Opening Night Gala

Symphonie fantastique

Season Opener Symphonie Fantastique

Sep 25 - 26

Back to the Future Live In Concert!

Sept 19

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this cult-classic, come hear the Pops as they perform Alan Silvestri’s uplifting, iconic score—live, while the high definition film plays over the stage.

Young People’s Concerts

Reserve your school field trip online today!

Approximately 50 minutes in length, the CSO Young People’s Concerts for grades 1-4 & 5-8 have been designed specifically with your students in mind.

Pops at the Movies

Sept 18 & 20

JMR and the Pops take you on a journey through the American Film Institute’s Top 25 film scores in full orchestral splendor. Program will include selections from Cincinnati’s Favorite Film Score, as voted on by Pops audience members!

Poetry Contest for One City One Symphony: Freedom

Call for entries! Deadline is October 1! $8,000 in cash prizes

This year’s One City, One Symphony concerts being held November 13-14, 2015, at Music Hall center on the theme of freedom, featuring a new CSO commission of three short works that set selections of Dr. Maya Angelou’s poetry to music, a particularly befitting tribute to this warrior for peace, justice and love, and Dvorák’s New World Symphony, one of the most beloved American symphonies of all time. This celebration of the promise of freedom and American music coincides with the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment.

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Joe Henry's 'O! Susannah with the Cincinnati Pops premieres on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy

“Oh! Susannah” is one of those songs that has essentially embedded itself in the DNA of America, where it has been sung at schools, at summer camps and by folk singers for generations. Now Joe Henry takes a turn at the microphone, backed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell.

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Stories in Concert

3 Concerts | Sun 2 pm

We’re thrilled to unveil to you Louis Langrée’s exciting new series.


CSO Stories in Concert is a collection of masterworks and the fascinating stories which led to their creation. Together we'll create those “a-ha moments,” to deepen and enrich your appreciation of classical music.

First concert is Sunday, Sept 27.

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Pre-Order Now: American Originals


Available September, 11, 2015


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.