CODA | November 2016

Chris Pinelo


Do you have a favorite Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or Cincinnati Pops recording? Many people from around the world have come to know the Orchestra through the millions of recordings sold, starting with the CSO’s very first commercial recording in 1917.

That extraordinary recording legacy continues with the new Concertos for Orchestra album being released this month on our Fanfare Cincinnati label, and it showcases three exciting works premiered right here in Cincinnati. Since its founding, the CSO has maintained an unwavering commitment to commissioning new music, resulting in substantial new works from a diverse array of composers, including Aaron Copland and Philip Glass.

Last season, three exciting composers originating from three different continents—Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou Tian—were each commissioned to write a new concerto for orchestra, showcasing the virtuosity, style and sound of the CSO. The resulting three works featured on this new live recording represent the culmination of this exciting project conceived by Music Director Louis Langrée, and once again affirm the CSO’s core value of being a place of experimentation.

You can find out more about this new album at including links to purchase, download and stream. Thank you to all the wonderful donors who made this important project possible.