Music for All Seasons

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 during 2020.

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 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.

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OUR NEXT CONCERT : March 8, 2020, 2 pm

Among the artists: Ariadne Antipa, piano… Yaoyue Huang, piano…                                    Amber R. Monroe, soprano… Kanako Shimasaki, violin… Miriam K. Smith, cello…




 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.


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 Song Initiative…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



49TH ANNIVERSARYKimberly 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,  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 are members of the McDowell Society, and continue their involvement with CCM, Rafael as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Kimberly as a member of CCM Power, and through their foundation as supporters of the school’s Voice programs.

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