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Best Packaging of Chamber Music in a Hip Festival: Summermusik

Best Packaging of Chamber Music in a Hip Festival

If you think Chamber Music is a snooze fest, that’s because you haven’t attended Summermusik, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s varied annual August concert series. There are traditional Saturday evening orchestral concerts at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, but since it’s at a time of year when not much else is happening, it also curates two series for more casual audiences: (A Little) Afternoon Musik, intimate Sunday programs where audiences can sit close to the performers, and Chamber Crawls in bars and restaurants around town, which present offerings like a beer tasting with a brass quintet, or a string quartet and a Rock guitarist joining forces for a program featuring Brian Wilson, David Bowie, Smokey Robinson and Classical tunes. It’s a fine way to finish the summer. Summermusik, ccocincinnati.org.