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Brahms Fest


Brahms Fest with Louis Langrée

CSO Music Director Louis Langrée concludes the two-year Brahms Fest, honoring the German roots of Cincinnati and your CSO, and connecting Brahms’ music to the romance and intrigue of the architectural treasures of our city.

Johannes Brahms was composing music at the same time that Cincinnati was being settled. Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was named for its builders and early residents, many of them of German heritage. And its shining beacon became Cincinnati Music Hall, constructed in 1878 and which has long served as home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


APR 14 & 15, 2017
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2

The CSO’s popular Brahms Fest goes out with a bang: Brahms’ luminous and lyrical Symphony No. 3. Does this movement sound familiar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1trE3ms3AGo

The brilliant and captivating pianist Hélène Grimaud performs Brahms’ dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2. Interesting fact about Grimaud: she experiences synesthesia, causing her to “see” music as color.




Mindful Music Moments is excited to present Brahms' Symphony No. 3 the week of April 10-14 to students across Cincinnati. Read more here.