May Festival

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Country and Region United StatesOhio
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Festival Contact Information

Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA
Phone: +01 513-621-1919
Fax: +01 513-744-3535

Festival Description

Established in 1873, the May Festival is the oldest choral festival in the Western Hemisphere. The festival is directly responsible for the development of Cincinnati’s modern musical life. Music Hall, the city’s primary concert venue, was built specifically to house the festival’s performances. The prestigious roster of festival directors include, among others, Therodore Thomas, Max Rudolf, and James Levine. No other festival presents such a concentration of choral music masterworks and artists in a single eight day event.

Festival Dates May 11 - 19, 2012
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