125th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
January 18-19, 2020 | Music Hall
Celebrate with us as the CSO ignites the spark of creativity. Gershwin's Rhapsody rolls out like never before and Music Hall gets loud with color.
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
Additional Artists To Be Announced
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours with intermission
This concert is part of Series 3
- We weave together past, present and future in a program featuring the “return” of George Gershwin to Music Hall, who last performed with the CSO in 1929, for a special performance of Rhapsody in Blue recorded for player piano. The CSO will accompany him yet again!
- Scriabin experienced synesthesia: sound would cause him to hallucinate color. Based on the creation myth of Prometheus, his Symphony No. 5 imagines a new instrument—a “light organ”—which comes to life on our stage through video by Tal Rosner.
- Louis Langrée summons gigantic orchestral forces for Bjarnason’s CSO-commissioned Collider, inspired by a tool of discovery and exploration.