Monday, June 28, 2021

Meet Katie Query

Cincinnati Public Radio would like to introduce you to our new Community Events and Volunteer Coordinator Katie Query.

We're excited to have her skills and enthusiasm working on a range of special events and strengthening our volunteer opportunities.

She spoke with our Social Media Coordinator Ronny Salerno.

Enjoy their conversation!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Salsa On The Square

In 2008, Nicholas Radina and Bill Donabedian had a fresh new idea for entertainment on Fountain Square — Live Salsa Bands, great food and drink and Salsa Dancing and lessons!

Nicholas Radina

In 2020 Salsa on the Square was pretty much sidelined but now thru late September here in 2021 the music, food, drink, dancing and smiles have returned, Thursday nights, to Fountain Square as Nick Radina tells us:

~Brian O'Donnell

Monday, June 14, 2021

Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart Momentum

By Elaine Diehl

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes was born in Karmøy, Norway in 1970, and studied at the Bergen Music Conservatory under the renowned Czech professor Jirí Hlinka.

This Summer he releases the new project, Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The first of two planned Sony Classical releases features Mozart’s piano concertos Nos. 20, 21 and 22 and chamber music written in the same year.

Leif Ove Andsnes called to talk about the idea behind the albums, recording during pandemic, life at home with his three young children and reconnecting with Norwegian Orchestras over the past year.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Make Music Cincinnati

On Monday, June 21, over 1,000 cities across the globe will be participating in Make Music Day, an international celebration of music held annually on the Summer Solstice. Cincinnati will be no exception, turning the city into a stage with free outdoor music events throughout the city.

Classics For Kids has teamed up with Make Music Cincinnati to bring the music to Washington Park with an event for kids of all ages. The event will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will include a variety of ways for kids to experience music. 

Activities will include:

  • A performance of Ferdinand the Bull with Classics for Kids host Naomi Lewin and local violinist Yu-Kun Hsiang
  • Bucket drumming sessions with Band in a Bus
  • A music lab provided by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Violins (string Instruments)
  • An audio lab with the Music Resource Center
  • Make your own instrument using upcycled materials with UC College-Conservatory of Music Prep Department
  • Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions with brass instruments provided by Linton Chamber Music

The event will culminate in everyone taking part in a handbell performance of the Bill Withers’ classic ‘Lean on Me.’

Of course, it wouldn’t be fun in the sun without some icy cold treats, so we’ll also be providing popsicles to the first 100 kids who attend the event and complete their event passport.

Kids of all ages are welcome at this event. We hope to see you there!