The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on stage
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra &
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
is the fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and
represents the evolution of 200 years of musical tradition in the
Queen City. Appointed 11th music director of the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra in 1986, Jesús López-Cobos personifies
the commitment to excellence, musical knowledge and love of music
that have led the CSO into a new era of acclaim.
The 1998-99 season marks the 21st
anniversary of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, established by the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra board of trustees in 1977, when Erich
Kunzel was named as its conductor.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on stage
It is one of the world's most active classical pops
ensembles, performing 20 subscription concerts during the Music
Hall season and 10 subscription concerts at Riverbend Music Center,
the orchestra's outdoor summer home, where the inaugural concert
was given July 4, 1984.
Originally submitted by: George V. Voinovich, Senator.
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