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eFestival | CCO2GO Rewind | Summer Evening Reverie

Closing our Summermusik 2020 eFestival was our final CCO2GO Rewind, Summer Evening Reverie. The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra partnered with Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park to create a socially-distanced evening of musical and artistic mingling amid the natural landscapes and sculptures of one of the largest sculpture parks in the United States.

eFestival | eCrawl | Rockin’ on the River with Roger

Always a fan favorite, guitarist Roger Klug lead our final eCrawl of the Summermusik 2020 eFestival. Joining Roger on our sightseeing tour down the “Beautiful Ohio” with BB Riverboats was pianist Julie Spangler. Sit back, relax, and rock and roll down the river!

eFestival | eCrawl | Cosmic Clarinet

CCO principal clarinetist John Kurokawa visits with Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas at the oldest professional observatory in the United States.

eFestival | eConcerts with Eckart | Alon Goldstein

CCO music director Eckart Preu joined pianist Alon Goldstein for our final eConcert with Eckart!

eFestival | CCO2GO Rewind | The Wind(s) in the Trees

Summermusik 2019 venue partner Cincinnati Nature Center welcomed the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra woodwind quintet back for a pop-up concert in June.

eFestival | eCrawl | Bugs That Buzz

We’re confident you will BEE happy with our next eCrawl, Bugs That Buzz led by CCO assistant concertmaster Sujean Kim. Enjoy a mix of music both about our natural world and some of its animal inhabitants as Sujean is joined by a representative from Gorman Heritage Farm, Nicole Gunderman.

eFestival | CCO@Home with Rebecca Andres, Principal Flute

A message from our longest standing Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra member, principal flutist Rebecca Andres!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Deborah Taylor, Principal Bass

A musical message from one of our longest standing Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra musicians, principal bass Deborah Taylor!

eFestival | CCO2GO Rewind | Wind(s) in the Trees

Summermusik 2019 venue partner Cincinnati Nature Center welcomed the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra woodwind quintet back for a pop-up concert in June.

eFestival | CCO@Home with Susan Magg, Second Flute

A seaside message – and beautiful photography – from the multi-talented Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra second flute Susan Magg!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Sarah Gannon, Violin

A musical message from one of our longest standing Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra members, violinist Sarah Gannon!

eFestival | eConcerts with Eckart | Coleman Itzkoff

CCO music director Eckart Preu joined cellist Coleman Itzkoff for our second eConcert with Eckart!

eFestival | CCO2GO Rewind | Music @ the Climb

With the trill of a trumpet, buzz of a bassoon and vibrations of a viola, a harmonious homecoming was heralded outside of the Cincinnati Art Museum to celebrate their grand reopening on June 20.

eFestival | eCrawls | Creative Compositions

Watch the masters in action as Summermusik 2018 MusikArt visual artist Cedric Michael Cox is inspired by music performed live by CCO second trumpet Wesley Woolard and CCO principal oboe Christopher Philpotts.

eFestival | CCO@Home with Jacquie Fennell, Violin

A musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra violinist Jacquie Fennell!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Kris Frankenfeld, Violin, and Wendy VanderMolen, Viola

A two-for-one musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra violinist Kris Frankenfeld, violist Wendy VanderMolen and special guest – Wendy’s son, cellist Ryan Donahue!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Manami White, Principal Second Violin

An artsy message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal second violin Manami White!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Christopher Philpotts, Principal Oboe

A musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal oboe Christopher Philpotts!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Hugh Michie, Principal Bassoon

A musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal bassoon Hugh Michie!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Heidi Yenney, Principal Viola

A sunny beachside message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal viola Heidi Yenney!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Wesley Woolard, Second Trumpet

As they say, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere… and it must be in Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra second trumpet Wesley Woolard’s kitchen!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Celeste Golden Boyer, Concertmaster

A message from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer… and a friend from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra!

eFestival | CCO@Home with John Kurokawa, Principal Clarinet

A musical message – or four – from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal clarinet John Kurokawa!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Amy Pollard, Second Bassoon

A message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra second bassoonist Amy Pollard and a very special guest!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Sujean Kim, Assistant Concertmaster

A riverside message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra assistant concertmaster Sujean Kim!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Ashley Hall, Principal Trumpet

A beautiful musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal trumpeter Ashley Hall… direct from Boston!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Tom Guth, Cello

A message at a rockin’ location from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra cellist Tom Guth!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Nat Chaitkin, Cello

A musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra cellist Nat Chaitkin!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Belinda Burge, Viola

A message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra violist Belinda Burge… and a special guest!

eFestival | eConcerts with Eckart | Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

CCO music director Eckart Preu joined Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg, the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, for our first eConcert with Eckart!

eFestival | CCO2GO Rewind | Zoo Review

Join us for our first CCO2GO Rewind video as we take a look back at our summer partnership with Cincinnati Zoo to find out what kind of music elephants, giraffes and gibbons prefer!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Junqi Tang, Violin

A musical message from Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra violinist Junqi Tang!

eFestival | CCO@Home with Brooke Ten Napel, Second Horn

A message from our newest Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra member, Brooke Ten Napel!

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra String Duo | Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Sports and arts each have a unique ability to build community. So in that spirit, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra musicians Sujean Kim and Nat Chaitkin share this tribute to America’s Pastime…

CCO@Home with Principal Oboe Christopher Philpotts and Principal Bassoon Hugh Michie

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal oboist Christopher Philpotts and principal bassoonist Hugh Michie perform the second movement of the Suite for English Horn and Bassoon by Alan Hovhaness.

CCO@Home with Flutists Rebecca Andres and Susan Magg

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra flute section, Rebecca Andres and Susan Magg, perform a beautiful flute and piccolo rag duet.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra String Duo | Star-Spangled Banner

Sports and arts each have a unique ability to build community. But until we are able to come together to enjoy them again, CCO musicians Sujean Kim and Nat Chaitkin share this tribute.

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Elizabeth Pitcairn

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with Summermusik 2018 artist Elizabeth Pitcairn. They discuss what she’s doing to stay centered and healthy during the pandemic, what Bach work she’s learning from home and her involvement with the Luzerne Music Center in New York.

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra + Cincinnati Art Museum: Music @ the Climb

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra celebrated the reopening of the Cincinnati Art Museum on Saturday, June 20, 2020 by presenting a socially-distanced roaming concert on the Art Museum’s new outdoor staircase, the Art Climb.

Video credit: Russell Ihrig, Cincinnati Art Museum

CCO@Home with Heidi Yenney, Principal Viola

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal violist Heidi Yenney shares an emotional viola quartet video.

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Angelo Xiang Yu

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with Summermusik 2017 artist Angelo Xiang Yu. They discuss his childhood in Inner Mongolia China, why his parents helped him choose violin, and how deep the relationship is between a performer and their instrument.

A Musical Message from CCO Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer

Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, created a call to action in response to continued violence against the Black community. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer wanted to express musically what all of us are feeling during this very sad time – and to take two knees.

CCO@Home with Debbie Taylor, Principal Bass | Bow Demo

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal bassist Debbie Taylor shares details behind how a bow is made, how it makes sound and how exactly a frog comes into play for this key piece of equipment.

CCO@Home with Debbie Taylor, Principal Bass | Instrument Demo

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal bassist Debbie Taylor shares a behind-the-scenes look at the different parts of her instrument, including answering that age-old question… “What’s that thing coming out of the top if it?”

CCO@Home with Rebecca Andres, Principal Flute

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal flutist Becky Andres invites everyone to join her next to a rushing brook in this incredible solo quartet performance of Aux Bords du Torrent (At the Edge of the Torrent) bu Eugène Bozza! Just don’t let go of the raft as we near the whitewater…

CCO@Home with Heidi Yenney, Principal Viola, and Friends

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal violist Heidi Yenney brings us all out to her home in sunny California… with friends! The self-proclaimed California Girls – Heidi, guitarist Roger Klug and Heidi’s sister, Hardanger cellist Kris Yenney – have us all longing for the sand and surf with this cover of a classic Beach Boys hit…

CCO@Home with Celeste Golden Boyer, Concertmaster

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer brings her daughter Charlotte to “work” to share her practice habits at home, to talk about how she’s doing with school with her mom as teacher and to play a duet together…

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Joshua Roman

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with Summermusik 2016 artist Joshua Roman. They discuss where Joshua is currently quarantining, how the pandemic is impacting his current composition projects, his love of cooking and what he listens to on his runs…

CCO@Home with Ashley and Keith

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal trumpet Ashley Hall sits down with former music director Keith Lockhart to hear about his unconventional 25th anniversary season with the Boston Pops, how Cincinnati memories played into naming his son and his memories of the CCO and his time in Cincy…

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Demaris Wade

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with our 2020 CCO + SCPA Concerto Competition winner, trumpeter Demaris Wade…

CCO@Home with Tom Guth, Cello

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra cellist Tom Guth and his son share their passion for the thrill of theme parks and roller coasters with our CCO family including which are their favorites…

CCO@Home with Nat Chaitkin, Cello

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra cellist Nat Chaitkin invites us to experience “Serenity Now!” as he performs two contrasting works and pays tribute to “Seinfeld’s Jerry Stiller.

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Clarice Assad

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with composer Clarice Assad, whose work was supposed to be performed during Summermusik 2020. They discuss the ins and outs of composition: where she finds inspiration and how she uses shapes to build her pieces from scratch.

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Coleman Itzkoff

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with Summermusik 2017 artist Coleman Itzkoff. They discuss practice habits during quarantine, how Coleman is staying centered in NYC and his bout with COVID-19…

CCO@Home with Ashley and Mischa

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal trumpet Ashley Hall sits down with former music director Mischa Santora to hear about quarantining in a new home, some of his favorite CCO memories and dusting off his violin after two decades.

CCO@Home with the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Summermusik 2019 guest artists the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo have a message – and some beautiful music – to share with CCO audiences!

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu’s Interviews in Isolation series continues with a conversation with the Summermusik 2019 artists – the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. They discuss where to find the best lobster, what their neighbors really think about their side-by-side living room pianos and how (if?) they are keeping their son Itamar motivated to practice…

CCO@Home with Principal Flute Rebecca Andres

CCO principal flutist Rebecca Andres performs a beautiful flute quartet… solo!

CCO@Home with Ashley Hall and Eckart Preu

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal trumpet Ashley Hall sits down with music director Eckart Preu to hear about what he’s listening to, what it’s like teaching his daughters and what some of his favorite CCO performances have been.

Eckart’s Interview in Isolation with Clarinetist Julian Bliss

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu begins a new series: Interviews in Isolation. He kicks things off by chatting with Summermusik 2019 artist clarinetist Julian Bliss about his current practice routines, what it’s like to switch from classical to jazz and even what he’d buy if he had a million dollars…

CCO@Home with Ashley Hall, Principal Trumpet

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal trumpet Ashley Hall shares some of the ways she’s staying connected to music with her family at home – and specifically to our performance of Amahl & the Night Visitors!

CCO@Home with Violist Belinda Burge and Rusty Burge

CCO violist Belinda Burge and her husband Rusty Burge perform”Blackbird” by The Beatles!

CCO@Home with Principal Clarinet John Kurokawa #2

CCO principal clarinetist John Kurokawa performs a Telemann clarinet quartet… solo!

CCO@Home with Principal Clarinet John Kurokawa #1

CCO principal clarinetist John Kurokawa performs a clarinet quartet… solo!

CCO@Home with Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer

CCO concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer and her St. Louis Symphony stand partner Erin Schreiber perform a moving rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

CCO@Home with Principal Oboe Christopher Philpotts

CCO principal oboist Christopher Philpotts and his daughter Becca put together this beautiful video to the piece “Smile.”

CCO@Home with Cellist Nat Chaitkin

CCO cellist Nat Chaitkin and his Bach & Boombox program put together a video to add to your hand washing tunes!

Eckart Preu Announces CCO Musicians Relief Fund

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra music director Eckart Preu announces the CCO Musicians Relief Fund.

A Message from CCO Music Director Eckart Preu

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra music director Eckart Preu addresses the recent cancellation of Summermusik 2020.