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
Joshua Steele, the managing director of the Otto M. Budig Theater at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, is in the studio with Jim Stump to talk about the upcoming in-concert performance of the classic Broadway musical, Camelot. This production will feature the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and in the lead role of Arthur, Broadway veteran and longtime NKU theater professor, Mark Hardy. In-concert means there are no set changes and limited props and costumes, but the actors perform in character. This special production runs January 24 through February 3.
If you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans quite yet, consider the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s gala A Night At The Moulin Rouge. Conductor John Morris Russell and the gala chair, Hengameh Nassef, join Brian O’Donnell to provide a preview of the evening’s festivities including a concert, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction, which includes a lease of a Mercedes Benz.