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Grammy Winner Joins Festival | Where is James Conlon?
May Festival Invited to Festival at Carnegie Hall
The May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of May Festival Music Director James Conlon, have been chosen to participate in Spring for Music’s third annual festival season at Carnegie Hall. Spring for Music is designed to allow chosen organizations to showcase their artistic philosophies through distinctive and creative programming in one of the world’s most competitive musical environments. The May Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are among six organizations chosen with performances taking place in May 2013. See the press release for more information.
Spirit of Cincinnati Award
The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus has received the Erich Kunzel Queen City Advocate Award from Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. This is one of five Spirit of Cincinnati Awards presented at the CVB’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2011. The award is given for positive national recognition the chorus has attracted to Cincinnati USA.
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Paul Jacobs joins the Guest Artist Roster for Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass
Grammy winner, Paul Jacobs joins the spectacular list of guest artists for the 2011 May Festival. He will perform the dramatic organ solo in Leoš Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass on Saturday, May 21, the second night of this year’s May Festival. This unique work was composed late in Janáček’s career and has a nationalistic approach that reflects his Czech heritage. The seventh movement of the piece is written for solo organ. Christine Brewer, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Rodrick Dixon and Morris Robinson will also perform in this unique work that is peppered with brass fanfares, layers of orchestral color and offers a variety of spiritual singing. In May Festival’s long history, the Glagolitic Mass has only been performed one other time, in 1985.
Read more at cincinnati.com.
Where in the World is James Conlon?
Maestro James Conlon is in Los Angeles working on Rossini’s The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia). This delightful Rossini comedy is a madcap romp in the spirit of The Barber of Seville, filled with rapid-fire patter songs and blazing coloratura showpieces.
LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts the production which stars soprano Nino Machaidze, along with Simone Alberghini, Paolo Gavanelli, Maxim Mironov, Kate Lindsey and Thomas Allen. More information is available on the Los Angeles Opera’s website.
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