CLASSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will present its winter concert, “Classical Highlights,” on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. in the Seton Performance Hall.

This performance will feature soloist Bob Conda performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. Mr. Conda is an accompanist to many musical groups in the Cincinnati area, including the Cincinnati String Academy and the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. Mr. Conda also is a pianist for ballets and other productions at UC’s College Conservatory of Music.

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Bob Conda

The concert will also include Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” This popular piece has been featured in numerous movies and video games and includes the hymn “Goin’ Home” in its second movement.

After the concert, patrons can enjoy a delicious Italian dinner sponsored by the Elder High School Glee Club. Patrons can enjoy the concert and then walk over to Elder’s cafeteria and have dinner without moving their cars.

All concerts are held at the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Performances are free, donations are welcome. For more information, visit our Facebook page, or call the CMO Hotline at 513-941-8956.

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More Information About Our Soloist

Pianist Bob Conda was born and raised in South Jersey, and studied music at West Chester University, East Carolina University, and the University of Oklahoma. Prior to moving to Ohio, he served as staff accompanist at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette School of Music.

Bob’s current musical activities are varied. He is an accompanist to many young musicians in the greater Cincinnati area (Cincinnati String Academy, Peraza Music Workshop), a theater musician (St. Catharine of Siena School 8th grade musical, St Ignatius Loyola’s summer theater program ‘KidzShow’), and a ballet pianist (CCM’s Department of Dance).

In addition, Bob collaborates with some of the area’s leading professional musicians, most notably Dr. Michelle Conda. Bob and Michelle frequently perform as piano duettists, and they have shared the Cincinnati Community Orchestra keyboarding duties for over 15 years. Bob has also served as soloist with the CCO, most recently in a performance of Tchaikowsky’s Piano Concerto #1.

Bob currently lives in Westwood with his wife Michelle and their son Nicholas. He is active in the music ministry at St. Catharine of Siena Parish, and enjoys being an Elder dad.