Music

Art of the Piano | Werner Recital Hall, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH 45221

  • May 30-June 17. Art of the Piano festival, two weeks of recitals and masterclasses by 14 world-class faculty artists

Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas | St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45145. 513-831-2052.

  • June 4, 5 p.m. Bach Vespers for Pentecost: “Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!,” BWV 172.

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center | 620 Greenup St., Covington, 41011. 859-431-0020.

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Behringer-Crawford Museum | 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, KY 41011. 859-491-4003.

  • May 25, 6-9 p.m. “The Cheryl and Shorty Show,” Cheryl Renee, keyboard
  • June 1, 6-9 p.m. “Something Old, Something New,” Jake Speed and the Freddies
  • June 8, 6-9 p.m. “Beer ‘n’ Brass,” Mount Auburn Brass Fellowship
  • June 15, 6-9 p.m. “High Energy” Mike and Dannita Wade
  • June 22, 6-9 p.m. “The Grass is Blue,” Northern Kentucky Bluegrass All-Stars
  • June 29, 6-9 p.m. “Crawfish Ramble,” Robin Lacy and DeZydeco
  • July 13, 6-9 p.m. “Southern Comfort,” Hot Magnolias
  • July 20, 6-9 p.m. “Hot, Hot, Hot,” Tropicoso
  • July 27, 6-9 p.m. “Big Blues,” Leroy Ellington
  • Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. “Whiskey in the Jar,” Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters
  • Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m. “Dancin’ in the Streets,” Ramona Blaine and The Company

Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony | 513-549-2197.

  • May 29, 6 p.m. “American Memories/Heroes and Outlaws,” works by Vivaldi, Copland and mandolin players Evan Marshall and Brian Oberlin. Michael Chertock, conductor (at Blue Ash Towne Square)
  • July 3, 7:30 p.m. Independence Day Concert, selections of patriotic and Broadway show music. Michael Chertock, conductor. (at Montgomery Park, 10105 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242)

Calvary Episcopal Church | 3766 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45220. 513-861-4437

  • July 27-29. Gaslight Chamber Series

The Carnegie | 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011. 859-957-1940.

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Catacoustic Consort

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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption | Covington. 859-431-2060.

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Chamber Music Cincinnati | Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-342-6870.

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Christ Church Cathedral | 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-1817.

  • Tuesdays, Thru May, 12:10 p.m. Music Live with Lunch (at Christ Church Chapel)

Christ Church Glendale | 965 Forest Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45246. 513-771-1544.

  • 2nd Wednesday, 12:05-12:30 p.m. Music Live with Lunch

Christmas Saengerfest | Over-the-Rhine.

  • December 2017.

Church of the Redeemer | 3944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208. 513-321-6700.

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Cincinnati Arts Association | Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 513-621-2787.

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Cincinnati Boychoir | Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-396-7664.

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Cincinnati Camerata

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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra | 513-723-1102.

  • June 1, 8 p.m. “An Evening in Paris,” French music with CCO wind quintet, featuring Faux Frenchmen
  • June 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. ““Chamber Rock,” The Fab Five, CCO strings with rock guitarist Roger Klug (at Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Rd., Evendale, OH 45241)
  • June 18, 2-3 p.m. “Bach + Boombox,” cellist Nat Chaitkin mixes classical music with pop recordings (at Washington Park)
  • July 6, 8 p.m. “Fab Five Returns!” CCO string quartet with guitarist Roger Klug
  • July 23, 2-3 p.m. Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo with Antonio Violins (at Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger, 401 Kenton Lands Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018)
  • Aug. 3, 8 p.m. “Venti Viennese: Coffeehouse of Culture,” featuring 5kBrass, Elementz, CCO strings and CCO music director Eckart Preu
  • Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. “Scottish Landscapes,” Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. Karen May, bagpiper. Music of Mendelssohn, Mozart and Peter Maxwell Davies. (at School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202)
  • Aug. 6, 4 p.m. “Royal Strings,” Curated by Eckart Preu, CCO music director. CCO strings. Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. Chamber music that connects composers and royalty (at Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011)
  • Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. “Death by Chocolate,” Curated by Manami White, CCO principal second violin. CCO string quartet. Chamber music with chocolates by Maverick Chocolate Co. (at The Cabaret @ Below Zero, 1122 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202)
  • Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. “Celestial Voyage,” Ran Dank, piano. Dean Regas, outreach astronomer. Music by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, David Bowie and more. (at School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202).
  • Aug. 13, 4 p.m. “Moonlight Sonata,” Curated by Eckart Preu, CCO music director. Ran Dank, piano. Chamber music with specially-designed visual program by Drake Planetarium. (at Drake Planetarium, 2020 Sherman Ave., Norwood, OH 45212)
  • Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. “MicroBrass @ MadTree,” Curated by Wesley Woolard, CCO second trumpet. CCO brass quintet. Dance music with bites from Catch-A-Fire Café. (at MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209)
  • Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. “Winds on the Seine,” Curated by Hugh Michie, CCO principal bassoon. CCO wind quintet. French music with wine and cheese pairing by Dutch’s Cincinnati. (at The Sanctuary, 417 E. 6th St., Newport, KY 41071)
  • Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. “Venetian Madcap Musica,” Madcap Puppets, puppetry. Music by Vivaldi, Mahler and Stravinsky with World Premiere Puppetry by Madcap Puppets. (at School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202).
  • Aug. 20, 4 p.m. “The Vivaldi Effect,” Curated by Eckart Preu, CCO music director. Music by Vivaldi and Venetian composers he influenced. (at The Barn Art Gallery, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont, OH 45227)
  • Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. “Historical Commentary & Film Screening of ‘Immortal Beloved’,” Eckart Preu, commentator. (at Esquire Theater, 320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220)
  • Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. “Summer of Love,” Curated by Heidi Yenney, CCO principal viola and Roger Klug, rock guitar. Alon Goldstein, piano. Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” (at The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208)
  • Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. “Immortal Beloved,” Alon Goldstein, piano. MamLuft&Dance Co., dancers. Music by Philip Glass, Mozart, Beethoven and more. (at School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

CCO Summermusik Festival 201| 513-723-1102.

  • August 2017

Cincinnati Children’s Choir | College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221. 513-556-4183.

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Cincinnati Choral Society

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Cincinnati Civic Orchestra

  • June 22, 7 p.m. Summer concert (at Cold Spring Baptist Church)
  • June 25, 6:30 p.m. Summer concert (at Glendale Village Square)

Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra | The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-280-8181.

  • July 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. “We Gotta Shout,” live performance of recording by Dukes of Dixieland with Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers (at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

Cincinnati Early Music Festival

  • February 2018

Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble | Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. 513-304-5436. cincinnatifusionensemble.org

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Cincinnati Men’s Chorus | 513-542-2626.

  • June 17-18. Pride Concert, with Bi-Okoto, African dance and drum company (at School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202)

Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra | 513-921-4919.

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Cincinnati Museum Center | 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203. 513-287-7001.

  • No performances until further notice.

Cincinnati Music Series 

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Cincinnati Parks

  • June 15, 6:30 p.m. “Cocktails and Crown Jewels” (at Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park)

Cincinnati Song Initiative 

  • June 11, 3-4:30 p.m. “Soundscapes: England in Song,” music by Ian Venables and Vaughan Williams. (at Armstrong Chapel, 8300 Indian Hill Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243)

Cincinnati Sound Chorus | 145 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215. 513-554-2648.

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Cincinnati Soundbox

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Cincinnati Symphony & Pops | Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-381-3300

  • July 4, 8 p.m. (Pops) “Patriotic Pops,” John Morris Russell, conductor (at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230)
  • Oct. 6-7. (CSO) “Music Hall Grand Opening Weekend,” Louis Langrée, conductor. Kit Armstrong, piano
  • Oct. 13-15. (Pops) “The Music of John Williams,” John Morris Russell, conductor
  • Oct. 20-21. (CSO) “Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande,” Louis Langrée, conductor. James Darrah, director
  • Nov. 4-5. (CSO) “The Storm That Built Music Hall,” May Festival Chorus. Choral music of Bach, Brahms and a premiere by Julia Adolphe
  • Nov. 10-12. (Pops) “American Originals: Vol 2,”
  • John Morris Russell, conductor. Rhiannon Giddens, folk artist
  • Nov. 17-18. (CSO) “Paavo Järvi + Grieg’s Piano Concerto,” Paavo Järvi, conductor. Alice Sara Ott, piano
  • Nov. 19. (Pops) “A Night of Jazz with Gregory Porter,”
  • John Morris Russell, conductor. Gregory Porter, vocals
  • Nov. 24-25. (CSO) “One City, One Symphony,” Louis Langrée, conductor. Truls Mørk, cello
  • Dec. 2-3. (CSO) “Andrey Boreyko conducts Pictures at an Exhibition,” Andrey Boreyko, conductor. Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
  • Dec. 8-10. (Pops) “Holiday Pops,” with Laura Benanti and Denzal Sinclaire
  • Dec. 28-30. (Pops) “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Justin Freer, conductor
  • Dec. 31. (Pops) “New Year’s Eve 2017”
  • Jan. 6-7. (CSO) “Sir Andrew Davis Celebrates CSO’s History,” Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Garrick Ohlsson, piano
  • Jan. 12-13. “James Conlon conducts Mahler 1,” James Conlon, conductor. Jennifer Frautschi, violin
  • Jan. 20-21. (Pops) “1812 Overture and More”
  • Jan. 27-28. (CSO) “Beethoven + Bartók,” Louis Langrée, conductor. Owen Lee, bass
  • Feb. 2-3. (CSO) “Juanjo Mena Conducts ‘The Leningrad,’ ” Juanjo Mena, conductor. Javier Perianes, piano
  • Feb. 16-17. (CSO) “Ravel’s La Valse,” Louis Langrée, conductor. Jeffrey Kahane, piano
  • Feb. 23-24. (CSO) “Strauss The Knight of the Rose,” Juraj Valčuha, conductor. Simone Lamsma, violin
  • Feb. 25. (Pops) “An Evening with Audra McDonald,” Andy Einhorn, conductor. Audra McDonald, vocalist
  • March 2-3. (CSO) “Marek Janowski Conducts German Masters,” Marek Janowski, conductor
  • March 9-11, 2018. (Pops) “Cirque de la Symphonie,” Stuart Chafetz, conductor. Nicole Parker, vocals
  • March 23-24, 2018. (CSO) “Louis Langrée Conducts Mozart + Strauss,” Louis Langrée, conductor
  • April 6-7, 2018. (CSO) “Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances,” James Gaffigan, conductor. Inon Barnatan, piano
  • April 14-15, 2018. (CSO) “Prokofiev + Beethoven,” Louis Langrée, conductor. Karen Gomyo, violin
  • April 20-21, 2018. (CSO) “Bernstein Centennial,” Cristian Măcelaru, conductor. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • March 9-11, 2018. (Pops) “Cirque de la Symphonie”
  • April 8, 2018. (Pops). “Grace Potter”
  • April 27-29, 2018. (Pops) “West Side Story: Film with Orchestra”
  • May 5-6, 2018. (CSO) “Baroque Masterworks,” Harry Bicket, conductor. Iestyn Davies, countertenor
  • May 11-12, 2018. (CSO) “Brahms + Beethoven,” Louis Langrée, conductor. James Ehnes, violin

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra |

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Cincy Music Series |

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Classical Revolution | Northside Tavern. 4163 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223, 216-407-4194

  • Second Sunday, 8 p.m. Chamber music in casual bar setting.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center | 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45220. 513-497-2860.

  • Check website for future events.

College-Conservatory of Music | University of Cincinnati. 513-556-4183.

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Collegium Cincinnati | Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • May 22, 7:30 p.m. “Murmuration,” new art installation by artist Anne Patterson, with world premiere by Patrick Harlan and Vivaldi, “Four Seasons”
  • July 23-29. “SummerSing 2017,” one-week choral festival in preparation for Brahms’ “German Requiem,” July 29, 7 p.m.

concert:nova

  • See Opera/Cincinnati Opera.

Constella Festival

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Contemporary Arts Center | 44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 513-345-2941 

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Dearborn Highlands Arts Council | 331 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. 812-539-4251

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DownTowne Listening Room |

  • June 3, 7:30 p.m. Gabe Dixon with Jonathan Cody White
  • June 24, 7:30 p.m. Suzie Vinnick with Brittany Gillstrap
  • July 29, 7:30 p.m. Chris Carpenter with Charlie Millikin
  • Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart with Anna Applegate
  • Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. EG Knight with Lisa Biales
  • Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Darden Smith
  • Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Jameson Elder & Hanna Rae

Fairfield Community Arts Center | 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45214. 513-867-5348

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Fitton Center for Creative Arts | 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011. 513-863-8873.

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FluidityPeacock Pavilion, Cincinnati Zoo

  • June 10, 6 p.m. “The Source of Life”

Forest-Aires Women’s Chorus | 513-232-4736.

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Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club | 513-254-9334

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Friendship United Methodist Church | 1025 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215. 513-821-5725. 

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Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society | 570-0652.

  • See Cincy Music Series.

The Greenwich| 2442 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206. 513-763-7700. 

  • May 25, 8:30 p.m. Apollo Open Mic
  • May 26, 8 p.m. Sonny Moorman with “Final Friday Blues”
  • May 27, 9 p.m. Lavieena Campbell
  • June 1, 8 p.m. Mike Scharfe’s “Mambo Combo”
  • June 2, 8 p.m. Kelly Richey
  • June 3, 9 p.m. Rollins Davis Band feat. Deborah Hunter
  • June 8, 8:30 p.m. Epic Trumpet Battle
  • June 9, 9 p.m. Mike Wade
  • June 10, 8 p.m. SpokenWordSoul
  • June 16, 9 p.m. Brandon Meeks
  • June 17, 8:30 p.m. Napoleon Maddox
  • June 24, 9 p.m. Via Love
  • June 29, 8:30 p.m. Apollo Open Mic
  • June 30, 8 p.m. Sonny Moorman with “Final Friday Blues”

Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra | 513-844-5151.

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Hebron Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion | 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. 513-221-1875

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Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church | 1345 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208. 513-871-1345

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It’s Commonly Jazz | Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  • Summer 2017, see Cincinnati Parks.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers | 2692 Madison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208. 513-396-8960

  • June 9, 7 p.m. Ron Purdon Quintet

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra | Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 859-431-6216

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Kenwood Baptist Church | 8341 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. 513-791-0355

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Knox Music Series | Knox Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208. 513-321-2573

  • June 15, 7 p.m. “Jazz on Michigan,” outdoor free concert: Kevin McClelland (bass), Ben Bratton (drums), Dan Karlsberg (piano) and Josh Kline (saxophone)

Lebanon Symphony Orchestra | 513-228-2226

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Linton Chamber Music | 513-381-6868

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Matinee Musicale

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May Festival | Taft Theatre, downtown. 513-381-3000

  • May 26, 8 p.m. Elgar, “The Dream of Gerontius.” Michael Francis, conductor
  • May 27, 8 p.m. J.S. Bach, “Mass in B Minor.” Harry Bicket, conductor

Mayerson JCC • 8485 Ridge Ave, Amberley. 761.7500. MayersonJCC.org/arts

  • Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m. Alon Goldstein, piano

Memorial Hall Anderson-Longworth Series | 1225 Elm St. 

  • June 9, 8 p.m. “An Evening with Sarah Jarosz.” Reception 6:30 p.m.

Mercantile Library | 414 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-0717 

  • Check website for future concerts.

Miami University Performing Arts Series | 513-529-3200

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Miami University Regional Artist Series | 513-785-3155 

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Miami University School of Music | Oxford. 513-529-3200

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MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir | 513-221-1118

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Music for All Seasons | Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242

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Music on the Avenue | St.John United Church of Christ, 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

  • February 2018

Musica Sacra | 513-385-5583

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MusicNOW Festival

  • May 2018

MYCincinnati | 3117 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205. 513-251-3800 x106

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No Promises Vocal Band

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No Response Festival | Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

  • June 16-17.  Two nights of experimental music

Northern Kentucky University | Greaves Concert Hall, 1 Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY 41099. 859-572-5901

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October Festival Choir 

  • October 2017 (at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 Wm. Howard Taft Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45219)

Public Library of Cincinnati | 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-369-6900

  • June 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Experimental Music at the Library

Queen City BalladeersLeo Coffeehouse, 2301 Indian Mound Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212

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Queen City Concert Band | 513-561-1799

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Salon21 | Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-977-4165

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St. Peter in Chains Cathedral | 325 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-421-5354

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St. Rose Church | 2501 Riverside Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-871-1162

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School for Creative & Performing Arts | 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH, 45202. 513-363-8100

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Society for the Preservation of Music Hall | 513-621-2787

  • Closed for renovation until Fall 2017.

Studio 1222 | Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel, 1222 Ida St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-381-7999 

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Sycamore Community Singers

  • June 7-8. Summer concert (at Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249)

Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series | 316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-241-0343

  • June 3, 2 p.m. Kick the Tires
  • July 8, 2 p.m. Fresh Funk
  • Aug. 19, 2 p.m. The Hiders

Trinity Episcopal Church | 326 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011. (859) 431-1786 

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Vocal Arts Ensemble | 513-381-3300

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Westwood First Presbyterian | 3011 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211. 513-661-6846

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World Piano Competition | 513-744-3501

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Xavier Music Series | Gallager Center Theater, Xavier University. 513-745-3161

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Young Women in Harmony Festival | Princeton High School, 100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246

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