Chattanooga Symphony announces 2017-18 season

Posted on: February 24, 2017

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera has announced its 85th season, which will open on September 28 with Music Director Kayoko Dan leading Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, with cellist Benjamin Karp. Among other 2017-18 programs are Béla Fleck’s “Juno” Banjo Concerto, with Fleck as soloist; a “Movie Masterworks” program featuring Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 with soloist Cahill Smith, Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite, and Korngold’s Overture to Sea Hawk; Sibelius’s Suite for Violin and Strings and Massenet’s Meditation from Thais, featuring Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy; a program with the Chattanooga Ballet; and Poulenc’s Gloria with the CSO Chorus. Timothy Muffitt, music director of the Baton Rouge Symphony, will guest conduct an April program of Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist Geoffrey Duce. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead five programs, including an April concert celebrating his 25 years with the CSO.

Posted February 24, 2017