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CSO’S One City, One Symphony Initiative Returns November 2017 Exploring “Speak Truth”

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée are pleased to reveal details regarding the reprisal of the popular One City, One Symphony initiative, designed to bring people together through music. The Orchestra, along with community partners, will provide opportunities for audiences to connect and discuss the music as it relates to relevant societal themes, leading up to the CSO’s performances on November 25-26 at 8 p.m. at Music Hall. This year’s program centers on the theme of “Speak Truth.” Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Bringing Brahms Fest to The Taft Theatre on 4/14 & 4/15

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor, Hélène Grimaud, piano
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
11 a.m. Friday, April 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15
Tickets start at $12 in advance
(513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concludes its two-year Brahms Fest Friday (11 a.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.), April 14-15 at the Taft Theatre with Music Director Louis Langrée. The performances will feature two of the composer’s most crowd-pleasing masterpieces: the Third Symphony, the third movement of which was featured in the CSO’s LUMENOCITY in August 2016, as well the dramatic Second Piano Concerto. Read more

CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CINCINNATI POPS EMBARK ON ASIA TOUR MARCH 2017

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops will embark on its highly-anticipated international tour to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan.

“I’m so proud to conduct the CSO in some of the most prestigious venues in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai,” said CSO Music Director Louis Langrée. “To be invited to serve as Cincinnati’s ambassador on the other side of the world is a true honor.” Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops continues collaboration with combined area high schools

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops is pleased to continue its collaboration with the combined high school orchestras and bands of Indian Hill, Mariemont and Madeira High Schools. This collaboration has become an essential aspect of the Orchestra’s education and community engagement initiatives. Read more

2016 Best Actress Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo to headline CSO’s 2017 Classical Roots MAY 5

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces that the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical and 2017 Grammy Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, will headline its enormously popular annual Classical Roots concert at Crossroads Oakley in Cincinnati on Friday, May 5, 2017 (7:30 p.m.). The British-born singer and actress won a Tony as well as several other high-profile theater awards for her role as Celie in the Broadway production of The Color Purple and also garnered acclaim for her recent performance at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Releases Concertos For Orchestra on 11/17

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the November 17 release of its latest recording Concertos for Orchestra, the second under Music Director Louis Langrée. The recording features the world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Orchestra, Thierry Escaich’s Psalmos and Sebastian Currier’s FLEX. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform Handel & Bach with Baroque master conductor Ton Koopman from 11/11 – 11/13

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes the revered conductor Ton Koopman to the Taft Theatre for his CSO debut on Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.), Saturday, November 12 at (8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 13 at (2 p.m.).

He will lead the Orchestra in a program of Baroque-era masterworks from revered composers Handel and Bach. Handel’s Water Music (premiered in 1749 for English king King George II for an intricate outdoor event celebrating the end of the war of Austrian Succession) and Royal Fireworks Music are today often heard at weddings or other special events. Read more

Popular Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena Returns to Lead Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis OCT 27 & 29

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to welcome back popular guest conductor Juanjo Mena for its performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on Thursday (7:30pm) and Saturday (8pm), Oct. 27 & 29 at the historic Taft Theatre. Written for Beethoven’s dear friend, the Missa Solemnis is one of the composer’s most personal works, on which he inscribed: “From the heart—may it go to the heart.” Read more

Legendary Pianist Emanuel Ax to Perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” for CSO Season Opener on 9/8 & 9/9

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre.

Mr. Ax, respected worldwide for his emotional power and expressiveness, will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Emperor.” The program, which is led by CSO Music Director, Louis Langrée, will also include the CSO performing Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, which complements the Orchestra’s rich sound. Read more

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

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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

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