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So ended the 138th year of the Cincinnati May Festival, a musical experience that Cincinnati can claim as unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

Janelle Gelfand
Cincinnati Enquirer


APCF Reviews2011

May Festival Reviews

2013-14 Concert Season

Verdi’s Requiem Mass is radiant, heaven-rending
Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Verdi Requiem as Fine as One Could Wish
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

CSO, singers bring compelling drama to Messiah
Mary Ellyn Hutton, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Symphony’s One City performance is a joy
Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer

One City, One Symphony” a Singular Event for the CSO
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

 

2013 May Festival

May Festival Concludes with Operatic Grandeur
Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival’s ‘Oedipus’ marries powerful drama, moving Oratorio
Janelle Gelfand,The Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Spellbinding in Second Weekend Opener
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

May Festival Shows Intimate Side
Janelle Gelfand,The Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Reaches Heavenly Heights with War Requiem
Janelle Gelfand,The Cincinnati Enquirer

Powerful Reading of Mozart Requiem
Janelle Gelfand,The Cincinnati Enquirer

Requiems Mark May Festival Opening
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

 

2012-13 Concert Season

Mozart, Haydn Uplift CSO Audience
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Oboist soars in Mozart Concerto
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Mozart, Haydn Uplift CSO Audience
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Glover’s ‘Messiah’ fresh, inspiring
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Glover Makes "Messiah" Special
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Langrée’s ‘9th’ clear, glowing
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Langrée and CSO Climax “One City, One Symphony” Brilliantly
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Mahler’s Epic Symphony No.3
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Fruhbeck Brings Mahler’s Epic Vividly to Life
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

 

2012 May Festival

May Festival concludes with stunning evening of Tchaikovsky
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Branches out with Tchaikovsky
Mary Ellyn Hutton, ConcertoNet.com

A Radiant “German Requiem” at the May Festival
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Concert Highlighted with Verdi
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Duruflé’s Rarely Performed ‘Requiem’ a Delight at May Festival
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Opener Fulfills Tradition
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Carmina Burana rousing start to May Festival
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

 

2011-2012 Concert Season

A Daphnis & Chloe to Remember
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

A Warmhearted Concert for a Cold Weekend
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Messiah in Season
Mary Ellyn Hutton, MusicinCincinnati.com

Director debuts impressively with Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

CSO honors Nippert, plays sublime concert (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

CSO performs gripping concert of Prokokiev (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

 

2011 May Festival

May Festival opens in grand fashion (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Powerful Verdi Opens May Festival
Mary Ellyn Hutton, ConcertoNet.com

May Festival off to impressive season (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

May Festival Taps Eastern Europe
Mary Ellyn Hutton, ConcertoNet.com

Basilica again gracious May Festival host (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Mayfest delights with fantastic, sad fairytale (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Sacred and Profane at the Cincinnati May Festival
Mary Ellyn Hutton, ConcertoNet.com

May Festival finale a feast of vocal talent (pdf)
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Vocal Heights Top Off Cincinnati May Festival
Mary Ellyn Hutton, ConcertoNet.com