Cincinnati Symphony’s new music center on the Ohio River, plus new concert series and internship, honoring longtime music educator Andrew J. Brady

Posted on: December 16, 2021

“The Andrew J. Brady Music Center has dropped ‘Icon’ from its name in coordination with a number of initiatives the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced Monday to honor the city’s late ‘Music Man,’ ” writes Brooks Sutherland in Monday’s (12/13) Cincinnati Enquirer (OH). “The music center, which opened last July at The Banks by the Ohio River, will modify its name to bring attention to Brady’s legacy in the local music scene, Jonathan Martin, president and chief executive officer of the CSO, said Monday. The venue was previously called the Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center.… CSO also announced the formation of … the Andrew J. Brady Neighborhood Concert Series [which] will present at least five free concerts to the public next summer … The Andrew J. Brady Internship Program [in orchestra administration] began in the fall…. The internship is a season-long paid internship that aims to ‘elevate students from backgrounds not significantly represented in the orchestra industry.’ … The initiatives and name change are part of a broader approach by CSO to reach out to communities in Cincinnati … something Martin said Brady embodied … as the band and orchestra director at Western Hills High School from 1944 to 1976.”