A Letter from the President | December 2015
Last month, the Music Hall Revitalization Company announced that the project to restore and enhance our beloved Music Hall is moving forward, and that this massive undertaking will now be completed in the fall of 2017. Considering where we were only a year ago, this is an extraordinary development that simply wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from throughout the community, the project’s volunteer leadership, and critically important contributions.
To be clear, the incredible programs we have in store for you in this 2015–16 season are not affected. Through the end of May 2016, you’ll continue enjoying concerts right here at historic Music Hall as you know it.
Following the 2016 May Festival, construction requires Music Hall to be closed during the 2016–17 season, and we are delighted to be presenting extraordinary performances at the renovated Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati next year. This treasured performance venue has welcomed such greats as Sergei Rachmaninoff and Vladimir Horowitz, all performing unamplified recitals. It was beautifully renovated only a few years ago, and we are confident the Taft Theatre will offer a fantastic and intimate concert experience with the Orchestra you’ve come to know and love.
We are deeply committed to making the transition to the Taft Theatre next season and then back to the renovated Music Hall in the fall of 2017 as smooth as possible, and it’s vitally important to continue supporting the Orchestra through this transition period with your subscriptions, donations and ticket purchases. We need your support now more than ever, and we will work hard to provide the best possible service leading up to the transition and beyond.
We’ll have much more to share in the coming weeks and months in Fanfare Cincinnati and through our website. Thank you in advance for your continued support, and enjoy the performance!