Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

October 20 - 21


This is the piece of music Louis Langrée would take to a desert island. Immerse yourself in the sensuous dream world of Debussy’s lyric masterpiece, a haunting tale of forbidden love told in voluptuous musical colors. Led by Music Director Louis Langrée, this collaboration with Cincinnati Opera features costumes and staging by directing sensation James Darrah.

Photo Credit: Nicholas Korkos

The Storm that Built Music Hall

November 04 - 05


Reuben Springer was inspired to fundraise for our treasured Music Hall by a thunderstorm—a tempest that pounded the tin roof of the temporary Saengerhalle and drowned out the voices of the May Festival Chorus. This weekend’s program celebrates music performed during the May Festival’s stormy 1875 season, including Bach’s Magnificat, a Baroque-era treasure, and Brahms’ Triumphlied, a celebratory reflection on the Orchestra’s and the city’s German roots. Looking to the future, the May Festival premieres a choral commission by composer Julia Adolphe.

American Originals: Vol 2

November 10 - 12


Be there as we record Volume 2 of American Originals, live from Cincinnati Music Hall! We'll explore the rich heritage of American popular music at the dawn of the 20th Century through the warm and effervescent sound of the Cincinnati Pops. Volume 2 stars roots and blues singer Rhiannon Giddens, ragtime singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge and bluegrass masters Steep Canyon Rangers.

Paavo Järvi + Grieg's Piano Concerto

November 17 - 18


CSO Music Director Laureate Paavo Järvi returns to conduct Schumann’s expansive Third Symphony. Better known as the Rhenish, this romantic symphony paints Schumann’s impressions of Germany’s Rhineland. Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, bravely written during the rise of Nazi Germany, glorifies artistic freedom of expression over oppression. Pianist Alice Sara Ott, full of “crystalline tone and prodigious range of color” (The Guardian), performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto, an audience favorite.

Grand Opening of Music Hall


We are thrilled to welcome you back to the beautifully restored Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the crown jewel of Over-the-Rhine.

After an extensive renovation, Music Hall is—perhaps now more than ever in the building’s 139-year history—a welcoming beacon for the community and a pantheon of the arts for generations to come.

Music Comes Home


It's a homecoming over a decade in the making. 

Letter from the President | October 2017


It is an honor to be the new President of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and I am delighted to have moved back to Ohio. I'm especially thrilled to be a part of the Cincinnati community. 

Music Comes Home


This October, #MusicComesHome. Join us back at the renovated Music Hall for this historic season!

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