Parties of Note

We've been partying for over three decades and we want you to join us! Each Party of Note provides a unique opportunity to gather with other music lovers and musicians to share food, drink and your passion for the CSO and Pops. Generous hosts cover all party expenses so 100% of ticket revenue can be used to support the Orchestra. Many of this year's parties are a special celebration of the CSO's 125th anniversary season. 

Carol Hake, Parties of Note Chair, 19/20 season

WINE TASTING AT THE PUB

Thu Sep 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Enjoy a special cocktail, wine, and light bites as sommelier Kathy Merchant guides you through a wine tasting.

COCKTAILS IN THE CABIN

Sun Sep 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails overlooking the river in an authentic log cabin, followed by a penthouse dinner and piano performance by Julie Spangler.

WOMEN, DRUGSTORES, & THE CSO

Thu Oct 3, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Hear a Cincinnati history lesson from mixologist Molly Wellmann while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and libations, followed by a tour of a beautiful urban garden.

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SUNSET AT THE ELEVAR ROOFTOP

Thu Oct 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Take in penthouse views complete with dinner bites, beverages and music by CSO musicians Sylvia Mitchell and Paul Patterson.

HINTS OF AUTUMN

Sun Oct 6, 2019 | 5:30 pm

CSO musicians Stefani Matsuo and Hiro Matsuo play while you sip wine and enjoy a splendid early autumn view of downtown Cincinnati.

2 BE SEEN–IN A BLINK OF A JEWEL'S EYE

Sun Oct 13, 2019 | 4:00 pm

Join Jenna Shaifer, Jewelry Historian and Gallery Director of Ombré Gallery, to preview San Francisco-based jewelry artist Emiko Oye’s exhibition 2 Be Seen.

BEHIND THE BRICKS WITH THEA AND JMR

Sat Nov 2, 2019 | 12:30 pm

Join historic preservationist Thea Tjpekema and Pops Conductor John Morris Russell for a light lunch and behind-the-scenes tour of Music Hall.

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SUNSET & SERENADES

Thu Nov 7, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Treat yourself to an evening of music and conversation with CSO violinist Stacey Woolley.

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH WINE & A VIEW

Sun Nov 17, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a light dinner, and watch the city lights come on while  Rebecca and Dan Culnan provide the soundtrack.

THE MAGIC OF MUSIC IN THEATRE

Wed Feb 12, 2020 | 6:00 pm

Get to know Blake Robison, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, while you enjoy dinner-by-the-bite and a choice of beverages.

VICTORIAN HIGH TEA & THE BIRTH OF THE CSO

Sun Mar 15, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Thea Tjepkema, historic preservationist, talks about the founders of the Orchestra over tea and sandwiches.

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HOOFBEATS & CHAMPAGNE

Sun Apr 19, 2020 | 11:00 am

Enjoy mimosas, lunch and a performance by U.S. Dressage Federation Gold Medalist Leslie McDonald, with music choreographed especially for her award-winning horse.

SWING INTO SPRING WITH JMR & THEA

Sun Apr 19, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Welcome spring with Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and historic preservationist Thea Tjepkema. Enjoy music by a string quartet, drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.

WHAT MAKES A CLARINET SOUND SO WONDERFUL?

Sun May 3, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Enjoy wines and dessert as CSO Principal Clarinet Chris Pell demonstrates his art and shares his story of auditioning for the CSO.

RAPTORS ON THE RIVER

Sun May 24, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Experience majestic birds of prey up close with a local raptor demonstrator followed by a Champagne and brunch on a 60-acre horse farm.

AN UN-SQUARE DANCE: MUSIC OF DAVE BRUBECK

Sun May 31, 2020 | 4:00 pm

International artist Rick VanMatre performs cool jazz with the Phil DeGreg Trio while guests enjoy a feast amid woods, windows and waterfalls.

PARTY A FIFTH THIRD BETTER

Thu Jun 4, 2020 | 5:00 pm

Experience breathtaking views of our city from Fifth Third's old Banker's Club while enjoying light bites and the cocktail of your choice.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Sat Jun 6, 2020 | 5:00 pm

Beethoven or Broadway? CSO musicians invite you to take your pick while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and your favorite beverage.

We are grateful to our committee for curating a great series of parties!

Carol Hake, chair | Carla Babcock | Kelly Dehan | Linda Holthaus | Barb Kreider | Elizabeth Marsh | Allyson Rabkin | Rosemary Schlachter | Nancy Wagner | Patty Wagner

Thank you to our Season 32 Hosts and Sponsors:

Lars Anderson | Carla & John Babcock | Rebecca Bolce & Keith Wood | Kelly Dehan & Rick Staudigel | Karen Dunphy | Lesley Gilbertson & Bill Hurford | JoAnn & Gary Hagopian | Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hake | Linda Holthaus & Richard Zinicola | Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kreider | Ellie Nelson | Cora Ogle | John Morris Russell & Thea Tjepkema | Ann & Harry Santen | Christine Schaub | Rosemary & Mark Schlachter | Jenna Shaifer and Ombré Gallery | Torey & Tom Torre | Patty & Nancy Wagner | Carole C. & Dr. H. James Williams | Nancy Zimpher

Additional thanks to:

Blake Robison and Playhouse in the Park | Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) | Symphony Hotel | Molly Wellmann

Interested in hosting a Party of Note? Contact the CSO’s Director of Events 513.744.3357