Artistic Director Annalisa Pappano has taken extended leave with her family in Europe.

Most of our activities are therefore suspended for 2019-20.

Watch this space for future developments!


While you wait, please enjoy our video performances.


About The Catacoustic Consort

The Catacoustic Consort is a 501c 3 nonprofit chamber music group, specializing in music of the Renaissance and Baroque with period instruments. Catacoustic is in its 18th season and is dedicated to the early music community in the greater Cincinnati area. In addition to our subscription concerts, Catacoustic has a Young Artist program, offers frequent workshops and masterclasses, and tours with their creative programming. Catacoustic is also committed to outreach to senior citizens.
The Catacoustic Consort, lead by Artistic Director Annalisa Pappano, was the Grand Prize Winner of the national Early Music America / Naxos Recording Label Recording Competition in 2003. Their CD recording of an Italian laments program on the Naxos label was released to international critical acclaim. Catacoustic also has recordings for two pardessus de viole (Secret of the Muse), a recording of 17th-century Italian song (Ai Sospiri), and a recording of intimate arrangements of opera airs for pardessus and soprano (L’Art Séduisant/Seductive Charms).

Three times invited to perform for the San Francisco Early Music Series, their concert touring includes Colombia (South America), Madison Early Music Festival, Columbus Early Music, Eugene Oregon, Indiana State University, and the University of Dayton. Catacoustic was also a featured ensemble at the 2014 and 2017 Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclaves. Catacoustic has also worked frequently in collaboration with University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for concerts, coachings, masterclasses, and lectures. They have given collaborative performances for specially-curated art exhibits at the St. Louis and Cincinnati Art Museums. And their collaborations with partner organization Cincinnati Opera resulted in the successful stagings of Cavalli’s La Calisto and Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. Opera News praised the ensemble as “a constant source of delight,” noting their “rich” sound and “evident rapport” within the company.

Catacoustic Consort provides Cincinnati with truly unmatched access to the highest quality early music.

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