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Annual Report 2017

Dear Friends,

As we look back on an extraordinary 2016-17 season featuring groundbreaking artistic initiatives, commissions, recordings, collaborations, partnerships, and an acclaimed performance at New York’s Lincoln Center, we are also entering one of the most intricate and delicate moments in the life of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops.

Letter from Francie S. Hiltz

Board Chair of CSO

It is my honor and privilege to serve as Board Chair of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during a pivotal moment of transition in the life of this great organization.

Honoring a Remarkable Tenure

Following eight extraordinary years leading the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, President Trey Devey stepped down on April 19 to assume the presidency of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan’s largest arts institution.

Music Hall Renovation

The Orchestra performed its 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre. The downtown Cincinnati art deco gem served as a supportive home away from home for the CSO and Pops. And in October 2017, the Orchestra returns home to Music Hall.