CSO to Showcase Works from Composers Who Immersed Themselves in Vienna's Love of Dance

CSO to Showcase Works from Composers Who Immersed Themselves in Vienna's Love of Dance

Led by CSO Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni, a frothy operetta overture and a regal waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. share the bill with the lilting suite from Richard Strauss' (no family relation) oh-so-Viennese opera, Der Rosenkavalier. Piano soloist Marc-André Hamelin, hailed as "one of the most complete musicians of his generation" for his debut concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, adds to your enjoyment with playful works by Mozart and Richard Strauss.

The program includes Johann Strauss' Overture to Die Fledermaus, Richard Strauss' Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor, Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor,
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D Major, Johann Strauss' Kaiserwalzer (Emperor Waltz), Mozart's Concert-Rondo in D Major for Piano and Orchestra, and Richard Strauss' Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.

The Columbus Symphony presents Vienna Dances at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5, at 8pm daily. Tickets are $25-$65 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 228-8600 or (800) 745-3000. The Ohio Theatre Ticket Office will also be open two hours prior to each performance. Young people between the ages of 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit www.GoFor5.com.

WOSU's Christopher Purdy will hold a free, pre-concert lecture about the program for ticket holders one hour prior to each performance.

The 2012-13 Masterworks Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors Anne and Noel Melvin.

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