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Annual Fund


Music is an experience that we all share. From those who create it, to those who hear it, music joins us together. From the stages at Music Hall and the Taft Theatre to schools, parks and neighborhood centers, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops are out and about in your community, bringing you the world-class music you have come to expect. But, no matter where the music happens, the common thread is you.

Be a part of the Orchestra’s work to create thrilling moments of musical connection with dynamic performances and outreach that strengthens our community. Invest in the continued success of the Orchestra with your gift today! It's easy--simply click here, or contact the Philanthropy Team at 513.744.3271.



By making a gift to your Orchestra, you will receive an array of benefits from invitations to open rehearsals, advance ticket sales and many more.



Click here to see the benefits associated with each gift amount.

Did you know that your gift has the potential to be doubled or even tripled? 

If you give between now and the end of August, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar the thanks to the generous support of The H.B., E.W. and the F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees.

In addition, many companies and service groups will match employee and member donations!







Receive monthly Philanthropy E-Newsletter “Under the Baton”
Discounted admission to Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) Special Exhibitions
$2 discount for admission to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Discount on Cincinnati Museum Center membership
To receive CMC discounts, just mention you are a CSO or Pops donor

  • Forte Club: $125

    All of the above, plus:
    Advanced notice of concerts and special events
    Invitations to Two Open Rehearsals during the concert season
    Listing in first program book of the season

  • Crescendo Club: $250

    All of the above, plus:
    Invitation to the Side-by-Side Concert featuring the Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Choice of a complimentary CSO or Pops recording

  • Concerto Club: $500

    All of the above, plus:

    Complimentary tickets to the Patron Appreciation Event
    A half-price pair of tickets to a Pops concert at Riverbend (some exclusions apply)

  • Symphony Circle: $750

    All of the above, plus:
    Two Complimentary "Be My Guest" tickets for your friends
    Invitation to Symphony Circle Reception
    Assistance in securing tickets for orchestras across the United States
    Program Book Recognition throughout Season

  • Encore Circle: $1,500

    All of the above, plus:
    Invitation to Encore Circle Dinner with CSO President
    Opportunity to purchase single tickets ahead of the general public
    Complimentary parking for CSO and Pops concerts at the Taft Theater at the Queen City South Garage generously provided by Western & Southern Financial Group

  • Artist’s Circle: $3,000

    All of the above, plus:
    Special parking for CSO and Pops concerts at Riverbend
    Invitation to Guest Artist Post-Concert Reception
    Personal assistance with ticket exchanges and purchases

  • Concertmaster’s Circle: $5,000

    All of the above, plus:
    Special recognition in Program Book and Annual Report
    Membership on the Board of Overseers (includes invitations to exclusive Board of Overseers events each season)

  • Conductor's Circle: $10,000

    All of the above, plus:
    Invitation to Conductor's Circle Dinner
    Complimentary valet parking for the 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre.

  • Silver Circle: $15,000

    All of the above, plus:
    Recognition as the Underwriter for one concert weekend in the 2015-16 season

  • Gold Baton Circle: $25,000

    All of the above, plus:
    Invitation to Onstage Rehearsal

  • Platinum Baton Circle: $50,000 and above

    All of the above, plus:
    Recognition as the Concert Sponsor for one concert weekend in the 2015-16 season


Matching Contributions

Many companies match the donations of their employees as a part of their corporate giving program. Check with your HR department to see if they match gifts, and encourage your family and friends to do the same. Here is a limited list of some of the area companies that will match your gift:

AK Steel Holding Corporation
American Airlines
Bank of America
BP America
Chemed Corporation
Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Reds
Cintas Corporation
Delta Airlines
Dow Chemical Company
Duke Energy
E.W. Scripps Company
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bancorp
Ford Company
General Electric
General Mills
General Motor

Key Bank
Lyondellbasell Industries
Masonic Lodge
Ohio Casualty Insurance Company

Ohio National Financial Services
OMNOVA Solutions
Oppenheimer Funds
Procter & Gamble
Total Quality Logistics
Union Central Life Insurance Company
US Bank
Western & Southern Financial Group
YSI Incorporated