October 2015 - Fanfare Cincinnati
Elevating Cincinnati's Vibrant Cultural Scene
If you take a look at the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra’s October schedule or flip through this edition of Fanfare Cincinnati, you might easily make the assumption that the weekend of Oct. 23-24 is a quiet one for the Orchestra. But the Orchestra will be as busy as ever, as it performs as part of Cincinnati Ballet’s presentation of Lady of the Camellias at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Q&A With Simone Young
Simone Young was Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra from August 2005 to the end of the 2014–15 season, where she conducted a wide range of operas, including works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Strauss, Hindemith, Britten and Henze in new productions and repertoire performances, among them world premieres and several German premieres. Young positioned herself on an international level as a Wagner and Strauss specialist.
Spotlight on Minyoung Baik, Violinist
For this Spotlight we feature violinist Minyoung Baik. In coming months we’ll continue to spotlight other musicians, patrons or leaders withing the CSO and Pops community.
Music Hall is the Site for New ‘Melodic Connections’
At a music conservatory in Cincinnati, a group of dedicated musicians meets daily to practice, study music theory and rehearse for performances. They are immersed in their craft for six hours a day, and they perform about 15 times a year. It’s a practice schedule that would be very familiar to any conservatory student or professional musician. And while they work really hard and have accomplished great things, these musicians never imagined their efforts would one day get them to Music Hall.
Music is the Ticket for Young People
On Aug. 31, Duke Energy presented the CSO with a check supporting the “Music is the Ticket” program. Music is the Ticket ensures that any student can attend Young People’s Concerts at Music Hall regardless of economic background through free and reduced-price tickets.