Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus
David Robertson, guest conductor
Music Hall, 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH
Sat, January 26, 2019 | 8 pm, Sun, January 27, 2019 | 2 pm
Tickets start at $14 and are available by calling 513-381-3300 or visiting cincinnatisymphony.org.
Classical Conversations before each concert: 7 pm on Sat, Jan 26, 1 pm on Sun, Jan 27
On January 26 (Saturday evening) and January 27 (Sunday afternoon) 2019, guest conductor David Robertson will lead the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two monumental works by two legendary composers: Rituel: in memoriam Bruno Maderna by Pierre Boulez and Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor.
The May Festival Chorus will join the CSO in performing Mozart’s Requiem, a classic work made popular with a new generation of fans in the final scenes of the Oscar-winning film Amadeus (1984). The CSO performance on Saturday and Sunday will include four guest vocal soloists: Nicole Cabell (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (mezzo-soprano), Eric Greene (baritone), and Nicholas Phan (tenor).
“Mozart’s Requiem is a particularly personal expression of transcendent beauty,” says CSO Music Director Louis Langrée. “We are thrilled to welcome American conductor David Robertson to lead these concerts with the May Festival and a wonderful group of soloists.”
Composed in memory of Italian composer Bruno Maderna, Boulez’s Rituel provides a compelling 20th-century counterpoint to Mozart’s 18th-century masterwork. Avant-garde for its time, Rituel is performed by eight groups or ensembles of musicians, spread out as far from one another as possible on the stage. Mr. Robertson studied under Boulez, so he brings a unique perspective to this work, informed by his mentor’s tutelage.
The CSO is grateful to MAC Open Door Series Sponsor Macy’s.