One City, One Symphony is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s community-wide project that brings us together through music. By connecting music the CSO performs at Music Hall to themes relevant to each of us in our everyday lives, One City, One Symphony inspires us, provokes our thinking, and celebrates our shared humanity.
Listening Parties are part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's One City, One Symphony community-wide project that brings us together through music. Listening Parties are FREE and casual conversations led by CSO conductors, staff, musicians and music experts from the community, centering around the theme of "Heroes" and the music performed during One City, One Symphony concerts at Music Hall NOV 14-16. Many parties include musical excerpts but are not actual concerts. These events take place around our region at coffee shops, libraries, and civic centers all over Greater Cincinnati.
he musical program includes works that evoke different interpretations of heroism:
- Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, a dramatic interpretation of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, immortalized by Shakespeare;
- Alberic Magnard’s poignant Hymne à la justice. The composer is considered a national hero in France who perished in his efforts to protect his family and his home from German soldiers in World War I.
- Gustav Mahler’s expansive Symphony No. 1, nicknamed “Titan,” and with good reason.