Best Of 2021

Best Job Pivoting Arts Programming: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

After having to cancel in-person concerts, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, maestro Louis Langree and CEO Jonathan Martin totally revamped and re-envisioned their season, presenting works by Black composers — Contemporary and Classical — and featuring Black soloists at almost every concert during the virtual autumn season, streamed from Music Hall. Anthony Davis’ You Have the Right to Remain Silent was disturbing and profound, and the conversation afterward with the composer and soloist Anthony McGill was just as important.