Cincinnati Symphony’s 125th season: free event with community partners, two new concert series, re-creation of Beethoven 1808 program

Posted on: January 29, 2019

“ ‘It’s a very big anniversary,’ said Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langrée,” writes David Lyman in Sunday’s (1/27) Cincinnati Enquirer (OH). “He was talking about the CSO’s 2019-2020 season, which celebrates the orchestra’s 125th anniversary…. During the anniversary season, the CSO will … introduce two entirely new series. ‘CSO Proof’ is a three-concert series, where a limited-capacity audience joins the orchestra on a reconfigured Music Hall stage.… Look Around—a new late-summer outdoor extravaganza at Washington Park—takes place Aug. 3. The CSO will be joined by hundreds of local artists and representatives of dozens of local arts groups to create an epic celebration of community…. Among the most significant of the commissions are a full-length symphony by noted American composer Christopher Rouse and a work by retired CSO principal bassoonist William Winstead, who performed in the orchestra for 31 years…. Langrée leads the orchestra in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary Akademie concert, held in Vienna in December, 1808…. It featured the premieres of his Fifth and Sixth symphonies as well as the Fourth Piano Concerto … Audience members will have the option of dining in the Music Hall Ballroom, which will be decorated to resemble a Viennese Biergarten.”

Posted January 29, 2019