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Classical Revolution Cincinnati normally holds events every second Sunday.









Sunday 2/5 @ 7:30 p.m.--The Loon ($5 Donation Suggested)
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, Classical Revolution Cincinnati decided to jump on the scoring early with some great sounds!


Brianna Matzke's dynamic pianism shows “a sense of refinement, flair, and

technical prowess” ( An avid performer and

commissioner of new music, she has collaborated with many composers,

including Tina Tallon, Marc Mellits, Michael Fiday, Elliot Cole, Molly Joyce,

Alexandra du Bois, D. J. Sparr, Danny Clay, Jennifer Jolley, John Glover, and Evan

Williams. She has appeared in concert at across the globe; recent appearances

include concerts in Italy, Beirut, São Paulo, and in series such as TriBeCa New

Music, Vanguard New Music Series, ETHOS New Music, Re:Sound Festival,

neif-norf New Music Marathon, and the Accidental Music Festival. She has

given multiple concerts with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and has

performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the concert:nova

chamber ensemble.

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Matzke is the founder and artistic director of an ongoing and widely-acclaimed

commissioning initiative, called The Response Project, which asks composers

to write music for piano in response to a pre-existing artwork or idea. The

project has premiered and recorded dozens of new works, and often invites

artists from other disciplines (such as film, painting, and poetry) to also create and present responses in large-scale community events. Recent collaborators include Hajnal Pivnick (violin) and Chris Graham (percussion).

Additionally, in 2021 Matzke was named CEO and President of the International Foundation for Contemporary Music, and appointed as Executive Director of the Cortona Sessions for New Music. Through these positions she works as an advocate for new music across the globe, leading an annual two-week long contemporary chamber music institute and assisting in the production of many projects, concerts, and recordings.  


Theodore Nelson is a member of the cello section in the Cincinnati  Symphony Orchestra.  Prior to this engagement, Mr. Nelson served as  Associate Principal cellist of the Kansas City Symphony for five  seasons, and he has also been a member of the Akron Symphony and  Toledo Symphony Orchestras in Ohio.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Nelson has been a member and artistic director of concert:nova for the pat 10 seasons. He has performed at the Kneisel  Hall Festival in Blue Hill Maine, the Utah Music Festival, and the  Johannesen International School of the Arts and Scotia Festival in  Canada.  While in Kansas City, he performed for the Ruel Joyce  Recital Series, the Summerfest Chamber Music series, and was a  regular participant with the New Ear Contemporary Music Ensemble.  He  has regularly contributed to the Summerfest Chamber Music series as  the cellist during the fourth week of the festival.  He is a regular participant in the Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players series, and has appeared as guest artist at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

A native of Vermont, he received his Bachelor of Music degree at the  Eastman School of Music and his Master of Music degree at the  Cleveland Institute of Music, where he performed Strauss’ Don Quixote  as soloist with the CIM Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, he was invited  to participate in the Gregor

Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists at the  University of Southern California.  His teachers include Alan Harris,  Pamela Frame and Elsa Hilger.


Brooks Taylor Salloum (they/them) has, since childhood, had an aptitude and unwavering

curiosity for music. As well as being the double bass teaching artist at MYCincinnati, they are

the Youth Programming Coordinator of Girls Rock Cincinnati and in the midst of their masters

degree in Double Bass at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (under the tutelage of Professor

Rachel Calin). Brooks regularly performs double bass for freelance gigs with various groups,

such as Elementz’s Hip Hop Orchestra and a folk-americana band Wild Carrot, as well as solo

sets of covers and originals using their double bass, vocals, guitar, and a loop pedal.

Since initiating their conservatory studies as an undergraduate in 2015, Brooks has performed

under the baton of maestros Aik Khai Pung and Mark Gibson, traveled to the Czech Republic on

a scholarship to perform with the Prague Summer Nights Festival, and collaborated with

organizations such as ArtsWave, WavePool, WordPlay, and the Fringe Festival. In CCM’s

Philharmonia Orchestra, Brooks was awarded the position of principal double bassist, and

performed the famous Mahler Symphony 1 double bass solo. Brooks’ bass skills are featured

on various recording projects with musicians like Ric Hordinsky, Elsa Kennedy, and Al Classic


Brooks’ career focuses on the use of music as a tool for activism, having donated performances

to several activist causes over the years. Brooks co-founded the Youth Poetic Performance

Collaboration, a project in which youth poets and musicians join forces to craft performance pieces focused on activism causes. Brooks ultimately aspires to use music to uplift the causes of those who live at the margins of modern society.


Katie Carson is a vibrant young trumpet player and educator based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The relationship between performance and education is powerful and important for Katie. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, from which she graduated in 2021 with a degree in music education and a concentration in jazz studies. She has played in various groups across Ohio and northern Kentucky, with an emphasis on jazz and Afro-Latin music. She is a trumpet player, organizer, and arranger with La Fórmula Music Productions, a multi-faceted group based in Cincinnati with offshoot ensembles that specialize in music from different Latin American countries. She also teaches students ages K-12, both individually and in classroom settings.


Against Sundials is a musical duo based in Cincinnati, OH consisting of Brandon

Dodge (electronic percussion and keyboards) and Drew Dolan (piano).  Their

repertory and musical interests include classical, popular, jazz, and original music.

After decades of collaboration on several musical projects, Brandon and Drew

recently worked together to create a series of Christmas albums, titled That Time of

Year, arranged and released for friends and family to enjoy during the pandemic

holidays.  This past Fall saw their virtual concert/clinic, titled “Explorations in

Electronics and Technology for Live Music Performance” included as part of the 2022

Percussive Arts Society International Conference, as well as a new installment of That

Time of Year released on YouTube. 




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