LUMENOCITY 2016

AUG 5 - 7


The final year of an amazing experience of music and light. Tickets are selling fast!

World Piano Competition 60th

July 30, Corbett Auditorium


Join us for a special, one-night-only concert at Corbett Auditorium in celebration of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition's 60th Anniversary! The performance features past CWPC medalists Angela Cheng and Daria Raboktina, and CWPC Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt in concert with the CSO led by Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada. The concert honors CWPC founder and former Executive Director Gloria Ackerman, who retired in 2013. 

WELCOME to the CSO 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre

The CSO's home away from home


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! 

WELCOME to the Pops 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre!

The Pops’ “home away from home.”


Highlights of the season include the debut of recording and performing legend Smokey Robinson, the return of the enormously popular Holiday Pops concerts plus scores for Hollywood’s Action and Adventure films, the debuts of Sara Evans, Ben Folds, Sutton Foster and Melissa Etheridge plus the long-awaited return of Vanessa Williams.

Free Music - The Music of LUMENOCITY 2013

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The music used in the second LUMENOCITY in 2014 is now available on The Music of LUMENOCITY, Volume 2, and opens with Copland’s iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, a classic piece commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 

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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Glowing, glowing, gone

The new and final LUMENOCITY


You've been here: sitting among neighbors and friends under the stars, perhaps with a glass of wine, perhaps with little ones barefoot in the cool grass, united for an experience that promises so much wonderment that you can feel a tangible buzz of anticipation.

Transition To The Taft Theatre

Update for Summer 2016


As you may have heard, Music Hall is currently undergoing its first major renovation in over 40 years. The building’s mechanical systems are in need of repair, and patrons may have noticed that Music Hall faces some challenges in regards to accessibility, patron comfort and convenience.

Kirill Gerstein, Louis Langrée, and the CSO featured on SymphonyCast

Concert was recorded as part of first concert series in Brahms Fest.


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CSO presents LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE, Aug 5-7, 2016


The magic continues Aug 5-7, 2016 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. Catch the final #LUMENOCITY before it’s glowing, glowing, gone. Tickets on sale July 5 at LUMENOCITY2016.com.

Want advance access? Become a CSO subscriber-insider to our 2016-17 Taft Theatre season before June 18, 2016 for guaranteed access to the final LUMENOCITY.