5 Concerts that you will not want to miss

Five Concerts that you will not want to miss are coming up right after the holidays.

Friday January 10 at 8 pm and Saturday January 11 at 7 p.m. at Music Hall
Renee Fleming brings her glorious soprano voice to two programs with slightly different selections. On Friday she joins the CSO to perform Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs. On Saturday she sings three Strauss songs with orchestral accompaniment and a group of Broadway songs. Also in both programs the rarely heard Of a Spring Morning by Lili Boulanger, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov.
TKTS: 513 381 3300

Saturday January 18 at 8 pm and Sunday January 19 at 2 pm at Music Hall
Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a pair of concerts celebrating the orchestra’s 125TH anniversary with music that in one way or another connects with the history of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, including compositions by Duke Wellington, George Gershwin and other 20th century masters.
TKTS: 513 381 3300

Tuesday January 21 at 7:30 pm at CCM’s Werner Recital Hall
World class playing by the superb Ariel Quartet and guest artist Alexander Fiterstein will feature a Beethoven String Quartet, a Mozart Quintet, and a world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Clarinet Quintet.
TKTS: 513 556 2100

Sunday January 26 at 4 pm at Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams
Come to hear a two-year old ensemble of brilliant young musicians led by co-artistic directors Kanako Shimasaki and Jonathan Lee play, on a lighter note Haydn’s Joke String Quartet, and on a heftier note Anton Webern’s Op. 5 quartet and Arnold Schoenberg’s seminal Transfigured Night.
TKTS ARE FREE but please make a contribution.

Friday January 31 at 7:30 pm at CCM’ Corbett Auditorium.
The CCM Philharmonia presents Mahler’s massive masterpiece Symphony No. 9 in D Major, his last completed orchestral work. Whether you subscribe to the theory that this was the composer’s farewell to this world or its opposite: a celebration of life and all living things, you will be moved by music of enormous beauty and emotional depth conducted by the ever impressive Mark Gibson and played by a band of young people who play like old souls.
TKTS: 513 556 2100

Rafael de Acha     http://www.RafaelMusicNotes.com