Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, we were forced to postpone our events. However, we have been making plans for the coming year, thanks to grants received from the Ohio Arts Council and Matinée Musicale Cincinnati. Chamber Palooza will be resuming in September, 2022, and more exciting ideas are coming to fruition.
In the spring of 2022, we plan to produce “Palooza in the Library” in two greater Cincinnati branch libraries, to introduce children to the joys of chamber music. The new branch in Price Hill will host one; the Sharonville branch the other. We’re hoping these will be worthy successors to “Palooza in the Park”.
In a first for us, we have commissioned a chamber music piece by Alyssa Morris, CCM trained oboist and composer, now Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music Theory at Kansas State University. The piece will be dedicated to those lost to Covid during the pandemic. The premiere is planned for September 3, 2022 at Chamber Palooza in the Cincinnati Art Museum.
There were drawings for raffle prizes, a Musical Scavenger Hunt and a "Petting Zoo" of music instruments for the kids, courtesy of Antonio Violins and Buddy Rogers Music. Click here to see photos of the Instrument Petting Zoo!