Stabat Mater

May 27

Dvořák wrote one of his most beautiful creations at a time of great personal grief. Yet, the "Amen" in Stabat Mater is one of the most hopeful and inspiring passages of music in the repertoire.


May 28


Mendelssohn’s epic masterpiece Elijah is among the best-loved works ever performed at the May Festival. At the works' end, the hero Elijah ascends to Heaven on a flaming chariot.


E. T. In Concert

June 10 -11 @ TAFT THEATRE

Bring the family as your Cincinnati Pops performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture, on the Taft Theatre’s HD screen.

The Ordering of Moses

New Recording Available!

Live from Carnegie Hall in 2014. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon. Stream on Spotify. 

Five outstanding string players have been selected for the inaugural year of the groundbreaking CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship.

Groundbreaking fellowship made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Born out of a mutual desire to make American orchestras more inclusive, fellows were selected through a rigorous series of auditions, which saw more than 100 talented musicians audition for CCM faculty members. 

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. 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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Music Hall is Open Through May

GET IN HERE before the doors close for renovation

Don’t miss your chance to experience full orchestral splendor in the grand old glory of Music Hall.

Cincinnati Sings: James Conlon and the Queen City

If ever there was one name synonymous with Cincinnati and choral arts, there is no question that name would be
James Conlon. A key fixture in the Cincinnati arts scene since the late 1970s, Maestro Conlon’s commitment to the city and the May Festival Chorus can be summed up in a word: extraordinary.

Dvořák Stabat Mater - May 27, 2016

Surround Yourself in Song at the 2016 May Festival! America's premier choral festival returns for the last concerts in Music Hall before the renovation. Honoring James Conlon's final season as Music Director.

Free Download! The Music of LUMENOCITY 2013

Streaming also available.

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"Glory" featuring Common and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Recorded LIVE at Music Hall - Common gave an electrifying performance of "Glory" before a sold-out audience with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir made up of singers from 60 area churches and soloist Capathia Jenkins - all conducted by the incomparable Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell - at the CSO’s annual Classical Roots concert.