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Unlimited Color: Bolero + Rouse Premiere

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Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Oct 18 - 19 2019
Unlimited Color: Bolero + Rouse Premiere

Ravel’s Bolero and the birth of a new symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse.

RAVEL: Bolero
LALO: Symphonie espagnole
ROUSE: Symphony No. 6 [World Premiere, CSO Commission]

  • Playing Bolero’s famously repeating melody for a friend, Ravel once asked, “Don’t you think this theme has a certain insistent quality?”
  • The music of Pulitzer- and Grammy-winner Christopher Rouse is a master of “explosive and passionate” orchestral writing (The Baltimore Sun).
  • Lalo’s showpiece premiered around the same time as Bizet’s Carmen and inspired Tchaikovsky to write his own
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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.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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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