Friday Pops Concert | February 24, 2017
Walk the red carpet like a celebrity into this concert featuring the most memorable Oscar-winning film scores. Thrill to the music of John Williams (Star Wars), John Barry (Out of Africa and James Bond), Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) and many, many more. Right this way, and smile pretty for the paparazzi…
Masterworks Series | March 18, 2017
Strauss’ monumental tone poem is joined by Debussy’s delicate prelude and Elgar’s boisterous celebration of his Italian vacation in a performance featuring the dazzling brilliance of the orchestra’s talented musicians.
Debussy: Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
Elgar: In the South, Op. 50
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Masterworks Series | April 22, 2017
Prokofiev’s all-encompassing Fifth Symphony may well be the best symphony written in the 20th century. Paired with Khachaturian’s electric violin concerto featuring Mayuko Kamio, and Mussorgsky’s powerful tone poem, this performance brings the season to a stunning conclusion.
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Khachaturian: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100
Masterworks Series | September 17, 2016
The new season opens with three works by the great master: a late concert overture, a mature piano concerto featuring Gilles Vonsattel, and the timeless Fifth Symphony. For fans of Beethoven, it doesn’t get any better!
Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Concert #1: Mozart & the Clarinet | October 15, 2016
The CSO’s celebration of the music ofMozart returns. The opening concert features Mozart’s last symphony, a symphony by Haydn, and the sublime musicality of our Principal Clarinetist, David Odom.
Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G Minor “The Hen”
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major, K. 622
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter”
Concert #2: Mozart & Choir | October 22, 2016
Our mini-Mozart Festival concludes with an appearance by the CSU Choral Union, led by Constantina Tsolainou, and the music of Schubert and Respighi.
Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite III
Mozart: Te Deum Laudamus, K. 141
Haydn: Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:2
Schubert: Overture in D Major, D. 590 “In the Italian Style”
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”
An Evening of Rochberg, Chopin, & Brahms
Masterworks Series | November 19, 2016
Brilliant pianist Claire Huangci returns to the CSO to present her specialty, the ultra-lyrical music of Chopin. Her performance is book-ended by two compositions that reflect the profound influence of Beethoven, a piece for strings by American composer George Rochberg, and a monumental symphony by Brahms.
Rochberg: Transcendental Variations
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Friday Family Pops Concert | December 2, 2016
This concert is a musical celebration of all things American. Tribute will be paid to everything from the flag, jazz, bluegrass, baseball, cowboys, and the Grand Canyon, to great iconic Americans like Lincoln, John Wayne, Martin Luther King, Jr., and, yes, even Elvis. (He was “the King” after all.) Included will be the music of John Williams, Aaron Copland, Ferde Grofe, and many more.
Masterworks Series | January 28, 2017
The “King of the Instruments” is featured in the breathtaking concerto by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns’ triumphant symphony. Come enjoy the CSO’s only performance this season in Legacy Hall featuring Christopher Houlihan on the spectacular Jordan Concert Organ.