2017-2018 Season Performances in Music Hall:

Baroque Masterworks Baroque Masterworks
May 5 & 6, 2018
Harry Bicket, conductor
Iestyn Davies, countertenor


Rameau: Suite from Platée
Handel: Arias from Partenope
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A Major
Handel: Arias from Rinaldo
Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades

Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts a tour of some of the Baroque era’s finest works. Handel’s Concerto Grosso is a pinnacle of the Baroque form, featuring many soloists from within the orchestra. This program’s unforgettable collection of Baroque vocal music, starring international sensation countertenor Iestyn Davies, includes an array of Handel’s best-loved arias and two ornate suites from French master Jean-Philippe Rameau.

WGUC Broadcast: Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Available at CSO In Concert Monday, May 21, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018.


Brahms + Beethoven Brahms + Beethoven
May 11 & 12, 2018
Louis Langrée, conductor
James Ehnes, violin


Schumann: Overture to Die Braut von Messina (“The Bride of Messina”)
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

The Music Hall grand opening season closes with a flourish of musical fireworks. Beethoven’s jubilant Symphony No. 7 was an instant success, further solidifying his stature among his musical heirs, Schumann and Brahms. Schumann’s lesser-known and eloquent overture to Die Braut von Messina (The Bride of Messina) sets the stage for Brahms’ romantic Violin Concerto, featuring the “effusively lyrical” (The Guardian) violinist James Ehnes.

WGUC Broadcast: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Available at CSO In Concert Monday, May 28, 2018 - Monday, June 4, 2018.