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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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

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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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Queen City Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Queen City Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

Simon Barrad will be singing the role of Robert in Tchaikovsky's final opera. 

Tchaikovsky's fairy tale opera Iolanta premiered in 1892 as a double bill alongside his famous Nutcracker. Come hear the Ohio premiere of this amazing piece. It will be presented in collaboration with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (which will be providing a display table with information about services for people who are blind or visually impaired at the event). Sung in the original Russian, with projected English translations. With full orchestra, conducted by Isaac Selya.

Tickets: iolantaopera.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006

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Queen City Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Queen City Opera presents Tchaikovsky's Iolanta

Simon Barrad will be singing the role of Robert in Tchaikovsky's final opera. 

Tchaikovsky's fairy tale opera Iolanta premiered in 1892 as a double bill alongside his famous Nutcracker. Come hear the Ohio premiere of this amazing piece. It will be presented in collaboration with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (which will be providing a display table with information about services for people who are blind or visually impaired at the event). Sung in the original Russian, with projected English translations. With full orchestra, conducted by Isaac Selya.

Tickets: iolantaopera.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006

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Cincinnati Opera's Annual Zoo Concert (SOLD OUT)
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cincinnati Opera's Annual Zoo Concert (SOLD OUT)

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Simon Barrad will be featured in Cincinnati Opera's annual "Back to the Zoo" concert.

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.

6 p.m. Reception with complimentary refreshments and cash bar
7 p.m. Concert

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Baritones and Brews
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Baritones and Brews

Simon will be singing some baritone classics with Cincinnati Opera!

Join Cincinnati Opera Center Stage and fellow young professionals for the second of four Singers & Spirits series, Baritones & Brews! Enjoy a West Side Brewing beer brewed specially for this event and featuring Deeper Roots Coffee, paired with beautiful baritone arias. Your ticket includes the performance, a pint of the custom brew, and light bites

Admission is $10, or come to all three remaining Singers & Spirits for $25! Includes admission to Baritones & Brews at West Side Brewing (March 29), Mezzos & Malbec at The Skeleton Root (April 25), and Sopranos & Sangiovese at Revel OTR Urban Winery (May 24).

Center Stage Sponsored by: ArtsWave, Huntington, LPK, & Macy's

Tickets at https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/calendar/baritones-brews

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The Holocaust and Humanity Center Presents: Violins of Hope at Music Hall
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Holocaust and Humanity Center Presents: Violins of Hope at Music Hall

Simon Barrad will be joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and members of the Ariel Quartet in this special event featuring restored violins belonging to Jews from the Holocaust.

Simon will sing Max Janowski's Eil malei rachamim and a Yiddish song by Lazar Weiner with a world premiere violin obligato part that Simon composed for this occasion.

Featuring Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad on piano and Giora Schmidt on violin.

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Lynx Project Concert
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Lynx Project Concert

Simon Barrad will be performing a group of songs by African-American poets and composers, including his own arrangement of "Strange Fruit," made famous by Billie Holiday.

For tickets go to https://www.lynxproject.org/snapshots

 

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Bach Ascension Oratorio and Mozart Requiem with VAE and CCO
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Bach Ascension Oratorio and Mozart Requiem with VAE and CCO

Simon Barrad will be singing in Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble and performing the baritone solos in Bach's Ascension Oratorio with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson.

For tickets, go to http://my.cincinnatisymphony.org/subscription/packageDetail.aspx?pkg=1002&flex=N&nfs=N

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