2013 Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert Directions
The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will be finishing up 2013 with a flourish. As in the past, the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert on the first Sunday in December. This year’s theme will be Christmas through the ages – from medieval to baroque and on to the pops.
The concert, at 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 1 at the Montgomery Assembly of God Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery, has become the traditional beginning to the holiday season for many Blue Ash and Montgomery residents.
An all-Orchestral first half will begin with two overtures – Handel’s Overture to Judas Maccabeus and Rossini’s Overture to the Barber of Seville. Principal trombonist Glenn Proffit will be featured soloist in McCarty’s Trombone Concerto.
In the second half of the program, widely-acclaimed soprano soloist, Kara Shay Thomson, plus the Cincinnati Choral Society will support the choral tradition so much associated with the season. Our musical journey will begin with Lauridsen’s O Magnus Mysterium, followed by Of the Father’s Love Begotten – a composition from 300 AD with Ms. Thomson. It will move forward with Veni,veni Emmanuel (900), and the French traditional carol Besancon (1650), and on to Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus (1740) performed by the Cincinnati Choral Society and Orchestra. As we continue over time we will encounter Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys (1900), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1940), and on to A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). It will be a charming evening.
At the intermission the winners of the 2013 Jack & Lucille Wonnell Young Artist Concerto Competition will be announced. This competition, now in its 26th year, has introduced scores of talented young musicians to the community.
2014 Valentine’s Concert Click for Directions
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra presents its own version of From the Top with several winners of the Jack and Lucille Wonnell Memorial Young Artist Concerto Competition, with Suzanne Bona, host of Sunday Baroque, heard on WGUC. Also, cellist Ben Fryxell, a winner of the 2012 competition and now a student at Julliard, will perform in the world premiere of a new composition by Frank Proto. The 7:00 PM concert will take place at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road in Montgomery.
2014 Memorial Day Concert Directions
Another world premiere is in store with William Perry’s Hearts of the World, an homage to those who fought and died in World War I. The Orchestra’s annual Memorial Day Concert will be at the Blue Ash Towne Square (Rain Site: Sycamore Junior High, 5757 Cooper Road) Monday, May 26, 2014 at 6 PM. The Cincinnati Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra, directed by Dale Swisher, will perform during the second half
2014 Independence Day Concert Directions
On Thursday, July 3, 2014 the theme is Children of the Jazz Age. Frank Sinatra, Bert Bacharach, Nelson Riddle, George Gershwin – what could be better? This 7:30 PM concert, the start of the Montgomery Independence Day celebration, will take place in Montgomery Park, Montgomery and Schoolhouse Roads. Food and drink will be available at booths manned by members of various local organizations.
2014 Labor Day Concert Directions
Join us at 6 PM on Monday, September 1, 2014 for Music from the Movies. Also violinist Stacey Wooleywill perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Korngold may best be remembered for his scores for many of the swashbuckler films of the 30’s. The concert will be at the Blue Ash Towne Square (Rain Site: Sycamore Junior High, 5757 Cooper Road).
2014 Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert Directions
As in the past, the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert on the first Sunday in December. This year’s theme will be A Celtic Christmas. This concert has become the traditional beginning to the holiday season for Blue Ash and Montgomery residents. 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Montgomery Assembly of God Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Road in Montgomery.
All concerts are free to the public. The Orchestra appreciates the support provided by the City of Blue Ash, the City of Montgomery, ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the Montgomery Women’s Club and the Montgomery Arts Commission as well as that of our individual contributors.