Our Mission Statement

The mission of Matinée Musicale Cincinnati is to serve and delight the community by presenting emergent talent in the field of classical music to the people of Cincinnati. We present a seasonal program of recitals annually, each program highlighting the finest up-and-coming vocalists and instrumentalists chosen by our active and knowledgeable membership.

 photo taken by Gayna Bassin

Matinée Musicale's 101st  Concert Season has begun. It is with great pride that we introduce the artists, dates and locations for 2013-2014 as we begin our:

 Second Century!!

Following our first two outstanding performances: Charlie Albright, pianist and Kara Shay Thomson, soprano opera star accompanied by Donna Loewy, pianist; we welcomed our ensemble concert artists: the Goldstein Peled Fiterstein Trio on January 30, 2014 at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center; and look forward to presenting Matthew Worth, baritone, on March 27 at the Anderson Center; and Gleb Ivanov  pianist, on April 29, 2014 at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center.

Be among the first to subscribe to our 2013-2014 series of fabulous performances.

It is easy to make an on-line purchase. Click on Ticket Sales. You can pay by credit card or PayPal. Your tickets will be mailed to you.

Each concert will last 70 minutes with no intermission.

View each program and concert artist's biography on this Matinée Musicale Cincinnati website before every concert. Meet and greet the musicians following each performance.

Mrs. Louise Nippert, member and past president of Matinée Musicale Cincinnati, passed away Monday, July 22, 2012. Last year we dedicated our 100th Anniversary Season to honor her memory. She celebrated her 100th Birthday in August 2011. Please click on Membership where you can see photos and read about events during Louise Nippert's past century. As she was about to began her second century she was honored as the recipient of the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio May 9, 2012 in Columbus.  

We continue to honor her. Thanks to her generous support of our organization throughout our history we were able to build an outstanding legacy of performances by presenting concert artists in their beginning years who later became world renown. 

Our History

The Matinée Musicale Club began in 1911 when a group of Cincinnati women, all performing musicians, presented five public concerts in each of the first two seasons. In 1913 the organization began to engage professional recitalists selected world wide, and thereby inaugurated the Matinée Musicale Recital Series. Many of the distinguished musicians presented to this community have made their Cincinnati, and even American debuts under Matinée Musicale auspices.

The standard of musical excellence established by the founders of Matinée Musicale Cincinnati has continued uninterrupted since the inception of the recital series, thanks to the dedication of the active members, who have continued to work to present, on a non-profit basis, only the finest of musical talent. Careful consideration is given to selection and presentation of artists; and, in return, the public has given interested support and recognition of the cultural contributions the Matinée Musicale has provided our community.Many of the distinguished musicians presented to this community have made their Cincinnati, and even American debuts under Matinée Musicale auspices.