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Impact Summary


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Digital presence spanned the globe with HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of MUSIC FANS from 6 CONTINENTS experiencing the CSO and Pops

22 NATIONAL RADIO BROADCASTS reaching 27,350,000 LISTENERS

85+ UNIQUE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS

7 WORLD PREMIERES

376,285 TOTAL ATTENDANCE
15% of audience members identified as YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
28,556 ATTENDEES of Lollipops and Pops Family Concerts
720,000+ attended performances at venues and events managed by the CSO’s MUSIC & EVENT MANAGEMENT, INC.

Inaugural class of 5 DIVERSITY FELLOWS started Aug. 18 in the largest program of its kind and the only one in partnership with a major conservatory

CLASSICAL ROOTS: SOLD OUT and BEST-RATED concert to date. “Glory” performance video received 32,000 VIEWS online in 1 WEEK 

CSYO and Nouveau Chamber Players alumni Myles Yeazell and Matthew Adams selected as SPHINX COMPETITION SEMIFINALISTS

The Multicultural Awareness Council led the LARGEST FUNDRAISING EFFORT in its history to endow the Norman E. Johns Chair Award to support African American and Latino musicians in the CSYO

69,726 PEOPLE in the region reached through community engagement activity
20,000+ PEOPLE visited the Central Business District during LUMENOCITY 

The Orchestra connected with 300+ RESIDENTS in 5 LISC PLACE MATTERS COMMUNITIES through One City, One Symphony Listening Parties and other related activity 

15 COUNTIES served in the Greater Cincinnati region

18,000+ STUDENTS AND TEACHERS reached through Young People’s Concerts, representing a 4 YEAR HIGH in attendance and a 20% INCREASE over 2014-15 concerts 

CSYO seniors accepted to 54 COLLEGES AND CONSERVATORIES across the U.S and offered $2.2 MILLION in scholarships

CSYO Concert Orchestra RECOGNIZED BY OHIO MUSIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION and invited as a featured ensemble at the OMEA annual convention

9,000+ STUDENTS received free or reduced-price admission and transportation to Young People’s Concerts, including students from 19 CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS