Officials with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Grammy Award-winning banjoist Béla Fleck this month.
The virtuosic performer will perform his classical concerto “Juno” Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
His second project as a solo composer, “Juno” is “a slow and contemplative” piece with “playful movements at unexpected times … that accentuate the banjo’s unique sounds.”
Tickets start at $28 and are available here.
Fleck is known for his work with progressive bluegrass bands. He has worked with Nashville artists Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and The Oak Ridge Boys.
His latest album, set to be released Oct. 20, is a duo with his wife, Abigail Washburn, called “Echo in the Valley.” Fans also know his work with his band the Flecktones, featuring Victor Wooten, Futureman and Jeff Coffin.
Fleck will arrive early for a meet-and-greet lunch. Guests who want a more intimate experience can sign up for the luncheon at the Mountain City Club Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Fleck will talk about his background and inspirations and offer insight into “Juno.”
Tickets are $40 for the lunch and can be purchased here.
The CSO is currently performing its 85th season. Tickets for all performances are available here.
Watch Fleck perform “Movement II” from “Juno” below.