Two key institutions of the Chattanooga cultural community - the Chattanooga Ballet and the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera - have announced the creation of a partnership "that will synthesize the power of music and movement. Seeking to amplify their individual outreach efforts the organizations will pursue joint opportunities to bring artistic and educational experiences to new and varied audiences including socioeconomically-challenged communities, youth, individuals with developmental disabilities as well as the public-at-large."
While the Symphony will not be a part of this years Ballet performances ofThe Nutcrackerat the Tivoli Theatre, the partnership ensures the return of the live orchestra to the production and an anticipated expansion in the number of performances in 2019.
Chattanooga Ballet Artistic Director Andrew Parker said, Live music creates a deeper experience for the audience and the dancers.
This is as true for a large show as it is for smaller presentations in a school or hospital. The opportunity to partner and collaborate with maestro Kayoko Dan and the musicians of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera bring exciting new performance possibilities for the public and our local professional artists.
Symphony Executive Director Samantha Teter noted, The CSO has had a long-standing relationship with the Chattanooga Ballet, and we look ...