Best Of 2017

Best Newcomer to the Classical Music Community: Cincinnati Song Initiative

Best Newcomer to the Classical Music Community

Cincinnati Song Initiative — devoted to performance of the “art song” — drew a sizeable crowd to its first concert at the Weston Art Gallery, Americana: A Cultural Tapestry, and has big plans for 2017. In so doing, it is extending the local offerings available for Classical Music aficionados. An art song is poetry set to music by a composer. The performance consists of a vocalist and one musical collaborator, usually a pianist, in recital. The two navigate the layers of poetry and music, giving their own interpretations to both to give audiences a rich experience that is intimate and accessible.Cincinnati Song Initiative, cincinnatisonginitiative.org.