Chamber Orchestra gala celebrates Magic of Musik, Stover

CCO Magic of Musik

Roxanne Qualls, committee chair (Photo by Tina Gutierrez)

Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Friends and supporters of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will honor Brett Stover at its Magic of Musik Gala. Stover will receive the Pinnacle Award for his contributions to the arts and culture scene.

The evening will include cocktails, food and performances by Ashley Hall, Eckart Preu, Mable Lecrone and more.

Committee chair is Roxanne Qualls. Committee members are Rosemary Schlachter, Barbara Bushman, Peter Koenig, Joyce Elkus, Kaoru Suzuki, Reena Dhanda Patil, Karen Tully, Dianne Dunkelman, Mary Ivers, Alice Rogers Uhl and Ronna Willis.

Tickets are $150. Dress will be festive black tie.

CCO Magic of Musik

Brett Stover, honoree

Spotlight on CCO honoree: Brett Stover

Brett Stover will be honored at this year’s Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Magic of Musik gala. He is an executive vice president at Kantar Global Consulting and an innovation adviser at The Brandery. Stover’s work has led him to stints in Geneva, London, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and New York City, though he lists his favorite city as Cincinnati.

A music aficionado, Stover has shown leadership in a variety of projects for the arts. He led a strategic planning process for the Cincinnati Opera, May Festival, Friends of CCM + CCM Alumni and the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall.

His hands-on event and fundraising work includes serving as a chair for Cincinnati Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala, Cincinnati Ballet’s Intimate Evening, the College-Conservatory of Music’s Moveable Feast and School for the Creative and Performing Arts Gala. He is a co-founder of ArtsWave Pride, the first organization of its kind in the United States.

Stover has served on numerous boards, from ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra to the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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