At the Summit: Strauss + Dessner

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Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Sep 20 - 21 2019
At the Summit: Strauss + Dessner

Richard Strauss’ last orchestral odyssey leads us to the summit of experience and music from Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner takes us home.

R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
BRYCE DESSNER: Concerto for Two Pianos [U.S. Premiere]
STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

  • Don Juan takes off with one of the most exciting beginnings in classical music. Strauss himself conducted the piece with the CSO in 1904.
  • The Labèque sisters give the U.S. premiere of music by Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner of the band The National.
  • Alpine Symphony was premiered in the U.S. by the CSO in 1916. This is Strauss’ last and largest symphonic work, music made for the view at
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1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of venue. This convenient garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $10-$15 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.

Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall and in the Town Center (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.


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Music Hall staff strive to provide every patron with a quality experience when they visit, and accomodations are available for persons with special needs. All patrons are encouraged to contact us for

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