Chattanooga Symphony And Opera Prepares For Opening Night With Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be opening its 2014/15 Barnett & Company Masterworks Series with a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. The CSO musicians, conducted by Music Director Kayoko Dan, will be joined by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus, under the direction of Darrin Hassevoort, the Lee University Chorale, under the direction of William Green, plus guest soloists Rosella Ewing, Pamela Hinchman, Daniel Weeks, and Peter Volpe.

Arguably one of the most famous classical works, Beethoven’s 9th, also known as the “Choral” Symphony, is best known for its famous melody to the poem “Ode to Joy.”

Also performed on this transcendent program will be Charles Ives’ best-known work, The Unanswered Question, and a choral piece by modern composer Ola Gjeilo, titled Across the Vast, Eternal Sky. For complete concert information, visit

Tickets are available by calling the CSO box office at 423-267-8583, visiting the box office Monday through Friday from  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 701 Broad St., or online at Students can attend for $15 with a valid student I.D. and children 17 and under can attend free with a paid adult.

All ticket buyers are invited to the post-concert casual meet and greet called Postlude with Music Director Kayoko Dan and the guest soloists in the Tivoli Theatre lobby immediately following the concert. 

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series
Opening Night: Beethoven’s 9th
Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Tivoli Theatre
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Pamela Hinchman, soprano
Rosella Ewing, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Weeks, tenor
Peter Volpe, baritone
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director
Lee University Chorale, William Green, director

IVES   The Unanswered Question
GJEILO  Across the Vast, Eternal Sky
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, “Choral"


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