Saturday, November 10, 2007

Music director to be honored

November 3, 2007
Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati MacDowell Society will present the Cincinnati MacDowell Medal to Paavo Järvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, on Nov. 11 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
The medal is awarded for significant cultural contributions to the arts in Cincinnati. Järvi is the fifth Cincinnati Symphony music director to receive the award and the 24th recipient in the society's history of nearly 100 years. Other local medalists have included Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel and opera legend Italo Tajo.
The MacDowell Society is named for American composer Edward MacDowell. Cincinnati's society was founded in 1913 through the friendship between the MacDowells and three Cincinnati women - Mary Emery, Clara Baur and Bertha Baur (the latter founders of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music). It is one of 13 groups nationwide that support the MacDowell artist colony in New Hampshire, and it awards grants to local artists.

Janelle Gelfand

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