The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Releases Live Recording Of One City, One Symphony As A Free Download


CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that as part of the culmination of its second annual One City, One Symphony project, it has released the live recording from the November 14 & 16 concerts, available as a free download on the CSO’s website. The downloads, which the entirety of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 and Mozart’s Davide Penitente, feature Music Director Louis Langrée conducting the Orchestra, the mighty May Festival Chorus and soloists Jane Archibald, Michèle Losier and Joseph Kaiser.

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These downloads have been made possible by the CSO’s partnership with 90.9 WGUC, one of dozens of community partners for One City, One Symphony. The files were engineered by Chelsea VandeDrink, WGUC Mastering and Production Engineer.

“The emotional construction of [Mozart’s Davide Penitente] is built like Tchaikovsky’s Fourth, from the darkness to the light,” said Mr. Langrée. “From the repentance of King David, saying ‘I’m so sorry for what I did,’ and Tchaikovsky’s symphony starting with this anxiety, this doubt, this pain, this darkness, this lack of air, and going to the transformation, to the jubilation, to the transfiguration, to the eruption of this last movement is very similar,” he said. This year the CSO explored themes of love, fate and redemption, as depicted by Tchaikovsky and his musical hero Mozart, in both the community-wide “listening parties” and the concert. Sponsored by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, One City, One Symphony once again featured free neighborhood “listening parties” designed to explore and discuss the pieces at locations throughout the Tri-state and moderated by CSO musicians and conductors. A partnership with The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County also made educational support materials available to the public.

CET (Cincinnati’s public broadcasting television affiliate) also partnered for a live television broadcast during the November 16 performance, to be available to hospitals, nursing homes and other public locations for those who would otherwise be unable to attend the performance, as well as a future local television broadcast on CETArts (to be announced at a later date).

One City, One Symphony supports the CSO’s mission to create deep community engagement within the region, and is made possible by support from the The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Media Partner Enquirer Media, as well as the following community partners: Archdiocese of Cincinnati, ArtsWave, Boone County Public Library, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, CET, CCM Preparatory Division, Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, College of Mount St. Joseph, CVG, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., 3CDC, CSO Spectrum, European-American Chamber of Commerce, Findlay Market, Forest Hills School District, Grailville Program and Retreat Center, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, Mayerson Jewish Community Center, May Festival Chorus, Miami University, Midpointe Library/West Chester, Most Valuable Kids, MYCincinnati, Newport on the Levee, Otterbein Senior Life Choices, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Skirball Museum, Taft Museum of Art, Union Township Public Library, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, WGUC 90.9. School (non-college) partners include Walnut Hills High School, Loveland High School, Anderson High School and the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

The November 14 & 16 concerts were sponsored by HORAN, and the Masterworks Series sponsor is U.S. Bank.