Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra + Ensemble Intercontemporain
October 1, 2021 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
OLGA NEUWIRTH: Aello – ballet mécanomorphe
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: NUR
HELMUT LACHENMANN: Tableau
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN: Symphony No. 4, Poème de l’extase, ("The Poem of Ecstasy")
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
(CSO Creative Partner)
Henrik Heide, flute
Dimitri Vassilakis, piano
CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher brings his Ensemble Intercontemporain, pioneers of 20th and 21st Century music, for a special collaboration with the CSO. The CSO’s own Henrik Heide brings the Aello (‘harpy’) character to life in Olga Neuwirth’s flute concerto, while Pintscher’s Nur (“Fire”) explores the transformative power of fire. A rare U.S. performance of Lachenmann’s Tableau studies “non-music, which is again music” and Scriabin’s sublime Poème de l’extase close out the program.
Preceding the performance in the Music Hall Foyer is Jay Schwartz’s Music for Autosonic Gongs, an installation for 8 electro-acoustically controlled tam-tams.