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The Latest "American Originals" CD From The Cincinnati Pops Is Now Available

The popular American music from the end of WWI is reimagined and performed by the Cincinnati Pops and special guest stars on the new CD, American Originals: 1918

Pops Conductor John Morris Russell joins Brian O'Donnell to discuss the impetus behind the album and performances from nationally known performers like Rhiannon Giddens and Steep Canyon Rangers.

Brian O’Donnell has been sharing his love of music on the radio since the early 1970’s. He is a true public radio renaissance man hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC weekday mornings; contributing music and arts features for 91.7 WVXU’s Around Cincinnati program; and hosting Saturday Morning with Brian O’D on WNKU. Musicians, artists and community arts leaders regularly stop by to record interviews with Brian— from Jaime Laredo with the Linton Music Series, or J.R. Cassidy from the Northern Kentucky Symphony, to a curator of an exhibit at The Cincinnati Art Museum, or a soloist in town to perform with the CSO, his relaxed style puts everyone at ease and lets their story come through.