Or, how I spent my weekend… Last night, I took in a ravishing concert by the Vocal Arts Ensemble in Memorial Hall. Here’s a teaser:
The Vocal Arts Ensemble’s survey of American music on Saturday night was a journey of pristine singing and expressive beauty. But it was the final group of spirituals — when the chorus whooped it up in “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” and “Battle of Jericho” — that galvanized listeners, and we came to know the range of possibilities under new director Craig Hella Johnson. Read the full review here.
Soon, I’ll be heading down to the Aronoff to see “Peter Pan” with Cincinnati Ballet, danced to a sweet score by Carmon DeLeone. Then I’m hopping over to CCM to see the Academy of Ancient Music perform Bach’s Orchestral Suites.
By the way, did you see the story about the Corbett Foundation’s final gift? $1 million is going to CCM’s Opera Department.
Other news last week:
Cincinnati is in the running for a major conference of international museums.
The Cincinnati Pops is getting ready to go on the road in December.
And Jake Heggie and his creative team will be in town next week to workshop his new opera. “Great Scott.”