Last year, Nate May, a graduate student
in composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of
Music, began collecting oral histories of Lower Price Hill residents.
These formed the basis for his multimedia oratorio State: A Testimony to Urban Appalachia.
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.
There's a heat wave coming Friday in
Corbett Auditorium. The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory
of Music concludes its “Great Decade” festival with a concert
performance of Richard Strauss’ Salome.
When it came to planning a concert that
featured traditional and new Appalachian sounds, MUSE, Cincinnati’s
Women’s Choir, turned to the legendary Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers,
one of the few all-women Bluegrass bands in the region — or anywhere
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra rules
when it comes to mashing up live music with images. But this week, the
orchestra takes on a more formidable challenge: performing Arnold
Schoenberg’s symphonic tone poem Pelléas und Mélisande with
visual accompaniment of projections and video created by innovative
young director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah.
As Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concluded
its 40th anniversary season last June, the organization faced
significant challenges. In addition to seeking a new music director, the
CCO confronted losses in attendance, funding and visibility.
It seems today that all you see are
sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV. But
where are those good, old-fashioned crooners on which we used to rely?
Luckily, there’s Seth MacFarlane.
Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Gwyneth Walker,
Sarah Hopkins and Elizabeth Alexander are acclaimed composers whose
music you may have never heard. MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir,
provides an opportunity to do so Saturday with two concerts titled Here and Aware.
MYCincinnati, a free youth orchestra program in Price Hill, begins as
Eddy Kwon, assistant program director, leads the Ambassador Ensemble, a
string sextet of young musicians, in their practice.