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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Announce Free Live Streams 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops are announcing plans to live stream seven free Live From Music Hall concerts this fall as well as additional digital content and physically distanced, in-person events across the region under the CSO In Your Neighborhood banner in lieu of the originally scheduled performances at Music Hall.

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Red, White, and BOOM at Riverbend Music Center 

A summer tradition returns to Riverbend Music Center on the Fourth of July when the Cincinnati Pops presents “Red, White, and BOOM,” a concert celebrating American independence and musical traditions.

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Lollipops Family Series: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 

This Saturday’s concert, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, celebrates America’s national pastime and honors the Reds 150th-anniversary season.

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Wonderful Music of Oz at Music Hall 

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Music Hall in the Wonderful World of Oz, a concert celebrating the many musical adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

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Pops in Space 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing with a performance of “space age” favorites and a newly commissioned work.

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New Year’s Eve at Music Hall 

Susie Benchasil Seiter guest conducts the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, ringing in the New Year with the sultry sounds of vocalist Ryan Silverman.

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Presents "Haunted Hall" 

With Halloween coming up, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents “Haunted Hall” featuring popular classics associated with the supernatural and the scary at Music Hall on October 12-14, 2018

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Star Wars Costume Contest at Washington Park 

Tonight, at Washington Park come dressed as your favorite Star Wars Character!

CSO Pops 2018/19 Season Announcement 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the exciting details of the Pops’ 2018-19 season at the beautifully renovated Music Hall.

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CSO Announces the Return of the Harry Potter Concert Series 

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Music Hall with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. On December 29-30, 2018, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

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CSO and POPS Continue Collaboration with Area High Schools 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops is pleased to continue its collaboration with the combined high school orchestras and bands of Indian Hill, Mariemont and Madeira High Schools. This collaboration has become an essential aspect of the Orchestra’s education and community...

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Sutton Foster Makes Pops Debut 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Sutton Foster to the stage at the Taft Theatre February 24-26 for her Pops debut. The star of Broadway, television and beyond will perform beloved tunes from her Broadway hits, as well as works from the Cole Porter songbook in...

Cincinnati Pops with Vanessa Williams 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes back the multi-talented performer Vanessa Williams for a one-night-only performance at the Taft Theatre on Sunday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The Grammy- and Tony-winning singer and actress will perform classic Broadway favorites, as well as many of her chart-topping...

Battlestar Galactica Star Edward James Olmos Joins the Pops 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents “Hollywood Action & Adventure” on September 16-18 at the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati. The Orchestra will perform music from action and adventure films such as The Avengers,...

Single Tickets for CSO and Pops on Sale Now 

Single tickets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre are on sale now through the CSO and Pops Box Office at the Taft Theatre (513) 381-3300 and online...

Cincinnati Pops Take You to a Whole New World 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents three concerts April 22-24 (8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday matinee) at Cincinnati Music Hall, dubbed “Magical Music of Broadway with Lea Salonga” starring the singing voice behind...

LUMENOCITY to Return for Fourth and Final Year 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce that its wildly popular concert and community festival, CSO Presents LUMENOCITY, will return for the fourth consecutive and final year, August 5-7, 2016. This year’s program, with its “Re-imagine” theme, will be a fully...

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Interview: Founder of MusicNOW Bryce Dessner 

We sat down with Bryce Dessner, founder of MusicNOW and of the band, The National prior to the festival next weekend! Check out a full preview of this year's event HERE! Enter to win a pair of passes to MusicNOW HERE!  With MusicNow in its 11th year, the festival seems to be constantly...

MusicNOW Marries Classical, Bluegrass, and the Avant-Garde 

Unlike most festivals, MusicNOW has institutional memory. Each spring, founder Bryce Dessner (best known for his work in The National) continues an ongoing story, building on prior performances rather than presenting one disjointed slate of acts after another. In addition to carefully curated...

Cincinnati Pops Announces Exciting 2016-2017 Season 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are pleased to announce the Pops’ 2016-2017 season, to be performed at Downtown Cincinnati’s historic Taft Theatre, the Orchestra’s “home away from home” while Cincinnati Music Hall undergoes a major...

CSO Presents “I’m Every Woman,” a Celebration of the Great Divas 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents two concerts January 9-10 at Cincinnati Music Hall, dubbed “I’m Every Woman” starring three powerhouse vocalists. Pops favorite Capathia Jenkins returns along with operatic soprano...

John Morris Russell to Conduct MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra 

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Conductor John Morris Russell will spend the day with the MYCincinnati string youth orchestra on Friday, July 31, rehearsing with the student musicians from 1:30-3:45 p.m. and conducting a performance beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Price Hill Recreation Center, 959...

Frazier & Chapman weren’t Cincy's only All-Stars 

While the Nation had their eyes on the Queen City this Tuesday and tens of thousands watched a game of all-stars at Great American Ballpark, A local music advocate and friend of was filling your ears with the sounds of the city & you probably didn’t even realize it!...

Red, White & BOOM: July 4th at Riverbend 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform its annual Fourth of July bash at Riverbend Music Center’s Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, July 4 at 8 p.m. with a patriotic selection featuring classic songs followed by a Rozzi’s fireworks show.  Conductor John Morris Russell will lead...

Cincinnati May Festival Kicks Off Tonight 

The Western Hemisphere’s greatest, oldest and most prestigious choral music festival returns to Cincinnati this weekend. James Conlon, music director of the Cincinnati May Festival, will conduct the Opening Night performance 8 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, among the...

Seth MacFarlane Added To Cincinnati Pops Summer Lineup 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor John Morris Russell, announces that Seth MacFarlane will make his Pops debut on Friday, July 24th at Riverbend Music Center’s PNC Pavilion as part of the Orchestra’s summer series. A renaissance man known for his...

Nearly Sold-Out: Natalie Cole With The Pops 

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole joins the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for one night only on Sunday, February 8 at 7 pm for an evening of some of her romantic hits from her storied career. The daughter of legendary crooner Nat King Cole, Natalie has come to be known as a true artist in her...

American Originals: Pops, Folk Artists, Local Bands & Bourbon 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell bring together an all-star cast representing the best of today’s American folk and roots music scene for “American Originals” at Cincinnati’s Music Hall Friday and Saturday, January 23-24 (8 p.m.) and Sunday,...

Cincinnati Pops Presents Trumpet Extraordinaire 

Legendary trumpeter and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen returns to Music Hall on Saturday, October 18 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm to join the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell for an evening of greatest hits. A Music Hall favorite, Severinsen and...

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Red, White & BOOM 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will continue its summer series at Riverbend Music Center on Friday, July 4 at 8 p.m. with special guests Time For Three and Jacqueline Echols. Guest conductor David Charles Abell will usher the night in with patriotic American classics such as “Star Spangled...

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season 

The announcement of the upcoming Cincinnati Pops season is going to blow you away. Musical legends, broadway stars, circus performers among many others will grace the stage with the world renowned Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Go grab your season tickets now while you still have the chance.   The...

One of a kind LumenoCity this weekend! 

Live orchestra concert experience paired with mind blowing visual elements at Washington Park this weekend. LumenoCity kicks off a community wide celebration of Louis Langrée’s arrival as the next CSO Music Director. This groundbreaking event will consist of two free outdoor concerts...

Our Weekend Picks :: August 3, 2012 

There are a ton of shows to choose from this weekend, most notably the unique performance taking place at Washington Park tonight at 7:30pm! You can check out our picks below, or make up your own mind by going here. Friday, August 3:Cincinnati Pops Orchestra w/May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati...

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