Chattanooga Symphony & Opera getting a case of 'Big Band Fever' this weekend

Trumpeter Byron Stripling, artistic director of the Columbus (Ohio) Jazz Orchestra, will be the guest artist for "Big Band Fever" with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera this weekend at the Tivoli Theatre.

If you go

› What: “Big Band Fever” with the CSO Swing Band.› When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13.› Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.› Admission: $21 to $81.› Phone: 423-267-8583.› Website:

A trumpeter known for virtuosic skills, not to mention "a contagious smile and captivating charm," will take the stage with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera this weekend in two performances of "Big Band Fever."

Byron Stripling will join conductor Bob Bernhardt and the CSO Swing Band for this Pops series concert, which promises "a night of electrifying energy and superb music-making with the best from the swing era."

The Tivoli Theatre stage will be open for couples to dance the night away to tunes such as "In the Mood," "String of Pearls" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo."