Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- Who is the current head conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra?
- What is the name of the “mega church” in Cincinnati that has over 34,000 congregants?
- What city park, located in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, originally served as a Presbyterian cemetery?
And here are the answers:
- Louis Langrée. Louis Langrée has been the musical director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Born in Mulhouse, France in 1961, he studied and took his first few jobs in the music business in his home country, and later conducted orchestras in Austria and Great Britain. He first guest-conducted the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and took over as head conductor upon the departure of Paavo Järvi in 2013.
- Crossroads Church. Crossroads Church was launched in Cincinnati in 1995 with the mission statement of “connecting seekers to a community of growing followers who are changing the world.” It has grown to 10 physical locations in and around Cincinnati, Lexington, Dayton and Columbus as well as an online church platform. Head pastor Brian Tome joined the staff shortly after the church was started, and remains the driving force behind this ever-expanding enterprise.
- Washington Park. Located across from historic Music Park in OTR, Washington Park includes a playground for kids with a play castle, climbing wall, and slides; interactive water features; a historic restored bandstand gazebo for weekly live music; and a fenced-in dog area with 12,000 square feet, synthetic turf and a doggy-water fountain. What more could you ask for? Well, how about entertainment events, festivals, and The American Classical Music Walk of Fame? Sounds like you’ve got your next great weekend all planned out!