The highly prized Post-Corbett Awards honor contributions by arts organizations, performing artists, individual arts supporters, arts education and outreach programs and extraordinary events.
The awards, named in honor of arts supporters Patricia Corbett and her late husband, J. Ralph Corbett, have been presented since 1975.
Nominations are accepted from the public, while finalists and winners are chosen by a panel of carefully selected judges drawn from the community.
The honors, sponsored biennially by The Post, have become the most coveted awards given in the Cincinnati arts community.
Paavo was named a finalist in the Performing Artist category "for his leadership of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Jarvi was named music director in January 2000, with his inaugural concert in September 2001. He has given the CSO the promise of building its audience at home, increasing its stature in the world and achieving recognition as one of the nation's elite ensembles. Completely devoted to his music and his musicians, his goal is to move the CSO into the top tier of the world's orchestras. The connection between Jarvi and Cincinnati is becoming familiar and respected as he appeals to both younger and established audiences. Jarvi has taken the orchestra on tours of the U.S. East Coast, South Florida and New York's Carnegie Hall, as well as Japan and Europe. He has also made nine highly praised recordings with the CSO."
The 25th Post-Corbett Awards Ceremony, hosted by jazz singer and arts educator Kathy Wade, will take place Monday, November 21 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., in Covington. The reception begins at 6 pm with ceremonies starting at 7 pm. Black tie optional. Tickets are $15. Tables of eight are $100. Please make reservations by November 14 by calling John Vissman at (513) 352-2787.