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LGBT: CSO Spectrum


Join us for the 2017-18 Grand Opening Season of Music Hall!

We are a close community of people who celebrate the arts and support LGBTQ artists and programs—all while having a fabulous time together! We gather and celebrate the arts at unique experiences throughout the season and we invite you to join us.

Whether you are a music-lover, a supporter of the LGBT community, or just enjoy a good cocktail now and then—Spectrum has something for everyone! 

Choose any three or more Spectrum concerts below and save 15% off single ticket prices. Three concert packages for as little as $53!




Cirque de la Symphonie
SUN MAR 11 • 2 pm

Aerialists, acrobats, and more perform to music from Phantom of the Opera to Jaws and beyond. Also enjoy March's Cincinnati Tea Dance! It's FREE to attend and a portion of the proceeds support the CSO.

Symphonic Dances

FRI APR 6 • 8 pm

In addition to popular Symphonic Dances, enjoy the Pulitzer-winning Piano Concerto by gay composer Samuel Barber performed by gay, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan. Meet up after the concert for an off-site party with Inon.

Bernstein Centennial
SAT APR 21 • 8 pm

Celebrate Bernstein's centennial with Spectrum favorite, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, returning to perform Gershwin's jazzy Piano Concerto. Limited tickets remain.

West Side Story
FRI APR 27 • 8 pm

The Pops performs the score to West Side Story live while the film plays on the big screen above stage. Enjoy a celebratory pre-concert party with members of the CSO Encore (Young Professionals) and MAC (Multicultural Awareness Council).




Become a Spectrum sponsor and support LGBTQ artists and programs

Support Spectrum's mission at $1,000 level and enjoy great benefits:

• Two tickets to One City, One Symphony, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, and Cirque de la Symphonie
• 35% off West Side Story or Bernstein Centennial
• FREE entry to all Spectrum events

Already have concert tickets? You can make an even bigger impact by donating tickets back for use by LGBTQ youth!

Contact Michelle Devine at 513.744.3363 or mdevine@cincinnatisymphony.org for details or to become a sponsor today!

CSO Spectrum Co-chairs, 2017-18

Alek Lucke & Bruce Preston


Thank You To Our Supporters!

Supporting Sponsor:

John Boggess & Ryan Steffen
Dianne Dunkelman
Dr. Deborah Finlay
Tim Giglio
Ryan Messer & Jimmy Musuraca Messer
Rob Peron & Daniel Mathers
Stephen Peterson & Christoper Bolling
Bruce Preston & Doug Ignatius