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CSO Brady Block Party event details update

In support of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) mission to seek and share inspiration with all members of the Greater Cincinnati community, the goal of the Brady Block Parties series is to present free music-based events which amplify assets within local neighborhoods throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. The Brady Block Party will feature local food trucks, vendor booths, face painting, music, free giveaways and activities for the entire family including:

Pre-concert Activities and Booths: CET, ROMAC, Cincinnati Circus Inflatable, Cincinnati Circus Balloon Artist, Cincinnati Circus Big Games, Avondale Branch Library, Hearts in the Park, Metro, DJ GuyWes, Momentum Refresh, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Keller Williams Seven Hills

Food and beverages include: streetpops and Best Thing Smokin’

Through collaboration with local artists, vendors, neighborhood residents and community groups, each event concludes with a free full-orchestra concert featuring the CSO. More details about the program have been released. Prepare for an evening of both classical and pop favorites.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Brady Block Party program for North Avondale:

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story
Edward K. (“Duke”) Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
Carlos Simon: City of Lights from Profiles
Charlie Smalls: “Home” from The Wiz
John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto in C Major for Cello and Orchestra
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Danse négre
George Gershwin: “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
Florence Price: Juba Dance from Symphony No. 3 in C minorAntonín Dvorák: Finale from Symphony No. 9 From the New World
James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

CSO featured artists

Kellen Gray, conductor
Sonya Moomaw, cello
Mary Patton, vocalist

Details at-a-glance

  • When: Friday, July 19, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: North Avondale Recreation Center fields
  • Tickets: Brady Block Parties are FREE and all are welcome. The event includes music, art activations, activities for all ages, and a FREE cookout with a variety of food options, plus a popcorn and cotton candy machine.
  • Seating: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and join the party.
  • Parking: Limited parking available at the recreation center and North Avondale Montessori School lots plus off street parking. Consider walking or biking as an alternative to driving this world class right in the neighborhood.
  • RSVP – Let CSO know you are planning to attend here: North Avondale CSO Brady Block Party Facebook event page

Neighborhoods selected for the series include communities that are either:

  • Underrepresented within current CSO audience demographics
  • Unable to access CSO and Pops performances

Learn more about the event here.

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