The Catacoustic Consort 2018-2019 Season!


CD Release Concert!

L’Art Séduisant/Seductive Charm

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3:00pm

Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati (Walnut Hills), OH 45206

 Due out November 5, Catacoustic’s newest CD will feature exquisite arrangements of opera airs from 18th-century France for pardessus de viole and soprano Melissa Harvey. Join us for an elegant live performance of this rarely heard, and never-before recorded music.

Catacoustic by Candlelight: In Dulci Jubilo!

Saturday, December 8, 2018,  7:30pm

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park (Cincinnati), OH

 Beautiful Italian Baroque holiday music by candlelight in one of our most popular and intimate venues. We will feature the exquisitely sensitive Jordanian-American soprano Nadine Balbeisi, with theorbo, harp, and lirone. Buon Natale!

Petit Concert on a Petite Viole

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 3:00pm

Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY

Budget pricing of $15, reception following (no advance discount)

 Featuring music from the Renaissance for solo virtuoso treble viola da gamba and Baroque harp. Catacoustic has recorded this delightful music before, so expect the shimmer of two musicians at the top of their game.


The Tenor Viol Project

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3:00pm

Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Walnut Hills (Cincinnati), OH

 The tenor viol is roughly equivalent to the modern viola, providing the rich harmonic centers of consort music. And, like the viola, very little solo music was composed for it. But what happens when the ultimate team player steps out into the spotlight? Catacoustic has undertaken a project to make this neglected repertoire available to the large international viol community, who has been clamoring for it. We are preparing a CD recording, free downloadable music performing editions, and an instructional video. The media will be on display tonight, but it’s the music that will really shine when the supporting actor takes center stage.

Young Artists Concert

Free Event!

April 2019, Details to be announced

Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th Street, Downtown Cincinnati

 Catacoustic’s Young Artists will have spent an intense year of training and preparation, culminating in an exciting concert.

Lost & Found

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th Street, Downtown Cincinnati

The music world was jubilant when scholars recently discovered a lost set of Fantasias by the beloved Georg Philipp Telemann. For their first performance in the Midwest, Catacoustic is assembling three bass viol players to explore a variety of interpretations of these masterpieces. And for even more contrast we’re mixing in some of the most popular viol solos by a friend of Telemann, J.S. Bach. Featuring Joanna Blendulf, Gail Ann Schroeder, and Annalisa Pappano, with Michael Unger on harpsichord.



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