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After a series of public hearings on a proposed spending plan, Cincinnati City Council members will debate how they want to alter the budgets submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.   

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On January 23, the Holocaust & Humanity Center will present Violins of Hope, a community performance featuring nine Holocaust era violins, played by some of Cincinnati's finest musicians.

Matt Zory really knows Music Hall. Not only is he a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, but he's also an acclaimed photographer who chronicled the recent renovation of the historic venue. 

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And then there were none.

Classical music reporter Janelle Gelfand was one of at least four Enquirer newsroom employees to lose their jobs Tuesday, the last of the Enquirer's arts writers.

For those of you wanting to hear pianist Emanuel Ax with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on "SymphonyCast" Tuesday, June 13, you'll have to wait a while longer.

The national "SymphonyCast," broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on classical WGUC-FM 90.9., has changed programs. The Buffalo Philharmonic, with conductor JoAnn Falletta and violinist Michael Ludwig, will air Tuesday instead of the CSO.

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Matt Zory is a bassist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and an acclaimed photographer who has been documenting the renovation of the CSO's home, Music Hall

Greet news for CSO fans! The 2016-17 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season debuts 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, on classical 90.9 WGUC-FM.

Listeners also can hear the CSO recordings for one week after Sunday broadcasts by going to the inconcert.cincinnatisymphony website.

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Thanksgiving is the time people all across the country head home to reconnect with family and friends. More people travel to Cincinnati on Thanksgiving weekend than at any other time of the year. 

Walnut Hills High School senior Adam Sella is organizing a benefit concert for the school’s STAR (Students Together Assisting Refugees)

The start of the 2016-17 seasons of the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops orchestras will begin with a gala celebration on Friday, September 9 at downtown's Renaissance Hotel

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The fourth Lumenocity light and music show this weekend presents new challenges – instead of capturing the sights and sounds outside Music Hall, radio and TV producers and directors will be broadcasting a live show from inside Taft Theatre.

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If you watched a local show on WCET-TV in the past 42 years,  you saw the work of producer-director Taylor Feltner.

Feltner, 65, who retires as production manager Thursday, was behind the scenes for all kinds of Channel 48 shows – back in the day when Channel 48 produced all kinds of local shows.

Lumenocity, the unique marriage of light and music that has filled Washington Park and illuminated Music Hall the last few summers, will end its run indoors at the Taft Theatre in early August.

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The popular light and music show Lumenocity will be back for a fourth and final year. The twist this year is that the show is going indoors.

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From new amenities to improved access, many arts venues around town are getting major makeovers. Starting in June, Music Hall will be closed for the most detailed renovation in its nearly 140-year history. Memorial Hall closed last May and is currently under renovation. Over-the-Rhine is also getting a new theater on the corner of 12th and Elm streets.

One of the many highlights at this year’s MusicNOW Festival will be a performance from the acclaimed Kronos Quartet.

The start of the 2015-16 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season is fast approaching, which means planning for the ever-popular Opening Night Gala is well-underway.

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If you don’t have tickets to see “Lumenocity” in person, here’s how you can watch or hear the Washington Park concert.

And you definitely should watch.

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People who have tickets to Lumenocity shouldn't be worried about rain stopping the show.  Cincinnati Symphony and Pops spokesperson Meghan Berneking says the event will go on, even if it has to wait for a storm to pass.

William C. White is the Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO). Last weekend he and the CSYO performed a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. William White is also a composer and arranger - Cincinnati Edition listeners should be familiar with his work, he composed our theme music.

Coming up this fall is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s fourth One City, One Symphony concert and community outreach effort. This year will feature works inspired by the late Maya Angelou and the CSO is currently seeking submissions of new, original poems that responds to the question “what does freedom mean to you?”

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced the popular “Lumenocity” event will be returning to Washington Park in August for a third year.  But unlike the previous two concerts, this year people will have to pay to attend.

The 2015 “Lumenocity” will take place for five-nights from August 5 through 9.  It features a 3-D image projection mapping on the front of Music Hall choreographed to music performed by the CSO. 

Bryce Dessner is the artistic force behind acclaimed band The National and the popular MusicNOW Festival which happens around Cincinnati March 11-15 and includes two concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bryce Dessner speaks by phone with Frank Johnson about the 10 years of MusicNOW and this year’s line-up of music.

The annual Classical Roots concert from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a popular favorite, almost a certain sell-out. Joining Lee Hay to preview this year’s concert (which will feature jazz vocal group Take 6) are Conductor Charles Floyd and one of the concert’s music ministers, Eric Oliver.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that the acclaimed conductor, composer and pianist Charles Floyd will lead its hugely popular annual Classical Roots concert on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Music Hall. 

Mr. Floyd will lead the full CSO, along with the Classical Roots Community Mass Choir which is comprised of over 100 singers representing dozens of area churches.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s latest CD, Hallowed Ground, was recorded live in Music Hall and features the late Dr. Maya Angelou in one of her last public appearances. Cincinnati Public Radio’s master recording engineer, Chelsea VandeDrink, tells Frank Johnson about the experience of recording these dynamic performances.

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The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra's Chris Pinelo calls LumenoCity a beautiful marriage of incredible orchestral music and remarkable technology and animation.  About 5,000 people gathered at Washington Park for Thursday night's rehearsal of the CSO's annual music and light show.

 The amazement that is LumenoCity returns to Washington Park next weekend. The event was so successful last summer, this year it’'s been expanded to three performances, will include an all-new visual and music program by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and provide multiple opportunities for audiences to watch, listen and experience. Joining us to explore what goes into the making of LumenoCity is Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra Vice President of Communications Christopher Pinelo, along with Steve McGowan and Dan Reynolds. Their creative design and production company, Brave Berlin, creates the digital animations, choreographed to the music of the CSO, that are projected onto the  front of Music Hall.

Prepare for the CSO's Opening Night Gala in September

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is in full planning mode for next season’s opening night gala on September 13. Frank Johnson gets a preview of the event from Kim Kline (co-chair) and Megan Berneking (communications manager).

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Cincinnati Public Radio and CET are partnering with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to provide live broadcasts of next month's Lumenocity 2014 at Washington Park.  It's scheduled for August 1, 2 and 3 and the free tickets for the music and light show with Music Hall as a backdrop went quickly.

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