Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued further orders prohibiting public gatherings in the State of Ohio, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as “Corona virus.” Committed as we are to the health and well-being of our audience members and artists we are following common sense practices regarding social distancing.
Also, because of our close relationship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, in which most activities have been cancelled or rescheduled for the foreseeable future, it would be all but impossible for the artists involved in our concerts to prepare and rehearse, as they are all closely connected to CCM as alumni, graduate students, and or faculty.
Because of these circumstances Music for All Seasons is cancelling its concerts at Peterloon until we all know with more certainty what the future holds. This cancellation will have a significant emotional and financial impact for all of us – audience and artists. This world-wide health crisis is a fluidly changing situation, because of which we are neither able to speak of future plans nor predict the fate of our projected Season 2020-2021.
We are grateful to each and every one of you for your enormous loyalty and support throughout the years. We send our best wishes for health and peace to you and yours.
Rafael de Acha & Kimberly Daniel de Acha
Music for All Seasons presents four daytime (2 pm) Sunday concerts in October, December, March and May in the Historic Peterloon Estate, at 8605 Hopewell Road, in the Village of Indian Hill.
TICKETS: Single seats are $35. Student seats are $10. A $120 Flexpass may be used by one or more persons for admission to any of our four concerts.
Flexpass buyers receive an additional complimentary single ticket that may be used to bring a guest to any concert: 5 tickets at $24 each: a savings of more than 30% off single tickets.
To reserve your seat (s), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the number of single tickets or Flexpasses you wish to purchase and then send us a check to Music for All Seasons in Cincinnati, PO Box 43172, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243, or pay cash or check at the door for your convenience.
Tickets & information: http://www.musicseasonsincincinnati.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/musicforallseasonscincinnati Additional Blog: http://www.RafaelMusicNotes.com
Music for All Seasons is cancelling its May 10, 2020 concert
As of the mailing and or posting of this communication, Music for All Seasons is cancelling its May 10, 2020 concert. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order prohibiting the gathering of groups of more than 100 people in the State of Ohio, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as “Corona virus.”
Even though most of our largest audience numbers never go over 100 for any but our annual December Holiday concert and live auction, being committed to the health and well-being of our audience members and artists we are following common sense practices regarding social distancing.
Also, because of our close relationship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, in which most activities have been cancelled or rescheduled through the end of May, it would be all but impossible for the artists involved in our May 10 concert to prepare and rehearse for it, as they are all closely connected to CCM as alumni, graduate students and or faculty.
This cancellation will have a significant emotional and financial impact for all of us – audience and artists. Throughout our 7-year history we have never had to cancel or even reschedule an event, and we are grateful to all of you for your enormous loyalty and support throughout the years. This world-wide health crisis is a fluidly changing situation, because of which we are not able at this time or in the immediate future to speak of future plans regarding the possible rescheduling of this concert or its permanent cancellation. Neither are we able to predict the fate of our projected Season 2020-2021 at this time.
For those of you who purchased Flexpasses from us (priced at $120 for four paid admissions plus one bonus admission) and wish to request a partial refund, please communicate with us by email (email@example.com) and we will issue you a partial refund. If, on the other hand you wish to forego such a refund, do let us know so that we can issue you a receipt for a tax-deductible contribution. Either one of these options do not apply to Flexpasses won in auctions from other arts organizations.
Additional updates regarding our future performances will be published on our website (www.musicseasonsinCincinnati.com) on my blog (RafaelMusicNotes.com) and on our Facebook Group page (www.facebook.com/groups/musicforallseasonscincinnati), and we will also email you any updates, if you please provide us your email address.
We send our best wishes for health and peace to you and yours.
Rafael de Acha & Kimberly Daniel de Acha
Rivaling the grandest country estates of America and Europe, with its surrounding gardens and buildings, and set in the middle of hundreds of wooded acres, Peterloon was designed was built in 1928 by Delano & Aldrich, the leading country-house architectural firm in the United States at the time.
In 1979, no longer occupying the premises, the family created the Peterloon Foundation, with a mission to maintain the house and gardens for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the greater Cincinnati community.
ABOUT MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS
Music for All Seasons in Cincinnati holds a Silent Auction in conjunction with its Holiday concert every December. Thousands of dollars worth of gifts, goods and services are placed on the Silent Auction and almost 100% of them are bid upon.
The total income generated by the auction, added to the tickets sold to our concerts goes for scholarships at CCM, the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
We thank the following friends, donors, and audience members for their generosity and support:
Johannes Bjorner… James Bunte… Chamber Music Cincinnati…
Cincinnati Art Museum…Cincinnati Ballet…Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra… Cincinnati Nature Center…Cincinnati Opera…Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park…Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra… Virginia Cox… College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati… concert:nova…. Laurinda Dixon… Kathy Doane… Linda Ellis…Anita Ellis… Emily Hodges… Ensemble Theatre… Gallery Veronique…Gloria Metz… Matinee Musicale… James Meade…National Exemplar Restaurant… Kim Pensyl… Seasons 52 Restaurant… Jim Slouffman… Miriam K. Smith… Mary Elizabeth Southworth… Nancy Stetler… Taft Museum…Tri Health Pavilion Spa…Trio Bistro…Karen Tully… Anna Van Matre…Wagner Society of Cincinnati…Whole Foods
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT!
ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
Kimberly Daniel de Acha is the recipient of UC’s 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. Her singing career spanned three decades with appearances with the International Bach Society Concerts at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center’s Lunchtime Concert Series, the New York Philharmonic, Boston’s Collegium Musicum, Greater Miami Opera, New York Kantorei, Washington DC’s National Symphony Orchestra, Harvard University Concerts, Northshore Music Theatre, and Festival Miami.
She and Rafael were featured on an NBC TV special hosted by Arthur Fiedler and on WQXR and WGBH radio. Kimberly performed many roles in South Florida theatres, including the world premier of Ladies and Not So Gentle Women, written for her by Alfred Allan Lewis.
For 19 years Kimberly was a member of the Voice faculty at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. She also served for five years as Master Teacher for all vocal categories for Young Arts (then called NFAA), appearing in the Oscar-nominated documentary Rehearsing a Dream.
Kimberly’s students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, as well as in the MUNY, Paper Mill Playhouse, Disney Productions in the US and Tokyo, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others.
In 1986, together with husband Rafael de Acha, Kimberly co-founded New Theatre in Coral Gables, recognized by the New York Drama Guild as “One of the 50 Best Theaters in America.” During 20 seasons, New Theatre produced over 150 productions, including 55 world premieres, including Ana in the Tropics which received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2003, the Steinberg/ATCA Award for Drama 2003, and a Tony nomination for Best New Play in 2004 for its Broadway production.
Rafael studied Drama at Havana’s Academy of Dramatic Arts and, while in his teens, was invited to join the resident professional company of the Teatro Nacional de Cuba (Cuba’s National Theatre) as its youngest member. He moved to the United States in 1960 to pursue further studies in Drama.
In 1966 Rafael learned of the appointment of operatic bass Italo Tajo to the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He moved to Cincinnati in January of 1967 to study with Maestro Tajo. While at CCM Rafael took his first steps as stage director and, by the end of his final year in school he had staged several productions.
Later he co-founded the New England Chamber Opera Group during his days as a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, helping establish his credentials as a stage director. His next career steps led to the New York City Opera on a grant from the National Opera Institute, where he worked as a member of the staging staff in several productions, including Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, with the composer himself
Rafael was honored four times with South Florida regional theatre Carbonell Awards for Best Direction and Best Production, the Bill Hindman Award for Sustained Artistic Achievement from the South Florida Theatre Critics Association, a Remy Award from the Theatre League of South Florida, Miami New Times’ Best Theatre Director and Best Theatre for Drama citations in 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2005, a lifetime honorary membership in Phi Kappa Phi, a full membership in the Honorary Foreign Language Society Alpha Mu Gamma, a XXI Hispanic Theatre Festival tribute, and, for his theatre, a designation from New York’s Drama League as “One of the Best Fifty Theatres in America.”
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha were jointly honored in 2006 with the Key to the City of Coral Gables, a lifetime achievement award from the Coral Gables Cultural Affairs Council, an honorary citation from Miami Dade County, and a Distinguished Ambassadors of the Arts Award from the City of Coral Gables. In 2006, with the announcement of their retirement, August 18th was named “Rafael and Kimberly de Acha Day” in Miami-Dade County “for trailblazing contributions to the cultural community of South Florida.”
Since 2010, as Cincinnati residents, Rafael and Kimberly have been busy members of the arts community. Kimberly joined the Faculty of the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatoiy of Music shortly after her arrival in Cincinnati, and remained an active member of its Voice Department as an Associate Adjunct Professor until her retirement in April of 2017.
Rafael occupies his time as a critic, covering the performing arts for the international classical music site http://www.seenandheard-international and on his blog, http://www.RafaelMusicNotes.com. He is also a moderator for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI), where he has taught courses on the History of Music, the History of Cuba, and the Performing Arts in Cincinnati since 2012.
Rafael and Kimberly continue their involvement with CCM through their foundation as supporters of the school’s Voice programs.