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Front Page - Friday, January 10, 2020

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to present program featuring principal musicians, female composers




Chattanooga Symphony & Opera principal flute Kristen Holritz. - Photo by Brad Cansler

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present “Mozart & More” Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre.

The Chamber Series performance will feature pieces selected by the principal musicians of the CSO, including French composer Elsa Barraine’s “Ouvrage de Dame,” Mozart’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds,” contemporary American composer Libby Larsen’s boogie-woogie inspired “Four on the Floor” and “Theme and Variations for Flute and Strings» by Amy Beach, one of America›s most renowned early composers.

“This intimate chamber concert will feature the core members of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and principal keyboard Alan Nichols,” says Kayoko Dan, music director. “The program includes Mozart’s beloved string quartet along with works by three female composers.”

The concert will also provide an opportunity to hear the CSO’s new principal oboe, Jessica Smithorn, in an intimate musical setting, adds Dan.

Seating for the concert is general admission. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at the CSO’s box office (423 267-8583) and website.

Ticketholders will be invited to attend a post-concert talk.

Source: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera