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Elgar's Enigma Variations - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Jan 22 - 23 2016
Elgar's Enigma Variations - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Colin Currie, the extraordinary percussionist whose performances have electrified audiences the world over, returns by popular demand to perform music written for him by American composer Julia Wolfe.

In riSE and fLY, subtitled “A Body Concerto,” he first plays entirely on his body, with claps, chest slaps and stamps, then moves to a variety of found objects for “street percussion” effects. Music of Gunther Schuller, who at age 17 was named Principal Horn of the CSO and has composed two works for the Orchestra, opens the concerts. Bringing everything together into one tantalizing package are Elgar’s 14 vivid and charming sketches of his friends and acquaintances, including the majestic Nimrod.


GUNTHER SCHULLERSymphonic Triptych World Premiere
ELGAREnigma Variations


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:

Classical Conversations begins at 7 PM in the Music Hall Auditorium prior to these performances.

* 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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