Holiday GIving


The joy of giving meets the joy of music- spread holiday cheer with a gift to the CSO!

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The holidays are upon us, and so is the season of giving! As the CSO reaches out across the region to give our gift of music to the community, we’re thrilled to share more live music with you in the new year. This is what your support has made possible for 2024:

  • The future is HEAR! We are sad to say goodbye to long-serving Music Director Kayoko Dan, who will be leaving the CSO at the end of the 2023-24 concert season, making way for the next generation of artistic leadership. The CSO is in the process of selecting the orchestra’s next Music Director. Four finalists have been selected following an international search and will each conduct this season. One of these dynamic conductors will be the new face of the CSO – it’s up to you to help decide which one. Donors who have contributed at least $250 to the CSO this calendar year will be
    invited to meet each candidate at a midmorning coffee Q&A the week of their visit.
    These special opportunities to meet the Music Director candidates in person will allow
    CSO donors to get to know the conductors and help us shape the CSO’s future. 
    Learn more>
  • The second annual All-Accessible Concert, designed especially to serve our disabled audiences, will take place on February 8, 2024. 1 in 4 Tennesseans has a disability, and many of those music lovers have not had the opportunity to enjoy traditional symphonic performances. That’s why we created the All-Accessible Concert, the first full-orchestra concert uniquely designed to serve Chattanooga’s disabled audiences. Attendees are encouraged to vocalize with the music, sit where they like, and use added features like captioning, ASL interpretation, and on-site music therapists. Learn more>
  • Each March the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera brings lie=ve music directly into our local schools for Music In Our Schools Month. In 2024 the CSO is scheduled to perform at 14+ different schools, where many of these children will witness their first ever live musical performance. 8 out of 14 schools that the CSO will visit are Title I schools, and these performances will reach almost 3,000 students!

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is your local resource for music education, quality symphonic music, and holiday joy! Our impact on the Greater Chattanooga area relies on the generosity of the music community and supporters like you, so please consider making a gift this holiday season. Your contribution enables the CSO to continue making the music you love in nursing homes, concert venues, and classrooms throughout 2024 and beyond.

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