Update to post below
I read another article that included this:

Mrs. Sasse said the announced 2008-2009 schedule, including a fully staged production of “La Boheme” in February, will be presented as planned.

And now I’ve received a message from Ms. Sasse saying what the other article implied (or at least what it implied to me … I’m good at misreading! Did they change the article I linked to below, or did it always say 2009-2010? Hmmm. Probably my fault. Sigh.) isn’t true.

Good news, to be sure.

Everyone who reads this blog knows I suffered through the death of San Jose Symphony, and I really hurt for other companies that are struggling. It’s not easy for anyone. (One of the things that really put the San Jose Symphony in debt were the added operas they decided to put on for a while.)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera have canceled the remainder of their season.


At Carmina Burana on Saturday our conductor, Nicole Paiement, encouraged people to donate to the school. She explained that with all the budget cuts some students may lose the opportunity for private lessons. That is, of course, my job there. I do wonder how many I’ll be allowed to teach this coming quarter; I’ve not been told if I’ll get to continue with my oboe students and the woodwind quintet yet. I know I’ll have my three hours per week, but anything over that is uncertain.

Everyone is hurting, that’s certain.

1 Comment

  1. We have NOT cancelled our season–we have only postponed opera productions for 2009-2010. We expect to use the time next year to explore other options to keep opera going in a more financially sustainable way.

    Molly Sasse
    Executive Director
    Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
    630 Chestnut Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37402