Season Sponsor Shines | TIckets on Sale | Motors & Music Fundraiser Coming Soon |
Lawrence Brownlee at the Met | Where is James Conlon? | ArtsWave Campaign Opportunity | Mozart Cat Loves May Festival
Macy's Allows May Festival's Stars to Shine
The May Festival is pleased to announce that Macy’s will be the 2011 Season Sponsor. Macy's, one of the nation’s premier retailers has joined America’s Premier Choral Festival and will allow the Festival to shine brightly in Music Hall this May.
Tickets for Individual Concerts
Tickets are on sale for all May Festival 2011 concerts. Act now to get the best seats!
Use this button to buy tickets online.
Tickets are also sold by phone at 513.381.3300 and at the Music Hall Box Office.
Save the Date for Motors & Music
May Festival's spring fundraiser, Motors & Music, will ride into town on the afternoon of Sunday, May 15. Stroll among a premier selection of rarely seen antique and classic cars, enjoy a picnic lunch from Elegant Fare and enjoy the fabulous Walnut Hills Jazz Combo. Click here for more information.
Making his May Festival debut, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, an Ohio native, has just finished a thrilling performance at the Metropolitan Opera singing the role of Rinaldo in Rossini’s Armida. This article from the New York Times provides wonderful insight into Mr. Brownlee’s career.
Where in the World is James Conlon?
James Conlon just finished up a well received production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at the LA Opera. Reviews have been resounding for the suspenseful opera.
- James Conlon conducted with unobtrusive excellence, his tiny orchestra — all of 13 players — ably realizing the myriad beauties of this most haunting of operas.
— San Francisco Classical Voice
- The L.A. Opera orchestra is in top form, with company Music Director James Conlon maintaining the tense drama of the sound without a hint of melodrama.
- Conductor James Conlon and his thirteen charges brought off the opening night performance in stunning form, all the more impressive as each musician soloed on his or her respective instrument or family of instruments in various registers. Britten would have been as proud of this band as of the virtuosos he had handpicked for the opera's premiere. It was apparent that Conlon understands this score from broad architecture to intimate detail.
— Huffington Post, Rodney Punt
Here’s an article that provides a more in-depth look at the production.
Most recently, James Conlon conducted the Montreal Symphony on April 5 & 6, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on April 9 & 10. Coming up on April 21 & 22 he will conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
ArtsWave Creating Community Through the ArtsShow your support for May Festival!
The ArtsWave annual community campaign brings people together from across the region to support the music, dance, theater, art centers, festivals, museums, and more that make Cincinnati a great place to live, work, play, and stay.
Last year, community residents made nearly 40,000 contributions, investing $11 million in the arts. With these donations, ArtsWave supports over 150 large and small arts organizations throughout the area —including the May Festival!
Thanks for all you do to support the arts in our region. We hope you will be one of the thousands who support the 2011 Community Campaign for the Arts. You can make a quick contribution of any size here.
James Conlon Introduces Mozart Cat
MOZART CAT makes classical music fun for kids with his new musical toy, story book and CD narrated by renowned conductor JAMES CONLON. Every purchase supports MAY FESTIVAL. Music to our ears! Give the gift of MOZART CAT to the child in your life and help compose a great future for classical music and May Festival. For details and to purchase visit: www.MozartCat.com, PROMO CODE: MAYFEST
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