He’s been a conductor in the Greater Cincinnati area for 50 years. Currently he is music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, the Middletown (OH) Symphony and Conductor Laureate of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. He’s Carmon DeLeone and his half-century will be feted on May 22 at The Carnegie with special guest, Broadway veteran and Covington native Lee Roy Reams. Brian O’Donnell speaks with the maestro about his long career and his unending love of music.
WCPO Reporter for Arts & Culture Matt Peiken followed the Second Company of the Cincinnati Ballet between October 2013 and April 2014, documenting the path of six dancers working fulltime for no pay as they competed for contracts as apprentices. Matt Peikin and dancer Samantha Nagy-Chow join us to talk about the Second Company, and the documentary.
The Cincinnati Symphony, Ballet, May Festival, CCM, most of the city’s major arts groups are joining members of the business community and heading to New York City for a week of performances and get-togethers. Cincy in NYC kicks off May 6, as Cincinnati struts its stuff in the Big Apple. Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President for Communications & Strategic Development, Julie Calvert, and Trevor Hamilton, vice president of Economic Development with REDI Cincinnati, the regional economic development initiative directed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, talk about what went into the effort, and what New Yorkers can expect to see and hear from the Queen City.
One of Cincinnati’s great holiday traditions is the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. The ballet’s prima ballerina, Sarah Hairston, joins our Anne Arenstein with a preview of this year’s production, and talks about some of her favorite roles in Tchaikovsky's classic.