About Music in Cincinnati

    Posted: Feb 1, 2008 - 11:33:11 AM in: about, mary_ellyn_hutton
  For the classical music lover, Cincinnati is a listening post of the first order, with musical endowments far out of proportion to its size (metropolitan area approx. 1.3 million).  They include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, artists and ensembles of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Northern Kentucky University, Chamber Music Cincinnati, Linton Chamber Music Series, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and many others.  The primary purpose of www.MusicinCincinnati.com is to try to bring that perspective to a wider audience.

The majority of the material on this site before 2008 comes from The Cincinnati Post, which ceased publication Dec. 31, 2007.

"The Pest" by Amy Brown
As for the role of critic, reporter, chronicler, archivist and generally passionate observer of great music, the author feels total kinship with the tiny winged one in this illustration by Amy Brown (i.e. a pest).
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About the author

    Posted: Jan 21, 2008 - 9:44:09 PM in: about, mary_ellyn_hutton
Mary Ellyn and Jett
In addition to 23 years as music writer and classical music critic for The Cincinnati Post, Mary Ellyn Hutton has written for the Cincinnati Enquirer, Detroit Free Press, Newark Star Ledger, San Antonio Light, Musical America, musicalamerica.com. Opera News, Opera Now, Symphony, Chamber Music, American Record Guide, Ohio magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Express Cincinnati, Flute Talk and Double Bassist.

She is Cincinnati correspondent for www.ConcertoNet.com.

Mary Ellyn was trained as a violist at the University of Kentucky with Kenneth Wright, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music.  She spent a summer at Colorado College as a student of violist Paul Doktor, earned a Master of Arts degree in music history from Yale University and a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

She was principal violist of the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony Orchestra and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and played viola in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra during her graduate study at Yale.

She was associate principal violist of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra (Lexington, Kentucky) from 1971-1980) and has performed as a free lance violist in Boston, Washington D.C., Bethesda, Maryland, Northern New Jersey, Maine, Kentucky, Tennessee and San Antonio, Texas.  She practiced law in Kentucky and Texas before returning to her first love, music.
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