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Spotlight on Catherine Feig

As a lifelong Cincinnatian, Catherine Lepley-Feig began attending Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concerts when she was in the ninth grade. Her seats in the gallery at that time cost $.90, plus $.10 to take the streetcar to 6th and Main. While she knew and loved all the pop songs in her youth, she and her sisters always had a love for classical music. Her mother played the piano, and they would spend Sunday afternoons listening to music. “I could kick myself around the block for not learning to play the piano, though,” she said. She recalls her first opera experience was Tannhäuser at the Cincinnati Zoo.

CODA | January 2016

Chris Pinelo

Generations of extraordinary talent have guest performed with this Orchestra, some of them legendary composers, and these fruitful collaborations have amplified Cincinnati’s indelible mark on the world’s musical landscape. Among the luminaries are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, John Adams, Béla Bartók, John Williams, Richard Strauss, Duke Ellington, John Philip Sousa, and Gunther Schuller, to name a few.

Letter from the President

Trey Devey

Dear Friends,

Has it ever happened to you? While traveling out of town, you’ve heard the CSO or Pops on the radio, seen our CDs in a store, or stumbled upon a review of your hometown orchestra in a newspaper or magazine. With a great touring legacy, over 10 million recordings sold around the globe, and a regular presence on the broadcast airwaves, we have a particular appreciation and understanding that arts put Cincinnati on the map.