CSO: Live Concerts Return, New Educational Events And More

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra 2020/21 season begins, upcoming educational events, and more.

First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series
Free Community Concert
Percussion & Friends
Sponsored by Compass Commissioning & Design
Sept 11, 7 p.m. 
Tennessee Riverpark
The CSO will begin its unique 2020/21 season with a free community concert at the beautiful Tennessee Riverpark. From Bach to Sousa and beyond, this evening will feature a combination of beloved classical works, patriotic favorites, and modern percussion pieces.  This event is free and open to the public, and attendees will need to bring their own chairs and/or blankets for lawn seating. Attendees will also need to keep in mind the CSO's COVID-19 related health and safety guidelines, which can be found here.  Additional concerts open for sale to the public will be announced soon. Watch the website at chattanoogasymphony.org for the most up-to-date details. 

Sensory Friendly Concert 
Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.
White Oak Park Pavilion
The 2020/21 Sensory Friendly Concert series begins Saturday, Sept. 19, at White Oak Park in Red Bank. Join for a special quintet performance that allows for movement, interaction, or easy listening. For the health and safety of all participants, the Instrument Petting Zoo will not be available for this performance. Audience members should continue to practice social distancing, and to assist with this, the event will be limited to 35 attendees. Masks are also required for all adults. The event will take place rain or shine in the park pavilion. The concert is free, but you must reserve your seat by contacting Education & Community Engagement Manager Amy Morgan at amorgan@chattanoogasymphony.org. This concert is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust.

Reading & Listening Recommendations
Víkingur Ólafsson: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert - Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson performs works from Bach, Debussy, and more in this NPR Tiny Desk concert recorded in his own home.  
Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online - Throughout the pandemic, medical professionals from across the country have come together to share a love of musical performance as part of the National Virtual Medical Orchestra. 

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Chattanooga Jewish Film Series
The CSO is a sponsor of the Chattanooga Jewish Film Series, which will return for its 13th year in a virtual format. The series opens on Oct. 13 with the film Cresendo, which follows World-famous conductor Eduard Sporck as he works to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, and will continue with a new film each week through Nov. 17. All films will screen virtually for 48 hours beginning at noon the day listed and ending at noon 48 hours later. Limited in-person screenings of each film will be available at the Jewish Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays each week. Attendance will be limited to 40 moviegoers. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for event updates and to purchase tickets. In person screenings must be pre-paid in advance and reservations are required to secure seat(s). For more information call 493-0270 or email atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.com.


100-Year-Old Sisters Welcome You To Their Home In Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s "Having Our Say" Oct. 2-18

The New Mountain Opry Opens Saturday

Southern Exposure Outdoor Theatre Event Opens Oct. 2


Warm, feisty, witty and wise, the Delany sisters—103-year-old Sadie and 101-year old Bessie—walk us through the last century through the lens of the African-American experience as the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

The New Mountain Opry will open this Saturday at 6 p.m. at its new location at the (MACC) Mountain Arts Community Center. The center is at 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain. The Opry will ... (click for more)

McCoy Farm & Gardens is hosting a "delightful and moving" retrospective of growing up in Chattanooga in the 50's and 60's on Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. The live performance of monologues ... (click for more)



Entertainment

100-Year-Old Sisters Welcome You To Their Home In Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s "Having Our Say" Oct. 2-18

Warm, feisty, witty and wise, the Delany sisters—103-year-old Sadie and 101-year old Bessie—walk us through the last century through the lens of the African-American experience as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre returns to the stage with Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, opening Friday, Oct. 2 and running through Sunday, Oct. 18. Officials said, "Having Our ... (click for more)

The New Mountain Opry Opens Saturday

The New Mountain Opry will open this Saturday at 6 p.m. at its new location at the (MACC) Mountain Arts Community Center. The center is at 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain. The Opry will meet every fourth Saturday at this location. Two bluegrass bands will perform and then there will be an open session for those who want to perform on stage. There will be picking rooms ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, 49 More Cases

Hamilton County coronavirus deaths remain at 95 and 49 new cases were reported on Sunday. The new total is 9,658. Tennessee had three more coronavirus deaths bringing the total to 2,377, state Health Department officials said. There were 2,104 new cases in the state for a total of 192,995. The state currently has 728 people hospitalized from the virus, 12 fewer than ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Rawlings Street Late Saturday Night

A teenaged boy, 16, and a man, 24, were shot late Saturday night on Rawlings Street. At approximately 11:05 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the area of 2000 Rawlings Street on reports of shots fired. While officers were in the area checking for possible victims, dispatch notified them that two victims had just arrived at the hospital. Officers then responded ... (click for more)

Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

Today Hamilton County Schools had 138 requests for substitutes. The answer to filing those classrooms is simple, increase the daily pay for substitutes. The pay rate is terrible for both certified and noncertified individuals. Knox County wised up and increased the pay. If a substitute works 10 to 14 days a month, he or she would receive an additional $300. If the person worked ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Should All Be

Over the weekend we had continued rioting and destruction in Louisville, Seattle, Portland, Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Kansas City and Baltimore. A female driver zoomed into a crowd of protesters in Orange County, Calif., critically injuring two, in what police believe – seriously -- is attempted murder. A male in a pickup truck clobbered some others in Buffalo, ... (click for more)