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FRI APR 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SAT APR 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
David Robertson conductor
Orli Shaham piano
 

 

American composer Steven Mackey dedicated his Stumble to Grace—which cleverly mimics five stages in the development of his and Orli Shaham’s respective young children—to this weekend’s pianist, Orli Shaham, an artist of remarkable musicality and flawless technique. St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson completes the all-American program with Bernstein’s dynamic, jazz-influenced dance episodes from On the Town, Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, a masterful rendering for orchestra and piano (played by Orli Shaham) of W.H. Auden’s epic poem about four lonely wartime strangers who spend an evening in a New York bar pondering the human condition.

Additional support provided by The Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
STEVEN MACKEY: Stumble to Grace
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
 
ORCHESTRAS FEEDING AMERICA (FRI Only)
$12 concert tickets with a canned food donation!
Benefitting the Freestore Foodbank
 

 
 
     
 
Concert support provided by The Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the
Cambridge Charitable Foundation

 
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI MAY 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM
  SAT MAY 3, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
James Gaffigan conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
CCM Drama Department Richard Hess, chair
 

 
Nicola Benedetti, the 20-something Scottish sensation of Italian heritage, plays Bruch’s delightful fantasy on Scottish folk tunes, music that will leave you humming tunes like “Scots Wha Hae” (which once served as the unofficial national anthem of Scotland), “Auld Rob Morris” and “The Dusty Miller.” The rising young conductor James Gaffigan returns by popular demand to conduct two works inspired by the Bard, as part of the CSO’s Shakespeare for your Ear focus throughout the Masterworks Series. Our star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, are brought to life in dramatic vignettes by the CCM Drama Department.
 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
BERLIOZ: King Lear Overture
BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy
PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
   
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THU SEP 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM
  SAT SEP 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Giancarlo Guerrero conductor
Olga Kern piano
 

 

A spectacle of sights and sounds, this program is destined to impress. Olga Kern, whose Gold Medal win in the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition was chronicled in the PBS documentary Playing on the Edge, brings her uncommon artistry and spectacular technique to Chopin’s sublime First Concerto. Grainger’s The Warriors, subtitled “Music to an Imaginary Ballet,” is a frenzied, frolicsome and completely entertaining work that calls for three pianos, three conductors, a huge orchestra and a phalanx of percussion. The energetic conductor Giancarlo Guerrero completes the program with two picturesque works by Elgar and Weber, as part of the CSO’s Shakespeare for your Ear focus throughout the Masterworks Series.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
WEBER: Overture to Oberon
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
ELGAR: In the South
GRAINGER: The Warriors (Music for an Imaginary Ballet)
 
CSO Thursday Night Dinner & Concert
 

 
 
     
 
 
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SAT SEP 28, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Ignat Solzhenitsyn conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
 

 

Anne-Sophie Mutter is simply one of the consummate violin virtuosos of our time. She graces the stages of only the world's greatest orchestras, and now makes her Cincinnati debut to perform two works by Dvořák: the wistful Romance and the electrifying, dance-infused Violin Concerto. In this sure-to-sell-out gala concert, hear the artist heralded as "the undisputed queen" of the violin.

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What people are saying about Anne-Sophie:

"When Anne-Sophie Mutter plays, you listen." (The Times)

“…the undisputed queen of violin-playing” (The Times)

“…Ms. Mutter responded with a throaty tone and a forceful bow stroke that took the music out of its museum case.” – New York Times

“For me that is what music making is all about: bringing the depth and intensity of the composer back to the stage.” – Anne Sophie-Mutter for the New York Times

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
PURCELL/ED. BRITTEN: Chacony
ELGAR: Enigma Variations
DVOŘÁK: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto
 
The sounds! The gowns!
The CSO's Pre-concert Gala
 
 




 
 
     
 
     
   
 
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI OCT 4, 2013 | 8:00 PM
  SAT OCT 5, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Rafael Payare conductor
Robert Sullivan trumpet
 

 

The CSO’s own Principal Trumpet Robert Sullivan takes center stage for a rare jewel, the Trumpet Concerto by award-winning composer William Perry—joyful music that will allow his pureness of tone and abundant talents to shine. The young Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare opens with Canadian composer John Estacio’s Borealis, which captures the wonder, majesty and energy of the Northern Lights, and closes with Sibelius’ popular Second Symphony, a warm and deeply nationalistic work filled with soaring melodies, radiant orchestration and an enormous crescendo that brings the concerts to a grandiose finale.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
JOHN ESTACIO: Borealis
WILLIAM PERRY: Trumpet Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2
 
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
   
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI OCT 11, 2013 | 8:00 PM
  SAT OCT 12, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Asher Fisch conductor
Alisa Weilerstein cello
 

 

Artist-in-residence Alisa Weilerstein, winner of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2011 and an artist who “performs with soulful expression and physical abandon,” performs a Baroque-era favorite, Haydn’s First Cello Concerto. Dramatic, operatic music is a specialty of conductor Asher Fisch, and he delivers Wagner’s transcendent Parsifal Prelude, relating the mysteries of the Grail and its Brotherhood of Knights. Strauss’ “Woman Without a Shadow” suite is a splendid summary of this multi-layered work, and his popular Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (“Knight of the Rose”) opens with whooping horns, heralding a night of intensely passionate music.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
WAGNER: Prelude to Act I of Parsifal
HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 1
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Die Frau ohne Schatten
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
   
 
     
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI NOV 1, 2013 | 11:00 AM
  SAT NOV 2, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor
Pepe Romero guitar
 

 

The brilliant Pepe Romero, of the celebrated “Royal Family of the Guitar,” plays music Rodrigo described as capturing "the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds and the gushing of fountains" in the gardens of Aranjuez. The Spanish theme continues with Falla’s playful Three-Cornered Hat ballet music, which recounts the comical tale of a magistrate’s attempts to seduce a miller’s wife. Spanish conductor (and former CSO Creative Director) Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos opens with music inspired by an excursion to the Rhineland.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Rhenish
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
FALLA: Suites from The Three Cornered Hat
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
   
   
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI NOV 8, 2013 | 8:00 PM
  SAT NOV 9, 2013 | 8:00 PM
  SUN NOV 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Louis Langrée conductor
eighth blackbird ensemble
Dr. Maya Angelou narrator
Dr. James Westwater photochoreography
 

 

It’s an inaugural concert weekend for the ages! In his first performances as Music Director, Louis Langrée and your CSO perform Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, set to multimedia visuals and narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou. Given its world premiere by the CSO in 1942, this iconic work commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, as part of a Freedom Week collaboration with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center. The theatrical and exhilarating On a Wire by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony round out this historic beginning of a new era. Don’t miss it!

The Civil War Cincy package
 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
JENNIFER HIGDON: On a Wire
COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
 

Scheduled pre-concert entertainment
Fri 11/8: Ebony Strings
Sat 11/9: CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players
Sun 11/10: Office of African American Catholic Ministries (OAACM) Gospel Choir

 
Your concert ticket includes FREE admission to a pre-concert talk with Dr. Maya Angelou! (7 pm, Fri and Sat only) Doors open at 6:30 pm; pre-concert talk seating is general admission

 
 
     
 
   
Sponsored by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, Francie & Tom Hiltz
Additional Inaugural Weekend Support provided by John and Francie Pepper
 
     

 

 
         

       
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THU NOV 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM
  SAT NOV 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Louis Langrée conductor
Jane Archibald soprano
Michèle Losier mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser tenor
May Festival Chorus Roberto Porco, director
 

 

In a community-wide initiative described by sold-out audiences as “fascinating,” “moving” and “soaring,” Music Director Louis Langrée and your CSO are proud to reprise One City, One Symphony. We’ll again bring our community together in a remarkable shared experience to explore the themes of fate and redemption in Tchaikovsky’s lushly romantic Symphony No. 4 and in a beautiful but nearly forgotten work by Mozart, Davide penitente, based on the Psalms of David.

FREE! Pre-concert light dinner buffet before all Thursday Masterworks

One City, One Symphony listening parties and info
 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
MOZART: Davide penitente
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
 
One City, One Symphony Trailer


 
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FRI NOV 29, 2013 | 8:00 PM
  SAT NOV 30, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Louis Langrée conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
 

 

Thanksgiving weekend, skip the stores and join Music Director Louis Langrée and the CSO for a celebration of familiar favorites. Mutual admirers since their first encounter in New York in 1928, Gershwin and Ravel are reunited this weekend in a colorful program. Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand is full of jazz effects inspired by Ravel’s and Gershwin’s visits to Harlem jazz clubs. The enormously gifted young pianist Kirill Gerstein performs both the Concerto and the beloved Rhapsody in Blue.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
 

 
 
     
 
   
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI DEC 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM
  SAT DEC 7, 2013 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Robert Spano conductor
Jeremy Denk piano
 

 

Jeremy Denk, lauded as “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs,” lends his impressive artistry to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25—music Beethoven admired so much that he reportedly chose to perform it at one of his first concert appearances. Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano completes the program with two wholly “English” works by Vaughan Williams; the first is a nod to the English Renaissance, and the second vividly conveys a “day in the life” of early 20th century London, complete with Westminster Chimes that signal morning and close of day.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony
 
Interview with Jeremy Denk

 
 
     
 
   
   
       

 

 
         

       
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  SAT DEC 21, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Mason, OH Performance
SUN DEC 22, 2013 | 2:00 PM
 
Artists

 
John Nelson conductor
May Festival Chorus Robert Porco director
 

 

Make it your family’s Christmastime tradition. Quiet and consoling, uplifting and exultant, your heart will sing with Handel’s masterpiece in the hands of
your CSO and the May Festival Chorus. Hallelujah!

 

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
HANDEL: Messiah
 

The DEC 21 performance is a shortened, family-friendly sing-along of Messiah, held at:

Hope Church
4934 Western Row Rd
Mason, OH 45040


 
 
     
 
     
   
       
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI JAN 10, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SAT JAN 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Louis Langrée conductor
Hélène Grimaud piano
 

 

A welcome encore performance for Cincinnati favorite Hélène Grimaud, who played Brahms’ turbulent, dramatic and entirely captivating First Concerto to glowing reviews when she last performed here in 2007. Music Director Louis Langrée completes the program with Beethoven’s wittiest, most good-natured symphony, which the composer wrote during one of the most difficult personal periods of his life—while he was involved in a passionate, but doomed, love affair, the affair with the mysterious woman known as his Immortal Beloved.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1
 

Celebrate Music Director Louis Langrée’s birthday this weekend!

FRI ONLY: Enjoy birthday cake in the lobby (post-concert) as well as a live painting demonstration by artists from 5th Street Gallery!

 
JAN 10: Live painting demonstration with 5th Street Gallery in honor of Louis’ birthday

 
 
     
 
   
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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THU JAN 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
  SAT JAN 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
John Storgårds conductor
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Brian Isaac Phillips, director
 

 

An eclectic and brilliant artist described as “probably the most engaging maverick in classical music today,” Pekka Kuusisto will perform Peteris Vasks’ Vox amoris (“Voice of love”). According to the composer, this beautiful piece for solo violin and orchestra “has to do with the strongest force in the world - love.” John Storgårds, making a return appearance with the CSO, opens the program with Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet, which vividly captures the atmosphere and characters of Shakespeare’s play, enhanced by dramatic readings by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. The concerts end with Sibelius' nationalistic Lemminkäinen Suite, subtitled “Four Legends from the Kalevala,” including the famous “Swan of Tuonela.”

FREE! Pre-concert light dinner buffet before all Thursday Masterworks

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
TCHAIKOVSKY: Hamlet Fantasy-Overture
PETERIS VASKS: Vox amoris (“Voice of Love”)
SIBELIUS: Lemminkäinen Suite (Four Legends from the Kalevala)
 

 
 


Explore the CSO’s collaboration with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company!

CSC Artistic Associate Jeremy Dubin performs brief dramatic readings from Hamlet to bookend Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Fantasy-Overture

CSC’s Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips, provides insight into Hamlet during Classical Conversations, one hour prior to Saturday's concert—free to ticket holders!

Be sure to check out the CSC’s full production of Hamlet, Jan 10-Feb 9

     
 
   
   
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI JAN 31, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SAT FEB 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Christoph König conductor
Colin Currie percussion
 

 

Colin Currie, the extraordinary percussionist whose performances of MacMillan’s gripping Veni, Veni, Emmanuel have elicited comments such as “showstopping,” “gymnastic,” “staggeringly dexterous” and “breathtaking,” returns to Music Hall this weekend. Christoph König, an energetic and gifted young conductor who is taking the musical world by storm, opens the program with the lovely overture to Weber’s “The Marksman” and closes with Dvořák’s powerful, beautiful and inventive Fifth Symphony.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
WEBER: Overture to Der Freischütz
JAMES MACMILLAN: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 5
 
Interview with James MacMillan

 
 
     
 
 
 
 
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI FEB 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
  SAT FEB 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Pre-Concert Valentine’s Dinner (SAT FEB 8 only)
Park once, relax and savor every moment. $80 package per person includes concert ticket, delectable 3-course dinner at Nicola’s and shuttle service before and after the concert. Already have concert tickets? Add dinner and shuttle for just $50. Menu
 
Artists

 
David Afkham conductor
Radu Lupu piano
 

 

Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with the illustrious Radu Lupu, a leading interpreter of Beethoven whose playing has been described as “simply sublime: intelligent, authoritative and innately felt.” He returns to Music Hall to perform Beethoven’s elegant and expressive Third Piano Concerto. The rising young German conductor David Afkham leads the tender Siegfried Idyll, which Wagner wrote as a birthday gift to his wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried, and Beethoven’s high-spirited Symphony No. 4.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
 

 
 
     
 
   
   
       

 

 
         

       
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THU FEB 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM
  SAT FEB 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SUN FEB 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Paavo Järvi conductor
Zhang Zuo piano
Heidi Grant Murphy soprano
 

 

Music Director Laureate Paavo Järvi introduces Zhang Zuo, a vibrant young pianist described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth,” to play Mendelssohn’s dazzling Concerto No. 1. The program opens with the lustrous Love Scene, which Paavo recorded with the CSO during their first season together, as part of the CSO’s Shakespeare for your Ear focus throughout the Masterworks Series. Closing the program is Mahler’s radiant Fourth Symphony, whose theme of “The Heavenly Life” culminates with the soprano’s declaration that “There is just no music on earth that can compare to ours. The angelic voices gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy.”

FREE! Pre-concert light dinner buffet before all Thursday Masterworks

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
BERLIOZ: "Love Scene" from Roméo et Juliette
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No.1
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

 
 
     
 
 
     
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI FEB 28, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SAT MAR 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor
Angel Blue soprano
Julia Gertseva mezzo-soprano
Aquiles Machado tenor
Riccardo Zanellato bass
May Festival Chorus Robert Porco, director
 

 

A journey through the range of human emotion, Verdi’s dramatic and deeply felt masterpiece expresses everything from mournful cries for mercy to the fiery terror of Judgment Day to impassioned prayers for everlasting light and eternal rest. This is a concert not to be missed, featuring the combined power of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus and four internationally renowned soloists under the baton of the distinguished Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
VERDI: Requiem
 
Meet CSO Acting Principal Trumpet DOUG LINDSAY after the concert! He’ll sign copies of his CD, French Recital Music for Trumpet, which includes contributions by Pops pianist Julie Spangler and CSO trumpeter Steven Pride.
   
 

 


 
 
     
 
   
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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FRI MAR 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM
  SAT MAR 15, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Louis Langrée conductor
Sir James Galway flute
 

 

Irishman Sir James Galway—a musical master whose exuberant personality and definitive treatments of works by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi and others have earned him the title “legend”—returns to Music Hall in time for St. Patrick’s Day. He’ll grace the stage with his interpretation of Mozart’s lyrical Second Concerto. Then, Music Director Louis Langrée summons huge orchestral forces for Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, the composer’s memorial monument to Richard Wagner and a beautiful statement of Bruckner’s special world of slow-moving intensity, overpowering climaxes and intimate lyricism.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7
 

 
 
     
 
   
       

 

 
         

       
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Night One
FRI MAR 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Music Hall 513.381.3300
 

MusicNOW Festival Pass - $40 for
both concerts—your best deal

With your $40 Festival Pass purchase you will receive one (1) ticket for March 21 and 22 in either Orchestra/Balcony C$ or Gallery D$ or Value seating. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other discount.

 
Artists
Louis Langrée conductor
eighth blackbird ensemble
Aaron Dessner electric guitar
Bryce Dessner electric guitar
Nathan Wyatt baritone
 
Opening Act
Little Lights, Springer Auditorium, 7:00 PM
 
Program
BRYCE DESSNER: Murder Ballades (featuring eighth blackbird)
BRYCE DESSNER: St. Carolyn by the Sea (featuring Bryce and Aaron Dessner)
NICO MUHLY: Pleasure Ground (featuring baritone Nathan Wyatt) World Premiere
SCRIABIN: The Poem of Ecstasy
 
Program Notes | Nico Muhly
 
Bryce Dessner – WVXU “Around Cincinnati”
 
Classical Conversations
 
Read our Q&A with Nico Muhly and David Lang
 
Night Two
SAT MAR 22, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Music Hall 513.381.3300
 

MusicNOW Festival Pass - $40 for
both concerts—your best deal

With your $40 Festival Pass purchase you will receive one (1) ticket for March 21 and 22 in either Orchestra/Balcony C$ or Gallery D$ or Value seating. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other discount.

 
Artists
Louis Langrée conductor
Bonnie "Prince" Billy singer, guitarist
 
 
 
Opening Acts
Olga Bell, Music Hall Lobby, 7:00 PM
Nano-Recital, Nico Muhly & Lisa Kaplan, Corbett Tower, 7:30 PM
 
Program
BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY: Selections
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI: Polymorphia
JONNY GREENWOOD: 48 Responses to Polymorphia
DAVID LANG: mountain  World Premiere
PROKOFIEV: Scythian Suite
 
Program Notes
 
This performance includes choreographed lighting.
 
Classical Conversations

 
 
 
 
     
     
 
The CSO commissions of Nico Muhly’s “Pleasure Ground” and David Lang’s “mountain” are made possible by a generous gift from Ann and Harry Santen The artist-in-residency of eighth blackbird is supported by Dan and Jan Lewis and Ginger and David Warner.
     
     
     
     
     
 

       
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THU MAR 27, 2014 | 7:30 PM
  SAT MAR 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SUN MAR 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Jun Märkl conductor
Midori violin
 

 

Majestic. Mythic. Vividly picturesque. The esteemed conductor Jun Märkl stirs drama without words with music from Wagner’s epic Ring operas, based on stories from ancient German and Icelandic mythology and brimming with rich character motifs and instrumental effects. Every concert with superstar violinist Midori is a hot ticket. She’s back by popular demand to perform Shostakovich’s First Concerto, music that follows a range of emotions, from mournful to passionate to raucous and brazen—a perfect showcase for this extraordinary virtuoso.

FREE! Pre-concert light dinner buffet before all Thursday Masterworks

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1
WAGNER: Orchestral Suite from The Ring
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
   
   
     

 

 
         

       
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FRI APR 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM
  SAT APR 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM
 
Artists

 
Juanjo Mena conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin
 

 

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is always an audience favorite, especially in the hands of artist-in-residence Augustin Hadelich, a rising star whose recent performance of this work were deemed “a compelling interpretation that effortlessly and naturally combines fiery passion, sensual sound and virtuosic elegance.” Juanjo Mena, who blew audiences away in his CSO debut in 2012, completes the experience with a propulsive, dance-like program including Ginastera’s thrilling Panambí, which the composer derived from the native music of his home country of Argentina and which strongly evokes Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

 
Program | Music Hall 513.381.3300
 
PIERNE: Overture to Ramuntcho
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
GINASTERA: Panambí
 
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