What is One City, One Symphony?



One City, One Symphony is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s community-wide project that brings us together through music. By connecting music the CSO performs to themes relevant in our everyday lives, One City, One Symphony inspires us, provokes our thinking, and celebrates our shared humanity. This year the project focuses on the theme of home and features a program of all-American music—just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Read our article here about rediscovering HOME.


Thanksgiving Weekend Concerts

Fri. November 25, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Sat. November 26, 2016 | 8:00 PM




One City, One Symphony, the CSO’s community-wide project that brings us together through music, celebrates the theme of HOME this Thanksgiving weekend with a program of all-American music by Bernstein and Copland. Plus, Branford Marsalis, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, takes center stage with Escapades by John Williams (from Catch Me If You Can). Come HOME this Thanksgiving!

Louis Langrée, Music Director
Branford Marsalis, Saxophone

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
COPLAND: Music from the film Our Town
MICHAEL FIDAY: Three For One (World Premiere)
JOHN WILLIAMS: Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
COPLAND: Suite from The Tender Land

FRI NOV 25 ONLY! Drink, Draw + Listen
FREE pre-concert happy hour at the Contemporary Arts Center  
Unwind with specialty cocktails by Molly Wellmann, create art with local artist L.D. Nehls, enjoy live music and a tour of the museum.  Then, enjoy the One City, One Symphony concert at the Taft Theatre at 8pm (3 blocks from CAC). 

FRI NOV 25 ONLY! Cincy Stories
Visit Cincy Stories on the lower level of the Taft Theatre (pre-concert and at intermission) to record a story! We encourage you to come ready to share a quick story about what makes Cincinnati home. The stories collected at the concert will be hosted on the Cincinnati Public Libraries website.

SAT NOV 26 ONLY! Red Door Project
Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine re-opens this weekend and is hosting a Red Door Projecta pop-up art gallery on SAT, NOV 26 featuring work from artists throughout Cincinnati who have put together pieces around specific theme. This time the theme is HOME to coincide with our One City, One Symphony: HOME concerts. Make a special trip to OTR at 6 PM and check out this beautiful gallery before the concert.

Seven panels from the Mayerson JCC's Under One Roof: Sukkah Art Exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the Taft Theatre this weekend. View these large multimedia fabric panels exploring this year’s theme of HOME.

CSO Music Director Louis Langrée will be signing our newest CD, Concertos for Orchestra, in the lobby after the NOV 25 & 26 concerts.


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In Your Community

“The promise of growing, with faith and with knowing, is born of our sharing our love with our neighbor.” From The Tender Land

In this season of harvest and generosity, you're invited to listen to music performed by members of the CSO and stories inspired by the theme of HOME. Complimentary light bites provided. 


NOV 3  7 pm | ArtSpace, Madisonville 

NOV 6  5 pm  | Warsaw Avenue Firehouse, Price Hill


NOV 7  7pm | Gabriel's Place, Avondale


NOV 17  7pm | Parkside Cafe, Walnut Hills


NOV 21  7 pm | Hellmann Creative Center, Covington


These events are FREE. 

Building upon the CSO's popular Listening Parties, these free and informal neighborhood gatherings lead up to the One City, One Symphony concert weekend. Join us for the concerts on Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets start at $12. 


HOME: Cincinnati Stories

What makes Cincinnati home? Share and record an interesting story about the city and what it means to you, your family and friends. Cincy Stories will help you!

Friday, November 25, 6:30 PM - 8 PM | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 
Before the One City, One Symphony concert visit Cincy Stories on the lower level of the Taft Theate.

Also catch Cincy Stories at this free event in Loveland!
Saturday, November 19, 11 AM - 1 PM | Loveland Branch


Cincy Is Home

Home for the holiday? Celebrate Cincinnati through a weekend showcase of great food, drink, music, art and shopping. Hop on the new Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar to experience it all, including our concerts at the Taft Theatre on NOV 25-26.

For more information about Thanksgiving weekend in Cincinnati visit cincyishome.com



Thank you to all who support One City, One Symphony: HOME!


90.9 WGUC

Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation

Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington

CET (Channel 48)

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincy Stories

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown Cincinnati, Inc


Gabriel’s Place

Japp's and Molly Wellmann

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation

Mayerson JCC


Parkside Café

Price Hill Will

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Warsaw Avenue Fire House


Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation