Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts was created to showcase and celebrate the depth and breadth of musical and artistic life in Cincinnati. Constella presents unique collaborations between international artists of the highest caliber, in partnership with many of the city’s finest performing arts organizations, to spotlight the rich and vibrant musical fabric of Cincinnati. As well as traditional chamber music, Constella Cincinnati brings to audiences world premieres of several ground-breaking works, interweaving music, visual art and dance into multi-sensory artistic performances.
The Festival is comprised of several performances and installations that take place in October and early November in both conventional as well as unusual venues and surroundings, making for a truly intriguing, unexpected and exciting experience. The name “Constella” is derived from the idea of a collection of individual points of view, genres and influences that come together to create a complete constellation. The Festival is developed and organized by Tatiana Berman, an accomplished and award winning violinist and Cincinnati resident.
The Constella Festival of Music and Arts provides compelling, memorable experiences that illuminate the depth and breadth of culture in Cincinnati and enhance its arts, image and economy.
To further its mission, Constella:
- Offers inventive collaborations among internationally renowned artists and the premier local performing arts organizations.
- Presents music and art in conventional venues — and in non-traditional places to satisfy new and younger audiences.
- Commissions original music compositions and interdisciplinary works, while providing artists with showcases for their work.
- Creates learning experiences for young musicians, artists and audiences.
- Delivers imaginative programs and inspired performances that attract new audiences from within and beyond our region.
Constella is America’s premier urban classical music and arts festival, bringing Cincinnati local, regional and international recognition as the Midwest’s most culturally vibrant city. Sought after by performers, composers and artists, it offers innovative concert experiences that draw tens of thousands to the arts and to the city – nearly half from beyond the region – with an economic impact of more than $20 million.