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.
Over-the-Rhine and Washington Park are gearing up for LumenoCity, a musical and visual collaboration
that is the first of its kind in the world, featuring the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra and Music Hall itself.
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.
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra this week announced the appointment of Kelly Kuo as Interim Music Director. Kuo will oversee the CCO's new festival format that debuts in August 2015. Currently the artistic director of the Oregon Mozart Players and the music director and conductor of the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Kuo has a growing reputation as an innovative leader, educator and conductor.Maestro Kuo has been part of the Cincinnati music scene since 2007, when he served as the CCO's assistant conductor between 2007-2009. He was the director of the Xavier University Chamber Orchestra and, in 2013, he conducted Phillip Glass' Galileo Galilei at Cincinnati Opera. His responsibilities working with the CCO board and staff to determine the course of the orchestra, its programming and community relations. The program for the August festival has yet to be announced. The CCO's next performances are Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors at Xavier University Dec. 19-22. Go here for more information.
Since 2012, opera has been turning up at
The Famous Neons Unplugged, the Arts Center at Dunham, Westwood
Presbyterian Church and beyond. Three companies with tiny staffs and
huge ambitions demonstrate the art form’s enormous range and potential...
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
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.