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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513.381.3300
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Ranked #37 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We are a frequent patron of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and they provide great performances to their audiences. However, we attended their "Red, White and Boom" concert on 4th of July at Riverbend and was disappointed with the lack of patriotic music played. While the guests violinists and vocalist were good,, we would have enjoyed more patriotic music and less... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Holding forth in the gorgeous old Music Hall, John Russel Morris has maintained the high standards of quality and showmanship people in Cincinnati expect. I have never been disappointed in a show.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My Daughter took me to see the Cincinnati Pops Perform Pixar Music. It was AMAZINGLY goooood! They had Visuals of the Pixar Movies on the screen behind the Pops which made it even more enjoyable. They Sounded Great! I left there thinking, I am so glad I got to come and would of hated to miss it. If I lived... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We've not experienced the Cincinnati Pops before, but you can bet we'll be in their audience in the future. Conductor John Morris Russell is excellent. You can see he's having fun as he directs this skilled group of musicians. A full compliment of patriotic music with Adrienne Dandrich adding with vocal punch. It is hard to image that Pops Goes... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Both the CSO and the Pops are high quality orchestras with skilled musicians playing in a beautiful and classic setting. I've attended regularly for over 20 years and find it for the most part quite enjoyable. However, the new Pops conductor, John Russell is a showman and clown more concerned with his own cuteness and "brand" ( he is now... More

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Troy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I gave the CSO 5/5, but I avoid this summer group like a plague. If you can attend one of their free shows, then go for it. The music choices and show choices turn me off completely.

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Cincinnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We love the Cincinnati Pops. Always a quality, fun show. John Morris Russel clearly loves conducting and the musicians are amazingly talented

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Quite possibly the best pops show I've ever attended!! Tickets? Start at around $15 and the top balcony has incredible sound. There is a repeat performance next Sunday, 11/11/12. All the popular Bond movie songs, video screen showing old film pics, posters, live musicians and soloist, you are surrounded by the experience, including the actual Aston Martin car on stage!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We attended the show "Superheros!". I had cheap tickets (25 dollars), but the view was still ok. The conductor was funny and kept us entertained throughout the show. They payed a variety of super hero music. They serve drinks before and during the show. The staff was friendly and showed you exactly where you were sitting. I would like to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We love the Pops, & have never, ever seen a show that wasn't wonderful. The conductor is so enthusiastic, & usually the guests are top-notch. This is a great part of living in Cincinnati.

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