A Letter from the President | January 2017


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! 

2017 is going to be a momentous year for the CSO and Pops. In addition to many heart-pounding performances right here in the Queen City, the Orchestra will fulfill its role as Cincinnati’s ambassador by undertaking two international tours featuring 17 performances in 13 cities across seven countries on two continents. First up is a tour of Asia in March, which includes performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tainan City and Taipei. An extensive three-week European tour will follow in August and September. 

We will also expand our reach into the digital realm through recordings, audio streaming and videos. This includes new on-demand streaming of 90.9 Classical WGUC’s concert broadcasts on the CSO website starting this month and the continuation of the Pops’ American Soundscapes series, which has delighted music fans around the world. 

Our important work within the region will also continue to grow and thrive through important education and community engagement initiatives, and the second class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows will be joining us in the fall, bringing the total number of Fellows up to ten. This partnership with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is garnering attention from across the country and changing the face of the American orchestra. 

Of course October of this year marks the grand re-opening of Music Hall and all eyes will be on Cincinnati. This iconic landmark will be more vibrant and accessible than ever, and thanks to this historic renovation and the people who made it possible, many future generations of Cincinnatians will experience a diverse array of performances and events at Music Hall. Watch for our season announcements for the CSO and Pops and subscribe early to get your preferred seating. 

Thank you again for taking the journey with us from Music Hall to the Taft Theatre, and back to Music Hall later this year. Your support is sustaining this great orchestra through this important transition and we cannot thank you enough.


Trey Devey