MAY 3 & 4 | Music Hall

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Winner of the 2024 Malko Competition Samuel Lee conducts two pieces from Cincinnati’s own Bryce Dessner alongside Beethoven’s Seventh.


Bryce DESSNER: Mari

Bryce DESSNER: Piano Concerto (CSO Co-Commission, US Premiere)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7


Samuel Lee, conductor

Alice Sara Ott, piano


Music Hall

Concert Duration

Approximately 99 minutes, including intermission


Friday Morning & Saturday Evening A

What's Interesting

If Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is known as a musical embodiment of fate, his Seventh carries the spirit of freedom and liberation, with catchy, dance-like melodies woven throughout. Bryce Dessner, founder of Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival and a member of the Grammy-winning band The National, shares two of his works for orchestra.

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New Works Social

Join us post-concert at the foyer bar to grab a drink, mingle with others, and chat about how you experienced the new work. We’ll provide conversation starters, and possibly even a chance to meet with the composer and other musicians if they’re present. No need to reserve a spot, just show up!

Learn More

We believe that great music is for everyone, regardless of your budget. This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing, as well as other discounts. To learn more visit Music for All.