Traditional meets modern at the CSO

photo Kayoko Dan, conducting the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.


* What: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents Dvorak Symphony No. 6.* When and where: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Volkswagen Conference Center, 8001 Volkswagen Drive.* Admission: $19-$81 Saturday, $25 Sunday.* Phone: 267-8583.* Website:

Go on a journey, from 19th-century Vienna to 1960s Hollywood, this weekend with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

The evening opens with Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, featuring CSO principals Janet Hale (flute), Robert West (clarinet) and Caroline Brown Hudson (harp).

The original plan was to open with American composer Michael Daugherty's 1999 composition, "Sunset Strip," but CSO music director Kayoko Dan didn't want the featured players on the Ravel piece to have to play through the Daugherty with anxiety, so she changed the order.