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Front Page - Friday, January 17, 2020

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with Symphony No. 5




British violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky. - Photograph provided

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Beethoven’s fifth symphony on Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Tivoli Theatre.

The performance will mark the beginning of a yearlong celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

The evening will also include guest artist Alexander Sitkovetsky on Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” as well as American composer Samuel Barber’s “Second Essay for Orchestra.”

“Barber is one of my favorite composers of the 20th century because his works are often beautiful, unique and very personal, and his essays are a great representation of his style,” says Kayoko Dan, CSO music director.

Audiences will have a chance to see Sitkovetsky and the musicians of the CSO prepare for the concert during a special open rehearsal of Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., at the Tivoli Theatre.

Tickets for the rehearsal must be purchased at chattanoogasymphony.org. Attendance will be limited to 40 guests.

Tickets for Beethoven’s fifth symphony can be purchased by calling 423 267-8583 or visiting chattanoogasymphony.org.

Source: CSO