The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform two free outdoor concerts on August 3 and 4 in Cincinnati’s Washington Park, across the street from Music Hall, the orchestra’s main performance venue. Billed as “LumenoCity,” the evening programs will combine live music and newly created three-dimensional graphics projected onto the façade of Music Hall. LumenoCity is part of a citywide celebration of Louis Langrée’s arrival as the CSO’s next music director. Langrée will lead the first half of LumenoCity, featuring Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, Ravel’s Bolero, and movements from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The second half of the program will feature John Morris Russell leading the Cincinnati Pops in Broadway and film music, with the May Festival Chorus, members of the Cincinnati Ballet’s CBII, and singers from the Cincinnati Opera. Anne Arenstein’s article in the July 31 edition of Cincinnati CityBeat takes a detailed look at Lumenocity.

Posted August 2, 2013