Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Apr 28 - 30

This program is like postcards from Italy, starting with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, inspired by a trip the composer took to Rome during Carnival.

The program’s centerpiece is Tchaikovsky’s fiery Violin Concerto—from the shimmering opening theme to the breathless pyrotechnics of the finale, it is sure to be a marvel in the hands of violinist Sergej Krylov. After a sightseeing trip, Mendelssohn composed his vivid Italian Symphony, about which he said, “It will be the most joyous thing I’ve ever written.”

Common joins Classical Roots 2016

April 29

Acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common will be performing at Classical Roots at Music Hall on Friday, April 29. Recently a winner of a 2016 Grammy Award, Common has two more Grammys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and multiple BET Awards. . He has collaborated musically with such artists as John Legend, Kanye West and Lauryn Hill. 

Common will perform “Glory” from the movie Selma, for which he won an Oscar in 2015.


May 8, 2016

Join us in welcoming multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist Evgeny Kissin, whose playing “remains unbeatable” (New York Times) for his sure-to-sell-out CSO debut. 


AUG 5 - 7

An amazing experience of music and light is coming in 2016. 

American Soundscapes - Mambo Italiano

First video released in the series!

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is proud to present "American Soundscapes," a new video series featuring some of the greatest works in the Great American Songbook. 

Music Hall Renovations

Project Facts

Music Hall, one the nation’s most treasured performance venues, is undergoing a major renovation in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood that will realize long-awaited updates and upgrades throughout this iconic structure that builds upon its world-class acoustics and retain the hall’s historic grandeur.

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.

Read recent Enquirer article

Finding A Voice: The Growing Impact of Classical Roots

As the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra strives to further its mission to seek and share inspiration from concert to concert and season to season, the musicians, staff and Board of Directors continually look outward for insights and enthusiasm. 

Lumenocity 2016: It's coming back for one last time — and it's moving to Taft Theatre

David Lyman, WCPO Contributor

For the past three years, the wildly popular midsummer program has blanketed Music Hall’s east wall with an extravagant light show. This year, though, Lumenocity will move inside the Taft Theatre, the CSO’s home for the 2016-2017 season. 

2016-17 Season @ the Taft!

Season highlights include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Lang Lang and violinist Itzhak Perlman, plus many of the world’s most in-demand guest artists including Emanuel AxGil ShahamMidorithe Labèque sistersBranford Marsalis and many more! Find the full season of musical moments below ranging from enduring works by beloved composers to innovative and well-loved programs such as The Pelléas TrilogyMusicNOW,Brahms Fest, and One City, One Symphony.

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American Soundscapes - Night and Day

The Cincinnati Pops is proud to present AMERICAN SOUNDSCAPES, a new video series featuring performances captured live by our friends and partners at CET Public Television. This video explores one of Cole Porter's classics. More videos to come!

Introduction by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell; "Night and Day" performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in November 2015 at Cincinnati Music Hall.