Cincinnati Symphony and Pops expand fall offerings with MusicNOW festival, programs marking Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial and voting rights for women

Posted on: August 3, 2021

“Bryce Dessner is returning to Cincinnati this fall to collaborate with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in MusicNOW, the contemporary music festival he founded in 2006,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Friday’s (7/30) Cincinnati Business Courier. “The Cincinnati native … guitarist and co-founder of the rock band the National … will curate two programs in Music Hall Sept. 24-25, and the orchestra will perform Dessner’s own composition, ‘Quilting.’… The avant-garde ensemble Sõ Percussion [will perform] David Lang’s ‘man made.’… Louis Langrée will conduct the Cincinnati Symphony both evenings…. MusicNOW is one of several just-announced additions to the 2021-22 season…. The CSO’s creative partner Matthias Pintscher and his Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain will collaborate with the Cincinnati Symphony in three programs, Oct. 1-3, to celebrate the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial…. John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops are also adding programs to the calendar, starting with their inaugural appearance on the Crown Jewels of Jazz series on Aug. 10 on the lawn of St. Aloysius in Bond Hill…. Singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan will join the Pops on Oct. 19 at Music Hall for a special concert hailing the voting rights of women.”