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CODA | February 2016


Chris Pinelo


Pardon our dust! While Music Hall remains open for performances through this year’s May Festival, the critically important renovation has begun in earnest in both Music Hall’s north and south ends in order to keep this complex project on schedule for completion in the fall of 2017.

Due to important construction work specifically to the south end of the building and the carriageways starting this winter, the public restrooms located in the south hall of the lobby area will not be available starting this month. To be clear, these are the women’s and men’s restrooms at the bottom of the stairs on the south side, as well as the women’s restroom near the former bar in the south hall. We explored every possible way to avoid these restroom closures while Music Hall remains open, but again, in order to keep the project on schedule, it was determined that construction in and around them was unavoidable.

As a temporary measure for the remaining concerts through May, restrooms have been constructed where the bars are located in both the north and south halls. Furthermore, Critic’s Club restrooms will be opened for remaining CSO and Pops performances starting in February whenever possible. This will provide a larger number of available restroom fixtures compared to what’s being closed, and concessions will be available via portable bars at other points in the lobby area.

This work is critically important to keep the project on schedule and limit the Orchestra’s displacement from Music Hall to only one year.

This does not impact Springer Auditorium and we remain steadfastly committed to unparalleled concert experiences. You can always find the latest information about the renovation at cincinnatisymphony.org/musichall, and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at updates@cincinnatisymphony.org.