Assessing Cincinnati Symphony’s Lumenocity in its third year

Posted on: August 12, 2015

“Lumenocity 2015 (dubbed ‘Masters and Dreamers’), the third year of the outdoor light and music spectacle presented by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Washington Park, is now in the rear-view mirror,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Tuesday’s (8/11) Cincinnati Enquirer. “What began as a celebration for the symphony’s incoming music director Louis Langrée has become a part of the community—with high expectations…. The main event—the light extravaganza designed by Brave Berlin, beamed across Washington Park … onto Music Hall’s façade—was more sophisticated this year…. The 43-minute show was a love letter to Cincinnati [featuring] a stunning portrayal of Cincinnati’s most iconic landmarks and legends, set to the fourth movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor…. Perhaps this will be the last Lumenocity, at least in Washington Park. Music Hall could be under construction next summer … for extensive renovations.… [CSO President Trey Devey] said the organizers will be meeting in the afterglow of this year’s Lumenocity to ‘assess what’s possible… It’s not hyperbole to say it’s a gift to the community, made possible through generous support.… The most important objective for us is about conveying that this is a community that’s bursting with creative energy.’ ”

Posted August 12, 2015

Photo of Lumenocity 2015 by Sam Greene