Saturday, August 26 | 4:00PM
School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati OH
The Mainstage series is sponsored by Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee
This concert is included in the Festival Pass and both Flex Pass subscription options
Single Tickets: $30-40 for Adults, $10 for Students, Kids 12 and under free
Anthem: Jessie Montgomery: Banner
Ragtime: James Reese Europe (arr. Gunther Schuller): Castle House Rag
Bluegrass: Michael Torke: Sky, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Tessa Lark, violin
Theater: Scott Joplin: Overture to Treemonisha
Jazz: Leonard Bernstein (arr. Garth Sunderland): Fancy Free
Revolution Dance Theatre
*All works are CCO premieres
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
Join Summermusik Director Eckart Preu for a pre-concert talk in the Mayerson Theatre at 3:15pm
Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
In the early 20th century, the cultural melting pot of the United States gave birth to four distinct American music forms: ragtime, bluegrass, musical theater, and jazz. The program opens with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner (based on our national anthem), followed by James Reese Europe’s Castle House Rag. Europe was a groundbreaking Black composer, orchestra founder and leader between 1910-19, and one of the first Black musicians to make it to the mainstream. Richmond, Kentucky-born guest artist Tessa Lark is featured in Michael Torke’s bluegrass concerto for violin and orchestra entitled Sky.
Ragtime music evolved out of the piano music played in bars, saloons, and brothels during the second half of the 19th century. Primarily known for his ragtime compositions, Scott Joplin also composed the opera Treemonisha from which you will hear the overture. We close the ninth Summermusik festival with Bernstein’s ballet Fancy Free with members of Cincinnati’s Revolution Dance Theatre.
Tessa Lark Sponsor
Jeanne & Christopher Barnes
Revolution Dance Theatre Sponsor
Dianne and J. David Rosenberg
Your name here: $2,500
Reena Dhanda Patil
Hear Tessa perform before the concert!
See the Revolution Dance Theatre in Action!
School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA)
- Washington Park Garage: The Washington Park parking garage is located directly north of the SCPA campus at 1230 Elm Street.
- Metered Street Parking: Metered street parking available on adjacent streets.
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