Cincinnati Symphony’s third MusicNOW collaboration set for March 18-19

Posted on: February 2, 2016

“The trailblazing Kronos Quartet, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile and violinist Jennifer Koh will headline the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s pioneering partnership with the MusicNOW Festival and artistic director Bryce Dessner,” write Janelle Gelfand and Carol Motsinger in Friday’s (1/29) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “Conducted by music director Louis Langrée, the CSO’s third annual collaboration with MusicNOW in Music Hall will take place March 18 and 19, as part of MusicNOW’s 11th festival season. … Highlighting the CSO programs will be music by Dessner—including a United States premiere—as well as the innovative composers Anna Clyne and Julia Wolfe, to be heard alongside music by minimalist legend Terry Riley, Lutoslawski and Magnus Lindberg. The Kronos … will perform both nights with the CSO…. Dessner, a Cincinnati native, founded MusicNOW in 2006 [and is] an accomplished composer. Besides the Cincinnati Symphony, his works have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Los Angeles Philharmonic, eighth blackbird, So Percussion and many others…. Dessner’s music will be part of a four-concert series [at Carnegie Hall] next season to be curated by American legend Steve Reich.”

Posted February 2, 2016