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Constella Festival 2017

18 - 25 March 2017, Cincinnati OH

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Constella's 2017 Performances

Everybody Loves Opera: Jessica Rivera and Scott Wyatt: BUY TICKETS

Constella presents the stunning voices of audience sweethearts, Jessica Rivera and Scott Wyatt, accompanied by Lydia Brown on the piano. In this diverse program of opera arias and duets, audience will be treated to a wide range of favorites, including the music from The Magic Flute, and La Bohème. Art exhibition to accompany the show.

March 18 - 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Covenant First Presbyterian Church
717 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Scott Wyatt, tenor
Lydia Brown, piano
Ticket Price - $25 Adult
Student - $10

8:00 pm - 9:40 pm
Piano 2.0: Melding of Man & Machine Dan Tepfer: BUY TICKETS

In an exceptional melding of man and machine, Dan Tepfer uses the Yamaha Disklavier CFX piano to bring together his world-class pianism with his background in physics and programming. As he improvises, the piano responds in real time with notes of its own, the keys of the keyboard depressing themselves as if by magic. For different pieces, the pianist has programmed a variety of approaches for how the Disklavier responses are constructed, leading to unique sonic signatures for each.

The New Riff Distillery, 4:00 PM
Doors Open at 3:30 PM
24 Distillery Way
Newport, KY 41073
4:00 PM
Adult Ticket Price - $25
Student Ticket Price - $10

Yamaha DCFX, a CFX concert grand piano with the Disklavier™ PRO reproducing system, provided courtesy of Yamaha Corporation of America.

Dan Tepfer
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Classical Revolution: Constella Partner Event: LEARN MORE

Live classical music every second Sunday at the Northside Tavern in Cincinnati, Ohio. Featuring members of local music and arts organizations. Classical Revolution is a global movement dedicated to bringing classical music to the people.

This is a FREE Constella Partner Event!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
From Russia With Love: BUY TICKETS

Once again, tensions with Russia are on the rise. Constella founder violinist Tatiana Berman, together with filmmaker David Donnelly, create a hybrid film concert experience that explores this rocky relationship in five chapters. Five short artistic vignettes featuring found footage, news clips, and visual effects are interlaced with short musical pieces. It is an intense, diverse musical experience featuring Tatiana Berman, violin, friends from CCM's MoMus ensemble, with other musicians tba.

This personal, poetic performance makes a strong statement about the power of propaganda, the necessity of free thought, and the unique ability of music to transcend the physical realm.

Run time of approximately one hour.

March 23 - 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:30 PM
From Russia With Love
Gallery 708
Tatiana Berman, violin
Constella Festival Ensemble + CCM MoMus
Ticket Price - $25
Student Price - $10

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Luminous Dance DCDC, MamLuft&Co. Dance: BUY TICKETS

Constella presents dancers from the DCDC and MamLuft&Co. companies in collaboration with Constella musicians. Experience two new dance world premieres, and an art exhibition to accompany the show. Join us for an after party right down the street at the new Taste of Belgium on the Banks. Discounted drink specials and food will be available just a block away!

March 24 - 8pm
Doors Open at 7:30 PM
Luminous Dance
Harriet Tubman Theater - Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way
DCDC + MamLuft & Co
Constella Musicians
Ticket Price - $25
Student Price - $10

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Constella For Kids: Free Event!

In a magical world an adventure awaits! A young boy named Ludwig leaves his small town to discover the secret mystery of the magic box. Using the power of listening, Beethoven uncovers the truth about music in this story for all ages. Join us on a journey as we meet other great composers and solve the mystery together. Featuring Jonathan Carlisle, piano and Gabriela Madenia, narrator

March 25 - 1pm
Constella for Kids
Contemporary Arts Center, The UnMuseum
44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Price - free

Jonathan Carlisle
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Constella Finale! Duo Scofano / Minetti with Special Guests: BUY TICKETS

Duo Scofano/Minetti will be performing with special guests Tatiana Berman and Jeff Greene. This performance will feature exceptional music the 'Nuevo Chamamé' from Richard Scofano. A Milonga will follow the performance. Food from Cincinnati's best Mexican restaurant, Mazunte, wine from Robert Mondavi, and select beers from Rhinegeist will all be included in the ticket price. Join us for our Constella Finale and come dance!

March 25 - 8pm
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Saturday Night Latin Fever
Gallery 708
708 Walnut St, Cincinnati OH 45202
Tatiana Berman, violin
Richard Scofano, bandoneon
Alfredo Minetti, piano
Jeff Greene, bass
Ticket Price - $35

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

What is Constella?

The name Constella is derived from constellation, a group of stars that form a recognizable pattern. Since our origin, we’ve created constellations to make sense of the vastness of the night sky and to fulfill our deep hunger to connect with the bigger world around us.

Music and art serves the same purpose. It is as essential to our existence as it is vast, and with so many existing and emerging genres and mediums at our fingertips, finding an organic, deep connection is challenging.

Five years ago renowned violinist and Constella founder Tatiana Berman envisioned a festival that helps a global audience make tangible connections in new ways. What started as a local Cincinnati music and arts festival has grown to produce a mass of interdisciplinary works, daring performances, original music, and digital content that is changing the way people perceive classical music and the performing arts.

Among Constella’s stars are Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Jimmy Heath, Steven Isserlis, Paavo Jarvi, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Anne Akiko Meyers, Valentina Lisitsa, Ted Nash, Lew Soloff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Alexander Toradze, Simon Trpceski, Amy Dickson and Hauschka.