Cincinnati Symphony’s 2-18-19: stellar guests, spotlight on principal musicians, Jonathan Bailey Holland as composer in residence

Posted on: January 29, 2018

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 “20-concert subscription season … includes a string of music world superstars: violinist Joshua Bell and pianists Yefim Bronfman, Peter Serkin and ferocious, 26-year-old Russian Daniil Trifonov,” writes David Lyman in Friday’s (1/26) Cincinnati Enquirer. “But even more telling of the relationship between [Music Director Louis] Langrée and his musicians is that the season will feature seven of the orchestra’s principal artists as soloists. And in one case, principal violist Christian Colberg will perform his own viola concerto in October…. concertmaster Timothy Lees, who has been hampered by injury during the past two seasons, is listed as the soloist for the season’s final subscription concert in May 2019 … The orchestra returns with the second installment of its three-year ‘Beethoven Revolution’ cycle, featuring performances of Beethoven’s second, third and ninth symphonies. In October, guest conductor Christopher Rountree will lead an all-American program featuring Tracy Silverman playing the electric violin in John Adams’ ‘The Dharma at Big Sur.’ The work will be accompanied by video projections … In November, the orchestra will play the world premiere commission by composer-in-residence Jonathan Bailey Holland. It will be paired with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as part of the Orchestra’s annual One City initiative.”

Posted January 29, 2018