CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra flaunts the talents of its own principal oboist, Dwight Parry, on Friday (11 a.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.), February 1-2 in a program featuring three mainstays of classical repertoire. This “Pure Classics” program, under the baton of Robert Porco, also the director of the May Festival Chorus, begins with the Overture to Don Giovanni, which that channels the entire tragedy of one of Mozart’s most haunting operas into a striking abbreviated overture. Then Mr. Parry steps to the front of the stage as soloist for Mozart’s rarely-performed Oboe Concerto, demonstrating the high level of musicianship and talent found within the ranks of the CSO. The program concludes with Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, named for Britain’s great naval hero and written in the wake of the Napoleonic wars, featuring the power of the mighty May Festival Chorus, along with four world-class vocal soloists: soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Laura Thoreson, tenor Michael Porter, and bass-baritone Andrew Kroes.
Dwight Parry will also be the featured guest for Classical Conversations, casual, informative pre-concert discussions beginning one hour prior to these performances in the Music Hall auditorium. CSO Associate Conductor Robert Treviño hosts the event.
This program is part of the Masterworks Series, presented by US Bank. The Artist Sponsor for these performances is UC Health Department of Surgery. The ArtsWave Partner Company for these performances is Enquirer Media.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Porco, conductor
Dwight Parry, oboe
Mary Wilson, soprano
Laura Thoreson, mezzo-soprano
Michael Porter, tenor
Andrew Kroes, bass-baritone
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Friday, February 1, 11 a.m.
Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $10 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org