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Press Releases

Octobe 2, 2015  2016 May Festival Season Announcement (pdf)

February 27, 2015 James Conlon to Conclude Extraordinary Era as Music Director of the Cincinnati May Festival (pdf)

May 3, 2014 May Festival Features Choral Masterworks in Closing Weekend of 2014 Season (pdf)

May 3, 2014 Cincinnati May Festival Presents "Live from New York" (pdf)

May 3, 2014 May Festival Opens on Wednesday, May 7(pdf)

October 20, 2013 May Festival 2014 Season Announcement (pdf)

June 21, 2013 Auditions Set for 2013–14 Season (pdf)

May 1, 2013 May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship Established (pdf)

April 8, 2013 James Conlon Extends Contract (pdf)

April 1, 2013 2013 May Festival Updates (pdf)

February 20, 2013 Conlon Extends Contract as LA Opera Music Director through 2018 (pdf)

February 4, 2013 Vocal Arts Ensemble and May Festival Partnership Announced (pdf)

January 23, 2013 2014 Spring for Music Festival Repertoire Announced (pdf)

September 23, 2012 May Festival 2013 Season Announcement (pdf)

July 30, 2012 May Festival Choruses Hold Auditions for 2012-13 Season (pdf)

June 7, 2012 Regional Choral Calendar Launched (pdf)

May 27, 2012 Robert Porco Extends May Festival Contract (pdf)

April 26, 2012 A City That Sings Launch Event (pdf)

January 24, 2012 Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop with Robert Porco (pdf)

January 23, 2012 Chorus & Orchestra Move to 2014 Spring for Music Festival (pdf)

January 7, 2012 American Spiritual Ensemble Returns to Cincinnati (pdf)

December 19, 2011 January 2012 Auditions (pdf)

October 14, 2011 May Festival Participates in Over-the-Rhine Flags Art Installation (pdf)

September 25, 2011 James Conlon Announces Programs for the 2012 Cincinnati May Festival, May 11-19, 2012 (pdf)

September 13, 2011 World Choir Games (pdf)

June 23, 2011 New Board Officers and Executive Director Named (pdf)

April 14, 2011 Music Hall Revitalization Timetable (pdf)

February 17, 2011 Spring for Music (pdf)


May Festival 2012: Weekend One Preview

May Festival 2012: Weekend Two Preview

Director of Choruses, Robert Porco, taps the Saengerfest bier at Hofbräuhaus, Newport

2012 May Festival Preview

Highlights from the 2011 May Festival


August 8, 2010 James Conlon Announces Programs for the 90th Season of the Cincinnati May Festival

May 17, 2009 James Conlon Inducted into American Classic Hall of Fame

May 18, 2010 James Conlon Renews Contract with May Festival (pdf)

May 21, 2010 Robert Porco Honored for 20 Years