CSO 125th Season Announced!

Sparks will fly. Hearts will soar. Music lives in you.


Our 19/20 season builds on 125 years of momentum. Get ready!

19/20 Pops Season Announced!

Sensational performances that inspire joy.


The Pops' 19/20 season will take you on a journey through the American musical experience. Buckle up!

Opening Pathways


The kids pictured in the photo are beyond charming. Ten young students, each holding a string instrument, pose in front of a newly restored Music Hall. All are smiling; all are engaged; their individual personalities seem to burst through the camera lens.

Q&A with Augustin Hadelich


I started playing the violin when I was five years old, and I fell in love with the sound of the violin because it can sound so sweet and so much like a voice. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time trying to get as close to a pure, singing sound as possible.

Concertmaster Lees retiring from CSO as injury persists

by Janelle Gelfand


Timothy Lees, concertmaster emeritus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is retiring due to a persistent nerve injury affecting his left hand. The orchestra announced his retirement Friday, March 1.

CSO Celebrates 125 Years in 2019-20


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announced details of the much-anticipated 125th Anniversary Season beginning in September at Music Hall. The season includes performances of Beethoven’s legendary Akademie program, a fully staged production of Ravel’s opera, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, seven CSO commissions, five world premieres, three U.S. premieres, as well as an experimental new concert series titled CSO ProofThe 125th Anniversary Season marks the launch of new initiatives both on and off the stage that build on the CSO’s legacy. Leading up to the season, the Orchestra presents CSO Look Around, a first-of-its-kind event celebrating community, diversity, and inclusivity on August 3.