The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

“Louis Langrée’s 11th and final season as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will include the premiere of a new touring production of the French opera, ‘Hamlet’ and Stravinsky’s ballet ‘The Firebird’ with life-size puppets,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Thursday’s (2/24) Cincinnati Business Courier. “In the 2023-24 season, Langrée will revisit repertoire that is significant to his tenure, notably Aaron Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait,’ which he performed on his first subscription concert. Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’ will cap his multiyear survey of the music of Brahms. Hailing the 65 new works that Langrée has premiered during his tenure, new music will be added to the canon next season [including] the world premiere of a new orchestral song cycle by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis … [and] a newly commissioned work by former CSO composer-in-residence Jonathan Bailey Holland. And Langrée will reunite with Cincinnati-born composer Bryce Dessner, founder and member of the … indie rock band The National, for the United States premiere of Dessner’s Piano Concerto … Langrée will conclude his tenure with … Stravinsky’s ballet, ‘The Firebird’ … Created by … Janni Younge from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, the production is inspired by Michel Fokine’s original ballet choreography, reinterpreted in a contemporary South African setting.”