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Brahms + Schumann: For The Love of ...

Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Jan 14 - 17 2016
Brahms + Schumann: For The Love of ...

This program of warmth and romance for a cold winter’s weekend begins with Schumann’s Piano Concerto, music its first performer, his wife Clara, described by saying “the piano is interwoven with the orchestra in the most delicate way—one can’t imagine the one without the other.”

The “remarkable pianist” (New York Times) Kirill Gerstein will be the ideal interpreter of this beautiful music. Brahms’ brilliant Symphony No. 1, whose finale includes a horn theme he originally wrote as a birthday song to Clara, concludes a program of depth, passion and splendid orchestral effects.

This program is part of Louis Langrée’s two-year BRAHMS FEST, celebrating the CSO’s German roots and connecting Brahms’ music to Cincinnati.

The Sunday performance is part of the CSO’s Stories in Concert series. During this performance, hear excerpts from Brahms’ First Symphony performed live by the full Orchestra as Louis shares the compelling story of the composer’s life and art, illuminating the world that shaped the music’s creation. Then move to the edge of your seat and experience the entire work with this new-found perspective. (The Schumann Piano Concerto will not be performed on Sunday.)


SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1


Tickets start at $12. Discounted tickets available for seniors, under 30 & full-time students, and military.

Contact: 513.381.3300


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Additional time info:

Light pre-concert dinner buffet available beginning at 6:15 PM in the Music Hall Ballroom prior to the Thursday performance. Classical Conversations begins at 7 PM in the Music Hall Auditorium prior to Saturday performance. The Sunday performance is part of the CSO's "Stories in Concert" series and will include an in-depth look at the Brahms Symphony (the Schumann Piano Concerto will not be performed).

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Music Hall

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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