CSO Performance of Beethoven 9 to air on CET


CINCINNATI The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that as part of the culmination of its inaugural “One City, One Symphony” project, the performance will be broadcast locally throughout Greater Cincinnati on CET Arts, one of Cincinnati’s public television stations, beginning on Sunday, April 28.

The broadcast, which was taped during the sold-out live performance on November 17, 2012 at Music Hall, includes all four movements of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as well as Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, and features Music Director Designate Louis Langrée conducting the Orchestra, the mighty May Festival Chorus and soloists Twyla Robinson, Kelley O’Connor, Dimitri Pittas, Morris Robinson and Brad Jungwirth.

The broadcast is currently scheduled to air 6 times the week of April 28 (all times are Eastern Daylight):

Sunday, April 28: 8:30 p.m.
Monday, April 29: 8:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30: 10:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1: 10 p.m.

These broadcasts have been made possible by the CSOs partnership with CET, one of dozens of community partners for One City, One Symphony.

In addition to the television broadcast, the concert was also recorded and released as a free digital download. Please visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org/onecity to download these groundbreaking pieces of music. The CSO performance has also reached over a million radio listeners coast to coast on a future broadcast of Performance Today.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Mr. Langrée launched the exciting new One City, One Symphonyinitiative in October. Modeled on successful reading programs around the country, the CSO and community partners engaged people from all walks of life throughout the Tri-state region to experience together Arnold Schoenberg’s haunting short piece, A Survivor from Warsaw, and Beethoven’s timeless Ninth Symphony, an immensely popular work celebrating universal brotherhood.

The seven-week initiative culminated in three CSO performances of A Survivor from Warsaw and the Ninth Symphony with its “Ode to Joy” finale featuring the May Festival Chorus on November 15, 17 and 18 at Music Hall. These performances were led by Mr. Langrée, who officially begins his tenure as CSO Music Director in 2013, and will took audience members on a journey from tragedy to triumph.

Sponsored by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, “One City, One Symphony” featured free neighborhood “listening parties” designed to explore and discuss the pieces at locations throughout the Tri-state and moderated by CSO musicians, five full radio broadcasts of different recordings of the Ninth Symphony leading up to the CSO performances hosted by 90.9 WGUC, support materials through a partnership with The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an exciting community video project produced by CET, and the live CSO concert on November 17 beamed to select locations across the region. The CSO also hosted a post-concert “One City Celebration” open to the community in the Music Hall lobby following the November 17 performance complete with opportunities to “sound off” and share reactions to the music.

One City, One Symphony” supports the CSO’s mission to create deep community engagement within the region, and is made possible by support from the The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, as well as the following community partners: Artswave; The Center for Holocaust Humanity Education; CET; Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County; Classical 90.9 WGUC; May Festival. The November 15, 17 and 18 concerts were sponsored by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, and the Masterworks Series sponsor is US Bank.


Louis Langrée, Music Director Designate

Named Music Director of the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra starting in the 2013-14 season, Louis Langrée is an internationally acclaimed conductor with a dynamic presence on the podium. This celebrated artistic leader also serves as Music Director of the prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, a position he has held since 2002, and as Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg, an ensemble he’s led in Salzburg and on tour in Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Paris. He is known throughout the United States for his performances with the Metropolitan Opera and Mostly Mozart Festival featured regularly on PBS.

Last season, Mr. Langrée conducted Eugene Onegi, Le Nozze di Figaro, and a new production of La Clemenza di Tito at the Vienna State Opera, as well as La Bohème and Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, with whom he has a regular relationship. He also led the Vienna Philharmonic at a gala concert in May at the Burgtheater in Vienna attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. His many orchestral engagements during the 2011-12 season included re-invitations to the symphony orchestras in Detroit, St Louis, Baltimore, and Sao

Paulo, as well as the Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Highlights of the upcoming season include two concert programs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as Music Director Designate in November, and Mr. Langrée will also debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus and NHK Symphony in Tokyo. Re-invitations to guest conduct include the Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras. He will conduct Dialogues des Carmélites at the Metropolitan Opera and Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Vienna State Opera.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The CSO is one of America’s finest and most respected ensembles and the cultural cornerstone of Cincinnati. The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, the internationally acclaimed CSO has performed the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Mahler, Ravel and Bartók, and commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire including Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The Orchestra has toured extensively, sold millions of recordings, and continues to commission new works and program an impressive array of music.