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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces The Release Of JOY!

The Cincinnati Pops announced the release of its newest recording, JOY!, led by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell. JOY! will feature recordings of live performances from the Orchestra's popular Holiday Pops programs, including a diverse and eclectic collection of favorite holiday classics in new arrangements.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Music Hall Selected For Filming And Live Recording Of ALL WITHOUT WORDS LIVE

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Cincinnati Music Hall have been selected by The Boundless Arts Foundation for the filming and live recording of a new, large-scale multimedia and multidisciplinary presentation of composer Justin Morell's jazz trumpet concerto, All Without Words on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of Porchlight Music Theatre's ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME

Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the Chicago premiere of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, music by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Val Vigoda, orchestrations and additional music by Ryan O’Connell and book by Joe DiPietro, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, now playing in a limited run through June 1 only. Check out photos from opening night here!

May Festival Director Of Choruses Robert Porco To Conclude 35-Season Tenure In 2023-24 Season

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced that Director of  Choruses Robert Porco will conclude his remarkable 35-season tenure with the May Festival in the 2023-24 season, after which he will be named Director of Choruses Emeritus. 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Endea Owens As Its 2023 MAC Music Innovator

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced Endea Owens as its 2023 MAC Music Innovator. Owens is an award-winning bassist known for her vibrancy and  international array of musical projects and collaborations.

Cincinnati May Festival Announces Complete Details For 150th Anniversary Season

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced complete details for  its 150th anniversary in 2023, including programs and featured soloists for performances in April and  May 2023 and local artist and ensemble participants for its 25 for 25: A New Time for Choral Music commissioning project. 

Lincoln Theatre to Present Central State University Chorus's SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS in November

The Lincoln Theatre will host the return of the highly acclaimed Central State University Chorus in “Sounds of Blackness: A Celebration of African American Music,” highlighting the contributions of African American composers and arrangers.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY with Billy Stritch, Bobby Conte, Ashley Pezzotti Duo & More to Perform at Birdland in August

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this August with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch John Pizzarelli Trio, Sam Gravitte, Alexa Tarantino Quartet, Karen Mason, Artemis, John Yao Orchestra Plays Bird, Bobby Conte, and more.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Cincinnati Pops Announces Details for Inaugural Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Cincinnati Pops have announced details for the inaugural Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series.

Lincoln Theatre Presents The HBCU Chorale Showcase, November 11

In elevation of the principle of the commonality of humanity through music, the Lincoln Theatre has curated a special performance of spiritually uplifting music from the celebrated choirs of two historically Black colleges and universities, the Kentucky State University Concert Choir and the Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langree to Depart Following 2023-24 Season

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will  not seek to renew his contract beyond the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as the Orchestra's Music Director.

Birdland Jazz Club to Reopen In July and Welcome Back Patrons with Special 1949 Admission Prices

On July 1, 2021 Birdland will open its doors to the public for the first time since March 2020. To mark the grand reopening, Birdland is bringing back 1949 prices as a thank you to returning patrons.

Ken Peplowski and Clairdee Join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in One-of-a-Kind Holiday Extravaganza

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra continues its 2020-21 season with live streamed performances of the highly anticipated holiday pops concert featuring holiday classics as well as famous arrangements highlighting the guest soloists.

Birdland Has Released its Schedule for March 2 - March 15

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include John Pizzarelli (The Swing 7 and Quartet), Steve Ross, Erena Terakubo and Nana Quintet, Leanne Borghesi & Marta Sanders, Constantine Maroulis, Michelle Lordi and David Berger Orchestra.

Centenary Stage Company's Music Festival Continues with Figueiredo and Peplowski: The Bossa Nova Wave

Centenary Stage Company continues its annual January Thaw Music Festival with Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski: The Bossa Nova Wave. The performance will take place at the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 18th @ 8:00 pm.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Has Been Nominated for Two Grammy Awards

a?"The Recording Academy has nominated both a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) recording and a Cincinnati Pops recording for GRAMMY® Awards. Transatlantic, recorded by Music Director Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is nominated in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. American Originals: 1918, recorded by conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and produced by Elaine Martone, is nominated for Best Classical Compendium. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Birdland Presents Stacey Kent And More Week Of December 9

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Releases Decemeber Schedule

Birdland's December 2019 schedule will feature The Joe Lovano Nonet, Stacey Kent, Monty Alexander, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole Quartet, Gunhild Carling, Julius Rodriguez, Veronica Swift Holiday Show, 'Season's Swingin' Greetings!a??, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Darius de Haas, Marilyn Maye New Years Eve Extravaganza, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE!

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Betsy Wolfe

Today's conversation is with Betsy Wolfe, who has established herself as one of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation. She recently starred as Jenna Hunterson, the title role in the Tony nominated musical Waitress.  Prior to that, she played Cordelia, one of the one of the lovable a?oelesbians from next door,a?? in the Broadway revival of Falsettos directed by James Lapine, which recently aired on PBS. She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as Cathy in the off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years.

BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Tributes Benny Goodman At Birdland With Guest Ken Peplowski

I don't know if Benny Goodman “The King of Swing” ever performed at the original Birdland on Broadway at 52nd Street which was more known for the Bebop Jazz of Charlie Parker. However, his music was gloriously celebrated last night by John Pizzarelli and his special guest Clarinetist Ken Peplowski at the current Birdland on 44th Street. The link to the past was firmly established by the extraordinary artistry of Pizzarelli and Peplowski as they toured the Benny Goodman Songbook. The link was also established by the many stories both had about Benny Goodman. Ken Peplowski played in Benny's last band, and John's father Bucky was also was a featured guitarist with Goodman. In fact as John in his “Bucky Voice” recounted a funny story, when he was a youngster tagging along with Bucky John even got to strum a few notes for Benny Goodman until Bucky said “come on kid we gotta get home”! It was all smiles and happy swing music last night as John Pizzarelli and his trio with Ken Peplowski filled Birdland with great music and great conversation. The tradition of exceptional music continues at 'The Jazz Corner of The World”

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