Herb Alpert — the iconic trumpeter, composer, record label executive, artist and philanthropist — celebrates more than fifty years of ground–breaking accomplishments. Alpert was recently nominated for his tenth Grammy for his new album Human Nature. To honor this landmark year, 24 of his classic albums were remastered from the original analog tapes and reissued for the first time, several of which have been out of print for a number of years.
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Every pair of tickets purchased online for Mastodon includes your choice of a physical or digital copy of their new, soon-to-be released album. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album once it is released (date yet to be confirmed).
Under the direction of Markus Stenz— a conductor celebrated especially for his mastery of the German repertoire—the 2017 Festival opens with a May Festival premiere: the first movement of Walter Braunfels’ Te Deum, music that powerfully articulates the German composer’s spiritual journey upon his return from the front line in the First World War. Beethoven’s remarkable “Ode to Joy” Symphony is among the best-loved symphonies of all time and an anthem to the dreams of all humankind to join together as one.
We launch the Dream Project with Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (containing the famous Wedding March)—in a rare moment to hear the gorgeous incidental music performed in its entirety. In this re-imagining of the May Festival experience, actors, spoken word, and visual enhancements complement enhance the drama of Shakespeare’s play as it blooms through and between the music.
Arguably Elgar’s greatest work, the soaring music of The Dream of Gerontius traces the epic voyage of the soul. From prayerful longing to searing intensity, this sonic masterpiece speaks to all who seek to understand humanity and life’s meaning, regardless of background. The Dream of Gerontius is half of the May Festival’s Dream Project—two immersive concerts that weave together music, lighting, color and drama.
Harry Bicket, a celebrated interpreter of Baroque repertoire, joins with an exceptional cast to conduct a work that is the pinnacle of that period, Bach’s B Minor Mass. From its elaborate choral fugue on the Kyrie text and the intricate intertwining of voices in the “Crucifixus,” to the explosive “Et resurrexit” and the vigorous “Hosanna in excelsis,” to the exquisitely soaring “Dona nobis pacem,” this music is among the finest expressions of the choral Mass ever written—a masterwork for all times in the hands of a true master.
Our popular Superheroes program is back, packed with more familiar favorites than ever! Costumes are encouraged as John Morris Russell and your Cincinnati Pops team up with Cincinnati Children’s Theatre to provide the action and soundtrack to this epic adventure.
In October, Joel McHale published “Thanks for the Money,” which he touts as being one part memoir, one part self-help guide, and (mostly) all book! Like his recent literary release, his comedy routine may or may not teach you how to “achieve, maintain, and exploit your own wealth and fame,” and for that knowledge, one mustn’t take too many chances.
Get ready for a night of dancing and feel-good tunes with the return of The Dustbowl Revival to Cincinnati! "The music is so genuine, you can almost taste the PBR and port wine being passed around the front porch during the Great Depression on the bayou, or on the post-fire Chicago streets. Trumpets blaze, guitars wail, and the spirit of a great revival becomes you." – Train Wreck’d Society
After a near decade-long hiatus, ten-time GRAMMY winner CeCe Winans returns, debuting atop the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart with her "finest and most eclectic work to date" (Garden & Gun), 'Let Them Fall In Love.' The record's lead single "Never Have To Be Alone" has already climbed to number four on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
If you ever had any doubt about where Steve Earle’s musical roots are planted, his new collection, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, makes it perfectly plain. “There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” he states, “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.” So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, Texas. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade but he acknowledges, “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do. And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.” Look for So You Wannabe an Outlaw in stores and online June 16!
VIP packages include an add-on photo opportunity with Miss D and the Dolls (available to all price levels), or a deluxe option, which includes premium seating, a souvenir tour program and a photo opportunity. Add-on VIP packages can only be purchased if accompanied by a valid ticket to the live performance. Limited supplies are available.
Pop-rockers FASTBALL are gearing up for a summer tour following the release of their sixth studio album “Step into the Light,” due out this week! With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, Fastball remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road these days.
Over the course of TESLA's thirty-year career, which stated in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet–Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]-has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe, their three albums that followed “Mechanical Resonance” all went multi-Platinum. To say Tesla live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands.
Punch Brothers and I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan) join forces this summer for the American Acoustic US tour. Guitarist Julian Lage joins the bands, which will play a mix of featured sets and collaborations, as a special guest. The tour takes its name from a June 2016 residency at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, curated by singer/mandolinist and A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile, that culminated in a show including Punch Brothers and I’m With Her, with half the show devoted to extensive collaboration between all the musicians.
Rock fans across North America can look forward to Lifehouse & SWITCHFOOT together for the first time on the “Looking for Summer” Tour, delivering 30+ shows to venues across the U.S. and Canada. Up-and-coming songstress Brynn Elliott will open as support.
Conor Oberst's album Salutations, a companion piece to 2016's lauded Ruminations, comprises full-band versions of the ten songs from that solo album plus seven additional songs. Salutations was recorded at the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu and Five Star Studios in Echo Park with The Felice Brothers and the legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who co-produced the album. Guest performers include Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M. Ward, Gillian Welch, and Jonathan Wilson. The Independent says it's "probably the best work of the singer's career."
Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
This all-new theatrical stage show is based on the hit animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts, step out live onstage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story.Starting off in their headquarters, the “Tortuga,” the Kratts receive a message about an animal in trouble. Always ready to help animals in need, they pull on their “Creature Power” vests and gloves and are off. The adventure doesn’t work as planned, which results in hilarious pratfalls and slapstick fun. But they press on, encountering some amazing “Wow Facts” about animals, presented via large-screen multimedia video footage, as they rescue their animal friend and return it to its natural home.