The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announce Their 2014-2015 Season, Featuring a Yo-Yo Ma Gala Event and More

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera today announced their 2014/15 season, led by Music Director Kayoko Dan in her fourth season. The regular concert season will begin in September 2014 and go through April 2015. "The 2014-15 season should be one of the most memorable in the CSO's history," stated CSO Executive Director Molly Sasse. "The opportunity to perform with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma is just the beginning. Our Masterworks concerts offer a great mix of beloved works and lesser-known masterpieces, with more great soloists. Our Pops concerts will have something for everyone, from the film classic, Casablanca to Broadway hits. We're so pleased to continue our concerts at the Volkswagen Conference Center and our chamber orchestra programs at the Silver Ballroom of the Sheraton Read House. There's great variety in the music and the settings across all of our series, and I hope audiences will try something that might be new to them this year."

The Yo-Yo Ma gala event will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Tivoli Theatre. 2014/15 subscribers have pre-sale access to tickets with any remaining tickets going on sale to the general public in late July. The CSO is also presenting a special Opera night with Pirates of Penzance with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Tivoli Theatre. Those tickets will also be available in late July.

Music Director Kayoko Dan has programmed several beloved works in the 2014/15 Barnett & Company Masterworks Series. Highlights include:

? A blockbuster Opening Night with Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

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? A Shakespeare-themed concert, commemorating his 450th birthday in 2014.

? CSO concertmaster Holly Mulcahy performing Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto.

? The return of pianist Qing Jiang on Mozart's popular 20th Piano Concerto.

? Schubert's 4th, Mendelssohn's 4th, Tchaikovsky's 6th and Schumann's 2nd Symphonies.

? A season closer with Rachmaninoff's gloriously romantic 2nd Symphony.

Music Director Kayoko Dan and Music Director Emeritus and Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt are planning several exciting concerts and collaborations in our 2013/14 Luken Holdings Pops Series, including:

More On: Yo-Yo Ma, Holly Mulcahy, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, Lisa Vroman,

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by Peter Danish