Hollywood Action & Adventure

Sept 16-18 • Taft Theatre


Join the Cincinnati Pops for an electrifying concert of action and adventure movie music, including favorites from Star Trek, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Mission ImpossibleThe Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner, Stand and Deliver) narrates this musical thrill ride.

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Supported by the H.B., E.W., AND F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees


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2016 Gala

Sept 9 • The Renaissance Hotel


A sultry evening with Latin-inspired music from our musicians.

Savor the color, sights and sounds of old HAVANA while our musicians sweep you away to a paradise under the stars with Latin-inspired music.

Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven's Emperor

Sept 8 & 10 • Taft Theatre


Piano legend Emanuel Ax opens this stunning CSO season—the first to be held in Cincinnati’s Art Deco jewel, the Taft Theatre. Ax will perform Beethoven’s grand and magnificent Emperor Concerto. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, written as a humorous, determined, and confident response to his critics, completes this opening-weekend program.

Vanessa Williams

Oct 9 • Taft Theatre


American Soundscapes

Three videos now available


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. 

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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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.

If It Sounds Good, It is Good!

John Morris Russell


Summer in Cincinnati means BBQ, baseball, evening ice cream cones, balmy nights sparkling with lightening bugs and the steady hum of crickets...and the Pops all around the town!

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. 

Pops 2016-17 @Taft Theatre


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.