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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.