Concerts for Under 40s

We welcome people of all ages at our concerts, and we've highlighted a few events here that might be particularly interesting if you're new to the experience or if you're south of 40. Open minds and curious spirits are welcomed!

Yes, we're a little biased, but the CSO is awe-inspiring music set in a beautiful venue dripping with Cincinnati history. Check out these CSO and Pops events and explore accessible ticket pricing options with Music for All.

"There's a lot to experience in our city right now, but an evening with the symphony at Music Hall is as captivating as anything out there." —Sean, Cincinnati

"The CSO and Pops attract a diverse array of people. It's a fantastic way to meet rising leaders, engage in our city's incredible arts scene and create lasting friendships.” —Rob, Cincinnati

22/23 Series

September 16-18, 2022

HEAR ME ROAR: A Celebration of Women in Song

JMR and the Pops open the new season with a powerful celebration of iconic divas of soul, pop, Broadway, R&B, jazz, opera and gospel that'll blow the roof off Music Hall. Experience some of the most popular songs made famous by the likes of Adele, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and others. Three powerhouse singers join the Pops for an inspiring display of vocal fireworks sure to make you say, “I’m with HER!”

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January 25, 2023

CSO Proof: The Right to be Forgotten

Do you remember your brain before the internet? Before you became tethered to a tiny computer that travels on an infinite loop from nightstand to pocket to purse to your hand and back again? Were your dreams different? Did you wander the streets of a strange city, and did you delight in the terror of getting lost? In a new song cycle, Gabriel Kahane examines our cultural and economic obsessions with convenience and efficiency, and the debts that accrue as a result: debts to labor, to the planet, to privacy and, increasingly, to our free will.

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CSO Proof

This is a new way to experience the CSO. Artists and audience share the same space in shorter, casual, intermission-less performances featuring elements of theater, lighting and dance. Each concert offers a fresh collaboration with different artists, who each craft a theme that connects orchestral music to listeners with new dimensions of color.

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