classical music

The First CD From The Ariel Quartet

May 25, 2018

The Ariel Quartet is the professional string quartet in residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

The duo known as Black Violin are classically trained musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus who blend a wide variety of genres into a purely unique sound. 

Starting its 105th season, Cincinnati's Matinee Musicale presents intimate recitals by some of classical music's finest musicians and performers. 

The new musical director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is in final preparations for this year's SUMMERMUSIK festival. 

Suzanne Bona, host of the nationally broadcast Sunday Baroque (heard on sister station 90.9 WGUC) is a passionate advocate for literacy and has gathered together friends and classical music performers for a concert benefiting The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties

A new collaboration between classical music presenter concert:nova and Activities Beyond the Classroom, which helps fund music lessons for students, is being supported by the local Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund

Rehearsals are now underway for the one and only yearly performance by the October Festival Choir, happening October 2 at 4pm at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church

The new season from Cincinnati's early music chamber ensemble Catacoustic Consort begins on September 17. 

Wright State University trumpet professor Dan Zehringer has released his first classical solo album, Journeymen's Songs

Provided, City Silence, by Ian Forsgren

Imagine starting off your day listening to classical music and developing the ability to practice mindfulness.– That'’s what students and teachers at Academy of World Languages get to experience through Mindful Music Moments.

This year’s Linton Chamber Music Series kicks off on January 24 with the start of their celebration of Johannes Brahms.

School House Symphony Takes Music Into Schools

Jan 1, 2016

For 40 years, School House Symphony has been taking talented musicians into local schools to introduce students to classical music and musical instruments.

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is changing up its performance calendar this year by presenting a summer festival of three unique concert series under the title SUMMERMUSIK.

With a move to spring this year, the Constella Festival of Music & Fine Arts is ready to kick off its fourth year with a schedule of special guests and unique performances. Joining our Brian O’Donnell is Constella’s founder and artistic director, Tatiana Berman.

  This weekend, the Cincinnati Pops is joins forces with Cirque Mechanics to create amazing performances that combine popular classics with spectacular acrobatics. Here to give us an idea of what’'s in store for Music Hall audiences, and what goes into melding the music and the mechanics into each performance, are Sam Strater, Cincinnati Pops director of artistic administration; and Chris Lashua, founder and artistic director of Cirque Mechanics.

Performances are March 27, 28 and 29, for more details and ticket information click here.

March will again bring the Cincinnati Bach Festival, presented by Collegium Cincinnati, to a variety of venues and with a variety of performers. Key organizer Christopher Eanes previews the month with Anne Arenstein.

Sunday Baroque, created and hosted by Suzanne Bona, airs Sunday mornings on WVXU’s sister station 90.9 WGUC, along with more than 100 other stations across the country. Each week is a celebration of music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and other composers, performed by the best musicians of yesterday and today. Maybe you'’re a lover of baroque music, maybe you'’ve never heard it. Or maybe you have and just weren'’t aware of it. Here to help explain baroque music and why it may be more familiar than most realize, is Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona and Cincinnati Public Radio Classical Music Director Jessica Lorey

If you’'d like to learn more about Sunday Baroque and Suzanne Bona, check out the January edition of Cincinnati Magazine.

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  For many, the enjoyment of classical music is part of everyday life. But there also many of us who have limited exposure to classical music, maybe an orchestra concert in the park, or at an event such as LumenoCity. Over the last several years, performers, orchestras and music organizations have been trying new approaches to engage a much larger percentage of the public to listen, appreciate, and learn about the music of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Bach, and other great composers. But if you’'re new to classical music and want to hear and learn more, where do you start? Joining us to answer that question is Laura Sabo, organizer of Classical Revolution Cincinnati; musician Heidi Yenney, who plays with Collegium Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, concert;nova, and the Amicus Chamber Players; and, Classical 90.9 WGUC Music Director Jessica Lorey. Her blog, Clef Notes, provides a nice forum for exploring the world of classical music.

Xavier University Music Series opens its 37th season

Oct 12, 2013

It’s time for the 37th anniversary season of the Xavier University Music Series, and new coordinator Polina Bespalko visits with our Frank Johnson to preview the upcoming year of classical piano, classical guitar and swing music concerts.

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On October 27, Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, comes to Cincinnati's Music Hall for one night only.

Now touring the United States and Canada, Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new and exciting multimedia experience that honors over 25 years of the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda.

Great music, old and new, is coming to town this week. The Bunbury Festival offers 80 live performances by local and national bands for three days of outstanding rock. And UC's Corbett Auditorium will resound with the classics, as twenty-four brilliant pianists compete in the World Piano Competition.

Classical Revolution is a national movement to perform high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings, in order to expose a new audience to this genre. Laura Sabo is the local Classical Revolution organizer, and she’s with our Jim Stump to talk about how the movement began and where Cincinnatians can hear a future performance.

2013 Wagner Festival

Jan 4, 2013

Anne Arenstein learns about the upcoming 2013 Cincinnati Tri-State Wagner Festival, celebrating the works of composer Richard Wagner. Guests are Wagner Society Cincinnati founder Jim Stouffman and their opera authority, Charles Parsons, who detail the various events and performances that will take place this year.


Ariel String Quartet

Sep 7, 2012

The Ariel String Quartet opens the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music’s new concert season on September 11. Anne Arenstein speaks with Amit Even-Tov and Jann Grunning, two members of the Quartet, about their 10th anniversary together and their new quartet-in-residence status at CCM.

Music Among Friends Concert

Aug 19, 2012

Next Sunday is the Fifth Annual Music Among Friends classical music concert, benefiting the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties. Brian O’Donnell speaks with organizer, performer, literacy tutor and host of Sunday Baroque on 90.9 WGUC, Suzanne Bona, about the event and this year’s performers.