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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Louis Langrée are pleased to reveal details regarding the reprisal of the popular One City, One Symphony initiative, designed to bring people together through music. The Orchestra, along with community partners, will provide opportunities for audiences to connect and discuss the music as it relates to relevant societal themes, leading up to the CSO's performances on November 25-26 at 8 p.m. at Music Hall. This year's program centers on the theme of "Speak Truth," and features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 and a new world premiere work, Abound, by Philadelphia-based composer Emily Cooley.

A community event on November 9 at Artsville in Madisonville will spark dialogue on the theme in advance of the concert performances. "Speak Truth Through Art" will be a showcase of local visual and performance artists who utilize art as a means to speak truth to power. [Watch the trailer.] Artists in this event delve into the concept of what truth really is, both to themselves personally and to the universality of what truth comes to mean through art. With pieces ranging from paintings and sculpture to musical performances, dance, and aural stories, this event curates an atmosphere that will inspire guests to delve into the arts community, explore different artistic modes, and find their personal artistic truth.

In this showcase of creative talents, Cincy Stories will be present and will be joined by local storyteller Omope Carter-Daboiku, who will be orating stories to guests. Along with of the story tellers, there will be visual art crafted by Annie Ruth, SOS Art, and Storefronts, performances by PONES, Napoleon Maddox, Baoku Moses, and many more local artists. CSO musicians Joanne Wojtowicz and Timothy Berens will also perform.

There will be free light-bites from La Soupe kitchen at the event, and a cash bar will be available for guests. Two shows will be taking place that evening - one at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m., and the gallery opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available through the CSO Box Office by calling (513) 381-3300 or visiting (This event is rated "PG-13".)

Tickets for the November 25-26 concert performances at Music Hall start at $12 and are available now by calling (513) 381-3300 or visiting

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