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Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev

April 17-18, 2020

Program and Description

Caroline SHAW: New Work [CSO Co-Commission]
 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

What’s interesting about this concert:

• After her electrifying CSO debut in 2012, conductor Xian Zhang returns to lead a program of Russian Masterpieces.
• Rachmaninov’s piano showpiece reimagines the theme of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24.
• Prokofiev’s Fifth was hugely anticipated. His first new symphony in sixteen years came as the Russian Army was triumphantly marching into Germany to end the Second World War.

This concert is part of Series 1.

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Fri. April 17, 2020 | 11:00 AM

On Sale 07.30.2019

Sat. April 18, 2020 | 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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