CSO Youth Orchestra Have Concert Nov. 5

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras opens their 2012-2013 season on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Brainerd Baptist Church with a concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra with Gary Wilkes conducting, featuring a locally commissioned work by Dr. David Holsinger of Lee University, titled Circling Chattanooga: Three Episodes Inspired by a City’s Life and Drama.

According to Dr. Holsinger, “This piece is about my impression of a day in the life of a wonderfully vibrant river town.  This music begins on the banks of the gently flowing Tennessee River.  It walks the parks and river bridges.  It quietly soars above the Cliffside museums and quiet coffee shops.  It catapults through the kinetic energy of a bustling downtown of concert goers and zooming triathlon swimmers, bicycles and runners.” 

Dr. Holsinger has attended rehearsals with the CSOYO Symphony Orchestra, offering a rare opportunity for the students to ask questions directly of a composer about the work they’re performing. While Dr. Holsinger has written numerous works for band, this is the first piece that he has written for a full symphony orchestra and this concert marks the world premiere.

The CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sandy Morris, will open the concert. Also featured on the program is the winner of the 2012 CSOYO Concerto Competition, Hannah Kuhn. Hannah, a cellist and student at the Center for Creative Arts, will be performing the fourth movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto on the second half of the program. 

Program

CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra
MENDELSSOHN                 Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” – 4th Movement
IPPOLITOV-IVANOV       “Procession of the Sardar” from Caucasian Sketches
VERDI                                    Overture to Nabucco                                                                    
NIEHAUS                              Symphonic Portrait
  
 
CSOYO Symphony Orchestra
ROSSINI                               Overture: La Gazza Ladra
ELGAR                                   Cello Concerto, op. 85 – 4th Movement
Hannah Kuhn, cellist
HOLSINGER                         Circling Chattanooga 
World Premiere
 

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students, children and seniors.  Call 267-9011 for more information.


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