Single tickets for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s 2019/20 season are now on sale to the general public. The lineup for the organization’s 87th season features "iconic classical works, exciting guest performers, and an emphasis on female composers."
The season will open Sept. 26 with Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff – an evening showcasing famous works by Russian composers and featuring guest pianist, Steven Lin. An Evening with Bernadette Peters will bring the Broadway superstar, actress, and singer to Chattanooga on Oct. 12. Family favorites are also on the schedule, including the beloved Home for the Holidays concert featuring Signal Mountain native and bass-baritone Seth Carico on Dec. 21 and 22, as well as the special event Disney in Concert A Tale As Old As Time on March 28, 2020.
The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series and Chamber Series will focus on female composers throughout the season, welcoming female guest artists such as Gloria Chien and Mela Dailey.
“I am thrilled to introduce some exciting artists to Chattanooga, including Steven Lin on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, Thomas Landschoot on Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, and String Theory's Gloria Chien on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2,” said Kayoko Dan, CSO music director. “Throughout the season, you will hear beloved masterworks such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Ravel's Daphnes and Chloe. In addition, we are featuring seven female composers, including Lili Boulanger, Wang Jie and Gabriela Lena Frank, to name a few.”
The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series opens with Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff on Sept. 26 and continues with Miraculous Mandarin, Daphnis and Chloe, Dona Nobis Pacem with the CSO Chorus, Lee University Chorale and UTC Chamber Singers, and Pictures at an Exhibition. The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series will also feature Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and his Piano Concerto No. 2 in celebration of his 250th birthday in 2020.
The Pops Series, which is well-known for its "diverse and rich programming," will open with An Evening with Bernadette Peters. The Pops series will also bring beloved film scores to life in Lights! Camera! Pops! and give audiences the opportunity to hear some of Rock and Roll’s greatest hits in a whole new way with Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel & More. The 2019/20 Pops series will also include Chattanooga’s favorite holiday music tradition, Home for the Holidays, as well as the popular annual swing concert, Big Band Fever.
The Chamber Series will include Beethoven’s Symphony No 2., Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, and The American Four Seasons by living composer, Philip Glass. The Chattanooga Ballet will also choreograph and perform to Stravinsky’s Apollo Musagète.
Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at www.chattanoogasymphony.org, or by calling 423-267-8583.
For Masterworks only: Children 17 and under can attend for free with a paid adult. For all series, discounts are available for students and music educators. Call the CSO Box Office at 423-267-8583 for more information.