an blog | AJBlog Central | Contact me | Advertise | Follow me:

Well, hello, Louis. This is Cincy, Louis….

The city of Cincinnati is gearing up for a new music director next month. Since his name is Louis Langrée,

they’ve all been learning a tune by that other famous Louis. No, not Armstrong. Beethoven, dummies.

All of them? Every living soul in Cincinnati? Apparently. Watch the movie.


PR caption: he Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is pleased to introduce One City, One Symphony, a new program this fall that encourages our community to come together through music. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, concluding with the exhilarating “Ode to Joy,” is the perfect vehicle to engage each other in a celebration of our shared humanity. The multi-week initiative culminates in three CSO performances of the Ninth Symphony and its “Ode to Joy” finale with the May Festival Chorus on November 15, 17 and 18 at Music Hall and led by Louis Langrée, who officially begins his tenure as CSO Music Director in 2013. Paired with Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw, the Ninth Symphony will take audiences from darkness to light, from deep sorrow to elated joy. This is not just a concert, but an exploration of ideas, bringing people from all walks of life together in a shared arts experience to generate community connectedness and dialogue.

Oh, you want the other Louis? Here he is:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    Salut Norman, no need to publish this: What is Cinny? In the USA Cincinnati is also known as Cincy for example

    This is just FYI.

  2. I like the circus acrobat– on a german wheel, no less!

  3. Everything was fine in the video until…Joshua Bell.

    Suddenly I can smell money. Thank goodness it’s brief enough.

    And yes, it’s Cincy not ‘Cinny.’

  4. Joshua Bell, along with everybody else in the video, appeared for free.

  5. The older gent in the yellow tie is George Clooney’s dad, Nick.

an ArtsJournal blog