8557273265_5bce477a5b_bCovering Cincinnati for http://www.SeenandHeard-International.com, in addition to teaching music courses for UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, plus writing for this blog and organizing our own concert series takes up many pleasurable hours. So, that’s in case you wonder why I feature this and not that in this list of events, where I can only highlight a few of the many musical offerings in the Queen City that I personally recommend and are able to attend. For comprehensive listings, let me encourage the reader to go to the individual websites of:

CC – www.collegiumcincinnati.org

CCM — http://www.ccm.uc.edu

CMC – http://www.cincychamber.org

CSB – www.cincinnatisoundbox.org

CSO – www.cincinnatisymphony.org

LINTON – www.Lintonmusic.org

MET – www.info@meetmeattheopera.com

MFAS – www.musicseasonsCincinnati.com


10/05/18/11AMAt Music Hall – Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
CHRIS ROUNTREE, conductor; ADAM LARSEN, violin
The ABC  of 20th century American music: Adams – The Dharma at Big Sur; Barber – Essay No. 1, Op. 12; Copland – Suite from Billy, the Kid.
TKTS: 513 – 381 3300


10/05/18/8PMAt CCM – CCM Philharmonia
MARK GIBSON, conductor
The CCM Philharmonia plays two rarities and a beloved Dvořák.  Elgar – In the South; Chausson – Poéme; Dvořák  – Symphony no. 8 in G Major, op. 88
TKTS: 513 – 556 4183


10/6/18/NOONMET HD presentation- AIDA –Giuseppe Verdi with Ana Netrebko in the Italian Mount Everest of soprano roles. Good cast around her, but she is the main reason to go see this tired old production.
TKTS: http://www.info@meetmeattheopera.com


10/12/18/5:30 PM – At the Mercantile Library
Cincinnati Sound Box gives a concert of contemporary music by Mark LaMont, Rodrigo Navarro, Steven Weimer and Ivonne Paredes with Om Srivastava, saxophone; Daniel Harrison, electric guitar; Jacob Dike, percussion; and Laura Harrison, piano.
TKTS: http://www.cincinnatisoundbox.org


10/14/18/2:00 PM – At Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill
Music for All Seasons opens its 2018-2019 season with an all-French and Spanish concert of instrumental music by Eric Satie, Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, Marcel Grandjanny, and Joaquin Rodrigo, with Yaoyue Huang, piano; Scott Sherman, piano; James Meade, guitar; Joe Rebman, harp; Miriam Smith, cello; and Kimberly Daniel de Acha, narrator.
TKTS: http://www.musicseasonsCincinnati.com


10/15/18/7:30 PM –At Loveland’s Congregation Beth Adam
Linton Music Artistic Directors Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo join Cathy Meng Robinson, Hsin-Yun Huang, Misha Amory, and Keith Robinson to perform Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night and Schubert’s String Quintet.
TKTS: http://www.Lintonmusic.org


10/20/18/12:30 PM – Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson and Delilah, on a MET HD presentation with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča in the role of the fatal lady barber who gives hairy Samson (Tenor Roberto Alagna) a bad haircut.
TKS: 917.579.1241 / info@meetmeattheopera.com

10/19/18 THROUGH 10/27/18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and on Sunday at a 1 PM and 7 PM – At CCM – Frank Loesser’s classic Broadway musical GUYS AND DOLLS
TKTS: 513 – 556 4183


10/20/18/8:00 PM – At CCM
Guys and Dolls (THE MUSICAL) followed by The Saints and Sinners Bash – A benefit event to support the hopes and dreams of CCM students through student travel funds and scholarships.
TKTS: 513 556 2100


10/21/18/5:00 PM – At Christ Church Cathedral – In its sixth season, Christopher Eanes’ Collegium Cincinnati celebrates the installation of the new C.B. Fisk organ with a special inaugural concert with 17th century music by Giacomo Carissimi, Francesco Foggia, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Virgilio Mazzocchi performed by the Collegium’s singers and instrumentalists.
TKTS 513 428-2224


10/23/18/7:30 PM – At the Aronoff’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater – In the second concert of its season, Chamber Music Cincinnati brings us the sassy and brassy Imani Winds to play music by Jeff Scott, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Astor Piazzolla, György Ligeti, Reena Esmail and Valerie Coleman. TKTS: 513 621-2787

1600x685_fanciulla10/27/18/12:30 PMMET HD presentation. Giacomo Pucini’s opera The Girl of the Golden West. Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine with the we-hope-he-does-not-cancel-again return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. TKTS: 917.579.1241 / info@meetmeattheopera.com


10/27/18/4:00 PM AND 10/28/18/4:00 PM – At Knox Presbyterian Church
Johann Sebastian Bach’s SAINT JOHN PASSION With the CCM Concert Orchestra conducted by Earl Rivers, staged by Audrey Chait, featuring the superb tenor Daniel Weeks in the role of the Evangelist.
TKTS: 513 556 2100

Rafael de Acha


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