Events at the Park
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August 3, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 3, AND Sunday, August 4! Both performances start at 8:30 PM.
This highly anticipated, first of its kind project marries a live orchestra concert experience with mind-blowing visual elements. LumenoCity kicks off a community wide celebration of Louis Langrée’s arrival as the next CSO Music Director. This groundbreaking event will consist of two free outdoor concerts at Washington Park, right across the street from Music Hall in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The program will be presented on Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, and both performances start at 8:30 p.m.
The first half of the concert features John Morris Russell leading the Orchestra as the Cincinnati Pops, along with members of the May Festival Chorus, dancers from Cincinnati Ballet’s CBII, and singers from Cincinnati Opera. Selections from Broadway and film hits and Gershwin’s An American in Paris celebrates American music and provides a welcome to Mr. Langrée to his new American orchestra.
As the park grows darker with the evening sky, the second half of the program will feature Mr. Langrée leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in a riveting 40 minute program incorporating a diverse array of visual elements never before presented with a live orchestra. The diverse program consists of Strauss’ Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra, the fourth movement from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody from Appalachian Spring, the fourth movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and Ravel’s Bolero. The Orchestra is partnering with Landor Associates, one of the world’s preeminent brand consulting firms, to create the visual elements.
For the most up-to-date information, visit www.lumenocity2013.com.
Available Dining Options
Through a partnership with Findlay Market, pre-purchased picnic baskets will be available for pickup at the northeast corner of Washington Park. These baskets must be ordered online in advance from http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7383015799/es2.
Food trucks will also be available in the Emanuel Community Center parking on Race Street across from Washington Park.
Parking and Street Closures
In addition to paid parking under and around Washington Park, free parking will be generously provided the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal with the CSO providing free shuttles running between Union Terminal and Washington Park starting at 6:30 p.m. both evenings.
Elm Street will close at 8 p.m. on both Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, between Grant and 14th streets except for limited access to parking at the Washington Park Garage and lot between Memorial Hall and Music Hall.
Cincinnati Symphony Website: http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org
LumenoCity Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/627806570584459/
AGAR Website: www.theAGAR.com
Landor Website: http://www.landor.com