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Louis Langrée conducts Mozart + Strauss

March 23 - 24

The musical depth and intensity of the Orchestra is on full display in this program. Strauss’ Metamorphosen, featuring 23 solo string performers in an outpouring of tragic emotion, is considered a masterpiece of the string repertoire written toward the end of the composer’s life. Mozart’s deeply personal Gran Partita is a magnum opus showcasing a dozen wind instruments.

18/19 Pops Season

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Highlights of the new season include performances with Leslie Odom, Jr., winner of the Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of “Aaron Burr” in the smash hit musical, Hamilton. Other Pops debuts include the extraordinary Lisa Fischer, star of the Oscar-winning documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom, and a regular collaborator with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Sting. Fan favorites returning to perform with the Pops include Amy Grant and the Indigo Girls.

Welcome to the CSO's 18/19 Music Hall season.

Subscriptions on sale now, individual tickets on sale 07.30.18

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CSO Music Director Emeritus Jesús López-Cobos passes at 78

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Emeritus Jesús López Cobos passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Berlin at age 78. His extraordinary tenure as Music Director here in Cincinnati from 1986 to 2001 had a lasting impact and he forged so many wonderful friendships. We grieve with his family and honor and celebrate his tremendous legacy.

The CSO concerts this weekend, March 23 and 24, are dedicated in Jesús López Cobos’ memory.

Students and Professionals: Side-by-Side

Kayla Moore

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras (CSYO) program is an integral part of the city’s musical culture and a premier ensemble of talented high school-aged orchestral musicians.

Classical Roots Artist-in-Residence

The CSO is proud to announce its inaugural Classical Roots Artist-in-Residence who will be working with CSO musicians, local students, and members of the community April 2 to 5. Acclaimed violinist and community activist Kelly Hall-Tompkins will be on hand to share her journey from student to professional as an African-American classical musician, including traditional experiences to more entrepreneurial pursuits. 

18/19 Music Hall Season

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Our mission is to seek and share inspiration.