Fall Arts Preview: Classical Music

Orchestras, ensembles and series offer a busy fall season

Aug 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm

The days are hot and muggy, the Reds are in last place, the Bengals are limping into their regular schedule with a hopeful eye on a .500 year and our lawns are hay fields from the lack of rain. What is there to anticipate in this season of wither? The fall Classical programs, naturally, where the prospects for a successful season seem infinitely brighter.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra raises the curtain on its 114th season Sept. 12-13 with Maestro Paavo Jarvi leading the CSO through Tchaikovsky's "Festival Coronation March," followed by superstar pianist Andre Watts' performance of Rachmaninoff's stirring "Piano Concerto No. 2" and closing with the CSO and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances."

The CSO presents an all Dvorak program featuring renowned cellist Gautier Capu