Rossen Milanov, Music Director

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Kenneth Bean, conductor
Tommy Mesa, cello

MendelssohnThe Hebrides Overture
Jessie MontgomeryDivided for solo cello and string orchestra
TchaikovskyVariations on a Rococo Theme
BeethovenSymphony No. 2

Rising conductor Kenneth Bean joins the CSO for this engaging program. Cellist Tommy Mesa performs two works: a new cello concerto by Jessie Montgomery, current composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, one of the most beloved works in the cello repertoire. Bookending the program are Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, inspired by the composer’s travel to Scotland, and Beethoven’s engaging second symphony.

Friday Coffee DressMay 17, 2024 I 10am

Prelude: Join WOSU Classical 101’s Christopher Purdy for a preconcert discussion at 6:30pm.