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Parties of Note Offer Unique Opportunities to Support the CSO


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The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra is well into its 28th season of Parties of Note, a series of themed social gatherings raising money for the Orchestra in unique venues across Greater Cincinnati with delectable food, drinks, presentations or tours, and of course incredible music.

The Parties of Note series runs from September through June, and is presented by the Cincinnati Symphony Volunteer Association (CSVA). The CSVA Parties of Note committee, chaired this season by longtime CSVA member and CSO Board member Nancy Wagner, works year-round to find party venues, connect with hosts and arrange the music. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each party benefit the Orchestra.

Parties of Note are made possible by the generous patrons who open their homes and hearts to create memorable social events. Linda Holthaus, party host and CSVA secretary, has been part of the Parties of Note planning committee since the 2011–12 season.

“Parties of Note are important because they provide yet another venue for our CSO guests and patrons to experience unique events and meet other amazing people who are interested in music, the Symphony and the arts,” said Linda Holthaus. “And attending is a way to learn more about the city and its offerings, especially if people have not grown up in the local area.”

Since the first season of 32 parties in 1988, Parties of Note has been evolving and garnering more support from the community. In the past, Parties of Note were only in private homes, but over the past few years the events have branched out to local spots around the community with real Cincinnati history. Cheapside Café, The Blind Lemon, New Riff Distillery and The Cincinnati Observatory are just a few of the exciting venues highlighted this season.

Party of Note “Taste of Findlay Market” on March 10, 2016 will offer a new way to experience the food from Findlay Market. CSO musicians will perform at People’s Liberty, the newly renovated historic Globe Furniture building across from Findlay Market, while hors d’oeurves and drinks are served.

Another party to discover takes place at Bromwell’s Härth Lounge following the CSO’s BrahmsFest concert on Jan. 17. Patrons will sip specialty cocktails while discussing Brahms with Music Director Louis Langrée. On Feb. 5, John Harrison and Will Stenger will host “Unwind with Music,” which is exactly what the name implies—a Friday night wine tasting with music courtesy of CSO musicians.

To view the full season of Parties of Note and to purchase tickets, visit cincinnatisymphony.org or contact the CSO Box Office at 513.381.3300.