“Louis Langrée’s third season as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will include collaborations with major classical stars, world premieres in five programs, a Brahms Festival, and a trip to New York to perform at Lincoln Center,” reports Janelle Gelfand in last Tuesday’s (1/20) Cincinnati Enquirer. “In the 2015-16 season, Langrée will take the orchestra on his first tour to his other home—Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, where he is music director of the summertime Mostly Mozart Festival.… Langrée, 54, will conduct 10 concerts of the 20 subscription weeks, including the orchestra’s annual ‘One City, One Symphony’ project. That program will be dedicated to the late author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou on the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in America. The centerpiece will be a series of short works based on Angelou’s poetry. The orchestra has commissioned three American composers—Jonathan Bailey Holland, Kristin Kuster, and T.J. Cole—for the project.” Other world premieres include works by Sebastian Curry, Thierry Escaich, Gunther Schuller, and Zhou Tian. The roster of guest artists includes former Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Semyon Bychkov, Yefim Bronfman, Hilary Hahn, and Leon Fleisher.
Posted January 29, 2015