CSOYO Concert Honors Memory Of Stephen Panchaud

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras continues their 2012-2013 season on Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Brainerd Baptist Church with a concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra with Gary Wilkes conducting, featuring musical works in memory of Stephen Panchaud, CSO violinist who recently passed away.

Mr. Panchaud was a violin teacher and mentor to many CSOYO violinists over the past several years.  Gary Wilkes wrote: “During the 18 years that Stephen played and taught here in the Chattanooga area, he tutored several hundred violin students, taught orchestra at McCallie School, assisted with the orchestra at Girls Preparatory School, played with numerous orchestras in the area including Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville and other cities, performed in nearly every church and synagogue in the area, and every person with whom he had contact, touched their lives in different ways.  From his engaging British accent and striking charisma, his musical lessons always seemed to intertwine with life lessons, ones that we will not soon forget.”

The CSOYO Winter Concert will also be a Penny Concert, meaning that all children and students may attend for one penny, provided that they are accompanied by a paying adult.  The Penny Concert is repeated again this year in the hopes that no child will be turned away for lack of the admission cost, and that whole families may be able to afford to attend. 

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children, students, and seniors.  Children and students may attend for one penny, if accompanied by (paying) adults. Call 267-9011 for more information.

The CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sandy Morris, will open the concert. Also featured on the program is student soloist, John Burton.  John, a CSOYO principal trumpet and student at Walker Valley High School, will be performing the 2nd movement of Ewazen’s Trumpet Concerto on the second half of the program. 

Program
CSOYO Philharmonic Orchestra
WAGNER/SIENNICKI Die Meistersinger: Excerpts from the Opera
WILLIAMS/CUSTER Summon the Heroes
MCBETH/WAGNER Brother James’ Air
OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Galop
SMITH Into the Storm 
KROGSTAD Curtain Up!

CSOYO Symphony Orchestra
SIBELIUS Finlandia
EWAZEN Trumpet Concerto – 2nd Movement
John Burton, soloist
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47
II.  Allegretto
IV. Allegro non troppo
DEL BORGO Hatikvah, the Hope




WTVC Anchor Sarah Jennings To Leave NewsChannel 9

WTVC morning anchor Sarah Jennings has announced her resignation effective Dec. 31.  “Leaving my wonderful co-workers at the end of the year to spend more time with my family is a bittersweet decision, but one which I'm so grateful God has given me,” Ms. Jennings said. A native of Cleveland, Ms. Jennings began her TV career in 2003 as a traffic reporter for WTVC. She ... (click for more)

Closed Door Entertainment's I Wish Talent Showcase Is Dec. 17

Closed Door Entertainment will present the I Wish... Talent Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 17.  The event includes dinner. There will be performances from various members of the CDE family, as they perform songs or dances from shows or roles they've dreamed of doing, alongside performers who have talents they want to share with audience. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Council Looking Into Taking Over Schools

A new group of Signal Mountain Town Council members is looking into taking over county schools within the town boundaries.   Two newly elected board members, Amy Speek and Dan Landrum, joined the council Friday afternoon at the first work session after the election. The election of mayor and vice mayor for the next two years came first on the agenda. Dick Gee, mayor ... (click for more)

Curtis Coleman Sentenced To 144 Months For Dealing Heroin

Curtis Allen Coleman, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough for heroin distribution in Chattanooga. Coleman pleaded guilty in August to a federal indictment charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute heroin.  According to information on file with the United States District ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our Schools Stink

Cheryl Roddy has spent her lifetime, for the biggest part, as a teacher for the Hamilton County Department of Education and, more specifically, at East Ridge High School. She has loved teaching there for nearly 40 years and is hardly “average;” she has her master's degree in education, was twice East Ridge’s teacher of the year, was the first teacher at East Ridge to reach the first ... (click for more)