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February (2015) is .. .

Mary Ellyn Hutton
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.


Linton Music Series

Feb. 1 -- 4 p.m.

First Unitarian Church, Avondale

Feb. 2 -- 7:30 p.m.

Congregation Beth Adam, Loveland

The Linton Music Series presents pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, violinists William Preucil and Benny Kim, violist Philip Dukes and cellist Eric Kim in the Quintet in A Minor for Piano and String Quartet by Edward Elgar, Brahms' Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2 in C Major and the Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423. Admission is $30, $10 for students. Call (513) 381-6868, or visit www.lintonmusic.org

Cincinnati Early Music Festival

Feb. 1 – 7:30 p.m.

Annunciation Catholic Church, Clifton 

Cincinnati’s third annual Early Music Festival, presented by Catacoustic Consort, opens with the Cantigium Vocal Ensemble in music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Free.


Cincinnati Early Music Festival

Music of the Renaissance

Feb. 2 – 7 p.m.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Symmes Township Branch

Feb. 7 – 2 p.m.

PLCHC, Deer Park Branch

Feb. 16 – 2 p.m.

PLCHC, Wyoming Branch 

Music for three violas da gamba by Ludwig Senfl, Heinrich Isaac, Orland Gibbons and others. Catacoustic Consort’s Annalisa Pappano will play with this year’s two Early Music Scholarship winners, Cole Guillien and Stephen Goist. Free.




“Le Salon Cabaret”

Feb. 2 and 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati

concert:nova presents music of “La Belle Epoque” (“The Beautiful Era”), the period from the late 19th century until the outbreak of World War I in Paris. Described as “lighthearted,” “witty” and “at times scandalous,” the program will include Francis Poulenc’s “Le bal masque” and French art songs by Debussy, Satie, Ravel and others. Performing will be concert:nova members Jonathan Gunn, Dwight Parry, Martin Garcia, Douglas Lindsay, Julie Spangler, Patrick Schleker, Gerald Itzkoff, Mari Thomas, Margaret Dyer and Ted Nelson. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, at www.concertnova.com/tickets


Cincinnati Early Music Festival

Faculty Artist Series, University of Cincinnati College-

   Conservatory of Music

Rodney Stucky, lute and Baroque guitar

Mary Stucky, mezzo –soprano

Feb. 2 – 8 p.m.

Cohen Family Studio Theater 

Music of 17th-century Spain, England and the Netherlands performed by Rodney Stucky on lute and Baroque guitar and mezzo-soprano Mary Stucky, including works by Jan Sweelinck, Nicolas Vallet, Francisco Guerau, Robert Johnson and José Marin. Free


Cincinnati Early Music Festival

The Shakespeare Band

Feb. 3 – 12 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral, downtown 

Christ Church’s “Music Live with Lunch” series presents Music from the time of Shakespeare, featuring baritone, Renaissance guitar, lute and viola da gamba. Attendees are invited to purchase or bring their own lunch. Free.


University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

4 & 4 Saxophone Quartet

Feb. 3 – 8 p.m.

Werner Recital Hall 

The 4 & 4 Saxophone Quartet of South Korea perform traditional to contemporary music, including a transcription of Dvorak’ s String Quartet No. 12, a new adaptation of the Korean folk song “Arirang” and compositions influenced by jazz and Americana. Free.


Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Han-Na Chang, guest conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

Feb. 6 – 11 a.M.

Feb. 7 – 8 p.m.

Music Hall

Guest conductor Han-Na Chang leads the CSO in Mussorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Eric Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto with guest artist Simone Lamsma and Tchaikovsky’s Romance for String Orchestra. Tickets begin at $12. Call (513) 381-3300, or visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org


CSO Chamber Players

Feb. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Music Hall

Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Playersviolinists Rebecca Karuger-Fryxell, Chika Kinderman and Minyoung Baik, violists Stephen Fryxell and Gerald Itzkoff, cellist Alan Rafferty and pianist Sandra Rivers -- perform Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3. Note: members of the audience are seated onstage with the Chamber Players. Tickets are $35. Call (513) 381-3300, or visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org/chamber


CCM Concert Orchestra

Annunziata Tomara, guest conductor

Feb. 6 – 8 p.m.

Corbett Auditorium 

Annunziata Tomara leads the CCM Concert Orchestra in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and “Swan of Tuonela,” Delibes’ “Sylvia Suite” and “Through the Frame” by S. Weimer. Free.


University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Music of the Bard – Choral Settings of Shakespeare

Choral ensembles of CCM and UC, guest choir of Shanghai’s East China Normal University

Feb. 8 – 3 p.m.

Corbett Auditorium 

Choral ensembles of UC and CCM – the CCM Chamber Choir and Chorale, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir -- are joined by singers from Shangai’s East China Normal University in music inspired by Shakespeare in continuing observance of the Shakespeare quadricentennial. Featured works include Frank Martin’s Five Songs of Ariel from “The Tempest,” Jakko Mantyjarvi’s “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble” from “Macbeth and songs from “Measure to Measure,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Hamlet” by Matthew Harris. Conducting will be Brett Scott, Christopher Albanese, Alexander Sutton, Daniel Blosser, Robyn Lana and Yaru Tan. Admission is $12, $6 for non-UC students, UC students free. Call (513) 556-4183, or visit www.ccm.uc.edu


Cincinnati Early Music Festival

Bach Vespers at St. Thomas

Feb. 8 – 6 p.m.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park 

The Cincinnati Bach Ensemble and Cincinnati Camerata perform J.S. Bach’s “Ach, Gott, wie manches Herzeleid,” BWV 3. Brett Scott, guest conductor. Free.


Cincinnati Early Music Festival

Classical Revolution

Feb. 8 – 8 p.m.

Northside Tavern, Northside

For its monthly program, Classical Revolution presents an all early music evening, featuring a sampler of ensembles, large and small. Free.