Mission: To seek and share inspiration


Education + Community

Education + Community

As Cincinnati’s Own the CSO engages and impacts audiences and communities in ways that connect people, inspire learning, and foster talent through inclusive and broadly accessible education and community programs.

Young People's Concerts

With a history reaching back nearly 100 years, the CSO presents 8 weekday morning concerts specifically for elementary and middle school students, teachers, and homeschool families. 


Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestras

The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is comprised of three ensembles: the top-tier CSYO Philharmonic (grades 9-12), CSYO Concert Orchestra (grades 7-12) and CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players (grades 9-12) [link CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players to its other page]. These talented student musicians represent over 30 high schools in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.

Rediscovering Home with One City, One Symphony

Meghan Berneking

Home. It’s where 46.9 million Americans will be traveling this Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a word and a place easily taken for granted, but it still evokes feelings of nostalgia, warmth or, in some cases, even heartache.