Classical Revolution Cincinnati normally holds events every second Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT EVENT: HOLIDAY HIGHNOTES

Sunday 12/11 @ 7:30 p.m.--The Loon ($5 Donation Suggested)
 
Come join Classical Revolution Cincinnati at The Loon as we close out 2022 in grand style!

ABOUT SOME OF THE PERFORMERS

The members of OLEA Ensemble met in the Spring of 2021 through their

participation in the Cincinnati New Music Ensemble (CNME). Inspired by the

artistry, musicianship, and spirit of collaboration they saw in one another as

well as their shared interest in new music, they founded OLEA shortly after. 

OLEA aims to create music that is engaging and impactful for audiences. With

their unique instrumentation of violin, clarinet, cello, and piano, they have

played in various duo, trio and quartet configurations, exploring some of the

most compelling chamber music repertoire. In the spring of 2022 they gave an

interactive performance of perhaps the most well-known and intensive piece

written for their instrumentation, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time,

encouraging audiences to use the music to help them reflect on their

experiences of time throughout the pandemic. In the summer of 2022, OLEA

completed residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute as well as the

Decoda Chamber Music Festival, both of which were fully funded.


Since its inception, the importance of new music and creative collaboration has remained at the center of OLEA’s artistic vision. Future projects include regional tours through the United States, competing in international competitions, and commissioning new works by living composers.

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Richard Goering delivers beautiful classical and funky fingerstyle guitar with equal mastery. His improvisations and arrangements of jazz standards and popular tunes engage and captivate.

During a 35 year career, Richard Goering has performed with orchestras and chamber groups, and with classical and popular vocalists on concert series in the U.S., Spain and Italy.

An accomplished arranger and improviser, his playing prompted one Louisville Courier-Journal critic to write, “The guitar is for our time but it is also for all time.”

 

In addition to his solo work, Richard is an enthusiastic collaborator with numerous exciting side projects. As the Alegria Duo, Suzanne Bona, flute, and Richard perform music from Baroque to Latin for concert series in Ohio, Ky., Ind., Vt. and N.Y. Soprano Audrey Luna and Richard perform Spanish and South American music as the group Alegria. The Levassor Duo, with violist Steve Rosen, has recorded two CDs and performs extensively playing their arrangements of everything from Jewish melodies to Telemann to DeFalla.

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Nora Barton is a Northern Kentucky based cellist, sound artist, event producer and

educator. Years of freelancing in Chicago allowed Nora to expand on the purpose of

her musical abilities. She strove to cultivate creative collaborative opportunities

outside the classical box, resulting in her working with punk marching band

Mucca Pazza, mbira-based space jam trio ExtraOcular, and experimental

improvisation groups NbN Trio and a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble among others.

As a session musician, Nora has worked with some of the top sound engineers and

producers in Chicago on countless studio recordings. She enjoys recording acoustic

as well as complementing tracks with non-traditional resonances and extended

techniques. Outside of performing, Nora organized concerts for the Chicago chapter

of Classical Revolution, providing access to classical chamber music performances in

a variety of unexpected public spaces. She also assembled string ensembles for

Bluewater Kings Band, one of Chicago’s top wedding bands.

Nora’s first solo experimental album “Around the Bend” was released in February 2020 under the moniker Planchette. While these past years have halted many live performance opportunities, Nora continues to compose and record remotely for numerous unique projects.

She holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Roosevelt University.

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Om Srivastava is a saxophonist and educator passionate about contemporary and world music. Srivastava has performed throughout the United States and abroad including featured performances with the Kokomo and Ball State Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the BSU Jazz Ensemble's tour of China. He has been an active performer in the festivals of the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, New York, the New Harmony Music Festival and the Covington World Music Fest.

As a chamber musician, Srivastava was named a finalist in the International Coleman Chamber Music Competition (2013) and semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition (2016). In 2013 he released the album Through Adam's Fall with the Promethean Quartet and in 2017 he released his solo debut Antara comprised of Indian fusion music for saxophone and tabla. He was awarded a 2015 IndianRaga fellowship and was named a Fellow at the 2017 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Tuscany, Italy.

Recent performances include performing alongside Tony Award winner Matthew Morrison with the Lexington Pops Orchestra, Grammy nominated guitarist Fareed Haque at the Lincoln Center and with the RagaTone Ensemble at Joe's Pub in New

York City. Srivastava holds a cognate in ethnomusicology from CCM were he focused on classical North Indian music and tabla, studying under Stefan Fiol and Jim Feist. His saxophone instructors include Larry Kirkman, George Wolfe, James Bunte and Nathan Nabb.

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