Music Hall and Taft Museum Open to the Public This Saturday

As ArtsWave enters its last month of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign to raise money for the region’s arts, this Saturday, April 6, it’s hosting back-to-back Open Houses of two Cincinnati icons, all in one day.

As part of ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy’s, Cincinnati Music Hall, through the support of the Cincinnati Arts Association, is opening its doors from 12-4 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes visit. This will include guided tours of the hall by the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, which are being offered for the first time in an Open House setting. In addition, “next generation” performances will happen on stage and throughout the hall, including various ensemble performances and open rehearsals from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Nouveau Chamber Players, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Walnut Hills High School, and UC College-Conservatory Preparatory Program. Performances and open rehearsals by the Cincinnati Opera and May Festival as well as drop-in dance classes by the Cincinnati Ballet and an instrument lab hosted by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be also offered.

The Taft Museum of Art will be open from 4-8 p.m. and will offer two exhibitions free of charge – “Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe” and “Travels with Turner: Watercolors from the Taft Collection.” Guided tours will be held on the half-hour. Performances will be held on the front lawn, near the “Far Flung” outdoor sculpture, as well as in the garden under the tent. Groups include: Melodic Connections, Bacchanal Steel Drum Band, Cincinnati Youth Choir’s Bel Canto Choir, Pones, Lauren Eylise and TRIIIBE. The parking lot will be blocked off with food trucks and drinks will be available.

Through ArtsWave Days, twice-a-month, the nonprofit planner, promoter and funder of the arts is showcasing the region’s arts as part of its 2019 annual ArtsWave Community Campaign, which runs through April 30.

Besides Macy’s title sponsorship, Frisch’s® Big Boy® is the series sponsor and Enquirer Media is the Print Media Sponsor.

Reserve your tour and get all the details at ArtsWave.org/Days. Please bring your phone and headphones for the tours.

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