19/20 CSO Full Season

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CSO PROOF: SINGULIS ET SIMUL

Wed Jan 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Keitaro Harada, conductor

Studio House of HMU
Central State University Marching Band
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Contemporary Arts Center, co-producer

Baroque music meets vogue ballroom culture. "Be one's self, together." Buy tickets.

PLAY OF LIGHT: Ravel's L'Enfant

Fri Feb 7, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sat Feb 8, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
In collaboration with CCM

 

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination, starring Isabel Leonard in her Grammy-winning role as "the child." Learn more.

BEETHOVEN AKADEMIE 1808

Sat Feb 29, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Sun Mar 1, 2020 | 2:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
May Festival Chorus

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

 

Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary 1808 Akademie concert, a once-in-a-lifetime Beethoven experience. Learn more.

CLASSICAL ROOTS 2020

Fri Mar 6, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Damon Gupton, conductor
CeCe Winans, vocalist
CSO Classical Roots Community Choir

 

We come together to celebrate the African American musical experience. This is what joy and inspiration sound like!

HANDEL IN ROME: The Delirium of Love

Fri Mar 13, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sat Mar 14, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Thomas Dunford, lute
Joélle Harvey, soprano

 

Revel in music by Handel and Vivaldi in a program of Italian-inspired Baroque music. Learn more.

MANNY AND MOZART

Fri Mar 27, 2020 | 11:00 am

Sat Mar 28, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

 

Hear a piano legend, Emanuel Ax, interpret the music of Mozart. Learn more.

BEETHOVEN NO. 8 + Sō PERCUSSION

Fri Apr 3, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sat Apr 4, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor
Sō Percussion

 

Musical futurists Sō Percussion return and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 follows the mystery of creation. Learn more.

RACHMANINOFF AND PROKOFIEV

Fri Apr 17, 2020 | 11:00 am

Sat Apr 18, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Xian Zhang, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano

 

Rachmaninoff’s immensely popular Rhapsody pairs with Prokofiev’s heroic Fifth Symphony. Learn more.

CSO PROOF: SURREALIST EL TROPICAL

Wed Apr 22, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Rosie Herrera, curator and choreographer

Clyde Scott, video designer

Luke Kritzeck, lighting designer
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Fellini stumbles down an alley in old Havana, and music washes over him like a primordial soup of neon and tropical heat. Buy tickets.

TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

Sat Apr 25, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sun Apr 26, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Guy Braunstein, conductor, violin, artist-in-residence

 

Artist-in-residence Guy Braunstein conducts and performs as violin soloist in a program that pulls music from thin air. Learn more.

MOZART'S PARIS

Fri May 8, 2020 | 11:00 am

Sat May 9, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor
Philippe Bernold, flute
Emmanual Ceysson, harp

 

Mozart and Gluck imbibe and reinvent the music of France. Learn more.

SEASON FINALE: MAHLER 3 + ADOLPHE PREMIERE

Sat May 16, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sun May 17, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Women of the May Festival Chorus
Cincinnati Boychoir

 

Mahler puts his ears to the world and hears a symphony as big as dreams. Learn more.

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Music Director Louis Langrée conducts the CSO

125TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

JAN 18-19, 2020

 

Louis Langrée conductor
Aaron Diehl piano
Vadym Kholodenko piano
Tal Rosner video artist
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Wilbur Lin conductor
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco director

 

WILLIAM WINSTEAD: Passages in Time [World Premiere, CSO Commission]
YSAŸE: Exil!
ELLINGTON: New World A-Comin'
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (For Pianola and Orchestra)
DANIEL BJARNASON: Collider [CSO Commission]
SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 5, Prometheus, The Poem of Fire

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