Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paavo Järvi finale

Paavo Järvi conducts his final concerts as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. today and Saturday in Music Hall.

Järvi's finale includes Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and a new fanfare by Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür: "Fireflower." Pianist Awadagin Pratt, artist-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, performs the premiere of Tüür's Piano Concerto.

Join Järvi after both concerts for a farewell celebration in the Music Hall lobby. Bid adieu with a toast in his honor. There will also be hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, a raffle and live entertainment.

After the toast, Järvi will sign CDs and other items in a receiving line.|topnews|text|Entertainment

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