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Cincinnati Spotlight

Your guide to arts events in Greater Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Spotlight airs on WGUC with Brian O'Donnell, weekday mornings shortly before 10:00 am.

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Today's Cincinnati Spotlight

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM

Address: 1241 Elm St.
City: Cincinnati , OH
Phone: (513) 381-3300
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American composer Steven Mackey dedicated his Stumble to Grace—which cleverly mimics five stages in the development of his and Orli Shaham’s respective young children—to this weekend’s pianist, Orli Shaham, an artist of remarkable musicality and flawless technique. St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson completes the all-American program with Bernstein’s dynamic, jazz-influenced dance episodes from On the Town, Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, a masterful rendering for orchestra and piano (played by Orli Shaham) of W.H. Auden’s epic poem about four lonely wartime strangers who spend an evening in a New York bar pondering the human condition.

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Carnegie Arts Center
Friday, April 11, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014 Address: 1028 Scott Blvd.
City: Covington , KY

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The Carnegie Arts Center presents the classic play "Harvey," about loveable Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey, a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit. Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April 11 through 27.


Catacoustic Consort
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Address: Church of the Advent - Walnut Hills
City: Cincinnati , OH

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The Catacoustic Consort presents the viol music of William Lawes.


Cincinnati BoyChoir
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Address: 1225 Elm St. / Memorial Hall
City: Cincinnati , OH

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Music is good for the soul & the brain; in the final concert of the season, the choir will celebrate the many ways in which music is experienced. Featuring a special guest choir, this all-ages concert will have you singing in your seats!


Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Monday, May 05, 2014 Address: 6546 Montgomery Road
City: Cincinnati , OH

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Enjoy works by artist-in-residence Tony Dallas.


Taft Museum of Art
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Address: 316 Pike St.
City: Cincinnati , OH

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Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible with support from the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, the Schramm Foundation, the Joy R. Hilliard Bequest, and the Catherine Hawkins Foundation. Imperial Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe with Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty, China, 1850–1875, woven silk and metal thread tapestry. Denver Art Museum Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.196 Become captivated by a selection of exquisitely embellished robes, accessories, and textiles from the Qing dynasty. These rarely seen items include imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings.


Zak Morgan Children's Concert
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Address: Covedale Center for Performing Arts
City: Cincinnati , OH

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Composer and singer Zak Morgan performs a Children's Concert at Covedale Center for Performing Arts on Saturday morning at 11:00.



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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra April 25 & 26, 2014
Barber and Bernstein
David Robertson, Conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Steven Mackey: Stumble to Grace
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety

WGUC Broadcasts
Tune in Sunday nights at 8:00 pm to hear the CSO Season. This concert will be broadcast on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Ticket information is available by calling Cincinnati Symphony at (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Pops RemixPops Remix
April 29
Sarah Hicks, Conductor
Boyz II Men

As the best-selling R&B act of all time, the music of Boyz II Men defined a generation. Songs such as “On Bended Knee,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “4 Seasons of Loneliness” topped Billboard charts and ushered in a new era of R&B in the 1990s. They continue to tour to sold-out crowds and to date have sold 60 million records. On April 29, 2014, this remarkable group makes its Pops debut for a one-night-only concert closing the Pops season. Bathed in the full orchestral colors of the Orchestra, this concert expands the Pops genre even further and proves that the Cincinnati Pops can truly play anything.

Ticket information is available by calling Cincinnati Pops at (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org.

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