SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar
Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, an arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts. The weekly series, produced by CET, will highlight the hottest theatrical shows; important artists, musicians and creative directors; and not-to-be missed exhibits at local museums and art galleries. The series will offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to art organizations in Greater Cincinnati.
CET Arts is available over-the-air on channel 48.3, on Time Warner Cable channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 248 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts/.
Spotlight on Polina Bespalko
Described as an “amazing virtuoso” by world famous Russian pianist Nikolai Petrov, classical pianist Polina Bespalko has performed regularly at the most prestigious venues in Russia and throughout the world. Polina Bespalko returns to SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar to discuss her life and career as an accomplished, classical pianist. She will also perform classical pieces including Franz Schubert’s “Impromtu D.899 in Flat Major” and Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev’s "Pas de deux" from The Nutcracker Suite.
• August 30 at 8:30pm
• August 31 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• September 1 at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm
Cincinnati Opera 2015
On this episode, Evans Mirageas offers his suggestions on how to fall in love with opera. During the program, Abigail Paschke will perform “So anch'io la virtù magica” from Don Pasquale; Jason Weisinger will perform “Morning Star” from Morning Star and Summer Hassan will perform “Tu che di gel sei cinta” from Turandot. We’ll also go behind the scenes of Morning Star to talk with composer Ricky Ian Gordon. For more information about the Cincinnati Opera, visit www.cincinnatiopera.org or call (513)241-2742.
• September 6 at 8:30pm
• September 7 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• September 8 at 3:30pm and 10:30pm
Barbara Weeks Kellar has served Cincinnati as a volunteer for more than 44 years – dedicated to serving the arts, youth and education. She hosts public television's SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar on CET Arts, which features interviews on behalf of the arts community.
Mrs. Kellar's involvement with CET began in 1967 when she participated in the first Action Auction. She was one of the first Auction volunteers and has been a volunteer ever since, serving as honorary chair of the 30th Anniversary Action Auction. She was instrumental in organizing the Auction Week Committee. And served on the Auction Executive Committee, as Auction Week Chairperson, as Connoisseur chairperson, and as a volunteer solicitor.
Mrs. Kellar has served in key roles with CET where she has won numerous awards including the President’s Award, a key to the City of Cincinnati, the Ohio Broadcasting Award for Development, the National Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership and was honored at a 2010 Gala for her over 44 years of service to CET. CET's annual "Barbara Kellar Award" is presented to volunteers who are dedicated to CET's mission to educate, enrich and engage.