If you haven’t been to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre in a while, you might be surprised by some of the physical changes you’ll see. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer welcomes in Ed Morrell, the general manager of the Taft, to talk about the resurrection of the ballroom as a new concert space; some of the digital additions; as well as the original design and architect of the historic theater.
The next concert from The Carnegie in Covington is a walk down memory lane for local TV fans. Nancy James and Rob Reider, longtime regulars on the old Bob Braun Show, will perform together on February 28 and they are in the studio to talk with Brian O’Donnell about their memories of those days and what fans can expect to hear during Thursday’s concert.
On March 9, the Cincinnati Boychoir, in conjunction with Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, will be presenting Benjamin Britten's oratorio Saint Nicolas. As Christopher Eanes, director of the Boychoir, points out to Anne Arenstein, it is an interesting collaboration, as it was written to be performed by both amateur AND professional musicians.
Composer and pianist Amina Figarova will perform in 12 US cities with her sextet 2/ 10-3/11 in support of her recent album Twelve. The band will present a concert at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati on Sat, 2/23. http://thebluewisp.com