Arts at Erlanger invites patients, family members, staff and visitors to performances by Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Youth Orchestra members Melinda and Danielle Jubea on Dec. 18 and Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Bassoon Ensemble on Dec. 20 in the Erlanger Medical Mall. Both performances begin at noon.
The Jubea sisters, who are 10 and 13, are already an accomplished violinist and pianist. The sisters play with the CSO Youth Orchestra. They will be performing an arrangement of holiday, classical and sacred music beginning at noon in the Medical Mall on Dec.
The Second Annual Scenic City Bassoon Christmas will take place at Erlanger Hospital on Dec. 20, from noon-1 p.m. Led by Staci Spring, the group of approximately 20 bassoonists is made up of students, professionals, music teachers and other local bassoonists. Ms. Spring began what she hopes will be a longstanding annual tradition in December 2017 with a performance at the Chattanooga Public Library. Students participating come from schools across Hamilton, Bradley, Walker and Catoosa counties, and several are participants in the CSO Youth Orchestras. The group will perform holiday favorites, as well as other arrangements for bassoon ensemble.
Ms. Spring teaches bassoon at UTC and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, in addition to maintaining a private studio of middle and high school students. She performs frequently as an orchestral and chamber musician, and also serves as the Education & Community Engagement manager for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.
The performances are hosted by the Arts at Erlanger committee, a volunteer organization that facilitates art-based therapy throughout the health system. The goal of the Arts at Erlanger committee is to provide reprieve for hospital patients and visitors who may draw comfort from a variety of art forms including visual art, music and dance.