The Chattanooga State Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Division kicks off its fall 2018 events for community enjoyment featuring arts, music and theatre. All events are free and held in the Theatre of the C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Hwy., unless otherwise noted.
Through December, several galleries located around the ChattState campus, will display Student Art Exhibitions that include drawings, paintings, and photographs. These exhibitions are located in the Center for Advanced Technology, Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts & Sciences and the Donald F. Andrews Reading and Writing Center. See https://pointsmap.com/chattstatecampus/ and click on the building name to view the gallery location.
In addition, a selection of recent work from Chattanooga State Fine Arts faculty that includes paintings, drawings, collage and transfer, handmade paper, stone carving, gelatin silver, and archival pigment prints is on display in the C.C. Bond Humanities Fine Arts Gallery.
Musical offerings highlight the month of September as Chattanooga Symphony upright bass player Taylor Brown presents a recital on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. that includes music specifically written for the bass, accompanied by pianist Alan Nichols. On Saturday, Sept. 22, visiting guitarists, Dusty Woodruff and Matthew Anderson, the “Athens Guitar Duo,” will perform a concert featuring chamber works for guitar duo at 7:30 p.m. Rounding out the month on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., will be a recital of solo and chamber vocal music by internationally acclaimed soprano, Dr. Mel Zhong, assisted by Hyery Huang on piano. Performing extensively in the United States and abroad, Dr. Zhong is a visiting guest artist from the Ball State University School of Music in Indiana.
As October approaches, enjoy a night of unrehearsed laughter as Comedy Improv is performed at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, and 24. Based on suggestions from the audience, second year students of the Professional Actor Training Program will keep you in stitches with their spontaneous comedy antics, said officials.
Faculty members at Chattanooga State not only teach students, but enjoy performing as well. A faculty recital that includes an evening of vocal and instrumental music is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
As one of several planned CSO Chamber Series Concerts, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Chamber Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, and will also feature Kenneth Frazelle’s Laconic Variation and Villa Lobos’ Circanda das sete notas on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m.
The weekend of Oct. 20-21 will present two musical opportunities. On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Chattanooga State Concert Choir presents an evening of choral and instrumental masterworks. The concert features students, faculty, and members of the Chattanooga Symphony. The next day on Sunday, Oct. 21, a faculty chamber recital will take place 3 p.m. presenting a recital featuring music for voice and varying instruments. Compositions will include works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, and Bernstein.
Chattanooga State’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Nicholas Hartline, will perform an evening of music from movies and video games. The concert will include music from World of Warcraft, Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Batman, Schindler’s List, Mamma Mia!, and more. The concert will also feature flute soloist Alexus Murfin on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble consists of students from Chattanooga State, the STEM School of Chattanooga, and Hamilton County at Chattanooga State Collegiate High.
For more information about Chattanooga State’s Fine Arts programs, call 697-2460 for musical offerings or 697-3246 about theatre productions.