The Tchaikovsky Experience

OCT 16-17

The prestigious conductor Semyon Bychkov, a mentor to Louis Langrée, leads an intense and imaginative program, opening with Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony, so named because of his use of the polonaise, a high-spirited Polish dance.

Available Now: American Originals

On Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify

The Cincinnati Pops released its latest recording worldwide, American Originals, which explores the roots of American music. Some of the greatest folk and Americana artists of our time gathered together on Music Hall’s stage in January for the first live recording in Pops history. American Originals shines a light on American music-making and the iconic songs of Stephen Foster.

Destiny and Dante's Inferno

Oct 30 - 31

Musical treats abound this Halloween weekend as the May Festival Chorus joins the Orchestra for a program of otherworldly splendor.

Megan Hilty: Rosemary Clooney's Songbook

Nov 6-8

Vocal diva Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash) brought audiences to their feet at her recent Pops performance—named Broadway World’s “Best Special Theatre Event” in 2014.

Music Hall Renovation FAQ

It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. For perspective, in the decades to follow, dozens of new concert halls have either been built or renovated in other major markets across the country. Our Music Hall also deserves and requires regular care and attention to remain a world-class performing arts facility for the community.

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Spotlight on Jonathan Gunn, Principal Clarinet

For this Spotlight we feature Principal Clarinet Jonathan Gunn (Emma Margaret & Irving D. Goldman Chair). 

Growing up in England, Jonathan Gunn’s excellent school music programs allowed him to dabble in different instrumental choirs and orchestras. He began his musical training on violin and piano. At age 11, he and his family moved to the United States. Though he wanted to play trumpet in his new school band, his parents and band director decided clarinet would be a better fit.

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Cincinnati Business Courier honors the CSO/Pops Board of Directors

The Courier is awarding the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra as the Board Excellence winner. This award honors an entire board for showing an exemplary level of dedication in helping its organization toward success.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presented LUMENOCITY, an amazing experience of music, art and light, and a celebration of the best of Cincinnati. Over five nights (August 5-9, 2015), 33,000 people from all walks of life gathered in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.