WELCOME to the Pops 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre!

The Pops’ “home away from home.”


Highlights of the season include the debut of recording and performing legend Smokey Robinson, the return of the enormously popular Holiday Pops concerts plus scores for Hollywood’s Action and Adventure films, the debuts of Sara Evans, Ben Folds, Sutton Foster and Melissa Etheridge plus the long-awaited return of Vanessa Williams.

LUMENOCITY 2016

AUG 5 - 7


The final year of an amazing experience of music and light. Tickets are selling fast!

American Soundscapes

Three videos now available


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is proud to present "American Soundscapes," a new video series featuring some of the greatest works in the Great American Songbook. 

Renovating Music Hall


It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. For perspective, in the decades to follow, dozens of new concert halls have either been built or renovated in other major markets across the country. Our Music Hall also deserves and requires regular care and attention to remain a world-class performing arts facility for the community.

Read recent Enquirer article

Transition To The Taft Theatre

Update for Summer 2016


As you may have heard, Music Hall is currently undergoing its first major renovation in over 40 years. The building’s mechanical systems are in need of repair, and patrons may have noticed that Music Hall faces some challenges in regards to accessibility, patron comfort and convenience.

If It Sounds Good, It is Good!

John Morris Russell


Summer in Cincinnati means BBQ, baseball, evening ice cream cones, balmy nights sparkling with lightening bugs and the steady hum of crickets...and the Pops all around the town!

American Soundscapes - Night and Day


The Cincinnati Pops is proud to present AMERICAN SOUNDSCAPES, a new video series featuring performances captured live by our friends and partners at CET Public Television. This video explores one of Cole Porter's classics. More videos to come!

Introduction by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell; "Night and Day" performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in November 2015 at Cincinnati Music Hall. 

Pops 2016-17 @Taft Theatre


Highlights of the season include the debut of recording and performing legend Smokey Robinson, the return of the enormously popular Holiday Pops concerts plus scores for Hollywood’s Action and Adventure films, the debuts of Sara Evans, Ben Folds, Sutton Foster and Melissa Etheridge plus the long-awaited return of Vanessa Williams.