Nov. 17-18, 7:30 p.m.
Radhouane el Meddeb: “Je Danse et Vous en Donne a Bouffer (I Dance and I Feed You)” at the Contemporary Arts Center. Another unique event curated by the way-innovative Drew Klein of CAC. French-Tunisian choreographer Radhouane el Meddeb immerses his audience in his two loves – dancing and cooking – creating and celebrating a bridge between the two.
Nov. 18-19, 8 p.m. (NOTE: new, earlier time)
Contemporary Dance Theater‘s 44th season (!) opens with Tiffany Mills Company of NYC “After the Feast,” an evening-length dance/theater work by this dynamic, cutting-edge choreographer. This new work is driven by questions about abundance and scarcity, evoking the grit and cacophony of urban life. So happy that CDT is still bringing new dance to the Queen City. Go see this. At Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center.
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Cincinnati Symphony & Pops present “Northern Lights,” Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor. Jennifer Koh, violin. Music of Smetana, Salonen and Sibelius (at Taft Theatre). No single composer evoked the harsh beauty of the far north more effectively than Jean Sibelius, and here’s a chance to experience his two autumnal symphonies (6 & 7) back to back. You may have heard snippets of the virtuosic violin concerto by Esa-Pekka Salonen in a recent Apple iPad commercial featuring this prodigious composer/conductor. And Ms. Koh? Well, she was only the 2016 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year…
Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, “Touched by an Angel,” works by Baroque master Gabrieli, plus the regional premiere of Kim Arnesen’s “Magnificat” (at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral). A first-time collaboration between the always adventurous and creative KSO, led by J.R. Cassidy, and Tony DiCello’s St. Peter in Chains Choir, possibly the best church choir in the region. In addition to antiphonal fare by Gabrieli for choir and brass, there’s more Scandinavian music here, a Magnificat setting by young Norwegian Kim Arnesen, a hot new composer worth hearing.
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College-Conservatory of Music Mainstage Series: “Cendrillon” by Jules Massenet. Mark Gibson, conductor. Robin Guarino, director. A lovely, charming 19th-century French opera by the underrated Massenet given a very modern stage treatment by the stimulating Ms. Guarino. This is what CCM Opera does best – taking a fresh look at standard fare. (Good luck getting tickets…)
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Two contrasting theatrical openings this week: the darkly hilarious “God of Carnage” at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater about parenting run-really-amok, and the delightful “Much Ado About Nothing,” at Cincy Shakes, one of The Bard’s most delightful comedies, featuring the fast-paced battle of wits between Benedick and Beatrice. Just try to keep up, ok?
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Art openings abound this weekend…new works at Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati Art Underground, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (opens Friday), and Kennedy Heights Arts Center (opens Saturday). Plus, more traditional fare at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, opening Friday.
The Studio Collection Sale, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Harmony Lodge in quaint Spring Grove Village, features works by Sara Caswell-Pearce, Judy Dominic, Jennifer Gleason, Renee Harris, Lisa Inglert, Terri Kern, Pam Korte, Mary Mark, Susan Naylor, Margaret Rhein, Ursula Roma and Pat Statzer. Christmas shopping for creative friends made easy.
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ArtWorks hosts its “21 Candles” anniversary party at Lunken Airport.
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