CSO, Pops, Vocal Arts Ensemble, May Festival acts canceled through May 31

In compliance with Governor Mike DeWine’s standing mass-gathering restrictions and his recent directive to stay at home, and in an effort to protect audiences, musicians, employees and the community from the spread of COVID-19, all remaining CSO and Pops concerts and events through May 31, 2020 are canceled.

The ongoing restrictions on assemblages of more than 10 people became immediately problematic for collaborative art forms such as ours to continue with rehearsals and production plans. Thus, it is with heavy hearts that the remaining performances this season must be canceled, including the CSO’s collaboration with the May Festival.


  • Lollipops: Peter and the Wolf Sensory-Friendly Rehearsal (March 24)
  • Chamber Players: Manny Ax & More (March 27)
  • Manny and Mozart (March 27 & 28)
  • Lollipops: Peter and the Wolf (March 28)
  • Young People’s Concert: Plugged In (March 31)
  • Beethoven 8 + Sō Percussion (April 3 & 4)
  • CSO Night/Light (April 4)
  • CSO Artist-in-Residence Guy Braunstein in Recital (April 16)
  • Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev (April 17 & 18)
  • CSYO Philharmonic Spring Concert (April 18)
  • CSO Proof: Surrealist el Tropical (April 22)
  • Chamber Players: Mendelssohn & Braunstein (April 24)
  • Mendelssohn + Strings (April 25 & 26)
  • CSO/CSYO Side-by-Side Concert (April 28)
  • DreamWorks Animation in Concert (May 1, 2 & 3)
  • Mozart’s Paris (May 8 & 9)
  • CSYO Concert Orchestra Spring Concert (May 9)
  • CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows Musical Matinee (May 9)
  • Mahler 3 + Adolphe Premiere (May 16 & 17)

Please note that the April 14 concert with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers is currently postponed with a new date TBD, pending scheduling capability.

The Louis on 125: The Luminaries event on April 30 will be streamed digitally on Facebook Live. Please visit the page to stay up to date with more details as the event approaches.

These cancellations will have a significant financial impact for the Orchestra. We are especially appreciative of our generous supporters who will consider donating their tickets for a tax credit. Throughout our 125-year history, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has navigated challenges and continues to thrive because of the strength of our community. Now, as always, we are grateful for our community’s extraordinary support.

How can you help?

Donate your tickets for a tax credit. Nearly one-third of audiences so far have chosen to donate their tickets for cancelled performances, which helps the Orchestra during this extraordinarily challenging time.

Subscribe. Show your support by ordering your season tickets for the 20/21 season now. We look forward to seeing you back in Music Hall when we can all be together again.

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