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Great American Songbook Revue – Chamber Crawl

August 21 @ 9:00 pm

828 The Turn

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See the Great American Songbook Revue featuring Mandy Gaines on August 21 at 828 The Turn.

As part of Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s 10th annual Summermusik Festival, jazz vocalist Mandy Gaines will perform sets from The Great American Songbook with a string quartet and rhythm section. The Great American Songbook is not an actual book but a loosely defined canon of significant 20th-century American jazz standards, popular songs, and show tunes.

One drink is included in the price of admission!

Tickets to Great American Songbook Revue

Single Ticket Prices ($3 ticketing fee):

  • $40 for Adults
  • $25 for Young Professionals Under 40
  • $10 for Students and Children

Save with the Festival Pass and the Flex Pass Subscription options on sale now.

About Mandy Gaines

Mandy Gaines is a world-renowned jazz vocalist. Acclaimed for her soulful vocals and improvisational gifts, Mandy has been singing professionally since 1988 and has performed with dozens of jazz’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker.

Mandy was inducted into the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame. Her fresh interpretations of jazz, soul, and pop classics have delighted audiences around the globe.


About Summermusik

Summermusik (Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra) creates intimate, transformative experiences that connect the musically curious. Summermusik is an independent ensemble of 32 professional musicians that is widely recognized as one of the leading performing arts organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region.

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828 The Turn Venue Details


Limited parking is available across the street from the venue. Additional street parking is available.

Additional Summermusik 2024 Events

See the Summermusik (Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra) 50th Anniversary Festival from July 31 to August 24. This year’s events seek to bring people from different cultural worlds together.

Summermusik will again offer three different concert experiences:

  • Mainstage full chamber orchestra performances at the School for Creative & Performing Arts
  • A Little Afternoon Musik Sunday matinee concerts at local churches and schools
  • Chamber Crawls are held at popular bars, restaurants, and non-traditional concert venues around Greater Cincinnati

Notes in Neon

Chamber Crawl
Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.
American Sign Museum (Camp Washington)
If you have listened closely, you will have noticed that the old neon signs exhibited at the museum have a ‘hum’ to them. Using this as a springboard, the string quartet performs selections that incorporate or mimic this electrical sound to create an atmospheric experience for the audience.

Let the Trumpets Sound

Saturday, August 3
School for Creative and Performing Arts (OTR)
Prelude Talk: 6:45 p.m. – Mayerson Theater
Main Performance: 7:30 p.m. – Corbett Theater
The world-famous ensemble, Canadian Brass, teams up with Summermusik for a program that weaves freely across musical genres in what promises to be an exhilarating evening. Cora’s Cakery will provide a post-concert reception.

Brass Across Borders

A Little Afternoon Musik
Sunday, August 4, 4 p.m.
Crestview Presbyterian Church (West Chester)
World-renowned Canadian Brass will air out a mind-blowing program full of surprises with some tunes known, some unknown, and some practically unheard of. For the grand finale, Canadian Brass teams up with the Cincinnati Brass Band, and their combined brass power promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime roof-raising event.

Tropical Tunes

Chamber Crawl
Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Pirates Cove Tropical Bar and Grill (East End)
With Principal Oboe Jessica Smithorn at the helm and her mates keeping the ship in the winds, it will be smooth sailing through this Caribbean-themed event featuring music by Latin American composers.
Enjoy fruity summer drinks on the open water, and scan the horizon across the railing for Captains Jack and Morgan to take you home tonight.

Shakespeare in Love

Saturday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.
School for Creative and Performing Arts (OTR)
Prelude Talk: 6:45 p.m. – Mayerson Theater
Main Performance: 7:30 p.m. – Corbett Theater
Enjoy a performance of 10-time Emmy-winning composer John Henry Kreitler’s second symphony—his final oeuvre, which he composed right before his passing in January 2024 in celebration of the Chamber Orchestra’s 50th anniversary. The program also features works inspired by the greatest bard of all—William Shakespeare- and reads from members of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Musical Poetry

A Little Afternoon Musik
Sunday, August 11, 4 p.m.
Westwood First Presbyterian Church (Westwood)
Join concertmaster Celeste Golden Andrews and her fellow Summermusik musicians as they present works inspired by literature.

Locomotive Breath

Chamber Crawl
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
The Redmoor (Mt. Lookout)
Enjoy a tribute to the band Jethro Tull! One drink is included in the price of admission.

Many Colors of India

Saturday, August 17
School for Creative and Performing Arts (OTR)
Prelude Talk: 6:45 p.m. – Mayerson Theater
Main Performance: 7:30 p.m. – Corbett Theater
Venture to India, the world’s most populous country, and delve into its rich culture. Eastern classical music and Western classical music related to India’s history meet in this collaboration with members of the Indian community. With the help of artistic advisor and local composer Kanniks Kannikeswaran, this orchestral exploration offers a peek into India’s fascinating and colorful culture, a tabla player, Indian dancers, and the Greater Cincinnati Indian Community Choir.

Bach Meets Bollywood

A Little Afternoon Musik
Sunday, August 18, 4 p.m.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Lindner Theatre (Highpoint)
Explore the connection of Indian ragas to the music of Bach and Beethoven with music from Mumbai’s Hindi cinema, or ‘Bollywood,’ works by local composer Kanniks Kannikeswaran, and arrangements of traditional Indian music by Vidita Kanniks. Hindi cinema is one of the world’s largest centers for film production, selling over 340 million tickets in India in 2019.

Commentary & Film Screening of “Lion”

Special Event
Tuesday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Esquire Theatre (Clifton)

Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, and David Wenham, this 2016 biographical drama tells the life story of Saroo. As a five-year-old, Saroo unwittingly winds up in Calcutta. Not understanding
the local Bengali language, he begins to wander Calcutta’s streets before being placed in an orphanage.

Eventually, he is adopted by an Australian couple and, 20 years later, begins to trace his roots to find his biological family. During the process, Saroo discovers that his real name is ‘Sheru,’ meaning ‘Lion’.

The film earned six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film is rated PG-13.

Tickets are available beginning May 1 directly through Esquire Theatre.

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 24
School for Creative and Performing Arts (OTR)
Prelude Talk: 6:45 p.m. – Mayerson Theater
Main Performance: 7:30 p.m. – Corbett Theater
Celebrate 200 years of Ludwig’s Ninth, 50 years of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, ten years of the Summermusik festival, and one final surprise. To close the festival, the orchestra will be spotlighted with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (the work’s 200th Anniversary). Cora’s Cakery will provide a post-concert reception

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