concert:nova presents world class chamber music in diverse and unusual venues using interdisciplinary collaboration to illuminate the music.
who we are:
concert:nova is an exploratory chamber ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary classical music. Comprised of Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra musicians, the group breaks down barriers between audience and performers for a more intimate and engaging concert experience.
Dedicated to inter-artistic exchange of ideas, c:n strives to give contemporary audiences new ways to appreciate classical music Partnerships with dancers, actors and visual artists bring a unique dimension to performances, illustrating each musical work in a modern and powerful way.
concert:nova is an evolution in classical music that creates cross-disciplinary interpretations of brilliant works, performed in non-traditional spaces, to take audiences out of the "music box".
By staging events in galleries, museums, restaurants, lounges and found spaces, we integrate the music into the community landscape. In this unique way, we create musical experiences that are provocative, compelling and relevant to today's world.
In this way, the ensemble builds new audiences, particularly to younger adults who previously may have found it irrelevant, unappealing, or may never have been exposed to it at all. At the same time, it creates a compelling experience for the most sophisticated concertgoers.