Performances Start September 28
Our culturally diverse heritage is the theme of the Patten
Performances 2003-2004, celebrating 24 years of music, dance and theatre
at the Fine Arts Center on The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Good Ol' Girls on Sunday, September
28, features an original revue of Southern female characters
by Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, with music by Matraca Berg and Marshall
Chapman, performed by the North Carolina Theatre.
On Sunday, October 12, Sol y Canto
of Central and South America will feature vocalists Rosi Amador and Katie
Viqueira, and dance with Tango Rio from Argentina.
Stories and Songs of the Underground Railroad
on Tuesday, October 28, with Kim and Reggie Harris, will
feature a special appearance by the Chattanooga Choral Society for the
Preservation of African American Song.
To commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Battle for Chattanooga,
an evening of "In Thinking of America; Songs of the Civil War"
on Saturday, November 22, by tenor Robert Trentham will
culminate with a 19th Century Dance played by the authentically clad Saxton's
Thanks to a grant from the Southern Arts Federation, a residency of an
exciting modern dance company is coming from New York on Sunday,
January 11. Ailey II will be directed
by veteran Sylvia Waters for Alvin Ailey Dance Company.
Aquila Theatre Company of London will present Kipling's The
Man Who Would be King Saturday, January 24
and Shakespeare's Othello on Sunday,
January 25. The weekend will be made possible by Southern Arts
Federation, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Classical chamber music enthusiasts will enjoy the performance on Saturday,
February 28, when Stradivarius violinist Janice Martin joins
guitarist Lily Afshar and UTC piano virtuoso Sin-Hsing Tsai. Martin performed
in last season’s opera premier Nosferatu.
Afshar is appearing with support from Tennessee Arts Commission.
Montana Repertory Theatre Company closes the season Thursday,
March 18, with the Tennessee Williams classic, A
Streetcar Named Desire.
Learn more about the Patten
Performances, or ask for a 2003-2004 Patten Performances brochure
by calling (423) 425-4269.