The string orchestra of the Chattanooga Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Robert Bernhardt, will present “A History of Classical Music in 60 Minutes” on November 9 at 3 p.m. in the UTC University Center auditorium. This event is the sixth annual program presented by the Connor Society to honor the late UTC English professor, George Connor. The program is free and open to the public.
“This year’s event focuses on one of George’s many interests—classical music,” said Dr. Clif Cleaveland, founder of the Connor Society.
“Beginning with the Pachelbel Canon in D, Maestro Bernhardt will lead orchestra and audience on an exciting journey through examples of baroque, classical, romantic, and modern masterpieces, interspersing music with brief descriptions of composers, traditions, and music. The program is appropriate for all ages, so bring children and grandchildren.”
Each year the Connor Society seeks to honor different aspects of the career and interests Connor, long-time head of the UTC English Department and one of the university’s most influential professors. Following the hour-long symphony program, the Society will host the orchestra and audience at an informal reception in the Chattanooga Rooms of the University Center.
Free parking is available in the parking garage on East Fifth Street near the University Center.