The CSO’s Movie Masterworks features music from classic movies. (Photo: Contributed)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present a showcase of pieces from iconic movies for their next Tivoli Theatre performance.

The night will also serve as a tribute to Chattanooga businessman and musician Fletcher Bright, who died Christmas Day. Bright was an avid supporter of the musical arts in Chattanooga and a longtime patron of the CSO.

Movie Masterworks will be Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here.


Admission is $21–$85.

The show features music from “Citizen Kane,” Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and Wagner opera “Tannhäuser,” which appears in more than 60 movies. Other highlights include music from “Lieutenant Kijse,” a Russian movie from the 1930s, and a performance of Korngold’s “The Sea Hawk Overture.”

“I’m excited to present this concert centered around pieces written for and performed in iconic classic movies,” Kayoko Dan, CSO music director, said in a prepared statement. “It’s something different for us to do, and this gives us the opportunity to present a concert that features diversely different works that come together to form an enjoyable and entertaining evening for everyone.”

Lee University piano faculty member Cahill Smith will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22.

A dress rehearsal for the performance will be Jan. 23 at 7:45 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Admission is $8. More information is here.

Click here to read a previous article on Bright.