This year’s MusicNOW festival (musicnowfestival.org) merges the talents of Louis Langrée, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and artistic director Bryce Dessner of The National. The festival features Bryce and brother Aaron Dessner performing Bryce’s “St. Carolyn by the Sea,” plus world premieres from composer Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang. After the festival, head to the 21c Museum Hotel for this year’s final CSO Encore after-party, Pop, Sparkle & Clink. Package includes tickets to MusicNOW, entry to the after-party, a complimentary glass of champagne and one drink ticket to the bar. Dress is champagne chic.