December 11th, 4 PM
The Cincinnati Camerata will perform MARY: EAST AND WEST, a program featuring a variety of choral music in honor of and reflective of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Camerata is a choral ensemble of 35 accomplished musicians who present two or three concerts every year in various venues. Their director, Dr. Brett Scott, is a native of Canada. After receiving his doctorate from UC/CCM in 2002, he remained in Cincinnati to join the Ensembles and Conducting faculty at CCM, and continue raising with his wife Krista, their four beautiful children. Even though the concert is not a ticketed event, Camerata does ask for a suggested donation of $15 per person. Please pass along the word about this very special concert to your family and friends and plan to attend yourself.
February 19th, 3 PM
For our second presentation, we will shift gears and move from the choral musical art, to the vocal musical art, as we invite you to join us for an afternoon of songs and grand opera arias, duets and trios as we explore such composers as Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Mozart, Puts and many more. Performers include Marco Panuccio, tenor, Christian Pursell, baritone, and Brian Locke, collaborative pianist. Come and experience an afternoon that all opera and classical music lovers will enjoy. This concert is being presented, in part, to honor Dr. Robert Hasl, a St. Catharine parishioner and lover and supporter of the performing arts, especially the operatic art, and its emerging proponents, like Mr. Panuccio.
The Annual Seiwert Organ Recital Experience
March 26th, 3 PM
Our eleventh season’s organist is Katelyn Emerson. She will perform an engaging program of great variety and beauty which will splendidly showcase our 1978/2003 Schantz/Buzard pipe organ. Ms. Emerson was the first prize winner of the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Young Artist’s Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). A recent graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Ms. Emerson is the fifth NYACOP winner to grace our Series. This year’s recital is being jointly sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
April 30th, 3 PM
For our concluding concert, we will stay with instrumental music by welcoming CCM percussion professor Rusty Burge, playing vibraphone, his wife and violist Belinda Burge, and CCM colleague pianist Steve Allee. They will present a program of solos, duets and trios with this unique musical combination. Music will include J.S.Bach, Charlie Parker, and original music by Steve and Rusty. Please join us as we conclude another season of great variety and color.
All presentations are free and open to the public. Free will offerings, however, will be accepted to cover costs associated with the printing of brochures and incidental stipends.
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