MusicNOW Festival 2017 Reviewed

English: Lisa Hannigan

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Audience members poured back into Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre on Saturday, January 14th for the final evening of the 2017 MusicNOW Festival presented by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and organized by Bryce Dessner. In addition to the previous evening’s program—which included works by Andrew Norman, Matthias Pintscher, and folk singer Lisa Hannigan—the Saturday evening program culminated in “a heroic amount of music,” according to Dessner. Heroic indeed were the efforts of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which offered remarkable performances of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Reflections, the Ligeti Violin Concerto, Timo Andres’ The Blind Banister, and the U.S. premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Wires.