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Randall Goosby with George Shirley

April 7 April 9

Corinthian Baptist Church & Memorial Hall

$25 – $40

Randall Goosby

See Randall Goosby with George Shirley at Memorial Hall and Corinthian Baptist Church on April 7 and 9.

Violin virtuoso and Decca recording artist Randall Goosby, 27, who as much as any musician embodies the future of classical music, returns to Cincinnati for two intimate concerts of music by Black composers, plus Beethoven and Dvorak, on Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m. at Corinthian Baptist Church, and on Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

For both concerts, Goosby will be joined for a duet by ground-breaking tenor George Shirley. Among his many career achievements, in 1961 Shirley was the first Black tenor to sing leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera. In 2015, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.

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Tickets to Randall Goosby range from $25 to $40.

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  • Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 4 p.m. | Corinthian Baptist Church
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. | Memorial Hall

About Randall Goosby

Goosby, protégé of American violin legend Itzhak Perlman, debuted as an orchestral soloist at age nine. He was the youngest-ever winner of the Sphinx Concerto competition for young Black and Brown classical musicians at 13.  

His first Decca album, Roots, featured music written and influenced by Black composers. It was released in 2020. Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice review said, “Make no mistake, Goosby is a virtuoso…one of the more intelligent – and engaging – debut discs I’ve heard in recent years.” 

Goosby’s first concerto album, on which he performed Bruch and Florence Price concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was released in 2023.

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About George Shirley

George Shirley is returning to celebrate his 90th birthday. He was the first Black singer in the US Army Chorus, the first Black winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, and the first Black tenor to contract with the Met. He then integrated opera stages worldwide, singing opposite the great divas of his day.


About Chamber Music Cincinnati 

In Fall 2024, Chamber Music Cincinnati will launch its 95th season as America’s fifth oldest chamber music series. Throughout its history, it has presented every important chamber ensemble. 

Each season, it presents one of the five-string quartet ensembles still active on the BBC’s “Greatest String Quartet Ensembles of All Time” list. Featured artists include America’s leading Black and Brown chamber artists, exciting young rising-star ensembles, and works by a broad range of composers past and present.  

As a percent of the total, Chamber Music Cincinnati has the largest Black audience of any American chamber music series.  

Venue Details

The Randall Goosby with George Shirley concerts will occur at both Memorial Hall and Corinthian Baptist Church.


Use Cincy EZ Park to pay for parking as appropriate. Arrive at Memorial Hall using Cincinnati METRO. Arrive at Corinthian Baptist Church using Cincinnati METRO.

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