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

Opera:

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

 


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