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The Arts Facet


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The 2018-2019 Nouveau Chamber Players pictured left to right: Ari Webb (cello) Nathaniel Dorsey (violin) Maxwell Fairman (violin) Iva Calderon (cello) Noah Torlop (viola) Matteus Thompson (violin) Lileth Stricklin (violin) Kennedy Baker (violin) Daniel Dorsey (cello) Holly Bates (violin)


The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity. The Signature Arts Program: Classics Through the Ages was adopted as the signature program of The Arts facet at the 2008 National Assembly. Classics Through the Ages focuses on increasing the interest, knowledge and participation of African-American youth in the classical arts and is a partnership of The Queen City (OH) Chapter of the Links Incorporated and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Nouveau Chamber Players ensemble. Nouveau is a string ensemble of middle school and high school African American students who have a passion for classical music.

Nouveau Chamber Players audition each year. In 2016-2017 they participated in eight performances, including two recitals and a guest appearance at the 2017 CSO Classical Roots concert. Queen City (OH) Chapter of the Links Incorporated support includes assistance with: purchasing supplies and music stands for each student; mentoring support and guidance; financial assistance to participate annually in two Master classes with the Cincinnati Symphony; and reward of scholarships to the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Summer Camps.