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May 25, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall

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JULIA ADOLPHE: Crown of Hummingbirds [May Festival Commission, World Premiere]
Requiem in D Minor


  • James Conlon, conductor
    Erica Petrocelli, soprano
    Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano
  • Joshua Blue, tenor
  • Michael Sumuel, bass

May Festival Chorus

Robert Porco, director

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 

Louis Langrée, music director


Music Hall

What's Interesting

Conductor James Conlon, the beloved former Music Director of the May Festival whose 37-year tenure as artistic leader remains the longest in Festival history, returns to lead a new work by American composer Julia Adolphe and Mozart’s famous music for a Requiem Mass. First performed by the May Festival in 1882, the Requiem radiates fearless brilliance—sacred music for The Last Judgement that touches on the sublime.

This concert is sponsored by the Christine E. and Thomas L. Neyer, Sr. Family.

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Pre-Concert Talk and More!

Join us in Corbett Tower for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm hosted by Matthew Swanson, with May Festival Music Director Laureate James Conlon and composer Julia Adolphe, whose Crown of Hummingbirds will feature in the evening’s concert.

At the close of the performance, all guests will be given a carnation in one of the May Festival’s official colors to celebrate our 150th anniversary, a gift-in-kind provided by our friends at Kroger.