Sunday, January 12, 2003

Classical Music Winter Events

Amicus Chamber Players

Gerry Itzkoff, director, 861-3012.

Jan. 21 - Haydn, string Quartet Op. 50, No. 5; Jean Francaix, String Trio; Brahms, String Sextet in G Major. 7:30 p.m., Clifton United Methodist Church.

ARC Concert Series

Demetrius Fuller, artistic director, 241-7469 or 289-4972.

Jan. 19 - Demetrius Fuller, conductor; Anna Polusmiak, piano. Stravinsky, Petrouchka (arranged for piano); works for solo piano; Milhaud, Creation of the World. 3 p.m., Church of St. Monica-St. George, Clifton.

Feb. 9 - Demetrius Fuller, conductor; Javier Rodriguez and Katherine Jolly, guest artists. Michael Daugherty, Dead Elvis; George Crumb, Ancient Voices of Children; Stravinsky, Histoire du Soldat. 8 p.m., Memorial Hall.

March 2 - Demetrius Fuller, conductor; Sandra Rivers, piano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Manami White, violin. Bela Bartok, Contrasts.

Catacoustic Consort

Annalisa Pappano, artistic director. 772-3242 or visit

Jan. 25-26 - The Virtuoso Basso, with Daniel Cole. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Christ Church, Glendale; 4 p.m. Sunday, St. George's Episcopal Church, Dayton.

March 22 - German Renaissance Music for Tenor and Viola da Gamba Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Christ Church, Glendale.

Cincinnati Arts Association

241-7469 or

March 13 - Vienna Choir Boys. 7:30 p.m., Music Hall.

Cincinnati Camerata

Christian Miller, director.

(859) 441-4715

Feb. 23 - "Febris: The Fever of Love." 4 p.m., Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church.

Cincinnati Chamber Music Society

Concerts are at 8 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

533-0451 and 556-4183 or

Feb. 4 - The Claremont Trio. Beethoven, Trio, Op. 1, No. 1; Mason Bates, String Band; Smetana, Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15.

March 4 - Alexander Quartet. Haydn, String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, "Emperor"; Bartok, String Quartet No. 6; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 68.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Mischa Santora, music director. 723-1182;

Concerts are at 3 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Hall, Over-the-Rhine, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University.

Jan. 26-27 - Keith Lockhart, guest conductor. Faure, Masques et Bergamasques, Op. 112; Haydn, Symphony No. 70 in D Major; William Bolcom, Commedia for (almost) 18th Century Orchestra; Ravel, Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose).

March 23 - Mischa Santora, conductor; Orion Weiss, piano. Josef Kost, Commission; J.S. Bach, Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1052; Dvorak, Wind Serenade; Kodaly, Galanta Dances.

Cincinnati Choral Society

Douglas Belland, director. 784-2379

March 23, 30 - A New Creation by Rene Clausen, 2:30 p.m. March 23, Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, Anderson; and 2:30 p.m. March 30, Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Westwood.

Cincinnati Opera: Opera Rap

Nicholas Muni, artistic director. 744-3511 or

Tuesday - Kim Kowalke, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. An introduction to composer Kurt Weill (The Seven Deadly Sins). 6 p.m., Cathedral Tour; 7 p.m., lecture. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington.

Feb. 20 - "Opera is everywhere." Marketing director Christopher Milligan. 6 p.m., wine and cheese; 7 p.m. lecture. Rookwood Office Tower, Norwood.

March 16 - La Traviata and Turandot. Lyric Opera of Chicago dramaturg Roger Pines. 4 p.m., Mayerson Auditorium, Hebrew Union College, Clifton.

March 29 - Family Series. Rapunzel. 10:30 a.m., Walnut Hills High School Auditorium. 241-2742.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Erich Kunzel, conductor.

Concerts are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday in Music Hall.

381-3300 or

Feb. 2 - Three Mo' Tenors; Joseph Joubert, conductor.

Feb. 21-23 - "Patriotic Broadway" (to be recorded for broadcast on PBS). Erich Kunzel, conductor; Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; John Schneider, vocalist; Tom Wopat, vocalist; Steve Morgan, vocalist; United States Army Soldiers' Chorus, Lt. Col. John C. Clanton, conductor; United States Army Herald Trumpets; The May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director; University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Musical Theater Department, Roger Grodsky, musical director, Diane Lala, choreographer.

March 16, 23 - "April Fools Day Celebration." Erich Kunzel, conductor; The Flying Karamazov Brothers, special guests.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Paavo Jarvi, music director

Concerts are in Music Hall. 381-3300 or

Today - William Eddins, conductor/pianist. J.A. Carpenter, Suite from Skyscrapers; Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue; Copland, Symphony No. 3. 3 p.m.

Jan. 16-18 - Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Radu Lupu, piano. Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor; Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, Tragic. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Jan. 24-25 - Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Christine Brewer, soprano; Jon Villars, tenor; Donnie Ray Albert, baritone; Eric Owens, bass; Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; David Cangelosi, tenor; Lester Lynch, bass; May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director. Beethoven, Fidelio. 8 p.m.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1 - Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Christian Lindberg, trombone. C. Pann, Slalom; Michael Haydn, Trombone Concerto; J. Sandstrom, A Short Ride on a Motorbike; Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C Major, Jupiter. 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

Feb. 6-8 - Paavo Jarvi, conductor. Ravel, Five Nursery Songs from Mother Goose; Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suites No.1 and 2; Ravel, Bolero. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Saturday. (No concert Friday)

Feb. 14-15 - Yakov Kreizberg, conductor; Jennifer Koh, violin. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major; Schmidt, Symphony No. 4. 8 p.m.

Feb. 27-March 1 - Jahja Ling, conductor; Lang Lang, piano. Bernard Rands, Tre canzoni senza parole ("Three Songs Without Words"); Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor; Dvorak, Symphony No.6 in D Major. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

March 8-9 - Eri Klas, conductor; Peter Serkin, piano. Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor; Strauss, Ein Heldenleben. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

March 14-15 - Mark Wigglesworth, conductor; Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano. Webern, Passacaglia; Mahler, Kindertotenlieder; Blumine from Symphony No.1 in D Major; Elgar,: Enigma Variations. 8 p.m.

March 20-22 - Gustav Kuhn, conductor; Piotr Anderszewski, piano. Beethoven, Egmont Overture; Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major; Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastorale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

March 28-29 - Paavo Jarvi, conductor; Vadim Repin, violin. Tuur, Exodus; Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor; Shostakovich, Symphony No.10 in E minor. 8 p.m.

CSO Chamber Players

Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall

381-3300 or

Jan. 31 - Music by Bach, Mozart, Francaix and Shostakovich.

March 21- Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Galliard and Schumann.

Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra

James C. Hagberg, artistic director. 732-2561

Feb. 15 - James Hagberg, conductor; John Hendrickson, piano. "Pictures, Images and Impressions." Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture; Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15; Debussy, Prelude a L' Apres-midi d'un faune; Liszt, Les Preludes. 7:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, UC Clermont.

College-Conservatory of Music

University of Cincinnati. 556-4183 or

Jan. 17-18 - Opera Studio Series. Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas. Chia Patino, director; Susanna Stranders, conductor. 8 p.m., Patricia Corbett Theater.

Jan. 23 - Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Players, Mark Gibson and Rodney Winther, conductors. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Jan. 24 - Percussion Group Cincinnati, Allen Otte, conductor; Barnhart, Hogan, toy pianos, garbage cans and computers. 8 p.m., Cohen Studio Theater.

Jan. 26 - Cincinnati Junior Strings, Gerald Doan and Rachel Zieber, conductors. 3 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Jan. 28 - Concert Orchestra, Xian Zhang, conductor. Verdi, Overture to Nabucco; Kodaly, Dances of Galanta; Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World." 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Jan. 28 - Classical Guitar Ensemble, Clare Callahan, director. Solos, duos, trios and quartets by Dowland, Montes, Sor, Vivaldi, Houghton, Piazzolla and Laurent and others. 8 p.m., Recital Hall.

Jan. 30 - Philharmonia Orchestra, Mark Gibson, conductor. "Fin de si╦cle." Debussy, Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun; Puccini, Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut; Mahler, Ruckertlieder; R. Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 2 - Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, Brandon Jones, conductor. 7 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 5 - Wind Symphony, Rodney Winther, conductor. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 6 - Symphony Band, Terence Milligan, conductor. "O Canada" - An evening of music by Canadian composers. Ballinger, Fantasy on "O Canada"; Morel, Dyptique; Applebaum, Suite of Miniature Dances; Mercure, Pantomime; Keane, Variations on a Theme of Guillaume de Machaut. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 7 - Guest Artist Series. Marcel Worms, piano. A recital by the Dutch pianist of blues-inspired compositions, written for Mr. Worms. 8 p.m., Recital Hall.

Feb. 9 - Starling Chamber Orchestra, Kurt Sassmannshaus, director; Suyeon Lee, violin; Christoph Cameron, cello. "World Tour Send-off Concert." Britten, Simple Symphony; Wieniawski, Scherzo Tarantelle; Rachmaninoff, Vocalise; Dvorak, Serenade for Strings. 7 p.m., Recital Hall.

Feb. 10 - Brass Showcase. Timothy Northcut, director. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 12 - Chiara String Quartet with James Tocco. John Harbison, Piano Quintet; Mozart, Quartet in C Major, K. 465; Dvorak, Piano Quintet in A Major. 8 p.m., Recital Hall.

Feb. 13-16 - Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, Xian Zhang, conductor; Paula Williams, guest director. 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Patricia Corbett Theater.

Feb. 15 - Starling Showcase, Kurt Sassmannshaus, director. 4 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 16 - Graduate Classical Guitar Ensemble, Clare Callahan, director. Solos, duos and chamber music by Giuliani, Ginastera, Brouwer and Rodrigo, among others. 7 p.m., Watson Hall.

Feb. 18 - Masterclass by Joseph Jennings, artistic director of Chanticleer. 12 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 22 - Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Choir & Chorale, Stephen Coker, conductor; Barbara Honn, soprano; Mary Henderson Stucky, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Baresel, tenor; Kenneth Shaw, bass-baritone. Dvorak, Stabat Mater, Op. 58. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 23 - Chamber Players, Rodney Winther, conductor. Featuring graduate student conducting competition winners. Dvorak, Serenade; Mozart, Grand Partita. 4 p.m., Recital Hall.

Feb. 25 - Wind Symphony & Symphony Band, Rodney Winther and Terence Milligan, conductors. "Prism VI - Love is in the Air." 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Feb. 27 - Concert Orchestra, Xian Zhang, conductor. Featuring student piano concerto competition winner. Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a; R. Strauss: Tod und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 2 - Chamber Players, Rodney Winther, conductor, 3 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, Clifton Ave.

March 2 - Prep Piano Concerto Winners. 3 p.m., Premier Pianos, West Chester.

March 3 -Brass Showcase, Timothy Northcut, director. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 7-8 - Opera Studio Series Double Bill. Dreamwalker by Chia Patino. Chia Patino, director; Sylvia Plyler, musical director. 8 p.m. Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Cohen Studio Theater.

And, The Village Singer, by Stephen Paulus. Sandra Bernhard, director; Kelly Hale, musical director. 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dieterle Vocal Arts Center 300.

March 8 - Cincinnati Children's Choir 10th Anniversary Concert, Robyn Lana, conductor; Karen Wolff, former interim dean of CCM, special guest. 7 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 9 - University Men's and Women's Choruses, Graeme Langager and Wei Cheng, conductors. Music of Rutter, Mulholland and Copland. 4 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 11 - Wind Symphony and Symphony Band, Rodney Winther and Terence Milligan, conductors. "An Evening of Concertos." 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 13 - Philharmonia Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, Mark Gibson and Xian Zhang, conductors; Kristin Taylor, piano. "Viva Espana!" Chapi, Overture to La Revoltosa; Bizet, Carmen Suite; Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol; Falla, Noches en los Jardines de Espana; Ravel, Bolero. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 15 - "Choral Music of Italian Masters." Chamber Choir & Chorale, Earl Rivers and Stephen Coker, conductors. Dallapiccola, Canti di Prigonia, and works by Palestrina, Monteverdi and Giordano. 8 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

March 22 - Preparatory Department Brass Choir, Paul Hillner, conductor. 1 p.m., Recital Hall.

March 23 - CCM Preparatory Department Piano Concerto Winners Concert. Seven Hills Sinfonietta. 4 p.m., Corbett Auditorium.

Dayton Opera

Thomas Bankston, artistic director

The Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

(937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630;; or

March 22, 26, 28, 30 - Verdi's Aida. Charles Wendelken-Wilson, conductor; soprano Michele Capalbo (Aida); mezzo-soprano Jill Grove (Amneris); baritone Lester Lynch (Amonasro); bass David Michael (Ramfis); bass Kenneth Shaw (King of Egypt).

The Dayton Philharmonic

Neal Gittleman, music director.

Classical concerts are at 8 p.m. in Dayton's Memorial Hall until March 6, when they move to the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (937) 224-9000

Jan. 17-18 - SuperPops concert. "Happy (Belated) Birthday Richard Rodgers." Neal Gittleman, conductor. 8:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center.

Jan. 23 and 25 - Neal Gittleman, conductor; Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, Hank Dahlman. Wagner, Flying Dutchman Overture; Steven Winteregg, To Fly Unbounded (world premiere for the "Inventing Flight 2003" celebration; Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade.

Jan. 24 - Neal Gittleman, conductor. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade.

Feb. 14-15 - "Farewell, Memorial Hall." Neal Gittleman, conductor; Andrew Russo, piano. Mendelssohn, The Hebrides Overture; Dvorak, Symphony No. 8; Michael Schelle, Wright Flight; Beethoven, Consecration of the House.

March 6, 8 - "A Classical Homecoming." Neal Gittleman, conductor; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin. Beethoven, Consecration of the House; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite, 1919.

March 7 - "Through the Stage Door." Neal Gittleman, conductor. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis; Stravinsky, Firebird Suite, 1919.

March 14-15 - SuperPops with Ben Vereen, 8:30 p.m., Schuster Center.

Great Music in a Great Space

Concerts are in St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. 421-2222 or

Feb. 18 - Chanticleer. 8 p.m.

Feb. 24 - Steven Fischer, organist. 7:30 p.m.

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society


Jan. 25 - Chinese New Year Concert 2003. Xian Zhang, conductor; Frederic Chiu, piano; "Thoughts of Rain," by Gao Weijie and "God of Mountain" by Lee Bing Yang (world premieres); "Red Silk Dance" Piano Concerto by Bright Sheng; Beijing Opera and much more. 7:30 p.m., Corbett Auditorium, U.C.

Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony

Paul Stanbery, music director. (513) 867-5411 or

Feb. 23 - American Masters Concert. Paul Stanbery, conductor; Thomas Benjamin, guest composer. 4 p.m., Fairfield Performing Arts Center.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

James R. Cassidy, music director

Concerts are at 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday in Greaves Hall, Northern Kentucky University. (859) 431-6216 or

Jan. 25-26 - Twists of Fate. James Cassidy, conductor; Haewon Moon, soprano; Norman Reinhardt, tenor; Brian Mulligan, baritone; Cincinnati Children's Chorus; KSO Chorale; NKU Chamber Singers. Philip Glass, "Funeral" from Akhnaten; Orff, Carmina Burana.

Linton Chamber Music 25th Anniversary Season

Concerts are at 4 p.m. Sundays, First Unitarian Church, Avondale; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Montgomery. 381-6868 or

March 2-3 - Alexander Kerr, violin; Timothy Lees, violin; Michael Strauss, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Richard Hawley, clarinet.

Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions

For 2- to 5-year-olds. Concerts are at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 381-6868.

Jan. 18 - Four Seasons, Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Jan. 25 - Four Seasons, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Montgomery

Feb.1 - Four Seasons, Stained Glass Theatre, Newport

Matinee Musicale

Concerts are at 11 a.m., Scottish Rite Auditorium, downtown. 821-2228.

March 20 - Philip Quint, violin.

Miami University Performing Arts Series

(513) 529-6333

Jan. 28 - Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano; Warren Jones, piano. 7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Feb. 18 - Celluloid Copland. Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer, artistic director. 7:30 p.m., Millett Hall.

March 24 - Puccini's Madame Butterfly. London City Opera. 7:30 p.m., Millett Hall.

Miami University

Department of Music. (513) 529-3014

Jan. 16 - Oxford Chamber Orchestra, Ricardo Averbach, conductor. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Jan. 21 - Siok Lian Tan, piano. A program of French piano music. 8 p.m., Souers Recital Hall.

Jan. 26 - Sandra Seefeld, flute; Richard Goering, guitar. 3 p.m., Souers Recital Hall.

Feb. 7-8 - A Celebration of World Music and Dance. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Feb. 9 - St. Petersburg Legacy (music and readings.) 7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Feb. 14 - MU Wind Ensemble, Gary A. Speck, conductor. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Feb. 24 - Siok Lian Tan and Jerry Stanley, pianists. 8 p.m., Souers Recital Hall.

Feb. 28-March 1 - Miami University Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choruses, Ricardo Averbach, William Bausano and Ethan Sperry, conductors. Bernstein, Chichester Songs; Lauridsen, Midwinter Songs. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

March 5 - Symphony Band, Gary A. Speck, conductor. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

March 22 - Pansy Chang, cello; Sandra Rivers, piano. 8 p.m., Souers Recital Hall.

March 28-29 - Miami University Steel Band, Chris Tanner, director. 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium.

Middletown Symphony Orchestra

Carmon DeLeone, music director. (513) 424-2426.

Jan. 25 - Carmon DeLeone, conductor; Cincinnati Ballet members, guest artists. "Dream Dancing." Selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Sonnambula, Nutcracker and more. 8:15 p.m., Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Miami University Middletown

March 29 - Pops Concert. A Salute to Richard Rodgers. 8:15 p.m., Manchester Hotel Ballroom.

MUSE Cincinnati Women's choir

Catherine Roma, director. 221-1118;

Feb. 8-9 - "Let It Shine, Let It Shine!", 8 p.m., Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday, Nast Trinity United Methodist Church, Over-the-Rhine.

Music in the Museum

Organists playing the E.M. Skinner Symphonic Concert Organ in the Rotunda of Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal. 287-7021 or

Feb. 17 - Thomas Murray, organ; the CCM Girl's Choir, Robyn Lana, director. Elgar, Chanson de Nuit; Saint-Saens, Fantaisie in D-flat; Prelude and Fugue in B Major; Mozart, Fantaisie in F Minor; Rachmaninoff, Vocalise; Franck, Piece Herioque; Jongen, Sonata Eroica; Vaughan Williams, Two Welsh Folk Tunes; Britten, Missa Brevis.

Musica Sacra

Helmut Roehrig, music director. 745-3802

March 30 - Marc Antoine Charpentier, Miserere des Jesuits and Selected Motets. 4 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Church, East Walnut Hills

Northern Kentucky University

(859) 572-6399 or

Concerts are in Greaves Concert Hall unless indicated

Today - Amernet String Quartet; Paul Kreider, baritone. Turina, La Oracion de Torero; Germaine Tailleferre, String Quartet; Samuel Barber, Dover Beach for string quartet and baritone; Mendelssohn, Quartet in d Major, Op. 44, No. 1, 3 p.m., Greaves Hall

Jan. 16 - W. Jonathan Gresham, trumpet; Joy Wallace, soprano; Toni Sheffer, piano. 8 p.m.

Jan. 22 - Wednesdays at One - Belland Piano Trio, 1 p.m., Otto Budig theatre

Jan. 31 - Paul Kreider, baritone; Toni Sheffer, piano. Schubert, Winterreise. 8 p.m.

Feb. 3 - Belland Piano Trio, 8 p.m.

Feb. 5 - Wednesdays at One - Amernet String Quartet, 1 p.m., Otto Budig Theatre

Feb. 6 - Marimba Ensemble Concert, 6 p.m.

Feb. 16 - Sergei Polusmiak and students, 3 p.m.

Feb. 19 - Concert Band and Symphonic Winds, 8 p.m.

Feb. 19 - Wednesdays at One - Tod Leavitt & Friends, 1 p.m.

Feb. 20 - Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m.

Feb. 24 - Preparatory Recital, 7 p.m.

Feb. 26 - Chamber Winds and Percussion Concert, 8 p.m.

Feb. 27 - Vocal Jazz Concert, 8 p.m.

March 2 - Sergei and Anna Polusmiak with friends from the CSO, 5 p.m.

March 6 - Choral Invitational Concert, 8 p.m.

March 8 - "The Game of Chance & The Telephone" (one act operas), 8 p.m.

March 9 - "The Game of Chance & The Telephone" (one act operas), 3 p.m.

March 19 - Betty Douglas, flute, 8 p.m.

March 26 - Wednesdays at One - Amernet String Quartet, 1 p.m., Otto Budig Theatre

March 27 - Brass Choir Concert, 8 p.m.

March 30 - Amernet String Quartet. Haydn, Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, "The Lark"; Bartok, Quartet No. 1; Brahms, Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1. 3 p.m.

Sorg Opera

Performances are in the Sorg Opera House, Middletown

(513) 425-0180 or

Feb. 21-22 - Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos. Curtis Tucker, conductor; Nelson Sheeley, director; Mary Poetschke (composer); Mark Duffin (Bacchus); Alison Acord (Ariadne); Risa Renae Harman (Zerbinetta); John Shuffle (Music Master).

Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series

Christ Church Cathedral, downtown, is hosting the series in Centennial Chapel while the museum is closed for renovation. All concerts begin at 2:30 p.m. 241-0343 or

Jan. 26 - George Hambrecht, flute; William Harrod, oboe; and Richard Porotsky, clarinet

Feb. 9: Celebration Brass

Feb. 23: Kyril Magg, flute; Susan Magg, flute; and Ann Simerlink, soprano

March 23 - Heather MacPhail, organ

Twilight Concert series

Concerts are at 7 p.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ, Newport (859) 431-1818

Jan. 19 - Tony and Joy Burdette, vocalists.

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati

Earl Rivers, director. 559-0000 or 556-4183;

March 2 - Winter Concert. Earl Rivers, director. Menotti's The Unicorn, the Corgon and the Manticore, and a cappella miniatures. CCM Chamber Players, Rodney Winther, director, guest artists.

Xavier Classical Piano and Guitar Series

The Rev. John Heim, director

Concerts are held at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. 745-3161.

Jan. 19 - Jeffrey Biegel, piano. J.S. Bach, Toccatas in D Major, D Minor and E Minor; Beethoven, Sonata in D Minor, OP. 31 No. 2; Liszt, Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12.

Jan. 26 - Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

Feb. 9 - Martha Masters, guitar

March 9 - Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

March 23 - Esther Budiardjo, piano


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