Friday, March 30, 2018 Kelly Hall Tompkins Announced As CSO [Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra] Artist In Residence

Kelly Hall-Tompkins

March 29, 2018

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is proud to announce its inaugural Classical Roots Artist-in-Residence, acclaimed violinist, Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

Classical Roots is a signature outreach program of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra focused on engaging communities and celebrating African-American musical traditions and musicians who embody exceptional artistry, innovation, commitment to education and community engagement.

Between April 2nd through the 5th, Ms. Hall Tompkins will work with CSO musicians, engaging local students, young musicians and members of the community. She will also work with the CSO/University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Diversity Fellows during her visit.

Ms. Hall-Tompkins' plans include visiting the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts and Frederick Douglass Elementary School before performing a recital with CSO musicians at First Unitarian Universalist Church on April 5th, at 7 pm. The program will include Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Clarinet Quintet, Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale and music from her latest recording, The Fiddler: Expanding Tradition.

Named as The New York Times' 2017 "New Yorker of the Year" Ms. Hall Tompkins' is forging a dynamic career as a soloist and chamber musician. Her YouTube videos have garnered over 1,472,000 views.

City Gospel Mission will host a performance by Ms. Hall-Tompkins. Her work as a community activist and founder of Music Kitchen, a not-for-profit that takes high-level classical music performances to homeless shelters in New York City. This program has inspired CSO musicians to join her in a production of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale for clients at the City Gospel Mission as part of her residency. 

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