The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will mark Valentines Day with two brand new, one-night only programs. Part of the First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, Romantic Strings and Romantic Winds will feature CSO ensembles in intimate performances at Brainerd Baptist Church on Thursday and Friday, playing a wide variety of both classical and modern works from across the globe.
The CSO String Quintet will perform Romantic Strings on Thursday at 7 p.m., featuring romantic classical pieces, opera excerpts, and pop hits from Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, and more. The program will also feature a mini-set of music from and about Tennessee that pays tribute to some of the most prominent musicians in our state and provides a dose of hometown sentimentality, says Megan Chisom, CSO principal viola.
The CSO Wind Quintet will then celebrate the works of both classical and contemporary Latin American composers with Romantic Winds on Friday at 7 p.m. The program will include everything from the jazzy style of Paquito DRivera to traditional Mexican melodies by Arturo Marquez, says Jessica Smithorn, CSO principal oboe. Each of the evenings pieces will explore diverse musical voices from Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil.
Audiences sizes will be strictly limited to assist with social distancing. ...