November 2015 - Fanfare Cincinnati Program
Author D. H. Lawrence once wrote, “Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.”
Centering on the theme of freedom this year, One City, One Symphony is the CSO’s community wide project that brings us together through music. On Nov. 13 and 14, Louis Langrée leads a celebration of freedom and the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery.
Equality, Forgive, Elegy: Guideposts For Freedom
In a social, political and cultural climate where discourse is often reduced to argument, authentic community dialogue can be hard to come by. Now in its fourth year, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s One City, One Symphony initiative uses iconic works of orchestral music to seek just that. What began as a celebration of Louis Langrée’s appointment as Music Director and modeled after successful library reading programs has since tackled heavy themes of fate, redemption and heroism through the lens of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mahler.
One City, One Symphony: Let Freedom Ring
The concept of freedom in America is the theme for this year’s One City, One Symphony concerts, but what connections can be made between American freedom and Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, music written by a Czech?
Transition To The Taft Theatre
While the recent announcement about Music Hall’s upcoming renovation is incredible news worth celebrating, the CSO and Pops have been working toward this milestone for many years. In 2010, in preparation for the Orchestra’s anticipated displacement from Music Hall, the CSO’s subsidiary Music and Event Management Inc. (MEMI) took over the management of the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.
Spotlight on Stephen Phillips, Patron and Volunteer
“At a very early age I was introduced to and learned to appreciate and value classical music,” said Stephen Phillips after one of his usual shifts volunteering in the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra offices. This love for music drew him into to becoming a CSO subscriber for the last 20 years, and a regular volunteer since his retirement as a Client Service Manager from Fidelity Investments in 2014.