Monday, January 26, 2009

CSO Heads To Carnegie Hall


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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is returning to New York's famed Carnegie Hall in February of 2010. Paavo Jarvi and the CSO will be joined by legendary pianist Radu Lupu.

Lupu is also performing with the CSO Friday and Saturday at Music Hall. Tickets for this weekend's concert start at only $12.

Full release below:

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be part of the 2009-2010 season at Carnegie Hall in New York, performing on the Concertos Plus series on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8 p.m. This will be the CSO’s 47th time performing at the esteemed venue. 

The program will feature pianist Radu Lupu performing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program also includes Ravel’s Suite from Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra, both of which the CSO has recorded for Telarc. The program is rounded out by Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 from A Musical Offering, BWV 1079, arranged by Webern. 

“Performing to New York audiences at Carnegie Hall is always an honor and a special occasion,” said CSO Music Director Paavo Järvi. “All of the world’s top orchestras perform there and I’m particularly happy we are taking such an adventurous program and will be with a great friend of the orchestra — the legendary Radu Lupu.” 

The program also will be part of the CSO 2009-2010 season at Music Hall. Full season details will be announced March 8, 2009. 

Paavo Järvi and the CSO most recently performed at Carnegie Hall on January 24, 2005. The orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut took place on January 9, 1917 with conductor Ernst Kunwald.

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