Mission: to seek and share inspiration


For Communities


CSO Community Engagement programs bring people together through music experiences, enhancing the vibrancy of communities throughout the region while celebrating our cultural differences. We are committed to achieving community-shared goals that revitalize neighborhoods, while preserving and highlighting their local resources, artists and residents.

CSO Multicultural Awareness Council:

“Classical Roots is a very inspiring experience each and every year; I must say that I am truly in awe as I watch so many talented, creative, dedicated and excited individuals collaborate to bring together an incredible, uplifting performance and meaningful program that moves audiences to tears,” said Edgar Smith, CSO Board Member and President of WorldPac Paper, the Presenting Sponsor for Classical Roots. 

Here, There and Everywhere

Orchestra to perform at Riverbend, Taft, Great American Ball Park, Washington Park and other locations throughout the summer.

While conventional wisdom might maintain that the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra performs September through May and takes a break during the summer, reality could not be more different. As a full-time orchestra—one of only 15 in the country—the CSO and Pops perform frequently throughout the summer months. 

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