The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera announced the return of its Masterworks Series and First Horizon Foundation Pops Series for the 2021/22 season. After reformatting its 2020/21 season to focus on smaller ensemble performances and limiting audience sizes as a precaution against COVID-19, the CSO's upcoming 89th season will mark the organization's first full orchestral performances since March 2020.
Programming will include classical works from Beethoven, Ravel, andStravinsky alongside modern works from contemporary composers, as well as highly anticipated Pops Series concertsHome for the HolidaysandRevolution: The Music of The Beatles.
I am looking forward to re-introducing the CSO to the community after a year of socially distanced concerts during the 2020/21 season, said Kayoko Dan, CSO music director. The new season will open with fun and exciting works, including Rimsky-Korsakov'sCapriccio Espagnoland Marquez's Danzon No. 2, along with reflective and beautiful pieces like George Walker'sLyric for Strings, which we will perform in memory of those lost to COVID-19. We are also proud to continue featuring many Chattanooga artists, including CSO Principal Timpani Alex Wadner, CSO Principal Piccolo Amelia Dicks, and Lee University's Jonathan Jung on piano, and were excited to collaborate once again with the CSO Chorus and Chattanooga Ballet.
The Masterworks Serieswill feature ...