The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform a free Veteran’s Day concert Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga. Sponsored by Compass Commissioning & Design, the ninth annual concert will include patriotic classics such as “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” alongside contemporary works, including local composer Kenyon Wilson’s “Five,” a tribute to the five service members lost in the 2015 attack on Chattanooga’s U.S. Navy Reserve Center.
The program will also mark the CSO’s first public performance with new youth orchestra conductor and assistant conductor Ismael Sandoval.
“We’re excited to present a program of music that celebrates the American spirit and honors the brave people who have served our country,” says Sandoval, who joined the CSO in June. “This concert will feature many lively and well-known works that will highlight the awe-inspiring sound of the CSO brass and percussion.”
The program is part of the First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, a new socially distant series featuring smaller ensembles of musicians and limited audience sizes. Attendees will be required to wear masks, follow social distancing guidelines and adhere to the CSO’s COVID-19 related concert health and safety guidelines, which can be found at chattanoogasymphony.org/concert-health-safety.
For those who prefer to enjoy the concert virtually, a livestream will be available at chattanoogasymphony.org/digital-performances.
Seats must be reserved in advance due to limited capacity. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or contact the CSO box office at 423 267-8583 to make a reservation.