Michael Foster Memorial Concert
Keith Clark, Conductor
Our new Concertmaster, Italian violinist Roberto Cani, demonstrates why he won the Paganini Competition Gold Medal with a dazzling concerto. Portland Symphonic Choir joins the Festival Orchestra and soloists for Beethoven's mighty Ninth Symphony.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sensational Mexican baritone Luis Ledesma leads an all-star cast as Figaro in the world’s favorite comic opera, filled with soaring Bel Canto melodies, goofy jokes, and brilliant orchestral virtuosity. Semi-staged concert, sung in Italian with English supertext.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
3:00 PM - Opera Preview
4:00 PM - Performance
Join Marco Panuccio as he returns to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where opera performances were held from 1920 through 1971. Relive the magic of the Zoo Opera days with some of the greatest tenor opera arias ever written.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6 p.m. Reception with complimentary refreshments & cash bar
7 p.m. Concert
“It’s ALL Italian” Maggiano's in Skokie, Illinois will be hosting an evening of Neapolitan Songs and an Italian Feast.
ALL proceeds benefiting the Make – A – Wish® Foundation.
Friday, July 21, 2017
6:00pm - 10:00pm