21/22 Pops Full Season

Season tickets on sale now! Browse subscription packages. Single tickets go on sale to the public September 27. View the 21/22 season catalog.

IMPORTANT: Please review our health and safety information and current protocols at cincinnatisymphony.org/safety.

AOIFE O'DONOVAN: America, Come

Tue Oct 19, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Inspired by the lives, letters and speeches of the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association Carrie Chapman Catt and United States President Woodrow Wilson during the summer of 1920, GRAMMY award-winning songwriter Aoife O'Donovan joins the Pops for her musical exploration of voting rights for women.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 
Film with Live Orchestra

Sat Oct 23, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Oct 24, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Christopher Dragon, conductor

 

“This is Halloween!”

HOLIDAY POPS

Fri Dec 3, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sat Dec 4, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Dec 5, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Fri Dec 10, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sat Dec 11, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Sun Dec 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Aubrey Logan, vocalist
Michael Preacely, vocalist

 

Joy to the world! Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition returns with music, warmth, laughter and seasonal inspiration for the entire family. Gather those dear to you to share unforgettable memories in the grandeur of a Music Hall adorned with wondrous decorations and joyful song.

This program is included in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pops Series. 

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI 
Film with Live Orchestra

Wed Dec 29, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Thu Dec 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Damon Gupton, conductor

 

“I am a Jedi, like my father before me….”

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT MUSIC HALL: SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED

Fri Dec 31, 2021 | 8:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor

Capathia Jenkins, vocalist

Ron Bohmer, vocalist

 

The countdown stops at 007. John Morris Russell leads a thrilling Top Secret program featuring iconic themes and famous music from the longest-running franchise in movie history. Shake things up with all things James Bond, including hits like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, The World Is Not Enough and more. Ring in this New Year in style!

CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY

Fri Jan 21, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sat Jan 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sun Jan 23, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

 

Dizzying heights and Broadway lights come together for a captivating Pops & Cirque mashup. Marvel at the eye-popping feats of Cirque’s mesmerizing acrobats with JMR and the Pops performing top Broadway hits to accompany contortionists, balancers, tumblers, and athletes on aerial silks defying gravity and doing the seemingly impossible.

This program is included in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pops Series. 

MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Fri Feb 4, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sat Feb 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sun Feb 6, 2022 | 2:00 pm

Damon Gupton, conductor

 

Happy Birthday, John Williams! Pops Principal Guest Conductor Damon Gupton and the Pops treat us to a slice of John Williams’ most beloved scores—just in time for his 90th birthday. Experience selections from Superman, Star Wars, E.T., Jaws, Witches of Eastwick and more by one of the greatest composers of our lifetime.

This performance does not contain film clips.

This program is included in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pops Series. 

LOLLIPOPS FAMILY CONCERT

Sat Mar 5, 2022 | 10:30 am

Set young hearts and minds aglow! For many audience members, a lifelong love and appreciation of music began with Lollipops Family Concerts at Music Hall. Introduce someone you love to the world of orchestral music with a fun, interactive concert experience—perfect for children, ages or ability of 2-9.

Tickets on sale now.

RESPECT: A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN

Fri Mar 18, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sat Mar 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sun Mar 20, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor

Tamika Lawrence, vocalist

CoCo Smith, vocalist
Blaine Krauss, vocalist

 

JMR and the Pops join with three powerhouse vocalists to pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha Franklin, “the #1 singer of all time” (Rolling Stone). Come celebrate the life and music of an American icon featuring your favorite hits from the Queen of Soul!

This program is included in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pops Series. 

CYNTHIA ERIVO

Tue Mar 29, 2022 | 7:30 pm

One night only! Experience the extraordinary talent of Grammy® Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress and singer Cynthia Erivo. After bursting onto West End and Broadway stages in THE COLOR PURPLE, she has taken the world by storm! Erivo wowed Cincinnati audiences at Classical Roots in 2017, and, back by popular demand, she now brings her powerful and soul-stirring vocals to Music Hall’s stage, reuniting with JMR for her Cincinnati Pops debut!

JMR'S GREATEST HITS

Fri Apr 29, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sat Apr 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sun May 1, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor

 

We're celebrating 10 years of JMR by pulling out all the stops—and the stars! Join the Pops and a host of guest artists from some of the past decade's most memorable performances to celebrate JMR, JMR-style—with music from every genre, including iconic movie themes, pop, classics, Broadway and jazz, plus a cache of musical memories. We'll also look ahead with a new work commissioned from Grammy Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre.

This program is included in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pops Series. 

Having trouble deciding?

Let us help you with these concert suggestions for all types of music lovers.