The mission of the Chamber Music Network of Greater Cincinnati is to increase awareness of and appreciation for chamber music in our community. In 2022, we are sponsoring two events, geared to children and their families, featuring chamber music performed by children in an informal setting, at two branches of the Cincinnati Public Library. The event at the Price Hill Branch will be Saturday, April 2 from 1:30 to 3 PM; the event at the Sharonville branch will be Saturday, May 21 from 1:30 to 3 PM.
All of the anticipated performing groups provide excellent music education, and are delighted to be able to use this activity to attract students and provide a performance opportunity for their current students. We plan to provide a small instrument “petting zoo” for children and their families in an area adjacent to the performance space.
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!