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  1. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    That last line of the review... Bernie
  2. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    The Raspberries Pop Art Live (Omnivore Recordings) Apparently, one’s enjoyment of this album—document of a 2004 reunion gig—is largely dependent on how closely one listens. On the surface, it’s flawlessly played and sung, and spine-tingling in its evocation of the band’s early ’70s heyday. Others, however, have carped about the post-production fixes (Autotune etc.) applied to the recording. Still, Pop Art Live is a lot of fun, and I’m grateful it exists. If one thinks of it as a studio album, a good case can be made that it’s superior to any of the Raspberries’ original albums. (The cover artwork sucks royally, though.) —MusScribe, October 7, 2017
  3. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    The Raspberries Pop Art Live (2 discs) Omnivore OVCD-229 Of course, some bands never change at all, and that can be okay too. 1970s power-pop heroes the Raspberries never changed, in significant part, because they broke up 40 years ago. Frontman Eric Carmen went on to a successful solo career, and that was that. Until 2005, when the four founding members of the band got together for a brief reunion tour, which opened at Cleveland’s House of Blues. That concert is captured on this recording, which is tons of fun. Carmen’s voice isn’t in the greatest shape, but the group’s harmonies are as tight as ever and the overall sound is very good. The Raspberries’ many fans will welcome this release into any library’s pop collection. —CD HotList, October 2, 2017
  4. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    Noteworthy Recent Albums ENCORE On the evening of the day after Thanksgiving 2004, the four original members of Raspberries, the band best known for its top-five paean to teenage hormones “Go All the Way,” inaugurated Cleveland’s House of Blues with their first concert in over 30 years. Had they phoned it in, the event might’ve sunk beneath the waters of Lethe. Instead, they played, sang, and interacted with the crowd as if they might never get the chance again. With Pop Art Live (Omnivore), that show finally takes hard-copy shape. But its hooks, harmonies, and inspired Beatles covers notwithstanding, the event feels somewhat anti-climactic, if only because similar versions of 19 of the 28 tracks have long been available on Live on Sunset Strip (Rykodisc’s document of an October 2005 Raspberries show). Will Pop Art’s superiority (more songs, fewer and smoother edits) end up kicking Sunset Strip to the curb? Probably. But that a competition even exists undercuts the fun. —A.O. —World Magazine, September 16, 2017
  5. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    THE RASPBERRIES Pop Art Live Omnivore By Ron Garmon The brief prominence and fast disintegration of the Raspberries in no way hindered the rise of each of their four albums to enduring cult status. Indeed, noise from fans and legatees of these Cleveland power-pop originators grows louder as the long-term in­fluence of the subgenre they helped invent becomes more ever apparent. Everyone from Bruce to R.E.M. to the Replacements to Guns N' Roses claim them as models and each of these worthies in turn influ­enced many more. Formed out of two bands as a Cleveland "supergroup" of sorts, original members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, Jim Bonfanti, and Dave Smalley set about manufacturing bestselling Beatle-y pop goo out of locally available materials. A demo ignited a bidding war and the quartet signed to Capitol, the Beatles' U.S. label. "Go All The Way" went to no. 5 Billboard, lesser hits followed, Bryson and Bonfanti left after Side Three and a revised llneup leaning heavily on the angel-voiced Carmen cracked the Top-Twenty one last time with the stlll enchanting "Over­night Sensation (Hit Record)" off the final LP Start­ing Over. Carmen went on to a measure of solo glory that did nothing to efface memory of his old band. Residual bitterness among bandmates was slow to heal and chances of a reunion of all original me­mbers were thought remote until it actually happened at the Cleveland House of Blues In 2004. This 2xCD 3xlP set doesn't disappoint. A high-energy rave-up from opening to encore, the show starts with "I Wanna Be With You" plus a juicy cover of the Who's "I Can't Explain" just to show they mean business. The set­list is crammed with covers, romantic ballads, and exquisite versions of famlllar tunes given new muscle through surprisingly forceful playing. Bonfanti should be classed among rock's great drummers and he absolutely kills it here. This is without doubt one of the all-tlme great reunion gigs and sounds nearly miraculous—it's high-energy teen music played by men in late middle-age. After a show-stopping pass at "I can Remember," carmen is heard to muse "That was something ambitious for a bunch of twenty-two year olds, wasn't It?" No kidding! —LA Record, September 14, 2017
  6. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    THE RASPBERRIES “POP ART LIVE” In the 60s, the Merseybeat sound brought an overpowering excitement to the music scene, with its sweet harmonies, chiming guitars, electric energy and endless joy. As the decade was ending, that spirit was fast fading. But in the early 70s, it was resurrected brilliantly by an American band, The Raspberries, and their McCartneyesque front man, Eric Carmen. The Raspberries served up tasty rockers like “I Wanna Be With You,” "Go All the Way,” "Let's Pretend,” ”Tonight” and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record).” The original lineup reunited in 2004 for a tour, their first live performances in 32 years. Omnivore has released a live double-CD package capturing that Raspberries resurgence. It features all of the aforementioned hits, as well as zestful covers of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” and The Beatles’ “Baby’s in Black,” “No Reply” and “Ticket to Ride.” Other highlights include the gentler “I Saw The Light” and “Starting Over.” The band is clearly having a blast performing this music again. So is the appreciative crowd. A terrific set. —Pop Culture Classics, September 1, 2017
  7. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    Four Live Raspberries Come Alive By Mark Smotroff The first thing I noticed when I put on the fine new live album by power pop legends The Raspberries was just how immediately amazing they sounded. Both the fidelity and performances on this two-CD set—recorded at the start of their reunion run at Cleveland's House of Blues, November 26th, 2004, the tour continuing for several years—sound pretty stellar as CDs go. Perhaps too stellar, I wondered initially. Of course, in defense of the recording, I never got to see the Raspberries on these reunion tours so I recognize that I didn't really have a point of reference other than their studio recordings to judge this fine new release against. Up until now I had I'd never really bothered to look for live recordings of the band from their original early 1970s ascent. My excuse (if you will) is that having heard early '70s live recordings by the The Raspberries' power pop peers such as Badfinger and Big Star, I just assumed that their live sound would be about the same—thin and not representative of the grandiose sound they created in the studio. I suppose I wasn't really expecting much... Which is perhaps why this CD packed such a wallop from the get go. I've subsequently been poking around on YouTube and checking out live recordings of the band from back in the day and they indeed were pulling off this stuff live with multi-part harmonies and such! Couple that experience with the dramatic technological changes since the 1970s in terms of what a band can easily deliver on stage today—take a listen to the spectacular live recordings of Brian Wilson's band doing Pet Sounds and SMiLE live in concert, for example—and it suddenly makes total sense that this new Raspberries recording would sound so great. Lead singer Eric Carmen's voice can still reach the stars and the harmonies from the other band members are spot on. These 21st Century Raspberries shows were indeed done—like Brian Wilson's band—with live support from backing musicians charmingly named (in the album's credits) "The Overdubs." So, there is no doubt the band knew that they would need some support beyond the original four members to pull off that big Phil Spector-Meets-Brian Wilson-Meets-Pete Townshend power pop studio sound on stage. The result is wonderful! Kudos must also go out to Tommy Allen who mixed this recording. Check out a bit of it on this trailer for the album. Much like the recent live Big Star Third concerts (which I reviewed here on Audiophile), Pop Art Live will probably become a great first step for a new generation of fans curious to hear what all the fuss is about surrounding The Raspberries. Older fans will certainly love the album which features all the expected hits, lots of deeper album cuts and many note-perfect covers (including three by The Beatles—"Baby's In Black," "Ticket To Ride," and "No Reply"—as well as The Who's "I Can't Explain"). They also do an early gem by The Choir, an Ohio band which became the core of The Raspberries when singer Eric Carmen joined forces with them; I first heard "Its Cold Outside" when it was covered by Stiv Bators in the late '70s (click here to hear Stiv's version and then over here for the original)! Anyhow, I guess the only question remaining really is why it took so long to put this out? There was a live album previously issued from later shows on the reunion tour, but that is quite out of print and commanding collectors prices on places like Discogs and eBay. Pop Art Live is thus especially timely for those of us who want to hear this great band performing live in high fidelity (courtesy of the good folks at Omnivore Recordings). If you are a fan of The Raspberries or just great melody-drenched rock 'n roll in general, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Its a great overview of the band and its roots, casting equal light on the other super talented band members—especially lead guitarist/singer Wally Bryson—as well as frontman Eric Carmen. A special three-LP vinyl edition of Pop Art Live will be out in the Fall, initially on limited edition colored vinyl (as well as standard black). As soon as I get my hands on that edition, I'll be sure to write up a follow on review of this fine album from that vantage point. Until then, this two CD set is going to have a happy home spinning on my mobile devices, in the car as well as on my regular home stereo. —Audiophile, August 28, 2017
  8. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    CD REVIEW The Raspberries Reunite For New "Pop Art Live" Release American band, The Raspberries had a run of success in the early 70's with singles like "Go All The Way" and "I Wanna Be With You." They drew their influences from the British invasion of the sixties and structured their songs after the hits of The Beatles and The Hollies. After breaking-up in 1975, their influence expanded into the music of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and even Kiss. The Raspberries' singer/songwriter Eric Carmen had a successful solo career in the 80's and the remaining members of the band (minus Carmen) reunited in 1999 to record a new album titled "Raspberries Refreshed." A full on band reunion would not happen until 2004 when a new House Of Blues opened in Cleveland. The show was recorded for VH1 Classic and XM Satellite Radio, but not officially released until August 18th when a new 2CD set will become available from Omnivore Recordings. The new two-disc, 28-song set mixes many of the band's favorites like "I Wanna Be With You," "Don't Want To Say Goodbye" and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" with covers from The Who and The Beatles. The music still sounds timeless as the band injects some electric energy into songs like "Party's Over" and "Tonight." The years just melt away as their signature sound comes shining through on songs like "Last Dance" and "When You Were With Me." The Raspberries still know how to bring out their best in this live setting. The show closes with the guitar-driven "I'm A Rocker" and their classic hit "Go All The Way." To find out more about The Raspberries and their latest new live album "Pop Art Live," please visit omnivorerecordings.com. —JP'S Music Blog, August 19, 2017
  9. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    CD Review Raspberries “Pop Art LIVE” by Pat Francis When you think of perfect pop rock music the first band that should come to mind are The Raspberries. Formed in the early 70’s in Cleveland, Ohio the band produced four albums of incredible ear candy that still hold up today. Although they had been inactive for years the band did get back together for a reunion tour in 2005 and one of those shows has just been released by Omnivore Recordings. Recorded LIVE at the House Of Blues in their hometown of Cleveland, OH “Pop Art LIVE” is a stunning example of the Raspberries underrated musicianship as all four original members shine throughout this landmark show. Eric Carmen’s voice is smooth as silk, Wally Bryson and David Smalley’s guitars are killer and Jim Bonfanti pounds his drums with wild abandon. The band powers through an impressive setlist of 25 songs that include all the hits such as “I Wanna Be With You,” “Let’s Pretend,” “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” and “Go All The Way” which was recently featured on the Of The Galaxy Vol. 2″ soundtrack. Mixed in with all the hits are deep album cuts and some stellar cover tunes such as The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” and The Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride.” The show is an absolute ten out of ten and the only disappointment from this fan is that “Pop Art LIVE” doesn’t also come with a DVD of the show. For now pop rock fans will be more than satisfied with this great LIVE document of that special night in 2005 when pop rock perfection reigned supreme. —Pop Culture Beast, August 18, 2017
  10. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    The Raspberries Pop Art Live By Mark Deming AllMusic Rating The Raspberries may not have been the best American power pop band of the '70s—that honor would go to Big Star—but they were likely the most influential, by virtue of the fact they had actual hit singles. "Go All the Way," "I Wanna Be with You," "Tonight," and "Let's Pretend" were brilliant ear candy in a time when crunchy guitars, close harmonies, and British Invasion-style pop hooks were in short supply on the charts, and their body of work has held up remarkably well since they broke up in 1975. While plenty of bands with lesser credentials have made a career out of playing the sheds and fairs each summer, the Raspberries have opted not to cash in on their past glories, thanks in part to Eric Carmen's solo career. But in 2004, the original Raspberries lineup -- Carmen on vocals, guitar, and piano, Wally Bryson on guitar and vocals, David Smalley on bass and vocals, and Jim Bonfanti on drums and vocals -- reunited for a short string of dates, including a sold-out show in their hometown of Cleveland. Pop Art Live documents that Cleveland show, and anyone who figured these guys might be phoning it in after close to 30 years gets shut down right out of the gate. Here, the Raspberries merge the superb craftsmanship of their classic recordings with the sweat and muscle of a crack band having a great time. While a few ringers were on-stage to help re-create some of the studio arrangements, the core of the band still sounds vital and eager to rock the house, and they fill the set list with classic hits, deep album cuts, and relevant covers, even throwing in a couple of tunes by Bryson, Smalley, and Bonfanti's early band the Choir. On Pop Art Live, the Raspberries manage to sound enough like their old records to satisfy casual fans as they add enough energy and grit to set this apart for the truly obsessed, and the recording and mix capture it all beautifully. This won't (and shouldn't) replace the Raspberries' classic albums in your collection, but if you want to know how this great band sounded in front of an audience, this is just what you've been waiting for. —All Music, August 18, 2017
  11. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    Album Reviews Raspberries - Pop Art Live By Jeff Burger You don’t have to spend much time with the Raspberries’ quartet of early-'70s albums before you start wondering why the group never established a major presence on the pop charts. I could advance assorted theories about that, but what matters is that their pioneering power-pop sound had a lot going for it, including full-bodied Jimmy Ienner productions, infectious original songs, gorgeous harmonies, and the sensational lead vocals of Eric Carmen, who at times sounds uncannily like Paul McCartney. The group disbanded in 1975 (after which Carmen had a successful run as a solo artist), but they reemerged three decades later with a national reunion tour. That tour spawned Live on Sunset Strip, a 13-track 2007 collection that rarely strayed from the Raspberries’ best-known material. Now, from the concert that led to that tour, comes a better and more wide-ranging concert collection, Pop Art Live. The album features the group’s classic lineup plus additional musicians who, as Carmen says from the stage, are “playing all the parts we played on our records but can’t do with just four people.” Recorded in 2004 in the band’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, it delivers two hours of music on two CDs and makes the strongest case yet for the band’s importance. The album includes high-octane versions of the Raspberries’ biggest hits, among them “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” and a trio of tunes that capture the excitement, longing, and lust of teen romance: “Go All the Way” (a number-five hit), “I Wanna Be With You,” and “Let’s Pretend.” Also here are a few songs that should have been hits, such as “I Can Remember,” a lush number that sounds redolent of Carmen’s later solo work; and renditions of “No Reply,” “Baby’s in Black,” and “Ticket to Ride” that make clear how much the Beatles influenced the Raspberries. A faithful cover of the Who’s “I Can’t Explain” suggests that that outfit was an influence as well. So was Brian Wilson, whose harmony-laden tales of teen romance are echoed by much of the original material here. Among the biggest treats on Pop Art Live are two songs from the Choir, the group that became the Raspberries when Carmen joined their lineup. “When You Were with Me,” which offers three and a half minutes of jangling guitars and splendid harmonies, ranks with the best of what issued from the British Invasion. A spirited version of “It’s Cold Outside,” the Choir’s best-known song, is even better. It reminds me a bit of the Hollies and is as good as anything they ever did. It’s also better than the Choir’s likable original (which you can find on Rhino’s Nuggets box set). Carmen wrote the lion’s share of the Raspberries’ material, which is fortunate, since he was easily the group’s most gifted composer. On a few of the cuts on Pop Art Live that he didn’t author, such as “Hard to Get Over a Heartache” and “Party’s Over,” harmonies and melody take a backseat, with prosaic results. But there are far more peaks than valleys on this package, which is bound to delight the Raspberries’ longtime fans while winning the group new followers. —The Morton Report, August 7, 2017
  12. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    Raspberries: Pop Art Live Review By Craig Dorfman In their early ‘70s heyday, The Raspberries fused the upbeat boy-loves-girl melodicism of the Beatles with The Hollies’ choirboy barbershop vocals, then injected the whole mix with the turbocharged sexuality of adolescence. Finally, they shoved it through the Who’s giant Marshall stack. In the summer of 1972, “Go All The Way,” their paean to frantic teenage lust blared from every car radio in America. After four albums and one lineup change, the band split acrimoniously with day-after-never chances of reuniting. Over the next 15 years, head ‘berry Eric Carmen popped into the top of the Billboard charts on the strength of his throaty, urgent voice and ultra-mainstream heartland singles like “All By Myself” and “Hungry Eyes.” As they often seem to do these days, in 2004, pigs flew and hell froze over and chickens grew teeth and the Raspberries’ original lineup—Carmen, Wally Bryson (guitar), Dave Smalley (bass), and Jim Bonfanti (drums)—reunited for a North American tour. Memorialized on Rykodisc’s 2007 Live on Sunset Strip, the tour was a hit with fans, critics, and the band members themselves. Carmen intimated that he’d been writing new songs, and a Raspberry revival looked promising. It’s 10 years later, and though those new songs have yet to emerge, Omnivore records has released Pop Art Live, documenting the 2004 reunion’s opening night: the original lineup’s first show in 32 years. Pop Art proves the Raspberries to be a tremendously capable group, musically. Bryson delivers fluid, squealing solos, while Smalley anchors the group through a surprising number of rhythmic twists and turns. Bonfanti, though, is the real hidden treasure on the record. He fires off frenzied, Keith Moon-style fills that give the music a sense of imminent blastoff. Further, Carmen’s voice hasn’t lost any of its range or fire, making 30-year-old songs played by guys in their 50s sound fresh, relevant, and positively ecstatic. And the addition of four additional musicians Carmen nicknames “The Overdubs” allow the harmonies to soar. The a cappella breakdown in the center of “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)” is flawless; contrasted with the thundering Bonfanti fill that ushers the instruments back in, it’s breathtaking. To some extent, there’s a “Why bother?” element to Pop Art’s release. Although recorded a year earlier, it bears a striking similarity to Sunset Strip. The personnel are nearly identical (Pop Art includes one percussionist not on the earlier album) and each record features all of the Raspberries’ best-known songs, and in that sense, they provide comparable summaries of the reunion. Pop Art offers a longer and somewhat more revealing set than Sunset, including three Beatles covers (“No Reply,” “Ticket To Ride” and “Baby’s In Black”) and a pair of songs from Raspberries precursor band The Choir. A scorching version of fan favorite “Starting Over” kicks off disc two, followed soon after by a hypnotic “I Saw The Light.” Pop Art portrays a band relishing their unlikely reunion and the people that came out to support them. Carmen repeatedly thanks their audience for years of support, repeatedly assuring them that they’re the best fans in the world. Above all, though, they’re overjoyed by the chance to play these songs once again. “Gosh, that one’s fun!” Carmen barks after “Nobody Knows.” “Another one of my favorites from Eric Carmen,” Bryson remarks as the last note of “Let’s Pretend” fades. “Nice to see you all here tonight,” Carmen tells the crowd, pausing a second before exclaiming “And I must say, it’s kind of nice for us to be here tonight,” and tearing into the next song. —Paste Music, July 24, 2017
  13. Eric interview

    Wow...GREAT! Can't wait to see this documentary! Bernie
  14. Hello from UK

    Hey AngieG, Welcome to EricCarmen.com—do yourself a favor and dig into the Message Boards. Eric used to post long, in-depth stories of everything from his songwriting process to his memories of recording many of his most popular tunes. Enjoy! Bernie
  15. Nice article , other than title

    Yep. Good piece for sure. Bernie
  16. Eric's Tweets

    Yes. I kept the news off of the website until Eric tweeted the news. She was his biggest fan. Bernie
  17. RUTH M. CARMEN (1926 - 2017)

    RUTH M. CARMEN (1926 - 2017) Ruth Carmen (nee Berns), age 91 years, passed away at home on October 21, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Elmer Carmen. Loving mother of Fred (Karen) and Eric (Amy) Carmen. Devoted grandmother of Kyle, Cameron, Clayton and Kathryn. Dear sister of Sheldon (Barbara) Berns and sister-in-law to the late Muriel Carmen. Her life was taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Nothing was more important to her than her family. Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever. To honor Ruth's memory , contributions may be made in her name to Cleveland Clinic Hospice. —Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 22, 2017
  18. Pardon The Dust...

    Just doing a little remodeling at the website. Bernie
  19. Really nice cover NGFILA

    Very nice! Bernie
  20. Wally Talks 'Pop Art Live' on oWOW Radio

    Great story! Bernie
  21. Raspberries Remix

    Like it! Bernie
  22. I Wanna Take Forever Tonight cover by ME!!!

    Beautiful! I love your dedication to Eric's music, Naeko! This whole EricCarmen.com thing came from the passion I had for Eric's words and music. The way it affected me and the way it had powers over me...to propel me forward when I felt myself falling back, to comfort me when I was in despair and to support me when I felt nobody had my back. You've got it, too. Bravo. Bernie
  23. Question for Raspbernie

    Hey Matt, In an effort to re-focus the content at EC.com to mostly music, I took the games Forum offline. Sorry if it was one that you enjoyed participating in. Bernie
  24. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Opens Its 26th Season With Classical Warhorses And Their Rock & Rock Offspring The KSO's program "All By Themselves" features two works of pianist/composer Sergei Rachmaninoff juxtaposed with the '70s hit songs of singer/songwriter Eric Carmen. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra opens its 26th Season on October 14th, at Greaves Concert Hall, with a unique pairing of classics and rock & roll. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works — vast sonic canvases, with lush sonorities — made him the last of the truly Romantic composers. Sixty years later, such romanticism was not lost on young rock & roll singer/songwriter Eric Carmen. He borrowed themes from Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and Second Piano Concerto respectively to write the mid-70’s hit songs “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again” and “All By Myself.” Rachmaninoff, in addition to being a world-renowned pianist, wrote four piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 3 symphonies, 4 assorted orchestra works and 3 one-act operas, plus songs and piano pieces. Rachmaninoff emigrated to the United States in 1918 and was welcomed with offers from piano manufacturers, record companies and orchestras including the Boston and Cincinnati Symphonies. He began concert tours playing his own concerti and recitals of other composers’ music. The Second Piano Concerto, his most famous work, will be performed by award-winning and acclaimed pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, currently an artist/faculty member at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. As a youth, Carmen regularly attended rehearsals of the Cleveland Orchestra with his aunt, who was a violist in the orchestra. His exposure to the classics impacted his songwriting later in life, as he borrowed tunes from both Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. After years as lead singer and songwriter for the Raspberries (“Go All the Way,” “I Wanna Be with You”), Carmen set off on a solo career in 1975 finding immediate success with his Rachmaninoff-inspired songs. Eric continued to write and perform hits into the 80s (“Hungry Eyes,” “Make Me Lose Control”). Living in his hometown Cleveland, Carmen occasionally writes, but no longer performs. Broadway veteran singer and actor (NKU alum), Aaron LaVigne will belt out Carmen's pop ballads accompanied by the KSO. “The KSO’s thematic programming philosophy would normally steer us away from such large traditional works, but adding Eric’s songs from the 1970s, and showing the relationship of the classical works to the pop songs they inspired, made this all-Rachmaninoff pairing more universally relevant to our audience,” remarked Music Director James Cassidy. “I have spoken to Mr. Carmen about the program, but don’t know whether he will make a cameo.” The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra fills Greaves Concert Hall with Rachmaninoff and Carmen at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 14 at NKU, Highland Heights, KY. Reserved seating tickets are $19, $27, $35 (children ages 6-18 are 50% off) and are available online at kyso.org, by phone (859) 431-6216, or at the door. About the KSO: For 25 years the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has taken the “phony” out of symphony by eliminating traditional barriers and presenting engaging, live, thematic concerts that enrich, educate and entertain the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. The KSO performs three series of concerts annually throughout Northern Kentucky. —PRWeb, October 6, 2017