CSO adds two Lumenocity shows, opens ticket sales to public

CINCINNATI — Organizers announced the addition of two more performances for Lumenocity, which is set to take place Aug. 5-7.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra said it is adding performances at 8 and 9:40 p.m. Aug. 7 due to popular demand. Tickets for this year’s Lumenocity went on sale to the general public online at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The CSO will host the fourth edition of the music and light show, officially named “Lumenocity: Re-imagine,” at the Taft Theatre. 

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The CSO said it moved the traditional location of the event from Music Hall because of ongoing renovations of the historic Over-the-Rhine building. In previous years, the light show portion of the event was projected onto the exterior of Music Hall, with the orchestra performing in Washington Park.

“Lumenocity: Re-imagine” will consist of 10 one-act shows, each lasting 45 minutes. Moving Lumenocity inside the Taft will limit attendance to just 2,000 people per show, compared to 6,000 per show last year. Show performances will be shorter as well. Ticket prices, though, will remain comparable: $12 for obstructed-view seating and $20 for unobstructed seating. (Last year, tickets were $15 to $20.)

A free event called Lumenocity Block Party will take place on Fifth Street between Sycamore and Main streets. It will retain many of the same elements of last year’s Lumenocity Village, including craft, food and drink vendors and live performances, and will add art installations and an enormous LED screen so those outside the Taft can see the performances inside.

WCPO will air the 9:40 p.m. Aug. 6 Lumenocity show. Coverage will start with a Lumenocity special at 9 p.m., followed by the live show and then the post-show "Afterglow." 

To buy tickets and get more information on this year's Lumenocity, visit LUMENOCITY2016.com.

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