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Forte

Forte is an ensemble cast documentary, directed by David Donnelly (Maestro, 2015), that challenges the popular and perhaps somewhat outdated notions of success in classical music through a fast-pace narrative of three female artists. A young Norwegian violinist on the brink of stardom, a former Russian-born prodigy reinventing her career in the US as she brings music back into schools in underprivileged communities, and a first-generation American from Argentina, whose creative process of composing a film soundtrack is documented and exposed in an unprecedented way. Three different stories, backgrounds, and personalities. One thing in common: strength. The film stars Tatiana BermanLucía Caruso, and Eldbjørg HemsingForte also features appearances from some of the recognizable names in classical music including Tan Dun, Paavo Jarvi and JoAnn Falletta.
Please visit www.fortefilm.com for more information

Vitali Variations

From The Huffington Post:
“…a playful homage to the past, in which Berman can be seen walking into an audition, only to be transported to another romantic setting entirely once she begins playing, one not unlike the typical classical performance stage. Clad in a gown and surrounded by fog, she’s accompanied by ephemera from throughout her career, a montage that ends as soon as her bow rests.”
Read the full article here.

Arjun Verma, Idranil Mallick

``High Done No Why To``

From Classicalite:
”[…] the full video below for Teeth alum William Brittelle’s “High Done No Why To”–produced in conjunction with Cincinnati’s expertly curated Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts–is quite the visual achievement. Alternating between in-studio, black-and-white footage and a technicolor-ed New York City moto perpetuo, director David Donnelly and producer/Constella founder Tatiana Berman exquisitely capture both persons and place.”
Read the full article here.

Michael Csanyi - Wills Violin Concerto

Maestro

Directed by David Donnelly, Maestro is an intimate, unprecedented glimpse into the life of a renowned conductor and a vibrant, contemporary portrait of the world of classical music. Constella Arts founder Tatiana Berman was music producer for this groundbreaking film. Constella Arts assists in sponsoring screenings of the film to high schools and universities which lack funding for this kind of opportunity. Through film screenings, we have introduced classical music to hundreds of students across the United States.

Watch it on Itunes here: https://itun.es/us/lAqVdb
Visit www.MaestroMovie.com for more information.

Cincinnati Renaissance Project is an ongoing series, highlighting the vibrant community and the arts of the Queen City. Special thank you to the Ohio Arts Council, The Morris Braun Foundation, and to the 21C Museum Hotel. Watch the first two episodes of the CRP below!

Episode 1

Episode 2

For more information about the project please contact us at constellaproductions@gmail.com

Cincinnati Refined

February 11, 2018

“We first discussed The Cincinnati Renaissance Project in a January 2018 article on the site, which you can view here. But to recap, it’s a new endeavor (produced by the creative minds behind Constella Arts) showcasing the first-class city we are lucky enough to call home.”

Cincinnati Refined

by LEAH ZIPPERSTEIN

“And we plan to release “episodes” of the project right here, on Cincinnati Refined. In this video excerpt from episode one, you’ll hear from Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, who has made a name for himself in the city’s culinary scene.”

CRP Preview

by Leah Zipperstein

“The arts are important because they make up one layer of a city’s DNA. In the case of Cincinnati, this layer is integral to who we are — it comprises pieces of our past with notes of our presents with hints of our future. And this is true, relevant, and happening whether you are aware of it or not. The arts are like a living, breathing microorganism with an ongoing story to tell.”

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