Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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.

John Kiesewetter

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.