Cincinnati Pops will help inaugurate new arts center at local high school

Posted on: August 16, 2013

In Thursday’s (8/15) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio), Kurt Backscheider writes that on September 15, “The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will help the Three Rivers Local School District celebrate the opening of its new arts center. Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the orchestra in the inaugural concert in the Performing Arts Center at Taylor High School, part of the new Three Rivers Educational Campus…. ‘I am absolutely overjoyed that we are able to partner with a world-class organization,’ said Tom Bailey, head principal of the new school…. Meghan Berneking, spokeswoman for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops orchestras, said the performance is a presentation of the orchestra’s Community Concerts program… ‘We want to be supportive of music in schools,’ Berneking said. ‘Community Concerts also build connections with the community, and it’s clear this community has a love for the arts as evidenced by the new arts center.’ The Taylor High School marching band will open the concert with a performance of their own, and then the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will take the stage. Berneking said the orchestra will perform an accessible, family-friendly program … [including] an arrangement of ‘Waiting for Wings,’ a piece by Broadway composers Georgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown commissioned and premiered by the Cincinnati orchestra in April.”

Posted August 16, 2013