This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The CSO Chamber Series continues with performances of favorites by the CSO Principal players on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Read House's Silver Ballroom. To purchase tickets, call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

The Red Badge of Courage opens on the Chattanooga Theatre Centre MainStage on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and continues each weekend through Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets may be purchased at www.theatrecentre.com or by calling 267-8534.

The CSO will perform along with guest pianist Qing Jiang at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in a concert featuring Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini as well works by Tchaikovsky and Elgar. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or call 267-8583 for ticket information.

Lee University School of Music faculty Doug Warner, John Wykoff, and Loralee Songer will perform individual recitals on Thursday, Tuesday, and Tuesday, Feb. 5, respectively, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

The UTC Music Department will present a performance by the Alexander-Soares Duo, featuring violinist James Alexander and pianist Luciana Soares, in the Cadek Recital Hall on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.

The Luther College Nordic Choir will perform on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center at Lee University. For more information, call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.
 
The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present their production of Avenue Q Friday - Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in their new theatre space at Eastgate Town Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.
 
Covenant College visiting music professors Dr. Rosella Ewing and David Tahere will present a faculty recital on Friday at 8 p.m. in the college's chapel. For more information, please contact the music department at  (706)419-1453.
 

The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Freakwater on Friday at 8 p.m. and the John Cowan Trio on Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

"The History of the Harp: A Musical Journey," a concert featuring 13 harps, bells, cello, flute and percussion, will be presented by the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble on Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Marks Church Northshore and Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaharpensemble.org.

Actor Bill Oberst will present A Tribute to Lewis Grizzard - In His Own Words at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.chattanoogaonstage.com or by calling 642-TIXS. 

The Performing Arts League will host the 18th annual Vocal Competition, featuring 11 high school juniors and seniors performing two selections from the classical repertoire before a professional panel of judges, on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Pat Starke at 756-2256.

Auditions for the Lee University Children's Chorale will be held Monday from 5-5:30 p.m. in the school's Humanities Building. No appointment is necessary to audition. For more information, contact Joy Gibbons at jlsgibbons@gmail.com. 

"60x60," featuring 60 miniature musical compositions lasting no more than one minute each created by musicians from around the world and presented back-to-back, will take place Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, call Jonathan McNair at 425-4679 or visit www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php.

Journalist and teacher Janis Hashe will offer a series of classes entitled "Oscar Wilde: Nothing Except My Genius" at The English Rose Tea Room each Tuesday through Feb. 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register and for more information, call 622-2862 or email jhashe@epbfi.com.

Baylor School's dance company Verve' will perform their annual winter concert on Wednesday - Friday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Roddy Theater. Visit www.baylorschool.org for more information.

The UTC Symphony Orchestra and Student Concerto Competition Winners Concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit www.utc.edu/music or call 425-4601. 

Visual Art & Film 

The Hunter Museum of American Art will present "Sound and Image in the Jazz Age: An Exploration of Music and Art" on Thursday at 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.

The "(In)direct Correlation: Selections from the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show" exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22, and an Introduction to Digital Photography workshop will take place Saturday and Feb. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at AVA. Applications are currently being accepted for "I Guess You Had To Be There: An Installation Art Exhibition" with the submission deadline being Monday, Feb. 11. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

A Wheel Throwing for Beginners pottery workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the EAC Pottery Studio. For more information, contact David Chambers at chambers_d@chattanooga.gov.

The closing reception for Cessna Decosimo's "Sacred and Profane" exhibit will take place Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. Visit www.tannerhillgallery.com for more information. 

River Gallery will host an oil paint making demonstration from artist Amanda Brazier on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For additional information, call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com.

An artist reception and workshop with instructor Karen K. Brown will be held Saturday from 12- 4 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. For more information or to register, call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com.

"The Traveling Paints," a group of local artists who share a common interest in painting 'en plein air,' will exhibit their paintings for the month of February at In-Town Gallery. The opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 5-8 p.m. Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for more information.

The Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture and the Chattanooga SE Tennessee Film Commission will launch the first annual Gig City Film Festival, "A Season for Nonviolence," at Heritage House Arts & Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. For a complete film schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.


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