CityBeat - Classical Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-240-1-classical_music.html <![CDATA[CCM's ‘Salome’ Should Sizzle - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA['Drums Are Beating Nightly' - Maya Angelou’s poems inspire CSO’s One City, One Symphony]]>

This weekend’s concerts are the culmination of an annual project that goes well beyond the presentation of Classical music.

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<![CDATA[Singing the Women’s Journey - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[CSO Partners with James Darrah for Multi-Year, Multi-Media Series - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Refreshing a Classic - CCO’s Summermusik: a hot finale and a cool beginning]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Pops Maestro Jazzed About Seth MacFarlane Show - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Victoire at Last! - ]]> The acclaimed indie sextet Victoire, headed by composer Missy Mazzoli, makes its Cincinnati debut at the Contemporary Arts Center this week.]]> <![CDATA[MUSE Sings Works of Women Composers - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra Fosters Development Through Social Change - ]]> Rehearsal for 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.
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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Camerata Devotes Annual Concert to the Virgin Mary - ]]>

This time of year there’s an endless menu of Christmas music, from carols to oratorios to pageants, centuries old and newly composed.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati’s Opera Fusion Workshops New Opera - ]]>

Jake Heggie is one busy composer — a rarity in itself. That he’s a busy — and successful — opera composer is even more noteworthy.

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<![CDATA[Duo Igudesman & Joo Keep Audiences Laughing All the Way - ]]>

Igudesman and Joo appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, creating musical mayhem with renowned artists such as Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, John Malkovich and Sir Roger Moore.

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<![CDATA[CCM Alums Take on the Baritone Bad Boys of ‘La Calisto’ - ]]>

“Who told you Baroque operas are dull?” Andrew Garland says. “Who told you that?” 

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<![CDATA[Singers Revive Roles for Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Silent Night’ - ]]>

Craig Irvin, Andrew Wilkowske and Gabriel Preisser are enjoying a career arc that any opera singer would kill for. All three performed in the world premiere of Silent Night, an opera that garnered rave reviews, a Pulitzer Prize, a PBS broadcast and subsequent productions, including this weekend’s from the Cincinnati Opera, in which the singers reprise their original roles.

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<![CDATA[MUSE’s Season Ends with Diverse City’s Debut - ]]>

MUSE, Cincinnati’s women’s chorus, presents Brave Happy Love this weekend with guest performers Diverse City, the area’s first chorus for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

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<![CDATA[Midlife Crisis - Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra turns 40 amid fiscal and leadership challenges ]]>

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concludes its 40th season on June 1 amid symptoms of classic midlife crisis. There’s no equivalent of a red Porsche, but there are serious concerns about the organization’s viability and how it might reinvent itself in a continually uncertain marketplace.

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<![CDATA[Historic Oratorio Takes the Stage Locally and in New York - ]]>

On May 7, 1937 — exactly 77 years ago this week — the Cincinnati May Festival presented the American premiere of The Ordering of Moses, an oratorio by Robert Nathaniel Dett, an African American composer, conductor and professor. 

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<![CDATA[Exit Laughing - University of Cincinnati graduate student Omer Ben-Seadia directs 'Don Pasquale' at CCM]]> Don Pasquale is Omer Ben-Seadia’s final production for CCM and a fitting conclusion to her CCM career, according to Robin Guarino, J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera.
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<![CDATA[CAC to Transform into Roomful of Voices - ]]> You’ve never heard anything like ensemble Roomful of Teeth, who will be making their Cincinnati debut at the Contemporary Arts Center this week. That’s no understatement.]]> <![CDATA[The Ariel Quartet to Perform All 17 Beethoven String Quartets - ]]> In the world of chamber music, Beethoven’s 17 string quartets are the ultimate summit. Composed over a span of more than two-and-a-half decades, Beethoven created masterpieces of astonishing beauty and complexity that never fail to engage listeners.]]>