Cincinnati Symphony and Pops announce details of scaled-down in-person performances

Posted on: December 16, 2020

“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops will soon be bringing back in-person performances for the first time since March,” writes Bill Cieslewicz in Tuesday’s (12/15) Cincinnati Business Courier. “The CSO and Pops [plan] to replace all previously scheduled concerts at Music Hall from January through May 2021 with a new series of rescaled in-person concerts. In addition, the two groups will continue producing live stream programs to be premiered free and subsequently made available on-demand for subscribers and donors or on a pay-per-view basis for others. On Jan. 23, the orchestra will return to live performances for in-person audiences at Music Hall, though with a significantly reduced audience capacity under current [safety] protocols…. Music director Louis Langrée will conduct seven of the CSO’s 10 programs and Matthias Pintscher will officially begin his role as creative partner. Making their CSO subscription concert debuts are assistant conductor François López-Ferrer and guest conductor Ruth Reinhardt…. Pops conductor John Morris Russell will lead three Pops programs and the annual ‘Red White & Boom’ July 4th concert at Riverbend, while Pops principal guest conductor Damon Gupton will lead one program…. The Lollipops Family Concerts series will present one digital concert.”