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The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces Masterworks and Pops Season Lineup

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces Masterworks and Pops Season Lineup

The Columbus Symphony today announced its 2014-15 Masterworks and Pops seasons. Masterworks will continue to present eight concerts at the Ohio Theatre and four concerts at the Southern Theatre. All Pops concerts will remain at the Ohio Theatre.

New for the 2014-15 Southern Theatre concerts is the addition of 7:30pm Thursday evening performances with tickets starting at just $10. The Sunday afternoon performances at the Southern Theatre have been eliminated.

2014-15 MASTERWORKS SEASON

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MASTERWORKS 1 - TWISTED

World premiere of an unprecedented collaboration between the Columbus Symphony, Opera Columbus, BalletMet, and Columbus Symphony Chorus

Thursday, September 25, 7:30pm

Friday, September 26, 8pm

Saturday, September 27, 8pm

Sunday, September 28, 1pm

Ohio Theatre

Written and directed by Crystal Manich

Joseph Mechavich, conductor

Program:

Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin

Rossini: "Largo al factotum" from Barber of Seville

Puccini: "Quando m'en vo" from La Boheme

Mozart: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" from Magic Flute

Delibes: Flower duet from Lakme

Puccini: "O Mimì, tu più non torni" from La Boheme

Mozart: "Soave il vento" from Cosi fan tutte

Verdi: Anvil chorus from Il Trovatore

Rossini: "Siete voi?" from Cenerentola

Copland: "The Promise of Living" from The Tender Land

Britten: Storm scene from Peter Grimes

Mozart: "Deh vieni alla finestra" from Don Giovanni

Saint-Saens: "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Samson and Delilah

Bizet: "Habanera" from Carmen

Strauss: "Traumeri am Kamin" from Intermezzo

Lehar: "Dein ist mein ganzes herz" from The Land of Smiles

Boito: Final Psalmody from Mephistopheles

In an unprecedented collaboration, more than 200 artists from Opera Columbus, BalletMet, and the Columbus Symphony and Chorus join forces in the must-see arts event of the season. A brilliant integration of singers, dancers, musicians, and a guest narrator will come together on stage to reveal one man's twisted life story through dance premieres from five of today's hottest choreographers set to a feast of classical music from beloved operas including La Bohéme, The Magic Flute, Il Trovatore, Don Giovanni, Carmen, and more.

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MASTERWORKS 2 - BAROQUE FESTIVAL
Thursday, October 16, 7:30pm

Friday, October 17, 8pm

Saturday, October 18, 8pm

Southern Theatre

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Program:

Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Boyce: Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major

Haydn: Symphony No. 104 ("London")

The internationally revered Baroque-era master Nicholas McGegan conducts a superlative banquet of eighteenth-century delights. The menu includes three great works associated with London, including Haydn's final symphony, plus Bach's enchanting Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.

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MASTERWORKS 3 - ANGELS & DEMONS

Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm

Friday, October 31, 8pm

Saturday, November 1, 8pm

Southern Theatre

Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor

Betsy Sturdevant, bassoon

Liza Ferschtman, violin

Program:

Schubert: Overture to Des Teufels Lustschloss

Corigliano: "Chaconne" from The Red Violin

Greenwood: Suite from There Will Be Blood

Daugherty: Dead Elvis

Kernis: Musica Celestis

Colorful and intriguing music depicting saints and sinners (and several characters that combine those roles) makes up this exhilarating program. You'll enjoy everything from the haunting Chaconne from John Corigliano's Oscar-winning music for the movie The Red Violin to a cheeky mini-concerto for bassoon that pays homage to the "King of Rock and Roll" to the angelic strains of Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis's Musica Celestis.

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MASTERWORKS 4 - BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE

Friday, November 21, 8pm

Saturday, November 22, 8pm

Ohio Theatre

Andrew Grams, conductor

Luis Biava, cello

Karl Pedersen, viola

Program:

Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three Cornered Hat

Strauss: Don Quixote

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Beethoven's most engaging symphony shares a program with Strauss' wise, compelling tone poem tracing the whimsical adventures of an aging, chivalrous Spanish knight (portrayed by solo cello) and sensuous, rollicking selections from Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat.

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MASTERWORKS 5 - DVO?ÁK'S NINTH - AMERICAN ROOTS FESTIVAL

Friday, January 9, 8pm

Saturday, January 10, 8pm

Ohio Theatre

Eugene Tzigane, conductor

Kevin Deas, baritone

Columbus Symphony Chorus

Joseph Horowitz, Festival Host/Program Advisor

Program:

Dvo?ák: Carnival Overture

Copland: Old American songs

Traditional Spirituals

Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 9

While the homesick Czech composer Dvo?ák was living in New York, he combined his nostalgic longing for his homeland with the heartfelt spirit of African-American spirituals into his most beloved work, the richly emotional 'New World' Symphony. This fascinating program places it side-by-side with the type of songs that inspired it, plus favorite American folk songs arranged by Aaron Copland.

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MASTERWORKS 6 - ORGAN SYMPHONY

Friday, January 30, 8pm

Saturday, January 31, 8pm

Ohio Theatre

Robert Moody, conductor

Joshua Roman, cello

Program:

Mason Bates: Mothership

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 ("Organ")

The thunderous spectacle of Saint-Saëns' towering symphony for organ and orchestra shares the bill with the newly commissioned cello concerto by one of today's most gifted and imaginative composers, Mason Bates.

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MASTERWORKS 7 - PORGY AND BESS - AMERICAN ROOTS FESTIVAL

Friday, February 20, 8pm

Saturday, February 21, 8pm

Ohio Theatre

John DeMain, conductor

Xiayin Wang, piano

Jonita Lattimore, soprano

Kevin Deas, baritone

Columbus Symphony Chorus

Program:

Ellington: Les trios rois noirs (The Three Black Kings)

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin/Bennett: Porgy and Bess

Enjoy some of George Gershwin's greatest music including extensive selections from his glorious opera Porgy and Bess("Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Bess," "You Is My Woman Now") and his brilliant and bluesy Piano Concerto. An orchestral suite by jazz legend Duke Ellington completes the bill with an uplifting tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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