Sept. 9, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel
A sultry evening of Latin-inspired music awaits guests at the Cincinnati Symphony’s “Hot Havana Nights” gala. The color, sights, sounds and tastes of Old Havana will set the scene for a paradise under the stars.
Small ensembles of musicians including Ixi Chen (clarinet), Joseph Rodriguez (trombone), Tim Berens (guitar), Marc Wolfley (drums) and Matt Zory (bass) will play Latin-inspired music.
The evening will begin with cocktails and Latin jazz courtesy of The Poptet, followed by dinner, musical performances and dancing to the Jack Garrett Band. Expect to see guests in formal attire with a splash of color.
This inaugural Orchestra Gala celebrates the CSO’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. The gala also will include a special performance by our CCM Diversity Fellows, five students who are beginning a two-year performance mentorship with the CSO and CCM.
Molly and Tom Garber are gala chairs, with committee members including Kate and Pete Brown, Jean Crawford, Tim Giglio, David Herriman, John Hinger, Thanh Pham, Micah Paldino and Jessica Yankie.
Tickets are $200 or $300 for Patrons.