Your Concert Experience
Brahms + Beethoven | MAY 11-13
Thank you for purchasing tickets to the CSO's return back to Music Hall! We’re excited that you are joining us. Below you will find helpful information about your concert experience.
Welcome to the third concert of the CSO's Beethoven Revolution series! Over three seasons, Louis Langrée and the CSO will explore all of Beethoven's groundbreaking symphonies — paired with music that casts light on his genius — and will branch far beyond Music Hall into the community of Cincinnati. Be sure to follow the Cincinnati Symphony on Facebook and Instagram for updates on partnerships, special community activities, and fun videos featuring our star, Ludwig.
Urban Artifact's Plum Beethoven beer returns! This Plum Midwest fruit tart beer will be available for purchase at this weekend's concerts as well as at Urban Artifact distributors. Read more about our partnership here.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
Click here for convenient parking and transportation recommendations. Subscribers can purchase parking in the Washington Park Garage in advance for $15 per concert for any concert in their series. Any remaining parking spots in the Washington Park lot will be available for advance purchase by single ticket buyers the week of the performances. Call 513-381-3300 to buy parking.
Complimentary shuttles are provided from CET garage to the front of Music Hall and back post-concert. Shuttles run the entire concert; however, we suggest getting onto the shuttle at least 15 minutes before the start of the concert to ensure you make it to your seat.
FRIDAY AM: Many of the parking garages in Over-the-Rhine accommodate monthly parking during business hours. Be sure to arrive early.
Over-the-Rhine is a bustling and vibrant neighborhood with many wonderful nearby restaurants. Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink? Check the OTR Chamber’s list of recommendations here. Music Hall is also offering enhanced concessions, including a signature cocktail, the Rose Window, by Molly Wellmann, plus Findlay Market Tasting Trays featuring The Rhined cheese and charcuterie.
WE HEARD YOU
After gathering survey and guest feedback, there will be a new Gourmet Chocolate stand located in the Edyth B. Lindner Foyer. A variety of sweet treats, including Divine’s chocolates, will be available at this pop-up location. Be sure to check out the selection and give us your thoughts during this test month.
Divine’s Caramel Rods and Turtles will still be available at all concession locations.
Allow us to introduce you to beautiful Music Hall! Click here for helpful information about this special venue.
NEW: MUSIC HALL BOX OFFICE & ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE
The Music Hall Box Office entrance and accessible entrance are now located on the south side of the building. A drop off lane is available on Elm Street. Discover other new features of Music Hall here.
NEW: NO LATE SEATING
Out of respect for your fellow concertgoers, please note there is no late seating for classical concerts. Latecomers will be seated in between pieces or at the discretion of the house manager, which in many cases may not be until intermission. Please arrive on time and leave enough time for parking and picking up tickets at Will Call. Any latecomers will be able to view the concert via live stream monitors in the P&G Founders Room.
RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL TIME
Doors open at 9:30 am on FRI, 6:30 pm on SAT, and 12:30 pm on SUN. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the concert, especially if you are picking up tickets from Will Call. Consider how much time you want to park, enjoy the beauty of historic Music Hall, take some photos, relax and enjoy a drink in the P&G Founders Room, read Fanfare magazine (the official CSO program), or find your seat.
MEET OUR SOLOIST
Violinist James Ehens will host signings in the Lindner Grand Foyer during intermission at all performances. His CDs will be available in the Bravo Shop for purchase.
Join Keitaro Harada, CSO assistant conductor, he discusses the program at Classical Conversations in Springer Auditorium one hour before the concert begins. No reservations required! Conversations are free to ticket holders.
VISIT THE BRAVO SHOP
Our shop has been remodeled! You will be able to find CSO and Pops recordings; including our GRAMMY nominated album Concertos for Orchestra, music-themed items by local artists and makers, and a curated selection of items by other Music Hall resident companies. The Bravo Shop is now located on the south side of the Edyth B. Lindner Grand Foyer.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming concerts and our 1819 season.