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Create Your Own Subscription Suggestions


Not sure what concerts to select for your Create Your Own Subscription? We're here to help! Take a look at a few of our recommendations below.


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Music of resistance

Hindemith: Mathis der Maler (Nov 17 & 18)

Bravely written during the rise of Nazi Germany, "Matthias the Painter" glorifies artistic freedom over oppression

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Leningrad (Feb 2 & 3)

Leningrad was written in 1941 in passionate response to censorship

Strauss: Metamorphosen (Mar 23 & 24)

Strauss wrote his Metamorphosen at the close of World War II; its commission was a plot to help the composer travel out of Germany


"You'll know it when you hear it" music

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 (Feb 2 & 3)

The famous Andante movement has been borrowed for James Bond films, Neil Diamond songs, and more

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Dec 2 & 3)

Inspired by a gallery of paintings, Pictures at an Exhibition includes familiar vignettes such as "Ballet of Unhatched Chicks" and the "Promenade" scenes

Bach: "Sleepers Wake" (Jan 6 & 7)

Based on a hymn, this sacred cantata is a popular choice for weddings


Something new

Friday Orange

It's back! This series adds a special twist to Friday night concerts. Each one is a surprise. This year's dates: Feb 16, Apr 6. Shh — wear orange!

•World premiere commissions

To mark this glorious moment in history, the CSO has commissioned a brand new work by each of four composers: Emily Cooley (Nov 24 & 25), Enrico Chapela (April 6 & 7), and Pierre Jalbert (Apr 14 & 15)


To turn Beethoven on his head

•Louis Langrée and the CSO embark on a new cycle that examines Beethoven in a different light. Through innovative musical pairings and responses, experience the Beethoven Revolution in these programs:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Jan 27 & 28)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (Apr 14 & 15)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (May 11 & 12)


I'm a newcomer! Where should I start?

•You are welcome at any time, at any concert — but here are a few audience favorites to get you started.

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Dec 2 & 3)

·Laid out like a gallery of musical painting, Pictures at an Exhibition is a series of short and often funny scenes, including "Ballet of Unhatched Chicks"

Ravel: La Valse (Feb 16 & 17)

·Ravel turns the traditional waltz into something wild and whirling. A great way to refresh your Valentine's Day. This is also a "Friday Orange" (see above)!

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances (Apr 6 & 7)

·A popular work full of Russian romanticism. This is also a "Friday Orange" (see above)!

Brahms: Violin Concerto (May 11 & 12)

·A beautiful closing for the Music Hall season. Bonus: you might also enjoy Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on the same program.


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