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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mark your calendars for the kick-off event of the fall arts season!

Saturday, September 13th will be a night to remember. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a celebratory gala starting with cocktails and dinner in the Ballroom of historic Music Hall. A special performance by Grammy-winning classically-trained superstar violinist Miri Ben-Ari will infuse high-octane energy into the gala festivities. Guests will then proceed to the auditorium for a spectacular concert featuring your Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Louis Langrée and piano superstar Lang Lang. And be sure to stay for the after-party, hosted by CSO Encore, where the Ballroom will be transformed into a party you won’t want to miss.

5:30 pm ~ Cocktails

The evening begins at 5:30 pm in Music Hall’s Ballroom, where you will be treated to musical, culinary and artistic surprises

6:30 pm ~ Live performance by superstar violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Grammy-winning classically-trained superstar violinist Miri Ben-Ari will give a special performance at the gala.

6:30 pm ~ Dinner

Seated dinner featuring cuisine inspired by both the French and Asian culinary scene

8:00 pm ~ Concert

Louis Langrée and Lang Lang will take the stage with your Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for an all-Beethoven program

10:00 pm ~ After-party

Following the concert join us in the Ballroom where we will be celebrating post-concert with music, dancing, a dessert buffet and a few surprises


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra salutes 2014 Opening Night Gala Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsor
Sheila and Christopher C. Cole
Sally and Michael Connelly
Linda and Harry Fath
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Betty Broeman Klinedinst
Peg and Tim Mathile
Melody Sawyer Richardson
Dianne and J. David Rosenberg
Vivian and Jim Schwab
Murray Sinclaire - Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC.
William D. Stenger
University of Cincinnati, Department of Neurosurgery - Dr. Charles Kuntz, IV; Dr. George Mandybur; Dr. Mario Zuccarello
Karen Wright
Friend Sponsor
Bill and Jeralyn Barrett
Sue and Bill Butler
Gerre V. Chavez
Mary Ellen and Tom Cody
Drs. Ingrid and Fuheid Daoud
David C Herriman
Key Private Bank
Moe and Jack Rouse
Monterverdi Tuscany
The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Opening Night Artist Sponsor
Joseph J. Schott Foundation, Francie & Tom Hiltz
Special Contributing Sponsor
Carl Solway Gallery
Jeff Thomas Catering
Concert Sponsor
U.S. Bank
Concert Artist Sponsor
Joseph J. Schott Foundation, Francie & Tom Hiltz


Jenna Bowen | Melanie Chavez | Morgan Cobb | Sally Connelly | Joyce Elkus | Meg Fiora | Barbara Hahn | Roz Harkavy | Tamara Harkavy | Francie Hiltz | Peter Hiltz | John Hinger | Rita Jones | Amy Kirchen | Susan Laffoon | Joanie Lotts | Derek Marks | Rob McDonald | Ryan Messer | Linda Miller | Adam Morton | Vicky Motch | Lori Reed | Carole Rigaud | Dianne Rosenberg | Rosemary Schlachter | Judith Schonbach | Digi Schueler | Vivian Schwab | Kent Shaw | Merri Gaither Smith | Jeff Thomas | Linda Young | Shau Zavon |

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