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The CSO will perform two special event concerts this season.  The Classical Special Event features banjo player Béla Fleck performing his new concerto Juno with the CSO at the Tivoli Theatre on October 26, 2017. In addition, the Pops Special Event brings the Bugs Bunny and other Warner Bros. cartoons to life in Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at the Tivoli Theatre on March 24, 2018. 2017/18 subscribers have pre-sale access to these special events. Remaining tickets will be released for public sale on August 1, 2017.

Classical Special Event
Béla Fleck
10.26.17
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Béla Fleck, banjo

GERSHWIN: American in Paris
DEBUSSY: Children’s Corner
FLECK: Concerto No. 2 – Juno

Just in case you aren’t familiar with Bela Fleck, there are some who say he’s the world’s premier banjo player.  Others claim that Bela has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career.  If you are familiar with Bela, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.

The 15-time Grammy Award winner has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history, and remains a powerfully creative force globally in bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop, rock, and world beat.

Juno is his second concerto and like the first showcases his virtuosic skills on the banjo.  But with this concerto, he looks to blend what the symphony orchestra does best with what a banjo can do.  In an interview with Dr. Richard Rodda he says, “One again, I’m attempting to put the banjo into different waters and not have it play the role of the hayseed.”  This concerto is named after his son.  ”The world’s not the same when you become a father,” says Béla, “…this time I had a different point of view.”

* Only 2017/18 subscribers can purchase pre-sale tickets to Bela Fleck.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2017.  No discounts are available for this performance.

Pops Special Event
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
3.24.18
George Daugherty, conductor

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the beloved Warner Bros. Looney Tunes — including What’s Opera, Doc?, Rabbit of Seville, Corny Concerto, and Rhapsody Rabbit — all projected on a huge screen with the CSO playing the original scores — live!  The performance spotlights legendary stars Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner.  And don’t miss special guest stars Tom and Jerry!

* Only 2017/18 subscribers can purchase pre-sale tickets to Bela Fleck.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2017.  No discounts are available for this performance.

 

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