Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
May 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Special Mother’s Day Event
Sunday, May 10
$15 / $35 / $52 / $75
3:00 PM Creative Conversation
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Louis Langrée, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back nearly 125 years, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. Their 125th Anniversary Season is marked by the launch of new initiatives both on and off the stage that build on the CSO’s legacy and affirm the Orchestra’s core value to be a place of experimentation.
Christoph Willibald Gluck Overture to Iphigénie en Aulide
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Christoph Willibald Gluck Overture and Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 31, Paris
This performance is made possible in part by
MILTON & SANDY REIGELMAN
And sustaining endowments from
JOE A. and CECIL DULIN WALLACE
THE STAFFORD MEMORIAL FUND
Steven Hoffman, Executive Director at the Norton Center for the Arts:
“Celebrate Mother’s Day in style! When the Norton Center opened its doors in 1973 as the Regional Arts Center, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was part of the first season. It was only appropriate to bring this stellar orchestra back as a final landmark program celebrating Centre College’s 200 years.”
Louis Langrée, Music Director, Louise Dieterle Nippert & Louis Nippert Chair
The French conductor Louis Langrée has been Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013. He recently toured with them to both Asia and Europe, with appearances including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms (London) and La Seine Musicale (Paris). He is also Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, a position that he has held since 2002. At the festival in 2018 he led their celebration of the Bernstein Centenary, including a staged performance of Bernstein’s Mass.
Recent and future conducting projects include Louis’ debuts with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Prague Spring Festival, Orchestre National de France and the Konzerthaus Berlin Orchestra. Return engagements include the Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and the Philadelphia, Toronto Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras. He will also return to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Wiener Staatsoper and Opéra Comique in Paris. Louis has conducted several world premieres including works by Daníel Bjarnason, Magnus Lindberg and Caroline Shaw. During the 2018/19 season, he conducted the first performance of Ode by Jonathan Bailey Holland, composer-in-residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Louis has conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker and London Philharmonic Orchestras. He has worked with many other orchestras around the world including the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Budapest Festival, Sao Paulo and NHK Symphony Orchestras; Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Freiburger Barockorchester and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Festival appearances have included Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche and Whitsun and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also conducted at La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra-Bastille, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dresden Staatsoper and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (2001-06) and was Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg (2011-16). Louis was also Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-2000) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003). Louis’ recordings with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra feature Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou) and world premieres by Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich, David Lang, Nico Muhly and Zhou Tian (which was nominated for a Grammy Award). His recordings have received several awards from Gramophone and Midem Classical. He is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Emmanuel Ceysson, Principal Harpist
Chosen as the Principal Harp of the legendary MET Opera Orchestra among 75 others of his best peers in a totally blind and anonymous audition process, Emmanuel Ceysson moved to New York in 2015 from Paris, leaving the Harpist chair of the Opéra National, that he had won aged 22.
Born and raised in France, he was admitted unanimously as a student of the prestigious Paris Conservatoire when only 16, and then managed to collect the highest international distinctions and prizes in the course of 10 years:
Gold Medalist at the 2004 USA international Harp Competition, First Prize at the New York Young Concert Artists Auditions in 2006, and First Prize at the 2009 ARD competition in Munich; thus securing a press acclaimed solo career, as recitalist in major concert venues like Carnegie Zankel Hall, Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Munich Gasteig, Wiener Konzerthaus, Hyogo concert hall, and as soloist with orchestras such as Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, RAI Orchestra Torino, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Filarmonico de Bogota…
He also took part in important music festivals all over the planet including the Cartagena Music Festival, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, the Hong Kong Premiere Performance, the Caramoor summer season.
As a recording artist, his wide discography covers solo, chamber music and concerto harp repertoire with labels such as Naxos, BR klassik, Naïve, Aparte, and received praises from the specialized press
Philippe Bernold, Flutist
Philippe Bernold began his musical studies in Colmar, France, studying the flute and later composition and conducting under René Matter, himself a student of Charles and Fritz Münch.
He then attended the Paris Conservatory, where he earned the First prize in flute and the next year, at the age of 23, was appointed first flute of the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon. In 1987 he won First Prize in the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition in Paris.
This award allowed him to start a career as a soloist, performing with world famous artists and orchestras such as: M. Rostropovitch, J. P. Rampal, M. Nordmann, with Paris Orchestra, F. Liszt Orchestra of Budapest, Manchester Hallé Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, National Orchestra of Lyon, Tokyo and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra…, he has been directed by S. Bychkov, J. E. Gardiner, L. Maazel, K. Nagano, Sir Y. Menuhin, M. Inoué, T. Koopman, in concert halls such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Pleyel Hall and Chatelet Theater in Paris, Cologne Philharmonie, Warsaw Philharmonic, , Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Seoul Art Center, Tchaïkovsky Conservatory in Moscow, as well as at the Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Cannes, Evian, Strasbourg, Radio France…
Philippe Bernold returned to conducting in 1994, founding “Les Virtuoses de l’Opéra de Lyon” with the encouragement of conductors John Eliot Gardiner and Kent Nagano. The ensemble quickly gained a reputation for its high level of artistry.
Bernold was then appointed assistant conductor of “Orchestre de Bretagne”. Since then, he has been invited to conduct concerts with such ensembles as Sinfonia Varsovia touring in Lisbon, Bilbao, Valence, Nantes and Warsaw, the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon, Baden Baden Philharmonie, “Ensemble Orchestral de Paris”, Philharmonic Orchestra of Marseille, Orchestra of the Opera house of Toulon, Kanazawa Ensemble (Japan), “Bucheon Philharmonic” (Seoul), San Remo Symphonic Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana, with whom he is first gest conductor. In Caracas, (Venezuela) Philippe conducts the famous “Simon Bolivar orchestra” (Musical director: Gustavo Dudamel).
For the TV, Philippe Bernold conducts in 2008 a complete Mozart program with the Sinfonia Varsovia and Alexei Ogrintchouk as a soloist. (Mezzo). He has done three recordings with the Chamber Orchestra of Paris and with the same ensemble, he will record Mozart flute concertos in June (for Aparté)
His first recording won the “Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros” in 1989. Since then Philippe Bernold has made more than twenty recordings for Harmonia Mundi, EMI… He has also made many recordings with pianist Alexandre Tharaud, which has received rave reviews. (“Choc” from Le Monde de la musique and “Diapason d’or” from Diapason).
Philippe Bernold is Professor of Chamber Music and flute at the National Paris Conservatoire.
Finally, he also invests lots of time teaching masterclasses worldwide, leads a pro-bono harp development program for Latin America in Colombia with the help of the Fundacion Victor Salvi, and teaches a harp studio at the Mannes School of Music.