Sounds of Water

Sounds of Water

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 | 7:30pm

School for Creative & Performing Arts Corbett Theatre, DOWNTOWN
108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Prelude Talk: 6:45pm | SCPA Mayerson Theater | Eckart Preu

Preconcert Performance: 6:45 pm | Lobby | Greater Cincinnati Chinese Musial Society/Greater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association

Eckart Preu, conductor
Yuri Yamashita, percussion

JOHANN STRAUSS II: Blue Danube Waltz

TAN DUN: Water Concerto (CCO Premiere)
I. Adagio molto misterioso
II. Andante molto animato
III. Allegro molto agitato

I. De l’aube a midi sur la mer
II. Jeux de vagues
III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission

Wine will be available for purchase

The grand finale of Summermusik 2022 is a multi-sensatory experience. “Sounds of Water” starts with one of the most famous pieces of music of all time – the Blue Danube Waltz. This chain of five waltzes creates the illusion to be lifted of the floor – or to float on water.

Chinese composer Tan Dun is famous as the composer of the music to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The solo instrument in his Water Concerto is – water. Percussionist Yuri Yamashita joins the CCO to create a fascinating and magical sound world in an audio-visual performance where audiences will find themselves listening with their eyes and watching with their ears.

The season ends with music by the master of French musical impressionism – Claude Debussy. His ultimate masterpiece La Mer (“The Sea”) was inspired by Hokusai’s woodblock print Under the Great Wave O Kanagawa and reflects on his tumultuous personal life at the time. In it he paints images of wind and sea in vivid and imaginative orchestral colors and textures that were revolutionary at the time and are still captivating now – 115 years later.

Eckart Preu, conductor

Yuri Yamashita, percussion


Concert Sponsor

Gale & Dave Beckett


Reception Sponsor


School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)

108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Washington Park Garage: The Washington Park parking garage is located directly north of the SCPA campus at 1230 Elm Street.
  • Metered Street Parking: Metered street parking available on adjacent streets.


Aug 27 2022


7:30 pm
School for Creative & Performing Arts


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