Walking on A.I.R.

Violist ecstatic over being named Taft’s Duncanson Artist-in-Residence

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 27, 2010
As it stands now, there is barely any free time in the schedule of violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama. The married mother of two is a world-class instrumentalist and teacher with a constantly full slate of concert appearances and recording sessions, and the juggling necessary to balance it all could be considered just another of her many skills.  

Fall Arts Preview: Classical Music

Jarvi bids CSO farewell, plus tons of chamber music

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Orchestras all over the world are still playing music from the 16th century; if The Beatles are being cited as an influence in 2310, that will be a good indication of Rock's timelessness. In the meantime, there's plenty of centuries-old (and newer) music coming this fall, starting with the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, in its final season under Maestro Paavo Jarvi.  

Lighting the Way

Multimedia ensemble concert:nova continues expanding Chamber music boundaries and audiences

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Four years ago, clarinetist Ixi Chen moved from New York to join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and immediately began networking with other young professionals. A brainstorming session drew 15 musicians, and concert:nova was born. The group took inspiration from cellist Matt Haimowitz, a champion of new music who performs in concerts halls and Rock clubs and collaborates with leading conductors, Hip Hop artists and Klezmer musicians.  

Fall Arts Preview: Classical Music

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.   

Steely Sweetness

Tai Murray tells stories through her violin

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Some kids might admit to their parents that they want to play a musical instrument. Some might even want to make it their lives. Tai Murray was like that at the age of 2 — but she also had an uncanny sense others lack. "At a very young age, I knew it would entail a lot of work," Murray says.