The season kicks off with an original fanfare entitled "Fanfare for a New Era" composed by CSO Board Member Jerry Torr, who will also conduct his piece. Music Director Janna Hymes then takes the stage for the remainder of the concert. From the familiar notes of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suit No. 1 to Brahms’ joyous and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, the musical prowess of the entire orchestra takes the spotlight. Barber’s emotional “Adagio for Strings” well illustrates the expertise and lushness of play within the CSO string section. While the CSO has played many of Beethoven’s pieces throughout the years, it has been some time since performing his extraordinary Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major.