Concertos for Orchestra - New Album from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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As part of the CSO’s 2015.2016 season, three exciting international composers were commissioned to compose new Concertos for Orchestra, showcasing the virtuosity, style, and sound of the CSO, thus furthering a genre championed by the likes of Béla Bartók and Witold Lutosławski. The resulting three works featured on this recording represent the culmination of this exciting project, and once again affirms the CSO’s core value of being a place of experimentation.

Brahms Fest: Symphony No. 4

JAN 5 & 7 • Taft Theatre

This edition of the CSO’s Brahms Fest features a program of works that are beautifully interconnected. For Webern’s Passacaglia, a set of 23 exquisite and increasingly complex variations on an eight-note theme, the theme and variations in the finale of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 were a significant influence. 

Over The Rhine Christmas with the Pops

Dec 20 • Taft Theatre

Folk/Americana duo Over The Rhine is no stranger to collaborations with our orchestra, having performed as part of the Pops’ acclaimed American Originals concert and recording in January of 2015.

Cincinnati Ballet presents the Nutcracker

Unwrap magic this holiday season! | December 9-18

Don’t miss Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition! Following our Nutcracker tour to the world-renowned Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Cincinnati Ballet returns with twelve performances at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Join us for the magic and wonder of Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score played live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Itzhak Perlman

April 18 • Taft Theatre

Often greeted by standing ovations even before he plays a single note, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning violin legend Itzhak Perlman continues to inspire audiences with a “honeyed tone, warm phrasing and honest emotion that few violinists have ever equaled” (Miami Herald).


Jan 12 - 14

Join us aMusical worlds merge when the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins MusicNOW for a genre-melding musical experience, featuring the world-class musicians of the CSO with Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, Lisa Hannigan, Timo Andres, Pekko Kuusisto and more.

Renovating Music Hall

It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. Read recent Enquirer article

Q + A with Melinda Doolittle

Fanfare Cincinnati: Have you performed with a full live orchestra before? If so, what was that experience like? What are you looking forward to about the performance with the Cincinnati Pops?

Cincinnati Gives 2016 Challenge

The Cincinnati Gives Challenge is a fundraising competition hosted by Cincinnati Magazine where charities compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash prizes from Cincinnati Magazine. Donate to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra today!

Copland's Fanfare: The making of a musical monument

Janelle Gelfand - Cincinnati Enquirer

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Friday Orange

Five Fridays of arts and culture at its pinnacle: outstanding music by the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 

No need to be intimidated—you’re welcome here and we’ll guide you through it.

Mingle before and after the show in Juice Lounge. Catch live entertainment and other guest-curated experiences that may never have been paired with live orchestra before.