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The Järvi Buzz Goes On

    Posted: May 7, 2004 - 8:13:50 PM in: news_2004
Music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since September 2001, Estonian born Paavo Järvi has made a stir in Cincinnati and elsewhere.  He closes his third season with the orchestra this weekend at Music Hall with the CSO premiere of Witold Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations (1938).  (first published in The Cincinnati Post May 6, 2004)
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East Side West Side at the CSO

    Posted: Apr 21, 2004 - 6:51:39 PM in: news_2004
Timothy Lee, concertmaster, and Gabriel Pegis, principal second violinist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, perform Mozart's Concertone for Two Violins in C Major with the CSO led by guest conductor Marin Alsop this weekend at Music Hall.  Colleagues in the CSO, Lees and Pegis come from opposite sides of Cincinnati (first published in The Cincinnati Post April 20, 2004).
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No Spring Break for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Posted: Apr 2, 2004 - 9:42:26 PM in: news_2004
Paavo Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra spent their spring "break" in Florida, but it was all work and little play, with six concerts in six days.  There were stops in Vero Beach, Sarasota, Orlando, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Naples.  Guest artists on the tour were the Eroica Trio -- pianist Erika Nickrenz, violinist Adela Pena and cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio -- in Beethoven's Triple Concerto (first published in The Cincinnati Post April 1, 2004).
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CSO Heads for the Beach

    Posted: Mar 23, 2004 - 9:36:50 PM in: news_2004
Music director Paavo Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra head for the beach next week, Vero Beach, Florida, that is, first stop on a siven-day tour of the Sunshine State (first published in The Cincinnati Post March 22, 2004).
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Old Friend Returns to Cincinnati

    Posted: Mar 3, 2004 - 11:50:26 PM in: news_2004
Music director emeritus Jesus Lopez-Cobos returns to the Cincinnati Symphony with Brahms' "Schicksalslied" and Nanie" featuring the May Festival Chorus this weekend.  He will celebrate his birthday (64) with friends while he is here.  Returning to full-time opera conducting -- he is the new music director of Madrid's Teatro Real and guest conducts at the world's major opera houses -- has been like "seeing an old friend after so many years," he said (first published in The Cincinnati Post March 2, 2004).
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CSO Facing $1.4 million Shortfall

    Posted: Jan 22, 2004 - 8:42:09 PM in: news_2004
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra faces an operating deficit by the end of its current fiscal year (Aug. 31) that is expected to be three times what it experienced last  year.  The $1.45 million shortfall has been caused largely by declining investment income from its endowment.  Adding urgency to the financial situation, the CSO players' contract expires in August (first published in The Cincinnati Post Feb. 21, 2004).
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Rare Bird in the Tristate

    Posted: Jan 16, 2004 - 10:54:21 PM in: news_2004
Opera is largely a summer species in Cincinnati, with Cincinnati Opera's summer festival occurring in June and July.  Ever seeking to increase musical opportunities in the tristate, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra music director James R. Cassidy hit upon concert opera.  Not only that, but he has expanded the KSO's reach to Central Kentucky by collaborating with the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre in Lexington. The first performance will take place this Friday at the KSO's performance home, Greaves Concert Hall at Northern Kentucky University, the second on Sunday at the Singletary Center in Lexington. "It will be our first bus and truck show," said Cassidy, since it marks the orchestra's first venture beyond Greater Cincinnati (first published in The CIncinnati Post Jan. 15, 2004).
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