Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Plays Radiohead and Sun Kil Moon During the AltRock Chamber Crawl

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Classical music often finds a home on the stages of fancy theaters and on “Perfect Concentration” Spotify playlists, but if you think that it’s only for stogy, sophisticated types, you’ve really got it all wrong.

Sure, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is no stranger to classic compositions a la Beethoven, but this summer they’ve focused their efforts on performing renditions of historical American classics, Prohibition-era tunes and, this week, the grungy anthems of your favorite AltRock bands.

Enjoy a free cocktail and listen to Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra principal violist Heidi Yenney and pianist Christopher O’Riley perform arrangements from the likes of Radiohead, Sun Kil Moon and more.

To really understand the AltRock crossover, head to the CCO’s website to hear O’Riley’s arrangement of Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song” and get a sneak peek of this match made in musical heaven.

7:30 p.m. Friday. $30 adult; $10 student/child. The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, ccocincinnati.org. 

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