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Front Page - Friday, February 16, 2018

Symphony & Opera announces 86th season




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The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 2018-19 season – the 86th season for the organization – will showcase local artists and composers as well as special guests.

The CSO will perform two special performances during its 86th season: “The Music of Harry Potter” at the Tivoli Theatre on Nov. 3 and “Carmen” on April 11, 13. Subscribers have pre-sale access to these events. The remaining tickets will be released for public sale on Aug. 1.

The CSO’s upcoming season will also include the Chattanooga Fanfare Project, through which the CSO will commission fanfares by four local composers: Douglas Hedwig, Roland Carter, Jonathan McNair and Tim Hinck.

Barnett & Company Masterworks Series

The Barnett & Company Masterworks Series will open with Piazolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” in a concert that will highlight Latin classical works as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The season will continue with Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1,” Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.”

Other highlights will include the world premiere of “The Rose of Sonora: a concerto in five scenes.” Composed by Chattanooga native George S. Clinton, this concerto was crafted for CSO Concertmaster, Holly Mulcahy.

The Masterworks series will also feature Mozart’s “Great Mass in C minor” performed alongside the Covenant College Choir and CSO Chorus, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6,” Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 3” and Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 10.”

Guest artists in the 2018-19 Masterworks series will include violinist Eduardo Rios, pianist Spencer Myer and bass trombonist John Lofton of the LA Philharmonic. All Masterworks concerts will be performed at the Tivoli Theatre. Subscriptions for the Masterworks series start at $126.

Luken Holdings Pops Series

The Luken Holdings Pops Series will open with a concert featuring the Broadway music of Jerry Herman (“Mame” and “Hello, Dolly”). Chattanooga native Scott Coulter will headline the show.

The Pops series will also bring the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s to the Tivoli with “Spectrum: A Tribute to Motown and R&B.” The CSO will also perform music from the Star Wars saga on May 4, 2019, known as international Star Wars Day.

The 2018-19 Pops series will also include “Home for the Holidays” as well as the annual swing concert, “Big Band Fever.” All Pops concerts are performed at the Tivoli Theatre. Subscriptions start at $95 for all five programs.

Conversant Group Chamber Series

The Conversant Group Chamber Series will include Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4,” a classical Christmas-themed concert, Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 19” and “Ravel’s “Le Tombeau.” Local composers Douglas Hedwig and Jonathan McNair will also have works featured in the Chamber series.

The Chamber series will be performed at Chattanooga State’s Humanities Theatre. Subscriptions are $90 for all four concerts.

Subscriptions for new patrons are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling the CSO box office at 423 267-8583. Tickets to individual concerts will go on sale to the public on Aug. 1.

Children 17 and under can attend Masterworks concerts for free with a paid adult.

For all series, discounts are available for students and music educators.

Call the CSO box office for more information.