Cincinnati’s Music Hall gets $10M gift for renovation; $10 million left to be raised

Posted on: May 5, 2015

“A $10 million gift from a supporter of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra means that the long-planned revitalization of Music Hall is one step closer to reality,” write Janelle Gelfand and Bwodeya Tweh in Friday’s (5/1) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “The Lindner family has made a $10 million commitment to help pay for extensive renovations to the historic hall, home of the city’s major performing arts organizations…. Music Hall’s main lobby will be named for Edyth B. Lindner, widow of the late Cincinnati financier Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Now estimated to cost a total of $125 million, the project has entered its final phase of fundraising. On Friday, Music Hall leaders announced a public campaign to raise the final piece—about $10 million—in order for construction to begin in 2016…. Final designs of the focus of the fundraising effort—the revamped Music Hall interior—are not expected to be made public until next fall, officials said.… The Taft will be the temporary home of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops while Music Hall is undergoing construction. Music Hall is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival and, eventually, Cincinnati Ballet.”

Posted May 4, 2015