Two star-crossed lovers. One amazing and unforgettable and spectacular musical experience.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo and Juliet, this Friday Feb 1 at 11 a.m. and Saturday Feb 2 at 8 p.m. at Cincinnati Musical Hall (1241 Elm St. Cincinnati).

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet score paints musical pictures of star-crossed lovers and their journey from naive passion to a tragic end. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, with CSO Principal Trumpet Robert Sullivan providing the concerto’s prominent solos. Caroline Shaw (Entr’acte) is a voice for today. She is the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Music and sometimes Kanye West collaborator.

For more information and to purchase tickets today, visit http://cincinnatisymphony.org/concerts-plus-events/cso/1819-cso-season/romeo-and-juliet/.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.