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The Composer is Dead: With Text by Lemony Snicket

April 28 • Music Hall


Join the Inspector for a fun and musical mystery that introduces young audiences to the instruments of the Orchestra.

West Side Story: Film with Orchestra

April 27 - 29


The Cincinnati Pops joins the worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Relive the brilliance, grit and emotion of the Oscar®-winning film on the big screen above the stage while JMR and the Pops perform every note of the iconic score. This is a completely unique visual and sonic experience not to be missed.

18/19 Pops Season

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Highlights of the new season include performances with Leslie Odom, Jr., winner of the Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of “Aaron Burr” in the smash hit musical, Hamilton. Other Pops debuts include the extraordinary Lisa Fischer, star of the Oscar-winning documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom, and a regular collaborator with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Sting. Fan favorites returning to perform with the Pops include Amy Grant and the Indigo Girls.

Pre-order American Originals Volume 2

Recorded Live at Music Hall


Pre-order your copy of American Originals Volume 2, available Fall 2018, and relive the magical performance with your Cincinnati Pops, Rhiannon Giddens, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Pokey LaFarge!

'Hamilton' star Odom, Amy Grant, Indigo Girls headline Cincinnati Pops' 2018-19 season

David Lyman


Working with Sam Strater, the Pops’ director of artistic administration, [John Morris] Russell has winnowed that huge list down to something more manageable. And now, as he starts to talk his way through the season, the enthusiasm that Pops audiences have come to love so much returns to his voice.

If It Sounds Good, It Is Good | April 2018

John Morris Russell


Music Hall has been a vibrant gathering place for Cincinnati since it was completed in 1879, but much of its story is untold. 

Music Comes Home


This October, #MusicComesHome. Join us back at the renovated Music Hall for this historic season!

Video by Drive Media House

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