Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Chamber Music Group, Concertnova, to debut in Friday concert

Tatiana Berman (photo: Yuri Komka)

Violinist Tatiana Berman will be leading the chamber music group Concertnova in its debut concert, Friday, March 24, 2006 at 8 pm at Nativity Church in Pleasant Ridge. Concertnova,comprised of local musicians and members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will perform works by Bach, Mozart, and Messiaen. Members of Concertnova participating in this concert include Gerard Itzkoff (violin), Heidi Yenney (viola), Christina Coletta (cello), Owen Lee (bass), Randy Bowman (flute), Ixi Chen (clarinet), Jennifer Monroe (bassoon), Gene Berger (horn), Christian Ganicenco (trombone), Eric Dudley (piano/organ/conductor), and Meng-Chun Lin (soprano).

The Concertnova performance is the second in Nativity's Laetare Arts Series, launched last February with the dedication of a sculpture titled "Anguish of Abraham". This year's concert falls two days before Laetare ("to be joyful" in Latin) Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent when Catholics celebrate the joy of their journey toward Easter. Concertnova's performance is free and open to all. General admission seating begins at 7:30 pm. Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 5935 Pandora Ave. Cincinnati OH 45213-2017. Phone (513) 531-3164, Fax (513) 458-6761.

For a map and driving directions to the church, click here.

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