Inspired by his visits to Utah's Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, Messiaen's Des canyons aux étoiles ("From the Canyons to the Stars") depicts the birdsong and red rock hues he experienced during his time in the desert. Messiaen – who was also synesthetic – heard colors and saw sounds.
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CSO Announces Program Changes and Additions to May 10-12, 2024 Performances with Music Director Louis Langrée
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has announced a program change for its May 10-12, 2024 performances with Louis Langrée, his final appearance as Music Director of the CSO.
CSO Appoints Louis Langrée as Music Director Laureate
In recognition of his extraordinary tenure and artistic accomplishments, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has named Louis Langrée as Music Director Laureate of the CSO, effective at the conclusion of his Music Director tenure (2023-24) and extending through the 2027-28 season. As Music Director Laureate, Langrée will conduct the Orchestra in select concerts each season beginning in the 2025-26 season.
CSO Announces the Appointment of Five New Musicians
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the appointment of five new full-time musicians to the Orchestra roster for the 2023-24 season. Following extensive auditions that attracted candidates from around the world, the following individuals have won positions with the Orchestra: Drew Dansby, Section Cello; Anthony Limoncelli, Principal Trumpet; Nicholas Mariscal, Section Cello; Alexander Pride, Second Trumpet (one-year position); and Gerald Torres, Section Double Bass, who joined the Orchestra in November 2022.
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