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About The Catacoustic Consort:
The Catacoustic Consort is a 501c 3 nonprofit chamber music group, specializing in music of the Renaissance and Baroque with period instruments. Catacoustic is in its 15th season and is dedicated to the early music community in the greater Cincinnati area. In addition to our subscription concerts, Catacoustic provides a rental program of early music instruments; offers an annual scholarship for instruments, training, or early music education; offers pre-professional mentorship and training; offers frequent workshops and masterclasses; and sponsors the annual Cincinnati Early Music Festival, which celebrates local musicians engaged in the performance of early music. Catacoustic is also committed to outreach to senior citizens.
The Catacoustic Consort, lead by Artistic Director Annalisa Pappano, was the Grand Prize Winner of the national Early Music America / Naxos Recording Label Recording Competition in 2003. Their CD recording of an Italian laments program on the Naxos label was released to international critical acclaim. Catacoustic’s latest CD was released in 2014 on its own label and features rare French Baroque music for the pardessus de viole.
Three times invited to perform for the San Francisco Early Music Series, their concert touring includes Colombia (South America), Madison Early Music Festival, Columbus Early Music, Eugene Oregon, Indiana State University, and the University of Dayton. Catacoustic was also a featured ensemble at 2014 Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave. Catacoustic has also worked frequently in collaboration with University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for concerts, coachings, masterclasses, and lectures. They have given collaborative performances for specially-curated art exhibits at the St. Louis and Cincinnati Art Museums. And their most recent collaboration, with Cincinnati Opera, resulted in the successful staging of Cavalli’s La Calisto. Opera News praised the ensemble as “a constant source of delight,” noting their “rich” sound and “evident rapport” within the company.
Catacoustic Consort provides Cincinnati with truly unmatched access to the highest quality early music.