Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Ballet, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company present rare joint performance at Macy’s Arts Sampler on March 2

 CINCINNATI (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)This year, Macy’s Arts Sampler weekend celebrates its 27th Anniversary, and ArtsWave is excited to try something new: scheduling the Arts Sampler over three Saturdays during the 12-week community campaign for the arts from mid-February through April, and increasing the number of programs in neighborhood and community arts centers.

As part of Macy’s Arts Sampler weekend on Saturday, March 2, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Ballet, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will all take the Music Hall stage for a rare joint performance, dubbed “Heroes and Villains,” at 1 p.m.

The Macy’s Arts Sampler weekends, sponsored by Macy’s, celebrate the creative things music, dance, theater, museums, and festivals happening in large and small ways throughout our region. These weekends are great opportunities for families, friends, and neighbors to connect with one another and experience the arts through free events. The last two weekends will offer some 130 events at over 75 venues all over the region.

The “Heroes and Villains” Music Hall concert boasts an action-packed lineup featuring thrilling music and dance from Romeo & Juliet, Aida, Don Giovanni, Swan Lake, and more. The 40-minute performance of blockbuster classics is designed to delight fans of all ages. This rare opportunity to witness these five organizations share the same stage is part of a day-long schedule of arts programming in and around Washington Park. This day featuring “Action! Adventure! Art!” includes a wide variety of performances and activities showcasing the thrilling side of the arts. Food trucks will be parked in the area for lunch.

The Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekends are a celebration of the arts in our community, and occur throughout the annual community campaign, when people all across our region come together to support the fun things to do in greater Cincinnati.

For a complete schedule of events, visit sampler

Cincinnati Opera Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the May Festival, Cincinnati Ballet, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company are supported by individuals and organizations throughout the area, who recognize that their donations to ArtsWave help create a livelier community and a place where people from different backgrounds come together to share ideas and experiences.

About ArtsWave:

ArtsWave helps create the kind of thriving arts environment that makes the Cincinnati region a better place to live, work, play, and stay. We support and collaborate with arts organizations large and small throughout the area. Music, dance, theatre, galleries, museums, art centers, festivals, and more create communitywide benefits for everyone here. The arts create benefits like attractive, lively neighborhoods and a population that comes together to share ideas and experiences.