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Dalia Stasevska, conductor  

Bruce Liu, piano

 

The CSO’s emotional range emerges in Mahler’s First Symphony a world-building Titan that rises from ethereal beginnings to tectonic eruptions of orchestral light. The finale is truly an enormous treat. Bruce Liu, First Prize Winner of the 18th Chopin International Piano Competition, makes his Music Hall debut with Prokofiev’s colorful and fantastically cinematic Third Piano Concerto. 

Program

GINASTERA: “Malambo” from Four Dances from Estancia 

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3

MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, Titan

 

 

Thomas Wilkins, conductor  

Béla Fleck, banjo  

 

16-time Grammy Award-winner Béla Fleck joins the CSO for a celebration of the American sound. Fleck’s reimagining of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue pays homage to the legendary composer while redefining an all-time classic. Contemporaries Florence Price and Aaron Copland did the same in their time, shaping, contextualizing and creating indelible music that feels like it was always here. Copland’s ballet music to Rodeo, featuring the rip-roaring and instantly recognizable "Hoe-Down," became a new soundtrack to the American West. Florence Price, merging traditional African American themes with the latest music of her day, established a singular voice all her own.

Program

COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo 

GERSHWIN (arr. Fleck): Rhapsody in Blue

PRICE: Symphony No. 3  

Ramón Tebar, conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

 

Sibelius’s First Symphony arrives with the composer’s icy and expansive musical language fully formed, forged from influences by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Beethoven. Violinist Benjamin Beilman joins the CSO for Saint-Saëns’ Third Concerto, a piece that oozes melodic and technical exuberance. Wang Lu’s Surge bottles the rush of hearing an orchestra for the very first time.

Program

Wang LU: Surge
SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3

SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1

Marek Janowski, conductor

 

Mozart and Bruckner’s late symphonies explore drama on radically different scales. Mozart’s compact and wonderful Symphony No. 39 opens with plenty of pomp, interweaving effortless genius, elegance, and playfulness to the very end. Taking nearly a decade to write, Brucker’s last symphonic statement is a gloriously vast cathedral of sound built on foundations of infinite brass.

Program

MOZART: Symphony No. 39
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9

Marin Alsop, conductor

May Festival Chorus

 

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the CSO in essential classics by Leonard Bernstein and Dmitri Shostakovich. The May Festival Chorus joins for Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, sacred music that illuminates a path to eternal peace, and which notably includes music cut from the Prologue of West Side Story. Shostakovich’s Leningrad martials every artistic defense, and might of the whole Orchestra, against a merciless and tyrannical siege threatening to consume all. 

Program

BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

Francesco Piemontesi, piano
Catalina Cuervo, soprano

 

A trio of influencers had hands in creating the Three-Cornered Hat — the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, Pablo Picasso and composer Manuel de Falla. De Falla’s ballet score stands apart, setting a lighthearted story (a love triangle) to dances full to the brim with Spanish flair and castanets. Gabriela Ortiz’s Téenek transcends place and time, and pianist Francesco Piemontesi joins the CSO for Beethoven’s gentle and poetic Piano Concerto No. 4.

Program

GABRIELA ORTIZ: Téenek – Invenciones de Territorio  

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 

FALLA: Three-Cornered Hat

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Joélle Harvey, soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Paul Groves, tenor

John Relyea, bass

May Festival Chorus

 

The trumpet shall sound. Join the CSO, the May Festival Chorus with Director of Choruses Matthew Swanson, and an all-star cast of soloists for the return of Messiah to Music Hall. Sir Andrew Davis leads his own orchestration of Handel’s masterwork, bringing out the glories of movements like the Hallelujah Chorus with new depths of orchestral color from winds and percussion that were not present in the original. It will be an uplifting event for making forever and ever holiday memories. 

Program

HANDEL (orch. Davis): Messiah

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

George Li, piano

 

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto churns with uber-romantic melodies and Unsuk Chin’s music delights in contrasts. Copland’s last symphony, ringing with bells and brass, brings us home. The finale builds on Fanfare for the Common Man — an enduring masterpiece written for and premiered by the CSO at Music Hall — signaling the culmination and convergence of the composer’s entire career.

Program

Unsuk CHIN: subito con forza

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3

COPLAND: Symphony No. 3

Christian Reif, conductor
Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello

The richness and beauty of the cello comes through brilliantly when CSO Principal Cello Ilya Finkelshteyn plays the spellbinding melodies of Saint-Saëns’ firework First Concerto. The magical evening ties-in music by Mozart and Jimmy Lopez Bellido, each inspired by fairy tales. Prokofiev’s poignant and profound orchestral farewell provides a thrilling showpiece for the entire Orchestra.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra world premiere commission of a New Work by Jimmy López Bellido is made possible by a generous gift from Kari and Jon Ullman.

Program

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
Jimmy López BELLIDO: New Work (CSO co-commission)

SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto No. 1

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 7

Jun Märkl, conductor

Elizabeth Freimuth, horn

 

Till Eulenspiegel follows the exploits of a noted trickster but doesn’t fool around. The super virtuosic work is a freewheeling tour de force for every member of the Orchestra, beginning with a famous French horn solo. CSO Principal Horn Elizabeth Freimuth steps into the spotlight with a popular early concerto by Strauss, and Debussy’s impressionistic Images create the musical equivalent of a Monet masterpiece.

Program

R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

R. STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1

DEBUSSY: Images

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

 

Dvořák’s New World Symphony moves with magnificent energies and melodies that feel like home. Hearing it performed by the CSO at Music Hall is a must-have experience. Randall Goosby, a new champion of Florence Price’s solo works, returns for the composer’s Second Violin Concerto plus Chausson’s most popular work. Selections from Wynton Marsalis Blues Symphony trace the blueprints of a quintessential American style.

Program

Wynton MARSALIS: "Southwestern Shakedown” from Blues Symphony

CHAUSSON: Poème

PRICE: Violin Concerto No. 2

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, From the New World

John Storgårds, conductor

Gil Shaham, violin

 

This Valentine’s weekend, fall in love with the intensity and driving pulse of Brahms’ last symphony, an exhilarating bouquet of heart-on-sleeve melodies and relentless passion. Violin virtuoso Gil Shaham brings his signature joy and pitch-perfect technique to Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and conductor John Storgårds returns, starting the program with the CSO premiere of music by Victoria Polevá.

Program

Victoria POLEVÁ: Symphony No. 3, White Interment

DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano

 

Take a musical tour of Rome with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Two of Respighi’s epic showpieces bring rushing fountains, towering pines, mysterious catacombs, and triumphant Roman legions to Music Hall. Richard Strauss’ final work, four hauntingly beautiful last songs, sing of acceptance, transformation, and fruition at the end of one’s long journey.

Program

PERRY: A Short Piece for Orchestra

STRAUSS: Four Last Songs

RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome

RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

Keitaro Harada, conductor

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

 

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, based on the legendary stories of One Thousand and One Nights, is a wild ride full of big moments for brass plus a famous violin solo for CSO Concertmaster Stefani Matsuo. Arturo Márquez’ Fandango pays tribute to dances of Mexico, performed here by Anne Akiko Meyers, the soloist it was written for. Yuzo Toyama’s Rhapsody centers on folk songs from his native Japan.

Program

TOYAMA: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Arturo MÁRQUEZ: Fandango

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade

Sir Donald Runnicles, conductor
Maria Ioudenitch, violin

 

Sir Donald Runnicles leads a peak orchestral experience. Violinist Maria Ioudenitch brings elegance and poise to Mendelssohn’s soaring violin concerto. Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony follows the path of a mountain ascent, from dawn until night, through mist and storms, darkness and unfathomable heights, taking you to another world from the very first chords. Where it leads is nothing less than a total exploration of the possibilities of sound and the CSO at Music Hall.

Program

MacCUNN: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood 

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto

STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

Case Scaglione, conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

 

Beethoven’s symphonies are revolutionary, genre-defining triumphs. The Third, originally titled “Bonaparte,” in dedication to Napoleon, creates a conquering storm that doesn’t resolve until the very end. Soloist Simone Lamsma returns for Max Bruch’s astonishingly beautiful and ultra-challenging First Violin Concerto and the CSO begins with Lili Boulanger’s introspective ode to spring.

Program

L. BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps ("Of a Spring Morning")

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

 

Conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the CSO in Mahler’s colossal Sixth Symphony. From the first ominous beat of the strings, the work builds to shocking intensity, full of soaring melodies and towering brass, abruptly contrasted by profoundly sweet interludes. It’s all the drama you need. In time, Mahler’s whole heartfelt world becomes obliterated by cataclysmic hammerblows.

Program

MAHLER: Symphony No. 6, Tragic

Damon Gupton, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano

 

Grieg’s Piano Concerto is a jewel that dazzles from every angle. One of the most famous and enjoyable works of all time, its radiant charms shine in the hands of pianist and former MAC Music Innovator Michelle Cann. Pops Principal Guest Conductor Damon Gupton leads the CSO in a treasure trove of evocative works, from Dvořák's symphonic poem of Slavic mythology to Duke Ellington’s many hues.

The appearance of Michelle Cann is made possible by a generous gift from the William Hurford and Lesley Gilbertson Family Fund for Guest Pianists.

Program

DVOŘÁK: The Noon Witch

GREIG: Piano Concerto

STRAVINSKY: Scherzo à la russe

HONEGGER: Pastorale d’été

ELLINGTON: Black, Brown and Beige

John Morris Russell, conductor

 

Usually, you'll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe for his acclaimed PBS television series or within the pages of his numerous travel guides. Now you can join him on a different journey: A Symphonic Journey. From Italy, England, Austria, Norway and beyond, Steves combines Europe's most stirring orchestral classics with beautiful high-definition cinematography and his own insights into European history.

John Morris Russell, conductor
Norm Lewis, vocalist

 

There’s nothing quite as magical as the memories made during the holiday season and, thanks to you, Holiday Pops has allowed us to share and create those memories year after year. With sold-out performances in a decked-out Music Hall, we invite you to join us again this year as Broadway star Norm Lewis joins JMR and the Pops with choruses, vocalists and dancers from around the city bringing festive favorites and holiday classics to life!

Damon Gupton, conductor

 

All hail the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll." Tina Turner’s singular voice provided the soundtrack of a generation and her story inspired hearts and minds around the world. With a career including 12 Grammy wins and more than 100 million records sold worldwide, she was simply “better than all the rest.” Join the Pops for a tour of Turner’s iconic musical legacy featuring hits like “Proud Mary,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Disco Inferno” and more!

John Morris Russell, conductor

 

From Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker to Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, the Harlem Renaissance was a period of Black creative cultural expression in the United States that greatly influenced the sound of Jazz and Blues as we know it today. JMR, the Cincinnati Pops and special guests celebrate the centennial anniversary of the beginning of the Harlem Renaissance, with the music, dance and poetry of an all-American movement known around the world.

John Morris Russell, conductor

 

Best known for starring on Broadway in Wicked and Hamilton, and for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, Broadway icon Mandy Gonzalez joins JMR and the Pops in a celebration of the Latine voices of Broadway, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno and Linda Ronstadt. Expect hits from In the Heights, Hamilton, Moana and many more!

Damon Gupton, conductor


“KEVIN!” Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the whole family! This Thanksgiving weekend, experience holiday hijinks and mayhem with Kevin, Harry and Marv as John Williams’ charming score is performed live by your Cincinnati Pops with the film projected on a giant screen in stunning high definition above the stage.

 

John Morris Russell, conductor
Tony Desare, piano & vocals
Aubrey Logan, trombone & vocals
John Manzari, tap dance & vocals

 

Ring in the New Year with the Pops and the sophisticated and timeless music of Cole Porter! Join Tony DeSare and his guests Aubrey Logan (trombone/vocals) and John Manzari (tap dance/vocals) as they give their fresh spin on such hits as: “Night and Day,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “You’re the Top,” and many more.

John Morris Russell, conductor
Classical Roots Community Choir

 

Love and community ring throughout Music Hall when the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Classical Roots Community Choir and Nouveau Program celebrate a much-beloved Queen City tradition. JMR leads an inspirational program — an evening of powerful performances that will fill your heart with joy and bring you to your feet!