Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Prayer Interrupted at the Holocaust and Humanity Center

  • Reakirt Auditorium at Cincinnati Union Terminal (map)
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In a first of its kind collaboration between Cincinnati Song Initiative and The Cincinnati Holocaust and Humanity Center, Simon Barrad will present an original program of music by Jewish composers in and around the Holocaust. The songs will be punctuated by liturgical music found in the world renowned Birnbaum collection of music manuscripts housed at Cincinnati’s own Klau Library at Hebrew Union College. This concert will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp at Auschwitz.

Ken Griffiths plays piano with Simon, and the concert will take place at Reakirt Auditorium located in Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal.

Check back for more information and exact timing of the concert, and see https://www.cincinnatisonginitiative.org/

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Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Contemporary and Classic with Conspirare

Simon Barrad once again joins Grammy winning ensemble, Conspirare for a concert in Austin, Texas. Frank Martin’s masterwork Mass for Double Choir is the centerpiece of this concert showcasing works for double choir.  Enjoy the interplay of double choir as brought to life by the world-class singers of Conspirare.  Khalil Gibran’s poem “On Friendship” begins the evening in a luminous setting by Eriks Esenvalds. The program also includes “I Would Rather Die Than Hate You,” a setting of Martin Luther King’s  words, by composer Paul Ayres, William Harris’ “Faire is the Heaven” and  Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year.

Tickets from $20-$65, students $10 with valid ID.

https://conspirare.org/concerts-season-2019-2020

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Bach St. Matthew Passion with Kalamazoo Symphony
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Bach St. Matthew Passion with Kalamazoo Symphony

Simon Barrad will sing the baritone solos in Bach’s transcendent St. Matthew Passion. Maestro Julian Kuerti conducts a double orchestra, double chorus, and soloists, in this production filled with meditative, dramatic, and beautifully personal music. Accompanied by images from artists Peter Paul Rubens and Angelino Medoro, the KSO will retell the epic tale of the passion of Christ in dramatic fashion in their Lenten season production.

More info and tickets at https://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/calendar/bach-st-matthew-passion-julian-kuerti-conductor

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Summer residency at the Marlboro Music Festival
Jun
30
to Aug 11

Summer residency at the Marlboro Music Festival

Simon Barrad will return this summer to the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont for six weeks of chamber music headed by co-artistic directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss. Public concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from July 13 - August 11 and Friday evenings July 26 - August 9. Repertoire is decided on a weekly basis from the repertoire being rehearsed at the festival.

For more information visit https://www.marlboromusic.org/

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Cincinnati Opera's Romeo and Juliet
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Cincinnati Opera's Romeo and Juliet

Simon Barrad will sing the role of Count Paris in Gounod’s classic telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Ramón Tebar conducts, Matthew Ozawa directs, and Nicole Cabell and Frédéric Antoun sing the title roles in this co-production with Minnesota Opera.

For more information, visit https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/romeo-and-juliet/

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Cincinnati Opera's Romeo and Juliet
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Cincinnati Opera's Romeo and Juliet

Simon Barrad will sing the role of Count Paris in Gounod’s classic telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Ramón Tebar conducts, Matthew Ozawa directs, and Nicole Cabell and Frédéric Antoun sing the title roles in this co-production with Minnesota Opera.

For more information, visit https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/romeo-and-juliet/

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Der Freischütz with Queen City Opera
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Der Freischütz with Queen City Opera

Simon Barrad will return to Queen City Opera to sing the roles of Kilian and Ottokar in their production of Weber’s Der Freischütz or The Magic Bullets. It will be sung in the original German with English dialogue between musical numbers.

For more information visit http://queencityopera.org/Upcoming.html

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Der Freischütz with Queen City Opera
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Der Freischütz with Queen City Opera

Simon Barrad will return to Queen City Opera to sing the roles of Kilian and Ottokar in their production of Weber’s Der Freischütz or The Magic Bullets. It will be sung in the original German with English dialogue between musical numbers.

For more information visit http://queencityopera.org/Upcoming.html

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Winterreise at Art of the Piano Festival
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Winterreise at Art of the Piano Festival

Simon Barrad will join pianist Awadagin Pratt in a performance of Schubert’s greatest masterpiece, Winterreise as the opening concert of the Art of the Piano festival.

Saturday, May 25, 6:30pm
Werner Recital Hall

More information about the festival and tickets at:

https://artofthepiano.org/concert/awadagin-pratt-simon-barrad-2019-art-of-the-piano-festival-2/

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Considering Matthew Shepard with Cincinnati May Festival
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Considering Matthew Shepard with Cincinnati May Festival

  • Corbett Auditorium - University of Cincinnati (map)
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Simon Barrad will be joining Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble in this special presentation of Craig Hella Johnson’s piece Considering Matthew Shepard. The piece chronicles the life, kidnapping, and murder of Matthew Shepard, with an emphasis on healing the wounds opened on that day 20 years ago.

For more information visit http://mayfestival.com/concerts-and-events/2019-may-festival-season/festival-extra-considering-matthew-shepard/

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Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Considering Matthew Shepard with Conspirare

Simon will once again be joining Conspirare on their national tour of Considering Matthew Shepard, composed by Conspirare’s artistic director, Craig Hella Johnson. The piece chronicles the life, kidnapping, and murder of Matthew Shepard, with an emphasis on healing the wounds opened on that day 20 years ago.

For more information visit https://live.stanford.edu/calendar/april-2019/considering-matthew-shepard

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Sharff Schulman Fund Recital
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Sharff Schulman Fund Recital

Simon Barrad will be joined by his favorite pianist, Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad for this intimate recital at Hebrew Union College. Programming will meld sacred and secular, with both well known hits and hidden gems.

This concert is free and open to the public. More information at https://jewishcincinnati.org/calendar/community-calendar/huc-jir-cincinnati---sharff-shulman-fund-classical-concert-1533760410

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Autism Advocacy Project with Lynx Project
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Autism Advocacy Project with Lynx Project

Simon Barrad will join pianists Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad and Stephen Variames in the world premieres of two song cycles with texts written by non-verbal autistic youth and set to music by composers Tariq Al-Sabir and Stephen Variames.

Lynx Project seeks to bring awareness and understanding to autism through these songs, and everyone is welcome to attend the concert. Sensory relief space will be available and the audience may come and go as needed.

More information and tickets at https://www.lynxproject.org/concerts/2019/3/2/world-premiere-of-autism-advocacy-project-2018-19

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Considering Matthew Shepard tour with Conspirare
Oct
4
to Oct 18

Considering Matthew Shepard tour with Conspirare

Simon Barrad will be joining Conspirare on their national tour of Craig Hella Johnson’s dramatic new work “Considering Matthew Shepard.” Performances are semi-staged with projected images relating to the story.

For more information, exact dates and locations see: https://conspirare.org/event/considering-matthew-shepard-encore-2018/

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Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Wilderness Mute at Antioch College

Simon will be singing Keiko Fujiie’s NAGASAKI - Wilderness Mute with the composer at the piano. This multi-media production with dancers and video clips is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the opening of Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives, on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 7:30 PM the Foundry Theater at Antioch College will also host a performance of NAGASAKI – Wilderness Mute, a collaborative multidisciplinary work, involving music, image, poetry and Butoh dance, inspired by the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The work aims to raise awareness about the dangers of a new nuclear escalation on a worldwide level, in light of the current international political and military tensions. Nuclear attacks and nuclear disasters, those past and those looming today, have devastating environmental effects on a global level, impacting directly on our lives and those of future generations. The work speaks of the dehumanization and irreversible damage caused to planet Earth, our global home, forcing us to consider all decisions about nuclear armament, politics, and power.

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Cincinnati Opera - Back to the Zoo
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Cincinnati Opera - Back to the Zoo

Simon Barrad will be joining Cincinnati Opera for some greatest hits at the Zoo.

For one night each summer, Cincinnati Opera returns to its first home, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, where performances were held from 1920 to 1971. Join hosts Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, and Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in celebrating the Zoo Opera days with a special free concert featuring a colorful cast of singers and zoo animals.

Originally cancelled due to inclement weather, the concert has been rescheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (Please note the start time has changed to accommodate an earlier sunset.) Those who held tickets to the original event have been mailed new tickets for the rescheduled concert. No additional tickets will be issued at this time.

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Summer residency at the Marlboro Music Festival
Jun
24
to Aug 12

Summer residency at the Marlboro Music Festival

  • Marlboro Chamber Music Festival (map)
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Simon Barrad will be spending his summer in residency at the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Mitsuko Uchida and with master artists including Benita Valente, and Malcom Martineau.  Specific performances at the festival are decided on a weekly basis.

More information at https://www.marlboromusic.org/

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Bolshoi to Broadway
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Bolshoi to Broadway

Simon Barrad will be joined by Sam Martin on the piano for a recital of Russian Romances and Broadway baritone classics at St. George Russian Orthodox Church's gala event.

The thirteenth annual Russian Night will be held on Friday, June 1st 2018 at Peterloon Estate .  The evening will include a gourmet Russian dinner in the gardens of Peterloon Estate, a live concert, as well as vodka tasting throughout the evening and a live auction! All proceeds will benefit our fund raising campaign for our new church in Loveland, Ohio. You can support our region’s preservation of Russian culture by attending this festive evening and getting your own “taste” of Russia! For more information contact Anya Marshall at anya_joyce@yahoo.com or at 513-248-2293

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