From the Artistic Director

Welcome to the newly formed Cincinnati Song Initiative, which seeks to bring exciting and relevant art song programs to all corners of the greater Cincinnati area and beyond. Through its innovative programming, audiences will enjoy attending an array of performances which are part of intriguing large-scale thematic series. These projects could be completed during a single concert, last throughout an entire season, or span multiple seasons.

After a thrilling end to CSI's inaugural 2016-2017 season that included a world premiere by composer Juliana Hall, we were excited to unveil our first-ever Summer Festival concert in June. Our second season, coming fall 2017, will see the continuation of our SURVEY OF LES SIX series, as well as the ongoing AMERICANA series, which celebrates the vast song output by composers from our own country. Americana also serves as a conduit for fostering commissions and world premieres of brand new works, which remains a cornerstone of CSI's mission to make a lasting contribution to the art song genre. Other exciting announcements for our second season will follow later this summer.

Please consider donating to help the organization fund its operations; your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  And subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the loop regarding concerts and other news!

Warm regards,
Samuel Martin
Founder & Artistic Director