Sacred Heart

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
J.S. BACH Cantata No. 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden
OLA GJEILO Sacred Heart
ERIKS EŠENVALDS Salutation
MICHAEL IPPOLITO World Premiere Commission
CAROLINE SHAW To the Hands

Sacred sounds, then and now. After one of Bach’s most beloved cantatas, the VAE turns toward profound works by four young and celebrated living composers. Enjoy music familiar in its freshness by Roomful of Teeth star Caroline Shaw, divine works by two European voices, and a world premiere by one of Cincinnati’s own, Michael Ippolito.

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The Arc in the Sky

CRAIG HELLA JOHNSON conductor

Program:
KILE SMITH: The Arc in the Sky

Poetry beyond the horizon—Kile Smith, composer of the VAE’s stunning Canticle, returns with a relevatory masterpiece The Arc in the Sky, inspired by words of Robert Lax, gets its Cincinnati premiere by Craig Hella Johnson and the VAE. Lax, a close friend of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, was named “one of the great original voices of our times” by American icon Jack Kerouac. That voice rises and converges on meaning and emotion in Smith’s powerful new work.

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A VAE Christmas: The Gift of Song

STEPHANIE NASH conductor

Music makes the season bright! Join the VAE and conductor Stephanie Nash for inspiring sounds in the spirit of the season— from favorite classics as evergreen as trees wrapped in lights and topped with stars, to new-found favorites wrapped in bows. Gather the family and give the warmth of the season a voice.

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A VAE Christmas: The Gift of Song

STEPHANIE NASH conductor

Music makes the season bright! Join the VAE and conductor Stephanie Nash for inspiring sounds in the spirit of the season— from favorite classics as evergreen as trees wrapped in lights and topped with stars, to new-found favorites wrapped in bows. Gather the family and give the warmth of the season a voice.

4-concert packages for as little as $84 on sale now. Tickets to individual performances on sale SEP 17.
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CCO and VAE: Vivaldi and Fauré

CINCINNATI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
ECKART PREU conductor

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
arr. by Hans-Peter Preu
VIVALDI: Gloria
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and VAE join forces in the splendor of Christ Church Cathedral. A soaring new arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ popular Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis featuring soprano saxophone introduces foundations of the choral repertoire; Vivaldi’s Gloria, with its irresistible engine of joy, and Fauré’s darkly shimmering Requiem—music made for the color and light of stained glass spaces.

4-concert packages for as little as $84 on sale now. Tickets to individual performances on sale SEP 17.
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