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Nov 22, 2019

CSO Proof: American Perspective

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Nov 22, 2019

CSO Proof: American Perspective

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

CSO explores American musical identity.  "I've put together a program around the idea of American musical identity. We'll hear how Charles Ives toyed with the rhythms of ragtime, Tania León fractured Cuban-American modernism, and how early New Englanders fused the sacred...

CSO explores American musical identity.  "I've put together a program around the idea of American musical identity. We'll hear how Charles Ives toyed with the rhythms of ragtime, Tania León fractured Cuban-American modernism, and how early New Englanders fused the sacred...

Nov 30, 2019 through Dec 01, 2019

Winter Daydreams: Tchaikovsky and Schumann

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 30, 2019 through Dec 01, 2019

Winter Daydreams: Tchaikovsky and Schumann

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May Festival Music Director Laureate James Conlon leads a lavishly expressive program this Thanksgiving weekend.

May Festival Music Director Laureate James Conlon leads a lavishly expressive program this Thanksgiving weekend.

Dec 01, 2019

BAMSO Holiday Concert

Montgomery Assembly of God Church
7950 Pfeiffer Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

North

Dec 01, 2019

BAMSO Holiday Concert

Montgomery Assembly of God Church
7950 Pfeiffer Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242

North

Join BAMSO for our Holiday concert and enjoy favorites as Sleigh Ride, Donkey Carol, 12 Days of Christmas and Troika. Cellist Miriam Smith will join us for the Haydn cello concerto. A Holiday sing along and the Cincinnati Choral Society help round out our family fun concert, the...

Join BAMSO for our Holiday concert and enjoy favorites as Sleigh Ride, Donkey Carol, 12 Days of Christmas and Troika. Cellist Miriam Smith will join us for the Haydn cello concerto. A Holiday sing along and the Cincinnati Choral Society help round out our family fun concert, the...

Dec 06, 2019 through Dec 07, 2019

Schumann's Paradise

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 06, 2019 through Dec 07, 2019

Schumann's Paradise

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Schumann’s oratorio was an instant success and put his name on the international scene.   The story follows a peri, a being of both celestial and earthly origins, who can only reenter heaven if she offers up something dearest to God.   Schumann’s masterwork...

Schumann’s oratorio was an instant success and put his name on the international scene.   The story follows a peri, a being of both celestial and earthly origins, who can only reenter heaven if she offers up something dearest to God.   Schumann’s masterwork...

Dec 19, 2019

Salon 21: Dreamscapes

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 19, 2019

Salon 21: Dreamscapes

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Reality or Fantasy? Salon 21 invites audiences to experience a musical meditation on the nature of dreams, both abandoned and actualized with mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister and pianist Stephen Variames. The program will feature pieces by Robert Schumann, Jake Heggie, and a...

Reality or Fantasy? Salon 21 invites audiences to experience a musical meditation on the nature of dreams, both abandoned and actualized with mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister and pianist Stephen Variames. The program will feature pieces by Robert Schumann, Jake Heggie, and a...

Jan 10, 2020 through Jan 11, 2020

Renée Fleming and Rachmaninoff

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 10, 2020 through Jan 11, 2020

Renée Fleming and Rachmaninoff

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The most beloved soprano of our time, Renée Fleming, brings her incredible artistry to the CSO with two different programs across two evenings.

The most beloved soprano of our time, Renée Fleming, brings her incredible artistry to the CSO with two different programs across two evenings.

Jan 18, 2020 through Jan 19, 2020

125th Anniversary Concert

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 18, 2020 through Jan 19, 2020

125th Anniversary Concert

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The CSO weaves together past, present and future in a program featuring the “return” of George Gershwin to Music Hall, who last performed with the CSO in 1929, for a special performance of Rhapsody in Blue recorded for player piano. The CSO will accompany him yet again!...

The CSO weaves together past, present and future in a program featuring the “return” of George Gershwin to Music Hall, who last performed with the CSO in 1929, for a special performance of Rhapsody in Blue recorded for player piano. The CSO will accompany him yet again!...

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Schubert's The Great

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Schubert's The Great

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Like the final symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler and Dvořák, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring revelation. Guest artist Alban Gerhardt performs a cello concerto written for him and that he premiered at the BBC Proms. By turns frenetic, passionate and ethereal, the...

Like the final symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler and Dvořák, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring revelation. Guest artist Alban Gerhardt performs a cello concerto written for him and that he premiered at the BBC Proms. By turns frenetic, passionate and ethereal, the...

Jan 25, 2020

Symphonic Fission

Greaves Concert Hall, NKU
1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Newport, KY 41099

South

Jan 25, 2020

Symphonic Fission

Greaves Concert Hall, NKU
1 Louie B Nunn Dr, Newport, KY 41099

South

The KSO offers orchestral warmth in January with the area premiere of John Adam’s Dr. Atomic Symphony, written from music taken from his 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the creation of the atomic bomb. Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11...

The KSO offers orchestral warmth in January with the area premiere of John Adam’s Dr. Atomic Symphony, written from music taken from his 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project, and the creation of the atomic bomb. Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11...

Jan 28, 2020

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 28, 2020

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Chamber Music Cincinnati’s 90th year is the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s 30th. “Modern…dramatic…superb…wickedly attentive…with a hint of rock ‘n roll energy…” are just a few ways critics describe the SLSQ. Renowned for the intensity of its performances, its...

Chamber Music Cincinnati’s 90th year is the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s 30th. “Modern…dramatic…superb…wickedly attentive…with a hint of rock ‘n roll energy…” are just a few ways critics describe the SLSQ. Renowned for the intensity of its performances, its...

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Play of Light: Ravel's Enchantment

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Play of Light: Ravel's Enchantment

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination.   - Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as "the child" in L’Enfant.   - This fully staged...

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination.   - Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as "the child" in L’Enfant.   - This fully staged...

Feb 23, 2020

Mozart's Denouement

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
325 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 23, 2020

Mozart's Denouement

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
325 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The KSO joins forces with the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir to celebrate two of Mozart’s latest, greatest, and most beloved compositions — the sparkling and forward-looking Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) and the hauntingly moving Requiem.

The KSO joins forces with the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir to celebrate two of Mozart’s latest, greatest, and most beloved compositions — the sparkling and forward-looking Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) and the hauntingly moving Requiem.

Feb 27, 2020

Salon 21: Negro Melodies of America

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 27, 2020

Salon 21: Negro Melodies of America

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Salon 21 is honored to host pianist Dr. Leah Claiborne as we celebrate Black History Month. Negro Melodies of America is a performance that highlights piano works by Black composers who have used arrangements of Negro Melodies, or “Spirituals,” in their compositions....

Salon 21 is honored to host pianist Dr. Leah Claiborne as we celebrate Black History Month. Negro Melodies of America is a performance that highlights piano works by Black composers who have used arrangements of Negro Melodies, or “Spirituals,” in their compositions....

Feb 29, 2020 through Mar 01, 2020

Beethoven Akademie 1808

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 29, 2020 through Mar 01, 2020

Beethoven Akademie 1808

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary 1808 Akademie concert, a once-in-a-lifetime Beethoven experience.   - This was the most important performance in Beethoven’s lifetime, the concert which featured the premieres of his Symphonies 5...

Louis Langrée leads the CSO in a recreation of Beethoven’s legendary 1808 Akademie concert, a once-in-a-lifetime Beethoven experience.   - This was the most important performance in Beethoven’s lifetime, the concert which featured the premieres of his Symphonies 5...

Now through Mar 06, 2020

Classical Roots 2019

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45210

Downtown

Now through Mar 06, 2020

Classical Roots 2019

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45210

Downtown

Enjoy an uplifting celebration of African-American musical heritage, featuring the CSO and the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir.

Enjoy an uplifting celebration of African-American musical heritage, featuring the CSO and the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir.

Mar 13, 2020 through Mar 14, 2020

Handel in Rome: The Delirium of Love

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Mar 13, 2020 through Mar 14, 2020

Handel in Rome: The Delirium of Love

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Revel in music by Handel and Venetian master Vivaldi in a program of Italian-inspired Baroque music.   - Revel in a concerto by the Venetian master Vivaldi and delight in the daring of Zelenka’s bohemian style.   - Rejected in life, rejected in death, the heroine...

Revel in music by Handel and Venetian master Vivaldi in a program of Italian-inspired Baroque music.   - Revel in a concerto by the Venetian master Vivaldi and delight in the daring of Zelenka’s bohemian style.   - Rejected in life, rejected in death, the heroine...

Mar 19, 2020

Salon 21: Stolen, Borrowed, Shared

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Mar 19, 2020

Salon 21: Stolen, Borrowed, Shared

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Stolen, Borrowed, Shared features transcriptions for flute and piano that were originally written for other ensemble formations. Because the flute has a unique timbre and technical flexibility, flutists can easily borrow music (or steal, depending on the point of view) from...

Stolen, Borrowed, Shared features transcriptions for flute and piano that were originally written for other ensemble formations. Because the flute has a unique timbre and technical flexibility, flutists can easily borrow music (or steal, depending on the point of view) from...

Mar 27, 2020 through Mar 28, 2020

Manny and Mozart

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Mar 27, 2020 through Mar 28, 2020

Manny and Mozart

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax is an ideal interpreter of the Mozart concerto that Beethoven, Brahms and Clara Schumann all admired and performed.   - Mozart was a revolutionary. Piano Concerto No. 20, like the highest drama of Don Giovanni and Requiem, telegraphs the...

Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax is an ideal interpreter of the Mozart concerto that Beethoven, Brahms and Clara Schumann all admired and performed.   - Mozart was a revolutionary. Piano Concerto No. 20, like the highest drama of Don Giovanni and Requiem, telegraphs the...

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