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Opening Night: Firebird

Opening Night: Firebird
Opening Night: Firebird


September 26, 2024


7:30 PM


Adult: $15 to $90

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Single Tickets on sale August 15, 2024.

Embark on an enchanting musical voyage as the CSO opens the 24-25 Season under the baton of a new Music Director. Acclaimed pianist Steven Beck will join the CSO on stage to celebrate this monumental event. From Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Variations to Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, this spellbinding concert will transport you to new heights as the CSO soars into a new era of Artistic Leadership.

What to expect
-Jaw-dropping piano feats you have to hear (and see) to believe.
- Stunningly beautiful melodies by classical music’s ultimate romantic, Rachmaninoff.
-Hear music by local composer Matthew Kimbley. Matthew is currently a double major in Music Theory/Literature and Piano Performance at Southern Adventist University.

Join special guest presenters for an engaging and enlightening pre-concert lecture as we explore spotlight topics related to the night’s performance!

Spotlight Talks take place prior to select Barnett & Company Classics Series concerts from 6:45 - 7:15 PM and are FREE to concert ticket holders. 

Attendance at Spotlight talks is limited to 45. First come, first served.  Spotlight Talks are free to attend, but attendees must hold tickets to the evening's performance.

Learn more about Spotlight Talks >

Matthew Kimbley Atlantic Overture
Frederic Chopin | Les Sylphides
Sergei Rachmaninoff | Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Igor Stravinsky | The Firebird Suite (1919)

Music Director Selection | conductor
Steven Beck | piano


  • The CSO Classics Series is generously sponsored by Barnett & Company