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First weekend of 2016 May Festival (May 20-22) features award- winning soloists, two world premieres, rich choral music

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The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon’s 37-year tenure, kicks off on Friday, May 20 (8 p.m.) at Cincinnati Music Hall with Mozart’s exquisite “Great” Mass in C minor. With its grandiose choruses, pristine virtuosity for soloists and soaring expressiveness, this is one of the composer’s most-beloved works. Also on the program are Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Exsultate jubilate. Soprano Lisette Oropesa, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (who has recently received rave reviews for her recent performances as Calbo in Maometto at the Canadian Opera Company), tenor Ben Bliss and baritone John Cheek bring their artistry to these masterpieces along with the May Festival Chorus (professionally-trained chorus composed primarily of dedicated volunteer singers from around the Tri-state) and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, all led by Maestro Conlon. Read more

CSO Music Director Emeritus Jesús López-Cobos returns to conduct Mahler’s Ninth Symphony 3/31 & 4/2

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Jesús López-Cobos

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Jesús López-Cobos, conductor
Music Hall
7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 31, 8 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2
Tickets start at $12 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back former Music Director Jesús López-Cobos who will conduct its concerts at Music Hall March 31 and April 2. The CSO will perform Gustav Mahler’s magnum opus, the composer’s Ninth Symphony. This epic work is in good hands with Maestro López-Cobos, who is revered worldwide for his interpretations of Mahler’s symphonies. This reunion of the CSO and Maestro López-Cobos is particularly significant as CSO’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 under this former Music Director is considered a essential recording of the work and received critical and popular acclaim. Read more

Oscar winner and hip-hop artist Common joins the CSO’s annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on April 29

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor, Common, guest artist, Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Classical Roots Community Mass Choir
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29
Music Hall
Tickets start at $25 in advance, ($10 for children 17 and under)
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common will be performing at its annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on Friday, April 29. With a slew of awards to his name, including three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and multiple BET Awards, Common’s career has spanned across three decades. He has collaborated musically with such artists as John Legend, Kanye West and Lauryn Hill. Read more

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & May Festival Chorus performs otherworldly classics Halloween weekend

Simone Young

Simone Young

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the Halloween weekend with two concerts 8:00 P.M Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 at historic Music Hall. Conductor Simone Young will lead the CSO in performing works from Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.

Under the baton of Ms. Young (known especially for her mastery of operatic repertoire), the program will begin with Brahm’s Schicksalslied, Op.54, which translates to “Songs of Destiny.” First conducted October 18, 1871 in Karlsruhe, Germany, this choral work explores themes of spirits and humanity. Read more

Louis Langrée’s conducting mentor makes Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut

Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor, Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Music Hall
8:00 P.M. Friday, Oct 16, 8:00 P.M. Saturday, Oct 17
Tickets start at $12 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) welcomes two guest artists for their CSO debuts during its next concert weekend 8:00 P.M Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at historic Music Hall. Conductor Seymon Bychkov, the conducting mentor to current CSO Music Director Louis Langrée, will lead composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces groundbreaking three-year Pelleas Trilogy collaboration with James Darrah

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announce a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck’s 1893 symbolist play, Pelléas et Mélisande, a collaboration with director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah. This artistic undertaking will utilize groundbreaking visual elements, complementing orchestral works by Schoenberg, Fauré and Debussy, which will be performed by the CSO throughout the upcoming three consecutive seasons. Each work performed will have an accompanying elemental theme: smoke, water and stone. Read more

Cincinnati Pops presents Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel Sunday October 4

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Presented by PNC
Michael Krajewski, conductor, AJ Swearingen, vocalist, Jon Beedle, vocalist
Cincinnati Music Hall
7 p.m. Sunday, October 4
Tickets start at $25 (Kids tickets just $10) and are available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Michael Krajewski, presents a special one-night only event, The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel. The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel will take audiences on a musical journey that began in the 1960’s and continued throughout the decades. The Pops will perform classic Simon & Garfunkel hits such as The Sounds of Silence, Homeward Bound, and Mrs. Robinson, all with rich orchestral textures at Music Hall, Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature vocalists AJ Swearingen and Jon Beedle. Read more

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces 2015-16 Chamber Players season

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces its CSO Chamber Players series at the stage of Music Hall, where audience members will sit eye-to-eye with members of the world-renowned CSO. The CSO Chamber Players series offers a more intimate space for audiences to experience the individual and collaborative artistry of CSO musicians up-close. Audience members will again be seated on the stage around the performers, creating a unique, intimate concert experience. This season, the CSO Chamber Players will present concerts on October 18, 2015, December 6, 2015, February 21, 2016 and April 10, 2016.

The series kicks off on Sunday, October 18, 2015 (4 p.m.), with enchanting works from Haydn, Michael Chertock and Zemlinsky. In Haydn’s String Quartet No. 4, violinists Rebecca Kruger Fryxell and Chika Kindermann, violist Stephen Fryxell and cellist Matthew Lad share the spotlight to perform the quartet from the illustrious teacher to Beethoven. Read more

Photos – MusicNow Festival, 3/14/15, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

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Photos by Matt Steffen

http://www.musicnowfestival.org/

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Photos – MusicNow Festival, 3/13/15, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

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Photos by Matt Steffen

http://www.musicnowfestival.org/

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The National, Caroline Shaw, Mina Tindle (Solo), James McVinnie, Yuki Numata Resnick

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