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Louis conducts a program full of works by American masters

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.

Letter from the President | February 16

Trey Devey


Dear Friends,

Arts deepen roots in the region. With the CSO’s One City, One Symphony initiative, our goal is to forge deep community relationships and foster city-wide dialogue. We recently announced that in the fall of 2016, the Orchestra will continue this exciting initiative, this time exploring the theme of “Home” as part of Greater Cincinnati’s collective attention to attracting talent and retaining residents in the region.

If It Sounds Good, It is Good!

John Morris Russell


Folks often ask me “when you’re not conducting the Pops, what else are you doing?” Besides my duties as Cincinnati’s “Pops Guy,” I am also the Music Director of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, leading a dozen classical concerts as well as the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and...

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