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Acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns for a weekend celebrating two remarkable 20th-century Russian composers and featuring the exciting CSO debut of conductor Karina Canellakis.
Alisa Weilerstein, “Yo-Yo Ma’s heiress apparent as sovereign of the American cello” (New York Magazine), is a recent recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. She returns to Music Hall to play Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1, an intense and dramatic work that is by turns introspective and energetic. Prokofiev’s rousing and enormously popular Symphony No. 5 brings these concerts to an exhilarating conclusion.
Due to an unforeseen visa issue outside of his control, guest conductor Rafael Payare has had to withdraw from this weekend’s CSO performances. The CSO appreciates Congressman Steve Chabot and his office for their attempts to resolve this matter.
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5
On Dec 4-5 visit our Music Lab in the lobby from 6:30-8:00 pm and learn about the science behind the sound of string instruments. We'll have dissected strings and instruments for you to see up close, so come curious! Also enjoy special pre-concert performances by the Cincinnati Young Artists Cello Choir in the lobby at 7:30 pm each night.
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