Summermusik 2021 Program

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SummerZOOzik | Saturday, August 14 | 6:00pm and 8:00pm | Cincinnati Zoo’s Wings of Wonder Amphitheater

Take a walk on the wild side with the CCO wind quintet at SummerZOOzik! Our musical safari will feature a wide range of animal-themed classical works from Saint-Saëns to Rimsky-Korsakov to Elton John. Plus guests will enjoy private access to the Zoo and visits from some VIAs (Very Important Animals)!

Her Voice | Sunday, August 15 | 4:00pm | Coney Island’s Moonlite Pavilion

For centuries women were encouraged to musically entertain and compose in private, but a public career in performing or composition was frowned upon. From works by Reena Esmail and Jennifer Jolley, to a newly rediscovered work by Lilian Elkington, this concert will shed light on their talent as writers and musicians. CCO principals flutist Rebecca Andres, trumpeter Ashley Hall, violinists Celeste Golden Boyer and Sujean Kim, and Heidi Yenney on viola d’amore will be featured on a range of works that celebrate both female writers and musicians.

Organic MicroBrass | Tuesday, August 17 | 8:00pm | Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s Amphitheater

MicroBrass is jazzed about beloved Cincinnati keyboardist Steve Schmidt and his Organ Trio taking over the stage at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s covered pavilion. Brand new arrangements of jazz classics from “A Night in Tunisia” to “I Remember Clifford” will be reimagined by local jazz artist, composer and arranger Eric Lechliter to feature brass quintet and organ trio. Plus, enjoy one of Fretboard’s award-winning beers in partnership with their Hamilton location! So “Take Five” and join the CCO as we celebrate the rich and powerful Hammond B-3 organ.

Women in Musik | Friday, August 20 | 8:00pm | Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion

Fierce female performers and composers will be at the forefront at Women in Musik. Marking just over 100 years since the 19th Amendment gave women a voice at the ballot box, CCO will look at the voice women have in classical repertoire.