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Pokey LaFarge Joins the 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.

American Originals: Vol. 2
 Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Steep Canyon Rangers and Pokey LaFarge
8 pm Friday, November 10th
8 pm Saturday, November 11th
2 pm Sunday, November 12th

Following up on the Pops’ wildly popular 2015 American Originals concert and recording tribute to Stephen Foster, American Originals: Vol. 2 explores American popular music from the dawn of the 20th century. Like the first edition of American Originals, these concerts will be recorded live for an album release.

Rhiannon Giddens, whose work as a solo artist and founding member of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, headlines the show with a stage presence and performance style containing “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues” (The New York Times). The Grammy Award- winning bluegrass sextet the Steep Canyon Rangers also bring their tight harmonies and skillful expression, while singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pokey LaFarge, known for his charismatic performances and unique brand of cross-genre musical storytelling, rounds out the lineup.

Subscription and Ticketing Information
Subscription packages go on sale beginning Friday, February 24, 2017. Subscribers receive priority seating at the best prices, free unlimited ticket exchanges, the option to purchase guaranteed, pre- paid parking, among various other exclusive benefits.

Single tickets for the subscription series go on sale to the general public August 8, 2017. Subscription packages start at $112.50 while single tickets will start at $25 for most concerts, which does not include a 3.5% facility fee, which will ensure a dedicated fund for the ongoing maintenance of Music Hall for future generations.