Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s Next Season

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - by Basil Considine

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will bring magic, tragedy, and local music – with a touch of the Force – in the coming season. The company’s wide-ranging 2018-2019 season features music from the Harry Potter franchise, Star Wars, the opera Carmen, and more. It will be the combined company’s 86th season.

The new season kicks off on Sept. 28, with a performance of Astor Piazolla’s orchestral tangos in The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Some of the classic works featured in other concerts include Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 4 & No. 6, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, Stravinsky’s Firebird suite, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

A featured new work on the schedule is Chattanooga native George S. Clinton’s the Rose of Sonora, a concerto written for CSO Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy to premier. Clinton, a prolific composer and songwriter, has written music for such diverse outlets as the Austin Powers film franchise, Michael Jackson albums, and the upcoming movie Zombies. CSO will also premiere four additional new works commissioned as part of its Chattanooga Fanfare Project. The featured composers for this concert are Douglas Hedwig, Roland Carter, Jonathan McNair, and Tim Hinck.

In keeping with a national trend, CSO’s season includes concerts dedicated to beloved film scores. These include The Music of Harry Potter (Nov. 3, 2018) and (May 4, 2019). Other popular concerts include the annual Big Band Fever and a Jerry Herman tribute concert of Broadway songs, among others.

CSO’s annual opera will be Bizet’s Carmen, performing April 11 and 13, 2019.

The Schedule

Special Event:

Tivoli Theatre • Saturday • 7:30PM
11.3.2018 – The Music of Harry Potter

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series:

Tivoli Theatre • Thursdays • 7:30PM
9.27.2018 – Piazolla’s Four Seasons (Opening Night)

10.25.2018 – Brahms Symphony No. 1
11.15.2018 – Beethoven & Mozart
1.17.2019 – Stravinsky’s Firebird
3.7.2019 – Mendelssohn & Brahms

3.28.2019 – Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

4.25.2019 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


Tivoli Theatre • 7:30PM
4.11.2019 & 4.13.2019 – Carmen

Luken Holdings Pops Series:

Tivoli Theatre • 7:30PM

10.6.2018 – Jerry Herman – The Broadway Legacy Concert

12.15.2018 (7:30PM) & 12.16.2018 (3:00PM) – Home for the Holidays

2.15.2019 & 2.16.2019 – Big Band Fever

3.23.2019 Spectrum – A Tribute to Motown and R&B

5.4.2019 – The Music of Star Wars

Chamber Series

Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Theatre • Sundays • 3:00PM

10.14.2018 – Beethoven Symphony No. 4
12.2.2018 – A Classical Christmas
1.27.2019 – Mozart & Strauss
3.17.2019 – Mozart & Ravel


Bill And Eli Perras Play At Charles And Myrtle's Saturday

Bill and Eli Perras, American Troubadours, will play at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Saturday at 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  Review for Bill and Eli Perras: Imagine George Burns and Gracie Allen as a couple of sweet old hippies, and you have a start on what to expect ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Shane Morrow With Jazzanooga Singers, Willie Kitchens (The Impressions)

Shane Morrow with the Jazzanooga Singers, and Willie Kitchens (The Impressions) at the Miller Park grand opening Friday  (click for more)

Mother Of 15-Year-Old Killed By His Father Said McElrath Had Been Acting "Manic"

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father said Michael McElrath had been acting "manic" in the days leading up to the tragic incident in Hixson on Aug. 18. Judge Alex McVeigh bound a charge of criminal homicide against McElrath, a former jail officer, to the Grand Jury. He is charged in the death of Dylan McElrath, who was a sophomore at Hixson High School. ... (click for more)

UT Board Considering Randy Boyd As Interim UT President

Randy Boyd, who was among the Republican finalists for the governor nomination, is being considered as interim president at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Joe DiPietro this week announced that Nov. 21 will be his last day on the job. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees are to meet next week and consider the Boyd appointment. Mr. Boyd, a UT alumnus, would ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (3)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Is This ‘New Voice’?

It’s easy for me to say that I either know, or know about, almost every person running in November for the state legislature. Yet when I describe Lemon Williams as the most exciting of the bunch, that’s because he's the only guy I had never heard of when he picked up his qualifying papers. He just turned out the best political aspirant I have had a conversation with in the last ... (click for more)