CSO & Pops Digital Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, heal, and bring us together—even when we're apart. Join us online from the comfort of home for the CSO and Pops Digital Concert series, available free of charge for everyone for the public premiere and for 24 hours afterwards. Mark your calendar for all the dates below!

Want to attend in person? A new schedule of CSO and Pops concerts is announced and on sale now.


Next Digital Concert

CSO PROOF: Creative Conversations

Premiering February 5 at 8:30 pm

Ahead of the world premiere on May 2, join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Nate Bachhuber and composer William Brittelle in an exploration and meditation on the creation of the Meta Simulacrum, Vol 1.

This live streamed conversation features a dialogue with preeminent climatologist William deBuys whose writing inspired the work’s inception, as well as readings and music from members Will Johnson and Erika Dohi of this exciting supergroup.

Watch this digital event here on FEB 5 at 8:30 pm.

The CSO will livestream the full performance of this project, free to the public, on May 2, 2021.

CSO & Pops On Demand

Introducing CSO & Pops On Demand
Explore our ever-growing archive of digital concerts wtih CSO & Pops On Demand. All current subscribers and donors of $125+ have access to this archive. Want in? You can purchase a pay-per-view livestream ticket for $20 for individual performances after they premiere or donate $125 to receive access to the entire archive. (Note that some program selections may not be available on demand.)

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Upcoming Digital Concerts

Langrée & Gerstein: Impressions of Folk

Premiering February 26 at 7:30 pm

WALKER: Folk Songs for Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2
KODÁLY: Galántai táncok (Dances of Galánta)

You can also watch this concert in-person at Music Hall. Get your tickets here.

Carnival of the Animals

Premiering February 27 at 10:30 am

Camille Saint-Saëns’s beloved Carnival of the Animals is a merry, musical menagerie filled with Lions, Donkeys, Elephants and more. This is the wildest way to introduce even the littlest listeners to the sound of the symphony.

Pintscher Conducts Mahler's Das Lied

Premiering March 27 at 7:30 pm

MAHLER (arr. Cortese): Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth")

You can also watch this concert in-person at Music Hall. Get your tickets here.

Mid-Century Songbook: Ella, Nat and More

Premiering April 2 at 7:30 pm

Nobody swings like the Pops! Join JMR and the Pops for a program filled with favorites from the Great American Songbook, including standards at the heart of mid-century American culture from icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, and more.

You can also watch this concert in-person at Music Hall. Get your tickets here.

Cerrone Brass Premiere & Ellington

Premiering April 30 at 7:30 pm

GABRIELLA SMITH: Carrot Revolution
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE: Concerto for Trumpet, Tuba and Orchestra [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
COPLAND: Concerto for Clarinet
ELLINGTON: Night Creature

You can also watch this concert in-person at Music Hall. Get your tickets here.

CSO PROOF: The MetaSimulacrum Vol. 1

Premiering May 2 at 8:00 pm

Juxtaposing newly composed songs for an electro-acoustic ensemble of dynamic musical polymaths—drawn from alternative classical, jazz, neo-soul and experimental rock worlds—with re-contextualized elements of the '80s sound, The Meta Simulacrum Vol. 1 uses the symbology of our shared past to look forward into our uncertain future. View more details.

The Great Film Scores

Premiering May 8 at 7:30 pm

Grab your popcorn and settle in for a program of celebrated film scores, played with power and passion by the Cincinnati Pops led by Pops Principal Guest Conductor Damon Gupton. Enjoy music from cinematic favorites including Forrest Gump, Schindler’s List, Lincoln, The Mission and more.

Note: This program does not contain film clips.

You can also watch this concert in-person at Music Hall. Get your tickets here.

Past Digital Concerts

Broadway Forever

Premiered January 23

While the lights on Broadway may be dark for the moment, JMR and the Pops light up Music Hall’s stage with memorable music from some of Broadway’s greatest shows including Chicago, Wicked, and Les Misérables, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town.

Watch selections from Broadway Forever at CSO & Pops On Demand starting FEB 18.