Live Music

What's dance without music?

“Cincinnati Ballet is one of just six ballet companies of its size nationwide that still has a live orchestra in its pit.”

Cincinnati Enquirer

Calling all music lovers

Music is the lifeblood of dance, and LIVE music has a vitality, depth and emotional power that cannot be substituted. It drives the dancers to an extra high lift, a perfectly timed pirouette and a performance that exudes passion.

Live music gives special energy to our amazing performances, and is a true gauge of a healthy ballet company on a national level. Cincinnati Ballet is committed to performing with live music wherever possible. The cost of that commitment is substantial, and can only be met with the help of generous donors who value LIVE performance as much as we do here at Cincinnati Ballet.

Live Music Benefits

  • Invitations to exclusive events for Live Music fund donors
  • Peek at the Pit – Q&A from Maestro DeLeone
  • Recognition in Cincinnati Ballet performance programs

Carmon DeLeone

Maestro DeLeone is a proud recipient of Cincinnati’s prestigious “Post-Corbett Award” for excellence in the arts. He was named as “A Gentleman Of Style And Substance” by Cincinnati Magazine, and most recently was awarded the esteemed MacDowell Medal by the Cincinnati MacDowell Society.

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