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Cincinnati Pops' RED, WHITE & BOOM Concert Cancelled Due to the Health Crisis Photo Cincinnati Pops' RED, WHITE & BOOM Concert Cancelled Due to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announced the cancelation of the 'Red, White and Boom' concert on the 4th of July at Riverbend Music Center due to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Launch THE FANFARE PROJECT Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Launch THE FANFARE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Cincinnati Pops today announced a new initiative, The Fanfare Project, borne of the Orchestra's heritage as a champion of the music of its time and of the role of music to unite us in uncertain times. The inspiration for the initiative is Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, commissioned by CSO Music Director Eugene Goossens in 1942 in support of Allied efforts and as a testament to the American spirit during World War II. The Orchestra gave the world premiere on March 12, 1943. 

Cincinnati Pops Unveils 2020-21 Season Photo Cincinnati Pops Unveils 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are pleased to announce the details of their 2020-21 season at Music Hall. Highlights of the new season include return appearances by Pops favorites Audra McDonald, Pink Martini and Cirque de la Symphonie; live-orchestra-to-film presentations; a comedic tribute to orchestras by The Second City; JMR's 10th anniversary celebration, featuring a world premiere by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre; two Lollipops concerts for younger audiences; and four annual Cincinnati traditions: Red White & Boom at Riverbend on Independence Day, Holiday Pops with vocalists Aubrey Logan and Darius de Haas, New Year's Eve at Music Hall and Classical Roots.

Ledisi Performs With Cincinnati Pops, February 18 Photo Ledisi Performs With Cincinnati Pops, February 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ledisi, an artist whose music channels gospel, blues, funk and more, makes her debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Music Hall on Tuesday, February 18 (7:30 pm). Pops Conductor John Morris Russell will lead this soulful, one-night-only concert program that highlights Ledisi's widely acclaimed career and powerhouse vocals. The New Orleans native has released eight studio albums which have garnered twelve GRAMMY nominations.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Unveils 2020-21 Season Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Unveils 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée have unveiled details of the Orchestra's 2020-21 season, encompassing a wide range of artistic experiences and a diverse roster of artists.

John Morris Russell And The Cincinnati Pops Presents A Concert Of George Gershwin Fav Photo John Morris Russell And The Cincinnati Pops Presents A Concert Of George Gershwin Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

This weekend, the Cincinnati Pops and Pops Conductor John Morris Russell present an all-Gershwin program featuring the American composer's greatest hits, including selections from Porgy and Bess, Cuban Overture, and An American in Paris.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Has Been Nominated for Two Grammy Awards Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Has Been Nominated for Two Grammy Awards
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

a?"The Recording Academy has nominated both a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) recording and a Cincinnati Pops recording for GRAMMY® Awards. Transatlantic, recorded by Music Director Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is nominated in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. American Originals: 1918, recorded by conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and produced by Elaine Martone, is nominated for Best Classical Compendium. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List! Photo Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categories. This year's nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music, showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of established artists and the industry-shifting impact of rising music creators. Leading nominees Lizzo (8), Billie Eilish (6) and Lil Nas X (6) not only topped the charts but ignited a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recoding Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.

Violinist Gil Shaham To Perform With CSO Photo Violinist Gil Shaham To Perform With CSO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

International violinist sensation, Gil Shaham, will perform at Music Hall November 8 and 9 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) under Music Director Louis Langrée in Petrouchka + Tchaikovsky. The Saturday evening concert (Nov 9 at 8 pm) is SOLD OUT, but good seats are still available for the Friday night performance (Nov 8 at 8 pm). 

Renée Elise Goldsberry To Perform With Cincinnati Pops Photo Renée Elise Goldsberry To Perform With Cincinnati Pops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell welcome Renée Elise Goldsberry, winner of the Best Featured Actress Tony Award for her portrayal of Angelica Schuyler in the smash hit musical, Hamilton. Making her Cincinnati Pops debut, Goldsberry will perform three concerts with the Pops on September 13, 14, and 15, opening the Pops' 2019-20 season at Music Hall. 

Damon Gupton Named Principal Guest Conductor Of The Cincinnati Pops Photo Damon Gupton Named Principal Guest Conductor Of The Cincinnati Pops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell announced Damon Gupton as Principal Guest Conductor starting in the 2019- 2020 season.

Single Tickets Now On Sale For CSO 2019-20 Season Photo Single Tickets Now On Sale For CSO 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée, and the Cincinnati Pops, under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, are preparing for the 2019-20 season with sales of single tickets to all upcoming performances. Previously only available in subscription bundles, tickets are now being released for single purchase, group sales, and more. 

Cincinnati Pops Releases New 'Voyage' Recording Today Photo Cincinnati Pops Releases New 'Voyage' Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019

July 5, marks the global release of the latest Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recording, Voyage, under the direction of John Morris Russell. This is the first studio recording made at Cincinnati Music Hall following a major renovation of the building.

Celebrate July 4th With The Cincinnati Pops At Riverbend Photo Celebrate July 4th With The Cincinnati Pops At Riverbend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

A summer tradition returns to Riverbend Music Center on the Fourth of July when the Cincinnati Pops presents "Red, White, and BOOM," a concert celebrating American independence and musical traditions. John Morris Russell leads the family-friendly Pops performance, featuring guest artists Six-String Soldiers US Army Field Band, Cincinnati Pops Chorale, and Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Montego Glover -all this along with Rozzi's Famous Fireworks after the concert. The Pops series is presented by PNC and kids 17 and under are free on the lawn courtesy of Toyota.

Take A Trip To The Moon With The Cincinnati Pops Photo Take A Trip To The Moon With The Cincinnati Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

July 5th marks the global release of the latest Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recording, Voyage, under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell. The first studio recording made at Cincinnati Music Hall following a major renovation draws inspiration from the stars and includes the world premiere recording of the title track by Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino. His composition, Voyage, was co-commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops and the National Symphony Orchestra and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and the historic "giant leap for mankind."

John Morris Russell To Conduct ONE SMALL STEP At Indian Hill High School Photo John Morris Russell To Conduct ONE SMALL STEP At Indian Hill High School
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

For the seventh year in a row, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Cincinnati Pops are pleased to continue a collaboration with the combined orchestras and bands of Indian Hill, Mariemont and Madeira High Schools. This collaboration is a unique, enriching experience for the students in these three districts who receive coaching from CSO musicians and Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, while playing in a larger ensemble with students from other districts.

CSO Concert Master Emeritus Timothy Lees Retires Photo CSO Concert Master Emeritus Timothy Lees Retires
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the retirement of Concertmaster Emeritus Timothy Lees, who had stepped down as Concertmaster, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season in August. Mr. Lees, who began his tenure with the CSO in June of 1998, became Concertmaster Emeritus in September and remained a member of the CSO's first violin section, but a persistent injury prevented him from performing with the Orchestra.

The Cincinnati Pops Announce 2019-20 Season; Renee Elise Goldsberry and More Photo The Cincinnati Pops Announce 2019-20 Season; Renee Elise Goldsberry and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell announce the details of the Pops' 2019-20 season at Music Hall, presented by PNC. The season features nine subscription programs, additional concerts, and the Lollipops Family Series.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 125th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree announced details of the much-anticipated 125th Anniversary Season beginning in September at Music Hall. The 2019-20 season welcomes acclaimed guest artists including Renee Fleming, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Artist-in-Residence Guy Braunstein and Grammy winner Isabel Leonard, among others. The season includes performances of Beethoven's legendary Akademie program, a fully staged production of Ravel's opera, L'Enfant et les sortileges, seven CSO commissions, five world premieres, three U.S. premieres, as well as an experimental new concert series titled CSO Proof. The 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.

Announcing The Cincinnati Pops And POPS IN SPACE At Music Hall Photo Announcing The Cincinnati Pops And POPS IN SPACE At Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

On January 18, 19, and 20 Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (CSO) in Pops in Space, a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing and humanity's love and fascination with all things celestial.

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