Sunday, February 20, 2000

CSO Riverbend schedule

        The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Riverbend season will include “Viennafest 2000,” four concerts over two weekends, featuring four Beethoven symphonies conducted by maestro Jesus Lopez-Cobos. A Viennese atmosphere will be re-created on “Riverbendstrasse,” with strolling musicians and costumed dancers.

        The CSO will present three rising stars, including pianist Jonathan Biss, 20. Returning veterans are violinist Cho-Liang Lin, the pianist Garrick Ohlsson and soprano Theresa Santiago.

        CSO Riverbend season:

        • June 9 — CSO associate conductor John Morris Russell, conducting; Jonathan Biss, pianist. Handel, Water Music Suite; Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor; Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheherazade.

        • June 10 — “Shakespeare Saturday.” Associate conductor John Morris Russell, conductor; Theresa Santiago, soprano. Mendelssohn, Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream; Verdi, arias and selections from MacBeth, Otello and Falstaff; Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite.

        • July 21: “Viennafest 2000.” Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; Daniel Lee, cellist. Lehar, Overture to The Merry Widow; Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme; Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica.

        • July 23: “Viennafest 2000.” Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; Katia Skanavi, pianist. Offenbach, Overture to La Belle Helene; Chopin, Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante; Variations on “La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.

        • July 28: “Viennafest 2000.” Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; Cho-Liang Lin, violinist. Von Suppe, Overture to Poet and Peasant; Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major; Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, Pastoral.

        • July 29: “Viennafest 2000.” Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, pianist. J. Strauss Jr., Overture to Gypsy Baron; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major; Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

        All CSO Riverbend concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.


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