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As a supporter of the arts through ArtsWave and member of ArtsWave Pass, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is offering you BOGO tickets for some of their concerts.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 125th anniversary in the 2019-20 season. One of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, the MusicNOW Festival collaboration, and CSO Proof, the Orchestra is committed to being a place of experimentation.

This ArtsWave Pass deal for BOGO tickets is redeemable the week of each show only for the specified performances. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts include partial view seating. Limit of four tickets per household.

By purchasing and using your ArtsWave Pass, you’re investing in our community through the arts. Each year, your gifts to ArtsWave support the work of over 150 arts organizations, like Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, plus independent artists too. This creates thousands of concerts, shows, exhibitions and experiences like BLINK®, public art, hundreds of thousands of educational experiences for kids in schools, festivals and so much more.

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Please note, tickets for the CSO's 2022-2023 season will go on sale starting July 26th, 2022.

All offers subject to change and subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid on previous purchases. Additional fees/charges may be applied to free tickets.

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Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
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Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 PM

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is a transformative experience of liberating power, flowing from despair to reassurance. The May Festival Chorus, approaching its 150th anniversary, plus GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor and the “pure, refined tone” (The New York Times) of soprano Joélle Harvey join Louis Langrée and the CSO for an epic 22/23 Season opener. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Tchaikovsky & Rouse: Final Symphonies
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Friday, September 30th at 11:00 AM and Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM

Louis Langrée leads powerful farewells by two great symphonists. “I have put my whole soul into this,” Tchaikovsky said of his Sixth, a work full of drama and beauty. Christopher Rouse’s Sixth, which he knew would be his last, was commissioned by the CSO and posthumously premiered in 2019. Like Tchaikovsky’s Sixth, this is music that is highly personal and opts for intimacy, finishing in darkness. Said Rouse: “great forms and great concepts always have something new to offer.” *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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CSO Proof: Sun Dogs
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Friday, October 14th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, Sunday, October 16th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Inspired composer and filmmaker pairs create short-format films with new music performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor and CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration with Liquid Music as part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record, Sun Dogs seeks to understand the natural world that can’t be touched or measured. Typically a composer responds to a director’s ideas in a film scoring capacity, or a filmmaker is given music to respond to visually, but Sun Dogs explores how stories can be told with music and film from equal footing. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Langrée Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Friday, October 21st at 7:30 PM & Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM

The famous ascending brass passage that opens Zarathustra is just the tip of this orchestral iceberg. Prepare yourself for a wild ride of big moments that show the range of the CSO musicians' virtuosity. French pianist Hélène Grimaud—a virtuoso in her own right whose “performances attempt, whenever possible, to shake up conventional pianistic wisdom” (The New Yorker)—reunites with Louis Langrée for Schumann’s Piano Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
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Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 PM

Michael Francis leads Vaughan Williams' war-torn Sixth Symphony 150 years after the English composer’s birth. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov shares his “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” (The New York Times) in Rachmaninoff’s variations on an iconic melody by legendary violinist-composer Paganini—a brilliant showcase of stunning moments and orchestral thrills. Panufnik's trumpet fanfare signals the start of the program, while Ives' somber trumpet ponders the "perennial question of existence.” *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Sibelius & Bartók Concertos
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Friday, November 18th at 11:00 AM

The talents of CSO musicians are on full display in Bartók's Concerto, the epitome of an orchestra showpiece. Similarly, it’s “easy to see what all the fuss is about” (The Guardian) when guest soloist Esther Yoo performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Principal Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Dalia Stasevska leads the program, beginning with inventive music that composer Missy Mazzoli says is “in the shape of a solar system." *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Rachmaninoff Third Concerto & Enigma Variations
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Sunday, November 27th at 2:00 PM

Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, an engine of lush melodies, churning energies and Russian romanticism, is performed by Khatia Buniatishvili, a “shining pianist at the height of her abilities.” Elgar's Enigma Variations are sketches of his dear friends, each containing, as Elgar noted, "a distinct idea founded on some particular personality." Elim Chan, “an impressive young conductor who makes an occasion of orchestral writing” (The New York Times), takes us through each heartfelt journey. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Gershwin & The Planets
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Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM

Holst’s The Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter. Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory acts like a musical telescope—in her words, exploring "some very large spaces…chaos and clarity.” Michelle Cann, former CSO MAC Music Innovator and featured soloist on the 20th anniversary of Classical Roots, is known for delivering “knockout” performances (Philadelphia Inquirer), and shines in music by Gershwin. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Sibelius Symphony No. 2
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Friday, January 6th at 11:00 AM

It’s no surprise to Cincinnati audiences that “the essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty” (The Washington Post). Experience the inimitable violinist’s return in Britten's Violin Concerto along with esteemed Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård’s CSO debut. Themes of Sibelius’ Second Symphony coalesce into sparkling waves of sound for the work's breathtaking finale. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert
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Friday, January 13th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, January 14th at 7:30 PM

A Norwegian fairy tale comes to life in Music Hall with a concert staging of Grieg’s enchanting score to Ibsen’s play, created and directed by Bill Barclay, former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe. Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and cast, including soprano Camilla Tilling and the May Festival Chorus. Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto opens the program with whimsical whistling by soloist Pekka Kuusisto, for whom the concerto was written. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
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Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 PM

Julia Perry’s Homunculus C.F. starts off whisper-quiet, tinkering in a laboratory of percussion. The program’s crescendo builds with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and acclaimed American soloist Randall Goosby—an artist with “exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity” (The New York Times). The concert reaches its zenith in Prokofiev’s Third Symphony as the muscle of the Orchestra is unleashed to its brassy and boisterous max. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Thibaudet Plays Liszt
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Friday, February 3rd at 11:00 AM

Louis Langrée leads works inspired by a fusion of cultures. Qigang Chen and GRAMMY-nominated Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian discover new sounds through the combination of Eastern and Western styles. Ravel, who cherished Liszt’s music, pulls from his Basque heritage for Rapsodie espagnole. French Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, celebrated for playing with “both clarity and freedom” (The New York Times), returns for Liszt’s jubilant Second Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Death & Transfiguration
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Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 PM

Richard Strauss conducted Death and Transfiguration at Music Hall in 1904. More than a century later, Louis Langrée and the CSO once again bring Strauss’ vivid musical image of the infinite to Music Hall. The program features Elizabeth Freimuth, the CSO’s Principal Horn, and an expansive world premiere by ascendant American composer Samuel Adams. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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The Mermaid
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Friday, March 17th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 PM

Mermaid tales inspired thrilling musical adventures from Mendelssohn and Zemlinsky. Mendelssohn’s work is brief but fiery, while Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau takes us through the dramas of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid. Kevin John Edusei leads the CSO, and Simone Lamsma, whose playing is “absolutely stunning” (Chicago Tribune), returns to perform Korngold’s gorgeously cinematic Violin Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Beethoven's Fifth
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Friday, March 24th at 11:00 AM

Russian conductor Anna Rakitina leads works by two composers who have lived with hearing loss—Beethoven, whose hearing struggle began a decade before the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and British composer Richard Ayres, whose No. 52 explores, in the composer’s words, “one specific subject: Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss and its effect on him.” Soloist Sterling Elliott, in his CSO debut, brings “impeccable technique and musicality” to Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
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Friday, April 7th at 7:30 PM

If there is any symphony that operates like a “double agent,” it is Shostakovich's Fifth. Having found himself targeted by Stalin, Shostakovich composed himself out of a dangerous situation−with immensely gripping results. Stephen Hough returns for Rachmaninoff and Louis Langrée conducts the first part of a new multi-year work by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Sunday, April 16th at 2:00 PM

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an epic musical stroll through an eclectic gallery of paintings, from a drawing of unhatched dancing chickens to an image of towering city gates. Originally for piano, Ravel’s version for orchestra adds a bursting palette of instrumental color. Saxophonist Steven Banks, who “has the potential to be one of the transformational musicians of the 21st century,” plays a new concerto by GRAMMY-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Mahler Symphony No. 7
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Friday, April 21st at 11:00 AM

If Mahler’s symphonies are like worlds, the Seventh is like the universe in a single night. Patterned in gigantic symmetry, the opening and closing movements are packed with enormous sounds, each like symphonies in themselves. The interior music is lighter by contrast, pivoting at the center with a ghostly dance. CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher returns to conduct the huge orchestral forces needed for Mahler’s dusk-to-dawn universe, from clanging cowbells to titanic brass. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
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Friday, May 5th at 7:30 PM & Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 PM

Louis Langrée and the CSO explore works that have sounds all their own. Berlioz's music from an unfinished opera adds voices in extreme ranges. Through darkest doubt and brightest love, the music expresses Saint-Saëns' entire being and his skill as an organist with moments that pull out all the stops. Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, “an arresting artist who…creates unique aural landscapes” (LA Times), debuts with music by Mark Simpson. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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An American in Paris
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Friday, May 12th at 11:00 AM

Louis Langrée and the CSO end the 22/23 season with jazz-infused musical visions. New Orleans native Courtney Bryan, “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), premieres her new concerto. Milhaud's opening music evokes African folk mythology while Duke Ellington, who was both a prolific composer and famed jazz pianist, summons musical images of night creatures. Gershwin closes the program by dropping you into the sights and sounds of Parisian streets. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
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Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 PM

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is a transformative experience of liberating power, flowing from despair to reassurance. The May Festival Chorus, approaching its 150th anniversary, plus GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor and the “pure, refined tone” (The New York Times) of soprano Joélle Harvey join Louis Langrée and the CSO for an epic 22/23 Season opener. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Tchaikovsky & Rouse: Final Symphonies
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Friday, September 30th at 11:00 AM and Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00 PM

Louis Langrée leads powerful farewells by two great symphonists. “I have put my whole soul into this,” Tchaikovsky said of his Sixth, a work full of drama and beauty. Christopher Rouse’s Sixth, which he knew would be his last, was commissioned by the CSO and posthumously premiered in 2019. Like Tchaikovsky’s Sixth, this is music that is highly personal and opts for intimacy, finishing in darkness. Said Rouse: “great forms and great concepts always have something new to offer.” *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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CSO Proof: Sun Dogs
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Friday, October 14th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, Saturday, October 15th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, Sunday, October 16th at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Inspired composer and filmmaker pairs create short-format films with new music performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor and CSO Creative Partner, Matthias Pintscher. Produced in collaboration with Liquid Music as part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record, Sun Dogs seeks to understand the natural world that can’t be touched or measured. Typically a composer responds to a director’s ideas in a film scoring capacity, or a filmmaker is given music to respond to visually, but Sun Dogs explores how stories can be told with music and film from equal footing. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Langrée Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Friday, October 21st at 7:30 PM & Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM

The famous ascending brass passage that opens Zarathustra is just the tip of this orchestral iceberg. Prepare yourself for a wild ride of big moments that show the range of the CSO musicians' virtuosity. French pianist Hélène Grimaud—a virtuoso in her own right whose “performances attempt, whenever possible, to shake up conventional pianistic wisdom” (The New Yorker)—reunites with Louis Langrée for Schumann’s Piano Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
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Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 PM

Michael Francis leads Vaughan Williams' war-torn Sixth Symphony 150 years after the English composer’s birth. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov shares his “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” (The New York Times) in Rachmaninoff’s variations on an iconic melody by legendary violinist-composer Paganini—a brilliant showcase of stunning moments and orchestral thrills. Panufnik's trumpet fanfare signals the start of the program, while Ives' somber trumpet ponders the "perennial question of existence.” *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Sibelius & Bartók Concertos
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Friday, November 18th at 11:00 AM

The talents of CSO musicians are on full display in Bartók's Concerto, the epitome of an orchestra showpiece. Similarly, it’s “easy to see what all the fuss is about” (The Guardian) when guest soloist Esther Yoo performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Principal Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Dalia Stasevska leads the program, beginning with inventive music that composer Missy Mazzoli says is “in the shape of a solar system." *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Rachmaninoff Third Concerto & Enigma Variations
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Sunday, November 27th at 2:00 PM

Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, an engine of lush melodies, churning energies and Russian romanticism, is performed by Khatia Buniatishvili, a “shining pianist at the height of her abilities.” Elgar's Enigma Variations are sketches of his dear friends, each containing, as Elgar noted, "a distinct idea founded on some particular personality." Elim Chan, “an impressive young conductor who makes an occasion of orchestral writing” (The New York Times), takes us through each heartfelt journey. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Gershwin & The Planets
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Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM

Holst’s The Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter. Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory acts like a musical telescope—in her words, exploring "some very large spaces…chaos and clarity.” Michelle Cann, former CSO MAC Music Innovator and featured soloist on the 20th anniversary of Classical Roots, is known for delivering “knockout” performances (Philadelphia Inquirer), and shines in music by Gershwin. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Sibelius Symphony No. 2
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Friday, January 6th at 11:00 AM

It’s no surprise to Cincinnati audiences that “the essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty” (The Washington Post). Experience the inimitable violinist’s return in Britten's Violin Concerto along with esteemed Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård’s CSO debut. Themes of Sibelius’ Second Symphony coalesce into sparkling waves of sound for the work's breathtaking finale. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert
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Friday, January 13th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, January 14th at 7:30 PM

A Norwegian fairy tale comes to life in Music Hall with a concert staging of Grieg’s enchanting score to Ibsen’s play, created and directed by Bill Barclay, former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe. Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and cast, including soprano Camilla Tilling and the May Festival Chorus. Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto opens the program with whimsical whistling by soloist Pekka Kuusisto, for whom the concerto was written. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
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Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 PM

Julia Perry’s Homunculus C.F. starts off whisper-quiet, tinkering in a laboratory of percussion. The program’s crescendo builds with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and acclaimed American soloist Randall Goosby—an artist with “exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity” (The New York Times). The concert reaches its zenith in Prokofiev’s Third Symphony as the muscle of the Orchestra is unleashed to its brassy and boisterous max. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Thibaudet Plays Liszt
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Friday, February 3rd at 11:00 AM

Louis Langrée leads works inspired by a fusion of cultures. Qigang Chen and GRAMMY-nominated Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian discover new sounds through the combination of Eastern and Western styles. Ravel, who cherished Liszt’s music, pulls from his Basque heritage for Rapsodie espagnole. French Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, celebrated for playing with “both clarity and freedom” (The New York Times), returns for Liszt’s jubilant Second Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Death & Transfiguration
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Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 PM

Richard Strauss conducted Death and Transfiguration at Music Hall in 1904. More than a century later, Louis Langrée and the CSO once again bring Strauss’ vivid musical image of the infinite to Music Hall. The program features Elizabeth Freimuth, the CSO’s Principal Horn, and an expansive world premiere by ascendant American composer Samuel Adams. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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The Mermaid
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Friday, March 17th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 PM

Mermaid tales inspired thrilling musical adventures from Mendelssohn and Zemlinsky. Mendelssohn’s work is brief but fiery, while Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau takes us through the dramas of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid. Kevin John Edusei leads the CSO, and Simone Lamsma, whose playing is “absolutely stunning” (Chicago Tribune), returns to perform Korngold’s gorgeously cinematic Violin Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Beethoven's Fifth
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Friday, March 24th at 11:00 AM

Russian conductor Anna Rakitina leads works by two composers who have lived with hearing loss—Beethoven, whose hearing struggle began a decade before the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and British composer Richard Ayres, whose No. 52 explores, in the composer’s words, “one specific subject: Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss and its effect on him.” Soloist Sterling Elliott, in his CSO debut, brings “impeccable technique and musicality” to Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
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Friday, April 7th at 7:30 PM

If there is any symphony that operates like a “double agent,” it is Shostakovich's Fifth. Having found himself targeted by Stalin, Shostakovich composed himself out of a dangerous situation−with immensely gripping results. Stephen Hough returns for Rachmaninoff and Louis Langrée conducts the first part of a new multi-year work by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Sunday, April 16th at 2:00 PM

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an epic musical stroll through an eclectic gallery of paintings, from a drawing of unhatched dancing chickens to an image of towering city gates. Originally for piano, Ravel’s version for orchestra adds a bursting palette of instrumental color. Saxophonist Steven Banks, who “has the potential to be one of the transformational musicians of the 21st century,” plays a new concerto by GRAMMY-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Mahler Symphony No. 7
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Friday, April 21st at 11:00 AM

If Mahler’s symphonies are like worlds, the Seventh is like the universe in a single night. Patterned in gigantic symmetry, the opening and closing movements are packed with enormous sounds, each like symphonies in themselves. The interior music is lighter by contrast, pivoting at the center with a ghostly dance. CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher returns to conduct the huge orchestral forces needed for Mahler’s dusk-to-dawn universe, from clanging cowbells to titanic brass. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
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Friday, May 5th at 7:30 PM & Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 PM

Louis Langrée and the CSO explore works that have sounds all their own. Berlioz's music from an unfinished opera adds voices in extreme ranges. Through darkest doubt and brightest love, the music expresses Saint-Saëns' entire being and his skill as an organist with moments that pull out all the stops. Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, “an arresting artist who…creates unique aural landscapes” (LA Times), debuts with music by Mark Simpson. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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An American in Paris
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Friday, May 12th at 11:00 AM

Louis Langrée and the CSO end the 22/23 season with jazz-infused musical visions. New Orleans native Courtney Bryan, “a pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), premieres her new concerto. Milhaud's opening music evokes African folk mythology while Duke Ellington, who was both a prolific composer and famed jazz pianist, summons musical images of night creatures. Gershwin closes the program by dropping you into the sights and sounds of Parisian streets. *Single tickets to this event will be available starting July 26th*

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