Classics on Campus


The Piano Artistry of Benjamin Gittens

On Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the CRCC room, classical pianist Benjamin Gittens will return to entertain our residents. Gittens will perform works by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Leonard Bernstein and Franz Schubert.

Gittens is a Junior Piano Performance Major at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He has been playing piano since the age of four. Gittens has performed in chamber groups as a soloist with several orchestras. He has played collaboratively with instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as at churches, schools, community benefits and other venues. Gittens recently won 1st prize in the CCM Piano Competition for the 3rd year in a row. His long term goal is to earn a Master of Music degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Gittens seeks a career performing internationally and teaching at the college and graduate school levels.

Gittens’ piano concert on August 16th is part of our Classics on Campus series and is made possible by the Harkavy Fund. The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss this gifted and dynamic Cedar Village favorite!


Classical Music Delight Recital


Be sure to join us in the CRCC room on Thursday, August 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. for a special concert led by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra violinist Kun Dong. A native of China, Dong earned an Artist Diploma and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the University of Southern California and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, respectively. She often appears as a soloist as well as a chamber musician. Dong has performed with many orchestras, including the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Ballet, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the West Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. Dong has also performed in numerous concerts in the CSO chamber music series.

In her August 23rd Classical Music Delight Recital at Cedar Village, Kun Dong will be accompanied by a group of violin students. They will perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and several other composers. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of our Classics on Campus series. The recital is made possible by the Harkavy Fund.