Create Your Own Subscription Suggestions
Not sure what concerts to select for your Create Your Own Subscription? We're here to help! Take a look at a few of our recommendations below.
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Music of resistance
Bravely written during the rise of Nazi Germany, "Matthias the Painter" glorifies artistic freedom over oppression
•Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Leningrad (Feb 2 & 3)
Leningrad was written in 1941 in passionate response to censorship
•Strauss: Metamorphosen (Mar 23 & 24)
Strauss wrote his Metamorphosen at the close of World War II; its commission was a plot to help the composer travel out of Germany
"You'll know it when you hear it" music
•Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 (Feb 2 & 3)
The famous Andante movement has been borrowed for James Bond films, Neil Diamond songs, and more
•Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Dec 2 & 3)
Inspired by a gallery of paintings, Pictures at an Exhibition includes familiar vignettes such as "Ballet of Unhatched Chicks" and the "Promenade" scenes
•Bach: "Sleepers Wake" (Jan 6 & 7)
Based on a hymn, this sacred cantata is a popular choice for weddings
It's back! This series adds a special twist to Friday night concerts. Each one is a surprise. This year's dates: Feb 16, Apr 6. Shh — wear orange!
•World premiere commissions
To mark this glorious moment in history, the CSO has commissioned a brand new work by each of four composers: Emily Cooley (Nov 24 & 25), Enrico Chapela (April 6 & 7), and Pierre Jalbert (Apr 14 & 15)
To turn Beethoven on his head
•Louis Langrée and the CSO embark on a new cycle that examines Beethoven in a different light. Through innovative musical pairings and responses, experience the Beethoven Revolution in these programs:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Jan 27 & 28)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (Apr 14 & 15)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (May 11 & 12)
I'm a newcomer! Where should I start?
•You are welcome at any time, at any concert — but here are a few audience favorites to get you started.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Dec 2 & 3)
·Laid out like a gallery of musical painting, Pictures at an Exhibition is a series of short and often funny scenes, including "Ballet of Unhatched Chicks"
Ravel: La Valse (Feb 16 & 17)
·Ravel turns the traditional waltz into something wild and whirling. A great way to refresh your Valentine's Day. This is also a "Friday Orange" (see above)!
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances (Apr 6 & 7)
·A popular work full of Russian romanticism. This is also a "Friday Orange" (see above)!
Brahms: Violin Concerto (May 11 & 12)
·A beautiful closing for the Music Hall season. Bonus: you might also enjoy Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on the same program.
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