The Cincinnati Chamber Music Orchestra’s SUMMERMUSIK returns this year with a lineup of twelve events throughout the month of August.

August 5 at 7:30pm at the School for Creative & Performing Arts

Beethoven Reconstructed explores a couple of compositions that the Master never wrote:  the Symphony No. 10 E-flat Major, written in the style of Beethoven by Barry Cooper and the Piano Concerto No. 6 in D Major, written in the style of Beethoven by Cees Nieuwenhuize.  Pianist Awadagin Pratt is the soloist.

August 12 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral

The Bachs: A Musical Dynasty presents works by several members of the Bach musical family: Johann Sebastian’s great-uncle, Johann; Johann Sebastian’s brother, Johann Christoph; and two of Johann Sebastian’s sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian. The program also features a flute concerto by Zhou Tian, with flutist Mimi Stillman as soloist.

Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 PM at the School for Creative & Performing Arts

A Night in Havana features a catch-all collection of Latin-flavored classical and Cuban-flavored light-classical music by Cuban composers Tania León, Ernesto Lecuona, and Arturo Sandoval, who will be the trumpet soloist. The program is augmented with Spanish and American orchestral pieces by Rodrigo and Gershwin.

Saturday, August 26 at 4:00 PM at the School for Creative and Performing Arts

Americana, the closing concert of the 2023 SUMMERMUSIK includes the sounds of ragtime, bluegrass, musical theater, and jazz in a program that presents compositions by Jessie Montgomery, Scott Joplin, Leonard Bernstein, and James Reese. Violinist Tessa Lark is the soloist in Michael Torke’s Sky.

In addition to the above four Saturday orchestra concerts Summermusik will present eight additional weekday and Sunday afternoon events featuring everything from chamber music to jazz to world music and rock.

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