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, One City, One Symphony focuses on the theme of home and features a program of all-American music—just in time for Thanksgiving. 


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: 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). 

Get ready for this concert with Spotify!




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

Visit the Public Library to participate in telling Cincinnati's story of HOME. More information coming soon!


Under One Roof: Sukkah Art Exhibit

Step inside the Mayerson JCC's 1,300 square foot sukkah highlighting works of art created by over 40 organizations from around the city. View these large multimedia fabric panels exploring this year’s theme of HOME on display to celebrate the festival of Sukkot. 

Visit the Mayerson JCC during regular business hours between October 17-30, 2016.



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

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown Cincinnati, Inc


Gabriel’s Place

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation

Mayerson JCC

Parkside Café

Price Hill Will

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County


Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation