Chattanooga Symphony & Opera cancels rest of season due to coronavirus pandemic

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera has canceled the remainder of its regular performances for the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, CSO officials announced Monday.

Affected concerts include "Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel" on April 18 and "Pictures at an Exhibition" on April 30. All educational events scheduled for "Pictures" also have been canceled.

The organization previously canceled its performances of "Lights! Camera! Pops!" on March 21, "Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time" on March 28 and "Dona Nobis Pacem" on April 2 after the city of Chattanooga recommended that the Tivoli Theatre suspend all concerts through at least April 3. The CSO's performance of "Apollo & Jupiter" with the Chattanooga Ballet also was canceled after Chattanooga State Community College suspended all on-campus events until March 31, but efforts are being made to reschedule that performance.