During October, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present three different concerts spanning a wide range of music.
The first concert of October and the kickoff to the Luken Holdings Pops Series is The Beatles: Revolver/Rubber Soul presented on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Tivoli. Jeans ‘n Classics, return to the Tivoli stage, conducted by Music Director Emeritus Robert Bernhardt, to bring some of the Beatles’ greatest hits. Voted number three and number five in Rolling Stones Top 500 albums of all time, Revolver and Rubber Soul include classics like “Eleanor Rigby,” “Girl,” “Nowhere Man,” and “Yellow Submarine.”
Award-winning pianist Alexander Schimpf will join the CSO on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. for a concert of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. The concert opens with one of Mozart's last works, Overture to The Magic Flute. The finale piece, Brahm’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, is “brilliant yet warm, and I believe the second movement is one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching movements in the history of symphonic works,” says Music Director Kayoko Dan.
Over the past several years, Mr. Schimpf has risen to prominence by winning a series of competitions, including First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, and most recently emerged as the first German pianist ever to win First Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 which he will perform with the CSO.
The CSO Chamber Series opens on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Silver Ballroom of the Sheraton Read House with Basically Baroque. Works by Baroque master composers Bach and Telemann as well as pieces by CPE Bach and Albinoni are on the program. CSO Principal Viola, Robert Elder, is a featured soloist on this concert. Music Director Dan will also pull out her flute and join CSO Principal Flute, Janet Hale, for Telemann’s Canonic Sonata for Two Flutes.
Tickets for The Beatles: Revolver/Rubber Soul and Beethoven & Brahms start at $19. Tickets for Basically Baroque are $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the CSO Box Office at 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.
Luken Holdings Pops Series
The Beatles: Revolver/Rubber Soul
Oct. 6, 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre
Robert Bernhardt, conductor
Jeans ‘n Classics
Program: Selections from The Beatles’ CDs Revolver and Rubber Soul
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Beethoven & Brahms
Oct. 20, 8 p.m.Tivoli Theatre
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Alexander Schimpf, piano
Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
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Oct. 28, 3 p.m. at Sheraton Read House Silver Ballroom
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Robert Elder, viola; Janet Hale, flute; Kayoko Dan, flute
Albinoni: Concerto op. 5, no. 7
Bach: Air on G
Telemann: Viola Concerto
Telemann: Canonic Sonata for Two Flutes
CPE Bach: Symphony in G
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