CityBeat - Classical Music http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-240-1-classical_music.html <![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.]]> <![CDATA[Local Composer Gives Back Through Music for the Holidays - ]]> Composer Rick Sowash has a simple idea: Anyone can buy any of his CDs for any amount they want to pay and he promises to give half to the St. George Food Pantry. The other half goes to cover the cost of producing the albums, which is considerable.
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<![CDATA[Louis Voilà! - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée on his debut concert, Cincinnati and LumenoCity's afterglow ]]>

 During our conversation (in French), it becomes clear that the CSO’s marketing blast, “Louis + CSO + You,” sums up Langrée’s vision for the orchestra and the community: He frequently uses partager, French for “to share.”

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<![CDATA[Music Beyond Genres - Constella Festival's Composer-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli defies convention]]>

The Constella Festival got it right when they named Missy Mazzoli as this year’s composer-in-residence. At 33, she’s earned the awards, commissions and acclaim you’d expect from artists twice her age. And her two Constella concerts this year feature compositions she’s created since 2005, both for small ensembles and solo performance.

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<![CDATA[Holla! - Mandy Patinkin returns to the orchestral stage with the Cincinnati Pops]]> The human hurricane known as Mandy Patinkin sets down this weekend for three concerts with the Cincinnati Pops, his first appearance with the Pops since 1991.]]> <![CDATA[Play On - Catacoustic Consort, concert:nova and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company collaborate on a Bard-inspired performance]]>

William Shakespeare’s drama and poetry resonate far beyond the theater. Music plays a vital role in his plays and his works continue to inspire compositions in all genres of music, from song to symphony to sampling.

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<![CDATA[Playing the Holiday Soundtracks - ]]> ‘Tis the season for an abundance of music that includes beloved traditions: Handel’s oratorio Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Both pieces are holiday staples performed year after year. After year.]]> <![CDATA[CCM’s Kurt Response - With Kurt Weill Foundation grant and blessing, CCM builds festival celebrating innovative composer]]>

The 2012-2013 season has no special significance for Kurt Weill, the German-American composer of “September Song,” “Speak Low” and “Mack the Knife.” But it’s a landmark year for the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

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<![CDATA[The Stars Align - Constella Festival’s second season kicks off with diverse performances featuring local and international artists]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[eighth blackbird Honors Philip Glass at MusicNOW - ]]>

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.

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