the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (CCO) will celebrate four decades of unique music-making at Applause!, the CCO’s annual gala, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. The event will honor two Cincinnatians from different generations – Pinnacle Award recipient David Herriman and our inaugural Rising Star Ainsley Kellar – for their past and continuing contributions to the arts.
David Herriman has had a diverse and successful business career, mostly revolving around land and property use and development. He currently serves on several major arts boards, including the Cincinnati Ballet, Playhouse in the Park and Contemporary Arts Center, and generously funds numerous arts organizations, including the CCO.
Ainsley Kellar is a videographer/producer, photographer and jewelry designer. Her video production company, ARK Productions, has won 18 Telly and two Aurora Awards. Her photos were recently showcased in Cincinnati’s FOTOFOCUS festival.