CincyChic Spotlight October 20, 2013

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Written by Sara Elliott
Sunday, 20 October 2013 22:05

Chic Spotlight: Tatiana Berman We chat with the founder and artistic director of Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, which brings a variety of genres to the Tri-State for the musical and arts experience of a lifetime.

Cincy Chic: What is the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts?

Tatiana Berman, Founder and Artistic Director of Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts: Constella was created to showcase and celebrate the depth and breadth of musical and artistic life in Cincinnati. Constella presents unique collaborations between international artists of the highest caliber, in partnership with many of the city’s finest performing arts organizations, to spotlight the rich and vibrant musical fabric of Cincinnati. Aside from traditional chamber music, Constella Cincinnati brings world premieres of several ground-breaking works to audiences, interweaving music, visual art and dance into multi-sensory artistic performances. The festival is comprised of several performances and installations that take place in October and early November in conventional and unusual venues and surroundings to make for a truly intriguing, unexpected and exciting experience.

Cincy Chic: What inspired the musical festival and when did it first launch? Berman: I love the idea of bringing people and ideas together in this particular constellation. This year marks our third season and we’ve presented more than 25 new works in just two seasons here in Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Constella? Berman: We currently have a festival team, a board and a group of loyal supporters who all come together to present this amazing music festival each year.

Cincy Chic: What makes Constella so different and unique? Berman: The thing that makes Constella so different and unique is that there’s no other festival like this in the region. We present more than 20 events in a variety of styles of a very high quality including dance, jazz, classical music and art. Every performance is an event and an adventure. People who have never been to a classical music concert enjoy our events as much as chamber music, jazz and art lovers. Our more intimate venues, small world-class ensembles, many world premieres and unique music and art combinations create an exceptional experience. We present original art exhibitions that are great pairings with performances. By bringing in internationally-renowned performers, we aim to bring attention to the Tri-State’s local artists and musicians.

Cincy Chic: How much does it cost to attend? Berman: The cost of a ticket ranges from $25 to $85 and students can purchase tickets for just $10.

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Cincy Chic: What are you looking forward to in the future for Constella? Berman: We’re looking forward to many projects being planned for next and and to utilize our knowledge from past festival presentations to make the experience ever better for our audience!

Cincy Chic: Do you have anything new on the horizon for Constella? Berman: We’re already in the planning process for the next season, so you’ll have to stayed tuned.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about Constella or to purchase tickets? Berman: Readers can visit www.constellafestival.org to learn more. To purchase tickets, visit the Aronoff Center Box Office, our website or call 513-621-2787.

Sara is the assistant editor at Cincy Chic. Send her an email atselliott@cincychic.com.