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Sep
17
Sat
2022
Myths, Legends, & Folk Tunes @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Music by Mussorgsky-Ravel and Stravinsky will be featured in this concert of pieces inspired by non-musical things: paintings and drawings, ancient fairy tales and legends, and beloved folk tunes. The 2022-23 season opens in a grand manner with this grandiose music.
Repertoire:
Mily Balakirev | Overture on Three Russian Themes
Igor Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite (1919)
Modeste Mussorgsky/Ravel | Pictures at an Exhibition

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Oct
22
Sat
2022
Ozel Plays Tchaikovsky @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Young American pianist Evren Ozel makes his CSO debut playing the ever-popular Tchaikovsky’s first concerto. Celestial music by Arvo Pärt and a lustrous symphony by Vaughan Williams complete the program.
Repertoire:
Arvo Pärt | Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Ralph Vaughan Williams | Symphony No. 5 in D Major
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23, in B-flat Minor
Soloist:
Evren Ozel, piano

 

Nov
19
Sat
2022
German Baroque @ Legacy Hall | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An image of Mortizburg Castle in Germany at sunset.
Enjoy the intimacy of Legacy Hall and the artistry of CSO principal violist Josiah Coe in this exploration of the music of the Baroque era in Germany. Composers represented include Handel, Bach, Telemann, and Fasch.  (Fasch? Who’s that? You will know after this concert.)
Repertoire:
George Frederic Handel | Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No.5, HWV 316
Georg Phillipp Telemann | Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51: G9
Johann Fasch | Overture-Suite in G Minor, FWV K:g2 (Overture only)
Johann Sebastian Bach | “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Georg Phillipp Telemann | Overture-Suite in C Major, TWV 55: C3 “Wassermusik” or  “Hamburger Ebb und Fluth”
Soloist:
Josiah Coe, viola

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Jan
7
Sat
2023
Beethoven’s Eighth @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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What did Beethoven do between his glorious Seventh and the cosmic Ninth symphonies? We have the answer (You doubted us for an instant?). He wrote the vivacious, quirky Eighth Symphony, of course. Hear the Eighth and music for oboe and strings by Vaughan Williams and a lively work (Strum) by young American composer Jessie Montgomery.

Repertoire:
Jessie Montgomery | Strum
Ralph Vaughan Williams | Oboe Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Soloist:
Erica Howard, oboe

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Feb
17
Fri
2023
Can This Be Love? @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
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Can this be love? This is a good question to ask, especially just after Valentine’s Day. We may not have a conclusive answer, but we do have a lot of evidence for your consideration. We’ll explore romantic love, love of family, doomed love, love for all the wrong reasons, sacrificial love, and just about every kind of love there is. You’ll have to draw your own conclusions. 
This Valentine’s Day themed concert includes music from West Side Story, Lion King, Casablanca, Frozen, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

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Mar
18
Sat
2023
Remembering… @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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The music of this program finds its inspiration in our desire to remember: a departed loved one, a bittersweet history, and a gallery of dear friends. Music of Brouwer, Corigliano, and Elgar tells all. Award-winning violinist Stella Chen joins the CSO to perform Corigliano’s music composed for the film The Red Violin.
Repertoire:
Margaret Brouwer | Remembrances
John Corigliano | The Red Violin: Chaconne
Edward Elgar | Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma”
Soloist:
Stella Chen, violin

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May
13
Sat
2023
Beethoven & “The Scottish” @ Bill Heard Theatre | RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Felix Mendelssohn traveled extensively throughout Europe. He wrote about these wanderings in many of his greatest compositions. Thus, the third symphony is known as the “Scottish” because it reflects Scotland, its climate, and its culture. Beethoven hardly traveled at all but he gave us over one hundred pieces that represent every aspect of the human condition which you will find in Claire Huangci’s imaginative piano abilities and the resulting poetry of her interpretation.
Repertoire:
Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Felix Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “The Scottish”
Soloist:
Claire Huangci, piano

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