Mission: To seek and share inspiration

Classical Roots Artist in Residence

April 5, 2018

Program and Description

The CSO is proud to announce its inaugural Classical Roots Artist-in-Residence who will be working with CSO musicians, local students, and members of the community April 2 to 5. Acclaimed violinist and community activist Kelly Hall-Tompkins will be on hand to share her journey from student to professional as an African-American classical musician, including traditional experiences to more entrepreneurial pursuits. She was named The New York Times’ 2017 “New Yorker of the Year and her YouTube videos have garnered over 1,472,000 views.

Ms. Hall-Tompkins’ work as founder of Music Kitchen, a not-for-profit that takes high-level classical music performances to homeless shelters in New York City, has inspired CSO musicians to join her in a performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale for clients at the City Gospel Mission as part of her residency. They will also join her in recital on April 5, 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, with a program that includes Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Clarinet Quintet and music from her latest recording, The Fiddler: Expanding Tradition.

First Unitarian Universalist Church
536 Linton Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219


Thu. April 5, 2018 | 7:00 PM