Volkswagen Chattanooga announced today the creation of a new partnership with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera that will offer a five-concert series to be held on Sunday afternoons at the Volkswagen Conference Center.
The series will begin in September and will continue through April 2013.
“Volkswagen Chattanooga has been a supporter of the arts from the very start and we are pleased to expand our relationship by creating the Volkswagen Sunday Symphony Series,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, EVP Human Resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga.
“We are excited to be able to offer these concerts to our employees at a discounted rate, but also hope the community at large will enjoy this new opportunity to experience live music,” Mr. Jagla said.
The concerts will consist of three Masterworks and one Pops, both repeated from performances at the Tivoli Theatre. In addition, one Light Classics concert will be developed exclusively for the Volkswagen concert series.
Individual tickets will be priced at $25 and $15 for Volkswagen employees.
"We are thrilled to start this new concert series and to deepen our friendship and partnership with Volkswagen Chattanooga. It is an honor for us to perform at the beautiful Volkswagen Chattanooga facility and to share wonderful music in the community,” said Kayoko Dan, music director and conductor of the symphony. “We greatly appreciate Volkswagen Chattanooga for this generous offer and for the opportunity to touch more lives through beautiful music."
All concerts will be held at the Volkswagen Conference Center beginning at 3 p.m. Children will be admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2 p.m., by phone at 423 267-8583, or online at www.chattcso.org.
A schedule of Volkswagen symphony performances can be found below:
September 23, 2012 Heroes: Napoleon to SupermanDaugherty: Selections from Metropolis Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 Beethoven’s ground breaking symphony begun as a tribute to Napoleon along with music by contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty influenced by Superman comics
November 4, 2012 Dvorak Symphony No. 6 Daugherty: Sunset Strip Ravel: Introduction and Allegro Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major, op. 60 Janet Hale, flute Robert West, clarinet Caroline Brown Hudson, harp The concert features three CSO principal musicians as soloists, plus Dvorak’s soaring symphonic tribute to Brahms
January 13, 2013 Concierto de Aranjuez Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39 Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar A trip to Spain featuring this very popular classical guitar concerto
March 3, 2013 Hurray for Hollywood! A musical tribute to the movies, this concert will feature Hollywood film writer George S. Clinton as guest conductor as part of the first annual Southeast Tennessee Film Music Symposium
April 28, 2013 Elvis and Mahler Daugherty: Motown Metal Daugherty: Dead Elvis Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor Benjamin Kamins, bassoon Where better to feature a piece of music about cars than at Volkswagen? Michael Daugherty’s Motown Metal is a tribute to the car, and his Dead Elvis has to be seen—Elvis himself makes an appearance playing the bassoon.
All programs, dates and times are subject to change.