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Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

Contact Name: Susan W. Caminez


620 Lindsay Street
Suite 210
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
United States
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Phone: (423) 267-8583

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The mission of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.

The CSO, conducted by Music Director Kayoko Dan, performs a full season of Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Opera, Family Series and Sensory Friendly Series concerts from September through May, as well as a variety of community, education and engagement events throughout the year.

The CSO presents a field trip opportunity for young people each year. In February, school groups may attend the Young People’s Concerts, featuring the Orchestra in a program that includes repertoire from the school music listening curriculum.

Contact Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Susan W. Caminez  at scaminez@chattanoogasymphony.org

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Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Young People's Concert

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Designed especially for students in grades 3-8, Young People’s Concerts feature the CSO and the winner of the CSO Youth Orchestras’ Concerto Competition in a program of great symphonic classics, illustrating the instruments and sections of the symphony orchestra.

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Program Title: Ensembles in Schools

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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The CSO String Quintet and Wind Quintet introduce the instruments of the orchestra and basic musical concepts with age-appropriate programs for students in area elementary and secondary schools. The programs address Hamilton County (as well as state and national) standards for music education.

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Program Title: Instrument Introductions

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

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The CSO operates an “instrument petting zoo” at many community concerts and family events. At the petting zoo, a variety of real orchestral instruments are displayed and participants are encouraged to pick up, touch, and play the instruments. The CSO also makes the collection of petting zoo instruments are available to music teachers for use in their classrooms.

All instruments come with an informational packet and additional optional activities and worksheets. Instruments may be checked out for up to two weeks and pick-up/return arrangements must be made by the teacher.

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