The latest installation in Louis Langrée's and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s two-year Brahms Fest, Songs for Clara, features
compositions of warmth and romance from both Robert Schumann and
Work is beginning in earnest on efforts
to revitalize a 138-year-old Cincinnati landmark. Major construction
began last week on Over-the-Rhine’s Music Hall, which is seeing an
18-month, $129 million restoration.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra rules
when it comes to mashing up live music with images. But this week, the
orchestra takes on a more formidable challenge: performing Arnold
Schoenberg’s symphonic tone poem Pelléas und Mélisande with
visual accompaniment of projections and video created by innovative
young director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra kicks
off its season with a weekend of events, featuring performances of
Hector Berlioz’s psychedelic Symphonie fantastique, a tale of “opium, obsession, murder, fantasy (and) hell,” says CSO conductor Louis Langrée.