September & October 2023

The History of the Future

by Ken Smith

he 2023–24 season is Louis Langrée’s last as CSO Music Director, and he’ll open the season in much the same way he did in 2013, with performances of Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, this time with narrator George Takei. In Part I of a series about Langrée’s tenure, “The History of the Future," you’ll learn about his selection process and his early days with the Orchestra.


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Stephen Schwartz + JMR: Opening Doors

Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell first heard the music of Stephen Schwartz at a production of Godspell he attended in his youth, an experience that opened musical doors for him. In a full circle moment, JMR leads the Pops and pianist/host Stephen Schwartz in “An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends."


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