Cincinnati Symphony heads to New York’s Lincoln Center

Posted on: January 6, 2016

“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has performed many times in New York over its 120-year lifetime, mostly at Carnegie Hall,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Wednesday’s (1/6) Cincinnati Inquirer. “But this time around, the orchestra will be playing at Lincoln Center for the first time since 1969. With music director Louis Langrée on the podium in David Geffen Hall—formerly Avery Fisher Hall—the orchestra is playing on Wednesday night at the invitation of Lincoln Center’s artistic director, Jane Moss.… For Langrée, who is also music director of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in the summertime, the event is significant on several levels. Now in his third season as CSO music director, it will be his first tour with the orchestra. He’ll be conducting in the theater where he has led the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for a decade. And, following the concert, Langrée, a native of France, will be presented with the medal of the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, in a special ceremony.… The orchestra is performing Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and First Piano Concerto with soloist Alexander Gavrylyuk.… Few American orchestras are invited to perform on this series.… But buzz about Cincinnati has grown, Langrée said.”

Posted January 6, 2016