Matthew Phelps, Director of Concert Choir, is one of three finalists in the Rodgers National Classical Organ Performance Competition. Also, his premiere recording of Dan Locklair’s Trumpet of Light will be broadcast internationally on the NPR program “PipeDreams.”
The new organizers of the Xavier Piano Series – and the accompanying Guitar and Swing Series – hope to increase visibility by collaborating with other arts groups, using social media and by improving the experience for concert-goers and artists alike.
Back in February, Xavier Piano Faculty member Sonya Szabo-Reynolds attended the International Janácek Festival and Conference at the university of North Texas. The event featured many distinguished Czech musicians, composers and scholars.
Adjunct Faculty member Kevin Ebert attended the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, April 4-7. He presented a session entitled "Bridging the Divide? Classical Music and Popular Culture in Symphonic Metal."
Giant puppets, a delightful singing cast and Gian Carlo Menotti’s lyrical score resulted in a magical production of the one-act opera, produced by Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Madcap Puppets, in Gallagher Student Center Theater at Xavier University.
The performance, a collaboration by the CCO and Madcap Puppet Theater, had its audience enthralled from the moment Mel Hatch Douglas, Nathan Neorr and Dylan Shelton as the Three Kings, Melchior, Balthazar and Caspar, appeared onstage.
December 21-23, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Madcap Puppets, and Xavier University’s Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble present the holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors at Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Theatre.
On December 21 (7:30 pm), 22 (2 pm and 7:30 pm), and 23 (2 pm), the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Madcap Puppets, and Xavier University’s Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble present the holiday classic Amahl and the Night Visitors at Xavier’s Gallagher Student Center Theatre.
Formerly two separate departments for music and performing arts, the new department was created in July as an academic department offering majors in music and theater. Hairspray is its first production.
Xavier University will host a listening party on Nov. 1 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at Bellarmine Chapel as part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s One City, One Symphony program. It encourages the community to come together through listening to music. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which concludes with the exhilarating "Ode to Joy,” is the perfect vehicle to celebrate our shared humanity.