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Vienna: From Strauss to Brahms - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Presented by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall, Cincinnati OH

Mar 11 - 13 2016
Vienna: From Strauss to Brahms - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

This luminous program of Viennese masterpieces begins with the enchanting and most famous of the Strauss waltzes, the Blue Danube. Berg’s Concerto is a poetic and deeply poignant work dedicated “To the Memory of an Angel”—the young daughter of Gustav Mahler, who succumbed to polio.

In Augustin Hadelich’s hands the Concerto’s every phrase will be beautifully brought to life. The program ends with a final burst of sunshine, courtesy of Brahms’ Second Symphony—music he composed at the picture-postcard village of Pörtschach, just one year before Cincinnati Music Hall was built.

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 Berg’s Violin Concerto 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 Strauss and Brahms works 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:

Classical Conversations begins in the Music Hall Auditorium one hour prior to the Friday and Saturday 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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