We first discussed The Cincinnati Renaissance Project in a January 2018 article on the site, which you can view here. But to recap, it’s a new endeavor (produced by the creative minds behind Constella Arts) showcasing the first-class city we are lucky enough to call home.
And we plan to release “episodes” of the project right here, on Cincinnati Refined. In this video excerpt from episode one, you’ll hear from Carl Solway, a local art gallery owner.
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The Constella Arts Festival officially kicked off on February 23. It runs through March 3. And if you choose to only attend one event—though you should probably attend more—our money is on Saturday’s “Not So Classical: A Love Story” film screening and concert performance.
Here’s Tatiana Berman (festival founder) for the specifics:
Three years ago at the Constella Festival, two musicians premiered a new concept called “Not So Classical,” a fast-paced concert that interlaced short films with classical music. Since then, the concept has been featured in NPR, Playbill, and Forbes, and programs have even featured Hollywood actor Ken Jeong.
Now, Constella 2018 will close its season with a brand new version of this program. And this time, it will focus on the topic of love. It's a fast-paced, one-hour program featuring me on violin, Zhang Zuo on piano, and short films that focus on local artist love stories. Afterwards, please join us for a closing festival reception and one-night only art exhibition featuring the artwork of couples who are both artists: Alison Shepard-Hildebrandt + Evan Hildebrandt, Jan and Mark Wiesner, Michael Maney + Stacey Maney, Tatiana Berman + David Donnelly.
The event is set to take place on Saturday, March 3 at 730pm at Memorial Hall. For more info, click here.