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Jean Cocteau’s Surreal Spectacle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Following the horrific destruction of World War I, Paris countered the aftershocks with its own explosions of wildly original creativity, led by artist, writer, filmmaker and playwright Jean Cocteau.
  

CCM's ‘Salome’ Should Sizzle

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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.  

Onstage: Salome

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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.  

This Year’s Winning Classical Collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
There’s nothing “alleged” about my choice for 2015’s most exciting Classical music event. No other performance came close to concert:nova’s collaboration with Elementz’s Studio Kre8v.   

Singing the Women’s Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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 else.  

Music: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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 else.   

CSO Partners with James Darrah for Multi-Year, Multi-Media Series

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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.  

Onstage: Love Forbidden: Louis Conducts the Pelléas Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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.   

Classical Music

Cincinnati Chamber Opera: Mastering the Art of Collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Since its first production in 2013, Cincinnati Chamber Opera has carved out its own unique identity among local fledgling opera companies. University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music alums Autumn West and Shawn Mlynek founded Cincinnati Chamber Opera to stage and perform works they wanted to do, especially rarely heard Baroque works by Haydn and Monteverdi.
  

Refreshing a Classic

CCO’s Summermusik: a hot finale and a cool beginning

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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.