AT THE SUMMIT: Strauss + Dessner

September 20-21, 2019 | Music Hall

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Richard Strauss’ last orchestral odyssey leads us to the summit of experience and music from Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner takes us home.


R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
BRYCE DESSNER: Concerto for Two Pianos [U.S. Premiere]
STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony


Louis Langrée, conductor
Katia & Marielle Labèque, pianos


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Ticket Prices


Concert Duration

About 2 hours, 5 minutes with intermission


This concert is part of Series 1

What's Interesting

  • Don Juan takes off with one of the most exciting beginnings in classical music. Strauss himself conducted the piece with the CSO in 1904.
  • The Labèque sisters give the U.S. premiere of music by Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner of the band The National.
  • Alpine Symphony was premiered in the U.S. by the CSO in 1916. This is Strauss’ last and largest symphonic work, music made for the view at the top of the world.

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