GERSHWIN, BIZET, WAGNER, STRAUSS, LENKIEWICZ

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WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN?  WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6

·         AMERICAN VOICES SIX

Maestro Aik Khai Pung leads the CCM Concert Orchestra in a program that includes George Gershwin’s An American in Paris – Tuesday February 7, at 8 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. Tickets: $15. Call 513 556 4183.

·         HER NAKED SKIN

London, 1913. Women are demanding the right to vote and suffragettes are being dragged to prison during H.H. Asquith’s term as Prime Minister. Two women find comfort in each other during this period of turmoil. Rebecca Lenkiewicz authored this compelling play, which had a great success at London’s National Theatre in 2008. Nine years later, CCM’s Richard Hess brings it to the stage of the Patricia Corbett Auditorium. Six performances: Feb. 8 through 12. Tickets: $27 and $31. Call 513 556 4183.

·         CARMEN FROM THE MET

Powerhouse French mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine is the naughty Gypsy, Italian soprano Maria Agresta is the good girl from the Basque country, Argentine tenor Marcelo Alvarez is the undecided Don Jose, and American baritone Kyle Kettelsen is the decisive bullfighter Escamillo in the MET broadcast of George Bizet’s CARMEN, from the MET, on WGUC 90.9 FM at 1 p.m., on Saturday 11.

·         WAGNER, STRAUSS, HAYDN, SCHOENBERG AT PETERLOON

Soprano Sharese Arnold, pianist Christina Lalog Seal and the 4-Way String Quartet join forces performing Christophe Looten’s arrangement for voice and string quartet of Richard StraussFour Last Songs, John Greer’s arrangement for voice and piano quintet of Richard Wagner’s Wesendonck Songs. Shareese Arnold and Christina Lalog Seal also perform Arnold Schoenberg’s Brettl Cabaret Songs. The 4-Way members play movements from several of Haydn’s string quartets. Co-presented by Music for All Seasons at Historic Peterloon and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, the concert is slated for Sunday February 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30.

Reservations: musicseasons@zoomtown.com

 

 

 

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