The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announce exciting new details surrounding the second annual groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Friday, March 13, 2015 (8 p.m.), the CSO opens the festival with Varese’s Tuning Up, as well as the World Premiere of Lo a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, who will also perform the solo violin part for the new commission. The second half of that concert is highlighted by the CSO performing side by side with the Grammy-winning indie rock band, The National (of which Mr. Dessner is a part of). Read more
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform with The National for March MusicNOW Festival collaboration
Photo by Scott Preston
In honor of The Whiskey Shambles‘ win at the Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) Challenge, which qualifies them to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015, the band has worked with Cincinnati’s Rivertown Brewing Company to create “Shambling Southward - Dubble Barrel Blues,” a Belgian Dubbel aged with brandy-infused wood chips.
“We started talking with Rivertown this summer about brewing a special beer to celebrate our trip to Memphis, working with them to develop an interesting brew that our fans — and craft beer fans — will love,” said Shambles bassist Brother James. “After much discussion, we all agreed that this recipe captures the band’s unique sound and spirit in liquid form.” Read more
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards ceremony, featuring live performances and award presentations, returns to Covington’s Madison Theater on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Stay tuned for complete information on the Best New Bands showcase and the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards show/party, including performer announcements. Tickets will be available soon for both events.
Visit citybeat.com beginning at noon this Friday to vote for your favorite CEA-nominated artists. (The final three “Critical Achievement Awards” categories are not voted on by the public, but rather the nominating committee.) Read more
On Friday January 2nd, 2015 Cincinnati’s latest breakout rock act, Electric Citizen, will play the Woodward Theater in Downtown Cincinnati, alongside 2 of the finest bands in the midwest rock scene — Midpoint Music Fest standout, All Them Witches from Nashville, TN and Alive Naturalsound Records favorite, Mount Carmel from Columbus, OH. The show is already creating quite a buzz, and promises to be the best way to break in your 2015.