Event: The Constella Festival

The Constella Festival rolls out its fourth season this week, marking not only a shift in timing, but also lessons learned from its previous three years, according to Artistic Director Tatiana Berman.

Apr 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm
click to enlarge Constella performer Amy Dickson
Constella performer Amy Dickson

The Constella Festival rolls out its fourth season this week, marking not only a shift in timing, but also lessons learned from its previous three years, according to Artistic Director Tatiana Berman.

A violinist and passionate arts advocate, Berman established the Constella Festival in 2011. An ambitious initiative, Constella was conceived as an arts showcase featuring the best in international and local performers. Marquee names like acclaimed violinists Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn, pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear and saxophonist and composer Ted Nash shared lineups with local visual artists and performers including concert:nova, Cincinnati Ballet’s CB2 and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

This year’s festival is no less ambitious, but it’s considerably scaled back from the sprawling array of choices that in the past have potentially overwhelmed potential audiences. 

Originally scheduled throughout October and November, performances are now within a 12-day period in April. It’s still a packed schedule with five events each week, featuring violinist Hahn, pianist Simon Trpceski, other established European performers making Cincinnati debuts, Cincinnati performers and artists, and a film premiere. Performances are at downtown locations accessible by public transportation and tickets can be purchased from one source.

Read The Constella Festival cover story here. Get more information and buy tickets here.