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AT THE SUMMIT: Strauss + Dessner

September 20-21, 2019

Program and Description

R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
Bryce DESSNER: Concerto for Two Pianos [U.S. Premiere]
R. STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

What’s interesting about this concert:

• Richard Strauss himself conducted Don Juan with the CSO and so the season opens with this exciting piece he chose for his visit to Cincinnati. The work features one of the most exciting beginnings in classical music.
• Alpine Symphony, premiered in the U.S. by the CSO, reflects a spiritual transformation through the metaphor of a mountain hike from daybreak to nightfall.
• The Labèque sisters give the American premiere of music NPR calls “gorgeous, full-hearted” by Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner of The National.

This concert is part of Series 1.

Get inside the minds of composers and to the heart of the music with Classical Conversations, one hour before Friday, Saturday and Sunday Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts.


Fri. September 20, 2019 | 11:00 AM

On Sale 07.30.2019

Sat. September 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM

On Sale 07.30.2019

Subscribers get early access and priority seating


Venue: Music Hall

1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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