Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Academy of Ancient Music to Perform in Cincinnati on November 9

(photo of Academy of Ancient Music by Marco Borggreve)

Two years ago, Academy of Ancient Music (one of the great period instrument orchestras of the world) contacted Peter Landgren, the dean of CCM (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) to say that they would be touring the US in November 2014. They would consider their only stop in the Midwest for a concert in Cincinnati, if he was interested. Dean Landgren exclaims, “I have loved this ensemble for many, many years, and the ability to bring them to Cincinnati to perform some of my favorite works – the four orchestral suites of Bach! It was a no-brainer!”

Dean Landgren then worked with CCM’s assistant professor of harpsichord and organ, Michael Unger and other CCM faculty members to organize masterclasses for keyboards, strings, woodwinds, and brass instruments for the day following the concert.

This is a huge opportunity for Cincinnati, a city that has so much exquisite music, but is sorely lacking its own period instrument orchestra! It is also a great opportunity for conservatory students and the public alike to hear one of the finest Baroque orchestras in person. The orchestra will present Bach’s orchestral suites, music from their recently released album.

I hope to see you on Sunday, November 9 at 5PM with the Academy of Ancient Music at CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. For more information about the concert and to order tickets, visit