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The Stars Align

Constella Festival’s second season kicks off with diverse performances featuring local and international artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Constella Festival embarks on its second season with stats that veteran music organizations would envy: a lineup of world-class performers, growing and diverse audiences and a budget in the black.  

Cincinnati Opera's Embodiment of Tango

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A hybrid of opera, music theater and performance piece, the surreal storyline follows Maria from birth to her arrival in Buenos Aires, where tango seduces her and leads to a life of prostitution. She is murdered and resurrected, becoming the embodiment of tango.
  
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World Choir Games Underway

Opening Ceremony involves welcoming by U.S. officials and lots of singing

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, July 5, 2012
It was quite the spectacle and in a good way. As I, along with other members of MUSE, approached Great American Ballpark around 4 p.m., there were already hundreds of World Choir Games participants thronging the entrance, and despite the stifling temperature, the excitement was palpable. All the hype about this being an international event was no hype at all. For the first time I can remember...  

Porgy and Bess (Preview)

Cincinnati Opera channels 1930s Charleston in American Classic

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2012
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess ranks as America’s most famous opera. Its arias and ensembles are firmly ensconced in the American Popular Songbook: “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty o Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Loves You, Porgy.” “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” No other opera comes close except Carmen, and that’s French.  

Love Conquers All

Cincinnati Opera channels 1930s Charleston in American Classic

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess ranks as America’s most famous opera. Its arias and ensembles are firmly ensconced in the American Popular Songbook: “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty o Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Loves You, Porgy.” “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” No other opera comes close except Carmen, and that’s French.  

Onstage: Pride Night at Cincinnati Opera

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 12, 2012
 When a troupe of pagliacci (clowns) pulls into town to put on a show, the drama turns personal — and deadly. That’s Pagliacci, part I of Cincinnati Opera’s opening double bill, followed by  

One Hell of a Collaboration

0 Comments · Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Rake’s Progress promises to be the first of what CCM staff hope will be regular interactive performances. Visual media is here to stay, says College-Conservatory of Music director Robin Guarino, and a tech-savvy public expects it in their theater experiences.   

Music: Makr performs Georg Friedrich Haas' In iij. Noct.

0 Comments · Monday, April 23, 2012
Georg Friedrich Haas’s In iij. Noct. goes where no string quartet has gone before. The performers will be seated in the theater’s four corners, the house lights will be doused and Makr will take o  

eighth blackbird Honors Philip Glass at MusicNOW

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Composer Philip Glass turned 75 on Jan. 31. The party continues this weekend in Cincinnati, starting with the wildly innovative, Grammy Award-winning sextet eighth blackbird’s appearance at MusicNOW on Thursday. Glass himself will join 8bb during the first half of the performance.   

Event: Bonia Shur Tribute Concert

0 Comments · Monday, March 19, 2012
Bonia Shur’s compositions are heard in virtually every Reform Jewish congregation throughout the world, but you don’t have to be Jewish to love his music — religious and secular groups of every