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Cerrone Brass Premiere & Ellington Concert

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cincinnati Music Hall

Photo of conductor for the Cerrone Brass Premiere and Ellington Concert
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CSO’s Cerrone Brass Premier & Ellington Concert is a classical treat with a jazzy twist.


Music has the power to inspire, heal, and bring us together—even when we’re apart. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra invites you and your family to an evening of virtual performances during the CSO and Pops Digital Concert Series.


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The Cerrone Brass Premiere and Ellington concert is FREE and can be viewed live at cincinnatisymphony.org.
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Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution
Christopher Cerrone: A Body, Moving [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet
Duke Ellington: Night Creature


Featured Artists

Louis Langrée, conductor
Christopher Pell, clarinet
Robert Sullivan, trumpet
Christopher Olka, tuba

What’s Interesting

  • Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution, named from a quote attributed to Paul Cézanne, is a musical reaction to the unconventional presentation of art and objects at The Barnes Collection.
  • Christopher Cerrone’s path to musical composition began as “I worked my way backward from Wendy Carlos’s electronic re-imaginings of Beethoven [from A Clockwork Orange] to actual Beethoven symphonies and became obsessed.”
  • Copland’s technically dazzling Clarinet Concerto was commissioned by “The King of Swing,” renowned jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.
  • Duke Ellington’s significant contributions to the American musical landscape include works for small ensembles to full orchestras. Ellington’s Night Creatures can make a symphony of any size swing.


Watch It At Home

The Cerrone Brass Premiere concert will also be available on live stream for free on the following platforms:

Watch the Ellington concert on-demand after the 24 hour period at CSO & Pops On Demand. View the CSO & Pops Digital Concert Series page for more details. If you are having trouble accessing the CSO & Pops On-Demand, visit their Frequently Asked Questions page for answers. If you miss the concert, you can donate $125 or more to receive full access to an archive of all past Livestream concerts or purchase access to individual CSO & Pops digital concerts for $15.

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