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2016 Best Actress Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo to headline CSO’s 2017 Classical Roots MAY 5

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces that the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical and 2017 Grammy Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, will headline its enormously popular annual Classical Roots concert at Crossroads Oakley in Cincinnati on Friday, May 5, 2017 (7:30 p.m.). The British-born singer and actress won a Tony as well as several other high-profile theater awards for her role as Celie in the Broadway production of The Color Purple and also garnered acclaim for her recent performance at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Releases Concertos For Orchestra on 11/17

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the November 17 release of its latest recording Concertos for Orchestra, the second under Music Director Louis Langrée. The recording features the world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Orchestra, Thierry Escaich’s Psalmos and Sebastian Currier’s FLEX. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform Handel & Bach with Baroque master conductor Ton Koopman from 11/11 – 11/13

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes the revered conductor Ton Koopman to the Taft Theatre for his CSO debut on Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.), Saturday, November 12 at (8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 13 at (2 p.m.).

He will lead the Orchestra in a program of Baroque-era masterworks from revered composers Handel and Bach. Handel’s Water Music (premiered in 1749 for English king King George II for an intricate outdoor event celebrating the end of the war of Austrian Succession) and Royal Fireworks Music are today often heard at weddings or other special events. Read more

Popular Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena Returns to Lead Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis OCT 27 & 29

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to welcome back popular guest conductor Juanjo Mena for its performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on Thursday (7:30pm) and Saturday (8pm), Oct. 27 & 29 at the historic Taft Theatre. Written for Beethoven’s dear friend, the Missa Solemnis is one of the composer’s most personal works, on which he inscribed: “From the heart—may it go to the heart.” Read more

Legendary Pianist Emanuel Ax to Perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” for CSO Season Opener on 9/8 & 9/9

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre.

Mr. Ax, respected worldwide for his emotional power and expressiveness, will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Emperor.” The program, which is led by CSO Music Director, Louis Langrée, will also include the CSO performing Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, which complements the Orchestra’s rich sound. Read more

CSO Music Director Emeritus Jesús López-Cobos returns to conduct Mahler’s Ninth Symphony 3/31 & 4/2

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Jesús López-Cobos, conductor
Music Hall
7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 31, 8 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2
Tickets start at $12 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back former Music Director Jesús López-Cobos who will conduct its concerts at Music Hall March 31 and April 2. The CSO will perform Gustav Mahler’s magnum opus, the composer’s Ninth Symphony. This epic work is in good hands with Maestro López-Cobos, who is revered worldwide for his interpretations of Mahler’s symphonies. This reunion of the CSO and Maestro López-Cobos is particularly significant as CSO’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 under this former Music Director is considered a essential recording of the work and received critical and popular acclaim. Read more

Oscar winner and hip-hop artist Common joins the CSO’s annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on April 29

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor, Common, guest artist, Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Classical Roots Community Mass Choir
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29
Music Hall
Tickets start at $25 in advance, ($10 for children 17 and under)
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatisymphony.org

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces that acclaimed hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet Common will be performing at its annual Classical Roots concert at Music Hall on Friday, April 29. With a slew of awards to his name, including three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and multiple BET Awards, Common’s career has spanned across three decades. He has collaborated musically with such artists as John Legend, Kanye West and Lauryn Hill. Read more

National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $27.6 Million Across Nation, Includes $40,000 awarded to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $40,000 to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to support commissions and premieres of new works including related educational activities. Read more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to house extensive Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra library during Music Hall renovation

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County made a joint announcement today that the CSO’s library – the largest orchestra library in the world – would be housed at the Public Library’s facility located at 800 Vine Street in Cincinnati during the extensive renovation of Music Hall.

The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops, will move out of Music Hall in June for an intensive construction period and will move back once the Music Hall renovation is completed in the fall of 2017. The Orchestra will perform at the historic Taft Theatre starting next year during the 2016-17 subscription season, which runs from September to June. Read more

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform at Princeton High School on 11/23

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Louis Langrée, will perform a community concert at Princeton High School on Monday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be the Orchestra’s first community performance of the 2015-16 season. The CSO will perform Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Fifth Symphony, as well as Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto with soloist Gabriel Pegis (Principal Second Violin in the CSO). The concert will open with a performance of Bach and Britten by the Princeton High School Orchestras, which will receive special coaching and instruction from CSO musicians and assistant conductors prior to the performance. Read more

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