Classical Roots

May 05 • Crossroads Church Oakley

Just announced! Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo, who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Celie in The Color Purple, will headline this year’s Classical Roots concert. Also joining the Orchestra will be the chamber ensemble Sons of Serendip who rocketed to stardom after appearing on America’s Got Talent.

Sutton Foster's Broadway

February 24 - 26 • Taft Theatre

Your Cincinnati Pops teams up with one of Broadway’s biggest stars, the two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie).

Mozart Symphony No. 4

March 3 - 4 • Taft Theatre

The CSO shines in Mozart’s exceptional and instantly recognizable Symphony No. 40 and two gorgeous works by Stravinsky. Plus, the phenomenal Labèque sisters return to the CSO stage for the first time since 1999 to perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, a clever musical “conversation” he wrote to play with his sister, Nannerl.

A New Stage in History - 1718 Music Hall Season Announcement


Music Hall’s resident companies shine in five weeks of grand opening events, beginning with the CSO Season Opener on OCT 6-7 and a Community Open House on OCT 7. 

CSO In Concert

New week long streaming of CSO Broadcasts from WGUC

Live recordings of CSO concerts will air on 90.9 WGUC Sunday nights with  week long streaming available 

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

Asia or Bust

Meghan Berneking

While the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops has been touring across the country and around the world for over a century, and has performed in New York and Florida in recent years, it has not undertaken an international tour since Music Director Laureate Paavo Järvi led the CSO to Japan in 2009. 

CSO Sponsors Young People’s Melody Contest

The CSO’s annual Melody Contest for local elementary schools enhances the Orchestra’s commitment to commissioning and premiering new music by giving some of Cincinnati’s youngest composers a chance to shine.

CSO presents LUMENOCITY: MVT III Poco Allegretto - Brahms Symphony No. 3

From LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s amazing experience of music, art and light, conducted by CSO Music Director Louis Langrée with 3-D projection-mapped visuals by Lightborne. On August 5-7, 2016 at the Taft Theatre—the beautiful Art Deco gem in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Orchestra’s home during the Music Hall renovation—the LUMENOCITY festival brought together 22,000 people over three days with 10 sold-out shows.

Brahms Symphony No. 3 is featured on the CSO’s 2016-17 Taft Theatre season on April 14 & 15 as part of the end of our 2-year Brahms Fest.

A New Stage in History - Music Hall Grand Opening 2017-18

Experience this historic season, featuring five world premieres by a diverse array of composers, magnificent symphonies of Beethoven, Bruckner’s romantic Fourth, Mahler’s groundbreaking Titan, Sibelius’ majestic Second and Tchaikovsky’s emotional Pathétique. Plus, enjoy a program of Baroque masterworks and the continuation of the popular One City, One Symphony program.