Chattanooga Symphony 2021-22: Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor, Dvořák, Frank, Marquez, Still, Stravinsky, Walker

Posted on: September 22, 2021

The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2021-22 season on September 23 with Music Director Kayoko Dan conducting George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, performed in memory of those lost to COVID-19, plus Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, Andrew Ardizzoia’s Ubi Caritas, Fauré’s Pavane, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. Also planned during the season are Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony; Teresa Careno’s Serenade for String Orchestra; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9; Gabriela Lena Frank’s Concertino Cusqueno; Anne Guzzo’s Three Paintings; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Julia Perry’s Short Piece for Orchestra; William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama; and Copland’s Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson for voice and chamber ensemble, featuring vocalists from Opera Tennessee. Elena Urioste will perform with the orchestra in Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, and Jonathan Jung will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto. A performance of Stravinsky’s Apollo will also feature the Chattanooga Ballet in new choreography. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead a holiday program featuring the orchestra and CSO chorus, plus programs of film, Broadway, Big Band, and music by the Beatles.