Jan-May 2021 Update

Updated 1.14.20

In-person concerts

We are excited to announce a new schedule of CSO & Pops programs for Jan-May 2021. All previously announced concerts are cancelled, and are replaced with a new schedule of in-person performances at Music Hall, plus digital concerts. 

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We are following all state and CDC safety protocols for these in-person performances, which will be 60-80 minutes in length with no intermission. Audience capacity will be greatly reduced to less than 15% of capacity, with a socially distanced seating arrangement. We continue to monitor the COVID situation and are prepared to adjust plans as required.

Digital concerts

We have announced a new series of digital concerts—free for everyone for the first 24 hours. Current subscribers and donors have on-demand access through the end of August 2021. Others may purchase a pay-per-view livestream ticket (coming soon!) for just $15 for CSO & Pops concerts and $10 for Lollipops Family Concerts, or donate $125 to receive access to the entire on-demand series. (Note that some program selections may not be available on demand.)

As part of the Orchestra's ongoing commitment to accessibility, some digital concerts will continue to be broadcast for free in Washington Park.

What Are My Ticket Options?


Current subscribers to the 2021 season are invited to select replacement concerts from the new schedule of in-person performances, plus receive full access to CSO & Pops On Demand—a $125 value!—available to stream any time, from the comfort of home.

Not ready to come back in person? That’s ok—we understand! We’ve been working hard with the Music Hall management team at Cincinnati Arts Association and with top health officials from Tri-Health as we adhere to all CDC and state safety protocols. However, everyone needs to determine their own comfort level when it comes to in-person events. If you’d rather enjoy the Orchestra from home, you have options. 

Click below to view additional ticket information.  

Subscriber Ticket Options

Single Ticket Holders

Single ticket holders to Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, or any of our other Spring 2021 concerts, may choose to do the following with their tickets:

  1. Donate the value of their tickets back to the Orchestra for a tax receipt.
  2. Transfer the value of their tickets to a gift certificate good for 5 years.
  3. Receive a full refund.

Simply fill out our easy form or call the Box Office at 513.381.3300 to speak with one of our helpful representatives.

Please let us know what you'd like to do with your tickets by May 28, 2021. After that time, any remaining tickets will be considered a donation to the Orchestra and a tax receipt will be emailed in June 2021.  

Box Office Information

Have tickets to an upcoming performance at Music Hall? Visit our Know Before You Go page for up-to-date COVID safety protocols. 

The following concerts have been cancelled:

  • Mahler Symphony No. 7 (January 8 & 9)
  • Dvořák 7 + Eighth Blackbird (January 16 & 17)
  • JMR's Greatest Hits (January 22, 23 & 24)
  • Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 (January 29 & 30)
  • Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (February 2)
  • Wagner The Valkyrie (February 5 & 6)
  • Haydn The Creation (February 20 & 21)
  • Grieg Concerto + Shostakovich 4 (February 26 & 27)
  • Carnival of the Animals (February 27)
  • Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish (March 5, 6 & 7)
  • Stravinsky Firebird Suite (March 13 & 14)
  • Pink Martini (March 16)
  • Prokofiev & Sibelius (March 19 & 20)
  • The Planets + Cerrone Premiere (April 2 & 3)
  • Shéhérazade3 (April 9 & 10)
  • Classical Roots (April 16 - POSTPONED to summer 2021)
  • The Best of Second City: Fully Orchestrated (April 17 & 18)
  • Ravel Daphnis + Debussy La Mer (April 24 & 25)
  • Pines of Rome (May 7 & 8)
  • Bruckner 7 (May 15 & 16)

Classical Roots, originally scheduled for April 16, 2021, is postponed until August 15, 2021. View details. 

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