Summermusik’s 2018 Lineup
Under the baton of Maestro Eckart Preu, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Summermusik returns this year with a varied lineup of concerts in multiple venues.

British Invasion Saturday, August 4, 2018 7:30pm | SCPA Corbett Theater

HANDEL: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; BOYCE: Symphony No. 5 in D Major
ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85; JOHN LUNN: Downton Abbey: The Suite
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 in D Major, London

An Afternoon with Jane Austen Sunday, August 5, 2018 4pm | Taft Museum of Art

Music by Pleyel, Gluck and Handel, popular music of the age, and music from both the movie and miniseries production of Pride and Prejudice. Special guest cellist Coleman Itzkoff will be featured on Haydn’s Divertimento in D Major for Solo Cello and Strings.

MicroBrass @ Fretboard Tuesday, August 7, 2018 7:30pm | Fretboard Brewing

Selections from operas by Monteverdi, Purcell, Wagner and Puccini, with special guest soprano Melissa Harvey

The Seasons: Reimagined Saturday, August 11, 2018 7:30pm | SCPA Corbett Theater

VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON: FROM Dreamland (CCO Premiere); MAX RICHTER: From Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (CCO Premiere); ANTONIO VIVALDI: From The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Celeste Golden Boyer, violin

Postcards from the Sky Sunday, August 12, 2018 4pm | Carnegie Hall at Newport

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer will be featured on several works, including Vivaldi’s Concerto in G Minor.

Film Screening of “The Red Violin” Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 7:30pm | Esquire Theatre

American Souvenirs Friday, August 17, 2018 7:30pm | Liberty Exhibition Hall

Music by Gershwin, Berlin,Vieuxtemps and Dvorak, with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer

Voyage of the Red Violin Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:30pm | SCPA Corbett Theater

TAN DUN: FROM Death and Fire: Dialogue with Paul Klee; CHEN YI: FROM Chinese Folk Dance Suite
JOHN CORIGLIANO: The Red Violin: Suite (CCO Premiere) – Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (“Haffner”)

Balkan Rhythms Sunday, August 19, 2018 4pm | Cincinnati Art Museum

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F# Minor; PABLO DE SARASATE: Gypsy Airs
BÉLA BARTÓK: Selections from Romanian Folk Dances; JOHANNES BRAHMS: Rondo from Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25; JO KNÜMANN: Balkan; ZARKO JOVANOVIC: “Djelem Djelem“ (Romani Anthem); VITTORIO MONTI: Csárdás; GRIGORAŞ DINICU: Hora Staccato
Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin

The Roaring 20s Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:30pm | The Library VIP Lounge at “Jack” CasinAlt Rock @ The Redmoor

Music by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 7:30pm | The Redmoor

CCO principal violist Heidi Yenney and pianist Christopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s popular From the Top program, will co-host an evening of Alternative Rock.

The Hero Within Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:30pm | SCPA Corbett Theater

SAMUEL BARBER: Adagio for Strings; DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 35; COLLABORATION WITH MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER, ARR. SCOT WOOLLEY: Heroes (World Premiere); LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)
Christopher O’Riley, piano Ashley Hall, trumpet

Ticket Information:
The CCO is pleased to offer several ways to enjoy Summermusik concert events. Buy your passes before May 1 to receive last year’s rates before they go up on May 1!
For information and tickets Call 513-723-1182 or visit the CCO online at


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