The Ambassador Ensemble is a string sextet of young Price Hill musicians led by MYCincinnati Assistant Director and Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Eddy Kwon.
For the 2014-15 school year, the group engaged in weekly critical discussions around identity (including race, gender, and class), social justice, power, and the artist as an agent of change. Using these riveting and intense conversations as creative inspiration, Eddy worked with the students to compose a performance work that organically combines chamber music with themes of social justice.
Artistically avant-garde, socially critical, and radiating with youthful energy, the final work is a culmination and celebration of a year’s effort and collective growth.
The ensemble will be performing the work in exciting, diverse venues all around the city. MYCincinnati is partnering with the Cincinnati Art Museum, Constella Festival, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, LISH Gallery in Price Hill, and the University of Cincinnati – Racial Awareness Program to present a series of free performances in April 2015*.
The entire process — from the initial discussions to the intense rehearsals — has been documented by world-renowned photographer Michael Wilson
. He and his son, Henry
, have been crafting a beautiful documentary film
that will be screened at the beginning of each event.
April 12 – SCPA for Constella Festival / 108 W. Central Parkway / 3 PM
April 17 – UC African American Cultural Resource Center / 60 W. Charlton / 8 PM
April 19 – Cincinnati Art Museum / 953 Eden Park Drive / 1 PM / Register here
April 24 – LISH Art Gallery / 3116 Warsaw Ave / 6 PM
April 26 – Clifton Cultural Arts Center / 3711 Clifton Ave / 4 PM
* All concerts + film screenings FREE for ALL AGES / Facebook Event