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American Originals Vol. 2 Returns To Music Hall Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Pokey LaFarge, Steep Canyon Rangers

Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is thrilled to reprise its hit program, American Originals, with Volume 2 performances at Music Hall November 10-12 led by Conductor John Morris Russell. American Originals Vol. 2 explores American popular music at the beginning of the 20th century, re-imagined by guest artists Rhiannon Giddens, Pokey LaFarge and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Read more

Photos – Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 10/13/17, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Photos by Scott Preston


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Cincinnati Pops Kicks Off New Season at Newly Renovated Music Hall with all-John Williams Concert Program OCT 13-15


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Presented by PNC
John Morris Russell, conductor
Music Hall
8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15
Tickets start at $25 ($15 for kids) and are available by calling (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org

Conductor John Morris Russell conducts the Cincinnati Pops Opening Weekend at the newly renovated Music Hall on October 13-15. The concert program celebrates the legendary film music of composer John Williams. His scores from such films as Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones have engrained themselves into the American musical experience. Read more

John Morris Russell To Lead Cincinnati Pops Through 2020-2021 Season

John Morris Russell

John Morris Russell

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announced an agreement with John Morris Russell that extends the Conductor’s contract through the 2020-21 season. This builds on a five-year extension announced in 2014 and comes on the heels of a wildly successful international tour in March that included Cincinnati Pops performances in China and Taiwan for enthusiastic crowds. Mr. Russell took over the Cincinnati Pops in September of 2011, which operates under the umbrella of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Read more



The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops will embark on its highly-anticipated international tour to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan.

“I’m so proud to conduct the CSO in some of the most prestigious venues in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai,” said CSO Music Director Louis Langrée. “To be invited to serve as Cincinnati’s ambassador on the other side of the world is a true honor.” Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops continues collaboration with combined area high schools

John Morris Russell

John Morris Russell

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops is pleased to continue its collaboration with the combined high school orchestras and bands of Indian Hill, Mariemont and Madeira High Schools. This collaboration has become an essential aspect of the Orchestra’s education and community engagement initiatives. Read more

Sutton Foster, star of Broadway and television, makes Pops debut performing stage hits and Cole Porter tribute, 2/24-26


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Sutton Foster to the stage at the Taft Theatre February 24-26 for her Pops debut. The star of Broadway, television and beyond will perform beloved tunes from her Broadway hits, as well as works from the Cole Porter songbook in recognition of the songwriter’s 125th birthday. Read more

Country singer and songwriter Sara Evans debuts with the Pops NOV 4-6


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes the award-winning country singer and songwriter Sara Evans for her Pops debut for a three night all-American program at the Taft Theatre on Friday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 6 (2 p.m.). Known for her “classic Nashville” sound, the multi-platinum star will perform hits like “Suds in the Bucket,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger” all bathed in full orchestral colors with the Pops. Read more

Cincinnati Pops collaborates with notable Cincinnati illustrator C.F. Payne for NOV 19 Lollipops Family Concert


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor
Taft Theatre
10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19
Family Fun Zone opens at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10 children, $15 adults; save $2 per ticket when you subscribe to 3 or 4 concerts
Tickets and subscriptions available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents “Peter and the Wolf” on November 19 at Taft Theatre, the first Lollipops Family Concert of the 2016-17 season. The concert will feature original illustrations by Cincinnati’s own C.F. Payne accompanying Prokofiev’s delightful musical tale, Peter and the Wolf. Angela Powell Walker, artistic director for the School for Creative and Performing Arts, will narrate the work. Read more

Multi-platinum artist Vanessa Williams to perform one-night-only with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on 10/9


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes back the multi-talented performer Vanessa Williams for a one-night-only performance at the Taft Theatre on Sunday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The Grammy- and Tony-winning singer and actress will perform classic Broadway favorites, as well as many of her chart-topping pop and R&B hits, complete with rich orchestrations performed by the full Pops Orchestra. Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada also leads the first half of the program including additional Broadway tunes like “Seasons of Love” from Rent, “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods, and “On Broadway” from Smokey Joe’s Café. Read more

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