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Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Cincinnati Art Museum, The Fountain Room
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Powerful Impressions by Jeanine Yeager

Sonya Szabo Reynolds, piano, and Gretchen Germann, flute, performed the
world premiere of "Powerful Impressions" by Jeanine Yeager

ChamberPalooza!, a whole afternoon of chamber music featuring  a variety of musicians from around the Greater Cincinnati area, took place at the Cincinnati Art Museum on October 14, 2023. This year we featured two world premieres:  “Powerful Impressions”, for flute and piano, by Jeanine Yeager (commissioned by Chamber Music Network), performed by Sonya Szabo Reynolds, piano, and Gretchen Germann, flute; and “Sometimes It Happens So”, a song cycle for baritone and piano, music by Kile Smith based on poems by Jane Flanders, performed by Sonya Szabo Reynolds, piano, and Ben Flanders, baritone.

The kids enjoyed our "Instrumental Petting Zoo" featuring stringed instruments from Antonio Violins and winds/brass from Buddy Rogers. 

ChamberPalooza Program:

Noon – 12:20  Moyen Age, medieval instruments

12:25 – 12:45    Ascent String Quartet

12:50 – 1:10     Kevin Norton/Evan Gidley, saxophones

1:15 – 1:35        In Vista Woodwind Quintet

1:40 – 2:00.     James Meade, guitar

2:05 – 2:25      Peraza Music Workshop, strings

2:30 – 2:50      Vince Phelan & Student: Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach

2:55 – 3:20     “Sometimes It Happens So”– A song cycle: Sonya Szabo Reynolds, piano and Ben Flanders, baritone

3:25 – 3:50     “Powerful Impressions” by Jeanine Yeager. Sonya Szabo Reynolds, piano and Gretchen Germann, flute

See Photos here!

Last year, ChamberPalooza! was thrilled to be back at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The ever-popular instrument “Petting Zoo” was located nearby for a hands-on exploration of musical instruments. Door prizes included tickets for upcoming musical events, CDs and more! For the first time in our history, Chamber Music Network commissioned a new chamber piece to mark the event: “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Alyssa Morris, CCM trained oboist and composer, and now Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at Kansas State University. The piece was dedicated to those lost to Covid during the pandemic and was performed by Sonya Szabo-Reynolds, piano; Jacob Martin, oboe; and Tom Guth, cello.

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Jacob Martin, Sonya Szabo-Reynolds and Tom Guth performed the World Premiere of "Hope is a thing with feathers" by Alyssa Morris at ChamberPalooza on
September 3, 2022.  Click here to see the video!

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