Oxmoor Farm Foundation Presents
Evenings of Note at Oxmoor Farm
Kentucky Opera Concert
Event Date: Saturday, October 28 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Oxmoor Farm’s 2023-24 season of the Evenings of Note Music Series kicks off with a performance from the Kentucky Opera on Saturday, October 28. Singers with the Kentucky Opera will perform selections from the upcoming opera season.
Doors open at 7:30pm and the evening will start with a pre-concert reception of drinks and nibbles. Nosh on sweets and savory while enjoying bourbon and bubbly. The music will begin at 8:00pm
Tickets are $45 and only 80 tickets will be sold!
Season tickets are available for all 4 concerts for $150, that’s a savings of $10! Patron season tickets are available for $200 and includes VIP seating at the indoor performances and recognition in the program.
A Big Thank You to Anita Streeter, for sponsoring the Kentucky Opera performance!
Armonia e Passione
Event Date: Saturday, November 11 | 7:30PM-9:00PM EDT
Join us on Saturday, November 11 for a performance from the Baroque ensemble Armonia e Passione.
The evening begins with a pre-concert reception of bubbly, bourbon, and refreshments at 7:30pm. The performance starts at 8pm and will be held inside the beauitful historic Oxmoor library.
Tickets are $45 and limited to only 80 guests.
Armonia e Passione, a baroque string band, debuted in the fall of 2014 with concerts in Chicago and Louisville. Full-house audiences jumped to their feet at the end of those performances, applauding the technical virtuosity and musical verve of the ensemble. William Bauer (baroque violin) and Jeff Noonan (theorbo, lute and early guitars), two of St. Louis’s best-known early music performers, have worked together in a variety of ensembles for over twenty years. They are joined by Celina Boldrey Casado (baroque violin), a well-known pedagogue and performer in St. Louis, and Stephanie Hunt (baroque cello), a European-trained musician who has quickly established herself in the region as a popular teacher and respected performer.
The ensemble presents music heard in the chapels, courts and cathedrals of Rome, Venice, Florence and other cities across Italy in the vibrant years of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In these years, composer/performers like Biagio Marini, Antonio Bertali, Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi invented and expanded the technique and repertoire for the violin, bringing a low-class folk instrument into the church and court with an inventiveness and technical flair never heard before. The music of these composers features blistering scales, intricate double-stops and heart-wrenching Adagios. In creating a new way of playing, these composers laid the foundation for modern music and the later violin music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and beyond.
A Big thank you to Eric Graninger and Jeff Benn and Porter Watkins and George Bailey for sponsoring the Armonia e Passione performance
Harry Pickens Jazz Trio
Event Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 7:30PM-9:00PM EDT
Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024 when Harry Pickens and his Jazz Trio will take the Oxmoor library back to the Jazz age.
An award-winning performing artist, educator, composer, author, workshop facilitator and life transformation coach, Pickens is a modern-day Renaissance man. His career as a jazz pianist has taken him to 17 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas, featuring collaborative performances with many of the world’s brightest jazz stars, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, James Moody and more. As a composer, Pickens has produced works for the likes of Wendell Berry and StageOne Family Theatre, and his composition “The Awakening Heart” was featured in a personal performance for the Dalai Lama. In 2009, Pickens received the Kentucky Governor’s Award for the Arts in Education, the state’s highest honor in the creative and performing arts. He is also featured in the documentary Harry Pickens: In the Garden of Music, produced by Kentucky Educational Television, which received a Regional Emmy Award for Arts and Entertainment Programming. Pickens recently served a three-year term as special assistant to the provost for new initiatives at the University of Louisville and currently serves as ambassador for artistry in education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Doors open at 7:30pm and the evening will start with a pre-concert reception of drinks and nibbles. The music will begin at 8:00pm
Tickets are $45 and only 80 tickets will be sold.
A Big Thank You to the sponsor of the Harry Pickens concert – Stock Yards Bank & Trust Wealth Management Group
Photo credit: Ted Wathen
Cincinnati Brass Band
Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 5:00-7:30PM EDT
Oxmoor Farm’s final concert in the 2023-24 season of the Evenings of Note Concert Series will be a performance on our front lawn with the Cincinnati Brass Band on Saturday, May 18. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks and relax on the front lawn while listening to the sounds of the award winning Cincinnati Brass Band.
Price of admission is $25 per car so gather your family and friends and come enjoy. Gates open at 5:00pm with the performance beginning at 6:00pm.
Advanced Ticket Sales will end at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 20. However, you can purchase tickets the day of the concert at the gate.
The Cincinnati Brass Band (CBB) was founded in 1993 and organized by William Harvey of Buddy Rogers Music; Director, Anita Cocker Hunt; and Assistant Director, Drew Cremisio.
The CBB performs regularly throughout the greater-Cincinnati area bringing their signature sound in the British brass band tradition. The Cincinnati Brass Band was proclaimed as the “Official Brass Band of Cincinnati” by the Mayor of Cincinnati in recognition for contributions to the musical culture of Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Brass Band is a member of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) which sponsors an annual competition of the member bands from across the U.S. and Canada. The Cincinnati Brass Band entered their first NABBA competition in 1996.
Currently, Dr. Benjamin A. Chamberlain is the conductor. This is Dr. Chamberlain’s third season as the Music Director of the Cincinnati Brass Band. In addition to his role with the CBB, Dr. Chamberlain serves as assistant professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Xavier University. He is Chair of the Music and Theater department, directs the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting and music education. A champion of new music, he has been instrumental in commissioning and performing new works throughout his career.
Dr. Chamberlain earned the bachelor of music degree in music education from the University of Minnesota, the master of music degree from Louisiana State University, and the doctor of musical arts from Northwestern University.