CINCINNATI SONG INITIATIVE
CSI is the most recent addition to the musical calendar in Cincinnati, and it promises to explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the art song repertory. Here are the words of Samuel Martin, its visionary founder and artistic director.
“Welcome to the newly formed Cincinnati Song Initiative, which seeks to bring exciting and relevant art song programs to all corners of the greater Cincinnati area. Through its innovative programming, audiences will enjoy attending an array of performances which are part of intriguing projects that could span the course of two weeks, two months, or two years. Please consider donating to help the organization fund its operations; your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. And subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the loop regarding concerts and other news!”
The 2016-2017 season
* AMERICANA: A CULTURAL TAPESTRY Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Weston Gallery
Shareese Arnold, soprano; Alexandra Schoeny, soprano; Jason Weisinger, tenor; Marie France Lefebve, piano; Matthew Umphreys, piano.
Works by Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, William Grant Still, Undine Moore, Ned Rorem, Libby Larsen and others.
* SURVEY OF LES SIX: THE NEW AESTHETIC Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30pm19:30 21:00 at the Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Marie Marquis, soprano; Liza Forrester Kelly, mezzo-soprano; Alexander Hurd, baritone; Samuel Martin, piano; Kenneth Griffiths, narrator .
Works by Milhaud, Honegger and Germaine Tailleferre.
* AMERICANA: NEWER EVERY DAY Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm at 16:00 17:30Presbyterian Church of Wyoming, 225 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming, OH, 45215
Gwen Coleman-Detwiler, soprano; Andrew Garland, baritone; Marie-France Lefebvre, piano; Donna Loewy, piano – Works by Juliana Hall, Jake Heggie, Tom Cipullo and Steven Mark Kohn
Cincinnati Song Initiative – 2353 Park Ave. Suite 3, Cincinnati, OH 45206 Phone number: (610) 762-9538Tickets are $20. To order on line go to www.cincinnatisonginitiative.org