E. T. In Concert

June 10 -11 @ TAFT THEATRE


Bring the family as your Cincinnati Pops performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award®-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture, on the Taft Theatre’s HD screen.

Kristin Chenoweth

June 25 - Riverbend


Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth takes the stage with the Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend for a charming evening of Broadway and Hollywood under the stars.

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. 

Patriotic Pops

July 2nd - Riverbend


Cincinnati’s spectacular Independence Day tradition just got even better!

Join JMR and your Cincinnati Pops at Riverbend as we partner with the USO for its 75th anniversary celebration. 

Aretha Franklin

July 24 - Riverbend


The undisputed “Queen of Soul” makes her Cincinnati Pops debut!

With countless chart-topping hits such as Respect, Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer, Chain of Fools, Freeway of Love, and more, Aretha Franklin is one of the most influential artists in all of American music.

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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If It Sounds Good, It is Good!

John Morris Russell


Wow! Another Pops season has nearly come and gone, and the musical memories will continue to resonate in Music Hall until we all return in the fall of 2017. In the meantime, summer is soon upon us with a spectacular line-up of amazing artists and concerts that will keep the party rolling both at Riverbend and in our new home-away-from-home, the Taft Theatre.

Transition To The Taft Theatre

Update for May 2016


Beginning on June 1, 2016, the Cincinnati Symphony/Pops/May Festival box office will relocate to the Taft Theatre. Walk-up ticket sales will be available at that location and the box office hours will remain the same.

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.