CSO Opens Reformatted 20/21 Season With Free Community Concert

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will open its unique 2020/21 season with Percussion & Friends on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., a free community concert at the Tennessee Riverpark that will feature beloved classical works, patriotic favorites, and modern percussion pieces. The concert is the first public performance in the CSO’s First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, a new series featuring smaller concerts with fewer musicians and limited audience sizes, creating a safer concert experience for both audience members and musicians in the face of COVID-19.

The updated format will introduce audiences to new works and instrumental combinations that they would not typically experience in a normal season. “As I was reprogramming the 20/21 season to fit the precautions of COVID-19, I had a great opportunity to explore works that I have never encountered before,” said Kayoko Dan, CSO Music director. “I am excited to share these works with the Chattanooga community, and you will see various configurations of musicians throughout the season: Brass Quintet, Percussion Trio, String Orchestra, Woodwind Octet, Horn/Trombone Duo, and more. This season will highlight all our wonderful musicians and is a fabulous opportunity for us to be creative and flexible.”

The season’s programming will include works ranging from the classics of Beethoven and Mozart to modern pieces by local composers such as Kenyon Wilson, Jonathan McNair, and more.

Audiences can continue to celebrate the holidays with the CSO as they take the stage for two Christmas themed programs in December and two concerts highlighting romantic works for Valentine’s Day. The organization will continue its commitment to highlighting both female composers and composers of color with pieces by a diverse group of both classical and modern composers.

The Instrumental Series will also bring the CSO into new indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Chattanooga area. “We are thrilled to offer live performances in a variety of locations around our community, and in unique venues not typically set for classical music performances,” said Samantha Teter, CSO executive director. “We’re excited to be working with Hamilton County Parks Department, Red Bank Parks, Collegedale Commons, AT&T Field, local churches and hotels, and more. These new or strengthened partnerships will ensure that our reach into the community can continue beyond this COVID-19 affected season.”

The CSO will host several free community concerts throughout the season, including its popular annual Veteran’s Day performance, and livestreaming and recorded content will be available at various points throughout the season for a small fee. Current CSO subscribers will receive first access to seating for ticketed concerts, but tickets will be available to the public for any seats still available after subscribers have been allocated performances.

For the latest news on available performances or to learn more about becoming a CSO subscriber, visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or contact the CSO Box Office at 267-8583. The box office is also open for limited office hours each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 


UTC Symphony Orchestra Has Livestreamed Fall Concert

Chattanooga Live Music Upcoming Events

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


The UTC Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert as a livestreamed event (no audience) on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. The link is https://livestream.com/utc/symphonyconcert This free concert ... (click for more)

Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Live Music weekend events. Check CLM Facebook schedule page for details of each event. Reminder, mask on during entry and social distancing required. 23-Sep ... (click for more)

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)



Entertainment

UTC Symphony Orchestra Has Livestreamed Fall Concert

The UTC Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert as a livestreamed event (no audience) on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. The link is https://livestream.com/utc/symphonyconcert This free concert will include Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”, movements 1,2, and 4. Dvorák wrote this much-loved work in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Live Music Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Live Music weekend events. Check CLM Facebook schedule page for details of each event. Reminder, mask on during entry and social distancing required. 23-Sep Open Mic w/ Courtney Holder - Wanderlinger Brewing Co - 8 PM 24-Sep Smitty - Gate 11 Distillery 6 PM 24-Sep Mark Andrew on the Patio - 1885 Grille Ooltewah 6 PM 25-Sep Courtney ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Election Commission Votes To Terminate Administrator Kerry Steelman; His Attorney Hits HR Report And Says ADA Lawsuit To Be Filed

The Election Commission, following a lengthy meeting on Wednesday morning, voted 4-1 to terminate Administrator Kerry Steelman, who has been on leave recently. Jerry Summers was the only no vote, saying Mr. Steelman is innocent until proven guilty. Election Commission Chairman Mike Walden said Mr. Steelman is "a nice guy who made some positive strides for our office over five ... (click for more)

Bear Found Consuming Human Body In Woods Behind House Near Jellico, Tn.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the report of a black bear found consuming a deceased human body near Jellico in Campbell County. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Campbell County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call to check on a person in the Duff community near Jellico ... (click for more)

Opinion

Selma Paty's Legacy

Much has been said of the accolades of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and rightfully so. I wanted to remind everyone that Chattanooga had its own lady attorney who made many in-roads for females in the legal field. Selma (Sunny) Paty actually began her legal career before Justice Ginsburg. She likewise was Jewish and being a female in the 1950's, when she started her practice, was ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Well, in my monthly walk through my garden I broke the sad news to my annuals and biennials that Monday would be our last weather with temperatures in the 80s, and that Father front would soon come knocking. My perennials were saddened, of course, because we’ve had a happy year. So, as my man Cleo dished out a round of Miracle-Gro and Osmocote to those that wanted a nudge before ... (click for more)