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The Hero Within

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 | 7:30pm

SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS {DOWNTOWN}
108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

Music, whether intimate or epic, has a unique ability to honor heroism. Our season finale concert will pay tribute to heroes in an evening of impassioned stories and compositions. Opening the concert will be Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, one of the most powerful and reflective pieces ever written. Former host of NPR’s popular “From the Top” program, pianist Christopher O’Riley, will join CCO principal trumpeter Ashley Hall on Shostakovich’s first piano concerto. In a groundbreaking collaboration, the CCO is proud to be partnering with both the Armed Forces Tickets Association and with four talented young composers from the Music Resource Center on a world premiere work featuring stories of struggle, strength and hope. Closing the season will be Beethoven’s favorite work – his “Eroica” or “hero” symphony – titled to celebrate the memory of a great man as he struggled with hearing loss, but overcame to create a symphony that marked a turning point in the history of classical music.

Eckart Preu, conductor

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Ashley Hall, trumpet

Members of Music Resource Center, composers
   Chaya Jones
   Grace Mouch
   Roberto Parker
   Jacob Strom

SAMUEL BARBER: Adagio for Strings | More Info | YouTube

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 35| More Info | YouTube
   I. Allegro moderato
   II. Lento
   III. Moderato
   IV. Allegro brio
Christopher O’Riley, piano
Ashley Hall, trumpet

COLLABORATION WITH MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER, ARRANGER AND MENTOR SCOT WOOLLEY: Heroes (World Premiere)

Chaya Jones: Saved My Life
Collaborator: Patrick Tierney, U.S. Navy Veteran

Grace Mouch: Goddess
Collaborator: Margaret, personal role model

Roberto Parker: War & Peace of Mind
Collaborator: Robert (“Junior”) Salazar, Jr., U.S. Army, Purple Heart recipient

Jacob Strom: Forward Mission
Collaborator: Michael Mather, U.S. Army Sgt. Veteran

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”) | More Info | YouTube
   I. Allegro con brio
   II. Marcia funebre – Adagio assai
   III. Scherzo – Allegro vivace
   IV. Finale – Allegro molto

Approximately 2 hours

Photo credit: Michael Wilson

Eckart Preu, conductor

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Ashley Hall, trumpet

Chaya Jones, composer and vocals

Grace Mouch, composer and vocals

Roberto Parker, composer and vocals

Jacob Strom, composer, piano and vocals

SNEAK PEEK

Check out this video of Shostakovich’s first piano concerto.

EVENT SPONSORS

Artist Sponsor

Music Sponsor

Barbara Gould

Music Resource Center Sponsor

Ellen & Jon Zipperstein

Commission Sponsor

The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation

Reception Sponsor

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School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Date

Aug 25 2018

Time

07:30 PM

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