Holly Mulcahy appointed CSO concertmaster

photo Holly Mulcahy

What does a concertmaster do?A concertmaster is the leader of the first violin section of an orchestra. She sits in the front seat, to the left of the conductor. During a performance, she comes on stage before the conductor and leads the orchestra in tuning their instruments.Source: Ask.com

Holly Mulcahy has been appointed the new concertmaster by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, according to a news release.

Mulcahy replaces Don Zimmer, who retired at the end of the 2011-12 season after 33 years with the CSO. She will join the CSO for the first of seven Masterworks concerts in September. She also will perform in some of the Pops and Chamber programs throughout the year.