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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

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September 2017
$21 - $85

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Opening Night: Mahler 1 – The Titan

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for the opening night of their 85th season featuring Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 - The Titan. Guests of all ages will enjoy Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, while movie buffs will love Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto, based on Dun's Oscar-winning score for the movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The performance will also include Mahler's impressive Symphony No. 1…

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October 2017
$21 - $85

Luken Holdings Pops Series Music City Hit-makers

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Brett James, vocalist Hillary Lindsay, vocalist  Music City Hit-makers are bringing Music City to Chattanooga. They fuse the #1 hits of Nashville Grammy Award-winning songwriters and a band comprised of top studio musicians with the artistry of a live symphony orchestra. It’s an extraordinary musical experience you don’t want to miss.Two of the most award-winning prolific writers in country music will be here with the Music City Hit-makers.  Brett James has 24 #1 country music hits, Grammy…

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$25

Chamber Series: Musical Tales

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga State Community College

October 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Kayoko Dan, conductor STRAVINSKY: The Soldier’s Tale Suite STEPHENSON: The Devil’s Tale The Chattanooga Ballet partners with the CSO to tell Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, a story about a man, a devil, a fiddle, and being happy with what you have.  One of our favorite composers, James Stephenson, has created the sequal to The Soldier’s Tale with The Devil’s Tale.  This is a narrated piece that continues the story.“Stephenson not only understands the essence of the Stravinsky, he recaptures it…

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$21 - $85

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Poulenc and Rachmaninoff

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for their latest Masterworks series concert featuring Poulenc's Gloria and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. After a personal tragedy and resulting religious experience, Poulenc returned to Catholocism and began writing sacred works. His celebrated Gloria, written during this emotional time, is performed by the CSO and the CSO chorus and features soprano Kathryn Frady. Although a sacred work, this piece has been called playful and even theatrical. One of the greatest pianists of all time, Rachmaninoff…

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$28 - $90

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Bela Fleck

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for their first special event of the season, featuring Gershwin's American in Paris, Debussy/Caplet's Children's Corner and Bela Fleck's Concerto No. 2 - Juno. Bela Fleck is a 15-time Grammy Award winner and has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history and remains a global creative force in bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop, rock, and world beat. Single tickets are available for purchase beginning August 1, 2017. To purchase your…

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November 2017
$25

Conversant Group Chamber Series: Gems From the CSO Principals

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga State Community College

November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Always a favorite, the principal musicians of the CSO will choose the repertoire for this program and will showcase their talent. The CSO’s regular venue for our Chamber Series, the Read House Silver Ballroom, will be undergoing renovations during our 2017/18 season. We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Chattanooga State and their Music Department as our Chamber Series venue for the season. The Humanities Theatre has fixed, raked seating of up to 300, allowing for more…

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$4 - $6

Youth Orchestra CSOYO Symphony & Philharmonic Fall Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Ringgold High School

November 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Gary Wilkes,conductor Sandy Morris,conductor  Join us for the Symphony & Philharmonic Fall concert.

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Free

CSO in the Community, Special Events Veteran’s Day Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Kayoko Dan,conductor The CSO commemorates the area’s many veterans in this annual FREE concert. This season, the orchestra will present a program of patriotic favorites.

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$21 - $85

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

November 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Kayoko Dan, conductor Soovin Kim, violin FALLA: Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 VIVALDI: The Four Seasons STRAVINSKY:Petrushka The Three Cornered Hat is a ballet based on a story that has all the makings of daytime drama: a jealous miller, his beautiful young wife, and a lecherous politician (with a three-cornered hat).  You’ll hear the music from the 2nd Act of this ballet.The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is so popular there are more than 200 recordings for sale, and it…

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Free

Youth Orchestra Etude & Prelude Fall Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Floy Wang,conductor  Join us for the Fall Etude & Prelude Concert.

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December 2017
$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series Home for the Holidays

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

December 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Neshawn Calloway, vocalist CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director Metropolitan Bells, Gary Bynum, director Center for Creative Arts Concert Choir Special guest Neshawn Calloway bring jazz and gospel to the Home for the Holidays program along with your favorite traditional songs.  The Center for Creative Arts Concert Choir joins the CSO Chorus for a great evening of music you won’t want to miss.  As always, visits from Santa and other special guests are part of the evening’s festivities.

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$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series Home for the Holidays

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

December 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Neshawn Calloway, vocalist CSO Chorus, Darrin Hassevoort, director Metropolitan Bells, Gary Bynum, director Center for Creative Arts Concert Choir Special guest Neshawn Calloway bring jazz and gospel to the Home for the Holidays program along with your favorite traditional songs.  The Center for Creative Arts Concert Choir joins the CSO Chorus for a great evening of music you won’t want to miss.  As always, visits from Santa and other special guests are part of the evening’s festivities.

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January 2018
$21 - $85

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series: Movie Masterworks

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Kayoko Dan and the musicians of the CSO take you to the movies! From Citizen Kane to Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, parts of Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser appear in more than 60 movies.  This concert begins with the Overture.  Mozart is no stranger to the big screen, and the CSO is joined by Lee University Piano Faculty member Cahill Smith to perform the Piano Concerto No. 22.  Lieutenant Kije, a Russian movie from the ‘30s, is all about how to get…

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February 2018
$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series: Big Band Fever!

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Dance, dance, dance the night away at Chattanooga’s favorite annual event – Big Band Fever! Enjoy the best music of the swing era.

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$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series: Big Band Fever!

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

February 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Dance, dance, dance the night away at Chattanooga’s favorite annual event – Big Band Fever! Enjoy the best music of the swing era.

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$7 - $15

Youth Orchestra: Side by Side Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Kayoko Dan, conductor Gary Wilkes,CSOYO conductor Sandy Morris,CSOYO conductor SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians SAINT-SAENS: Danse Macabre Join the CSO and the CSO Youth Orchestras for a unique side by side concert.The concert opens with the Youth Orchestra’s Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras performing works, plus the CSO accompanying concerto competition winners. Tickets are  required for this event and may be purchased using online or by calling 423.267.8583.

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March 2018
$21 - $85

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series: Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Grieg’s Lyric Suite, a beautiful, moving piece by the Norwegian composer, is first up on this concert. CSO’s own Principal Flute, Kristen Holritz, performs Nielson’s Flute Concerto.  Nielson wrote the piece specifically for the flute player in the Copenhagen Wind Quintet.  The piece is known for beautiful combinations of musical dialogue between the flute and the clarinet, bass trombone, timpani or full orchestra. Swans were the inspiration for Sibelius’ 5th Symphony.  In his diary, he wrote, “Today I saw 16 swans. …

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Free

Youth Orchestra: CSOYO Symphony & Philharmonic Winter Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Brainerd Baptist Church

March 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Gary Wilkes,conductor Sandy Morris,conductor Please join us for the Symphony & Philharmonic Winter Concert.

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$25

Conversant Group Chamber Series: European Tour

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Auditorium

March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

This concert showcases chamber composers throughout Europe.  German composer Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, written for his wife for the birth of their son, was first performed in Switzerland. Finish composer Sibelius creates a beautiful landscape with his Suite for Violin and Strings, we perform the Meditation from French composer Massenet’s opera Thais, Hungarian composer Kodaly takes us to a Summer Evening and British composer Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony is based on music he wrote when he was just 9 years old. The CSO’s regular venue for our…

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$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series: Women Rock

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Cassidy Cantanzaro, vocalist Katrina Dideriksen, vocalist Shayna Steele, vocalist Celebrate the women who changed rock and roll forever with this brand new show from Jeff Tyzik.  The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Frankin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon, and more is brought to life by the CSO and a cast of singers, with viodeo footage of each iconic artist projected on the big screen. Featuring songs “I Feel the Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got To Do With…

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Free

Youth Orchestra: CSOYO Ensemble Dessert Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: First Christian Church Chattanooga

March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Join advanced musicians in the Youth Orchestra String, Wind, and Brass Ensembles for an afternoon performance and dessert on Sunday, March 18th at 3pm at First Christian Church.  There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated and reservations are required. Please use the entrance near the corner of McCallie Ave. and Campus Drive. Direct any questions to Staci Spring at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org or 423.267.9011

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Free

Youth Orchestra: Etude & Prelude Winter Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

March 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Floy Wang,conductor Join us for the Etude & Prelude Winter Concert.

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April 2018
$21 - $85

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

We couldn’t have presented a more romantic, perfect-date-night performance than Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.  Timothy Muffit, Music Director of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, conducts the CSO.  Scottish pianist Geoffrey Duce from the University of Indiana South Bend is our guest artist and will perform the Tchaikovsky Piano Concert

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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Bizet’s Carmen

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

April 11, 2018
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One event on April 13, 2018 at 3:00am

Grand opera is returning to Chattanooga once again with Bizet’s Carmen. Slated for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s 2018/19 season, the CSO is excited to build on the momentum behind grand opera garnered by the success of Madame Butterfly during the 2016/17 season. The opera was last performed by the CSO in October, 1994. “We had financial and programmatic success with bringing back grand opera last season with Madame Butterfly,” states CSO Executive Director, Samantha Teter. “The excitement from the…

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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: Bizet’s Carmen

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

April 13, 2018
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One event on April 13, 2018 at 3:00am

Grand opera is returning to Chattanooga once again with Bizet’s Carmen. Slated for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s 2018/19 season, the CSO is excited to build on the momentum behind grand opera garnered by the success of Madame Butterfly during the 2016/17 season. The opera was last performed by the CSO in October, 1994. “We had financial and programmatic success with bringing back grand opera last season with Madame Butterfly,” states CSO Executive Director, Samantha Teter. “The excitement from the…

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$21 - $84

Luken Holdings Pops Series: Bob’s Favorites

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Bob Bernhardt, conductor Michael Chertock, piano Shannon Kessler Dooley, soprano John Dooley, baritone Come celebrate Bob’s 25th Anniversity with the CSO.  He has put together a show from all his favorite genres – show tunes, movie music, classical pops and even opera come together for this fun eveing of music and memories.

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$21 - $85

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series: Symphonie Fantastique

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Alexander Borodin was unable to finish his Opera, Prince Igor, but his friends (Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov) stepped in and finished it for him in time for an 1890’s premiere.  The Polovtsian Dances is an energetic and rhythm-driven dance performed by the CSO and the CSO Chorus.  Serenade lets us know that Bernstein was a musical authority in the concert hall as well as on Broadway.  Violinist Frank Almond, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, takes on what Orrin Howard, former director…

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May 2018
$5 - $7

Youth Orchestra: Spring Finale Concert

Organized by: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera; Located at: Tivoli Theatre

May 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Gary Wilkes,conductor Sandy Morris,conductor Floy Wang,conductor The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras (CSOYO) concludes their 2017/18 season on May 7 at 7 pm at the Tivoli Theatre. This grand finale event will feature performances by all four orchestras, and will include pre-concert entertainment in the lobby by the CSOYO Chamber Ensembles. As the culminating event of the season, this concert demonstrates the musical progress that over 200 talented young musicians have made over the course of the season, and…

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