Percussion Master Colin Currie

Sunday May 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm:

John Storgårds, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion
Originally performed on April 12 & 13, 2019

Colin Currie, a “percussion magician” (Herald Scotland), will explore the flair, groove and color of Aho's percussion concerto. Sibelius' exhilarating Fifth Symphony, whose finale theme was inspired by the call of migrating swans, brings the concert to a sublime close.

Music:

NIELSEN: Helios Overture
KALEVI AHO: Sieidi
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5


Ravel + Debussy: Colors of Spain

Sunday May 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm:

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Originally performed on April 27 & 28, 2019

Sounds of Europe abound with Ravel’s high-spirited Alborada del gracioso and Debussy’s Images, a series of musical scenes evoking colors and flavors of Spain. Music Director of the world-renowned Ensemble InterContemporain Matthias Pintscher conducts his own tender Un despertar, written specifically for guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

Music:

RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: Un despertar
DEBUSSY: Images


Trifonov plays Beethoven

Sunday June 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm:

Louis Langrée, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Originally performed on May 3 & 4, 2019

Hailed by The Times (London) as “the most astounding pianist of our age,” keyboard master Daniil Trifonov makes his first CSO appearance performing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Atmospheric works by Gluck and Pärt create a sound landscape to experience Stravinksky's Symphony in C and Beethoven's poetic concerto in a new way.

Music:

GLUCK: Dance of the Furies and Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
ARVO PÄRT: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
STRAVINSKY: Symphony in C


Season Finale: Langrée Conducts Mozart + Mahler

Sunday June 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm:

Louis Langrée, conductor
Stefani Matsuo, violin
Originally performed on May 10 & 11, 2019

The CSO gave the US premiere of Mahler's Fifth Symphony in 1905, deepening its connection to this central figure in music with a work that was the composer's most personal statement yet. Stefani Matsuo plays Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4.

Music:

MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 4
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5


CLASSICAL ROOTS 2019: International Women's Day

Sunday June 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm:

John Morris Russell, conductor
Classical Roots Community Mass Choir (William Henry Caldwell, resident conductor); Kimberly Cann, piano; Nouveau Chamber Players (Marion Peraza de Webb, director); Angelique Clay, vocalist; Lisa Fischer, vocalist
Originally performed on March 8, 2019

This always uplifting concert celebrates the richly diverse African American musical experience, writ large with the power of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Music:

JOHNSON: Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing
PRICE: Finale from Symphony #1
BONDS: Troubled Water
POWELL: The Word Was God
MORALES-MATOS: Fiesta #1
WATKINS: Soul of Remembrance
VARIOUS: Celebration Medley
MONTGOMERY: Starburst
ESMAIL: Phenomenal Woman
VARIOUS: Soul Divas Medley