Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Oct 27 & 29 • Taft Theatre

Beethoven composed his Solemn Mass in honor of his dear friend and piano/composition pupil, the Archbishop Rudolph of Austria. It is music of great emotional power that follows the traditional mass format yet is highly personal and direct.

American Voice featuring Sara Evans

Nov 4 -6 • Taft Theatre

From gravel roads to superhighways, American music takes on a fresh voice with the multi-platinum artist Sara Evans. With a deep reverence for the classic Nashville sound, Sara brings her chart-topping hits including Born to Fly, As If and A Little Bit Stronger—combined with the lush and immersive sound of your Cincinnati Pops.

Your Musical Home for the Holidays!

Taft Theatre - December

Join us this December at the Taft Theatre!

* Offer expires 10/31 and good only for HOLIDAY POPS SAT 2 pm and SUN 7 pm and NEW YEAR’S EVE SPEAKEASY concerts. Use promo code MERRY.

Not valid with other offers or on previously purchased tickets.

May Festival Season Announced


The May Festival is re-imagined in 2017, building on the city’s incredible singing tradition with fresh collaborations and inspiring music-making by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Join us in the immersive and intimate warmth of the Taft Theatre as we celebrate the voice!

Best of Baroque: Handel & Bach

Nov 11-13 • Taft Theatre

The beauty and intimacy of Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre provides the ideal setting for sparkling and equally intimate music of the Baroque period. Led by Ton Koopman and featuring soloists from a chamber-sized Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the works on this program are among the best-loved by Handel and Bach. 

Northern Lights

Nov 18 - 19 • Taft Theatre

Captivating music that evokes the splendor and expansiveness of Northern climes, led by a rising Finnish conductor making his CSO debut and featuring American violinist Jennifer Koh, will make this weekend one to remember. 

Renovating Music Hall

It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. Read recent Enquirer article

Acclaimed international artist Juanjo Mena named Principal Conductor of the Cincinnati May Festival

Mena joins a new collaborative team leading America’s premier annual choral festival featuring the renowned May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Q+A with Juanjo Mena

Juanjo will conduct Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Oct 27, 29

Juanjo Mena: I remember very well the first time I worked with the CSO - it was special, as the orchestra made me feel very comfortable.  I found in them a huge positive energy, and we could immediately start to make music together to a high level. 

Friday Orange

Five Fridays of arts and culture at its pinnacle: outstanding music by the world-class Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 

No need to be intimidated—you’re welcome here and we’ll guide you through it.

Mingle before and after the show in Juice Lounge. Catch live entertainment and other guest-curated experiences that may never have been paired with live orchestra before.