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Front Page - Friday, March 1, 2019

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announces 2019-20 season




British violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky will perform Brahms’ “Violin Concerto” Jan. 23 at Tivoli Theatre.

The 2019-20 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will showcase a variety of guest artists and iconic classical works. The 87th season will also include a spring special event, “Disney in Concert: A Tale as Old as Time.”

Subscribers will have presale access to this special concert event. The remaining tickets will be released for public sale Aug. 1.

The upcoming season will spotlight the contributions of women in classical music in addition to featuring several female guest artists such as Gloria Chien and Mela Dailey.

The new season will also introduce new artists to Chattanooga, including Steven Lin on Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 3,” Thomas Landschoot on Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 1” and String Theory’s Gloria Chien on Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 2.”

The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series will open with Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff during an evening showcasing iconic works by Russian composers and featuring guest pianist Lin.

The season will continue with “Miraculous Mandarin,” “Daphnis and Chloe,” “Dona Nobis Pacem” with the CSO Chorus, Lee University Chorale and UTC Chamber Singers and “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series will also feature Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and the composer’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” in celebration of his 250th birthday in 2020.

The Pops Series will open with Tony-award winning actress Bernadette Peters. The series will also bring beloved film scores to life in “Lights! Camera! Pops!” and give audiences the opportunity to hear some of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest hits in a new way with “The Music of Billy Joel & More.”

The 2019-20 Pops series will also include the holiday music tradition “Home for the Holidays,” as well as the popular annual swing concert, “Big Band Fever.”

The Chamber Series will include Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” Mozart’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 41,” and “The American Four Seasons” by living composer Philip Glass. The Chattanooga Ballet will also choreograph and perform to Stravinsky’s Apollo Musagète.

Subscriptions are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling 423 267.8583. Tickets to individual concerts will go on-sale to the public Aug. 1.

Source: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera