ETSO To Perform In Collegedale's 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Sunday

Friday, November 30, 2018
The East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will perform during the City of Collegedale’s third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday at 7 p.m. The free family-friendly event will take place in the climate-controlled Founders Hall at the Collegedale Commons located on Swinyar Drive. The orchestra will kick off the celebration with an hour-long performance featuring classic sing-a-longs and Christmas jingles.
 
“We hope everyone can come out to enjoy beautiful world-class symphonic music to start the season with great cheer and fellowship,” says Mathew Miller, executive director of the ETSO.
 
Mr.
Miller says he is excited for the symphony’s second performance at Founders Hall and looks forward to future performances at the new community venue.
 
“Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Collegedale community, the ETSO can expand upon its mission to bring symphonic performances to the East Tennessee Valley,” Mr. Miller says. "We're humbled and honored to take the stage at this new and unique venue. The Founders Hall is a beautiful multipurpose structure that will serve the greater Chattanooga community well into the distant future.”
 
Mr. Miller says the ETSO remains hopeful that the completion of the Founders Hall will serve as a catalyst to spur the next phase of on-site development at the Collegedale Commons – a world-class outdoor amphitheater.

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