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Louis Langrée | Music Director Designate
  Named Music Director of the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra starting in the 2013-14 season, Louis Langrée is an internationally acclaimed conductor with a dynamic presence on the podium. This celebrated artistic leader also serves as Music Director of the prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, a position he has held since 2002, and as Chief Conductor of the celebrated Camerata Salzburg, an ensemble he’s led in Salzburg and on tour in Vienna, Budapest, Munich and Paris. More…
John Morris Russell | Pops Conductor


Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell has consistently won international praise for his extraordinary music-making and visionary leadership. An acclaimed conductor and innovative programmer who previously served for eleven years as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2006, Mr. Russell officially takes up the baton as Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops in September 2011. Celebrating his tenth anniversary as Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in 2010-2011, Mr. Russell has fostered a decade of unprecedented artistic growth and has invigorated the musical life of the Windsor-Essex region. A two-time recipient of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Arts, as well as the Ontario Arts Council’s Vida Peene Award for Artistic Excellence, Maestro Russell and the WSO have also won coveted nominations for both the Gemini Awards (2004) and Juno Awards (2008). More...
Paavo Järvi | CSO Music Director Laureate
  Paavo Järvi, one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation, became the 12th Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in September 2001. His dynamic leadership on the Cincinnati podium has captured international attention, attracted new artists to Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall and consistently won praise from critics. “Paavo Järvi (is) putting the Cincinnati Symphony on the map,” declared Gramophone Magazine on the cover of its February 2003 edition. More...
Jesús López-Cobos | CSO Music Director Emeritus




Appointed eleventh music director of the CSO in 1986 and named Music Director Emeritus in September 2001, Jesús López-Cobos personifies the commitment to excellence, musical knowledge and love of music that, during his 15-year tenure, launched the CSO into a new era of international acclaim. More...
Erich Kunzel | Cincinnati Pops Founder and Conductor Emeritus



Erich Kunzel Bio

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