Chattanooga State’s Fine Arts Department has launched a fall calendar of events offered virtually and free of charge. With a little creative fine-tuning, all theatrical and musical performances will be presented in live-stream or pre-recorded formats.
The Giver, a play by Eric Coble based on the book by Lois Lowry, will be presented “live” Oct. 22, 24, 29, 30 and 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is a story about the human condition and the importance of memory. The play centers around Jonas, who thinks his world is perfect, but after being selected for a special job in his community, he quickly learns how much was missing from his life. This “live” performance, produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc., will be presented in the parking lot of the Humanities building on Chattanooga State’s main campus, and the audio will utilize a closed FM transmitter, so the audience can enjoy the play from the comfort of their vehicle. Decide which day to attend, then visit www.chattanoogastate.edu/theatre to register.
Sit back and enjoy a European Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, as Chattanooga State’s Symphonic Band, directed by Nicholas Hartline, takes the audience on a musical journey through Spain, Italy, Hungary and France, ending with a final stop back home in America. The concert will feature flute soloists Amalia Hartline and Cindy Solfest-Wallis. View this concert at https://youtu.be/aS0XcTbBF2Q
Chattanooga State students, faculty, and guests will delight in a streamed presentation by the Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. “Music in my Soul” can be accessed at https://youtu.be/i-C7F3y97Pc and features inspirational selections by Thomas Tallis, Randall Thompson, John Carter, and Moses Hogan.
Coming up in November, Chattanooga State students of vocal and instrumental applied study will perform a recital of selected musical works of the classical and traditional American repertory at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, accessed at https://youtu.be/j9AgCgVccZw.
Always a favorite musical format for lifting your mood, Chattanooga State’s Jazz Band will perform selected jazz standards under the musical direction of Jay Stanfill at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Sit back, relax, and listen to that soothing music at https://youtu.be/XTLCf55Bzes.
Next, Chattanooga State’s music faculty will perform a recital of selected musical works of the classical and traditional American repertory viewed at https://youtu.be/oObW3efV2G0 on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Intimate chamber music presented by student Chamber Ensembles, led by Cindy Solfest- Wallis and Nicholas Hartline, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Tune in to https://youtu.be/3WBaa-1IFmI to enjoy this intimate style of music in your own home.
A Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, will perform a recital of selected musical works of the classical and traditional American repertory. To enjoy this presentation, view https://youtu.be/KNuGpYW2FeA.
As one of the most highly anticipated events of the season, the Concert Choir and Symphonic Band Holiday Concert will round out the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Come get into the holiday spirit with the Chattanooga State Symphonic Band, Brass Quintet, Piano Trio and Concert Choir. The ensembles, led by Darrin Hassevoort and Nicholas Hartline, feature students of the College and the STEM School of Chattanooga. Don’t miss this holiday event, view it at https://youtu.be/k5ooXHidm8o.
For more information, visit chattanoogastate.edu/fineartsevents or call the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at 697-4440.