When this year's May Festival concerts conclude, it will mark the end of James Conlon's 37 year run as music director. Maestro Conlon recently spoke to Frank Johnson by phone from Spain with some perspective and memories of his tenure with the May Festival.
From new amenities to improved access, many arts venues around town are getting major makeovers. Starting in June, Music Hallwill be closed for the most detailed renovation in its nearly 140-year history. Memorial Hall closed last May and is currently under renovation. Over-the-Rhine is also getting a new theater on the corner of 12th and Elm streets.