Bla Fleck and Bugs Bunny are both featured in the CSO's 201718 schedule. (Photos: Contributed)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Operawill showcase new and old music throughout their 201718 season, a celebration of 85 years with special events and programs.
"Classical music is alive and well, and while we honor the masters from the past, we also celebrate the new masters," CSO music director Kayoko Dan said. "Im excited to work with Bla Fleck and his new composition, just as Im thrilled to conduct Mahlers Symphony No. 1. Our 85thanniversary season is filled with powerful, passionate, dramatic, fun, beautiful music and musicians."
The CSO will perform two special concerts this season at the Tivoli Theatre. On Oct. 26, banjo virtuoso Bla Fleck will perform "Juno" with the CSO. On March 24, 2018, "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II" will bring cartoons to life in a concert fit for all ages.
Tickets for individual events will go on sale Aug. 1.
There will also be four concert series throughout the year.
The Barnett & Co. Masterworks Series will include a variety of pieces, including Mahlers Symphony No. 1, Poulencs "Gloria," Vivaldis "Four Seasons" ...