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CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CINCINNATI POPS EMBARK ON ASIA TOUR MARCH 2017

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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

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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

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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Jesús López-Cobos

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

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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

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