CET Arts Expands Local Content

For Immediate Release
October 5, 2011      


For more information please contact
Rachel Kellerman

CET Promotions
513-381-4033, ext. 330


CET Arts Expands Local Content
Community support provides funding to increase local programming for
Cincinnati’s 24-Hour cultural service.

Cincinnati, Ohio…CET Arts will expand its catalog of local content beginning this fall and winter with the addition of several arts programs and performance specials from the greater Cincinnati area. 

Major funding by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. U.S. Bank Foundation and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, with additional funding from Macy’s, the Segoe Foundation, and the William S. Rowe Foundation has helped make this local arts programming possible.

Local content for October and November includes:

Beowulf: The Prince of the Geats, October 23, 8pm
Several Cincinnatians are featured in this film adaptation of the classic tale. The all-volunteer film was written, produced and directed by Sharonville's Scott Wegener.

The Starling Chamber Orchestra In Austria, October 30, 8pm
The Starling Chamber Orchestra performs selections from Bach, Schuman and Mozart in this 20th anniversary concert. 

Portrait of An Artist in Residence: Steve Bognar, November 6, 8pm
The Video Artist in Residence project at Tussing Elementary School in Pickering, Ohio.

Jay Unger & Molly Mason & Friends in Concert, November 13, 8pm
2011 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birth and the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  This concert to support the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati features the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band along with folk and classical improvisational pianist Jacqueline Schwab and The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Quintet. 

Opera Goes to Church, November 20, 8pm
An evening of gospel, sacred, jazz and classic music featuring Cincinnati Opera artists soprano Jacqueline  A. Echols, tenor Steven Cole, mezzo-soprano Stacey Rishoi, bass Gustave Andreassen and The College Hill Community Choir

This Little Light of Mine, November 27, 8pm
A tribute to groundbreaking African American opera legends Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price written by and starring soprano Andrienne Danrich.  The work was commissioned by The Cincinnati Opera.

Performing Arts Digital Future, November 27, 9pm
A panel of production and marketing experts examines the impact of the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcasts in movie theatres across the country.  Moderator, Marjorie Fox, Division Head Electronic Media Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) is joined by panelists Marc Scora, President and CEO Opera America; Robin Guarina, CCM Opera Department Chair and Marcus Kuchle, Director Artistic Operations @ Cincinnati Opera.

Additional programs will include select performances from Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati University’s College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Boychoir and many other Greater Cincinnati arts organizations.

These local arts programs will premiere on CET Arts in conjunction with the PBS Fall Arts Festival.

 “This is just the beginning of local content on CET Arts,” noted Jack Dominic, Executive Vice President and Station Manager of CET.  “Ongoing discussions about partnering with local arts organizations to produce local content continue.  We look forward to becoming the showcase for local arts content on air and online to southwest Ohio.”

CET launched CET Arts, the first local 24-hour cultural services of its kind on February 1, 2009. During its first year and a half CETArts developed and strengthened partnerships with local arts organizations.  Representatives from local arts groups act as on air as hosts introducing key programs.  To date more than 30 arts group representatives have appeared. More information on CET Arts and other arts programming is available at http://www.cetconnect.org/arts.

About CET

CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.CETconnect.org.