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Carmon DeLeone a Cincinnati Phenom

    Posted: Nov 24, 2008 - 5:27:55 AM in: news_2004
Carmon DeLeone
Cincinnati conductor Carmon DeLeone has earned a singular distinction -- one of many in his distinguished career.  He has become a bobblehead.  In honor of his 35th anniversary as conductor of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Ballet has created a limited editor Carmon DeLeone bobblehead doll.  The company will also devote its 2003-04 season finale to him with a showcase of his compositions commissioned for Cincinnati Ballet, including his 1998 score for "The Princess and the Pea." (first published in The Cincinnati Post April 30, 2004)

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Maestro on the Move

    Posted: Nov 4, 2004 - 7:00:00 AM in: news_2004
Paavo Järvi
Time is Paavo Järvi’s enemy. The clock is ticking as the Cincinnati Symphony music director sits at an outdoor café in Pärnu, Estonia, having just left a press conference where details of an upcoming music festival were announced.  It is mid-July and Järvi has come to Pärnu to coach students at his father Neeme Järvi’s annual master classes in conducting (feature article, Ohio magazine, Nov. 2004).
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CSO Has New Three-Year Contract

    Posted: Oct 4, 2004 - 12:00:00 AM in: news_2004
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new three-year contract with its musicians. Approved Sunday by the CSO board of trustees and the Cincinnati Musicians Association, Local No.1 of the American Federation of Musicians, the agreement includes a two-year wage freeze, re-negotiation of the orchestra’s healthcare plan and a reduction through attrition in the number of full-time musicians from 99 to 92.   - [Read more]

CSO Turns Heads in Europe

    Posted: Nov 20, 2004 - 11:16:06 PM in: news_2004
How do you measure the success of a tour?  The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra counts the ways on its just-completed tour of Europe with music director Paavo Järvi (first published in The Cincinnati Post Nov. 19, 2004).
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Reunion in Madrid

    Posted: Nov 11, 2004 - 10:43:26 PM in: news_2004
On hand to greet the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on its visit to Madrid this week was music director emeritus Jesus Lopez-Cobos, now music director of Madrid's Teatro Real.  CSO players milled around him and hugs were exchanged at a pre-concert rehearsal at the Auditorio Nacional del Musica and Lopez-Cobos occupied a choice seat behind the orchestra for their concert that night. He will return to Cincinnati to conduct the CSO in Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in October, 2005 (first published in The Cincinnati Post Nov. 10, 2004).
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To Sleep Perchance?

    Posted: Nov 3, 2004 - 11:38:14 PM in: news_2004
After spending ten hours in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, half of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was ready to sleep upon their arrival in Vienna, first stop of the CSO's European tour.  Others climbed to the top of St. Stephen's Cathedral, shopped, sought out the best wienerschnitzel and won a few euros at the casino (first published in The Cincinnati Post Nov. 2, 2004).
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French Mis-Connection Begins Tour

    Posted: Oct 30, 2004 - 10:33:11 PM in: news_2004
Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra found themselves playing Tom Hanks' role in "The Terminal," in-flight movie on their way to Vienna for the first stop on their five-country tour of Europe (first published in The Cincinnati Post Oct. 29, 2004).
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Next Stop Europe

    Posted: Oct 27, 2004 - 11:02:51 PM in: news_2004
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will travel 11,800 miles with 100 musicians, 10 staff members, three crew members, one doctor and 18,509 lbs. of instruments and equipment on its upcoming two-week, five-country tour of Europe (first published in The Cincinnati Post Oct. 26, 2004).
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Järvi, CSO Thriving Together

    Posted: Sep 14, 2004 - 10:45:42 PM in: news_2004
A busy season awaits Paavo Järvi when he returns to Music Hall in Cincinnati this week to begin his fourth season as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  He and the CSO will make their first tour of Europe, perform their second concert in New York's Carnegie Hall, record two CDs for Telarc and present 14 concerts at Music Hall.  If you think that sounds busy, ask him how he spent his summer (first published in The Cincinnati Post Sept. 13, 2004).

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CSO Season to Include Europe

    Posted: Sep 14, 2004 - 10:02:41 PM in: news_2004
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will make its first tour of Europe with music director Paavo Järvi the fall.  The five-country tour will include Vienna, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne, Mannheim, Paris, Enschede (The Netherlands), Madrid and Barcelona.  Pianist Helene Grimaud will be soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and the Schumann Piano Concerto.  It will be the CSO's debut in the French capital.  Järvi will conduct 14 of the CSO's 22 subscription concerts this season at Music Hall in Cincinnati, as well as a January date at Carnegie Hall in New York (first published in The Cincinnati Post Sept. 13, 2004).
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Men's Choir Symbolizes Soul, Dignity of Estonia

    Posted: Sep 1, 2004 - 9:48:04 PM in: news_2004
The Estonian National Male Choir, one of the world's elite choirs and the only full-time professional male choir, helps open the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's 2004-05 season Sept. 17 and 18 at Music Hall.  It will be their CSO debut.  The 54-member group will join the orchestra led by music director and fellow Estonian Paavo Järvi in the first CSO performance of Sibelius' "Kullervo," based on a tragic tale from the Finnish epic "Kalevala" (first published in The Cincinnati Post Sept. 2004).
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Odd Couple at Cincinnati Opera

    Posted: Jun 25, 2004 - 9:16:27 PM in: news_2004
An allegory about Adolph Hitler and the real life story of the Papin sisters, who murdered their mistress in France in 1933, will share the marquee at Music Hall this week.  Presented by Cincinnati Opera, the two one-acters, Viktor Ullmann's "The Emperor of Atlantis" and Peter Bengtson's "The Maids," couldn't be more different except for one thing:  Hitler came to power in the same year the sisters committed their crime.  Opera artistic director Nicholas Muni will direct the double bill (first published in The Cincinnati Post June 24, 2004).   - [Read more]

Cincinnati Opera Festival Format Expands

    Posted: Jun 18, 2004 - 9:30:26 PM in: news_2004
Cincinnati Opera is spicing up its Summer Festival format with special events this season, including theater, concerts, film, lectures and an art exhibit.  Partners will be the Ensemble theater of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Film Society and the Ethics Center at Hebrew Union College.  The season itself comprises Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment," a double bill of Viktor Ullmann's "The Emperor of Atlantis" and Peter Bengtson's "The Maids," Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and Bizet's "Carmen."  It's all part of Opera artistic director Nicholas Muni's attempt to enhance the festival format by giving local audiences "a fuller experience" and providing a greater incentive for out-of-towners to sample Cincinnati Opera, he said (first published in The Cincinnati Post June 17, 2004).
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Forbidden Sounds at the Art Museum

    Posted: Jun 4, 2004 - 12:05:43 AM in: news_2004
So-called "degenerate art," banned in Nazi Germany, meant more than Jews and Judaism, but encompassed anything presumed to be non-Aryan, said Racelle Weiman, director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. In observance of Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2004, the CHHE will partner with the Cincinnati Art Museum and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in a multi-media program at the Museum sampling arts works, readings and music proscribed by the Nazis (first published in The Cincinnati Post June 3, 2004).
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Conlon's Long-Term Love Affair

    Posted: May 21, 2004 - 10:42:33 PM in: news_2004
For conductor James Conlon, the Cincinnati May Festival is an affair of the heart.  Now celebrating his 25th anniversary season as May Festival music director, Conlon considers it a part of his personal as well as his professional life (first published in The Cincinnati Post May 20, 2004).
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