Classical Revolution Cincinnati normally holds events every second Sunday.









Sunday 8/8 @ 7:00 p.m.--The Listing Loon ($5 Donation Suggested)

August may be hot, but the music at Classical Revolution Cincinnati is even hotter!


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.


Jim Feist has been performing and teaching the tabla since 1990. He has traveled to India several

times to learn tabla from the late, legendary Ustad Allah Rakha, and Vibhav Nageshkar. He has

also studied from Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Sukvinder Singh Namdhari, Samir Chatterji, Anand

Badamakar, and a handful of other notable players. His interaction with such tabla intellectuals as

Pandit Sudhir Mainkar and Dr. Lowell Lybarger have also enhanced his knowledge of this vast


Jim has been recorded on albums by composer Kanniks Kannikeswaran for two all India releases,

and an album of pure Dhrupad music called Banaras released in March 2006. He has also

recorded with Fareed Haque, Autumns Child, Aradhna, David Wilcox, Mike Cohen Kirtan, Ron

Esposito, Peter Mayer, and with a group he co-founded called Mohenjo Daro (recording the

albums Baksheesh and Rajdhani Express, both on Tandem records). In 2003 and 2004, Mohenjo

Daro won back-to-back Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for "Best World Band". Jim also composed

the music and performed all the percussion on his debut solo disc Indus Red. He also released the 

album Mughals in January 2016.


Carly Hood is a saxophonist and educator from the Cincinnati metropolitan area. She is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Cincinnati State, and is pursuing her Doctorate in Saxophone Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a cognate in Music History (ABD). During her time at CCM, Hood has served as Graduate Assistant for both the Saxophone Studio and Music Education division. She is an active performer in both solo and in chamber capacities. Hood was the baritone saxophonist in the Rhine Quartet, 2018 Winners of the Ohio MNTA competition and Semifinalists in the 2018 NASA Saxophone Quartet competition. She also performed Debussy's Rhapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone with the CCM Concert Orchestra.


Carly performs with the Columbus and Springfield Symphony Orchestras.Before her doctoral studies at CCM, Hood received a Masters in Saxophone Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied with and served as Graduate Assistant for Dr. Nathan Nabb. Hood holds undergraduate degrees in both Saxophone Performance and Music Education from CCM, where she studied saxophone with Dr. James Bunte.



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