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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.