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December 2016


Home away from home for the Holidays


John Morris Russell, the Pops and plenty of special guests return to the Taft Theatre this holiday season, bringing audiences the warmth and cheer of traditional carols and modern favorites.

Letter from the President | December 2016

Trey Devey


It is with mixed emotions that I tell you I have accepted an offer to serve as the 8th President of the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.
I will remain the CSO and Pops President through mid-April and will commit myself fully to this organization and our continued progress over these next six months, at which point I will transition into my new role.

If It Sounds Good, It Is Good! | December 2016


I assumed my fledgling career with the CSO would lead to a life of conducting solely classical orchestral repertoire, but after experiencing the birth of this magical holiday pops production, I never looked back.

Spotlight on Christopher Olka


Chris Olka officially began his tenure as Principal Tuba of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops in September 2016.