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Fantastique! Opening Night Gala
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Opening Night with your Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra has become the kickoff of the fall arts community, and this year’s Gala promises to be Fantastique! Prepare yourself for a color-filled evening unlike any other as you peek into the psychedelic state of Berlioz’ mind from which emerged Symphonie fantastique. The Music Hall Ballroom will be transformed by a group of the most creative design and culinary minds in the city, so expect the unexpected!
Following the Gala, Music Director Louis Langrée and internationally renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman will thrill you with the orchestral textures and colors of works by Bartók and Beethoven before the outrageous grand finale—Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz. This wild and passionate performance will make your evening a night to remember!
Can’t make it to the Gala?Join your Orchestra for a Concert + Fifth Movement experience as we partner with Taft’s Ale House and create a spectacular evening in OTR’s historic Music Hall! Inspired by the edgiest movement in Hector Berlioz’s work, Symphonie fantastique, you won’t want to miss this dreamy and fierce party to conclude Opening Night in the Ballroom.Taft’s Ale House is hard at work creating a special brew, Fantastique! Symphony Beer, exclusively for Opening Night. Enjoy this limited release beer and craft cocktails for one night only at The Fifth Movement experience!
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Additional time info:
5:30 PM ~ Cocktails in the Music Hall Ballroom
Fabulous hors d’oeurves, drinks and live music
6:15 PM ~ Dinner
Gourmet dinner courtesy of Jeff Thomas Catering
8:00 PM ~ Concert
Tour de force of orchestral sounds and colorsfrom your Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Post-concert ~ Fifth Movement after-party