Cristian Măcelaru Music Director Designate

A new chapter begins with Cristian Măcelaru as the 14th Music Director of the CSO.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), the oldest and first orchestra in Ohio, has appointed conductor Cristian Mӑcelaru as the 14th Music Director, succeeding Louis Langrée.

Mӑcelaru will begin his five-year term as Music Director in the 2024-25 season, serving as Music Director Designate in the first year.

What Critics are Saying

“Măcelaru and the orchestra were wonderful partners, and the conductor was attentive to the unique orchestral colors…”

“Listeners were rapt and rose cheering at its conclusion.”

—Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Business Courier, February 3, 2024
From the review of the CSO’s Shostakovich: 1905 concert with cellist Kian Soltani

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