The KSO’s 2021-22 Education offerings will be a bit different than they have for the past 26 years, due to lingering ramifications of the pandemic. The Symphony was unable to secure a large venue to host its free elementary concert program this year. However, we are offering access to video recordings of our “Getting to Know You” (an introduction to instruments of the orchestra) and  “Back in My Day” (a history of the orchestra and its music) that were recorded at 7 Hills Church Church during the past two seasons for grades 3 – 6.  Both programs remain free to view, but registration is required.

On October 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. the KSO will host a  45- minute live-streamed panel Q&A with several KSO principal musicians to whom students, teachers and schools may submit questions via email ([email protected]) after watching the videos during class.  This isn’t the same as being in the same room together, but we will be able to engage with you on-line this year.

“Rags to Riches” (February 22, 2022 – 9:30 & 11 am is an in-person and livestreamed program for grades 6-12 designed to coincide with Black History Month to trace the roots of America’s popular musical heritage (ragtime, blues and early jazz from 1898 to 1933). The program highlights composers with Cincinnati connections.  Admission is free. Again, the program is free, but registration is required.

Men in Black (Brass Quartet) — In school opportunity.  Schedule the KSO principal brass (2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba) bring a program and possibly a clinic to your school and band (Cost — $250). “Men in Black” Brass Quintet offers a fun twist on music and history.  Dressed as characters from the MIB movies, the quintet visits area schools offering an hour long program that examines the history of brass instruments and music (1300s -2000s).  (Registration form to come soon.  Check back)

Click concert title below for additional information and to register for each program.

Rags to Riches

February 22 @ 10:00 am