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CSO Season Starts Sunday On WGUC-FM

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Greet news for CSO fans! The 2016-17 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season debuts 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, on classical 90.9 WGUC-FM.

Listeners also can hear the CSO recordings for one week after Sunday broadcasts by going to the inconcert.cincinnatisymphony website.

Plus the CSO twice will be featured in January on the national SymphonyCast series airing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on 90.0 WGUC.

Here's the lineup:

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at 8 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Broadcast (Concert Dates: Sept. 8 and 10, 2016)

Louis Langrée, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at 8 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Broadcast (Concert Date: Sept. 21, 2016)

Louis Langrée, conductor; Lang Lang, piano

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major

SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at 8 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Broadcast (Concert Dates: Sept. 23-24, 2016)

Louis Langrée, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto

Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.: SymphonyCast

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor; Thierry Escaich, organ

ESCAICH:  Psalmos, Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere)

SAINT-SAENS:  Symphony No. 3, op. 78

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at 8 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Broadcast (Concert Dates: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016)

Louis Langrée, conductor

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un fauneDEBUSSY: Nocturnes

FAURE: Pelléas et Mélisande

Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m.: SymphonyCast

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 5

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.