Music for Youth in Cincinnati







Photos by Michael Wilson

The MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble is a string septet of young Price Hill musicians led by MYCincinnati Director and Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Eddy Kwon.

For the 2014-15 school year, the group engaged in weekly critical discussions around identity, social justice, power, and the artist as an agent of change. Using these conversations as creative inspiration, Eddy worked with the students to compose a performance work that organically combines storytelling, avant chamber music, and social criticism with the ensemble's intense, youthful energy.

Renowned photographer Michael Wilson and multimedia artist Henry Wilson captured the year-long project in this gorgeous and powerful documentary film. Through the lens of one of America's most legendary photographers, viewers are allowed a look into the world of a truly unique ensemble, and the community they hope to inspire.

Documentary by Michael Wilson & Henry Wilson

Performance Film of Original Composition by Eddy & The Ambassadors

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MYCincinnati Director and Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellow Eddy Kwon led the radical youth string ensemble to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus, in performances of original music inspired by their reflections on social justice. Each performance was preceded by a screening of the gorgeous documentary film about the ensemble‚Äôs project, created by legendary photographer Michael Wilson and artist Henry Wilson.

CINCINNATI ~ The Warsaw Avenue Firehouse
PITTSBURGH ~ Carnegie Mellon University
CLEVELAND ~ Near West Theatre
COLUMBUS ~ Wild Goose Creative

Jens Lekman & The Ambassador Ensemble

In November of 2015, The MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble performed a sold-out collaborative concert with Swedish Grammy-nominated songwriter Jens Lekman. Performing arrangements by Eddy, the ensemble brought their inimitable energy and style to Jens' thoughtful and unique songwriting. A partnership with the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center's Black Box Performance Series. See the short film about the project below:

In 2017, the Ambassadors collaborated with hip-hop legend Napoleon Maddox to present the world premiere of "Twice The First Time" at the Contemporary Arts Center. The show shared the story of Napoleon's great-grand aunts, Millie-Christine, conjoined twins born into slavery in 1851. Twice The First Time continues to tour throughout the world, most notably in France.