of music of its time, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 has been widely featured in movies, film, and other pop culture pieces. The evening will also feature Barber’s Essay No. 2 and Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Guest violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky takes on this impressive work that showcases the supreme skill of the violin soloist.

PURCHASE TICKETS

3.5.20 – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2  
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Gloria Chien, piano

JELENA DABIC – Beethaphase
BEETHOVEN  – Piano Concerto No. 2
WEBER – Overture to Der Freischütz
HINDEMITH – Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Considered one of Beethoven’s more “classical” compositions, his Piano Concerto No. 2 is known for its graceful charm and elegance, that Beethoven is known and admired for. This piece features pianist Gloria Chien who has been heralded by The Boston Globe as “one who excels at everything” as she brings one of Beethoven’s most iconic works for piano to life.

Guest Artist Sponsored by Peace Communications

PURCHASE TICKETS

4.2.20 – Dona Nobis Pacem
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Susannah Biller, soprano
Austin Kness, baritone
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Lee University Chorale, Bill Green, director
UTC Chamber Singers, Kevin Ford, director

ELGAR –  In The South (Alassio)
WALKER – Lilacs
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Dona Nobis Pacem

One of the finest British composers of the 20th century, Vaughan Williams is known for his choral works, with one of the most highly-regarded of those works being Dona Nobis Pacem. Written under the impending start of WWII, Dona Nobis Pacem is a powerful and poignant piece that will touch the hearts of everyone in the audience. The evening will also feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s Lilacs – an inspirational work that combines the poetry of Walt Whitman with the beauty of a chorus and orchestra.

PURCHASE TICKETS

4.30.20 – Pictures at an Exhibition
Tivoli Theatre • Thursday • 7:30PM
Sponsored by O’Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC

Learn More

Kayoko Dan, conductor

WANG JIE –  America the Beautiful
ADAM SCHOENBERG –  Picture Studies
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL – Pictures at an Exhibition

Originally composed by Mussorgsky and masterfully orchestrated by Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition takes audiences on an auditory and visual journey through this 10-movement work representing various pieces of artwork on display during the concert. Each piece of art and the movement that it inspired is unique. This creates a work that takes the listener on an unforgettable musical tour of an art museum.

Sponsored by O’Shaughnessy & Carter, PLLC

PURCHASE TICKETS

Daphnis and Chloe

Thursday, November 21, 2019 07:30 PM
Tivoli Theatre

 


Pops Series

Big names, fantastic shows, and iconic songs from film, television, and Broadway make our Pops concerts fun for everyone. This series features the best that pop culture has to offer in a symphony experience unlike any other!


10.12.19 – An Evening with Bernadette Peters
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Marvin Laird, music director & conductor

The multi-Tony and multi-Drama Desk Award winning singer, actress, dancer and flat-out brilliant entertainer leads the way with her clever, musical, nostalgic, sexy and often-hilarious symphony show.

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12.21 & 12.22.19  – Home for the Holidays
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM
Tivoli Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation

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David Torns, conductor
Seth Carico, vocalist
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Metropolitan Bells, Gary Bynum, director

The beloved Home for the Holidays concert returns for 2019, featuring Signal Mountain native and bass-baritone Seth Carico.

PURCHASE TICKETS

2.14 & 2.15.20  – Big Band Fever
Tivoli Theatre • Friday & Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Valerie Duke, vocalist

It’s the great American invention, swing! And the Tivoli is set up for dancing, so come along and dance, or just sit and enjoy the great legacy of such bands as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and many more. Valerie Duke returns as our special guest vocalist.

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3.21.20 – Lights! Camera! Pops!
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Robert Uchida, violin

The CSO takes on the silver screen’s most iconic scores from blockbusters you know and love.

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4.18.20 – Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel & More!
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM

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Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Michael Cavanaugh, pianist & vocalist

Hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh joins the CSO for an evening featuring hits like “My Life,” “Movin’ Out,” “Just the Way You Are,” “River of Dreams,” and more in this tribute concert to the one and only Billy Joel!

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2019 07:30 PM
Tivoli Theatre
Sunday, December 22, 2019 03:00 PM
Tivoli Theatre

Chamber Series

Intimate and inviting, these smaller ensemble performances give you the opportunity to see musicians from the CSO up close as they perform beloved classical works and fresh works by living composers.


10.6.19 – All Haydn
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM

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David Rahbee, conductor

HAYDN – Il Mondo Della Luna Overture
HAYDN – Symphony No. 83
HAYDN – Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”

The CSO takes on the works of the “Father of the Symphony” who revolutionized the string quartet, Franz Joseph Haydn.

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11.3.19 – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Special Guests – CSO Chorus

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director

RESPIGHI – Trittico Botticelliano
MICHAEL IPPOLITO – Smoke Rings
OLA GJIELO – Song of the Universal
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 2

Energetic, harmonious, and grand, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 will delight all audiences! This afternoon concert also features the CSO chorus in Gjielo’s musical interpretation of Walt Whitman’s upbeat and exuberant poem.

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1.12.20 – Mozart & More
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM

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FARKAS – Quattro Pezzi
AMY BEACH – Theme and Variations
LIBBY LARSEN – Four on the Floor
MOZART – Quintet in E flat Major for piano and winds

Enjoy varied pieces performed by the principal musicians of the CSO ranging from Farkas’ playful and rhythmic Quattro Pezzi, to Mozart’s charming Quintet for piano and winds. Hand-selected by our principals, these works have it all!

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3.15.20 – Apollo & Jupiter
Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sunday • 3:00PM
Special Guests –  The Chattanooga Ballet

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Robert West, clarinet
Steve Tonkinson, clarinet

STRAVINSKY – Apollo Musagète
MENDELSSOHN Konzertstück – No. 1 in F minor for Clarinet
MOZART – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Join the CSO as they perform a chamber concert worthy of the divine, accompanied by the beautiful choreography of The Chattanooga Ballet.

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Community & Education Events

No matter your age, the CSO has a variety of events that will inspire and educate.

 


10.19.19 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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10.22.19 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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11.23.19 – Bob’s Bootcamp: All About Berlioz 
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A glimpse of the life and career of Hector Berlioz.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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1.11.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: Beethoven – From 1 to 9
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A survey of Beethoven’s 9 symphonies, with a focus on the 5th.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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1.18.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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1.21.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Brahms’ Violin Concerto

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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2.22.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: Music in the Movies
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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Bob explores the variety and impact of music in film.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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2.29.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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3.3.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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4.25.20 – Bob’s Bootcamp: French Impressionists 
Tivoli Center • Saturday • 11:00AM – 2:00PM

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A look at French Impressionist composers, such as Ravel and Debussy.

More about Bob’s Bootcamps: Bob’s Bootcamps are a series of informal classes led by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt as he takes you on a behind the scenes look at the lives and works of musicians and composers. Buy individually or SUBSCRIBE for $120 for the series (save $20!). Lunch is included.

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4.28.20 – Open Rehearsal
Tivoli Theatre • Tuesday • 8:00PM

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The CSO will be rehearsing Mussorgsky & Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

About Open Rehearsals: See the CSO dressed down and up close as it rehearses for an upcoming Barnett & Company Masterworks concert.  Attendees may have the opportunity to hear from composers, guest artists, and CSO musicians during rehearsal. The cost is only $8, and pre-registration is required. Register by submitting your RSVP using the form below. 

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5.9.20 – Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday • 11:00AM

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About Sensory Friendly Concerts: 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. All performances and activities are free for children and adults, but pre-registration is appreciated. 

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Special Events

 

 


11.10.19 – Veteran’s Day Concert
Memorial Auditorium • Sunday • 4:00PM
Free Concert | In Partnership with Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Lee University Singers, Brad Moffett, director

The CSO and Lee University Singers will return to Memorial Auditorium for this free, family-friendly Veteran’s Day tradition, featuring patriotic favorites such as God Bless America, Armed Forces Salute, and more.

12.6.19 – Messiah
First Baptist Church Chattanooga • Friday • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Soloists, Christine Hassevoort  •  Rosella Ewing  •   Darrin Hassevoort  •  Brett Hyberger
Adult Choir of First Baptist Church Chattanooga
Chattanooga State Concert Choir

HANDEL – Messiah

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12.13 – 12.15.19 – The Nutcracker | In Partnership with The Chattanooga Ballet
Tivoli Theatre
Friday, Dec. 13 • 7:30PM
Saturday, Dec. 14 • 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, Dec. 15 • 2:00PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Chattanooga Ballet

The Chattanooga Ballet performs the classic holiday tale the whole family will love, accompanied by the music of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

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2.9.20 – Family Concert All Aboard: Coast to Coast 
Volkswagen Conference Center • Sunday • 3:00PM
Sponsored by Volkswagen Chattanooga

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Kayoko Dan, conductor

Enjoy a free concert for the whole family! Tickets are required and limited in quantity, so reserve yours today.

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3.28.20 – Disney in Concert A Tale As Old As Time
Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 2:00PM & 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor

Join the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney In Concert Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and many more. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal, and love conquers all.

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Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 06, 2019 07:30 PM
First Baptist Church Chattanooga

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras

The CSOYO is training the next generation of musicians in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. To learn more, visit csoyo.chattanoogasymphony.org.

 


11.4.19 – CSOYO FALL CONCERT – Symphony & Philharmonic
Ringgold High School • 7:30PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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11.18.19 – CSOYO FALL CONCERT – Etude & Prelude
CSAS • 7:30PM
Free Concert

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

2.24.20– CSOYO Side-by-Side
Tivoli Theatre • 7:30PM

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Kayoko Dan, conductor
Gary Wilkes, CSOYO Symphony conductor

About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

3.9.20 – CSOYO WINTER CONCERT –  Philharmonic, Etude, & Prelude 
Brainerd Baptist Church • 7:30PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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4.26.20 – CSOYO  –  Chamber Ensembles Dessert Concert
First Christian Church • 3:00PM
Free Concert 

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

5.4.20– CSOYO SPRING CONCERT –  All Orchestras
Tivoli Theatre • 7:00PM

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About the CSOYO: The CSO Youth Orchestras program serves approximately 200 talented instrumental musicians in the Chattanooga area, ages 6-18. There are two full orchestras (Symphony and Philharmonic) and two string orchestras (Etude and Prelude) that include students from several counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia.

Gary Wilkes, Symphony conductor
Sandy Morris, Philharmonic conductor
Amy Shannon, Interim Prelude & Etude conductor

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