Cincinnati’s 2017 MusicNOW festival: Bob Weir, Cincinnati Symphony, Bryce Dessner

Posted on: November 21, 2016

“Rock legend Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and members of the indie band The National will kick off the 2017 MusicNOW Festival with a special show at the Aronoff Center on Jan. 12,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Friday’s (11/18) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “The three-day MusicNOW Festival will continue its trailblazing collaboration curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 13 and 14 at the Taft Theatre, Downtown…. With the orchestra, Dessner, who is also an accomplished classical composer, will be soloist in the United States premiere of his own chamber concerto for electric guitar, ‘Wired.’ … The Cincinnati Symphony concerts at the Taft … conducted by Matthias Pintscher … continue MusicNOW’s blend of cutting-edge classical, rock and indie music. On Jan. 13, the program includes a rare performance of Andrew Norman’s ‘Play,’ followed by Pintscher’s ‘idyll for orchestra,’ … commissioned for the Cleveland Orchestra in 2014.” The Cincinnati Symphony will also perform music by composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Timo Andres.

Posted November 21, 2016

Pictured: Bob Weir and the Campfire Boys will perform at the 2017 MusicNOW Festival. Photo by Stuart Levine