“Now you can sit onstage with the musicians while they are performing,” write Janelle Gelfand and Carol Motsinger in Sunday’s (8/16) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “For the second year, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its CSO Chamber Players series—starring musicians from its ranks—on Music Hall’s concert stage, where listeners can sit eye-to-eye with the players. One of the highlights will be the premiere of ‘Urban Legends,’ by Michael Chertock, the orchestra’s principal keyboardist. The season will feature four concerts, Oct. 18 to April 10, 2016.” Chamber programs will also include Haydn’s String Quartet No. 4, Zemlinsky’s Clarinet Trio, Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, Schulhoff’s Concertino, Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2, Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel in the quintet arrangement by Franz Hasenöhrl, Brahms’s Clarinet Trio and String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 14, Shaposhnikov’s Sonata for Flute and Harp, and Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 (“Death and the Maiden”). Read Symphony magazine’s report on side-by-side events and performances by orchestras here.
Posted August 19, 2015