What We Believe

MISSION

To seek and share inspiration.

 

VISION

We will engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world.

 

VALUES

Determined for Greatness

The CSO is a thriving, dynamic orchestra situated in the heart of a city on the rise. This has taken nothing short of tenacity, passion and a relentless commitment to artistry.

A Place of Experimentation

From commissioning and premiering new music, to new initiatives like CSO Proof, the Orchestra has—and always will—seek to be bold.

Cincinnati’s Ambassador

We represent our city with pride through international tours, digital broadcasts and recordings that have sold 10 million copies around the world. We aim to spread the joy of music on a global scale.  

Cincinnati’s Own

We’re changing the face of American orchestras through our partnerships and collaborations, contributing at every level to serving our community, and elevating Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural scene.

We Believe

Music lives within us all regardless of who we are or where we come from. We believe that music is a pathway to igniting our passions, discovering what moves us, deepening our curiosity and connecting us to our world and to each other.

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