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Paavo Järvi: Globe-Trotting Maestro

    Posted: Mar 2, 2015 - 1:28:54 PM in: news_2015
For international conductor Paavo Järvi, Cincinnati “feels like home still.

“You know, ten years of my life were here.”

Music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2011 and now music director laureate, Järvi returns this weekend to lead the CSO in music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Carl Nielsen and Franz Liszt. Georgian-born pianist and guest artist Khatia Buniatishvili will make her CSO debut in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major.   - [Read more]

February (2015) is .. .

    Posted: Feb 1, 2015 - 12:00:41 PM in: news_2015, calendar
February 2015 is the Cincinnati Early Music Festival, including operas by Monteverdi and Handel, Minnesota's St. Olaf Choir in its Cincinnati debut and at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Mussorgsky/Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition," Holst' s "The Planets" and the return of CSO music director laureate Paavo Jarvi in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 and Lizt's Piano Concerto No. 2 with guest artist Khatia Buniatishvili.

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Cincinnati's Early Music Festival to Feature Rich Variety of Music

    Posted: Jan 30, 2015 - 2:30:53 PM in: news_2015
Cincinnati's Early Music Festival, presented by Catacoustic Consort, returns for its third year with a wealth of offerings from the Middle Ages to the Baroque periods, including operas by Claudio Monteverdi and George Frederick Handel. Concerts will take place at a variety of venues including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and houses of worship throughout Greater Cincinnati.   - [Read more]

December (2014) is . . .

    Posted: Dec 2, 2014 - 2:51:19 PM in: news_2014, calendar
John Morris Russell
December is, well, holiday concerts, Bach, tenor Marco Panuccio, the Cincinnati Pops, "Messiah" and more.

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Panuccio Returns for Fifth "O Holy Night"

    Posted: Nov 27, 2014 - 12:46:37 PM in: news_2014
Tenor Marco Panuccio, nominated for an Emmy this year for his show "O Holy Night: An Evening of Holiday Song," returns to Cincinnati and six other cities this season for his fifth holiday event.

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Cincinnati's Corbett Foundation Makes Final Gift

    Posted: Nov 7, 2014 - 3:20:36 PM in: news_2014
J. Ralph and Patricia Corbett
Cincinnati's legendary Corbett Foundation, which closed its doors in August, has made it final gift, $1 million to benefit the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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November (2014) is . . .

    Posted: Nov 4, 2014 - 4:14:32 PM in: calendar, news_2014
November, 2014 in Cincinnati is Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, "Hansel and Gretel" and "Broadway and Bordeaux" with Faith Prince. Opera fans will also get a look at Jake Heggie's "Great Scott," a new workshop/collaboration by Cincinnati Opera and the opera department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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"Gothic Halloween" and Chamber Opera Share the Week

    Posted: Oct 19, 2014 - 3:30:26 PM in: news_2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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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