20/21 CSO Full Season

COVID update: Limited-capacity concerts resume at Music Hall

Join us for an intimate and diverse palette of music, including premieres and rare and well-known gems that are uniquely responsive to our times. Appropriate safety protocols are in place. (Interested in Pops concerts? Browse Pops programs here.)

If you're not ready to come back in person, that's ok—we understand! You can still enjoy the Orchestra at home with our Digital Concert Series.

PINTSCHER CONDUCTS MAHLER'S THE SONG OF THE EARTH

Fri Mar 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sat Mar 6, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

Sean Panikkar, tenor

 

CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher conducts Mahler’s introspective examination of life.

 

This program will also premiere on our Digital Concert Series on MAR 27.

ALPHA & OMEGA

Sat Mar 13, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Sun Mar 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Fri Mar 12, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Conrad Tao, piano

 

Mozart’s first and final symphonies bookend this all-Mozart weekend.

TRAVELING WITH MOZART

Sat Mar 13, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Mar 14, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Melissa White, violin

 

This all-Mozart weekend features violinist Melissa White and Mozart’s European escapades.

DIGITAL CONCERT: PINTSCHER CONDUCTS MAHLER'S THE SONG OF THE EARTH

Sat Mar 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

Sean Panikkar, tenor

 

Watch this digital concert FREE the night of the premiere, and for 24 hours afterwards, at cincinnatisymphony.org/live. Watch it on demand after the 24 hour period at CSO & Pops On Demand.

CERRONE BRASS PREMIERE & ELLINGTON

Fri Apr 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sat Apr 10, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Apr 11, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Christopher Pell, clarinet

Robert Sullivan, trumpet

Christopher Olka, tuba

 

This program will also premiere on our Digital Concert Series on APR 30.

NEW CROWNED HOPE

Sat Apr 24, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Sun Apr 25, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

 

Late works fill an all-Mozart program with notes of love, charity and truth.

PORTAL TO ROMANTICISM

Sat Apr 24, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Apr 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Fri Apr 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Christopher Sales, bassoon

 

With urgency and passion, Mozart opens the door to Romanticism.

DIGITAL CONCERT: CERRONE BRASS PREMIERE & ELLINGTON

Fri Apr 30, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Louis Langrée, conductor

Christopher Pell, clarinet

Robert Sullivan, trumpet

Christopher Olka, tuba

 

Watch this digital concert FREE the night of the premiere, and for 24 hours afterwards, at cincinnatisymphony.org/live. Watch it on demand after the 24 hour period at CSO & Pops On Demand.

CSO Proof: The Right To Be Forgotten

Sat May 1, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Teddy Abrams, conductor

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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CSO PROOF: The Meta Simulacrum Vol. 1

Sun May 2, 2021 | 8:00 pm

Members of the CSO

William Brittelle, composition and creation
Kate Nordstrum, creative producer

Isaac Gale, film director, editor, photography

Patrick Marschke, project and production management

 

Grounded in retro-futurism of ‘80s culture, we peer into our collective lost future. Learn more.

 

Watch this digital event FREE the night of the premiere, and for 24 hours afterwards, at cincinnatisymphony.org/live. Watch it on demand after the 24 hour period at CSO & Pops On Demand.

REINHARDT CONDUCTS MENDELSSOHN'S ITALIAN

Fri May 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sat May 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun May 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor

 

Conductor Ruth Reinhardt leads the CSO in a colorful season finale.

In-Person Concerts

We’re thrilled to welcome audiences back to Music Hall for socially distanced, limited capacity performances, in accordance with all safety protocols.

Free Premieres

Watch digital concerts free of charge on the day of their premiere and for 24 hours afterwards.

Pay-Per-View

Purchase access to individual CSO & Pops digital concerts for $15 and Lollipops Family Concerts for $10.

CSO & Pops On Demand

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