0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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.
Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest
woman in the music business.
by Jac Kern
Popular audio-visual performance to take over Washington Park Aug. 5-9
LumenoCity, the popular outdoor 3D light and music show, will return to Washington Park with five performances Aug. 5-9. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will again provide the live music to accompany 3D projection lighting by Brave Berlin that makes the facade of Music Hall appear to come to life.Performances include a dress rehearsal on Aug. 5 followed by four shows Aug. 6-9. All performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. with the Cincinnati Pops and the audio/visual show with the CSO will begin at 9:40 p.m. each night.In addition to more performances, changes this year include an admission fee. Tickets cost $15-$20 and attendees must register in advance for a chance to reserve them. Ticket registration is open now through May 16 at 10 p.m. at lumenocity2015.com (limit one entry per person). A select number of registrants will be chosen at random on May 29, and those people will have the opportunity to buy up to four tickets (limit one selected registrant per household). Once selected individuals receive their ticket codes, they can then select particular performance dates on a first-come, first served basis. Codes should be redeemed as early as possible, starting June 1. Overall capacity has been reduced to 6,000 per night (a total of 30,000 across the four performances and dress rehearsal) to limit overcrowding.The CSO is making 10 percent of the tickets available free of charge to locals through human service organizations. Other viewing opportunities include a free webcast Aug. 7-8, a live radio broadcast Aug. 7 on WGUC and a live television broadcast Aug. 8 on CET and WCPO.
Friday-Sunday • Music Hall
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What could be better than a night with
the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics?
by Jac Kern
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Ei8ht Ball Brewing hosts a
party this Saturday that echoes most folks’ sentiments after the past few
months. The brewery’s “F#$K Winter” bash features the tapping of Ei8ht Ball’s
new double IPA, Preach, the grand opening of its patio, live music from Honey
& Houston and a pig roast with all the fixins. Give Old Man Winter the
proverbial finger by celebrating in true spring fashion — it looks like this
monsoon will end today. Ei8ht Ball’s “F#$k Winter” party runs 4-8 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance here.
If you’re looking for a fun
way to introduce the kids to classical music and our local orchestras (or if
you’re just an adult with an unabashed loved for children’s movies — no
judgment), The Cincinnati Pops’ Pixar in Concert
is definitely worth checking out. The Pops will be playing tunes from more than
a dozen of your animated favorites including the Toy Story trilogy, Finding
Nemo and more. Concerts run all weekend, Friday-Sunday at Music Hall;
tickets start at $12.
Cincinnati gets a little
spring break flavor this weekend with Foam N’ Glow. You know those sketchy
Panama bar parties where they flood the joint with suds and everyone goes wild,
unaware of what bodily fluids they may or may not be exposed to? It’s just like
that, only at Bogart’s. Expect DJs, light shows, foam shooters and way too many
neon tank tops packed into Bogart’s beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. Get tickets
returns to the Tristate this weekend with a lineup of badass monstertruckers to
entertain audiences with tricks and racing. U.S. Bank Arena gets down and dirty
as it transforms into race track and obstacle course for Monster Jam
Innovative chamber music ensemble
concert:nova always presents fun, interdisciplinary concerts in atypical
venues. This Saturday and Sunday, the group flips the traditional classical
music gala on its head with RE:BEL — a performance and party at Rhinegeist
Brewery. Lots of live music accompanies art installations and guests have the
option of enjoying a three-course dinner. Go here
for tickets and more details.
The 22nd Victory of Light Expo
takes over Sharonville Convention Center this weekend for two days of
workshops, lectures, art and music for the mind, body and spirit. Meet and
mingle with psychics, healers, paranormal investigators, astrologists and other
presenters with spiritual flair. The expo is also a great shopping spot for
books, crystals and materials on Tarot, Reiki, aromatherapy and more. Tickets
are $14 per day, $20 for a weekend pass.
Be sure to read our Best of
Cincinnati issue for reader and staff picks on the city’s best restaurants,
businesses, events and more.
For more art openings, theater shows, parties and other stuff to do
this weekend, check out our To Do picks and
by Kelsey Kennedy
years ago, Over-the-Rhine was considered one of the most dangerous and
dilapidated neighborhoods in the United States, a title earned through a
controversial analysis of the area’s crime statistics. Today it’s a different
story, with Over-the-Rhine at the forefront of community revitalization, and Washington
Park at the core of that progress.
year’s inaugural LumenoCity, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra brought in a
total of 35,000 spectators over two nights to see Music Hall come to life
through a visual and musical collaboration. The crowds alone were proof of the growth
OTR has made as a neighborhood and the mark it continues to make on Cincinnati.
year, the free concert experience will be expanded to three days – Aug. 1-3, rain
or shine. The 40-minute, all-new visual performances promise heart-pounding
music paired with stunning animation.
technique called architectural mapping, three-dimensional graphics will be
projected from trailers on Race Street onto the façade of Music Hall, quite
literally shining a light on a cherished city landmark. Each performance will
begin at 8:30 p.m. with John Morris Russell conducting the orchestra as the
Cincinnati Pops. After a brief intermission, Music Director Louis Langree will
lead the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the light show for the second time.
In an interview
with CityBeat’s Anne Arenstein last year, Langree stated why he loved
performing in Over-the-Rhine over other venues: “There’s a great sense of
creativity and innovation you can feel. Washington Park is a great venue. I
know that at one time it was a sketchy place but now it’s alive and thriving.
To see so many thousands of people gathered to celebrate the city was
visual elements for the concert’s second half are being developed by Brave
Berlin, a world-class creative design and production company based in
Cincinnati. Music to be featured in the second performance include Copland’s “Fanfare
for the Common Man,” John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” the fourth
movement from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Elgar’s “Nimrod” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian
Dances.” Details of the concert’s first half with Russell and the Cincinnati
Pops will be announced on a date closer to the festival.
isn’t just a collaboration between some of Cincinnati’s best music and art
scenes, but a celebration of the city itself. In addition to the performances,
organizers are planning an all-new LumenoCity Village with pre-concert performances,
arts and crafts, and greatly expanded food and beverage services. Two
additional speaker arrays are being added this year for improved sound
coverage, as well as expanded restroom services. Performers from the May Festival
Chorus, Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Opera will also be showcased during
The village will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug.
1, and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The designated viewing area inside
Washington Park will be fenced in to ensure guest safety and comfort, and
attendance within that designated area will be capped at 12,500 people each
night. All are welcome, and this year’s concerts will be free to the general
public, but ticketed. Advance tickets will be offered starting May 19 to CSO and
Pops season ticket holders. Complimentary tickets will be available starting
Monday, June 9, at 8 a.m. at lumenocity.com and will be issued until capacity
is reached. For audience members without a computer or Internet access, a
supply of free tickets will be made available to several of CSO’s partner
organizations. In addition to the www.lumenocity2014.com
website, the CSO has established a LumenoCity telephone information line at
Mandy Patinkin returns to the orchestral stage with the Cincinnati Pops
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
‘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.
June 9 • Riverbend Music Center
0 Comments · Monday, June 4, 2012
In 2010, Natalie Merchant made a lovely two-disc album called Leave Your Sleep,
inspired by the way raising her young daughter had given Merchant
insight into the mysteries and complexities — the sweetness and the
anxieties — of childhood. She wrote songs adapted from the words of 19th
and 20th Century British and American poets whose children-related
verse struck her as powerful.
Bounty of music events and special guests on tap
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The relatively mild summer is giving way to what could well be a mild fall, so maybe the only excitement we'll see this season will be the Classical music offerings. As always, Maestro Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra offer a wide array of talent for the CSO's 115th season, including the Sept. 17 one-night-only appearance of piano superstar Lang Lang.