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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

11241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #3 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Palm Harbor, FL
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is one of the world's finest, receiving rave reviews both locally and when it travels around the world. Cincinnati Music Hall, built in 1878 and modernized several times, is both stunning to see and acoustically beautiful to hear. Combine the two, and you have a wonderful concert!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

What can you say about this outstanding institution? The CSO is an amazingly good orchestra with very moderate ticket prices. You owe it to yourself to experience the symphony. With the renovation of Washington Park and the renaissance of Over the Rhine, you can make it an evening.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Cincinnati Orchestra and Pops are known around the world. Apparently they aren't classified as a tier 1 orchestra but that classification has nothing to do with quality, just salary. They have amassed an impressive group of dedicated musicians who love to share their music with the community. Go! Hear them! It's a great value!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is truly a wonderful orchestra, and word is they are as good as number one in America. But so much more affordable and cosy. It is possible to see concerts which in other big cities there are never any available tickets for. We sat near the front and enjoyed the intimate space near the musicians. There is a bar... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The CSO is a phenomenal orchestra that performs year-round and also as the Pops and with the May Festival and the Opera

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We attended a performance conducted by Paavo Jarvi last weekend. Berlioz, Mendelssohn, and Mahler were on the program. It was truly phenomenal. We are based in Maine but in Dayton for a few months. So glad to have an opportunity to take in this world-class symphony orchestra while we are here.

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Scotia, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

When I last visited this city, I saw a notice of a concert there and decided to go. The audience was sparse, but the talent was not! Heard some fantastically talented young people who undoubtedly will go on to professionally teach music or even become famous performers. Don't overlook this opportunity while visiting there.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Hearing the Symphony in Music Hall is a wonderful experience no mater what the program. The Orchestra is world renowned and the Hall is nearly acoustically perfectly balanced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't decide how to ring in the New Year and at the almost last minute decided to splurge on the concert and after ball with the symphony... Oh my gosh I am so happy we did! We had such a fun time! The concert was fabulous and the after party was such a great time! The after party was... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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146 reviews 146 reviews
37 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nov. 30 we attended the Thanksgiving weekend concert of the CSO doing Ravel and Gershwin. As there is a new music dir. , Louis Langree-the place was sold out. The program featured Mother Goose suite by Ravel and the Left Handed Concerto with Gerstein as the soloist. Both were absolutely excellent. Mr. Langree who IS French knows his way around... More

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