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"Gothic Halloween" and Chamber Opera Share the Week

    Posted: Oct 19, 2014 - 3:30:26 PM in: news_2014
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The ensemble concertnova gets in the spirit with "A Gothic Halloween," while two of Cincinnati's young chamber opera companies open their new seasons back-to-back with the Theresienstadt Project (Cincinnati Chamber Opera) and act I of Wagner's "Siegfried" (Queen City Chamber Opera) in its Cincinnati premiere.

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Constella Festival Will Move to Spring

    Posted: Oct 15, 2014 - 12:40:23 PM in: news_2014
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Tatiana Berman
The Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, a highlight of the fall arts season in Cincinnati for the past three years, will move to April this season. Details will be announced Oct. 17 at the 21c Museum Hotel downtown.

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October (2014) is . . .

    Posted: Sep 30, 2014 - 2:38:21 PM in: news_2014, calendar
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October in Cincinnati is opera by two of the city's fine new chamber opera companies, season debuts, chamber music, jazz, organ music, pianist Andre Watts at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and much more.

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World Piano Competition Continues to Evolve

    Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 2:51:51 PM in: news_2014
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The World Piano Competition has a new name, a new format and new strategies to enhance its entertainment and education aspects. It even has a new name, Cincinnati's World Piano Competition.

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Repertoire, Casting Announced for 2015 Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival

    Posted: Sep 25, 2014 - 3:02:12 PM in: news_2014
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Cincinnati Opera's 2015 summer festival will boast a world premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon's "Morning Star," a new production of Puccini's "Turandot," and returning after a long absence, will be Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and Donizetti's "Don Pasquale." Stars on the roster include Norah Amsellem, Julianna Di Giacomo, Eglise Gutierrez, Twyla Robinson, Marcy Stonikas, Burak Bilgili, Stuart Neill, Ji-Min Park, Stephen Powell, Morris Robinson, Morgan Smith and Russell Thomas.
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Kentucky Symphony Offers Inventive Season

    Posted: Sep 19, 2014 - 3:51:06 PM in: news_2014
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Music director James R. (J.R.) Cassidy and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra have a delightful season in store for 2013-14. In addition, with themes from streetcars to the planets, nothing was composed before 1900.

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CSO Initiatives to Involve Listeners

    Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 3:13:48 PM in: news_2014
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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is coming up with new ideas to involve their audience, from "getting up close and personal" to becoming heroes in the community. The CSO Chamber Players invite their audience onstage for the former. The CSO's "One City, One Symphony: Many Hands" encompasses the latter.

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"Opera Fusion: New Works" Selects Opera by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally

    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 - 10:51:15 AM in: news_2014
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"Opera Fusion: New Works," a collaboration between Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, designed to foster the creation of new American opera, will focus on "Great Scott" by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally. The workshop,  utilizing the talent, resources and facilities of both Cincinnati Opera and CCM, will take place Nov. 17-25 and will culminate in a free public reading of the work Nov. 25 at Memorial Hall. 

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CCM Mainstage Season to Open in October

    Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 9:29:58 PM in: news_2014
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The Mainstage Season at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music comprises opera, musical theater and drama, with two productions by each department. Opening the 2014-15 season in October will be Shakespeare's "Macbeth," with James M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" (the musical) and Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" to follow.

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"Butterfly" to Close Cincinnati Opera Season

    Posted: Jul 23, 2014 - 11:56:26 AM in: news_2014
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Cincinnati Opera will ring down its 2014 summer festival with Puccini's popular "Madame Butterfly," starring soprano Maria Luigia Borsi as Cio-Cio-San and tenor Shawn Mathey as "love-em-and-leave-em Lt. B.F. Pinkerton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 24 and 26 at Music Hall.

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Cavalli's "La Calisto" Cincinnati Opera's First Baroque Opera

    Posted: Jul 15, 2014 - 4:31:40 PM in: news_2014
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Cincinnati Opera will stage its first-ever Baroque opera, Francesco Cavalli's "La Calisto" (1651) July 17, 2014 in Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. The availability of a suitably intimate theater, the right voices and the zeal of Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evans Mirageas made it happen.

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Lumenocity 2014 to be Widely Accessible

    Posted: Jul 10, 2014 - 1:17:06 PM in: news_2014
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If you loved the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Lumenocity 2013 and haven't been able to get tickets for its repeat Aug. 1-3 in Washington Park, the CSO has expanded access. Lumenocity 2014 will now be available live on radio, television, remote simulcast and webcast. Tickets for the dress rehearsal are being issued, as well as extra tickets for the live performances in Washington Park.

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Cincinnati Opera Commemorates World War I

    Posted: Jul 7, 2014 - 4:17:24 PM in: news_2014
The second production of Cincinnati Opera's 2014 summer festival is Kevin Puts' 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning "Silent Night." The opera is based on the real-life "Christmas truce" during World War I, when enemy combatants laid down their arms to share a moment of peace and their common humanity.
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The Blue Wisp Remembered

    Posted: Jun 8, 2014 - 1:24:51 PM in: news_2014
***image1*** Amy Culbertson, former entertainment editor for the Cincinnati Post (closed in 2007), remembers fondly the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, which recently announced that it was closing after 40 years highlighting the jazz scene in Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Ushers in a New Era

    Posted: Jun 8, 2014 - 12:00:49 PM in: news_2014
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has come a long way since its founding by Paul Nadler in 1974, including its debut in New York City's Town Hall, innovative programming and collaborations with other Cincinnati arts organizations. Ahead for 2014-2015 is a restructured season and the search for a new music director to succeed Mischa Santora, CCO music director since 2000.
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