May Festival Friday/Sunday package

MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY

Sat Sep 24, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sun Sep 25, 2022 | 2:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo

May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
May Festival Youth Chorus, Matthew Swanson, director
Xavier University Choir

 

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is a transformative experience of liberating power, flowing from despair to reassurance. The May Festival Chorus, approaching its 150th anniversary, plus GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor and the “pure, refined tone” (The New York Times) of soprano Joélle Harvey join Louis Langrée and the CSO for an epic 22/23 Season opener.

GERSHWIN & THE PLANETS

Fri Dec 2, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sat Dec 3, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano

Treble Voices of the May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director

 

Holst’s The Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter. Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory acts like a musical telescope—in her words, exploring "some very large spaces…chaos and clarity.” Michelle Cann, former CSO MAC Music Innovator and featured soloist on the 20th anniversary of Classical Roots, is known for delivering “knockout” performances (Philadelphia Inquirer), and shines in music by Gershwin.

CSO Co-Commission by Caroline Shaw is made possible by Irwin and Melinda Simon.

GRIEG: PEER GYNT IN CONCERT

Fri Jan 13, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Sat Jan 14, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Camilla Tilling, soprano (Solveig)
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Concert Theatre Works, Bill Barclay, director

 

A Norwegian fairy tale comes to life in Music Hall with a concert staging of Grieg’s enchanting score to Ibsen’s play, created and directed by Bill Barclay, former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe. Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and cast, including soprano Camilla Tilling and the May Festival Chorus. Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto opens the program with whimsical whistling by soloist Pekka Kuusisto, for whom the concerto was written.