This is a new way to experience the CSO. Artists and audience share the same space in shorter, casual, intermission-less performances featuring elements of theater, lighting and dance.
Each concert offers a fresh collaboration with different artists, who each craft a theme that connects orchestral music to listeners with new dimensions of color.
CSO PROOF: ANNO Anna Meredith & Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Louis Langrée, conductor
Anna Meredith, electronics
Eleanor Meredith, video
Simon Hendry, sound design
Charles Morey, violin
At times haunting and achingly beautiful, at others punchy and bombastic, ANNO intertwines sections from Vivaldi's hugely famous Four Seasons with newly composed electronic and acoustic music by Anna Meredith. Learn more.
CSO PROOF: Black Being
Jaki Shelton Green, poet
Co-Commissioned by The Arts Club of Chicago and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Black Being explores the African-American female experience through themes of fear, sacrifice, beauty, survival and strength in an immersive staged performance that provides a lens into Black cultural realities and human conditions. Learn more.
CSO Proof is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.