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Charles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister) to Join CSO on European Tour 

Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance, who you might better know as Tywin Lannister, will be appearing alongside the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during the Orchestra’s upcoming European Tour.

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May Festival Concludes with Bach Masterpiece 

The second and final weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival will take place Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. The choral festival, the oldest of its kind on the continent, will incorporate choral masterpieces performed by the May Festival Chorus...

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LOUIS LANGRÉE TO LEAD CSO IN EUROPEAN TOUR 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the details of an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe led by Music Director Louis Langrée over three weeks in August and September. The European tour comes on the heels of a hugely successful tour of Asia, in which Mr. Langrée conducted...

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Annual May Festival kicks off with Beethoven's Ninth 

The annual Cincinnati May Festival kicks off next week on Friday, May 19 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. The choral festival, the oldest of its kind on the continent, will incorporate choral masterpieces performed by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO)...

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Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati 

March is Women’s History Month, in celebration, CincyMusic.com will be featuring important women behind the music scene in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the home of so many amazing women within the music industry. These women include; an activist, a Director of Marketing, Music Editor, musicians,...

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Grace Potter to Join CSO 

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops’ 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra’s home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. Grace Potter joins the CSO on...

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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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Concertos For Orchestra Released by CSO 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra recently released an outstanding new recording on 17th November on its own record label Fanfare Cincinnati, Concertos For Orchestra. It premiered three commissioned works by composers Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou...

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Additional Details Announced for 2017 MusicNOW Festival 

The MusicNOW Festival and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have announced additional events surrounding the CSO’s performances at the Taft Theatre Friday and Saturday, January 13-14. Both performances (Friday and Saturday) will include moderated discussions with musicologist William Robin,...

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CSO's Brahms Fest Continues 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra continues its two-year Brahms Fest Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 5 & 7 at the Taft Theatre with Music Director Louis Langrée. The two headlining Brahms Fest performances will feature the composer’s Fourth Symphony. Also on the program will be Bach’s...

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CSO & 90.9 WGUC Partner for Online Concert Broadcast Streaming 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and 90.9 WGUC announced an expansion of their concert broadcast partnership dubbed “CSO In Concert.” The radio station has long recorded the CSO’s live concerts for broadcast on WGUC Sunday evenings January-May. With this expanded...

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MusicNOW Festival 2017 Breaking New Boundaries 

MusicNOW was founded in 2006 by Cincinnati born Bryce Dessner with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an opportunity to take risks and commission new work. Now in its twelfth year, it has become a staple festival in Cincinnati. It...

MusicNOW Details Released 

The MusicNOW Festival continues to present adventurous new music, exciting collaborations and US premieres January 12 - 14, 2017 at the Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre. The 2017 MusicNOW Festival kicks off on Thursday, January 12 (7:30 p.m.) at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as Bob Weir (of the...

CSO Releases Concerto for Orchestra 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the November 17 release of its latest recording Concertos for Orchestra, the second under Music Director Louis Langrée. The recording features the world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian’s...

CSO perform Handel & Bach with Master Conductor Ton Koopman 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes the revered conductor Ton Koopman to the Taft Theatre for his CSO debut on Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.), Saturday, November 12 at (8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 13 at (2 p.m.). He will lead the Orchestra in a program of Baroque-era masterworks from...

CSO Continues Groundbreaking Three-Year Pelléas Trilogy 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée are pleased to announce details of the second installment of a three-year exploration of Maurice Maeterlinck’s 1893 symbolist play, Pelléas et Mélisande, a collaboration with director, production...

Walnut Hills Refugee Benefit Concert with CSO Concertmaster 

On October 18 at 7:30 Walnut Hills High School's STAR (Students Together Assisting Refugees) will present a benefit chamber concert featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Timothy Lees and other Principal musicians at the Walnut Hills High School library.  The purpose of the...

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...

LUMENOCITY: Re-Imagine 

On August 5th through August 7th, LUMENOCITY will return for it’s FINAL year. The historic Taft Theatre will host, as Music Hall is undergoing renovations. This year, LUMENOCITY will be an entirely different kind of experience.  This year, LUMENOCITY will consist of...

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May Festival Part One at Music Hall 

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon’s 37-year tenure, kicks off on Friday, May 20 (8 p.m.) at Cincinnati Music Hall with Mozart’s exquisite “Great” Mass in C minor. With its grandiose choruses, pristine virtuosity for soloists...

Evgeny Kissin makes CSO Debut on Mother’s Day 

Pianist Evgeny Kissin to perform Rachmaninoff with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in rare U.S. appearance. Considered one of the most gifted pianists of his generation (and of previous generations in line with the likes of Vladimir Horowitz), Mr. Kissin began his career as a child prodigy...

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...

Recap: Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati 

Within the month of March, CincyMusic.com featured many of the important women behind the music scene in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the home of so many amazing women within the music industry and it was an honor to get to know these women. We all often take for granted how much work goes into the...

Women Behind the Music in Cincinnati: Meghan Berneking 

As the oldest orchestra in Ohio and the sixth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) would not be where it is today without the musicians and conductors but also those behind the music. Working day in and day out to get the word out about the magical ensemble...

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...

Oscar & Grammy Winning Hip-Hop Artist Common Joins CSO 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common will be performing at its annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on Friday, April 29. With a slew of awards to his name, including three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a...

MusicNOW returns to Cincinnati March 18-20, 2016 

Featuring Punch Brothers, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Jenny Koh, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon, Luluc, Julia Wolfe and more!  MusicNOW was founded in 2006 by Cincinnati born Bryce Dessner with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an...

CSO to Perform Handel’s Beloved Messiah in Music Hall 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra reprises its annual tradition of performing the entirety of Handel’s beloved classic Messiah at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20 at Cincinnati’s grand Music Hall. Leading the CSO and the May Festival Chorus for this year’s performance will be Conductor...

CSO & Rhinegeist Brewery Announce New LUMENOCITY Brew 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Rhinegeist Brewery have announced the release of Glow LUMENOCITY Pale Ale, a collaboration brew in celebration of LUMENOCITY 2015. With the wave of a baton from CSO Music Director Louis Langrée, this single hop Hüell Melon Pale Ale radiates...

MusicNOW Night Two: concert:nova with Jeffrey Zeigler 

After Wednesday’s rollicking opener, it was time to quiet things down a bit. The second night of MusicNOW was a joint effort with local chamber ensemble concert:nova, made up primarily of members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra [View photos here]. The Woodward Theater had a seated...

CincyMusic.com’s Complete Guide to MusicNOW 2015 

When Bryce Dessner of The National started MusicNOW in 2006, it was a small two-night event held at the Contemporary Arts Center. Over the past decade, it’s become a landmark annual affair, internationally renowned for commissioning new works by classical music’s most innovative...

Louis Langrée Extends Contract with CSO 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have announced an agreement with current Music Director Louis Langrée that extends the conductor’s contract with the ensemble starting in the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Langrée, who took up leadership of the CSO in September 2013, will now lead...

CSO Announces Details of MusicNOW Festival Collaboration 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announce exciting new details surrounding the second annual groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Friday, March 13, 2015 (8 p.m.), the CSO opens the...

The National, CSO, Sufjan Stevens & more at MusicNOW 

The tenth anniversary of Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival is nothing short of amazing. This year the festival will feature The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Daníel Bjarnason, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume...

Two Favorite Cincinnati Yuletide Traditions at Beautiful Music Hall 

Friday, DEC 5 (8pm), Saturday, DEC 13 (8pm), Sunday, DEC 14 (2pm): Holiday Pops featuring Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. “Stokes” has become a favorite of Cincinnati audiences, and this time he, Conductor John Morris Russell and the Pops are dishing up traditional carols and fresh...

Thanksgiving Weekend Program With The CSO 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée will round out the Thanksgiving weekend (“Take Back Friday”) at Music Hall with its Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 concerts, an incredible all-Tchaikovsky program featuring the CSO debut of...

LUMENOCITY Amplified 

Accessibility to and engagement with LUMENOCITY 2014 will be significantly amplified thanks to a responsive website, app and social media visualizer being developed and produced by Topic Design, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s digital engagement partner for the wildly popular event. Whether...

CSO Plus Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank for Barber, Bernstein & Mackey 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) presents an all-American performance for its Friday and Saturday, April 25-26 concerts at historic Music Hall, featuring the thrilling sounds of Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Steven Mackey. Also, as part of its collaboration with Orchestras Feeding...

Bryce Dessner Interview - MusicNOW 2014 

MusicNOW Festival kicks off its ninth annual weekend of music this Friday March 20th at 8 PM in the historic Music Hall. This year’s festival features a convergence of classical music and contemporary music with performances and collaborations by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Louis...

MusicNOW 2014 Announced 

MusicNOW will be March 21-22 at the Cincinnati Music Hall. This year MusicNOW has collaborated with Louis Langree and the CSO to present a unique program of exciting new music. The festival will feature the solo electric guitar talents of Bryce and Aaron Dessner (of The National) performing...