Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops to tour Asia and Europe in 2017 during Music Hall renovation

Posted on: September 12, 2016

“The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra is planning international tours to Asia and Europe in 2017 while it is displaced from Music Hall during the hall’s renovation,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Saturday’s (9/10) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio). “In March, the orchestra will embark on a two-week tour to Asia (March 14-27), to include six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan. It will be performing as the Cincinnati Symphony under music director Louis Langrée, and also as the Cincinnati Pops under Pops conductor John Morris Russell. And in August of next year, Langrée will take the orchestra on a European tour, performing 11 concerts in nine cities (Aug. 22 to Sept. 10) as the CSO. Tour venues are still being finalized.… The total tour cost of $4 million is funded through a combination of tour fee income, expense reimbursements from presenters and philanthropic support…. The orchestra’s last trip to China’s capital city was for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, performing as the Cincinnati Pops.… In 2009, the Cincinnati Symphony toured Japan with then-music director Paavo Järvi. Järvi also led the orchestra on an extensive European tour in 2008.”

Posted September 12, 2016