Pepe Romero and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players kick off busy CSO November schedule

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor – Pepe Romero, guitar
Music Hall
11 a.m. Friday, November 1
8 p.m. Saturday, November 2
Tickets start at $12 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs a “double header” the first weekend of November, presenting a concert at Music Hall on Friday (11 a.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.), November 1-2, as well as select musicians performing in the more intimate Mayerson Theatre at the School for Creative and Performing Arts on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, the CSO welcomes back two Spanish legends. Pepe Romero, perhaps the most famous classical guitarist on the planet, returns to the Music Hall stage to perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, the Spanish guitar concerto with its familiar second movement that invokes a sense of mystery and dance. The revered Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who also served as one of the CSO’s Creative Directors in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, conducts the program which also features another sensual Spanish work, Falla’s Suites from The Three-Cornered Hat. The concert begins with Schumann’s lush Symphony No. 3, known as the Rhenish Symphony for its musical portrait of the Rhineland.

Tickets for this concert start at just $12 and are available by calling the CSO Box Office at (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

The CSO is grateful to Masterworks Series Sponsor U.S. Bank and Concert Sponsor Bartlett. The ArtsWave partner for these performances is Duke Energy.

CSO Chamber Players
Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education
School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Mayerson Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, November 1
Tickets start at $25 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The musicians of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra showcase their talents nearly every weekend at the majestic Music Hall performing powerful works by the world’s best composers; however, four times a year, audiences have the special opportunity to experience the artistry of the CSO’s musicians in a smaller, more intimate setting as they explore the cherished, intricate chamber music repertoire. The CSO Chamber Players series kicks off on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayerson Theatre (located inside the School for Creative and Performing Arts), with a program dubbed “The German Romantics.” First Concertmaster Timothy Lees, Principal Viola Christian Colberg and flutist Amy Taylor perform Reger’s Serenade in G major, a bright work sure to show off the personalities of these players. Clarinetist Ron Aufmann, violist Paul Frankenfeld and pianist Donna Loewey then take on Schumann’s lighthearted Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales). Finally, Associate Concertmaster Rebecca Culnan, Associate Principal Cello Daniel Culnan and pianist Frank Weinstock perform one of Brahms’ most beloved chamber works, his Piano Trio No. 1 in B major.

Tickets for this concert start at just $25 ($12 for CSO Ignite member) and are available by calling the CSO Box Office at (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org.