One of the best known works of Beethoven welcomed the newest member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Music Director Louis Langrée. If you enjoy the animated enthusiasm of Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, you will definitely love Langrée. With the passion of his work spouting from his fingertips, watching Langrée conduct brings a refreshing new livelihood to the tunes of classical symphony.

The show, Beethoven 9, took place at Music Hall and was the first symphony composed using voices in a performance. Bass soloist Morris Robinson shook the walls with his stunning, powerful voice. 

Morris Robinson
I was also thrilled to listen to the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus as they belted out a mesmerizing "Ode To Joy."

The concert of a lifetime, Beethoven 9 runs November 15, 17, and 18, and is a must-see performance to kick off your holiday season.  

Check out Tweets and pictures from the concert, which was part of One City, One Symphony at: #ocos2012