The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has announced that it will hold its first Summermusik festival from August 15 to September 3, featuring full-length programs at the Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts and hour-long afternoon concerts at multiple venues. Four “Chamber Crawl” late-night events held in bars will include beer tastings, specialized drinks, and a mix of rock and classical music, a concept the festival says is modeled on the Mostly Mozart Festival’s “A Little Night Music” series in New York. Summermusik will open with “The Food of Love,” a collaborative concert with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, featuring Shostakovich’s incidental music to Hamlet, led by CCO’s interim music director, Kelly Kuo; the evening, which includes dinner, also will feature Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Eric Lu. Karina Canellakis will lead an August 29 program featuring the CCO and the quartet the Faux Frenchmen—acoustic guitarists Brian Lovely and George Cunningham, acoustic bassist Don Aren, and violinist Paul Patterson—to include world premieres of Patterson’s Chromatic Drag, Cunningham’s Daisy Allen’s Waltz, and Lovely’s Trading Knick-Knacks for Macaws, as well as Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.
Posted April 17, 2015