The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hosts special guest Juanjo Mena, who will conduct Manuel de Falla’s romantic opera La vida breve (The Brief Life), full of Flamenco dancers, colorful vocal textures and a lush orchestral score, for this weekend’s Latin Passion program.
This Saturday, Price Hill Will, with the assistance of
local Guatemalan artist Hugo Stuardo Ramirez Carrasco and Price Hill
artist Lizzy DuQuette, will lead the community in the Latin American
tradition of making colorful sawdust carpets called “alfombras.”
The Cunning Little Vixen marks
Vince DeGeorge’s first time staging an opera, and he says it’s a perfect work
for his debut. The story’s mesh of animal and human worlds intrigue him; the
brilliant score depicts the animal world and humanity with warm
lyricism, gentle humor and an unflinching acceptance of nature’s cycle.
Set in the
fictional Southwestern desert town of Night Vale, the podcast — being performed live at Taft Theatre Sunday — is
presented as a radio show complete with news, weather, advertisements
and updates on local events and happenings.
On the surface, Pure Bathing Culture has
had a relatively brief but potent existence, with three well-received
releases in four years, including its last album, 2015’s diverse and
somewhat atypical Pray for Rain.
It should come as no surprise that Ani
DiFranco is keenly interested in the upcoming U.S. elections — her
music, which has appeared on more than 20 albums since her
self-released, self-titled debut surfaced in 1990, has long been
preoccupied with politics.
Circuit des Yeux is the brainchild of
singer/songwriter/sound-sculptor Haley Fohr, who began mixing
experimental soundscapes and evocative Indie/Psych Folk songs during
college in Bloomington, Ind. before moving to Chicago in 2012.