The Aronoff Center for the Arts is better known to Cincinnatians as simply The Aronoff – a nod to Senator Stanley Aronoff, whose vision for a performing arts center in his hometown came to fruition in 1995. Designed by internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the dramatic glass, stainless steel, and brick facades are a vibrant modern counterpoint to the buildings that surround the Center. Fronting onto three streets in the heart of downtown (Walnut, Seventh, and Main), the Aronoff Center is just a block away from Fountain Square and many of the City’s finest restaurants and hotels.

The Aronoff Center is home to three versatile performance spaces. The 2,700-seat Procter & Gamble Hall hosts major events, while the 437-seat Jarson-Kaplan Theater is the ideal setting for local theater and dance presentations. The Fifth Third Bank Theater seats up to 150 and can be configured for more intimate events. With galleries on two levels, the acclaimed Weston Art Gallery showcases an eclectic mix of exhibits by emerging and professional artists, fostering appreciation of the visual arts throughout the Tri-State region.

Several arts organizations call the Aronoff Center home – the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative, Contemporary Dance Theater, de la Dance Company, Exhale Dance Tribe, and MamLuft & Co. Dance. The Aronoff is also a resident home for the Cincinnati Boychoir and it’s headquarters. But the Center is perhaps best known for the touring Broadway shows that enchant audiences nationwide. From The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera, to Wicked and Les Miserables, Cincinnatians enjoy the most recent and very best of Broadway at the Center, through our partnership with the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati.



01-23-2018 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
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Piano Quintet in Eb-Major K. 452 – W.A. Mozart Piano Quintet – Jörg Widmann
Piano Quintet in Bb-Major– Walter Gieseking

Founded in 2013 and anchored by the remarkable pianist Thomas Hoppe, best known for his role with the ATOS Trio, frequently featured on our series, Ensemble 4.1 has the distinction of being the world’s only regularly touring 'windtet'.

Widely praised in Europe, the ensemble performs masterpieces for this original setting by Mozart and Beethoven, in addition to discovering rarely played compositions from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Walter Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Herrmann Zilcher and David Stephen. With the announced retirement of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet in 2019, Ensemble 4.1 seems poised to assume pride of place among touring ensembles for lovers of the wind music.

This concert by Ensemble 4.1 takes us back to the beginnings of Chamber Music Cincinnati. The Gieseking B flat Major Quintet was played by Walter Gieseking for a CMC house concert on March 17, 1926, when he was in Cincinnati to play the Brahms second piano concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner. We are proud to present it again 92 years later.

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