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September 8-10, 2016
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
“Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity”—Seattle Times
The legendary and acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax opens the CSO’s 2016-17 season in Cincinnati’s Art Deco jewel, the Taft Theatre. Ax will perform Beethoven’s grand masterpiece, the Emperor Concerto, a favorite of audiences the world over. After intermission, Louis Langrée and the CSO will thrill you to the final note with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, the triumphant musical finale to this year’s LUMENOCITY.
Classical Conversations, pre-concert talks, will take place in the auditorium on Sep 8 at 6:30pm and on Sep 10 at 7pm with Isaac Thompson, CSO Director of Artistic Administration.
CD Signing: Emanuel Ax will sign CDs in the lobby at intermission.
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