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.


Chattanooga Symphony And Opera Continues Socially Distant Concert Series At Collegedale Commons

Here Come The Mummies Returns To Chattanooga Oct. 17

Jon Mullins Releases New Single, "Better Man"


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will continue its new First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series with Brass & Friends on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.and ... (click for more)

Here Come The Mummies will perform from the mound of AT&T Field on Oct. 17 for Chattanooga’s first physically distanced live show of this size since spring. It’s been a couple years since ... (click for more)

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Entertainment

Chattanooga Symphony And Opera Continues Socially Distant Concert Series At Collegedale Commons

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will continue its new First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series with Brass & Friends on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.and 7 p.m.at the Collegedale Commons. The show will highlight the CSO Brass Quintet and CSO Wind Quintet as they perform works inspired by pirate tales, the classic narratives of Carmen and ... (click for more)

Here Come The Mummies Returns To Chattanooga Oct. 17

Here Come The Mummies will perform from the mound of AT&T Field on Oct. 17 for Chattanooga’s first physically distanced live show of this size since spring. It’s been a couple years since the Chattanooga favorites have performed in the Scenic City, so Friends of the Festival convinced the crypt keeper it was time for HCTM to return. Review for Here Come the Mummies: ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Board of Directors on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first group of sports betting operators in Tennessee. The committee also approved its first supplier application and 26 additional vendor applications and announced follow-up meetings Oct. 5 and 16 to take up more applications and review additional ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg Remembers Bettye Parker

One of the most patriotic individuals I have ever known has passed away. Bettye Parker died Tuesday after a short illness. At Bettye's request there will be no memorial service. Bettye ran Bettye Parker Realty on Highway 58 for as long as I can remember. She handled thousands of property transactions. Her son, Paul Parker, also became involved in real estate and is the real ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Floyd - The Whole Truth

I have been in the news business as a writer my entire life and the main cornerstone of any story is the truth. Later, as an opinion writer, I was enabled to interject exactly that, my “opinion,” which sometimes will differ from that of the readers, yet the strongest point in all arguments is fact. As a vociferous reader, I am becoming more concerned over the bias in the mainstream ... (click for more)