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“We are delighted to welcome back the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for their European tour in the summer of 2017, having executed a successful creative PR campaign for the release of ‘Concertos for Orchestra’. The CSO is an incredibly versatile and forward-thinking ensemble, and we look forward to developing and sharing their stories with European audiences.” – Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing

The orchestra will visit several cities in countries around Europe this summer, with dates at the Edinburgh International Festival and San Sebastian already confirmed and more to be announced shortly. In March 2017 it was announced that Louis Langrée was to remain Music Director of the CSO for the 2019-2020 season.

Founded in 1895, the CSO is the sixth oldest orchestra in the United States and the first to be broadcast to a national radio audience in 1921. With a rich history of music making directly linked to the community in the state of Ohio, the CSO ordinarily reside in the Venetian gothic ‘Music Hall’ building, which recently underwent extensive renovation and restoration. The 2017 tour will bring American musical excellence to audiences across Europe, delighting fans new and old with their ‘richness, precision and intensity’ of performance.

CSO previously released live recorded album ‘Concertos for Orchestra’ in November 2016 on the orchestra’s own label ‘Fanfare’, featuring world premieres of seven pieces by contemporary composers. Works from this album will feature among a varied concert programme performed on the European tour.

Stay tuned for more news and announcements from the CSO by checking the WildKat blog. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

(Written on April 11, 2017 )

WildKat PR is very happy to announce and welcome our newest client, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

CSO is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. As the sixth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, it has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895.

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Louis Langrée, CSO’s current Music Director, began his tenure as the CSO’s 13th Music Director in the 2013-2014 season with a celebrated program. The New York Times said “deftly combined nods to the orchestra’s history, the city’s musical life and new music.” Over the Orchestra’s 120-year history, it has also been led by Leopold Stokowski, Eugène Ysaÿe, Fritz Reiner, Eugene Goossens, Max Rudolf, Thomas Schippers, Jesús López-Cobos, and Paavo Järvi, among others.

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During the 2015-16 season, the CSO continued the tradition of commissioning new music with the world premieres of seven works including three Concertos for Orchestra, by composers Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou Tian. Live recordings were made out of each of these new concertos for commercial release, and is the second CSO recording with Music Director Louis Langrée. The album will be released on 17th November by the Orchestra’s own record label Fanfare. A short web documentary will soon be released in three parts, covering each of the three pieces and featuring interviews with Louis Langrée and the three composers who come from three different continents.

WildKat PR will be providing PR service for The CSO in the US, UK and France. Keep up to date with the orchestra’s latest news on its website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WildKat PR blog.

(Written on September 30, 2016 )

Huffington Post

The Sphinx Organisation: democratising classical music

This week IMG Artists announced a new partnership with the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit working to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

The Telegraph

Radio 3’s job is to enrich Britain’s cultural fabric

The idea that the BBC’s classical music arm chases listeners by copying Classic FM is nonsense, says the station’s controller Roger Wright.

Minneapolis Business Journal

After lockout, ex-Orchestra conductor calls for president’s exit

Osmo Vanska, the famed Minnesota Orchestra conductor who left during the orchestra’s year-long lockout of musicians, hasn’t said whether he’ll return now that the lockout is over. He has, however, said that Orchestra President Michael Henson, who led the organization’s management during the lockout, should step down “For any healing to begin.”

London Jazz News

“The best thing we could do for our listeners was to stay in business.” Interview with Richard Wheatly – Chairman of JazzFM

In an exclusive, wide-ranging, seven-part interview, the chairman of JazzFM, the UK’s predominant specialist Jazz station, Richard Wheatly talked us through where the station is, its strategy and where it is headed.

BBC Music Magazine

Grand piano to make ascent by bicycle

To celebrate the opening of the Hebden Bridge Piano festival a Grand piano will be pulled up some of Yorkshire’s most arduous hills by a bicycle.

The News-Herald

Contemporary Youth Orchestra to use Google Glass to live-stream concert 

Google Glass, a tiny computer attached to a head-mounted device that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands, will be worn by Liza Grossman, music director of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (Ohio) during a Rock the Orchestra concert which will also feature Ben Folds.

 

The News Herald

The News Herald

(Written on February 11, 2014 )