2014-2015 Orchestra Series
Series Sponsor WUSF Public Media
Subscribe to our Orchestra Series featuring Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Brian Stokes Mitchell, St. Petersburg State Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, for a low as $90 and get up to 15% discount or add the Orchestra Specials, Celtic Thunder Symphony, Itzhak Perlman, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert 2015 for up to 20% discount on four or more shows.
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Holiday Pops – John Morris Russell, conductor; Brian Stokes Mitchell, vocalist
Celebrate the holidays with this vibrant concert led by conductor John Morris Russell, with vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell (dubbed by The New York Times as “Broadway’s Last Leading Man”), in a program featuring selections from the group’s 2012 recording, Home for the Holidays, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” (Program subject to change.)
St. Petersburg State Symphony
Program: Bernstein—Overture to Candide, Gershwin—Piano Concerto, Shostakovich—Symphony No. 5
Experience the one and only St. Petersburg State Symphony in an evening of outstanding music. The symphony, which was formed in 1882, is celebrated as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. With acclaimed conductor Vladimir Lande and the riveting superstar Xiayin Wang (“Even for the most gifted young pianist, it takes a lot to be noticed…Xiayin Wang is clearly doing something right”—The New York Times) on piano. (Program subject to change.)
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Keith Lockhart Conductor
Founded in 1885 and affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is one of the most beloved orchestras in the country. Led by Keith Lockhart, it is renowned for its diverse, innovative programs that showcase established performers and rising stars from virtually every corner of the entertainment world.
Salute to Vienna: New Year’s Concert 2015
Celebrate the New Year with an all-star cast of international singers, dancers and a full orchestra. This dynamic concert features uplifting melodies from beloved operettas, including “Die Fledermaus” and “The Merry Widow,” as well as polkas and Strauss waltzes. Conducted by Matthias Fletzberger, with soprano Lara Ciekiewicz, tenor Brain Cheney, dancers from Europa Ballet, and champion ballroom dancers from around the world. (Program subject to change.)
On its first-ever symphony tour, Celtic Thunder Symphony performs songs from its 2013 chart-topping album, Christmas Voices in a dynamic show accentuated by a full symphony orchestra. Featuring holiday favorites, traditional Irish tunes, and signature hit songs, including “Ireland’s Call,” “Turning Away,” “Dulaman” and “My Land.”
Undeniably the reigning violin virtuoso with four Emmy® Awards and 15 Grammy® Awards, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm, humanity and talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award®-winning film, Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos.