Vanessa Williams

Oct 9 • Taft Theatre


Vanessa Williams has conquered Broadway (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods), film (Soul Food, Eraser) and television (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife).

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops announce Major International Tours in 2017

Asia + Europe


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra(CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops  announced highly-anticipated international tours to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as the CSO undertaking an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe over three weeks in August and September. The Orchestra will be on tour for five total weeks in 2017, performing in 12 cities across seven different countries.

Debussy + The Pelléas Trilogy

Sept 30 - Oct 1 • Taft Theatre


The Taft Theatre will be transformed into a world of shifting multimedia and live performance art that propels the CSO’s three-year Pelléas Trilogy toward spoken word, narrative, and the arrival of the story’s potent key characters.

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. 

American Voice featuring Sara Evans

Nov 4 -6 • Taft Theatre


From gravel roads to superhighways, American music takes on a fresh voice with the multi-platinum artist Sara Evans. With a deep reverence for the classic Nashville sound, Sara brings her chart-topping hits including Born to Fly, As If and A Little Bit Stronger—combined with the lush and immersive sound of your Cincinnati Pops.

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. Read recent Enquirer article

If It Sounds Good, It is Good!

John Morris Russell


Welcome to our new “home away from home,” the Taft Theatre! I am beyond excited to be performing here this year; the warm sound and intimacy of this gem embraces every seat and brings you and our musicians closer than ever before. For our opening program this month you’ll be right in the middle of the action!

Unmatched Legacy: Technical Director Joe Hopper Retires

Meghan Berneking


For Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Technical Director Joe Hopper, the art of stagecraft has always been a family affair. 

American Soundscapes - Lost in Space


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 fifth video explores the incredible music of John Williams with the Lost in Space theme, conducted by John Morris Russell.

Introduction by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell; "Lost in Space" performed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in March 2016 at Cincinnati Music Hall.

The Pops is grateful to the George L. and Anne P. Heldman Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for its support of American Soundscapes. Special thanks to the Esquire Theatre.