Photos by Claudia Herschner
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra celebrated the diversity of African American musical traditions at its annual Classical Roots concert.
The sold-out concert recognized the contributions of female composers, arrangers and musicians – past and present – in honor of International Women’s Day. The program featured the world premiere of a new work by composer Sonia Morales-Matos, a Cincinnati resident.
The 150-member Classical Roots Community Mass Choir and the MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir performed. John Morris Russell conducted the CSO.
Lisa Fischer, best known as a backup singer for the Rolling Stones and Tina Turner, was the featured vocalist. Kentucky native Angelique Clay also performed.