CSI and the Ithaca College School of Music produce a five-day festival of American song, with a special emphasis on the vocal writings of John Musto. Planned events include public coachings, Q&A sessions, and three nights of concerts featuring IC students and faculty, resident CSI artists, and John Musto and guest soprano Amy Burton together in performance.
CSI’s flagship Americana series turns to the music of living composers, featuring the music of Philip Lasser, John Corigliano, and various other composers in a bicentennial tribute to the acclaimed poet Walt Whitman. With a wide array of subject matter and compositional diversity, this program is sure to include something for everyone.
In a first-time collaboration between CSI and Cincinnati's Holocaust and Humanity Center, Prayer Interrupted dives into the lives of Jews in and around the Holocaust. Songs by Jewish composers will be punctuated by liturgical music found in Cincinnati Hebrew Union College's famed Birnbaum collection of music manuscripts, and narration will transport the audience directly into the world in which these songs were created.
The traveling division of CSI once again heads to Texas in an all-English program that is sure to delight and thrill. Featuring a roster of experienced songsters with ties to both Cincinnati and Houston, this program truly shows how song can connect us all.
In its daring fourth season opening, CSI highlights the complete songs of Henri Duparc in a single evening. Join three incredible singers as they lead us through this perfectionist composer’s evocative mélodies, all joined by the musical Marie-France Lefebvre from the piano.