Music Hall

John Kiesewetter

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.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

The Music Hall Revitalization Committee is no longer pursuing a replacement for the recently-demolished pedestrian bridge between Music Hall and the Town Center Garage.

It appears highly unlikely the city of Cincinnati will step in to pay for a replacement.

WGUC-FM

Classical music WGUC-FM (90.9) will celebrate the $135-million renovation of Music Hall with a two-hour special, "Music Hall: Welcome Home," at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

Music Hall - Welcome Home

Sep 5, 2017

Sunday, October 7, 8:00 PM

As five weeks of Music Hall grand opening events begin with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert October 6 – 7 (and a Community Open House on October 7), Cincinnati Public Radio presents a special program that looks back on the hall’s historic moments, explores its renovation and new amenities, and looks ahead to its bright and exciting future.

John Kiesewetter

Music Hall visitors attending the grand re-opening Oct. 6-7 will get a sneak peek of "Music Hall: The Next Movement," WCET-TV's documentary about the massive $135-million renovation.

The rest of us must wait until Thursday, Nov. 16, to see the film by producer Richard Wonderling and co-producer Don Hancock.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati will likely move forward with demolishing most of the pedestrian bridge connecting Music Hall and the Town Center Garage. But a City Council majority also wants administrators to work on an immediate plan to replace it.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black says the pedestrian bridge connecting Music Hall with the city-owned Town Center Garage will soon be demolished.

Lumenocity2016

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.

Behind The Scenes At The Cincinnati Opera

Jul 15, 2016

Prior to the Cincinnati Opera's season-ending performances of Puccini's Tosca, Rick Pender sits down for a conversation with Glenn Plott, their director of production. 

Preserving The Sorg Opera House In Middletown

Jul 8, 2016

Music Hall isn't the only historic local theater undergoing renovations – the Sorg Opera House in downtown Middletown is trying to be saved by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati officials say with the upcoming renovations at Music Hall, the pedestrian bridge between that building and the Town Center Garage will also be closing.  

It is likely not an issue for now since the Music Hall work makes the span unusable anyway. But the bridge's future is a little less clear.  

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Wednesday he is appointing former Mayor Roxanne Qualls to the Music Hall Revitalization Company board.  

Cranley said he approached Qualls about the idea and the two discussed the appointment during lunch Tuesday.  

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Music Hall supporters filled Cincinnati's Council Chambers Monday to lobby for and against planned upgrades to the historic building. Ultimately the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board approved a certificate of appropriateness allowing the project to go forward.

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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.

Fans of the Star Trek franchise of movies and TV shows will enjoy the upcoming concert event at Music Hall, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

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