Xavier Music Series hosts Brian Newman

By: Nick McGill The Xavier University Music Series has built a reputation around consistently featuring world-class musicians, many with Cincinnati connections. The Music Series will host Brian Newman and his quintet along with The Nati’ 6 led by Dan Karlsberg On Jan. 24. CET will be in attendance recording the show for television. Brian Newman, Lady Gaga’s jazz bandleader, is perhaps best recognized for his work with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on the 2014 Grammy-winning album “Cheek to Cheek.” This album featured arrangements by Newman and his band. He is widely recognized as one of the top jazz performers and … Continue reading Xavier Music Series hosts Brian Newman

Music Series celebrates 40th anniversary this season

By: Nick McGill ~Staff Writer~ Polina Bespalko, director of the Xavier University Music Series, makes a point to organize and putting on several concerts each year. “(I am) proud to play a central role in the musical life of Cincinnati. Live music performance is a deeply rooted cultural tradition, and the Music Series is strongly committed to help it flourish in our community,” Bespalko said in her welcome letter to patrons. This upcoming season represents the 40th anniversary of the Music Series. “In a day and age where there are many challenges facing symphonies, music series and live performance in … Continue reading Music Series celebrates 40th anniversary this season