Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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.

John Kiesewetter

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.

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.

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